If you were out this weekend you might have noticed a little bit of a chill in the air. The early mornings are crisper these days and the evenings are quite pleasant with a touch of coolness. This Friday, September 22nd, marks the first official day of fall and I, for one, am excited for the weather to not be so hot anymore, not to mention pumpkin spice lattes and trips to the pumpkin patch. Denver is such a beautiful city in the fall and we are spoiled with the quick trips to the mountains to see the beautiful changing of the trees from green to stunning golds and oranges and reds. If you are looking for some great fall activities to do with your friends and family check out the list below:
Oktoberfest Denver – Sept. 22nd – 30th – Ballpark neighborhood
What better way to start off fall then with an amazing tradition like Oktoberfest? Enjoy two weekends full of German attractions, live music, international dancers, children’s activities, booths with German goods and of course, authentic German drinks and cuisine.
Autumn Gold Festival – Sept. 22nd – 23rd – Estes Park
If you are wanting to get up close and personal with the golden-hued Aspens, take the drive to Estes Park and don’t forget to drop in for the Autumn Gold Festival with live music, food and drinks, kids’ activities and a classic car show. There’s also a raffle with the winner taking home $5,000 cash.
Denver Zombie Crawl – Oct. 7th – Downtown Denver
The Denver Zombie Crawl holds the Guinness World Record for the largest zombie crawl event in the world. Get yourself looking as dead as possible and enjoy this fun event where all ages are welcome.
Pumpkin Harvest Festival – Oct. 7th – 8th – Four Mile Historic Park
It’s never too early to get your pumpkins and the Pumpkin Harvest Festival is a great experience for the whole family. Pick your perfect pumpkin, ride in a horse-drawn wagon, build a scarecrow, enjoy live music and have some great drinks and eats while you do it.
Apple Fest – Oct. 7th – 8th – Cedaredge
It’s only a 274 mile drive to get to Cedaredge and trust me, for the Apple Fest, it is worth it. There are over 150 booths, car, tractor and motorcycle shows, a chili cook-off, 5k run, live music and a gala dance. Oh, and there might be a few apple dishes to enjoy as well.
Breckenridge Fall Fest – Oct. 14th – Riverwalk Center, Breckenridge
If the kids want to take their costumes for a spin before Halloween, head to the Breckenridge Fall Fest where they can trick-or-treat, get their face painter, decorate a pumpkin and munch on some delicious fall snacks.
The Bloody Mary Festival – Oct. 22nd – EXDO Event Center
This one is for the adults only but what a fun day to be had by all! Grab tickets and enjoy three hours of unlimited tastes of Denver’s most creative and innovative bloody marys (don’t worry, they will also have food trucks so it won’t just be a liquid lunch kind of day!).
Denver Arts Week – Nov. 3rd – 11th – Denver Metro area
This event is based off the popular event from Paris and is a wonderful week-long celebration of all things art in Denver. The city’s top museums, art galleries, theaters and concert halls offer free or discounted admission and special performances throughout the week.
There are so many great events going on this fall so make sure to get out and enjoy the weather because before you know it, winter will be here! The Denver real estate market for the fall is looking like another strong one so if you are wanting to find a place before the winter or get your house into this amazing seller’s market, contact me today!