It has been nearly two years since some of Colorado’s traditional and popular festivals and events took place. But things are looking up, and there should be something for everybody and the whole family this summer as the state recently announced that at least 70 percent of the state is partially vaccinated.
Many of Colorado’s popular events are back just in time for a summer that looks drastically different than last year’s. Here is a look at fun events taking place this summer so that you and your family can once again enjoy the fun events Colorado offers.
Colorado Renaissance Festival
Opening day for the Colorado Renaissance Festival took place over the weekend, and there is plenty of time to attend this summer. It’ll be open for eight straight weekends until Aug. 22. Attendees can see more than 200 village artisans, great food and visit 10 stages of entertainment. Tickets cost $25 for adults and $11 for children and can be purchased at coloradorenaissance.com.
A Taste of Colorado
It’s still a bit away, but it’s never too early to start thinking about A Taste of Colorado. The popular event is back this year after it was canceled last summer, making it the first time in nearly 40 years it didn’t take place. This time, A Taste of Colorado will expand to multiple streets downtown and will include local food trucks, street vendors, artists, bands and more. The free event will take place from Sept. 4 to Sept. 6. More information can be found at atasteofcolorado.com.
Cherry Creek North Food & Wine
Residents can support Food for Thought Denver, which strives to eliminate weekend hunger, by visiting the Cherry Creek North Food & Wine event. You can enjoy wine dinners, interactive events, cooking demos and more. The event takes place Aug. 11 until Aug. 14, and ticket prices are based on event capacity and market price of meals served. Visit ccnfoodandwine.com/tickets for more information.
Pueblo Chile and Frijoles Festival
If you’ve been craving Pueblo chile, here is your chance to enjoy one of the city’s signature events. There will be five live music stages, arts and crafts, cooking competitions and demonstrations, 200 vendors and plenty of Pueblo chile. Typically, this event draws 100,000 people over 10 blocks on Historic Union Avenue. Gate admission is $5, and the event takes place Sept. 24 until Sept. 26.
You can get a taste of Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Peru, El Salvador, Spain and the United States at the Sabor event. There will be live tango, mariachi, salsa, flamenco and more at this event, which takes place at the Denver Botanic Gardens. Along with entertainment, you can find tequila tasting, palomas, horchata, beer, pisco sour, other kinds of beverages and of course, food. Tickets will be available at sabordenver.com/tickets-2/.