There are lots of cultural events on Denver’s Northside, but there are two ethnic parish festivals in nearby Globeville that you won’t want to miss.
On Sunday, August 29th, Holy Rosary Parish will host its bazaar from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm. Check out amazing tacos, hot dogs, hamburgers, flautas, enchiladas, churros, sodas, ice cream, snacks, and desserts. There will be games for the kids, face painting, the Wick School Irish Dancers, Matachines Dancers, musical performances, raffles, and prizes. Tours of historic Holy Rosary will be offered at 1:00 pm in English and 3:00 pm in Spanish. Holy Rosary can be found at 4688 Pearl Street.
Get in touch with your inner Slav at the granddaddy of church festivals: the Orthodox Food Festival and Old Globeville Days held at Holy Transfiguration of Christ Orthodox Cathedral at 349 E. 47th Avenue. Mark Saturday, September 11th on your calendar. From 11:00 am until 7:30 pm there will be an extravaganza of ethnic food, drinks, and desserts from Greece, Romania, Russia, Eritrea, Mexico, Serbia, Italy, and Ukraine. Musical and dance performances, craft beers, and Slivovitz! Crafts, art, iconography, books, and games for the children will keep everyone entertained. Take a tour of the exquisite 120-year-old Cathedral. One day only – don’t miss it.
Mary Lou Egan is a fourth-generation Coloradan who loves history, especially stories about immigrants in the West. She is a graduate of the University of Denver and a member of History Colorado, Historic Denver, and several organizations that preserve immigrants’ experiences.
She is working on a history of Denver’s Globeville neighborhood. Her blog http://globevillestory.blogspot.com contains tidbits about the community.