66 Stellar Things To Do In Denver In September

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66 Stellar Things To Do In Denver In September

Meow Wolf is finally opening this month!

September is one of our favorite months. The weather is turning crisper, the leaves are changing, and the holidays are just around the corner. Still, there’s a few good weeks of summer left, and we want you guys to soak it all in. That’s why we created this nifty guide to September. We’ve included cool road trip ideas, exciting new openings, and fall-only festivals you won’t want to miss. Here’s 66 stellar things to do in Denver in September!

1. An enchanting evening awaits you at one of these Candlelight concerts

Denver’s candlelight concerts are still going strong, with a multitude of open-air and indoor concerts taking place over the autumn season. Even better, there’s a Halloween-themed haunted night of classics coming in October that will surely set the mood. Enjoy the seasons shift as you drift away to classics.

2. Unleash the beast at this epic workout fest

The Strength in the City Festival is coming to Denver on September 11th, and you can still get tickets. Experience a fun-filled morning and afternoon with your friends at this festival that feeds your mind, body, and soul with an epic group workout session followed by a well-earned meal from a food truck vendor and drinks.

3. Sample rare cuts of steak at this ultimate steak championship

Steak and Stella Artois. Name a more iconic duo. This ultimate steak championship is a feast you won’t want to miss. Sample some of Denver’s best cuts of steak as the city’s finest go head to head in a steak championship where you (alongside a panel of experts) get to choose who reigns supreme as Denver’s best cut of steak. It’s a foodie fest like no other.

5. Get excited about Meow Wolf, opening this month

Meow Wolf has been the topic of conversation as of late, and the hype is absolutely real. They’ve released their theme, the convergence station that’s looking to be an epic journey through time, they’ve released their food station which is looking to be an epic and global food oasis, and they’ve even launched their new concert venue. Get ready for the most immersive, psychedelic, amazing art installation Denver’s ever seen. Are you ready? Mark your calendar because on September 16th, they’re here.

5-10. Check out these other innovative & immersive art spaces

If you can’t wait any longer, there are some other rad immersive art spaces lighting up the Denver art scene that you can visit today. From Spectra Art Space, who is constantly revealing new themes and venues to Marijuana Mansion, an interactive cannabis-themed selfie museum, and more.

11-17. Take a road trip to see all of these natural wonders

The Centennial State has got some of the most amazing natural landscapes across the entire country, and we couldn’t be more excited to explore them all. Ranked one of the top 10 most beautiful states in The U.S., you’ve got to wonder just how it got there, especially if you haven’t had the chance to explore. We rounded up a list of 7 incredible, natural wonders that are perfect for photos, hikes, or exploring what makes this state so dang beautiful.

  • Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Great Sand Dunes National Park
  • Crested Butte

18-22. Enjoy a themed night of music and beer at one of these festivals

Check out one of these 4 neighborhood beer fests, each with their own unique lineup of vendors and a dedicated music theme from 80s to rock. Our most anticipated is the one taking place near Sloan Lake on October 2nd!

23-32. Coffee hop at these amazing specialty cafes

We’re really into coffee here at Secret Denver and we wanted to share some of our favorites that have made the coffee scene here in Denver bloom. From locally sourced to bright and lovely cafes, to places that offer coffee subscriptions, here are some unique spots for your next cafe hop.

33. Check out the nation’s biggest AR mural

Rumored to be the largest mural in the country, this brand new 13-story augmented reality mural is currently being worked on by artist, Pat Milbery. The new mural can be seen from the 1-25 and will be behind the Coors Field and will eventually spread across the newest apartment complex, X Denver, and has been in the works for some time. Come check out the progress pics or wait until it’s complete to see it in all it’s glory. It will also be paired with an accompanying app as well.

34. Try a pizza from this technologically advanced venue

Pizza vending machines. Okay, okay, hear us out. These pizza vending machines started out in Italy, made their way east, and are finally headed to the west to debut here in Denver. Press a couple buttons, avoid human interaction, and you’ve got yourself a hot and ready pizza perfect for late night drinks when The Celctic, their home venue, has closed down their kitchen. The future is now and it’s time we all hop on board.

35-40. Grab a hard seltzer or kombucha at one of these breweries

Maybe you hated the Hard Seltzer crave that took over during the pandemic last year and has carried over into 2021. Maybe it was the best thing that could have come out of that terrible, terrible year. Either way, we’re still not over it. In fact, we think people might just be getting started, so we did a short round up of tap rooms and local brands that you can pick up in-store. Reminder, not all of these are alcoholic.

41. Check out this new revamped spooky bar just in time for October

Slashers Denver is the city’s premier bar for spooky fun, horror movies, and themed speciality cocktails, and we’re stoked. Now under new management, this re-vamped horror bar has been quite popular since it’s opening, and we anticipate lines getting longer as the days get spookier. Hurry and check them out before that line wraps around the corner as we all relish in spirits and ghouls, trivia nights, spooky films.

42-53. Stay & Play in Boulder

Boulder, Colorado was named one of the nation’s happiest cities, and we want to know why. Is it the closeness to nature? Is it the food? If you haven’t already went and done some exploring, then we think it’s high-time you give it a try. We listed some of Boulder’s best hotels and restaurants in Downtown, as well as some hotels and places to eat a little closer to nature. Enjoy!

54-66. Get your fall on at one of these autumnal festivals

We’ve been shouting from the rooftops ever since September rolled around because that means the new season’s activities and festivals are around the corner. We preemptively rounded up all of the best spooky activities for adults and children alike, as well as some of this season’s best arts and culture festivals near Denver.


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