Find things to do in the Denver and greater Rocky Mountain area for September 2015, compiled by our friendly apartment agents.
Check back for updates as new festivals and other activities become available.
Colorado State Fair
Taste of Colorado
September 4-8 in Denver at Civic Center Park
Come hungry for this annual festival where you can sample eats from over 50 local restaurants and food slingers: expect everything from giant turkey legs to chef demos, and live music from artists Kansas and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.
Rocky Mountain National Park Centennial Celebration
Labor Day Celebration, Balloon Festival & More
11th Annual Wild West Air Fest & Labor Day Celebration
Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival
September 10-13 in Estes Park
This annual event takes over the town of Estes Park with jousting, folk music, a strongman challenge, a parade, and much more.
Learn more athttp://www.scotfest.com/Scottish_Festival/Home.html
Go Colorado Chile Fest
September 12-13 in Denver
This new event celebrate one of Denver’s favorite foods. Come and enjoy green chiles and salsa from local chefs, restaurants, and home cooks competing for bragging rights. There will also be music, dancing and other entertainment. For more enticement: 100 percent of the proceeds will go to a good cause.
Learn more at http://coloradochilefest.com/
Fall Fest 2015
Sept. 18–20 in Downtown Boulder
Boulder’s 3-day festival lines up music performances, a beer garden, food vendors and a children’s carnival along the vibrant Pearl Street Mall.
Read more at www.boulderdowntown.com/fall-fest
September 18-27 (dates/times vary) in Denver at Larimer Square
Modeled after the Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany this event offers entertainment schedule, kids’ activities, sponsor list, merchandise, and – of course- a plethora of Denver’s beers.
Learn more at http://thedenveroktoberfest.com/
P.S. Looking for more Oktoberfest options? There are more than two dozen taking place throughout Colorado. Visit 5280‘s roundup for more info.
Snowmass Balloon Festival
September 18 – 20 in Snowmass
The 40th annual balloon festival is sure to impress, with 30 pilots competing in various challenges such as a distance race that covers the whole Roaring Fork Valley.
Read more at http://www.gosnowmass.com/event/snowmass-balloon-festival/
Telluride Festival of Cars and Colors
September 24-27 in Telluride
This is a new event for 2015 and is setting itself up to be the premier car show in the area.
Tickets and more information available athttp://carsandcolors.com/
Denver Startup Week
September 28-October 2
Innovation is everywhere. This annual event brings founders, developers, product managers, designers, marketers, sales in Ted-like talks, seminars and happy hours throughout the week. The event is free but requires registration at http://denverstartupweek.com