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Two construction projects will impact traffic to and from Denver International Airport (DEN) this week.

Inbound Peña Blvd. lanes (heading to DEN) between Tower Rd. & the RTD bridge will be restored to their pre-existing, permanent alignment. A right inbound lane closure will be in effect from approximately 8 p.m. on May 28 to 4 a.m. on May 29. Additionally, crews will replace a damaged overhead electronic message board sign on May 28 and 29 on outbound Peña Blvd. (leaving DEN). Work is expected to start around 10 p.m. on May 28 and finish around 4 a.m. on May 29, and again around 10 p.m. on May 29 to 4 a.m. on May 30. At approximately 1 a.m., between Tower Road and E 56th Avenue, a slow rolling closure of Peña Boulevard traffic will be implemented for less than 10 minutes. Speeds will be significantly reduced. Crews will be transporting and setting bridge girders on E-470 over outbound Peña Blvd. (leaving DEN) between 11 p.m. on May 30 until 6 a.m. on May 31. Between Jackson Gap Street and E-470, approximately once every hour, slow, rolling closures of Peña will be implemented for approximately seven minutes. Speeds will be significantly reduced during this time.

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‘Events at DEN’ Bring Free, Family-Friendly Activities to DEN

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DENVER – May 10, 2017 – For the second year in a row, Denver International Airport (DEN) will kick off its “Events at DEN” series of family-friendly activities and entertainment. The series will feature offerings unique to an airport as well as events that connect visitors with major happenings in and around the Denver community, including local art and music.

“The return of Denver International Airport’s popular ‘Events at DEN’ series means travelers will be able to experience and enjoy a host of free, family activities and events on our stunning open-air plaza,” airport CEO Kim Day said. “’Events at DEN’ helps connect our travelers with Colorado happenings and fun activities that most people wouldn’t expect to find at an airport. We hope that passengers and locals alike will stop by the airport to play putt-putt, listen to music, sample Colorado craft beers, ice skate and more.”

The event series will take place on DEN’s 82,000-square-foot open-air plaza, which offers stunning views of the terminal tents, major public art installations, the transit center facility, the Rocky Mountains and downtown Denver. The plaza connects the terminal to the Westin and is covered by a canopy, providing both covered and uncovered areas for activities. The plaza is located pre-security, is open to the public and is accessible just steps from the new University of Colorado A Line station at DEN, or a short walk from the airport parking garages ($3/hour).

Scheduled Events (Additional details will be made available ahead of each event.)

  • May 19 – JazzFest: Music is in the air at DEN as we help kick off Denver’s annual Five Point Jazz Festival with a free jazz concert at DEN featuring Colorado favorites Dotsero, Mary Louise Lee band and Hazel Miller Band. The concert will take place from 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • June 1 – 30 – Putt-Putt on the Plaza: Back for a second year, DEN presents a custom, sponsor-themed 18-hole miniature golf course. The course will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Participants simply provide an ID at the onsite “DEN Clubhouse” in exchange for a putter, golf ball and scorecard. In addition, on June 16 and 17, you can join us at our VIP lounge on the plaza to watch the U.S. Open and test your own skills on the DEN course.
  • August 1 – 20 – Colorado Adventures: The DEN Plaza will be transformed into a variety of Colorado adventure activities for the whole family. The activities include a zip-line, rock climbing wall and virtual fly fishing experience. The activities will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
  • Sept. 28 – Oct. 9 – 4th Annual Beer Flights: This popular event brings a taste of Colorado brews to the airport and coincides with worldwide Oktoberfest celebrations and the Great American Beer Festival in Denver. The beer garden is open daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. with happy hour entertainment performances daily 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Admission includes a souvenir glass to taste your samples.
  • Nov. 24 – Jan. 7 – Ice Skating Rink: Back for a second year, our free ice skating rink will be on the DEN Plaza for everyone to enjoy daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. This year’s rink will be bigger and will be accompanied by a variety of entertainment and family-friendly music playing in the background.

Denver International Airport is one of the busiest airports in the world. DEN is the primary economic engine for the state of Colorado, generating more than $36 billion for the region annually. For more information visit www.FlyDenver.com, check us out on YouTube and Instagram, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Sign up for DEN’s monthly newsletter Nonstop News.


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