9 Things to do in Denver and Colorado this weekend: Sept. 24-26


Autumn brings inexperienced chile, harvest, cider, music and elk festivals, Oktoberfests and the Broncos to Colorado this weekend.

COLORADO, USA — Hello, autumn!

The last weekend of September affords dozens of fall festivals and sporting occasions in all corners of the Centennial State.

There are a number of Oktoberfest celebrations, corn mazes and pumpkin patches, plus haunted homes. The Broncos make their common season debut at Empower Field and the Rockies play their last weekend collection at Coors Field.

So get outdoors and embrace the ultimate days of September by experiencing the distinctive tradition, meals and geography that make Colorado so particular. Don’t neglect to share your weekend pictures with the “Near Me” characteristic on the 9NEWS app.

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New York Jets vs. Denver Broncos

DENVER — Denver Broncos soccer is again in the Mile High City! The red-hot Broncos (2-0) host the New York Jets (0-2) for the regular-season residence opener at Empower Field at Mile High. Kickoff is about for two:05 p.m. Sunday. Some tickets can be found for resale at (*9*).

Chile & Frijoles Festival 

PUEBLO — The savory aroma of roasting chilies alerts the top of summer season in Pueblo. The twenty seventh annual Chile & Frijoles Festival is Pueblo’s harvest celebration that pays homage to two of the city’s best-loved crops: inexperienced chilies (in explicit, the Pueblo Chile) and pinto beans or “frijoles.”

This three-day celebration kicks off Friday afternoon in downtown Pueblo with reside leisure, avenue distributors, cooking competitions, and chilies, chilies, chilies. Admission is simply $5 and youngsters 12 and beneath are free. The Chile & Frijoles Festival attracts 140,000 attendees from across the Centennial State and the nation. Head to PuebloChileFestival.com to see the entire occasion schedule. 

Fruita Fall Festival

FRUITA — The 106th annual Fruita Fall Festival runs Friday and Saturday with over 100 distributors promoting arts, crafts and meals to attendees from throughout Colorado. This year’s theme is “There’s No Place Like Fruita.” There will likely be reside music, meals vans, parade, baking and canning contest, cornhole event, avenue performers and extra. Country musician Jerrod Niemann will carry out at 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Check out the entire schedule for the free celebration at FruitaFallFestival.com.

Timnath Fall Festival

TIMNATH — The Town of Timnath welcomes autumn with a enjoyable, fall pageant this weekend. The Timnath Fall Festival will characteristic reside music, an artisan market, native Colorado beer, meals vans, photograph sales space, free actions and crafts for the entire household and extra. Kids can get pleasure from pumpkin adorning, balloon artists, face portray, bounce home, impediment course and extra. The pageant runs 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Mountain Harvest Festival 

PAONIA — The twentieth annual Mountain Harvest Festival runs Thursday to Sunday in Paonia. The community-oriented occasion options leisure by native musicians, poets, dancers, comedians and dramatists, farm and vineyard excursions, arts, crafts, meals distributors and a farmers’ market. On Friday alone there is a bike parade, pub crawl, reside music and extra. Most of the pageant is about at Town Park, only a few blocks from downtown. To see the entire occasion schedule, head to MountainHarvestFestival.org.

Autumn Gold Festival

ESTES PARK — Autumn in Estes Park means golden aspen leaves, elk bugles and Autumn Gold — a pageant of bands, brats and beer. In addition to mustard-smothered bratwursts, chilly brews, mushy drinks and reside music, there will likely be family-friendly actions like face portray, corn bag toss, a bounce home and traditional automobile present. Food distributors will likely be serving up funnel truffles, corn on the cob, fresh-squeezed lemonade, roasted almonds and desserts. The Autumn Gold Festival takes place Saturday and Sunday and admission is free.

Denver Oktoberfest

DENVER — The 51st annual Denver Oktoberfest continues this weekend with stein-lifting enjoyable in downtown Denver. In addition to stein-hoisting there will likely be meals, bier/beer, reside music, brat-eating contest and extra. The get together will likely be positioned between twentieth and twenty second on Larimer Street in the Ballpark neighborhood close to Coors Field. The celebration runs Friday to Sunday this weekend. Tickets, Oktoberfest steins and all-you-can-eat-and-drink VIP tickets will be discovered at TheDenverOktoberfest.com.

Colorado Springs Oktoberfest

COLORADO SPRINGS — The 10th annual Colorado Springs Oktoberfest opens Friday on the Western Museum of Mining and Industry. Festivities scheduled via Sunday embody meals distributors, reside bands, dancing, wiener canine races, stein-hoisting contest, costume contest, yodeling contest, keg tapping, retail distributors, beer faculty and extra. Skip the traces and get your tickets now at CSOktoberfest.com.

