Labor Day Weekend in Denver 2017

Labor Day Weekend in Denver 2017 features three days of events and other fun things to do. Highlights this weekend include A Taste of Colorado, Frozen at The Buell Theatre, and Colorado Rockies baseball.

Other fun things to do this holiday weekend include spending time with the kids at Elitch Gardens, attending a concert, and the Rocky Mountain Showdown (CU vs CSU football) at Mile High Stadium.

A Taste of Colorado

A Taste of Colorado

Dates: September 1st through September 4th

Times: Friday: 11:30 a.m - 10 p.m., Saturday and Sunday: 10:30 a.m. - 10 p.m., Sunday: 10:30 a.m - 8 p.m.

Location: Civic Center Park in Downtown Denver

One of the favorite Labor Day weekend in Denver festivals is A Taste of Colorado. Here you can eat lots of food, listen to lots of music, go shopping, and have family fun with your kids. 

If you are a foodie, you are in luck as you will have over 50 different restaurants to choose from. If you'd rather do some shopping, then check out over 275 booths that have everything you'd desire.

As for kids, there are activities galore! Lastly, if you are looking for some tunes, you will love it because many local acts perform here. They range from rock 'n' roll to country.

Brews & Views Beer Fest

Brews and Views

Dates: Saturday, September 2nd

Times: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Location: The Hudson Gardens & Event Center, 6115 South Santa Fe Drive, Littleton

The annual Brews & Views Beer Fest is a beer lover's dream. At this beer fest on Labor Day Weekend in Denver, you will have your choice of over 40 different craft brews to taste and enjoy. 

If you want to relax with your brew, you can enjoy live music from local bands as you eat some yummy food. Then, if you want to work off some of those calories, you play lawn games and take in some of the gorgeous views from Hudson Gardens.

All in all, a perfect way for beer lovers to spend the day!



Dates: August 17 - October 1

Location: The Buell Theatre, Denver

Enjoy this musical adaptation of Disney's popular hit movie, Frozen. You will be one of the first to see if on stage as this is the premier of this musical. It will then head to Broadway after this run in Denver.

It's the classic story of two orphaned sisters that struggle to reunite after being torn apart. This brand new musical is sure to become a hit.

>> Theater calendar for Labor Day Weekend

Elitch Gardens on Labor Day Weekend in Denver


Dates: September 2, 3, & 4

Times: Saturday & Sunday from 10:30am to 10pm and Monday from 10:30am to 8pm

Location: Elitch Gardens, 2000 Elitch Circle, Denver

Elitch Gardens is well-known as a great getaway from the summer heat on Labor Day Weekend in Denver. Not only is it a wonderful water park, it is also a theme park in case you don't want to just get wet and play in the water.

If you are looking for a bit of a different thrill while at Elitch, make sure to check out the fireworks that are on Sunday night.

So make sure to bring your bathing suit, sunglasses, and willingness to become a kid again no matter what age you are!

Tour & Ticket Discounts this Labor Day Weekend

Check out the great deals on Goldstar for this Labor Day Weekend in Denver. You will find discounts on tours and events at up to 50% off. Here are some of the top picks.

  • Elitch Gardens: Experience the thrills of summer at this popular theme park in downtown Denver
  • Comedian Jeff Dye: Live at the Denver Improv several nights this weekend
  • Howl at the Moon: Live music and drinks at Howl at the Moon in Denver, fun way to party this weekend, Friday and Saturday nights starting at 7pm

Rockies at Coors Field

Colorado Rockies

Dates: September 1, 2, 3, & 4

Times: Friday: 6:40 p.m., Saturday: 6:10 p.m., Sunday: 1:10 p.m., Monday: 1:10 p.m.

Location: Coors Field, Lower Downtown Denver

If you are a baseball fan, Labor Day weekend in Denver is the place to be! With the incredible views and easy proximity to downtown Denver, you will be happy that you decided to hang out and watch some home runs at Coors Field.

If you want a hot dog or beer, don't worry because there is great food and drinks at Coors Field. However, if you want to eat a bit before or after the game, you will be well taken care of because there are many wonderful restaurants close to Coors Field.

The Rockies will be playing the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and then the San Francisco Giants on Monday. Some of those games also include a free giveaway if you are one of the first fans to arrive at the stadium.

>> Colorado Rockies schedule and tips to attend a game

Rocky Mountain Showdown

Rocky Mountain Showdown

Date: Friday, September 1

Time: 6 p.m.

Location: Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium

Labor Day weekend in Denver is the place to take in some hard-hitting college football. It also gives you the chance to watch one of the great college football rivalries in Colorado. The Rocky Mountain Showdown is an annual game between the Colorado Buffalo and the Colorado State University Rams.

This highly charged football competition is played at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, so you are sure to have a great seat to see all the hard hitting plays. 

Don't miss this clash of the Titans in Colorado during Labor Day weekend.

Concerts on Labor Day Weekend in Denver

Another fun way to celebrate Labor Day Weekend in Denver is at a concert. This weekend, you will find both indoor and outdoor options.

Indoor concerts include Ja Rule + Ashanti at the Ogden, Minus the Bear at the Summit Music Hall, and La Luz at the Bluebird. Top outdoor shows this weekend include Dierks Bentley at Fiddlers Green and both Griz and Foreigner + Cheap Trick at Redrocks.

>> Find a full line-up of concerts this weekend in Denver

High-Altitude Bracketnationals at Bandimere

Bandimere Speedway

Dates: September 1 - 4

Location: Bandimere Speedway, 3051 S. Rooney Road, Morrison

Get your engines revving and your heart pumpin during Labor Day Weekend in Denver by attending the Bandimere Speedway races.

This is a quarter-mile dragstrip, where racers can get reach speeds of up to 320 mph, is also known as Thunder Mountain. That gives you an idea of what to expect when you see these speedsters.

There are a number of different ticket options, so make sure to take your time and find the right one for you and for your family.

Beyond Denver

Aspen Snowmass Experience

Colorado's State Fair - Pueblo

Dates: August 25 - September 4

Location: 1001 Beulah Avenue, Pueblo

There are a number of other events out of town during Labor Day weekend in Denver. One of these is the always family fun Colorado State Fair in Pueblo. This fair is well-known for great food, music, shows, and times for everyone. Make sure to check it out if you can't spend Labor Day weekend in Denver.

JAS Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience

Dates: September 1 - 2

Location: Snowmass Town Park (Softball Fields by the Gold Course), Snowmass

The Jazz Aspen Snowmass, aka JAS, is well-known for jazz music and many related styles of music. This three-day event includes world-class performers, events, and education programs. If you are a lover of music, and aren't able to enjoy Labor Day weekend in Denver, check out JAS. Headliners include bands such as Train, Stevie Wonder, and The Killers. 

Boulder Creek Hometown Festival

Dates: September 2 - 4

Location: Central Park in Boulder

Spend this Labor Day weekend at the Boulder Creek Hometown Festival. It's a celebration that includes live entertainment, a 5k run, a Classic Car & Motorcycle Show, and the Rocky Mountain Pizza & Pints Festival (on Monday).

It's three full days of fun near downtown Boulder.

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