24 Unique Things to do in Denver this Weekends

Pumpkin Nights. Photo courtesy of Pumpkin Nights.

Denver has some super interesting events lined up this weekend. Kick your weekend off by seeing some sick sticker art at Sticker Shock and end it by dining on delights at 5280 Dines. Wherever the weekend takes you, make sure to take a quick look at this roundup of events in Denver.

Thursday, October 18

Sticker Shock

Photo Courtesy of Station 16 Gallery – Denver‎ on Facebook

When: October 18 – 31, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. 

Where: Station 16 Gallery – Denver, 3350 Brighton Blvd., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Station 16 Gallery presents Sticker Shock. The exhibition features works from Reed Weily, an American artist that works exclusively with vintage stickers. You can explore collages created with thousands of stickers from all over the world making skull-like shapes.

Carving & Cocktails

Photo Courtesy of Terminal Bar on Facebook

When: October 18, 6 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Terminal Bar, 1701 Wynkoop St., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Terminal Bar hosts Carving & Cocktails. The event features a pumpkin carving contest with prizes for the top three winners such as gift cards and Terminal Bar merch. You can sip on themed cocktails and carve all night long. The pumpkins and tools are free to use — but the price is you must leave your jack-o-lantern to be displayed at Terminal.

Glow at the Gardens

Photo courtesy of Denver Botanic Gardens on Facebook

When: October 17 – 25

Where: Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St., Denver 

Cost: $18 tickets available here

The Lowdown: Denver Botanic Gardens presents Glow at the Gardens. The event features a night of lights, more than 100 hand-carved pumpkins, pumpkin sculptures and more. You can also listen to spooky stories, watch a magic show, sip on seasonal drinks and watch performers.

Taps and Tails

Photo Courtesy of Denver Zoo on Facebook

When: Thursday, October 18, 6 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St., Denver 

Cost: $18 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Denver Zoo presents Taps and Tails. The event features a night at the zoo to explore all of the adorable creatures with local sips in hand. You can taste from local bites, jam out to a live performance from Rob Drabkin and his band and more fall fun. The night is hosted by comedian Janae Burris.

Pumpkin Nights Denver

Pumpkin Nights. Photo courtesy of Pumpkin Nights.

When: October 18 – 30, 5:30 – 10:30 p.m. 

Where: Adams County Fairgrounds, 9755 Henderson Rd., Brighton

Cost: $14 – $20 tickets available here

The Lowdown: Experience a magical night of pumpkin wonders during Pumpkin Nights. The event features an interactive experience with eight themed lands to travel through that hold more than 3,000 pumpkins, all hand-carved by a team of artists.

READ: A Huge Halloween Festival is Coming to Denver with 3000 Hand-Carved Pumpkins

Comal’s 2nd Anniversary

Photo By Brittany Werges

When: October 18, 6 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Comal Heritage Food Incubator, 3455 Ringsby Ct. #105, Denver 

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: Help Comal Heritage Food Incubator celebrate during Comal’s 2nd Anniversary. The event features a night of food, music, drinks and more. You can watch entertainment from Colorado State University while you honor all of Comal’s achievements.

Masterpiece in Pumpkin

Photo Courtesy of Denver Milk Market

When: October 18, 6 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Denver Milk Market, 1800 Wazee St. Ste 100, Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Denver Milk Market host Masterpiece in Pumpkin. You can have the chance to watch Barry Brown, a master carver, carve pumpkins live. Brown has created carve pumpkin art for exhibitions for Denver Zoo, Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver Art Museum and more.

READ: Meet Barry Brown, Denver’s Master Pumpkin Carver

Gear & Cheer

Courtesy of Women’s Wilderness on Facebook

When: October 18, 6 – 9 p.m. 

Where: REI Denver, 1416 Platte St., Denver 

Cost: $65 get tickets here

The Lowdown: REI Denver teams up with Women’s Wilderness to present Gear & Cheer. The event features live music, local food and drinks and a live auction with outdoor gear. You can also participate in outdoor games while raising funds for some great programs. All proceeds will benefit REI’s Girls’ Wilderness Adventure Program and Financial Aid Program.

