Celebrate harvest and luscious fall colors by the way of Colorado music, mazes, fairs, and food festivals. Fun for the whole family!
Supernatural Festival 2018
Love great music and scary costumes? Come down to the National Western Stock Show for Colorado’s Biggest Halloween Costume Festival. Take a trip to the dark side and get ready to make mischief with bands like Kaskade, Gareth Emery, Boombox Cartel, Elephante, Crankdat, and many more. Tickets on sale Friday, August 24th at Noon.
WHEN: Oct 27th and 28th
WHERE: National Western Stock Show 4655 Humboldt St Denver CO
MORE INFO: http://bit.ly/SuperNaturalCO2018
Enjoy a fun filled day of fall activities with the family at Chatfield Farms Pumpkin Festival! Ten Acre pumpkin patch, corn maze, good food and loads of fun activities for all ages. Pumpkin prices vary by size; the average price is $8. It is recommended to bring a wagon to transport pumpkins and free pumpkin daycare is available while you enjoy yourself during the day.
WHEN: Fri, Oct 12 – Sun, Oct 14
WHERE: Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms 8500 W Deer Creek Canyon Rd, Littleton, CO
Denver Grilled Cheese and Beer Fest
What could be better than a festival devoted to two of the most delicious food groups: Cheese and Beer! Swing by with your friends for a fun and delicious evening that is sure to leave you feeling full and satisfied. A wide range of beer from both smaller craft and larger breweries to pair with any of the grilled cheese bites made by local chefs and restaurants, all sure to keep you smiling for hours.
Don’t miss out on your chance to sample them all and vote for your favorites!
WHEN: Oct 6th 1:30-9:00pm
WHERE: Denver Rock Drill, 1717 E 39th Ave Denver, CO
MORE INFO: https://www.grilledcheesebeerfest.com/
John Denver Celebration
Make the beautiful drive to Aspen Colorado and take part in the weeklong tribute to the music and legacy of one of the most influential and famous singer/songwriters of a generation: John Denver. Many activities, including a meet and greet, luncheon and multiple concerts planned in various locations throughout Aspen
WHEN: Oct 10th –Oct 15th
WHERE: John Denver Sanctuary, Aspen Colorado 81611
MORE INFO: http://www.johndenvercelebration.com/events
20th Annual Holiday Festival
This festival is one of the largest holiday celebrations in the west and a great way to get all your holiday shopping done early! Boasting over 200 exhibitors it should be easy to find those one-of-a-kind gifts that will be sure to please everyone on your list. Featuring art, crafts, jewelry, clothing, wood, music, photography, toys, Christmas decor, and much more. There is also a large gourmet food area where you can sample and purchase a wide range of food items including toffee, tea, chocolates, pasta, soups, dips, meats, coffee and many more delicious treats.
WHEN: Fri, Nov 9 10am-6pm, Sat Nov 10th, 10am-6pm and Sun, Nov 11th 10am-5pm
WHERE: Altered Reality Event Center 3960 Palmer Park Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO
Denver Arts Week
Denver Arts Week is a nine-day celebration of all things art related in The Mile High City, featuring more than 300 events at a wide variety of art galleries, museums, theaters and concert halls, with many great discounts to be had at participating shops
WHERE: Various locations throughout Denver
WHEN: Nov 2nd – 10th
MORE INFO: https://www.denver.org/denver-arts-week/
Colorado International SciFi & Fantasy Film Festival
In its very first year of existence, this International SciFi & Fantasy Film Festival is sure to be a big hit with those who love aliens, space invaders, body snatchers and monsters of all kinds! Join them to watch award-winning films & music videos at DOM, with dinner, drinks, and lots of schmoozing.
WHEN: Thu, Nov 15, 5 PM – whenever, Sat, Nov 17, 8 PM – whenever
WHERE: Open Media Project 700 Kalamath Street Denver, CO 80204
14th Annual Denver International Wine Festival
Voted one of the Best Wine Festivals Across America by Food & Wine Magazine, bring friends and family to the most delicious international celebration of food and wine in the Rockies! This festival attracts vineyards from around the world and showcases wonderful events such as the Grand Tasting, food and wine pairings, as well as getting to enjoy delicious food products, travel destination exhibits and even a silent auction.
WHEN: Thu, Nov 1 – Sat, Nov 3
WHERE: Denver Marriott Westminster, 7000 Church Ranch Blvd, Westminster, CO
MORE INFO: http://www.denverwinefest.com/
34th Annual Festival of Lights Parade
The Festival of Lights is a series of events started to celebrate the December holiday season and highlighted by the Festival of Lights Parade. The events include many wonderful cultural and artistic programs, performances and other festivities that the kids and adults of all ages are sure to enjoy.
