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9 Issues to do in Denver & Colorado this weekend: June 10, 11, 12

9 Issues to do in Denver & Colorado this weekend: June 10, 11, 12

The second weekend of June options carnivals, festivals, live shows, musicals, playoff lacrosse and New Youngsters on the Block.

COLORADO, USA — It’ll be a scorcher of a weekend in Colorado! What are your plans?

Parker Days, Style of Fort Collins, Carnival on the Plaza, Right down to Earth Days, and Fort Rock’s Ducky Derby are a number of of the returning occasions this weekend. Tony Award-winning Greatest Musical “Moulin Rouge” has opened within the Mile Excessive Metropolis and the Colorado Mammoth are at Ball Area within the championship of the Nationwide Lacrosse League.

Colorado is understood for terrific festivals, live shows, sporting occasions and the humanities. Rejoice the season this weekend by experiencing the distinctive tradition, meals and geography that makes our state so particular.

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Parker Days Pageant 

PARKER — “Colorado’s Hometown Pageant” is again for 3 days of reveals, carnival rides, meals and extra. Positioned on Mainstreet, the forty fifth annual Parker Days is loaded with pageant cubicles, face portray, a silent disco, inflatable actions, music, crafts, axe throwing, buskers, and carnival rides. The free pageant runs Friday, June 10, to Sunday, June 12. See the pageant schedule at

Carnival on the Plaza

AURORA — The Metropolis of Aurora is internet hosting the 2nd annual Carnival on the Plaza occasion on Saturday, June 11, from 11 a.m. to three p.m. at Fletcher Plaza, 9800 East Colfax Ave. Carnival on the Plaza is a free occasion with carnival video games, ring toss, skee-ball, face portray, balloon twisting, caricature drawings and a sensory bus with actions for people of all talents. The second 12 months of Carnival on the Plaza will even embrace a big inflatable slide, a three-lane bungee run impediment course and big darts. Attendees will get pleasure from free ice cream and popsicles in addition to a particular go to from Miles the mascot at midday.

Style of Fort Collins 

FORT COLLINS — The Style of Fort Collins will return for a twenty sixth 12 months this weekend. Collective Soul and T.I. will headline the annual occasion at Fort Collins’ Washington Park, scheduled for Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12. After being canceled in 2020, Style of Fort Collins returned in July 2021 with a sold-out, in-person occasion headlined by Nelly and The Spin Docs. Tickets might be bought upfront at

NLL Finals: Mammoth vs. Bandits

DENVER — For the primary time in 16 years, the Colorado Mammoth are taking part in for a Nationwide Lacrosse League (NLL) championship. The NLL Finals are a best-of-three recreation sequence. The Mammoth are dealing with the Buffalo Bandits for the NLL championship — the identical workforce they beat in 2006 to win their first title in program historical past. The Bandits gained Sport 1 final Saturday. Now the motion shifts to Denver for Sport 2 on Saturday, June 11, at Ball Area at 6 p.m. For tickets to cheer on the Mammoth on the Loud Home, go to

New Youngsters on the Block

DENVER — New Youngsters On The Block is again in an enormous approach. The multi-platinum pop super-group has launched into a 50+ metropolis tour. New Youngsters On The Block might be joined on “The MixTape Tour 2022” by particular visitors Salt-N-Pepa, Rick Astley and En Vogue at Denver’s Ball Area on Friday, June 10. Tickets might be discovered at


GREENWOOD VILLAGE — Grammy Award-winning pop trio AJR is bringing its “The OK Orchestra Tour” to Fiddler’s Inexperienced Amphitheatre on Friday, June 10. AJR is understood for his or her large hit singles “Bang!” and “Weak.” Apple Music named AJR’s hit “Weak” one of many Greatest Alt Songs of the 2010s. Tickets are offered at

For God & Nation

CENTENNIAL — For God & Nation Reside is a rustic music pageant that includes Parmalee, Lonestar, Rhett Walker, The Lengthy Run, Mountain Metropolis, The Easy Parade, and Cody Cozz at Centennial Heart Park. Pageant gates open at 2 p.m. Friday, June 10, main as much as Parmalee at 8:40 p.m. For tickets, go to ForGodandCountry.dwell.

