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Psst… 37 Things to do in Denver this September 2017

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Denver will feature incredible events this September 2017. Check out all the things you can experience this month in the Mile High City!

37 THINGS TO DO IN DENVER THIS SEPTEMBER 2017

#1 A TASTE OF COLORADO
A Taste of Colorado | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©A Taste of Colorado

When: September 1 – 4, 2017

Where: Civic Center Park, 101 14th Avenue, Denver, CO 80204

Time: Friday 11:30am – 10pm; Saturday & Sunday 10:30am – 10pm; Monday 10:30am – 8pm

Cost: Free Admission; Fee-Based Tickets for Food, Drink & Activities

The 34th Annual A Taste of Colorado festival is a four-day, free admission, music, food, shopping and family fun event. More than 500,000 visitors will celebrate Labor Day Weekend at the region’s largest free music festival, while enjoying cuisine from over 50 restaurants and food establishments, diverse musical acts performing on six stages, and shopping at nearly 300 different artisan booths. Attendees of all ages will have no shortage of activities and tastes to enjoy.

This year, the musical lineup includes: Five for Fighting, Amzy, Potcheen, AJR, Rick Springfield, Kongos, and many more. Additionally, KidZone, presented by MIX100, is a family-friendly area offering free activities for children of all ages. The KidzStage has music, dance, magicians, and comedy.

#2 DISNEY’S FROZEN: THE BROADWAY-BOUND MUSICAL
Frozen: The Broadway-Bound Musical | The Denver Ear

Photo Credit: ©Andrew Eccles; Photograph courtesy of ©DCPA Press

When: September 1 – 30, 2017

Where: Buell Theatre at Denver Center for the Performing Arts, 1350 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80202

Time: 2pm & 7:30pm *Date Dependent

Cost: Starting from $30

Purchase Tickets Online

Disney’s Broadway-bound Musical Frozen, inspired by the hit award-winning film, continues its Denver run on stage at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Frozen, features more music, incredible stagecraft, and the epic story you love – now told as a full-length Broadway musical.

#3 PHISH
Phish | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Phish

When: September 1 – 3, 2017

Where: Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, 6000 Victory Way, Commerce City, CO 80022

Time: 7:30pm

Cost: Starting from $170

Purchase Re-Sell Tickets Online

Phish will be playing three days in-a-row at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.

#4 DENVER TATTOO ARTS CONVENTION

Denver Tattoo Arts Convention | The Denver Ear

When: September 1 – 3, 2017

Where: Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St, Denver, CO 80202

Time: Friday 2pm – 12am; Saturday 11am – 12am; Sunday 11am – 8pm

Cost: $20 Daily Pass; $40 3-Day Pass; Free for Children 12 & Under

Purchase Tickets Online

Villain Arts, veteran tattoo convention organizers and promoters, are hosting the 1st Annual Denver Tattoo Arts Convention at the Colorado Convention Center. The exhibition boasts hundreds of the finest professional tattooers, tattoo memorabilia, a curiosity themed carnival of sideshow performers, and a number of appearances by celebrities from movies and reality-TV tattoo competitions.

#5 DIERKS BENTLEY
Dierks Bentley | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Taste of Country

When: September 2, 2017

Where: Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, 6350 Greenwood Plaza Blvd, Englewood, CO 80111

Time: 6:30pm

Cost: Starting from $75

Purchase Re-Sell Tickets Online

Dierks Bentley will be performing live at Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre.

Psst… A Taste of Colorado, Phish, Denver Tattoo Arts Convention & Dierks Bentley, were also featured in our ‘9 Things to do in Denver this Labor Day Weekend 2017‘ guide!

#6 DENVER FOOD + WINE FESTIVAL
Denver Food + Wine Festival | The Denver Ear

Photograph by ©Denver Food + Wine Festival

When: September 5 – 10, 2017

Where: Pepsi Center Grounds, 1000 Chopper Cir, Denver, CO 80204

Time: Wednesday 7pm; Thursday 6:30pm; Friday 6pm; Saturday 1pm; Sunday 10am

Cost: $45 – $195

Purchase Tickets Online

The Denver Food + Wine Festival is a six-day extravaganza of food, wine and spirits events. Festival events feature the best in Colorado’s restaurants paired with the finest wine and spirits, dinners, tastings and culminating with the festival’s signature event, The Grand Tasting.

