Give your taste buds a real treat by partaking in the 30th anniversary of A Taste of Colorado, which gets underway Friday, August 30 and runs through Labor Day, Monday, September 2. This adult- and kid-friendly event takes place at Downtown Denver’s Civic Center Park and a good time is guaranteed to be had by all. The centerpiece is the food and you’ll have an opportunity to try everything from small plates to full meals courtesy of over 50 fantastic restaurants. There is no shortage of entertainment as you’ll no doubt see when you arrive. Five stages will be filled to the brim with top-tier musicians playing everything from jumping jazz to raucous rock and roll. Best of all, there’s no cover charge. As for the kids, they’ll have plenty of things to do, including a multitude of carnival rides and games. On the KidzStage, there will be magicians, puppets, and clowns while in the KidZone little ones can have big fun on the play equipment and with the many craft activities.Make sure to explore the cool interactive exhibits at A Taste of Colorado that are both fun and educational. Learn about falcons, owls, hawks, eagles, and raptors courtesy of the Raptor Education Foundation. Wildlife experts will fill you in on all these amazing birds through exciting presentations that all ages can enjoy. You can also delve into Colorado’s past by checking out the Festival of Mountain and Plain Area. Local artisans will demonstrate everything from Navajo weaving, spinning, and rug braiding to felting, quilting, and lace crocheting. In addition, the Arts & Crafts Marketplace is home to more than 280 booths boasting furniture, jewelry, and all kinds of unique gift items. Uncover more info at www.atasteofcolorado.com.