Denver Flea 2014 – How’d it go?

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Denverites know how to support local vendors, rain or shine. Photo Credit: Kirsten Ebey, May 2014

 

The weather may have been a little dicey, but that didn’t stop thousands of people from showing up to support the Denver Flea. The craft beer was a-flowin’ from the likes of Wynkoop Brewing and Breckenridge Brewery while vendors were showing off their talents to 1000’s of potential admirers. Take a look at what we saw while meandering around the festival:

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Preserves infused with your favorite alcohol is all the rage – and Deliciousness does it WELL! Photo Credit: Kirsten Ebey, May 2014

Deliciousness and Puff’s Preserves both made a showing with their boozy jams.

If you’re interested in crafting some of your own boozy preserves, this trend is rampant all over the web – try Eat Boutique’s take on Boozy Jams. Support local artisans, and try some of your own.

 

From hand-crafted flasks and lighters to lamps made of old machinery; from bags made of recycled materials to hair and make-up professionals… the Denver Flea featured an eclectic group of craftsmen and women, ensuring interest from men and women of all ages.

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Buy local – help to support our slew of talented craftsmen and women throughout the Denver area. Photo Credit: Kirsten Ebey, May 2014

 

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We had a blast and were amazed at all of the great creations that Coloradans toted to the Flea. Photo Credit: Kirsten Ebey, May 2014

 

Speaking with several vendors we learned that most had sold out of the majority of their stash at the Flea – the attendance exceeded many’s expectations, especially with the crazy weather Colorado has been experiencing (tornados, hail, rain, and sunshine, all in the matter of hours).

We’re so happy to see that yet another local festival supporting local craftsmen and women was a huge success! Thanks to Imbibe for putting on such good show. Having a festival that features our local, Colorado crafts is such a great way for the vendors to get out and get recognized.

Stay tuned for more upcoming summer festival fun!

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Get Ready – Denver’s City Park Jazz is BACK in June 2014

One of the coolest, FREE events in town, City Park Jazz in Denver’s City Park offers Denverites of all ages a great time outside.

Pack a picnic, ride your bike, and find a spot in the Park on June 1st, 2014 to kick off another season of FREE Jazz concerts.

Pavillion within City Park Credit: Kirsten Ebey May 2013

Pavillion within City Park Credit: Kirsten Ebey May 2013

 

A Few Easy Reminders: 

  • Yes, you can totally bring your furry friend! Make sure they’re on a leash.
  • Please, please, please don’t forget an extra trash bag to keep your trash concealed before throwing it away when leaving. Keep this beautiful place clean.
  • No, you don’t have to pay – it’s FREE! You can, however, always donate while at the concert (they have volunteers that collect) or on the website.
  • The show starts at 6:00 pm MST, but if you’re looking for a parking spot on a nearby street, you’ll need to head over a few hours earlier. We totally suggest riding your bike if at all possible!
  • No glass in the park, but canned beer is allowed.
  • Food trucks will be at the park so if you don’t pack you’re on food, you will not starve.
  • There are portopotties, and they’re usually pretty clean.

Click here for the 2014 season schedule. Get ready to have an amazing time! We hope to see you there.