#7 MARY J. BLIGE
Mary J. Blige | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Mary J. Blige’s Official Website

When: September 6, 2017

Where: Bellco Theatre, 700 14th St, Denver, CO 80202

Time: 8pm

Cost: $49 – $150

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Mary J. Blige will perform at the Bellco Theatre her ‘Strength of a Woman Tour’ with special guest, Lalah Hathaway.

#8 COLORADO FALL HOME SHOW
Colorado Fall Home Show | The Denver Ear

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When: September 8 – 10, 2017

Where: Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St, Denver, CO 80202

Time: Friday & Saturday 10am – 8pm; Sunday 10am – 5pm

Cost: $6 – $10

Purchase Tickets Online

Colorado Fall Home Show is your one stop marketplace to find the experts to remodel, refresh and renew your home. Here you’ll find more than 250 exhibitors well versed in home renovation, remodeling and sustainable living. There will also be a special lineup at the demonstration theater where many sessions will focus on sustainability, energy efficiency, and remodeling.

#9 STS9
STS9 | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©STS9’s Official Facebook Page

When: September 8 – 10, 2017

Where: Red Rocks Amphitheatre,  18300 W Alameda Pkwy, Morrison, CO 80465

Time: Friday & Saturday 6pm; Sunday 5:30pm

Cost: $42.50 – $199.50

Purchase Tickets Online

STS9 will be performing three nights in-a-row, at Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

#10 DENVER COLISEUM MINERAL FOSSIL & GEM SHOW
Mineral, Fossil, Gem & Jewelry Show | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Denver Coliseum Mineral, Fossil, Gem & Jewelry Show

When: September 9 – 17, 2017

Where: Denver Coliseum, 4600 Humboldt St, Denver, CO 80216

Time: 10am – 6pm

Cost: Free

The Denver Coliseum Mineral Fossil & Gem Show is the largest mineral & gem show in the USA with more than 5 miles of tables and 350,000 square feet of inside space. This year we expect 40,000-45,000 visitors and 400 to 500 dealers of all sizes.

#11 ONEREPUBLIC
OneRepublic | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©OneRepublic’s Official Website

When: September 9, 2017

Where: Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, 6350 Greenwood Plaza Blvd, Englewood, CO 80111

Time: 7pm

Cost: $25 – $120

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OneRepublic will performing at Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre, with special guests Fitz & The Tantrums, and James Arthur.

#12 FRIENDSHIP POWWOW & AMERICAN INDIAN CULTURAL CELEBRATION
Denver Art Museum | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Denver Art Museum

When: September 9, 2017

Where: Denver Art Museum, 100 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver, CO 80204

Time: 10:30am – 4pm

Cost: Free

The Annual Friendship Powwow and American Indian Cultural Celebration is one of the Denver Art Museum’s longest-running events. It is a celebration of the vitality of American Indian cultures.

Throughout the day, watch colorful dance competitions, participate with local artists in hands-on activities, and enjoy a piece of fry bread. Also, don’t miss the American Indian art collection on levels two and three of the North Building.

#13 SUNNYSIDE MUSIC FEST
Sunnyside Music Fest | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Sunnyside Music Fest

When: September 9, 2017

Where: Chaffee Park, 1900 W 45th Ave, Denver, CO 80211

Time: 12pm –7:30pm

Cost: Free

The annual Sunnyside Music Fest is a family friendly day of free music in the park! This festival will feature dozens of local vendors selling their wares, wonderful libations and eats from around the state, and activities for the kids. All of this is topped off with a fantastic lineup of Colorado based musicians playing anything from bluegrass (the festival’s original roots) to blues, funk, jam rock and anything in between.

#14 DOWNTOWN AQUARIUM DENVER’S WINE FEST

Wine Fest | The Denver Ear

When: September 9, 2017

Where: Downtown Aquarium, 700 Water St, Denver, CO 80211

Time: 1pm – 4pm

Cost: $60 Online / $65 Door

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Downtown Aquarium Denver is hosting a special Wine Fest that will feature wine representatives from California for an afternoon of wine tastings, appetizers and live entertainment.