Greeley Oktobrewfest

GREELEY — The 2021 Greeley Oktobrewfest returns Friday and Saturday at Greeley’s historic Lincoln Park. The celebration begins Friday night time at 5:30 p.m. with beers, brats, video games and a reside music. Saturday will likely be a full day of enjoyable on the downtown park from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. with reside music, craft beer from northern Colorado breweries, meals distributorsyoungsters’ space with face portray, impediment course, carnival video games, pumpkin adorning inflatable slide and extra. Kids and adults will get pleasure from stein-lifting contests and life-size beer pong. VIP beer tasting tickets will be bought online.

Longmont Oktoberfest  

LONGMONT — Longmont’s Oktoberfest is again for a ninth year. This year’s occasion will likely be held from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at Roosevelt Park. All occasion proceeds profit A Woman’s Work and the Left Hand Brewing Foundation. The pageant options greater than 10 breweries, distilleries, cideries and meals distributors. Attendees can take part in traditional Oktoberfest actions together with sack races (with heats for youths and adults), stein-holding contests, costume contest and extra.

Brush Oktoberfest 

BRUSH — The town of Brush has a September weekend schedule filled with occasions. The 39th annual Oktoberfest is scheduled for Friday and Saturday at Brush Memorial Park. There will likely be a beer backyard, automobile and bike cruise in dance, canine present, reside leisure, polka dance and extra. Visit BrushChamber.org to see the entire Oktoberfest weekend schedule.


ALAMOSA — The annual Oktobrüfest in Alamosa affords tastes from Colorado breweries, distilleries and meals distributors, in addition to video games, contests, enjoyable actions and reside music. Oktobrüfest runs from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at Alamosa’s Sunset Park. Admission is $5 and tasting wristbands are $30. General admission and VIP tickets will likely be accessible to the pageant. Check out the entire brewery record at AlamosaChamber.com.

Morrison Ciderfest 

MORRISON — The Morrison Ciderfest will likely be held this Saturday on the grounds of Bear Creek Care & Rehab on the nook of Highway 8 and Summer Street in downtown Morrison. The occasion kicks off in the morning with loads of family-friendly actions together with cider presses, youngsters’ space with bounce citadel, arts and crafts displays, hay and pony rides and reside music. The Morrison Ciderfest runs Saturday from 10 a.m. to darkish and admission is free.

Fall colours

COLORADO — Autumn is among the most lovely instances to reside in Colorado. Hillsides flip beautiful shades of gold, orange and crimson. This is a major leaf-peeping weekend throughout western Colorado. Typically, colours peak in the Colorado’s northern mountains all through the month of September. The central mountains peak the final week of the month. For our southern mountains, it’s the primary week of October. Here’s when and the place to see the leaves change.

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Corn mazes

COLORADO — Summer is nice, however anybody who loves leaves, apple cider, sweaters and some good old school enjoyable, is aware of that corn mazes are the place it’s at. Luckily, Colorado has greater than its honest share of those fall treats, which additionally occur to include candy pumpkin patches and wonderful corn mazes, nice native meals and all types of actions that can make you would like this season by no means ends. 9NEWS has put collectively a useful record and map of corn mazes in Colorado.

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad

ANTONITO — Are you prepared to see the Colorado “Gold Rush”? Hop aboard the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad this weekend to see the spectacular autumn colours. The railroad travels via a number of totally different ecological zones at totally different elevations, together with low meadows and up the highest of 10,015-foot Cumbres Pass, so that you’re positive to see some lovely aspens. There are every day departures on the practice via Sunday, Oct. 24 in addition to a particular dinner practice. Fall rides are extraordinarily well-liked, so guide early at CumbresToltec.com.

Denver American Indian Festival

BRIGHTON — The annual Denver American Indian Festival will likely be held Saturday and Sunday at Riverdale Regional Park in Adams County. The free pageant affords academic and cultural occasions celebrating the custom and tradition of American Indians. All are welcome on the pageant, which can have dancers, drummers, American Indian meals, kids’s actions and distributors. The pageant runs Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Great Aardvark Embark

GREELEY — The 4th annual Great Aardvark Embark Hot Air Balloon Launch begins shiny and early Saturday morning with breakfast burritos and espresso accessible for buy on-site at Aims Community College. Pilots from Colorado Balloon Club will arrange, inflate and launch majestic scorching air balloons on the occasion subject north of Cornerstone Event Center.

