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Halloween in Denver

With the Halloween season creeping up on us, fill your October weekends with these thrilling events you can do with your family and friends. From haunted houses and parades to bar crawls and cabarets, here is a list of festivities you’ll be dying to attend!

A Wicked Weekend of Family Fun:

Glow At the Gardens is a Halloween special at the Denver Botanic Gardens with luminaria-lined pathways decorated with spooking lighting and glowing gourds. Pumpkin artists will be featured with their larger-than-life sculptures and detailed pumpkin masterpieces. There will also be a wide variety of activities and entertainment with autumnal food and beverages. The event runs from October 19–24.

A family favorite, the Broadway Halloween Parade is on for its fourth year. It features floats, bands and marchers filled with Halloween spirit. Show off your costume as you join this day of fun on October 23, and be sure to bring this Halloween bash to a close by shambling in the street at the end of the parade.

Enjoy not one but two weekends of Halloween festivities at McGregor Square. The McGregor Scare is filled with pumpkin carving, face painting and watching Halloween classics on the lawn. Children can participate in Trick-or-Treat Street on October 30 and get a head start on the candy collection. McGregor Scare is a full day of fun from October 22–24 and October 29–31. 

The Adults’ Haunted Halloween Nights:

Do you love a good spine-chilling thrill? Named the Number 1 scariest attraction in the U.S. by Fangoria Magazine, the 13th Floor Haunted House contains three hours of horror tours. This year’s eerie attractions include Frost-Bite, a high-tech cryogenics lab that successfully reanimates the dead, and Bad Blood, a gory battle between vampires and werewolves. Featuring intricate set designs, a stellar cast and spectacular special effects makeup looks, you will be in for a night of nail-biting terror. Buy your tickets now before they sell out. The attraction runs until November 1 and will also be open for the first two weekends of November. 

For the Music Lovers:

Any American Horror Story Fans out there? The Denver Horror Story Cabaret is a burlesque show that pays homage to the iconic characters from the TV show “American Horror Story.” It will be an entertaining night on October 20 in the most haunted room of the Clocktower Cabaret. 

Have a fun Halloweek at Red Rocks with the various concerts scheduled for the last week of October. Here are the events:

  • October 27 – G-Eazy 
  • October 28 – Blackberry Smoke
  • October 30 – Flatbush Zombies with Earl Sweatshirt, Young MA, Reason, Teezo Touchdown and Nyck Caution
  • October 31- $uicideboy$ 

Learn more about each concert and safety guidelines at: https://bit.ly/3oBIK7d

For the Ghoulish Drinkers:

Join the Halloween Zombie Crawl that will take over Denver’s LoDo district. Dress up and come over to pick up your zombie survival kit. You will receive a map of all the participating bars and nightclubs along with information about entry and drink specials. Join the hellish horde of pub crawlers on October 30!

Denver Halloween Bar Crawl is back! From dance parties to live bands to costume contests, it is an adventurous night to celebrate Halloween on October 30. Did we mention how your ticket grants entry into a $1000 cash giveaway if you follow @BeSocialScene #BeSocialScene?

There is no shortage of events to celebrate your Halloween spirit this month. Spend time with your friends and family and enjoy the fall festivities. For more spooktacular events, click (here).

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Best Pumpkin Patches Near Denver

Best pumpkin patches around Denver

Colorado is one of the absolute best places in the United States to experience the magical season of fall. From the crisp altitude air to the breath-taking leaves changing across the Rocky Mountains, Colorado offers a plethora of opportunities to get outside and get some autumn sunshine. If you are looking for a fun activity for the whole family, we recommend experiencing one of Denver’s many pumpkin patches. Great for people of all ages, young and old, kids can pick out their perfect pumpkin to carve for Halloween, while adults can enjoy fetching a few decorative gourds. Below is our list of the top pumpkin patches in the greater Denver metro area. Throw on a sweatshirt, pick out your perfect pumpkin, and even take a tractor ride. Make this upcoming fall one you’ll never forget!


Criteria For Making Our List

Pumpkin Quality

Healthy orange pumpkins

It’s all about the produce! Picking the right pumpkin means the farm must have an excellent selection. 

Activities

Night time activities at a Denver pumpkin patch

All of these patches have additional activities to keep you entertained for hours. 

Accessibility

Varieties of pumpkins

These patches are located close to the greater Denver metro so that you can make a convenient and relaxing day trip out of it. 


Mile High Farms

Mile High Farms is a hybrid of pure family fun. Half of the farm is an amusement park, while the other half is a pumpkin patch. The Bouncy Castle and Petting Zoo are always kid favorites, and the corn maze represents an Indiana Jones-like adventure for the whole family. The pumpkin patch is sizable and always has a good assortment of girth and variety for your plucking pleasure. Mile High Farms is located in Bennet (just east of Aurora) on I-70, next to the Colorado Air and Space Port. 

Address: 11 Cavanaugh Rd, Bennett, CO 80102

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Anderson Farms

Located a short drive away from Boulder, Erie is one of Colorado’s hidden gems, making a name for itself as a fantastic place to call home. If wagon rides are at the top of your list for pumpkin patch experiences, then Anderson Farms is the place. This Colorado staple is a family-run business that has been in operation for decades. The site has a multitude of activities to keep the whole family entertained the entire day and even offers private campfire sites for those wishing to spend the evening! For you brave souls, we recommend sticking around at night for the Zombie Paintball Hunt and Terror in Corn’s Mile of Mayhem.

Address: 6728 County Rd 3 1/4, Erie, CO 80516

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Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms 

Denver Botanic Gardens is one of the most esteemed brands in Denver, and their operation over at Chatfield Farms is equally impressive. Boasting one of the longest corn mazes in Denver (7 acres), the Denver Botanic Gardens pumpkin patch is nestled next to Chatfield Reservoir. This year, the maze will have a space theme, so expect it to be one of the busier corn mazes in Denver. You can also take a night trip to the York Street location in central Denver for their Glow in The Gardens celebration, showcasing lit-up pumpkins and gourds. 

Address: 8500 W Deer Creek Canyon Rd, Littleton, CO 80128

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Cottonwood Farms

Opening on the 25th of September, Cottonwood Farms is Boulder County’s premier pumpkin patch. Cottonwood Farms is located in Lafayette, close to Boulder, and is considered a thriving hub for the county. The farm serves up an assortment of different items for the holidays that will leave a permanent grin on the face of any child or parent.  A giant pumpkin patch and a Christmas tree area are some of the highlights of this holiday hotspot. This beautiful farm is by far the most affordable pumpkin patch option; at a five-dollar entry fee, you can’t beat it! They also offer wagon rides and corn mazes to keep the family entertained for hours. 

Address: 10600 Isabelle Rd, Lafayette, CO 80026

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Flat Acres Farm

Parker is quickly becoming one of the fastest-growing suburbs of Denver, and Flat Acres Farm is the highlight of the area this coming fall.  Voted the top Pumpkin patch in Colorado in 2017 and 2018, and they have not missed a beat since. They host an amazing variety of local Colorado food options that includes funnel cakes and ice cream. There will also be a petting zoo with bunnies, sheep, goats, and ponies provided by Kodiak Ranch. For you Halloween lovers, check out Freight Acres – Colorado’s largest outdoor haunted attraction. 

Address: 11321 Dransfeldt Rd, Parker, CO 80134

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Miller Farms

Platteville is a quaint little farming community just east of Longmont, one of the fast-growing cities in Northern Colorado. Out of all of the pumpkin patches on our list, Miller Farms offers the most produce picking. Bring unlimited bags and fill up on peppers, squash, tomatoes, potatoes, green beans, and, of course, pumpkins. Tractors come around every thirty minutes and pick up a new group to take them on an hour picking tour, overlooking acres of gorgeous fields with the picturesque Rockies in the background. Old airplanes and farming equipment are scattered throughout the farm, perfect for playing and climbing on. This pumpkin patch will keep the kids entertained for hours and your fridge full for weeks. 

Address: 13912 CR 19 Platteville, CO 80651

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Conclusion 

Fox playing in pumpkin patch
Pumpkins of many varieties

Autumn in Colorado is a season that attracts visitors from all over the world. The red and yellow leaves covering the mountains and hillsides are truly a sight to behold. If Colorado is a place you call home, don’t miss out on visiting one of the above pumpkin patches this October. More than just a place to pick produce, these pumpkin patches are an experience the whole family will enjoy. Kentwood Real Estate is an elite team of REALTORS® whose exceptional service, local expertise, and deep community roots create a market advantage for clients. If you are looking to buy or sell a home in Colorado, don’t hesitate to contact us today.  

