The annual Taste of Colorado is kicking off Labor Day weekend in downtown Denver. It is a four-day end-of-summer celebration from September 3-6, 2010 with more than 500,000 people coming in to taste food samples from over 50 local restaurants. Admission is free but in order to buy food you will need to purchase tickets. Food tickets are available for purchase by cash only at one of the many ticket booths on the grounds. There will be ATMs in the area as well.
Get a taste of local restaurants by purchasing small portions or full meal sized portions. There is also a fine dining area that features local Denver restaurants such as Assignments, The Broker, The Cork House Restaurant, Olive Oil and Randolph’s.
Visitors can browse over 250 marketplace artisans and vendors from all over Colorado and across the country. Listen to music or watch performances on one of the five entertainment stages spread out over Denver City Park. There is the main stage, KBCO World Class Rock Stage, Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que Country Stage presented by 98.5 KYGO and the Colorado Heritage Stage presented by Westword.
Kids will have their own entertainment area at the KidzStage by MIX 100. Performances include magic, music, clowns and puppets. Carnival rides and games will be set up for kids. A paid wristband is required for all day rides or half day rides.
Expect lots of other family-friendly events like gold mining, fossil hunting, karaoke, presentations by the Birds of Prey Foundation and dog adoptions by Purina® Pro Plan® Rally to Rescue® .
Taste of Colorado Hours
Friday: 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 10:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Monday: 10:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.