WHERE: Civic Center Park A Taste of Coloradostands 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.