SCFD free days September (Fests down below)

Clyfford Still Museum – 9/1, 8, 15, 22 5-8pm, 9/29 free all day (1250 Bannock St, Denver)

Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab (CELL) – 9/2 (99 W 12th Ave, Denver)

DAM – 9/2 and 9/9 (pow-wow) (100 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver)

Denver museum of dolls and miniatures – 9/3 (1880 Gaylord St Denver) $1 suggested donation

Children’s museum of Denver – 9/5 4-8pm (2121 Children’s Museum Dr, Denver)

Four mile park – 9/8 12-4pm (715 S Forest St, Denver)

Longmont museum – 9/9 (400 Quail Rd, Longmont)

Joy park @ Children’s museum – 9/15 4-8pm

Denver museum of nature and science – 9/17 (2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver,)

The Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave – 9/17 (987 1/2 Lookout Mountain Rd, Golden)

Molly Brown House – 9/22 (1340 Pennsylvania St, Denver)

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Broomfield auditorium
The Broomfield Auditorium is located at 3 Community Park Road and shares a building with the Mamie Doud Eisenhower Public Library
See site –www.broomfield.org/DocumentCenter/View/12059

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First Friday art walks, 9/1, usually 5-9pm in most places

Santa Fe drive (5-9th st) – www.artdistrictonsantafe.com/
Cherry creek shopping district
Golden downtown
Golden triangle Denver – gtmd.org/images/other/GTMD_Map.pdf (They have moved it to Final Friday)
River North – www.rivernorthart.com/
Tennyson st – denverartwalk.squarespace.com/
Niwot, Co – www.niwot.com/events/art_walk/
Old pearl st, Denver – www.oldsouthpearlstreet.com/

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Always free:

Hudson Gardens
Aurora history museum
Delaney farm, Aurora
Littleton historical museum
CU Boulder natural history museum
MOA Englewood civic center
Longmont cultural museum (charge for current exhibit, but main museum is free)
Hammond’s candy tours
Celestial seasoning tours
Rocky Mt national wildlife arsenal refuge
Hiwan homestead museum Evergreen
Lookout mt. nature center
Morrison nature center at Star K ranch
Evergreen arts center

Kids 18 and under are free at the MCA and DAM 2017 (as far as I have heard)

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Free culture passes from the library

Jeffco
www.eventkeeper.com/code/events.cfm?curOrg=jcpl&curapp=passes

Douglas
www.eventkeeper.com/code/events.cfm?curOrg=dclibs&curapp=passes

Arapahoe
arapahoelibraries.org/exploration-pass-events

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Through 9/4 COLORADO STATE FAIR

1001 Beulah Ave., Pueblo, CO 81004
Price: Varies by Event

www.coloradostatefair.com/
Get ready for nonstop entertainment during one of the largest pro rodeos in the country. Highlights include a livestock and horse show, parades, country concerts, an arts exhibition, a fiesta weekend, and an electrifying carnival at the Pueblo Fairgrounds.

Through 10/5 CIVIC CENTER EATS

Location: Civic Center Park

Colfax and Broadway, Denver, CO 80204

Price: Varies by vendor
From: 11:00 AM to 02:00 PM

www.civiccenterconservancy.org/event-civic-center-eats_88.html?ref=home
Delicious food, fresh air, gorgeous views, live music and a great cause. Metro Denver’s largest gathering of gourmet food trucks and carts is a showcase of Denver’s culinary and entrepreneurial diversity. A place where residents, workers and visitors enjoy a quintessential Denver summer lunchtime experience.

No EATS on 9/6

9/1-3 Four Corners Folk Festival

With onsite camping, an amazing venue downtown on Reservoir Hill, and 3 days of great music – Pagosa Springs is the place to be for Labor Day. Beer will be available to individuals 21 and over in the beautiful Beer Garden. The Four Corners Folk Festival celebrates wonderful music over Labor Day Weekend with a HUGE lineup.

www.visitpagosasprings.com/events/four-corners-folk-festival

9/1-3 Yampa Valley Crane Festival

Come celebrate Greater Sandhill Cranes in Steamboat Springs and Hayden with guided crane viewings, bird walks, expert speakers, films, workshops, ranch tours, kids’ events & more.

coloradocranes.net/

9/1-3 Labor Day Celebration, Balloon Festival & More

2, 12, 22 mile Mountain Runs and Walk, Salsa Fiesta, Balloon Festival, Gravity Derby, ATV Rodeo, Children’s activities, live music on Main!

www.creede.com/labor-day-weekend.html

9/1-4 A TASTE OF COLORADO

Location: Civic Center Park
E. Broadway Ave. & Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80202
Price: Free

Friday: 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.Saturday & Sunday: 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m.Monday: 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m.

www.atasteofcolorado.com/
Delight your taste buds with creations from Colorado’s favorite food establishments. Enjoy appetizers, entrees, and desserts in full-sized portions with friends or in sample sizes by yourself. Discover ethnic specialties or indulge in your traditional favorites. An elegant Fine Dining Area is showcased, highlighting gourmet cuisine from renowned chefs and offering daily cooking demonstrations.

9/2 14th Annual Wild West Air Fest & Labor Day Celebration

Labor Day Weekend in Steamboat Springs, Colorado is packed with entertainment in the air, on the mountain and all over town! It’s a Labor Day celebration for the whole family. On Saturday and Sunday the Wild West Air Fest features a vintage and warbird static aircraft display, classic cars, radio controlled airplane shows, Wings Over the Rockies KidSpace and much more!

