Fall Colorado Festivals

Find a Colorado fall festival to attend in 2023. Our events calendar for September, October and November 2023 has things to do across Colorado including activities in Denver, Fort Collins, Colorado Springs and Grand Junction. Our list includes festivals celebrating the local harvest, food, music, beer, Oktoberfest and more.

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2023 Festivals

Vail Jazz Festival & Labor Day Party - Vail, CO - Jul 9 to Sep 4, 2023
The 10-week Vail Jazz Festival program culminates over Labor Day Weekend with the Vail Jazz Party, a unique mix of world-class musicians in a one of a kind format.

Ouray County Fair and Labor Day Rodeo - Ridgway, CO - Aug 10 to Sep 4, 2023
2023 Dates for the fair are Thursday to Sunday, August 10th to the 13th, while the rodeo takes place on Monday, September 4th, 2023 at the Ouray County 4H Events Center & Fairgrounds in Ridgway. The venue is one of Colorado’s largest outdoor arenas.

Lafayette Peach Festival - Lafayette, CO - Aug 19, 2023
Annual Peach Festival centers around world famous all natural Palisade, Colorado peaches. Enjoy peach pies, peach cobbler and peach smoothies. Food vendors, crafters, antique dealers along with some of the finest artists from the Front Range and Western States will be showcased. Children’s activities in 2 locations.

Highgraders Holiday (Mining Competition) - Ouray, CO - Aug 19 to Aug 20, 2023
A non-profit event dedicated to the Ouray community’s mining heritage that showcases participant’s hard rock mining skills through competitions and demonstrations.

Manitou Springs Heritage Brew Festival - Manitou Springs, CO - Aug 19, 2023
20 brewers and bands bring Memorial Park to life for the last Saturday in September! All proceeds benefit the Manitou Springs Heritage Center.

Cidermass - Snowmass Village, CO - Aug 19, 2023
Enjoy live music and libations from 25 different distilleries and cideries from around the country

Hot Rod Rock & Rumble - Fountain, CO - Aug 24 to Aug 27, 2023
Pre-72 car show, drag racing, swap meet, vendors, kids’ games, and more.

Breckenridge Wine Classic - Breckenridge, CO - Aug 24 to Aug 26, 2023
Grow your knowledge of wine and enjoy perfectly paired foods from master chefs and sommeliers, all in the height of Breckenridge’s fall colors.

Colorado State Fair - Pueblo, CO - Aug 25 to Sep 4, 2023
The largest summer event in the state started as a horse exhibition in 1869, before Colorado became a state. Fairgoers can now enjoy a carnival, live entertainment, livestock and horse shows, competitions, and fair food.

Colorado Springs Comic Con - Colorado Springs, CO - Aug 25 to Aug 27, 2023
Celebrity guests, cosplay, artists, photo ops and more. Held in the former Sears location at the Chapel Hills Mall in Colorado Springs.

Tails, Tunes and Tastes - Colorado Springs, CO - Aug 31, 2023
Enjoy four stages of live music, all-inclusive food & drinks and a unique nighttime Zoo experience, with many animal exhibits open 6-8 p.m. This Zoo fundraiser happens three times a year, once in July, again in August, and lastly in September (tickets sold separately). 21+ event

Yampa Valley Crane Festival - Steamboat Springs, CO - Aug 31 to Sep 3, 2023
Celebrating the fall gathering of Greater Sandhill Cranes in Northwest Colorado.

Nan Desu Kan - Denver, CO - Sep 1 to Sep 3, 2023
A 3-Day Japanese Culture Convention! Experience traditional Japanese arts, anime, cosplay, gaming, shopping, nusic, dance, voice actors, competitions, charity, and so much more! NDK. Since 1997.

Creede’s Labor Day Weekend - Creede, CO - Sep 1 to Sep 3, 2023
Kick-off Labor Day Weekend in Creede with our Annual Balloon Festival! Spectators and passengers gather each morning for three days (Friday, Saturday & Sunday) to participate in the launching of more than 15 balloons! Tailgate parties and evening “balloon glow” events round out the festival. Held by Creede Mining Heritage, with proceeds to benefit the restoration of the historic Sunnyside Chapel.

Early Iron Festival - Alamosa, CO - Sep 1 to Sep 3, 2023
The Early Iron Festival is a 3 day event starting on Friday and ending on Sunday. It’s full of parties, music, vintage nitro, pinstriping, slow cruising, and of course, awesome hot rod displays — well over 600 rodders and street car enthusiasts.

Four Corners Folk Festival - Pagosa Springs, CO - Sep 1 to Sep 3, 2023
Folk music festival in Pagosa Springs CO, with camping and other fun available

Telluride Film Festival - Telluride, CO - Sep 1 to Sep 4, 2023
Annual film festival in Telluride

Jazz Aspen Snowmass (JAS) Labor Day Festival - Snowmass Village, CO - Sep 1 to Sep 3, 2023
Three days of world-class music with crowds of up to 10,000 per day.

