Thursday, August 30, 2018

Denver Office of Special Events

The City and County of Denver's Office of Special Events' monthly downtown newsletter provides updates on special events and film productions across the downtown area.

September is the Time for Oktoberfest

'Tis the season to bring out your Dirndl dresses and Lederhose, the 49th Annual Denver Oktoberfest returns September 21-23 and 28-30 on Larimer Street in the Ballpark Neighborhood. The first Oktoberfest was a wedding celebration held in Munich in 1810  and the celebration continues today in the Mile High City with beer, pretzels, dancing, stein hoisting competitions, keg bowling, bratwurst eating contests and a long-dog derby.

The Grandoozy of All Denver Music Festivals

Superfly, creators of Bonnaroo and Outside Lands are bringing their unique brand of a music festival experience to Overland Golf Course, Sept. 14-16. Musical performances from the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Florence + the Machine and Stevie Wonder will provide the soundtrack for adventurous activities, engaging programming and food, brews and cocktails presented by local culinary superstars.

Electric Vehicle Test Drive Event

Spend your lunch break at Civic Center Park on Wednesday, Sept. 12 to learn how to pass the gas pump and start plugging in. The City and County of Denver's Environmental Quality division is hosting an electric vehicle test drive event featuring models from a variety of automakers. Come early and come hungry - the first 100 test drivers receive a free lunch at Civic Center Eats.


Mayor Michael B. Hancock recognized 42 local events and businesses for their commitment to sustainability at the Green Business Showcase on August 29. Seven events were honored for meeting the certification requirements of Denver's Department of Public Health and Environment's Certifiably Green Denver  program. The certified green events are CU Denver Block PartyPark Hill Home Tour and Street FairPark Hill Garden WalkSesh FestSouth by SoutheastTruck Stop Rally and Wanderlust. Congrats and thank you!

More Stand-Out September Events in Downtown Denver

Sat, Sept 1
1 p.m.-8 p.m.
Food trucks as far as the eye can see!

Sat-Sun, Sept 1-2
1 p.m.-10 p.m.
Five Points
Art & music festival
with pro wrestling!?!

Sat-Mon, Sept 1-3
11 a.m.-10 p.m.
('til 8 p.m. on Monday)
Civic Center Park
Food, music & fun!

Sat-Sun, Sept 28-29
11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
16th Street Mall
Fine art & unique hand-made goods!

Thurs, Sept 6 and 27
11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Skyline Park
Open-air marketplace with live music!

Race for the Cure
Sun, Sept 30
8 - 11 a.m.
Auraria Campus
Fundraiser for breast cancer research & care!

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