These events have become a staple in for summer fun in Denver. Denver Chalk Art Festival, June 4-5, Larimer Square More than 200 professional, amateur and student artists will show off their incredible talents in what has become one of Denver’s most treasured events. Over the course of two days, the artists will take to the streets armed with vivid pastel chalks and spend hours recreating major masterpieces or sharing original works of art. Spectators will watch as the intricate chalk paintings come to life and spread out to adorn four downtown blocks in and around Larimer Square. Visitors will enjoy live music, food and beverages while also having the rare opportunity to interact with the artists as they work. Denver Comic Con, June 17-19, Colorado Convention Center This three-day fan convention features the best in comics, sci-fi and fantasy television shows, movies, Japanese animation, cosplay, toys, gaming and celebrities in these genres. Announced lineups include: Carrie Fisher from "Star Wars;" Karl Urban of "Star Trek" and "Lord of the Rings" fame; Stan Lee, legendary Marvel Comics writer and producer known for "Iron Man" and much more; and Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley from "The Vampire Diaries." Denver PrideFest 2016, June 18-19, Civic Center Park Recognized as one of the top ten pride events in the country, Denver's PrideFest is a celebration of community, heritage, family and culture. Produced by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Colorado (The Center), more than 250,000 people from Colorado and surrounding areas come out to enjoy the parade, rally, music, entertainment, food and much more. SeriesFest 2016, June 22-26, Sie FilmCenter SeriesFest is an international celebration dedicated to showcasing the best new pilots from established and emerging content creators, and it takes place in the birthplace of cable television. As trailblazers in independent content development, the annual event aims to create a global marketplace for episodic storytelling by bringing together industry luminaries, emerging artists, and passionate audiences to advance compelling and creative content as well as celebrate television history and engage in meaningful dialogue. Cherry Creek Arts Festival, July 2-4, Cherry Creek North Cherry Creek Arts Festival is a world-class and award-winning celebration of the visual, culinary and performing arts, and enjoys an attendance of more than 350,000 visitors over three days. The event gives patrons the rare and special opportunity to meet and talk with international visual artists, sample fine cuisine, visit special exhibits and artist demonstrations and entertain their families with interactive art activities and exciting performing arts. Colorado Dragon Boat Festival, July 30-31, Sloan’s Lake Park The Colorado Dragon Boat Festival is a free family-friendly festival highlighting Colorado's rich Asian Pacific American heritage. A window to the Pan Asian world, this diverse festival is the only one of its kind in the United States. It showcases an array of traditional and contemporary performing arts, cultural customs, cuisine and a marketplace of unique and hard-to-find arts, crafts and vendors, in addition to two days of action-packed dragon boat racing.
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