Get the Most Out of Your Cherry Creek Arts Festival Experience

Fourth of July on the front range… nearly half a million Coloradoans participate annually in what’s become an Independence holiday tradition for the arts: the Cherry Creek Arts Festival.  Now in its 25th year, the Cherry Creek Arts Festival weekend is a world-class and award-winning celebration of the visual, culinary and performing arts. Thinking of coming and out and joining the fun? The schedule is full of activitieshere are a few of the highlights you won’t want to miss.

THURSDAY, JULY 2
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Artist preview, live music and “silver soiree” celebration. Free to the public. Join the fun on Clayton Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues. This pre-opening event kicks off the 25th anniversary of the festival.

FRIDAY, JULY 3
10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Festival opens! Location: Denver’s Cherry Creek North Shopping District, from 2nd to 3rd Avenues, on the six streets between Clayton and Steele Streets—that’s nearly a ½ mile of award-winning art to see and consume!

FRIDAY, JULY 3 
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Festival night at Janus Main Stage. Hear Bands DaddyBlue, Biff Gore, Chase ‘N the Dream, Motown, Old School.

FRIDAY – SATURDAY, JULY 3-4
10:00 am – 8:00 pm each day
Art Auction at 2nd and Clayton—preview nearly all artists in one place… and get great art deals!

FRIDAY – SUNDAY, JULY 3-5
10:00 am – 8:00 pm (6:00 pm on Sunday)
25th Anniversary Street Party at Janus Plaza! Your chance to learn more about the Festival's origins.
All the fun takes place between 1st and 2nd Avenues on Fillmore Street every day of the festival, including:

  • Daily Anniversary Birthday Cake
  • Interactive Art
  • DJ, dancing and surprise street performances
  • Free cherries and water at the Janus Water Station
  • Janus Main Stage at the Blue Moon Beer Garden
  • Special 25th Anniversary programming, history and more!
     

FRIDAY – SUNDAY, JULY 3-5
11:30 am – 6:00 pm
Arrow Innovators Club & Performance Stage @ St. Paul between 2nd and 3rd Avenue.  See live performances by ZuZu Acrobats and Derek Derek… amazing performing arts shows the entire family will enjoy!

ONGOING THROUGHOUT THE FESTIVAL EACH DAY:
FRIDAY – SUNDAY, JULY 3-5
10:00 am – 8:00 pm (6:00 pm on Sunday)

ARTivity Avenue 
Location: Steele Street between 1st and 2nd Avenue. A full block of interactive activities including a fun Cirque du Soleil interactive video experience. Additional ARTivities include:

  • Imagination Collaboration Mural – “Be a Part of Art” at this exciting mural painted by the community; show off your inner Picasso!
  • Creation Station – An art playground tailored to younger children and features numerous, diverse and creative art activities, designed to engage the mind and the whole family.

25th Anniversary Street Party at Janus Plaza 
Location: 1st and 2nd Avenues on Fillmore Street.  Activities include:

  • Daily Anniversary Birthday Cake
  • Interactive Art 
  • DJ, dancing and surprise street performances
  • Free cherries and water at the Janus Water Station
  • Janus Main Stage at the Blue Moon Beer Garden
  • Special 25th Anniversary programming, history & more!

Culinary Avenue 
Location: St. Paul between 2nd and 3rd Avenues. Experience culinary delights from some of Denver’s most popular eateries, from sausages to crepes to kabobs…and don’t forget the infamous corn-on-the-cob!   

Admission to the Cherry Creeks Arts Festival is free! View parking and additional information about the events.

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