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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.

SEPTEMBER

CINEMA + CIBO ALL'ITALIANA

WHEN: Sept. 18, 2019
WHERE: Sie FilmCenter
This four-day festival celebrates Italian cinema, cuisine and wine. 

TASTE OF THE BRONCOS

WHEN: Sept. 16, 2019
WHERE: Empower Field at Mile High

Taste of the Broncos spotlights more than 30 local restaurants dishing out bites that ballyhoo Colorado’s bounty. Ticket holders also get to hobnob with Denver Broncos football players. Proceeds from the event benefit Denver Broncos Charities and Food Bank of the Rockies.  

OKTOBERFEST DENVER

WHEN: Sept. 20–22 and 27–29, 2019
WHERE: Ballpark Neighborhood
Oktoberfest Denver celebrates its 50th anniversary over two weekends this fall. The event features the popular Stein Hoisting contest, wiener dog races, keg bowling, live music, dancing and a new Sunday brunch experience. 

2ND ANNUAL MILE HIGH BREWS AND TUNES

WHEN: Sept. 21, 2019
WHERE: Dick's Sporting Goods Park
Celebrate local craft beers from around the beautiful state of Colorado, along with live music, games and food. 

COPPER AND CHORDS: A WHISKEY-THEMED MUSIC FESTIVAL

WHEN: Sept. 21, 2019
WHERE: Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey
Head to Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey for an evening of whiskey tastings and live music, featuring performances by Gasoline Lollipops, Strange Americans, Kyle Emerson, CITRA, Brianna Straut and Mile High Soul Club. 

GIVETOBERFEST

WHEN: Sept. 21, 2019
WHERE: Stanley Marketplace
We love partying for a good cause! This Oktoberfest event benefits Stapleton Elementary Schools. Come dressed in your lederhosen and drindls and dance to traditional German music. Indulge in authentic German beer and food, including brats, spaetzel, pretzels and more.

DENVER BEER WEEK

WHEN: Sept. 27–Oct. 5, 2019
WHERE: Various venues around Denver

A nine-day, citywide celebration of all things beer includes rare beer tastings, beer-paired dinners, tap takeovers, brewery tours, firkin tappings and a variety of entertaining beer events.

THEBIGWONDERFUL DENVER

WHEN: Sept. 28, 2019
WHERE: The Shops at Northfield Stapleton
TheBigWonderful returns to Denver this fall with live music, a Beerfest and Bazaar. This festival brings together the best of Colorado's vibrant craft vending, food, beer and live music scenes in a fun festival atmosphere.

FARM TO BOTTLE

WHEN: Sept. 28, 2019
WHERE: Historic South Gaylord Street
Combining the best qualities of farmers’ markets and brewfests into one big celebration, the festival offers unlimited tastings of more than 40 local craft beers, spirits and wines, plus dishes from Denver chefs. The fall fest also hosts live music on a large stage and venues to shop for locally made crafts and clothing.

FOOD TRUCK FIGHT

WHEN: Sept. 28, 2019
WHERE: Town Center at Aurora
Sample $2 items from each truck and vote for your favorite as local food trucks compete for your vote. All proceeds benefit the Juvenile Assessment Center to help serve at-risk youth in the area.

OCTOBER

GREAT AMERICAN BEER FESTIVAL®

WHEN: Oct. 3–5, 2019
WHERE: Colorado Convention Center

Each year, GABF® represents the largest collection of U.S. beer ever served, in a public tasting event, plus a private competition.

CERVECERÍA COLORADO'S GREAT MEXICAN BEER FIESTA

WHEN: Oct. 5, 2019 
WHERE: 1635 Platte St.
Co-hosted by Cerveceria Colorado and Denver Beer Co., this free beer fiesta celebrates craft beer collaborations with some of the best brewers south of the border and featuring traditional Mexican flavors and ingredients. As for entertainment, how about Lucha Libre Mexican Pro-Wrestling, a live art demonstration and live music? 

HARVEST WEEK

WHEN: Oct. 6–10, 2019
WHERE: The GrowHaus

Denver's 10th annual Harvest Week is a pop-up culinary collaboration between 35 Denver restaurants and a tribute to Colorado's farmers, ranchers and food producers.

THE WHISKYX DENVER

WHEN: Oct. 18, 2019
WHERE: Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum
Taste over 60 whiskeys from around the world (and right here in Colorado). Hungry? Order from a variety of food trucks while listening to live music by St. Paul & the Broken Bones. 

BLOODY MARY FESTIVAL

WHEN: Oct. 20, 2019
WHERE: EXDO Event Center

Make a beeline for the boozy Bloody Mary Festival, a Saturday brunch blowout featuring a three-hour marathon of unlimited Bloody Mary tastings (the garnishes alone are worth the price of admission) from restaurants, bars and local liquor companies around the city. 

TASTE OF GREENWOOD VILLAGE

WHEN: Oct. 23, 2019
WHERE: Denver Marriott Tech Center

Taste of Greenwood Village is back for its nineteenth year with more than 50 local restaurants and award-winning wines brought to you by Molly's Spirits. Local artists will display their work, and Stevinson Imports will showcase their latest lineup of Porsche and Jaguar vehicles. 

WESTWORD FEAST

WHEN: Oct. 24, 2019
WHERE: McNichols Civic Center Building

A celebration of Denver dining, one bite at a time, Feast provides guests with unlimited food samples from dozens of Denver restaurants, plus a slew of libations from stations pouring beer and spirits. Live entertainment is part of the lineup, too.

NOVEMBER

DENVER MAC & CHEESE FESTIVAL

WHEN: Nov. 2, 2019
WHERE: RiNo Fairgrounds

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 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

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.

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.

BEAUJOLAIS & BEYOND FESTIVAL

WHEN: TBA 
WHERE: 2027 Old West Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80204

Watch as 20 Colorado chefs face off by creating French-inspired dishes paired with this year's Beaujolais Nouveau wine. The event will also feature a live performance by Imagination Arts Circus and a premier selection of wines, spirits and food from local restaurants.

ALES, APPS AND BARRELS OF FUN 

WHEN: TBA 
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. 

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!