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2020 Hot List

Published on: July 24th, 2020




Going into summer everyone’s felt the effects of COVID-19 as local, regional, and statewide public events were cancelled or postponed. Organizers are doing their best to preserve what they can. Things are fluid and what’s happening at press time isn’t necessarily going to stay that way for long.

As of July 1, some organizers made the painful decision to end events, and others are delaying the decision for as long as possible hoping that things are going to turn around. Still others have not decided to host events virtually, or postpone to the fall. 

We’ve got details on the status of as many regional events as we could find. For venues that hadn’t opened at press time or have just made a limited schedule available, we’ve included online addresses so you can keep track of schedules as they evolve. 





Arise Music Festival, Sunrise Ranch 

Avery Brewing Invitational Beer Fest 

Boulder County Fair 

Cheesman Park Arts Fest, Denver 

Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Cherry Creek 

Colorado Dragon Boat Festival, Denver 

Colorado Irish Festival, Littleton 

Denver County Fair 

Drums Along the Rockies 

Fireworks in Boulder, Denver Coors Field, Denver Empower Stadium, Denver City Center Park, Erie, Lafayette, Louisville, Northglenn, Westminster 

Global Dance Festival 

Leftapalooza, Longmont 

Pearl Street Arts Fest, Boulder 

Rhythm on the River, Longmont

Slow Food Nations, Denver 

Thompson Park July 4th Concert, Longmont


Postponed or Continuing


Denver Summer Brew Fest, Denver – Postponed, no new date sent as of press time


Weldwerks Invitational Brewfest, Greeley  – Postponed to October 17


Greeley Stampede, Greeley – Main stampede is cancelled. At press time they were still planning on 4th of July Fireworks


Brewers Rendezvous, Salida – Postponed to October 3

JulIPA Fest, Boulder – Date TBD


July 2nd  |  Thursday

Summer Sundown Music Series to Benefit HOPE for Longmont, to be held virtually


July 2nd  |  Thursday

Artwalk, North Denver – 4-8pm   |


July 3rd  |  Friday

Litfest, Denver – to be held virtually


July 3rd-5th  |  Friday through Sunday

Denver Mart Drive In, Denver: Showing My Spy & Jungle Book


July 4th  |  Saturday

Fourth at Firestone, Firestone – 6:30pm

Jet Car Nationals / Fireworks at Bandimere Speedway, Morrison – 12:30pm to dark


July 10th  |  Friday

Front Porch Concerts, Louisville – Held livestream and Live downtown


July 10th – 12th  |  Friday through Sunday

Colorado Black Arts Festival, Denver – July 10 -12 is going to be held virtually


July 10th – 17th  |  Friday through 

the next Friday

Semana de Museo – online art auction


July 10th – 26th  | Friday through 

the next sixteen days

Core New Art Space, Black and White, Lakewood  |


July 11th  |  Thursday

Belgian Brew Fest, Denver  |


July 11th – 12th  |  Thursday and Friday

Denver Mart Drive In, Denver: July 11-12


July 11th – 18th | Saturday to 

the following Saturday

Denver Fashion Week, Various Locations


July 12th | Sunday

Boulder Market, Boulder


July 15th | Wednesday

Mixed Taste: At Home: A class titled Polar Forests and Trendy Soul Food – held virtually 


July 16th  |  Thursday

Summer Sundown Music Series to Benefit HOPE for Longmont, – to be held virtually


July 17th  |  Friday

Fort Collins Foodie Walk, Fort Collins

Front Porch Concerts, Louisville – 

Livestream and live downtown


July 17th- 19th  |  Friday – Sunday

Mile High Global Bazaar, Denver


July 18th  |  Saturday

Castle Rock Wine Festival, Castle Rock –  2pm


July 18th – 19th  |  Thursday and Friday

Blues and BBQ Festival For Better Housing, Denver – live streamed   |

Denver Mart Drive In, Denver


July 18th to August 2nd  |  Thursday and through the next two weeks

Tour de Steamboat bike race, Various – the race has shifted to an “on your own” format.