Don’t miss the Farmers’ Market on 6th St., the semi-annual downtown sidewalk sale, the Rocky Mountain Bull Bash PBR, or the Steamboat Springs Stage Race.

www.steamboatchamber.com/signature-events/labor-day-weekend/wild-west-air-fest

9/2 Monarch warrior workshop

Free
10-12:30pm
Learn about butterflies and enjoy butterfly themed games and crafts.
Majestic view nature center, 7030 Garrison st., Arvada

9/2 Free Yoga in the Park – Highlands Ranch (Ages 18+)

8:15 AM – 9:15 AM

Civic Green Park
9730 Ridgeline Rd. Highlands Ranch, CO 80129

FREE!

Yoga is a sacred practice to feed our body, mind, and spirit. It’s a time to honor an inward journey without the chaos and interruptions of daily living and what better place to be sacred than on the Earth. This practice welcomes both beginners and seasoned yogis alike. Step outdoors in nature, breathe life into yourself, and connect to your own innate bliss. Brought to you every Saturday morning through September 2 (except June 10 and June 24) by NamasteWorks Yoga + Wellness.

Just show up

9/2-4 42ND ANNUAL GATHERING AT THE GREAT DIVIDE

North Main Street, Breckenridge, CO 80424
Price: Free

From: 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM

www.mountainartfestivals.com/
The 42nd Annual Gathering at the Great Divide Art Festival is nationally ranked at #13 in the top 200 of fine art shows in the United States for 2017!!. The tradition continues over Labor Day Weekend and will feature over 100 artists with a wide range of mediums including photography, wood, glass, jewelry and pottery just to name a few.

Located on Main Street at Wellington, this show is a highlight of Labor Day festivities in Breckenridge.

9/2-4 COMMONWHEEL ARTISTS LABOR DAY WEEKEND ART FESTIVAL

502 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, CO 80829
Price: Free
From: 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM

www.commonwheel.com/festival.html
The Commonwheel Artists 43rd Annual Labor Day Art Festival offers a weekend filled with juried, quality artwork and contemporary crafts, music, art-related activities for kids and food. Commonwheel Artists Co-op brings excellent high-quality fine art and contemporary crafts to the Pikes Peak Region during this annual three-day juried Art Festival. It is the premiere Art Festival attraction in the Pikes Peak Region.

The Commonwheel Art Festival is located in a beautiful park setting in picturesque and historic Manitou Springs, Colorado at the foot of Pikes Peak. Beautiful old shade trees fill the park and Fountain Creek runs along the south side of Memorial Park. Over 100 juried artists will display watercolors, pottery, sculpture, jewelry, stained glass, photography, and oil paintings, and so much more. All artists have been chosen by a jury of professional artists. Only handcrafted work created by the artists who will be present at the festival has been accepted.

Live original music by local performers fills our outdoor stage area all three days. Fun art activities for the children happen throughout the Park. There is a tent where children can have a hands-on art experience. Eco-friendly food vendors serve up delicious treats found in a tree-shaded food court. This is a great place to meet friends before exploring the art festival. Enjoy lunch at a table in the food court and a bit of live music, then stroll among the beautiful art filled booths to find the perfect art for your home or body. To get a taste of the festival and see who will be exhibiting, visit our web site or FaceBook page: bit.ly/cmwlartfest.

The Art Festival starts at 10 a.m. Art patrons are invited to come and enjoy live music, have lunch at a table in the food court, then stroll among the beautiful art filled booths to find the perfect art to decorate your home, enjoy wearing or find the perfect gift.

There is plenty of free parking and admission is always FREE to visiting Art Patrons.

9/2-4 Colorado Springs Labor Day Lift Off 2017

Memorial Park|1605 E Pikes Peak Ave Colorado Springs, CO

If you’re sick of being on land, then enjoy your Labor Day weekend up in the air at the Colorado Springs Labor Day Lift Off. Hot air balloons will take you to the skies to get a stunning view of Colorado scenery that you can enjoy with your whole family. In addition to going on these exciting balloon rides, there’s an assortment of live entertainment options should you need to bring it back down to Earth.

coloradospringslabordayliftoff.com/

9/5 Seedlings: Spirit Voices with Donnie Betts (Ages 2-5)

Performances at 9:30 AM and 11:00 AM

Lone Tree Arts Center
10075 Commons St., Lone Tree, CO 80124

$3

This performance consists of African and African-American folktales and stories from other cultures that incorporate and encourage audience participation. The program teaches students and teachers about the call and response tradition in the African and African-American culture. Spirit Voices includes music, drumming, props, and African dress.

Seedlings is a family program designed to engage parents and young children in arts, culture, and science at the Lone Tree Arts Center.

Purchase tickets online, at the Box Office, or by calling (720) 509-1000

www.lonetreeartscenter.org/seedlings​

9/5-10 DENVER FOOD + WINE FESTIVAL

Location: Pepsi Center

1000 Chopper Cir., Denver, CO 80202
Price: Varies

www.denverfoodandwine.com/
Denver Food + Wine Festival is a multi-day extravaganza of food, wine and spirits education, promotion and tastings, presented by co-sponsors Colorado Restaurant Association.

9/7 Rube Goldberg Machines

Hampden Branch Library, Denver
September 7, 2017 – 4:00pm – 5:00pm

A Rube Goldberg Machine is a complex machine built to do a simple job. See how weirdly complicated you can make this wacky contraption.

9/7 Lecture by Bonnie Clark “Revealing the Secrets of Artifacts”

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Gallup Street, Littleton, Colorado 80120

Bonnie Clark presents her lecture titled “Revealing the Secrets of Artifacts” at 7 p.m. on September 7. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Seating is limited, free tickets are available at the Littleton Museum starting Tuesday, August 22. Limit four tickets per person.

