The Taste of Colorado

So Much to See

So Much to See

We went to Denver over the weekend to enjoy the Taste of Colorado, which is an annual event with a variety of vendors. It wasn’t exactly what we were expecting, but it was still a lot of fun. We expected it to be mostly restaurants as well as local breweries and wineries, but it was actually a lot of vendors selling crafts as well as a small carnival. There were restaurants and food trucks, just not as many as we had expected and some of them were chain restaurants. We were able to get beer and wine, but the only brewery was Coors, so there wasn’t a selection of craft beers, which was more of what we were expecting.

One of the Food Vendors

One of the Food Vendors

Items for Sale

Items for Sale

Dinosaur Costume

Dinosaur Costume

Giant Trampoline

Giant Trampoline

Food Trucks

Food Trucks

Fun for All

Fun for All

The event itself is free, but you need to buy tickets in order to get food and drinks. It isn’t exactly cheap, but it is typical of these types of events. There was also plenty of free music with different bands playing throughout the four days and each evening there were some fairly big names playing. It was pretty warm over the weekend, so it was nice to sit in the shade and listen to some music at times. We enjoyed hearing the Confluence Music Group, The Afters, Hypnotic Vibes, and Boys II Men.

Sitting in the Park

Sitting in the Park

Confluence Music Group

Confluence Music Group

The Afters

The Afters

Native American Art

Native American Art

Very Crowded

Very Crowded

Plenty of Choices

Plenty of Choices

Obviously we weren’t there with kids, but we did enjoy seeing all of the children riding on the various carnival rides. There was a wide variety of rides for the children to enjoy, including some things for the older kids such as a zip-line and a mechanical bull. The floating hamster wheels looked like they would be a lot of fun. We’re not sure if we can handle all of the spinning and whirling, but the children were definitely enjoying it.

Flying Cars

Flying Cars

Having Fun

Having Fun

Ferris Wheel

Ferris Wheel

Mechanical Bull

Mechanical Bull

Hamster Wheels

Hamster Wheels

Zip-Line

Zip-Line

We didn’t buy anything while we were there, but there were definitely a lot of interesting crafts available. There was everything from African masks to various types of artwork. If you were looking for interesting trinkets to put in your home, there were plenty of choices. It was great to see all of the different and unique items for sale, but it wasn’t what we were expecting as we thought that the event was going to be all about the food from Colorado.

Masks

Masks

Colorful Shirts

Colorful Shirts

Crafts

Crafts

Whimsical Art

Whimsical Art

Artwork

Artwork

Metal Sculptures

Metal Sculptures

We really had a great time, but it was definitely a busy place to be and it was very crowded. In addition to everyone being there for the Taste of Colorado, there was also an anime convention going on, so there were people dressed as their favorite character on every street corner. Living in Colorado Springs, we had never heard of the event before this year, but we will definitely keep it in mind for the future as it was a lot of fun and now we know more of what to expect.

Furry Friends

Furry Friends

Dressed Up

Dressed Up

Hats for Sale

Hats for Sale

Obstacle Course

Obstacle Course

Doing Loops

Doing Loops

Giant Owl Statue

Giant Owl Statue

 

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9 Responses to The Taste of Colorado

  1. Really enjoyed the photos. I did not go this year, but I do enjoy Denver’s Taste of Colorado. Hectic, crowded, but fun. And a great variety. And of course, Civic Center Park is a great location.

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  2. Bea dM says:

    Is the owl statue permanent or just for the event?

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  3. Unicorn says:

    Those are awesome fotos! the giant owl is amazing. We have taste of Buffalo and chicken wings festival, and it is always so much fun.

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