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17 things to do in Denver this week

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Fall has officially arrived with awesome events that include 16th Street Fair, Festival Italiano, the Doggie Plunge and the Colorado Fall Home Show. See our event calendar for additional information.

Getaway 10K & 5K +Kids Run at Cherry Creek State Park 
Sept 10, 8:00 – 11:00 am
Sun, Fun, Run! Escape to the Getaway 5K (and 10K!). This experience is designed for the entire family. No matter what your age, you’re sure to have a good time. The Denver event will feature a 10K, 5K, a one-mile walk and a fun run designed especially for the kids. The fun begins before the race, continues on the course and culminates in our beach-themed post-race celebration which will include vendors, music, food & beverage and a play area for kids. Mile High Mamas has an exclusive discount code for you: SunFunRun3C. The code provides 15% off race fees. That’s approximately $6 off the 5K and $7.50 off the 10K. Go to Getaway 5K-10K to sign up!

Colorado Fall Home Show at the Colorado Convention Center 
Sept 8 – 10
With more than 300 exhibitors you’ll find the experts to remodel, refresh and renew your home. Explore the advantages of sustainable living while discovering the latest products to create an energy efficient home.

Haute Tots Sale at Arvada Methodist Church 
Sept 8 – 9 
Twice a year, Mile High Mamas does a round-up detailing Colorado’s popular children’s consignment sales. Thousands of shoppers find bargains on kids’ clothing for newborn-preteen, toys, strollers, furniture, baby equipment, books, shoes, maternity items and more…all at 50-90% below retail. Be sure to check out the following fabulous sales. Always double-check the website for times, details and admission coupons.

Four Mile Free Day at Four Mile Historic Park 
Sept 8, 12:00 – 4:00 pm
Take a tour of the Four Mile House Museum, check out historic demonstrations, explore our 12-acre grounds, sample a treat from our summer kitchen, and greet our farm animals. We’ll also be offering our Hay Bales & Tall Tales story and activity time from 12:00-1:00 pm. Admission is free thanks to the support provided by your Scientific & Cultural Facilities District.

Festival Italiano at Belmar 
Sept 9 –10 
Join us in celebrating the sights, sounds and flavors of Italy during Festival Italiano at Belmar September 9 & 10, 2017! Festival Italiano at Belmar, a two-day event, celebrates Italian culture featuring the finest Italian food, wine, and artisan vendors, Balistreri Vineyard’s Children’s Grape Stomp, performances by the flag throwers from Florence, Italy, a free two-day open bocce tournament, and live entertainment on multiple stages, strolling performers + more!

Doggie Splash & Pet Expo 
Sept 9, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Summer is almost over so come and have a ball with all your favorite four-legged friends and family as we turn the Westridge outdoor pool into a canine ‘splash ground.’ There is no better place for ‘Fido’ to escape the heat of summer than to spend the day at Highlands Ranch’s only ‘water park’ for dogs.

10th Annual Doggie Plunge at Pirates Cove Aquatic Center 
Sept 9,  9:00 am – 3:00 pm
On this fun-filled day, hundreds of pooches will take the plunge with other four-legged swimmers as Pirates Cove Aquatic Center goes to the dogs. The 10th Annual Doggie Plunge is a popular, fun-filled fundraiser for dogs (and their humans) to enjoy, all to benefit Freedom Service Dogs. Families will enjoy food trucks and the BEST. TIME. EVER with their doggie friends.

What If…Festival of Innovation and Imagination 
Sept 9, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
The FREE What If… Festival of Innovation and Imagination brings thousands of people of all ages together to celebrate innovation and imagination! What If… business people, art-makers of all kinds, inventors, educators, tech savvy folks, and garage tinkerers shared a day of wows, innovation, and creativity with people of all ages.

16th Street Fair at 16th Street Mall – Pedestrian Mall 
Sept 9 – 10 
The 16th Street Fair is an annual celebration of fine art, handcrafted goods, and the 16th Street Mall in Downtown Denver. Take a stroll along the 16th Street Mall to enjoy a showcase of emerging artists and designers, producing original and unique handmade goods, in a wide array of media. This is Downtown Denver’s premier art and craft festival located in the city center along the busiest pedestrian street in the State.

September Haho Market 
Sept 9, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Denver Handmade Homemade’s craft & food market is designed to give makers a low-risk option for showcasing their products to the community of Denver, many selling for the first time. With 3 dozen vendors and a food buffet hosted at their incubator space, it’s always eclectic, fun and a great way to support your local economy!

Ridgefest
Sept 9, 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Celebrate Wheat Ridge and its unique charm at RidgeFest – a free event highlighting the agricultural heritage and handmade/homemade appeal of Ridge at 38 and the entire Wheat Ridge community. The event will feature four bluegrass bands, a classic car show, cottage food contests, vendors, food trucks, local beer, lots of kids’ activities and more. New to RidgeFest this year is a Chalk Art Festival.

La Fiesta: World Party 2017
Sept 9,  7:30 pm – 11:45 pm
La Fiesta celebrates Boulder County’s multicultural community with live bands to inspire the dance floor with rhythms ranging from salsa and merengue to West African drumming and dancing with Soul Music. Food trucks featuring Colombian arepas, Middle Eastern falafels, and wood fired pizza will also delight the senses. 

South Fest: A Community Picnic at DeKoevend Park Pavilion A 
Sep 10 
South Fellowship Church would like to invite Littleton and surrounding area residents to an all community picnic.  Invite friends and neighbors for this fun day of food, games, bounce houses, face painting and more. Bring lawn chairs, and we will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, side dishes and drinks.

Rocky Mountain Subaru Festival at Sports Authority Field at Mile High 
Sept 10, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Rocky Mountain Subaru Festival features thousands of Subarus and Subaru enthusiasts! Events include All Subaru Autocross, All Subaru Car Show, huge vendor section with killer deals! Epic door prize raffle with thousands in giveaways just for coming along with tons of fun and activities for the whole family.

39th Annual Park Hill Home Tour & Street Fair
Sept 10, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tour eight homes in Denver’s most architecturally diverse neighborhood (this year’s tour homes include Colonial Revival, French Country, Mediterranean, and Tudor) and then enjoy the free Street Fair with vendors, live entertainment, food trucks, a wine & beer garden, and children’s activities.

Bluegrass Brunch
Sept 10, 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Don’t miss the Bluegrass Brunch at Station 26. Special guest host Dr. Ashley Ackley.

Rhea Lana Sale 
Sept 11 – 15 
Twice a year, Mile High Mamas does a round-up detailing Colorado’s popular children’s consignment sales. Thousands of shoppers find bargains on kids’ clothing for newborn-preteen, toys, strollers, furniture, baby equipment, books, shoes, maternity items and more…all at 50-90% below retail. Be sure to check out the following fabulous sales. Always double-check the website for times, details and admission coupons.

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