Beaver Creek Oktoberfest - Beaver Creek, CO - Sep 1 to Sep 3, 2023
Enjoy these Bavarian festivities over Labor Day weekend. Enter the daily costume contest to win prizes and listen to the live oompah music. Get a workout at the Oktoberfest Shuffle, which is their non-competitive walk, hike or run over a 5K or 10K course on the trails of Beaver Creek Mountain.

Sedgwick Harvest Festival - Sedgwick, CO - Sep 2 to Sep 3, 2023
Labor Day Weekend festivities including a parade, exhibits, activities for the kids, contests, street dance, live music, demo derby and more

Breckenridge Gathering at the Great Divide - Breckenridge, CO - Sep 2 to Sep 4, 2023
Free, family-friendly fine art festival.

Commonwheel Arts Festival - Manitou Springs, CO - Sep 2 to Sep 4, 2023
Fine art and contemporary crafts at this juried show, plus children’s activities.

Windsor Harvest Festival - Windsor, CO - Sep 2 to Sep 4, 2023
3-day event with live entertainment, arts & crafts, amusement rides, concerts, hot air balloon, fireworks and more.

Keystone Oktoberfest - Keystone, CO - Sep 2, 2023
Try craft beers from New Belgium Brewery. Admission to the beer tent is $35 plus ticketing fee and includes free stein and three drink tickets. Additional drink tickets cost just $5. Or enjoy a 5K and get a pint of bier when you cross the finish. Local shops will get into the spirit with a tent sale. For the kids, they can get their face painted (free), enjoy a bounce house and chicken dancing and more at Kinderfest.

Highland Ranch Pioneer Days - Highlands Ranch, CO - Sep 8 to Sep 9, 2023
Come celebrate your community’s heritage at the mansion! This event features historical reenactments, black smithing, pottery, Indian fry bread, a petting zoo, a real chuck wagon, livestock displays, and more. Hay rack rides will provide views of the ranch not typically seen by the public. Tours of the mansion will be held throughout the event.

Arvada Harvest Festival - Arvada, CO - Sep 8 to Sep 10, 2023
A local harvest event with food fair, parades and kid’s zone. Since 1925.

Frisco Fall Fest - Frisco, CO - Sep 8 to Sep 9, 2023
Enjoy signature dishes from local restaurants, beer garden, local and regional artists, live music and children’s activities.

Scotfest - Estes Park, CO - Sep 8 to Sep 10, 2023
The Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival includes Scottish athletic competition as well as Celtic music and dance.

Vail Oktoberfest - Vail, CO - Sep 8 to Sep 10, 2023
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.

Lafayette Brew Fest - Lafayette, CO - Sep 9, 2023
Beer sampling, wine for sale, food and live music. Free admission with beer tickets by 4oz pour.

San Luis Valley Potato Festival - Monte Vista, CO - Sep 9, 2023
5k, motorsports, truck show, live music, and of course, potatoes!

Artwalk - Longmont, CO - Sep 9, 2023
This free arts festival takes place in Downtown Longmont. Enjoy visual, musical and performing arts as you stroll the streets of Longmont.

Jammin’ Lamb Festival - Meeker, CO - Sep 9, 2023
Lamb, music, culture & spirits on the square in Downtown Meeker

Fall Birding Festival at Barr Lake - Brighton, CO - Sep 9, 2023
Head to the Barr Lake Nature Center for a celebration of the fall bird migration and a festival filled with food, fun, and lore. This event offers fun for the whole family, including guided tours of bird habitats, a ride on the Eagle Express for a driving tour of the wildlife refuge, an up close look at raptors and songbirds, educational booths, crafts, snacks and more

Salida Fiber Festival - Salida, CO - Sep 9 to Sep 10, 2023
Featuring vendors focused on all aspects of textiles, including fiber-related activities and demonstrations, a make-and-take activity tent, a silent auction tent featuring a variety of goods donated by vendors and Salida businesses, and a tree-shaded beer garden offering local beer, wine, and distilled drinks.

Apple Fest at Turner Farm - Buena Vista, CO - Sep 9, 2023
Apples all day! Apple pie contest, apple pie and lunch, apple cider and sauce making, plus old time demonstrations, entertainment, horseshoes and kids activities.

Chili and Beer Festival - Crested Butte, CO - Sep 9, 2023
25th annual. Chili & Beer Festival and Park to Peak to Pint Race – Get to Crested Butte for a weekend of beer, chili, and bikes! Kick off fall in Mt Crested Butte and the Gunnison Valley with a chili and beer festival on Saturday, featuring locally made chili, tasty craft beer, and live music! There is a race beforehand, Park to Peak to Pint Race, info available here.

