FRENCH CULTURAL EVENTS - Upcoming Events

The Alliance Française de Denver hosts dozens of French and Francophone cultural events in our Denver location. We host French Happy Hour every last Thursday of each month, with the exception of June, July, October, and December (due to other events/holidays) a French book club as well as a European one and Wine Tastings! Let's not forget the Annual Gala, Bastille Day celebrations and the Fête de la Musique! 


Soirée Ciné - 29 Août

Soirée Ciné - 29 Août

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Location: Sie Film Center Discount code available for AFD members. 
Location: SIE Film Center,  2510 East Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80206
Time: 6:30 pm

Make sure to buy your ticket on the Denver Film page and RSVP here so we know you are coming! Merci !

August 29, 2024
Les Chiens de La Casse   (Junkyard Dog)
Directed by Jean Baptiste DurandYear: 2022With: Raphael Quenard, Anthony BajonLength: 1h33 Language: French with English subtitlesChildhood pals Dog and Mirales live in a little village in the south of France and spend their days just hanging out. To kill time, Mirales has got into the habit of teasing Dog mercilessly. But this summer is different: Dog meets Elsa and romance blossoms. While jealousy eats away at Mirales, the distance that opens up between the two friends will allow each to grow and define himself.[...]

5 à 7 Happy Hour - Diebolt Brewing

5 à 7 Happy Hour - Diebolt Brewing

Venez parler français avec nous à Diebolt Brewing Co! 

Time: 5 to 7 pm 
Location: Diebolt Brewing, 3855 Mariposa St Denver, CO 80211 

Members: Free 
Non-members: $5[...]

French Stand Up Comedian: Harold Barbé

French Stand Up Comedian: Harold Barbé

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Registration deadline July 15th! [...]

Jeux Olympiques - Cérémonie D'Ouverture

Jeux Olympiques - Cérémonie D'Ouverture

Rejoignez-nous pour la cérémonie d'ouverture des Jeux Olympiques le vendredi 26 juillet au Rino Beer Garden ! C'est l'occasion idéale de se rassembler pour les Jeux Olympiques à Paris cet été !

join us for the Olympic Games Opening ceremony on Friday, July 26th at Rino Beer Garden! It's the perfect occasion to gather for the Olympics in Paris this summer!

Location: Rino Beer Garden- 3800 Walnut StDenver, CO 80205 
Time: 11 am - 1 pm[...]

La Tour Eiffel - Présentation de Flo

La Tour Eiffel - Présentation de Flo

Come learn about La Tour Eiffel with Professor Flo Chaidron on Friday, July 26th at 10 am. She will also touch on the 'Jeux Olympiques' (Olympic Games) which will be starting on the same day! This presentation will be entirely in French. 

Location: 571 Galapago St, Denver, CO 80204
Time: 9:30 am 

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Soirée Ciné - 11 Juillet

Soirée Ciné - 11 Juillet

Sign up here! Discount code available for AFD members. 
Location: SIE Film Center,  2510 East Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80206
Time: 6:30 pm
Make sure to buy your ticket on the Denver Film page and RSVP here so we know you are coming! Merci !

Marinette : Trailer 
https://youtu.be/PCffF20fGHc

Directed by: Virgine Verrieryear: 2022 Length: 1h36Language: French with English subtitles

This is the true story of Marinette Pichon,  one of the world’s greatest stars of soccer, having held for almost two decades the record for the number of goals and caps for the French team (men/women combined), before becoming a FIFA Legend by being the first French player to have a career in the US. Pioneer of French women’s soccer, the film follows her fight to spread awareness on women’s rights in sport. A path full of pitfalls, from a childhood ravaged by an alcoholic and violent father to the heavy burden of coming out in an era where there is no such thing as LGBTQ+ rights. Her success in sport will fuel her desire to make a difference in the recognition of French women’s soccer, and equal opportunity. It is the story of a woman’s life, a fighter, an uncompromising ode to freedom, to surpassing oneself.

