We didn’t need this chock-full roundup of What’s In Good Taste in May to tell us Colorado’s fully in the swing of late spring/early summer. But our curated list is here to help you navigate some of the choices. Be sure to see the link to our annual Mother’s Day roundup below! And, as always, we’ll add some happenings that strike us as the month progresses. But meanwhile, please thank this month’s sponsor, Snow Capped Cider Taproom & Wine Bar, and featured event, Wings & Whiskey on the 19th, for making May’s list possible. 

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Fans of Colorado’s own Snow Capped Cider will have a new reason to take a Colorado staycation when the Snow Capped Cider Taproom & Wine Bar opens about five hours from Denver in Cedaredge. The small town is located on the southern slope of the Grand Mesa, an area of the state that includes over 300 lakes and plenty of space for activities like back country skiing, hiking and camping. The company helmed by founder Kari Williams is proud to announce the opening, located in what was once a 1940s gas station that Kari and her husband have renovated, honoring its history. The space will showcase Snow Capped Cider’s offerings plus Kari’s curated selection of Colorado’s premier estate cider and wine to show off the amazing fruit and produce grown in our state. In fact, you can see a small grove of apple trees growing on-site at the new taproom. To learn more about Snow Capped Cider’s Taproom & Wine Bar, click here. Congratulations to Snow Capped Cider on winning two 2024 Good Food Awards in April which recognize outstanding American food and drink producers demonstrating a commitment to sustainability, social responsibility and craftsmanship. And stay tuned for our upcoming podcast interview with Kari Williams.

Images from Snow Capped Cider Taproom and Wine Bar.

Ongoing events In Good Taste in May:

NEWS 12th Annual Lake Dillon Beer Festival tickets are on sale now for the June 15 event. Enjoy views of the Rockies, tunes and craft beer from more than 20 Colorado craft breweries.

Antlers at Vail Hotel has a new Spa-and-Stay Package. With the Oasis Retreat package, available through June 30, get options for treatments, unwind in the outdoor pool and hot tub, go bike riding, strolling the two-mile trail and more, while staying over in their comfortable lodging.    

Big Red F Restaurant Group’s Mental Health Awareness Month Partnership is with Envision:You, an organization dedicated to supporting and improving the mental health of LGBTQ+ individuals. Throughout May, proceeds from specific cocktails and mocktails at all Big Red F restaurants will support the organization. 

Biophilia: Nature Reimagined is a multisensory exhibition at the Denver Art Museum running May 5-Aug. 11. It brings together more than 70 works including architectural models and photographs, objects, fashion, digital installations and immersive art experiences highlighting the transformative power of nature.

Artwork Biophilia - Flowers and People: A Whole Year Per Hour - teamLab
See the exhibit Biophilia: Nature Reimagined at the Denver Art Museum. Photo: Flowers and People: A Whole Year Per Hour, teamLab.

BLK MGK inside the Mining Exchange Hotel in Colorado Springs, is open. The full-service coffee bar serves drinks, pastries, breakfast sandwiches and light lunch. “Detox” activated charcoal the “tummy tame” assorted bitters can be added to any beverage. There will also be weekly events including art classes, chair massage and others.

Food from BLK MGK
Menu selections from the new BLK MGK. Photo courtesy BLK MGK.

NEWS Bubu’s Indian Bowl is back. The popular dish is available at both downtown locations with harissa cauliflower, Moroccan spices, chickpeas, shredded carrots, cherry tomatoes, cilantro and yellow curry yogurt dressing. Add a protein of choice if you want.

Indian Bowl from bubu is In Good Taste in May
Get the Indian Bowl at bubu. Photo courtesy of bubu.

Churro Shake at Slater/s 50/50 Denver is offered throughout the month, featuring caramel and Cinnamon Toast Crunch topped with whipped cream and two whole churros.

Civic Center EATS kicks off for the year on May 8, bringing a variety of Denver food trucks together for lunch options throughout the summer. Grab a bit and enjoy the park setting every Wednesday and Thursday throughout summer and into fall.

Colorado Governor’s Art Show celebrates its 33rd year, starting May 11-June 9. One of the largest juried fine art shows featuring Colorado artists, there will be in-person and online sales for the physical exhibit.

