Category Archives: Events

Welcome! Jonathan Phillips Photography is a Denver-based, boutique wedding, portrait and event photojournalistic experience also specializing in food, architecture, commercial, editorial and travel content. This is where I showcase my newest event photography from around the United States and the world.

2018 National Get Outdoors Day in Denver

Each year the National Park Service hosts a nation wide event known as Get Outdoors Day. That may be fairly easy in a place like Colorado. With all of the mountains and rivers drawing the majority of the population outside on a regular, I dare say, everyday basis, it is hard to compete on a…

2018 1940s WWII Era Ball at the Boulder Municipal Airport

June is one of my favorite times of year since moving to Colorado.  There’s plenty of things to do around Denver and Boulder, the sun is usually shining and the last vestiges of Spring are behind us. It is also the time when the 1940s Ball holds their annual event at the city’s municipal airport…

2018 Spread the Word Music Festival

The Denver music scene is a mosh pit, so to speak, of different styles and vibes. With venues ranging from large such as Red Rocks Amphitheatre, the Pepsi Center and Fiddler’s Green to big clubs such as The Fillmore Auditorium, Ogden Theatre, the Bluebird Theater and the Gothic Theatre to more intimate neighborhood dives such…

2018 National Consumers League LifeSmarts National Championship

Each year, high schoolers versed in consumer rights, personal finance, health and safety, technology and the environment study hard as April draws near. This year, 33 teams from states across the nation, came out to San Diego, California for the annual LifeSmarts National Championship. A quiz bowl competition run by the National Consumers League, a…

Opening Night for the German Christkindl Holiday Market in Denver

A small section of downtown Denver is transformed this time of year into a German winter wonderland known as the Christkindl Holiday Market. Actually, this transformation, at Arapahoe and the 16th St. Mall, is now in its 17th year. The German American Chamber of Commerce puts on the event which brings the best of Germany,…

Gaetano’s 70th Birthday Celebration in Denver, Colorado

If you are craving Italian food in Denver most people will point you to one place, Gaetano’s. The restaurant has a somewhat sordid and infamous history. It was established in 1947 by none other than the Smaldone family. Famous in Denver for gambling, loansharking and bootlegging, the three Smaldone brothers, Clyde, Eugene (Checkers) and Clarence…

2017 Scream Scram for the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Denver

Halloween is near and the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Denver is celebrating with their annual Scream Scram 5k and Fun Run. One of the club’s biggest fundraisers of the year, the Scream Scram is the only costumed night race in the city. Runners of all ages dress in their best costumes to run…

2017 Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival

They say that beauty and art are found in the eye of the beholder. If that’s the case then you should head to Albuquerque, New Mexico the first two weekends of October. Coinciding with the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, the Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival draws a large crowd to shop the over 200…

Travel in the United States: Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

This big, blue planet we call home is full of wonderment and adventure. Natural beauty surrounds us and at any given fork in the road lies surprises, the unexplained, the undiscovered. This was my first trip to the city of Albuquerque. Each year the city is host to the world’s largest international ballooning event appropriately…

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