It’s not often that you get the chance to go on a sushi crawl, so don’t miss the chance to stop at four of Boulder’s best sushi restaurants to feast on specialty rolls. This week, Boulder will also be hosting the Burgundy Wine Festival. If you can’t make it to Boulder, be sure to attend Denver’s own International Wine Festival, the Cherry Arts Festival, or the Oceanaire Oyster Bash. Finally, help Dry Dock Brewing Company celebrate its 10 year anniversary and stop by Little Man Ice Cream for a chance to win prizes at its costume and pumpkin carving contests. 

Downtown Boulder Sushi Crawl

Photo by Glenn Ross.

Photo by Glenn Ross.

When: October 21, 3 – 5 p.m.

Where: Meet in front of The Peppercorn; 1235 Pearl Street, Boulder

Cost: $35

Tickets: Available here

The Low Down: As part of the Flatirons Food Film Festival, downtown Boulder is hosting a sushi crawl. Five of Boulders top sushi restaurants will be participating, including Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar, Sushi Tora, Sushi Zanmai, and Japango. These restaurants have all been challenged to create a special one-of-a-kind roll dedicated to the Flatirons Food Film Festival. The specialty rolls will be available October 19 – 25 if you are unable to attend the event. However, don’t miss your chance to partake in this special guided tour and exclusive sushi tasting.

Boulder Burgundy Festival

Courtesy of Burgundy Wine Festival

Courtesy of Burgundy Wine Festival

When: October 22-25

Where: St. Julien Hotel, 900 Walnut Street, Boulder

Cost: $85

Tickets: Available here

The Low Down: For the fifth year, Boulder Wine Merchant is excited to announce the Boulder Burgundy Festival. As one of the best Burgundy events in the United States, this festival allures some of the top wine professionals and burgundy producers from all over the United States. “It is impossible not to love the spectacular wines of Burgundy,” said Master Sommelier and Boulder Wine Merchant owner Brett Zimmerman. “The greatest tragedy of loving these wines is not tasting the great ones often enough.” For four days, this festival will include tastings and seminars lead by wine makers and directors, along with dinners hosted by some of Boulder’s top restaurants.

Cherry Arts Festival at Stanley Marketplace

Stanley Marketplace. Photo by Kim Baker.

Stanley Marketplace. Photo by Kim Baker.

When: October 23-25

Where: Stanley Marketplace, 2501 N. Dallas Street, Aurora

Cost: Opening Night Grand Tasting (ticketed) $65, the festival is free

Tickets: Available here

The Low Down: Hosting over 70 national artists, Cherry Creek Arts is proud to present the Cherry Arts Festival. Along with national art and local talent, the event will include live entertainment, children’s activities, home design vignettes, culinary demonstrations and more. The exclusive opening night grand tasting will celebrate the fine art, and offer delicious food, drinks, and creative living. The purchase of a grand opening ticket will also allow the exclusive first chance to purchase the art. Formerly used for aviation, Stanley Marketplace will be transformed into an exhibit and marketplace for both art and cuisine.

Dry Dock 10th Anniversary Party

Dry Dock, Apricot Blonde

Dry Dock’s Apricot Blonde. Photo by Roman Tafoya

When: October 24, 2 – 6 p.m.

Where: Dry Dock Brewing Company – North Dock, 2801 Tower Rd., Aurora

Cost: $35

Tickets: Available here

The Low Down:  Dry Dock Brewing is hosting a party to celebrate a decade of brewing. Never did they imagine that they would turn a home-brew shop into a tap room with its very own canning production facility. Held at North Dock, the party will offer live music, food trucks, and lots and lots of both old and new beer. The party will also debut for the first time Dry Dock’s 10th anniversary quad.

Pumpkin Carving and Costume Contest at Little Man

Courtesy of Little Man Ice Cream

Courtesy of Little Man Ice Cream

When: October 25, 2 p.m.

Where: Little Man Ice Cream, 2620 16th St., Denver

The Low Down: Little Man Ice Cream is once again hosting its annual Halloween pumpkin carving and costume contest. Along with the live bluegrass music, it will provide free snacks and drinks. Pumpkins will be sold on site, along with tools for carving. Don’t miss out on a chance to win a custom long-board from BOARDLife, your very own ice cream sundae party, a wide variety of gift certificates, and more.

Oceanaire Oyster Bash

Photo by Danielle Webster.

Photo by Danielle Webster.

When: October 25, 3 p.m.

Where: 1400 Arapahoe St., Denver

Cost: VIP $75, GA $20

Tickets: Available here

The Low Down: This all day celebration offers fresh shucked oysters, drinks, and live music by Brian Hornbuckle Band, who will play a variety of blues, funk and classic rock. Until 9 p.m., guests can enjoy a variety of unlimited oysters served fresh on the half shell, fried or served Rockefeller-style, along with craft beer, wine, and local spirits. If oysters aren’t for you, take advantage of the fish tacos, shrimp cocktail, smoked salmon deviled eggs, tuna poke, seafood gumbo, filet mignon sliders, fried oyster sliders, or salmon rolls, which will also be offered at this Oceanaire bash.

2015 Denver International Wine Festival

DOmaine de Fondreche wines. Photography by Delmy Gooch.

Domaine de Fondreche wines. Photography by Delmy Gooch.

When: October 28-30

Where: Omni Hotel at Interlocken, 500 Interlocken Blvd., Broomfield

Cost: Connoisseur 2-Day VIP Pass $340, Pairsine Chefs Fine Food & Wine Pairing- Thursday (October 29) $100, Grand Tasting of International Wine- General Admission- (Friday October 30) $75, Grand Tasting VIP Ticket-Friday (October 30) $165

Tickets: Available here

The Low Down: For the 11th time, Denver is proud to announce the annual Denver International Wine Festival, held at the Omni Hotel at Interlocken. This premier festival in the Rocky Mountains celebrates both wine and cuisine. Karen MacNeil, author of “The Wine Bible,” preeminent wine educator, and wine consultant and President of Karen MacNeil and Company will host this two day long event. Don’t forget to book a room at the Omni Hotel to prevent drinking and driving!

Mark Your Calendar

Dia de los Muertos on Larimer Square

When: October 30, 6-9 p.m.

Where: Larimer Square, 1430 Larimer St., Denver

Hallowfreaknween 2015

When: October 31, 7 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Where: National Western Stock Show, 4655 Humboldt St, Denver

Cost: VIP $75, GA $40

Tickets: Available here

A Spooky Speakeasy Soiree

When: October 31, 9 p.m.

Where: 1080 14th St., Denver

Cost: $20

Tickets: Available here

Halloween Craft Brew Ball

When: October 31, 1 – 6 p.m.

Where: Wonderland Brewing Company, 5450 W 120th Ave., Broomfield

Cost: VIP $65, GA (with sampling) $30, GA (entry only) $10, Accompanied minors are free

Tickets: Available here