“This was a fun day. Oodles of different types of beer out here.”

“Good company. Good crowd. Good time”

Thank you to all who have attended the past three Arvada on Tap events! They were a huge success, and we raised a lot of money for the Partners!



Arvada On Tap – A Craft Beer and BBQ Fest is produced by the Arvada Festivals Commission (AFC). We’re a group of volunteers appointed by the City Council to organize and produce six annual celebrations and to help other organizations produce celebrations.

For Arvada On Tap, we’re partnering with four service organizations to raise funds for their community projects. Members from Arvada-Jefferson Kiwanis Club, Arvada Sunrise Rotary and Arvada Vitality Alliance partner with the AFC to plan and produce this celebration. These organizations contribute funds and volunteer time to the following community efforts:

  • Several weekend food backpack programs for Arvada elementary school students

  • Scholarship speech contest for Arvada high school students

  • City of Arvada roadside cleanup program

  • Arvada Santa House which provides free holiday gifts for families in Arvada

  • Week-long leadership training programs for junior and senior high students

  • Elementary schools reading program

  • Bell ringing for the Salvation Army

  • Annual pumpkin patch sales for Habitat for Humanity

  • Meals on Wheels program for seniors

  • Fundraising events for charitable and cultural organizations in Arvada

  • Scholarship program for students with limited access to college

Arvada on Tap: A Craft Beer & BBQ Fest is produced by the Arvada Festivals Commission and its community partners Arvada-Jefferson Kiwanis, Arvada Rotary, Arvada Sunrise Rotary, and Arvada Vitality Alliance. All net proceeds will benefit these partners to support their local community projects.

Enjoy Craft Beer – Over 25 commercial craft breweries will offer samples and pours from their breweries.

Homebrew: the Hyper-local Brewery! – Budding amateur brewers will have their homebrew submissions judged in a sanctioned Beer Judging Certification (BJCP) competition. Samples not available.

Other fun stuff – Fill your day with live music by local bands; a drawing for an array of really great prizes; great food from over 10 trucks and carts; and shopping at over 40 vendors selling craft foods, jewelry, apparel, brewing and barbequing items and outdoor activities.