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Best Disc Golf Courses in CO

When you think of Colorado, outdoor activities immediately come to mind. With over 300 days of sunshine and beautiful mountain weather, how could you not go outside? Besides hiking and water activities, Denver is known for being one of the best areas for disc golf in the U.S.A. These mountain courses have tons of elevation and are more on the technical side. However, you won’t find a course like this anywhere else, so we recommend exploring these places if you’re an invested disc golf player or simply looking for a new outdoor adventure. 

Here are our top five best disc golf courses.

Beaver Ranch Disc Golf Course in Conifer

As the top-rated course in Colorado, you can enjoy two courses and 62 baskets with various shots from meadow drives to crafty tree work. You can purchase a day pass for $12 or an annual pass for $100. No reservation is needed. 

Address: 11369 S. Foxton Road, Conifer.

Cross Creek Disc Golf Course in Gypsum

This course is deep in the mountains with heavily wooded terrain. You will have to navigate your way through the trees to get to the end, where you will find more open meadow shots. Day passes are $15, and no reservations are needed. 

Address: 13119 Gypsum Creek Road, Gypsum.

Ghost Town Disc Golf in Central City

This town isn’t just known for its casinos and prime rib. Central City offers a private disc golf course featuring 20 holes. The holes may be short in distance, but the advanced layout provides a challenging course. It is $10 for a day pass and $5 for children and walkers—Call 303-582-3083 to reserve your spot. 

Address: 190 Russell Gulch Road, Central City.

Double Cabin Disc Golf Course in Telluride

Telluride is already known as a top place to visit in Colorado, and its disc golf course gives you another reason to check it out! This 18-hole course is located on the ski run and has you throwing uphill and downhill, along with a scenic view of the San Juan Mountains. This course is free for all players, and no reservation is needed.

Address: 470 Mountain Village Blvd., Mountain Village.

Wondervu Disc Golf Course in Golden

On the mountaintop of Coal Creek Canyon, you will find this 19-hole private course. Wondervu is also known for its annual tournament called Disc-n-Dabs, where teams can register for a cannabis-friendly disc golf competition from Sept. 3rd – 6th. Otherwise, you can purchase a day pass for $10 and make a reservation at the link above. 

Address: 136 Camp Eden Road, Golden.

Each of these mountain courses will provide an enjoyable experience for your next disc golf excursion. If you’re a seasoned player, we recommend downloading the app UDisc, which helps navigate courses and keep the score even without cell service. 

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Denver New Year’s Eve Events 2018

2019 is almost upon on us and there are many ways to ring in the New Year in Denver. We’ve rounded up some of the top ways to kiss 2018 goodbye. Whether you prefer a low-key night with the family or are looking for something a little wilder, there are plenty of fun events to choose from!

Denver New Year's Eve

Family Friendly Events

Denver Resolution 5K

When: December 31st | Starting at noon

When: South High School | Denver

Denver’s oldest New Year’s Eve event, the Resoluton 5K.  New this year – noon start time (due to the Denver Bronco Home Game)!  Join 1,000 of your closest friends as you ring in the New Year in style. The event features parking, restrooms, registration, and packet pick-up at South High School. Families can walk, run or stroll. There will be a post-race party with refreshments and lots of prize drawings!

Noon Year’s Eve

When: December 31st | From 9am – 4pm

Where: Children’s Museum of Denver | Marsico Campus

The Children’s Museum of Denver is bringing in the sights, sounds, and excitement of Times Square to the Children’s Museum – all before bedtime! Countdowns and ball drops will be on the hour from 10 am – 4 pm – outside on the Plaza, led by the Master of Ceremonies. There will be bubble wrap, fireworks, rainbow confetti, sparklers, and noisemaker crafts. Kids can enjoy sparkle science experiments, balloon twister, and festive treats in the teaching kitchen!

NYE Fireworks in Downtown Denver

When: December 31st | Shows at 9pm and Midnight

Where: 16th Street Mall | Downtown Denver

The sky will once again sparkle over downtown at the close of 2018 with the New Year’s Eve Fireworks Downtown. The two spectacular fireworks shows will occur at 9 p.m. and midnight. For the best viewpoints, stand along the 16th Street Mall. The identical fireworks shows will be synched to a music playlist from live DJs along the mall. Each show will run for about eight minutes and can be viewed from anywhere along the mall.

Skate the Lake

When: December 31st | 6pm – 10pm

Where: Evergreen Lakehouse | Evergreen

Join the Evergreen Chamber and your local mountain community for the family friendly, alcohol free 23rd annual New Years Eve Skate the Lake celebration. The Fireworks Show begins at 8 pm and there will be open skating until 10pm. Food trucks will be on site with snacks and dinner available. Entertainment will include fire pits, marshmallow roasts, and music by local DJ Sound Mountain.

 

Leave the Kids at Home

Decadence NYE

When: December 30th – 31st | 6:30 pm

Where: Colorado Convention Center | Downtown Denver

Citizens of Decadence! Once again return to the immaculate utopia to indulge in two nights of pure bliss and sonic delight. Prepare for another year of America’s largest New Year’s Eve dance celebration, featuring the world’s most renowned talent and larger than life production that is unmatched. Gaze upon our dazzling city and experience a trip away from reality with friends and loved ones at the biggest and best end of the year festival celebration. 

NYE Black Tie Party

When: December 31st | 8pm – 2am

Where: The Westin | Westminster

Ring in 2019 with class and style at the most upscale OPEN BAR New Year’s Eve in Denver. Denver’s NYE Black Tie Party features two incredible live bands, multiple headlining DJ’s, Vegas-style casino games, a huge confetti blast and champagne toast. Starting at 8 pm. guests will have access to three rooms with multiple all-inclusive open bars serving liquor, beer, and wine serviced by 30+ swift bar staff.

New Year’s Eve Burlesque Countdown

When: December 31st | Shows at 7pm and 10pm

Where: The Clocktower Cabaret | Downtown Denver

Naughty Pierre and The Clocktower Clockettes present their best and brightest acts from the past year, with the sassy, classy attitude that made them the Number One selling burlesque troupe in the Rocky Mountain Region. Only twelve acts were chosen – one for each month – and they range from ultra-classic to modern, from smolderingly sensuous to laugh out loud hilarious. This top-shelf, all-star line-up is the best of the best, together for one night only to ring in the new year!

Resolution NYE 2019

When: December 31st | Doors at 9pm

Where: McNichols Building | Denver

As the clock winds down on an old year, it’s time we gather to raise a toast and celebrate at the Denver New Year’s Eve party our city has come to love, Resolution NYE 2019! Now located at Downtown Denver’s chic, one-of-a-kind event center and art gallery, McNichols Civic Center Building! Resolution NYE 2019 is a revelry of elegance and indulgence dedicated to the seasoned party goers of Colorado.

White Rose Gala

When: December 31st | Doors at 9 pm

Where: Ellie Caulkins Opera House | Downtown Denver

Flapper dresses, stylish sequins and fancy fedoras for NYE?! White Rose Gala is a high end and elegant charity awareness event where you are enveloped by musical and theatrical performances. Celebrate New Year’s Eve in the classic elegance of art deco of the Roaring 20’s. Be transported to an era of a modern renaissance where style, opulence, and grace were the only way to swing.

2019 New Year’s Eve Party

When: December 31st | Starting at 9pm

Where: Howl at the Moon | Denver

Are you ready to have the best New Year’s Eve Party to date? Then book a New Year’s Eve package with Howl at the Moon! A variety of packages offer you and your friends everything you need to kiss 2018 goodbye and start the New Year having a blast. Whether you want to sit down, eat and enjoy a show before you start dancing the night away or you want to jump straight to the buckets and dancing, they’ve got you covered.

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10 Things To Do in Denver This April

Spring in Denver is always buzzing with fun activities! From baseball to brew fests, Denver’s got everything you could hope for. Here are a few of the best events happening around town that you won’t want to miss out on.

Denver Auto Show

When: April 4th – April 8th
Where: Colorado Convention Center
Time: Varies
Cost: Adults – $13, Children (6-12) – $6, Children 6 and under – free

The Denver Auto Show is the premier showcase of the newest model year import and domestic vehicles — cars, vans, crossovers, hybrids, light trucks, sport utilities – cars to suit every budget and lifestyle. It’s the perfect place to see the latest examples of fuel efficient technologies and aftermarket accessories. Sit in the cars, pop the hoods, inspect the trunks, and kick the tires! The Denver Auto Show is great entertainment for serious shoppers, car buffs and the entire family.

