A Taste of Colorado: New tastes, street closures, headliners and more

DENVER – If you’re new to Colorado – or if you’ve been here for a long time -- and haven’t tasted everything the state has to offer, you might want to head out to the 34th annual Taste of Colorado festival at Civic Center Park this weekend.

Over 60 Colorado restaurants, food trucks and other eateries have already taken over Civic Center Park, along with 275 booths at the arts and crafts marketplace.

While the event itself is free of charge, you still have to pay for the food you'll want to eat there in the form of tickets. 

OK. Cool, but what else is there?

Good thing you asked.

The “Queen of Percussion,” Sheila E. brings her fusion of pop, R&B, fun, rock, Latin and Jazz influences to A Taste of Colorado’s main stage on Friday, Sept. 1 at 7:30 p.m.

But it doesn’t stop there.

The four-day festival will also include some big names like Country singer Lauren Duski, Rick Springfield, Kongos, Five for Fighting, 38 Special, plus other local acts. You can check out the full schedule here.

But wait. There’s more.

This year, A Taste of Colorado is announcing new tastes this year with its inaugural Colorado Wine Lounge.

Festival goers will be able to sip from Carlson Vineyards, Colterris Wines, Red Fox Cellars and Talon Wine Brands through the weekend.

Groovy. But how will this impact traffic?

Several street closures will be in effect through Labor Day weekend around Civic Center Park and organizers urge you to take the light rail, the bus, or ride your bicycle to the area.

The 34th Annual A Taste of Colorado Festival will from Friday, Sept. 1 from 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 2, from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 3 from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Monday, Sept. 4 from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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