Memorial Day weekend will be a time of remembrance for fallen military heroes who sacrificed for freedom. The three-day weekend will also be a great time to gather with family and friends for cookouts, outdoor activities and family-friendly events in Denver.. Take the family to enjoy some of the free events being held on Memorial Day weekend in 2018.
Veterans Memorial Day Tribute
May 28 @ 10 a.m.
POF Hall, 1340 Sherman, Denver, CO 80203
The Memorial Day tribute to Colorado’s fallen heroes will be held at POF Hall south of the state capitol. The event will feature a Reading of Names, the laying of Remembrance Wreaths, inspirational music, and the U.S. Navy Bell Toll for heroes. The annual family-friendly tribute will be free and open to the public.
Denver Day of Rock
May 26 @ 2:30 p.m.
16th Street Mall – Pedestrian Mall, Denver, CO 80202
Denver Day of Rock will feature live music on five stages for a day of entertainment. The community event will be family-friendly and will be free to attend.
Denver Arts Festival
May 26-27@ 10 a.m.
Stapleton’s Conservatory Green, 8305 E. 49th Place, Denver, CO 80238
The fine arts and crafts festival will be a family-friendly event that is expected to be attended by over 50,000 people. There will be entertainment for people of all ages, including music, the Kids Art Zone, the wine and beer garden, and more. Admission and parking will be free.
5th Anniversary of the Colorado Freedom Memorial
May 26 @ 8 a.m.
Colorado Freedom Memorial, 756 Telluride St. Aurora, CO 80011
The 5th anniversary of the Colorado Freedom Memorial in Aurora will be a free event which will begin with a free pancake breakfast. The formal ceremony will include a remembrance observance and a musical performance by the Sound of the Rockies A Capella Men’s Chorus. Following the ceremony, there will entertainment and activities for the family.
Kickoff to Summer Memorial Weekend Festival
May 26-28 @ Various Times
1000 Block of South Gaylord St., Denver, CO 80209
The Memorial Weekend Festival in the historic Washington Park neighborhood will offer fun for the family, including activities for kids and live music. Vendors will be selling arts and crafts, food, and refreshments.
Commerce City Memorial Day Veterans Parade
May 28 @ 9:15 a.m.
East 64th Ave. and Newport St. to 6060 E. Parkway Dr., Commerce City, CO 80033
The 54th Annual Memorial Day Parade will step off at 10 a.m. and will march along a 1.5-mile route and conclude at 6060 E. Parkway Dr. Prior to the parade there will be a ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park to recognize the Grand Marshals. The entire family will have fun at this patriotic community event.