2014 COLORADO - April & May 2014
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events
(see also: 2013)
April 2-5, 2014 24th Annual Taste of Vail
Taste of Vail is the nation's premier spring food and wine festival held at iconic locations throughout North America's most popular mountain resort showcasing the finest chefs in Vail and the nation's top vintners.
April 5, 2014 Breckenridge Spring Beer Fest - Breckenridge, Colorado
8th annual Breckenridge Spring Beer Festival. This event offers brews, views and free live music and features unlimited beer tasting from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.
April 6, 2014 Chefs Up Front
Chefs Up Front is a culinary extravaganza you and your company will not want to miss! Please join Cooking Matters and Colorado’s top chefs at the Colorado Convention Center on Sunday, April 6, 2014. The evening’s proceeds support Cooking Matters, a program of Share Our Strength, serving the Colorado community. Over the last eighteen years, we have completed over 1300 courses and made an impact on the lives of more than 19,000 families. With your support, our goal over the next year is to deliver more than 350 courses in Colorado.
April 8-11, 2014 Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America
This is the only industry event that serves both brewpubs and breweries. The Craft Brewers Conference: Over 2,600 brewing industry professionals enjoying craft brews together. BrewExpo America allows exhibitors and buyers to develop profitable business relationships and helps brewing and brewery restaurant professionals encounter the latest and the best that industry vendors have to offer.
April 13, 2014 Taste of Pearl - Boulder, Colorado
From the heart of America's 'Foodiest' Town: An unforgettable afternoon exploring Boulder's tantalizing culinary arts scene.
April 19, 2014 Cold Process Soap Making - Denver, Colorado
Do you find the idea of knowing exactly goes into your most frequently used bath product appealing? Join us and learn a new old technique with Sarah McGregor at Four Mile Historic Park. Not only will you love (read: be addicted to) making your own soap, but you'll also have great hostess gifts at your fingertips!
April 22, 2014 Earth Day - Worldwide
The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network (EDN) works with over 22,000 partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.
April 24, 2014 Wine, Women and Chocolate - Lafayette, Colorado
Join us for a fun evening of Wine Tastings, Chocolate Samplings, Cheese, Appetizers & Networking while browsing through slightly used Scarves, Jewelry and Purses for sale.
April 26-27 & May 17-18, 2014 Barrel Into Spring - Grand Junction, Colo.
Highlights of this event include behind the scenes winery and vineyard tours at eight wineries, gourmet meals, tasting of wines that are not readily available to the general public, and barrel sampling of wines paired with specialty foods. Grand Valley Winery Assoc.
May 3-4, 2014 South Denver Beer Fest - Littleton, Colorado
Over 120 Beers from 60+ breweries - 2 Sessions of Incredible Beer - Tons of New Brewers - Gluten Free Options - Unique Non-Alcoholic Offerings - Local Distillers and Cheese Makers (in VIP Area) Scenic Rocky Mountain Views - Lakeside Venue.
May 10, 2014 Victorian Tea II - Denver, Colorado
Four Mile Historic Park. As a working farm and ranch, Four Mile Historic Park was once supplied with edibles primarily from the land around the buildings, either in organized gardens or by gathering wild edibles that grew in the area. Enjoy a relaxing and unique tea experience and with scones, tea sandwiches, and desserts which are artfully prepared for you, along with two tea varieties, served by Four Mile Volunteers in full Victorian-era costume. Bring a friend and share a relaxing afternoon, harkening back to a simpler era when teatime was for indulging and socializing. A special presentation by the Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls, & Toys on Victorian era dolls and toys will highlight the afternoon.
May 11, 2014 MOTHERS' DAY - Nationwide
Most restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list. (2nd Sunday)
May 15, 2014 Flavors of Denver - Denver, Colorado
Flavors is a culinary experience that goes beyond the traditional gala and provides each table of attendees with a local chef who will prepare a multi-course dinner tableside. The meal that is delivered will showcase the signature dishes of our culinary experts and take you beyond the usual restaurant fare. Unleash your inner "foodie" and experience a distinct evening of dining while helping to fund the research, education and advocacy efforts of the American Liver Foundation.
May 16-17, 2014 Mike The Headless Chicken Festival - Fruita, Colorado
Read about Mike the headless chicken who lived 18 months without a head! Chicken Dance Contest, Chicken Recipe Contest, Food and Craft Vendors, More Chicken, the 5k 'Run Like a Headless Chicken', Chicken Games, Historic Tours, Eating Contests, Mike's Market and more.
May 17, 2014 4th Annual Grand Valley Beer Festival
Grand Junction, Colorado
Join us at the 4th Annual Grand Valley Beer Festival! This is a fundraiser for Colorado Mesa University Athletics (CMU Maverick Club) so you can feel even better about spending an afternoon sampling craft beers. There will be over 50+ breweries represented at this event as well as live music, a raffle, and live auction.
May 22, 2014 Colorado Corks and Cuisine - Denver, Colorado
Showcasing local caterers, distilleries, breweries, and wineries, you will shake up your week and welcome summertime while sampling the fare and raising funds for preservation of the Four Mile House Museum. Opened in 1978, Four Mile Historic Park both a Denver Landmark and National Historic Site that provides the Denver community with a 12-acre park to discover and enjoy early Colorado life by preserving and interpreting Colorado’s western rural heritage through interactive educational opportunities.
May 24-25, 2014 26th Annual Taste of Creede - Creede, Colorado
Celebrating the 26th annual Taste of Creede: A festival of fine arts and fine dining! Artist demonstrations, Silver Chef competition, Bake-Off Challenge, art auction, restaurant tastings, live music, tours of the lauded Creede Repertory Theatre, and the opening of the Small Print Show.
May 30-31, 2014 7th Annual Royal Gorge Holy Smoke BBQ Showdown
Canon City, Colorado
Combined Holy Cow! Blues Festival with the Holy Smoke BBQ Showdown. Now we can enjoy music and BBQ together while helping our community.
May 31, 2014 Manitou Springs Colorado Wine Festival
Manitou Springs, Colorado
One of Colorado’s best Wine Festivals. 25 Colorado Wineries will be pouring tastings of their wines as well as selling bottles of wine. Many retail booths selling wine related wares. Food booths and entertainment throughout the event. (NOTE: Festival date was moved from June 7 to May 31, 2014)