Festivals and Events

Welcome to the festival and events calendar for Denver and the Metro area.

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September 21, 2019

Jurassic Quest - CO Convention Center, 700 14th St, Denver CO 80202

Jurassic Quest is Americas Largest and most realistic Dinosaur Event. Our guests will walk through the Cretaceous period, the Jurassic Period and The Triassic period and experience for themselves what it was like to be among the living, breathing dinosaurs.


September 21, 2019 8:00 am

Owls Photo Shoot with HawkQuest - The Hudson Gardens & Event Center, 6115 S Santa Fe Dr, Littleton CO 80120

Jenny Olson

Who’s watching who? Owls are beautiful, majestic and notoriously hard to spot. This is your chance to get your lens up close and personal with five different species of owl at Hudson Gardens. With the brilliant fall colors and diverse natural landscapes of Hudson Gardens as your background, you’ll be able to capture the stunning details of five different owls during this private photo shoot with HawkQuest. Take perched shots of a Barn Owl, Great Horned Owl, Long-eared Owl, Western Screech-Owl and one of the largest species of owls – the Eurasian Eagle-Owl. Amateur and professional photographers alike are invited to participate in this unique opportunity to capture the mystique and detail of these gorgeous animals. Pre-registration is required and capacity is limited.


September 21, 2019 8:30 am

Day Out With Thomas the Tank Engine! - Colorado Railroad Museum, 17155 W. 44th Avenue, Golden, CO 80403

Danielle Fusaro

All aboard! Thomas the Tank Engine invites little engineers to go full steam ahead for a day of engaging activities and fun adventures at Day Out With Thomas: The Steam Team Tour 2019. This fun-filled event offers children and their families the opportunity to take a ride with Thomas the Tank Engine, star of the popular Thomas & Friends™ series. In addition, they will meet Sir Topham Hatt, Controller of the Railway and enjoy a day of Thomas-themed activities including toy play, photo ops, and more. The tour, now in its 24th year, will make 37 stops across the U.S. and Canada and is expected to welcome nearly one million passengers in 2019. WHO: Thomas the Tank Engine WHAT: 25-minute (approximate) ride with a talking Thomas the Tank Engine Meet & Greet with Sir Topham Hatt, Controller of the Railway Thomas & Friends Imagination Station featuring a variety of activities All-new “Ask an Engineer” booth, where several kids can talk to an engineer and learn about trains and working on the rails A ‘Passport to Adventures’ booklet for children to track their journey at the event and receive a special prize upon completion.


September 21, 2019 10:00 am

Corn Maze - Denver Botanic Gardens - Chatfield Gardens, 8500 W Deer Creek Canyon Rd, Littleton CO 80128

Wind your way through seven acres of corn. The maze can be viewed from two 15-foot tall illuminated bridges. Visitors under the age of 10 can explore the corn mini-maze.


September 21, 2019 4:00 pm

Brews & Tunes - Dick's Sporting Goods Park, 6000 Victory Wy, Commerce City, CO 80022

Musical performances by Pick & Howl & Kelli Said | 21+ only event


September 21, 2019 7:30 pm

Cabaret - Center Stage, 27608 Fireweed Drive, Evergreen CO 80439


“Cabaret” premiered on Broadway in 1966 under the direction of Harold Prince, and in London in 1968 to rave reviews, with multiple stage revivals since as well as the 1972 movie directed by Bob Fosse which starred Liza Minnelli. The book was written by Joe Masteroff, based on the play “I Am A Camera” by John Van Druten and the 1939 novel “Goodbye to Berlin” by Christopher Isherwood, with music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb. The story centers around a British entertainer, Sally Bowles, and her experiences which reflect the dissolution of societal norms in Berlin in 1929-30 as the Third Reich is gaining power. Patrons will remember songs such as “Willkommen”, “Cabaret”, and “Don’t Tell Mama”. Christopher Willard will be joining Ovation West as stage director of “Cabaret”. Mr. Willard served as artistic director of Breckenridge BackstageTheatre for many years, where he directed over 70 shows and received multiple Henry Awards from the Colorado Theatre Guild. This past summer he directed at Pagosa Springs’ Art Center’s Theatre.