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Food and Drink Festivals

Denver is packed with food and drink festivals year-round. From culinary delights to original microbrews, there's always something to look forward to.

Brazilian Day

WHEN: June 29, 2024
WHERE: 
Levitt Pavilion Denver
Join us for an evening of sights, sounds and even tastes of Brazil as Brazil Day returns to Levitt Pavilion. Don’t miss this full-blown Carnaval-style samba dance party under the stars.

16th Annual Lei Day

WHEN: June 29, 2024
WHERE: Douglas County Fairgrounds, Castle Rock

E Komo Mai! Hālau Kalama is proud to present the 16th annual Lei Day Fundraiser at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Castle Rock. This event includes a delicious, mouthwatering, traditional Hawaiian BBQ dinner catered by No Ke Aloha Polynesian Cuisine, along with a full scope of Polynesian Entertainment by Hālau Kalama & Kalama Polynesian Dancers. Enjoy an evening of music, drums, dance and food, then be captivated by a spectacular fire finale!

TheBigWonderful at Winter Park: Summer Session

WHEN: June 29, 2024
WHERE: Winter Park Resort, Winter Park

TheBigWonderful is headed back to the mountains for a summer edition of Brews, Bluegrass & BAZAAR! Browse at the Craft Vendor Village, groove to live bluegrass music, and sample beers from15+ local breweries!

Japan Fest 2024

WHEN: July 7, 2024
WHERE: Levitt Pavilion Denver

This year Japan Fest features a music and dance tribute to Ryuichi Sakamoto with composer and multimedia artist Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky; Japanese butoh dancer and scholar Michael Sakamoto; and cellist Rubin Kodehli. The concert will pay tribute to the late Ryuichi Sakamoto’s enduring compositions with the utmost reverence, from the revolutionary "Thousand Knives" to the iconic and pioneering electronic sounds of the Yellow Magic Orchestra and his Oscar-winning film scores. The festival will also feature a market of local independent artists and vendors, community organizations and food trucks representing the multi-faceted cultural diaspora of Japan in Colorado!

Taste of Arvada 2024

WHEN: July 11, 2024
WHERE: Apex Center, Arvada

More than 50 Denver Metro and Arvada restaurants, craft breweries and non-food vendors will display their finest culinary bites, sips and offerings. This year’s event will include an outdoor section, with a multitude of food and drink options, live music, art vendors and more! In addition, restaurant and bar vendors will compete for coveted prizes in their categories, voted on by attendees.

10th Anniversary – Neighborhood Night at Union Station

WHEN: July 12, 2024
WHERE: Terminal Bar

Kick off Union Station's 10th-anniversary celebrations at Neighborhood Night featuring Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, drink specials and community enthusiasm galore!

Bastille Day: A French Fest

WHEN: July 12–14, 2024
WHERE: Cherry Creek North

Head to Cherry Creek North for a three-day festival on Fillmore Plaza hosted by The French American Chamber of Commerce Rocky Mountain! This French Festival is a celebration of culture, gastronomy and art. Experience the best of France with authentic French cuisine, encounters with French artists and shopping from both local and French artisans. This family-friendly festival is free to attend!

Westword Tacolandia 2024

WHEN: July 13, 2024
WHERE: Civic Center Park

Tacolandia, Westword’s celebration of tacos, returns to Civic Center Park. Last year’s event sold out, and this year’s will be even better as 20+ restaurants serve up unlimited taco samples!

Beethoven and Brews

WHEN: July 13, 2024
WHERE: DPAC/Denver Performing Arts Complex

Beethoven and Brews at the 'Plex is a concert event in Boettcher Concert Hall paired with a beer fest in the Denver Performing Arts Complex Galleria and Sculpture Park.

Christmas in July at Talnua Distillery

WHEN: July 13, 2024
WHERE: Talnua Distillery, Arvada

Embrace the holiday spirit in the heat of summer at Talnua Distillery's Christmas in July extravaganza! Savor the flavors of the season with special Tiki-inspired cocktails, or imbibe Talnua's homemade Egg Nog and Egg Nog Ice Cream! Summer Vacation Santa will be in the house, so grab your favorite Hawaiian shirt or cuttoff Christmas wweater for a silly photo op against the backdrop of Talnua's tropical winter wonderland.

Castle Rock WineFest

WHEN: July 13, 2024
WHERE: Castle Rock

The Castle Rock WineFest is an outdoor wine-tasting event with more than two dozen wineries offering more than 180 varieties of the finest Colorado wine. This festival draws wine aficionados for the enormous variety of Colorado wines, fabulous food trucks, artisan vendors and live music. You can also visit the Beer Garden, where patrons can purchase cold craft beer local to Castle Rock!

