60 Fantastic Things To Do In Denver This October

Jessica Ramos Jessica Ramos

60 Fantastic Things To Do In Denver This October

All of the seasonal food, farms, and festivals you’ll need all month long.

Hello Denver, and welcome to October, the month where fall is fully in swing. We’re in love with October and fall, with the season’s delightful fall colors sweeping over Colorado (have you seen those photos of Aspen?) and fantastic fall flavors taking over the culinary menus. We rounded up some amazing fall-centric festivals, farms, spooky fun, restaurants, and cultural activities to do this month and put it all together in one place to make your October go by a little easier. So here we go, welcome to the spookiest month of all and enjoy these 60 spectacular (and spooky) things to do in Denver all month long.

1. Be dazzled at one of these Candlelight Concerts

These enchanting candlelit evenings are wildly popular here in Denver and they’re here for another sensational season. This autumn, enjoy the sounds of classic music and flickering candlelight with concerts featuring classical renditions of rock and spooky songs classics to jazz and soul favorites.

2. Spend a spooky night surrounded by candlelight

The popular series, Candlelight, has got a brand new spooky event planned just in time for October, with Candlelight: A Haunted Evening of Classical Composers, an atmospheric evening filled with classic renditions of some of your favorite haunting melodies. The songs of Beetlejuice, Nightmare Before Christmas, and classic horror theme songs await you.

3. Work with your friends to solve challenging puzzles in this interactive online adventure

If you’re into puzzles, video games, or escape rooms, we suggest you grab a ticket for this interactive, virtual adventure that you can enjoy with your friends. Take part in a game that involves puzzle-solving, collaboration, and more as you enter into a virus-laden dream world to save your friends from being trapped inside a dream world.

4. Try a foodie experience like no other in Larimer

Imagine stepping inside a restaurant blanketed in darkness and being served a sublime three-course meal – the flavors and textures of which are intensified by your remaining senses. Sounds a little bit incredible, right? This is an experience that’s been backed by psychologists as an ‘amplified’ way to enjoy food, the enticing ‘Dining In The Dark’ event is coming to Denver this October in Upper Larimer, so you can find out for yourself. It’s an experience you won’t want to miss.

5-11. Go on a seasonal beer crawl around Denver

If this past Great American Beer Fest wasn’t a testament to Denver’s outstanding beer scene, then we don’t know what is. From German-inspired lagers to Pumpkin-Spiced, we’ve gathered together a list of delicious fall-flavored beers to wet your whistle and get you into the fall spirit. It’s a refreshing break from the hoppy IPAs of summer, don’t you think?

12-22. Support these talented and innovative Latinx-owned businesses

Admittedly, it’s Hispanic Heritage Month for a couple more weeks, but we think it’s important to celebrate other ethnicities and their talents all year long. In honor of the special occasion though, we put together a list of Hispanic-owned businesses we thought were worth checking out around the city, from coffee to beer and much more.

23. Double fist some beer steins at Oktoberfest

If there’s one thing, besides Halloween, that October always reminds us of, it’s Oktoberfest. There’s nothing quite like enjoying bratwurst and steins as big as your head in the crisp autumn air, and this year, you’ve got two weekends to enjoy it. Check out the annual Oktoberfest activities this weekend and enjoy a stein with us.

24. Get an inside peak at Denver’s newest art house, Meow Wolf

Have you been to Meow Wolf yet? Well why not? It’s all the rage, and its opening weekend was one of the most exciting new activities to hit Denver in a while. We got the inside scoop and gathered together some amazing photos from people who went. This round up is a bit of a digital exhibition of some of the best corners, spaces, and installations inside Denver’s Meow Wolf. We hope they inspire and motivate you to check it out this October.

25. Check out Denver’s brand new backyard bbq rooftop bar

This brand new rooftop in RiNo, Red Barber, specializes in a few things that make it stand out. First off, they’re focusing their culinary efforts on BBQ, specifically of the skewer variety, plus canned cocktails, corn hole, a huge lawn, and more. Red Barber, atop the Catbird Hotel, is all that, and more, and its potential is absolutely sky-high. Check them out this October!

26-38. Get an expertly crafted cocktail at one of these eclectic cocktail bars around Denver

When you’re looking for a nice night out on the town where the cocktails are impeccable, the vibes are great, and the factor is wow, there’s plenty of eclectic bars in Denver that’ll serve this purpose. From tropical to elegant to rustic, we gathered a list of the coolest bars with the best drinks you’ll want to take the whole gang.

39. Experience this brand new spooky immersive art experience

Coming to Denver on October 9th is the brand new immersive and spooky art experience, Spookadelia (the 4th edition). The Curse of Novo Ita is a theatrical, AR, immersive art experience that even reminds us of a video game, in the best way possible. Fight the curse that’s taken over the beautiful world of Novo Ita and restore it back to its glory by solving puzzles and interacting with the environment. It’s sure to be a great way to spend the day with friends.

40. Be amazed by Colorado’s fall foliage near Aspen

It’s that time of year again where everything feels like it’s been reset. Mother nature starts to show off again and remind us that even if summer is over, there’s little to be sad about when the world around us is so naturally beautiful. The leaves start to change, seasonal menus start to crop up, and daytime hikes become cooler and crisper. This year, Aspen has been really doing the most by shocking locals with its beautiful red, orange, and goldspun-tree transformation, and we’re here for it. So much so that we gathered together an autumn inspiration post that we hope inspires you to get out there and take your own photos.

41-53. Fill your month with fall festivals and spooky fun at these seasonal events

We’re in October, and that’s mean we’re in full autumn swing and this ultimate guide will make sure your month is filled to the brim with cultural festivals, haunted houses, corn mazes, pumpkin patches, and more. This is the ultimate guid we’ve created that we think is perfect, especially for the little ones, to make the most out of the autumnal season.

54-59. Learn about Colorado’s most influential historical figures buried at its oldest cemetery

Riverside Cemetery is Denver’s oldest cemetery, full of fascinating stories from people who have made their mark in the city’s history. From a Japanese American immigrant murdered by a Colorado serial killer, to a well-respected general, you can learn about these figures and more with guided tours at Riverside.

60. Sample Denver’s culinary scene at this brand new food market

Greenwich Village’s brand new food hall has appeared on the scene. Grange Hall is a concept by chef, Troy Guard, who has created a nine kitchen hall (complete with a brewery) with one kitchen that’s left empty purposefully for rotating kitchens. Try gourmet burgers, fresh poke bowls, craft beer, and more.



[featured image by zrc_photography via Instagram]


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