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: June 14–16, 2019
WHERE: Sports Authority Field at Mile High
It's Father's Day weekend, and what does dad want most? A cold brew and some BBQ! Enjoy pulled pork, barbecued brisket, smoked sausage and more at the second annual Denver BBQ Festival. Admission is free on Saturday and Sunday.
WHEN: July 10–12, 2019
WHERE: Omni Interlocken Resort & Spa
Named one of "The Best Wine Festivals Across America" by Food & Wine Magazine, the annual Denver International Wine Festival is the premier wine and food event in the Rockies!
WHEN: July 19–21, 2019
WHERE: Larimer Square
Combining the energy of a street food festival, the rigor of an academic conference and the inspiration of a cultural exchange, Slow Food Nations is the festival to taste and explore good, clean and fair food for all.
WHEN: Aug. 17, 2019
WHERE: Fillmore Street & 2nd Avenue
Try nearly 20 Cherry Creek North restaurants in one outdoor location during Cherry Creek North Food & Wine. Also enjoy wine, beer, spirits, live music and more.
WHEN: Aug. 31–Sept. 2, 2019
WHERE: Civic Center Park
A Taste of Colorado is the end-of-summer celebration of community pride and spirit in the Denver region. Over 500,000 people make the four-day festival their Labor Day Weekend celebration, enjoying the offerings of more 50 area restaurants, 275 marketplace artisans and vendors, six stages, and educational programs promoting the diverse cultural and Western heritage of the region.
WHEN: Sept. 3–8, 2019
WHERE: Throughout Denver
The Denver Food + Wine Festival is a multi-day extravaganza of food, wine and spirits education, promotion and tastings. Through a series of events, the festival aims to highlight industry impact, promote workforce development and celebrate Denver as a culinary destination.
WHEN: September 7–8, 2019
WHERE: Belmar, Lakewood
Festival Italiano is known for serving up the region's best selection of homemade Italian specialties for guests as well as an artisan marketplace, live entertainment and chef tastings surrounding the festival dining booths. This free celebration features live music on two stages, chef demonstrations, wine tastings, kids activities (grape stomping!), a bocce tournament and flag throwers flown in from Italy for the weekend.
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.
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.