October 31
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Fall Fun in Downtown Denver

fall fun in downtown denver

There are so many reasons to celebrate fall. The beauty autumn brings to nature is unmatched, people gather to celebrate holidays, and a fresh breeze fills the air. With so much happening, taking some time to have some fun can be hard to remember, especially in downtown Denver where you have a million options at your fingertips.

To help you experience the best of fall fun in Denver, we’ve compiled a list of the best activities, whether you’re alone, with your family, or with a group of your closest friends.

Denver Pumpkin Farms

Let’s begin with the obvious: you can’t go through autumn without paying a visit to a pumpkin farm with your friends or family. Whether you’re an adult, teen, or little munchkin, there’s much excitement to be had at a pumpkin patch. Spend your day basking in the glory of sweater weather while partaking in classic fall activities like corn mazes and pumpkin picking and sipping on house-brewed apple cider or hot chocolate. Pumpkin farms are a great way to appreciate the arrival of everyone’s favorite season – and support local businesses and farms by purchasing their produce and merchandise.

Fall Fun for the Adults

Whether you’re a college student, a parent, or anywhere in-between, everyone needs a break from the mundane and get some reprieve with their friends. Luckily for the residents of Denver, our city provides ample opportunity to do so, especially when fall hits. For instance, you can combat the chill of autumn weather with spiced spirits at the Breckenridge Craft Spirits Festival. From October 18-20, you can spend your day tasting locally crafted drinks while listening to live bluegrass music and follow it up with walking tours, scavenger hunts, and mixology workshops.

Or, on October 20, stop by the Bloody Mary Festival for a “brunch blowout” featuring three hours of unlimited Bloody Mary tastings, live music, and an array of food trucks. These festivals are great ways to rejuvenate thanks to good drinks and great company, accompanied by Denver’s impeccable fall weather.

Family-Friendly Festivals

Alternatively, if you’re looking for some fall fun around Denver for the whole family, you may find it at the Brighton Harvest festival. On October 26, in downtown Brighton, the classic fall fair is thrown, featuring live music, face painting, and food trucks; there’s so much to see that everyone of all ages is sure to be pleased. For fans of everyone’s favorite comfort food, pay a visit to the Denver Mac ‘n’ Cheese Festival on November 2! Numerous chefs take their own personal spin on the dish and set them out for you to taste. Finally, vote on the best one! How could you resist the opportunity to spend your day eating such deliciousness? It sounds like heaven to me.

Bear Creek Trail

When most people think of Denver, they immediately think of the mountains and the beauty of nature. Truly, they are awe-inspiring – but there’s nothing that compares to the vibrant colors of the mountainside foliage in autumn. Bear Creek Trail is an iconic hiking trail that connects the city to the mountains, perfectly encapsulating the gorgeous views that people think of when they imagine Denver. Whether you just want to hike or you plan to spend the day picnicking, Bear Creek is a great way to appreciate the beauty of fall.

Larimer Square

Denver has incredible historic landmarks, but more people need to appreciate the true original landmark of the city: Larimer Square. Larimer is where the Mile High City began and is described as its oldest and most historic block. The signature canopy lights over the street offer a vibrant atmosphere where friends and family come together for shopping at independent boutiques and one-of-a-kind restaurants. In the evening, the energetic club scenes make for fun-filled evenings on the town with a vintage vibe only Denver can offer.

Fall-Themed Glow at the Gardens

From October 21-25, get into the spirit of spooky season at the Denver Botanic Gardens. The facility housing beautifully delicate flora during the day becomes a neon-illuminated Halloween extravaganza sure to enthrall and entertain anyone of any age. Gardens are filled with light displays, pumpkin art, and elaborate sculptures, all accompanied by fantastic LED and fire performances. Festival-goers can even expect trick-or-treating and glow-in-the-dark games to round out a captivating, mesmerizing, and ghoulish night leading up to Halloween.


A hallmark of fall is the gathering of friends and loved ones and exploring both new and lifelong relationships. And the best way to both get your squad together for some fall fun and or spend quality time with a significant other is by escaping the dropping temperatures outside to try your hand at a puzzle room. Denver is the escape room Mecca, and EscapeWorks is the best facility around, so you’re guaranteed a thrilling experience to fit the atmosphere of fall. To add a little spice to the experience, you can even come costumed as specific characters for each room: Lara Croft for Egyptian Tomb, Danny Ocean’s crew for Casino Heist, etc. But the festivities don’t have to end there, because escape rooms are easily paired with other activities. They are great for parring any previously mentioned attractions on your agenda. No matter who you bring with you, this activity is a Denver fall essential you absolutely must explore.

A fun-filled fall day in Denver is nothing you’ve ever seen before and is something you won’t be able to find anywhere else. Whether you’re a lover, a loner, or the life of the party, there’s always something for you to explore. If you want to try out any of these activities, they’re all available on a “walk-in” basis, but if you want to ensure a timeslot at EscapeWorks, reserve your spot here!

