Denver events in September 2018 include the Dear Evan Hanson 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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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 Mile High Stadium), and Colorado Rockies baseball.
Denver events in September also include several top theater productions.
"Dear Evan Hanson" (9/25-10/13)
Evan Hanson is a high school senior with social anxiety that prevents him from making close friends at school. After a high school classmate dies, he makes up a lie that bonds him with his classmates family and gives him a sense of purpose. It's won six Tony Awards and is a must see this September.
"Beautiful - The Carole King Musical" (9/4-9/9)
Head over to The Ellie to see the award winning production of Beautiful, The Carole King Musical. She was one of the most successful female song writers of our time. She penned hits such as "One Fine Day" for The Chiffons, "Pleasant Valley Sunday" for the Monkees, and "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" for Aretha Franklin. This theater production follows her rise to stardom.
Enjoy a baseball game or two this September at Coors Field. The Colorado Rockies have 17 home games this month to close out their regular season play. They will host the San Francisco Giants, the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Philadelphia Phillies, and the Washington Nationals.
The Denver Broncos also have two home games this month. They will take on the Seattle Seahawks on 9/9. They will then play host to the Oakland Raiders the following weekend on 9/16. Both games are at Mile High Stadium in downtown Denver.
Denver has a fantastic outdoor concert season, which draws near a close toward the end of September. Top outdoor concerts this month include the Phish, Lyle Lovett, and Beck. If you're more the indoor type, catch some Pepsi Center concerts such as the Smashing Pumpkins, Bruno Mars, and Maroon 5.
Location: Colorado Convention Center
If you're serious about beer, put the Great American Beer Festival at the top of your to-see list. This is one of the mega Denver events in September that will have beer aficionados drooling over the more than 800 breweries serving up 3,800 different beers. More than 60,000 beer lovers are expected to attend.
You'll get to try beer and food pairings picked by expert chefs, talk with professional brewers, and browse the Beer Geek Bookstore where you can meet craft beer authors.
Not only is this an opportunity to sample many craft brews, it's also a serious beer competition for brewers with gold, silver, and bronze medals at stake.
Location: Denver metropolitan area
The second week in September 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 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.
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 3-hour guided walking tour. The tour offers stops at three breweries where you will learn more about each one and get a full beer. It's a fun way to get to know this cool new neighborhood in Denver. It leaves three times a day.
Location: Overland Park Golf Course, 1801 S. Huron Street
Get ready because one of the largest music festivals is coming to Denver! The Grandoozy is a new festival by the creators of Outside Lands in San Francisco and Bonnaroo in Nashville, which are two of the best music festivals in the US every year. It's sure to be one of the biggest Denver events in September.
Grandoozy offers three days of non-stop music on several stages. Headliners for 2018 include Kendrick Lamar, Florence + The Machine, and Stevie Wonder. There will also be several areas for drinking, eating, and playing around.
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 Oktoberfests and Brews & Views Beer Fest.
Dates: 9/22 & 9/23
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 22nd and 23rd. Over 50 different restaurants, all offering a price 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.
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 Terry Fator and Bill Burr. You will also find some of the best local comedians at venues such as Comedy Works, Backstage at Beryl's, and the Denver Improv.
Date: 9/9 & 9/16
Are you planning a wedding? Do you need some help with all the details? If so, then head over to the Curtis Hotel downtown (9/9) or the Hyatt Regency in the Denver Tech Center this September (9/16).
The Colorado Bridal Show 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.
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.
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 10am to 6pm on Friday and from 9am to 5pm in Saturday.
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.
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.
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), through Sept. 3: 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), 8/31-9/2: Three-day musical festival in Snowmass. Headliners include Lionel Richie, Jack Johnson, and the Zac Brown Band.
Longs Peak Scottish - Irish Highland Festival (Estes Park), 9/6-9/9: Immerse yourself in Scottish and Irish culture such as jousting, highland dance, strongman competition, Celtic music, and bagpipe competitions.
Breckenridge Wine Classic (Breckenridge), 9/13-9/16: Sample more than 500 wines, beers, and spirits; watch demonstrations; and attend seminars.
Downtown Boulder Fall Fest (Boulder), 9/14-9/16: More than 120 Firefly Handmade artisan booths will be open along the popular Pearl Street Mall.
Oktoberfest in Castle Rock (TBD): 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.