Denver events in September 2019 include the Miss Saigon at the theater, the Great American Beer Festival, and several great comedy shows and concerts. Sports fans can attend a Denver Broncos game, a Colorado Rockies game, or a charity run for prostate cancer.
Labor Day is also this month. Check out beer samples at the Brews & Views Beer Fest, take the kids to Elitch Gardens water park, and sample local treats at A Taste of Colorado.
Read more about these and other fun things to do in and around Denver in September!
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Dates: 8/30 - 9/2
If you're visiting Denver during Labor Day weekend, you picked a great time to come.
Weekend highlights include A Taste of Colorado featuring eats from more than 50 local restaurants, the Rocky Mountain Showdown (CU vs CSU at Empower Field at Mile High), and Colorado Rockies baseball.
Denver events in September also include one of the top Broadway theater productions.
"Miss Saigon" (9/10 - 9/22)
Miss Saigon is one of the most famous Broadway musicals of all-time. This timeless love story stars Kim, a 17-year old Vietnamese woman who is made to work at a bar in Saigon owned by the evil Engineer. While working at the bar, an US G.I. named Chris happens in and they fall in love. As the war tears them apart, Kim spends the next 3 years of her life trying to find him since she has had a son with him and he doesn't know it.
Some of the well-known songs include ones such as "The Heat is on in Saigon", "American Dream", Last Night of the World" and many more. The show runs for 2 hours and 40 minutes with one intermission. It is recommended for ages 12 and over only.
Here are also a few performances with tickets at up to 50% off this month on Goldstar.
9/1, 9/6, & 9/13: Three Tall Women by Edward Albee at the John Hand Theater
9/8, 9/15 & 9/22: Jerry's Girls at the Vintage Theater
9/13 - 9/15, 9/20 - 9/22 & 9/27 - 9/29: The Adam's Family, The Musical at the Vintage Theater
Dates: 9/1, 9/10, 9/11, 9/12, 9/13, 9/14, 9/15, 9/16, 9/17, 9/18, 9/27, 9/28 & 9/29
Enjoy a baseball game or two this September at Coors Field. The Colorado Rockies have 13 home games this month to close out their regular season play. They will host the Pittsburgh Pirates, Saint Louis Cardinals, San Diego Padres, New York Mets, and the Milwaukee Brewers.
Coors Field is known as one of the most beautiful stadiums in all of Major League Baseball and a must visit when you come to Denver. In fact, if you can find a purple line in the stands the marks where it is exactly 5,280 feet high, so you can take a photo where you are exactly one mile high!
You will find a lot of great places to stay in Denver. Here are some of my top recommendations.
You will also find a great selection on Booking.com and through TripAdvisor. Click the links to learn more about each one.
Dates: 9/15 & 9/29
The Denver Broncos also have two home games this month. They will take on the Chicago Bears on Sunday, 9/15. They will then play host to the Jacksonville Jaguars two weeks later on Sunday, 9/29. Both games are at Broncos Stadium at Empower Field at Mile High in downtown Denver.
Denver has a fantastic concert season, which draws near a close toward the end of September. Top concerts this month include the Blink 182 and Lil Wayne, Kiss, and Brian Wilson and the Zombies. Some of the other great Denver events in September, catch some other great concerts including April Levigne, Alejandro Sanz, Brandi Carlisle and many more.
Dates: 9/20 - 9/22
Location: Boettcher Concert Hall
Celebrate opening weekend with the Colorado Symphony. This year marks music director Brett Mitchell's third year as well as the 20th year for Concertmaster Yumi Hwang-Williams.
This year's season kicks off with Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances, which was his last major piece.
The shows start at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday night. Sunday's performance is at 1 p.m.
Dates: Friday, 9/27 - Saturday, 10/5
Location: Denver metropolitan area
The last week in September, and the first week in October, is a great time for beer lovers to visit Denver. All around town, at a variety of beer-focused events (including the Great American Beer Festival at the convention center), you'll see (and taste) just why Denver earned its reputation as a beer capital.
These Denver events in September take place at loads of area restaurants, breweries, and tap houses and include brewery tours, beer-paired dinners, firkin tappings, rare-beer tastings, beer trivia, and opportunities to meet brewers.
Don't miss the street party — it will have delicious offerings from food trucks and plenty of beer varieties to wash them down.
