Fun Fall Events in Denver
Here in Denver we are lucky to have a great Fall season. The crisp air, the moderate temps and the amazing scenery are enough to keep up happy, but our awesome city has a lot planned for us this year! Every weekend has a fun event from now through November - so whether you're ready for brew fest or more into picking out the perfect pumpkin, there is something for you!
Check out the list below of upcoming events and be sure to visit Denver.org for a full events calendar.
Handmade in Colorado Expo - September 21 - 23
Located in Denver's Skyline Park, this free event is the perfect place to stock up on handmade, unique gifts and artwork as well as support local small business owners and makers.
The Denver Oktoberfest - September 21-23 and 28-30
This annual free event will keep you busy all day! Check out the keg bowling, live music, long dog derby and a bratwurst eating contest! This event is open to all ages and is located in Denver's Ballpark Neighborhood.
Denver Zombie Crawl - October 6
The Denver Zombie Crawl holds the Guinness World Record for the largest zombie event. That's a lot of undead Denverites! You’ll laugh, you’ll scream, you’ll come to appreciate all the creativity that exists in Denver — at least in the underground world of the undead. Make sure you dress up and join the costume contest!
The Pumpkin Harvest Festival - October 6-7
Celebrate the arrival of autumn with old-fashioned fall fun at this beloved annual event! Build your own scarecrow, select your favorite pumpkin from the patch, and tour the Park in a horse-drawn wagon. Explore how 19th-century Coloradans lived and prepared for the season, with historic demonstrations and tours of the Four Mile House Museum.
Pumpkin Festival - October 12-14
Enjoy a day of fall activities at Chatfield Farms. Ticket price includes access to the 10-acre pumpkin patch and family and children’s activities. Pumpkin prices vary by size; the average price is $8. It is recommended to bring a wagon to transport pumpkins. Free pumpkin daycare is available while you enjoy the rest of the festival.
Maker Faire Denver - October 13-14
Billed as "the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth," Maker Faire is a venue for “makers” to showcase their art, experiments, hobbies, crafts and projects through presentations, hands-on activities and competitions. This family-friendly event — the first of its kind in the Rockies — will feature everything from wearable tech, to a musical petting zoo, to the largest BattleBots competition in the Western U.S. We'd say more, but this it truly an event that's best experienced first-hand!
Spooky Speakeasy at The Terminal Bar - October 30
Descend into the depths of Terminal Bar for the annual Spooky Speakeasy, featuring a live DJ, themed cocktails and a costume contest with a grand prize that includes a $100 Denver Union Station gift card and a free night at The Crawford Hotel.
Denver Film Festival - October 31 - November 11
Since 1978, the Denver Film Society has worked to promote the medium as both an art form and a civic forum, developing a program that includes year-round screenings, community outreach projects and renowned special events. The Denver Film Festival brings over 200 guest filmmakers and sells over 55,000 tickets to more than 250 films, from blockbusters and documentaries to shorts and independent films.
Denver International Wine Festival - November 1-3
The Denver International Wine Festival has been recognized by Food and Wine magazine as one of the "Best Wine Festivals Across America." Now in its 14th year, the Denver International Wine Festival, hosted by Wine Country Network, Inc., attracts vintners from around the world, and showcases the largest selection of international and domestic wines at any Grand Tasting in the Rocky Mountain region.
Denver Arts Festival - November 2-10
The Mile High City celebrates its vibrant creative community every year with Denver Arts Week. In 2017, this unique citywide happening returns with a lineup of innovative, inspiring and fun activities and events. Denver Arts Week takes place at seven neighborhood art districts, several museums and dozens of art galleries, and it includes the wildly popular Night At The Museums, where several of the city's greatest museums are free.