What To Do in Denver Over Labor Day Weekend

Posted by West + Main Homes on Thursday, August 30th, 2018 at 11:50am.

Denver is packed with fun(and free) festivals, live music, and family-friendly activities during this Labor Day Weekend.

End summer with a bang and check out one...or two...or six of these exciting Labor Day Weekend Activities. 

A TASTE OF COLORADO

WHEN: Sept. 1–3, 2018

WHERE: Civic Center Park
A Taste of Colorado stands proud as the end-of-summer celebration of community pride and spirit in the Denver region. Over 500,000 people make the four-day festival their Labor Day Weekend celebration, enjoying the offerings of more 50 area restaurants, 275 marketplace artisans and vendors, six stages and educational programs promoting the diverse cultural and Western heritage of the region.

BREWS & VIEWS BEER FESTIVAL

WHEN: Sept. 1, 2018
WHERE: Hudson Gardens & Events Center
Now in its fourth year, taste craft beers from more than 35 Colorado breweries and dishes from premier food trucks, plus music, games and more!

CRUSH WALLS

WHEN: Sept. 3–9, 2018
WHERE: River North Art District
Denver’s foremost urban art festival will be unlike any other before it: seven days and 77 art happenings with local and international artists, plus "off-the-wall" events for all.

DENVER FOOD + WINE FESTIVAL 

WHEN: Sept. 4–9, 2018
WHERE: Downtown Denver

The Denver Food + Wine Festival is a multi-day extravaganza of food, wine and spirits education, promotion and tastings. Through a series of events, the festival aims to highlight industry impact, promote workforce development and celebrate Denver as a culinary destination.

FIREWORKS AT ELITCH GARDENS THEME & WATER PARK

WHEN: Sept. 2, 2018
WHERE: Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park 
Spend the day riding the roller coasters and the water slides at Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park, Denver's downtown amusement park, then watch a brilliant fireworks display light up the night sky, starting at dusk.

DENVER ART MUSEUM FREE FIRST SATURDAYS

WHEN: Sept. 1, 2018
WHERE: 
Denver Art Museum
Enjoy free admission to the Denver Art Museum on the first Saturday of every month, including Labor Day Weekend.

JASON MRAZ

WHEN: Sept. 2, 2018
WHERE: 
Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre
"The Remedy" for the Sunday night blues? Jason Mraz and Brett Dennen at Red Rocks!

STAMPEDE: ANIMALS IN ART

WHEN: Sept. 10, 2017–May 19, 2019
WHERE: Denver Art Museum
Whether depicted as faithful companions or threatening adversaries, animals have been the subjects of human art for centuries. Stampede allows visitors to consider the roles animals play in our lives and in our art through more than 300 paintings, sculptures and more. 

DEAD SEA SCROLLS

WHEN: March 16–Sept. 3, 2018
WHERE: Denver Museum of Nature & Science 

Labor Day Weekend is your last chance to see authentic Dead Sea Scrolls, ancient manuscripts that include the oldest known Biblical documents, along with their full English translation. The exhibit also features the largest collection of artifacts from the Holy Land ever assembled for display, including weapons, terra cotta figurines, a re-creation of the Western Wall from the old city of Jerusalem and a three-ton stone from the actual wall.

INVISIBLE LINKS: BOTANICAL ART & ILLUSTRATION

WHEN: Aug. 15–Oct. 14, 2018
WHERE: Denver Botanic Gardens
This exhibit explores the complex and sometimes hidden relationships between plants and other organisms.

COLORADO STATE FAIR

WHEN: Aug. 24–Sept. 3, 2018
WHERE: Pueblo, Colo.
Load up the kids and head further afield to the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo, Colo., for carnival rides, livestock and horse shows, parades, country concerts, an arts exhibition, a fiesta weekend and one of the largest pro rodeos in the country.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN SHOWDOWN

WHEN: Aug. 31, 2018
WHERE: Sports Authority Field at Mile High
This annual football game between the University of Colorado Buffaloes and the Colorado State University Rams is the perfect start to your holiday weekend.

COLORADO ROCKIES VS. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS

WHEN: Sept. 3–5, 2018
WHERE: Coors Field
Cheer on the Colorado Rockies as they take on the San Francisco Giants in a three-day series this Labor Day Weekend.

Check out the full list of endless Labor Day fun on Denver.org

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