Event Picks: for Families
There’s tons of family fun to be had at Slow Food Nations! The Family Pavilion was the most popular tent on site at last year’s Slow Food Nations and it’s better than ever this year! Visit the many, wonderful, family-friendly merchants throughout the Taste Marketplace like Hani Honey and Cowgirl Lemonade. Check out the Grain Chain in the Taste Marketplace to get hands on and learn about grain.Get some authentic wood-fired pizza from the pizzaiolos at the Italian Cucina and yummy ice cream from the Frozen Matter cart.
Family Pavilion & Festival Hours on Larimer Square
Saturday, July 20: 10am – 8pm
Sunday, July 21: 10am – 6pm
Join us on Larimer Square with your whole kid crew to explore, taste and learn. There are drop-in activities all weekend with scheduled workshops and activities peppered in — you can check out the full lineup of Family Pavilion events below and yes, it’s all FREE! Slow Food Nations is like a big family meal full of discovery and delights. We even created a festival bingo scavenger hunt with prizes to help you discover it all (visit us at the Slow Food Nations Hub to grab your bingo card and festival map). See you there!
Get your kids excited about fruits and vegetables! When kids have positive associations with fruits and vegetables, it can shape their diet for years to come. This session is an example of how Slow Food brings its School Garden Curriculum to kids across America.View event details
Learn about waste diversion from local environmental advocates & entrepreneurs RootShyft! Follow along with food's cycle of life, from seed to table and back to the soil. The future generation of Slow Food will explore the importance of composting and recycling through interactive and hands-on fun!View event details
Soaring around the world with Menominee Indian Reservation roots, Wade Fernandez (Walks With The Black Wolf) is a “deeply authentic” multi-award winning international touring artist from the Menominee Nation Reservation in Wisconsin. Fernandez's musical style has no bounds. Some classify his music as Contemporary Native Americana, yet he is asView event details
In this interactive educational hour, kids will learn the heritage of quinoa and the impact that locally grown and purchased grain has on our planet. We will build Colorado quinoa breakfast bowls with local fruits and toppings, while learning to taste food like a chef!The session will be led byView event details
Take summer's bounty and craft it into delightful tacos alongside Slow Food Denver's "Cooking from the Garden" instructors. The fruits of the garden will be chopped into salsas, the vegetables into slaws and every child will get to roll out their own tortillas.View event details