Been There, Loved That Corsica just opened in RiNo, blending French rustic dishes with flavors of Italy and the Mediterranean with small plates to share like the Scallop Crudo, Pork Milanese, spritzes and punches to share, and other cocktails.

Mussels and potatoes at Corsica restaurant.
Check out Corsica, the new restaurant by the team behind Barcelona Wine Bar. Photo courtesy of Corsica.

NEWS Denver Art Museum and the Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art are merging collections and ideas, as the Kirkland Institute. This means that, eventually, DAM membership will include admission to Kirkland.

Denver Burger Week runs May 6-12 with 7 days of $7 burgers in which each participating restaurant puts their own take on the classic. Make your plans with the Denver Westword Burger Week App. 

Denver Fashion Week is May 11-19 at various locations with local, national and international designers showing off their wide variety of styles.

Film on the Rocks tickets are on sale now, and sell out fast, for the 25th season which starts June 10. See movies and pre-show events including The Matrix, Shrek, and music by the Doc Sadler Band. 

Hedwig and the Angry Inch tickets are on sale as of May 1. The hit gender-bending Broadway musical about an East German rocker on a journey toward self-discovery and acceptance will run Aug. 1-17 at Herman’s Hideaway.

Hot Sauce for Badasses is a new sauce you can purchase at all Los Chingones locations. It’s a combination of arbol chiles, a hint of smoke and nutty pepitas. 

Martini Mondays at Done Deal include a variety of sips including The Plaza, The Zesty Dill and Espresso. A flight of three minis is also available for $21.

Mellow Mushroom celebrates 50 years of business starting May 14 with a limited-time-only anniversary menu. Enjoy a mix of returning favorites plus new food and drink items. 

Mile High Asian Food Week continues through May 4 with BOGO offers, secret menus, free items and more for more than 100 vendors throughout the metro area. 

Spicy Pork Banh Mi from Sesame Sandwiches.
Visit a variety of restaurants offering specials during Mile High Asian Food Week like this pork banh me from Sesame Sandwiches. Photo by Courtney Drake-McDonough.

NEWS RiNo Grill and Pizza has opened in the Catalyst building in the RiNo Art District. The chef-driven menu includes pizza and calzones, of course, but also burgers, salads, entrees plus 20 beers on tap, curated wines and specialty cocktails.

Pepperoni and jalapeno pizza from RiNo Grill & Pizza.
A pepperoni and jalapeno pizza from the new RiNo Grill & Pizza. Photo courtesy of the restaurant.

SeriesFest celebrates Season 10 in Denver, May 1-5 with episodic storytelling events. Get the full lineup in the link. 

Shadowlands is the love story of C.S. Lewis – Oxford don and author of The Chronicles of Narnia and The Screwtape Letters – and American poet Joy Davidman. It runs May 3-18 at The Coal Creek Theater of Louisville.

Support World Central Kitchen through Leven Deli Co. as they join the Benevolent Spirits Campaign through May 12. Leven will donate $1 of each $14 TLC cocktail purchased to World CentralKitchen. The drink features fresh-pressed lemon and carrot juice with a touch of turmeric mixed with a spirit or soda water.

NEWS The National in Telluride has re-opened for the spring and summer and to celebrate, the Mediterranean concept has launched an Apertivi & Oyster Hour. It features $10 cocktails including a San Juan Spritz and Margarita Rosa $2 oysters on the half-shell with chervil granita and house piri piri sauce. Their full menu is available as well.

NEWS The Post Chicken & Beer’s Sunny Lady Beer Launch offers up a new ale brewed with Azacca hops, Pekoe Sip House’s Sunny Green Tea, lemon puree and Colorado wildflower honey. The slightly astringent, dry, tart but refreshing drink is on tap at all seven Post locations. 

NEWS Vail has announced four new culinary trails that feature food finds from throughout the mountain community. There’s a trail for every season starting with Springs Foods that Melt Trail (think fondues and ice cream); Summer’s Game Trail featuring wild game; Fall’s Tyrolean Trail with influences from Italy, Germany, Swiss and Austria; and Winter’s Hot Chocolate Trail. 

Vanity & Vice: American Art Deco exhibit runs May 22-Jan. 12 at the Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art. It explores the designs that came out of the rebellious years of 1920-1933. See, especially, how the style was manifested with women in decor, fashion and beauty.