Colorado Artfest - Castle Rock, CO - Sep 9 to Sep 10, 2023
A juried fine arts show with artists from all around the country, plus continual live main state entertainment, interactive kids exhibits, food and beverage offerings and so much more in downtown Castle Rock.

Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festivals - Aurora, CO - Sep 14 to Sep 16, 2023
Find a variety of sewing, quilting, needle and craft supply exhibits, plus make n’ takes and door prizes.

Denver Jazz Festival - Denver, CO - Sep 15 to Sep 18, 2023
Three days of world-class music held in the Mile-High City of Denver, Colorado and expecting a record crowd of over 600 dancers and listeners.

Colorfest Balloon Festival - Pagosa Springs, CO - Sep 15 to Sep 17, 2023
Durango has a lot of fun planned during the weekend of this balloon festival, including a Wine & Food Festival on Friday (21+), and Bands & Brews Festival on Saturday! Mass balloon ascensions will take place both Saturday and Sunday morning, meaning the fun and festivities roll on all weekend! 5k Color Run on Sunday morning. Brews and Balloon festivals feature events for all ages, check out the Pagosa Chamber page for more info and ticketing availability!

Telluride Blues & Brews Festival - Telluride, CO - Sep 15 to Sep 17, 2023
One of the most scenic music festivals and craft beer tastings returns for another year in a beautiful mountain resort town, Telluride! Musical offerings include blues, funk, jam bands, indie, rock, gospel and soul – plus microbrewery offerings from around the country, food and craft vendors, children’s activities, late night shows, and more! Camping options are available too!

Snowmass Wine Festival - Snowmass Village, CO - Sep 15 to Sep 16, 2023
Friday night features a wine dinner, and Saturday features a Grand Tasting, both in Snowmass Village

Denver Beer Week - Denver, CO - Sep 15 to Sep 23, 2023
Annual beer festival, with all things beer and more than 100 beer-related events across Denver with tap takeovers, beer tappings, meet the brewers event, beer & food pairings and more, culminating with the Great American Beer Festival, where more than 3,800 beers from 800 US breweries will be available.

Breckenridge Oktoberfest - Breckenridge, CO - Sep 15 to Sep 17, 2023
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

Schuhplattlers Denver Kickers Oktoberfest - Golden, CO - Sep 15 to Sep 17, 2023
A 3-day Oktoberfest event featuring live music, a kids area with fun activities, a delicious menu of traditional Bavarian food, an online raffle with proceeds supporting Denver Kickers programming, and more.

Highlands Ranch Oktoberfest and 5K - Highlands Ranch, CO - Sep 16, 2023
Authentic German food, Paulaner beer, live entertainment, kids games, Dachshund races and a 5K/100 yard dash, and fireworks. There is lots of German food, music, and great beers. Event runs from 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

Grand Junction Car Show - Grand Junction, CO - Sep 16, 2023
Downtown GJ hosts hundreds of classic cars, hot rods, exotic cars and more!

Uncorked Wine and Music Festival - Lake City, CO - Sep 16, 2023
Lake City DIRT hosts a festival the third weekend of September with artists and food vendors, musical acts, wine tastings, and a beer booth amid the fall colors and historic downtown. Bring your hiking boots and fishing pole to complete your weekend in Lake City!

Castle Rock Oktoberfest - Castle Rock, CO - Sep 16, 2023
Beer, food, and live music to welcome fall. Kids will enjoy the bounce house, face painting, petting zoo, pony rides and fun zone rides. Location: Wilcox Square, Castle Rock, CO 80104

Durango Autumn Arts Festival - Durango, CO - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2023
The Durango Arts Center is excited to present fine art and fine craft by makers from around the country. This festival takes place amidst the fall colors on quaint Second Avenue in historic downtown Durango, Colorado.

Sugar Beet Days Festival - Sterling, CO - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2023
A fun two-day festival celebrating the agricultural heritage of sugar beets in Logan County. Arts and crafts, entertainment, food vendors all on the square in downtown Sterling.

Desert’s Edge Triathalon Festival - Loma, CO - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2023
Two days of racing, a weekend of camping with other triathletes and their fans, and a fun end to the Colorado Tri Season

Salida Bike Fest - Salida, CO - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2023
Celebrate bicycles of all kinds including bike parade, films, group rides, pump track competition, race and live music.

Colorado Mountain Winefest - Palisade, CO - Sep 16, 2023
The Saturday portion, Festival in the Park, is the state’s largest and oldest wine festival featuring dozens of Colorado wineries, live music, a grape stomp, chef demonstrations & seminars.

Summerset Festival - Littleton, CO - Sep 16, 2023
One of South Jeffco’s largest community events to help support local Foothills Parks & Recreation District. A fun and exciting lineup of local food and culture, family fun, kids activity fair, business and craft expo, car show, craft beer tasting and more.