Traditionally, archaeology consists of going to sites, digging up ancient artifacts, and bringing the objects back to a lab for analysis. Recent breakthroughs in technology have revolutionized the field by allowing archaeologists to bring the lab to the field. In this illustrated talk, Bonnie Clark, an archaeologist at the University of Denver, will reveal how she has been employing X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (or PXRF) to analyze a variety of objects, both in and out of the lab. From stone tools, to Egyptian sarcophagi, to metals used during World War II at Camp Amache, the study of materials used in artifacts has forever changed. Using case studies, Dr. Clark will illustrate how this non-destructive, portable instrument is changing our understanding of the lives of past peoples and the objects they used.

9/7-10 LONGS PEAK SCOTTISH-IRISH HIGHLAND FESTIVAL

Estes Park Events Center, 1125 Rooftop Way, Estes Park, CO 80517
Price: Varies by Event

www.scotfest.com
Come celebrate at one of the largest Celtic festivals in the nation. Entertainment includes bagpipe bands, Irish dancing, folk music, merchant tents and professional Scottish athletes competing in stone-put, hammer toss and caber toss.

9/8 Movie & Martinis: The Blues Brothers (Ages 21+)

6:00 PM – 9:30 PM

CU South Denver
10035 S. Peoria St., Lone Tree, CO 80134

$36

Enjoy an all-inclusive night out! Guests enjoy two drinks (signature cocktails, beer, or wine), an incredible menu prepared by the in-house culinary team, trivia and prizes, popcorn, and a classic movie.

Purchase tickets online

9/8-10 BRECKENRIDGE OKTOBERFEST

Location: Breckenridge Resort Chamber

111 Ski Hill Rd., PO Box 1909, Breckenridge, CO 80424

Price: Free

www.gobreck.com/breckenridge-oktoberfest-0
The weekend is full of, you guessed it, beer, but we didn’t forget about those under the drinking age. Breckenridge Oktoberfest is full of entertainment for everyone; make sure to visit face-painting stations, get some pre-festival exercise at the 5k run and test your skills at a wide variety of German themed games, including the popular Hammerschlagen. See more exciting activities with the Oktoberfest Insider’s Guide to prepare for the memorable weekend ahead.

Timed accordingly during the most scenic time to visit Breckenridge, vivid yellow Aspen trees make up the breathtaking fall foliage and surrounds the Wiesn celebration. Make it a weekend-long mountain getaway and explore the popular Aspen tunnels on the surrounding trails throughout Breck. Keep your eyes peeled for special Oktoberfest lodging packages. Take our word on this one; you won’t want to miss this party. Due to the extensive food and beverage offerings, we ask that you please leave your four legged friends at home as well as any outside alcoholic beverages. Oktoberfest patrons must be 21 to consume the wide variety of beverages offered, don’t forget your ID if you plan on partaking.

PROST! That means “cheers” in German.

9/9 Potato day at Centennial village

Free
10-4pm
Celebrate the agricultural heritage of the region
$7, free ages 2 and under
Centennial village musuem, 1475 A st, Greeley

9/9 Park Hill Walking Tour

Pauline Robinson Branch Library
September 9, 2017 – 11:00am – 1:00pm

Join us as we travel from Pauline Robinson to Park Hill branch highlighting our lovely neighborhood. The full loop will be 3.42 miles, with an option to do half ending at the Park Hill branch if you arrange for transportation. Highlights will include: Little Free Libraries, the Dahlia Center for Health and Well-Being, the Park Hill Community Bookstore, exciting alley art and fun historical facts.

9/9 Jeffco Open Space Nature Journal Club: Capturing Historic Buildings In Watercolor

9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Want to deepen your love of the natural world, notice nature’s tiniest details and spend time surrounded by the beauty of the outdoors? Then start keeping a sketchbook nature journal! Join us for a free journaling field trip in a Jeffco Open Space Park each month and make this activity a habit.

Capturing the Historic Buildings of Hiwan Heritage Park In Watercolor: Explore Hiwan Heritage Park and sketch its historic buildings in your journal. Tips for depicting weathered wood and other building textures in watercolor will be covered. We will also enjoy a shared potluck lunch in the Heritage Grove.

All ages. Instruction will be geared for adults, but children who are interested in art are welcome to attend with an adult. Parents, please make sure to monitor your children’s energy and interest levels during club outings to ensure that their behavior is conducive to a positive learning environment for everyone.
Please bring the following items:
Your own sketchbook, a pencil and any other art supplies you would like to use. We will also have some art materials to share
Water
An item to share at our potluck lunch. We will be outdoors so no electric outlets are available.
A bowl, spoon and fork (we will have some paper plates and plastic utensils available, but bringing your own reusable ones helps us reduce waste)
Appropriate clothing layers and footwear for being outdoors
A backpack or shoulder bag to carry your supplies
A portable chair, stool or sitting pad (though we will be in the picnic area, there will not be enough sitting space at the tables for everyone.)
binoculars (optional)
You will meet the educator in the Heritage Grove near the main museum parking lot.

FREE RSVP here – www.eventbrite.com/e/jeffco-open-space-nature-journal-club-capturing-historic-buildings-in-watercolor-tickets-36011697958?ref=ecal

9/9 16TH ANNUAL SOUL REBEL FESTIVAL

6717 Valmont Rd., Boulder, CO 80301
Price: $22

Starting: 3:00 PM

holdmyticket.com/event/280957
The Soul Rebel Festival is a annual grass roots Reggae, Afro Pop, World, American Roots music festival held in beautiful Boulder, County, Colorado. The festival’s mission is to provide cultural harmony, understanding and awareness through the positive medium of music and the arts.

