Denver embraces the last bits of summer with some adventurous events. Kick off your weekend by cheering and laughing at Lucha Libre & Laughs and end it by sipping on mimosas at Ad Hominem Drags You Out of Bed. Wherever your weekend takes you, make sure to take a look at this roundup of events happening in Denver.

Thursday, September 13

Lucha Libre & Laughs

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When: September 13, 7 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Ratio Beerwork, 2920 Larimer St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Ratio Beerworks presents Lucha Libre & Laughs. The event features a night of comedy from Mitch Jones & Ian Douglas Terry, Luchador wrestling matches and more. You can sip on a cool brew from Ratio and watch masked wrestlers fly through the laughter-filled air.

Haunted Pub Tour

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When: September 13, 7:30 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Nightly Spirits, 1400 Market St., Denver  

Cost: $25 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Nightly Spirits hosts a Haunted Pub Tour. You can imbibe on drinks from Denver’s oldest bars, learn about the haunting history of historic sites and even hunt for a couple of ghosts — all perfect pursuits for the start of fall. The tours sell out fast so make sure you book your ticket soon.

Grandoozy Pre-Party

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When: September 13, 8 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Punch Bowl Social Denver, 65 Broadway, Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Punch Bow Social presents a Grandoozy Pre-Party. The event features an inside look at the Grandoozy music festival, a live music broadcast from the radio personality Nerf, swag and more. You can sip on complimentary drinks from Bud Light and enter to win tickets to Grandoozy headliners.

Friday, September 14


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When: September 14 – 16

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

Cost: $110 – $674.50 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Brace yourself for an all-new music and art festival – Grandoozy. The event features three days of amazing performances from artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Florence + The Machine, St. Vincent and more. You can jam out to music and peruse some art throughout the weekend.

READ: Staff Picks – 17 Can’t-Miss Shows at Grandoozy

Denver Gem & Mineral Show

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When: September 14 – 16

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

Cost: $7 get tickets here

The Lowdown: The Denver Gem & Mineral Show is back for its 50th anniversary. As one of the biggest gem and mineral shows in the US, you can find the best geological items you can think of. The event is fully run by volunteers and organized by mineral clubs around the state. You can also learn more about this year’s theme – Minerals in Mexico.

READ: All That Glitters isn’t Gold –The Denver Gem & Mineral Show Returns This Week

Game of Thrones Dinner

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When: September 14, 4 – 7:30 p.m. 

Where: Castle Marne Inn, 1572 Race St., Denver

Cost: $145 – $170 at entry 

The Lowdown: If you love Game of Thrones then you need to attend a Game of Thrones Dinner. The event features a four-course themed dinner with paired themed cocktails, a costume contest, trivia and more. You can have the chance to win prizes and celebrate the Game of Thrones Live Concert. Call 303-331-0621 to book your reservations.


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When: September 14 – 15 

Where: Spectra Art Space 1836 S Broadway, Denver 

Cost: $10 – $50 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Spectra Art Space presents AfterDoozy. The event features two days of partying with art. You can participate in an art raffle, laser shows, art installations and more. You can also dance your pants off during a silent disco with art surrounding you. Part of the proceeds will benefit Impact Locally.

Game of Thrones Live Concert

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When: September 14, 8 p.m. 

Where: Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Cir., Denver 

Cost: $39.50 – $99.50 get tickets here

The Lowdown: If you are a die-hard fan of Game of Thrones then you need to attend the Game of Thrones Live Concert. The event features an orchestra and choir performing Game of Thrones scores composed and lead by Ramin Djawadi. You can also listen to new music and projections of season seven scenes throughout the concert.

READ: Everything That Happened at that Game of Thrones Concert You Thought About Going To

Boulevard/Weldwerks Collaboration

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When: September 14, 6 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Dunbar Kitchen & Tap House, 2844 Welton St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Start the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) early with a Boulevard/Weldwerks Collaboration. The event features a special tapping of the Hazy IPA created in collaboration by the two breweries. The brew is made with Ekuanot, El Dorado, Citra, and Galaxy Hops and then also dry-hopped with El Dorado and Galaxy hops.


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When: September 14, 9 p.m. – 1:30 a.m. 

