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13 fun events in Denver this week

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There are plenty of fun events in Denver this week including Jared’s Giant Pumpkin Festival, the Firefighter Chili Cook-off, Kids Clothes Swap and more. See our event calendar for more information. 

12th Annual Jared’s Giant Pumpkin Festival & Weigh-off at Jared’s Nursery 
Sept 30, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
The 12th Annual Jared’s “Giant Pumpkin Festival and Weigh-off” is coming up and is expected to be bigger and better than ever. Jared’s hosts the largest pumpkin weigh off in the state with state records being set 8 times in the past 12 years. The day is capped off with a pumpkin drop from a crane about 100’ feet in the air and local bands playing till 5 pm (or later). In addition to the excitement generated wondering which pumpkin will be the heaviest, (The largest weighed was over 1500 pounds) there will be other activities for the children and adults.

30th Annual Firefighter Chili Cook-off at Larimer Square 
Sept 29,  9:00 am – 4:00 pm
It’s going to be hot on Larimer Square as Denver Firefighters Local 858 and Señor Gordon’s Foods host hundreds of firefighters from all over the state to compete for the best green and red chili! There will be refreshing craft beer from Chain Reaction Brewing Company, music, local celebrity judges and the Colorado Firefighter Calendar! All are welcome to attend. Proceeds benefit MDA Rocky Mountain.

Stamp & Scrapbook Expo
Sept 29 – 30
Stamp & Scrapbook Expo events cater to paper crafters of all types and experience levels. Card Makers, Stampers and Scrapbook enthusiasts can find new products and designs from vendors. Swap ideas with like-minded crafters and learn new techniques by taking a workshop.

Celebrate Summer
Sept 29, 5:00– 9:00 pm
Enjoy an evening in the city with family and friends as we celebrate the end of summer! A rock wall, live band, food trucks, community mural and local vendors will come together to throw the biggest party of the summer, and you’re invited. Admission is free and all are welcome.

Final Friday at Golden Triangle Creative District 
Sept 29, 5:00– 9:00 pm
The Final Friday Art Walk (Final Fridays) gives visitors, residents and folks who work in the Triangle an after-hours opportunity to explore the many creative spaces in our special corner of Denver, including the chance to engage with the quirky, cool, and sophisticated art and creatives which define our eclectic neighborhood.

Kids Clothes Swap: Broomfield Family Clothes Swap at Calvary Church Broomfield 
Sept 30, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Have you heard about the family clothes swap? It happens twice a year in the spring and fall and is coming to Broomfield! This is a great opportunity to swap out your gently worn clothes and baby equipment and find what you need. Bring your stuff in a container that is labeled with your name and number on Friday and come on Saturday from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. to swap. 

Free Coffee Party at Boyer’s Coffee Cafe 
Sept 29, 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
Boyer’s Coffee is once again celebrating National Coffee Day by hosting a FREE COFFEE PARTY. Not only will the party feature free drip coffee all day long, but patrons will also be offered discounted specialty Café beverages, fresh roasted coffee bags at discounted prices, breakfast and lunchtime food trucks, chances to win various prizes, live performances from local musicians, and more.

Maize in the City at Maize in the City 
Sept 30 – Oct 31 
Enjoy a convenient, simple and fun rural experience at Maize in the City with several fall attractions including free attractions for families to enjoy. Started in 2001, and located just 15 minutes from downtown Denver, Maize in the City offers hours of daytime activities to families and others seeking fall attractions including a 20-acre Crazed Corn Field Maze – voted best corn maze by Denver Westword – a mini maze, petting zoo, pony rides and more. 

Family Tour at Clyfford Still Museum 
Sept 30, 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Enjoy a free art adventure for the whole family! Designed for children ages 5 through 10 and their adults, family tours are an interactive way to explore the art on view. Every tour features games, close looking, and an art project to take home. Discover a new and different theme–such as color, line, shape, movement, music, and architecture–in every tour. 

Truck Stop, A Community Food Truck Rally 
Sept 30, 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
On Saturday, September 30th from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., dozens of food trucks will line Welton Street from Park Avenue to Downing Street for Truck Stop, a rally featuring Colorado’s fleet of amazing food trucks. This rally will explore the ever-evolving world of food truck fare through small-bite offerings, local craft beer and cocktails, and a soundtrack of live soul and funk tunes.

Wine & Menopause at Angelo’s Taverna & Carboy Winery 
Sept 30, 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Wine and menopause – what more could a woman want on a beautiful Saturday afternoon? BOW Talks features a very important topic that isn’t often openly discussed. Four amazing women share their personal stories relating to menopause, including Kerry Temple-Wood, the founder of The Art of Conscious Aging, and keynote speaker Hope Engsberg, MD, owner of AgeWellMD, an Anti-Aging Functional Medicine clinic.

TheBigWonderful’s 4th Annual Oktobergrass 
Sep 30 – Oct 1 
What’s New: Oktobergrass’ BEERFEST will take place daily from 2-6 p.m. TBW is unveiling a new and improved BEERFEST footprint, in which BEERFEST vendors will be interspersed within BAZAAR vendors, rather than separate from them. This shift promises to enhance both the BEERFEST and BAZAAR experience for attendees and vendors!

2017 Sacred Art Tour Cultural Pageant 
Oct 1, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
The crowning celebration of the Tibetan monks’ visit will be a spectacular Cultural Pageant. With the monks in traditional costume, the unique extravaganza will feature Tibetan prayers, dances, chants, and a debate demonstration. Tickets are $10/person and available at both the Museum and the Senior Center. Prepare to be awed and amazed!

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