A Taste of Colorado 2018 in downtown Denver on Sunday, September 2. Photo by: Matthew McGuire
A Taste of Colorado 2018 in downtown Denver on Sunday, September 2. Photo by: Matthew McGuire

A Taste of Colorado 2018 Presented Over 50 Restaurants and Food Trucks

Denver hosted their 35th installment of the music and food festival on September 1-3 known as A Taste of Colorado.

An estimated crowd of 500,000 people were in attendance this past weekend.

REO Speedwagon, George Thorogood, and additional acts performed classic rock music on Friday evening.

Mitchell Tenpenny, David Nail, and Leann Rimes brought out the country on Saturday. Alternative and pop-rock was on stage Sunday with Smash Mouth, Sugar Ray, Everclear, and Soul Asylum.

Mitchell Tenpenny at A Taste of Colorado 2018 in downtown Denver on Sunday, September 2. Photo by: Matthew McGuire
Mitchell Tenpenny at A Taste of Colorado 2018 in downtown Denver on Sunday, September 2. Photo by: Matthew McGuire

In addition to music, A Taste of Colorado hosted interactive art installations such as the roaming raptor dinosaur. The event holds the title for being the largest free-admission events in Colorado history.

Taste of Colorado 2018 in downtown Denver on Sunday, September 2. Photo by: Matthew McGuire
A Taste of Colorado 2018 in downtown Denver on Sunday, September 2. Photo by: Matthew McGuire

The food selection was the largest I have ever seen in one setting. Food trucks served up BBQ, tacos, burgers, and plenty of food on a stick. The turkey legs looked delicious. If possible, I would allow the vendors to take cash or card to work around the ticket system. I understand it has probably been in progress for years though.

Over 30 live performances took place on four stages with the two main stages being located off of Colfax Ave.

The event shuts down parts of Denver and provides space for vendors and guests to interact. The three-day festival of food and music is perfect for friends and family to test taste local cuisine.

Browse over highlights from A Taste of Colorado.

Taste of Colorado 2018 in downtown Denver on Sunday, September 2. Photo by: Matthew McGuire
A Taste of Colorado 2018 in downtown Denver on Sunday, September 2. Photo by: Matthew McGuire
Taste of Colorado 2018 in downtown Denver on Sunday, September 2. Photo by: Matthew McGuire
A Taste of Colorado 2018 in downtown Denver on Sunday, September 2. Photo by: Matthew McGuire
Taste of Colorado 2018 in downtown Denver on Sunday, September 2. Photo by: Matthew McGuire
A Taste of Colorado 2018 in downtown Denver on Sunday, September 2. Photo by: Matthew McGuire