7 safe and socially distant things to do in Denver and beyond this weekend

Go inside the Chatfield Farm's corn maze
Posted at 11:57 PM, Sep 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-17 01:57:14-04

DENVER -- Looking for something fun to do this weekend as we start to wrap up the summer? Check out these safe and socially-distant options in Denver and beyond!

1. This Urban Leadership Foundation of Colorado will host the Annual Leadership and Legacy Gala on Tuesday, September 22 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm. Celebrate thirteen years of championing equity, serving in the community’s interest, and primary work: promoting the leadership and development of Colorado’s emerging Black and African American Leaders. This year’s celebration fundraiser will be virtual! Tickets can be purchased online in order to gain access and a streaming link and party information will be provided via email at a later date.

2. Levitt Pavilion Denver presents Orgone this Wednesday, September 23 from 6pm-7:00pm. In addition to the show this Wednesday night, Levitt Pavilion Denver is currently hosting two streaming concerts a week on their website (Mondays and Wednesday at 6pm) in a series called “Live from Your Living Room.” These concerts are introduced by Shannon Ogden and cross-posted on Denver7’s Facebook feed.

3. Head to the RiNo Art District for the 11th annual urban art festival, CRUSH WALLS. Each year the RiNo Art District gets a fresh coat of paint during this celebration of art, transforming the streets and alleys of RiNo into permanent, open-air galleries. Every wall, corner, nook and cranny of the neighborhood radiates creativity and expression thanks to the artists and wall sponsors. Join the experience from now until September 20th.

4. Get lost in the 7-acre Corn Maze at Chatfield Farms. The maze can be viewed from two 15-foot tall illuminated bridges. Visitors under the age of 10 can explore the corn mini-maze. You can enjoy the corn maze every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from now until October 31st. You must purchase a ticket online for a specific date and time – tickets will not be available on site.

5. Artists of Evergreen present Open Door Studios. Art lovers can enjoy artwork from local artists this Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 5pm. Most artists will have all outdoor or partially outdoor displays this year. There will be 19 artists this year and they hope that you will find time to visit all of the studios. Masks and social distancing are required.

6. We’re getting into spooky season and The Frightmare Compound is ready to help you get into the Halloween spirit. Located just outside of Denver, this family operated compound is Denver’s oldest haunted house. Between the clowns, the ghosts and the ghouls, do you think you could survive a trip in this Halloween haunted house? The grand opening is this Friday, September 18. Buy your tickets today!

7. All aboard! Thomas the Tank Engine is pulling into town for his birthday celebration! Thomas & Friends is celebrating its 75th anniversary in Golden, where families can join the outdoor fun when the #1 engine pulls into the Colorado Railroad Museum on the weekends of September 12-13, 19-20 and 26-27. Order tickets today!