When: Monday, August 4 at 5 p.m.
Where: Williams & Graham, 3160 Tejon Street
What: The third installment of its takeover series, when the speakeasy opens its doors to the nation's best bartenders who will control the atmosphere, music, food, and cocktails for one night.
More info, tickets, reservations: Bartenders Marcovaldo Dionysos and Dane Barca from tiki bar Smuggler's Cove in San Francisco will be behind the bar. More details available here.
When: Tuesday, August 5
Where: Old Major, 3316 Tejon Street
What: To commemorate receiving a special pig from the Templeton Rye Heritage Pork Project, the LoHi eatery is hosting a three-course dinner with cocktail pairings.
More info, tickets, reservations: The cost is $55 per person; call 720.420.0622 for reservations.
O'SHAUGHNESSY AND CAPIAUX WINE DINNER
When: Tuesday, August 5 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Acorn, 3350 Brighton Boulevard
What: A five-course dinner featuring wine pairings from Capiaux Cellars and O'Shaughnessy Winery.
More info, tickets, reservations: The cost is $80 per person. To reserve a seat, call 720.542.3721.
When: Saturday, August 9 and Sunday, August 10 at various start times
Where: Boulder and Fort Collins
What: A walking tour of numerous artisan coffee, tea, chocolate, and bistro businesses in two different cities.
More info, tickets, reservations: Tickets for Boulder routes cost $27; Fort Collins routes cost $22. Visit the website for more information and to purchase tickets.
When: Saturday, August 9 and Sunday, August 10 from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. (VIP at 2:30 p.m.)
Where: Highlands Masonic Center, 3550 Federal Boulevard
What: The second annual gathering of Colorado fermentation experts, with classes, kids' activities, and unlimited tastings.
More info, tickets, reservations: General admission tickets cost $35 in advance and $40 at the door; VIP tickets are $60 in advance, $65 at the door. Visit the official website to purchase and for more details.
When: Wednesday, August 13 at 5:30 p.m.
Where: Ballpark neighborhood, various check-in points
What: A tasting event of 30 restaurants, breweries, and bars in the Ballpark neighborhood.
More info, tickets, reservations: Participating venues include Trillium, Star Bar, and Great Divide. Tickets cost $30 in advance, $35 the day of. For more details and to purchase tickets, visit the official website.
FLAVORS OF COLORADO FESTIVAL
When: Friday, August 15 through Sunday, August 17 at various times
Where: Harry A. Nottingham Park in Avon
What: An inaugural event featuring Colorado-based restaurants, artists, musicians, craft beer, and spirits, kicking off with a four-course farm to chef's table charity dinner.
More info, tickets, reservations: The dinner costs $100 for adults and $50 for children 14 and under. Admission to the festival is free. Visit Flavors of Colorado for schedules, details, and tickets for the dinner.
When: Saturday, August 16 at 3 p.m.
Where: Freedom Park soccer fields in Edwards
What: A celebration of international craft beer with live music from North Mississippi Allstars, food trucks, and more.
More info, tickets, reservations: Tickets cost $39 in advance and include unlimited tasting from more than 60 breweries. Visit the official website to purchase and for more details.
WILLY WONKA FARM DINNER
When: Saturday, August 16 at 7 p.m.
Where: Burning Sky Farm, 7723 Oxford Road in Longmont
What: Chef-owner Ian Kleinman of the Inventing Room is hosting a progressive Willy Wonka-inspired three-course meal with drink pairings.
More info, tickets, reservations: The cost is $150 all inclusive. Seats are limited and can be purchased here.
When: Monday, August 18 at 6 p.m.
Where: Elway's Cherry Creek, 2500 East 1st Avenue
What: The chefs of Denver Five will create a menu of five hors d'oeuvres and five dessert bites.
More info, tickets, reservations: Participating chefs include Panzano's Elise Wiggins and Aniedra Nichols of Elway's Cherry Creek. The cost is $60, with tickets available here.