Taste buds will be tempted and satisfied with the full range of culinary opportunities at the 29th annual A Taste of Colorado. The four-day, free admission, food, music, and entertainment Festival will take place Labor Day weekend, Aug. 31 through Sept. 3, in Downtown Denver’s Civic Center Park.
- The Albert Bartlett Culinary Showcase: presented by 630 KHOW and hosted by Pat Miller, “The Gabby Gourmet,” local and nationally renowned chefs will demonstrate tips and techniques that you can take home to your own kitchen. Among the featured chefs will be Keegan Gerhard of D Bar Desserts and The Food Network, Robert Bogart of Elway’s Downtown and star of Bravo’s “Around the World in 80 Plates,” Jenna Johansen.
- Classic Festival favorites: berrie kabobs, turkey drumsticks, shaved ice, corn on the cob, and funnel cakes.
- KidZone: a family-friendly area offering play equipment and a great variety of free, hands-on craft activities for children of all ages.
- Carnival Rides and Games: EARLY BIRD wristbands are $15 and good until 5pm. ALL DAY wristbands are $25 and good until close.
- Children’s entertainment: Music, magic, clowns, and puppets on the Comfort Dental KidzStage presented by MIX 100.
- Lou Gramm, The Voice of Foreigner, the Spin Doctors and the Pointer Sisters will all be performing on the main stage, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights respectively.
- Cultural demonstrations and performances: music and dance on the TUMS Freshers Heritage Stage presented by Westword to include Jazz, Bluegrass, Swing and show tunes, belly dancing, Flamenco, square dance, Appalachian clogging and more.
- Festival of Mountain and Plain area: Families can journey back to the roots of Colorado and have fun learning about the state’s pioneer past, nature, and the environment. Featured artisans will demonstrate Navajo weaving and culture, spinning, rug braiding, lace crocheting, felting, and quilting, along with the popular blacksmith demonstrations.
This year marks 29 years of A Taste of Colorado, an end-of-summer Labor Day Weekend celebration of community pride and spirit in the Denver region. Festival hours are Friday, Aug. 31, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 1, and Sunday, Sept. 2, 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Monday, Sept. 3, 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
See you there!