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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.

JANUARY

 

NATIONAL WESTERN STOCK SHOW & RODEO

WHEN: Jan. 12–27, 2019
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. 18–20, 2019
WHERE: Denver Mart

This festival 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. 25–26, 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.

FEBRUARY

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). 

FAMILY FEST

WHEN: Feb. 23, 2019
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, 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. 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.

MARCH

ARTOPIA

WHEN: Mar. 1, 2019
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: Mar. 1–8, 2019
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: 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! 

      

 

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