The Festival is the manifestation of the creative visionary ideals of Ujama News, an innovative and culturally strong magazine that informs, entertains and educates. Presenting thought provoking, comprehensive information based on the unique Afro Centric heritage,revealed through the arts, dance, literary works, music, natural living and sports.

9/9 ARTISTS-CRAFTERS-FOODIES FAIR

9755 Henderson Rd, Brighton, CO 80601
Price: $2
From: 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

www.saturdayfairs.com
Fun Indoor Fair with Artists, Crafters and Foodies all in one place for one day event.

9/9 WHAT IF… FESTIVAL OF INNOVATION AND IMAGINATION

1 North Tejon, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Price: Free

whatif-festival.org/
The FREE What If… Festival of Innovation and Imagination brings thousands of people of all ages together to celebrate innovation and imagination!

What If… business people, art-makers of all kinds, inventors, educators, tech savvy folks, and garage tinkerers shared a day of wows, innovation, and creativity with people of all ages.

Personally interact with inventions and innovations in robotics, cycling, phone apps, art, broadcasting, 3D printing, ping pong physics, urban farming, fire prevention, water management, musical instruments, sports, and much more. Enjoy the beer garden and multiple stages of live music and performance throughout the festival grounds!

The What If… Festival, produced by Imagination Celebration and presented by Xfinity, features an imaginative array of intriguing innovations from the Pikes Peak region. A full schedule of performances, delectable foods, and experiences, as well as a festival map, will be available in advance and on-site on Festival Day.
Engage your imagination and meet innovative people and businesses. Enjoy the interactive educational fun throughout six city blocks in Downtown Colorado Springs!

9/9 RIDGEFEST

7101 W 38th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Price: Free
From: 03:00 PM to 09:00 PM

ridgeat38.com/play/ridgefest-2017/
Celebrate Wheat Ridge and its unique charm at RidgeFest – a free event highlighting the agricultural heritage and handmade/homemade appeal of Ridge at 38 and the entire Wheat Ridge community.

The event will feature four bluegrass bands, a classic car show, cottage food contests, vendors, food trucks, local beer, lots of kids’ activities and more. New to RidgeFest this year is a Chalk Art Festival. This year’s headliner, Jeff Scroggins & Colorado, will take the stage at 7 p.m.

9/9 LA FIESTA: WORLD PARTY 2017

9595 Nelson Rd., Longmont, CO 80501
Price: $25
From: 07:30 PM to 12:30 AM

intercambio.org/lafiesta2017/
La Fiesta celebrates Boulder County’s multicultural community with live bands to inspire the dance floor with rhythms ranging from salsa and merengue to West African drumming and dancing with Soul Music.

Food trucks featuring Colombian arepas, Middle Eastern falafels, and wood fired pizza will also delight the senses. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to shop artisan items in the World Market including art, home goods, jewelry, fashion and accessories, skin care and paper goods.

9/9 Brighton Chili Fest 2017

Lulu’s Farm|13201 E 144th Ave Brighton, CO

Denver is already a cultural center loaded with art, food and music. Let’s focus on that food part because they’re really ahead of the game in that department. You will get a taste of a chili recipe competition, throw an assortment of creative and delicious chili dishes down your gullet and enjoy a ton of live entertainment ranging from comedy to juggling.

brightonchilefest.com/

09/09 Dinosaur Ridge – Free Day

Dinosaur Ridge, Colorado 80401
What is a Dinosaur Discovery Day?
Dinosaur Discovery Days are free outdoor events open to the general public. They are held monthly (May through October) at Dinosaur Ridge on either the second or third Saturday of the month. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tour guides are stationed along the Dinosaur Ridge Trail at the most significant interpretive sites. Visitors hike at their own pace or take the Shuttle Bus (one way) at $4 per person (three and under ride free).
• GeoCaching & EarthCaching Day – September 9, 2017

9/9 FRIENDSHIP POWWOW AND AMERICAN INDIAN CULTURAL CELEBRATION

10 am–4 pm

Join us for the 28th annual Friendship Powwow and American Indian Cultural Celebration! Everyone is welcome and general admission is free.

One of the Denver Art Museum’s (DAM) longest-running events, the 28th Annual Friendship Powwow and American Indian Cultural Celebration will feature American Indian dancers, drum groups, working artists, hands-on activities, and more. The DAM’s Friendship Powwow is a celebration of the vitality of American Indian cultures. Throughout the day, visitors can watch colorful dance competitions, participate with artists in hands-on activities, and enjoy their first (or 101st!) piece of fry bread, with food concession by Mile High UNITY Youth.

This year our new powwow chair Pat Roy-Trujillo (Ojibwe/Meskwaki) is working with Café Cultura Youth to bring spoken-word performances to the event. Additionally, you will have a chance to collaborate on printmaking art projects with Native Arts Artists-in-Residence Gregg Deal and Walt Pourier. Also, don’t miss the American Indian art collection on levels 2 and 3 of the North Building, and art programs scheduled throughout the day on level 3. The powwow will take place on Acoma Plaza (between the Denver Art Museum and Denver Public Library).

All powwow activities and general museum admission are free. Youth 18 and younger also receive free admission to the special exhibition The Western: An Epic in Art and Film.