Blue glass objects from Vanity and Vice exhibit at Kirkland Museum.
Items from the exhibit Vanity and Vice at the Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art. 

 Dated Happenings In Good Taste in May:

May 2
Run for the Roses hosts a 5th anniversary celebration, May 2-5. The underground cocktail lair located below the Alley in LoDo’s Dairy Block, will be serving a retrospective menu of 11 of its most popular seasonal cocktails including the Shoulda Coulda and Foolish Pleasure. 

We’re going, are you? The Cher Show runs only May 2-5 so hurry to see the Tony Award(R)-winning musical of Cher’s story at various stages of her life.

Westword Burger Week Kick Off Party at Fat Sully’s on Broadway for Bulleit & Burger specials, giveaways and more fun. See the listing in our Ongoing section, above, for details about the juicy week.

Fat Sully's smash burger for Westword Burger Week.
Fat Sully’s Smash Burger is one of the burgers featured during Westword Burger Week. Photo by Courtney Drake-McDonough.

May 3
Cinco de Mayo at Museo de las Americas offers free admission all day. Check out their current exhibition, Espiritu Hermosx and enjoy an evening of culture, dance and food including a presentation by Ballet Folklorico Sangre de Mexico. 

Comida at Stanley Marketplace has a three-day celebration featuring four specialty margaritas including the Yuzu Charcoal, Chile Mango, and Prickly Pear versions.

First Friday Pop-Up Art Show is a free event featuring Denver-based fine artists Lyndy Bush, Amber Faye Art and The Source’s own VelArt. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo weekend with festive live Spanish Guitar by Dave Devine along with a Margarita Sample Station.

Works of Art for the First Friday Art Pop-up at The Source.
Examples of art for First Friday Art Pop-Up at The Source. Photo courtesy of the event.

Halfway to Halloween, hosted by Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group, is a haunted house with special effects, talented actors and add-on experiences like Mini Escape Games, Blood Bank Secret Bar and Tiki Tarot Bar. It runs May 3-4. 

The Cher Show continues. See May 2.

The Woods celebrates Cinco de Mayo with specials May 3-5 including a Passionfruit Vanilla Margarita for $11 and two Braised Pork Bell Tacos for $12. 

May 4 – Derby Day and Star Wars Day
Annual Kentucky Derby Party at St. Julien Hotel & Spa in Boulder includes mint juleps to sip, liver performance by Maydays, a Derby hat contest, hand-rolled cigars by Palma Cigar Company, and more. 

Cinco de Mayo En Westwood, May 4-5, is a community celebration in the Westwood neighborhood that honors the historical significance of the Batalla de Puebla and supports cultural preservation in the community. There will be Danza Mexika, Mariachi, Lucha Libra, art installations, Ballet Folklorico, Mexican food and more. 

Cheluna Brewing Co. offers a Latin Dance Class by Carmen, moving to the beats of traditional Latin music. Then enjoy a drink from the Latinx-owned brewery including the Lowrider Mexican Lager or Chilango Hefeweizen. 

Colorado Nonprofit Mini-Derby is a day of charity and charm north of Castle Rock at Sky View Farm. Cheer on miniature horses, enjoy whiskey and wine tastings and big on auction items. Tickets include drinks, desserts, live music, and live viewing of the 150th Kentucky Derby on the big screen.

Comida’s Cinco de Mayo celebration continues. See May 3.

Denver Cinco de Mayo Festival at Civic Center Park, runs May 4-5. With free admission, it includes three stages, kids’ activities, a parade, taco eating contest, chihuahua races, lowrider car show and more than 150 vendors. 

Denver Mini-Derby happens on the Tivoli Quad (which could get disrupted by protesters). Enjoy a mini-race with miniature horses, live music, food, bar, a corgi race and viewing screen. 

Derby Brunch at Yardbird offers the Derby Day Mint Julep and Off to the Races cocktails plus the Yardbird Breakfast Waffle with strawberries and cream and the Derby Pie, chocolate walnut pie with coffee ice cream, chocolate sauce and bourbon caramel. The regular menu will also be served.

Fried chicken and waffles from Yardbird.
Yardbird is serving up Derby Brunch. Photo courtesy of Yardbird.