#15 HOWIE MANDEL
Howie Mandel | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Howie Mandel’s Official Facebook Page

When: September 9, 2017

Where: Bellco Theatre, 700 14th St, Denver, CO 80202

Time: 8pm

Cost: $39 – $69

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The Zarlengo Foundation presents an evening of comedy with NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” judge, Howie Mandel. Comedian Dan Naturman, also seen on America’s Got Talent, will be the Special Guest opening act.

#16 ROCKY MOUNTAIN SUBARU FESTIVAL
Rocky Mountain Subaru Festival | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Rocky Mountain Subaru Festival

When: September 10, 2017

Where: Sports Authority Field at Mile High, 1701 Bryant St, Denver, CO 80204

Time: 9am – 4pm

Cost: $15 – $30

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The Rocky Mountain Subaru Festival features thousands of Subarus and Subaru lovers, all Subaru Autocross, a Subaru Car Show, a variety of dog-friendly activities, vendors, raffles, giveaways, and more.

#17 CRUSH
CRUSH | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of @CRUSH’s Official Facebook Page

When: September 11 – 17, 2017

Where: RiNo, 3611 Chestnut Pl, Denver, CO 80216

View Schedule & Event Pricing Online

CRUSH celebrates art, urban beautification, creativity, and culture in the RiNo (River North) Art District. Experience the craft of graffiti and street artists, who transform streets and alleys into open-air galleries.

#18 NICKELBACK
Nickelback | The Denver Ear

Photo Credit: ©Barry Brecheisen Photography. Photograph courtesy of ©Nickelback’s Official Facebook Page

When: September 12, 2017

Where: Red Rocks Amphitheatre,  18300 W Alameda Pkwy, Morrison, CO 80465

Time: 6pm

Cost: $75 – $125

Purchase Tickets Online 

Nickelback will be performing at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, with special guests Daughtry & Shaman’s Harvest.

#19 CHERRYARTS FESTIVAL AT STANLEY
CherryArts Festival at Stanley | The Denver Ear

Photo Credit: Liz Joan; Photograph courtesy of ©CherryArts Festival

When: September 15 – 17, 2017

Where: Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St, Aurora, CO 80010

Time: Friday 4pm – 7pm; Saturday 10am – 7pm; Sunday 10am – 5pm

Cost: Free; Art Brunch $25 – $45

Purchase Tickets to Art Brunch Online

CherryArts Festival at Stanley, produced by the Cherry Creek Arts Festival, will take place at Stanley Marketplace, and will feature national art and local flavor. The Festival will include a national juried art show with nearly 100 exhibiting artists in 13 categories, live music, food & drinks, and more.

The Festival will also feature all-new ticketed Art Brunch on Sunday, where you can create take home art activities during the brunch, with proceeds benefiting CherryArts’ nonprofit mission of providing access to art experiences and support arts education in local schools.

#20 KIDZ BOP
KIDZ BOP | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©KIDZ BOP

When: September 15, 2017

Where: Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Pl, Denver, CO 80202

Time: 7pm

Cost: $45

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KIDZ BOP, the #1 music brand for kids, featuring today’s biggest hits “sung by kids for kids”, will be performing at the Paramount Theatre.

#21 JASON ALDEAN
Jason Aldean | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Altitude Tickets

When: September 15, 2017

Where: Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Cir, Denver, CO 80204

Time: 7:30pm

Cost: $40.25 – $80.25

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Jason Aldean will perform his ‘They Don’t Know Tour’ at the Pepsi Center, with special guests Chris Young, Kane Brown & Dee Jay Silver.