Friday, October 19

The Rambler: A Night of Comedy

Ramble Hotel. Photo by Brittni Bell Warshaw.

When: October 19, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. 

Where: The Ramble Hotel, 1280 25th St., Denver 

Cost: $12 tickets available here

The Lowdown: The Ramble Hotel and High Plains Comedy partner together to host The Rambler: A Night of Comedy. The event features sets from five different comedians — Adam Cayton-Holland, Andrew Orvedahl, David Rodriguez, Nancy Norton and Troy Walker.  You can laugh all night long and imbibe on the best beverages from Death and Co.

Monster Mash Skaraoke

Photo Courtesy of ROLL‎ on Facebook

When: October 19, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. 

Where: ROLL, 1399 35th St., Denver 

Cost: Free get tickets here

The Lowdown: ROLL hosts Monster Mash Skaraoke. The event features a night of karaoke on a giant indoor screen plus all the roller skating you can manage. You can sing your heart out to Halloween themed songs from DJ Soup all for free (if you register in advance).

Crab Festival

Photo Courtesy of Fresh Fish Company on Facebook

When: October 19, 11:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. 

Where: Fresh Fish Company, 7800 E Hampden Ave., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Fresh Fish Co. hosts a Crab Festival. The festival features a chance to try from more than 20 types of crab dishes including crab cakes, crab artichoke dip and even crab ice cream to satisfy your sweet tooth. If you love crab, the crab festival is the time to indulge.

Latin Fashion Show

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Photo courtesy of Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe

When: October 19, 6 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Museo De Las Americas, 861 Santa Fe Dr., Denver

Cost: $15 – $40 tickets available here

The Lowdown: Museo de las Americas presents a Latin Fashion Show. The event features local Latino and Latina designers. You can watch models strut their stuff in fashion and later explore Museo’s latest exhibitions and before and after the show, you can shop from vendors presenting jewelry and clothing. Be sure to wear semi-formal attire.

The Festival

When: October 19 – 20

Where: Denver Rock Drill, 1648-1798 E 40th Ave., Denver

Cost: $75 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Denver Rock Drill hosts The Festival. The two-day event features a line up of artisanal beers, ciders and meads from world-class brewers. The ticket price includes a sample glass, a chance to meet a myriad of brewers and more.

La Pompe Saison Beer Release

Photo courtesy of Vine Street Pub & Brewery on Facebook

When: October 19, 6:30 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Vine Street Pub & Brewery, 1700 Vine St., Denver 

Cost: $20 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Vine Street Pub & Brewery presents a La Pompe Saison Beer Release. The release features a tapping of a saison made with Belgian yeast, rye, black peppercorn and black cardamom taking inspiration from the Romani people. You can listen to La Pompe, a local jazz band while you imbibe on the drink.

Saturday, October 20

Beetlejuice Movie Party

Photo Courtesy of Alamo Drafthouse Denver‎ on Facebook

When: October 20, 1:15 p.m. 4 p.m. and 6:40 p.m. 

Where: Alamo Drafthouse Denver, 4255 W Colfax Ave., Denver 

Cost: $13 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Alamo Drafthouse presents a Beetlejuice Movie Party. The event features a screening of the terrifyingly funny film that follows a story about Barbara and Adam Maitland, a young couple that has found themselves deceased and battling with Beetlejuice, a mischievous spirit.

End of the World Pub Crawl

Photo Courtesy of Ginn Mill Facebook Page

When: October 20, 1 – 5 p.m. 

Where: The Ginn Mill, 2041 Larimer St., Denver 

Cost: $30 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Crawl like your life depends on it at the End of the World Pub Crawl. The event features a crawl to six different pubs and bars including The Retro Room, Larimer Beer Hall and Sidecar Lounge Denver. The ticket price includes a koozie, free beverages, a belt and more.

