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About - SINCE 2010

The Westwood Chile Fest is a one-day event in the Westwood neighborhood that celebrates Hispanic-centric cultures, making up 80% of this Denver neighborhood, with a strong focus on authentic food and the arts.

Free and open to the public, this celebratory event takes place along the Morrison Road Corridor, an area rich with makers, entrepreneurs, and artisans. The Westwood Chile Fest is an event that brings diverse communities together with local food, art, music, and dance.

 

With views of downtown and the Rocky Mountains on Morrison Road, it is no surprise that this event has become a unique community celebration in Denver and a Westwood favorite. 

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Westwood Chile Fest is produced by BuCu West Development Association and benefits the businesses, organizations, and neighborhood participants by collectively marketing and demonstrating a collaborative effort in celebrating culture, a walkable built environment, and community gathering space. The Westwood neighborhood has built momentum over the years in advocating for a linear marketplace along Morrison Road that celebrates culture, local businesses and is pedestrian-friendly. By closing Morrison Road to vehicles and combining a uniquely Westwood mix of vendors and entertainers all of Denver can share in this local vision. 

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celebrating "Community & Culture"

The Westwood Chile Fest remains an annual event held in the

community of Westwood with a focus on Hispanic culture and food while showcasing the best of what Westwood has to offer.

The focus of this years’ Westwood Chile Fest is Community & Culture. Like many events in 2020, Westwood Chile Fest was not able to take place due to the pandemic and its effects on community gatherings. Although we could not gather for the festival, we, along with our community members in Westwood, took the time during the pandemic to get to know our neighbors and look at the cultural wealth of our community. Stories told through murals, proud small business owners, and families spanning multiple generations. Now that the gathering restrictions lifted, we invite our residents and those from outside Westwood to our community and Westwood Chile Fest to experience the food, music, and culture that make this part of Denver special.

 

Likewise, it has always been important that the Chile Fest be inclusive and accommodating to families, especially children and youth.

COMIDA & BEBIDAS

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Cherry Tomatoes at the Farmers Market

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The Westwood Chile Fest puts a big emphasis on food and drink, particularly the spicy, authentic flavors from various Hispanic cultures. Alongside our classic chile roasting booth, every year we bring in some of the best food trucks in town to our event in order to provide a variety of delicious options for all our guests.

Cold Beer & Beverages will be for sale and served for all ages during the during the event. All proceeds benefit BuCu West and its year-round services and programs. 

Westwood Chile Fest focuses on local sourced food products. Throughout the festival you'll find food products produced right here in Westwood and the surrounding neighborhoods. 

Are you a food vendor interested in participating the 2021 Westwood Chile Fest? Application Deadline: Friday, August 20, 2021.

 
 

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Talisman Trio

Talisman Trio

Nicolukas

Nicolukas

The Original iLLs

The Original iLLs

Wes Watkins

Wes Watkins

Venus Cruz

Venus Cruz

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Diago Florez - MC

Diago Florez - MC

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Music is a vital component of the Westwood Chile Fest! Local musicians perform live on the main stage throughout the day, many with deep roots in Southwest Denver, Westwood neighborhood. Chile Fest engages lively and vibrant Mexican music, dance and Dj's that will have you dancing all day and into the night.

2021 Entertainment Schedule

12:00 PM: 4 Winds - Opening Ceremony

1:00 PM:   Chile Eating Contest (Round 1)

1:15 PM:     Zumba

1:30 PM:   Chile Eating Contest (Round 2)

1:45 PM:   Break Dancing (School of Breaking)

2:00 PM:  Chile Eating Contest Championship

2:15 PM:   Venezuela Renaciente

2:30 PM:  Talisman (Mariachi Trio) & Baile Folklorico (Fiesta Colorado)

3:30 PM:  The Original Ills

4:15 PM:   DJ Dopewave

4:30 PM:  Wes Watkins

5:15 PM:   DJ Dopewave

5:30 PM:  Nicolukas

6:15 PM:  Salsa Youth (Colorado New Style)

6:30 PM:  Venus Cruz (Selena Cover Band)

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(303) 936-4302   |   4200 Morrison Rd. #3   |   Denver, CO 80219

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