Top Colorado Upcoming Events Happening this September

Explore events happening in Colorado from mountain wine, film and chile festivals
Gather Round

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Jan Barboglio Jewelry Showcase
Homefest – September 7

Only a handful of curated shops nationwide will be carrying the highly anticipated Jan Barboglio jewelry collection. Colorado’s Homefest just happens to be one of them! Wrapped in the mysticism, history, romance and spirituality of old Mexico, Barboglio’s collection combines sterling silver, aged bronze and onyx in dramatic earrings, hand-forged bracelets and statement necklaces. Come meet Barboglio herself, enjoy refreshments, Southwestern bites and festive music as you adorn yourself in one-of-a-kind jewelry.

Sunnyside Music Festival
Chaffee Park – September 9

Jam out at the Sunnyside Music Festival. The all-day, family-friendly event is filled with live music, local fare, beer, ice cream and artisanal vendors in an effort to bring the community together. It is a free event that started as a grassroots backyard concert before evolving into the 10,000-attendee community staple it is today. The Sunnyside Music Festival nonprofit organization raises small grants to award to organizations that foster arts for youth in North Denver, especially those encouraging young people to play music. The day will begin with yoga led by sponsor Better Buzz Yoga at 11 a.m.


Photo courtesy of Jan Barboglio

Colorado Mountain Winefest
Various locations – September 11-17

Experience wine week in Colorado by participating in a variety of events that offer a unique blend of mountain scenery, agriculture and favors. Events include wine educational workshops, murder mystery diners, lawn games, chocolate pairings, e-bike tours, painting, concerts and more, centered on the fruits of Colorado’s terroir. More than 50 wineries, meaderies and cideries that put Colorado on the map of well-regarded wines are participating. Colorado Mountain Winefest is the largest fundraiser for the Colorado Association of Viticulture and Enology (CAVE).

The Awakened Way
JCC Mizel Arts and Culture Center – September 12-13

Spiritual teacher, author and medium Suzanne Giessemann encourages her students to go from “an emptiness that can’t be filled to a fullness that can’t be contained.” On Sept. 12, she will host a lecture at the JCC Mizel Arts and Culture Center on 21st Century Spirituality, which is an approach that combines consciousness and ancient spiritual wisdom, followed by a workshop on Sept. 13 called “Tools for Living the Awakened Way.” Attendees will learn about how to experience a higher consciousness and engage loved ones
who have passed.

Suzanne Giesemann

Photo courtesy of Suzanne Giesemann

Bridge House Farm-to-Table Dinner
Boulder JCC – September 13

Filled with stories of impact and inspiration from the Ready to Work program, this ninth annual farm-to-table dinner will bring Boulder’s finest chefs and restaurants together with chef John Trejo and the award-winning team at Community Table Kitchen to serve up inspired dishes, drinks and desserts that are sure to delight every palate, with the goal to raise funds to benefit adults experiencing homelessness.

Aspen Filmfest
Aspen – September 19-24

In its 44th year, Aspen’s Filmfest will host top films from all over the world at the Wheeler Opera House and the Aspen Film Isis Theatre. Purchase an all-access pass to view content that premiered at Cannes, Sundance, Telluride, Toronto and Venice film festivals.

Aspen Film, Filmfest 2022, Tues. Sept. 27

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Pueblo Chile and Frijoles Festival
Downtown Pueblo – September 22-24

A festival dedicated to Colorado’s signature crop, green chiles, will be held in downtown Pueblo on Union Avenue. A farmers market, chile roasting and many opportunities to sample the local fare will kick of at 3 p.m. Friday and will last all weekend. For those who can handle the heat, there will be a jalapeno-eating competition and many spicy pepper varieties throughout. A Chihuahua dog parade, live music and other family-friendly fun will also be included.

Bright Futures Gala
The Brighton – September 23

Invest in Kids is celebrating 25 years of serving Colorado kids at its Bright Futures Gala. The event will feature chefs and restaurateurs from across the city bringing one-of-a-kind food and drinks for a food-station-style meal. The event program will feature highlights from the last 25 years along with a look to the future of Invest in Kids. Dancing and festivities to follow.

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Gather ’Round Gala
ReelWorks – September 28

Gather ’Round to celebrate the harvest season and support Denver Urban Gardens (DUG) in its mission to provide access, skills and resources for people to grow healthy food in the community and regenerate urban green spaces. The evening begins at 6 p.m. and will include autumn vegetable ragout from The Easy Vegan, dancing to a live band, and a silent auction.

Harvest Hoedown
South Main Gunnison – September 29

The sixth annual Harvest Hoedown will take place at the Train Cars at South Main Gunnison on Sept. 29. It will be hosted by the Mountain Roots Food Project, which ensures affordable and nutritious food that is regionally based and sustainably produced is accessible in Gunnison Valley. Students in the local 4H program raise the meats for the harvest buffet, which also includes organic vegetables from nearby farms. The menu also includes local craft beer, hard cider and kombucha. This is a family-friendly event complete with kids’ activities, square dancing and live bluegrass music.

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