9/9-10 Frisco fall fest

Free
10-5pm
Taste the flavors of Frisco chefs and see art from local artists.
Frisco park, Main between 1st and 2nd ave.
www.townoffrisco.com/

9/9-10 16TH STREET FAIR

Location: 16th Street Mall – Pedestrian Mall

1001 16th St., Denver, CO 80202
Price: Free
From: 11:00 AM to 07:00 PM

www.16thstfair.com/
The 16th Street Fair is an annual celebration of fine art, handcrafted goods, and the 16th Street Mall in Downtown Denver.

Take a stroll along the 16th Street Mall to enjoy a showcase of emerging artists and designers, producing original and unique handmade goods, in a wide array of media. This is Downtown Denver’s premier art and craft festival located in the city center along the busiest pedestrian street in the State.

9/10 Girls STEAM day

11-5pm
Engage in hands-on STEAM activities
$5 adult, kids are free
Wings Over the Rockies – 7711 E. Academy blvd

9/10 Passport to culture SMIRK

1:30pm
Enjoy family entertainment with physical comedian and a juggler.
Ages 12 and under
$5
Lone tree arts center, 10075 Commons st., Lone Tree
720-509-1000

9/10 Crafts and trades of olden days

Free
10-3pm
Learn about old-fashioned jobs and traditional arts and crafts. Games and make and take activities. Se demos including blacksmithing, candle dipping and drop spindle.
Agricultural heritage center, 8348 Ute hwy 66, Longmont.

9/11 Crime Scene Science

Hampden Branch Library, Denver
September 11, 2017 – 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Mondays, September 11, 18, 25, 4-5:30 p.m. and Friday, September 29, 7-9 p.m. @ Hampden Have you ever wondered how crime scene investigators solve crimes? On Mondays, we’ll explore the techniques that investigators use in their work and then put those skills to use during a crime scene mystery after hours event on the final Friday in September. Ideal for ages 8 through teen.

9/11-17 CRUSH

Location: River North Art District – RiNo

3611 Chestnut Pl., Denver, CO 80216
Starting: 4:00 PM

coloradocrush.org/
CRUSH celebrates art, urban beautification, creativity, and culture by enriching a community through an arts festival like no other. We believe that public art leads to an improved community as a catalyst for safety, cleanliness, curb-appeal, creativity, and conversation. Centered around empowering artists’, CRUSH is committed to reflecting and diversifying the urban landscape and the unique voice of a community, bringing art out of the galleries and into the streets.

CRUSH started and still finds its home in RiNo (River North) Art District which defines itself as a community “Where Art is Made”. CRUSH celebrates the craft of graffiti and street artists who bring life to walls while maintaining the unique cultural identity in this rapidly evolving community. The annual event transforms streets and alleys into open-air galleries, allowing the neighborhood to attract positivity as well as transforming local businesses by adding character to store fronts and surrounding walls with colorful, creative murals.

CRUSH raises awareness of the cultural significance and importance of art for all ages and all demographics that may not have the opportunity to experience it otherwise. CRUSH offers art inspiration through this urban craft. The organization serves as a forum for community engagement and creative expression, inviting locals and visitors to engage in this rich history and through forward-thinking public art in Denver, Colorado. Join the experience during the annual event in Mid-September or visit the CRUSH Walls year round in the RiNo neighborhood.

9/12-16 BIENNIAL OF THE AMERICAS

Denver, CO 80202
Price: Varies

www.biennialoftheamericas.org
This week-long festival of ideas, arts and culture takes place in Denver, Colorado, every two years, and is the most important gathering of top elected, business, NGO and cultural leaders focused on the Western hemisphere.

Our events attract top leaders from more than 20 countries around the Americas. The broad slate of activities we offer also attracts innovators, artists, students, thinkers and doers from across the Americas.

The Biennial curates content among collaborators in the ideas, arts and cultural spheres, leveraging partnerships that result in high-quality, in-depth programming. Our growing list of partners demonstrates the impact of the Biennial.

9/14 Henna Tattoos with Hummingbird Henna

Ford-Warren Branch Library, Denver

September 14, 2017 – 5:30pm – 7:30pm

“Have you ever seen Henna Tattoos at Faires and Festivals and wondered what it would be like to get one? Join us in learning a little bit about the History and Mystery of Henna! Enjoy trying to apply one yourself, and receive a small design from a Henna Artist.”

9/14 Park Hill Underground Comedy Club: Christie Buchele

Park Hill Branch Library, Denver
September 14, 2017 – 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Denver comedian Christie Buchele reps the Mile Hi City hard while crushing audiences with a wry, biting style that’s a bit sweet, and a little bit surly; proving time and again you can say anything with a smile on your face and a gimp in your step in our underground, after-hours comedy club. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Eighteen and over only due to adult content.

9/15-17 CHERRY ARTS FESTIVAL AT STANLEY

2501 Dallas St. , Aurora, CO
Price: Free
Friday: 4:00 PM, Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 AM

cherryartsstanley.org/
CherryArts Festival at Stanley is a free weekend event for the whole family and features a nationally juried art show with exhibiting artists in 13 media categories, including ceramics, mixed media, digital art, photography, metalworks and drawing.

In addition to the artists, visitors will enjoy children’s activities at the Creation Station, interactive art installations, local food trucks and live entertainment.

9/15-17 DOWNTOWN BOULDER FALL FEST

Pearl St. , Boulder, CO 80302
Price: Free
From: 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM

www.boulderdowntown.com/events/fall-fest
Now in its 30th year, Downtown Boulder’s Fall Fest has been one of Boulder’s most beloved community celebrations. This 3-day autumn festival features food, brews and music with the added excitement of Children’s Activities and featuring Firefly Handmade Markets.