Rockies Opening Day

When: April 6th
Where: Coors Field
Time: 2:10pm
Cost: Varies

Come kick off baseball season at the Rockies home opener against the Braves! Be one of the first guests through the gate to get your Go Rockies Rally Towel.

Apres Yoga at Ratio Beerworks

When: April 7th – and Every First Saturday of Each Month
Where: Ratio Beerworks
Time: 11am
Cost: $17 Online, $20 Drop-In

Join Après Yoga for the next edition of Breathe, Bend & Brew at Ratio Beerworks in Denver. Practice yoga in the brewery and enjoy a tasty pint of Ratio’s finest brew in the taproom after class! This Ratio event occurs on the 1st Saturday of each month so be sure to save the date for next time! $17 online registration, $20 drop-in at the brewery. Each ticket redeemable for Yoga & 1 pint.

The Mule Majors

When: April 7th – April 8th
Where: Sports Castle
Time: Starting at 1pm
Cost: Varies

Grab some friends and come downtown for a day you won’t want to miss! Try location-inspired cocktails and cuisine pairings while playing a 9-hole round of mini golf. Enjoy great music, fantastic decor, prizes and activities like corn hole, a live screening of the Masters and Happy Gilmore, an IV hydration bar, and so much more. You won’t want to miss these Moscow mules and the memories they create! Join the theme: Derby hats and golf attire are encouraged. Prize for best dressed!

Vinyl 80’s Dance Party

When: April 13th
Where: Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox
Time: Doors @ 8pm
Cost: $10 – $24

Whip It! All Vinyl 80’s Dance Party, hosted by DJ Jason Heller. Jason Heller is a Denver-based DJ whose career stretches back to 1996. He’s currently a resident DJ at both Funk Club and Mile High Soul Club, and he founded Whip It! to express his passion for the energy and fun of ’80s music, both mainstream and alternative.

Pancakes and Booze Art Show

When: April 14th
Where: Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
Time: 8pm
Cost: $10 At The Door

You may have guessed that this is an art show, but not your typical art gallery. Since 2009 this events has been filling the best venues in over 30 cities around the world with your favorite local artists, photographers, bands, and DJ’s. The focus is on keeping the work on display local and original to help artists of all types sell their work while they’re still alive. Each show usually features between 50-150 local artisans, a unique lineup of live musicians and/or DJs, live painting, body painting, along with other forms of entertainment. Oh, and of course PANCAKES!

Spring Flea

When: April 14th – April 15th
Where: Denver Rock Drill
Time: Starting at 10am
Cost: Free

Spring break, spring cleaning and…a Spring Flea market! The Spring Flea returns April 14-15 at the Denver Rock Drill, because what would be the fun in spilling those beans now? So get ready for that new new—new season, new vendors, new location—and save the date today!

Washington Park Home Tour

When: April 19th – May 12th
Where: Various Homes in Washington Park
Time: 10am – 4pm
Cost: $20

The 20th anniversary of the Wash Park Home Tour will feature five fabulous homes representing a range of styles and eras. Stop by the Street Fair for food, drinks, games and prizes! The Wash Park Home Tour benefits Steele Elementary and the Denver Public Schools Homeless Education Network.

2018 Denver Spring Wine Festival

When: April 21st
Where: Li’l Devils Lounge
Time: 4pm -6pm
Cost: $16 – $80

Wine is waiting for you this spring. Time to enjoy the taste and friendly faces. Educate yourself while sipping and socialize the best way in a great venue with a cup in your hand, sun may be shining, but delight in the specials. Enjoy an intimate setting with various wine reps showcasing a few of their top brands.

Belgian Brew Fest 2018

When: April 28th
Where: The Garden at Bruz Beers
Time: 1pm – 4pm
Cost: $48

Belgian Brew Fest started in 2017 as a celebration of Belgian-style beer and the Denver breweries bringing it to life. Enjoy the first outdoor festival of the season with your favorite friends, family, and Flemish Reds! Live bands, over 10 breweries including guest brewery Ommegang this year. There will also be a Kombucha vendor for the designated drivers!

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Top Ten December Events You Won’t Want to Miss

With the holiday buzz heavy in the air, it’s no wonder December is packed full of events to satisfy all your festive cravings!

  • The Polar Express Train Ride
  • 9News Parade of Lights
  • Blossoms of Light
  • Santa’s Village at Chatfield Farms
  • A Christmas Carol
  • Lady Gaga: Joanne World Tour
  • Elf the Musical
  • Denver Beer Festivus
  • Decadence
  • New Year’s Eve on the Rocks

 

The Polar Express Train Ride

When: November 9th – December 23rd (Select dates only)
Where: Colorado Railroad Museum

Be immersed in the sights, sounds, and wonder of this classic children’s book. Scenes from the story come to life as dancing chefs and waiters serve hot chocolate and cookies. Children are encouraged to engage with the characters as the story unfolds. Prepare to be surrounded by magic and wonder this holiday season while making lasting memories.

9News Parade of Lights

When: December 2nd @ 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Where: Downtown Denver

Don’t miss out on what many consider Colorado’s brightest tradition. This free holiday spectacular features ornate holiday themed floats, local marching bands, and an appearance by the famous Major Waddles the Penguin. Don your warmest clothes, grab some hot chocolate, and head downtown to kick off your holiday season right.

Blossoms of Light

When: November 24th – January 1st
Where: Denver Botanic Gardens

Head down to the Botanic Gardens and bare witness as York Street is transformed into a shining winter wonderland. You won’t want to miss the interactive LED light display, holidays treats, and warm drinks. Be sure to bundle up because this family-friendly event is all outdoors.

Santa’s Village at Chatfield Farms

When: November 24th – December 24th; Fridays, Saturdays & Sunday @ 4:30pm – 8:30pm
Where: Denver Botanic Gardens – Chatfield Farms

This season, Chatfield Farms is Santa’s home for the holiday! This new and exciting experience transforms Chatfield Farms into a magical village that is sure to be fun for all ages. Meet Santa’s live reindeer, craft with Mrs. Claus, catch a short movie at Santa’s cinema, enjoy a hay ride, and watch as the colorful holiday lights illuminate the night!

A Christmas Carol

When: November 24th – December 24th
Where: The Stage Theater – Denver Performing Arts Center

A Christmas Carol is a joyous and opulent musical that is a holiday essential! Based on the classic novel by Charles Dickens, this adaptation will lift your heart and renew your holiday spirit.

Lady Gaga: Joanne World Tour

When: December 12th
Where: Pepsi Center

Joanne is the fifth studio album by Lady Gaga and the fourth album to reach number one in the United States. The music on the album features soft rock and dance-pop, while lyrically it dives into theme of family and life’s emotions. The death of her aunt, Joanne, had a major influence on the record.

Elf The Musical

When: December 13th – December 17th
Where: Buell Theater

This musical, based on the 2003 New Line Cinema hit, is a modern-day Christmas classic that is sure to make everyone embrace their inner Elf. Variety proclaims, “ELF is happy enough for families, savvy enough for city kids, and plenty smart for adults!”

Denver Beer Fesitvus

When: December 16th @ 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Where: Wings Over The Rockies Air & Spaces Museum

The Denver Beer Festivus brings the city’s breweries together for one fantastic evening to allow locals and visitors the opportunity to taste all of these top-notch beers under one roof. Get your tickets to the best craft-beer-themed holiday party this side of the Mississippi!

Decadence 2017

When: December 30th & 31st
Where: Colorado Convention Center

Cast aside your worldly identities and carouse in a city of boundless indulgence. For two exhilarating nights, prepare to transcend time and reality as you are transported into the City Beyond Tomorrow! All fortunate enough to populate this futuristic utopia will experience unparalleled levels of excess as the magnificent Colorado Convention Center is transformed into a revolutionary metropolis that pushes the limits of the unknown.

New Year’s Eve on the Rocks

When: December 31st
Where: Red Rock Amphitheater

For the first time ever, Red Rocks will be hosting New Year’s Eve on the Rocks! Featuring an all-star lineup of today’s hottest hip hop artists. Migos, Post Malone, Young Thug, Lil Yachty, Dizzy Wright and King Green (of RDGLDGRN) will usher in the New Year. Don’t miss out on this ultimate Colorado inaugural event.

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September Events | Things to Do Near Denver

Here is your complete expert guide to all the September events, festivals, and activities happening around Denver next month!

