Summer might be coming to an end, but the fun doesn’t stop in Colorado. The Centennial State welcomes the changing of the seasons with dozens of fall festivals featuring live music, art markets, craft beer, and more. With so much to do during the autumn months, it’s easy to find an event that piques your interest. Join this year’s celebrations with our quick guide to fall festivals in Colorado.
JAS Labor Day Experience
Aspen Snowmass celebrates the end of summer every year with the Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience in Roaring Fork Valley. This three-day, open-air festival features an iconic lineup of artists to celebrate R&B, rock, funk, blues, and soul music. This year’s lineup includes legends such as Stevie Nicks, Leon Bridges, Little Big Town, and more.
Boulder Fall Fest
Visit the historic Pearl Street Mall in Boulder for this three-day autumn celebration. Boulder Fall Fest features live music, a chance to taste delicious local foods, and a massive beer, wine, and margarita garden. The festival has plenty of family activities and entertainment for all ages. Make time to enjoy the show, indulge in your favorite foods and drinks, and swing by the Firefly Handmade Market, which features work from local artists.
Wild West Oktoberfest
YoColorado is bringing back Golden’s annual Oktoberfest. The festival, which used to be hosted by Coors Brewing, will celebrate the German and American West cultures that make Colorado so iconic. Wild West Oktoberfest will also feature a wide range of beer selections from AC Golden, a craft beer division of Coors. AC Golden is even making a special Oktoberfest brew for the occasion. See German heritage and Old West history come together at Wild West Oktoberfest. And while you’re in Golden, be sure to swing by YoColorado to check out our Colorado men’s clothing and other fantastic apparel.
Great American Beer Festival
A guide to the best fall festivals in Colorado wouldn’t be complete without the Great American Beer Festival. As the fourth largest beer festival in the world, GABF brings in over 500 breweries and over 1500 types of beer. After two years away, the festival is finally returning with an in-person celebration this year. Even better, it’s the 40th anniversary of the Great American Beer Festival—come join in the fun with great food, public tastings, and so much more.