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

11:45am Marty Jewell Presents: Case of the Empty Case – A Mystery of Magic

1:00 pm Bekah Juggler’s Circus and Comedy Show

2:30 pm Wayne Francis Presents: The Red Hot Chili Puppets

3:45 pm Marty Jewell Presents: Case of the Empty Case – A Mystery of Magic

5:00 pm Bekah Juggler’s Circus and Comedy Show

6:00 pm Wayne Francis Presents: The Red Hot Chili Puppets

Roving Performers – Wayne Francis, Bekah Smith, Marty Jewell

Saturday, September 2, 2017

10:45 am Rhythm, Fun and More with Helen the Percussion Lady

11:45 am Ritmos de Mi Perú Folk Dance Group

1:00 pm Loco-Motion The Science and Circus Arts Show with Peter Davison

2:30 pm Rhythm, Fun and More with Helen The Percussion Lady

3:45 pm Cody Landstrom – Magic and Comedy

5:00 pm Loco-Motion The Science and Circus Arts Show with Peter Davison

6:00 pm Cody Landstrom – Magic and Comedy

Roving Performers – Mr. Bones, Cody Landstrom, Bob Aiken’s Bruiser The Rag Dog

Sunday, September 3, 2017

10:45 am Doctor Noize – Interactive Kids Music

11:45 am Magic and Goofing Around with Eddie Goldstein

1:00 pm Doctor Noize – Interactive Kids Music

2:30 pm Jim Jackson Presents: Clown Around the World

3:45 pm Magic and Goofing Around with Eddie Goldstein

5:00 pm The Millibo Art Theatre Presents: Suitcase Fairytales

6:00 pm Jim Jackson Presents: Clown Around the World

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

1:00 pm Prehistoric Discovery with Fossil Posse Adventures

2:30 pm Emeric Thuret as Clown Pesto

3:45 pm Prehistoric Discovery with Fossil Posse Adventures

5:00 pm Theatre of Dreams Magic Show

6:00 pm Michael Friedman and Swingset Jazz

Roving Performers – Paul Borrillo and Baby T-Rex, Clown Pesto

FESTIVAL FEATURES
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!

KID’S CRAFTS

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

A Taste of ColoradoReithoffer 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.

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