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September Events in Denver

Posted at 08/31/2020 02:00 PM by Pat O'Connor

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Sloan's Lake Farm & Flea | Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25 | Denver

Shop 30+ local food & craft vendors at Sloan's Lake. The market takes place on extra-wide streets, perfect for socially distanced shopping. Make Sloan's Lake Farm & Flea a weekly tradition with bites from local food trucks and live music every Friday from 6-8 p.m. in the Chapel courtyard (16th and Raleigh).

Shop & Sip with a $25 Friday FunDay Wristband!

Purchase a $25 wristband for 4 hours of unlimited summer cocktails & craft beer!  A cash bar is available for individual drink purchases and is open from 4-8 p.m.

Tap & Burger Sloan's Lake, 1565 N. Raleigh St

Fridays: 4-8 p.m.

Sunnyside Music Festival | Sep. 12 | Denver 

Event organizers are still working on a plan to celebrate the community and local music while staying as safe as possible. Please check back and follow our social media for updates once a plan falls into place. 

Chaffee Park, 44th & Tejon St.

12-7:30 p.m.

Fetch Summer Markets | Sept. 12-13 | Aurora

Formerly known as the Denver Flea, Fetch Markets are among the country’s most creative celebrations of small business, design, local culture, and community. Summer 2020 will offer a similar experience, but keeping community health in mind, we are hosting smaller more frequent markets. Our past markets boasted some of the largest in the country 150+ vendors per weekend. We’ve adapted this summer’s program to include around 40-50 vendors, yet a more frequent occurrence. 

Stanley Marketplace, 2501 N. Dallas St.

Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Walker Fine Art | September Exhibitions | Denver

Current exhibition "Common Ground" runs until Sept. 19th. Land Lines featuring Ben Strawn, Chris Hassig, Christopher Warren, Ellen Moershel, George Kozmon and Heather Patterson begins with an opening reception Friday, Sept. 25 from| 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. and runs through Saturday, November 7, 2020

Walker Fine Art, 300 West 11th Ave #A 

Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

People + Produce | Sept. 6-27 | Denver

This weekly summer Farmers' Market strives to fill the community’s desire to shop and eat local. Support small businesses, craft vendors, food trucks and live acoustic music. Plus, the market takes place on extra-wide streets, perfect for socially-distanced shopping.

Belleview Station, 4910 S. Newport St.

Sundays: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Urban Market | Sept. 10, 12, 24 | Denver

The Urban Market is Denver’s premier open air marketplace.  At the market, you will find a cornucopia of local arts and crafts sold directly by the artists. Discover clothing, jewelry, antiques, furniture, unique treasures, delicious food, and just about anything else you could want. Come out and have fun in the sun while supporting your local artists, businesses and community at Denver's outdoor shopping paradise. There will be a live concert at each market starting at noon.

Skyline Park, 16th & Arapahoe

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Art on the Green | Sept. 12 | Greenwood Village

Attend Art on the Green, an art fair featuring 50, safely spaced artists booths with all Colorado artists. Visit their website for details on COVID-19 precautions and requirements.

Curtis Park, 2323 E. Orchard Rd.

9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Crush Walls | Sept. 14-20 | Denver

CRUSH celebrates art, urban beautification, creativity, and culture by enriching the community through an arts festival like no other. The event believes public art leads to urban development and an improved community. Centered around empowering artists’ creativity, the CRUSH is committed to reflecting and diversifying the urban landscape and the unique voice of the community. CRUSH brings art out of the galleries and into the street by celebrating the craft of graffiti and street artists who bring life to Denver’s walls while maintaining the unique cultural identity in this rapidly evolving community. CRUSH transforms streets and alleys into open-air galleries, and raises awareness of the cultural significance and importance of art to low-income youth and multi-cultural groups which may not have the opportunity to experience otherwise. 

Check out their website for more information.

The Wine Classic | Sept. 18-19 | Vail

The Wine Classic at Vail presents the wine festival you’ve always dreamed of - crowdless! Taste from hundreds of high end wines, spirits and beers nestled in Vail. We’ve found the silver lining of social distancing, where every ticket is a VIP experience. You’ll get the quality wines you’d expect from the Classic, poured alongside scenic views of the mountains. Your favorite wineries have missed you and with extremely limited tickets, you'll get the wine exclusive adventure you've always dreamed of. Visit the website for more information on how the event will be conducted. 

