General Information

Denver’s largest and longest-running block party, People’s Fair Art & Music Festival celebrates its 47th year June 1-3, 2018. Hosted annually at Civic Center Park, the multi-day event marks the start of summer by bringing together live music, local artists, some of Denver’s best food trucks and more. A new Friday night kick-off concert is followed by two full days of vendors and events centered on celebrating the best of the Mile High City, ranging from music and culture—including performances from Moon Taxi and Trout Steak Revival—to fitness and food and beverage, including food trucks and a local beer and wine garden. Produced by Team Player Productions, the creators of Breckenridge Wine Classic and Vail Craft Beer Classic, among others, People’s Fair is a free event suited for all ages. In addition to highlighting the unique communities found in every corner of Denver, People’s Fair aims to raise funds for nonprofit organizations. For more information, visit www.PeoplesFair.com, or follow @DenverPeoplesFair on Instagram and Facebook.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is People’s Fair Located?

Downtown Denver in Civic Center Park. See our map for more information and list of street closures

How much does it cost?

Admission to People’s Fair is free Saturday and Sunday. Any food or beverage is purchased separately. The Friday kickoff concert is an enclosed venue at Civic Center Park and the concert ticket is $5

What are the hours?

Friday concert 5-10pm, Saturday 10am-9pm, Sunday 10am-7pm

Where is First Aid and Lost & Found?

Ask any of our festival staff to direct you to the information booths.

First Aid is located on Colfax and 15th St. adjacent to the Denver Post building. Lost and Found is located at the Exhibitor Relations booth adjacent to the Seal Pond. After the event please call 303-777-6887 to ask about lost items.

Will there be free water?

Water bottles will be available for purchase. There will be an area to refill water bottles at the four corners of the event.

Is this event handicap accessible?

The majority of our fairgrounds are accessible to visitors with mobility concerns. All exhibitor booths are on flat streets and access to the middle of Civic Center Park is available at each of the four corners. The fairgrounds do get crowded and the streets may have unforeseen hazards such as potholes or mounds. Early hours of the Fair are less crowded.

What items are not allowed into festival grounds?
  • Outside Food or Drink.
  • Alcoholic beverages, glass bottles, coolers, picnic baskets, carry-ins of any type (we reserve the right to search bags upon entry).
  • Refillable water bottles must be emptied upon entry.
  • Drugs or paraphernalia, including cannabis products of any kind.
  • Kites, Frisbees, balls, or other sports equipment.
  • Scooters, skateboards, or inline skates.
  • Pets (except service animals).
  • Firearms, weapons, contraband, or laser pointers.
  • Bicycles (please use the bike racks on Colfax and Lincoln).
What are festival ground rules?
  • No unauthorized vending, sampling, or petitioning
  • No outside food or beverages. Unopened or empty water bottles will be permitted.
  • Drink responsibly and make sure your group has a designated driver.
  • This is a family festival. Please remember to use appropriate behavior and refrain from inappropriate language.
  • Have a meeting place in case you get separated.
  • Don’t leave children unattended.
  • Get comfy – feel free to bring blankets and lawn chairs for the grass to enjoy the entertainment.
Can I bring my dog?

PLEASE LEAVE YOUR PETS AT HOME. The festival grounds are unkind to pets and may scare or even injure your pet. The large crowds and hot ground are not ideal for your furry friend. The City and County of Denver will hold liable any owner of a pet who injures or causes death to another. Of course, service dogs are the exception to this rule!

Where should I park?

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