FRI, SEP. 2 - MON, SEP. 5, 2016 • CIVIC CENTER PARK • DOWNTOWN DENVER
FRI: 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM • SAT & SUN: 10:30 AM - 10:00 PM • MON: 10:30 AM - 8:00 PM

THRILLS & ENTERTAINMENT FOR KIDS

There’s Fun for All at A Taste of Colorado.

Featured acts, including the The Salida Circus Presents: 2016 Summer Circus Olympic Games, Music for Kids with Eric West, and Gene R. Gordon’s Magic, Mystery, and Fun Show 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.

Thrills & Entertainment for Kids
KIDZSTAGE PRESENTED BY MIX 100

There will be plenty of music, magic, clowns and puppets on the KidzStage presented by MIX 100!

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

11:45 am: The Salida Circus Presents: 2016 Summer Circus Olympic Games

1:00 pm: Scott McCray’s Funny Magic Workshop

2:30 pm: Steve Weeks – Family Music Performer

3:45 pm: Magic and Comedy with Scott McCray

5:00 pm: Steve Weeks – Family Music Performer

6:00 pm: Wayne and Wingnut Present: Red Hot Chili Puppets

Roving Performers: Salida Circus Performers, Magician Scott McCray, Wayne and Wingnut

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

10:45 am: Doc Murdock’s Magical Delights

11:45 am: Hula-Hoopologist Miss Jaecey – Hoop Dance followed by a Hula Hoop Contest and Games

1:00 pm: Jim Jackson’s Firehouse Circus

2:00 pm: The Millibo Art Theatre Presents: Suitcase Fairytales

3:00 pm: Murdock’s Magical Potpourri

4:00 pm: Mr. Rocky Spitz – Kids’ Music Show

5:00 pm: Jim Jackson’s Firehouse Circus

6:00 pm: Mr. Rocky Spitz – Kids’ Music Show

Roving Performers: Mr. Bones, Birgitta DePree's Roving Queen of Summer, Doc Murdock, Miss Jaecey

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

10:45 am: Gene R. Gordon’s Magic, Mystery, and Fun Show

11:45 am: Hula-Hoopologist Miss Jaecey – Hoop Dance followed by a Hula Hoop Contest and Games

1:00 pm: Poppy the Clown followed by Paul Borrillo’s Juggling Workshop

2:00 pm: Learn to Juggle with Poppy the Clown

3:00 pm: Gene R. Gordon’s Classic Magic and Comedy Show

4:00 pm: Merry-Andrew Afoot One Person Children’s Theatre Presents: Stone Soup

5:00 pm: Music for Kids with Eric West

6:00 pm: Merry-Andrew Afoot One Person Children’s Theatre Presents: Stone Soup

Roving Performers: Mr. Bones, Paul Borrillo, Gene R. Gordon, Miss Jaecey

 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

10:45 am: Mr. Kneel – Beat Box Workshop

11:45 am: The Wick School of Irish Dance

1:00 pm: Ann Lincoln’s Variety Show followed by Ann’s Juggling Workshop

2:00 pm: How to Juggle with Ann Lincoln

3:00 pm: Mr. Kneel – Hip Hop for Families

4:00 pm: Sven Jorgensen: The Sventastic Circus Extravaganza Part I

5:00 pm: Ann Lincoln’s Kids Comedy Show – Lots of Laughs!

6:00 pm: Sven Jorgensen: The Sventastic Circus Extravaganza Part II

Roving Performers: Mr. Bones, Sven Jorgensen, Wild Bill Patterson Juggler/Stilt Walker

KIDZONE & NEW MUSIC PLAYGROUND INFO

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. 2 through Mon., Sept. 5.

Budding musicians and enthusiastic sound-makers of all ages will love the instruments found at the Music Sound Station. New this year and created by a local artist out of found and recycled materials, families can try their hand at music making with drumming tables, chimes, melody pipes and a PVC pipe xylophone.

CARNIVAL RIDES AND GAMES

Carnival Rides and Games on Lincoln and Colfax, Saturday through Monday, presented by KOOL 105. 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.

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”), a Zip Line more than 100 feet long, a Bull Ride, and a Ropes Obstacle Course.  These attractions take Taste tickets only; wristbands cannot be used for these activities in Civic Center Park.

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!

KIDS CRAFTS TENT

Kids and parents are invited to check out the Kids’ Craft Tent and join the fun! Kids will have a blast expressing themselves while creating a banjo they can strum, a tambourine they can tap or colorful maracas they can shake! Make a joyful sound!

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 Brazil, China, Cuba, India, and the Caribbean, as many of the restaurants offer “taste-sized” portions for one to four tickets.

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