Where: Bar Standard, 1037 Broadway, Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Bar Standard parties it up at Throwback. The event features the last rooftop patio party as part of Bar Standard’s Throwback series. You can dance it out to beats ranging from the ’80s to the ’00s R&B, hip-hop and more with DJ Mear.

Saturday, September 15

Great American Beer Festival Bike Loop & Kickoff Party

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When: September 15, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Where: BarFly Denver, 4255 W Colfax Ave., Denver 

Cost: $25 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Work up a sweat and sip at the Great American Beer Festival Bike Loop & Kickoff Party. The event features a loop hitting six different breweries including Joyride, Oasis and Seedstock with prizes, music and more. Make sure to bring a backpack to hold prizes and of course, wear your helmet.


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When: September 15, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

Where: Denver Rock Drill, 1717 E 39th Ave., Denver 

Cost: $5 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Denver Rock Drill presents CRAFTED. The event features a flea market chalk full of food, cocktails, shopping and more. You can shop till you drop for a good cause as CRAFTED supports local non-profit organizations such as Free the Girls.

Denver DRiNk RiNo Oktoberfest

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When: September 15, 12 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Rackhouse Pub, 2875 Blake St., Denver 

Cost: $20 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Rackhouse Pub presents DRiNk RiNo Oktoberfest. The event features plenty of beer, German fare, live music and more. You can drink to your heart’s content and strut your stuff in a pair of traditional lederhosen. The ticket price includes one litre of beer and a half litre mug.

STAY UP Saturday

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When: September 15, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. 

Where: Fort Greene Bar, 321 E 45th Ave., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Fort Greene Bar hosts STAY UP Saturday. The event features a blowout dance party from CRL CRRLL and friends. You can jam out to beats all night long and sip on drinks from Fort Greene Bar.

No Pants Party

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When: September 15, 10 p.m. – 2 a.m. 

Where: Black Sky Brewery, 490 Santa Fe Dr., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Black Sky Brewery ends summer with a bang at a No Pants Party. The event features a party to let loose at — without the hassle of pants. Underwear, banana hammocks, speedos and anything that isn’t a full pair of paints is encouraged. Be sure to dance your actual pants off and sip on cold brews from Black Sky.

Frisky Whisky

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When: September 15 – 16

Where: Dairy Block, 1800 Wazee St., Denver 

Cost: $150 get tickets here

The Lowdown: If you love whiskey, Frisky Whisky is the event for you. The event features two-days of whiskey tasting, games, food and more. You can dance the nights away with beats from a live DJ, sip on drinks from an open bar and raise funds to benefit Minds Matter of Denver.

Sunday, September 16

Diebolt 5th Anniversary Party

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When: September 16, 1 – 5 p.m. 

Where: Diebolt Brewing Company, 3855 Mariposa St., Denver 

Cost: $12 – $15 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Celebrate five years at the Diebolt 5th Anniversary Party. The event features a shrimp boil with the fixings, raw oysters and more. You can sip on beer cocktails and jam out to The Drunken Frenchman while you dig into the delightful bounty.

Colorado Coffee Fest

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When: September 16, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Where: Space Gallery, 400 Sante Fe Dr., Denver

Cost: $25 – $30 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Get your buzz on at the Colorado Coffee Fest. Celebrate the beautiful bean by exploring vendors, sampling all things coffee and more. You can also participate in lectures, munch on food and jam out to live music while you peruse the fest.

Ad Hominem Drags You Out of Bed

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When: September 16, 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. 

Where: Ad Hominem 43 W 9th Ave., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Start your Sunday with a pop at Ad Hominem Drags You Out of Bed. The event features a double drag queen show to wake you up, $15 bottomless mimosas, food and more. Reservations are recommended so make yours by calling 303-454-0000.

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Mark Your Calendar

Potted Potter

When: September 18 – 23

Where: Newman Center for the Performing Arts, 2344 E Iliff Ave., Denver 

Cost: $39.99 – $99.99 tickets available here

Great American Beer Festival

When: September 20 – 22 

Where: Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St., Denver 

Cost: $85 – $160 tickets available here

Field Day Music & Beer Festival

When: September 22 – 23

Where: Recess Beer Garden LoHi, 2715 17th St. Ste 103, Denver 

Cost: Free admission