This weekend kicks off Denver Beer Week, and the city has a wide variety of activities on tap to help you celebrate.

It's a weekend brimming with beer-related activities in Denver and surrounding areas this weekend as the city kicks off Denver Beer Week. Many restaurants and bars are offering specials to celebrate the 10-day event. There are also plenty of fall fun and family activities to enjoy.

*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.*

Denver Botanic Gardens Corn Maze

When: Through October 31
Where: Chatfield Farms, 8500 W Deer Creek Canyon Rd, Littleton
Cost: $8-$12, advance registration required

Wind your way through seven acres of corn in a maze that can be viewed from two 15-foot-tall illuminated bridges. Visitors under the age of 10 can explore the corn mini-maze. Pumpkins in the pumpkin patch are available for purchase during Corn Maze hours.

Acoma Street Project

When: October 7-18
Where: Acoma Street Project, 1055 Acoma St., Denver
Cost: Prices vary

The Acoma Street Project is a socially distanced art exhibition with festival grade production set to the soundtrack of the world’s best DJs who perform via live stream. An extraordinary experience that will transport audiences to fantastic realms.

Cerebral Brewing's All the Stops Virtual Roadtrip - California

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Courtesy of Cerebral Brewing (Facebook)

When: October 7–November 1
Where: Cerebral Brewing, 1477 Monroe St., Denver
Cost: $110

Cerebral Brewing is introducing a vicarious voyage across the nation, starting this weekend in California, with stops at some of its favorite breweries. Every week, the brewery will drop a mixed case of beers in its taproom from each stop. Just like a real road trip, participants can round up their crew and pick up a case in person.

A Yellow Rose Project

When: October 9–November 21
Where: Colorado Photographic Arts Center, 1070 Bannock St., Denver
Cost: Free, registration required

A Yellow Rose Project is a large scale photographic collaboration made by women all across the country. A year ago, artists were invited to make work in response, reflection, or reaction to the ratification of the 19th Amendment. The goal of this project was to provide a focal point and platform for image-makers to share contemporary viewpoints as we approached the centennial. The project's mission in researching the complication of this anniversary was to gain a deeper understanding of American history and culture, from this moment in time, to build a bridge from the past to the present and on to the future.

Beer Fest at Belleview

When: October 10
Where: Belleview Station, 6785 E. Chenango Ave., Denver
Cost: $30-35

Tickets to Beer Fest at Belleview Station include unlimited 6 oz. tasters and 12 oz./full pours of local craft beer, cocktails, cider, and wine during the session of your choice. Tickets are likely to sell out in advance. First-come, first-serve walk-up tickets will be sold at the door if space is available.

Digitail Dash

When: October 10
Where: Virtual
Cost: $26.47–$64.90

The Humane Society of Boulder Valley's annual Doggie Dash has gone virtual this year! The re-imagined Dash will encourage all types of activities and species to celebrate in "Dash it Yourself" style! Participants will be challenged to go the distance of their choosing, in whatever way gets their tail waggin'!

Festival of Scarecrows

When: October 10
Where: Olde Town Arvada, W. 57th Ave. and Olde Wadsworth Blvd.
Cost: Free

Olde Town Arvada presents a very scaled-back, socially distanced, and mask-wearing edition of its annual Festival of Scarecrows. The main event is the scarecrow contest judging through Olde Town. The Arvada Gardeners host the giant pumpkin contest at 1:30 p.m. in the Olde Town Square and will have harvest items available for donation.

Oktoberfest at the Lone Tree Arts Center

When: October 10
Where: Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons Street, Lone Tree
Cost: $36, includes a commemorative beer stein and two beers. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

This Oktoberfest event that is fit for all ages! Live entertainment will include the Thirsty 5 and Rick Borger and the Average German Band. Delicious German delicacies will be available for purchase from Schnitzelwirt and Styria Bakery. Additional activities will include take-and-make craft kits for the young ones, corn hole, giant pong, and Jenga, as well as inflatable ax throwing. For those looking to flex their muscles, a stein-hoisting competition will take place on the main stage for the chance to win a prize pack from Lone Tree Brewery. 

Prairie Harvest Fest

When: October 10
Where: Painted Prairie, 6000 Picadilly Road, Aurora
Cost: Free, tickets required

Bring your family and friends out to the Prairie Harvest Fest for fall-themed food and activity pairings in street fair fashion throughout the community!

Otter Weekend at Downtown Aquarium

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Courtesy of Denver Aquarium

When: October 10-11
Where: Denver Aquarium
Cost: $150 for a private tour of up to six guests.

Meet the otters at the Downtown Aquarium! The otter meet and greet is about 15 minutes long. During the meet and greet you will be able to watch a training session and get a picture with an otter. Participants must be 10 years or older.

Breckenridge Brewery 5K Fun Run

When: October 11
Where: Littleton
Cost: $0–$30

Join Breckenridge Brewery for a 5k-ish course that starts and ends at this awesome brewery. Weave through the surrounding area at whatever pace you like, no matter what, there’s a beer waiting for you at the finish line!

Lone Tree Pumpkin Patch

When: October 11
Where: Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons Street, Lone Tree
Cost: $20 per car

Pick out your pumpkin for the season at the Pumpkin Patch at the Lone Tree Arts Center! Tickets must be purchased in advance and sales will end at 5 p.m. on Friday, October 9. One $20 ticket will admit one vehicle and includes up to 3 pumpkins. Each session lasts a half hour.

What are you doing this weekend in Denver? Any other fun events or things to do that we missed on our list? Leave a comment below.