Ford Park & Sculpture Garden. 522 S Frontage Rd. East

Friday, 2 & 4:30 p.m. (limit 175 people per 90 session)

Saturday, Noon and 2:30 p.m. (limit 175 per 90 minute session)

Take a Drive and See Fall Colors

All across Colorado there are opportunities to see fall colors. Due to warmer weather this year, some folks are expecting colors to peak later than usual, however, colors can usually be seen across the state from around Labor Day until mid October. Plan a drive to take and do some research to predict your best chance of seeing fall foliage at its peak.

oktober-Feast | Sept. 25-27, Oct. 2-4 | Breckenridge

Over two back-to-back weekends, oktober-FEAST will consist of local restaurant chefs choreographing memorable Bavarian-style mountain dining experiences by pairing several-course meals with imaginative libations sure to showcase their unique and playful take on traditional German dishes. The first weekend of oktober-FEAST will run simultaneously with the newly extended, pedestrian-friendly, Walkable Main allowing for ample outdoor dining opportunities. oktober-FEAST will adhere to all public health and safety regulations required for Colorado restaurants. Reservations will be limited to eight per table and facial coverings are required when not eating or drinking. Click on this link and scroll down to see the participating restaurants. 

Wheat Ridge Wine Walk | Sept. 26 | Wheat Ridge

For more information, contact the Wheat Ridge Chamber of Commerce, (303) 961-5994

3-7 p.m.

Metro Denver Farmers’ Markets


Southwest Plaza, Wadsworth and Bowles (southeast parking lot)

Saturdays: May 30-Oct. 31

8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Highlands Ranch

Highlands Ranch Town Center, 9288 Dorchester St.

Sundays: May 31-Nov.. 1

10 a.m.-2 p.m.


Mile High Church, 9077 W. Alameda Ave.

Saturdays: June 13-Sept. 26

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Commerce City

Reunion Recreation Center, 17410 Parkside Drive North

Sundays: June 14-Sept. 27

10 a.m.-2 p.m.


Aspen Grove Lifestyle Center, 7301 S. Santa Fe Drive

Wednesdays: June 17-Sept. 30

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

South Pearl Street Farmers' Market | May 31-Nov. 15 | Denver

This market covers 27 weeks, with over 100 vendors and thousands of shoppers and aficionados. The Farmers’ Market would like to specially acknowledge Ela Family Farms, known far and wide for their mouth-watering peaches and apples from the Western Slope, and Styria Bakery, legendary for their fresh baked bread, both of whom have been with us since that very first day in 2001.

1500 block of South Pearl Street

Sundays: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Highlands Farmers' Market | May 31-Oct. 11 | Denver

Highlands Farmers Market is located in the Highlands Square district.  This market’s urban vibe coupled with its dynamic vendor base has become a Denver favorite. Enjoy quality and diversity among our farm and vendor base, a healthy and delicious selection of ready  to consume foods from our trucks and local restaurants.

32nd and Lowell Blvd.

Sundays: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Golden Triangle Farmers' Market | June 7-Oct. 11 | Denver

1115 N. Acoma St.

Saturdays: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Central Park Farmers' Market | June 7-Oct. 11 | Denver

Seasonal outdoor markets feature a fresh mix of beautiful flowers, local produce, gourmet products, and delicious cuisine from Colorado and beyond.

Central Park Founders Green, 29th Ave. & Roslyn St.

Sundays: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Arvada Farmers' Market | June 7-Sept. 27 | Arvada

Stenger Soccer Complex, 11200 W. 58th Ave.

Sundays: 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

West Colfax Farmers' Market | June 14-Oct. 18 | Lakewood

Lamar Station Plaza, 6715 West Colfax

Sundays: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Cherry Creek Fresh Market | Aug. 1-Nov. 14 | Denver

Since 1997, Colorado Fresh Markets’ award winning seasonal outdoor markets feature a fresh mix of beautiful flowers, local produce, gourmet products, and delicious cuisine from Colorado and beyond.

1st Avenue & University

Saturdays: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Wednesdays (Aug. 5-Oct. 7): 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Union Station Farmer's Market | Aug. 1-Oct. 24 | Denver

Denver’s premier farmers market featuring fresh produce exclusively from local farmers and growers is back in the heart of downtown! Curated by the nationally renowned Boulder County Farmers Markets, this annual market hosted on Union Station’s Plaza is free and open to the public. For the health and safety of Union Station Farmers Market guests, farmers and volunteers, please make a reservation to reserve your shopping window.

Union Station, 17th St. & Wynkoop

Saturdays: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Posted by Pat O'Connor

Pat O’Connor has dual citizenship in both Wisconsin and Colorado, having been born and raised in Wisconsin Dells, but later adopted by the Centennial State. A graduate of the University of Colorado (B.S. Journalism, 1980), O’Connor began her career as a sportswriter at the Boulder Daily Camera under the tutelage of the venerable Dan Creedon. Her experience also includes stints in public relations at Aspen Highlands Ski Area, the Colorado Trial Lawyers and the Colorado Division of Wildlife. When she isn’t piecing together sentences, the self-proclaimed “Cheesehead” enjoys hanging out with her three kids and assortment of family pets, running, playing golf, hiking 14ers, horseback riding and skiing. As a mother to two (at one time three) competitive swimmers, her favorite fragrance is eau de chlorine. During football season, she can be found cheering for the Buffs on Saturdays and screaming when the Packers score on Sundays. She loves talking sports and giving recommendations on cheese curds.



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