Seasons in Denver

Pick a date on your calendar - any day, any month, any year. Got one? Okay. Perfect. You've now chosen a wonderful time to visit Denver.

number of things there are to do. In fact, Denver never slows down, it just transforms throughout the year from a wintry wonderland to a warm getaway and back again.

Put on your coziest clothes and come watch the leaves change color in the fall, or stay until the snow hits and the sledding starts in the winter. In the spring you'll encounter beautiful blooms in the botanic gardens, while the summer holds lots of outdoor music festivals.

Check out this helpful guide to what is waiting for you in Denver depending on the season. The most important thing to remember is to come as you are whenever you like.

Fall and Winter

  • Visit in September for Denver's yearly Oktoberfest. Beer-themed attractions and international dancers make it a must-do festival.
  • Go ice skating in Skyline Park throughout the winter to hang out with friends or try and impress a loved one with your moves (such as not falling down).
  • Head to the Rocky Mountain National Park just about an hour away from Denver to try snowshoeing or cross-country skiing.


  • There's no better place to watch Denver emerge from the depths of winter than the Denver Botanic Gardens. Pack a picnic and soak in the sunshine.
  • Many farmer's markets begin in May so you can do some produce shopping or just hang out in a community atmosphere and get to know the locals.
  • Take a free walking tour through downtown Denver to learn about Denver's popular landmarks and heritage.


  • Outdoor movies are one of the most popular ways to enjoy a lovely summer's night in Denver. Pack a blanket and get comfortable.
  • By the time the summer hits, the waterways have fully thawed and are ready for your whitewater rafting adventure.
  • Fireworks light up the night sky on the Fourth of July in Denver. Enjoy the outdoor music concerts and light shows that celebrate the nation's founding.