The Weekend | 11 Denver Events to Kick-Off the Fall Season

Today officially marks the first day of fall, but Denverites are not buckling down in preparation of the coming cold. Rather than morn the end of summer, Denver is jumping into the season with more drinks, more bpms, and as always, just the right amount of weirdness (Weird Touch @ Syntax). Wether your ideal weekend is one in neons in the lights of Big Gigantic or swaying to the gentle vibes of The Album Leaf, like always, there's something for everyone in the Mile High city. Venture out and see what Denver has to offer.


FRIDAY, 9/23

 Photo: Jim Mimna

Photo: Jim Mimna

Big Gigantic @ Red Rocks

Coming on the heels of their two sold-out headlining shows at New York City’s Terminal 5 and the release of their new single “The Little Things,” acclaimed electronic music group BIG GIGANTIC is to play Red Rocks both Friday and Saturday. The fifth installment of the Boulder-based duo’s massive hometown show—voted the #1 EDM show by Denver’s Westword in 2012 termed "RowdyTown V".  Tickets here.

Show Ya Teef! Hosted by The Black Actors Guild

 8 PM - 9 PM
Crossroads Denver Theater
(2590 Washington St)
Tickets here.


Come and see why The Black Actors Guild has collected "Best of" Westword awards two years in a row in the return of the crtically acclaimed "Show Ya Teef" comedy experience.

Show ya Teef is a high octane, interactive improv show full of original creations of all kinds. Be prepared to get involved, witness incredible talent, and take part in a slice of Denver culture!!

Local Natives @ The Ogden Theatre 

16 & UP
Tickets: $32.50
Door Price: $35.00

Purchase here. 

Come out and see the Local Natives debut their album Sunlit Youth. Digital download included with every ticket you order for this show.

Sassmouth,, & Ejay pt. Hosted by Nocturnal

$10 at the door
11 PM - 5 AM
EKŌ HOUSE (5201 York St)

Musical exploration focused on duality and community. 


The Album Leaf @ The Bluebird Theater
3317 E. Colfax Ave
16 & UP

Known for their artful light shows, A+ performance and tranquility, this show is the perfect way to spend your Saturday. 

Renegade Craft Fair

Exdo Event Center (1399 35th St)

Saturday & Sunday 11 AM- 6 PM

Groove to sweet jams, as you browse world-class design and handcrafted goods by nearly 100 carefully selected indie Makers and artisans, including jewelry and accessories, home decor, apothecary, and art. Nom on treats by local trucks and food favorites, and enjoy an assortment of pre-packaged items by Dead Dog Chocolate, Strongwater, Teakoe Tea, T-We Tea, The Sophisticate's Tea, RedCamper, and Beautiful Briny Sea.

RiNO Oktoberfest


The Rackhouse (2875 Blake Street)

Described as a 'bier drinking event', travel to Europe in the comfort of your favorite city. Ticket includes entrance to the festivities, your 0,5l mug, one liter of bier, and a donation to the RINO Art District, 'getting your good deed of the day out of the way' and buzzed in one fell swoop. 

Check out more information and ticket pricing here. 

Attending Breweries: 

Great Divide Brewing Co. 
Bierstadt Lagerhaus
Epic Brewing Company - Denver Taproom
C Squared Ciders
Ratio Beerworks
Our Mutual Friend Brewery
Beryl's Beer Co.
Black Shirt Brewing Co
Zephyr Brewing Company
Mockery Brewing
Stem Ciders

Weird Touch @ Syntax

9 PM- 2 AM

5$ Door Price


Come get weird at Syntax this Saturday, 'all-vinyl dark disco, indie dance and weird house dance night'. It's sure to get you in touch with your dark side. The last Saturday of each month at Syntax. 

Jazz on the Patio 

4:20 PM - 8 PM

Vine Street Pub & Brewery (1700 Vine St)

Swingin' Denver and Vine Street Pub & Brewery present "Jazz on the Patio". The event features a free swing dancing lesson and live music provided by two of the best swing/jazz bands in town! Be ready for a West Patio party! We will be serving up our favorite beers and creating a special "picnic pack" special. Come support two of Denver's best features, Live Music and Great Beer! 

Swing lesson: 4:20-5pm
Odessa Rose: 5pm-6:15
La Pompe Jazz 6:30pm-8:00

SUNDAY, 9/25

Westword Dish Hosted by Stella Artois

11 AM - 3:30 PM
Sculpture Park (1700 Speer Blvd)

21 +

DISH, Denver's all-inclusive food-and-drink sampling event, returns to Sculpture Park at the Denver Performing Arts Complex. This 22nd annual celebration of the local dining scene will feature 40+ favorite restaurants of Westword food writers and readers. Beverage samplings from exclusive beer sponsor, Stella Artois, and other liquor sponsors, as well as a smokin' area dedicated to barbecue.

Adelitas, Syrup, Little Man Ice Cream, The Real Dill, Aikopops, Onefold, Biker Jim's, Americatus, Interstate Kitchen, Neighbors Wine Bar, Milk & Cake, Brazen, Keenwah, CO, Il Porcellino, The Orange Crunch, Frijoles Colorado, Amore Gelato, Jozi's Kitchen & Sheebeen, FIRE at the Art, a hotel and many more will all be dishing samples at DISH.

The Last Light- Zombie Shoot @ Flat Acres Farm

7 PM - 10 PM
11321 Dransfeldt Rd, Parker, Colorado 80134

Come on out to enjoy the ride through the field and maze while shooting live Zombies. Admission includes the Gun, ammunitions and protective face gear provided by Fox Airsoft. 

Tickets here