The City Park Jazz program in Denver’s City Park is a 130 year tradition. On summer Sundays you can find a diverse set of Denverites perched on the lawn, picnics in hand, waiting for soulful tunes to fill the sky.
While you could throw together a willy-nilly mix of snacks you have on hand, why not pack a locally-sourced gourmet picnic for your family? Here’s what you should bring:
For adult beverages, try a wine from the Western Slope. Stick with a white wine like Riesling — these summer nights can be hot! Colorado’s wine country specializes in sweet whites. For the kiddos, bring Izze fruit drinks, made in Boulder.
Stop by a local small grocer like Spinellis or Marczyk’s for a handmade selection of gourmet sandwiches and picnic sides like beet and arugula salad or housemade hummus. Don’t forget to pick up Boulder chips and maybe some Palisade peaches to snack on, too.
For dessert, you could bring a Chocolove chocolate bar or even pick a selection of cookies from the dessert case at a local cupcake shop like Mulberries, which is near the park. These cupcakes are the perfect way to end your local picnic at City Park.
If a full-fledged picnic is not in the cards, don’t forget about the local foods trucks that typically park on the south side of the pavilion. Between your picnic and the food trucks, You won’t go hungry at City Park Jazz, that’s for sure. Enjoy the music!