CELEBRATING 52 YEARS | WHEAT RIDGE, COLORADO | Family Fun SINCE 1969

Celebrate Wheat Ridge and its one-of-a-kind charm at the Wheat Ridge Carnation Festival. This 3-day event celebrating its 52nd year will be held August 13-15, 2021. The Carnation Festival is a free community event highlighting the unique character of Wheat Ridge. It is one of the oldest and longest running festivals in the state of Colorado. This festival just passed its half a century mark and continues to celebrate the once thriving carnation industry in Wheat Ridge. The 2021 event will take place at Anderson Park (4355 Field Street). 

The event will have fun for the whole family and will feature live music, a classic car show, a parade, carnival rides, vendors, food, beer and wine, kids’ activities, two nights of fireworks and more. This year will feature over a dozen musical acts including Hazel Miller, The Trampolines, Buckstein, KISSm, That Eighties Band and more!

The Carnation Festival continues to celebrate the city’s heritage and bring the community together for an annual end of summer festival. As it celebrates the 52nd year, the Carnation Festival will be re-energized with new elements that create more fun for the attendees and benefit the community. New this year is the Carnation Mile race and fun run hosted by Jefferson Center for Mental Health. This mile-long, interval-start race features multiple waves of race classes starting at 8am. The Carnation Mile finishes with a community fun run down the 38th Avenue parade route prior to the 9:30am parade on Saturday, August, 14th.

About The Carnation Festival, Inc

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.