Such a great time of year in Colorado.... hot days and crisp cool evenings! Monthly, the AdenBell Group lists out some of our favorite things to do in and around the City.
Also, did you know..... that in the Denver area, some zip codes have 25% of the population that identify as GERMANS!!! No wonder there are so many OKTOBERFESTS to choose from. We are also including a listing of the best OKTOBERFESTS in the area!! ENJOY!
- Monday-Sunday, September 3-9
- Address: RiNo
- About: Crush Walls kicks off on Labor Day for a week-long celebration of all things urban art. This will be festival’s ninth year, and it’s going bigger than ever with a 30-block, open-air gallery as the centerpiece of the event. In addition to exploring the gallery, there will also be love artist battles, guided tours, workshops, art talks, film screenings, and more.
Date: Wed-Sun, September 5-9, 2018
About: Five days of sheepdog herding competition held annually in September, celebrating its 32nd year. View official website.
Date: Thur-Sun, September 6-9, 2018
Address: Estes Park
About: Known as Scotfest, this four day celebration now in its 42nd year, features large bagpipe marching bands, the Estes Tattoo and the Longs Peak Concert. Highlights include live music, regional food, jousting tournaments, Highland dance, and local merchants.
Date: Sat, September 8, 2018
About: Free to enter brew fest with featuring 23 local breweries within 75 miles of Lafayette.
Date: Sat-Sun, September 8-9, 2018
Address: Castle Rock
About: More than 180 international artists ascend on Castle Rock for this 29th annual fine arts fest.
Date: September 13-16, 2018
Address: 451 Pendleton St. in Palisade, CO, also known as Riverbend Park
About: Take in all that Colorado Winefest has to offer from food and wine pairings, chocolate and wine tastings, educational seminars and more.
The “Festival in the Park” takes place in Palisade, Colorado. It is the state’s largest and oldest wine festival featuring dozens of Colorado wineries, live music, a grape stomp, chef demonstrations & seminars.
Date: Thru September 9
Address: Denver Center for the Performing Arts
About: Tracing the career of Carole King, and endorsed by the beloved Grammy winner herself, Beautiful was the feel good hit of 2014, scoring two 2014 Tony Awards. Described by The New York Times as 'A complex, revitalizing portrait of the real, conflicted person within the reluctant star', we learn about King's inspiring, but rocky road to the icon she is today.
- Date: September 25 - October 10
- Address: Denver Center for the Performing Arts
- About: Evan is a high school senior, with high school anxiety, and gives him a difficult time making friends and being social. During the play, one of classmates dies, and he devises a lie that brings him in contact, and closeness, to the late classmate's family. This play had its world premiere in 2015, so you are going to see a musical that is new and exciting while you enjoy Dear Evan Hansen.
What better way to celebrate September than with the best Oktoberfests in the country and a lot of them are right here in our very own backyard. There are a lot of German beer festivals to celebrate Oktoberfest in Colorado. It doesn’t matter whether you live in Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins or Colorado Springs, you have both great local options and the ability to go to a Denver Oktoberfest.
- Date: Sept 19
- Tickets and more info here
- Sponsored by the AdenBell Group
- Date: Sept 7 – 16
- About: Two weekends of fun. Traditional food and Paulaner beer, bavarian music, dancing, yodeling, bratwurst eating contest, keg bowling, stein lifting, Oktoberfest costume contest and more over two full weekends in Vail. Free concerts on Saturday night. Family zone during the day for kids with crafts, entertainers and kids 1K fun run. Named by USA Today one of the ten greatest Oktoberfests in the US in 2010. No cost for admission.
- Date: Sept 7 – 9
- About: The largest Oktoberfest in the Rocky Mountains will close Main Street in Breckenridge, Colorado. Fall foliage, Paulaner Bier, German food, live music, keg tapping and children’s activities. Location: Main St, Breckenridge, Co, 80424
- Date: Sept 14-15
- About: The Annual Oktoberfest with a western twist. Rocky Mountain beer and local food and festivities instead of German beer. Cruiser bike parade Suds & Grub on Friday. OktoberWest is Saturday with live music, beer garden with over 20 Colorado brewers and the I Love Beef Cook Off. Yampa Street Live on Sunday has more beer, western music and line dancing. Festival admission is free but there is a cost to enter the cook off tasting and beer garden. Location: 2305 Mt Werner Cir, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
- Date: Sept 14 – 16
- About:: Annual family friendly German-themed festival in the O’Brien Park parking lot from 11 AM to 9 PM on Saturday and 9 AM to 4 PM on Sunday.
- Date: Sept 21 – Sept 30
- About: Two weekends. Larimer Street in Denver’s Historic Ballpark Neighborhood is transformed for two weekends in September for this celebration of German culture. Over 250,000 people attend Oktoberfest Denver annually. Entertainment includes stein hoisting, long dog derby, keg bowling, Dashustlehoff 5K, bratwurst eating contest, costume contest and live music. Location: 20th and Larimer, Denver CO
- Date: Sept 22
- About: Authentic German food, Paulaner beer, live entertainment, kids games, Dachshund races and a 5K/100 Yard Dash. Fireworks at 9:30 PM. There is lots of German food, music, and great beers. Event runs from 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
Get out there and enjoy this great state and all that it has to offer!