Derby Day at the Station includes a collection of afternoon events with The Terminal Bar’s “The Starting Gate” patio party, featuring drink specials, live music, photo booths and food. 

Firefly Handmade Market returns to South Gaylord with more than 80 makers selling their goods. There’s live music and admission is free.

Halfway to Halloween continues. See May 3.

Juleps on Tap at The Golden Mill are served up from the self-pour tap wall and made with Tin Cup Whiskey. Grab a bite to eat and watch the race on the big screens.

People lined up at the tap wall at Golden Mill
Get Juleps on tap, and other drinks from the tap wall at The Golden Mill. Photo courtesy of The Golden Mill.

Noble Riot Wine School: Spring Florals and Flowers plays on the fact that somms talk about floral characteristics of wine. Chuck Hutson of Hutson Floral Design provides an array of fresh-cut flowers paired with wines by Noble Riot somm Matt Strauch. Guests of the class will also receive their own floral arrangements to take home. Tickets are $69 per person and can be purchased here.

One Rooftop Bar in Vail, hosts a Rooftop Derby Party with several Derby-inspired cocktails including the Churchill Downs Spritz and Genuine Risk. Dress in your dapper best for a contest with prizes.

Park Hill Arts Show is a small event with lots of varied art, running May 4-5 under the shady trees of Park Hill Church. 

TheBigWonderful at Belleview Station: 10th Annual Derby Party has free entry, local shopping from more than 70 Colorado vendors, unlimited sampling from 15+ breweries, cideries and distilleries (the BEERFEST portion requires tickets), plus street food, live music and live streaming of the Derby. 

The Cher Show continues. See May 2.

The Cherry Cricket celebrates Star Wars Day with two specialty cocktails available at their Cherry Creek and Littleton locations: the Rebel Smash has bourbon, fresh lemon and blackberry syrup. Jabba Juice has vodka, elderflower, passionfruit, fresh lemon, mint, simple syrup and soda. Both are $10 each.

The Cherry Crickets May the 4th cocktails.
The Cherry Cricket celebrates May the 4th with specialty cocktails. Photo courtesy The Cherry Cricket.

The Woods Cinco de Mayo Specials continues. See May 3.

Vibe Artisan Market runs May 4 and 5 at the Sports Castle on Broadway. There’ll be more than 100 artists, creatives and makers, live music, an art gallery, guest chefs, coffee bar and cocktail bars. 

West End Tavern’s Kentucky Derby Specials include a watch party that features Derby-themed food and beverages including a mini-buttermilk biscuits with orange marmalade and shaved country ham; buttermilk pie tartlets; Hibiscus Champagne French 75 and Mint Juleps. 

Wynkoop has a Star Wars Day cocktail called “Baby Yoda,” green with melon liqueur, coconut rum, pineapple juice and a splash of creme. It’s garnished with two limes as ears and to blueberries as eyes. 

May 5 – Cinco de Mayo
Cinco de Mayo specials at Que Bueno Suerte run all day and include $7 House and Picante margs, $3 chicken, carnitas or carne asada street tacos and mini street corn, $12 taco plates, $5 molotes and other dishes.


Food items from Que Bueno Suerte
Cinco de Mayo specials as well as the full menu will be served at Que Bueno Suerte for Cinco de Mayo. Photo courtesy of the restaurant.

Cinco de Mayo Block Parties at Los Chingones RiNo and DTC-Belleview Station include luchador wrestling, a prize wheel, food by Chef Troy Guard and a variety of drinks including local beer and craft cocktails. RSVP in the link.

Cinco de Mayo En Westwood continues. See May 4.

Comida’s Cinco de Mayo celebration continues.  See May 3.

D’Corazon, holding court on Blake Street for 20 years, is serving up their famous margaritas from fruity and spicy, on the rocks and frozen.

Denver Cinco de Mayo Festival continues. See May 4.

Kachina Cantina shows off their wide variety of margaritas at brunch and includes live music from 9am-2pm.

Love Stinks – The Musical, at Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center, is a comedic set of stories and songs that attempt to solve the thorny aspects of love. Join the actors for milk and cookies after the show.

Park Hill Arts Show continues. See May 4.