Food & Drink

A Taste of Colorado

When: September 1st – 4th
Where: Civic Center Park
Time: Varies By Day
Cost: Free Entry

Delight your taste buds with creations from Colorado’s favorite food establishments. Enjoy appetizers, entrees, and desserts in full-sized portions with friends or in sample sizes by yourself. Discover ethnic specialties or indulge in your traditional favorites. An elegant Fine Dining Area is showcased, highlighting gourmet cuisine from renowned chefs and offering daily cooking demonstrations.

3rd Annual Brews & Views Beer Festival

When: September 2nd
Where: Hudson Gardens
Time: 2:00pm
Cost: Starting at $25

Brews from over 30 Colorado breweries – Views covering acres of stunning botanic displays and natural open spaces – Eats from local food trucks – music, games, and more! Connoisseur tickets $50 in advance only, 21+ event only. Proceeds of the non-drinking ticket benefits the Humane Society of the South Platte Valley.

Station 26 Bluegrass Brunch

When: September 10th
Where: Station 26 Brewing
Time: 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Cost: TBD

More information to come!

HopFest 2017

When: September 10th
Where: Ursula Brewery
Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Cost: Starting at $25

Join LIM359 at Ursula Brewing Company on September 10th from 1-5 pm to celebrate our 4th annual HopFest fundraiser, benefiting LIM359. They are 100% volunteer-based, so all funds raised go towards supporting the activities they host for their members! Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Please note that space is limited to 100 people and is anticipated to sell out prior to the day of the event.

Colorado Mountain WineFest

When: September 14th- 17th
Where: Various Venues in Palisade & Grand Junction
Time: Varies
Cost: Starting at $25

Take in all that Colorado Winefest has to offer from food and wine pairings, bus tours of vineyards and wineries, chocolate and wine tastings, educational seminars, and more.
The “Festival in the Park” takes place on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017 and is the state’s largest and oldest wine festival featuring dozens of Colorado wineries, live music, a grape stomp, live demonstrations & seminars. Please note that all Mountain Winefest events require a separate ticket and all ticket holders must be 21 years of age with valid ID to enter.

Westwood Chile Fest

When: September 16th
Where: 4200 Morrison Road #3
Time: 2:00pm – 9:00pm
Cost: Free

The Westwood Chile Fest is a one-day event in Westwood that celebrates Hispanic-centric cultures that make up 80% of this Denver neighborhood, with a strong focus on authentic food and the arts.
Free and open to the public, this celebratory event takes place along the Morrison Road Corridor, an area rich with makers, entrepreneurs, and artisans. The Westwood Chile Fest is an event that is able to bring diverse communities together with local food, art, music, and dance.

Taste of the Broncos

When: September 18th
Where: Sports Authority Field at Mile High
Time: 6:30pm
Cost: Starting at $100

The third annual Taste of the Broncos event is modeled after the annual Taste of the NFL—Party with a Purpose—that occurs every year at the Super Bowl to benefit Feeding America. Through the generous support of event partners and attendees, Taste of the Broncos has provided more than 525,000 meals to people in need through Food Bank of the Rockies.

Tequila, Taco & Cerveza Fest

When: September 22nd
Where: Mile High Station
Time: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Cost: $30 – $60

This is an event geared to showcase diverse Mexican beers & worldwide tequilas plus unique taco recipes from all of your local favorites. It will feature 10 (.25oz) Tequila samples included with ticket price plus Taco Food Trucks, Mexican Beers, Live Bands, DJs, Branded #TTCFest Shot Glass, Spanish Music, Mariachis, Water Pong, CornHole, El Jefe Taco Champ Vote, Red Beers, Margaritas, Mexican Candies & So Much More Amigos!

Oktoberfest Denver

When: September 22nd & 23rd, 29th & 30th
Where: Between 20th & 22nd on Larimer Street
Time: Varies
Cost: Free

Denver’s Ballpark Neighborhood welcomes back one of the city’s longest running festivals and one of the largest of its kind in the nation! Oktoberfest Denver is set to once again commemorate this world-famous and time-honored tradition of German heritage by combining dynamic performance of music and dance, bier-based activities, Long Dog Derby and entertainment for all ages.

Manitou Springs Heritage Brew Festival

When: September 23rd
Where: Memorial Park, Manitou Springs
Time: 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Cost: $30 – $32

Bands, Brew, and Manitou!! Celebrate the Third Annual Manitou Springs Heritage Brew Festival. The event is sponsored by the Manitou Springs Heritage Center and the City of Manitou Springs, and all proceeds benefit the Manitou Springs Heritage Center. While you’re at it, stop in and see the many intriguing and exciting exhibits, including “Manitou Railroads” featuring the Cog Railway’s 125th Anniversary exhibit, the Mt. Manitou Incline and the Red Mountain Incline.

Denver Beer Fest

When: September 29th – October 7th
Where: Across Denver
Time: Varies by Event
Cost: Varies by Event

A nine-day, citywide celebration of all things beer includes rare beer tastings, beer-paired dinners, tap takeovers, brewery tours, firkin tappings, and a variety of entertaining beer events, all making Denver the center of the known beer universe.

Festivals & Events

September 2017 Events

Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival

When: September 7th – 10th
Where: Estes Park Events Center
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: Varies by Event

Celebrate one of the largest Celtic festivals in the nation. Entertainment includes bagpipe bands, Irish dancing, folk music, merchant tents, and professional Scottish athletes competing in stone-put, hammer toss, and caber toss.

Scottish Festival | September Events

Fall Home Show

When: September 8th – 10th
Where: Colorado Convention Center
Time: Starting at 10:00am
Cost: $10 Adults/$8 Seniors

Colorado Fall Home Show is your one stop marketplace to find the experts to remodel, refresh, and renew your home. The time has come to begin preparing your home for the upcoming seasons and this is just the place to get started. Here you’ll find more than 250 exhibitors well versed in home renovation, remodeling, and sustainable living. Many of the exhibitors will be standing by with tips, tools, and ideas on how to best winterize your home. Be sure to check out the lineup at the demonstration theater where many sessions will focus on sustainability, energy efficiency, and remodeling.

RidgeFest

When: September 9th
Where: The Green on Ridge at 38th
Time: 3:00pm – 9:00pm
Cost: Free

Celebrate Wheat Ridge and its unique charm at RidgeFest – a free event highlighting the agricultural heritage and handmade/homemade appeal of Ridge at 38 and the entire Wheat Ridge community. The event will feature four bluegrass bands, a classic car show, cottage food contests, vendors, food trucks, local beer, lots of kids’ activities and more. New to RidgeFest this year is a Chalk Art Festival.

16th Annual Soul Rebel Festival

When: September 9th
Where: Vali Soul Sanctuary
Time: 3:00pm – 12:00am
Cost: $22.50

The Soul Rebel Festival is a annual grass roots Reggae, Afro Pop, World, American Roots music festival held in beautiful Boulder County, Colorado. The festival’s mission is to provide cultural harmony, understanding, and awareness through the positive medium of music and the arts.

Festival Italiano

When: September 9th – 10th
Where: Belmar
Time: Starting at 10:00am
Cost: Free Admission

Festival Italiano at Belmar, a two-day event, celebrates Italian culture featuring the finest Italian food, wine, and artisan vendors, Balistreri Vineyard’s Children’s Grape Stomp, performances by the flag throwers from Florence, Italy, a free two-day open bocce tournament, and live entertainment on multiple stages, strolling performers + more! Plus, a portion of event sales benefit our non-profit partner, Project Angel Heart!

Biennial of the Americas

When: September 12th – 16th
Where: Across Denver
Time: Varies by Events
Cost: Varies By Events

This week-long festival of ideas, arts, and culture takes place in Denver, Colorado, every two years, and is the most important gathering of top elected, business, NGO, and cultural leaders focused on the Western hemisphere. The events attract top leaders from more than 20 countries around the Americas. The broad slate of activities we offer also attracts innovators, artists, students, thinkers, and doers from across the Americas. The Biennial curates content among collaborators in the ideas, arts and cultural spheres, leveraging partnerships that result in high-quality, in-depth programming. The growing list of partners demonstrates the impact of the Biennial.

 

Downtown Boulder Fall Fest

When: September 15th – 17th
Where: Pearl Street Mall
Time: Varies By Day
Cost: Free

Now in its 30th year, Downtown Boulder’s Fall Fest has become one of Boulder’s most beloved community celebrations. This 3-day autumn festival features food, brews, and music with the added excitement of Children’s Activities and featuring Firefly Handmade Markets.

