Every Labor Day weekend, Denver hosts A Taste of Colorado at Civic Center Park. This food festival also features live music, rides, games, shopping, and more. Admission is free and it’s a fun event to attend as summer comes to a close.
I was in Denver with friends during the festival and we had no idea it was going on. We kind of ran into it by accident and am glad we did. I enjoyed sampling some of the food and of course the music added to the entertainment.
A Taste of Colorado works on a ticket system. The tickets are used to purchase food samples or full meals at one of the many food booths. A strip of 15 tickets costs US$10.
Music was being played on different stages, including rock, country, blues, jazz, gospel, and world music. The main stage on the night I went featured Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. I wandered over to another stage and there was a salsa band playing with much of the crowd dancing.
Carnival and Booths
For kids (and big kids), there are carnival rides and games. Several arts and crafts booths were selling handmade goods, t-shirts, jewelry, and more.
An Exhausting Time
We were only there for a few short hours. It was exhausting with the huge crowds in the hot weather, but it was a fun time.