Fall Food & Drink Festivals
The upcoming months are going to be good for your taste buds. Local food, microbrews, fine wine, expert chefs – it’s all coming your way in the Mile High City. Find out all about these delicious events here.
A Taste of Colorado
WHEN: Aug. 29 - Sept. 1
WHERE: Civic Center Park, Broadway and Colfax Ave.
Got a healthy appetite? Good - you're going to need it. That's right, the weekend-long food-lovers' delight known as A Taste of Colorado returns to downtown Denver's Civic Center Park this Labor Day Weekend. A Taste of Colorado features more than 50 of Colorado's favorite food establishments offering sample- and full-sized portions of their specialties. With an exceptional variety to choose from, you're sure to find something new no matter what kind of cuisine you're looking for. You'll find everything from the finest, fanciest food to that down-to-earth cooking Mom used to be so good at. All in all you'll enjoy the offerings of over 50 area food establishments, 250 marketplace artisans and vendors, seven entertainment stages, kids' and family activities, educational programs, and more - all for no admission fee. Not a bad deal!
Elitch Gardens Brew Festival
WHEN: Date TBA
WHERE: Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park, 2000 Elitch Cir.
Featuring more than 30 brews, guests can enjoy unlimited tastings of their favorites and sample some new flavors too; plus, spend a full day in the Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park! Great beers, 50 rides all at downtown's fabulous amusement park - the Elitch Gardens Brew Festival will be a day you and your friends won't want to miss!
Great American Beer Festival (GABF) / Denver Beer Fest
WHEN: Oct. 2-4 (GABF) & Sept. 26-Oct. 4 (Denver Beer Fest)
WHERE: Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St. and various locations throughout the city
For beer aficionados, there's no bigger event all year. More than 46,000 beer enthusiasts from Colorado, the United States, and around the world will attend this year's Great American Beer Festival. This year's GABF is bigger than ever, covering 188,000 square feet of the Colorado Convention Center (700 14th St.). GABF is all about sampling. Visitors enjoy one-ounce beer samples from the festival's breweries, which come from all over the country, giving beer lovers 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. This year, tying in with GABF is Denver Beer Fest, a citywide celebration of all things beer in The Mile High City. Tastings, tours, beer-food dinner pairings, brewery talks and more are scheduled.
Denver International Wine Festival
WHEN: November 20-22
WHERE: Grand Hyatt Denver, 1750 Welton St.
The Denver International Wine Festival at the Grand Hyatt Denver 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.