Rio Grande Mexican Grill serves up regular or mini sizes of their classic, strawberry, mango or Manberry (mango/berry) flavors.

Spice Trade Brewery + Kitchen releases their Strawberry Jalapeno Margarita Beer paired with a Chips + Dip Trio (roasted salsa, housemade guac and beer cheese queso). 

Tammen’s Fish Market will feature a Corn & Crab Quesadilla special for $14 plus other favorites such as their Ceviche and Fish & Shrimp Tacos. 

Temper Chocolates offers the Tequila Talkin’ bonbon with strawberry margarita white chocolate ganache with a pinch of Maldon sea salt in a milk chocolate shell and a “When Doves Cry” bonbon with white chocolate paloma and Dos Hombres Mezcal fondant in a white chocolate shell.

Chocolates by Temper for Cinco de Mayo.
Temper has Cinco de Mayo-inspired chocolates for the holiday. Photo courtesy Temper Chocolates.

The Woods Cinco de Mayo Specials continues. See May 3.

Vibe Artisan Market continues. See May 4.

May 6
Allen Tupper True Murals Tour is a Denver Architecture Foundation event during which guides will lead attendees on a comprehensive tour of the muralist’s architecturally-significant sites including Civic Center Park, The Brown Palace and Mountain States Telegraph Building. 

May 7
ongoing guest bartender series celebrates AANHPI (Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander) Heritage Month in May, with May Dela Peña brand ambassador for Tequila Cazadores and Amber Vongsouvanh of Shrunken Head Tiki in Colorado Springs. They’ll serve special cocktails from 5-7pm.

Adrift's bartender series with Amber Vongsouvanh and May Dela Pena.
Amber Vongsouvanh and May Dela Peña are May’s guest bartenders at Adrift. Photo courtesy Adrift Tiki Bar.

May 9
An Exploration of Napa Valley Mountain Wines
paired dinner is hosted by Guard and Grace, celebrating winemaker Gianna Ghilarducci. 

May 10
Denver Urban Gardens Spring Plant Sale, May 10-11 sells organic flowers, herb and vegetable seedlings, hanging baskets, fruit trees and Denver’s own A1 EcoGro compost. Get tips for gardening, tree-care and more. 

Shop and learn at Denver Urban Gardens spring plant sale.
Shop and learn during Denver Urban Gardens’ Spring Plant Sale. Photo courtesy Denver Urban Gardens.

French Twist is a French-Kissed burlesque review featuring international star, Scarlett James, bringing the beauty, romance and sensual vibes of Gay Paris. The show runs May 10 and 11.

We’re going, are you? Taste of Iceland Festival is on tour, stopping in Denver May 10-11. Denverites can transport themselves to Iceland through a series of events inspired by, and celebrating, Icelandic culture, music, food, nature and more. Through various events, meet these Icelandic notables and celebrities: Bergdís Elllertsdóttir, Iceland’s Ambassador to the U.S.; Ari Eldjárn, Icelandic comedian; Axel Flóvent Dadason, Icelandic singer and songwriter
Gabriel Bjarnason; and Chef on Iceland’s National Culinary Team, DJ Hermigervill. 

May 11
Colorado Artisan Markets
at the Shops at Northfield features 50-70 local vendors selling jewelry, art, soaps, clothing, food and more.

Denver Urban Gardens Spring Plant Sale continues with the addition of live music, a food truck and local artisans selling sustainable-minded crafts – See May 10.

French Twist continues. See May 10.

Golden Hours music festival at Riverfront Park is a new event featuring local and national acts including Hazel English, Flaural, Frail Talk, Destiny Shynelle and others. There’ll also be pop-up bars and food trucks.

Spring BAZAAR at Sloan’s Lake lets you shop more than 80 local Colorado craft vendors plus street food and food truck vendors. Sip cocktails from pop-up bars too.

Spring Market at The Source is held both inside The Source Market and in the parking lot, with art, apparel and accessories plus food and drink. 

Taste of Iceland Festival continues. See May 10.

Wine Spectator’s Grand Tour comes to Denver, home of more than 20 Wine Spectator Restaurant Award winners, for an evening of 230 exceptional wines along with conversations with winemakers and great food. 

