September means that Colorado is winding down summer and kicking off the fall.  Here are 5 Things to Do in Colorado in September 2016:

A Taste of Colorado (September 2nd through 5th)

This is a free event (unless you want to eat… which you will definitely want to eat) to celebrate Labor Day weekend in Denver. A Taste of Colorado has been running annually since 1983, and features food, retailers, entertainment and music.

This year’s free concert lineup includes:

Friday – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Saturday – Boyz II Men
Sunday – Blues Traveler
Monday – Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band

Film on the Rocks – Star Wars The Force Awakens (September 6th)

Epic movies don’t get any bigger than Star Wars and epic venues to watch a movie don’t get any bigger than Red Rocks. The Denver Film Society closes out this season of FOTR with The Force Awakens.

If you really want to go big, Play Mile High offers a package that includes the movie, a party bus from downtown to/from Red Rocks, and dinner/drinks at Blake Street Tavern for $65.

Denver Broncos Opening Night (Thursday, September 8th)

The Super Bowl champs kick off the NFL season by raising the banner in front of the Carolina Panthers at (well, we aren’t yet sure what they are going to name the Broncos stadium now that Sports Authority no longer owns the naming rights). Super bowl rematches are rare, especially to kick off the next season. Denver will be the center of the sporting world on September 8th. If you are lucky enough to attend the game, well… we’re jealous. If not, there will be watch parties all over the Mile High City.

Also, check out the NFL Fan Festival at Civic Center Park on September 8th. This is a free event starting at 5:30pm.

Luke Bryan Concerts at Dick’s (September 9th and 10th)

Colorado always features a couple of mega country concerts in the summer. Luke Bryan is taking that role this year with two concerts on consecutive September nights at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.

Breckenridge Wine Classic (September 15th through 18th)

This is a swanky new event to close out the summer season in Summit County. The Breckenridge Wine Classic will be held September 15-18, 2016. The festival offers a variety of experiences on the mountain, in restaurants, classrooms, and around town, which can increase your knowledge, and enjoyment of food and wine as well as the experiences Breckenridge has to offer. Check out the first year of this event.

What did we miss?  Next month, we’ll be sending out October’s version of Great Colorado Events.