Here at WideFoc.us, we understand our fellow busy Denverites don’t have the time to go wandering around looking for cool things to do here in the Queen City of the Plains so we’ve compiled a small list of wicked rad things for you to do during this last long weekend of May. It’s all about the experience, people. Go. Live.
Denver Day of Rock – May 28
The WideFoc.us fam loves FREE events, so when we heard about Denver Day of Rock we broke into our happy dances (and yes, they’re something to behold). The one-day music event takes over the 16th Street Mall on Memorial Day weekend to benefit Amp The Cause (a nonprofit organization that improves the livelihood of children). 2016 Denver Day of Rock performers will include: POPFILTER, Mark Broussard, Dearling, The Burroughs, Austin Young Band, Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers, The Railbenders and many more. Get all the details and full lineup!
The Big Wonderful – Every Saturday until June 25
If you don’t already know about The Big Wonderful, have you been living in a cave somewhere? Come out of the darkness and join us in the awesomeness that combines art, music, food, and fashion. The Big Wonderful isn’t a weekly festival; it’s an experience. With three different locations (sadly, that number is soon to drop to two when the RiNo location shuts down after June 11), you have zero excuses to stay inside and overwork your Netflix subscription. Experience the wonderful!
Yoga Rocks the Park – May 29
We all want to at least pretend we’re in shape, right? So why not go pretend with hundreds of other people at Denver’s own Sunken Garden Park. We know what you’re thinking: “I’m not really a yoga person.” Well neither are we, (okay, Rachel, one of our community managers, is, but the rest of us can relate), but we’re out there working on our downward dogs anyway. Yoga Rocks is no regular yoga; there’s a DJ and you can feel extra zen after you donate to Food Bank of the Rockies. Take comfort in knowing that most attendees aren’t pro yogis and will be shaking in their yoga pants just like you. Learn more.
The Big Lebowski at Film on The Rocks – May 30
The Dude abides. And this weekend, he does so at Red Rocks Amphitheater. If you’ve never been to Film on the Rocks because it’s too far, or too cold, or too whatever, you’re missing out. There’s nothing more Dude-like than drinking a cold beer, listening to a local band, taking in a cartoon, and then watching one of the funniest, most philosophical, and just plain crazy movies ever made. If nothing else, do it for those of us that will be hungover on Tuesday after the holiday. Nothing cures a wicked hangover like a solid “Lebowski” quote. Learn more, Donny.
--by Stephanie March
Stephanie March is a Denver native (people seem to like this detail), who hates hiking and the mountains, but will travel for a cold PBR and an enlightening convo about the awesomeness of Anais Nïn. She’s a community manager and specializes in sending semi-inappropriate GIFs to her team members. It’s a skill, people.