Oktoberfest celebrations, public art festivals, lots of opportunities to taste whiskey and beer, and a bladesmith competition are on tap this weekend in Denver!
Summer is waning, and fall is in the air! It's a great time to get outside, or stay in, and experience some of the fun Denver has to offer this weekend. We've listed various events that you can attend in-person or virtually! Check 'em out.
*Please note that in-person events may have certain COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions. Visit each event's website for more information prior to attending.*
When: September 14-20
Where: RiNo Art District
You won't want to miss this amazing display of graffiti and street art on the avenues and alleyways of the RiNo Art District.
When: September 10-27 (Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays)
Where: Locations throughout the metro area and suburbs
Hosted by the Home Builders Association of Metro Denver (HBA), the Denver Parade of Homes is providing a personalized parade experience this year. Tour the largest showcase in architecture and home design when, where, and how you want. Enjoy virtual home tours online or schedule appointments for in-person tours at ParadeofHomesDenver.com.
When: September 11-20
Where: National Western Center, 4655 Humboldt St.
At the largest single mineral, fossil, gem, and jewelry show in the country, peruse a gigantic array of fine mineral specimens, fossils, dinosaurs, gems, gemstones, jewelry, beads, crystals, meteorites, and much more! Adults only on the weekend!
When: September 18-20
Where: Various places along Colfax Ave.
Join the Colfax Ave Business Improvement District (BID) for the first annual Independents Day, a festival that is all about celebrating the local and independent businesses that make Colfax so special.
When: September 18
Where: Canworks, 4455 Jason St., Denver
Cost: $20 per person
The Princess Bride is hitting the big screen for the Denver Beer Co.'s second bike-in movie and they want you to bring a friend or a date and join in an awesome movie night under the stars.
When: September 19
Where: To be announced
Cost: $100 to $400
Calling all whiskey lovers and connoisseurs. The Denver Fall Whiskey Tasting Festival invites you to take your taste buds on a flavor adventure. Experience Scotch, Irish, Single Malt, and Blend to Bourbon and Rye. The event promises your taste buds will be in heaven as you sample dozens of amazing whiskey varieties.
When: September 19
Where: Dos Luces Brewery, 1236 South Broadway, Denver
Enjoy a rare opportunity to try four versions of Dos Luces Brewery's Moctezuma III Imperial Pulque. These bottles have been cellared for two years, and limited pours will be available during the brewery's Fiesta de Independencia. The four beers are Moctezuma III Imperial Pulque, 2019 Vintage; Moctezuma III with Prickly Pear; Moctezuma III Imperial Pulque, 2020 Vintage; and Moctezuma III with Strawberry.
When: September 19 and 20
Where: To-Go at The West End Tavern, 926 Pearl St., Boulder
Cost: $55 to $110. Pre-order online
Skip the crowds and bring Oktoberfest home with this socially distanced offer from West End Tavern. Enjoy $10 crowlers of 4 Nose Brewing Oktoberfest and Great Divide Brew Pumpkin Ale to go along with Oktober-feast dinners for two or four, including smoked candied nuts, pretzel bites with beer mustard, bratwurst, spaetzle, and apple strudel.
When: September 20
Where: Rocky Mountain Goat Yoga, 5555 W. Evans Ave., Denver
Join RMGY for 45 minutes of goat yoga followed by a 15-minute decompression. Guests can pet the goats, hold the goats, and just spend time loving on them. Don't forget your camera to capture the moment!
When: September 20
Where: Salvage Design Center, 1200 West Evans, Denver
Local bladesmiths will be making full tang knives to compete for a series of prizes. Knives will be judged by a panel of experts.
What are YOU doing this weekend? Any fun events (in-person and virtual) that we missed on our list? Comment below.