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Psst… 34 Things to do in Denver this September 201813 min read

CRUSH WALLS | The Denver Ear

Denver will feature incredible events this September 2018. Check out all the things you can experience this month in the Mile High City!

34 THINGS TO DO IN DENVER THIS SEPTEMBER 2018

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

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When: September 1 – 3, 2018

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

Time: Saturday & Sunday 11am – 10pm, Monday 11am – 8pm

Cost: Free, VIP Experience $119

Psst… Learn more about the VIP Experience and purchase tickets online.

A Taste of Colorado, taking place at Civic Center Park over Labor Day Weekend, will feature more than 50 of Colorado’s favorite restaurants and food establishments that will gather at the Festival, featuring small portions to full meals. Live music will be available on six different stages, arts, crafts, carnival rides, games, play equipment, a great variety of free, hands-on craft activities, plus plenty of music, magic, clowns and puppets on the KidzStage.

Psst… Musical lineup this year includes Leann Rimes, Smash Mouth, Sugar Ray and more!

#2 GIVETOBERFEST
Givetoberfest | The Denver Ear

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When: September 1, 2018

Where: The Hangar at Stanley, 2501 Dallas St #135, Aurora, CO 80010

Time: 4pm – 9pm

Cost: $5 – $42

Purchase Tickets Online

Psst… This event benefits Impact360. A local Denver charity who provides resources and opportunities for low income kids from 6th grade to age 24!

The Neir Team presents the 1st annual Givetoberfest in Stapleton! Come dressed in your lederhosen and drindl’s and dance to Rick Borger and the Average German band while they play traditional german music, chicken dance, Ein Prozit and sip from three different locally brewed Oktoberfest beers from Westbound & Down Brewery, dancing, stein hoisting contest and a costume contest.

#3 PHISH
Phish | The Denver Ear

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When: September 1 – 2, 2018

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

Time: 7:30pm

Cost: Starting from $65

Purchase Tickets Online

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

#4 ALL WHITE ATTIRE PARTY

White Party | The Denver Ear

When: September 2, 2018

Where: Dave & Buster’s, 2000 S Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80222

Time: 9pm – 2am

Cost: $50 – $125

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Francois & Alvin of 3 Deep Productions & KevinKAIN present the 16th Annual All White Attire Party with celebrity hosts Floyd Mayweather and Amber Rose!

#5 CRUSH WALLS
CRUSH WALLS | The Denver Ear

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When: September 3 – 9, 2018

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

View Schedule & Event Pricing Online

Psst… 100% of ticket sales go to support the initiatives of the RiNo Art District!

CRUSH WALLS 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. This year’s edition will once again embody ‘Where Art is Made’, embracing more than ever the groundbreaking spirit of Denver’s RiNo Art District.

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

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When: September 4 – 9, 2018

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

Time & Cost: Varies

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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 BEAUTIFUL – THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL
Denver Center_Beautiful | The Denver Ear

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When: September 4 – 9, 2018

Where: The Ellie, 1385 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80204

Time: Varies

Cost: $35 – $120

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Beautiful — The Carole King Musical is the Tony Award-winning musical that tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.

#8 THE SMASHING PUMPKINS
The Smashing Pumpkins | The Denver Ear

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When: September 5, 2018

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

Time: 7pm

Cost: $33.50 – $129.50

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The Smashing Pumpkins will be performing live at the Pepsi Center, with Special Guest, METRIC.

#9 STANLEY ARTS FESTIVAL BY CHERRYARTS
Stanley Arts Festival | The Denver Ear

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When: September 7 – 9, 2018

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

Time: Friday 6pm – 10pm; Saturday 10am – 7pm; Sunday 10am – 5pm

Cost: Friday Kick-Off Party $45, Saturday & Sunday Festival – Free

Purchase Kick-Off Party Tickets Online

Stanley Arts Festival produced by CherryArts will take place at Stanley Marketplace and will feature 100 national juried artists, live entertainment, children’s creation station activities and interactive art installations.

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

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When: September 7 – 9, 2018

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.

