It’s time for another Throwback Thursday! Just over one week left before the People’s Fair! This weeks picture is from the 1983 People’s Fair. Any idea what these kids are so excited to see? Maybe the kids carnival area or a performer.. or maybe a whole lot of candy and ice cream?? There are plenty of reasons to be excited for the fair whether you enjoy carnival food, live music, games, art, vendors or so much more! It’s shaping up to be another wonderful Fair so whatever your reason, be sure to check it out!
Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods (CHUN) is excited to announce that this year’s CHUN Capitol Hill People’s Fair will include a Health and Wellness area. This new activation will help promote a campaign to make Colorado the “Healthiest State” – a goal of Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper.
The People’s Fair Health & Wellness area will focus on several goals: nutrition and exercise, stress management, disease prevention and mental health care. Over 30 participating sponsors, vendors, practitioners, nonprofit organizations, and the 9Health Fair are coming together to promote healthy living through health screenings, demonstrations of yoga, Pilates, reiki, and self defense, as well as nutritional demos offered by Whole Foods Market and the Nourished Health Center. Information on the Affordable Care Act will also be available for fairgoers.
The Health & Wellness initiative at this year’s People’s Fair will also include a campaign by Cricket Communications, a corporate sponsor of the People’s Fair, to get attendees to pledge to not text and drive. Additionally, the People’s Fair Mural Project, a live art competition between at-risk youth groups, will focus around the theme: “Health and Wellness: Be Your Best Self.”
The People’s Fair Health & Wellness area is located in the promenade right off Broadway on the west side of the street, between 14th Ave. and Colfax. A schedule for the nutrition and exercise demos will be available onsite the festival as well as on our website: http://www.peoplesfair.com.
We also want to thank all the participants in this effort!
Ananda Wellness Center
Blue Orchid Massage
Center for Integrative Botanical Studies
Chair Reiki: David Bartlett
Denver Public Health
Dianna Damask Tai Chi
Exempla Breast Care Center
IMPACT Personal Safety of Colorado
Improve Mental Wellness
Integrative Life Services
Life in Perfect Balance
Metro Crisis Services
Nourished Health Center
Nourished Health Cooking School
Nourished Health Nutrition
Pilates In The Rockies
Sacred Song Sound Healing, LLC
Sarah Griisser Yoga
The Colorado Trust c/o Black Diamond Outreach
The Stress Less Coach
The WILL Institute
Turtle Mountain Healing
Whole Foods Market Denver
Z Health: PowerHour Elite Performance
Did you know Denver gets an average of 300 days of sun each year? Thats more than any other city in the country including San Diego and Miami! What better way to enjoy the beautiful sunshine than get outside?! And Denverites have no shortage of options when it comes to outdoor recreation. Whether you enjoy playing sports in the park, heading into the mountains for a good hike, or just sitting on a rooftop patio enjoying your favorite beverage, Denver has something for everybody! Another wonderful way you can take advantage of the Denver’s beautiful weather is to come to the People’s Fair June 1&2. We offer a wide variety of tasty food and drinks, games for kids, numerous art vendors, 4 stages of great music and performers, and much more! This year we will also being welcoming 2 new areas to the festival; our Health and Wellness area and our Green Space. The Health and Wellness area will offer a variety of demos, free health screenings, and information on various health issues and the Green Space will welcome eco-friendly vendors and organizations. As always there will be a mural competition with this year’s theme being “Be Your Best Self”. There is something for everyone in the family so be sure to come check us out in Civic Center Park 10-9 Saturday June 1st and 10-8 Sunday June 2nd!
Here’s another Throwback Thursday pic for you all! Does anyone remember where the People’s Fair was located before it moved to Civic Center Park?? This picture might help remind you!
The People’s Fair is happy to announce that we will once again welcome the solar powered BubbleYou® Bubble Tower -the world’s biggest bubble toy® to the festival! Imagine children running through showers of bubbles, grinning ear to ear, and shrieking with joy as they pop. Not only has the Bubble Tower become a popular attraction at the festival, it is also Eco-friendly! Praise from a variety of festivals further affirms this wonderful attraction. “A big tie-dyed tower spewing bubbles all day long… bubbles that filtered and floated everywhere around the park. The kids LOVED them… and so did the adults. And so did the PRESS. I told the media it would be there and they all wanted to film it and photograph it!” – Dana Cain, Imagine Peace Paint-In. So be sure to come to the People’s Fair June 1st & 2nd and see this amazing attraction for yourselves! It’s Eco-friendly FUNtertainment!
Did you know Denver has the largest urban park system in the United States?? Denver is home to 205 parks comprised of over 4,000 acres! Which means plenty of places to play your favorite sport, sunbathe, picnic, or just enjoy some natural beauty in the midst of our city! Many of our parks are also home to a variety of festivals and events. Unfortunately these events can produce a considerable amount of waste. That’s why last year Whole Foods teamed up with 4 of the major Denver festivals (Capitol Hill People’s Fair, PRIDEfest, Cherry Creek Arts Festival, and the Denver County Fair) to create Green Up Denver.
The goals of Green Up Denver include diverting festival and event waste away from landfills, providing public education, promoting environmental volunteerism, and rewarding environmental stewards in business. Last year, with the help of our volunteers, we were able to divert 30% of all waste away from the landfill at our 4 major events. This year our goal is 40%! Every action makes a difference so lets all work together to keep our parks clean and beautiful spaces. If you are interested in joining Green Up Denver or just looking for more information visit our website at www.greenup-denver.com. Also, Capitol Hill People’s Fair is excited to include a Green section in our festival this year! This section will be devoted to Eco-friendly products, organizations, and information. So be sure to come check out the People’s Fair June 1&2 held in Civic Center Park and until then be sure to get outside and enjoy your favorite Denver park!