Expats in Denver will be treated to a busy events schedule. Regardless of whether one is looking for sports events, food festivals or family-friendly days out, Denver has a range of varied events to suit everyone.
Here are some of Denver’s most popular yearly events.
Annual events in Denver
St Patrick’s Day Parade (March)
Attracting more than 200,000 people a year, this is Denver’s biggest annual parade and features horses, stagecoaches, marching bands and eclectic floats. It's a fun day out for the whole family.
Cinco de Mayo (May)
Denverites enjoy celebrating Cinco de Mayo in a big way. This annual extravaganza 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 enjoy fun events like the taco-eating contest and the green chilli bowl cook-off.
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. Live music and food stalls offer entertainment for what is sure to be a fun day out.
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.
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.