Festival hours: Friday: 5 – 10 pm; Saturday: 10 am – 9 pm; Sunday: 10 am – 5 pm

9/15-17 Florence Pioneer Days and Junktique Market 2017

Multiple Locations in Florence| Florence, CO

The Pioneer Days and Junktique Market is an annual outdoor festival held in September in Florence, Colorado. The three-day celebration kicks off with a Pioneer Parade that weaves its way through Florence all the way to Pioneer Park. Several blocks of Main Street are closed to traffic for the Junktique Open Air Market, where food vendors and craft booths sell locally made goods. Besides a plethora of great shopping available to visitors, this family-friendly festival offers a tractor pull ride in Pathfinder Park as well live entertainment and arts and crafts booths. Special luncheons and dinners are served each day of the festival.

www.florencepioneerdays.com/

9/15-17 Denver Gem & Mineral Show 2017

Denver Mart|451 E 58th Ave Denver, CO

“They’re not rocks, they’re minerals.” Those were some famous words of Breaking Bad’s Hank Schrader, and he’s not the only one with this kind of passion. You will find numerous special exhibits with a variety of gems and minerals, competitive cases, a kids’ corner and many other activities in celebration of these colorful items.

www.denvermineralshow.com/

9/16 Erie biscuit day

8-12pm
Try biscuits and gravy, homemade stew, live music and craft booths based on an 1800 tradition.
Free to attend, cost for food.
Downtown Erie, Briggs st

9/16 33RD ANNUAL SUMMERSET FESTIVAL

7306 W Bowles Ave, Littleton, CO 80123
Price: Free
Starting: 11:00 AM

summersetfest.com/
Join us for an exciting lineup of local food and culture, family fun, business fair, vintage car show and craft beer testing!

9/16 WESTWOOD CHILE FEST

4200 Morrison Road, Unit 3, Denver, CO 80219
Price: Free
From: 02:00 PM to 09:00 PM

www.bucuwestchilefest.com/
The Westwood Chile Fest is a one-day event in Westwood that celebrates Hispanic-centric cultures that make up 80% of this Denver neighborhood, with a strong focus on authentic food and the arts.

Free and open to the public, this celebratory event takes place along the Morrison Road Corridor, an area rich with makers, entrepreneurs, and artisans. The Westwood Chile Fest is an event that is able to bring diverse communities together with local food, art, music, and dance.

9/16 Broomfield days community festival

Free
8-6pm
Clown contest, parade and craft festival.
Midway park, Midway and Kohl st., Broomfield.

9/17 History Hunt!

Bring the family on a history hunt! Kids can follow a scavenger hunt worksheet and find some historical treasures in White Ranch Park. Drop by anytime from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm to participate at your own pace. Successful history hunters will get a prize!

Dress for the weather. Sturdy hiking shoes are recommended.
You will meet the educator at the West Trailhead of White Ranch Park.
Please leave pets at home.

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
White Ranch Park West
25303 Belcher Hill Road
Golden, CO 80403

9/19 Paint with Your Feet!

Byers Branch Library, Denver
Meeting Room
September 19, 2017 – 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Paint with your feet and see how it compares to using your hands. Participate in other painting challenges including painting with a 2 foot long paint brush.

9/19- 23 7th Annual HOOTenanny Owl & Music Festival

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

« HOOTenanny – Nocturnal Wildlife Hike – Owls of Chatfield Chatfield State Park »

Whoooo haunts the night skies at the Audubon Center? Discover the secret life of owls through crafts, activities, interactive tables, and bluegrass music. Join local owl experts to learn more about Colorado owls, owl conservation, and see live owls up close with Nature’s Educators.
Audubon Nature Center at Chatfield
11280 S. Waterton Rd.
Littleton, CO 80125
Site has limited info – www.denveraudubon.org/

9/22 TEQUILA, TACO, & CERVEZA FEST

Location: Mile High Station

2027 W. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80204
Price: $30 – $60
From: 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM

www.eventbrite.com/e/tequila-taco-cerveza-fest-denver-co-friday-september-22nd-5-10pm-at-mhs-tickets-34760260876
The wildly infamous Tequila, Taco, & Cerveza Fest is coming to Denver, CO on Friday, September 22nd from 5pm-10pm at the Mile High Station! Discount tickets are on sale NOW at www.TequilaTacoCervezaFest.com amigos!!! This is a limited capacity venue, so grab tickets early to guarantee entry. Purchasing early also saves you some Dinero!

This is an event geared to showcase diverse Mexican beers & worldwide tequilas plus unique taco recipes from all of your local favorites……it will feature 10 (.25oz) Tequila samples included with ticket price plus Taco Food Trucks, Mexican Beers, Live Bands, DJs, Branded #TTCFest Shot Glass, Spanish Music, Mariachis, Water Pong, CornHole, El Jefe Taco Champ Vote, Red Beers, Margaritas, Mexican Candies & So Much More Amigos!

9/22-24 HANDMADE IN COLORADO EXPO

16th Street Mall & Arapahoe St in Downtown Denver, Denver, CO 80202
Price: Free
From: 11:00 AM to 07:00 PM

www.handmadeincolorado.com
The Handmade in Colorado Expo is a showcase of some of Colorado’s Best Handmade Arts, Crafts, Food, and Goods.

All merchandise displayed at this juried show is handmade in Colorado and sold direct by the artist or crafter. A huge collection of exhibitors will represent a wide range of media. All work sold will be created from both emerging and experienced artisans from Colorado. This event is designed for Locavores as customers will only find Colorado made items. There will be an exciting mix of awesome free music from local bands.

