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Discover Denver’s Artsy Side This Autumn


As the temperature drops and the days get shorter, Denver’s arts scene heats up!

The city has something for everyone this time of the year: football, Oktoberfest, pumpkin patch specials, cider making classes – the list goes on. However, Denver’s arts scene gets particularly busy come autumn, offering a variety of options instead of the traditional activities we embrace every season. Thanks to Magnolia Denver’s convenient downtown location, we are just 10 minutes away from a few of our favorite upcoming events. Book a stay with us and be sure to put our suggestions on your “Denver To-Do List!”

Denver Film Festival: 10.30.19 – 11.10.19

The Denver Film Festival is glamorous, highly publicized, and very popular. This year, the festival will celebrate its 42nd anniversary by showcasing more than 250 new films from around the world. Many of these films would never be discovered in the Rocky Mountain Region were it not for this festival. It’s a spectacular platform for international artists and encourages communication between filmmakers and the public. The Denver Film Society is the only nonprofit theater in Colorado; this cultural arts organization operates at the Sie Film Center, home of the Denver Film Festival. Everyone loves a good, thought-provoking movie! Get your tickets & learn more about the festival here.

Denver Arts Week: 11.1.19 – 11.9.19

For nine days, the Mile High City celebrates all things artsy during Denver Arts Week! This special week features more than 300 events (some discounted) at a wide variety of venues including museums, galleries, concert halls, and theaters. The Santa Fe Arts District’s “First Friday Art Walk” is just the beginning of this week’s excitement; hit a few shops & mingle with other art lovers while sipping on wine in a unique gallery. Denver Arts Week is also a great time to introduce your kids to the enriching world of art. “FREE Night at the Museums” is family-friendly and features more than twelve of the city’s world class museums opening their doors for free. This only happens once a year, folks!

Mile High Holidays: Begins 11.22.19

Holiday festivities kick off the Friday of Thanksgiving weekend with the City & County Building and Downtown Denver’s “Grand Illumination,” an impressively artistic lighting display. Civic Center Park fills with people who delight in this tradition, one that has signaled the ending of fall and the beginning of the winter season for nearly 100 years. Mile High Holidays also includes events like Denver Zoo Lights and Blossoms of Light, both of which are visually stunning and family friendly. For our music lovers out there, the sounds of “A Colorado Christmas,” “Manheim Steamroller Christmas,” and “Home Alone in Concert” will fill the Denver Performing Arts Complex as early as November 29th. Read about all of Mile High Holidays’ events here.