Taste of India

WHEN: July 17–20, 2024
WHERE: Various Downtown locations, including Skyline Park

This vibrant three-day celebration will commemorate the 40th anniversary of Denver’s Sister City relationship with Chennai, India, showcasing the unique historical relationship between the two cities while also fostering a deep appreciation for Denver’s thriving Indian culture. Taste of India guests can enjoy a schedule of cultural pop-up activities and the large festival event including live music and performances, a celebrity chef dinner with Chef Dave Hadley, a yoga class, a Bharatanatyam dance lesson, Sounds of India Luncheon and more. 

Chainsaws & Chuckwagons

WHEN: July 17–20, 2024
WHERE: Centennial Park, Frederick

Only the most masterful chainsaw carvers can turn giant logs into beautiful works of art, and they're headed to Frederick to compete against each other! The carving competition will take place over four days, with family entertainment and food trucks (Chuckwagons)! Hour-long quick carves will be auctioned off on the spot on select days of the event.

Hops & Grapes Summer Fest

WHEN: July 20, 2024
WHERE: Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre, Greenwood Village

Enjoy live music and entertainment while tasting a great selection of beer and wine. Ticket price includes food paired to enjoy with your beer and wine from award-winning restaurateur and caterer by Jimmy’s Jersey Street Café includes brisket, salmon and accompaniments, plus food for kids of all ages.

The Wine Mixer Event

WHEN: July 23, 2024
WHERE: Blue Island Oyster Bar, Lone Tree

Celebrate the best of Blue Island this summer at their second-annual Wine Mixer Event highlighting amazing wine, delicious food and fresh diver-caught and wild-harvested oysters. Their aim is to bring you great wine, great food, great company and great music, all hosted on their Lone Tree patio. Plus, you'll have a chance to cast your vote to select the 2024 Grand Champion Wine for "Best Oyster Pairing."

15th Eagle Mushroom & Wild Food Festival

WHEN: Aug. 9–11, 2024
WHERE: Brush Creek Pavilion, Eagle

Gather with fellow mycophiles at the 15th Eagle Mushroom & Wild Food Festival! Journey to Eagle, Colorado, to learn about fungi, indulge in culinary delights, and chat with notable mycologists and wild food experts. 

Live at the Vineyards

WHEN: Aug. 17, 2024
WHERE: Balistreri Vineyards

KUVO proudly announces the 19th Annual Live at the Vineyards featuring Delfeayo Marsalis and the Uptown Jazz Orchestra live at Balistreri Vineyards! Ticket includes a wine tasting, gourmet feast, music and a silent auction. Get ready to dance and celebrate our community together!

The Denver BBQ Festival

WHEN: Aug. 22–24, 2024
WHERE: Civic Center Park

Don’t miss this chance to grab an ice-cold brew and sample pure smoked bliss from award-winning pitmasters from across the country.

Denver BrunchFest

WHEN: Aug. 24, 2024
WHERE: Auraria Campus — Tivoli Quad

Each year, brunch lovers gather together for the biggest, most epic bottomless brunch in town: BrunchFest! This is the ultimate Sunday Funday for local foodies who like to brunch SO hard. Don’t miss out — this event sells out every year!

Beaver Creek Oktoberfest

WHEN: Aug. 30, 2024
WHERE: Beaver Creek

Celebrate Oktoberfest with three days of food, drinks and fun over Labor Day weekend in Beaver Creek. Enjoy live music daily from local legend Helmut Fricker, as well as Trachtenkapelle Lech, Austria's traditional band. Join us for competitions and family fun in the kids activity area. In the traditional Oktoberfest fashion, brats and German fare will be served, along with authentic European beers from our custom-made collectible German steins.

Dashiki Fest

WHEN: Aug. 31, 2024
WHERE: Levitt Pavilion Denver

Dashiki Fest will be the most vibrant and entertaining festival Colorado has ever witnessed! There will be several performances from local artists, dances and other renowned African artists of this generation. There will also be a variety of food from various African vendors, African art and fashion vendors, and many interesting stands for small businesses. The goal of the festival is to celebrate African people and their culture while increasing awareness, integration, diversity and inclusion among different communities in Colorado.

 

More Fun for Foodies

Civic Center EATS  

WHEN: Thru Oct. 16, 2024; Wednesdays and 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.

Farmers' Markets

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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