#11 BRUNO MARS
Bruno Mars | The Denver Ear

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When: September 7 – 8, 2018

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

Time: 8pm

Cost: Re-Sell Starting from $99.500

Purchase Re-Sell Tickets Online

Bruno Mars will be performing two back-to-back shows at the Pepsi Center with Special Guest, Boyz II Men.

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

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When: September 8 – 16, 2018

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.

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

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When: September 8, 2018

Where: [Martin Plaza] Denver Art Museum, 100 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver, CO 80204

Time: 10am – 5pm

Cost: Free

The 29th 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.

One of the Denver Art Museum’s (DAM) longest-running events, the Friendship Powwow and American Indian Cultural Celebration will feature American Indian dancers, drum groups, hands-on activities, booths hosted by artists and community groups, and more. Throughout the day, visitors can watch dance competitions, participate in hands-on activities, and enjoy their first (or 101st!) piece of fry bread.

#14 KIDTOPIA FESTIVAL
Kidtopia Festival | The Denver Ear

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When: September 8, 2018

Where: Four Mile Historic Park, 715 S Forest St, Denver, CO 80246

Time: 10am – 4pm

Cost: $5 – $22

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Get ready for a full day of fun for the entire family at the anticipated Denver Kidopia. Your kids will have a well rounded and fun-packed experience from science explosions to horse carriage rides!

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

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When: September 8, 2018

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.

#16 MAROON 5
Maroon 5 | The Denver Ear

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When: September 9, 2018

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

Time: 7:30pm

Cost: $49.50 – $149.50

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Maroon 5 will be performing at the Pepsi Center with Special Guest, Julia Michaels.

#17 J. COLE

J.Cole | The Denver Ear

When: September 10, 2018

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

Time: 7:30pm

Cost: $39.50 – $99.50

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J. Cole will be performing at the Pepsi Center with Special Guests, Young Thug, Jaden Smith, Earthgang, and Kill Edward.

#18 RASCAL FLATTS
Rascal Flatts | The Denver Ear

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When: September 11, 2018

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

Time: 7:30pm

Cost: $40.50 – $80.50

Purchase Tickets Online

Rascal Flatts will be performing at Red Rocks with Special Guest, Trent Harmon.

#19 CHARITY POKER NIGHT
Charity Poker Night | The Denver Ear

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When: September 13, 2018

Where: ViewHouse Centennial, 7101 S Clinton St, Centennial, CO 80112

Time: 6pm – 9pm

Cost: $1,000 Suggested Donation [includes dinner, drinks & prizes]

Psst… 100% of the proceeds will go to the children at Porter Billups Leadership Academy at Regis University & Morgridge Academy at National Jewish Health.

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The widely successful Charity Poker Night returns this month for the third time, this time at the ViewHouse Centennial. This year, 5-Time NBA All Star, World Champion, Finals MVP & current ESPN NBA Commentator Chauncey Billups as well as 3-Time World Series of Poker bracelet winner (widely regarded as a Top 10 poker player in the world) ESPN personality, Antonio “The Magician” Esfandiari are confirmed as players in the tournament. Be one of the lucky guests who get to compete in Texas Hold’em against these icons!

#20 GAME OF THRONES LIVE CONCERT EXPERIENCE
Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience | The Denver Ear

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When: September 14, 2018

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

Time: 8pm

Cost: $39.50 – $99.50

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The critically acclaimed Game of Thrones® Live Concert Experience Featuring Ramin Djawadi will bring the world of Westeros to Denver’s Pepsi Center. Watch in wonder as famed composer Ramin Djawadi leads an orchestra and choir performing music from all seven seasons of the iconic, Emmy® Award-winning HBO series.

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

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When: September 14 – 16, 2018

Where: Check Venues Online

Time: View Schedule

Cost: $10 – $25; Full Festival Pass $120+

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The 5th 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.

#22 KS 1075 BABY & KIDS FAIR

Kids | The Denver Ear

When: September 15, 2018

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 $5,000 in giveaways, Kids Zone, face painters, food trucks, vendors, princesses & superheros, live music by DJ Staxx, and more, all thanks to Children’s Hospital Colorado!

Psst… the first 107 get a free Swag Bag! 

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

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When: September 15, 2018

Where: Broncos Stadium 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.

