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  We had an excellent time!!! The staff was wonderful and very accommodating!! Malika and Trace were fantastic!! There was also another gentleman with a beard that has the BEST customer service!!! I'm sorry I cant remember his name... Very fun scenario!!! Thanks for a great time! We will absolutely be back for sure !!

    thumb Dhalia 1991

    review rating 5  My experience here was awesome! Neb was very knowledgeable and very informative. You can tell he really cares about the customers experience! Thank you guys so much for a great time. Juan the manager is awesome as well!!

    thumb Kristen Barnes
  • review rating 5  We had a blast! We originally did the Casino Heist, however, there were some complications with the room. Dice and Emilia provided us with wonderful customer service and had us do Outbreak instead. We appreciated how much they cared about experience and we ended up having a great time. Highly recommend if you’re in the downtown Denver area and looking for some fun!

    thumb BreAnna Fraser

    review rating 5  Very considerate and nice staff and a great time! My group was placed with two other people randomly and they kind of took over the whole puzzle. The employees pulled us aside to let us know what they saw and they wanted to make sure we had a great experience of our own so they gave us a coupon to come back another time. They were really helpful from beginning to end and it was super fun!

    thumb Ginger Swanson
  • 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  EscapeWorks Denver was an amazing experience! We did a team outing for 2 large groups with our sales team and everyone came out so impressed. I had never done one but many in our group have, they all were at the conclusion that this was the best they have done so far! Great team building experience and very cost effective if on a budget. Savannah was awesome along with the staff that helped with our experience!

    thumb Chip Stahmer
  • review rating 5  Great escape room. Would highly recommend. Nice workers. Trace did an excellent job. Definitely plan on coming again. 👍

    thumb Holly Schmidt

    review rating 5  Emilia was fun, helpful and friendly. My husband and I were joined by a family to attempt an escape out of the Egyptian Tomb and unfortunately failed {if only we had 2 more minutes and we would have escaped!} but had a fun time and would definitely recommend!

    thumb Emily Smith
  • review rating 5  We completed a team event here where we split into teams and competed to finish first. Both rooms had amazing puzzles and it was really fun. I think our company team thoroughly enjoyed both rooms. We completed The Egyptian Tomb and the Casino but one of our members in the casino team can't seem to stop mumbling numbers and math equations.

    thumb Russell Maysey

    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  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  Emilia did a great job explaining the rules. Wow! What an experience! We did the outbreak room. It was super similar to my childhood growing up! However, this time I was able to leave the room after an hour. What a relief! Anyway, I had a lot of fun and won't be testifying against anyone at this place in the future. Five stars!

    thumb Timothy Mahoney
  • 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  Juan was an absolute gem. We had such a great time. It was challenging, exciting, and a blast. Thanks again Juan for making our experience incredible, we will absolutely be back.

    thumb Claire Schultz
  • 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  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  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  The staff were very helpful and fun people. We did the beyond the flower shop room theme which was designed well even for our large group of 12 people, but I could see all group sizes enjoying this room. I appreciate the attention to detail to the escape room and the challenges placed throughout. The experience was worth it for our team-bonding event, and I highly recommend this for all types of people. Thanks for all the fun!

    thumb Melissa Rausch
  • review rating 5  Did the "Beyond the Flower Shop" room with a group of six. The room was well thought out and very enjoyable. Challenging, but perfect for a group of beginners. Alisha working the front desk was amazing at introducing us to the storyline and walking us through how to do the game. She provided help at perfect times and we wouldn't have made it through without her. Will definitely be coming back with my group because of her!

    thumb Chandler Tuck

    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

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