#22 DENVER JAZZ FESTIVAL
Denver Jazz Festival | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Denver Jazz Festival

When: September 15 – 17, 2017

Where: St. Cajetan’s at Auraria Campus, 101 Lawrence Way, Denver, CO 80204

Time: Friday 7:30pm; Saturday 8pm; Sunday 3:30pm

Cost: $10 – $25; Full Festival Pass $105

Purchase Tickets Online

The 4th Annual Denver Jazz Festival, produced by CMDance, is run in conjunction with Lindy on the Rocks and Denver Hot Night Fusion Weekend. With a focus on pre-war swing and blues, the Denver Jazz Festival is run in a Jazz Party format, featuring several All-Star artists rotating through multiple bands throughout the weekend

#23 MACBETH
Macbeth Denver Center for the Performing Arts | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Denver Center for the Performing Arts

When: September 15 – 30, 2017

Where: Space Theatre, Speer Blvd & Arapahoe St, Denver, CO 80204

Time: 1:30pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm *Varies by Date

Cost: Starting from $30

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Forget what you know about Shakespeare’s brutal tragedy. Director Robert O’Hara breathes new life (and death) into this raw reimagining for the grand reopening of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts‘ in-the-round Space Theatre.

#24 KS 1075 BABY & KIDS FAIR

Baby & Kids Fair | The Denver Ear

When: September 16, 2017

Where: Belmar, 464 S Teller St, Lakewood, CO 80226

Time: 9am – 1pm

Cost: Free

The KS 1075 Baby and Kids Fair is a free family event at Belmar, featuring free face-painting, meet and greets with children’s favorite princesses, and superheroes, food, entertainment, and thousands of dollars in great baby and kid’s prizes. Stop by the KS 1075 tent and register to win.

Psst… Bellco Gives Back is hosting a Diaper Drive on-site.

#25 DRiNK RiNo OKTOBERFEST
DRiNK RiNo Oktoberfest | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©DRiNk RiNo

When: September 16, 2017

Where: The Rackhouse, 2875 Blake St, Denver, CO 80205

Time: 12pm – 10pm

Cost: $20

Psst… Tickets include entrance to the festivities, 0.5l mug, one liter of bier, and a donation to the River North Art District.

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Strap on your lederhosen and dirndls, it’s time to bring Munich to RiNo. Oktoberfest is not a bier tasting event, it’s a bier drinking event. Presented by Two PartsDRiNK RiNo Oktoberfest, will feature breweries from the RiNo neighborhood as well as German food, live music and games.

#26 COLORADO ROCKIES BREW FEST
Colorado Rockies Brew Fest | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Colorado Rockies

When: September 16, 2017

Where: Coors Field, 2001 Blake St, Denver, CO 80205

Time: 4pm – 7pm

Cost: $30 –$70

Psst… Use Code: BREWFEST. Includes Game Ticket, 6 Drink Tickets, Collectable & Token

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Join the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field for the 5th Annual Brew Fest. Enjoy tastings from 20 regional breweries – and cast your vote for your favorite brew. The winning brewery at this year’s event will receive a tap on The Rooftop for all April 2018 games – including Opening Day. Brew Fest will take place on the upper concourse down the first base line, around the corner from The Rooftop.

#27 DENVER ZOO’S FOOD TRUCK SAFARI: CATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
Denver Zoo | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Denver Zoo

When: September 16, 2017

Where: Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St, Denver, CO 80205

Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Cost: $25

Psst… One free beer provided by Great Divide included with each ticket.

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Calling all cat lovers, Join the Denver Zoo for their Food Truck Safari: Caturday Night Fever event, sponsored by Great Divide Brewing Company. All things cats, food trucks, and feline fun together in one evening. Sink your paws, claws, and fangs into delicious bites while you support the coolest cats on the block. Proceeds of the event will support the care and conservation of lions, tigers and fishing cats.

#28 ROCKY MOUNTAIN BRIDAL SHOW

Rocky Mountain Bridal Show | The Denver Ear

When: September 17, 2017

Where: Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St, Denver, CO 80202

Time: 11am – 4pm

Cost: $10 – $15; Free for Children 12 & Under

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The Rocky Mountain Bridal Show features everything you might need to plan your wedding, including a spectacular bridal runway fashion show and displays from the area’s most trusted wedding professionals,

#29 MUSE
Muse | The Denver Ear

Photo Credit: ©Hans-Peter van Velthoven. Photograph courtesy of ©Muse’s Official Facebook Page

When: September 18, 2017

Where: Red Rocks Amphitheatre,  18300 W Alameda Pkwy, Morrison, CO 80465

Time: 7pm

Cost:$59.50 – $79.50

Purchase Tickets Online

Muse will be performing at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, with special guests Thirty Seconds to Mars & PVRIS.

