Denver is home to many interesting people, coming from hundreds of different countries and cultures. The first annual Denver International Festival will celebrate this diversity at Civic Center Park July 23 from 10 a.m.–8 p.m.

There will be over 30 international restaurants, food trucks, vendors, beer garden as well as live music and dance performances highlighting different cultures and live interactive art.

The free event is family friendly, featuring a kid’s village, games, health and wellness activities and culture displays. There will be archaeological digs, face painting, balloon animals, bouncy houses, art stations and live character meet and greets.

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There will be two stages at the event with various different performances ranging from Colorado Hula to Ming De Lion Dance Cultural Troupe. The full lineup can be found here.

The event will have something for everyone with a plethora of different foods, from Ethiopian, Venezuela and even Hawaii. 

After grabbing a bite, festival goers can work it off with Tai Chi, Yoga or 3 vs. 3 volleyball. The activity schedule can be found here.

While celebrating global art, music and food, the event also benefits the less fortunate communities. They are teaming up with Project Angel Heart this year. The benefit concert will raise money and awareness for those with life-threatening illness. Project Angel Heart delivers healthy meals to improve the quality of life for those battling sickness.

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