Important Dates and Times Set up takes place on July 26. Roads will be closed by 5a. Artists will move in beginning at 10:30 in waves of about 40 at a time. Set up will conclude by sun-down.
The festival opens to the public on Saturday, July 27 at 9a, and concludes at 6p. On Sunday, the festival opens at 9a, and concludes at 5p.
Tear-down will commence at 5p, and typically all artists are gone by 7:30. Roads will re-open at that time.
Location The show is on the southern roads within the park, 99% on the asphalt. See maps for more details.
Absolutely! Please email us
(subject "Cheesman Neighbor Volunteer") your availability Friday-Sunday, July 26-28th, and we will figure out some times. Volunteer tasks include selling water, delivering water to artists, grabbing lunch for artists when they can't leave their booth, and more!
This event impacts the roads WITHIN Cheesman Park on the dates of July 26, 27 & 28 (Friday - Sunday). Road closures will be present at the following park entrances, blocking vehicle traffic through the park: 8th and N. Williams, 9th & Race, 11th & Race, 9th & Humboldt, 12th & Humboldt.View Road Closure Map! RTD routes will not be impacted. Bicyclists MUST reroute or dismount while passing through Cheesman Park on the dates of July 26, 27 & 28.
Yes - we will have around the clock security Friday - Sunday night when we pack up and leave.
For many years we have had a rule that all vendors must park in our rented lot and take our shuttle to and from the show so that large-scale vehicles do not disrupt the neighborhood, and we will continue this in 2019. It matters to us that parking is available for the neighborhood and people who are visiting the show. We have worked with East High School and rented the lot at Josephine & 16th for our vendors. *This is not a requirement of Parks and Rec or the City of Denver.*
For the first time ever, we are working on adding a small beer and wine garden, monitored closely by our security and staff. We are in talks with Rocky Mountain Crisis Center as our beneficiary, and will obtain necessary licensing through Excise and Licensing. Enjoy!
We expect about 7,000 to come through the event over the course of the weekend.
Dogs are allowed at this event, as they're always welcome in the park! We'll have treats and water, but please remember that the pavement may get very hot for paws.