9/22-24 Pueblo Chile & Frijoles Festival 2017

Along Union Avenue between B Street and City Center Drive|E D St & W D St Pueblo, CO

Pueblo Chile & Frijoles Festival is a food festival that takes place at Along Union Avenue between B Street and City Center Drive.

festival.pueblochamber.org/

9/22-30 OKTOBERFEST DENVER

Between 20th St and 22nd St on Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202
Price: Free

thedenveroktoberfest.com/
Denver’s Ballpark Neighborhood welcomes back one of the city’s longest running festivals and one of the largest of its kind in the nation! Oktoberfest Denver is set to once again commemorate this world-famous and time-honored tradition of German heritage by combining dynamic performance of music and dance, bier-based activities, Long Dog Derby and entertainment for all ages.

9/23 “Uke” Can Do It! A Mini-Series of Ukulele Lessons

Bear Valley Branch Library, Denver
Community Room
September 23, 2017 – 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Grab your uke or borrow one of ours and learn to make zany music and “rawk” out. In our first 2-hour workshop you’ll learn easy chords, strums and get to know your uke. The second class you’ll learn to read tablature and make melodies.

9/23 SUPERNOVA

Denver, CO 80202
Price: Free

www.supernovadenver.com/
Supernova is the only major festival to focus solely on the latest advances in digital animation as art, presented free to the public on large-scale LED screens in the heart of a prominent metropolitan context. The festival returns to the Denver Theatre District once again in downtown Denver, Colorado, following the super successful launch of the program in 2016.

9/23-24 CHALK ART FESTIVAL

13050 E Peakview Ave, Centennial, CO 80111
Price: Free
From: 11:00 AM to 04:00 PM

www.centennialco.gov/Things-To-Do/community-events.aspx?calEventId=ed5f44f6c8fd46e5932378406150724f#CalendarContentWatch in awe as pastel chalk paintings come to life at Centennial’s award winning park. Using pavement for canvas, juried artists—amateur and professional are needed. Please join us for two fun-filled days enjoying whimsical chalk art, bites from local food trucks, live entertainment, artisan crafters and more.

9/23-24 PARKER ART AND MUSIC FESTIVAL

10795 Victorian Dr, Parker, CO 80138
Price: Free
From: 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM

www.coloradoeventsandfestivals.com/Parker%20Arts%20&%20Music%20Festival.html
The 3rd Annual Parker Art & Music Festival is back with another great collection of national and local fine artists, September 23 and 24. Art booths feature juried eclectic and diverse art including jewelry, ceramics, photography, painting, wood, mixed media and more. The festival is nestled under big shade trees in quaint O’Brien Park on clean grass. Nearby is a playground and picnic tables. Easily visible and accessed at the corner of Parker Road and Mainstreet in the Downtown Walking District of Parker.

The two day Live Music Stage features Wounded Warrior Band’s “Motown Rock and Soul Revue”, Ponder the Albatross, Band On The Fence, Flyin’ Libre Band, Franny & The Jets, Tullis Blues, Scarecrow Revival Doc & Kit, and Ceruleus. Some seating is provided – lawn chairs are welcome. Music schedule is online at coloradoeventsandfestivals.com

The Creative Station for All Ages welcomes everyone to create their own masterpiece and kids love to have their face painted. Delicious foods by Big Papa’s Grill, Lucy’s Mediterranean Grill, Kona Ice, Tim’s Ice Cream, Kettle Korn & Roasted Nuts and more.
Free admission and parking. Hours are Saturday 10am – 5pm and Sunday 10am – 4pm. Parking lot plenty of additional parking. We provide water for guests and friendly leashed pets.

9/24 Denver National College fair

Free
1-4pm
Students will have the opportunity to interact with admission officers from a wide range of colleges.
Denver mart, 451 E. 58th ave

9/24 Arvada history then and now

Free
6:30-8pm
Learn about the history of Arvada which includes still visible Native American artifacts and farming tools.
RSVP req’d.
Majestic view nature center, 7030 Garrison st., Arvada
Click link, scroll down to this event, add tix

campscui.active.com/orgs/MajesticViewNatureCenter#/selectSessions/2020104

9/24 Junior Naturalist: Getting Ready for Winter (Ages 7-12)

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Roxborough State Park
4751 E. Roxborough Dr., Littleton, CO 80125

FREE! ($7 Day Pass or State Parks Annual Pass required to enter the park)
Description:

Join Naturalist Ann Sarg for a fun hike on Roxborough’s trails. Discover how the plants and animals of the park adapt to cold, wind, and snow and prepare to survive the harsh conditions of winter.

Space is limited; register online www.eventbrite.com/o/roxborough-state-park-interpretive-nature-programs-amp-events-13389478828

Call (303) 973-3959 or visit Roxborough State Park website

9/24 Education Station: Elk

I brake for elk! Stop by anytime between 9:00 am – 11:00 am to understand why elk need their space to survive.
All ages.
The educator will be near the trailhead. Look for the chalkboard sign.
Weather dependent.

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Elk Meadow Park – Lewis Ridge Lot
2855 Bergen Peak Drive
Evergreen, CO 80439

9/24 COLORADO EXOTIC PET EXPO

Location: National Western Complex

4655 Humboldt St., Denver, CO 80216
Price: $10: Adult; $5: 3-14 yrs; Free: Under 3
From: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

www.coepe.info/The premier exotic animal expo. Vendors bringing all types of exotics for sale and educational purposes. Concessions will be open so bring your family and friends and spend the day with some amazing people and incredible animals!

