Whatever you got going on this weekend, here are a few fun things happening in Denver.
Fall has officially begun. Say goodbye to summer barbecues and welcome the foliage change and all things pumpkin. With the fall comes the craft beer fest, the final farmers' markets of the year, and free days at the national parks. Summer might be over but Denver is only getting started with unique events lined up for the weekend.
Here are 12 things to do in Denver during the last weekend of September.
Things to Do in Denver on Friday, September 27
Courtesy of Ironton Distillery & Crafthouse (Facebook)
When: September 27, 5–10 p.m.
Where: Ironton Distillery & Crafthouse
Ironton Distillery & Crafthouse is ready to share with you its Blue Corn Colorado Bourbon! But a limited number of bottles will be available, so make sure you get to the distillery on time. Plus, with each bottle that you purchase, you'll also receive a custom Moore Collection sticker. Enjoy a free distillery tour at 6:30 p.m. after you hear live music from The Spicy Pepper Band.
Fall Plant & Bulb Sale
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When: September 27
Where: Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St.
Just because the temperature is cooling down doesn’t mean you have to give up on plant shopping. Denver Botanic Gardens is putting together a fall plant sale for anyone with a green thumb. There will a chance to meet horticulturist experts, wander around the botanic gardens, and purchase a new plant for your home.
Untitled Final Friday
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When: September 27, 6–10 p.m.
Where: Denver Art Museum
At the end of the month, the Denver Art Museum hosts Untitled Final Fridays, a day where visitors can enjoy the museum’s art accompanied by live music and performances. This Friday, you can have a look at the creative process of artist MO SPKX. There will also be surrealist poetry, astrology readings, and more.
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When: September 27, 5–0 p.m.
Where: Dairy Block, 1800 Wazee St.
Dairy Block and Thriftcon are collaborating to bring Thriftopia, a unique market for thrifty and vintage collecting shoppers. The event will feature live music and cocktails from Poka Lola and other activities. If you’re busy this Friday, you can catch Thriftopia on October 4 and October 11 as well.
Courtesy of Colorado Tattoo Convention & Expo (Facebook)
When: September 27-29
Where: National Western Complex
The Colorado Tattoo Convention is back for its fifth year in a row. Whether you already got ink on your skin or you’re contemplating your first tattoo, the convention and expo is a great opportunity to explore the history of tattooing, meet the best tattoo artists from around the world and catch a tattoo competition.
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When: September 27, 6 p.m.–12 a.m.
Where: 10421 McKay Rd., Thornton
Everyone is entitled to a good scare during the Halloween season. The Haunted Field of Screams can guarantee one or two … or 10. The largest scream park opens this weekend on September 27 and will remain open until November 2. The event features all types of scares, from a Dead Man’s Maze to escape rooms, Haunted Field of Screams is going all out this year. Click here to see our top 13 haunted houses in Colorado this year!
Things to Do in Denver on Saturday, September 28
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When: September 28, 9 a.m.–9 p.m.
Where: All national parks in Colorado
The National Park Service assigns around four free days a year for people to visit the state’s national parks without charge. One of those days will be on Saturday, September 28. If you’ve been planning a hike or a road trip to one of Colorado's picturesque national parks, this weekend is the perfect time to do so.
When: September 28, 11:59 p.m.
Where: Landmark’s Esquire Theater
Well, how about that? The Landmark’s Esquire Theater continues their tradition of midnight screenings but they have curated their film selection to fit the spooky Halloween season. This week, there will be a showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Watch Tim Curry in his sassiest role and enjoy the unforgettable music of this cult favorite musical.
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When: September 28, 7:30–10:30 p.m.
Where: Dairy Block
Big Green partners with Vintage Denver to present an out-of-this-world dance party. The Dairy Block Alley will be blocked to bring the Intergalactic 90s Dance Party. Dance the night away to the best hits of the decade played by DJ Morgan Page and DJ Alex Cruz. The proceeds will go to Big Green’s mission to bring real, healthy food to children in need.
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When: September 28, 3–9 p.m.
Where: Various locations
Fans of Harry Potter now have a chance to take out their robes and wands and Expecto Patronum a cold pint. EpicEventz hosts Expecto Bar Crawl, a night for wizards and witches to unite and enjoy a few drinks in various bars in Denver. The general admission ticket includes a magic wizard wand, a letter of acceptance, themed drink specials during the crawl, and more.
Things to Do in Denver on Sunday, September 29
Poets at the Park
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When: September 29, 3–7 p.m.
Where: Cheesman Park
Let the weekend wind down at Cheesman Park with an open poetry reading. People are welcome to listen to poetry or participate with their own verses. Bring snacks and blankets and enjoy the sunset with a side of poetry.
Courtesy of The Art of Brunch (Facebook)
When: September 29, 11 a.m.
Where: Santa Fe Art District
The Art of Brunch is back for its fall series. Explore the artsy neighborhood of Santa Fe, which is the home of more than 20 art galleries, while enjoying complimentary breakfast bites. There will also be specials on beer, wine, and mimosas at the Otero Taproom. Brunch has never been this creative or artistic.
What are YOU doing this weekend? Any fun things to do in Denver that we missed on our list? Sound off in the comments below.