Denver’s People’s Fair canceled for 2019, organizers say

Posted at 7:22 PM, Feb 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-08 21:22:30-05

DENVER – The city’s oldest neighborhood festival will not return this year, organizers for the annual People’s Fair said so Friday on their website.

The statement provided by organizers did not go into detail as to what prompted this year’s cancellation, only stating they would look to return in 2020.

“The longstanding tradition of the People’s Fair will be taking a hiatus in 2019 and will look to return in 2020. We would like to thank all of the past supporters of the festival as we work to make People’s Fair even more unique, interactive, and a standout festival in the Denver community.”

The festival, which started in 1972, had long been a staple for people looking for a good time out with friends while enjoying food, artists, live music and more at Civic Center Park during the summer months.

The cancellation of the People’s Fair follows other festivals opting out of the city of Denver this year, namely Velorama and Grandoozy, which announced last month they would also be taking a break this year.

Our partners at The Denver Post reached out to Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods (C.H.U.N.), the longtime producer of the event, but calls and emails were not returned as of late Friday afternoon.

The newspaper reports organizers cited declining revenues as one of the main obstacles to putting on the event.