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Visiting Denver | Late-Summer/Early-Fall 2014

Sports fans in the Denver area have had the Colorado Rockies to satiate their thirst for action all summer long, but the Rockies’ 2014 season will draw to a close at the end of September. Baseball fans won’t want to miss the very last home games of the season when the Rox defend Coors Field against division powerhouses the LA Dodgers in a three-game series, September 15th through 17th, before hosting the Arizona Diamondbacks in a four-game series, the 18th through 21st.

Still, for Denver sports fans, the focus is set on the return of the NFL season and a chance at redemption for the Denver Broncos after a heartbreaking defeat in Super Bowl XLVIII earlier this year. Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium is set as the battlefield come September 7th, when the Orange Crush clash with the Indianapolis Colts in the 2014 regular season opener. Home games continue through December 28th, as the Broncos close out the season against the Raiders.

To get involved in an athletic adventure of your own during a Denver-area visit, consider a day trip to Winter Park, just an hour west of the city. Winter Park Resort offers year-round fun – with or without snow – from over 600 miles of mountain biking trails stretching all the way to neighboring Fraser, to the bobsled-like fun of the Alpine Slide, to unmatched views of the Rockies aboard the Arrow chairlift.

Still, Denver is primed for a wild time without any time spent in the car. The highly walkable downtown area is perfect for a night out, thanks largely to the 16th Street Mall thoroughfare. Enjoy dinner, drinks, and entertainment at one-of-a-kind spots like Appaloosa Grill and Cook’s Fresh Market or cut loose at local-favorite haunts like Katie Mullen’s Irish Restaurant & Pub. To truly do as the locals do, venture down Broadway between Ellsworth and Alameda to explore a charming strip of restaurants, boutiques, coffee shops, and dives.

All the excitement of the circus rolls into town when Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents: Legends at the Denver Coliseum. Let the little ones experience unbelievable animal tricks, high-flying acrobatic stunts, and plenty of slapstick laughs during the show’s run, October 9th through 13th. Check the Denver Coliseum schedule during your visit; show times vary each day.

Boulder welcomes the Adventure Film Festival back for its 10th anniversay at Boulder Theatre. The three-day festival will screen a collection of award-winning outdoor- and environmental-themed films, bringing with it also the Adventure Street Fair, filmmaker and photographer workshops, the Family & Kid’s Film Festival, gear giveaways, celebrity appearances, and more.

The 2014 Colorado Springs Science Festival takes over Colorado Springs, around two hours south of Denver, October 11th through 19th. The nine-day festival is comprised of a variety of family-friendly and educational events held in venues all across the community. Ones not to miss include Science on the Screen, with screenings held in the West Wing Conference Room at the US Olympic Training Center, and the Smartphone SCVNGR Hunt, which spans the downtown area.

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Denver Metro Area Events

October 2014

October 29 - April 15, 2015
2015 Denver Nuggets Basketball

Visiting sports fans won't want to miss the NBA's Denver Nuggets as they run the hard wood at the Pepsi Center. Tip-off times vary by game.

March 2015

March 5-8, 2015
2015 Boulder International Film Festival

For three days, some of the best amateur and independent film makers from all over the world will screen their work for roughly 25,000 visitors at the Boulder Theatre. Screening times are TBA.

April 2015

April 18-20, 2015
2015 Denver Cannabis Cup

This three day event will feature hundreds of cannabis and cannabis product vendors, musical entertainment, and much more in Denver. Event start time is TBA.

May 2015

May 22-25, 2015
2015 Denver Comic Con

Sci-fi fans and self-proclaimed "nerds" won't want to miss this year's Comic Con at the Colorado Convention Center. The event start time is TBD.

May 23-25, 2015
2015 Boulder Creek Festival

Kickoff the summer in Boulder by attending the annual Boulder Creek Festival – featuring a variety of events, activities, food, and entertainment. Event start time is TBA.

July 2015

July 24 & 25, 2015
2015 Summer Brew Fest

The Denver Brew Fest at Mile High Station see's two days of craft beers, excellent food, and live music – celebrating all things beer! The suds start flowing at 7 p.m. with a VIP Power Hour at 6 p.m.

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