ROCKY MOUNTAIN OKTOBERFEST
When: October 2 through 4
Where: Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Cir
What: Rocky Mountain Oktoberfest combines the tradition of the Munich Oktoberfest with the vibe of Colorado and the Rocky Mountain brewery scene. Rocky Mountain Oktoberfest proudly features beers from the best breweries in the Rockies. Get ready for the traditional German Oom-pah bands playing waltzes, polkas, and the ever-famous "Chicken Dance", with more entertainment and other live music throughout the weekend. German-fare pairs perfectly with a full stein - bratwurst, sauerkraut, German potato salad, cabbage, pretzels, schnitzel.
More info, tickets, reservations: Tickets prices vary and can be purchased online or at the door.
When: Sunday, October 4 from 7 to 10 p.m.
Where: Museum of Contemporary Art, 1485 Delgany Street
What: Six teams of local bartenders will compete in this tiki competition organized by Don Q Rum to create the best swizzle cocktail. What's a swizzle, you say? The swizzle is a tropical tiki cocktail that uses a swizzle stick and crushed iced to achieve dilution. The swizzle stick has a pronged end that bartenders use like a handheld blender to create a delicious, frothy rum treat!
More info, tickets, reservations: All proceeds of FO' Swizzle benefit local independent film production of "Leech," a Matt Jensen film. A $20 donation includes swizzle cocktails. Additional details are available online.
When: October 4 through 9
Where: Grow Haus, 4751 York Street
What: A week long celebration complete with fantastic themed dinners organized by Eat Denver, a network of independent Denver restaurants. Tickets range from $50 to $80 and can be purchased online.
More info, tickets, reservations: Additional details on the events are available here.
CHOLON'S 5TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY
When: Monday, October 5 from 6 - 9 p.m.
Where: ChoLon, 1555 Blake Street
What: ChoLon invites you to celebrate its fifth birthday at a classy, fun event showcasing the restaurant's favorite dishes and cocktails.
More info, tickets, reservations: Tickets are $60 and all inclusive and can be purchased online.
ABV TAKEOVER AT WILLIAMS & GRAHAM
When: Monday, October 5
Where: Williams & Graham, 3160 Tejon St
What: On Monday, October 5th, Barmen Ryan Fitzgerald & Todd Smith along with chef Kevin Cimino are bringing their team to takover both the front and back of house at W&G. They will control the atmosphere, music, and offer their own cocktail and food menus.
More info, tickets, reservations: Additional details are available online.
PLATES FOR THE PEAK
When: Monday, October 12 from 7 - 10 p.m.
Where: Vesta Dipping Grill,1822 Blake St
What: The 12th annual dinner fundraiser organized by Vesta benefits the youth and programs of Urban Peak (urbanpeak.com).
More info, tickets, reservations: For more information and to purchase tickets, see online.
SCHRAMSBERG DINNER AT TABLE 6
When: Wednesday, October 14, 6:30 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. dinner
Where: Table 6, 609 Corona Street
What: Join Hugh Davies, owner of Schramsberg and Davies Vineyards for a special evening of wine and great paired dishes from the Table 6 kitchen. Schramsberg is celebrating its 50th anniversary.
More info, tickets, reservations: Tickets cost $175 per person and reservations can be made at 303.831.8800.
BUBBLES AND BLISS
When: Thursday, October 15 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Where: Baur's Restaurant and Listening Lounge, 1512 Curtis Street
What: Celebrate opening day of red king crab season with boatloads of seafood and sparkling wines at Baur's.
More info, tickets, reservations: Tickets are $50 and can be purchased online.
PETRUSSA WINE DINNER
When: Friday, October 16 at 6 p.m.
Where: Frasca Food and Wine, 1738 Pearl Street, Boulder
What: A special dinner with guest winemakers Elisabetta Nonino and Lorena Tosetto. The intimate experience is limited to 12-13 guests and it offers a coursed dinner with wine pairings, in addition to the evening spent with the special guests.
More info, tickets, reservations: The cost for the dinner is $235 per person and reservations can be made by calling 303.442.0608.
When: October 17 from 2 to 10 p.m.
Where: 21st Street between Blake & Larimer
What: The world's largest street pub pop-up will be taking over a block in the Ballpark neighborhood, compliments of Deschutes Brewery. 40 taps of beer, local chef collaborations, live music, and family-friendly fun will all be had at the event.
More info, tickets, reservations: Entry to the street pub is free and all proceeds from beer and food go towards Bicycle Colorado. See online for more information.
A TASTE FOR LIFE
When: Tuesday, October 13 at 6 p.m.
Where: Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center, 650 15th Street
What: In its 15th year, A Taste for Life is an event that raises funds to support Project Angel Heart. The fundraiser brings together more than 800 community leaders, philanthropists, and Denver's most celebrated chefs for an evening of food, beer, wine, and spirits.
More info, tickets, reservations: Mix-and-mingle tickets are $150 and can be purchased online.
BOULDER BURGUNDY FESTIVAL
When: Thursday, October 22 through Sunday, October 25
Where: Multiple locations
What: The fourth annual celebration of wines from France's acclaimed Burgundy region. A variety of events are scheduled from a welcome event to multiple seminars, tastings, and dinner. Definitely a must for Francophile wine lovers.
More info, tickets, reservations: Details and tickets are available online.
When: Sunday, October 25 from 3 to 9 p.m.
Where: Oceanaire, 1400 Arapahoe Street
What: An all-day celebration of fresh shucked oysters and wine, complete with live music by The Brian Hornbuckle Band.
More info, tickets, reservations: Tickets, which cost $75 per person for VIP (unlimited food and drinks) and $20 for general admission (sampling), can be purchased online.
DRY DOCK'S TENTH ANNIVERSARY PARTY
When: Saturday, October 24 from 2 to 6 p.m.
Where: Dry Dock North Dock, 2801 Tower Rd, Aurora
What: Celebrate a decade of brewing at Dry Dock's North Dock with live music, food by Big Kiwi Eats, and a lot of great beers. The brewery will pour some old beers, some new ones, and even some directly from the barrel. It will also debut a 10th Anniversary Quad, available on draft and in bombers.
More info, tickets, reservations: Tickets cost $35 and are available online. For additional details, check out the event's page.
DENVER INTERNATIONAL WINE FESTIVAL
When: Wednesday, October 28 through Friday, October 30
Where: Omni Hotel, 500 Interlocken Boulevard, Broomfield
What: A three day celebration of wines from all over the world, complete with special dinners and a grand tasting affair.
More info, tickets, reservations: Tickets and additional details are available online.