Summerfest is a two-day community fine arts and crafts festival held outdoors in beautiful Evergreen, CO. Now in its 35th year, Summerfest kicks off Arts Alive Evergreen, a 10-day visual and performing arts showcase.
With over 100 artists from all over the country, Summerfest provides fun for all ages. In addition to great art, we have local food, live music, special performances, and a children's activity area.
$2 festival admission; children are free. Only 25 minutes from downtown Denver! From I-70 exit Evergreen Parkway via exit #252. Follow Evergreen Parkway/Hwy 74 for 3.5 miles. The festival will be on the left at the intersection of Evergreen Parkway/Hwy 74 & Squaw Pass Rd.
Parking locations include most of the adjacent Buchanan Rec Center lots, the office park lots south of the Buchanan Ponds off of Castle Ct., the RTD lot north of the festival, and the back parking lots at Bergen Village with a shuttle right to the festival. There will be signs for parking locations.
No smoking or pets are allowed at the festival site.
Palette of Brews
Back by popular demand, Summerfest presents the third annual Palette of Brews - a Colorado beer tasting event. A separate admission ticket will provide you with unlimited tastes from some of Colorado's finest craft brewers. Ticket prices are $20 when ordered online beforehand, $25 at the door. Save the Date - July 18 and 19 11:00-5:00pm both days. Satisfy your appetite with cuisine from gourmet food trucks. Music, entertainment, art and fine crafts included; bring your friends!
To purchase your tickets in advance click HERE.
Volunteer at Summerfest!
Each year at Summerfest we use hundreds of volunteers. Without our wonderful volunteers, our biggest fundraiser of the year would not be possible! This year, we need people to help with parking, the children's area, welcome, hospitality, Palette of Brews, set-up and clean-up. Shifts are for 3 hours at a time, and you are welcome to sign up for as many as you'd like! All volunteers will get an official Summerfest t-shirt.
We are using a new system, so please sign up for your shifts through the following link HERE. If you have any trouble, call Stephanie at (303)674-0056
Set Up: Duties include marking off booth spaces, putting up CAE tents and tables, setting up the info and hospitality booths, beer/wine area, kids' craft area, stage area, and putting up banners and other signage.
Artist Check In: Duties include greeting artists as they arrive to set up their booths, distributing paperwork, answering questions, and perhaps assisting with getting their work to their booth and setting up.
Welcome: Duties include greeting visitors, taking admission, handing out informational materials, volunteer check in, some hospitality duties, and answering questions.
Hospitality: Duties include answering questions and troubleshooting problems for artists, visitors, and other volunteers. Some hospitality volunteers will watch artists' booths so the artists can get something to eat and take a break and help distribute and pick up vendor evaluations.
Palette of Brews: Duties include serving wine and beer to the public, assisting brewers as otherwise needed, checking tickets. You must be at least 21 years old for this volunteer position and you should be comfortable handling money and making change.
Parking: Duties include directing people to the designated parking areas, monitoring parking, identifying and reporting any issues, and directing people to the festival.
Clean Up: Duties include removing and collecting booth marking items, packing up the kids' craft area, info and hospitality booths, and stage area, picking up signs and banners, general cleaning and picking up trash at the festival site, and returning all materials to CAE to put in storage.