Reach & Raise: Yoga for a Reason

When: September 17th
Where: Cheesman Park Pavilion
Time: 8:30am – 12:30pm
Cost: $15

Living Beyond Breast Cancer’s Reach & Raise isn’t your traditional fundraiser! Join your friends and community for a unique morning of connection and inspiration where you’ll experience an outdoors all-levels yoga class with live music as you move with hundreds of others. Enjoy a snack, get some new gear at the Healthy Living Expo and know that you’re doing something that will make a difference. People facing breast cancer can’t do it alone – help ensure that all who are affected by this disease have the information and support they need.

Handmade in Colorado Expo

When: September 22nd – September 24th
Where: Skyline Park
Time: 11:00am – 7:00pm
Cost: Free Admission

The Handmade in Colorado Expo is a showcase of some of Colorado’s Best Handmade Arts, Crafts, Food, and Goods. All merchandise displayed at this juried show is handmade in Colorado and sold direct by the artist or crafter. A huge collection of exhibitors will represent a wide range of media. All work sold will be created from both emerging and experienced artisans from Colorado. This event is designed for Locavores as customers will only find Colorado made items. There will be an exciting mix of awesome free music from local bands.

Susan G. Komen Race For the Cure

When: September 24th
Where: Auraria Campus
Time: 6:30am – 11:00am
Cost: $25 – $45

Race for the Cure is a fun, rewarding event offering 5k Run/Walk, Family walk, vendors, and a very special 25th Celebration and Survivor Ceremony.

Denver Start Up Week 

When: September 25th – 29th
Where: Downtown Denver
Time: Events Start at 8:00am
Cost: TBD

The sixth annual event, aimed at growing a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in Denver, will include 300 free community events spanning each of Denver Startup Week’s programming tracks – Founder, Growth, Maker, Product, Designer, and Developer – and geared towards supporting all industries and all stages of business.

Arts & Culture

CommonWheel Artists Labor Day Weekend Art Festival

When: September 2nd – 4th
Where: Memorial Park, Manitou Springs
Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: Free Admission

The Commonwheel Artists 43rd Annual Labor Day Art Festival offers a weekend filled with juried, quality artwork and contemporary crafts, music, art-related activities for kids, and food. Commonwheel Artists Co-op brings excellent high-quality fine art and contemporary crafts to the Pikes Peak Region during this annual three-day juried Art Festival. It is the premiere Art Festival attraction in the Pikes Peak Region.

Doug Benson

When: September 4th
Where: Comedy Works, Downtown
Time: 4:20pm
Cost: $22

Doug Benson is known for his popular podcasts (including Doug Loves Movies and Getting Doug With High), films (Super High Me, The Greatest Movie Ever Rolled, Chronic-Con: Episode 420), appearances on TV shows like @midnight, The Trailer Park Boys and You’re The Worst and now he has his own show on Comedy Central called The High Court. All rise for the comedy of Judge Doug!

La Fiesta: World Party 2017

When: September 9th
Where: Boulder County Fairgrounds
Time: 7:30pm – 12:30am
Cost: Kids – $5 , GA – $25

La Fiesta celebrates Boulder County’s multicultural community with live bands to inspire the dance floor with rhythms ranging from salsa and merengue to West African drumming and dancing with Soul Music.

Food trucks featuring Colombian arepas, Middle Eastern falafels, and wood fired pizza will also delight the senses. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to shop artisan items in the World Market including art, home goods, jewelry, fashion and accessories, skin care, and paper goods.

 

Howie Mandel

When: September 9th
Where: Bellco Theater
Time: 8:00pm
Cost: $39 – $69

The Zarlengo Foundation proudly presents an evening of comedy with NBC’s America’s Got Talent judge Howie Mandel. Comedian Dan Naturman, also seen on America’s Got Talent, will be the Special Guest opening act.

Stampede: Animals in Art

When: September 10th – May 9th, 2019
Where: Denver Art Museum
Time: Starting at 10:00am
Cost: General Admission

See how animals have captivated artists throughout history in Stampede: Animals in Art. This cross-departmental exhibition will bring together more than 300 objects from the Denver Art Museum’s collection to explore the presence of animals in art throughout centuries and across cultures.

The large-scale exhibition will open on level 3 of the Hamilton Building on September 10, 2017, and will expand to level 4 on December 3, 2017.

CRUSH

When: September 11th – 17th
Where: RiNo Art District
Time: 4:00pm
Cost: Free

CRUSH celebrates art, urban beautification, creativity, and culture by enriching a community through an arts festival like no other. We believe that public art leads to an improved community as a catalyst for safety, cleanliness, curb-appeal, creativity, and conversation. Centered around empowering artists’, CRUSH is committed to reflecting and diversifying the urban landscape and the unique voice of a community, bringing art out of the galleries and into the streets.

The annual event transforms streets and alleys into open-air galleries, allowing the neighborhood to attract positivity as well as transforming local businesses by adding character to store fronts and surrounding walls with colorful, creative murals.

Mexican Independence Day Celebration

When: September 16th
Where: Levitt Pavillion
Time: 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Cost: Free

Ceci Bastida was born and raised in Tijuana, Mexico where as a teenager she was a founding member of Mexican ska-punk pioneers Tijuana NO. After joining the band of Julieta Venegas as keyboardist and back-up singer, she went solo and has now released two critically acclaimed full length albums, Veo la Marea (featuring contributions by Diplo, Tim Armstrong, & Rye Rye) and La Edad de la Violencia (produced by XXXChange and Luke Top).

CineLatino

When: September 21st – 24th
Where: Sie Film Center
Time: Varies by Event
Cost: Starting at $10

CineLatino is a 4-day, cultural celebration of Latino Cinema. With 15 titles, the festival features a healthy mix of feature and documentary films, along with new and repertory titles. The Festival will take place during Hispanic Heritage month. The Denver Film Society is proud to recognize the contribution of Latinos in the world of cinema and celebrate the culture with premieres, interactive projects, receptions, and special events.

When: September 25th – November 19th
Where: Denver Art Museum
Time: Starting at 10:00am
Cost: General Admission

This exhibition features 65 examples of contemporary Japanese ceramic arts, created by 35 Japanese artists, from the celebrated collection of Robert and Lisa Kessler. The works include pieces made by master ceramists who were designated as Living National Treasures in Japan, as well as by emerging artists. The diversity of these objects reflects the juxtaposition of the continuation of tradition with new creativity in contemporary Japanese ceramic arts.

When: September 27th – October 1st
Where: Across Boulder
Time: Varies by Event
Cost: Varies by Event

The Flatirons Food Film Festival is an annual multi-day feast celebrating exceptional culinary cinema. The events take place in Boulder, Colorado, a city known as the epicenter of the natural foods industry and American craft brewing renaissance.

Music

Ja Rule & Ashanti

When: September 1st
Where: The Ogden Theater
Time: 6:00pm
Cost: Starting at $49

As the flagship artist for producer Irv Gotti’s Def Jam-affiliated Murder Inc. label, Ja Rule became one of the rap industry’s most commercially successful artists during the early 2000s, working closely with the hitmaking producer and his stable of talent.

Griz

When: September 1st – 2nd
Where: Red Rocks Amphitheater
Time: 6:00pm
Cost: Starting at $50

Today at age 27, GRiZ is coming off a massive 2016 with no signs of slowing down. His latest release, Good Will Prevail (via his All Good Records imprint) debuted at #1 on the electronic charts while simultaneously being available for free download — Following up his previous releases, Say It Loud, Rebel Era, and Mad Liberation.

When: September 1st – 3rd
Where: Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
Time: 7:30pm
Cost: Starting at $55

Phish is an American rock band that was founded at the University of Vermont in 1983. Known for musical improvisation, extended jams, blending of genres, and a dedicated fan base. The current line-up—guitarist and lead vocalist Trey Anastasio, bassist and vocalist Mike Gordon, drummer and vocalist Jon Fishman, and keyboardist and vocalist Page McConnell.

Dierks Bentley

When: September 2nd
Where: Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater
Time: 7:00pm
Cost: Starting at $26

Bentley’s kind of country has never been straight-up-the-middle. Instead, the Arizona-native grew up on a potent hybrid of honky-tonk, bluegrass, singer/songwriters, classic country and modern rock & roll, forging his own sound along the way. “I love the feeling of combining the best older stuff with the edginess of newer, more progressive sounds,”says the prestigious CMA Horizon Award winner.

Mad Decent Block Party

When: September 3rd
Where: Red Rocks Amphitheater
Time: 4:30pm
Cost: $65

Mad Decent Block Party featuring Major Lazer with Cashmere Cat, Alison Wonderland and Slumberjack.

