August 30th - September 2nd
Civic Center Park, Denver
A Taste of Colorado celebrates its 30th anniversary this year with live music and entertainment on five stages, more than 50 of Colorado's favorite food establishments, over 280 Marketplace booths, kids' attractions, and much more.
Spanning four days over the Labor Day Weekend (August 30th - September 2nd), sample a diverse range of culinary treats, browse and purchase arts and crafts, furniture, jewelry and more, see magic, clowns, puppets and more on the KidzStage, take part in activities in the KidZone, and visit the Mountain and Plain area showcasing the state's pioneer past, nature and the environment.
Live music this year will include The Wild Feathers, Aaron Neville, Dennis DeYoung: The Music of Styx, MC Hammer, and many more (full lineup)
Festival of Mountain and Plain … A Taste of Colorado is a community celebration that is produced by and benefits Downtown Denver Events, Inc., the Downtown Denver Partnership family’s community events nonprofit organization. The Festival is an opportunity for people throughout the region to come together to experience and appreciate our diverse cultural traditions, and to learn more about our state’s Western heritage. The Festival highlights visual and performing arts in addition to featuring educational programs and culinary demonstrations.
Entry is free and open to the public. Tickets required for food and rides (available at ticket booths on site).
Friday, August 30th: 11:30am - 10pm
Saturday, August 31st: 10:30am - 10pm
Sunday, September 1st: 10:30am - 10pm
Monday, September 2nd: 10:30am - 8pm
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Whether you’re planning on driving, biking, riding the bus or light rail to the 30th annual A Taste of Colorado, there are many available transit and parking options. The four-day, free admission, food, music, and entertainment festival will take place Labor Day weekend, August 30 through September 2 in Downtown Denver’s Civic Center Park.
The ways to get to A Taste of Colorado are as varied as its menu. Festival organizers work closely with the City of Denver to minimize the inconvenience of street closures and detours. Light rail, free MallRide buses, bike parking, and thousands of parking spaces make getting to the festival easy.
Visitors to Downtown Denver and Downtown commuters should be aware that various Downtown streets around Civic Center will be closed for A Taste of Colorado.
HOW TO REACH CIVIC CENTER PARK
USE LIGHT RAIL
The D, H, and F line trains arrive at the 16th and California Station for an easy walk to the festival or transfer to the FREE 16th Street MallRide buses to the festival. C, E, and W line trains arrive at Union Station where it's easy to transfer to the FREE 16th Street MallRide buses to the festival.
TAKE THE BUS
The following local bus routes have stops just a few blocks away from the festival: 0, 1, 6, 9, 10, 15, 16, 20, 28, 32, and 52. For RTD Bus and Light Rail schedules, call 303-299-6000 or visit rtd-denver.com.
RIDE YOUR BICYCLE
A Taste of Colorado provides FREE bike parking for all bicycle commuters. The bike parking corrals will be located in three convenient places:
• 15th Street & Cleveland Place (near the Wellington E. Webb Building)
• Lincoln Street at 14th Avenue
• Between the Denver Public Library and the Denver Art Museum, just north of 13th Avenue
All additional parking areas will be unattended but will have ample infrastructure for parking and LOCKING your bike. (Sorry, no motorized vehicles in the bike corrals.)
Don't own a bike but still want to ride? Consider Denver B-cycle! Four B-cycle stations are located within one block of the festival's perimeter. Visit denver.bcycle.com for more information on station locations and rates.
DOWNTOWN PARKING AND FREE 16TH STREET MALLRIDE BUSES
Downtown Denver offers tens of thousands of parking spaces, most within an easy walk to the FREE 16th Street MallRide buses offering a direct ride to Civic Center Park. The FREE MallRide buses travel over a mile on Denver's 16th Street Mall from Union Station to Civic Center Park and back. They stop at every intersection along the 16th Street Mall and run daily until 1:30 a.m. Handicapped parking is available at all public parking lots. Convenient parking is available at nearby surface lots and parking garages.
(CLICK HERE TO VIEW A MAP OF STREET CLOSURES)