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Events to Highlight the Best of Colorado Happenings

Picture of travelers enjoying DEN's plaza.DENVER – June 8, 2016 – Denver International Airport (DEN) is proud to announce “Events at DEN,” an ongoing series of public events that will bring familyfriendly entertainment, activities, music, movies and more to the stunning new openair plaza that connects the iconic Jeppesen Terminal with the Westin Denver International Airport.

Events at DEN will feature offerings unique to an 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. The summer 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 hotel 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).

“The plaza at Denver International Airport is the perfect venue to introduce millions of travelers each year to the Mile High City, and offers a taste of the amazing art, culture, music, food and events that we have to offer,” airport CEO Kim Day said. “Events at DEN will offer passengers and residents alike a truly unique location to experience entertainment and activities that tap into the things that make Denver and Colorado great. And, with the opening of the new commuter rail line, people can also quickly and easily access the plaza – transforming the airport into a destination in its own right. We invite the community to come experience the airport like never before.”

Schedule of Events

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

  • June 16-26 – Putt-Putt on the Plaza: Kick off the summer with a small piece of the active golf culture of Denver with a free nine-hole, Denver-themed putt-putt course. This event will take place 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily (weather permitting). Enjoy tips from golf pros, a simulator and other surprises with a special day of elevated golf experiences from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on June 16.
  • June 30 – Film on the Fly – “Top Gun”: Flashback to the 1980s with live music from the “New Sensation” tribute band from 5-9 p.m., followed by a showing of classic aviator movie, “Top Gun,” starting around sunset. This event includes free DEN branded aviator sunglasses. Food and drinks available for purchase.
  • July 21 – Spirit of Colorado: Celebrate the rich Western Colorado heritage with a day of music, stuntmen, gold mining for kids, an old West photo booth, 4-H demonstrations, tastings from local Colorado distilleries, a mechanical bull and more. This event will take place from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • 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 build-a-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.

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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