1. Hike Meyer Ranch Park | Your choice

Why You Should Go: The nights are cooler, the days are shorter, and the aspens are turning gold. Don’t miss taking an obligatory fall picture, but don’t take selfies with wildlife.

2. Tour the Denver Mint | Your choice

Why You Should Go: Stock up on trivia facts for upcoming holiday parties on this free tour.

3. Take a Walking Tour of Five Points | Your choice

Why You Should Go: Haven’t your heard? Five Points has arrived. Follow our walking tour plan to see why.

4. Brass Under Glass | Oct. 18

Why You Should Go: Spread a picnic blanket out in the Denver Performing Arts Complex’s galleria for a free Denver Brass concert.

5. Arvada’s Festival of Scarecrows | Oct. 17

Why You Should Go: There is a pumpkin-seed spitting contest and a giant pumpkin weigh-in.

6. What’s Out There Weekend Denver | Oct. 10–11

Why You Should Go: Free tours of beloved sites like Red Rocks Park (pictured), Riverside Cemetery, and Genesee Park

7. Watch the GOP presidential debate | Oct. 28

Why You Should Go: Chances are you didn’t get a ticket to the event, but you can (and should) still watch it live at your favorite watering hole. Bonus: Don’t miss the Democratic Party debate on Oct. 13.

8. Denver Firefighters Museum Free Day | Oct. 10

Why You Should Go: It’s time to brush up on your fire safety knowledge—and it’s fun to look at the old gear.

9. 25 Hours of Spellbinding Stories | Oct. 2–3

Why You Should Go: Storytellers will spin tales in an attempt to set a world record. Word.

10. Clyfford Still Museum Free Day | Oct. 30

Why You Should Go: You can explore the current “Repeat/Recreate” exhibit before touring the neighborhood.

Looking for more things to do in Denver? Check out our events calendar.

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Natasha Gardner
Natasha Gardner
Natasha Gardner is a Denver-based writer and the former Articles Editor for 5280.