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10 things you must do in Denver this winter

Published On 12/17/2014 Published On 12/17/2014
Park Burger

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Dec 20 Sat

1st Annual Park Burger Slider Eating Contest Contestants can pay $10 per slider or $100 for entry, and are put on teams of two to see who can put down the most in 10 minutes. Winners are awarded with special prizes, gift cards, t-shirts, medals, and first in line for the bathroom. Proceeds benefit Colorado Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Park Burger

1st Annual Park Burger Slider Eating Contest Park Burger Contestants can pay $10 per slider or $100 for entry, and are put on teams of two to see who can put down the most in 10 minutes. Winners are awarded with special prizes, gift cards, t-shirts, medals, and first in line for the bathroom. Proceeds benefit Colorado Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Ellen Jaskol

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Dec 31 Wed

Bootleggers Ball There will be many NYE party options, but Bootleggers Ball at Union Station is the pick. Your tickets will gain you access to the Terminal Bar, Great Hall, the Speakeasy downstairs, and there'll be complimentary Champagne at midnight, so get your Auld Lang Syne on. 

Union Station

Bootleggers Ball Union Station There will be many NYE party options, but Bootleggers Ball at Union Station is the pick. Your tickets will gain you access to the Terminal Bar, Great Hall, the Speakeasy downstairs, and there'll be complimentary Champagne at midnight, so get your Auld Lang Syne on. 

National Western Stock Show

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Jan 10-25

National Western Stock Show More than 500,000 attendees descend on Denver every year with the 15-day show commencing on the 10th. The whole farm represents with pig, mule, sheep, and draft horse shows throughout the fair. The main event, The Pro Rodeo, will be buckin’ off on the 16th at 7:30pm.

4655 Humboldt St

National Western Stock Show 4655 Humboldt St More than 500,000 attendees descend on Denver every year with the 15-day show commencing on the 10th. The whole farm represents with pig, mule, sheep, and draft horse shows throughout the fair. The main event, The Pro Rodeo, will be buckin’ off on the 16th at 7:30pm.

Winter Brew Fest

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Jan 23-24

Winter Brew Fest More than 100 breweries, both local and visiting, will be pouring their tasty suds over the course of two days. Tallgrass and The Dirty Femmes will provide the tasty music, because everyone dances better after a couple of beers.

Mile High Station

Winter Brew Fest Mile High Station More than 100 breweries, both local and visiting, will be pouring their tasty suds over the course of two days. Tallgrass and The Dirty Femmes will provide the tasty music, because everyone dances better after a couple of beers.

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Jan 30 Fri

An Evening With Neil deGrasse Tyson Astrophysicist and ultra-cool nerd Neil deGrasse Tyson is hosting a two night lecture, "An Evening with Neil deGrasse Tyson", at the Temple Buell Theatre. Tyson will be making Denver omelettes with all the eggs of knowledge he'll be cracking over the masses of Mile High.

Temple Buell Theatre

An Evening With Neil deGrasse Tyson Temple Buell Theatre Astrophysicist and ultra-cool nerd Neil deGrasse Tyson is hosting a two night lecture, "An Evening with Neil deGrasse Tyson", at the Temple Buell Theatre. Tyson will be making Denver omelettes with all the eggs of knowledge he'll be cracking over the masses of Mile High.

Icelantic's Winter on the Rocks

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Event

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Jan 30 Fri

4th Annual Winter on The Rocks Icelantic Skis will be hosting their 4th Annual Winter on The Rocks. This year’s headliners are Damian Marley and Major Lazer, who have a tendency to be majorly crazy. Tickets go fast so you be fast too and get them now! 

Red Rocks

4th Annual Winter on The Rocks Red Rocks Icelantic Skis will be hosting their 4th Annual Winter on The Rocks. This year’s headliners are Damian Marley and Major Lazer, who have a tendency to be majorly crazy. Tickets go fast so you be fast too and get them now! 

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Feb 7 Sat

13th Annual Shaken, Not Stirred Martini Party and Silent Auction It’s still the dead of winter and you could probably go for a stiff drink. But instead of doing the whole drinking alone thing, drink with people for a cause! The 13th Annual Shaken, Not Stirred Martini Party and Silent Auction will be held this early February at the History of Colorado Center with benefits going to the Boys Hope Girls Hope of Denver. Attendees will have eats and drinks provided by local restos while the “Best Martini” competition, featuring the most talented local martini makers, shakes things up a bit.

History of Colorado Center

13th Annual Shaken, Not Stirred Martini Party and Silent Auction History of Colorado Center It’s still the dead of winter and you could probably go for a stiff drink. But instead of doing the whole drinking alone thing, drink with people for a cause! The 13th Annual Shaken, Not Stirred Martini Party and Silent Auction will be held this early February at the History of Colorado Center with benefits going to the Boys Hope Girls Hope of Denver. Attendees will have eats and drinks provided by local restos while the “Best Martini” competition, featuring the most talented local martini makers, shakes things up a bit.

Old Man Winter Bike Rally

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Feb 8 Sun

Old Man Winter Bike Rally The day consists of a 50km and 100km (depending how you like your bike-to-beer ratio) and departs from Boulder and end in Lyons at beer supply HQ, Oskar Blues. Aid tents will be dotted along the route with hot eats to warm you up and cold brews to... also warm you up. Obviously, there's a post-ride party.

Departs from Boulder

Old Man Winter Bike Rally Departs from Boulder The day consists of a 50km and 100km (depending how you like your bike-to-beer ratio) and departs from Boulder and end in Lyons at beer supply HQ, Oskar Blues. Aid tents will be dotted along the route with hot eats to warm you up and cold brews to... also warm you up. Obviously, there's a post-ride party.

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Feb 13 Fri

Choco-latte Chocolate Charity Fest Did you forget to get your loved one something for Valentines Day? Silly question, you definitely did. Quick fix is to head down the Marriott in DTC for the Choco-latte Chocolate Charity Fest. This all-you-can-eat chocolate event will feature wine-tastings, coffee- and mocha- tastings, cooking demos and ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT CHOCOLATE! Oh, and the benefits of the fest will go towards American Military Family and the Tim Tebow Foundation.

The Marriott in DTC

Choco-latte Chocolate Charity Fest The Marriott in DTC Did you forget to get your loved one something for Valentines Day? Silly question, you definitely did. Quick fix is to head down the Marriott in DTC for the Choco-latte Chocolate Charity Fest. This all-you-can-eat chocolate event will feature wine-tastings, coffee- and mocha- tastings, cooking demos and ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT CHOCOLATE! Oh, and the benefits of the fest will go towards American Military Family and the Tim Tebow Foundation.

Colorado Runner Events

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Event

Location

Feb 21 Sat

Snowman Stampede Valentine's Day surely left you with a chocolate gut, so run off that waist with the Snowman Stampede. This race is a quick 5-mi and 10-mi course at the Hudson Gardens in Littleton. Giveaways from t-shirts to food (maybe even chocolate?) will be at the race’s end, along with some finish line expos. 

Hudson Gardens in Littleton

Snowman Stampede Hudson Gardens in Littleton Valentine's Day surely left you with a chocolate gut, so run off that waist with the Snowman Stampede. This race is a quick 5-mi and 10-mi course at the Hudson Gardens in Littleton. Giveaways from t-shirts to food (maybe even chocolate?) will be at the race’s end, along with some finish line expos.