The Festival

Slow Food Nations combines the energy of a street food festival, the rigor of an conference, and the inspiration of a cultural exchange. Come enjoy workshops, tastings, tours, talks, and plenty of meals and parties. Slow Food Nations connects farmers and families, leaders and eaters to share our stories and shape the future of food.

Free and open to the public, with select ticketed events.
Denver, CO | July 13-15, 2018

Opening Party

Slow Food Nations kicks off with a festival sampler and a warm welcome, Colorado-style. Guests will enjoy demos, chef interactions, and good food & beverages in a casual and fun setting.

Taste Marketplace

This open air, free-entry marketplace takes over the streets of downtown Denver. Visitors leisurely sample, shop, and meet the makers behind our food while engaging in experiences throughout the market.

Slow Sips Garden

A shaded space right in the middle of Larimer Square to relax and connect around community tables. Craft beer, cocktails, wine and food will be available to purchase. The evening transitions to a music-filled lounge.

Zero Waste Family Meal

Chefs collaborate for a delicious family meal created from the festival’s food scraps. We’ll taste the amazing possibilities of cooking with food that may have otherwise been wasted.

Workshops & Tours

Learn, taste and be inspired in hands-on workshops with expert chefs, traditional cooks, practitioners and farmers from around the world.

Slow Food Summits

Engage in discussions about food-related topics with experts in their fields. Explore regenerative agriculture, food justice, food waste and more. Tickets for the Slow Food Leader Summit are now available here.

Themed Tracks

Follow a theme all weekend through workshops, talks, and dinners, such as food justice, farmers, sustainable seafood, pollinators, and more.

Family Activities

Strengthening the future of food relies heavily on the next generation! Families can engage in hands-on activities like cooking, gardening, art and other fun adventures.