Labor Day has come and gone but there’s no lack of excitement going on in the Mile High City this week. Continue your long weekend celebrations with free beer, locally grown food and a haunted dinner to start the Halloween season. Read on for more details about food events happening this week.

Tuesday, September 6

Haunted Dinner

Where: Yak & Yeti 9755 E Hampden Ave, Denver

When: 6-9 p.m.

Cost: $42

Low Down: Kick off the Halloween season early by attending a haunted dinner. As part of their Paranormal Dinner Series, Bryan and Baxter, a paranormal investigation team, invite you to eat Indian and Nepalese cuisine at the haunted Yak & Yeti restaurant. Listen to ghost stories and learn about Denver’s paranormal history. If you’re unable to make it, the Paranormal Dinner Series continues every Tuesday through December. To reserve your spot, call 720-548-8177. For more information visit their website.


Wednesday, September 7

Rooftop Farm to Table Dinner

Where: 3040 Blake St, Denver

When: 6-9 p.m.

Cost:  $55

Low Down: Join Backyard on Blake to celebrate our local farmers with an evening of food and beverages under the stars. While listening to live music, nosh on locally-grown fruits, vegetables, meats and cheeses provided by Pastures of Plenty. Sip on local wine from Balistreri Vineyards. Chefs, growers and winemakers will present each course and proceeds benefit The Grow Haus, a nonprofit indoor farm.


Photo courtesy of FREESKIER Facebook Page

Photo courtesy of FREESKIER on Facebook

Thursday, September 8

FREESKIER’s Season Kickoff & Beer Release Party

Where: Avery Brewing Company 4910 Nautilus Ct, Boulder

When: 5-9 p.m.

Cost: Free

Low Down: Pow Day IPA is FREESKIER’s newest beer created by Avery Brewing Company. Not only will you have the opportunity to try this brew for free, but FREESKIER will also provide gear raffles, yard games and live music from the Goonies.


Friday, September 9

Movie & a Martini

Where: CU South Denver 10035 S Peoria St

When:  5:30-10:30 p.m.

Cost:  General Admission: $28, Annual Pass Holder: $26, CU Faculty, Staff & Alumni:s $23, Designated Drivers: $18.

Low Down: CU South Denver will be showing “Office Space” on the big screen. In addition to the screening, tickets include two drinks, appetizers, access to the museum exhibits, trivia and prizes. Ages are restricted to 21 and up, and no children will be allowed at the event. Purchase your tickets here.


Photo courtesy of My Drink On

Photo courtesy of My Drink On

Saturday, September 10

Celebrity Bar Crawl

Where: 1201 16th St #120, LoDo

When: 2-8 p.m.

Cost: $10 parties of 6 or more, $15 individual

Low Down: Enjoy a fun night out with $3, $4 and $5 drink specials all while dressed up as your favorite celebrity. Guests will receive two $5 gift cards, enjoy a photo hunt and win prizes, as well as donate to a local charity. Purchase your tickets here.


Saturday, September 10

Summer Harvest Dinner Party

Where: TBD Foods 1410 Gilpin St, Denver

When:  7 p.m.

Cost: $60

Low Down: Say goodbye to summer and hello to fall with a six-course meal from TBD Foods. Indulge in local foods such as blini, gnocchi, flank steak and sweet cream ice cream. Guests are asked to bring their own beverages.

Photo courtesy of Festival Italiano at Belmar Facebook page

Photo courtesy of Festival Italiano at Belmar on Facebook

Saturday, September 10 & Sunday, September 11

Festival Italiano

Where: Belmar 464 S Teller St, Lakewood

When: Saturday 10 a.m.- 9 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Low Down: Experience the culture of Italy at Belmar’s Festival Italiano, featuring authentic Italian food and wines. Along with performances by flag throwers from Florence, Italy, the festival will also feature live entertainment and bocce tournaments. Registration to participate in the bocce tournaments is now closed; however, guests can still attend. For more information about Festival Italiano, visit Belmar’s website.