School is back in session, summer is over and fall is coming; but homework, yard work and cooler temperatures do not have to take over the weekends. In addition to Denver’s renowned arts and cultural offerings, thriving culinary scene and year-round urban adventure, The Mile High City boasts hundreds of exciting events that encourage people to reclaim the weekend.   

Below are several events taking place during October weekends; for more, visit


Weekend of October 5

Sting & Shaggy, Fillmore Auditorium (October 5)

Following a successful European summer tour, Sting & Shaggy will stop in Denver on their North American tour for 44/876, their island-inspired joint album.

Mile High Grilled Cheese and Beer Fest (October 6)

Combining two delicious things, the Mile High Grilled Cheese and Beer Fest will feature a wide range of beer from both smaller craft and larger breweries as well as grilled cheese creations from local chefs and participating restaurants.

Visit for more to do this weekend including Enchanted Hollows at Denver Zoo, The Big Wonderful, a Colorado Rapids game and more.


Weekend of October 12

Dear Evan Hansen, Buell Theatre (through October 13)

Winner of six 2017 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Dear Evan Hansen is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it. The Washington Post calls Dear Evan Hansen “one of the most remarkable shows in musical theater history.”

The Bloody Mary Festival, EXDO Event Center (October 13)

The Bloody Mary Festival is a celebration of the most beloved brunch cocktail and the largest event of its kind. The Denver iteration of this national event will take place at the EXDO Event Center and will feature Bloody Mary mixes from several local restaurants, as well as local food and beverage samples.

Visit for more to do this weekend including the 5th Annual bRUNch 5K and 10K, a Denver Broncos game and more.


Weekend of October 19

Christina Aguilera, Pepsi Center (October 19)

Singer/songwriter, Christina Aguilera, will perform live at Pepsi Center as part of The Liberation Tour. Liberation is Aguilera’s first album in six years and features collaborations with Ty Dolla $ign and 2 Chainz, among others.

Fall Flannel Fest, Denver Milk Market (October 21)

Celebrate all things Autumn with Dairy Block and Denver Milk Market, Denver’s newest local culinary marketplace. Fall Flannel Fest will feature live music, an urban pumpkin patch, kids’ activities and trick-or-treating.

Denver Nuggets vs. Golden State Warriors Game, Pepsi Center (October 21)

The NBA’s Denver Nuggets will face the World Champion Golden State Warriors at Pepsi Center.

Visit for more to do this weekend including the Cherry Creek Fresh Market, Mindbender Mansion at Denver Museum of Nature & Science and more.


Weekend of October 26

Love Never Dies, Buell Theatre (October 23 – 28)

This story of boundless love, full of passion and drama, is the sequel to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera, one of the most successful musicals of all time, which has now been seen by more than 130 million people worldwide and is the winner of more than 50 international awards. Love Never Dies is a dazzling production, which takes audiences on a thrilling rollercoaster ride of intrigue, obsession and romance.

Halloween on the Rocks, Red Rocks Amphitheatre (October 27)

MACHINE GUN KELLY X JUICE WRLD will play Halloween on the Rocks at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Guest artists include They., DJ Esco, London Richards and Reo Cragun.

Colorado Rapids vs. FC Dallas, Dick’s Sporting Goods Park (October 28)

Major League Soccer’s Colorado Rapids will host FC Dallas for a match at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. This match comes less than four months after midfielder Kellyn Acosta was traded to the Rapids from FC Dallas in exchange for forward Dominique Badji.

Visit for more to do this weekend including the Denver Halloween Ball, The Music of The Rocky Horror Show at the Colorado Symphony and more.