Labor Day Weekend
Friday, Sept. 1 through Sunday, Sept. 4, 2017


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.



Purchase all beverages, food, and carnival rides with festival tickets, sold in strips of 15 for $10. These are available at 12 convenient locations throughout the festival from opening until 15 minutes before closing each day.

Carnival Rides and Games on Lincoln and Colfax, Saturday through Monday, presented by KOOL105. Special wristbands are good for unlimited rides on the day purchased during the hours shown below. EARLY BIRD wristbands can be purchased for $15 from 10:30 am to 3 pm and are good until 5 pm. ALL DAY wristbands can be purchased for $25 from 10:30 am until 2 hours before closing and are good until closing. Wristbands are only available at the ticket booths on Lincoln Street and cannot be used for the rides located in Civic Center Park.


(303) 295-6330


Civic Center Park, Downtown Denver (intersection of Colfax Avenue and Broadway)

Click here for a map to Civic Center Park

Civic Center Park, Downtown Denver

How to Reach Civic Center Park

Civic Center is accessible by bus, light rail, bikes and the 16th Street Free MallRide. Using public transportation to arrive at A Taste of Colorado is highly encouraged.


The D, F, and H line trains arrive at the 16th and California Station and the Theater District/Convention Center stations for an easy walk to the Festival. A, B, C, E and W line trains arrive at Union Station. FREE 16th Street MallRide buses provide service to the Festival from Union Station and 16th & California.


The following local bus routes have stops just a few blocks away from the Festival: 0, 1, 6, 9, 10, 15, 16, 20, 28, 32, and 52. For RTD Bus and Light Rail schedules, call 303-299-6000 or visit


Drivers have over 30,000 Downtown parking spaces to choose from within easy walking distance of the Festival or with quick access to the Festival via the FREE 16th Street MallRide. Handicapped parking is available at all public parking lots. Parking rates will vary depending on lot location.


ParkWhiz is the nation’s leading mobile parking reservation app. We have spaces in over 7,000 locations across the country, so whether you need to be early for an interview or get your seat at the game, ParkWhiz has you covered. We’ve partnered with A Taste of Colorado to help you find the best parking in Denver ahead of time so you can feast confidently without worrying about parking. Don’t get stuck driving around the block all day.

Click here Center Park Parking


A Taste of Colorado provides FREE bike parking for bicycle commuters.  The bike parking corrals will be located in 2 convenient places:

  • 15th Street & Cleveland Place (near the Wellington E. Webb Building)
  • Lincoln Street at 14th Avenue
  • Between the Denver Public Library and the Denver Art Museum, near 14th Avenue

All parking areas will be unattended but have ample infrastructure for parking and LOCKING your bike. (Sorry, no motorized vehicles in the bike corrals.)


Consider Denver B-Cycle!  Four B-Cycle stations are located within one block of the festival’s perimeter.  Visit for more information on station locations and rates.

Civic Center Park stations:

Closest stations

  • Denver Public Library (100 W. 13th)
  • Webb Building (14th St. & Colfax)
  • 15th St. & Cleveland (The Denver Post Building)

Other stations near Civic Center Park

  • 14th & Elati
  • 16th & Sherman
  • 13th & Speer
  • 14th & Welton
  • 15th & Glenarm
  • 12th & Sherman
  • 14th & Stout
  • 17th & California
  • 17th & Pearl
  • 15th & Curtis
  • 11th & Ogden


Information and Lost & Found

There are two Information booths presented by 850 KOA, one on Broadway and one on Bannock. A Taste of Colorado volunteer ambassadors will be available to answer questions about the Festival and other Downtown Denver attractions. Lost & Found is located at these booth locations.

After the Festival, call 303-295-6330.

First Aid and Lost Kidz
First aid and ambulance services are provided by American Medical Response at the medical assistance site in the KidZone. The Lost Kidz Booth can also be found in the KidZone. The KidZone is located in the park near Colfax & 15th Street, just west of the Seal Pool.
Festival Ground Rules

The following may not be brought onto festival grounds, and are not allowed into the festival:

  • Alcoholic beverages, beverage containers (unless empty), glass bottles, food, or beverages
  • Coolers, picnic baskets, or carry-ins of any type (backpacks or large bags will be searched)
  • Kites, frisbees™, balls, or other sports equipment
  • Scooters, skateboards, or inline skates
  • Bicycles (please use bike parking)
  • Only Service Dogs allowed (certification not required)
  • Firearms, weapons, contraband, or laser pointers
  • Selfie sticks
  • Drones
  • No handing out of unauthorized pamphlets or other materials
  • No carrying unauthorized signs and banners, including ones with potentially hazardous supports (sticks, etc.)

Once you’re here:

  • No video or audio recording during live performances
  • No unauthorized vendors
  • Marijuana may not be smoked, consumed, distributed, or sold onsite
  • Festival site is subject to audio and video surveillance

Tips for enjoying the Festival:

  • Pick up a brochure to find your favorite restaurant, beverage, marketplace booth, or band
  • Drink responsibly and make sure your group has a designated driver
  • Have a meeting place in case you get separated
  • Don’t leave children unattended

When you leave the Festival:

  • No alcoholic beverages may be taken off Festival grounds
  • Please dispose of trash and recyclables in the receptacles provided and help us leave the neighborhood clean
  • If you have lost anything while at the Festival, please visit an information booth to check lost and found
  • Come back soon!


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