25 Unique Things to do in Denver this Weekend

Denver has some seasonal events prepared for you to drop in love lined up for the weekend. Start off it by undergoing adventure in the Denver Far Out Premiere and finish it by witnessing your fitness in the Hot Chocolate 15k/5k. Whatever you wind up doing, be certain you bring a gander in the roundup of events happening in Denver.

Thursday, October 4
Denver Far Out Premiere

After: October 4 – October 6

Where: Sie FilmCenter,  2510 E Colfax Ave. and Denver and The Oriental Theater, 4335 W 44th Ave., Denver 

Price: $18 – $75 purchase tickets here

The Lowdown: REI and Teton Gravity Research demonstrate the Denver Far Out Premiere. The event includes a screening of the recently released film, Far Out. The film follows the journey of a athlete pushing boundaries in the Albanian Alps. Following the screening, you may have a chance at winning prizes, like excursions to Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Ski City and much more.

Panzano’s 20th Anniversary

Photo Courtesy of Newman Center for the Performing Arts‎ around Facebook

When: October 4, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. 

Where: Newman Center for the Performing Arts, 2344 E Iliff Ave., Denver 

Price: $29 – $57 purchase tickets here

The Lowdown: Newman Center for the Performing Arts hosts Camille A. Brown & Dancers. The event includes performances from Camille A. Brown and her newest works. The performances celebrate African American customs and culture that have culminated with each other to make the Black identity.

Friday, October 5
Adventure Film Festival

Photo courtesy of Art District on Santa Fe around Facebook

When: October 5, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. 

Where: Art District on Santa Fe, Santa Fe Dr., Denver 

Price: Free admission

The Lowdown: The first Friday of every month attracts First Friday Art Walk. It is possible to stroll down the Art District on Santa Fe to explore each of the wonderful galleries and innovative businesses. The walk includes 30 engaging locations on Santa Fe and a plethora of food trucks to fuel your artwork adventures. You can observe sculptures, prints and much more in the participating businesses.

READ: The Definitive Guide to Denver Art Galleries 

Scream Screen

Even the exterior of The Source Hotel

When: Friday, October 5 – 7  

Where: The Source Hotel and Market Hall, 3350 Brighton Blvd., Denver 

Price: Free admission

The Lowdown: Experience all of the bounties of The Source during The Source’s Five Year Anniversary Weekend. The three-day event features drink specials, nibbles and much more. You can listen to live music as you peruse all of the businesses inside The Source.

Cannibal The Musical

Photo Courtesy of TINCUP Whiskey on Facebook

When: October 5, 6 – 11 p.m. 

Where: Denver Rock Drill, 1717 E 39th Ave., Denver 

Price: $50 – $100 purchase tickets here

The Lowdown: Denver Rock Drill hosts The WhiskyX Denver. The 2nd yearly event includes tastings of more than 60 whiskeys, snacks from neighborhood food trucks and chefs and much more. It is possible to also have a chance in getting a hair cut out of Scotch & Scissors as well as free Hoyo de Monterrey cigars for VIPs.

After Dark Corn Maze

Photo Courtesy of Horseshoe Craft & Flea Market on Facebook

When: October 6, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Where: Horseshoe Craft & Flea Market, 4345 W 46th Ave., Denver 

Price: Free admission

The Lowdown: Horseshoe Craft & Flea Market is back to collapse. The event features more than 130 vendors, from makers to artists and much more. You can grab food out of food trucks, sip drinks and jam out to live music when finding the best flea things to perfect your collections.

4th Annual Backcountry Tap Room

Courtesy of Mile High Grilled Cheese and Beer Fest.

When: October 6, 1:30 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Denver Rock Drill, 1717 E 39th Ave., Denver 

Price: $55 – $105 purchase tickets here

The Lowdown: Pull apart the meltiest cheese in the Mile High Grilled Cheese and Beer Fest. The event includes a day specializing in grilled cheese presented by local restaurants and chefs as well as brews from a variety of breweries to wash down all of the cheesy goodness.

READ: Denver is Getting Not One but Two Grilled Cheese Festivals This Fall


Photo courtesy of Denver Zoo on Facebook

When: October 6, 6 – 9:30 p.m. 

Where: Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St., Denver 

Price: $18 purchase tickets here

The Lowdown: Denver Zoo presents Enchanted Hollows. The event includes a tour of the zoo at night, which makes it a spooky twist. You can imbibe on cocktails, even munch seasonal food and much more. You could also participate in demonstrations and peruse Jack-o’-lantern sculptures round the walk.

Zombie Makeovers

Photo Courtesy of Falling Rock Tap House

When: October 6, 12 – 11:59 p.m. 

Where: Falling Rock Tap House, 1919 Blake St., Denver 

Price: Free admission

The Lowdown: Falling Rock Tap House teams up with Colorado Brewers Guild to exhibit the Fresh Hop Festival. The event includes a evening packed with hoppy brews. You are able to sample from more than 40 different hopped beers up from breweries such as Call to Arms Brewing Company, Capitol Creek Brewery and Chain Reaction Brewing Company.

Denver Zombie Crawl

Photo Courtesy of Oddities & Curiosities Expo on Facebook

When: October 6, 10 a.m. – 7 Prizes

Where: The Denver Mart, 451 E 58th Ave., Denver 

Price: $10 purchase tickets here

The Lowdown: If you adore fascinating finds, spooky things and strange things, Denver Oddities & Curiosities Expo is the perfect location for you. The event includes a variety of vendors introducing taxidermy, antiques, bones and also much more interesting and creep-tastic things for purchase.

Cereal Killers

Photo courtesy of Denver Art Museum around Facebook

When: October 6, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Where: Denver Art Museum, 100 E 14th Ave. Pkwy., Denver 

Price: Free and open to the General Public

The Lowdown: Denver Art Museum opens its doors to get Free First Saturday. You can go into the museum free of cost and explore all of the wonderful artwork it holds. All general admission tickets are free, however, if you do want to explore ticketed displays, they will still be priced as normal.

READ: Rare Prints at DAM Commemorate and Celebrate Rembrandt as Printmaker 

Punkin Chunkin

After: October 6 – 7, 10 a.m. 

Where: Arapahoe Park & Mile High Racing, 26000 E Quincey Ave., Aurora

Price: $5 get tickets here

The Lowdown: The City of Aurora teams up with Colorado State Bank and Trust to exhibit the Punkin Chunkin. The event includes a seasonal festival with live music, a pumpkin patch and needless to say, a pumpkin chucking. You could also watch a chainsaw carving competition, sip brews out of a beer garden and munch food from vendors.

Sunday, October 7
Peking Duck Pop-Up

Photo Courtesy of Prost Brewing Company on Facebook

When: Sunday, October 7, 1 – 4 p.m. 

Where: Citizen Rail, 1899 16th St., Denver 

Price: $30 purchase tickets here

The Lowdown: Citizen Rail associates with Prost Brewing Company to show Oktoberfest. The event includes a dinner together with German fare. It is possible to dip into pretzels, sausage and much more with Marzen beer to wash it all down. The ticket cost includes two beers, an all-you-can-eat feast and a stein.

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