9/24 Autumn heritage and vintage baseball game

Free
10-3pm
Learn about life on a ranch in the 1800’s and enjoy the annual vintage baseball game. Participate in games and chores and watch a blacksmith in action.
Walker ranch homestead, 8999 Flagstaff mountain rd., Boulder

9/25-29 DENVER STARTUP WEEK 2017

Downtown Denver, Denver, CO 80202
Starting: 8:00 AM

www.denverstartupweek.org/Registration is now open for Denver Startup Week, the largest free entrepreneurial event of its kind in North America!

The sixth annual event, aimed at growing a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in Denver, will take place from Sept. 25 through 29, 2017 and include 300 free community events spanning each of Denver Startup Week’s programming tracks – Founder, Growth, Maker, Product, Designer and Developer – and geared towards supporting all industries and all stages of business.

9/29-30 Vision Heirs Living history days

What?
Living History Days provides a great opportunity for you to experience history hands-on. Bring the whole family for a fun and educational day you’ll never forget.

When?
Sept. 29-30, 2017
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
$4/person (age 4+)
Max $20/family
(cash or check only)

Where?
Red Rocks Baptist Church
14711 W Morrison Rd
Morrison, CO 80465
(C-470 and Morrison Rd)

www.livinghistorydays.com/

9/30 Free Entrance to National Parks

All ages

FREE!

The National Park Service just turned 100 years old iand they want everyone to join the party! On 10 days in 2017, all National Park Service sites that usually charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone. The 2017 Free Entrance Days are January 16 (MLK Jr. Day), February 20 (Presidents’ Day), April 15-16 and 22-23 (weekends of National Park Week), August 25 (National Park Service Birthday), September 30 (National Public Lands Day), and November 11-12 (Veterans Day weekend).

Normally, 124 of America’s 413 national parks charge an entrance fee that ranges from $3 to $30. Colorado has 13 National Parks, 8 of which normally charge an entrance fee.

9/30 Oktoberfest

Free admission
1-9pm
Enjoy food, beer, vendors and bounce houses.
Wilcox square, Castle Rock

9/30 “Uke” Can Do It! A Mini-Series of Ukulele Lessons

Bear Valley Branch Library, Denver
Community Room
September 30, 2017 – 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Grab your uke or borrow one of ours and learn to make zany music and “rawk” out. In our first 2-hour workshop you’ll learn easy chords, strums and get to know your uke. The second class you’ll learn to read tablature and make melodies.

9/30 CU Wizards

Free
9:30-10:30am
Theme Go with the Flow. Grades 5-9, though all ages are welcome.
Be informed about the wonders of science and watch demos by CU professors.
Cristol chemistry building, CU campus, Boulder

9/30-10/1 THEBIGWONDERFUL’S 4TH ANNUAL OKTOBERGRASS

4400 Fox Street, Denver, CO 80216
From: 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM

www.thebigwonderful.com/
Saturday
– BAZAAR – 11am – 6pm
– BEERFEST – 2pm – 6pm
– BANDS – 12pm – 6pm
– After Party – 6pm – 9pm – Artist Announcement August 8th!

Sunday
– BAZAAR – 11am – 6pm
– BEERFEST – 2pm – 6pm
– BANDS – 12pm – 6pm

What’s New: Oktobergrass’ BEERFEST will take place daily from 2-6 p.m.

9/30-10/1 Chalk Art Street Fair & Bin Market

The Longmont Chalk Art Street Fair & Bin Market is a two-day event capturing chalk artists’ work from start to finish. During the days, the community will be able to view these amazing pieces of work and participate in the process.
chalkartstreetfair.weebly.com/

9/30-10/1 Estes Park Elk Fest

The month of Elktober kicks off with a celebration of Estes Park’s thousands of elk! Enjoy live music, Native American performances, educational seminars, elk-themed shopping, a beer garden & self-guided elk-viewing tours. Join in the drama as we scout the valley for large herds & competing bulls – exhibiting their rituals of bugles and battles! Take part in the amateur elk bugling contest on Sunday. With echoing elk calls, golden aspens and amazing outdoor adventures, autumn in the Rockies doesn’t get any better than Estes Park!
www.visitestespark.com/events-calendar/special-events/elk-fest/

9/30-10/1 Denver American Indian Festival 2017

Good Shepherd United Methodist Church|3960 East 128th Avenue Thornton, CO

The Denver American Indian Festival in Thornton, Colorado, celebrates American Indian culture by spotlighting its traditions. Two days of entertainment and heritage lessons are accompanied by cultural attractions like snake dancing, storytelling, classic fare, dance performances, drumming circles and touring American Indian musicians, along with native artists and crafters who sell authentic goods.

www.denveramericanindianfestival.org/

9/30-10/29 15TH ANNUAL HARVEST FARM FALL FESTIVAL & CORN MAZE

4240 E. County Road 66, Wellington, CO 80549
Price: Child (0-3): FREE Child (4-12): $13.00 Adult (13 & up): $15.00 Senior (60 & up): $10.00 **Special Discount available for groups of 15 or more people**

www.harvestfarm.net/fall-festival

Families of all ages are invited to enjoy fall fun this October at Denver Rescue Mission’s 15th Annual Harvest Farm Fall Festival & Corn Maze. Activities include a 10-acre corn maze, corn cannons, yard games, food trucks, natural play areas, petting zoo, pig races, hay wagon rides and much more.

Friday and Saturday hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sunday hours: 12 p.m.-6 p.m.

Last Edit: 4 minutes ago by Liese C.
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  2. Thank you for this information.
    How do you become part of a girl scout when you are homeschooling.
    Interested to get my children into it.
    Thanks in advance

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