The state of Colorado is famous for terrific festivals, concerts, sporting events and the arts, but this first weekend of August is all about fairs.
There are more county fairs this weekend than any weekend of the year. Celebrate the season this weekend by enjoying a corn dog or funnel cake, under the Rocky Mountain summer sky.
Let’s dive into some of the fairs and festivals taking place in Denver this week, shall we?
Denver International Festival
Denver’s Civic Center Park will be home to the 3rd Annual Denver International Festival this Saturday. The event is a FREE celebration of the best traditional food, music, beer, and wine from Colorado and from other countries as well. Ove 25 performers, 20 food trucks, 50 vendors, a kid’s village and more will fill the streets of Downtown Denver. The FREE festival runs from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. for one day only.
Taste of Ethiopia Festival
If you are a food, music and art lover, the 6th Annual Taste of Ethiopia Festival is a one-of-a-kind experience for you. Saturday’s festival runs from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Parkfield Lake Park in northeast Denver. It will include some of the area’s best Ethiopian restaurants and caterers as well as live music, entertainment, cultural dance shows etc. Admission to the festival is FREE!
Relay for Rescue
Relay for Rescue is a charity bar crawl, relay race and scavenger hunt that will raise money for ten local animal welfare organizations. Participants will be able to visit nine venues while competing for a grand prize while enjoying “tasks” like a three-legged race, balloon hop, locked elbows and more. Tickets are $35 online and you receive a t-shirt, drink tickets, raffle tickets for prizes and a donation in your name. The event starts Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Blake Street Tavern.
Denver Burger Battle
At least 18 of Colorado’s best restaurants will compete for bragging rights of Best Burger with judges and the people each having a voice. The Denver Burger Battle has one aim which is to decide whos burger is the best in the state. It takes place Thursday night from 5 to 9:30 p.m. at the Tivoli Quad Park at Auraria Campus. Tickets are available online. Since this event features an open bar, the kids are better left at home.
Fun at the Firehouse Free Day
A FREE day event will be held in the Denver Firefighters Museum on Saturday. Family-friendly activities are available which means you can visit both with family (including kids) and friends. Also, you will have a chance to meet real Denver firefighters and tours of the historic museum building. The special activities will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the museum will be open until 4. The Denver Firefighters Museum is located at 1326 Tremont Pl.
Vintage Market Days
Looking for a market featuring art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, home décor, and more, you should visit Vintage Market Days. The show is back in Colorado this weekend at the National Western Complex. Event hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are available at the door.