The Reviews

  • review rating 5  Their flower shop was quite enjoyable, and Dana delivered with a lovely performance. Give her a raise 😁I've only done one room, but it was a great time. It was a bit challenging, yet did not feel too difficult for all levels of problem solving.

    thumb Caleb B

    review rating 5  We were in Colorado for a long weekend and had a late flight home. We decided to try an escape room. We chose EscapeWorks and it was great. Savannah and Matt were awesome hosts. We were excited to be among the 18% that solved The Casino Heist. I encourage you to give it a try!

    thumb Angela Pruitt
  • review rating 5  Great price, staff is friendly. My friend and I had a blast and will definitely be coming back! Selina is an awesome game master! I highly recommend this activity!

    thumb Cheyenne Wetter

    review rating 5  Went here as a small group recently and had a great time. Instructions from the staff were pretty clear at the beginning and helpful in their instructions in explaining how to try to solve the room. Trace was a great guide for this experience and would happily go again.

    thumb Nate Rogers
  • review rating 5  We had so much fun at the Casino Heist room today! Savannah was amazing. The team has created difficult challenges and drop hints that are just enough to move you forward. We can't wait to go back and try another room!

    thumb Annah Patterson

    review rating 5  So many fun choices, a super safe place with a super professional and kind staff. The room I did was so much fun and planned down to the millimeter. My whole crew had a blast. I highly recommend it. No wait no fuss, treat yourself

    thumb gusgusgeol
  • review rating 5  Troy and Tommy Bohan with my son Paul Garcia-Lance and myself had the best of times trying to get out of the Egyptian tomb. We were seconds away but fell short of solving the mystery and we’re buried alive. Thank you so much for an enjoyable evening and a special shout out to Taylor and Sierra who moderated our adventure ! We have to return for our group picture and another great adventure!

    thumb Susan Lance

    review rating 5  Super fun night at EscapeWorks Denver in The Christmas Story room. Lot's of great details from the movie make this a really fun puzzle to solve! Chloe did a very nice job providing the set-up instructions and threw out just enough clues to keep us on track. Great holiday fun!

    thumb Kristi Wimbish
  • review rating 5  We did the "Outbreak" room at EscapeWorks in Denver and we LOVED it! This was my first time in an escape room and I will definitely be back. Alisha was our liason and she was SUPER helpful. What a fun night with my kids!

    thumb Karen Ashbeck

    review rating 5  My fiancee and I were vacationing in Denver and tried out the Egyptian Tomb with another group of 4. We escaped with 5 minutes to spare! Very good room layout and good props. Puzzles were challenging and rewarding once solved. I was not a huge fan of how they did the hints... usually you have 3 hints or whatever and you ask for a hint when you get stuck, instead they give you hints when they think you need it. Otherwise, our game master, Trace, was very helpful and personable. Overall, very satisfied with our experience!

    thumb Wes Cantrell
  • review rating 5  Lana and Sierra were great! We had a couple of people late and they made sure we all still had a great experience. The Egyptian room was great with thoughtful clues and was just the right difficulty for our group!

    thumb David McCormick

    review rating 5  The staff was very friendly. Selena and Sierra welcomed us with smiles and helped us get settled in. Taylor did a great job introducing the room to us and giving us a few hints while we were in. He gave us just enough hints to keep us motivated, but we still had to work hard to escape. The room we tried and escaped was Outbreak. It has a low escape probability and we figured out why when we were inside. It was a blast and we can't wait to go back! This is definitely a great idea for a night out, if you want to exercise your mind under pressure.

    thumb David Kohlschmidt
  • review rating 5  EscapeWorks Denver was a great team building event. We did Outbreak and it was very challenging for the entire group. Amelia and Savannah were great setting up the room and explaining our mission. Overall a fantastic experience and highly recommended.

    thumb Nicholas Hernandez

    review rating 5  I can not say enough about this place! I had the best night of my life here. The staff worked tirelessly with my now fiance to help him plan the best proposal ever. They went above and beyond to create a night every girl dreams about. Selena, Chloe, and Taylor made sure every detail was perfect. I'll continue to recommend Escape Works to every person I know trying to make memories they wont forget. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart. By far, the best escape room in town! You guys are amazing!!!!

    thumb Michelle Kuenstler
  • review rating 5  My group almost missed the entrance at first which you have to buzz into, but the staff were so helpful! Selena and Matt greeted us, had us sign waivers, and gave a few tips quickly so that we had as much time as possible! They were great at giving us helpful and creative hints throughout. We made it out with almost 10 minutes to spare! Some of us had been to an escape room before and others hadn't, but the outbreak room was just right for us! Thanks so much for a great time!

    thumb Vonnie Slater

    review rating 5  The 1920’s Speakeasy was a ton of fun! I did this with my coworkers and it was a great team bonding experience that was just challenging enough. Our Escape Room Host, Sierra, was fantastic and made the experience that much better!

    thumb Gage Jones
  • review rating 5  This was our very first Escape room we've ever done and it was the perfect choice. Both our guides were phenomenal! Energetic and you can clearly tell they enjoy what they do. We experienced the Egyptian Tomb and finished with 4:33 left on the clock. Next we did the Beyond the Flower Shop. We barely missed it but we had a blast. Will definitely be back!!!!

    thumb Kaitlin Bergann

    review rating 5  Had a great work team retreat activity here. Loved the puzzles and escaping the "flower shop" (aka: 1920s speakeasy). I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a team building exercise or just wanting to have fun.

    thumb Robert Bogan
  • review rating 5  This was incredible. We did the Casino room and we are now going to go back and do more. What a great thing to do on any night of the week. It was challenging, fun, and Chloe was the best. Everyone needs to try this. It’s also something that is good for your brains so it’s like working out but for the mind. We will be booking more of these and will do them all after this experience.

    thumb Shane Ketterman

    review rating 5  “You’ll shoot your eye out!” We did A Christmas Story and it was SO fun- so many layers, different types of puzzles, challenging but never got totally stuck. Selena was a great guide, clearly super knowledgeable about the room, gave great hints and was very witty, completely made the experience for us.

    thumb Ruby Linkhart

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