Once again, A Taste of Colorado takes over Denver during Labor Day Weekend, September 4 to 6. The BIG change? The end-of-summer event moves from Civic Center Park to a variety of venues scattered across the streets of Downtown Denver. Thousands are expected to enjoy performances on multiple outdoor stages, dozens of food vendors, a large arts and crafts marketplace, and an expanded Kids Zone packed with family-friendly activities.
Three concert stages will provide all day, non-stop music. Performers include Chris Daniels & The Kings, Last Men on Earth, Soul School, Journey to the Heart, Ron Ivory & One on One, Phat Daddy, Just A Girl, and The Jacob Larson Band.
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. They can try Eurobungy, a climbing wall and a jacket slide.
More than 50 booths fill the Arts & Craft Marketplace selling unique wares, home and gift items, furniture, jewelry and imports. Peruse original works of art in Fine Art in the Park, a variety of mediums created by an array of artisans. Booths will be lined from Tremont to Arapahoe along the 16th Street Mall.
Festival hours are Saturday & Sunday, September 4 & 5 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Monday, September 6 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Tickets must be used to purchase food and beverages.
Need to Update for 2021: 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.