A Taste of Colorado and 16 Other Food & Drink Events in Denver this Week

Taste of Colorado Photos by Camille Breslin-8

Get ready for a ride to flavor town as Denver presents some amazing food and drink events. Start your week off by sippin’ on bubbly at Champagne Cinema and end it by celebrating an award-winning IPA at The Damp Returns. Whatever you end up doing, make sure to take a look at this roundup of food and drink event happening in Denver.

Monday, August 27

Champagne Cinema

Photo Courtesy of Alamo Drafthouse Denver‎ on Facebook

When: Monday, August 27, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. 

Where: Alamo Drafthouse Denver, 4255 W Colfax Ave., Denver 

Cost: $8 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Grab a glass of bubbly and sit back and relax during Champagne Cinema. The event features a special screening of Pretty in Pink – a film that presents the classic tale of high school drama. You can sip from a themed cocktail menu and view the film. Make sure you wear a pink outfit to really match the mood.

Outdoor Movie Night

Photo Courtesy of Declaration Brewing on Facebook

When: Monday, August 27, 8 – 11 p.m. 

Where: Declaration Brewing, 2030 S Cherokee St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Declaration Brewing teams up with Alamo Drafthouse Denver to host an Outdoor Movie Night. The event features a screening of the thrilling Mad Max: Fury Road on the patio of Declaration. You can sip from more than 23 beer options and snack on food from a food truck while you enjoy the film.

Tuesday, August 28

Project Purple

Photo Courtesy of Mizu Izakaya

When: Tuesday, August 28, 6 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Mizu Izakaya, 1560 Boulder St., Denver

Cost: $25 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Mizu Izakaya hosts Project Purple. The event features a night to raise funds for Safehouse Denver – a nonprofit organization that helps with the prevention of violence against women. You can bite into some of Mizu Izakaya’s best dishes and participate in a silent auction to add to the proceeds benefiting Safehouse Denver.

Wednesday, August 29

Chef and Brew Festival

Photo Courtesy of Chef & Brew Festival Denver‎ on Facebook

 When: Wednesday, August 29, 7 – 10 p.m. 

Where: EXDO Event Center, 1399 35th St., Denver 

Cost: $49 – $69 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Find the best Colorado beers and dishes a the Chef and Brew Festival. The event features a day of beer and food pairing from more than 20 local chefs and brewers. You can vote on your favorite pairings to nominate a winner. The ticket price includes unlimited samples of all of the beers and all of the food.

LOW Country Crawfish Boil

Photo by Brittany Werges

When: Wednesday, August 29, 6 – 10 p.m. 

Where: LOW Country Kitchen, 1575 Boulder St. Ste A, Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: LOW Country Kitchen celebrates summer with a LOW Country Crawfish Boil. You can crack open one pound of fresh crawfish with delightful clams, potatoes, corn and house-made andouille sausage for only $25. Create your reservations here.

Scoop of Jazz

Photo Courtesy of Little Man Ice Cream‎ on Facebook

When: Wednesday, August 29, 7 – 10 p.m. 

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

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Little Man Ice Cream hosts another Scoop of Jazz. The night features smooth jazz from Alejandro Castaño and company. You can sway to the music in the warmth of the summer evening and cool down with a delightful scoop of Little Man ice cream.

Arts & Drafts

Photo Courtesy of Your Mom’s House on Facebook

When: Wednesday, August 29, 5 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Your Mom’s House, 608 E 13th St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Take a day to get creative at Arts & Drafts. The event features rotating crafts, pints of cold brews, live music and more. Your Mom’s House works in collaboration with Grandma’s House to create a special crafty event with rotating craft activities.

Thursday, August 30

Great Divide Beer Dinner

Photo Courtesy of Blackbird Denver on Facebook

When: Thursday, August 30, 7:30 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Blackbird Denver, 305 S Downing St., Denver 

Cost: $40 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Blackbird Denver teams up with Great Divide Brewing Company for a Great Divide Beer Dinner. The event features a five-course meal paired with five Great Divide brews. You can taste from a menu of seasonal foods such as a summer fruit platter with camembert, a toasted nut and mustard salmon and more.

Beer, Chocolate, Baby Goats and Puppies

Photo Courtesy of Broken Shovels Farm Sanctuary‎ on Facebook

When: Thursday, August 30, 6 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Alternation Brewing Company, 1539 S Broadway, Denver 

Cost: $30 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Alternation Brewing Company partners up with Broken Shovels Farm Sanctuary to present Beer, Chocolate, Baby Goats and Puppies. The event features a beer and chocolate pairing with handmade chocolate truffles. You can sip and nibble on four flights of beer with the chocolates and have the chance to pet some adorable animals.

