¡Viva! Streets closes down 3.5 miles of downtown streets for a huge festival that encourages people to explore downtown. The street festival runs down Broadway Street from Alameda to 20th St. and along Welton St. from 20th to Downing. The whole event is put on by the Downtown Denver Partnership for free. It takes dozens of volunteers to make the event run smoothly. Many are stationed at barricades and traffic crossings to make sure people stay safe.
CBS "It’s really a fun opportunity to get out on the route. You can see folks, talk to them, encourage them to come in if they’re unfamiliar with the event," said Paige Johnson, Hub Captain on Welton Street.
Coloradans are used to enjoying Taste of Colorado during Labor Day Weekend. This year, it was incorporated into ¡Viva! Streets, and will not be held on Labor Day. It’s still everything you love about Taste of Colorado: live music, delicious food, and shopping opportunities. Taste of Colorado is part of the activity hub at Civic Center Park.
CBS Each of the hubs have different activities. The Welton Street Hub had several businesses and organizations with free giveaways, chess boards for community play, and dance lessons. The non-profit organization Denver Salsa Bachata Congress was on-hand for free lessons.
"Whenever we think about dance, we think about the fun of it, and that’s great, and that’s important too. But the culture and keeping the culture alive and preserving it is actually a big part of our […]