A Taste of Colorado: Win a $50 gift certificate!
posted by: Amber Johnson
Take a bite out of Labor Day by hitting the 30th annual A Taste of Colorado Aug. 30-Sept. 2, 2013 at Civic Center Park.
More than 50 of Colorado’s favorite food establishments will be selling a wide variety of small portions to full meals, ensuring that there will be something for every palate. There will be plenty of music, magic, clowns, and puppets on the Comfort Dental KidzStage, and the KidZone features play equipment and hands-on craft activities. Kids and adults also can enjoy carnival rides and games Saturday through Monday.
In the Festival of Mountain and Plain area, families can learn 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 demonstration. At the Raptor Education Foundation (REF) exhibit, children can learn about birds, their environment, and their interactions with humans.
Festivalgoers can shop in more than 280 Marketplace booths for original arts and crafts, home and gift items, furniture, jewelry, imports, and more. Fine Art in the Park will display original works in a variety of mediums created by artists from around the country. Shoppers also can explore the Home & Lifestyles area, which features a variety of exhibitors displaying products and services such as window installation, kitchen remodeling, cookware, basement refinishing, and salons and spas.
Fireworks to celebrate the 30th annual A Taste of Colorado will kick off after the Dennis DeYoung: The Music of Styx performance on the Access Health Colorado Main Stage on Fri., Aug. 30 at approximately 9 p.m. The display will also feature synchronized lights on the City and County Building and classic rock music choreographed by 103.5 The Fox. Signature rock tunes will include “Blinded by the Light” by Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” by Queen, “Rocky Mountain Way” by Joe Walsh, and more. The four-day, free admission, food, music, and entertainment Festival will take place Labor Day weekend, Aug. 30 through Sept. 2, in Downtown Denver’s Civic Center Park.
Festival hours are Friday, Aug. 30, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 31, and Sunday, Sept. 1, 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Monday, Sept. 2, 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Mile High Mamas is giving away FIVE $50 certificates to A Taste of Colorado! Please go here to enter. Contest deadline is Aug. 24, 2013.