Why: If you couldn’t stop playing Pokémon Go in July (or were at least digging the idea of where the game will take animation, gaming, and technology), then you’ll love this one-day, outdoor, digital-animation festival, which will play on three LED billboards near the Colorado Convention Center.
Why: This month’s cover story includes more than 80 options—many free!—to explore the Centennial State. Plus, there’s a good chance that your coworkers haven’t discovered them yet (read: bragging rights).
Why: A free screening of the original series to celebrate its 50 anniversary? Yes, please.
Why: It’s National Yoga Month, so you might as well rock a warrior pose during this free class. Love the workout? Consider showing your thanks with a donation to Food Bank of the Rockies), the program’s nonprofit partner.
Why: Over a period of days, street artists will transform RiNo’s buildings with massive, colorful murals; watch it happen.
Why: Nights are getting cooler, which means that summer’s bountiful blooms are about to go away; swing by the gardens on this free day to capture the last bursts of color.
Why: The chilly weather brings in roasted chili season. This festival has free quesadillas, music, and a recipe contest.
Why: You’ve been eagerly waiting for the Stanley to (finally!) open. This three-day arts festival gives you the perfect excuse to swing by and check out one of Denver’s newest (and most talked about) spots.
Why: Well worth the drive to southwestern Colorado, this 6.2-mile trek is ideal for admiring sandstone formations and Ancestral Puebloan ruins.
Why: You’ll hear a “that was the best day ever” chorus on the way home after you take your kid to meet Curious George and Clifford the Big Red Dog.