With all the Oktoberfests and wine events that take place in the fall, it can leave you wondering if there are any fun things to do in Denver, Colorado that don’t involve alcohol. The short answer is… YES! It turns out that the Mile High City has quite a number of exciting activities and events that have nothing to do with alcohol.
Here is our guide to a fun and sober fall in the Denver area:
Extreme Sports Exhibition
When: Opens Sept. 13, 2019
Where: Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Details: This exhibit promises to be an extremely good time. Find out what it takes to be an extreme athlete in all forms: In the air, on snow and ice, in the water, on the rocks, and on the ground.
Denver Aquarium – Otter Weekend
When: Oct. 12-13
Where: Denver Aquarium
Details: With all the fascinating marine life to behold, you could easily spend a full day exploring the different exhibits. Otter Weekend in mid-October sounds like an especially great time with North American River Otter-themed activities.
Fall Hikes in Boulder and Denver
Where: Multiple trails
Details: With the Rocky Mountains and foothills as our playground, enjoying the brilliant changing colors is top of mind for fall activities. Denver and Boulder are home to numerous hikes, especially ones that are sprinkled with fall foliage.
Denver Film Festival
When: Oct. 30-Nov. 10, 2019
Where: Sie FilmCenter
Details: For anyone interested in the arts, this event is for you. Connect with filmmakers, movie buffs, and lovers of all things cinema at the Denver Film Festival. Pick and choose which films you want to see or watch them all!
Boulder Fall Fest
When: Sept. 13-15
Where: Downtown Boulder and the Pearl Street Mall
Details: A 3-day autumn festival features local food, live music, children’s entertainment/activities and featuring over 100 artisans in Firefly Handmade Markets’ Fall Show on the historic Pearl Street Mall.
Free Night at the Museums
When: Nov. 2, 2019
Where: Multiple museums
Details: The dinosaurs may not come to life, but this is still a great opportunity to explore the many magnificent museums of Denver. From 5-10 p.m. on Nov. 2, select museums in Denver will be open for free, post-hours exploration. A fantastic family outing!