Denver Events in November
DENVER INTERNATIONAL WINE FESTIVAL
WHERE: Denver Marriott Westminster
Recognized as one of the “Best Wine Festivals Across America” by Food & Wine magazine, the Denver International Wine Festival showcases the largest selection of international and domestic wines at any Grand Tasting in the Rocky Mountain region, plus the popular wine and food-pairing event, Pairsine, which features Colorado’s top chefs creating gourmet food pairings for award-winning wines.
NIGHT AT THE MUSEUMS
WHEN: Nov. 3, 2018
WHERE: Various museums in the Denver Metro area
Many of Denver’s best museums are open late during this Denver Arts Week event, including the Denver Art Museum, the Clyfford Still Museum, History Colorado Center and the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Free shuttles make it easy to hit all your favorites without having the hoof it!
URBAN HOLIDAY MARKET
WHEN: Nov. 3–4, 2018
WHERE: Skyline Park
This two-day, open-air holiday market in the heart of downtown Denver is the place to get all of your gift shopping done in one fun-filled weekend. Browse an eclectic collection of local art, crafts, holiday gift, specialty foods and much more.
DENVER ZOO FREE DAYS (COLORADO RESIDENTS ONLY)
WHEN: Nov. 9 and 12, 2018
WHERE: Denver Zoo
Say hello to the animals for free two times this fall. The Denver Zoo, located in City Park, spans over 75 acres and is home to more than 4,000 animals, including rare amur leopards, okapi, black rhinoceros, elephants, vampire bats, orangutan, Komodo dragons and more!
GRILLED CHEESE FEST
WHEN: Nov. 14, 2018
WHERE: Mile High Station
Enjoy everyone’s favorite comfort food (along with tomato soup, beer and wine) as more than local 20 restaurants compete for the prestigious Meltdown Award for the best grilled cheese in Denver. This fundraiser benefits Imagination Library of Denver, a free book program for kids.
DENVER CHRISTKINDL MARKET
WHEN: Nov. 16–Dec. 23, 2018
WHERE: 1515 Arapahoe St.
The Christkindl Market includes vendors from Germany, Ukraine, Ireland and other countries — as well as local artisans — offering high-quality gifts, such as hand-carved wooden figurines, handmade candles and ornaments. Traditional German food will tempt your taste buds. Sip on warm Glühwein (hot spiced wine) as you listen to traditional Christmas carols and live German music. Entry is free and the entire family is invited.
DOWNTOWN DENVER RINK AT SKYLINE PARK
WHEN: Nov. 22, 2018–Jan. 31, 2019
WHERE: Skyline Park, the corner of 16th and Arapahoe
Grab your family and friends and head to 16th and Arapahoe in downtown Denver to the Skyline Rink. Skate rentals are $2, or bring your own pair and take a spin on the ice for free! Free days for kids will take place throughout the season. Look for regularly scheduled entertainment and activities each week including: Friday night DJs; Saturday morning skating lessons; Saturday night concerts; and Sunday afternoon family entertainment.
MILE HIGH UNITED WAY TURKEY TROT
WHEN: Nov. 22, 2018
WHERE: Washington Park
Run your yams off at the annual Mile High United Way Turkey Trot in Denver’s beautiful Washington Park. The four-mile race and quarter-mile family fun run is expected to host over 10,000 participants in support of Mile High United Way’s work in the community to improve the lives of children, families, and individuals in need. This year’s Turkey Trot will include a start and finish village featuring pre-race coffee, live entertainment, music, booths and a beer garden sponsored by Great Divide Brewing Co.
WHEN: Nov. 23, 2018 at 6 p.m.
WHERE: Denver Union Station
As part of Downtown Denver’s Winter in the City program, Downtown Denver’s Grand Illumination event will light up downtown, from Denver Union Station to the City and County Building at Civic Center Park. Afterwards, meet Santa, enjoy drinks at Terminal Bar and dance to holiday classics by the Denver Dolls. The lights stay on through the end of December.