Denver’s favorite Dining al Fresco event returns to Larimer Square for summer evenings under the stars

  • June 25, 2018
  • Dining

Dining Al Fresco – 2018


Summer is finally here, and nothing beats dining outdoors under the beautiful Colorado sky. One of Denver’s most popular outdoor dining events, Dining al Fresco, returns to Larimer Square this summer on July 21, August 18 and September 15. Join the award-winning chefs and restaurants of Larimer Square as they extend their dining rooms into the street for a one-of-a-kind dining experience on Denver’s most charming block. With happy hour festivities, dinner, and an evening under the stars, Dining al Fresco is one of the city’s best scenes. USA Today named Larimer Square one of its Top 10 Dining al Fresco Neighborhoods in the United States.


Participating restaurants include:


Meet Our Non-Profit Partners

In addition to delicious fare and a sparkling atmosphere under the stars, Larimer Square is partnering with local non-profit organizations for each Dining Al Fresco evening. July’s guests will be given the opportunity to support an amazing cause: We Don’t Waste, a Denver-based fast-growing and high impact nonprofit, that addresses hunger and food waste through an innovative recovery model.


We Don’t Waste reduces food insecurity and waste by rescuing high-quality food from venues, caterers, distributors, and restaurants, then delivering it free of charge to hunger-fighting local agencies in the Denver Metro area.


In  August, Larimer Square is partnering with nonprofit is Slow Food Nations, a global, grassroots organization, founded in 1989 to prevent the disappearance of local food cultures and traditions, counteract the rise of fast life and combat people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from and how our food choices affect the world around us. This collaboration follows the Slow Food Nations event on Larimer Square scheduled for July 14-15.


Finally, we’re asking September’s diners to support the Visit Denver Foundation, a charitable organization that provides an annual scholarship program to promote the travel and tourism industry in the Denver metro area.


Seating begins at 5:00 p.m. each night all summer. To book a table, contact participating restaurants directly. So, come and join us; there’s nothing quite like toasting a gourmet meal in the glow of a Colorado sunset.



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