Lately, going outside during the daytime in the Mile High feels like stepping into a literal air fryer. But sticking at home also gets super yawn-inducing. We rounded up some of the best things to do this weekend in Denver, including some cooler evening options. So pack up your pup, head to a costume contest, bop to live music, or hit the first Denver Pet Expo since COVID.
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1. Summer Saturdays: Dog Edition
Peak View Brewing Company, Greenwood Village
Saturday, July 30, 11 a.m.–10 p.m.
Forget Christmas in July, it’s Howloween in July at Peak View Brewing Company’s free all-day doggy costume contest. Deck your doggo out in their dopest attire, then throw back some beers. Yummy food truck Deja Roux Cajun will be on the scene from 12–7 p.m. Local blues musician Chaz Depaolo will be playing from 4–6 p.m.
2. Saturday Night Bazaar
16th & Raleigh (One block from Sloan’s Lake), Denver
Saturday, July 30, 4–8 p.m.
If live music, craft cocktails, local brews, and handmade goods sound like your jam, get your paws to Sloan’s Lake this Saturday. This free bazaar features local, eclectic singer-songwriters Daniella Katzir & Matt Wright. With more than 40 local vendors, there’s something for everypuppy—home goods, fashion, jewelry, and artisanal food. Watch their Gram for this week’s vendor lineup.
3. Summer Concert Series
Bruz (Off Fax) and Bruz Beers Midtown, Denver
Saturday, July 30, 6–8 p.m. @ both Bruz locations
Floof will strut her stuff this Saturday as both Bruz Beers locations host FREE live music. Drew Dvorchak is playing his blues-infused rock at Bruz Beers Midtown, while Steven Huntley of local country band YepOK plays at Bruz Off Fax. Plus, it’s just a buck for a 4-ounce pour with purchase of a full draft.
4. Denver Pet Expo
National Western Complex, Denver
Saturday, July 30, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sunday, July 31, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.; tickets required
The Denver Pet Expo promises a woofing, meowing, chirping good time for the whole fam. Both days feature pet-related exhibitors, entertaining demos, a costume contest, low-cost vaccinations, pet expert speakers, free nail trims, and much more. Note that all types of pets will be attending, so if your dog just isn’t into other species, maybe this event’s a nope. Tickets are $5 and a liability waiver is required for entrance.
5. City Park Jazz
City Park Pavillion and Bandshell, Denver
Sunday, July 31, 6–8 p.m.
Name a more iconic summer Denver event than City Park Jazz. We’ll wait. This Sunday, The Jakarta Band is playing a free concert you’d be mutts to miss. Pup will def shake his groove thang to Denver’s fave funk and dance band. Bonus points: the people watching is primo, too.
Life’s Better With a Pup
No wet nose to boop? What a heckin’ tragedy. We want to help you fix that, so check out where you can adopt below! And who knows, you might just meet your new slobbery soulpup.
Rescue Puppy Yoga
- This Saturday from 9–10 a.m., View House Ballpark is hosting rescue puppy yoga for $30. The last 15 minutes of class are reserved for taking pics, playing, and filling out adoption applications if desired. Advanced registration is puppamended.
Check out more events on our calendar here and submit your own events for free here. And—as always—don’t furget to tag us @SidewalkDog in all your weekend adventures!
Featured photo: Adam Griffith
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