Friday, August 31


Photo Courtesy of BBQ Supply Co. on Facebook

When: August 31, 7 – 10 p.m. 

Where: BBQ Supply Co., 2180 S Delaware St., Denver 

Cost: $40 tickets available here

The Lowdown: BBQ Supply Co. present Pit-to-Plate. The event features a night to celebrate and consume 120 pounds of BBQ pork. You can pile your plate high with smokey deliciousness and add sides and a dessert. You can also bring your own beverage to sip on while you munch. Make sure to wear clothes that you aren’t worried about soaking up BBQ smoke in.

Flick Fridays

Photo Courtesy of Little Man Ice Cream‎ on Facebook

When: Friday, August 31, 8:45 – 10:45 p.m. 

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

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Little Man Ice Cream teams up with Alamo Drafthouse to host Flick Fridays. You can grab a scoop of chilly ice cream and relax during a warm summer evening for an outdoor movie night. This Friday you can experience a silent disco with a silent screening of Footloose with the help of Sound Down.

Saturday, September 1

A Taste of Colorado

Photo by Camille Breslin

When: Saturday, September 1 – 3

Where: Denver’s Civic Center Park, Colfax and Bannock St., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Experience the bounties of our state at A Taste of Colorado. The event, which was created by the Downtown Denver Partnership celebrates Labor Day weekend with a three-day food and music festival. You can sample from more than 50 food vendors, peruse from over 170 marketplace vendors, jam out to live music and more — all for free.

Truck Stop

Photo Courtesy of Truck Stop Rally on Facebook

When: Saturday, September 1, 1 – 8 p.m.

Where: RiNo, Larimer St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Larimer Street hosts the last stop of Truck Stop. The food truck rally features a plethora of amazing local food trucks, vendors, cool drinks and more. You can explore the rally, all of the amazing businesses on Larimer and dig into the best foods while jamming out to live music.

Hula Lesson & Happy Hour

Photo Courtesy of Adrift on Facebook

When: Saturday, September 1, 4 – 5 p.m. 

Where: Adrift, 218 S Broadway, Denver 

Cost: $10 – $40 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Shake your hips at a Hula Lesson & Happy Hour. The event features a hula lesson from the Kalama Polynesian Dancers on the patio and later you can sip on a free cocktail. You can also snack on happy hour plates and drink happy hour priced tiki cocktails.

Bike Build

Photo Courtesy of The Infinite Monkey Theorem on Facebook

When: Saturday, September 1, 3 – 5 p.m. 

Where: The Infinite Monkey Theorem, 3200 Larimer St., Denver 

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: Help The Infinite Monkey Theorem and Can’d Aid Foundation by volunteering in a Bike Build. The event features a mission to build more than 50 bikes for children. You can stop by and build as well as take a bite out of the Truck Stop rally and a glass of wine from Infinite Monkey Theorem.

Sunday, September 2

Discovering Colorado Breweries Book Signing

Photo courtesy of Alpine Dog Brewing Company on Facebook

When: Sunday, September 2, 6 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Alpine Dog Brewing Company, 1505 Ogden St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Alpine Dog Brewing Company presents a Discovering Colorado Breweries Book Signing. You can meet Dustin Hall, a Denver based photographer and author of Discovering Colorado Breweries and have your book signed. The book is a collection of photographs of more than 70 Colorado craft breweries.

The Damp Returns

Photo Courtesy of Comrade Brewing Company‎ on Facebook

When: Sunday, September 2, 12 p.m. 

Where: Comrade Brewing Company, 7667 E Illif Ave. Ste F, Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Comrade Brewing Company presents The Damp Returns. You can snag some of the Silver Great American Beer Festival (GABF) medal winner — The Damp. The brew is an IPA created with organic Chinook and Nugget hops.

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Mark Your Calendar

Denver Tequila, Taco, & Cerveza Fest 

When: September 7, 5 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Mile High Station, 2027 W Colfax Ave., Denver

Cost: $10 – $60 tickets available here

14th Annual Grand Tasting

When: September 8, 12 – 4 p.m. 

Where: Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Cir., Denver 

Cost: $125 – $250 tickets available here


When: September 14 – 16

Where: Overland Park, 1801 S Huron St., Denver 

Cost: $99 – $674.50 tickets available here

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