May 12 – Mother’s Day
Indian Festival at Civic Center Park provides a glimpse of Indian culture through performing arts, food and demonstrations. This is the inaugural event in Denver.

Spring BAZAAR at Sloan’s Lake continues. See May 11.

May 13
Restaurant Take-over at Coperta is part of a nationwide book tour by chef and restaurateur, William Disson who has a new book, Thoughtful Cooking: Recipes Rooted In the New South. The four-course meal comes directly from recipes from the book.

Chef William Dissen
Chef William Dissen does a restaurant takeover at Coperta in celebration of his new book. Photo courtesy William Dissen.

May 16
“Birds of Paradise” summer launch party at Halcyon celebrates Rare Bird, a seasonal restaurant and bar atop the hotel. There’ll be a celebratory pig roast and launch of a seasonal cocktail menu, fire and dance hula show and live music by the Denver Ukulele Orchestra.

Wine and Chocolate Pairing at La Bouche Wine Bar includes 5 chocolates and 5 ½ glasses of wine. There’ll be two sessions for 10 people each.

May 17
KlezKolorado Festival
runs May 17-19 featuring music, dance and culture.

Women Behind the Wine event at The Fort is a pairing dinner in partnership with E & J Gallo. The five-course meal will include Smoked Duck Crostini, Buffalo Short Rib and Raspberry Chambord Chocolate Mousse Negrita. 

May 18
KlezKolorado Festival continues. See May 17.

Puppy Yoga is an all-levels community yoga class led by Natasha Espiricueta featuring adorable puppies available for adoption.

RiNo Spring BAZAAR at Zeppelin Station showcases more than 80 Colorado makers and small businesses plus a live DJ and springtime cocktails.

Seven Course Wine & Sushi Pairing Experience is hosted by Trellis Wine Bar and winemaker Gretchen Voelker.

Shelter Distilling’s new Montrose location officially opens with a day of fun, food, entertainment and distilled beverages. 

May 19
FEATURED EVENT! Wings & Whiskey is a special charity event by Ace Eat Serve to benefit the Denver Housing Authority Youth Employment Academy. See eight Denver chefs compete for the best wings in town, sip local beers and handcrafted whiskey cocktails, enjoy live music, games, a silent auction and rubber chicken races. Also see the debut of Ace Eat Serve’s new bottled wing sauces: Tiger, Lucky Dragon and Asian Buffalo Wing Sauce!
Images from Wings & Whiskey

KlezKolorado Festival continues.  See May 17.

RiNo Spring BAZAAR continues. See May 18.

May 22
Chef Rocco DiSpirito will join Chef Troy Guard for an evening of collaborative cooking at Guard and Grace. The cocktail-style gathering will offer drinks and appetizers and a chance to mingle and chat with both chefs. Both will prepare dishes drawing inspiration fro Rocco’s cookbook. Guests get a signed edition of Rocco’s new cookbook, Every Day Delicious: 30-Minute(ish) Home-Cooked Meals Made Simple.

Nonna’s Classics Dinner at OAK at Fourteenth is a one-night-only celebration of Italian-American meals. The four-course menu includes Baccala Fritta with Puttanesca aioli, Caesar Salad with 30-month Parmesan, Royal Red Shrimp Rigatoni Alla Vodka with Calabrian chilis, Short Rib Sunday Gravy with Anson Mills polenta, and Limoncello Italian Ice with cannoli crostata and dark chocolate.

May 23
Dinner service is launched at Olive & Finch Cherry Creek with a new menu that offers globally-influenced flavors and scratch-made dishes, all $20 or less. Examples include a Land & See Board, Seville Tartine, Dan Dan Noodles, Steak Frites and Thai Red Curry.

Dan Dan Noodles at Olive and Finch are In Good Taste in May.
Dan Dan Noodles are part of the new dinner service at Olive & Finch. Photo by Lucy Beaugard.

Spirited Dinner Series at The National in Telluride, features Lalo Tequila in a four-course dinner paired with cocktails. Food options include Braised Beef Shortrib Ravioli, Spiced Big Eye Tuna and Layered Lemon Cake. 

Third Annual Celebration of Agave is an all-inclusive tequila dinner with five Patron cocktails, paired with inventive dishes at Del Frisco’s Grille. Food courses include Snapper & Shrimp Ceviche Verde, Short Rib Birria and Tres Leches.