Ducky Derby

CASTLE ROCK — The twenty sixth annual Ducky Derby returns to Fort Rock on Sunday, June 12. The Ducky Derby and Avenue Truthful coincides with the opening of the Pageant Park Farmer’s Market by Native Colorado at 9 a.m. The market can have handcrafted meals, artwork and crafts, dwell music, meals vehicles and beer on faucet. The Ducky Derby options the well-known Ducky Derby race at 2 p.m. the place 1000’s of little rubber duckies race a half-mile alongside Plum Creek. The pageant, hosted by the Rotary Membership of Fort Rock, raises funds for native charities. If you would like to enter the duck race, one ticket equals one duck and tickets can be found on-line at

Right down to Earth Days

BRIGHTON — The fifth annual Down To Earth Days might be held Sunday, June 12, on the Adams County Fairgrounds. The large automobile present can have meals vehicles, meals vehicles, dwell DJ, giveaways, hands-on vendor cubicles and extra. Trophies might be awarded in 21 classes together with greatest Subaru, Nissan, Honda, Toyota, Mitsubishi, Mazda, Euro, most unusual, static, bagged, wagon, greatest in present, KDM, home and greatest VIP. Youngsters 12 and underneath are free and the entire household is invited to attend the present. You may register your automobile or snag tickets on-line.

Thunder Valley Nationwide

MORRISON — Off-road motorbike racing sequence Lucas Oil Professional Motocross Championship is again for its fiftieth anniversary season. The third cease of the tour will problem each athletes and their machines on the Toyota Thunder Valley Nationwide at Lakewood’s Thunder Valley Motocross Park on Saturday, June 11. Contemporary off a AMA Supercross Championship, Colorado’s Eli Tomac will chase his third win in 5 seasons at Thunder Valley.

Moulin Rouge! The Musical

DENVER — The North American tour of Tony Award-winning Greatest Musical “Moulin Rouge! The Musical” has landed at Denver’s Buell Theatre for a restricted engagement from Thursday, June 9, by Sunday, June 26. The musical presents a world of splendor and romance, eye-popping extra, glitz, grandeur and glory in a world the place Bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows and enjoy electrifying enchantment. The Broadway hit gained ten Tony Awards after opening in New York in the summertime of 2019. For tickets and showtimes, go to

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Shakespeare within the Sangres

WESTCLIFFE — Shakespeare within the Sangres kicks off Friday, June 10. “Twelfth Evening’ will run Friday by Sunday, June 12, and June 24 to 26. “The Misanthrope” runs the weekends of June 24 and July 1 on the outside amphitheater on the Jones Theatre. For tickets and extra info, go to

Good Work If You Can Get It

LAKEWOOD — Efficiency Now Theatre Firm opens “Good Work If You Can Get It” on Friday, June 10 on the Lakewood Cultural Heart. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets begin at $20 at or 303-987-7845. This screwball comedy, which pokes enjoyable on the Prohibition period, runs by Sunday, June 26.

Creede Donkey Sprint

CREEDE — The annual Creede Donkey Sprint takes place Saturday, June 11. The race begins at 10 a.m. on Predominant Avenue in entrance of Basham Park. The Creede Donkey Sprint will abide by the fundamental guidelines of burro racing as established by the Western Pack Burro Affiliation. To see Donkey Sprint registration particulars, go to

High of the World Rodeo

CRIPPLE CREEK — Cripple Creek is dwelling to the annual High of the World Rodeo on Saturday, June 11, and Sunday, June 12.  Occasions embrace Bareback Using, Barrel Racing, Breakaway Roping, Bull Using, Combined Staff Roping, Saddle Bronc Using, Steer Wrestling, Staff Roping, Tie Down Roping and Mutton Busting. There will even be a road dance, beer backyard, meals distributors, and extra.

Pagosa Folks ‘N Bluegrass 

PAGOSA SPRINGS — The 15th annual Pagosa Folks N’ Bluegrass takes place Friday, June 10, to Sunday, June 12, in Pagosa Springs. This weekend’s music lineup consists of Tommy Emmanuel, Tony Furtado, Eilen Jewell, Lil Smokies, City Mountain and extra. This weekend’s pageant additionally can have workshops, youngsters’ actions, and morning yoga. Try the whole Pagosa Folks N’ Bluegrass schedule.

Artwork Round Avon Strolling Tour

AVON — The 2nd annual Artwork Round Avon self-guided strolling tour is Friday, June 10, starting at 6 p.m. at Avon City Corridor. The Artwork Round Avon program consists of 19 sculptures on exhibit all through by Might 2023. The artists might be obtainable through the tour to share their inspirations and artistic vitality behind the work.

Estes Park Wool Market 

ESTES PARK — Pure animal fiber producers, educators, retailers and customers will come collectively this weekend for the 2022 Estes Park Wool Market. Workshops are deliberate for Thursday and Friday with the market set for Saturday, June 11, and Sunday, June 12, on the Estes Park Occasions Complicated. Try the whole present schedule at

México en el Corazón

DENVER — Alliance Sports activities Affiliation, Mexican Cultural Heart, Museo de las Americas, and the Colorado Symphony Affiliation current “México en el Corazón,” a free group live performance showcasing the normal dance and music from Mexico. The interactive efficiency will convey genuine Mexican tradition, tune, dance and folklore to the Denver stage. The occasion might be Friday, June 10, at 7 p.m. at Boettcher Live performance Corridor.

