Denver Botanic Gardens is the Place to Be
4 can't-miss events happening this summer
Fete des Fleurs
Check out some fun and fabulous events happening at the Denver Botanic Gardens this summer.
See and smell the more than 1,000 lavender plans in bloom at this family-friendly celebration. Purchase lavender products made by local growers and artisans, enjoy free demonstrations and live music, and tour Chatfield Farms for free!
Femi Kuti & The Positive Force
The show is part of the Gardens’ 2018 summer concert series. Three-time Grammy Award winner Angélique Kidjo and Femi Kuti bring the grooves to Denver Botanic Gardens. Kidjo puts a spin on the Talking Heads’ 1980 album Remain in the Light, reinterpreting them with electrifying rhythms, African guitars, and layered backing vocals. Kuti and his Afrobeat band, Positive Force, are continually expanding the music’s vocabulary, adding hints of punk and hip-hop to the sound, while maintaining its traditional roots and political message.
Fete des Fleurs
York Street, Denver
August 24, 2018
This charming black tie fund-raising gala includes cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, an elegant seated dinner, dancing to live music and late night after-hours cocktails. Last year, Fête supporters contributed over $258,000 to Denver Botanic Gardens’ core programs, including children’s education, public outreach, horticulture, research and conservation.
Pixelated explores the relationships between the natural world and the artificial world of digital media. Mike Whiting says, “Gardens are in their own way virtual spaces—carefully created environments. The contrast of the sculptures’ geometric and manmade materials can seem at odds with the gardens, but they are connected in the dialogue about the re-presentation of nature.”