DENVER, Jan. 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite being the shortest month of the year, February is an exciting month for The Mile High City, jam packed with major events like the 15th Annual Denver Restaurant Week and world championship ice climbing alongside so much more. In addition to Denver's year-round renowned arts and cultural offerings, thriving culinary scene and urban adventure, there are hundreds of exciting events that encourage people to visit The Mile High City and reclaim the weekend.
Below are several events taking place during February weekends; for more, visit DenverWeekends.com.
Weekend of February 1
Icelantic's Winter on the Rocks, Feb. 1
Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre's only winter show, Winter on the Rocks is an annual tradition featuring a blend of hip-hop and electronic music. Presented by Icelantic Ski Company, the 2019 headliner is ATMOSPHERE.
Denver Nuggets vs. Houston Rockets, Feb. 1
The hometown Denver Nuggets will face the Houston Rockets at Pepsi Center.
Colorado Ballet's The Wizard of Oz, Feb. 1-10
From the creator of the huge 2014 hit Alice (in wonderland), The Wizard of Oz will delight audiences of all ages at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Choreography by Septime Webre and music by Matthew Pierce, performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra, combined with new sets, costumes, projections and special effects make this a spectacular new ballet featuring all of the favorite Wizard of Oz characters on their journey to the Emerald City.
Visit DenverWeekends.com for more to do this weekend including German Night at Prost Brewing.
Weekend of February 8
Denver Mac & Cheese Festival, Feb. 8
From the creators of BrunchFest, Mile High Grilled Cheese Festival, Whiskey & Doughnuts and many more comes one of the most delicious festivals yet – the Denver Mac & Cheese Festival. Local chefs and restaurants will cook up a wide variety of macaroni and cheese at Number 38 Event Center, creating gourmet, chef-inspired twists on the childhood favorite to compete for the best mac in town.
Monster Jam® Triple Threat Series, Feb. 8-10
Monster Jam® Triple Threat Series brings adrenaline-charged family entertainment to Denver's Pepsi Center. These world-class Monster Jam® vehicles and athletes deliver what fans want to see most, more trucks, more racing, more freestyle, more donuts, more wheelies and more action. Each event tests the versatility of the athletes as they go head-to-head in seven different competitions driving three different vehicles — Monster Jam® trucks, Monster Jam® Speedsters and Monster Jam® ATVs. These athletes battle for points in challenging Racing and Freestyle events that push themselves and their machines to the limit. The point leader will receive an automatic bid to the prestigious Monster Jam World Finals® to compete for the title of World Champion.
Colorado Symphony's Sondheim & Lloyd Webber Showcase, Feb. 9
The Colorado Symphony will pay homage to two Broadway composers who redefined the theatric genre again and again with their show-stopping scores that set the stage for their beloved musicals. With spectacular featured vocalists Christiane Noll, Debbie Gravitte and Hugh Panaro, this evening of song and sound at Boettcher Concert Hall will showcase tunes from hits like Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Phantom of the Opera, Cats, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Gypsy and more.
Visit DenverWeekends.com for more to do this weekend including the Colorado Garden & Home Show.
Weekend of February 15
Romance Under the Sea Dinner, Feb. 14-16
Denver's Downtown Aquarium will host Valentine's Day festivities that include a four-course dinner for two, champagne, a rose and two Aquarium Adventure Passes for the evening. Reservations are recommended.
Aziz Ansari, Feb. 16-17
Emmy and Golden Globe winner Aziz Ansari returns to Denver's Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre on his Road to Nowhere tour.
Bob Seger & The Sliver Bullet Band, Feb. 17
In a rescheduled event, Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band will perform at Pepsi Center with openers, The Record Company.
Visit DenverWeekends.com for more to do this weekend including the Colorado Avalanche vs. the St. Louis Blues at Pepsi Center.
Weekend of February 22
The Flaming Lips with the Colorado Symphony, Feb. 22
The Flaming Lips will perform at Boettcher Concert Hall with the Colorado Symphony for a one-night-only concert. The band will perform the entirety of The Soft Bulletin album with the Colorado Symphony featuring members of the Colorado Symphony Chorus.
UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup Finals & Barbegazi Winter Festival, Feb. 22-24
The American Alpine Club, America's oldest and largest non-profit organization for climbers – announced Denver as a new North American tour stop for the UIAA World Cup Ice Climbing; The Mile High City's Civic Center Park will serve as the destination for the 2018/2019 World Cup Ice Climbing Finals. Additionally, all weekend long, the park will be transformed into Barbegazi, a free winter festival with fun for all ages, including axe throwing, a huge ice maze, a 300-foot long fat tire biking course and a snowball target range. Spectators can also enjoy food trucks, fire pits, an ice bar, a beer garden and music.
Denver Restaurant Week, Feb. 22 – Mar. 3
The 15th annual Denver Restaurant Week will feature multi-course menus with three price points at hundreds of Denver's top restaurants. The three-tiered pricing structure has met with great success since 2017 and will continue again in 2019 (diners can find multi-course menus at $25, $35 and $45 price tags).
Visit DenverWeekends.com for more to do this weekend including PACE Cultural Center's Wonderbound: Cupid's Playground with Colorado Symphony.
About VISIT DENVER, the Convention & Visitors Bureau
Celebrating 110 years of promoting The Mile High City, VISIT DENVER is a nonprofit trade association that contracts with the City of Denver to market Denver as a convention and leisure destination, increasing economic development in the city, creating jobs and generating taxes. A record 17.4 million visitors stayed overnight in Denver in 2017, generating $6.5 billion in spending, while supporting nearly 59,300 jobs, making Tourism one of the largest industries in Denver. Learn more about Denver on the VISITDENVER website and at TOURISMPAYSDENVER or by phone at 800 2 Denver. Denver International Airport (DEN; flydenver.com) connects The Mile High City to more than 200 destinations worldwide. Follow Denver's social media channels for up-to-the-minute updates at: Facebook.com/visitdenver; Twitter.com/visitdenver; Instagram.com/visitdenver; and YouTube.com/visitdenver.
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