Por Mary Lou Egan
Summer and festival are two words that promise a good time, and Globeville’s celebrations offer food, family friendly events, entertainment, games and a chance to connect with old friends.
The first of these is Sunday/ Funday in Argo Park, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 25.
Try your skill at rock wall climbing, corn hole, slacklines, Zumba, softball or volleyball. It’s officially summer because the swimming pool will be open.
Organic Vibes will provide sound and lighting for a DJ, and Tacos El Huequito, Kona Ice and Travelin’ Tom’s Coffee trucks will satisfy your food cravings. Representatives from the Denver Fire and Police Departments, the Denver Public Library, Tepeyac Clinic and the Denver Zoo will be there.
Sports memorabilia and tickets will be raffled. Everything is free for attendees, but you need to sign in to get your food, event and raffle tickets. It’s a great opportunity to share neighborhood information and have a funfilled afternoon.
Holy Rosary Parish at 4688 Pearl St. will host its 2023 festival from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Aug. 20. Admission is free, and food and drinks will be available for purchase.
Premier tacos, hot dogs, hamburgers, flautas, enchiladas, churros, sodas, ice cream, snacks and desserts will be offered.
Dance to the music of ethnic bands (on the newly resurfaced parking lot). The young peoples’ group will conduct games for children, teens and young-at-heart; raffles will feature crafts, collections and tickets to sporting events.
While you’re visiting with friends, neighbors and parishioners, sign up for Holy Rosary’s Homecoming this Oct. 7.
Get in touch with your inner Slav at the 2023 St. Joseph’s Polish Roman Catholic Church food festival noon to 9 p.m. on Aug. 26 and noon to 7 p.m. on Aug 27.
Free admission leaves ample money to savor robust Polish beers, pierogi (Polish dumplings), gołąbki (stuffed cabbage rolls), bigos (hunter’s stew), placki ziemniaczane (potato pancakes), kiełbasa (Polish sausage), kaszanka (blood sausage) and Polish pastries.
You will be serenaded by Swojskie Dziolchy and entertained by several groups of Polish dancers. You can demonstrate your polka prowess to the music of the Amber Band and DJs M&M. Polish crafts and handiwork will be available, and a children’s playground will be set up. St. Joseph’s Parish is located at 517 E. 46th Ave.
Mary Lou Egan is a fourth-generation Coloradan who loves history. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.