While still encountering beautiful temperatures in Denver this time of year, the fall charm is beginning to fill the air as September is here! Did you know that Denver's fall months are filled with the City's greatest events? While it's not fall yet, the buzz in and around the city is that we're all excited for the cool crisp air, chai tea lattes, and getting up to the mountains for those spectacular views. From the taste of the local pumpkin brews to the leaves changing colors, these are just some of the must do events that help you get into the spirit of the season!
#1. To kick things off, A Taste of Colorado wraps up the summer season to celebrate food, community pride, music and much more. On September 2 - 5, enjoy the local food that fuels our City's tastebuds.
# 2. In our very own expo halls, The Colorado Fall Home Show helps you remodel, refresh and renew your home. Who doesn't need a refresher after spending the time in the mile high outdoors all summer? Mark those calendars for September 9 - 11 or get tickets now here.
# 3. October Fest. The name says it all. Who doesn't love immersing themselves in a German tradition? On September 23 - 25, September 30 - October 2, Octoberfest lives on in the Mile High City!
# 4. Another fall tradition that is known as the largest beer festival in the country takes the fourth spot on this list. Great American Beer Festival (GABF) takes place on October 6-8 for those of you with the golden ticket. If you have a ticket to GABF, congrats you got one of the fastest selling tickets in the City. If not, there's always next year. In 2016 alone, there are more than 800 breweries, 3,800+ beers and 60,000 attendees expected. That calls for a cheers!
# 5. For those of you still bummed you couldn't get the hottest ticket in town, no worries, Denver Beer Fest is taking place on September 30 - October 8. This event is a citywide celebration of all things beer in Denver. Best part, this event supports all the local breweries with events you cant miss. Check it out and see you on the town experiencing our City's hops.
# 6. Throwing in some laughs to go along with those fall brew releases, you can't pass up an evening or two of comedy. On October 1st, spend some time with the host of the Daily Show, Trevor Noah. Presented by the Zarlengo Foundation, you can't miss this evening of comedy! Can't make it, on October 15th, The Festival of Laughs with Mike Epps presents an evening of unforgettable laughs while the kids stay home with grandma and grandpa creating their costumes for Halloween. After Halloween, give the kiddos something to look forward to with other shows like Wild Kratts Live on November 20 and PAW Patrol Live on December 17/18.
# 7. Keep in mind that these are in no particular order because next up is one of our favorites and can be experienced all over the City. The changing leaves is an event timed by where you are elevation wise in the state of Colorado. With five different climate zones, pick your elevation, bring your camera and immerse yourself. Can you guess one of our personal favorites? It involves a little orange and "Blue" outside the convention center. As you know, bears love the cooler temps so we can assume Blue Bear loves this fall event as well!
# 8. In the mood for some Ghoulish events? Fright Fest, Pumpkin Fest, Boo at the Zoo, Denver Zombie Crawl are just a few. Check them all out here.
# 9. This event is a fall event that not only prepares you for what's ahead but also saves you money. Another event taking place in our very halls, The Colorado Ski and Snowboard Expo on November 4 - 6 is your one stop shop for deals on skis, snowboards, equipment, and you name it!
# 10. Last but not least, the taste of all the fall foods make us feel warm and cozy and so will this guy. Another hot ticket in the city just because it's Anthony Bourdain, did you hear us right? Yes, Anthony Bourdain's Hunger Tour kicks off this fall in North America and Denver is on the list. On November 18 at Bellco Theatre here at the center, this event is a must see. Hungry yet?