Bines and Brews Hopfest - Monument, CO - Sep 16, 2023
Enjoy beer, hard cider, moonshine and gin from breweries, a cidery, and distilleries. Enjoy upbeat contemporary jazz all afternoon. 21+ event

Durango Oktoberfest at Purgatory Resort - Durango, CO - Sep 16, 2023
With great brews, beautiful views, live music and a festive atmosphere it should be a blast!

Steamboat OktoberWest - Steamboat Springs, CO - Sep 16, 2023
The Annual Oktoberfest with a western twist. Rocky Mountain beer, local food and festivities

Larkspur Autumn Arts & Crafts Fest - Larkspur, CO - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2023
70+ arts and craft vendors, locally grown produce, kids activities and more!

Crested Butte Film Festival - Crested Butte, CO - Sep 21 to Sep 25, 2023
100 films over four days.

Great American Beer Festival - Denver, CO - Sep 21 to Sep 23, 2023
A public tasting event and private competition at the Colorado Convention Center. They bill the event as the largest collection of U.S. beer ever served.

Mountain Harvest Festival - Paonia, CO - Sep 22 to Sep 24, 2023
An annual event featuring local music, art, food & spirits, and more. Don’t miss out on the chili cookoff, grape stomp, farm tours, or dancing!

Chile and Frijoles Festival - Pueblo, CO - Sep 22 to Sep 24, 2023
Celebrate Pueblo’s harvest, including their most loved crop, green chiles and the Pueblo chile! Enjoy music, arts & crafts, cooking competitions, and all things chile!

Snowmass Balloon Festival - Snowmass Village, CO - Sep 22 to Sep 24, 2023
One of the highest altitude balloon events in the country, with more than 30 pilots competing in challenges.

Downtown Boulder’s Fall Fest - Boulder, CO - Sep 22 to Sep 24, 2023
This 3-day autumn festival features local food, micro-brews, music, children’s entertainment and activities and featuring Firefly Handmade Markets all along the historic Pearl Street Mall.

Fruita Fall Festival - Fruita, CO - Sep 22 to Sep 23, 2023
Free community event with over 125 vendors with arts, crafts, and food make the weekend for 50,000+, plus a parade, outhouse race, golf tournament, baking and canning contests, carnival and more.

Denver Oktoberfest - Denver, CO - Sep 22 to Oct 1, 2022
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

ARTumn Festival in Crested Butte - Crested Butte, CO - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2023
Celebrate the Fall Solstice with new and emerging artists in a variety of media on Elk Avenue. The show coincides with a busy weekend, with the fall foliage on display, farmers market, and Vinotok Fall Harvest Festival.

Autumn Gold Brats and Beer - Estes Park, CO - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2023
Annual festival with bratwurst, beer and live music. It is a family friendly event with face painting, corn bag toss, bouncing room, soap bubbles and rides in antique cars and a fire engine. Raffle tickets are $100 each with a grand prize of $10,000. Festival happens in Bond Park. Sunrise Rotary has been organizing this event since 1995.

Oktobrufest - Alamosa, CO - Sep 23, 2023
Beer, distilled drinks, live music, food, contests, kids activities and more! VIP packages available. Held at Sunset Park

Pints in the Park and Chili on the Divide Cookoff - Elizabeth, CO - Sep 23, 2023
Featuring craft beers & Colorado wines, chili cookoff, and a cornhole tournament

Wibby Oktoberfest - Longmont, CO - Sep 24, 2023
5k with beer party to follow

OktoBREWfest - Greeley, CO - Sep 29 to Sep 30, 2023
Once known as The Greeley Oktoberfest, OktoBREWfest changed its name in 2013 to reflect the focus on specialty brews, VIP tasting tent and expanded musical entertainment. But the same German traditions will still take place. Event kicks off Friday evening with brats, beer, games and a free concert. Huge children’s area on Saturday along with more music, food and specialty beer. Stein lifting, pie eating, volleyball and life size beer pong contests.

Colorado Springs Oktoberfest - Colorado Springs, CO - Sep 29 to Oct 1, 2023
Keg tapping ceremony on Friday evening,. Dachshund Dash, brat eating contest, German costume and stein hoisting contests, plus live music, authentic German food and Paulaner beer.

Longmont Oktoberfest - Longmont, CO - Sep 29 to Sep 30, 2023
Left Hand Brewing hosts this annual Oktoberfest. Attendees can expect great brews, live music, and tasty local food vendors every evening with special Oktoberfest-themed activities and all-day music line-ups on both Saturday and Sunday.

Oktobeerfest at LCHope - Broomfield, CO - Sep 29 to Sep 30, 2023
Craft beer, German food, kids’ games, 50/50 raffle and polka dancing! Fundraiser to support community outreach ministries.

