Denver has some quirky events lined up this weekend for you to experience. Kick it off by riding coasters and celebrating films at Summer Scream and end it by breaking a sweat at the Broncos 7k and Broncos Fit Expo. Wherever the weekend takes you, make sure to take a peek at this roundup of events happening in Denver.

Thursday, August 30

Summer Scream

Photo Courtesy of Denver Film Society on Facebook

When: August 30, 6 – 11 p.m. 

Where: Lakeside Amusement Park, 4601 Sheridan Blvd., Denver

Cost: $40 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Denver Film Society presents Summer Scream. The event features a night of fun at Lakeside Amusement Park to raise funds for Denver Film Society. You can ride unlimited rides, sip on Ratio beers and more.

Beer, Chocolate, Baby Goats and Puppies

Photo Courtesy of Broken Shovels Farm Sanctuary‎ on Facebook

When: August 30, 6 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Alternation Brewing Company, 1539 S Broadway, Denver 

Cost: $30 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Alternation Brewing Company partners up with Broken Shovels Farm Sanctuary to present Beer, Chocolate, Baby Goats and Puppies. The event features a beer and chocolate pairing with handmade chocolate truffles. You can sip and nibble on four flights of beer with the chocolates and have the chance to pet some adorable animals.

Patio Battle Vol.2

Photo courtesy of DINKC on Facebook

When: August 31, 7 – 10 p.m.

Where: Meadowlark Kitchen, 2705 Larimer St., Denver

Cost: Free 

The Lowdown: Join Denver street artists DINKC, Patrick Kane McGregor, Grow Love, Kiri Leigh and Chris Haven as they compete in a live-painting contest at Meadowlark Kitchen. The competition the second in a series called Patio Battles — partly because it takes place on Meadowlark Kitchen’s backyard patio — and also as an homage to the “art battles” that have been as much a part of street art and graffiti as a black book sketchbook or a spray paint can. The five artists have two hours to paint and the audience decides the winner. The canvases created during the battle will be auctioned off to the highest bidder at the end of the night.

Friday, August 31

Spectrum Vol. 2

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When: August 31, 5 – 11 p.m. 

Where: Spectra Art Space, 1836 S Broadway, Denver 

Cost: $7 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Spectra Art Space presents Spectrum Vol. 2. The event features an art and music pop-up showcasing six musicians and six artists including Grif, ESCPE and A.L. Grime. You can jam out to live music while perusing art and munching on food. 

Silent Disco Street Party

Photo courtesy of SoundDown Party on Facebook.

When: August 31 – September 1, 8 – 11:59 p.m. 

Where: 2060 Larimer St., Denver

Cost: $10 – $50 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Party out your weekend at a Silent Disco Street Party. The event features two nights of live DJs blasting out sick beats through SoundDown Party – Denver’s Silent Disco Company headphones. You can sip on drinks from Mile High Spirits and Great Divide Barrel Bar while you dance to the music.

Test Kitchen Concert

Photo courtesy of Trayce Chapman on Facebook.

When: August 31, 8 p.m. 

Where: Gothic Theatre, 3263 S Broadway, Denver 

Cost: $15 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Listen to some sick beats at the Test Kitchen Concert. The event features a concert full of independent artists performances, live interviews and a live-streamed rap-a-thon. You can jam out all night long with hosts Life Is Dope, Matt McNeal of Dreamville, Trayce Chapman and Francois Baptiste of AEG.

Twilight Paddle

Photo Courtesy of Rocky Mountain Paddleboard on Facebook

When: August 31, 7 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Pelican Bay at Cherry Creek, 4800 S Dayton St., Englewood

Cost: $35 – $70 book here

The Lowdown: Absorb Denver’s beautiful views during a Twilight Paddle. The event features a paddle on Pelican Bay to watch a sunset over the city and head over to a pub for drinks, games and more. You can rent a paddle board, kayak or a canoe to experience the night.

Midnight Madness

Photo Courtesy of Landmark’s Esquire Theatre‎ on Facebook

When: August 31 – September 1, 11:59 p.m. – 2 a.m. 

Where: Landmark’s Esquire Theatre, 590 Downing St., Denver 

Cost: $9.50 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Landmark’s Esquire Theatre presents Midnight Madness. The event features a viewing of Monty Python and The Holy Grail. The hilarious hit film follows the story of King Arthur as he travels around his kingdom facing killer rabbits, knights who say ni and more.

Saturday, September 1

NATIV Hotel Grand Opening White Party

Photo courtesy of Nativ Hotel’s Website

When: September 1, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. 

Where: NATIV Hotel Denver, 1612 Wazee St., Denver 

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: NATIV Hotel and 303 Magazine join together for the NATIV Hotel Grand Opening White Party. The event features a party in the newly renovated digs of the NATIV Hotel with jammin’ beats from DJ Wushu, cocktails and more. Make sure to don all-white apparel to party it out.

