Denver Fall Festivals – Fall 2021 CO Events

Colorado Springs Comic Con - Colorado Springs, CO - Aug 27 to Aug 29, 2021
Celebrity guests, cosplay, artists, photo ops and more. Held in the former Sears location at the Chapel Hills Mall in Colorado Springs.

A Taste of Colorado - Denver, CO - Sep 4 to Sep 5, 2021
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.

Windsor Harvest Festival - Windsor, CO - Sep 4 to Sep 6, 2021
3-day event with live entertainment, arts & crafts, amusement rides, concerts, hot air balloon, fireworks and more.

Arvada Harvest Festival - Arvada, CO - Sep 10 to Sep 11, 2021
Canceled for 2021, look for its return in 2022. Normally: A local harvest event with food fair, parades and kid’s zone. Since 1925. The website states this festival falls on the weekend following Labor Day and the parade’s Saturday date, but is unclear on events on other days – check the website (linked) to make sure you don’t miss anything!

Downtown Boulder’s Fall Fest - Boulder, CO - Sep 10 to Sep 12, 2021
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.

Denver Beer Week - Denver, CO - Sep 10 to Sep 18, 2021
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.

Colorado Artfest - Castle Rock, CO - Sep 11 to Sep 12, 2021
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.

Highland Ranch Pioneer Days - Highlands Ranch, CO - Sep 11 to Sep 11, 2021
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.

Lafayette Brew Fest - Lafayette, CO - Sep 11 to Sep 11, 2021
Beer sampling, wine for sale, food and live music. Free admission with beer tickets by 4oz pour.

Denver Oktoberfest - Denver, CO - Sep 17 to Sep 26, 2021
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

Summerset Festival - Littleton, CO - Sep 18 to Sep 18, 2021
Say goodbye to summer at the primary fundraiser for the Foothills Foundation with 10,000 other attendees. Enjoy local food and culture, family fun, Sheriff safety fair, and craft beer tasting.

Pints in the Pines - Elizabeth, CO - Sep 18 to Sep 18, 2021
Featuring live music, craft beers & Colorado wines, cornhole tournament, shopping, food trucks, children’s entertainment and more, at Casey Jones Park in Elizabeth

Longmont Oktoberfest - Longmont, CO - Sep 22 to Sep 26, 2021
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.

OktoBREWfest - Greeley, CO - Sep 24 to Sep 25, 2021
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.

Autumn Gold Brats and Beer - Estes Park, CO - Sep 25 to Sep 26, 2021
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.

Estes Park Autumn Gold - Estes Park, CO - Sep 25 to Sep 26, 2021
Beer, brats and bands, plus a classic car show, children’s activities, raffle, and more

Paws in the Park - Longmont, CO - Oct 1 to Oct 10, 2021
Online for 2021. Annual dog walk and festival benefiting the Longmont Humane Society.

Thornton Harvest Fest - Thornton, CO - Oct 2 to Oct 2, 2021

Cheesman Park Art Fest - Denver, CO - Oct 2 to Oct 3, 2021
140 juried artists & craftsmen will hail from across the nation to showcase their work at the Cheesman Park Art Fest; a free, two-day festival in one of Denver’s prized historic parks. This colorful outdoor show was ranked among the top 100 art festivals of the decade by Sunshine Artist Magazine in 2020.

Harvest Festival at Barr Lake State Park - Brighton, CO - Oct 9 to Oct 9, 2021
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!

Supernatural Official Convention – Denver - Aurora, CO - Oct 15 to Oct 17, 2021
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 30 to Oct 30, 2021
Join the residents of Elizabeth for a day of activities for everyone, including vendors, trick or trating around town, and more!

Denver Arts Week - Denver, CO - Nov 5 to Nov 13, 2021
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!

Bighorn Sheep Festival - Georgetown, CO - Nov 13 to Nov 13, 2021
View the head-banging bighorn sheep as well as enjoy hikes, wildlife, music, crafts and children’s activities.

Mile High Holidays - Denver, CO - Nov 15 to Jan 23, 2022
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.

Denver Christkindlmarket - Denver, CO - Nov 19 to Dec 23, 2021
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 19 to Dec 31, 2021
For 2021: virtual with a musical holiday video featuring one large historic Denver Property – the McCourt Mansion. 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 19 to Jan 8, 2021
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 21 to Nov 21, 2021
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 25 to Nov 25, 2021
For more than 45 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 25 to Nov 25, 2021
Annual Thanksgiving day race at Clement Park in Littleton. Beneficiary is Mental Health of Colorado

Harvesting Hope Turkey Trot - Denver, CO - Nov 25 to Nov 25, 2021
5k or kids 1k fun run at Denver’s Central Park on Thanksgiving

Downtown Denver Grand Illumination of the Merry & Bright Lights Show - Denver, CO - Nov 26 to Dec 27, 2021
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.

Drums of the World - Denver, CO - Nov 28 to 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.

Great American Beer Festival - Denver, CO - Oct 6 to Oct 8, 2022
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.