Brush Oktoberfest and Car/Motorcycle Show - Brush, CO - Sep 30 to Oct 1, 2023
Friday night in downtown Brush (Clayton St) features a cruise in, beer garden, and live music. Saturday at Memorial Park features food and craft vendors, entertainment all day long, car show, polka dance in the evening at the VFW in downtown Brush!

Lake City Oktoberfest and Fall Festival - Lake City, CO - Sep 30, 2023
Enjoy music, food, and beer in the Lake City Town Park during the Lake City Oktoberfest and Fall Festival. With games, events, and activities for all ages, this is a family-friendly event

Estes Park Elk Fest - Estes Park, CO - Sep 30 to Oct 1, 2023
The free festival features bugling contests, elk exhibits, the Rocky Mountain Raptor Program, elk seminars, elk-inspired arts and crafts, Native American music, dancing and storytelling, a children’s area with elk-themed activities, and a craft beer garden.

Montrose Oktoberfest - Montrose, CO - Sep 30, 2023
Live music, Oktoberfest fare from local restaurants and beer tasting from 25 Colorado craft breweries and wineries

Pueblo Oktoberfest - Pueblo, CO - Oct 6 to Oct 7, 2023
German food, music and beer.

Potato Day - Carbondale, CO - Oct 6 to Oct 8, 2023
Parade, and celebration in Sopris Park

Cedaredge Applefest - Cedaredge, CO - Oct 6 to Oct 8, 2023
One of Western Colorado’s largest outdoor festivals returns for another year, with local businesses, apple orchards, artists and musicians, 200+ vendors, and over 25,000 attendees.

Grand Junction Art Festival - Grand Junction, CO - Oct 6 to Oct 7, 2023
Visit Downtown galleries and local businesses to see local talent displayed in various forms of artwork. Meet local artists, enjoy street art, sample wines from local wineries, and more!

Lamar Oktoberfest - Lamar, CO - Oct 7, 2023
This festival is hosted by the Lamar Chamber of Commerce. There is usually a beer garden, inflatable games for kids, Car & Motorcycle Show, charity 5K Relay Race, horse shoe tournament and local musical acts.

Berthoud Oktoberfest - Berthoud, CO - Oct 7, 2023
Colorado breweries, pretzel eating contest, dancers and music, diirndls and lederhosen contest, and more, held at Fickel Park in Bethoud

La Veta Oktoberfest - La Veta, CO - Oct 7, 2023
Oktoberfest held the first Saturday in October. Car show, dancing, bier garden, music, arts & crafts and more.

Dolores Harvest Festival and Car Show - Dolores, CO - Oct 7, 2023
Car show, chili judging, childrens games, adult competitions, beer tent, vendors, food and more. 10am – 7pm in Flanders Park. Free entry.

Paws in the Park - Longmont, CO - Oct 7, 2023
Annual dog walk and festival benefiting the Longmont Humane Society.

Choctoberfest - Aurora, CO - Oct 7, 2023
Indulge in chocolate at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds with events for all ages.

Thornton Harvest Fest - Thornton, CO - Oct 7, 2023

Elizabeth Wine in the Pines - Elizabeth, CO - Oct 7, 2023
Presented by the Town of Elizabeth, this outdoor wine event offers unlimited tastings from approximately a dozen wineries from the finest Colorado wines. This festival draws wine enthusiasts for the variety of Colorado wines, fabulous food trucks, artisan vendors, and live music.

Telluride Horror Show - Telluride, CO - Oct 13 to Oct 15, 2023
Colorado’s first and longest-running horror film festival returns for another year, with the latest genre films from all around the world, and visitors from near and far for a three-day gathering in the mountain resort town of Telluride. Enjoy horror, suspense, thriller, dark fantasy, sci-fi and dark comedy in various venues, with over 20 feature films and 50+ short films (some making their US premiere for the first time!) plus special programs, guests and other events.

Animas Valley Balloon Rally - Durango, CO - Oct 20 to Oct 22, 2023
Take in Colorado’’s stunning fall colors from above at the Animas Valley Balloon Rally. This family-friendly event features morning mass ascensions and nighttime balloon glows.

Harvest Festival at Barr Lake State Park - Brighton, CO - Oct 28, 2023
Annual fundraiser to benefit the Friends of Barr Lake State Park. Something for everyone. Pumpkins and corn stalks available for a donation, breakfast and lunch available. Hay rides,, face painter, kids craft, petting zoo and the highlight Midway games for kids with points earned toward prizes. Featuring the Roost for ages 1-3 with games only for them. Lots of photo ops!

