Summer, like all great things, doesn't last forever. We're holding on to backyards-and-beer days this upcoming mid-September weekend, and thus we decided to let you in on our late summer secrets. Here's some amazing Denver events, from the beer garden, to the backyard brewery, to the Denver Art Museum, this weekend will surely be one to remember when winter comes and we're all holed up with Netflix and your furry pet for a cuddle partner.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH
National Sour Beer Day @ Avery Brewing Company
Sure to leave a sour taste in your mouth only in the best way, come celebrate sour beers at one of our favorite local breweries. Avery has prepared six different beers on tap, and many more in the bottle.
All day Saturday, 11 AM- 11 PM
Oktoberfest @ Pikes Peak Brewing
11 AM - 11 PM
Bring out your wooden clogs and get your jive on. Come play some games, drink some beer, listen to some music, drink some beer, eat some food, drink some beer, hangout, and lastly, drink some beer.
Shakedown & Denver Food + Wine Festival @ Pepsi Center grounds
Friday & Saturday
A multi-day extravaganza showcasing talented chefs from across the state and their creative culinary creations served alongside hundreds of wines and spirits. The Grand Tasting unites Colorado’s culinary leaders – award winning chefs, mixologists and wine professionals – and leads guests on a culinary journey through the state’s acclaimed, and expanding, dining scene. The open layout allows guests to eat, drink and explore the creations of more than 40 top restaurants and more than 700 wines and spirits from the region’s most lauded wine professionals. Friday night's Shakedown is a Southern-inspired evening of soulful bites and cocktails, paired with live music while eleven local celebrity bartenders compete for guest votes for the “Best Cocktail in Denver.”
Denver's Tour de Fat @ City Park
Tour de Fat is New Belgium Brewing’s traveling celebration of all things bicycle, honoring mankind’s greatest invention. Born in Fort Collins, Colorado, to increase awareness and participation in cycling as a sustainable form of transportation, Tour de Fat has grown into a national rite of passage for cycling advocates and bon vivants alike.
10 AM - 5 PM
City Park, Denver, Colorado United States
Get tickets here.
Tour de Fat After Party @ Illegal Pete's Colfax
Have you ever been at a party, and it ends too quick!?! Now you need somewhere else to go to talk about all the awesome shenanigans!
Well, when Tour de Fat Denver is a wrap, come on over to Illegal Pete's Colfax for some $3.50 Fat Tire, Sunshine, and Citradelic Drafts and $5.00 Tart Lychee Drafts (while it lasts). Oh, and Queso...lots of queso.
6 PM - 10 PM
The 2016 DAM Friendship Powwow @ Denver Art Museum
One of DAM's longest-running events, the 27th Annual Friendship Powwow and American Indian Cultural Celebration will feature American Indian dancers, drum groups, working artists, hands-on activities, artist booths, and more. The DAM’s Friendship Powwow is a celebration of the vitality of American Indian cultures.
Surprisingly, we actually don't recommend drinking during this event, despite our beer theme, as it is happening at 10 AM and it's a family event.
Throughout the day, visitors can watch colorful dance competitions, participate with artists in hands-on activities, and enjoy their first (or 101st!) piece of fry bread. Stop by the Native Arts Artist-in-Residence Studio, focused this summer on the artistry and creation of powwow regalia. Also, don’t miss the American Indian art collection on levels two and three of the North Building.
The powwow will take place on Acoma Plaza (between the Denver Art Museum and Denver Public Library).
Social Dances and Special Performance—10 am
Grand Entry—11 am
All powwow activities and general museum admission are free.
*Pictured: Sarah Ortegon (Eastern Shoshone/Northern Arapaho), former Miss Native American USA and this year's Denver Art Museum Friendship Powwow Head Woman Dancer. Pictured with Sarah is Sean Carlton (Dineh).
The two were captured by a photographer while doing the 'potato dance' where dance couples compete against one another in giving it their all to keep from letting the potato fall to the ground. Not as easy as it looks ;-)
(Denver Post Photo 2015)
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11TH
Rubedo, Iska Dhaaf (NY), Two Tone Wolf Pack and The Original Ills @ Syntax Physic Opera
7:30 PM- 2 AM
With a killer local lineup, this Syntax show is sure to please, so come dance with us and feel the feels.
Boulder Pridefest @ Central Park
Pridefest is Boulder County's biggest LGBTQ event of the year, featuring over 100 vendor booths, a Beer Garden featuring Avery Beers, a full line up of bands and performers at the Band Shell, a youth and family area, a health and wellness area, plenty of food trucks, a visibility march and the Big Gay 5K.
This year's performance lineup:
11:15 to 11:45 Bethel Steele
11:45 to 11:55 Big Gay 5K Awards
11:55 12:55 Wheel Chair Sports Camp
12:55 to 1:00 Mile High Drag Kings
1:00 to 1:45 The Pryde
1:45 to 2:00 Jill Brzezicki
2:00 to 2:45 Rubix
2:45 to 3:00 Jill Brzezicki
3:00 to 3:45 Mariachi 3
3:45 to 4:15 Haus of Fish Candy
4:15 to 5:15 Mouths of Babes
5:15 to 6:00 Cat Jerky
Codename: SuperDuperFan Can Release @ Odd13 Brewing
Odd13 Origins Series is back, and they're releasing canned taproom exclusive IPA's! Come drink more beer!
Buy a case and receive a free pint glass on Sept 11th only.
*Limit one case per person.