Fun Fall Things to Do in Denver This Weekend

Dated: October 8 2021

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Fun Things to Do in Denver This Weekend

Spooky Season is here.

As we march closer to All Hallow’s Eve, our ghostly and creepy options just get scarier and scarier. Case in point: Friday is National Haunted House Day, and we’ve got a Halloween pop-up bar pouring spirited spirits on Colfax and life-sized animatronic monsters terrorizing us until late in the night. For something that doesn’t involve fake cobwebs, check out the fresh hop beer festival, Denver Central Market’s birthday party, or a mimosa-soaked brunch run. Also this weekend, Boulder County’s restaurant week kicks off, because you’re going to need to fuel up for all that scaring.

Drink spooky spirits at a Halloween bar

Friday - Sunday, 6 pm - 1 am
Park Hill
You may have waited in line for Miracle, the super-popular Christmas bar, in years past, but do you know its undead spookeasy cousin, Apparition? The Kansas-based Halloween pop-up bar is now haunting—of all places—the Denver Game Lounge in the form of Apparition: Colfax. Grab one of 13 BOOzy drinks, like the smoke-spewing Monster Squad (it’s a cauldron of dry ice) or the deathly dark Noseratu.
Cost: Free entry

Celebrate National Haunted House Day

Denver area
Mark your calendars for Friday, October 8, kids. More than just the day that the Great Chicago Fire began in 1871, it’s also National Haunted House Day! Honor the will of those who create national holidays like these by getting scared silly at the 13th Floor, The Frightmare Compound, or one of our other hair-raising haunted houses.
Cost: Varies

Say Happy Birthday to a food hall

Saturday, 11 am - 10 pm
Why should birthday parties be only for people? Food halls’ births warrant celebration, too, so go party with Denver Central Market as it turns five on Saturday. The festivities include special deals and menu items (looking at Izzio’s dulce de leche-filled birthday cupcake), music from DJ Caira Roe, giveaways, and celebratory décor. Follow that up with Sunday’s Camparty down the block at Il Posto, where you can get spritzie with it with $7 spritzes and americanos.
Cost: Free entry

Get spooked at Monster to Midnight

Friday - Saturday, 6 pm - 12 am
If you need even more time with the undead this month, you’re in luck: Distortions Monster World, the interactive artainment experience that features life-sized animatronic monsters, is staying open until midnight. That means even more bonding with werewolves, zombies, vampires, and other things that go bump in the night.
Cost: $35

Taste the best of Boulder at its restaurant week

Friday - Sunday
Boulder county restaurants have put together special menus for its restaurant week, running from October 8-17. Participating restaurants include Ash’Kara, The Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse, Corrida, and Sushi Zanmai, and many are finally acknowledging the amazing mid-day meal that is brunch with special brunch menus too. Talk about a victory for brunch!
Cost: From $29

Crash a dance party in Larimer Square

Friday - Saturday, 5 - 7 pm
Larimer Square
Weekend nights in October just got louder. The provocatively named Larimer After Dark live local music series will bring a diverse mix of DJs and musicians to the block, including DJ Bella Scratch on Saturday night.
Cost: Free entry

Hop over to Joyride’s Fresh Hop Festival

Saturday, 11 am - 11 pm
Beer lovers know that right now is prime time for fresh hop beers. Only available once a year, these beers tend to be less bitter and more herbal than conventional, dry hop beers, and people freak out over them. Many of those freaker outers will be at Joyride Brewing Company’s Fresh Hop Festival on Saturday, where 14 craft breweries will come together to showcase their limited-edition brews.
Cost: Free entry

Earn those mimosas at the bRUNch Run

Sunday, 8 am - 12 pm
Central Park
You know what makes waking up early on a Sunday to run a whole lot better? Mimosas, Bloody Mary’s, and breakfast burritos, of course, all of which can be had at the finish line of the 7th annual bRUNch Run 5K and 10K. Besides the eats and drinks, you’ll get swag and a scented medal. Yes, the medal is scented. You’ll have to cross the finish line to find out what it smells like, but our money’s on bacon.
Cost: $49

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Crystal Hart

My name is Crystal Hart, I am a Colorado Native! I grew up in the San Luis Valley, located in south central Colorado, and have lived in the Denver Metro Area since 2000. I have over 20 years of experi....

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