As the leaves begin to turn bright shades of yellow, orange, and red, you will be pleased with the number of free things to do in Denver this fall. There are plenty of opportunities to view the changing colors in one of the numerous Denver parks and there are plenty of free things to do in Denver this fall that are adventurous too. From visiting beautiful Red Rocks Amphitheatre to viewing unique artwork, you will be delighted with the plentiful activities you can experience in Denver this fall.
1. History, Nature and Museums at the Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre
A great free thing to do in Denver in the fall is to make a visit to Red Rocks Amphitheatre’s Visitors Center and Museum. The Visitor Center and museum is loaded with interesting interactive exhibits. The exhibits are fascinating, ranging from the construction of the park by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) during the Great Depression to decades of musical legends gracing the stage. Take a picnic and find a quiet place in the amphitheatre to eat or take a hike on one of the many nature trails that are within the park. Access is limited during the day of performances.
Location: Town of Morrison. Take U.S. 285 or U.S. 6 to C-470 and follow the signs.
2. Let’s be artsy for a night at one of the First Friday Art Walks
The First Friday Art Walk is great fall activity in Denver. There are several First Friday Art Walks within the city of Denver that offer a superb look into the local burgeoning art scene. While you walk the different art districts, your imagination will run wild while viewing intricate sculptures, paintings, and jewelry on display in numerous galleries. Don’t be shy because many of the galleries offer a free sip of wine or beer to go along with the eye candy in their galleries.
Location: There are six locations you can visit to experience a First Friday Art Walk with the Art District on Santa Fe (located on Santa Fe Drive between 6th and 10th Avenue) being a standout choice.
3. Beer, Brats and Polka at the Oktoberfest on Larimer Street
Put on your lederhosen and get ready to polka when you visit the Larimer Street Oktoberfest. Entry to the festival is free, but be ready to enjoy the tasty beer and brats, and the free live performances that include polka dancing and music.
Location: Larimer Street between 14th and 15th Avenue in Downtown Denver.
4. Iconic beer and brewing history at the Coors Brewery Tour
Coors is one of the most iconic names in the beer industry throughout the world, and you can take a free self-guided Coors Brewery Tour that highlights the beer producer’s history since 1873. Once you are there, you can walk through the brewing and processing areas that offer numerous exhibits within the corridors for you to learn about the history of the Coors Brewery. The free tour is only open to adults and when you are finished you can even sample a few of the beers produced onsite.
Location: 15-miles west of Denver at 13th and Ford Street in Golden, Colorado.
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