Dates: Most days of the week
Denver's River North (RiNo) District is home to more than a dozen breweries. This area is one of the hottest in town with its large concentration of breweries, amazing food selection, and colorful murals.
On the first Friday in September, check out their the RiNo First Friday event. The entire district is alive with live music, art shows and other activities. Many of these activities are centered around the local brews and is one of the best Denver events in September.
If you want to learn more about this district and the new home to Denver craft brewing, then check out this fun 4-hour guided walking tour. The tour offers stops at a couple of breweries and distilleries. You will also get a few snacks along the way.
There is so many fun festivals this month that I've collected a list of them for you to see which of them you will want to visit.
Denver Food & Wine Festival: (Pepsi Center in Denver) Saturday, 9/7: This is a must do for anyone who loves food and wine or if you want to learn more about food and wine. You will have your choice of bites from over 40 different restaurants and over 700 different wines. Find tickets at a discount on Groupon.
The International Gem & Jewelry Show: (Denver Mart) Thursday, 9/12 to Sunday, 9/15: American's longest running gem and jewelry show comes to Denver this month. You will be able to see some of the best pieces of art from around the world. Find tickets on Groupon for a discount.
Mile High Spirits Block Party: (Mile High Spirits in Denver) Saturday, 9/7: Ready to enjoy loads of live music, cocktails, and fantastic food trucks? If so, then this one day event is something you have to experience for yourself starting at 2 pm. Tickets at a discount for this festival on Groupon.
Hops for Hunger Beer Festival: (Windsor) Saturday, 9/14: Get ready to help the hungry and enjoy great brews and bites at the same time. Dinner is included in your ticket so this is a great way to help others and yourself. Tickets for this event at a discount on Groupon.
Denver events in September include festivals every weekend. If you like ethnic foods, taste the flavors of Italy, Greece, and Germany at festivals honoring those cultures. Colorado foods are the star of A Taste of Colorado and the Denver Food & Wine Festival.
Beer lovers should check out the two Oktoberfest celebrations and the Brews & Views Beer Fest.
Dates: Saturday, 9/21 and Sunday, 9/22
The two-day restaurant festival thought out Denver is a must see, I mean must eat, if you are in town for the weekend of September 21st and 22nd. Over 50 different restaurants, all offering a prix fixe menu, are open specifically for foodies who are visiting the city.
It's one of the best Denver events in September which allows you to explore new areas of the city and our amazing food scene. You can also taste some of our great beers or try other drinks as you enjoy this great two-day celebration.
Dates: Friday, 9/20 to Sunday, 9/22
Location: Colorado Convention Center
If you're looking for ideas on how to remodel your living space, check out one of the most popular Denver events in September, the Colorado Fall Home Show. With more than 250 exhibitors, you are sure to find dozens of wonderful ideas all weekend long.
Attend free seminars and watch demonstrations about remodeling, energy efficiency, and sustainability. Professional interior designers will also be on hand to give you their expert tips.
Laughing is good medicine, and many comedy clubs will give you a good dose of Denver events in September. You will find top comedians all over town this month including Larry the Cable Guy, Randy Rainbow, Tom Segura, Maria Bamford and many more.
You will also find some of the best local comedians at venues such as Comedy Works, Comedy Room Room, and the Denver Improv.
The Colorado Rapids Major League Soccer team has 3 home games this month at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. The Rapids are always a fun team to watch, and with soccer getting more and more attention in the USA, they are a great way to spend a few hours while you are on vacation in Denver.
Saturday, 9/7: Seattle Sounders FC
Wednesday, 9/11: LA Galaxy
Sunday, 9/29: FC Dallas
Date: Saturday, 9/22
Are you planning a wedding? Do you need some help with all the details? If so, then head over to the Colorado Convention Center for this year's Rocky Mountain Bridal Show.
It features dozens of vendors to help you find everything you need for your upcoming special day. Watch the fashion show for an idea on the latest bridal gowns, sample food/cake from local vendors, and more.
The event starts at 11am.
Dates: Friday, 9/20 to Sunday, 10/27
Location: Chatfield Farms, 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton
Corn mazes are one of the best things about fall, so bring family and friends to the eight-acre maze at Denver Botanic Garden's Chatfield Farms. This maze features life-size animal cutouts that add to the fun.
Take a pony ride or hayride, try pillow jumping, and sample favorite fall foods. Younger kids can try out the mini-maze and take a barrel train ride.
