Art walks, breakfast for dinner, and Halloween festivals. Here's everything you can do in Denver this weekend.
The weekend is coming up and Denver has quite an array of events lined up. With the beginning of the month comes art walks, free admission to art museums, and events celebrating the beginning of autumn. Whatever you got going on, here is a list of 13 fun things to do in Denver this weekend.
Friday, October 4
First Friday Art Walks
Courtesy of Art District on Santa Fe (Facebook)
When: October 4, 5:30–9:30 p.m.
Where: Art District on Santa Fe
The Art District on Santa Fe begins every month with their event First Friday Art Walks. The galleries keep their doors open until nighttime so art lovers can wander around the neighborhood and admire the artwork of more than 100 art galleries, studios, and creative businesses.
Courtesy of Denver Milk Market (Facebook)
When: October 4, 5–11 p.m.
Where: Denver Milk Market
Price: Free entry
The Dairy Block and Denver Milk Market are coming together to host a night of bingo and breakfast. The event features a twist on Sunday brunch, but instead of ending your weekend with fancy breakfast, you can have it on a Friday night. Enjoy syrup-drenched waffles at 10 o'clock at night and try your luck at a few games of bingo.
Courtesy of Great American Beer Festival (Facebook)
When: October 3-5, 5:30–10 p.m.
Where: Colorado Convention Center
Beer connoisseurs, or anyone who enjoys a cold pint, should mark down on their calendars the return of the Great American Beer Festival. The 3-day event features the largest collection on U.S beer ever served, showcasing the best craft beers the nation has to offer. Enjoy beer samples from a variety of breweries across the country, witness a private beer competition and many other activities. Learn more about the Great American Beer Festival here!
Courtesy of Denver Zoo (website)
When: October 4-5, 6–10 p.m.
Where: Denver Zoo
Denver Zoo is ready to celebrate the fall with its Enchanted Hollows festival. The event features a wide range of fall-themed events, such as ax throwing, intricate pumpkin carvings, and scary karaoke sing-alongs. The two main events will be the Harmony Hill Bigfoot Festival and the Woodland Hollow art walk. There will also be a chance for animal encounters and informative talks with zookeepers and animal specialists.
Courtesy of Denver Roller Derby (Facebook)
When: October 4-6, 10 p.m.
Where: The Roller Dome, 2375 S. Delaware, Denver
The Denver Roller Derby presents the Great B Team Skate Off. The three-day competition will bring together the best B Teams in the world in order to compete for the grand prize. Some of the participating teams will be the Denver Roller Derby Bruising Altitude and the Rose City Rollers Axels of Annihilation.
Saturday, October 5
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When: October 5, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Where: Denver Art Museum
Every first Saturday of the month, the Denver Art Museum allows entry free of charge to all visitors. Peruse the museum's exhibitions, including their latest opening "Shantell Martin: Words and Lines". Other exhibitions currently at the DAM are "The Light Show", "Eyes On: Jonathan Saiz", and "Eyes On: Erika Harrsch". Here are other free-admission days at Denver's other museums and hotspots!
Courtesy of Denver Zombie Crawl (Facebook)
When: October 5, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Where: 16th Street
The Denver Zombie Crawl returns to Denver for the 14th year in a row. The event invites people to put on their scariest zombie costumes and embrace the spookiness and scary spirit of the holiday season. The event is free of charge and it includes a makeup booth so participants can be "zombified". This year, they're including the Ghoul'd Rush contest.
Courtesy of Cerveceria Colorado (Facebook)
When: October 5, 1–8 p.m.
Where: Cervecería Colorado
Cervecería Colorado is joining the Great American Beer Festival by presenting the Great Mexican Beer Fiesta. The event features a varied selection of Mexican craft beers, celebrating the culture and breweries south of the border. Expect the best craft beer Mexico has to offer, Lucha Libre, and a mercadito, where you can buy local products from Hispanic vendors in Colorado.
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When: October 5, 1–4:30 p.m.
Where: Washington Park
Pixie Perfect Productions presents Aerial Halloween at Wash Park. The event features a public Halloween-themed photoshoot on aerial silks. You can go and check out experienced performers as they suspend themselves for the shoot but participants are also encouraged, even with no experience. The price includes a 15-minute time slot, one edit, and a link to all pictures. If you are thinking of participating, make sure you bring your best costume.
Courtesy Horseshoe Craft & Flea Market (Facebook)
When: October 5-6, 4 p.m.
Where: Empower Stadium at Mile High
Denver's largest craft and flea market is back for the autumn season. Take your time to explore the variety of artisanal and vintage vendors. The event will also feature live music, free workshops, and food trucks.
Sunday, October 6
Courtesy of Wild Corgi Pub (Google)
When: October 6, 11 a.m.
Where: Wild Corgi Pub Denver
The Wild Corgi Pub hosts a drag queen brunch the first Sunday of every month. Lala J. Shearz will hosts this month's drag brunch. Enjoy eggs over easy and mimosas, and expect quality entertainment from Denver queens.
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When: October 6, 8 p.m.
Where: Mission Ballroom
Scott Bradlee's band is heading to Denver to cover your favorite music hits in a new interesting way. The Postmodern Jukebox, which has amassed more than 740 million views on Youtube, takes songs from Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Outkast, and many other contemporary artists and interprets them with vintage musical arrangements. Enjoy a night of today's tops hits as if they were recorded in a different era.
Courtesy of EatDenver (Facebook)
When: October 6-10, 5 p.m.
Where: The GrowHaus
EatDenver and The GrowHaus partner up to bring the 12th-annual Harvest Week. The five-day event features a culinary collaboration with 35 of Denver's best restaurants. This year's theme is Food as a Common Ground, a look into food as a connection and a shared human experience. The ticket includes a cocktail hour, appetizers, and a six-course meal.
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.