Cereal Killers

Courtesy of Alamo Drafthouse Denver‎ on Facebook

When: October 20, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 

Where: Alamo Drafthouse Denver, 4255 W Colfax Ave., Denver 

Cost: $12.50 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Alamo Drafthouse Denver presents Cereal Killers. The event features all you can eat bowls of cereal to dive into while you watch a screening of Monster. The film takes a deeper look at the life and decisions of Aileen Wuornos, a woman who committed seven murders.

SAME Cafe’s 12th Birthday Party

Photo Courtesy of SAME Cafe‎ on facebook

When: October 20, 5 –  8 p.m.

Where: SAME Cafe, 2023 E Colfax Ave., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Honor 12 years of achievements at SAME Cafe’s 12th Birthday Party. The part features seasonal bites, desserts and punch to celebrate SAME Cafe’s mission of serving those in need as a donation based restaurant. The event is free, however, donations are welcome, donate here.

Final Market of the Season

Photo Courtesy of Union Station Farmers Market‎ on Facebook

When: October 20, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

Where: Union Station Farmers Market, 1701 Wynkoop St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Union Station Farmers Market hosts its Final Market of the Season. The chance to find fresh farmers produce is coming to an end. Make sure to stock up on the best produce and items from local farmers and makers. You can listen to live music, watch demonstrations and more at the market.

Sunday, October 21

Old School Cool Vintage Fashion Market

Photo courtesy of Fort Greene Bar.

When: October 21, 12 – 4:30 p.m. 

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

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Fort Greene Bar hosts an Old School Cool Vintage Fashion Market. The event features a market full of vintage vendors, collectibles and more. You can munch on food from a food truck while you peruse all of the amazing bounties.

Joy Wine and Spirits Chili Cook-Off

When: October 21, 12 – 4 p.m. 

Where: Joy Wine and Spirits, 1302 E 6th Ave., Denver 

Cost: $25 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Ready your taste buds for the Joy Wine and Spirits Chili Cook-Off. The event features samples of chili from local restaurants, breweries and more all competing for the best chili. You can dive into bowls of the hot stuff, sip on drinks and participate in a silent auction to raise funds for Hunger Free Colorado.

Pumpkin Carving & Costume Competition

Photo Courtesy of Little Man Ice Cream‎ on Facebook

When: October 21, 1 – 4 p.m. 

Where: Little Man Ice Cream, 2620 16th St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Little Man Ice Cream presents a Pumpkin Carving & Costume Competition. The event features a chance to carve up the perfect jack-o-lantern to win prizes as well as a chance to win more prizes in a costume contest. You can grab a scoop of ice cream and get down in the seasonal fun.

Fall Flannel Fest

Denver Milk Market. Photo by Brittni Bell

When: October 21, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Where: Denver Milk Market, 1800 Wazee St. Ste 100, Denver 

Cost: Free and open to the public

The Lowdown: Denver Milk Market hosts a Fall Flannel Fest. The event features a fall festival with a scarecrow art installation, live music, a pumpkin carving artist and more. Make sure to wear your best flannel for the perfect photo op in a pumpkin patch.

5280 Dines

The Hangar at Stanley Marketplace. Photo by From the Hip Photo.

When: October 21, 6 – 9 p.m. 

Where: The Hangar at Stanley, 2501 Dallas St., Aurora

Cost: $75 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Ratio Wealth Group hosts 5280 Dines. The event features a dip into some of the best local restaurants. You can sample from curated chef tastings, cocktails and more. The proceeds from the event will benefit the Porter-Billups Leadership Academy at Regis University.

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Mark Your Calendars

Halloween Double Feature 

When: October 25, 7 – 11 p.m. 

Where: The Ramble Hotel, 1280 25th St., Denver 

Cost: $7.50 tickets available here

Street Art Ink: Runway Fashion Show

When: October 25, 6 – 10 p.m. 

Where: McNichols Building, 144 W Colfax Ave., Denver 

Cost: $10 – $45 tickets available here

4th Annual Great Gatsby Zombie Ball

When: October 27, 5:30 – 11 p.m. 

Where: Nocturne, 1330 27th St., Denver

Cost: $19 – $354 tickets available here

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