Emma Crawford Coffin Races & Festival - Manitou Springs, CO - Oct 28, 2023
Parade begins at noon followed by 70 teams racing coffins, carrying “Emma”, up Manitou Avenue for the victory. Dress in your best costume – it’s fun for all ages. Additional activities, before & after the races, add to this zany event

Denver Arts Week - Denver, CO - Nov 3 to Nov 11, 2023
A weekend only celebration for 2020. Normally: An annual nine-day celebration of all things art in the Mile High City, featuring more than 300 events at art galleries, museums, concert halls, and theaters – there is something for everyone, and many events are deeply discounted!

Mile High Holidays - Denver, CO - Nov 3 to Dec 31, 2023
Whether your perfect holiday tradition is going on a family outing to lights displays, having a fun day of shopping or checking out a museum exhibition, Mile High Holidays has something for you.

Bighorn Sheep Festival - Georgetown, CO - Nov 11, 2023
View the head-banging bighorn sheep as well as enjoy hikes, wildlife, music, crafts and children’s activities. Having used the two binoculars at the viewing station, we recommend bringing a pair of your own so you can watch the sheep longer!

Denver Christkindlmarket - Denver, CO - Nov 17 to Dec 23, 2023
Experience the warmth and charm of an authentic German Holiday Market right in the heart of Denver. Stroll through alleys lined with cozy wooden huts and shop for unique, finely crafted artisan gifts and tasty treats brought to you by local and international small businesses. As cheerful sounds of live holiday music fill the air, savor the season with traditional glühwein, German biers, and traditional holiday fare from across Europe.

L’Esprit de Noel Holiday Home Tour - Denver, CO - Nov 17 to Nov 18, 2023
For decades, L’Esprit de Noël has raised funds to help support programs of Central City Opera, including Education and Community Engagement programs serving more than 80,000 people each year.

Blossoms of Light - Denver, CO - Nov 17 to Jan 7, 2024
Denver Botanical Gardens’ signature event for over three decades, this annual holiday lights extravaganza transforms their York Street location into a twinkling winter wonderland. This family-friendly event has become a holiday tradition for thousands of Front Range families.

Switch on the Holidays - Boulder, CO - Nov 19, 2023
Kicking off the holiday season, join Downtown Boulder, the Boulder Ballet, Freezie the Snowman and Santa to countdown to the grand illumination of the Boulder County Courthouse and the Pearl Street Mall.

Mile High United Way Turkey Trot - Denver, CO - Nov 23, 2023
For 50 years, the Mile High United Way Turkey Trot has been a Thanksgiving tradition drawing thousands of people to complete a four-mile run/walk to support the community. This year, the Turkey Trot is back in Washington Park, so get ready to run your yams off!

Gobble Wobble Run - Littleton, CO - Nov 23, 2023
Annual Thanksgiving day race at Clement Park in Littleton. Beneficiary is Mental Health of Colorado

Downtown Denver Grand Illumination of the Merry & Bright Lights Show - Denver, CO - Nov 24 to Jan 1, 2024
The annual Grand Illumination event (first night) will feature performances of classic holiday hits by the Denver Dolls, a visit from Santa & Mrs. Claus, and the grand highlight of the evening—the lighting of the station’s outdoor 40-foot-tall Christmas tree that features more than 7,000 holiday lights. Enjoy the Merry & Bright Light Show for the rest of the season, each night between 5 and 10 pm.

Past Events

We know that you want current events. But we often don’t have dates for every event for the current year. We leave those events with their link here so that you can look for the new dates yourself. We hope you don’t mind!

Octoberfest Opener - Morrison, CO - Aug 23 to Aug 25, 2019
Chef Walter Neuhold at Styria Catering is looking forward to continuing this great festival in Morrison. There will be plenty of German Beer and variety German style dishes (Bratwurst, Schnitzel, etc) to choose from.

Rendezvous at the Rock - Castle Rock, CO - Aug 31, 2019
Enjoy craft beer, food and music festival

970 Avonfest - Avon, CO - Sep 6, 2019
The weekend festival features 3 days of endurance sports racing, 2 days of free concerts, beer + wine gardens, kid zones, interactive expo, demos, game zones, Professional Olympic caliber racing and more

Stanley Arts Festival - Aurora, CO - Sep 7 to Sep 8, 2019
Currently postponed. A Friday night kickoff party in the Hangar begins a weekend full of fun for the whole family with kids activities, live entertainment, art and more. Produced by Cherry Arts.

Redstone Castle Oktoberfest - Carbondale, CO - Sep 14, 2019
Featuring traditional cuisine & craft beer, live music and more

Vinotok - Crested Butte, CO - Sep 15 to Sep 21, 2019
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: A celebration of the Harvest Mother on Sunday, and the main event on Monday at the Crested Butte Mountain Theater – discussion of the myth, lore, meaning, and ritual of the Vinotok, the Old Country myth behind the creation of Crested Butte.

Schatzi’s Oktoberfest - Littleton, CO - Sep 20 to Sep 22, 2019
Free admission at Bega Park to enjoy German eats, Paulaner beer, contests and dancing, an dmore!

