It might be cold, but Denver hosts dozens of hot winter events! If you’re keeping the excitement of the holidays at full force in the new year, there’s no shortage of new things to do. Explore new cultures to try delicious foods, and make new friends all within the city limits of the Mile High City.
Denver’s winter events are primarily related to food and drinking. I mean, how else are we supposed to warm-up?
Check out our guide to Denver’s can’t miss winter festivals.
Winter Whiskey Tasting Festival
“From Scotch, Irish, Single Malt and Blend to Bourbon and Rye” whiskey lovers of all types will love the variety at the Winter Whiskey Tasting Festival in January! This event is a two-hour whiskey tasting, with 15 whiskey tasting cups provided for every general admission ticket holder! VIP and Premium tickets are available with longer tasting times and more samples!
39th Annual Colorado Indian Market and Southwest Art Festival
This celebration of Native American, Southwestern and Western culture offers art, entertainment and activities the whole family can enjoy! The 39th Annual Colorado Indian Market and Southwest Art Festival is unique because it’s like a museum exhibit, art and culture festival all in one! Enjoy authentic foods from the region, over 200 performers and even wildlife on display!
Winter Brew Fest
The cooler sister of Denver’s Summer Brew Fest features over 100 beers from 40 different breweries. The Winter Brew Fest benefits Swallow Hill Music, a non-profit that celebrates the music of the region and hosts classes and events designed to educate and bring the music community together. Enjoy live music, food trucks, and the option sip and play indoors or outside.
Mile High Grilled Cheese and Beer Fest
Cheese lovers will not be disappointed! Explore all of the fun ways Denver chefs put their spin on this classic comfort food dish. Attendees will be able to vote on their favorite grilled cheese, crowning a winning chef at the end of the event. So you know every chef will be bringing their A-game. Breweries will also be in attendance at the Mile High Grilled Cheese and Beer Fest, giving you something cold, hoppy and malty to sip on. Additionally, activities and entertainment will be present.
Denver Restaurant Week
The 16th Annual Denver Restaurant Week happens February 21 – March 1, 2020! This event is perfect for foodies who want to sample all of the best of what Denver’s culinary scene has to offer. For 10 days Denver eateries will feature specialized menus that showcase the unique flavors that define Denver food.