Taste of Colorado will return to downtown this Labor Day weekend

Twice as big and twice as tasty.

Fiery owl sculpture at Taste of Colorado. (Chloe Aiello/Denverite)

Fiery owl sculpture at Taste of Colorado. (Chloe Aiello/Denverite)

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The streets of downtown Denver will soon be filled with the smells of local food trucks and restaurants.

The Taste of Colorado festival, a free annual event spanning back to the 1890s, is returning to the 16th Street Mall and the surrounding neighborhood in September for Labor Day weekend.

“We always look so forward to this time of year,” Sharon Alton, senior vice president of Downtown Experience, the organization that puts on the festival, said.

“Taste of Colorado is a beloved community event that showcases the passion, energy, and vibrancy of our city and state.”

Organizers said the event will be twice as big as previous years.

Over 30 food vendors will offer tiny samples of things on their menu along Arapahoe Street between 15th and 18th Street.

In addition to food (and booze!), Taste of Colorado will have twice as many music stages this year, featuring up and coming Denver bands.

Plus, Glenarm to Curtis along the 16th Street Mall will feature over 50 local artisan booths selling arts and crafts, home items, furniture and jewelry.

A full list of vendors will be released closer to the festival’s launch. The free event will be held from September 3-5.

 

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