Start planning now for exciting 2020 events and festivals in Denver. Scroll down our month-by-month list and choose from annual favorites, splashy debuts and exclusive showings. See our Denver 365 calendar for a complete listing of events.

Events by Month



Doors Open Denver (Sept. 28–Oct. 15)  Explore Denver architecture as Doors Open Denver opens the doors to some of the places and spaces that make The Mile High City such a special place. From historic structures to contemporary builds and everything in between, there's architecture for everyone to enjoy. This year's event will be virtual. 

Looking for more September events and activities? Check out the Denver 365 calendar.


12th Annual Denver Beer Week (Oct. 9–17) Denver Beer Week is a nine-day celebration leading up to (and including) the Great American Beer Festival – the largest beer festival in the world. The 12th annual Denver Beer Week will feature dozens of beer-related events at area breweries, restaurants, tap houses and attractions around the city. From firkin tappings to midnight beer brunches to tap takeovers to beer street parties, there is an event for every type of beer lover.

Great American Beer Festival® (Oct. 16–17) – Great American Beer Festival is the largest beer festival in the world; and each year, it represents the largest collection of U.S. beer ever served – in both a public tasting event plus a private competition. The festival takes place at the Colorado Convention Center and brings together brewers and diverse beers from across the nation. This year's event will be virtual. 

43rd Annual Denver Film Festival (Oct. 22–Nov. 8) The Denver Film Festival is the largest premier film celebration in the Rocky Mountain Region. Hosted by Denver Film Society, which works to promote film as both an art form and a civic forum, the festival showcases blockbusters, documentaries, shorts and independent films at a variety of venues around the city. This year's event will be virtual. 

Looking for more October events and activities? Check out the Denver 365 calendar.


Denver Arts Week (Nov. 6–8) This is an annual celebration of all things art in The Mile High City, featuring events at a wide variety of art galleries, museums, theaters and concert halls. Due to COVID-19, Denver Arts Week 2020 will pivot to a weekend focus. 

Mile High Holidays (Nov. 20–Jan. 1, 2021) Denver comes to life during the winter holiday season, and the festivities kick off on the Friday of Thanksgiving weekend with the City & County Building’s and downtown Denver’s Grand Illumination – the largest holiday lights display in Denver, as well as the annual lighting of The Mile High Tree. 

Looking for more November events and activities? Check out the Denver 365 calendar.