September is Beer Month in Denver. Let me repeat: September is Beer Month in Denver. It’s also Septemberg (more on that below), a month to help put an end to childhood hunger, and a month to get smarter, thanks to Denver Startup Week. It seems there’s always something interesting to do in Denver these days, and September is (thankfully!) no different. While there's not a beer-specific event listed below, you can drink a beer at each and every one of our This Month in Denver picks!
Denver Flea Fall Flea
Just like its namesake city, the Denver Flea is growing up. Now on their sixth event, the Denver Flea aims to change the way people think of a flea market by bringing unique vendors together to generate an enjoyable retail experience for shoppers. If you’re in the market for home goods, fashion, cottage crafts, or fancy foods, get yourself over to the Sculpture Park (home of “The Dancers,” AKA the dancing aliens) and support local makers! Did we mention that one of our favorite clients, HW Home, is a sponsor this year? Stop by their booth and tell them we sent you.
What: Denver Flea No. 6
When: 12-7 p.m., Saturday, September 12, and Sunday, September 13
Where: DCPA Sculpture Park, 1345 Champa St. (Speer and Champa)
Third Annual CollaborEAT
Picture an al fresco dinner, surrounded by... strangers? CollaborEAT is an extrovert’s dream and the ultimate community table. The event—part of Downtown Denver Partnership’s CityBuild Denver initiative—transforms a space in downtown Denver into an outdoor dining room and community gathering place. Grab your tickets to this unique social event before they’re gone!
When: 5-8:30 p.m., Thursday, September 17
Where: Denver Pavilions, 16th and Glenarm
Tickets: $25 members, $35 non-members
Alamo Drafthouse Septemberg
What happens when the Alamo Drafthouse devotes an entire month to Steven Spielberg films? Septemberg, naturally. From Jaws to the Indiana Jones trilogy to Saving Private Ryan, this month provides an excuse to see some of your favorite films return to the big screen. Is your favorite Spielberg film on the roster?
When: Films showing through September 26
Where: Alamo Drafthouse Littleton, 7301 S Santa Fe Dr, Littleton
Tickets: Prices vary per event; $5-$20
Denver Startup Week
Denver Startup Week returns for a fourth year, taking over locations all over central Denver to offer talks, workshops, and networking opportunities for entrepreneurs. It also marks the return of our own Denver Startup Week session, with an all-star panel discussing how to create a strategy that combines SEO, paid advertising, and social media. More than 750 people RSVPed for last year’s session! Make your schedule today and make sure we’re on it; we’d love to see you (and come say hi!).
What: Denver Startup Week
When: Monday, September 28-Friday, October 2
Where: Various locations throughout downtown Denver
Tickets: Free, but registration is required
Dine Out for No Kid Hungry®
No kid should go hungry, that’s something we can all agree on, right? This September, restaurants across America are teaming up with No Kid Hungry® to help end childhood hunger. Here’s how it works: You dine out at a participating restaurant and Share Our Strength receives a donation. Easy! Find a participating restaurant or make a reservation today.
When: Through September 30
Where: Various locations across the Front Range and the U.S.
See you around Denver, Denver! Did we miss something major? Give us grief about it in the comments and keep us in the loop over on our Facebook page!
—by Leah Charney
Leah Charney is sassy yet classy and is most excited by the things she can't stop writing about, like food, music, and people. She directs operations for the WideFoc.us team, which is just a fancy way of saying she is chief cat herder.