26 Things To Do in and Around Denver This Weekend

Denver has some autumnal events lined up this week. Start it off by laughing and crafting at the Museum of Contemporary Art and end it by shopping local at People + Produce. Whatever the week has planned for you, make sure to take a gander at this roundup of events happening in Denver.

Wednesday, September 29

Laugh Your Craft Off: Darn It

Photo Courtesy of MCA Denver on Facebook

When: September 29, 5:30 p.m. 

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

Cost: $20, get tickets here

The Lowdown: Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (MCA) hosts Laugh Your Craft Off: Darn It. You can take part in a crafty workshop with artist Steffie Notion surrounding the art of darning while laughing with a set from local comedian Lee Robinson.

Music in the Clouds

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

When: September 29, 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 tunes at Music in the Clouds. Halcyon hosts the musical event with a performance from local artist Makayla Dooley on the rooftop of the hotel with a view of the city.

Envision:You Art Show and Auction

Art by Gary Fisher. Photo Courtesy of Envision:You on Facebook

When: September 29, 6 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Announced with ticket purchase

Cost: $100, get tickets here

The Lowdown: Add some new art into collections and raise funds for mental health in the LGBTQ+ community during Envision:You Art Show and Auction. You can also experience a performance from Dixie Krystals during the artsy evening.

60 Minutes in Space

Photo Courtesy of NASA via Denver Museum of Nature & Science on Facebook

When: September 29, 7 – 8 p.m. 

Where: Online 

Cost: Free registration here

The Lowdown: Take a trip into the universe during a virtual exploration of the newest developments surrounding space. You can hear from space and museum scientists about discoveries, updates on missions and more.

Attimo Wine Dinner

Photo Courtesy of Eventbrite

When: September 29, 6 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Palace Arms, 321 17th St., Denver

Cost: $320 – $640, get tickets here

The Lowdown: Palace Arms teams up with Attimo Wines for an Attimo Wine Dinner. You can delight in a five-course meal paired with local Italian wines for a spectacular night.

Thursday, September 30

Park Hill Farm and Flea

Photo Courtesy of Park Hill Farm and Flea on Facebook

When: September 30, 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 season. You can shop from over 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.

Big Bad Baptist Series Release Party

Photo Courtesy of Epic Brewing Company – Denver Taproom on Facebook

When: September 30, 12 – 10 p.m.  

Where: Epic Brewing Company, 3001 Walnut St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Epic Brewing Company holds a Big Bad Baptist Series Release Party. You can sample six new Big Bad Baptist variants, snag special merch, get baptized in beer and more throughout the evening.

Friday, October 1

Pizzeria Locale Guest Chef Series

Photo Courtesy of Pizzeria Locale

When: October 1 – 31

Where: All Pizzeria Locale locations

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Pizzeria Locale teams up with James Beard-nominated Kelly Whitaker for a Pizzeria Locale Guest Chef Series. You can pick up a collaboration pizza by ordering online or on the Pizzeria Locale app while raising funds for Zero Foodprint.

Pumpkin Harvest Festival

Photo Courtesy of Four Mile Historic Park

When: October 1 – 3 

Where: Four Mile Historic Park, 715 S. Forest St., Denver

Cost: $8 – $50, get tickets here

The Lowdown: Four Mile Historic Park opens for its annual Pumpkin Harvest Festival. You can get in the autumnal spirit by picking out your own pumpkin from a patch, jam out to live music and nibble on bites from food trucks during the seasonal event.

First Friday Art Walk

Art District on Santa Fe. Photo by Lukas Crosby

When: October 1, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. 

Where: Art District on Santa Fe, 525 Santa Fe Dr., Denver 

Cost: Free and open to the public

The Lowdown: First Friday Art Walk is back for the first Friday of the month. You can explore over 100 creative businesses and galleries that sit within the art district on Santa Fe. You can experience paintings, prints, sculptures and more throughout the night.

Oktoberfest Fall Market

Photo by Jeff Fierberg

When: October 1 – 2

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.

The Amazing Art Expo

Photo Courtesy of Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center

When: October 1 – 3 

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

Cost: Free registration here

The Lowdown: Love Disney, anime and all things fantasy? You can take a deep dive into all sorts of fun during The Amazing Art Expo. National and local artists will feature works of all genres for you to explore.

MileHiCon 53

Photo Courtesy of MileHiCon on Facebook

When: October 1 – 3 

Where: Denver Marriott Tech Center, 4900 S. Syracuse St., Denver

Cost: Varying prices here

The Lowdown: Get in your sci-fantasy with MileHiCon 53. You can meet authors, artists, hear from speakers and more throughout the three-day convention full of nerdiness.

Saturday, October 2

The Writer’s Studio Craft Talk

Photo Courtesy of Lighthouse Writers Workshop on Facebook

When: October 2, 2:30 – 4 p.m. 

Where: Lighthouse Writers Workshop, 3833 Steele St. Ste 1438, Denver

Cost: $70 – $90, get tickets here

The Lowdown: Join in for a Writer’s Studio Craft talk with Edwidge Danticat. You can listen to the talk, hear an on-stage reading and take part in a Q&A during the workshop.

