Wheat Ridge Carnation Festival 2021
If you are looking for fun things to do in Denver, the Wheat Ridge Carnation Festival 2021 is something that you should be looking forward to!
Wheat Ridge was once known as the Carnation Capital. The city of Wheat Ridge, Colorado hosts one of the oldest and longest-running annual Carnation Festival which will be the 52nd year this 2021. Wheat Ridge, Colorado's Carnation Festival is a 3-day free event for the community where it highlights the unique character of Wheat Ridge and celebrates the once-thriving carnation industry and farmers in Wheat Ridge. The Carnation Festival is one of the most awaited events in Denver.
The 2021 Wheat Ridge Carnation Festival will be held starting on August 13 to 15 at Anderson Park, 4355 Field Street. The Carnation Festival 2021 in Wheat Ridge is going to be fun for people of all ages and will include live music, a classic car show, a parade, carnival ridges, mix and match of different vendors, food, beer and wine, activities for kids, fun run, fireworks, local artists, art show, and so much more! There is something for everyone and a lot of fun things to do in Denver!
Here are some of the events in Denver that the Wheat Ridge Carnation Festival will feature:
Wheat Ridge Carnation Parade
The Wheat Ridge Carnation Parade will be strolling along 38th Ave from Ames Street going to Upham Street on Saturday, August 14, at 9:30 AM MST. The Wheat Ridge Carnation Festival Parade is one of the longest-standing traditions in Wheat Ridge to celebrate its heritage and will feature local schools, businesses, and non-profit organizations.
The Wheat Ridge Grange at 3850 High Couty will also be offering a Pancake Breakfast at 7:00 AM prior to the parade. Everyone can join and enjoy a delicious breakfast with the community and find a great seat to enjoy the parade! There will also be parade entry applications where schools, businesses, and non-profit organizations in Denver can sign up to until July 31, 2021.
The 2021 Wheat Ridge Carnation Festival will be having a 3-day music festival that will feature over a dozen musical acts including Hazel Miller, The Trampolines, Buckstein, KISSm, That Eighties Band, and many more!
You can see the line-up of artists from Friday to Sunday and their schedules here.
Specialty Food Events
One of the fun things you can do in Denver too is to discover its food specialties. Wheat Ridge Carnation Festival will also have different food events such as the Pancake Breakfast before the parade at Wheat Ridge Grange, 3850 High Court, the famous Spaghetti Dinner served by the West Metro Fire Rescue in the food court, a Chili Cook-off, and a Pie Baking Contest!
There is also the Beer Garden where they will not only be offering beers but a wide variety of beverages for people of all ages such as wine and many more. The Wheat Ridge Rotary Club has teamed up with Budweiser and Breckenridge Brewery to offer a great selection. This is the only major fundraising event for the Rotary Club each year. Funds raised at the festival will remain in the community by way of scholarships and funds for local non-profit organizations.
To see more details, schedules, and to join in these food events, you can go here.
Big Wheels on The Farm
Big Wheels on The Farm is a fundraiser event for classic car owners and enthusiasts in the Wheat Ridge Carnation Festival which will benefit the Wheat Ridge High School Clubs and Sports. These classic vehicles will roll in loudly on Sunday at August 15th, 9 AM to 3 PM at Anderson Park (44th and Field Street). The car show will feature American muscle, hotrods, exotics, classics, and vintage vehicles--all parked in the grassy area in the heart of festivities, surrounded by food trucks, vendors, the main stage, and more!
To join the car show, you can go here.
Mark your calendars! There is so much more to be looking out for in this year's Wheat Ridge Carnation Festival. If you are looking for fun things to do in Denver in August, this is something you should definitely participate in. To see other events at the Carnation Festival, you can go to thecarnationfestival.com. To access the map for the event, you can go here.