Fall Harvest Brewfest - Fort Collins, CO - Sep 21, 2019
Annual event benefiting the Animal House. An epic one-stop, unlimited sipping experience that winds through Lincoln Center in Old Town Fort Collins. Since 2009.

Ouray Oktoberfest - Ouray, CO - Oct 5, 2019
Beer, brats, polka fun, evening fireworks, and the Annual Jeep Raffle all make for a great day of fun.

Colorado Springs International Dragon Boat Festival - Colorado Springs, CO - Aug 22, 2020
Chinese culture, sport, food, entertainment, and natural wonders come together at this year’s Colorado Springs International Dragon Boat Festival.

Salida Winefest - Salida, CO - Sep 12, 2020
Celebrate Colorado wineries, art, food, and live music, in Riverside Park.

Snowmass Septemberfest - Snowmass Village, CO - Sep 12, 2020
An afternoon of fall fun awaits at Snowmass Base Village, and it’s free and open to all ages. Enjoy wine & sake tastings, local food, kids activities, a DJ, local vendors and artisans, learning station and a demonstration of a bionic exoskeleton suit, plus a silent auction. Benefits proceed the Bridging Bionics Foundation.

Fall Festival at Bancroft Park - Colorado Springs, CO - Sep 13, 2020
Free admission, live music, local artisans, food, kids’ activities and more!

FORToberfest - Fort Collins, CO - Sep 19, 2020
A celebration of Fort Collins with live music, seasonal beer from 6+ Fort Collins breweries and bicycle booths. Music lineup ranges from funk to bluegrass to rock and indie. Costumes are encouraged. Free admission. Thousands are expected to participate. Location: Downtown Fort Collins (Walnut St. and Old Town Square).

Punkin Chunkin - Aurora, CO - Sep 26 to Sep 27, 2020
Enjoy a fall festival that celebrates all things fall-while simultaneously showcasing over 25 teams of chunkers who use various self-made machines to see who can shoot a pumpkin the farthest over 2 days of competition. A pumpkin patch, pony rides and much more!

Celtic Fest and Oktoberfest - Carbondale, CO - Oct 9 to Oct 10, 2020
Celtic Fest on Friday night including Best Legs in a Kilt Contest. Full day of German bands, food, beer, brat eating contest, liter holding contest and the chicken dance on Saturday. Location: 4th Street Plaza.

Montezuma Land Conservancy Harvest Beer Festival - Cortez, CO - Oct 16, 2020
We are celebrating our 22nd BrewFest virtually this year! Purchase your tickets, pick up your beer and enjoy a live Zoom tasting with brewers from three local breweries. There will also be an online silent auction with some great local items! More information can be found at www.montezumaland.org/events/

Pearl Pass Mountain Bike Tour - Crested Butte, CO - Sep 11 to Sep 12, 2021
Meet at the Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum for a bike ride to Aspen! There is a self-supported camp-out Saturday night if you do the two day ride, or you can ride the 38 miles over the 12,705 ft Pearl Pass all in one day on Sunday. Shuttles will return to Crested Butte on Monday morning ($20 per person plus $10 for gear). Don’t forget to book your Aspen hotel room for Sunday night, or have other plans to stay or leave!

Oktoberfest in Woodland Park - Woodland Park, CO - Sep 18 to Sep 19, 2021
German beer, food, live music. For children, there is an obstacle course, climbing wall, kids games and face painting. Ceremonial keg tapping on Saturday. Free parking and shuttle bus from Woodland Park High School.

Oktoberfest Amped - Grand Junction, CO - Oct 2, 2021
Breweries and Cideries and five local bands add up to one crazy good day of drinking and celebrating life. VIP and general admission tickets are available online, and food and drink tickets will be available for purchase inside the event.

Drums of the World - Denver, CO - Nov 28, 2021
Colorado Symphony – Marimba, bongos, bass drums, woodblocks, log drums, boo-bams, Chinese cymbals, metal trash cans, darabukkas, talking drums, plastic pipe, acoustic guitar, toy trumpet, tablespoons, Burma gongs, water can, crow call, tambourine, gankogui, and sleigh bells! These are just some of the percussion instruments that the virtuoso percussionists of your Colorado Symphony will be using in this dynamic concert that is fun for the entire family.

Crested Butte Music Festival - Crested Butte, CO - Jul 8 to Sep 17, 2022
Enjoy various musical performances around Crested Butte, including jazz, bluegrass, a string quartet, and more – in such varied venues as on a boat, in a house, from a jeep, or on the street.

