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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.

WINTER FESTIVALS

WINTER BREW FEST

WHEN: Jan. 25–26, 2019
WHERE: Mile High Station

Raise a toast to holiday revelry at Winter Brew Fest, a spirited two-day soiree that uncorks a broad spectrum of seasonal beers from Colorado and beyond all under one roof. The mini beer fest is underscored by live local music and beer-appropriate food to soak up the suds. 

BOURBON & BACON FEST

WHEN: Jan. 26, 2019
WHERE: McNichols Civic Center Building, Denver Arts & Venues

Bourbon and bacon — two of life's greatest pleasures — come together at this 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: Jan. 26, 2019
WHERE: Improper City

Warm up with whiskeys from local and national distillers at one of RiNo's newest hangouts, Improper City.

ALES, APPS AND BARRELS OF FUN

WHEN: Feb. 7, 2019
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 MAC & CHEESE FESTIVAL

WHEN: Feb. 8, 2019
WHERE: Number 38, 3560 Chestnut Place

Your childhood favorite is all grown up! The Denver Mac & Cheese Festival invites local chefs to put a creative spin on this beloved comfort food. Sample everything, vote for your favorite and then take home your very own commemorative spork.

DENVER RESTAURANT WEEK

WHEN: Feb. 22–Mar. 3, 2019
WHERE: Various Denver Restaurants

Hundreds of The Mile High City's restaurants will take part in the 14th 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: Feb. 23, 2019
WHERE: Blake Street Tavern

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.

COLLABORATION FEST

WHEN: Mar. 16, 2019
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!