Mile High Soul Club

Photo courtesy of Syntax Physic Opera on Facebook

When: September 1, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. 

Where: Syntax Physic Opera, 554 S Broadway, Denver 

Cost: $5 at entry

The Lowdown: Shake your booty at Mile High Soul Club. The event features a night of soul honoring the late Aretha Franklin spinning on vinyl. You can listen to the best R&B, funk and soul that has touched the earth and dance your heart out.

A Taste of Colorado

Photo by Camille Breslin

When: September 1 – 3

Where: Denver’s Civic Center Park, Colfax and Bannock St., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Experience the bounties of our state at A Taste of Colorado. The event, which was created by the Downtown Denver Partnership celebrates Labor Day weekend with a three-day food and music festival. You can sample from more than 50 food vendors, peruse from over 170 marketplace vendors, jam out to live music and more — all for free.

Temple Tantrum

Photo Courtesy of David Clay Bridges

When: September 1 – 2

Where: Temple Tantrum, 2400 Curtis St., Denver 

Cost: $25 – $55 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Party your weekend out at Temple Tantrum. The event features two-days of art, music, comedy and more. You can jam out to 20 musical performances, 14 art installations and a DIY funhouse. Proceeds from the event will benefit PlatteForum, a non-profit organization that gives youth access to professional artists.

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Truck Stop

Photo Courtesy of Truck Stop Rally on Facebook

When:  September 1, 1 – 8 p.m.

Where: RiNo, Larimer St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Larimer Street hosts the last stop of Truck Stop. The food truck rally features a plethora of amazing local food trucks, vendors, cool drinks and more. You can explore the rally, all of the amazing businesses on Larimer and dig into the best foods while jamming out to live music.

Denver’s Forgotten Underground

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When: September 1, 3 – 5 p.m. 

Where: The Rio Grande, 1525 Blake St., Denver 

Cost: $20 – $25 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Atlas Obscura Society Denver presents Denver’s Forgotten Underground. The event features a walking tour of Denver’s historic underground life with Tracy Beach, a Colorado expert on tunnels. You can grab a drink from The Rio Grande and go spotting for signs of the tunnels.

Goodness Block Party

Photo courtesy of Goodness Block Party on Facebook

When: September 1, 4 p.m. 

Where: 27th and Larimer St., Denver 

Cost: $10 – $15 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Red Bull Music presents the Goodness Block Party. The party features live music from DJ Low Key, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Kayla Marque and more. You can dance till goodness knows when on Larimer Street on a warm summer evening.

Qi Revolution

Photo Courtesy of Supreme Science Qigong on Facebook

When: September 1 – 3 

Where: Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center, 650 15th St., Denver 

Cost: $145 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Find balance and center yourself during the Qi Revolution. The event features three days of yoga, food-based healing, breathing exercises and more. You can learn from Jeff Primack — a Qigong practitioner with the help of 15 other instructors on how to harness and center your Qi.

Sunday, September 2

Labor Day Weekend Fireworks

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When: September 2, 10 – 10:30 p.m. 

Where: Elitch Gardens, 2000 Elitch Cir., Denver 

Cost: $29.99 – $39.99 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Elitch Gardens celebrates Labor Day with Labor Day Weekend Fireworks. You watch an amazing fireworks show at the closing time of the park after riding all of the best coasters. Free with park entrance fee.

Broncos 7k & Broncos Fit Expo

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When: September 2, 6 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

Where: Broncos Stadium at Mile High, 1701 Bryant St., Denver

Cost: $45 register here

The Lowdown: Lace up your sneakers for a Broncos 7k and Broncos Fit Expo. The event features a 7k race where you can sport your orange and blue gear and peruse vendors at a fit expo after. The registration fee includes a shirt, a look at Super Bowl trophies, a chance to meet some of the Denver Bronco players and more.

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Mark Your Calendars

CineLatino Film Festival 

When: September 6 – 9 

Where: Denver Film Society, 1510 York St., Denver 

Cost: $85 tickets available here

29th Annual Denver Art Museum Friendship Powwow

When: September 8, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Where: Denver Art Museum, 100 W 14th Ave. Pkwy., Denver

Cost: Free admission

303 Magazine Pool Party Series

When: September 9, 2 – 7 p.m. 

Where: Halycon, a hotel in Cherry Creek, 245 Columbine St., Denver 

Cost: $20 – $150 tickets available here here


When: September 14 – 16

Where: Overland Park, 1801 S Huron St., Denver 

Cost: $99 – $674.50 tickets available here

Denver Gem & Mineral Show

When: September 14 – 16

Where: Denver Mart, 451 E 58th Ave., Denver

Cost: $7 – $15 tickets available here