Let’s jump right into Fall! We created a list of the best things to do in Denver this September so you can find amazing family-fun events by simply scrolling. Find the best Fall Festivals, community events, live shows, and more things to do in Denver this month.
9:00am – 3:30pm @Denver Zoo
Ask your Grandparents to name their favorite cartoon as a child, and they just might say Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom, co-hosted by Peter Gros. Come celebrate Grandparents Day with an opportunity to meet Peter, as well as a number of furry, feathered and scaly celebrities from the Denver Zoo.
10:00am – 5:00pm @Forest Parkway between Montview Boulevard and 17th Avenue
From beautiful homes to historic landmarks, the Park Hill community knows how to put on a Street Fair appealing to parents and kids alike. With hundred of vendors, live entertainment and a kid’s area perfectly situated next to a lawn and a delicious collection of food trucks.
6:30pm – 7:30pm @FERAL
Ready to explore the great outdoors with the youngest members of your family? Join Brain Feral, creator of the web series “The Toddler Chronicles” for an informative presentation that will leave you feeling prepared for your next adventure.
5:00pm – 10:00pm @Far East Center
Taste and dance your way through this Asian Night Market celebration of the moon brought to you by Walk Denver and The Far East Center. Kids will enjoy a lantern making contest, fashion show and colorful lion dance.
September 13th – April 12th
9:00am – 5:00pm @Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Inspire your next outdoor adventure at this brand new exhibit showcasing the ability, creativity and science extreme athletes take to the air, snow, rocks and ground. A series of hands-on challenges including a course built by American Ninja Warriors at Ninja Nation™, will surely to test your limits and delight family members of all ages.
12:00pm – 7:30pm @Chaffee Park
This all day music festival in Chaffee Park brings free music to the Sunnyside neighborhood of Northwest Denver. Fresh air, great music and a dedicated kids area will surely make this a special day in the park.
12:00pm – 3:00pm @Westminster Fire Department
This is not a drill, real life family fun awaits at Station 6’s open house. See the trucks and meet the brave firefighters who drive them. Music, food and a special Hero’s Day geared towards those with special needs and their families.
September 14th & 15th
11:00am – 5:00pm @The Bug Theatre
Take your kids on trip around the world (without the jetlag) to the 2nd Annual Historic Elitch Theatre Children’s Day International Film Festival. This two day festival features eclectic and intelligent films made by children, for children and judged by children.
September 14th – 15th & 21st – 22nd
8:00am – 5:00pm @Colorado Railroad Museum
Peep, peep! Thomas the Train is making a stop at the Colorado Railroad Museum. At this special day out, your little engineer can take a ride aboard Thomas, meet Sir Thopham Hatt and play in the Imagination Station. Be sure to check out helpful event planning details for a smooth ride!
September 14th – October 26th
9:00am – 2:00pm @Union Station
Taste and see the beginning of fall harvest at this free, family (and pet) friendly outdoor market with delicious food from local farmers, live music and more.
7:30am – 12:00pm @Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus
Everyone can get “into the groove” at this year’s 80s themed 5k, Infant Crawl, Toddler Trot and Kids Course. Get your playlists set for this stroller friendly race along the South Platte River Trail with an expo (including snacks and activities) and admission into the museum all included in your registration.
September 16th – 29th
9:00am – 5:00pm @Butterfly Pavilion
Step into an enchanted wonderland filled with hundreds of monarch butterflies. For a limited time, stroll among these amazing animals and learn about their life. You even have the chance to adopt a monarch of your own!
10:00am – 9:00pm @Downtown Aquarium
Did you know a pirate’s favorite fish is a sharrrrrrk?! Don’t miss this one day only chance to earn 1/2 off exhibit entrance for kids dressed in pirate costume and set sail with pirate crafts and fun. Ahoy!
Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays: September 20th – October 27th
10:00am – 6:00pm @Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms
The Chatfield Farms corn maze is out of this world with 7 acres of space-themed twists, turns and hidden objects. Once you’ve conquered the maze or mini-maze (for those 10 and under), there is plenty of fall fun to enjoy with hay rides, ponies, a jumping pillow and human hamster balls.
Though October 10th
10:00am – 5:00pm @Denver Art Museum
Relax and make some music at an outdoor art installation along Martin Plaza that kids can (and should) touch! This 90ft row of colorfully woven rocking chairs welcomes visitors through the end of the month.
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday throughout September
Fri – Sat / 5:00pm – 10:00pm; Sun / 3:00pm – 8:00pm @The Shops at Northfield Stapleton
Soak up the end of summer at this outdoor skating rink (skate rental included with admission). Hurry over before the end of month when the venue will magically transform to an ice skating rink.
9:00am – 2:00pm @The Urban Farm at Stapleton
The Urban Farm Stapleton is throwing a countryside party in the city. At their 10th annual Farmfest, you can meet and learn about animals and enjoy a full day of family fun including live music in this unique urban environment.
6:30pm – 8:00pm @Bellco Theatre
Activate your creature powers and join the Wild Kratts on this live theatrical adventure to rescue animals in need. Based upon the hit animated television series, this experience is sure to include lots of laughs and interesting animal facts along the way.
5:30pm – 7:30pm @Wow! Children’s Museum
Come together for an evening of celebration, kindness and acceptance as Wow! welcomes all families to Pride Night. With museum admission at only $1 per person, it will be an evening to remember with Drag Queen Storytime and themed crafts.
6:10pm – 10:00pm @Coors Field
Pack a light jacket and watch the Rockies take on the Brewers at this special evening at the stadium with a Fireworks show following the game.