July 22nd  |  Wednesday

Mixed Taste: At Home: A class titled Keith Haring and Smog Meringues – held virtually 


July 24th  |  Friday

Front Porch Concerts, Louisville – 

Lives tream and live downtown  


July 25th  |  Saturday

Denver Underground Music Showcase,

 Denver – in a new format that has yet to be determined

Whiskey Throwdown and Doughnut Showdown, Denver – 2pm-9pm


July 25th – 26th  |  Saturday and Sunday

Denver Mart Drive In, Denver:


July 27th   |  Monday

Longmont Chamber of Commerce, Commerce Cup Golf Tournament, Longmont – 

9:30am to 4:00 pm


July 29th   |  Wednesday

Mixed Taste: At Home: A class titled Napping and Slovenian Zombies – held virtually 


July 31st   |  Friday

Front Porch Concerts, Louisville – 

Live stream and live downtown






303 Wine 

Art in the Square, Fort Collins 

Bohemian Nights at NewWest Fest, Fort Collins 

The National Performance of Hamilton 

Taste of Colorado, Denver 


or continuing


August 1st   |   Saturday

Colorado Renaissance Festival, Larkspur –

 Postponed to start August 1 and run for 8 weeks

Aurora Pride, Aurora Reservoir


August 1st -2nd  |  

 Saturday to Sunday

CollaBEERation,5K and Brewfest – 

Virtual Event   |

Denver Mart Drive In, Denver


August 2nd   |   Sunday

Colorado Guitar Show and Customer 

Luthier Expo, Denver – 10am – 4pm


August 5th   |  Wednesday

Mixed Taste: At Home: A class titled Augmented Reality and the Cult of the Dead  held virtually 


August 6th   |  Thursday

Summer Sundown Music Series to Benefit HOPE for Longmont, – held virtually


August 7th – 8th   |  Friday to Saturday

16th Street Fair, Denver   |

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, Je T’aime: A Dance Journey Through Love, Denver –


August 8th – 9th   |  Saturday to Sunday

TheBigWonderful:RiNo Art District, Denver

Denver Mart Drive In, Denver:


August 9th   |  Sunday

Boulder Market, Boulder -11am


August 12th  |  Wednesday

Mixed Taste: At Home: A class titled Church Signs and Icelandic Hip Hop -held virtually 


August 12th – 23rd    |   Wednesday and for

 the next 10 days

Boulder International Fringe Festival, 

Boulder  |


August 13th   |   Thursday

Fried Chicken Championships, Denver – 7pm


August 14th – 15th    |   Friday to Saturday

Vail Craft Beer Classic, Vail


August 15th – Saturday

Festival for Life Aids Walk, Virtual 5K

Lafayette Peach Festival, Lafayette

Westword Music Showcase, Denver


August 15th – 16th   |  Saturday to Sunday

Colorado Tiny House Festival, Denver

Denver Mart Drive In, Denver


August 19th   |  Wednesday

Mixed Taste: At Home: A class titled Zeno’s Paradox and Activism , held virtually  | 


August 20th   |  Thursday

Summer Sundown Music Series to Benefit HOPE for Longmont, to be held virtually


August 21st   |  Friday 

16th Street Fair, Denver   |

Fort Collins Foodie Walk, Fort Collins – 

August 21, now virtual


August 21st – 22nd   |  

Friday to Saturday

Snowmass Rendezvous Craft Beer Festival, Snowmass   |


August 22nd    |   23rd  |  

Saturday to Sunday

Denver Taco Festival, Denver

Denver Mart Drive In, Denver

Park Hill Art Festival, will include a livestream


August 23rd   |   Sunday

Art in Riverbend, Lyons   |


August 29th – 30th    |  

Saturday to Sunday

Denver Mart Drive In, Denver

Evergreen Mountain Art Celebration, 

Evergreen  |


Hot Air Balloon Festival, 

Steamboat Springs


Major Venues


Bluebird Theater, Denver

August 10 Tao and the Get Down Stay Down

August 16 Built to Spill 8:00pm
Boulder Dinner Theater

July 1 – 31
Streaming performances
of Disenchanted
with take out food available
Boulder Theater, Boulder

