Arts & Ales Festival at the Arvada Center

Saturday August 11, 2018 from Noon to 7pm

  • Outdoor arts festival featuring local brewers, artists, music, and food
  • Admission is $5 (children under 12 free) including a souvenir tasting glass, and a punch card for 20 drink samples
A celebration of local art, craft brews, food, and music, the second annual Arts & Ales Festival returns to the grounds of the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities Saturday, August 11, 2018. Designed as a family-friendly event, the Arts & Ales Festival also includes activities for the kids, live local music and fun contests – all outdoors at the Center’s Sculpture Field. The Arvada Center is located at 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. and provides free parking at the venue.

The one-day festival will feature ongoing entertainment and activities, including art booths and main stage entertainment featuring popular local bands throughout each day. The event also includes hands-on art activities for kids.

Several great bands will be playing throughout the day. They are “Thunder and Rain,” “The Beloved Invaders,” “Classic Vinyl Band and “Bird Dawgs.” Local brewers including Ratio Beerworks, Stone Brewing, Grand Lake Brewing Company, Oskar Blues Brewery, White Claw Hard Seltzer, Odyssey Beerwerks, Kokopelli Beer Company, Spice Trade Brewing, SomePlace Else Brewery, Liquid Mechanics Brewing, New Image Brewing, and more, will be offering samples for those age 21 and over who have purchased a souvenir beer mug. Check back often as new brewers are added to the list!

Festival hours are 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Admission is just $5 for those wanting to enjoy the art, music and food, and children under age 12 are admitted free of charge. General tasting tickets include admission, a souvenir tasting glass, and a punch card for 20 drink samples. VIP tasting tickets include admission, a tasting glass, and 40 drink samples. From June 1 to July 11, general tasting tickets are $25 and VIP is $45. After July 12, general tasting tickets are $30 and VIP $50. The day of the event, general tasting tickets are $35 and VIP tickets are $55. Please note: A valid ID age 21 and over is required to pick up the souvenir mug. To purchase advance online tickets and additional details about the festival, go to

Immediately following the Arts & Ales Festival, Face Vocal Band will perform in the Arvada Center Outdoor Amphitheatre. “Face” is an internationally acclaimed all-vocal rock band from Boulder, Colorado who have been captivating audiences for fifteen years with their infectious energy punctuated by an endearing love of performance. Additional purchase required: go to for details.

The Arts & Ales Festival is sponsored by Lutheran Medical Center. Additional support is provided by the City of Arvada, the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) and Colorado Creative Industries.