Weekend off the Wagon – September 16-18

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Denver Oktoberfest Accordions, by steph_ross on flickr

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Do you enjoy drinking beer outside in large groups? Good. Because it’s Oktoberfest season, which in our language means “warm up for GABF”. This weekend is full of some awesome unique events all around town and the state. The weather should be steadily in the 70s during the day, and nice and chilly at night.

Here’s a few ideas for your weekend:

Track 1:

The out of town track

All weekend: Go to Telluride Blues and Brews.

Track 2:

The festival track

Friday: Denver Oktoberfest at 20th and Larimer

Saturday: Cheeky Monk’s 4th Anniversary, then over to the Vine Street Pub Block Party

Sunday: Colorado Distillers Festival at Rackhouse Pub

Track 3:

The “it’s winter time” track

Friday: Snowboard on the Rocks at Red Rocks

Saturday: Breckenridge Oktoberfest, then up to Boulder for MSP’s ski movie premiere

Sunday: Pablo’s Pancake Bike Ride

 

See below for a detailed list for weekend events. Check out our full calendar to plan your events well into the future.


Friday | Saturday | Sunday

All Month

Belgian Beer Month at Vine Street
Vine Street
All month long, Belgian beers at Vine Street

More information

Friday, September 16th

42nd Annual Denver Oktoberfest
20th and Larimer
Friday 5:00 PM to Saturday 2:00 AM

Come celebrate Oktoberfest, Denver style. We’ve got a full article on this awesome event:

Grand Opening of Paxia
4001 Tennyson, Denver
Friday 11:00 AM –  1:00 AM

Craving a margarita? Check out the grand opening of Paxia in the North Highlands at 40th and Tejon. Brought to you by the León brothers of Los Carboncitos, Paxia offers authentic Mexico City style cuisine and a great tequila selection. And rumor has it there will be a mariachi band…

Telluride Blues & Brews Day 1 – Headline: The Flaming Lips
Telluride
Friday 12:00 AM

Dozens of breweries, amazing musical acts, and some of the best views in the state.

Breckenridge Oktoberfest (Day 1)
Breckenridge
Friday 12:00 AM

Steamboat Springs OktoberWest (Day 1)
Steamboat
Friday 12:00 AM

Colorado Mountain Winefest (Day 2)
Palisade, CO
Friday 12:00 PM to 9:30 PM

More than half the state’s wineries will be sharing their goods. Enjoy seminars, cooking demos, tours, a vineyard bike tour, and more.

Snowboard on the Rocks at Red Rocks
Red Rocks
Friday 5:30 PM to 11:00 PM

Snowboard films, music (RJD2 + more), free tickets to Echo, and other sweet sweet stuff.

Rockies vs. Giants

Friday 6:10 PM to 7:10 PM

George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic at City Hall
City Hall
Friday 9:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Saturday, September 17th

42nd Annual Denver Oktoberfest
20th and Larimer
Saturday 11:00 AM to Sunday 2:00 AM

Come celebrate Oktoberfest, Denver style. We’ve got a full article on this awesome event:

Cheeky Monk 4th Anniversary Bash
Cheeky Monk
Saturday 11:00 AM to Sunday 2:00 AM

Come help the Cheeky Monk celebrate their 4th anniversary. Live broadcast of “Colorado Craft Beer Radio” with hosts Fary V and John Turk from noon to 1pm. Drink specials all day long. Lots of fun with rare beers and great food.

Vine Street Pub Block Party and Brewer Olympics
Vine Street
Saturday 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM

This is a FREE event and features live music by Dave Johnston from YMSB and Drew Emmitt from Leftover Salmon, the first ever Mountain Sun Brewer’s Olympics, a Denver All-Star Comedy Debate, the best beer garden in Denver and much more. All proceeds from the event benefit Cancer Support Community Colorado.

More information

Matchstick Productions World Premiere: The Attack of La Nina
Boulder Theater
Two shows –  7pm all ages and 9:30pm 21+.

More information

Telluride Blues & Brews Day 2 – Headline: Big Head Todd and the Monsters
Telluride
Saturday 12:00 AM

Dozens of breweries, amazing musical acts, and some of the best views in the state.

Breckenridge Oktoberfest (Day 2)
Breckenridge
Saturday 12:00 AM

Steamboat Springs OktoberWest (Day 2)
Steamboat
Saturday 12:00 AM

Colorado Mountain Winefest (Day 3)
Palisade, CO
Saturday 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM

More than half the state’s wineries will be sharing their goods. Enjoy seminars, cooking demos, tours, a vineyard bike tour, and more.

3rd Annual Georgetown COOK-OFF
Georgetown, CO
Saturday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Food, music, beer, and more! All cooking must be done in a Dutch oven. Get out of Denver this weekend and enjoy some crisp air and all that.

Colorado Mountain Winefest (Day 4)
Palisade, CO
Saturday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

More than half the state’s wineries will be sharing their goods. Enjoy seminars, cooking demos, tours, a vineyard bike tour, and more.

Rockies vs. Giants

Saturday 6:10 PM to 7:10 PM

Sunday, September 18th

Colorado Distillers Festival
Rackhouse Pub
Sunday 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Come by Rackhouse Pub this Sunday and enjoy the offerings of 14 distillers, guided tastings, delicious treats, and an overall kick ass time.

Pablo’s Pancake Breakfast and Bike Ride
Pablo’s Coffee (Bike ride starts at Salvagetti)
Sunday 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Bike from Salvagetti (16th and Platte) to Pablo’s Coffee (6th and Washington), eat a crap ton of pancakes, sausage, juice, and coffee, and all for a good cause!

42nd Annual Denver Oktoberfest
20th and Larimer
Sunday 11:00 AM to Monday 6:00 PM

Come celebrate Oktoberfest, Denver style. We’ve got a full article on this awesome event:

Telluride Blues & Brews Day 3 – Headline: Willie Nelson
Telluride
Sunday 12:00 AM

Dozens of breweries, amazing musical acts, and some of the best views in the state.

Steamboat Springs OktoberWest (Day 3)
Steamboat
Sunday 12:00 AM

Breckenridge Oktoberfest (Day 2)
Breckenridge
Sunday 12:00 AM

Rockies vs. Giants

Sunday 1:10 PM to 2:10 PM

Reno Divorce BBQ Show at Larimer Lounge
Larimer Lounge
Sunday 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

See anything we missed? Leave it in the comments.

Have a great weekend!

About PJ Hoberman


PJ likes beer. A lot. And whiskey. Gin. Wine. Cocktails. Um.. what were we talking about?

  • http://throughpolarizedeyes.com Mike

    The MSP premier is Saturday night, FYI. The pancakes will be delicious though, assuming I can drag myself out of bed early enough to get to them.

    • http://denveroffthewagon.com PJ

      Fixed it. Thanks!