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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.

SEPTEMBER

A TASTE OF COLORADO

WHEN: TBA 2019
WHERE: Civic Center Park

Enjoy appetizers, entrees and desserts from Colorado’s favorite food establishments at A Taste of Colorado. There will also be around dozens of local and national bands playing during the free, three-day weekend, along with more than 175 arts and crafts booths.

DENVER FOOD + WINE FESTIVAL

WHEN: TBA 2019
WHERE: Various locations
The Denver Food + Wine Festival is a multi-day extravaganza featuring food, wine and spirits education, plus tastings.

CINELATINO

WHEN: TBA 2019
WHERE: Sie FilmCenter
This four-day festival celebrates the contribution of Latinos in the world of cinema with a mix of feature and documentary films, along with receptions, interactive programs and other events. CineLatino takes place during Hispanic Heritage Month.

FESTIVAL ITALIANO

WHEN: TBA 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.

TASTE OF THE BRONCOS

WHEN: TBA 2019
WHERE: Sports Authority Field at Mile High

Since 1992, the Taste of the NFL has rallied the country's top chefs and the NFL’s greatest players to raise money in support of food banks throughout the United States, and the Denver powwow, quarterbacked by prolific chef and restaurateur Troy Guard, 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, and proceeds from the bash benefit Denver Broncos charities and Food Bank of the Rockies.  

GRANDOOZY

WHEN: TBA 2019
WHERE: Overland Park Golf Course
Superfly Productions, the creators of popular festivals including Bonaroo and Outside Lands, will launch its latest music festival in Denver this fall. It will be a three-day weekend festival, featuring big-name headliners — Kendrick Lamar, Florence and the Machine, and Stevie Wonder — plus Denver bands, as well as local food and drink purveyors..

DENVER BEER FEST

WHEN: TBA 2019
WHERE: Various venues in Denver
Denverites love their beer, so it's no surprise that we take a whole week each year to celebrate the art of the brew. The annual Denver Beer Fest includes dozens of beer-related events at area breweries, restaurants and tap rooms, from beer tastings to midnight beer breakfasts, brewery tours and even a beer street party with bands, brews and food trucks.

GREAT AMERICAN BEER FESTIVAL®

WHEN: TBA 2019 
WHERE: Colorado Convention Center

The Great American Beer Festival® is the nation's premier beer festival and competition, with brewers from hundreds of breweries across the country pouring samples of thousands of beers. Beer lovers: this event is for you. 

CERVECERÍA COLORADO'S GREAT MEXICAN BEER FIESTA

WHEN: TBA 2019 
WHERE: 1635 Platte St.
Co-hosted by Cerveceria Colorado and Denver Beer Co., this 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 chihuahua fashion show and live music? 

HANDMADE IN COLORADO EXPO

WHEN: TBA 2019
WHERE:16th Street Mall & Arapahoe St, Denver, Denver, CO 
Love the local? Then immerse yourself in all things Colorado at the Handmade in Colorado Expo, which showcases arts, crafts, food and music all produced in Colorado local artisans. 

OKTOBERFEST DENVER

WHEN: TBA 2019
WHERE: Ballpark Neighborhood
Denver's Oktoberfest commemorates German heritage over two weekends each fall. Enjoy German attractions, including music from national touring groups, performances by international dancers, children's activities, heritage booths selling German goods, an accordion concert, the annual Long Dog Derby and, of course, German bier and cuisine. 

TASTE OF FIVE POINTS

WHEN: TBA 2019 
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!

FARM TO BOTTLE FALL FESTIVAL

WHEN: TBA 2019 
WHERE: Old South Gaylord Street, between Mississippi and Tennessee avenues
Local craft breweries, wineries and distilleries step into the limelight during the Farm to Bottle Fall Festival, an all-day toast to harvest season. Combining the best qualities of farmers’ markets and brewfests into one big, block-long celebration, the festival, which is the ideal venue for donning some flannel and a cozy pair of boots, parades unlimited tastings of more than 40 local craft beers, spirits and wines, plus foodstuffs from Denver chefs. The fall fest also plays host to live music on a large stage and offers venues to shop for locally made crafts and clothing.

WESTWORD FEAST

WHEN: TBA 2019
WHERE: McNichols Civic Center Building

A celebration of Denver dining, one bite at a time, Feast, a culinary bash from Westword, Denver’s alt-weekly newspaper, provides guests with unlimited food samples from dozens of Denver restaurants, plus a slew of libations from stations pouring beer, tequila, whiskey and vodka. Live entertainment is part of the lineup, too.

OCTOBER

DENVER SHRED FEST

WHEN: TBA 2019 
WHERE: Levitt Pavilion Denver

Love winter sports, music, beer and food? Then this is the festival for you! Protect Our Winters (POW) presents the inaugural Denver Shred Fest with musical headliners Neon Indian, Rapidgrass and Easy Giant. There's also a ski and snowboard rail jam, professional lumberjack competition, beer festival and food trucks. 

THEBIGWONDERFUL DENVER

WHEN: TBA 2019  
WHERE: 4400 Fox St.

TheBigWonderful returns to Denver this fall with a two-day musical lineup that includes That Damn Sasquatch, WhiteWater Ramble, Woodshed Red, DeadPhish Orchestra and more. There's also a BEERFEST with more than 20 local breweries, cideries and distilleries, plus plenty of food trucks. 

