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Turkey Trot

Before you’re resigned to the couch with a belly full of turkey and pie, grab your running shoes and head to Washington Park. The more competitive runners can opt for the four-mile jaunt while those more interested in the post-race carbs back home (we’re looking at you, Uncle Tony) should take it easy in the…

Superhero Challenge 5K

Superheros of all ages and sizes are invited to unite at this charitable 5K. Runners, walkers and joggers can don their favorite superhero garb, either solo or with a themed team, all in support of finding a cure for prostate cancer. “Best Dressed” awards will be given to teams and individuals (children included!) who come…

Donor Dash 5K Run/Walk

Celebrate the gift of life during this 18th annual 5K run and walk. Hosted by the Donor Alliance of Denver, this race is dedicated to those who have donated organs or tissue, while also celebrating the lives of donors and recipients. Participants can anticipate a crowded Wash Park for this event, as over 5,000 people…

An Evening of Bite-Size Opera

During this performance, you can see six different operas in the same length of time it would take you to see one full-length production of Tosca. The two-hour spectacle includes half a dozen humorous eight- to 20-minute operas by renowned early 20th-century composers such as Samuel Barber and Francis Poulenc as well as modern-day musicians such as Anne…


Most of the ingredients in these American dishes are locally sourced from small producers. Go for breakfast and order the wild mushroom omelet, made with fresh eggs picked up from a farm about five miles down the road. For dinner, try the High Point Farm bison filet with herb-whipped Colorado organic potatoes.

Café Marmotte

This modern-yet-cozy spot in the heart of Washington Park serves up French bistro fare with a contemporary twist. Try the signature coq au vin.

Chowder Room

Find plenty of ways to enjoy seafood at this low-key spot, including fresh seafood daily and a variety of riffs on classic chowder. Don't miss the spectacular vegan version.

Agave Taco Bar

This street-style taqueria tops house-made corn tortillas (including a squid-ink variety) with anything from nopalitos to grilled shrimp to poblano peppers. For maximum effect, head to the patio to sip on a margarita or one of the fresh, authentic agua fresca juices.

Finley’s Pub

This neighborhood Irish pub specializes in craft beer and whiskey. Try the chef's tribute to his Cajun roots with the creamy shrimp and grits.
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Chef Olav Peterson's latest undertaking is an American farm-to-table restaurant with its own 600-square-foot garden. The decor is both old and new, while the constantly changing menu takes classic dishes and gives them a fresh twist. Try the squash soup or the beet pappardelle with oxtail and crème fraîche.

Tavern Wash Park

Enjoy American food with Asian, Mediterranean, and Italian influences at this laid-back restaurant. Sit out on the patio or catch the game on one of the many high-definition TVs surrounding the bar.

Vert Kitchen

Salads and sandwiches (think curry chicken or skirt steak with arugula and walnut mustard) dot the small menu at this European-influenced cafe.

GB Fish & Chips (Wash Park)

Kick back to watch a European soccer or rugby match with a few pints and some traditional English fare. Choose from fish and chips, shepherd's pie and Cornish pasties. Multiple locations.

Jaya Asian Grill

Delectable Malaysian, Singaporean, and Indonesian specialties served in a warm atmosphere. Catering and to-go party trays also available.

Cookery at Myrtle Hill

This neighborhood restaurant offers breakfast all day, including a mean chicken and waffles. Its sister spot, Devil's Food Bakery, is located just four doors down and serves scratch-baked goods and coffee drinks.

Bonnie Brae Tavern

This tavern has been dishing up all-American eats, including fried chicken, green chile, and apple pie, since 1934—but it’s most famous for its golden-crusted pizza.

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