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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 Celebrates the ‘Spirit of Colorado’ with Free Festivities Highlighting Western Heritage


DENVER – July 14, 2016 – The summer fun continues at Denver International Airport (DEN) on July 21 with a free full day event celebrating Colorado’s Western heritage with a modern twist. DEN invites those who are traveling to come early and others who live in the Denver metro area to hop on the train and spend some time enjoying free, family-friendly activities on the airport’s new stunning open-air plaza.

The “Spirit of Colorado,” which will take place on the airport’s open-air plaza from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., will include a day of music, stuntmen, gold mining activities for kids, tastings from Colorado-based Old Town Distilling Co., rides on a mechanical bull, a Western-themed photo booth, trick ropers, games and more.

Enjoy live music all day from Colorado musicians Rocky Mountain Bluegrass, Eric Lane and Diesel Style, along with raffle items that include rodeo tickets to Cheyenne Frontier Days. A cash bar and food will be available for purchase.

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 (tickets are $9 and good for multiple trips during the same business day), or a short walk from the airport parking garages ($3/hour).

About Events at DEN

Events at DEN is an ongoing series of public events that brings family-friendly entertainment, activities, music, movies and more to the plaza that connects the iconic Jeppesen Terminal with the Westin Denver International Airport. Events at DEN feature both unique offerings only found at the airport – such as open-air movies on the plaza – as well as events that connect visitors with major happenings in and around the Denver community, including local art and music. DEN’s 82,000-square-foot open-air plaza 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 hotel is covered by a canopy, providing both covered and uncovered areas for activities.

Scheduled Events

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

  • Aug. 18 – Film on the Fly – “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial”: Playing today’s pop favorites during live bike stunts to get you in the mood for E.T.’s classic bike ride. The evening will begin with bike stunt performers, a DJ, raffle prizes and more from 5-8:30 p.m., followed by the movie starting around sunset.
  • Aug. 20 – Wheels Up! Bike Celebration: A tribute to our bike-friendly culture with a display of Colorado-made cruisers, electric bikes and innovative bikes, along with a Wish for Wheels charity builda-bike station for kids living in underprivileged communities. This event will also feature a bike skills course complete with loaner bikes, along with raffle prizes, bands and more. This event will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sept. 1 – FISE World Sports Welcome Party: Help DEN welcome a worldwide action sports series that hosts over 250 of the top international amateur and professional athletes in freestyle BMX, flatland BMX, skateboarding and scooters. Denver is the first U.S. city to host this international tour over the Labor Day weekend. Enjoy music, parkour and BMX stunts, autograph signings by elite athletes and food available for purchase. This event will take place from 3-7 p.m.

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