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7 festivals to explore in Colorado this summer.

Updated: Jun 20, 2022

One of the perks of being a part of Colorado's event industry is getting the inside scoop on Denver's most popular festivals, conventions, concerts and more. This week we'll dive into 7 exciting festivals to round out the summer.

Taco Fest

June 25th & 26th

Stockyards Event Center

Do you like Tacos, Tequila, and live music? Denver’s taco fest is back and better than ever with 2 days of Lucha Libre Wrestling, Chihuahua Racing, and enough tacos to fill a ten-gallon hat. Catch the Avant-Garde team at the bar serving ice-cold libations to accompany your taco feast.

Central Park Beer Festival

July 16th

South Green (29th Ave & Roslyn St)

Get a taste of Colorado’s beer scene with an afternoon of craft breweries, local food, and live music. This festival sells out every year and is shaping up to be a roaring good time. Reach out to the Avant-Garde team if you are interested in being a vendor for this event.

Lavender Fest

July 16th & 17th

Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms

Wander through more than 2,000 lavender plants with your family, then see how vendors use this fragrant plant in locally made products. But that’s not all! Enjoy flavorful food, live music, demonstrations, and educational programs. Stop by one of the bars and say hello to the Avant-Garde bartenders.

The Big Eat

Thursday July 28th

Galleria at the Denver Performing Arts Complex

Come celebrate Denver’s vibrant independent restaurant scene with us. You’ll experience over 60 locally-owned restaurants serving up small bites plus wine, cider, beer, and kombucha for one ticket price. Give your taste buds a treat, support local businesses, and discover your new favorite restaurant.

Plant vs. Protein Showdown

July 30th & 31st

Four Mile Historic Park

Weigh in and help Chef Justin Brunson and Chef David Grant prove what cuisine reigns supreme — plant or protein-based. On top of the tasting, enjoy country music and a variety of local plant and protein-based food trucks.

Second Saturdays in Arvada

July 9th & August 13th

Olde Town Arvada

Two stages featuring live music, local vendors, fresh summer cocktails, and a kids zone will keep the entire family entertained. This event is a great way to get outside with your neighbors and explore what Arvada has to offer. Stop by and say hello to our Avant-Garde bartenders at both bar locations.

Cherry Creek Food and Wine Festival

August 18th, 19th, & 20th

Cherry Creek North Business Improvement District

Enjoy a different lineup of food, seminars, and demonstrations each day, giving you a taste of all that Cherry Creek has to offer. Attend all days or pick and choose your events to curate a one-of-a-kind experience.

Whether you're into good food, tequila, live music, or wine, these events will help you get out and explore the best of Colorado this summer.