May 24
Boulder Creek Festival
runs Memorial Day Weekend (through May 27) along Boulder Creek. There’ll be live music, makers markets, live entertainment, the Creekside Beer Fest and food trucks. 

Olive & Finch Cherry Creek begins dinner service with nothing on the menu exceeding $20. To celebrate, May 25-26, guests who visit 5-9pm to try the new dinner menu, get 50% off while supplies last. Items include Grilled Artichoke, Salmon Carpaccio, Beef Kofta, Seville Tartine with tuna, and Steak Frites.

Olive and Finch salmon carpaccio
Salmon Carpaccio is one of the dishes being offered at Olive & Finch’s new dinner service. Photo courtesy Olive & Finch.

May 25
Boulder Creek Festival continues. See May 24.

Denver Arts Festival, May 25-26, brings arts and crafts from more than 140 Colorado and national artists. There will also be a Kids Art Zone, live music, food trucks and drinks. 

Feria Festival, hosted at the Flamenco Denver Studio, lets us visit Spain right here in Denver. Traditionally a local, Spanish festival, this Denver version is a celebration with music and dancing. Special guests Maestro dancer Juan Paredes from Sevilla and Singer Juan Pedro Jimenez from Cadiz will be present. 

May 26
Boulder Creek Festival continues. See May 24.

Breckenridge Beer Dinner at The Inverness Denver is a four-course dinner guided by the Inverness’s executive chef and Breck’s master brewer. This is the first such event at the property. 

Denver Arts Festival continues. See May 25.

Memorial Day Fireworks at Elitch Gardens. Pay admission to see it from the inside or catch the view free from the nearby parks.

May 27
Boulder Creek Festival continues. See May 24.

Memorial Day BBQ Celebration at The Post Chicken & Beer’s locations will serve smoked meat platters with sides and fixins as well as a la carte items. Menus vary between locations.

Missing Man Table at Guard and Grace is the yearly salute to veterans and those in active service. The “Missing Man Table” is a tribute to those who dedicated their lives to our nation. A special table stands as a symbol. 

May 28
National Burger Day at Slater’s 50/50 offers a variety of kinds of burgers including the 50-50 beef and bacon blend patty and the 50 Alarm Burger, so hot you have to sign a waiver to eat it. 

Slater's 50/50's 50 alarm burger
Celebrate National Burger Day at Slater’s with the 50 Alarm Burger and many other burger creations. Photo by Slater’s 50/50 Denver.

May 29
Bird Dog is a pup-friendly happy hour at Rare Bird restaurant and bar. Dog-inspired dishes include Australian Shepherd’s Pie, Puppy Poke Bowls and more. The event runs every last Wednesday through October with a portion of the proceeds donated to MaxFund. 

May 30
PROMO CODE ALERT! Drink Red Wear Red tickets are on sale now for the May 30 event to support restaurant workers. Dress in your best red attire, from funky to formal, enjoying endless bites from 20 of Denver’s top restaurants plus all-you-can-drink wine, cocktail, beer and n/a drinks while enjoying an al fresco party at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Use our promo code IGTD24 for 10% off any VIP or GA ticket!

The scene at Drink Red Wear Red event.
Use our exclusive promo code to attend Drink Red Wear Red, an alfresco food and drink event benefitting restaurant workers. Photo by From the Hip Photo.

Grand opening of Pancho & Jane restaurant, serving tacos, cocktails, extensive lists of bourbon and tequila and more in Golden.

Mediterranean Wine Pairing Dinner at Jax Fish House Glendale includes dishes inspired by Croatia, Greece and Spain. The tapas-style dinner with wine pairings includes a lobster crepe, grilled octopus, Spanish pintxo snacks and more.

Upcoming events In Good Taste:

June 1 – Rockin’Block with concerts and movie

June 2 – City Park Jazz starts

June 5 – YWCA Boulder County Dancing with Boulder Stars

June 6-9 – Denver Fringe Festival

June 7 – Denver Art Museum’s Uncorked

June 8 – Saturday Night Alive
          – Colorado Shakespeare Festival begins

June 14 – WhiskyX

June 15 – Le Diner en Blanc
                – Juneteenth Music Festival

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