Book

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

NOVEMBER

BEAUJOLAIS & BEYOND FESTIVAL

WHEN: Nov. 21, 2019
WHERE: NATIV Hotel

Watch as Colorado chefs face off by creating French-inspired dishes paired with this year's Beaujolais Nouveau wine and a premier selection of wines, spirits and food from local restaurants.

DENVER CHRISTKINDL MARKET

WHEN: Nov. 22Dec. 23, 2019
WHERE: 1515 Arapahoe St. 
The Christkindl Market includes vendors from Germany, Ukraine, Ireland and other countries — as well as local artisans — offering high-quality gifts, such as hand-carved wooden figurines, handmade candles and ornaments. Traditional German food will tempt your taste buds. Sip on warm Glühwein (hot spiced wine) as you listen to traditional Christmas carols and live German music. Entry is free and the entire family is invited.

JANUARY

DENVER WINTER BREW FEST

WHEN: Jan. 25, 2020
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 features live local music, food and other vendors. Cheers! 

BOURBON & BACON FEST

WHEN: Jan. 25, 2020
WHERE: McNichols Civic Center Building, Denver Arts & Venues

Bourbon and bacon — two of life's greatest pleasures — come together at Bourbon & Bacon Fest, an annual food and drink festival. Sample pork-based delicacies from Denver's best chefs and whiskeys from distilleries across the globe.

WINTER WHISKEY TASTING FESTIVAL 

WHEN: January 25, 2020
WHERE: TBA

Warm up at the Winter Whiskey Tasting Festival, with samples from local and national distillers.

FEBRUARY

ALES, APPS & BARRELS OF FUN 

WHEN: Feb. 20, 2020
WHERE: Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus

This adults-only event is all about beer, bites, music and becoming a kid again as you explore the exhibits at the Children’s Museum of Denver. Enjoy craft beer from local favorites like Comrade Brewing, Prost Brewing, Wynkoop Brewing and more, plus light bites from some of Denver's best catering companies. 

DENVER RESTAURANT WEEK 

WHEN: Feb. 21–Mar. 1, 2020
WHERE: Various Denver Restaurants

Hundreds of The Mile High City's restaurants will take part in the 16th annual Denver Restaurant Week. Try new tastes from a favorite haunt or visit that spot you've always wanted to try for a multi-course dinner at a flat rate ($25, $35 or $45 depending on the restaurant and menu). 

WINTER TEQUILA TASTING FESTIVAL 

WHEN: February 22, 2020
WHERE: TBA

Think tequila is only for margaritas? Think again! Whether you're a noobie or a connoisseur, the Winter Tequila Tasting Festival will turn you into a tequila fanatic.

COMING UP

TASTE OF FIVE POINTS

WHEN: TBA 
WHERE: 2612 Champa St.

Taste of Five Points highlights the historic neighborhood's unique culinary heritage. Nosh on dishes from local restaurants and bakeries, including Whittier Café, Rosenberg's Bagels & Delicatessen, Genna Rae's Wings and More, The Humble Pie Store, The Rolling Pin Bakeshop, Purple Door Coffee, Curtis Park Delicatessen and Welton Street Café. Only $5 per plate!

DENVER INTERNATIONAL WINE FESTIVAL

WHEN: TBA 
WHERE: Denver Marriott Westminster

Recognized as one of the "Best Wine Festivals Across America" by Food & Wine magazine, the Denver International Wine Festival showcases the largest selection of international and domestic wines at any Grand Tasting in the Rocky Mountain region, plus the popular wine and food-pairing event, Pairsine, which features Colorado's top chefs creating gourmet food pairings for award-winning wines.

GRILLED CHEESE FEST

WHEN: TBA 
WHERE: Mile High Station

Enjoy everyone's favorite comfort food (along with tomato soup, beer and wine) as more than local 20 restaurants compete for the prestigious Meltdown Award for the best grilled cheese in Denver. This fundraiser benefits Imagination Library of Denver, a free book program for kids.

COLLABORATION FEST

WHEN: TBA 
WHERE: Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center

Brewers from across the country put competition aside and come together for this annual event that's all about cooperation. This year's Collaboration Fest will feature more than 200 breweries showcasing over 100 beer collaborations. But hurry — once the kegs are tapped, these experimental offerings will disappear fast!