July 8
Pink Talking Fish with
the Direwolves | 8:00pm

August 6
Anders Osborne
and Jackie Green | 8:30pm

August 29
Listen to your Mother Show
Cervantes’ Masterpiece
Ballroom and Cervantes’ Other Side, Denver

July 18
Manic Focus with Supervision, MIDIcinal, LWKY and Flats
Stanlie 9:00pm
Colorado Symphony,

July 3-4
Independence Eve Virtual
Concert and Fundraiser

July 16 – 18
Music of Harry Potter and
the Deathly Hallows

August 15
YoYo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile With Special Guest Aoife O’Donovan
Fox Theater, Boulder

August 15
Yheti 8:30pm |
Grizzly Rose, Denver

July 31
Frankie Ballard 8:30pm

August 1
Charlie Daniels Band 9:30pm

August 7
Sam Riggs 8:00pm
Jamestown Mercantile, Jamestown

July 3
Paul Kimbress 12 noon

July 12
The Evergreens – 6pm
Levitt Pavilion, Denver

July 6
a free live virtual event – 6:00pm

July 8
Greyhounds, a free live virtual event 6:00pm

August 6
The Beach Boys – 6:00pm
Mishawaka, Bellevue in the Poudre Canyon

July 5
Matt Mairn – 1pm-4:30pm

July 11
The Reminders with Kind Dub

July 12
JOhnnie Johnspn – 1pm – 4:30pm

July 19
Abby and the Peace Pipes
1pm -4:30pm

July 25
Drew and Ellie Holcomb – 8:00pm

July 26
Cable Ten – 1pm – 4:30pm

August 2
Ugly Architect – 1pm – 4:30pm
Ophelia’s, Denver

July 12
Dinner with Rainy Eyes 6:00pm
Oriental Theater, Denver

July 10
Reno Divorce – 8:00pm & 9:30pm

July 11
The Eric Martinez Band
8:00pm & 9:30pm

July 17
Luche Libre and Laughs
8:00pm & 9:30pm

July 24
The Whale – 8:00pm & 9:30pm

July 25
Claire Voyant Dominatricks
8:00pm & 9:30pm

July 30
Listen to your Mother – 7:00pm

July 31
Stone Beat Invasion
7:00pm & 9:00pm

Aug 1
The Yawpers – 8:00pm & 9:30pm

August 8
Itchy Os Intergalactic
Masquerade – 8:00pm
Pepsi Center, Denver

August 18
The Killers – 8:00pm
Red Rocks, Morrison

August 6
Dermot Kennedy with Bishop Briggs and Mallrat 7:00pm

August 11
Willco and Slater Kinney 7:00pm

August 25 & 26
Nathaniel Rateliff with Kevin Morby, and Damien Jurado 7:30pm
The Roost, Longmont
Hosting free music on Mainstreet under LosArcos every Friday and Saturday through July and August


Not hosting
entertainment events as of July 1st:

Check back with them throughout the summer
Chautauqua, Boulder
City Park Jazz
Coors Field / Colorado Rockies, Denver
Denver Botanic Gardens
Concert Series, Denver
Dickens Opera House, Longmont
Elitch Gardens, Denver
Empower Field at Mile High
(Broncos Stadium), Denver
eTown, Boulder
Hudson Gardens, Littleton
Jesters Dinner Theater, Longmont
Longmont Center for
the Performing Arts / Longmont Theater Company
Mile Hi Station, Denver
Ogden Theater, Denver
Oskar Blues,

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