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Euro Cup Semi Finals: France vs Spain

Euro Cup Semi Finals: France vs Spain

Come watch the Semi Finals between France and Spain on Tuesday, July 9th at 1 pm at Stoney's Uptown Joint! Get there early to park and save your seat! 

Time: 1 pm (come early!) 
Location: 1035 East 17th Avenue, Denver, CO 80218[...]

Euro Cup Quarter Finals - France vs Portugal

Euro Cup Quarter Finals - France vs Portugal

France is playing Portugal in the Quarter Finals of the Euro Cup! Join us to watch the game at 1:00 pm on Friday, July 5th at Improper City, 3201 Walnut St, Denver, CO 80205 [...]

Rapids vs CF Montréal Soccer Game

Rapids vs CF Montréal Soccer Game

Jun 22, 2024, 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Dick Sporting Goods Park, 6000 Victory Way, Commerce City, CO 80022, USA

Event Information



Get ready to experience the spirit of the Olympics in advance! 

With the Paris Olympics just a month away, we're thrilled to extend an invitation to the entire community to join us in embracing the Olympic values of excellence, respect, and friendship.



As we come together to support two teams, both featuring French-speaking players, we aim to celebrate diversity, sportsmanship, and the power of unity. Whether you're a die-hard soccer fan or simply eager to socialize and network with other members of the community, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

  • Date: June 22, 2024 
  • Time: Tailgate starts at 5:30pm, Game starts at 7:30pm 
  • Location: Dick's Sporting Goods Park




Start the festivities with us at 5:30pm for a tailgate at the Dick Sporting Goods Park parking lot, where everyone is invited to bring and share delicious food, refreshing beverages, and engaging conversations with fellow community members. It's a chance to forge new connections and make new friends!

Then, at 6:45pm, we'll head to our prime seating in Section 109, where you'll have the best view in the house to cheer on our teams.



We are offering you the tickets for just $39, offering unbeatable value for an evening filled with sportsmanship, culture, andnetworking. Don't miss out on this opportunity to be part of something truly memorable!



This is a family-friendly event, so kids are also welcome!



Let's come together to celebrate the Olympic spirit and support our French-speaking players in style. See you there!



We are honored to collaborate with the Consulate General of Canada in Denver and the Rocky Mountain French Chamber of Commerce for this event! 

Sign up Here!  [...]

La Fête de La Musique 2024

La Fête de La Musique 2024

Every year, the entire country of France celebrates La Fête de La Musique by having artists all over the country play music indoors, outdoors, and in every city! Here at the Alliance Française de Denver, we like to carry on that tradition by having a few artists from France play. This year, come join the fun at Breckenridge Brewing in Littleton, Colorado, where artists will be playing on the outdoor stage with foodtrucks, drinks, and games on Friday, June 21st from 5-9 pm. It's the perfect occasion for a family or friend outing to start your weekend off right! Save your spot now! Ça va être la fête ! 

Time: 5 pm to 9 pm, Friday, June 21st 

Location: Breckenridge Brewery, 2990 Brewery Ln Littleton, CO 80120 

Admission: Free for everyone with RSVP! 

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D-Day 80th Anniversary

D-Day 80th Anniversary

Please join us as we remember those who served and have stories from D-Day in Normandy, France on its 80th anniversary. If you have photos, stories, or connections that you would like to share, please email us at reception@afdenver.org. 

There will be several presentations followed by refreshments and discussion. 

Date: Thursday, June 6th 
Time: 6 - 7:30 pm 
Location: 571 Galapago St, Denver, CO 80204 [...]

Notre Dame de Paris : Présentation par Flo

Notre Dame de Paris : Présentation par Flo

Come learn about Notre Dame de Paris with Professor Flo Chaidron on Friday, May 31st at 10 am. This presentation will be entirely in French. 

