Denver's fall months are filled with some of The Mile High City’s greatest events, from the biggest beer festival in the country to a citywide week of arts.
WHEN: Sept. 21–24, 2017
WHERE: Sie FilmCenter
This four-day festival celebrates the contribution of Latinos in the world of cinema with a mix of 15 feature and documentary films, along with receptions, interactive programs and other events. CineLatino takes place during Hispanic Heritage Month.
WHEN: Sept. 22–30, 2017
WHERE: Ballpark Neighborhood
Denver's Oktoberfest commemorates German heritage over two weekends each fall. Enjoy German attractions, including music from national touring groups, performances by international dancers, children's activities, heritage booths selling German goods, an accordion concert, the annual Long Dog Derby and, of course, German bier and cuisine.
DENVER BEER FEST
WHEN: Sept. 29–Oct. 7, 2017
WHERE: Various venues in Denver
Denverites love their beer, so it's no surprise that we take a whole week each year to celebrate the art of the brew. Denver Beer Fest includes dozens of beer related events at area breweries, restaurants and tap rooms, from beer tastings to midnight beer breakfasts, brewery tours and even a beer street party with bands, brews and food trucks.
GREAT AMERICAN BEER FESTIVAL®
WHEN: Oct. 5–7, 2017
WHERE: Colorado Convention Center
The Great American Beer Festival® is the nation's premier beer festival and competition, with brewers from hundreds of breweries across the country pouring samples of thousands of beers. Beer lovers: this event is for you.
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY SOLAR DECATHLON
WHEN: Oct. 5–15, 2017
WHERE: 61st & Peña commuter rail station
The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon challenges teams of students to design and build full-size, solar-powered, sustainable houses. The event also includes a sustainability expo, educational events, a community festival and free tours of the houses.
PUMPKIN HARVEST FESTIVAL
WHEN: Oct. 7–8, 2017
WHERE: Four Mile Historic Park
Find the perfect pumpkin, go for a ride in a horse-drawn wagon and down a pint in the beer garden at Four Mile Historic Park's Pumpkin Harvest Festival. You can also craft your own scarecrow and listen and dance to old-time music!
MAKER FAIRE DENVER
WHEN: Oct. 14–15, 2017
WHERE: Denver Mart
Billed as "the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth," Maker Faire is a venue for “makers” to showcase their art, experiments, hobbies, crafts and projects through presentations, hands-on activities and competitions. This family-friendly event — the first of its kind in the Rockies — will feature everything from wearable tech, to a musical petting zoo, to the largest BattleBots competition in the Western U.S. We'd say more, but this it truly an event that's best experienced first-hand!
FESTIVAL OF SCARECROWS
WHERE: Historic Olde Town Arvada
Head to Historic Olde Town Arvada for the Festival of Scarecrows. This autumn event features scarecrow contests, a pumpkin patch, a costume parade, community booths, hay wagon rides and a giant pumpkin contest.
DENVER FILM FESTIVAL
WHEN: Nov. 1–12, 2017
WHERE: Various venues, including the Sie FilmCenter and UA Pavilions
Since 1978, the Denver Film Society has worked to promote the medium as both an art form and a civic forum, developing a program that includes year-round screenings, community outreach projects and renowned special events. The Denver Film Festival brings over 200 guest filmmakers and sells over 55,000 tickets to more than 250 films, from blockbusters and documentaries to shorts and independent films.
DENVER ARTS WEEK
WHEN: Nov. 3–11, 2017
WHERE: Various galleries, museums and theaters throughout Denver
The Mile High City celebrates its vibrant creative community every year with Denver Arts Week. In 2017, this unique citywide happening returns with a lineup of innovative, inspiring and fun activities and events. Denver Arts Week takes place at seven neighborhood art districts, several museums and dozens of art galleries, and it includes the wildly popular Night At The Museums, where several of the city's greatest museums are free.