16 Things To Do in and Around Denver This Weekend

Denver has some groovy events lined up this weekend. Start it off chilling with a virtual space lecture and end it by dressing up at a Wedding Expo. Whatever the weekend guides you to, make sure to take a glance at this roundup of events happening in Denver.

Wednesday, September 22

Digital Earth: Our Warming Planet

Photo Courtesy of Denver Museum of Nature & Science on Facebook

When: September 22, 7 – 8 p.m. 

Where: Online 

Cost: $10, tickets available here

The Lowdown: Denver Museum of Nature & Science hosts Digital Earth: Our Warming Planet. The event explores the earth’s ecosystems, how the climate is evolving and how flora and fauna are reacting. Curator of space science Ka Chun Yu and research associate Bob Raynolds will look deeper into the issues throughout the lecture.

Music in the Clouds

Photo Courtesy of Halcyon, a hotel in Cherry Creek on Facebook

When: September 22, 4 – 7 p.m. 

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

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Embrace a fall evening to rock out to some sweet beats at Music in the Clouds. Halcyon hosts the musical event with a performance from local artist Jeff Lloyd on the rooftop of the hotel with a view of the city.

Hatch Green Chili Mexican Chocolate Stout Firkin Release

Photo Courtesy of Copper Kettle Brewing Company on Facebook

When: September 22, 2 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Copper Kettle Brewing Company, 1338 S. Valentia St. Ste 100, Denver 

Cost: Free admission 

The Lowdown: Celebrate firkin month with a release of a Hatch Green Chili Mexican Chocolate Stout. You can sip the sweet and spicy brew while delighting in bites from Mama Jo’s.

Thursday, September 23

Back from the Brink: Saved from Extinction

Photo Courtesy of Denver Museum of Nature & Science on Facebook

When: September 23, 7 – 8:30 p.m. 

Where: Online 

Cost: $10, get tickets here

The Lowdown: Learn about different animal species that have returned from the brink of extinction during Back from the Brink: Saved from Extinction. You can view the film Back from the Brink and hear from Chris Pague, the Senior Conservation Ecologist for The Nature Conservancy in Colorado, following the film.

Park Hill Farm and Flea

Photo Courtesy of Park Hill Farm and Flea on Facebook

When: September 23, 4 – 8 p.m. 

Where: Oneida Park, E. 23rd Ave. & Oneida St., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Park Hill Farm and Flea is back for the market season. You can shop from more than 45 local vendors offering seasonally fresh, sustainably grown produce, baked goods, hand-crafted items and more while imbibing in local beverages and shaking your stuff to live music.

Friday, September 24

Oktoberfest Fall Market

Photo Courtesy of Dairy Block on Facebook

When: September 24 – 26

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

Cost: Free admission 

The Lowdown: Denver Milk Market teams up with American Field for an Oktoberfest Fall Market. You can shop from vendors such as Breckenridge Brewery, Wild Wax Candle Company and Ritual Brass while exploring the Dairy Block Alley.

Body Mind Spirit Celebration

Photo Courtesy of Photo Courtesy of Body Mind Spirit Expo on Facebook

When: September 24 – 26

Where: Crowne Plaza Denver Airport Convention Ctr., 15500 E. 40th Ave., Denver 

Cost: $8 – $15, get tickets here

The Lowdown: The Body Mind Spirit Celebration has returned. You can tap into your spiritual energies by exploring psychic readers, healers and natural health experts. The celebration is the perfect place to open up your metaphysical self.

Denver Oktoberfest 2021

Photo Courtesy of Denver Oktoberfest.

When: September 24 – 26

Where: 2100 Larimer St., Denver

Cost: Varying prices, get tickets here

The Lowdown: Denver’s Oktoberfest is back for a four-day festival spanning over the course of two different weekends. You can get the chance to grab a stein at the 51st annual event and taste turkey legs, soft pretzel, traditional German-style brews and more.

