The crisp fall weather and season with them one of the best times to visit Denver. Post-summer and Labor Day offers incredible opportunities to catch the colors of the great outdoors and the commotion of last-chance festival season. Check our guide to the best things to do this fall in Denver, including nearby events and activities near The Brown Palace!
Fall Events & Festivals in Denver
Oktoberfest Denver – September 23-25; September 30-October 1, 2016
Celebrating its 47th year in Downtown Denver, Oktoberfest returns for another year of beer, bands, and all things Bavaria. Gather in the historic Larimer Square for two weekends for what’s been called “The Best Oktoberfest in the United States!”
Great American Beer Festival – October 6-8, 2016
Can’t get enough brew? The Great American Beer Festival is for you. Featuring hundreds of breweries from across the country, the Great American Beer Festival is the largest of its kind and promises to be even bigger and better in 2016. The GABF takes place at the Colorado Convention Center, less than a mile from The Brown Palace, so you can sample and sip to your heart’s content!
Pumpkin Festival – October 7-9, 2016
Get ready for Halloween by picking your own pumpkin at the Pumpkin Festival in the beautiful Denver Botanic Gardens. Offering days of family-friendly activities at the garden’s Chatfield Farms including live music, craft and artisan booths, and a ten-acre pumpkin patch, Pumpkin Festival is the perfect way to celebrate autumn in Denver!
Fall Foliage – September & October
With some of the most breathtaking outdoor sites in the country, Colorado offers an incredible opportunity to watch the colors change during the fall. Hiking, biking, and trail walking are some of the most popular outdoor things to do in Denver, but the foliage takes the experience to another level. Embark on a scenic roadtrip to the majestic Rocky Mountain National Park or simply stroll along the tree-lined Cheesman Park, Civic Center Park, or Lincoln Park nearby.