Looking for something to do this weekend? Colorado is full of events & festivals this weekend and throughout the month of October. There is so much beauty to take in when you drive around Colorado. No matter where you live you can see the leaves changing and feeling the crisp air in the morning and don’t forget all the advertisements for pumpkin spice! Let’s kick off this fall season with some fun!
Events & Festivals this weekend
Applefest is Cedaredge, CO- Oct. 4-7th- As with most festivals, this one will bring 200+ local vendors, apple orchard artists, music, activities for the kiddos, classic car show, vintage motorcycles, and of course food!
Punkin Chunkin @ Arapahoe Park Racetrack, Oct. 6th & 7th- This festival has it all, pony rides, fall crafts, pumpkin patch, live music, corvette car show, food vendors and a beer garden. Oh, and don’t forget they really do chuck the pumpkins!
Pumpkin Harvest Festival @ Four Mile Historic Park, Oct. 6th & 7th– This festival you don’t need to go very far, its right in the heart of Denver! Enjoy a tour of the park in a horse-drawn wagon, build your own scarecrow, pick out your favorite pumpkin from the pumpkin patch, enjoy county fair games, and get some delicious treats from the local food vendors, plus a beer garden!
Enchanted Hollows @ The Denver Zoo, opens Oct.5 and runs each weekend in October until the 27th. From 6:00 PM- 9:00 PM. All ages.- As darkness falls upon the zoo, take a journey through a forest that comes alive, traveling an eerie trail, the new woodland hollow, an immersive night walk, with jack-o-lantern sculptures, animal meet and greets, demonstrations, pumpkin carving demos, seasonal foods, beer, wine, and cocktails. Trick or treat stations on Oct. 27th & 27th.
Denver’s 13th Annual Zombie Crawl-Skyline Park, Oct. 6th, 11:00 AM- 4:00 PM- Along with the crawl you can also see vendor and makeup booths, trivia, costume contests, learn the thriller dance with your fellow zombies and even if you don’t partake in the crawl you can still watch and partake in all the rest! NOTE: This is a free event unless you want to partake in the costume contest ($25).
Here are a few performing arts events that are opening up this weekend:
Sleeping Beauty- Colorado Ballet, opening night, Friday, Oct. 5th- Being a huge fan of the ballet, Colorado Ballet performances never seize to amaze me. If you have never experienced you should always try something once, you may be surprised!
A Light In The Void-Colorado Symphony- opening night, Friday, Oct. 5th- Per Colorado Symphony “This show blends stirring original compositions with an unforgettable theatrical narrative story. With world-renowned scientists live on stage, A Light in the Void features arresting visuals, cutting-edge lighting design, and an original score performed by your Colorado Symphony. This concert is a marriage of storytelling, science, stunning visuals, and symphonic music, designed to ignite your senses with the elation of discovery and wonder. It is an experience designed to capture and nurture that indescribable feeling we get when looking out at the nighttime sky. This is a story 13.8 billion years in the making, and it will renew your vows with all that is greater than ourselves.”
And don’t forget those Rockies! Sunday they are back home playing the Milwaukee Brewers, get your tickets now! Go Rockies!
Enjoy your weekend, create some great memories and share your experiences with us!
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