Telluride Festival of Cars & Colors

TELLURIDE — The sixth annual Telluride Festival of Cars & Colors is an automotive celebration set in opposition to the beautiful gold leaves of the San Juan Mountains. Several occasions are deliberate from Thursday to Sunday together with Concours on the Golf Course, Motorcycle Concours, and Cool Cars on Colorado automobile present. Single-day, two-day and multi-day passes for the Telluride Festival of Cars & Colors, plus a whole occasion schedule, will be discovered at CarsAndColors.com.

Bug’n Out Car Show

NORTHGLENN — O’Meara Volkswagen hosts its annual Bug’n Out Car Show on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The automobile present is free to enter and attend and there will likely be music, prizes and meals vans. All makes and fashions are welcome.

Central City Plein Air Festival 

CENTRAL CITY — The third annual Central City Plein Air Festival runs Friday to Sunday. The occasion, offered by Central City Opera and the Gilpin County Arts Association, will characteristic artists from throughout the nation portray fall landscapes and historic structure inside a radius of the Central City Opera House. Painting takes place all day Friday via Sunday and the occasion is free for the general public to watch and ask questions of the artists. The public may attend the Exhibition and Sale on the Teller House beginning Sunday at 4 p.m. the place the pageant choose will choose the successful work from over 60 on show.

Twenty One Pilots

DENVER — Grammy Award-winning duo Twenty One Pilots started its “Takeøver Tour” in Colorado earlier this week. The duo is taking part in in Denver at 4 totally different venues: the Bluebird Theater, Ogden Theatre, Mission Ballroom and Ball Arena. The Mission Ballroom live performance is Thursday and the Ball Arena efficiency is Friday night time. Twenty One Pilots may even be performing a number of nights in Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Columbus, Atlanta, and London at intimate and giant venues in every metropolis.

Van Morrison

GREENWOOD VILLAGE — Singer-songwriter Sir George Ivan Morrison, also referred to as Van Morrison, is in the Centennial State for a live performance at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre. Morrison will likely be joined by Taj Mahal on the 7 p.m. live performance this Saturday. Tickets begin at $45 for the all-ages present. Tickets are bought at AXS.com.

Triple Threat Comedy Night

DENVER —The trio of Frank Caliendo, Sal Vulcano and David Spade will take the stage collectively in Denver this weekend. Caliendo, Vulcano and Spade will carry out at Bellco Theatre on the Colorado Convention Center at 8 p.m. Saturday. The occasion was rescheduled from its earlier date of Sept. 12, 2020. Tickets to the 2020 present will likely be honored this weekend.

The “Triple Threat Comedy Night” advantages The Zarlengo Foundation, a non-profit group that helps colleges and applications for kids with studying disabilities in and across the Denver neighborhood. Tickets to the present vary from $60 to $90 and can be found now at AXS.com.

College soccer Saturday

Northern Arizona vs. Northern Colorado

  • Saturday, Sept. 25 at 1 p.m.
  • Nottingham Field, Greeley
  • Tickets at UNCBears.com

Florida Atlantic vs. Air Force Academy

Chadron State vs. Colorado Mesa

  • Saturday, Sept. 25 at 1 p.m.
  • Stocker Stadium, Grand Junction
  • Tickets at CMUMavericks.com

Fort Lewis College vs. Western Colorado

Colorado Rockies

DENVER — The Colorado Rockies shut out the 2021 residence schedule with a collection in opposition to the San Francisco Giants and Washington Nationals. The Giants and Rockies play Friday, Saturday and Sunday on “Larry Walker weekend.” The Rockies can have a fireworks show Friday night time and the staff will retire the Hall of Famer’s No. 33 jersey on Saturday. The Nationals start a collection at Coors Field on Monday. Visit Rockies.com/Tickets to see the freshly mowed grass, mountain vistas and boys of summer season one final time.

Toronto FC vs. Colorado Rapids

COMMERCE CITY — Your Colorado Rapids are proudly sitting in third place in the Western Conference standings. The Rapids (12-8-4) hope to sustain in the playoff race once they welcome Toronto FC (4-6-15) to Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. The match begins at 6 p.m. Saturday in Commerce City. Snag your tickets at ColoradoRapids.com.

Aspen Ruggerfest  

ASPEN — The 53rd annual Aspen Ruggerfest runs from Thursday to Sunday. This four-day rugby event hosts between 30 and 40 groups at Aspen’s Wagner Park. There isn’t any cost to watch the motion as followers come from afar to watch and get pleasure from Aspen’s shops, resorts, eating places and bars on the finish of every day. To be taught extra in regards to the event and to view the occasion schedule, take a look at Aspen-Ruggerfest.com.

Day Out With Thomas

GOLDEN — Thomas the Tank Engine is again at the Colorado Railroad Museum this weekend together with his “Day Out With Thomas” tourKids and households can journey Thomas the Tank Engine in addition to meet Sir Topham Hatt, the controller of Thomas’ railway. There will likely be Thomas-themed actions together with reside leisure, scavenger hunt, hay bale maze, stage exhibits, sing-a-longs and extraThomas the Tank Engine will likely be on the museum in Golden on Saturday and Sunday this weekend. Grab your tickets at TicketWeb.com.

