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Colorado Black Arts Festival


City Park
17th Ave. and Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 80205

Honor the African diaspora’s contributions to the Centennial State at this 31-year-old fest. Saturday’s Boogaloo Celebration parade is the weekend’s most rollicking event, featuring Boulder-based dance troupe Samba Colorado and the 80-member Nebraskan band the Marching Saints, but the action doesn’t stop there. Over the course of the three-day event, visitors can peruse more than 50 arts and food vendors, enjoy live tunes on two performance stages, and stroll through an Art Garden where the pièce de résistance is bottle trees, a brightly-colored Congolese tradition said to ward off evil spirits.

—Photo courtesy of Florence Ayers

Jul 07, 2017 to Jul 09, 2017

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