Did you know that there are more songs about the month of September than any other month? Well, we’ve never actually gone around and taken an official count, but it seems that way, right? We have the big hit “September” by Earth, Wind & Fire, “September Morn” by Neil Diamond, and “September Rocks” which is a song we just made up. It’s pretty awesome.
But Colorado provides a lot of things that make September super chill – including cooler evenings ahead. Football is starting back up, pumpkins are almost in season, the kids are in school and out of the house every day, and the bugs that bite and sting in the summertime are And for Stepping Stone residents, this September is full of fun activities and events around Denver (and locally); we hope to see you at all of them!
GREAT AMERICAN BEER FEST
September 20-22, Colorado Convention Center
Every year, Denver hosts one of the largest beer festivals in the world. And while this festival is currently sold out (you can probably find tickets on Craigslist if you so desire) you’ll find hundreds of special tappings, dinners, seminars, mini-festivals, and other festivities taking place at dozens of venues across the city. Cheers!
DENVER BOTANIC GARDENS’ CORPSE FLOWER EVENT
September, 9am-8pm, Colorado Convention Center
The Denver Botanic Gardens’ corpse flower is expected to bloom in all its rotting-corpse-smelling glory in early- to mid-September. The 18-year-old plant blooms only once every 3-15 years. Sign up for the Gardens’ email newsletter to get “bloom alerts” or watch on their social media channels.
THE SOURCE HOTEL OPENING
September, RiNo Neighborhood
The Source Hotel in RiNo opens on September 1 and this unique industrial space will feature new restaurants and a brewery. Right now, Safta, an Israeli restaurant helmed by award-winning chef Alon Shaya, is open, as well as Smōk, a tribute to Kansas City barbeque. New Belgium Brewery is slated to open its second Colorado brewhouse inside the hotel later this year.
PARKER FINE ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL
September 22-23, 10am-3pm, O’Brien Park
Enjoy an intriguing collection of national & juried fine arts featuring jewelry, ceramics, leather, photography, mixed media, metal arts, painting, fiber, and more. The Hazel Miller Band will perform a lively mix of blues, bluegrass, and Americana selections. Face painting and specialty foods will be available.