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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.

2021 DENVER SUMMER WHISKEY TASTING FESTIVAL

WHEN: Aug. 28, 2021
WHERE: Blake Street Tavern

Calling all whiskey lovers and connoisseurs: take your taste buds on a flavor adventure at the 2021 Denver Summer Whiskey Tasting Festival! GA tickets include a two-hour whiskey tasting with 15 tasting tickets and more available for purchase. 

BELGIAN BREW FEST

WHEN: Sept. 4, 2021
WHERE: Bruz Beers

With four food trucks, two bands and more than 10 local breweries, you won't want to miss this celebration of Belgian brewing. Bruz Beers only invites a select few breweries that best represent true Belgian-style beers, including Thirsty Monk Brewery Woods Boss Brewing Company  and more. 

A TASTE OF COLORADO

WHEN: Sept. 4–6, 2021
WHERE: Downtown Denver
This year The Downtown Denver Partnership is thrilled to reveal the brand new format for you to experience Colorado's best music, food, drinks, art and more. Stay tuned for more details!

DENVER BEER WEEK

WHEN: Sept. 10–18, 2021
WHERE: Throughout Denver
Enjoy nine days of all things beer during Denver Beer Week, with tons of beer-related events. Head to The Mile High City for tap takeovers, rare beer tappings, firkin nights, meet-the-brewer events, beer and food pairings and much, much more.

DENVER OKTOBERFEST 

WHEN: Sept. 17–19 and 24–26, 2021
WHERE: Downtown Denver
Pull out your lederhosen and dirndls, grab a pretzel or brat, and don’t forget a pint from your favorite Denver breweries as we celebrate the transition from summer to fall at what USA Today has dubbed“The Best Oktoberfest” in the United States.

 

WHEN: Sept. 25, 2021
WHERE: Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey

The best and most unique tasting event in whiskey is returning to Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey. At their sixth annual Cask Thief, the rarest Stranahan’s barrels will be on display – pulled from the depths of their rack house for the first time. Guests will have the unique opportunity to taste directly from these barrels, which were exclusively selected just for this experience by Owen Martin, head distiller.

COLORADO DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL

WHEN: Sept. 25–26, 2021
WHERE: Sloan’s Lake Park
Come cheer on your favorite Dragon Boat teams as they race across Sloan's Lake! Grab a delicious meal and drink at the Taste of Asia food courts, buy amazing gifts and goods at the Asian Marketplace and relax or dance along to live music at stages throughout the festival. This is a FREE family event for all ages!

DENVER FOOD + WINE FESTIVAL

WHEN: Oct. 1–2, 2021
WHERE: Throughout Denver
This multi-day extravaganza of food, wine and spirits benefits three community nonprofit foundations: The Colorado Restaurant Foundation, The Denver Post Community Foundation and Kroenke Sports Charities. Events feature the best in Colorado's restaurants paired with the finest wine and spirits, dinners and tastings, culminating with the festival's signature event, The Grand Tasting.

PUMPKIN FESTIVAL 

WHEN: Oct. 8–10, 2021
WHERE: Denver Botanic Gardens – Chatfield Farms
Celebrate fall with a treasured October tradition for the entire family. Ticket price includes access to the 10-acre pumpkin patch and family and children's activities, food, music and fun. 

GREAT AMERICAN BEER FESTIVAL

WHEN: Oct. 6–8, 2022
WHERE: Colorado Convention Center
The Great American Beer Festival is the premier U.S. beer festival and competition, representing the largest collection of U.S. beer ever served in a public tasting event plus a private competition.

DENVER CHRISTKINDL MARKET

WHEN: TBA 2021
WHERE: Civic Center Park

This outdoor event brings the most beloved elements of an authentic German holiday experience to Denver's Civic Center Park. Stroll through a European village decorated for the holiday season as you shop for finely crafted artisan gifts and treats at charming wooden huts. Fuel your shopping with authentic Glühwein (mulled spiced wine), German Biers and hot chocolate, and nosh on Bavarian-style pretzels, fresh smoked salmon, Knödel, Goulasch, Nürnberger Sausages, pastries, caramels and European chocolates. 

MORE FUN FOR FOODIES

CIVIC CENTER EATS

From May through October, Civic Center EATS transforms Civic Center Park into a lunchtime extravaganza with 70 of Denver's best food and fashion trucks. 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.