Before any of the new buildings go up and before any of the new tenants move in, Downtown Westminster will be a popular gathering spot -- thanks to an exciting line up of “pop-up” events to be staged on the site this fall.
Back in the 1990’s the original Westminster Mall, located on the current downtown site, was a regional draw and a socializing center for all generations. At its peak, the mall had more than 1.2 million square feet of retail and six department stores, making it the largest enclosed mall in the region.
The vision for the new downtown will deliver sights and sounds that a local mall or outdoor shopping center can’t deliver. The “I Dig Downtown” Event Series will introduce the general public to what is soon to become the new heart and hub of the city. Activities and attractions will include music, maker markets, mud football, street fairs, and wild flower displays.
More details on what you can expect to see this fall:
Ciclovia in October
“Ciclovia” is a Spanish term meaning “cycleway.” Cities across the world are offering one-day street closure events that foster physical activity and build community -- and we will be bringing this to Westminster! This family-focused event will include various non-motorized movement activities such as open/casual cycling, Strider bike racing for toddlers, roller skating, a dirt/pump track, self-serve bicycle drag racing strip, and more. For those feeling a little less active that day, food trucks and non-cycling related events will also be available.
The Denver Flea in October
The extremely popular Denver Flea will bring its brand of funky block party festivities to Westminster in October as well. This rotating market is known for its community-curated retailers, fantastic beers and all around good time. Downtown Westminster is excited to host the Denver Flea’s first foray into the ‘burbs.
Halloween Harvest Festival in October
This October, Westminster is taking the festivities outside. The Halloween Harvest Festival will be held in lieu of the Halloween Carnival, previously held at City Park Recreation Center. This open air festival will celebrate all things fall, including a pumpkin patch, hayrides, and s’mores stations. In anticipation of this event, almost 500 pumpkins have already been planted along 92nd Avenue.
Mud Bowl in November
A recreational co-ed and men’s football tournament, produced by the Western Alternative Sports Association, is the epitome of classic fall fun. Depending on weather conditions, football fanatics will be sliding in the mud – or snow! Starting organizing your team of family, friends and coworkers, and start a new holiday season tradition.
For more information on all city events, please check out the city website. If you would like to volunteer or put on an event at the downtown location please contact Melinda Fiscus at 303.658.2213.