New arrivals in Denver will be treated to a busy events schedule. Whether it's sports events, food festivals or family-friendly days out, Denver has something to suit everyone.
Here are some of Denver’s most popular yearly events.
Annual events in Denver
St Patrick’s Day Parade (March)
Attracting around 400,000 people a year, this is Denver’s biggest annual parade, as well as being one of the biggest in the country. It features horses, stagecoaches, marching bands and eclectic floats. It's sure to be a fun day out for the whole family.
Cinco de Mayo 'Celebrate Culture' Festival (May)
Denverites enjoy celebrating Cinco de Mayo in a big way. This annual extravaganza also draws more than 400,000 people to Civic Center Park where hundreds of different stalls sell Latino food, crafts and memorabilia. Two stages provide plenty of live entertainment, while attendees can also attend events like the Community Parade, taco-eating contest and the green chilli bowl cook-off. The little ones can also head over to the Children's Carnival where they will be spoilt for choice with plenty of activities and rides to enjoy.
Denver Summer Brew Fest (July)
This event gives residents a chance to sample some of the best local craft beers, with plenty of options from Denver and beyond. Festival goers can also enjoy the line-up of bands playing live music, and can head over to the food stalls for a tasty treat. This fun day out is enjoyed by beer lovers across Denver and the wider Colorado area.
Pumpkin Festival (October)
A highlight of the fall season, this festival is held at the Denver Botanic Gardens and is an ideal family excursion. There are plenty of activities for kids, from hayrides and carnival games to pumpkin picking and face painting. The festival also offers live music, food trucks and vendors, as well as local craft stalls.
Denver International Wine Festival (November)
This festival is a delight for wine lovers, consisting of tastings, local winery tours, and even a food-and-wine-pairing competition between local chefs. A superb selection of wine will be on offer, with hundreds of wines from around the world available for tasting. Festival goers will also be treated to live music and entertainment throughout the week.
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