Featuring live music, great food, and arts and crafts, the People's Fair will once again return to Denver's Civic Center Park this weekend, June 1–3.Called "Denver's largest and longest-running block party," the People's Fair is an annual event where Coloradans gather in the shadow of the state capitol building to celebrate the magic of community. The festival was first launched 47 years ago by the Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods group and has since become a beloved Denver tradition that residents look forward to all year long. WHEN: Fri. concert: June 1 (5–10 p.m.) | Sat., June 2 (10 a.m.–9 p.m.) | Sun., June 3 (10 a.m.–7 p.m.) WHERE: Civic Center Park | 101 West 14th Avenue, Denver [gallery type="rectangular" ids="37767,37760,37759,37763"] The People's Fair is FREE to the public on Saturday and Sunday, but there will be plenty of things to spend your money on, including delicious foods and beverages from a variety of vendors, and a plethora of arts, crafts, and services in booths at the marketplace! Also, various VIP packages (premium stage viewing, shaded areas, and private bars) are available for purchase. The Friday kickoff concert featuring MAX is a ticketed event and costs $5. [gallery size="medium" type="rectangular" ids="16531,16537,16533"] A true celebration of Denver's urban community and residents, there's nothing quite like the diverse and friendly atmosphere at this one-of-a-kind festival. From a lineup of 24 featured musicians (the likes of rock band Moon Taxi and guitarist Taylor Shae) to performances by 14 different groups (such as the Heritage Irish Step Dancers and Littleton Ballet Academy), quality entertainment will serve as an incredible backdrop! For a full schedule of events, click here.
Plus, the event is kid-friendly! A designated Kids Zone and carnival in the center of the park will feature bounce houses, games, rides, bungee trampolines, free craft projects, and more -- just for kiddos! [gallery type="rectangular" ids="37761,37762,37766,37764"] So pack a bag with sunscreen and bottled water, and head down to Civic Center Park for a great start to your summer! For more details, visit their website. Is this event a longstanding tradition for your family? What's your favorite part? Will you be going this weekend? Let us know in the comments!