Location: 571 Galapago St, Denver, CO 80204


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5 à 7 @ Deep Roots Winery

5 à 7 @ Deep Roots Winery

Sign up now for our French Happy Hour at Deep Roots Winery in Rino! 

Date: Thursday, May 30th  
Time: 5 to 7 pm 
Location: Deep Roots Winery, 2875 Blake St c, Denver, CO 80205 [...]

French Film Friday: La Fracture

French Film Friday: La Fracture

France is on a meltdown in Catherine Corsini's film. 

Raf and Julie, a couple on the verge of breaking up, find themselves in an emergency department close to asphyxiation on the evening of a Parisian Yellow Vest demonstration. Their meeting with Yann, a wounded and angry protester, will shatter everyone's certainties and prejudices. Outside, tension is rising. The hospital, under pressure, must close its doors. The staff is overwhelmed. The night will be long..

Join us on Friday, May 17th at 6:30 pm at 571 Galapago St! 

With : Marina Fois, Pio Marmai, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi

Trailer: https://youtu.be/ageLqzbZOsk?si=WJBsEGMdf2lbe2i5


Sign up now as places are limited! [...]

Beaujolais Wine Tasting

Beaujolais Wine Tasting

Join us for our last wine tasting for awhile at 571 Galapago St, Denver, CO 80204 at 6:30 pm with spectacular sommelier, Greta Arendsen, tasting Beaujolais wine! 

Auparavant, si vous avez dit « non » à Beaujolais Nouveau, c'est là le moment de dire « oui » à Beaujolais Crus! Contrary to popular belief, Beaujolais is so much more than the tart, young wine released in November.  In the final class of our French wine education series, we will look closely at the ten Crus and their unique characteristics.  We will learn about pinot noir's less famous sister gamay, carbonic maceration and the origins of the natural wine movement. Come join Certified Sommelier, Greta Arendsen, for a nuanced tasting of six Beaujolais with cheese pairing by Certified Cheese Professional, Devin Lamma.  Class is Thursday, May 16th and tickets tend to sell out fast. À très vite![...]

Member Chat: Peace Corps in Benin

Member Chat: Peace Corps in Benin

Erika and Kevin are excited to share with AF Denver members their experiences in the Peace Corps They served in Vanuatu in 1998-2000, and are currently serving in Benin. In this presentation, they will share information about how Peace Corps service works--requirements and training for example. They will also talk about the professional and personal benefits of Peace corps service, and their own personal experiences working with members of these communities

Location: 571 Galapago St, Denver, CO 80204
Time: 6 to 7 pm on Monday, May 13th [...]

Impressionism Tour at the Denver Art Museum

Impressionism Tour at the Denver Art Museum

Happy 150th Birthday, Impressionism!

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of the first Impressionist exhibition with a visit to the Denver Art Museum’s “19th Century in European and American Art” galleries on April 23rd, from 5:30 to 6:45 pm. Learn how a loose-knit group of independent artists, including Renoir, Monet, Pissarro, Degas, Morisot, and others banded together on April 15th, 1874, in a photographer’s studio in downtown Paris to show art that upended the rules governing art-making. Investigate what was so offensive about their paintings that made people mock and ridicule them. Join Giulia Bernardini, art historian and founder of art travel company Wonderfeast, to wish Impressionism a TRÈS JOYEUX ANNIVERSAIRE! 
Space limited to 15 participants; entrance tickets $15 per person. Option to join Giulia and the Alliance Française Director, Rebecca Boyd for drinks and/or food afterward at the Denver Art Museum’s Ponti restaurant. 

Giulia Bernardini - Biography


Giulia Bernardini is the founder of Wonderfeast, a boutique art travel company. She holds master’s degrees in art history and museum studies and is a regular guest lecturer in the Boulder/Denver area on Italian Renaissance and Baroque art and on the Parisian Belle Époque. Throughout the year she returns to Europe, where she grew up, to share her passion for the most celebrated cities of Italy and France with inquisitive art-, food-, and culture-loving Wonderfeast seminar participants. 