Lava Flow Launch

Photo Courtesy of Stem Ciders

When: October 2, 3 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Jungle, 2018 10th St., Boulder

Cost: Free admission 

The Lowdown: Stem Ciders teams up with Jungle to celebrate the launch of Lava Flow – a new Hawaiian cocktail-inspired cider. You can imbibe in the new cider, a Lava Flow slushie, a full dinner menu pairing and more. You can even snag some Stem Ciders and Lava flow schwag to boot.

Autumn Bazaar

Photo Courtesy of DenverBazaar on Facebook

When: October 2, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  

Where: Belleview Station, 6785 E. Chenango Ave., Denver

Cost: Free – $20, get tickets here

The Lowdown: Explore the Belleview Station during an Autumn Bazaar. The event hosted by DenverBazaar features more than 80 local vendors presenting their goods. You can grab a glass of wine or beer from a bar and shop all of the amazing fashion, art and more.

Womxn’s Rally Denver

Photo by Brittany Werges

When: October 2, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. 

Where: Colorado State Capitol, West Steps, 200 E. Colfax Ave., Denver

Cost: Free and open to the public

The Lowdown: Join others to raise your voice for reproductive freedom during Womxn’s Rally Denver. You can meet at the West Steps of the Capitol and hear speeches from Congresswoman Diana DeGette, Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains CEO Vicki Cowart One Colorado Executive Director Nadine Bridges and more throughout the day.

The Cheesman Park Art Fest

Photo by Brittany Werges

When: October 2 – 3

Where: Cheesman Park, Franklin St. S. 8, Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Get artsy at The Cheesman Park Art Fest. You can venture through 140 juried artists and craftsmen during the two-day festival, jam out to live music and more at the outdoor experience.

MCA Penny Admission

Photo by From the Hip Photo. Courtesy of MCA Denver on Facebook

When: October 2, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

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

Cost: $0.01 at entry, RSVP here

The Lowdown: Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (MCA) returns with its Penny Admission. You can peruse current exhibitions such as Jason Moran: Bathing the Room With Blues and Deborah Roberts: I’m. during an allotted time slot for just one cent.

U.F.O. | Unidentified Freaky Objects

Photo Courtesy of X BAR on Facebook

When: October 2, 10 p.m. – 1 a.m. 

Where: X Bar, 629 E. Colfax Ave., Denver 

Cost: Free admission 

The Lowdown: Get your certified freak on at U.F.O. | Unidentified Freaky Objects. You can watch performances from local drag performers, hear commentary from hosts Lisa Frank 666 and Transwitch, and more throughout the wild and wondrous show.

Festival Românesc

Photo Courtesy of Romanian Festival on Facebook

When: October 2, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Where: 433 S. Teller St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission 

The Lowdown: Celebrate Romanian culture with Festival Românesc (Romanian Festival). You can delight in traditional food, rock out to Romanian music and more throughout the day.

Denver Oddities & Curiosities Expo

Photo Courtesy of Oddities & Curiosities Expo on Facebook

When: October 2, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

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

Cost: $12, get tickets here

The Lowdown: Dive into the wild world of taxidermy, jewelry made from bones, preserved specimens and more during the Denver Oddities & Curiosities Expo. You can meet local and national vendors with strange and creepy items, watch live performances and more.

14er Oktoberfest

Photo Courtesy of 14er Brewing Company on Facebook

When: October 2 – 3

Where: 14er Brewing Company, 3120 Blake St. Unit C., Denver

Cost: Free admission 

The Lowdown: 14er Brewing Company presents its first annual Oktoberfest. The two-day fest brings collaboration brews, hot bites, live music and a steinholding competition with a prize.

Sunday, October 3

Chandon Garden Spritz Brunch

Photo courtesy of Kachina Denver on Facebook.

When: October 3, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

Where: Kachina Denver, 1890 Wazee St., Denver

Cost: Reserve a spot here

The Lowdown: Kachina Cantina hosts a Chandon Garden Spritz Brunch. You can sip on cocktails, Chandon Garden Spritz and more while dining on a choice of two entrees and a salsa trio.

Denver’s Capitol Hill Haunted Tour

Photo Courtesy of Magpie Paranormal on Facebook

When: October 3, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 

Where: 12th St. and Sherman St., Denver 

Cost: $20 per person

The Lowdown: Grab a group of friends to get spooky at Denver’s Captiol Hill Haunted Tour. The tour guide from Magpie Paranormal will give stories about local Denver ghosts, troubling pasts and more. Call or text Karen at 970.316.5828 to make a reservation. 

People + Produce

Photo Courtesy of Belleview Station on Facebook

When: August 30, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

Where: Tap and Burger Belleview, 4910 S Newport St., Denver

Cost: Free – $12, get tickets here

The Lowdown: Explore the last day of the People + Produce farmers market. The outdoor market offers local and sustainably grown produce, baked goods and other fresh finds within the Belleview Station.

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Mark Your Calendar

Harvest Week

When: October 5 – 7

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

Cost: $125, tickets available here

MCA Denver 25h Anniversary Party

When: October 8, 5 p.m. 

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

Cost: Free RSVP here

Telluride Horror Show

When: October 15 – 17

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

Cost: $95 – $195, passes available here

Al Amal (Hope) Mission to Mars

When: October 21, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. 

Where: Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver 

Cost: $15, tickets available here