Colorado single-day and mini festivals in May


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Beaver Creek Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival

Saturday May 28 – Sunday May 29

Beaver Creek Plaza – Beaver Creek

ARTISTS Include: John Mayall, Tommy Castro & the Painkillers, Gary Allegretto and Shari Puorto
  • A family-friendly microbrew festival featuring over 30 breweries, professional and amateur BBQ competitions, kid zones and blues on the Beaver Creek Plaza stage.

Brighton Blues Blast


Brighton Blues Blast

Saturday May 28

The Armory Performing Arts Center – Brighton

ARTISTS Include: Lionel Young Band, Michael Hornbuckle Band, Felonius Smith, Bumkin, Papa Juke, Eef, Delta Sonics
  • A one-day blues festival to raise funds for the Armory at Brighton Cultural Center; outdoor stage is free during the day.

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Boardwalk Beach Bash

Saturday May 28 – Monday May 30

1000 Block of South Gaylord Street – Denver

ARTISTS Include: Bill McKay & Tori Pater, Alright Alright, Judge Roughneck, Masontown, Yo Mamas & Papas, Coral Creek, Johnny O. Band
  • A beach-themed local music extravaganza with artisan vendors, local food and drink, performance artists and a kid’s zone.

Boulder Creek Fest


Boulder Creek Festival

Saturday May 28 – Monday May 30

Central Park – Downtown Boulder

ARTISTS Include: Analog Son, Chris Daniels & the Kings, Beat Speak, Dirty Birds, Delta Sonics, The Goonies, Gasoline Lollipops, Musketeer Gripweed, Rapidgrass
  • Boulder County’s unofficial kick-off to summer, a free community festival that includes nine separate event areas with over 500 vendors and four performance stages.


Denver Day of Rock

Saturday May 28

16th Street Mall – Denver

ARTISTS Include: Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers, Cory Chisel & The Wandering Sons, The Burroughs, Marc Broussard, A Great Big World
  • A free one-day music festival that raises funds to benefit Amp the Cause and non-profits in the community with five stages of national and local bands and artists spread along the 16th Street Mall.


Five Points

Five Points Jazz Festival

Saturday May 21

Five Points, Denver

ARTISTS Include: The Fire It Up Brass Band, Gumbo le Funque, Ernest Washington, Jakarta, Janine Santana Latin Ensemble, Calixto Oveido Quarter and many more
  • A free street festival celebrating the history of Denver’s Five Points neighborhood with music from dozens of bands on eight stages, delicious food, family activities and all types of jazz.

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Front Range Rally

Saturday May 28

Loveland Food Share – Loveland

ARTISTS Include: Western Skyline, South to Cedars
  • A benefit for the Food Bank of Larimer County featuring 50 breweries, 10 food trucks and two bands.




Global Dub Fest

Saturday May 14

Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison

ARTISTS Include: Datsik, Bro Safari, Slander, Ghastly, Doctor P VS Cookie Monsta VS Funtcase, Basscrooks
  • In its fifth year, the Rocky Mountain’s biggest bass music event presented by Global Dance Festival and AEG Live.

Grand Junction


Grand Junction Off-Road and Music Festival

Friday May 20 – Sunday May 22

Main Street – Downtown Grand Junction

ARTISTS Include: Head for the Hills, The Stone Foxes, Mama Magnolia, Atomga, Stray Grass
  • Three days and three stages of free music with a beer and wine garden that spans the entire four-block area of the festival on Main Street, featuring amateur and professional mountain bikers from all over the country.

Morrison Alley Fest

Morrison Alley Fest

Saturday May 7

Cliff House Lodge – Morrison

ARTISTS: Tori Pater’s Dyrty Byrds, Dr. Phil Good, Dirty Femmes Whiskey Tango
  • A small street festival celebrating the historic town of Morrison with local bands, food trucks, and a kid’s carnival.

Shamanic Boom


Shamanic Boom Immersion Festival

Friday May 27 – Sunday May 29

Grant Farms CSA – Wellington

ARTISTS: Subaqueous, Antandra, Stratosphere, Erothyme, Cualli, Omega, Xerephine, Spaceship Earth
  • Three days of ceremony, celebration, creativity, music, live art, yoga, workshops, fire dancers, food trucks and more with free camping included.



Sister Winds Festival

Friday May 27 – Sunday May 29

Sunrise Ranch – Loveland

ARTISTS Include: Lily Fangz, Xerephine, Alais Clay, Ariana Saraha, Janis Kelly, MC Raay Francy, Twin Flame and many more
  • A drug and alcohol-free three-day/two-night prayerful intention festival with camping included, featuring local art and craft vendors and a healer’s village.



Sun Drenched Music Festival

Saturday May 14

Denver Beer Co. Canworks – Denver

ARTISTS Include: Hot Buttered Rum, Town Mountain, Rapidgrass Quintet, The Railsplitters, Bill McKay Band, Caribou Mountain Collective
  • Denver Beer Co. presents its inaugural bluegrass mini-festival and epic summer beach party with sand volleyball and water balloons to boot. An after-party with Hot Buttered Rum and Town Mountain will be held at Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox.

UpSlope Getdown


The Upslope Get Down

Saturday May 21

Upslope Brewing Co. Flatiron Park – Boulder

ARTISTS: Eminence Ensemble, Freekbass, Lady and the Gentlemen, Gipsy Moon, Zee Jackson 4, Booster, Moontang, Punch Drunk Munky Funk, Steepland String Band,
  • Upslope Brewing Company kicks off American Craft Beer Week by presenting its third annual backyard music festival with beer, food trucks and 13 bands on three stages, benefiting the Colorado non-profit UpaDowna.
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