Location: Denver Art Museum
Time: Tuesday, May 7th from 5:30-6:45 pm [...]

L'Apéro d'Avril 2024

L'Apéro d'Avril 2024

Rejoignez-nous pour un apéro à la Maison Française avec le groupe L'Apéro de Denver de 17h à 21h pour des conversations françaises, des boissons, des snacks, et de la pétanque !

Join us for a happy hour at 'La Maison Française' with the group L'Apéro de Denver from 5 to 9 pm for French conversation, drinks, snacks, and the French game, petanque!

Location: 571 Galapago St, Denver, CO 80204 

Members: $5
Non-members: $10 [...]




Past Events

French Night with the Colorado Rapids Soccer Team

French Night with the Colorado Rapids Soccer Team

Friends, families, and players are invited to the French Language Night where they will receive special discounted ticket pricing for the Rapids home match on March 18th . Anyone who purchases will receive access to an exclusive post-game French interview with Kevin Cabral Tickets are available on a limited first come first serve basis. Come cheer on the Rapids and participate in this fun French night at the stadium! 

Location: Dick's Sporting Goods Park,  6000 Victory Way, Commerce City , CO 80022 at 7:30 pm 

Members: $25 
Non-members: $30 [...]

French Night with the Rapids

French Night with the Rapids

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Annual General Meeting - 2022 @ ISD

Annual General Meeting - 2022 @ ISD

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Meditation in French

Meditation in French

Join us for our monthly meditation sessions in French with Sandi.  In September, the theme is « Regarder profondément les quatre aliments de ma consommation quotidienne ».[...]

Womenful Voice

Womenful Voice

Learn about Haiti, enjoy some Haitian food, while listening to a presentation by Womenful Voice, a mentorship program for young girls in Haiti.  [...]

Bastille Day Festivities

Bastille Day Festivities

This year, in partnership with The Rocky Mountain French American Chamber of Commerce, and Denver Sisters Cities Brest, we are hosting a four-day event at Larimer Square.
This event is FREE, and everyone is welcome..[...]

Bastille Day Festivities

Bastille Day Festivities

This year, in partnership with The Rocky Mountain French American Chamber of Commerce, and Denver Sisters Cities Brest, we are hosting a four-day event at Larimer Square.
This event is FREE, and everyone is welcome..[...]

Fête de la Musique - Boulder Opera

Fête de la Musique - Boulder Opera

Purchase your VIP ticket for our very private event with Boulder Opera's show "Le French Affair".  This one-hour program will be held on the terrasse of the Bistro Vendôme, in Larimer Square, from 4:00-5:00pm.  The event is limited to a maximum of 50 guests.


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Meditation Session in French

Meditation Session in French

Join us for our monthly meditation sessions in French with Sandi.  In May, the theme is « Restaurer la beauté en moi-même (Restore the beauty in myself) ».[...]

WHAT OUR MEMBERS ARE SAYING

Lir M.

I'd like to start this off by thanking you for teaching me so much French. You were a great teacher and you helped me learn so many new things. I'd also like to apologize for missing a lot of lessons, although I'm sure that I would've rather gone to them. Again, you are the best teacher I've ever had, and it's sad to say goodbye to you.


Lir M.

Stephen G.

Alliance Française de Denver created a wonderful virtual environment where I spent my Summer vacation; visiting the winemaking area of Bouzy; celebrating Bastille Day; learning how to cook with flowers; touring historic châteaux and beautiful villages; all in the safety and comfort of my home.

A real treat for any Francophone person; especially having a daily place for French chat to try out and maintain colloquial skills.


Stephen G.

Sue T.

Anne is fantastic! The material is fast paced for this "old dog" to learn new tricks, but we could not go slower. It has been very helpful to prepare me for my trip to France.


Sue T.

Cristina G.

A great place to learn and practice French while getting acquainted with French culture and interesting people. I definitely recommend AFD and their events. Je parle français! Et vous?


Cristina G.

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