THRILLS & ENTERTAINMENT FOR KIDS
There’s Fun for All at A Taste of Colorado.
The KidZone, presented by MIX100, is a family-friendly area offering free activities for children of all ages. The KidzStage has music, dance, magicians, and comedy! Kids will have a blast expressing themselves while creating a variety of fun and easy paper crafts – all for free! Or check out the Music Sound Station made of recycled materials, families can try their hand at music making with drumming tables, chimes, melody pipes and a PVC pipe xylophone.
Other attractions located in the center of Civic Center Park include Water Balls (also known as “human hamster balls”), Eurobungy Trampolines, and new this year, a Climbing Wall, 6 children’s Inflatable Rides, and an Obstacle Course. These attractions take Taste tickets only, carnival wristbands cannot be used for these activities in Civic Center Park.
KIDZSTAGE presented by MIX 100
Friday, September 1, 2017
Roving Performers – Wayne Francis, Bekah Smith, Marty Jewell
Saturday, September 2, 2017
11:45 am Ritmos de Mi Perú Folk Dance Group
Roving Performers – Mr. Bones, Cody Landstrom, Bob Aiken’s Bruiser The Rag Dog
Sunday, September 3, 2017
Roving Performers – Mr. Bones, Birgitta DePree’s Queen of Summer, Wild Bill Patterson – Stilt Walking/Juggler
Monday, September 4, 2017
10:45 am Emeric Thuret as Clown Pesto
11:45 am The Wick School of Irish Dance
2:30 pm Emeric Thuret as Clown Pesto
5:00 pm Theatre of Dreams Magic Show
Roving Performers – Paul Borrillo and Baby T-Rex, Clown Pesto
FEED YOUR CREATIVE SIDE
In the Artisan Demonstration area, families can learn about Colorado artists’ traditions. Artisans meticulously craft items by hand, using their expertise and artistry to create beautiful objects. Featured artisans will demonstrate spinning, weaving, lace crocheting, knitting, felting, woodcarving, Chinese calligraphy, blacksmithing, and demonstrations of Navajo culture including weaving and beading. Take time to stop and observe – you may discover a hidden talent!
Kids will have a blast expressing themselves while creating a variety of fun and easy paper crafts in the Kids’ Crafts Tent – all for free!
THE BABY OASIS, A CONVENIENCE AREA FOR MOMS & FAMILIES
Nursing mothers and families can visit the Baby Oasis presented by ColoradoKids.com, a convenient area located in the KidZone for parents to nurse, change diapers, and relax in a private environment complete with a rocking chair. An assortment of supplies will be provided, including diapers and baby wipes.
HAVE A KID-SIZED PORTION OF SOMETHING TASTY & EXOTIC
Kid-friendly Food Vendors will be located along the perimeter of the KidZone selling hot dogs, pretzels, popcorn, and more. A Taste of Colorado is also an opportunity for parents to encourage their children to try cuisine from the Middle East, Mongolia, Ethiopia, Jamaica, India, and Poland, as many of the restaurants offer “taste-sized” portions for three to four tickets.
New! Reithoffer Shows Carnival RIDES and Games
Reithoffer Shows brings its famous Carnival Rides and Games to the Festival on Lincoln and Colfax, Saturday through Monday, presented by KOOL 105. Festival attendees can capture a bird’s eye view of downtown Denver by riding the Century Wheel, zoom around in circles on the Music Express, and, enjoy the classics like the Zipper and Zero Gravity. Six children and seven adult rides will be open. Reithoffer Shows has been providing rides and attractions to fuel good times for all ages for over 120 years. All rides are individually priced by tickets or wristbands can be purchased for all day rides.