The annual Colorado Chocolate Festival at the Crowne Plaza DIA (its new location since the Denver Mart closed) is Friday & Saturday, May 12 & 13, 2023,
and features more than 50,000 chocolate samples from more than 80 regional and national vendors. If thousands of chocolate samples isn’t enough enticement, this year’s festival offers some new indulgences.
A new Chocolate Spa is being added to the show floor, featuring chocolate facials, cocoa butter massage, hair styling and more.
There’s a new S’mores Station, too! New vendors coming in from several states will be part of the mix, along with several Mother’s Day Gift booths and a full entertainment roster on the festival stage.
Activities on the Festival stage include Chocolate Bingo, the Chocolate Crown contest, free chocolate cake for Moms, Andrew Novick’s popular Chocolate-covered WHAAAATT?, chocolate tasting with the Chocolate Therapist, and more.
Saturday’s 2 p.m. highlight is The Mom Game — where Moms answer fun, simple questions about themselves backstage then join their kid onstage to see how many right answers they can get. Each right answer gets a chocolate treat, and the winning team gets two Golden Ticket gift certificates to spend at any booth.
Admission is $10. Kids 12 and younger get in FREE. Taste Tickets allow attendees to sample treats during the festival and cost $10 for 12 tickets. You can buy tickets in advance online to save time.
Hours are Friday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Parking is FREE!
15500 E. 40th Ave. (at I-70 & Chambers Rd.), Denver.