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Denver is packed with food and drink festivals year-round. From culinary delights to original microbrews, there's always something to look forward to.
WHEN: Thru Sept. 10, 2022
WHERE: Tivoli Quad on Auraria Campus
This multi-day extravaganza celebrates The Mile High City’s dynamic dining scene with tasting events, seminars, a cocktail competition, an al fresco plated dinner, industry appreciation and a whole lot more!
WHEN: Sept. 10, 2022
WHERE: 4407 Morrison Rd.
This one-day event in the Westwood neighborhood celebrates Hispanic-centric cultures, making up 80 percent of this Denver neighborhood, with a strong focus on authentic food and local arts.
WHEN: Sept. 10, 2022
WHERE: Overland Park Golf Course
Enjoy this one-of-a-kind immersive experience as you spend the afternoon tasting 100+ unique hard seltzers. Indulge in mouthwatering munchies, tons of Seltzer swag and fantastic photo ops for the 'gram.
WHEN: Sept. 15, 2022
WHERE: Cerveceria Colorado
At this fun event at Cerveceria Colorado, you'll enjoy the best Mexican-inspired local beer while supporting Museo De Las Americas! Cerveceria Colorado seeks to honor the traditions, flavors and culture of Mexico by utilizing traditional Mexican ingredients, flavors and processes to create innovative styles of beer.
WHEN: Sept. 15–17, 2022
WHERE: Various locations in Breckenridge
Winemakers and wine enthusiasts from around the world gather in the mountains for the annual Breckenridge Wine Classic. Experience the beauty of Breckenridge while sipping on the best selection of wines from around the world. Concerts and delectable small bites add to the lively atmosphere of this late-summer festival.
WHEN: Sept. 16, 2022
WHERE: Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum
Taste, discover and learn about more than 60 premium whiskey brands and cocktails–the best of Bourbon, American, Irish, Scotch, rye and single malt at WhiskyX Denver. To make it an evening you won’t soon forget, there will be awesome cuisine available from the food truck village, a cigar lounge, complimentary hair-and-beard trims and a concert by Paul Cauthen!
WHEN: Sept. 16–18 and 23–25, 2022
WHERE: Larimer and 21st in the Ballpark District
The free annual Denver Oktoberfest is almost here! Get ready for beer, pretzels, games and so much more celebrating German culture and cuisine. Denver Oktoberfest has been a staple two-weekend festival in Downtown Denver since 1969. From keg bowling to stein hoisting, live music and more, there’s something here for Oktoberfest pros and first timers.
WHEN: Sept. 17, 2022
WHERE: The Ranch Events Complex, Loveland
Enjoy a full day of chocolate sampling, shopping and entertainment as you indulge in chocolate truffles and fudge, chocolate martinis, chocolate cupcakes and pastries, chocolate everything!
WHEN: Sept. 17, 2022
WHERE: Stanley Marketplace, Aurora
ThirstyFest offers a full-day experience filled with live music, unlimited beverage tastings, food trucks, lawn games, family-friendly activities and more. This entirely volunteer-led event is supported by Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association, and all net proceeds benefit Water For People, an international non-profit born and raised right here in Denver.
WHEN: Sept. 24, 2022
WHERE: Ivywild School, Colorado Springs
Loads of local and not-so-local breweries and distilleries will be pouring samples of their awesome products. Enjoy one of the coolest venues (Ivywild School) with the best breweries and distilleries around. Enjoy the RNDC Whiskey Rooms where you can sample allocated and extremely hard-to-find whiskies during this VIP hour.
WHEN: Sept. 30–Oct. 8, 2022
WHERE: Various venues throughout Denver
Enjoy nine days of all things beer. Head to The Mile High City for festivals, tap takeovers, brewery events and much more.
WHEN: Oct. 6–8, 2022
WHERE: Colorado Convention Center
GABF® is the premier U.S. beer festival and competition. Each year, GABF represents the largest collection of U.S. beer ever served in a public tasting event plus a private competition. GABF brings together the brewers and diverse beers that make the U.S. the world's greatest brewing nation.
WHEN: Oct. 8, 2022
WHERE: Arapahoe County Fairgrounds and Event Center, Aurora
Choctoberfest offers the ultimate triple-whammy of fun, combining Oktoberfest (think: beer garden), Halloween and thousands of chocolate samples!
WHEN: Oct. 22, 2022
WHERE: Four Mile Historic Park
Head to Four Mile Historic Park for a uniquely immersive Halloween-themed event that will give you an opportunity to explore the grounds after dark while entering the otherworldly realm of Victorian Spiritualism. Adult libations, delectable provisions and fantastical amusements will be offered at this signature event at the 12-acre historic oasis in the city. Grim Mountain Legends will provide live performances based on true stories of hauntings, murder and the supernatural experiences that have happened in Colorado. The Metaphysical Marketplace will also open its doors during Spirits & Spirits, giving folks a chance to buy unique crystals and curios.
WHEN: Thru Oct. 20, 2022; Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
WHERE: Civic Center Park
Every Thursday From May through October, Civic Center EATS transforms Civic Center Park into a lunchtime extravaganza with Denver's best food and fashion trucks and live music. It's your chance to savor a variety of cuisines while supporting our city's small local business scene and the Civic Center Conservancy's mission to restore and enhance Civic Center Park, Denver's only National Historic Landmark.
The Mile High City's more than 20 farmers' markets aren't just about locally grown produce, delicious baked goods and prepared foods — though you'll find those in abundance! Each market is a festive, weekly street fair, many with live entertainment and family-friendly activities.
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