It’s only Wednesday but we’re already thinking about the weekend! We put together a list of hot events happening in town for our “hot off the block” series. If it’s dope and local we’ll keep you updated on it. The following events are fun, culturally enriched and some of them are free! Check out our 5 things to do in Denver below:

Kayla Rae – The Black Box

Kayla Rae

When: July 20, 8:30 p.m. – 2 a.m. 

Where: The Black Box, 314 E. 13th Ave., Denver

Cost: Free register here

The Black Box partners with Pabst Sound Society to host Kayla Rae. You can listen to performances from Kayla Rae and special guests YaSi and DJ Polyphoni while exploring an art installation by artist Brianna Corn and enjoying a Pabst Blue Ribbon brew.

Drake Night – Ophelia’s

Drake Night

When: July 20, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. 

Where: Ophelia’s, 1215 20th St., Denver

Cost: $10 – $25 get tickets here

Ophelia’s presents a Drake Night. The event features a night with hoppin’ Drake tunes from DJs, KDJ Above, DJ Simone Says, DJ Big Styles and DJ E Trane. You can dance till your feet get sore and celebrate all things Drake.

4th Annual Lucha Libre

4th Annual Lucha Libre

When: July 19, 6 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Museo De Las Americas, 861 Santa Fe Dr., Denver 

Cost: $6 – $20 get tickets here

Museo De Las Americas hosts the 4th Annual Lucha Libre. The event features a Lucha Libre wrestling match with traditional masked wrestlers. You can watch as the wrestlers duke it out in the ring while enjoying drinks and snacking on food.

Denver County Fair

When: July 19 – 21

Where: National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St., Denver

Cost: $10 grounds admission here

The Denver County Fair is here! The event features a three-day celebration of carnival games, deep-fried food, amusement rides and more. You can shop from tons of Colorado vendors and even stretch out during goat yoga.

Reggae on the Grass

Levitt Pavilion Reggae on The Grass
Photo by Joel Rekiel

When: July 20th, 2019

Where: Levitt Pavilion, 1380 West Florida Avenue, Denver

Cost: free – $30 VIP get tickets here

the second annual Reggae on the Grass, the largest of Levitt Pavilion’s free summer concerts, will be held on Saturday, July 20. A tribute to the rich and sonorous cultural heritage of Jamaica, the lineup includes dozens of performers, like the delightfully named headliners EarthKry, Mallory “Boom She Boom” Williams and Daddy Screw. Arrive early — doors open at noon — to secure a spot on the lawn at Levitt, 1380 West Florida Avenue, then drop off the youngsters at the Kid Zone. General admission is free, with a VIP option for $30; find tickets and further details at

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