Things To Do in Colorado In May

Things To Do in Colorado In May

CultureMay 03, 2022

Spring has sprung and May brings mezcal, festivals, and plenty of outdoor events. Whether you're into eating, drinking, or being merry...There's something for you to do this month. 


May 6
Henry Rollin: Good To See You Tour

Aggie Theater
 May 8 // Boulder Theater

Punk Rock icon. Spoken word poet. Actor. Author. DJ. Is there anything this guy can’t do? On this tour, Henry will faithfully recount the events of his life in the pre-COVID period.

May 6
First Friday Art Walk (Free event)

Downtown Fort Collins
Self-guided walking tour that celebrates creativity, culture, and community on the first Friday of every month showcasing a spectrum of artistic styles to entertain and engage amateurs and art aficionados of all ages, interests and backgrounds.

May 11
Tails and Ales

Number Thirty Eight

An adoption event + fundraiser + dog party, Tails and Ales is the event you don’t want to miss and this quarter’s event will benefit Animal Rescue of the Rockies.

May 14

South Broadway Summer Kickoff
Dos Lucas to The Post
South Broadway is throwing their first ever Summer Kickoff Festival which is a free event featuring live music, food trucks, art markets, shopping, and drinks and a free gift for hitting all participating bars.

May 15
Mexico In A Bottle Denver by Mezcalistas

The Hangar at The Stanley Market

Mexico in a Bottle is North America's biggest and baddest mezcal tasting event and it’s
returning to Denver for an afternoon of mezcal, Mexican craft spirits, food, art, music and more!

May 18
Comedy and Cocktails at Stranahan's Distillery - Live Comedy Event
Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey

An awesome evening of stand-up comedy featuring a stacked lineup of touring U.S. comics and signature liquors and cocktails. Come early to have a few rounds and pick your seat.

May 20
​​​​​​​CrankGameplays: I Have To Do This Show

Boulder Theater

What is up mah Cranky Crew?! Get ready for this unique experience interlaced with comedy, theater, and a realistic - if possibly warped - viewpoint of the internet, from an online “influencer” who has earned the nickname of “Soft Boi”. 

May 20

Comedy Night at High Hops Brewery

High Hops Brewery / Windsor

High Hops Brewery is proud to present Comedy Night. A fun after hours event with big laughs and great drinks. Bring your friends to experience a hilarious night of adult humor.


May 20 - 22
NOCO Tattoo Convention 2022

The Ranch Events Complex / Loveland

The tattoo community descends on the City of Love to bring the energy and excitement of tattoo culture with 300 artists, live body modification, competitions, educational seminars, car show & sideshow entertainment all weekend. 

May 26
​​​​​​​Chicken Fight - Denver’s Fried Chicken Championships 2022

Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park

Chefs from 45 of the city’s top restaurants will compete for your vote to crown the best in all things chicken. Wash it all down with beer, cocktails, and a side of live music.

May 26
Street Food Social
Oneida Park

This is a zero waste event with 20+ street food vendors and trucks focusing on small bites and snacks, craft beers and tasty cocktails, live music and a great community vibe.

May 26
Gram Reaper Alternative Market Series Hosted By Horrid Spirits

Grandma’s House

Shop alternative small business vendors, food truck Sauvage, and beer. This is a free to everyone that wants to come hang out and support some rad small businesses.

May 27-30
​​​​​​​Arise Music Festival

Boone, Co

This 3 day festival celebrates community through creativity with music, yoga, art, camping, and wellness over Memorial Day weekend. With 3+ stages, featuring over 65 performances in stunning location.

May 27-29
The Spongebob Musical


Hear us out. This isn’t just for kids. With original songs by Aerosmith, The Flaming Lips, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T’s, T.I., Bowie and more -  Bikini Bottom just got a little cooler.


May 28
2022 Odell Small Batch Festival

Odell Brewing
Over 50 different Odell beers & small batch brews, and over 10 unique wines from the OBC Wine Project. Two stages with four live bands, headliner to be announced. 21+ event.

May 29
Thrift-Pop: Vintage Market Presented By ThriftCon

Denver Central Market Parking Lot

This free event features 40 premier vintage clothing and collectible vendors, surrounded by food, music and drinks. Thrift-Pop is your one stop shop for Sunday fun in Denver.

May 29
Boulder Creek Festival

Located along the Boulder Creek from 9th  Street to 14th Street between Canyon Blvd and Arapahoe Ave.

This event has everything you want and need in a festival. Concerts and performances, lots of food options, booze, and a full marketplace for shopping. In other words… ALL the vibes.