Things To Do in Colorado When You’re Bored – June 3-5

Denver, Colorado. Source: Nicole Banks, Aurora CO.
Denver, Colorado. Source: Nicole Banks, Aurora CO.

Many things to do in Colorado this weekend. While many events listed are in the Denver area and surrounding towns. some are elsewhere in the state.

What’s missing? Let the editor know.

Note that multi-day events are listed under the first date.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Black Canyon Astronomy Festival

This festival offers “daytime and nighttime programs and telescopic viewing. The event runs June 1-4, 2016, at Black Canyon National Park, 12 miles east of Montrose, Colorado. For more information, call 970.249.1914 — the Black Canyon National Park Visitor Center. The park website includes event details.

Flick Fridays

Head over to Little Man Ice Cream for a free double-feature on June 3, 2016, 7:30pm to about midnight.  Bring a blanket for comfort. Movies are family-friendly with an occasional sing-along. Details and movie titles are online at Movies are held at Little Man Ice Cream, 2620 16th Street, Denver CO.

Women in Business Group Speaker Series

Speaker Corinne Hancock is planned for this June 3, 2016, presentation. Organized by the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce, this event is being held 7:30-9am at 2154 E Commons Avenue, Suite 342, Centennial CO. Registration is online here.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Arvada CO National Trails Day

Celebrate National Trails Day on June 4, 2016.  Explore nature, participate in eco-friendly activities, learn about resource conservation, and experience some of Arvada’s 149 miles of hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails. Events will be held at three locations, with details available in this article.

Capitol Hill People’s Fair

The 45th Annual Capitol Hill People’s Fair (CHUN) is June 4, 2016, 10am-8pm, and June 5, 2016, 10am-7pm. The People’s Fair is a community-oriented, volunteer-based art and music festival benefitting CHUN and other nonprofit organizations.This event is at Civic Center Park, Denver CO.  (Article)

Denver Art Museum Free First Saturdays

June 4, 2016, 10am-5pm, enjoy Free First Saturday. Local families and individuals may access the museum, and the General Admission fee is waived.  The Denver Art Museum is located at 100 W 14th Avenue Pkwy, Denver CO. For more information, visit

Denver Chalk Art Festival

Join the fun June 4-5, 2016, at Larimer Square, 1430 Larimer Street, Denver CO. The event is free, and over 200 artists are expected. See more online, at

LEADapalooza Shred and Recycle Event

Get rid of personal documents, outdated TVs, and other electronics.  Members of LEADapalooza, one of the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce’s leads groups, are holding this shredding and recycling event June 4, 2016, 9am-noon. The location is Shea Center, 1745 Shea Center Drive, Highlands Ranch CO. More details on the Chamber website here.

Learn to Compost

In partnership with Denver Recycles, Denver Urban Gardens offers free classes in composting at the compost demonstration site, Gove Community Garden, at 13th and Colorado in Denver CO. Compost class is a two-hour, hands-on workshop, scheduled for June 4, 2016, 9-11am. Register for June 4, or a future date, at

Southwest Plaza Farmers’ Market

Held Saturdays, 8am-2pm, at Southwest Plaza, 8501 W Bowles Avenue, in Littleton CO. Details and vendors online at

Summer Kickoff Concert

Kick off your summer with a free concert featuring the US Air Force Academy Band the Falconaires on June 4, 2016, 6-10pm. There will also be a K9 demonstration by the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office and children’s activities. The concert is being held at Centennial Center Park, 13050 E Peakview Avenue, in Centennial CO. For more information, visit the Centennial CO event page.

Union Station Farmers Market

Stop by this growers-only farmers market. Open to the public June 4, 2016, 9am-2pm, at North Wynkoop Plaza at Denver Union Station, 1701 Wynkoop Street, Denver CO.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Highlands Ranch Farmers’ Market

Held Sundays, 10am-2pm, at the Town Center, 9288 Dorchester Street, in Highlands Ranch CO.

Baseball Games

It’s that time of year! Check out local baseball games on:

  • Colorado Rockies (MLB) – schedule
  • Grand Junction Rockies (Pioneer League) – schedule
  • Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Triple-A) – schedule

Coming Soon


Join the fun at this free outdoor festival for kids. Scheduled for June 11, 2016, 10am-6pm, the events is at the Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E Alameda Parkway, in Aurora CO. The event is hosted by the city of Aurora, and entices local residents and visitors with food, crafts, vendors, pony rides, live performances, face painting, and more. Parking is free. See

8th Annual 1940’s WWII Era Ball (Boulder CO)

This ball and destination event, June 17-19, 2016, will transport 2,000+ guests back to the 1940’s through music, costumes, a pin-up girl contest, food, drinks, and dancing. The annual sell-out event raises money for the Wounded Warriors Project, the Spirit of Flight Center Colorado, and the Audie Murphy Museum. Ticket prices start at $45. The location is Boulder Airport, 3393 Airport Road, in Boulder CO. To find out more about this annual Ball, visit the official website at (Article)

Stay tuned for more from Colorado!

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