Lil Yachty

When: September 5th
Where: The Ogden Theater
Time: 7:00pm
Cost: Starting at $30

Miles Parks McCollum, better known by his stage name Lil Yachty, is an American rapper and singer. Yachty first gained recognition in August 2015 for his singles One Night and Minnesota from his debut EP Summer Songs.

One Republic

When: September 8th – 9th
Where: Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater
Time: 7:00pm
Cost: Starting at $25

“You’re only as good as your worst song,” says OneRepublic’s front man and chief songwriter Ryan Tedder. Not that he knows anything about writing a dud. The 30-year-old born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, has obsessed over the art of pop music for more than a decade. Along the way, he’s worked with Rihanna, Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Lopez, Leona Lewis (he shared a 2008 Best Record Grammy nod for her Bleeding Love), and other massive stars.

Grieves

When: September 9th – 10th
Where: The Bluebird Theater
Time: 9:00pm
Cost: $20

Seattle rapper Grieves returns to deliver his fourth studio album, Winter & The Wolves, on Rhymesayers Entertainment. The insatiable, devil-may-care MC is well known for his meticulous exploration of life, love, and loss through a unique medley of hip-hop and soulful music. Together with B. Lewis, Grieves created 14 new tracks, combining organic pianos and guitars with boisterous synthesizers, to paint a colorful backdrop for his unique blend of rapping and singing.

NickleBack

When: September 12th
Where: Red Rocks Amphitheater
Time: 6:00pm
Cost: Starting at $75

Hard rocking, with worldwide radio anthems, this is a band with a reputation for providing a party wherever they go. Some of their massive hits include How You Remind Me, Photograph, Burn It To The Ground, Rockstar, When We Stand Together, Bottoms Up, Lullaby and Trying Not To Love You.

Ott & The All Seeing I

When: September 15th
Where: Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
Time: 8:00pm
Cost: $25

Ott & The All-Seeing I is a live four piece band performing featuring Ott (electronics), Naked Nick (vocals, guitar, synths, and percussion), Chris Barker (bass), and Matt White (drums), the band captures all the intricate glory of Ott’s electronic sets, but augments them with a raw power and spontaneity which propels the songs to another level.

Lotus

When: September 16th
Where: Red Rocks Amphitheater
Time: 7:30pm
Cost: $25 – $80

Having built a massive fanbase over the years, Lotus tours heavily selling out headline shows across the county and playing festivals such as Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, Ultra, and more. Whether you catch Lotus in outdoor amphitheaters, the country’s best theaters, intimate clubs or a variety of festivals, you can expect to have an experience of the senses.

MUSE

When: September 18th
Where: Red Rocks Amphitheater
Time: 7:00pm
Cost: Starting at $60

Grammy Award-winning rock band MUSE announced a tour of North American amphitheaters with worldwide multi-platinum selling band Thirty Seconds to Mars. Produced by Live Nation, PVRIS will be the support band for the tour which kicked-off on May 20th in West Palm Beach.

Shaggy

When: September 20th
Where: Cervantes Master Piece Ballroom
Time: 9:00pm
Cost: Starting at $20

Multi Grammy award winning artist Shaggy is by all accounts the true definition of a renaissance man, besides his continuing success in reggae/dancehall music and it’s influence on pop music worldwide, Shaggy is fierce businessman, and humble philanthropist.

Tove Lo

When: September 20th
Where: The Ogden Theater
Time: 8:00pm
Cost: Starting at $30

As anyone with ears will tell you, Sweden is quite good when it comes to fostering amazing pop talent. With Stockholm’s Tove Lo, however, the typical mould of elegant heartfelt electro-pop has been beautifully corrupted by the sort of lyrical honesty and rawness that not only ruffles feathers, but makes you want to clutch your hand to your chest and wail along at the top of your lungs.

Damien Marley

When: September 21st
Where: Gothic Theater
Time: 7:30pm
Cost: $36

Damian Robert Nesta Marley, also known around the world as Junior Gong and more recently as Gongzilla was born in 1978 to parents Bob Marley and Cindy Breakspeare, Miss World 1976. As a young adult, he developed a passion and a gift to speak for those who cannot always speak for themselves. A self-proclaimed ‘Spiritual Revolutionary’, Damian has worked assiduously to carve his own niche in music history and to add a new perspective to the Marley legacy for the 21st century.

JJ Grey & Mofro

When: September 22md
Where: Red Rocks Amphitheater
Time: 6:30pm
Cost: Starting at $40

From the days of playing greasy local juke joints to headlining major festivals, JJ Grey remains an unfettered, blissful performer, singing with a blue-collared spirit over the bone-deep grooves of his compositions. His presence before an audience is something startling and immediate, at times a funk rave-up, other times a sort of mass-absolution for the mortal weaknesses that make him and his audience human. When you see JJ Grey and his band Mofro live—and you truly, absolutely must—the man is fearless.

High Elevation Rock Festival

When: September 22nd – 23rd
Where: Fiddlers Green Amphitheater
Time: Sep 22nd @ 4:00pm & Sep 23rd @ 12:00pm
Cost: Starting at $99

High Elevation Rock Festival will feature Five Finger Death Punch, Korn, A Day To Remember, Stone Sour, Halestorm, In This Moment, Mastodon, Steel Panther, Zakk Sabbath, P.O.D., Falling In Reverse, Starset, All That Remains, I Prevail, Beartooth, Avatar, Red Sun Rising, Radkey, The Birthday Massacre, Letters From The Fire, Ded, Badflower, Hell or Highwater, Them Evils, and more!

Greensky Bluegrass

When: September 23rd
Where: Red Rocks Amphitheater
Time: 7:00pm
Cost: $42

For more than a decade and a half, the members of Greensky Bluegrass have created their own version of bluegrass music, mixing the acoustic stomp of a stringband with the rule-breaking spirit of Rock & Roll. They redefine that sound once again with their sixth album, Shouted, Written Down & Quoted.

Galactic / Pepper

When: September 24th
Where: Red Rocks Amphitheater
Time: 5:30pm
Cost: $45

It’s been more than 20 years since Ben Ellman, Robert Mercurio, Stanton Moore, Jeff Raines and Rich Vogel began exploring the seemingly limitless musical possibilities born out of their work together as Galactic. Since then, the seminal New Orleans band has consistently pushed artistic boundaries on the road and in the studio, approaching their music with open ears and drawing inspiration as much from the sounds bubbling up from their city’s streets as they do from each other.

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Independence Day Events 2017 | Things To Do in Denver

Here is your complete guide all the Independence Day events happening around Denver this 4th of July! For a complete list of events happening around Denver this July, click here

Independence Day Celebration at Four Mile Park

When: July 1st
Where: Four Mile Park
Time: 5pm – 10pm

You only turn 241 once! Come celebrate the nation’s birthday with live music, old-fashioned games, historic demonstrations, and horse-drawn wagon rides. Bring a blanket and stick around for the Glendale fireworks show! Food trucks will be on site, along with a beer garden sponsored by Dry Dock Brewing Company.

Glendale 4th of July Picnic

When: July 1st
Where: Cranmer Park
Time: 6pm

Head to Cranmer Park for a good old fashioned Independence Day picnic on Saturday, July 1st from 6:00pm until the last sparkle of the Glendale Fireworks, beautifully visible from the park.

There will be an assortment of sweet and savory food trucks and The Denver Municipal Brass Band will play patriotic, jazz, and popular music while we wait for the Fireworks to begin, typically around 9 or 9:30pm when it becomes dark enough. You are welcome to bring your own picnic baskets and beverages, along with lawn chairs, blankets, and games to play.

Colorado Rapids Fireworks Show

When: July 1st & July 4th
Where: Dicks Sporting Goods Park
Time: Pre-match activities @ 5pm
Cost: Tickets starting at $32

Each ticket gets you into the pre-match activities, post-match fireworks show and concert! Activities will include: live music, Soccerfest inflatables, human foosball, a ropes course, quad bungee trampoline, laser tag arena, mechanical bull, obstacle course, bounce houses, Eighteen 76 bar, live karaoke, DJ performances, and C38 tailgate. Celebrate your 4th of July with the largest public fireworks show in the state of Colorado.

Glendale Fireworks Show

When: July 1st
Where: Glendale, Colorado
Time: Dusk

This year’s Glendale fireworks display is planned for Saturday night, July 1, 2017, at dusk (generally between 9 and 9:30 p.m.)  The rainout date is Saturday, July 8, 2017.  Glendale’s fireworks show is one of the largest and longest-running events in the area.  News of closed streets will follow later.

