Your Dog-Friendly Denver Weekend: October 8-9, 2022

Did you spend the week daydreaming about filling your Insta with apple orchard and pumpkin patch snaps? If you’ve got a major case of fall fever, then get out and enjoy all things autumn! Check out our dog-friendly to-do list for a few places to start your Denver weekend.  

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1. Woof-O-Ween

Aspen Grove Shopping Center, Littleton
Saturday, October 8, 4–7 p.m.

Dress up doggo for a howling good time at Aspen Grove. This free dog-friendly Halloween event held outside at the BARBOX Garden features a pup costume contest, drinks, music, yard games, and more. Bring on the spooky season with a fall bevy, boo bingo, and spooktacular prizes! Don’t be late—the first 100 dogs get an exclusive gift.

2. Fall Bazaar

Platte Street Plaza, Denver
Saturday, October 8, 12–6 p.m.

Denver BAZAAR is bringing their signature Shop & Sip marketplace to Platte Street this weekend. This outdoor market features 50+ vendors, a live DJ, festive fall cocktails and craft beer, food trucks and street food, and more. The event is free to attend, but you can purchase add-ons and enjoy a drink token package or bottomless mimosas.

3. Sunset and Full Moon Paddle

Chatfield State Park, Denver
Saturday, October 8, 5:30–7:30 p.m.

SUP Sisters standup paddleboarding club is hosting an evening meetup where you can watch the full moon rise from your board. Not a SUP member? This event is for all, just make sure you’re comfortable enough with paddleboarding to have pup on board. SUP Sisters ambassadors will be onsite to help out newbies with pumping up boards and answering questions. Sniff out all the details here.

4. Live Music at Bruz

Bruz (Off Fax) and Bruz Beers Midtown, Denver
Saturday, October 8, 6–8 p.m. @ both Bruz locations

It won’t be long before Saturday night means cozying up in your Snuggie with pup and a hot chocolate. There’s no shame in that game, but there’s still plenty of fall weather left for nights out on the town. Get your paws to your fave Bruz Beers location for free live music this weekend. Desert Atlas will be playing Bruz Beers Midtown, while Teague Starbuck will be rockin’ at Bruz Off Fax.

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Big Bones Canine Rescue

  • You can celebrate all things fall while shaking paws with some adorable adoptables at this weekend’s Central Park Fall Fest.  Dogs from Big Bones Canine Rescue will be lookin’ for homes during this free event on Saturday, October 8, from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Even if you don’t meet your pawfect match, you can still enjoy live music, drinks, food trucks, vendors, face painting, a petting zoo, and more!

Sniff out more events on our calendar and submit your own events here. And don’t furget to tag us @SidewalkDog in pics of your tail-waggin’ weekend!

Featured photo: Leah B

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