Perhaps, the biggest party on campus is the annual Music and Art Festival. Local music groups set up a stage right in the quad for a day of music, art, and food. There have also been pig roasts and free barbecue, beef, and veggie burgers to welcome incoming freshmen. Freshmen really have it best on campus, since there are activities throughout the fall semester, both on and off campus, to get them familiar with the Denver area and the College. Of course, whether it's "Capture the Flag" or cookie decorating on campus, the rest of campus doesn't hesitate to join in! There are a plethora of bars and clubs downtown in the 16th Street area. The main hot spots are Grizzly Rose, The Church, and Tracks.
Really, the parties on campus are more of social gatherings to promote unity at the College and usually have some kind of association to art. If you happen to pick up an apartment at Concordia or Diamond Head (where the majority of students live), then there are regular movie night get-togethers. The Grizzly Rose is the country-western nightclub of Denver—period. The Church was voted the nation's top dance club two years in a row. If you are into the LGBT scene, you should head over to Tracks Night Club, which boasts the biggest dance floor in Denver.