Bridal Festivals Wedding Expo

LOVELAND — If you are planning to say your “I Do’s” quickly, the Bridal Festival Wedding Expo could possibly be proper up your alley. The present, which takes place Sunday at Loveland’s The Ranch Events Complex, affords the most recent in marriage ceremony planning from florists and clothes to DJs and marriage ceremony locations. Tickets will be bought online.

National Alpaca Farms Days

BENNETT — The fifteenth annual National Alpaca Farm Days is this Saturday and Sunday. Alpaca farms throughout North America are opening their gates to the general public, together with LaZyB Acres Alpacas in Bennett. Located 25 minutes east of Denver, the farm will let the general public meet their alpacas and be taught extra about these inquisitive, distinctive animals, the luxurious fiber they produce and why the alpaca business is ideal for environmentally-conscious people. Guests may store in the farm’s alpaca boutique the place you discover alpaca merchandise (scarfs, socks, gloves, blankets and hats) and yarns, rovings and uncooked fleeces.

14er Fest

BUENA VISTA — The 14er Fest, which runs Friday to Sunday, is a multi-sport mountain pageant for all path customers, ages and talents. There are occasions and tutorials in automobile off-roading, mountain biking, mountain climbing, fly fishing, path working and extra. A 5K is about for Friday afternoon and a brand new 14K run will likely be held Sunday morning. To see a whole occasion schedule, register for an exercise or join tenting in Buena Vista, head to 14erFest.org.

Hero Fest at Town Center at Aurora

AURORA — The 4th annual Hero Fest at Town Center at Aurora is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A celebration for Colorado’s first responders, the free fun-filled day options emergency autos for youths to tour, face portray, meals vans, and extra.

Walk to Defeat ALS Car Parade

FORT COLLINS — The ALS Association Rocky Mountain Chapter will maintain a automobile parade Saturday in northern Colorado. The parade begins at 10 a.m. at Fort Collins’ Schneider Electric – Fort Collins Parking Lot. Registration and donation data is offered here.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

DURANGO & EAGLE — You might help take step one towards a world with out Alzheimer’s at this weekend’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Eagle and Durango. The southwest Colorado stroll begins after 10:30 Saturday at Durango’s Rotary Park. Those in the Vail Valley can be part of the stroll at Eagle’s Brush Creek Park & Pavilion after 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Race registration and donation data will be discovered at Act.Alz.org.

The Bear Chase  

LAKEWOOD — This weekend’s The Bear Chase Race Endurance Festival consists of 100K, 50-Mile, 50K, half marathon and Baby Bear 10K Trail Races. The races at Lakewood’s Bear Creek Lake Park characteristic a wide range of terrains in addition to sweeping panoramic views. The 100K, 50-Mile and 50K happen Saturday and the 10K and half marathon start Sunday morning. Race registration and data will be discovered at BearChaseRace.com.

thirteenth Floor Haunted House

DENVER — 13th Floor Haunted House has opened for the 2021 season. Celebrating 14 years of scares in the Mile High, this season brings terrifying twists and turns, new characters and new add-on points of interest which can be positive to thrill. Enter when you date — at 3400 East 52nd Avenue.

Aspen Filmfest

ASPEN — The forty second Aspen Filmfest is now underway and continues via Sunday. Held at Aspen’s Wheeler Opera House and Metropolitain’s Isis Theatre in Aspen and the Crystal Theatre in Carbondale, the pageant has anticipated fall previews and award-winning movies from the worldwide circuit. There are additionally panel discussions and particular visitors. Head to AspenFilmfest.org to see an inventory of present instances and to get tickets. 

Movies this weekend

“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” has led the weekend field office for three-straight weekends. The Marvel superhero film is on its manner to passing “Black Widow” as the highest grosser of the pandemic period. Clint Eastwood’s “Cry Macho” had a quiet opening in third place because the film is already accessible to stream at residence.

“Dear Evan Hansen,” the movie adaptation of the hit Broadway musical, arrives in theaters this weekend with the aim of toppling Disney and Marvel. The film can have one weekend on the cineplex earlier than competitors arrives the primary weekend of October with “The Addams Family 2,” “The Many Saints of Newark,” and “Venom: Let There Be Carnage.”

Last weekend’s field office

  1. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings — $21.7 million
  2. Free Guy — $5.1 million
  3. Cry Macho — $4.4 million
  4. Candyman — $3.5 million
  5. Malignant — $2.7 million

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