Fall Events in Denver for Families


Colorado in the fall can’t be beat! From art fairs to fall festivals to pumpkin-themed events, there’s something for everyone on this list of fall events in Denver.


Labor Day Lift Off (Sept. 2-4)

A colorful event that will have you looking toward the sky, Colorado Spring’s Labor Day Lift Off is great for the entire family. Taking place over 3 days, guests can watch as approximately 60 hot air balloons float around the city.

Castle Rock ArtFest (Sept. 9-10)

Admission is free to this 2-day event. This esteemed community art festival highlights the talents of more than 110 exhibitors displaying a wide range of works from life-size sculptures to photography and jewelry.

Boulder Fall Fest (Sept. 22-24)

This 3-day autumn festival features local food, a large beer/wine/margarita garden, live music, family entertainment and activities and features the Firefly Handmade Market all along the historic Pearl Street Mall.

Oktoberfest Denver (Sept. 22-24)

The Denver Oktoberfest has been a staple two weekend festival in Downtown Denver since 1969. From keg bowling to stein hoisting, live music and more, there’s something here for Oktoberfest pro’s and first timer’s. So grab your stein, throw on your lederhosen and join us!

Morrison Ciderfest (Sept. 30)

The Morrison Ciderfest has tons of activities for the whole family including:

    • Cider presses
    • Kids area with a bouncy castle and more
    • Arts and crafts exhibits
    • Silent Auction
    • Hay rides 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
    • Local hard cider tasting area (fee area)


Pumpkin Festival at Chatfield Farms (Oct. 6-8)

The 10-acre pumpkin patch at Chatfield Farms, operated by the Denver Botanic Gardens, operates for only one weekend. Head on out to pick out your favorite pumpkin and then stroll the other wonderful plants on display.

Pumpkin Nights at Adams Co. Fairgrounds (Oct. 17-Nov. 3)

At Pumpkin Nights, you will venture along a half-mile walking path, where you’ll discover the Forbidden City, a Pirate’s Cove, and more fantastical lands built using over 5,000 hand-carved real and artificial pumpkins. The celebration continues with entertainment and games in The Village, our festival area.

Glow at the Gardens at Denver Botanic Gardens (Oct. 17-22)

Take a spine-tingling stroll through eerily illuminated gardens as our York Street location transforms for Halloween. Enjoy larger-than-life pumpkin sculptures, spooky live entertainment and, of course, hoards of gourds with thousands of jack o’ lanterns made from real, locally grown pumpkins.

Looking for more fall fun? Check out our guide to Denver Area Pumpkin Patches.


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