PUMPKIN HARVEST FESTIVAL

WHEN: TBA 2019
WHERE: Four Mile Historic Park
Find the perfect pumpkin, go for a ride in a horse-drawn wagon and down a pint in the beer garden at Four Mile Historic Park's Pumpkin Harvest Festival. You can also craft your own scarecrow and listen and dance to old-time music! 

HARVEST WEEK

WHEN: TBA 2019 
WHERE: The GrowHaus

Each night during Harvest Week, six Colorado chefs will come together to create a one-of-a-kind pop-up dinner at The GrowHaus. 

TASTE OF GREENWOOD VILLAGE

WHEN: TBA 2019 
WHERE: Denver Marriott Tech Center
Taste of Greenwood Village is back for its eighteenth year with more than 50 local restaurants, award-winning wines from The Palate Food+Wine and local breweries and distilleries. Local artists will display their work, and Stevinson Imports will showcase their latest lineup of Porsche and Jaguar vehicles. 

PUMPKIN FESTIVAL

WHEN: TBA 2019  
WHERE: 8500 W Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton, CO 80128

Celebrate fall at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms. Explore a 10-acre pumpkin patch and family and children’s activities. 

BLOODY MARY FESTIVAL

WHEN: TBA 2019
WHERE: EXDO Event Center

Forego the snooze button and instead make a beeline to the boozy Bloody Mary Festival, a Saturday day brunch blowout featuring a three-hour marathon of unlimited bloody Mary samplings (the garnishes alone are worth the price of admission) from numerous restaurants, bars and local liquor companies around the city. A steady stream of hip shakin’ live music and sustenance from multiple food trucks keeps you on your feet. 

FESTIVAL OF SCARECROWS

WHEN: TBA 2019
WHERE: Town Square, Arvada, CO
Olde Town Arvada's Town Square transforms into a pumpkin patch during the annual Festival of Scarecrows. Kids can don their costumes for the parade, meander through the corn maze and pick a pumpkin from the patch. Vote for your favorite scarecrow or enter your own into the contest!

MAKER FAIRE DENVER

WHEN: TBA 2019 
WHERE: National Western Complex

Billed as "the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth," Maker Faire is a venue for “makers” to showcase their art, experiments, hobbies, crafts and projects through presentations, hands-on activities and competitions. This family-friendly event — the first of its kind in the Rockies — will feature everything from wearable tech, to a musical petting zoo, to the largest BattleBots competition in the Western U.S. We'd say more, but this it truly an event that's best experienced first-hand!

THE FESTIVAL

WHEN: TBA 2019 
WHERE: Denver Rock Drill
More than 100 small-batch artisanal beer, cider and mead makers from around the globe will converge on Denver for this two-day drink festival. 

THE REAL OCTOBERFEST

WHEN: TBA 2019 
WHERE: Infinity Park at Glendale
Missed the Oktoberfest-ivities in September? No worries: The Real Octoberfest is your second chance and pairs world-class beer with world-class rugby. Sample more than 20 beers while you cheer for the USA Women's Eagles Sevens as they compete for a spot at the 2020 Olympics! 

DENVER FILM FESTIVAL

WHEN: TBA 2019  
WHERE: Various venues, including the Sie FilmCenter and UA Pavilions

Since 1978, the Denver Film Society has worked to promote the medium as both an art form and a civic forum, developing a program that includes year-round screenings, community outreach projects and renowned special events. The Denver Film Festival brings over 200 guest filmmakers and sells over 55,000 tickets to more than 250 films, from blockbusters and documentaries to shorts and independent films.

NOVEMBER

DENVER INTERNATIONAL WINE FESTIVAL

WHEN: TBA 2019
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.

DENVER ARTS WEEK

WHEN: TBA 2019 
WHERE: Various galleries, museums and theaters throughout Denver

The Mile High City celebrates its vibrant creative community every year with Denver Arts Week. In 2017, this unique citywide happening returns with a lineup of innovative, inspiring and fun activities and events. Denver Arts Week takes place at seven neighborhood art districts, several museums and dozens of art galleries, and it includes the wildly popular Night At The Museums, where several of the city's greatest museums are free.

URBAN HOLIDAY MARKET

WHEN: TBA 2019 
WHERE: Skyline Park

This two-day, open-air holiday market in the heart of downtown Denver is the place to get all of your gift shopping done in one fun-filled weekend. Browse an eclectic collection of local art, crafts, holiday gift, specialty foods and much more.

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 Imagination Library of Denver, a free book program for kids.

DENVER CHRISTKINDL MARKET

WHEN: TBA 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.

BEAUJOLAIS & BEYOND FESTIVAL

WHEN: TBA 2019
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.

JANUARY

NATIONAL WESTERN STOCK SHOW & RODEO

WHEN: TBA 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: TBA 2020
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: TBA 2020
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: TBA 2020
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: TBA 2020
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: TBA 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 MAC & CHEESE FESTIVAL 

WHEN: TBA 2020
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: TBA 2020
WHERE: Various Denver Restaurants

Hundreds of The Mile High City's restaurants will take part in the 15th 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: TBA 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, 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: TBA 2020
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: 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! 

ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE

WHEN: TBA 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.

ST. PADDY'S AT IMPROPER CITY

WHEN: TBA 2020
WHERE: Improper City

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day all day at Improper City in RiNo. Start with Irish coffees and brunch then enjoy DJs and live music while you sip Black and Tans and Drop Shots on the patio. 

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