We have made the difficult decision to cancel the Slow Food Nations festival this year. We will sorely miss gathering together in person to celebrate good, clean and fair food, but we know it is the right decision with all of today’s unknowns and the deep struggles of the current pandemic. We are currently crafting plans for virtual programming this fall and will be in touch as our plans shape up.
We want to extend our gratitude to the chefs, farmers, merchants, partners, attendees, producers and friends who created the magic of Slow Food Nations these past three years. It has truly been a remarkable experience for all of us and we appreciate you.
It is more clear than ever that the world needs Slow Food. We need robust and resilient local food communities. We need the practical skills of slowing down. And we need to gather in person — locally, regionally, nationally, globally — to unite in joy and justice. When we emerge from COVID-19, we will rethink how to come together in an even bigger and stronger way. We must use this moment to build #SlowFoodSolidarity across the globe.
Thank you, Denver
Since 2017, we’ve taken over historic Larimer Square in downtown Denver to host Slow Food Nations and make it free and accesible to everyone. We couldn’t have done it without the support of our host city and we deeply appreciate the vibrant spirit of the community.
Many of our partners, chefs and participants are working overtime to keep their businesses alive. Now is the time to focus on cultivating a truly sustainable food system in the US, and to make sure that local food communities have the support that they need. We have set up a National Resilience Fund to directly support important local initiatives designed to both sustain those communities in the current crisis and build more resilient food systems in the long term.
Thank you to our Partners
We’d like to extend a big thank you to our presenting Slow Food Nations sponsors, Larimer Square, Visit Denver and Whole Foods Market. Without their support, and that of our many sponsors and partners, we would not have been able to create Slow Food Nations as a free festival for all.