THRILLS & ENTERTAINMENT FOR KIDS
There’s Fun for All at A Taste of Colorado.
Featured acts, including the Wayne and Wingnut’s Red Hot Chili Puppets, Jim Jackson’s Busker and Me, and Chad Wonder, the comedic magician, will entertain on the KidzStage presented by MIX 100. Children and adults can stay busy for hours with carnival rides, games, educational exhibits, and more.
KIDZSTAGE PRESENTED BY MIX 100
There will be plenty of music, magic, clowns and puppets on the KidzStage presented by MIX 100!
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4
11:45 am: Poppy The Clown—Followed By A Juggling Workshop
12:45 pm: The Mysto Magic Show
1:45 pm: Bekah Smith—Juggling Show
2:45 pm: Wayne and Wingnut’s Red Hot Chili Puppets
3:45 pm: The Mysto Magic Show
4:45 pm: Bekah Smith—Juggling Show
5:45 pm: Wayne and Wingnut’s Red Hot Chili Puppets
Roving Entertainment: Wayne Francis, Poppy The Clown, Bekah Smith
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5
10:45 am: Poppy The Clown—Followed By A Juggling Workshop
11:45 am: Go Wild With Mr. Shine—Music, Magic and Puppets
12:45 pm: Hora Romaneasca Folk Dance Ensemble
1:45 pm: Up In The Air With Peter Davison
2:45 pm: Chad Wonder—Comedy Magic
3:45 pm: Go Wild With Mr. Shine—Music, Magic And Puppets
4:45 pm: Up In The Air With Peter Davison
5:45 pm: Chad Wonder—Comedy Magic
Roving Entertainment: Poppy The Clown, Mr. Bones, Chad Wonder
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6
10:45 am: Kinetic Movement Dance Academy
11:45 am: The Elstun’s Magic, Marriage and Mayhem!
12:45 pm: The Millibo Art Theatre Presents: Book Dawg
1:45 pm: Jim Jackson Presents: Busker and Me
2:45 pm: The Elstun’s Magic, Marriage and Mayhem!
3:45 pm: Eric West—Music For Kids
4:45 pm: The Millibo Art Theatre Presents: Book Dawg
5:45 pm: Jim Jackson Presents: Busker and Me
Roving Entertainment: Birgitta Depree, Jim Jackson, Dave Elstun, Connie Elstun, Mr. Bones
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
10:45 am: Patti Smithsonian’s Puppet Show
11:45 am: The Wick School of Irish Dance
12:45 pm: Katherine Dines and The Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta Band
1:45 pm: Magician Erica Sodos Presents: The Magic Within
2:45 pm: Reid Belstock: Comedy Juggling
3:45 pm: Patti Smithsonian’s Puppet Show
4:45 pm: Magician Erica Sodos Presents: The Magic Within
5:45 pm: Reid Belstock: Comedy Juggler
Roving Entertainment: Erica Sodos, Patti Smithsonian, Shane Borrillo
The KidZone is a family-friendly area offering free, hands-on craft activities for children of all ages. KidZone hours are 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Fri., Sept. 4; and 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sat., Sept. 5 through Mon., Sept. 7.
CARNIVAL RIDES AND GAMES
Enjoy Carnival Rides and Games, located on Lincoln Street and Colfax Avenue, Saturday through Monday, presented by KOOL 105. EARLY BIRD wristbands can be purchased for $15 from 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., Saturday through Monday, and are good on the day purchased until 5 p.m. ALL DAY wristbands can be purchased for $25 from 10:30 a.m. until two hours before closing Saturday through Monday and are good on the day purchased 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. Carnival hours are 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sat., Sept. 4 through Sun., Sept. 6 and 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mon., Sept. 7.
FEED YOUR MIND WITH COLORADO HISTORY
In the Festival of Mountain and Plain area, families can learn about the state’s pioneer past. Featured artisans will demonstrate spinning, lace crocheting, felting, blacksmithing, and various demonstrations of Navajo culture including weaving and beading.
Other attractions located in the center of Civic Center Park include Water Balls (also known as “human hamster balls”), the Eurobungy Trampoline, the Human Gyroscope (also known as the “human gyro ball”), and a ropes obstacle course. These attractions take tickets only; wristbands cannot be used for these activities in Civic Center Park.
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 new foods from places like the Middle East, Japan, Poland, India, and the Caribbean, as many of the restaurants offer “taste-sized” portions for one to three tickets.