Please note that the Infinity Park parking lot on the corner of Cherry Street and Kentucky Avenue will be closed that night.

Stars & Stripes Express Fest

When: July 3rd & 4th
Where: Union Station Terminal Bar
Time: 4pm – 10pm

All-aboard Denver Union Station’s third annual Stars & Stripes Express Fest! To celebrate America, DUS has doubled the size of the Terminal Bar patio.  And for the first time ever, they’re expanding the party to two days! Come and enjoy live music and Colorado’s finest brews.

Littleton’s Red, White, & You

When: July 3rd
Where: Clement Park
Time: 5pm – 10pm

Come celebrate Independence Day with food, beer & wine garden, exhibits, bouncy houses, a free concert featuring Wash Park Band, and of course fireworks!

Downtown Independence Eve Fireworks

When: July 3rd
Where: Civic Center Park
Time: 8pm

Come join the eighth-annual free community celebration featuring a concert, light show, and fireworks finale! The concert will feature Soul X and the 101st Army Band of the Colorado National Guard. Lawn seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis; arriving early is greatly encouraged, as are blankets or low-rise concert/beach chairs. Attendees are welcome to bring their own picnics; a variety of food trucks will also be available on-site. The event will take place rain or shine.

Stapleton 4th of July Pancake Breakfast & Parade

When: July 4th
Where: Fountain Pavilion Central Park
Time: Starts at 9am

The Annual Pancake Breakfast will begin at 9am at the Fountain Pavilion in Central Park. Breakfast may be purchased at the event, which include pancakes, sausage, and juice. Suggested donations are $5 per adult, $3 per child or you can purchase a family 4-pack (2 adults/ 2 children) for $12. All donations will benefit the Stapleton Stingrays Swim Team.

Bring your decorated bicycles, tricycles, wagons or scooters for the parade, which will begin at 10:30am at the Fountain Pavilion in Central Park. Participants should line up along the promenade at the fountain and head east toward the lake, looping around back to the fountain area. There will be parade leaders at the start of the parade to guide participants through the course.

Fireworks at Elitch Gardens

When: July 4th
Where: Elitch Gardens
Time: Park Closing
Cost: Park Entrance Fee

Once again Elitches will light up the Downtown Denver skyline with their fireworks extravaganza! Shows start at park closing time.

Evergreen Music Festival

When: July 4th
Where: Buchanan Park, Evergreen
Time: 10am – 7:30pm
Cost: Adult $10, Teens 13 – 18 – $5, Children 12 and Under – Free

Last year, over 1,800 attendees came to celebrate! This year’s festival is expected to be even bigger, as they honor military personnel and provide outstanding entertainment to attendees of all ages from Evergreen and other communities, such as Golden, Lakewood, and Denver.

Golden 4th of July Festival

When: July 4th
Where: Lions Park, Golden
Time: Noon to 11pm

City of Golden and Golden Lions Club will be hosting the 4th of July community celebration in Lions Park in Golden. Activities include free rides for the kids, face painting, live music throughout the day provided by The Johnny O Band, Ryan Chrys & the Rough Cuts and Something Underground, and a large fireworks display in the evening!

Park Hill 4th of July Parade

When: July 4th
Where: 23rd Avenue, Park Hill Neighborhood
Time: Starting at 1:30pm

Welcome to the eighth annual Park Hill 4th of July Parade! This community-friendly event will again be marching along 23rd Avenue on Independence Day. Stretching from Dexter St. to Krameria St., this year’s parade will include more than 50 groups, including floats, marching bands, costumed characters, classic cars, and more!

Englewood’s 22nd Annual Family Festival and Fireworks

When: July 4th
Where: Belleview Park & Cornerstone Park
Time: 3pm – 10pm

There will be plenty of family fun at the 22nd Annual Family Festival and Fireworks. Activities include miniature golf, batting cages, bouncey castle, miniature train ride, a children’s farm, and much more!

Westminster 4th of July

When: July 4th
Where: Westminster City Park
Time: Starts at 4pm

Kids activity zone, Aerial Assault performances, music by the Nacho Men, fireworks at dusk and more. Free shuttle available.

Brighton’s 4th of July Celebration

When: July 4th
Where: Carmichael Park
Time: 4pm – 10pm

This year’s celebration will feature free activities for children as well as a variety of food vendors.

DJ Tidalwave will kick off the musical entertainment at 5 p.m. consisting of interactive activities, group dancing and more. The event’s headliner and local entertainment of Erica Brown with The Movers & Shakers will take the stage at 7 p.m. to entertain guests with rock, soul and R&B! When the sun goes down DJ Tidalwave will have a script writer on the east facing wall of City Hall illuminating words and images with a laser.

Immediately after, there will be a patriotic presentation. The city will cap off the evening with a spectacular fireworks display – weather permitting – beginning at 9:45 p.m.

Arvada 4th of July Celebration

When: July 4th
Where: Lutz Ballfield and Stenger Sports Complex
Time: 4pm – 10pm

Celebrate Independence Day in Arvada mingling with neighbors, friends, and thousands of people enjoying the day with free activities. Face painters, bouncy houses, sensory games, human hamster balls, many community vendors, and tons of fun! Purchase great food and wares from our many different vendors.

Thornton’s 4th of July

When: July 4th
Where: Carpenter Park Fields
Time: 4pm – 10pm

Beer gardens and food, a performance by the Thornton Community Band, skydiving jump and fireworks.

Broomfield’s Great American Picnic

When: July 4th
Where: Broomfield County Commons Park
Time: Starting at 5:30pm

The celebration starts with pony rides and inflatables. Enjoy a free concert with contemporary a cappella group “17th Avenue Allstars” and “Wash Park”. Bring your picnic dinner or enjoy a dinner from our vendors at the park. Charcoal grills are not permitted. After the concert, at dusk, the fireworks display begins, approximately 9:30 pm.

Aurora’s Fourth of July Spectacular

When: July 4th
Where: Aurora Municipal Center
Time: 6pm – 10pm

The city of Aurora invites you to experience the 4th of July Spectacular and celebrate Independence Day with a fireworks show that lights up the area skyline. The Aurora Municipal Center Great Lawn will feature live music, delicious food, and a fireworks display revered as one of the best in Colorado.

The Colorado Symphony’s Family Friendly Fourth of July

When: July 4th
Where: Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater
Time: 6:30pm
Cost: $16 – $35

Celebrate the stars and stripes of the good ol’ U.S. of A with your Colorado Symphony this Independence Day! It’s the return of the Family Friendly Fourth of July with even more surprises and star-studded talent. This family-friendly program features your favorite contemporary scores and the best fireworks the Front Range has to offer! Celebrate America with the Armed Forces Salute, Stars and Stripes Forever, the Overture of 1812, God Bless America and a slew of your favorite hits from stage and screen.

Denver Outlaws Fireworks Show

When: July 4th
Where: Sports Authority Field at Mile High
Time: 7pm
Cost: Tickets starting at $20

he Outlaws vs. the Atlanta Blaze at 7 p.m. One of the coolest close-proximity extravaganzas you’ll ever see. Fireworks within the bowl at Mile High Stadium feature pyrotechnics paired with a show on the 220-foot wide Thundervision screen.

Boulder: Ralphie’s Independence Day

When: July 4th
Where: Folsom Field
Time: Gates at 8pm

Ralphie’s Independence Day Blast is highlighted as one of The Country’s Best July 4 Celebrations on the Travel + Leisure website, so don’t miss out!

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Father’s Day Events | Things To Do In Denver

Father’s Day Car Show

When: June 18th
Where: Apex Center
Time: 9am – 3pm
Cost: Free Admission

If your dad has a classic car, or just loves to look at them, bring him to Arvada for its 12th annual Father’s Day Car Show. There’s also a fun run, 5K, and 10K on the grounds. Guests will enjoy food, live music, and family activities. Admission is free for spectators. Car registration is $25 at pre-registration or $30 the day of the event if you want to show off your wheels!

Father’s Day Comedy Show

When: June 18th
Where: Comedy Works at the Landmark
Time: 3pm
Cost: $7 – $14

Celebrate Father’s Day with Chris Voth, a clean family show! Chris Voth is an accomplished comedian, a licensed teacher, and a published author. Voth made his debut late-night television appearance on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. He also appeared in three seasons of NBC’s Last Comic Standing and was chosen for the prestigious Great American Comedy Festival.

