Thursday, August 1
Who’s got the best burger game in the Mile High? For the 9th year in a row, dozens of Denver restaurants will bring their offerings to this showdown. You’ll have to eat them all first, then cast your vote on which should be crowned champion.
Cost: General admission tickets are $65
Saturday, August 3
Clement Park, Littleton
Five hours. Over 180 wines. One amazing day for vino lovers. This festival, formerly known as Wine on the Rocks, may have a new location but there’s still a large selection of Colorado wines to sample. Discover a new favorite while you help raise funds for a variety of local nonprofits.
Cost: Grand tasting tickets are $50
Wednesday, August 7
Denver’s getting a new concert destination and you can help welcome it to the scene at its first show ever. Denver-based favorites The Lumineers are playing the Mission Ballroom’s inaugural concert, so get your tickets and be among the first to experience this new space.
Cost: Tickets start at $79.95
Thursday, August 8-Sunday, August 11
EXDO Event Center
What was the biggest thing you ever made out of building blocks as a kid? Imagine that, but way, way bigger. Brick Bar is making a stop in Denver and it’s pretty much exactly what it sounds like: your colorful, childhood building dreams come true -- plus booze. Along with plenty of blocks for you to play with, the space will also feature a ping pong table made from 22,500 bricks.
Cost: Tickets are $25
Friday, August 9-Sunday, August 18
This 10-day celebration of art inspired by mountain culture is packed with options. In addition to unique visual art that can be found all over town, the festival also includes music, dance performances, film screenings, and more.
Cost: Some events and exhibits are free, check the schedule for specific prices for each option
Sunday, August 11
Acreage by Stem Ciders
Open flames and whole-animal cooking take center stage at this outdoor event. More than 50 chefs and butchers will be on hand to show off their skills for a feast like no other. Dine on meats of all kinds along with heirloom veggies, all while supporting Piggy Bank, an organization that supports family farms nationwide.
Cost: General admission tickets are $150
Saturday, August 17
Civic Center Park
Westword’s Tacolandia is back with over 40 taquerias and Mexican restaurants slinging their best tortilla wrapped creations. That means four hours of street taco bliss for you, along with live entertainment and a car show.
Cost: General admission tickets are $25
Thursday, August 22-Saturday, August 24
EXDO Event Center
Break out your best robes, gowns, and wands for a pop-up event which transports you to a wizarding world. Head to the Great Hall for a themed three-course meal, potion lessons, games, fortune tellers, and more. Separate beverage packages are available, along with a cash bar.
Cost: Adult tickets start at $110