Regrettably, this event has been canceled for 2020, with hopes to return in 2021. Once again, A Taste of Colorado takes over Civic Center Park this
Labor Day Weekend, August 31 to September 2, attracting more than 500,000 people for FREE entertainment on multiple stages, food from more than 50 Colorado restaurants and food trucks, 175 marketplace booths, an expanded Kids Zone with arts, crafts and a children’s stage and 25 national and regional musical acts.
A new music format will include star-studded performances by such artists as KC and the Sunshine Band, Dwight Yoakam, Scott Stapp, Taylor Dayne, Toad the Wet Sprocket and Kool & the Gang. The festival will highlight a specific music genre each day featuring Rock, Country and Contemporary music. Two concert stages will provide all day, non-stop music.
An expanded Kids Zone is a family-friendly area offering free activities for children of all ages. The KidzStage has music, dance, magicians, and comedy. Kids will have a blast expressing themselves while creating fun and easy crafts — all for FREE. Parents will appreciate the baby changing and nursing station, as well as private bathrooms.
The ticketed Capitol VIP Experience will include access to a private viewing platform, exclusive food and beverage offerings, as well as a main stage viewing deck, air-conditioned indoor lounge and private restrooms. Tickets can be purchased here.
Festival hours are Saturday & Sunday, August 31 & September 1 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Monday, September 2 from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Tickets must be used to purchase food and beverages.
Civic Center is accessible by bus, light rail, bikes and the 16th Street Free MallRide. Using public transportation to arrive at A Taste of Colorado is highly encouraged. The D, F, and H Light Rail line trains arrive at the 16th and California Station and the Theater District/Convention Center stations for an easy walk to the Festival.
A, B, C, E and W line trains arrive at Union Station. FREE 16th Street MallRide buses provide service to the Festival from Union Station and 16th & California.
Drivers have over 30,000 Downtown parking spaces to choose from within easy walking distance of the Festival or with quick access to the Festival via the FREE 16th Street MallRide. Handicapped parking is available at all public parking lots. Parking rates will vary depending on lot location.
A Taste of Colorado provides FREE bike parking. The bike parking corrals will be located at 15th Street & Cleveland Place (near the Wellington E. Webb Building) and between the Denver Public Library and the Denver Art Museum, near 14th Avenue.
For schedules, menus, ground rules, how to reach the park and more, check out A Taste of Colorado’s website.