As we head into our fifth year hosting fairs in Denver, we want to take a moment and let you in on some of our favorite fun facts about the Mile High City!
Fun Fact: Something we love most about Denver is that it has over 300 days of sunshine per year! Denver has more annual hours of sunshine than San Diego and even Miami Beach.
Fun Fact: Colfax Avenue is the longest commercial street in the USA just over 26 miles, and is home to a unique assortment of eateries, bars, and music venues! Playboy once referred to Colfax as "the longest, wickedest street in America." One of our favorite landmarks are the neon signs that still exist on Colfax playing tribute to its past!
Fun Fact: The first permanent structure in Denver was a saloon, which makes sense since now there are over 75 breweries with a Denver address! It is no surprise that Denver hosts the largest beer fest in the nation, The Great American Beer Fest. Shoutout to Diebolt Brewing who has hosted our Denver Fair mixer the past 3 years.
Fun Fact: There are seven art districts in Denver and over 70 galleries in Denver alone. This includes Rino, Golden Triangle, Arts District on Sante Fe, South Broadway, Cherry Creek North, South Pearl Street, Tennyson, and 40 West Arts District. We also love all the street art that is taking over the city making it one large art gallery.
The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa
Fun Fact: Except for Calvin Coolidge, every US President since Teddy Roosevelt has visited this famous landmark. Also unique, there is a bee colony on the roof and the honey is used for afternoon tea!
The Denver Mint
Fun Fact: The Denver Mint is the single largest producer of coins in the world. You can tell if a coin is made in Denver by a D mark. I still remember the tour I took back in elementary school, a school staple growing up!
Fun Fact: Yes we know Denver is not in the Mountains, however it is so close that the outdoor active lifestyle is still relevant. In fact there are 200 named peaks visible from Denver and the city boasts more than 5,000 acres of traditional parks and parkways.