The Best Festivals in Denver – 2022

Your Guide to the Best Festivals in Denver – 2022 Edition

And An Always-Updating Local Events Calendar

Festivals in Denver are a great way to spend time with your family. There’s something for everyone to enjoy, and you can find festivals that cater to your specific interests. Plus, festivals support local businesses and organizations, and you can meet some new people with shared interests.

So check out some of the best 2022 fairs and fests in the area, review the ever-updating events calendar, and bookmark the list of annual gatherings. You won’t be disappointed!

A Few of Denver’s Best Festivals

Colorado Music Festival

OK, it’s technically not in Denver proper, but you know that Boulder is close enough. The Colorado Music Festival is THE place to be for classical music lovers, and it runs for six weeks every summer. So, you’ve got plenty of options for this one.

Don’t wait to buy tickets, or you could miss out on one of your favorite performers.

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Great American Beer Festival

The Great American Beer Festival is another hugely popular event and takes place every year in late September or early October. The 2022 event, scheduled for October 6th through 8th, is the 40th anniversary of this popular annual event.

You’ll find more than 500 breweries from across the country represented, and visitors can sample a wide range of beers – more than 1,500!

This isn’t the least expensive ticket you’ll find. But if you’re a beer connoisseur, you won’t mind!

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Cherry Creek Arts Festival

If you’re looking for a more family-friendly festival, the Cherry Creek Arts Festival is definitely worth checking out. A trip to “Artivity Avenue” is all your kids will need. But they’ll also appreciate the seemingly endless food booths. After all, what’s a festival, any festival, without yummy street food, right?

Cherry Creek Arts Festival is an annual July tradition. So, if you take off in the summer, be sure to make plans around it.

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Denver Food & Wine Festival

We love a good food festival, and it doesn’t get much better than the Grand Tasting at the Denver Food & Wine Festival. Make note of the Grand Tasting on September 10, 2022, with award-winning chefs, wine connoisseurs, and mixologists.

There’s also Dinner Under the Stars, the Riedel Wine Glass Seminar, and a cocktail competition called the Shake & Brake Showdown.

The Food & Wine Festival is one of the few that’s not family-friendly. Attendees must be 21 or older.

Denver Area Events Calendar

Our official Events Calendar powered by Evvnt features the best of what the area has to offer. You’ll find festivals for this upcoming weekend and the following weeks. There are also other things to do, including plays, musicals, concerts, comedy, and much more!

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Annual Festival Guide

Here’s a handy list of websites for some of the area’s fun festivals throughout 2022. If you’ve missed some, you can look forward to them in 2023 and beyond!

Festivals in Denver AreaWebsite
Cheesman Park Arts Festival 2022
Cherry Blossom Festival
Cherry Creek Arts Festival
Colorado Chocolate Festivals
Colorado Music Festival
Colorado Renaissance Festival
Denver Bbq Festival
Denver Chalk Art Festival
Denver Christkindlmarket
Denver County Fair
Denver Day of Rock
Denver Food and Wine Festival
Denver Greek Festival
Denver International Festival
Denver Taco Festival
Denver Tattoo Arts Festival
Dink Comic & Art Expo
Down In Denver Fest 2022
Festivus Film Festival
Five Points Jazz Festival
Great American Beer Festival
Juneteenth Music Festival
Old South Pearl’s Brewgrass Festival
Orthodox Food Festival and Globeville Days
Pancakes and Booze Art Show
Park Hill Art Festival
Peruvian Festival Denver
Sunnyside Music Festival
Viva Southwest Mariachi Festival
Wine Festival at the Downtown Aquarium

Did we leave your festival off the list? Send us the info, and we’ll be sure to add it.

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Denver Festivals – FAQs

What are some of the biggest food festivals in Denver in 2022?

While most Denver festivals are highly-anticipated and well-attended annual events, there are a few standouts. Some of the biggest include the Great American Food Festival, Cherry Creek Arts Festival, and Denver Food & Wine Fest.

How can I find out about festivals in Denver this weekend?

The Denver Guide on has a fairs and festivals calendar that updates hourly. You can search specifically for fairs and festivals or take a peek at all kinds of things to do in Denver, Colorado.

What are some fun Denver food festivals?

Who doesn’t love a good food fest? Even though unique food and drinks play a role in every Denver festival, there are some events that put delicious treats center stage. A few local favorites include the Denver Taco Festival, Denver BBQ Festival, Peruvian Festival Denver, and several Chocolate Festivals.