Vintage shows, Halloween parades, flea markets, and more are all on our list of things to do in Denver this weekend.
It's the end of another week, which means that Denver is already jam-packed with a variety of weekend events. Whether you're looking to do a bit of fall wardrobe shopping at a flea market or watch a classic Halloween movie, Denver has quite the lineup for this weekend. Here are 12 spooky (and not-so-spooky) things to do in Denver, October 18-20.
Friday, October 18
When: October 18-20
Where: Denver Mart
Denver Mart hosts the World Wide Antique & Vintage Show. The three-day event features over 100 local and national antique dealers who bring their most curated collection to the show. Find unique pieces for your home decor or rare jewelry to add to your collection.
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When: October 18, 10 p.m.–2 a.m.
Where: Big Trouble, Denver
Made in Mexico City presents "Made in Música". The pop-up event is part of the "Made in a City" series, where each event explores the culture, music, and art of a city. Enjoy drinks inspired by Mexico City and music by DJ Priest, a Mexican artist who blends club music with traits from the LGBTQ scene.
When: October 18, 5:30–8:30 p.m.
Where: 525 Santa Fe Dr., Denver
Art District of Santa Fe is well-known for its First Friday Art Walks at the beginning of each month. If you missed the first Friday this month, you have an additional opportunity to visit the galleries and studios in the art neighborhood, which will stay open until the evening.
When: October 18, 7–10 p.m.
Where: Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre
Comedy Works Entertainment, alongside Denver Performing Arts Complex, presents Schitt's Creek: Up Close & Personal. The night will be a great opportunity for fans of the show to get an insight into the cast members and behind-the-scenes footage. The audience will have a chance to ask questions to the creators and actors, and a few other surprises are planned for the show.
Saturday, October 19
When: October 19, 6–8 p.m.
Where: South Broadway, Denver
The Broadway Merchants Association hosts its 3rd Annual Broadway Halloween Parade. Spend the evening on South Broadway and watch as scary floats drive down the avenue. Join the festivities and come dressed in your best costume and take pictures with other participants.
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When: October 19–27, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Where: Punch Bowl Social
Punch Bowl Social prepares for the fall festivities by hosting Pumpkin Patch Palooza. Select the perfect pumpkin to carve, decorate, and take home. The event also offers Halloween-themed drinks and treats on Punch Bowl Social's wrap-around patio and activities for children.
When: October 19, 4:30–7:30 p.m.
Where: 64 Broadway, Denver
Hope Tank joins the Broadway Halloween Parade and invites people to participate in their Halloween charity event. The quirky gift store, which donates a portion of their sales to various charities, is calling for volunteers to participate in their themed float. The theme this year is our impact on the environment and ocean.
When: October 19, 6 –9 p.m.
Where: Anectode, Denver
Anecdote coffee shop hots the Alter Ego Party and Art Gallery Reception. The event features pop culture paintings from artist Tess Willoughby. Enjoy cocktails and themed food, and come dressed as your alter ego. Other Halloween costumes are also acceptable.
When: October 19, 7–11 p.m.
Where: History Colorado Center
Travel back in time to the days of prohibition and speakeasies. We're, of course, talking about the Annual Fall Gala hosted by the Rocky Mountain Alliance Children's Foundation (RMACF).
Sunday, October 20
When: October 20, 12–5 p.m.
Where: Black Sky Brewery, Denver
Black Sky Brewery hosts the Heavy Metal Flea Market. The event invites local vendors to showcase their heavy metal-themed products. Enjoy a hardcore flea market Sunday and peruse the goodies of merchants like Tiny Tiger Brand, The Creators Asylum, and Skull cult while enjoying a cold pint.
When: October 20, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Where: Dairy Block, Denver
Dairy Block celebrates the change in seasons with its 2nd Annual Fall Flannel Festival. The family event features live music by The Reals, pumpkin carving, carnival games, and other fall-themed activities. Children can also get their trick-or-treating early with the merchants.
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When: October 20, 6:30–9 p.m.
Where: Grandma's House, Denver
Grandma's House partners with Canvas and Cocktails to host a night to celebrate Halloween and drinks. The event features a classic pairing of painting and cocktails while watching The Nightmare Before Christmas. Paint a scene from this classic Halloween movie while delighting in Grandma's House craft beers.
What are YOU doing this weekend in Denver? Any fun things to do that we missed on our list? Sound off in the comments below.