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Food & Dining Events in Boulder

If there's one thing Boulderites know how to do, it's enjoy great food and drink. From chef tastings and craft beer festivals to farm dinners and winemaker evenings, you'll find food and dining events in Boulder year-round. Read on for some of Boulder's top food and drink festivals and events as well as a current events calendar for even more ways to savor the flavors of Boulder.

Annual Food & Drink Festivals

Taste of Pearl

Fifteen Boulder restaurants pair up with local wineries and distilleries for a unique experience where participants stroll through downtown and sample food and drinks while perusing galleries and shopping at local boutiques.

Avery Brewing Invitational

Every year Avery Brewing Company sources hand-picked brews from wish lists submitted by their team at an anniversary festival and party. Sample 100+ specialty beers, taste rare barrel-aged releases you'll only find here and enjoy live music at this vibrant event.

Beer tasting at Avery Brewing

CineCHEF at Boulder International Film Festival

Films, filmmakers and actors from around the world come to Boulder each year for this highly regarded and much-buzzed-about film fest. In addition to four days of screenings, workshops and panels, there's CineCHEF, a film-inspired chef competition and dining event. Taste cinema-based dishes while enjoying music, paired wines, local beers and desserts.

Boulder Taco Fest

Tacos, craft beer, tequila, lucha libre wrestling and live music come together each August in Boulder at one of locals' most beloved annual events — Boulder Taco Fest. Soak in the summer sunshine, have the best time with your crew and eat delicious food during this celebration of something everyone loves – tacos!

Wintercraft Beer Festival

Head to Balch Fieldhouse at Folsom Field to sample craft brews and get a winter warmup when you need it the most. Get out of the house, turn off Netflix and experience the many delicious, seasonal styles of beer that only come around in the cold months.

Q BBQ Fest

Grab an ice-cold brew and sample pure smoked bliss from award-winning pitmasters on CU campus. At this rowdy festival, you can jam to live music, eat freshly fired, delicious grub and learn insider tips on BBQ-ing during live demos from the pitmasters themselves.

Studio Arts Chili Bowl

Chefs from local restaurants compete in a chili competition where guests can taste and vote for their favorite chili with the purchase of a bowl, plus shop for beautiful handmade pottery. Chili Bowl is Studio Arts Boulder's annual fundraiser.

Boulder Farmers Market

As a grower-only market, shoppers are guaranteed the best selection of locally grown, seasonal produce, eggs, cheeses, meats, herbs, flowers, wines and gourmet food products from Boulder County. Sample, shop, meet local farmers, smell the flowers, hear live music, sit by the creek and eat great food at this beloved market.

Photo by Denise Chambers

Shopper at the Boulder Farmers Market

Upcoming Food & Drink Events in Boulder