Trinidaddio Blues Fest - Trinidad, CO - Aug 26 to Aug 27, 2022
On hold for 2023 – we hope to see it return. Normally: Blues fest in downtown Trinidad, CO

Log Hill Hustle – 5K/10K Fun Run/Walk - Ridgway, CO - Aug 27, 2022
Raise money for Ridgway High School students who are continuing on with their education by participating in a 5K or 10K Run/Walk

Seven Peaks Festival - Villa Grove, CO - Sep 2 to Sep 4, 2022
Taking a break for 2023. Normally: A 3-day concert over Labor Day weekend

Labor Day Art Show - Redstone, CO - Sep 2 to Sep 5, 2022
Enjoy a wonderful weekend of art and art demonstrations for adults and kids on the grounds of the Redstone Inn! Proceeds from sales go to scholarships for college-bound Roaring Fork High School Seniors majoring in an art-related field.

Septemberfest - Rangely, CO - Sep 3 to Sep 5, 2022
A fun packed weekend with a 5k run/walk, rode, OHV ride, live music, contests, parade, craft fair, car show, and more!

A Taste of Colorado - Denver, CO - Sep 3 to Sep 5, 2022
2023 – On pause in favor of three summertime events this year. Normally: There’s free admission to this Labor Day weekend event with food from more than 50 top restaurants, music on six stages of entertainment, arts/crafts and family friendly carnival / kids’ activities.

Royal Gorge Route Railroad Oktoberfest - Canon City, CO - Sep 8 to Oct 21, 2022
2 hour train ride with Oktoberfest beers and lunch while riding through the spectacular Royal Gorge, with live music and a commemorative pint glass to keep!

Loveland Oktoberfest - Loveland, CO - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2022
The event will feature beer from several Loveland craft breweries and food from vendors. Beer will be sold in several locations and allowed anywhere inside the fenced area. Live local music. Wear your dirndl and lederhosen for the best dresses contest at 2:00 on Saturday and hold those steins high for the stein hoisting contest at 4:30. Other games will be run by the Loveland, Big Thompson Kiwanis Club and include hammerschlagen, Loveland Mobile Mini Golf, corn hole, carpet ball, ladder ball, washer toss, and more. All money raised from playing games will go directly to Kiwanis Club. Loveland Oktoberfest will be celebrated on Friday from 3:00 – 9:00 PM and Saturday from 12:00 – 9:00 PM at 623 Denver Ave. Loveland, CO 80537. The event is free to attend and all ages are welcome.

Steers and Beers Festival - Colorado Springs, CO - Sep 22, 2022
Hundreds of brews and whiskeys to sample! Meander throughout the ballrooms, sampling products, have a seat with your friends outside on the patio to enjoy the view, ride the mechanical bull, and sample, sample, sample!

Arts Hullabaloo - Westcliffe, CO - Sep 23 to Sep 25, 2022
Arts Hullabaloo is a fun event showcasing the arts: visual arts, performing arts, musical arts, culinary arts, fiber arts and literary arts, to name a few. Artists paint in public, there is great food art, fiber arts, music and other artistic presentations. There is also face-painting for the kids, chalk art, tie-dying and kid-sized art tables.

Parker Oktoberfest - Parker, CO - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2022
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.

Sneffels Fiber Arts Festival - Ridgway, CO - Sep 24 to Sep 25, 2022
2023 – Canceled for this year, expected to return. Normally: More fun than you can shake a knitting needle at! Enjoy a great weekend of fun revolving around the fiber arts that comes to the Ouray County 4-H Event Center each September

Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for Life – Colorado - Longmont, CO - Sep 24, 2022
Colorado CF Cycle for Life is a fully-supported ride with route options (32-65 miles) for riders of all abilities. Riders will benefit from fully stocked rest stops every 12 miles, bike mechanics for maintenance and repairs, volunteers to cheer you along the way and support vehicles to help you complete the ride. From breakfast to the post pedal party, you will be empowered and inspired to continue the fight to find a cure for cystic fibrosis.

Gunnison Oktoberfest - Gunnison, CO - Oct 1 to Oct 2, 2022
An outdoor community celebration with German fare, draft beer, authentic polka music, & kid-friendly activities.

Supernatural Official Convention – Denver - Aurora, CO - Oct 14 to Oct 16, 2022
The stars of Supernatural, off the screen and in person, will be in town for three days of excitement, music, and fun.

Elizabeth Harvest Festival - Elizabeth, CO - Oct 29, 2022
Join the residents of Elizabeth for a day of activities for everyone, including vendors, trick or trating around town, and more!

Downtown Rink at Skyline Park - Denver, CO - Nov 21 to Feb 14, 2023
Free skating in the heart of downtown Denver at Skyline Park

Harvesting Hope Turkey Trot - Denver, CO - Nov 24, 2022
5k or kids 1k fun run at Denver’s Central Park on Thanksgiving

Find other fun things to do in Colorado in the fall:

Oktoberfest in Colorado
Colorado Corn Mazes
Colorado Ghost Tours
Haunted Houses in Colorado
Colorado Pumpkin Patches

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