#24 ASPEN ACADEMY’S CHERRY HILLS SHOPPING DAY

Shopping | The Denver Ear

When: September 7, 2018

Where: Cherry Hills Marketplace, 5910 S University Blvd, Greenwood Village, CO 80121

Time: 11am

Cost: $15 for Wristband

Contact Team Denver Homes for Wristband Purchase

Aspen Academy is hosting a special Shopping Day Fundraiser at Cherry Hills Marketplace, sponsored by Team Denver Homes! Enjoy a fun day shopping with exclusive discounts, deals, and treats.

#25 GREAT AMERICAN BEER FESTIVAL
Great American Beer Festival | The Denver Ear

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When: September 20 –22, 2018

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

Time: 5:30pm – 10pm

Cost: $30 – $160

Purchase Tickets Online

The Great American Beer Festival is the premier U.S. beer festival and competition. Each year, GABF represents the largest collection of U.S. beer ever served (4,000+ beers from 800+ breweries), in the format of a public tasting event plus a private competition. GABF brings together the brewers and beers that make the U.S. the world’s greatest brewing nation.

#26 DENVER OKTOBERFEST
Denver Oktoberfest | The Denver Ear

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When: September 21 – 23 & 28 – 30, 2018

Where: 2100 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205

Time: 11am – 12am

Cost: Free Admission; VIP $75 – $185

Purchase VIP Tickets Online

The 49th Annual Denver Oktoberfest 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.

#27 CIVIC CENTER FIT FEST
Civic Center Fit Fest | The Denver Ear

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When: September 22, 2018

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

Time: 9am– 10:30am

Cost: $10 – $30

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Some of Denver’s best local studios and instructors have teamed up to bring you Summer Saturday sweat sessions taking place in Denver’s beautiful Civic Center Park.

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

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When: September 22 – 23, 2018

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

Time: 11am – 6pm

Cost: Free

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

#29 ROCKY MOUNTAIN BRIDAL SHOW

Rocky Mountain Bridal Show | The Denver Ear

When: September 23, 2018

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.

#30 BECK
Beck | The Denver Ear

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When: September 24 – 25, 2018

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

Time: 7:30pm

Cost: $90 – $100+

Purchase Tickets Online

Beck will be performing two nights in-a-row at Red Rocks with Special Guest, Jenny Lewis.

#31 RINGO STARR & HIS ALL STAR BAND
Ringo Starr | The Denver Ear

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When: September 25, 2018

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

Time: 7:30pm

Cost: $59.50 – $159.50

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Ringo Starr & His All Star Band will be performing live at the Paramount Theatre.

#32 THE MISEDUCATION OF LAURYN HILL 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR
Ms. Lauryn Hill | The Denver Ear

Photo: ©Ms. Lauryn Hill

When: September 26, 2018

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

Time: 6pm

Cost: $41 – $202

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Ms. Lauryn Hill will be performing a special concert celebrating the 20th anniversary of her album, ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’, at Red Rocks.

#33 SUITCASE PARTY
Suitcase Party | The Denver Ear

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When: September 28, 2018

Where: Wings Over the Rockies Exploration of Flight, 13005 Wings Way, Englewood, CO 80112

Time: 8pm – 11:55pm

Cost: $65 – $1800

Psst… 100% of proceeds benefit the DoingGood Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, empowering those nonprofit empowering our communities!

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The Suitcase Party Denver is a hangar party in which attendees come with a “weekender” bag packed and check their bag in upon arrival. The Suitcase Party Denver Boarding Pass includes valet service, Red Carpet entrance, open bar featuring Fireball, Wheatley Vodka, Tequila Pueblo Viejo, Buffalo Trace, Tuaca, Cane Run Rum, Ska Brewing beer and more, Entertainment, DJ, Silent Disco with competing DJ’s, interactive activities, giveaways and the biggest event giveaway in Denver, the Fly Away, where four people will be leaving directly from the party on a private jet for an all-inclusive weekend getaway!

#34 WESTWORD FEAST
Westword Feast | The Denver Ear

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When: September 30, 2018

Where: McNichols Civic Center Building, 144 W Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80202

Time: 12pm

Cost: $35

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Westword Feast will feature dishes from more than forty favorite restaurants of Westword food writers and readers, as well as beverage samplings and plenty of entertainment.

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