Colorado festivals are great places to get out and have some fun this summer!
Denver Cherry Blossom Festival is a celebration of Japanese culture. Enjoy Japanese dancers, exhibits, food, and art. June 27 through 28, 2009.
Cherry Creek Arts Festival showcases the work of artists and photographers from around the country. Besides a wide variety of art styles, the 3 day festival has food booths, music, and a craft area for kids. This is one of the biggest and most popular Colorado festivals! Admission is free. July 3rd, 4th, and 5th 2009.
Belmar’s Festival Italiano will give you a delightful taste of Italy in the heart of the city. Enjoy cooking classes, wine tasting, Bocce ball, a car show, a pizza dough acrobat, and tons of food samples, pizza, and Italian specialties. One of the best parts of this festival is the performance of flag throwers from Florence, Italy. The flag throwers march up and down the street every couple of hours, and then stop in the square for the performance. Don’t miss it! This festival is usually held in early September, but exact dates are not yet available.
Taste of Colorado, located in Civic Center Park, features food vendors from dozens and dozens of local restaurants. Admission is free, but tickets must be purchased to buy food and drinks from the vendors. Along with the food, enjoy arts and crafts from local artists and shops. September 4th through 7th 2009.
Downtown Denver Arts Festival, located at Denver Pavillions, lets you view the work of local Colorado artists. Admission is free. May 22 through 25, 2009.
Colorado Dragon Boat Festival is another Japanese festival. Watch real Dragon boats race at Sloan’s Lake Park. July 25 and 26, 2009. Admission is free! Besides the boat racing, you can also enjoy performers, food, and a marketplace.
The Gaylord Street Festival is located in Old South Gaylord, a fun shopping district. Activities include a kids magic show, live music, food vendors, bungee jumping, rides, and art booths. May 23, 24, and 25, 2009.
Enjoy these Colorado festivals!
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