Food and Drink FestivalsDenver is packed with food and drink festivals year-round. From culinary delights to original microbrews, there's always something to look forward to.
WHEN: Sept. 23-25 & Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2016
WHERE: Between 20th and 22nd streets on Larimer Street
Celebrate German heritage at one of the city's longest running festivals. Oktoberfest Denver is one of the largest beer festivals in the United States and features music and dance performances, food and family-friendly activities like the Long Dog Derby, a race that determines Denver's fastest dachshunds.
Great American Beer Festival® and Denver Beer Fest
WHEN: Oct. 6-8, 2016 (GABF®) & Sept. 30-Oct. 8, 2016 (Denver Beer Fest)
WHERE: Colorado Convention Center and various locations throughout the city
For beer aficionados, there's no bigger event all year. More than 60,000 beer enthusiasts from around the world attend the Great American Beer Festival®. The GABF® is enormous, covering 188,000 square feet of the Colorado Convention Center. And it is all about sampling. Visitors enjoy one-ounce beer samples from the festival's 750-plus breweries, which come from all over the country, giving beer drinkers a walking tour of the nation's beer-blessed landscape. The brewers themselves staff many of the booths. If you love beer, don't miss this event. Tying in perfectly with GABF® is Denver Beer Fest, a citywide celebration of all things beer in The Mile High City. Some 300 tastings, tours, beer-food dinner pairings, brewery talks and more are scheduled.
Denver International Wine Festival
WHEN: Nov. 2-4, 2016
WHERE: Westin Denver International Airport Hotel
The Denver International Wine Festival at the Westin Denver International Airport Hotel is a celebration of wine, cuisine and travel. Proprietors and winemakers from around the world will present more than 400 wines for your discerning palate. No matter if you're a dyed-in-the-wool oenophile or a newbie to the world of wine, this is yet another can't-miss Denver event.
Winter Brew Fest
WHEN: Jan. 27 & 28, 2017
WHERE: Mile High Station
Toast the winter season at Winter Brew Fest. This annual event at Mile High Station celebrates craft beverages from around Colorado and other U.S. microbrews and feature; live local music, food, and other vendors. Cheers!
WHEN: 2017 event TBD
WHERE: Sports Authority Field at Mile High
Now in its fourth year, there's no beer festival quite like Collaboration Fest where breweries from around the world team up with Colorado breweries to create unique beers that are only available for one day.