Yesterday, a cluster of food trucks pulled up to Civic Center Park for the much-anticipated return of Civic Center EATS. For over a decade, the event has brought local food trucks into the park, providing a space for food lovers and parkgoers to gather in the heart of the city and enjoy local street food.
Last year’s Civic Center EATS was postponed due to the pandemic. It later reopened in August with reduced hours. Unlike previous years, Civic Center EATS will be expanding its hours into dinnertime, running Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
This year’s EATS will begin with seven different food trucks, which will serve up foods like ice cream, gyros and gourmet grilled cheese. Civic Center Conservancy, the nonprofit that oversees the event, plans to add more trucks throughout the summer as the city continues to reopen.
“As restrictions loosen and people begin returning to work at their downtown offices, we’re really starting to feel Denver liven up again,” said Eric Lazzari, Executive Director of Civic Center Conservancy. “Civic Center EATS has always been a great place for Denverites to grab lunch and meet with friends or colleagues. We’re feeling especially energized that the opening of EATS is another signal to our community that Civic Center Park and Downtown Denver are ready for you to return.”
The event’s return and expanded hours this year coincides with the return of a number of summer events and festivals that were cancelled during the pandemic. Just last month, Taste of Colorado announced its return, as well as a move from Civic Center Park to downtown for this year’s festival.
Civic Center EATS runs from June 1 until September 30.