Summertime in Denver is hard to beat. The sun is shining, and the city is consumed by an active energy. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, the Mile High City hosts thousands of summer events. From family-friendly fun to lunch-and-learns, networking events, outdoor movies, summer concerts, late-night entertainment and more, summer in Denver offers events for everyone to enjoy.
This month, Denver is jam-packed with awesome things to do, and at Thrive Workplace, part of our commitment to our members involves introducing the community to all of the cool happenings in and around town.
Check out some of these local events to bolster your career, learn a new skill, meet new people and have fun!
Tuesday, July 17, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Have you ever wanted to become a successful angel investor but you either aren’t sure where to start or you’re afraid of losing money on bad investments? Join Thrive partner Rockies Venture Club (RVC) at the Soda Pop Garage (2150 Market St. Denver, CO 80205) for a full-day workshop that includes hands-on exercises and opportunities to work with experienced angel investor mentors as well as solid content and toolkits you’ll be able to leverage for successful angel investing. Learn how to be a smart angel and receive a great return on your investment, avoid taxation, learn about leading-edge innovation and meet interesting people. Registrants also receive one full year of active investor membership in RVC.
Thursday, July 19, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
This monthly happy hour, hosted by Built In Colorado and some of Colorado’s most intriguing tech companies, is an excellent opportunity to network with Colorado’s tech leaders, discover new career opportunities and sip a couple of cold ones. This month’s host, Healthgrades, an innovative healthtech company, opens their office to the public, providing the opportunity to meet their team, gain first-hand exposure to the company’s culture and learn what Healthgrades has in store for the future. Tickets are required, and space is limited, so register today.
Every day, all month long, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Featuring treasured memorabilia and iconic photographs bring the past to life, Play Ball! offers baseball fans of all ages something to see. From the nails Ty Cobb used to hold his favorite bat together to Willie Mays’ iconic glove and memorabilia from local heroes, the Blake Street Bombers, Play Ball! showcases one of the greatest sets of baseball artifacts ever assembled outside the Hall of Fame. Better yet, if you purchase tickets between July 16 and 18, you’ll have the opportunity to see the “Holy Grail” of baseball cards, a gem mint PSA 10 ‘52 Topps Mickey Mantle card.
Tuesday, July 24, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Despite the importance of an effective and visually appealing company website and informative social media presence, developing your brand’s online persona remains a challenge in today’s digital world. Join General Assembly and Mass Musings for a discussion and journaling exercise on taking a mindful approach to building an online presence. Kayte Demond, Mass Musings’ founder, will share her story and offer advice on how to navigate the world of social media without losing your true self. The event is $10. Register here.
Wednesday, July 25, 6:00 to 9:30 p.m.
Hosted by Doug Thorner, the Denver chapter director for Startup Grind, and Sabina Zolot, the Denver event manager for Startup Grind, this event celebrates the region’s best startups with an evening full of fun, music, food, drinks and great views from the rooftop of Enterprise. Tickets are just $5, so sign up today, and bring a friend to the entrepreneurial event of the evening.
Thursday, July 26, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
YBR helps entrepreneurs navigate the arduous, lonely and sometimes ambiguous journey of building their companies. Upon acceptance, entrepreneurs are carefully matched to a team of experienced mentors and subject matter experts (SMEs) who will guide them through a thoughtfully curated, best-in-industry framework’s process.
Join us at Thrive Ballpark for networking and the information session.
Tuesday, July 31, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
With Denver’s tech community continuing to grow at a rapid pace, new opportunities present themselves across a wide range of industries and roles and Tap Into Tech aims to take advantage of those opportunities. Join digital marketing specialists Shivani Bhatt, Julie Stone and Jesse Marble for a conversation discussing their various career paths, the top skills needed to succeed, companies in Denver hiring digital marketers, good places to meet other digital marketers and the ups and downs of this career. Check out this free event to learn more about social media management, strategic email communication, search engine optimization and so much more.
Every day, all month long, times vary
Recently named the fourth Hottest Food City in America by Zagat, Denver’s burgeoning food scene is beginning to earn the recognition it deserves. Explore the best of what the Mile High City has to offer food wise and learn fun historical facts about the city on this downtown Denver food tour. From gourmet hot dogs to authentic Neapolitan pizza and more, your tour guide will take you off the beaten path and introduce you to great local dishes while sharing stories about Denver’s rich history and architecture. Tickets start at $59 and include the guided experience, six food tastings and intimate knowledge of the Denver dining scene.
During the summer months, Denver comes alive, bustling with activity. Whether sports, music, technology or the arts are your thing, the Mile High City offers an event for everyone to enjoy. If none of the events listed entice you, there is still plenty to do in and around town. Discover additional events in the calendars section of the Denver Business Journal, Westword, 303 Magazine, 5280, Denver.org and Denverite for alternative options. In Denver, we all want to see each other thriving, so go out and have some fun this month!