#30 TOM JONES
Tom Jones | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Tom Jones’ Official Website

When: September 19, 2017

Where: Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 1385 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80204

Time: 8pm

Cost: $49.50 – $149.50

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Tom Jones will be performing at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, with special guest Into the Ark.

#31 DENVER OKTOBERFEST
Denver Oktoberfest | The Denver Ear

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When: September 22 – 23 & 29 – 30, 2017

Where: 1301-1349 21st St, Denver, CO 80205

Time: 11am – 12am

Cost: Free Admission; VIP $100 – $175

Purchase VIP Tickets Online

The 47th Annual Denver Oktoberfest 2017 celebrates the world-famous and time-honored tradition of German heritage by combining dynamic performance of music and dance, bier-based activities and entertainment for all ages.

Denver Oktoberfest features events such as Stein Hoisting, a Brat Eating contest, a Long Dog Derby and special Happy Hour events. German food will include Bratwursts, turkey legs, sausage, Sauerkraut, potato salad, warm pretzels, pizza, sweet treats, and more.

Psst… DRiNK RiNo Oktoberfest, Colorado Rockies Brew Fest & Denver Oktoberfest was also featured in our ‘Celebrate Oktoberfest 2017 in Colorado‘ guide!

#32 RENEGADE CRAFT FAIR
Renegade Craft Fair | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Renegade Craft Fair

When: September 23 – 24, 2017

Where: EXDO Event Center, 1399 35th St, Denver, CO 80205

Time: 11am – 6pm

Cost: Free

Renegade Craft Fair will take place at EXDO Event Center and will feature unique handmade items from hundreds of Makers, fun DIY workshops, immersive special features, food + drink, and more.

#33 EXPECTO BAR CRAWL
Expecto Bar Crawl | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©EpicEventz

When: September 23, 2017

Where: Multiple Bars in Downtown Denver

Time: 3pm – 9pm

Cost: $22

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Grab your robes and wands, head to the nearest portkey and transport yourself to Denver because EpicEventz is bringing the Expecto Bar Crawl to Denver this September. This event will combine Potter and booze for an utterly magical mixture that you won’t want to miss.

#34 GORILLAZ
Gorillaz | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Gorillaz’s Official Facebook Page

When: September 26, 2017

Where: Red Rocks Amphitheatre,  18300 W Alameda Pkwy, Morrison, CO 80465

Time: 7:30

Cost: Starting from $170

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Gorillaz will be performing live at Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

#35 FIREFIGHTER CHILI COOK-OFF ON LARIMER SQUARE

Chili Cook-Off | The Denver Ear

When: September 29, 2017

Where: Larimer Square, 1430 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202

Time: 9am – 4pm

Cost: Free; Samples $1, Bowls $5

It’s going to be hot on Larimer Square as Denver Firefighters Local 858 will host hundreds of firefighters from all over the state to compete for the best green and red chili! There will be refreshing craft beer from Chain Reaction Brewing Company & Locavore Beer Works, music, and giveaways provided by Señor Gordon’s Foods. Chili judging will be done by Corey Rose & other ladies from the 9NEWS (KUSA) team. Additionally, the Colorado Firefighter Calendar will be there selling and signing calendars.

Psst… Proceeds benefit MDA Rocky Mountain.

#36 THE WEEKND
The Weeknd | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©The Weeknd’s Official Facebook Page

When: September 29, 2017

Where: Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Cir, Denver, CO 80204

Time: 7:30pm

Cost: $39.50 – $150

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The Weeknd, will be performing his ‘Star Boy – Legend of the Fall 2017’ tour at the Pepsi Center, with special guests Gucci Mane & Nav.

#37 FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE
Florida Georgia Line | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Altitude Tickets

When: September 30, 2017

Where: Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Cir, Denver, CO 80204

Time: 7pm

Cost: $39.75 – $79.75

Purchase Tickets Online

Florida Georgia Line will be performing their ‘Smooth Tour’ at the Pepsi Center, with special guests Nelly, Chris Lane & Russell Dickerson.

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