Check Out Five Stylish Digs And Party At The Daylong Street Fair On Sept. 8
By Jessica Howard, Park Hill Home Tour & Street Fair Organizer
The 41st Annual Park Hill Home Tour & Street Fair takes place on Sunday, Sept. 8, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tour five homes in Denver’s most architecturally diverse neighborhood and enjoy a daylong free Street Fair on the parkway at Montview and Forest with vendors, live entertainment, food trucks, wine & beer, kids activities, and a sustainability zone.
This year’s tour features a collection of beautiful homes built from 1926 to 2016 in various architectural styles, including Craftsman, Georgian, Tudor, and English Cottage. Click here for the description of the homes featured on this year’s tour, along with artist renderings and a photographic preview.
Early ticket sales are available online and in retail locations. Prices are $20 for adults (13+), $15 for seniors (65+), and $10 for children (7-12). Children 6 and under are free. Adult and senior ticket prices increase by $5 on the day of the event.
Visit parkhillhometour.org for tickets and more information.
The Home Tour & Street Fair benefits Greater Park Hill Community, Inc. (GPHC), a Registered Neighborhood Organization that promotes the character and vibrancy of Park Hill, provides resources, information, and advocacy, and preserves quality of life and the history of the neighborhood.
Visit the Zone
At the Street Fair, check out the Sustainability Zone, where experts will be on hand to talk about how you can reduce your ecological footprint. Sustainability demonstrations (plus giveaways) will occur every hour, on the hour, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
We’ll have information about coral reef restoration, beekeeping, composting, refill and terracycle, bicycling, public transit and sustainable habits. Bring your kiddos and come have a great time for a great cause.
The Denver Water Truck will be on hand, so bring your reusable water bottle to stay hydrated.
Did you know it is both illegal and hazardous to dump your old electronics in the trash? This year will feature a free E-recycling event at the south end of the fair at Forest and 17th Avenue. Bring your old, broken or unwanted electronics for drop off with PCs for People and you can rest assured that your electronics will be properly disposed. Nearly everything computer-related will be accepted for free, with exceptions for CRT (tube) computer monitors and televisions (those cost $.55 per pound to recycle). Home appliances and lightbulbs are not accepted. Visit pcsforpeople.org for a complete list of items.
Rich In history
The Home Tour began in 1978 when a local realtor organized a tour of Park Hill homes to showcase the rich history and diverse architecture of the neighborhood. Over the years, the event has evolved into an important community fundraiser.
The Park Hill neighborhood itself was established at the end of the 19th century. Over the course of several decades, Greater Park Hill grew, with the most significant growth occurring between the 1920s and the 1950s. The boundaries of the neighborhood are Colfax Avenue to the south, I-70 to the north, Colorado Boulevard to the west, and Quebec Street to the east.
Greater Park Hill is known for its diverse homes, ranging in style from historic Victorian to modest mid-century. Residents and visitors alike love the tree-lined streets and parkways, the meticulously maintained gardens, the charming strips of retail shops and restaurants, and the neighborhood’s central location.
See you on Sept. 8!