Dates: Friday, 9/27 and Saturday, 9/28
Are you looking for new ideas? Would you love to take some hands on workshops to learn new scrapbooking techniques? If so, then head over to the Denver Mart for this two-day Stamp & Scrapbook Expo.
In addition, you will find dozens of scrapbook vendors, meet other scrapbook lovers, and more. The event runs from 10 am to 6 pm on Friday (with an early bird ticket starting at 9 am) and from 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday.
Date: Saturday, 9/7
Location: The Urology Center of Colorado, 2777 Mile High Stadium Circle, Denver
One of the Denver events in September that's for a good cause is the Blue Shoe Run for Prostate Cancer. Help stomp out prostate cancer by entering and raising money for the seventh annual race. Events include a kids fun run, 5K run/walk, and 1.5-mile family walk. You can choose between an individual or a team depending on the amount of people and what you want to do.
The Urology Center of Colorado Foundation hopes to raise $50,000 to improve cancer screening, research programs, and community education.
After the race, listen to live music, honor prostate cancer survivors, check out the kids zone, make a bid at the silent auction, and get refreshed at the beer garden.
Vacations can be expensive, so save some cash by taking advantage of free days offered by local attractions. You can visit some of Denver's top museums including the Denver Art Museum, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and the Botanic Gardens for free this month.
In addition, you will find several free museums all around town. Some of the most popular include the Denver Mint, Hudson Gardens, Aurora History Museum, and the Museum of Outdoor Arts.
If you can't make it to one of our free days and really want to see our top museums, then make sure to check out the Mile High Culture Pass. It's a discount pass that includes admission to the Denver Art Museum, the Denver Zoo, and the Denver Museum of Science and Nature. In addition to these three, you will also get admission to other museums and attractions such as the Denver Botanic Gardens and the Molly Brown House.
You pay just one price for the pass and with it, you will gain access to all of these great museums and attraction. The overall price is less than what you would pay if you visited all of them separately. You can visit each location once and you have three days to visit all attractions after you visit your first one.
Date: Friday, 9/11 - Sunday, 9/13
Larimer Square will be transformed on Friday the 11th through Sunday the 13th into a pop-up food and drink festival. This event will feature locally crafted beers and spirits. You will also find a variety of cuisines from top local chefs all around Denver and Colorado. It's free to enter, but you must pay to sample each goody. The hours for the event are as follows: Friday from 7 am to 9:30 pm, Saturday from 10 am to 9:30 pm, and Sunday from 10 am to 8 pm.
If you want to get outside of the big city, check out some of these great events happening this month.
Colorado's State Fair (Pueblo), Friday, 8/23 through Monday, 9/2: The fair features a rodeo, carnival rides, agriculture exhibits, concerts, and the Discover the Dinosaur experience with lifelike dinosaurs.
JAS Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience (Aspen), Friday, 8/31 - Sunday, 9/2: Three-day musical festival in Snowmass Village. Headliners include Sting, Weezer, H.E.R., ZZ Ward, and others.
Longs Peak Scottish - Irish Highland Festival (Estes Park), Friday, 9/5 - Sunday, 9/7: Immerse yourself in Scottish and Irish culture such as jousting, highland dance, strongman competition, Celtic music, and bagpipe competitions.
Breckenridge Wine Classic (Breckenridge), Friday, 9/12 - Sunday 9/15: Sample more than 500 wines, beers, and spirits; watch demonstrations; and attend seminars.
Downtown Boulder Fall Fest (Boulder), Friday, 9/13 - Sunday, 9/15: For over 30 years, more than 120 Firefly Handmade artisan booths will be open along the popular Pearl Street Mall.
Boulder Wine Festival: (Louisville), Saturday, 9/7: With over 25 wineries pouring their best, you can be sure to find some fantastic wines, ciders, beers and even food from local restaurants. Find discounted tickets on Groupon.
Oktoberfest in Castle Rock (Castle Rock), Saturday, 9/28: True to its heritage, this event features live entertainment by German bands and dancers. Sample beer from local breweries and food vendors, view the demonstrations, and take the kids to the bounce houses.
Aspen Film Festival (Aspen), Monday, 9/23 - Sunday, 9/29: Catch a documentary or narrative feature film at this year's Aspen Film Festival. The festival features award-worthy films that audiences will love and will be some of the first to see these independent shows.