WHEN: Sat, Dec 1st 5:50 PM
WHERE: Downtown Colorado Springs, The Festival of Lights Parade will be on Tejon St. and will start at St. Vrain St. and proceed south to Vermijo Avenue
2018 Denver Fall Beer & Cider Tasting Festival
What could be better than spending an afternoon sampling delicious local beers and ciders in beautiful downtown Denver. Grab some friends and head down for a fun afternoon. Don’t forget to get up close and personal with the whiskey reps who will be showcasing a few of their top brands.
WHEN: Sat Dec 1st 4-6pm
MORE INFO: https://www.denver.org/
Watch as they light up the miniature Santa’s village, take a spin on the skating pond, warm up with hot chocolate, try your hand at the tree decorating contest or visit all the unique exhibitors and vendors. Whatever you do, don’t miss the grand finale fireworks show!
WHEN: Fri, Dec 7, 6:30 – 9:00 PM, Sat, Dec 8th 10am-9pm Sun, Dec 9th 5-9pm
WHERE: Carpenter Park Fields 11000 Colorado Blvd, Thornton, CO
This seasonal 2 day festival has it all; pony rides, fall crafts, a car show, a pumpkin patch, live music and even a chainsaw carving contest! Make sure not to miss the annual beer garden filled with delicious brews.
WHEN: October 6-7th
WHERE: 2600 E. Quincy Avenue Aurora, CO 80016
MORE INFO: https://www.auroragov.org/things_to_do/events/punkin_chunkin_colorado
Breckenridge Craft Spirits Festival
This fun and booze filled festival is full of small batch distilleries, artisan spirit seminars, fine local cuisine and more. Come thirsty because there’s lots of sampling to be had of the unique brews and spirits.
WHEN: October 19-20th
WHERE: 150 W Adams Ave, Breckenridge, CO 80424
MORE INFO: https://www.breckenridgecraftspiritsfestival.com/
The Bloody Mary Festival
Buying a ticket for this savory one day festival you get over two hours to sample Denver’s most unique and creative Bloody Mary drinks. Come hungry because this event also includes delicious food samples from local vendors.
WHEN: October 22th 10;30am-6:00pm
WHERE: EXDO Event Center, 1399 35th St., Denver
MORE INFO: www.eventbrite.com/e/the-bloody-mary-festival-denver-tickets-47368847498?aff=erelexpmlt
Palmer Lake Fall Lantern Festival
Enjoy tons of kids’ activities, a chili cook off and plenty of wonderful live music. Or stroll the streets of Palmer Lake and enjoy the local restaurants and unique shops. Once the sun sets, watch the release beautiful paper lanterns onto Palmer Lake. Your ticket includes a lantern, flashlight, and marker to write anything you desire onto your lantern before releasing it onto the water.
WHEN: Nov 24th 2-10pm
WHERE: Palmer Lake, Palmer Lake Colorado
Georgetown Bighorn Sheep Festival
This yearly festival is sure to be a day filled with unique family fun. Set in the beautiful town of Georgetown, there is children’s activities, crafts, music, wildlife programs, hikes, tours and much more! Be sure to stop by the Bighorn Sheep Viewing Station and the Georgetown Gateway Visitor Center as trained volunteers with help viewers locate the head-banging sheep and even offer a brief lesson on the majestic animals.
WHEN: Sat, Nov 10th 10am-3pm
WHERE: Downtown Georgetown Colorado
Now in its 7th year, Longmont Oktoberfest is Longmont’s favorite fall gathering featuring a great concert by JJ Grey and Mofro, almost a dozen breweries participating, plenty of local food, flavor and games for all ages. Your favorite Longmont breweries invite you come down and join in the fun, grab a pretzel or brat, and don’t forget a pint or two while you support Longmont charities.
WHEN: Oct 5th & 6th Noon – 9:00pm
WHERE: Roosevelt Park, 700 Longs Peak Ave, Longmont, CO
MORE INFO: http://www.lhbfoundation.org/
Fall Back Beer Fest
Held each year on the day before the clocks fall back, this event includes seminars, craft-beer tastings, home brewing advice and live music. There’s also Colorado-made craft soda for the kids. Quench your thirst with over 100 different beers being poured by the brewers themselves from over 30 Colorado breweries, seminars from industry experts and many prizes and giveaways, you are sure to walk away happy and having learned something new about your favorite beer.
WHEN: Saturday, Nov 3rd Noon – 9:00pm
WHERE: Estes Park, CO
MORE INFO: https://www.fallbackbeerfest.com/
Wine, Chocolate and Cheese Festival
Ouray’s Annual Wine Chocolate and Cheese Festival is full of great food, great company and plenty of great wines, all set amidst the natural beauty of Ouray Colorado. There’s even a 5 Course Wine Dinner for those of you that like a more intimate experience
WHEN: December 8th, 6.00-9:00pm
WHERE: Ouray Community Center 320 6th Avenue Ouray, CO
MORE INFO: https://www.coloradowinefest.org/