The summer weather has slammed on the breaks with both cowboy boots and has come to an abrupt halt. Bring a jacket, waterproof if you have one, if you plan to venture outside for any of this week’s Frugal Fun in Denver.
Saturday, September 17th from 9am to 5pm
FREE to the first 200 fans wearing orange
I thought this was a joke at first, but apparently not. Wear your brightest “Tillamook Cheese Orange” clothing and get into the Denver Zoo for free. This offer is for the first 200 folks to enter. Tillamook Cheese is sharing the “Loaf Love,” or the feeling you get after your first bite of their natural cheese made from cows not treated with artificial growth hormones. Expect samples and coupons. For more information, click here: http://www.loaflovetour.com/flash/loafLove.swf
Fair warning, some may find the website offensively bright orange.
Celtic Harvest Festival
22nd and Benton
Saturday and Sunday, September 17th 10am to 10pm and 18th 10am to 5pm
Over 5,000 folks came out to the Celtic Harvest Fest last year. This year’s fest brings back crowd favorites, such as the Renaissance Scot Village, Farmer’s Market, Hawk Quest, Celtic clans, bands, dancers, sword fighting, weavers, wool spinners and leather workers. Don’t miss the Dogs of the British Isles and the Flyball Dog Races. New to this year’s harvest fest is a Clan Village and expanded Children’s Village.
20th and Larimer
Two Weekends, Sept. 16-18th and 23-25
Times vary, see website for details
This six-day festival was quoted in Maxim Magazine and USA Today as “The Best Oktoberfest in the United States.“ Beer, brats and fun attract over 350,000 every year. Don’t miss the Long Dog Derby on Sunday, where Dachshunds (and wanna be’s) compete in a race and costume contest. Live entertainment on two stages will keep the beer steins swinging.
Mexican Independence Celebration
Civic Center Park
Colfax and Broadway
Sunday, September 18th from 11am to 7pm
Join fellow Denverites in the celebration of Mexican Independence from Spanish colonialists in 1810. The “Grito de Delores” ceremony commemorating the cry of Father Miguel Hidalgo for Mexican sovereignty will be performed. There will be live music, food, drinks and a children’s area.