Denver Fall and Winter Activities

OCTOBER

GREAT AMERICAN BEER FESTIVAL®

WHEN: Oct. 3–5, 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 FIESTAOPENS A NEW WINDOW.

WHEN: Oct. 5, 2019
WHERE: 1635 Platte St.
Co-hosted by Cerveceria Colorado and Denver Beer Co., this free 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 live art demonstration and live music?

PUMPKIN HARVEST FESTIVAL

WHEN: Oct. 5–6, 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.

HARVEST WEEK

WHEN: Oct. 6–10, 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.

PUMPKIN FESTIVAL

WHEN: Oct. 11–13, 2019
WHERE: Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms
Celebrate fall at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms. Explore a 10-acre pumpkin patch and family and children’s activities during the Pumpkin Festival.

IRONTON'S ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL

WHEN: Oct. 12, 2019
WHERE: Ironton Distillery and Crafthouse - RiNo District

Celebrate all things fall at the annual Ironton Distillery & Crafthouse Fall Festival. Pick and carve the perfect pumpkin, try your hand at axe throwing, be the first to try the limited release of Ironton's Wheat Whiskey, imbibe beer from Blue Moon RiNo, rock out to music from Ghost Town Drifters and scream along to scary movies after sunset.

THE WHISKYX DENVER

WHEN: Oct. 18, 2019
WHERE: Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum
Taste over 60 whiskeys from around the world (and right here in Colorado). Hungry? Order from a variety of food trucks while listening to live music by St. Paul & the Broken Bones.

BLOODY MARY FESTIVAL

WHEN: Oct. 20, 2019
WHERE: EXDO Event Center

Forego the snooze button and instead make a beeline to the boozy Bloody Mary Festival, a Sunday 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.

TASTE OF GREENWOOD VILLAGE

WHEN: Oct. 23, 2019
WHERE: Denver Marriott Tech Center
Taste of Greenwood Village is back for its nineteenth year with more than 50 local restaurants, award-winning wines brought to you by Molly's Spirits. Local artists will display their work, and Stevinson Imports will showcase their latest lineup of Porsche and Jaguar vehicles.

WESTWORD FEAST

WHEN: Oct. 24, 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.

DENVER FILM FESTIVAL

WHEN: Oct. 30–Nov. 10, 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 ARTS WEEK

WHEN: Nov. 1–9, 2019
WHERE: Various galleries, museums and theaters throughout Denver
The Mile High City celebrates its vibrant creative community every year with Denver Arts Week. This unique citywide happening returns with a lineup of innovative, inspiring and fun activities and events. Denver Arts Week takes place at neighborhood art districts, several museums and dozens of art galleries, and it includes the wildly popular Night At The Museums on Nov. 2, 2019, where several of the city's greatest museums are free.

DENVER MAC & CHEESE FESTIVAL OPENS A NEW WINDOW.

WHEN: Nov. 2, 2019
WHERE: RiNo Fairgrounds

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.

URBAN HOLIDAY MARKET

WHEN: Nov. 2–3, 2019
WHERE: Skyline Park
This two-day, open-air Urban 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.

DENVER FASHION WEEK

WHEN: Nov. 9-17, 2019
WHERE: Various locations
Denver's largest fashion showcase features emerging designers, local boutiques, national brands, hair stylists, makeup artists and models.

DENVER CHRISTKINDL MARKET

WHEN: Nov. 22–Dec. 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.

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.

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.

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