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Denver's fall and winter months are filled with some of The Mile High City’s greatest events, from the biggest beer festival in the country to a citywide week of arts.

NOVEMBER–DECEMBER

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.

OLDE GOLDEN CHRISTMAS

WHEN: Nov. 30–Dec. 31, 2019
WHERE: 1010 Washington Ave., Golden
Olde Golden Christmas includes a community candlelight walk, Victorian carolers, free Newfoundland dog-pulled cart rides, holiday art market, parades, shopping, music and theater productions, Santa Claus, holiday lights, art and more!

DENVER BEER FESTIVUS

WHEN: Dec. 14, 2019
WHERE: Major Studios, 3881 Steele St.
This non-denominational, beer-filled extravaganza includes breweries from all over Denver! Combine that with unorthodox entertainment, pepper in some 90s nostalgia for Seinfeld lovers, and the end result is Denver Beer Festivus.

JANUARY

NATIONAL WESTERN STOCK SHOW & RODEO

WHEN: Jan. 1126, 2020
WHERE: National Western Complex

Held every January, the National Western Stock Show & Rodeo is the world's largest stock show, involving more than 15,000 animals. Enjoy rodeos featuring top-notch bull riders, horse shows, livestock competitions and auctions.

COLORADO INDIAN MARKET AND SOUTHWEST ART FEST

WHEN: Jan. 1719, 2020
WHERE: Denver Mart

The Colorado Indian Market and Southwest Art Fest offers a little something for everyone, from art lovers to kiddos. Explore fine art and handicrafts from more than 200 Western & Native American artists, watch as tribes perform intricate dances in traditional dress, sample specialty foods, and even take a photo with a live hawk! 

WINTER BREW FEST 

WHEN: Jan. 25, 2020
WHERE: Mile High Station

Raise a toast to holiday revelry at Winter Brew Fest, a spirited 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. 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). 

FAMILYFEST

WHEN: Feb. 22, 2020
WHERE: National Western Complex

As the name implies, this the family-friendly event of the year in The Mile High City! Expect a day of activities to keep the whole family happy at FamilyFest, from music and stage performances, to bounce houses, to interactive activities like coloring books, carnival games, balloon artists and face painting. Best of all, kids get in free with paid adults.

WINTER TEQUILA TASTING FESTIVAL 

WHEN: Feb. 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.

MARCH

ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE

WHEN: Mar. 14, 2020
WHERE: LoDo

Join one of Colorado’s largest St. Patrick's Day celebrations and enjoy Irish dancers, bagpipes, bands, equestrians, civic clubs and cultural groups.

COMING UP

GRILLED CHEESE FEST

WHEN: TBA 2019 
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 the Imagination Library of Denver, a free book program for kids.

ARTOPIA

WHEN: TBA 2020
WHERE: The Church

Celebrate decades of hip-hop culture, from the past to the future! In addition to both visual and musical hip-hop artistry, this annual event will feature a pop-up fashion show, a new VIP experience and more.

SIDE STORIES // RINO

WHEN: TBA 2020
WHERE: Brighton Blvd.

Part film festival, part walking tour, this free event brings a walkable art experience to Denver by projecting eight short digital works from Colorado artists onto exterior walls in the RiNo neighborhood. Visitors will also receive block-by-block suggestions about where to stop along the way for food, libations and shopping.

COLLABORATION FEST

WHEN: TBA 2020
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! 

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