Special Events Beyond Business:

Masquerade Party – Join fellow attendees and volunteers for a night of fun and food. The event is put on by our volunteers and is sure to be a hit. The party theme is “Favorite Issue or Activist”. There will be party prizes for everything from cheapest costume to most elaborate costume, from the most imaginative to the most authentic and more. The party takes place on Wednesday, May 21st around 7:00 PM. The room for the party will be announced to our early arrivals.

"Do We Still NEED NASA?" with Richard C. Hoagland – Mr. Hoagland will address the urgency to €œredefine and refocus NASA on the critical 21st Century scientific, technological and economic problems facing the United States during the next presidential administration. He will also reveal --with official NASA imagery -- startling scientific discoveries NASA, by law, has deliberately withheld from the American people for more than 40 years! Mr. Hoagland has appeared all over the nation and is often heard on Coast to Coast radio. His most recent book, “Dark Mission: the Secret History of NASA”, is a New York Times Bestseller. This is an event not to be missed and is included FREE with your Congressional or Aide package and above. For those not attending the convention or with packages at a lower level, tickets are $25 per person. You may reserve your seat by mailing a check to Denver LPCon 2008 (address below). Tickets will also be sold at the door for this event. Friday, May 23, 6:30 PM.

An Evening with David Nolan – Wander back through the years with one of the founders of the Libertarian Party. Ask why and how of one of the greatest minds in the movement. Mr. Nolan served as the first National Chairman of the Libertarian Party and served as the editor of the LP News at times. He was the originator of the Nolan Chart, the two-dimensional political map. He was selected for inclusion in "2000 Leading Intellectuals of the 20th Century," a reference work to be published by the International Biographical Centre (Cambridge, England). This open discussion begins directly after the Welcome reception on Thursday evening, May 22. This is an open event. All convention package holders are welcome.

White Water Rafting – arranged by your convention organizers, this is a chance to take that white water rafting ride you’ve always wanted. Travel down beautiful Clear Creek canyon during this half-day trip (minimum age is 15). The tickets are only $49! Visit Pay by April 15th and save 10% (reference # 40094). Be sure to contact Greg at after you have ordered tickets so we can arrange adequate transportation. Also available is the beginner trip for our younger guests (7 and up) and our first time rafters. So come and enjoy this Colorado treat. Wednesday May 21, early morning. Meeting time TBA

U. S. Mint Tour – This has become a very popular event! Tour spots are limited, so please contact Greg at early to ensure your ticket. This event is included in your convention package. We do have to walk about two blocks from the hotel, so include this in your exercise plan! This is a guided group tour through the Mint itself and there are restrictions as to what can be brought on the tour. Please look for more information in your attendee guide. This event does take place before the beginning of the convention so call for times.

That All-American pastime, Baseball! – Colorado Rockies vs. the Mets – Friday night, May 23rd at 7:05. Hop the free shuttle to get closer to or walk from the hotel to this downtown ballpark. Come and see the LP’s name in lights! Your convention organizers have scored Special LP reserved Field Level seating for only $29. The regular price for these tickets is $38! Visit Use the login Libertarian and the password GoRockies for this great price and seat.

9/11 Justice Debate – Jim Duensing is putting together a debate about the whole issue of 9/11. Who knew what, how did it happen, what kind of questions have been answered or not been answered. Tentatively Thursday, May 22 at 10:30 PM. Look for more information about this event in your attendee packet.

See Colorado in all its Glory. Spend a day or two touring the beautiful Rocky Mountains. You can visit ghost towns, do a little gambling or walk the breathtaking mountain peaks. Tours are not included in convention packages but can be added for only $80. Visit for tour choices and times.

Visit Red Rocks Amphitheatre! Thursday, May 22, you can tour the greatest concert venue in the world. Tickets are only $25. This includes a stop in historic Morrison, CO. Sign up early for this event to ensure a spot. Contact Greg at for more information.


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  Historic Tour of Denver – Guided walking tours including, “Capitol Hill Ghosts, Golddust and Traildust”; Art District; Victorian Denver; and more are available. This is not included in the convention package. However, tickets are only $20. Visit Pssst. These people have other tours available, including personal tours you can take in your own car!

 Downtown Denver Arts Festival – happening just outside your hotel, just one block down, this is a huge event bringing in fine art and fine crafts from over 125 of Colorado’s best artists. This is a good way for those who are traveling with the delegate to spend an afternoon. It is open through Monday afternoon, so even delegates can take time to enjoy this festival. And it is free to all.

Two Great Running events – Sunday, MAY 18th the Colfax Marathon will be run through central Denver, steps from the hotel and on Monday May 26th the BolderBoulder, one of the most popular 10K road races in the country, will be held in nearby Boulder. -

This year we invite you to make this more than a political convention,
                                             make it a real vacation!

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