Free Beer with a MANicure

When: Special runs from June 1 – 30
Where: Hilton Denver, Inverness
Time: Varies
Cost: Varies

Even dads deserve to get pampered. The Hilton Denver Inverness Spa is offering a special all month long for the men in your life. They’ll enjoy a free draft beer with each MANicure and/or pedicure treatment (book a MANicure and pedicure combo, and they’ll receive TWO free beers). Draft beers include Ellie’s Brown Ale, Colorado Kolsch, Sweaty Betty Blonde, 471 Double IPA and Vanilla Porter from Breckenridge Brewery.

Father’s Day Super Sunday Monster Truck Rally

When: June 18th
Where: Colorado National Speedway
Time: Gates at 2pm
Cost: Adult – $18, Children (3-12) – $10

It’s the biggest Monster Truck show of the year! The annual Father’s Day Super Sunday Monster Fest at CNS! Treat dad to a smorgasbord of action and carnage featuring the Monster Trucks: The Ice Cream Man, Avenger, Brutus, Kamikaze, Wicked, and The Xtermigator! Don’t miss a chance to ride in a real Monster Truck as we welcome in the T-Wrex ride truck. There will also be a Motorcycle Stunt Show, Extreme Trucks, and of course the fan-favorite DEMOX!!

Pigskin with Pops

When: June 18th
Where:
 UCHealth Training Center’s Pat Bowlen Fieldhouse
Time: Noon – 3:30pm
Cost: $50 ticket includes one adult and one child

Pigskin with Pops, presented by UCHealth, will feature family-friendly football activities, photos with all three of the team’s Lombardi trophies and other Father’s Day-themed activities on the Broncos’ indoor practice field. Fathers at the event will receive a Broncos necktie, while each child will receive a commemorative football. Kids are encouraged to join their fathers for a game of catch inside the Broncos’ state-of-the-art indoor facility.

American Classics Car Show and Auction

When: June 17th
Where: The Post Chicken & Beer
Time: 11am – 3pm
Cost: Free to the public

Rev your engines up to Longmont to see 24 classic American cars from the 1950s, 60s and 70s from Stephen Tebo’s private collection in The Post Chicken & Beer’s parking lot. Bonus: A lot of the cars will be on auction, you know, so your dad can score a new ride while you’re there. After drooling over the cars, head inside for food specials such as $12 fried of BBQ chicken plates and $4 chicken biscuits. Dad will also enjoy $2 canned Post Brewing Co. beers.

Father’s Day Crawfish Boil

When: June 18th
Where: Seedstock Brewery
Time: 1pm – 7pm
Cost: $9 – $12

Join Seedstock Brewery this Father’s Day for a Crawfish Boil provided by Mile High Cajun. There will be two different seatings at 1pm and 3pm so everyone has enough time and room to enjoy their crawfish. Mile High Cajun will be running its regular menu as well. Pre-sale tickets end 6/14/17 midnight so make sure to reserve your ticket because crawfish won’t be guaranteed without a ticket.

Super Heroes and Father’s Day Fondue

When: June 18th
Where: The Melting Pot, Littleton
Time: 11am – 11pm
Cost: Adult – $45, Children 12 and Under – Free

This Father’s Day, while celebrating your greatest hero, meet some other Superheroes too! This special Father’s Day menu includes Cheese Fondue, a salad or a fruit cup, a special Father’s Day entrée of various meats, vegetables, and seafood, and lastly is your dessert choice of either our famous Flaming Turtle or White Chocolate Blueberry Pie fondue.

Father’s Day Feast

When: June 18th
Where: Two22 Brew
Time: Noon – 7pm
Cost: $14/person

Two22 Brew has joined forces with Cruz In & Eat Ltd. for a custom menu for all dads. The menu items include chicken, beer and shrimp skewers or veggie skewers, rosemary potatoes, bacon-wrapped jalapeno poppers, and ice cream sandwiches.

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10 Things To Do This Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial kick off to summer! Following are ten events that will help you start the season with a bang.

Veteran’s Memorial Day Tribute

When: May 27th
Where: POF Hall
Cost: Free

Denver’s respected observance of Memorial Day is held at the historic POF Hall just south of the state capitol. The holiday “Tribute” ceremony honors Colorado’s fallen heroes in the presence of families, friends, military / political figures, and the public.

Denver Day of Rock

When: May 27th
Where: 16th Street Mall
Cost: Free Admission, Donations Accepted

Denver Day of Rock is a one-day music festival benefiting the work of Amp the Cause. This free event features five stages of live music along Denver’s 16th Street Mall on Memorial Day Weekend. Denver Day of Rock unites the community through music and family friendly entertainment while also raising funds to help Amp the Cause continue to support non-profits in our community.

The Pressed Conference

When: May 27th
Where: Masonic Event Center
Cost: $45 General Admission

The Pressed Conference is Colorado’s premier cider festival set to feature dozens of cideries on May 27th at the Masonic Event Center in Denver, CO. Expect crisp, bright craft ciders flowing a plenty with lawn games, live music, and general summertime shenanigans. This is sure to be the best ‘conference’ you’ve ever attended and will cap off Colorado Cider Week.

Water World Opening Weekend

When: May 27th & May 28th
Where: Water World
Cost: $42 General Admission

Water World, one of America’s largest family water parks, is located just 15 minutes north of downtown Denver, on 64 beautifully landscaped acres. Since opening in 1979 with the first two water slides in the state of Colorado, they now boast over 46 water adventures, and have been rated as one of America’s top ten water parks by the Travel Channel.

Water World features the largest variety of attractions (50) in America, from Wally World for the tots, to Voyage to the Center of the Earth, the ultimate family water adventure. Water World has more family tube rides than any other park in America. Thrill rides are in abundance also, like the Red Line speed slide. Plenty of picnic areas are available, from covered pavilions to beautifully landscaped grass areas.

The Denver Arts Festival

When: May 27th – May 28th
Where: Stapleton Conservatory Green
Cost: Free Admission

The  Denver Arts Festival (formerly Downtown Denver Arts Festival) continues to be dedicated to supporting Colorado visual artists while showcasing a select group of national artists. The fine art and fine craft exhibition features over 100 of Colorado’s best artists along with a select group of national artists while over 50,000 people are expected to attend.

Boulder Creek Festival

When: May 27th – May 29th
Where: Boulder Creek Corridor, downtown Boulder
Cost: Free Admission

For over a quarter century, the Boulder Creek Festival has been the unofficial kickoff to summer in Boulder. Widely considered Boulder County’s favorite event, the festival includes three days of festivities featuring a large variety of events, activities, food, and entertainment unique to the Boulder community.

The festival is free to the public and features something for everyone: 9 separate event areas with 500 vendors showcasing everything from community arts and crafts to healthier alternatives, and technology while 3 performance stages feature a spectrum of music and dance. The festival also features carnival rides along with food and beverage vendors. Join us over Memorial Day Weekend 2017 for the 30th Annual Boulder Creek Festival, the best event in Boulder!

South Gaylord Memorial Day Weekend Festival

When: May 27th – May 29th
Where: 1000 Block of South Gaylord Street
Cost: Free Admission

The South Gaylord Street Festival Series invites you to participate in the 38th Annual Memorial Weekend Festival. Kick-off Summer with three days of great family-friendly entertainment, delicious food, local vendors, and so much more! The festival is located on the 1000 block of South Gaylord Street and begins with live music on Saturday, May 27th from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. The full festival will commence Sunday, May 28th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and run through Monday, May 29th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Festival Series has a long history of bringing together the local community and purveyors of fine products to celebrate this wonderful historic neighborhood in Washington Park.

BOLDERBOULDER

When: May 29th
Where: Boulder, Colorado
Cost: Registration starting at $50

The biggest and best Memorial Day Celebration! We’re not sure when or how it happened, but somewhere along the way this little run turned into an event of epic proportions. Many like to think it’s part race, run, jog, walk, parade, celebration, and tribute made for everyone. Oh yes you can!

Commerce City Memorial Day Parade

When: May 29th
Where: Begins at 64th Avenue/Newport Street and ends at 6060 E. Parkway
Cost: Free Admission

The state’s largest Memorial Day parade with 100+ entries, Commerce City celebrates 53 years of honoring veterans. From military units and bands to floats, antique cars and horse entries, the 1.5 mile parade route kicks off at 10 a.m. Prior to the parade, the city will host a ceremony at Veteran’s Memorial Park at 9:30 a.m. to recognize this year’s grand marshals. The parade is held rain or shine; parade participation and admission is free.