Quixote Nuevo

DENVER — This the ultimate weekend to see “Quixote Nuevo” from the Denver Heart for the Performing Arts (DCPA) on the Wolf Theatre. Set within the fictional modern-day Texas border city of La Plancha, Quixote and his luckless however trusty sidekick, Sancho, embark on a fantastical quest looking for a long-lost love. Infused with creativeness, comedy, and Tejano music, “Quixote Nuevo” reveals the thrill and perils of dealing with down Dying and changing into the hero of your individual story. “Quixote Nuevo” performs by Sunday, June 12. For tickets and showtimes, go to

Broncos Match Hike

CASTLE ROCK — The Denver Broncos encourage all of Broncos Nation to get out and hike. The workforce will maintain a mountain climbing occasion with the group on Saturday, June 11, at Phillip S. Miller Park in Fort Rock. From 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. there might be Broncos gamers in attendance, Miles, Broncos cheerleaders, giveaways and extra. RSVP at


DENVER — The Stroll to END EPILEPSY might be held at Denver Metropolis Park on Sunday, June 12. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the stroll begins at 9:30 a.m. Funds raised from the stroll will go to supply schooling and consciousness, coaching packages on seizure recognition and first assist, and improved entry to specialty and supportive take care of almost 60,000 affected by epilepsy in Colorado.

The Artwork of Banksy

DENVER — The biggest touring exhibition of genuine Banksy artworks on this planet is at the moment within the Mile Excessive Metropolis. “The Artwork of Banksy” options greater than 100 authentic Banksy works from personal collectors throughout the globe. The exhibition on the Denver Sports activities Fort presents the uncommon alternative to view authenticated and licensed Banksy artworks hardly ever seen by most of the people. The Artwork of Banksy closes in Colorado on Sunday, June 12. Tickets are on sale at

Denver Trolley

DENVER — The final working trolley within the metropolis of Denver is now working for the summer time season. The historic Denver Trolley operates by Sunday, Aug. 14. Working alongside the South Platte River for greater than 30 years, the trolley will function on Saturdays and Sundays starting at 10 a.m. with the final departure at 1:30 p.m. Roundtrip rides final about 25 minutes.

Purple Rocks

DENVER — There isn’t any higher venue for dwell music within the nation than Colorado’s Purple Rocks Amphitheatre. The Purple Rocks 2022 live performance schedule (introduced to date) is steadily rising and even options some live shows postponed from 2020.

  • Thursday, June 9 – Brit Floyd
  • Friday, June 10 – The Revivalists
  • Saturday, June 11 – Massive Head Todd and the Monsters
  • Sunday, June 12 – Tash Sultana
  • Monday, June 13 – Movie on the Rocks: Thor Ragnarok

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Jurassic World: The Exhibition

DENVER — Followers of the “Jurassic Park” franchise can now expertise its dinosaurs in a brand new family-friendly present. “Jurassic World: The Exhibition” is open on the new Stockyards Occasion Heart of the Nationwide Western Heart.

An immersive 20,000-square-foot expertise primarily based on one of many largest blockbusters in cinema historical past, “Jurassic World: The Exhibition” has turn into a worldwide success with greater than 3 million guests since 2016. Exhibition guests stroll by the world-famous Jurassic World gates, encounter life-sized dinosaurs, and discover richly themed environments. Tickets for the Denver run are on sale at

Motion pictures this weekend

“High Gun: Maverick” continued to soar in its second weekend with only a 30% drop and an enormous $90-million weekend. Using stellar phrase of mouth, terrific evaluations and a worldwide promotional tour, “High Gun: Maverick” has already grossed $548.6 million worldwide.

This weekend, Common Footage debuts “Jurassic World: Dominion,” the fruits of the dinosaur franchise trilogy of sequels.

New films this weekend

Final weekend’s field workplace

  1. High Gun: Maverick — $90 million 
  2. Physician Unusual within the Multiverse of Insanity — $9.1 million
  3. The Bob’s Burgers Film — $4.6 million 
  4. The Unhealthy Guys — $3.3 million
  5. Downton Abbey: A New Period — $3.1 million 
  6. Every part All over the place All at As soon as — $2.0 million
  7. Vikram — $1.7 million
  8. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 — $1.7 million
  9. The Misplaced Metropolis — $1.3 million
  10. Crimes of the Future — $1.1 million

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