Not sure of what to do this weekend? We’ve got you covered. Here are some of the events that you can check out this week in and around Denver:
16th Street Fair
It’s the last week to catch this fun art-filled event this 2017. This street fair is all about showcasing different unique handmade goods by emerging Denver artists and designers. Stroll along the 16th Street mall and you might not only appreciate some great arts and crafts, you might buy one for yourself too.
16th Street Mall – Pedestrian Mall
1001 16th St., Denver, CO 80202
SEP 9, 2017 – SEP 10, 2017
Denver Food + Wine Festival
The Colorado Restaurant Association presents a multi-day celebration of good food and good wine. Lots of activities including promotions and tastings of different food and wine. There will also be spirits education for those who want to know how to properly appreciate different spirits.
Various Locations Around Denver
SEP 5, 2017 – SEP 10, 2017
Golden Sidewalk Sale
Golden is home to some one-of-a-kind shops, galleries, clubs, restaurants and more, that are truly unique to the city. If that is not enough reason to visit Golden, they are also giving significant discounts around different participating spots this Saturday. Go shopping and grab some grub in Golden.
City of Golden
1010 Washington Ave., Golden, CO 80401
SEP 10, 2017
Celebrate Italian culture this weekend. There’s an artisan marketplace, live music, wine tastings and a bocce tournament. Of course, some of the best Italian food specialties will also be served. There will be flag throwers flown in from Italy as well. It’s all about Italy in Belmar this weekend.
464 S. Teller St., Lakewood, CO 80226
SEP 9, 2017 – SEP 10, 2017
7th Annual Roxborough Music Festival
This will be the 7th annual Roxborough Music Festival! Lots of local talent will take the stage Friday, September 8th, from 5-10 p.m. and Saturday, September 9th from 12 noon till 10 p.m. The beneficiaries of proceeds this year will be Eagle Summit Ranch that helps disabled American Veterans with counseling and retreats, Dravets Syndrome Foundation for research into this severe form of pediatric epilepsy and of course our continued support of our local Roxborough Elementary School! There will be a raffle for items including a foursome at Arrowhead Golf Course, mini Ipad, electric guitar and of course items donated by local businesses.
GET READY FOR HALOWEEN
Halloween is approaching very fast tickets for one of the best Denver Halloween parties just went on sale!
Denver Halloween Costume Ball – $2,000 Prize
The Denver Halloween Costume Ball inside of the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
This Exclusive Halloween Costume Ball offers the best party package in the city of Denver, a $2,000 ‘Best of The Ball’ Halloween costume contest, Live Halloween entertainment and Dj’s.
DATE AND TIME
Sat, Oct 28, 2017, 9:00 PM – 2:00 AM
Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Check out our Fall Festivals 2017 Guide for more things to do around Denver.
Everybody can make cupcakes but not everybody can make good cupcakes. And for the discerning taste buds of the people of the 303, good does not even cut it. You have to be great to be really appreciated. No wonder why the competition for the best cupcakes in Denver is getting fiercer each year.
And to add fire to the ensuing debate on who makes the best little cups of awesome in the 303, here’s is our own list:
If you want your cupcakes with a little kick then Tipsy Cupcakes is just right your alley. Get decadent versions of your favorite cakes infused with premium alcohols like Kahlua and Bacardi. Some of the favorites include lemon vodka, red wine red velvet, and chocolate whiskey. Your kids can order from the non-alcohol menu so they can join in on the fun. Best part is that they come in these cute little jars that makes it easier to eat.
8286 Northfield Blvd. #1535 Denver, CO 720.523.3335
If you are in Denver and never have tasted Gigi’s, you might either be living under a rock or not really in Denver at all. After all, there are several Gigi’s stalls and kiosks around the 303. What make them so successful, of course, is the cupcakes itself. They have these big cupcakes with generous frosting. But it’s not quantity over quality. The cupcakes are moist and the frostings are to die for. They said do one thing, do it well. Gigi’s do cupcakes and they do it great.
550 Grant Street, Unit H, Denver, CO 303.777.0698
Try a different variant each day from Smallcakes and you will come out satisfied each time. The cakes itself are very moist and they are bigger than your usual cupcakes. They have 13 signature cupcakes including the red velvet, pink chocolate, hot fudge sundae, and peanut butter cup. Aside from those 13, however, there are still a hundred more choices like maple brown, tiramisu, and seasonal flavors like different apple pie varieties. It is difficult to pick a favorite from all the cupcakes. You can literally go there with a blindfold, choose randomly but still know that you are in for a treat.
Watch out for the blue truck!! This food truck serves not only some of the most delicious cupcakes but the cutest as well. No wonder it’s a favorite during birthdays, weddings, and even bridal and baby showers. They have about 8-11 flavors readily available but if you want anything special or personalized, you can order in advance by a couple of days. They also offer gluten free cupcakes.
10655 S Parker Rd. Parker, CO 720.561.1511
Aptly called the Church of Cupcakes, eating one of their treats is close to a religious experience. Not saying that you should worship the cupcakes but thanking the lord almighty for these moist delicacies is an acceptable response. After all, not only are the cupcakes so delicious the shop is so pretty as well. And for guys, there is a Foosball table to add some manliness to your cupcake eating day.
3462 N Larimer St. Denver, CO 720.524.7770
There are still more great cupcake stores around Denver? Which one do you think is the best?