Art Park Grand Opening

Photo Courtesy of RiNo, River North Art District on Facebook

When: September 24 – 26

Where: RiNo Art Park, 1900 35th St., Denver

Cost: Free admission 

The Lowdown: RiNo Art District celebrates Art Park Grand Opening with three days of activities. You can stroll through the Five Points neighborhood and take part in community projects such as yarn bombing, workshops and other art-based events.

Saturday, September 25

Beer and Ice Cream Pairing

Photo Courtesy of Denver Beer Co.

When: September 25, 1 – 3 p.m. & 3 – 5 p.m. 

Where: Denver Beer Co. South Downing, 2425 S. Downing St., Denver

Cost: $30, get tickets here

The Lowdown: Denver Beer Co. partners with Yum Yum’s Ice Cream for a Beer and Ice Cream Pairing. You can satisfy your sweet tooth with five scoops of ice cream paired perfectly with five tasters of craft beer.

Saturday Night Bazaar

Photo Courtesy of DenverBazaar on Facebook

When: September 25, 4 – 8:30 p.m. 

Where: 1611 Raleigh St., Denver

Cost: Free – $30, get tickets here

The Lowdown: Explore the streets of Sloan’s Lake neighborhood during a Saturday Night Bazaar. The event hosted by DenverBazaar features more than 50 local vendors presenting their goods. You can grab a glass of wine or beer from a cash bar and shop all of the amazing fashion, art and more.

Feed Your Autumn Appetite

Photo Courtesy of Stir Cooking School on Facebook

When: September 25, 6 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Stir Cooking School, 3215 Zuni St., Denver

Cost: $190, get tickets here

The Lowdown: Learn to make a delicious meal at Stir Cooking School at a Feed Your Autumn Appetite class. The event features a class with a Stir Cooking School instructor, learning to make butternut squash soup, pork tenderloin with sage, a bread pudding and more.

September Garden Take Down

Photo Courtesy of RPCVs of Colorado on Facebook

When: September 25, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

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

The Cost: Free RSVP here

The Lowdown: Help take care of garden plots at Civic Center Park during a September Garden Take Down project. You can join Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, Grow Local and RPCVs of Colorado in cultivating and exploring the upkeep of the gardens.

Maize in the City

Maize in the City

Photo Courtesy of Maize in the City via Facebook

When: September 25 – October 31

Where: 10451 McKay Rd, Thornton

Cost: $9 – $12, get tickets here

The Lowdown: Maize in the City is back with its popular 20-acre corn maze. You can find your way through the maze, pick pumpkins in a patch, take a barrel ride and more at the fall attraction. For more information check here.

Fiction Beer Company’s 7th Anniversary

Photo Courtesy of Fiction Beer Company on Facebook

When: September 25, 12 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Fiction Beer Company, 7101 E. Colfax Ave., Denver 

Cost: Free admission 

The Lowdown: Fiction Beer Company celebrates seven years of business during its 7th Anniversary. The birthday bash serves up seven beer releases, a balloon drop at 7 p.m., live music t-shirt printing and more for a wild night.

Sunday, September 26

Wedding Expo

Photo Courtesy of Inspire Bridal Market on Facebook

When: September 26, 9 a.m. 

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

Cost: Free admission 

The Lowdown: Need to get ready for an impending wedding? If so the Wedding Expo and Bridal Market is for you. Inspire Bridal hosts the market with a chance to try on wedding gowns, shop for vendors and more in the McNichols Building.


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Mark Your Calendar

Doors Open Denver

When: September 27 – October 17

Where: Virtual and in-person locations, check here

Cost: $12 – $30, tickets available here

Laugh Your Craft Off

When: September 29, 5:30 p.m. 

Where: Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, 1485 Delgany St., Denver 

Cost: $20, tickets available here

Harvest Week

When: October 5 – 7

Where: Ironton Distillery & Crafthouse, 3636 Chestnut Pl., Denver

Cost: $125 tickets available here

Telluride Horror Show

When: October 15 – 17

Where: Sheridan Opera House, 110 N. Oak St., Telluride

Cost: $95 – $195, passes available here