Sure, Valentine’s Day is around the corner, but let’s focus on what’s really important this weekend: the Denver Mac & Cheese Festival is happening. And once you kick off Friday, celebrating perhaps the best food group, you can head happily into the rest of the weekend’s festivities which include the first-ever Sweetheart Festival (aka the largest Valentine’s themed fest in the country), a chance to snuggle with goats and other farm animals, (who needs a date when you’ve got that), an all-you-can-drink silent disco, and much more.

Eat your way through the Denver Mac & Cheese Festival 

Friday, February 8
Number 38, 3560 Chestnut Place
Unlimited mac & cheese from some of Denver’s best chefs? Yes, please. Sample all the melty, carby goodness you can handle then vote for your favorite and help crown the city’s new champion of cheesy mac creations.
Cost: General admission tickets are $59

Celebrate Valentine’s Day early at the Loveland Sweetheart Festival: Love Locks Lights

Friday, February 8-Saturday, February 9

Downtown Loveland

Loveland is well known for embracing its status as a Sweetheart City and now its stepping up its love-filled reputation with the inaugural edition of this fest, the biggest Valentine’s Day festival in the country. With interactive art installations, beer and wine tastings, live music, a “palace of sweets,” a 4-mile race, and a 10’ x 30’ love lock sculpture that weighs 24,000 pounds, this is the spot to be if you’re in the mood to celebrate romance.

Cost: Free to attend

Party with the crew at Ratio for their four-year anniversary 

Friday, February 8-Sunday, February 10
Ratio Beerworks
A weekend of special releases, live music and more in store for this local fave for brews. Highlights include a Friday night performance from Joey Cape of Lagwagon, the Saturday release of Genius Wizard Grand Cru followed by live music from JSR, and a Sunday recovery brunch with eats from El Camino. Cheers!
Cost: All events are free to attend

Dance at an all-you-can-drink silent disco 

Saturday, February 9
If three hours of free-flowing booze doesn’t get you in the mood to dance, nothing will. The tickets for this event include an open bar from 9:30pm-12:30am along with a pair of headphones that let you tune into your choice of three DJs playing hits that will have on the dance floor all night long.
Cost: $30/person

Find the perfect locally made gift at Seedstock’s first art market 

Saturday, February 9
Seedstock Brewery
If you haven’t quite gotten your Valentine’s Day gift locked down (we won’t tell), why not opt for something locally-made? Ten Denver artisans will be on hand showing off their good which include everything from jewelry to photography. Bonus: you can sip on a brew while you shop.
Cost: Free to attend

Show off your moves at an ‘80s & ‘90s dance party 

Saturday, February 9
Wings Over the Rockies
Big hair, scrunchies, and neon will all be on full display at this party that’s throwing it back to the ‘80s and ‘90s for one night only. Along with live DJs the event will include a performance by the B-Boy Factory, an ‘80s arcade, a giant Lite Brite wall, an air guitar competition, and more.
Cost: Non-member adult tickets are $30 and include food samples; a cash bar will also be available

See a traditional dragon dance in honor of the Chinese New Year 

Saturday, February 9-Sunday, February 10
Truong An Gifts, 333 S Federal Blvd
Welcome the Year of the Pig at the 25th anniversary of this street fair. Dragon dance performances are scheduled throughout this two-day celebration.
Cost: Free to attend

Snuggle with animals at an open sanctuary day 

Sunday, February 10
Broken Shovels Farm Sanctuary
Goats, puppies, and cows, oh my! This farm is a sanctuary for rescued farm animals and they’re opening up to the public for a Valentine’s edition of their open farm days. The animals love human snuggles as much as the people do, so come out to show these creatures some love.
Cost: $5 donation per person

See local artists and up and coming bands at the RiNo Showcase Mini Feature 

Sunday, February 10
Globe Hall & Fort Greene
Get a sampling of some of the city’s best creative forces at this event. Twenty-five artists, craftspeople, and creatives will be showing off their work along with performances by what may possibly become your new favorite band. Food trucks will also be on hand to keep you fed and happy while you get to know the Mile High’s creative side a bit better.
Cost: $12 advance; $15 day-of

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Have a great weekend!!