CELEBRATING 53 YEARS | WHEAT RIDGE, COLORADO | Family Fun SINCE 1969

What are the festival hours?

The hours and entire weekend schedule of events can be found at: https://thecarnationfestival.com/schedule

Where is the Carnation Festival located?

The festival is all weekend long at Anderson Park (4355 Field St.) and the parade is on 38th Avenue from Ames St. to Upham St. on Saturday morning beginning at 9:30am.

Where can I park?

There is limited paid, on-site parking. However, we do offer free shuttle service from multiple locations. The shuttle schedule and information can be found here: https://thecarnationfestival.com/free-shuttles-2022

If you are using a service like Uber or Lyft to get to and from the festival, please pick up/drop off on Field Street just north of 44th (east of Pietras).

Is the Carnation Festival free admission?

Yes, the festival is free admission. You can enjoy the live music, see the fireworks, browse the vendor fair and check out events like the art show or car show all for free!

Can I bring my pet to the Carnation Festival?

No pets are allowed on the festival grounds. It is too hot, crowded and loud (fireworks and live music) for our furry friends. Certified service animals are exempt from this policy.

Will there be funnel cakes and turkey legs?

Of course! There will be funnel cakes and turkey legs along with plenty of other food and drink options from local vendors.

When/where is the parade?

The parade is Saturday morning at 9:30am along 38th Avenue from Ames St. to Upham St. Get there early to stop by the Grange for the annual pancake breakfast and catch the Carnation Mile run! carnationmile.com

What is the music lineup?

We have a great lineup of local bands and a Sunday blues festival this year! All the details can be found at: https://thecarnationfestival.com/events-entertainment/music

What should I do or who should I contact in case of emergency?

On festival grounds, in case of urgent medical or life threatening emergency, please dial 911.

If you have a lost item or need basic first aid, please visit the Information Booth near the main entrance by 44th and Field.

How can my band perform in the Carnation Festival?

We book music early each year. Email us at info@thecarnationfestival.com and we can get you in touch with our music manager.

How can I become a vendor at the festival?

Vendor applications generally open in the spring. You can learn more and apply at: https://thecarnationfestival.com/vendors

How can my business sponsor the Carnation Festival?

We love partnering with local businesses! Check out our sponsorship opportunities at: https://thecarnationfestival.com/sponsor-the-event

Who runs the Carnation Festival?

The Carnation Festival, Inc is a volunteer led, 501c3 non-profit with the sole purpose of producing the annual Wheat Ridge Carnation Festival for the benefit of the community and numerous non-profit groups in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. We encourage our community to get involved, volunteer, and help make our festival better each year! Email info@thecarnationfestival.com for more information.