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Get Cultured: Support the Local Arts

2023 Art and Cultural Events in Denver and Boulder | PorchLight Real Estate Group, Denver

The Power of Patronage

This summer is the perfect time to get out and support the arts right in your neighborhood. From breathtaking art to soul-lifting music, to theatre performances from both community and national ensembles, Denver and Boulder offer countless opportunities to be a patron of the amazing.

By attending a show or buying a piece from a local artist at any one of the summer festivals listed below, you’re not only supporting the unique cultural identity of our community but contributing to the livelihood of the makers themselves along with local businesses.

In fact, according to a study by Americans for the Arts, for every dollar spent on event admission, an additional $12 is generated in the local economy.

Here are five more powerful reasons to be a patron of the arts:

  • It can lead to thoughtful, invigorating conversation.
  • Shared experiences bring neighbors closer together.
  • Studies show it can enhance physical and mental health.
  • It keeps you connected to history, locally and globally.
  • You might be inspired to express your own creativity.

Here, we provide a list of upcoming shows and events—of course, these are just the start as the art and culture scenes in both Denver and Boulder are thriving and continually growing! 

Now in the Spotlight: Boulder & North

CU Presents | Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre
June 11-Aug 13, Much Ado About Nothing
June 24-Aug 12, The Winter’s Tale
July 8-Aug 12, King Lear
July 22-Aug 13, One Man, Two Guvnors

Dairy Arts Center
June 22-25, Boulder Comedy Festival at the Dairy
June 29-July 2, Blunt Force Drama Presents: Ruin
July 7-9, Luis Eades Centennial Art Exhibit

Longmont Museum
Opens June 10, agriCULTURE: Art Inspired by the Land
June 15-July 27, Thursdays, Free Summer Concerts

Museum of Boulder
Thru June 18, The Story of the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse
Thru Sept 2, Beer Here! Brewing the New West

Mary Miller Theater, Lafayette 
July 21-Aug 4, Edmonds Stories


Colorado Music Festival
June 29-August 6
Chautauqua Auditorium

Pearl Street Arts Fest
July 14-16
Pearl Street Mall

Opera in the Park
Saturday, July 29
Boulder Bandshell

Sculpture In The Park
August 11-13
Benson Park, Loveland

Worthy of Applause in Denver and the South Suburbs

Denver Art Museum
Now on View, Islands Beyond Blue
Opens July 9, Desert Rider: Dreaming in Motion

Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison
June 12-Aug 21, Film on the Rocks

Buell Theatre
June 21-July 2, The Book of Mormon
Aug 16-27, Jagged Little Pill
Sept 5-17, Beetlejuice

Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art
June 21-Oct 1, Dave Yust: Evidence of Gravity & Other Works

PACE Center, Parker
June 23-July 16, Jimmy Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville

Lakewood Cultural Center
Thru June 25, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
June 21-July 19, Sounds Exciting! Summer Concert Series

Ball Arena, Denver
July 5-Oct 13, Cirque de Soleil–Kooza


Cherry Creek Arts Festival
July 1-3
Cherry Creek North, Denver

Cheesman Park Art Fest
July 22-23
Cheesman Park

Evergreen Jazz Festival
July 28-30
Multiple Venues

Colorado Artfest at Castle Rock
September 9-10
Perry Street & Festival Park

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