It’s become the can’t miss late-summer party here in the Mile High City: The block on Lawrence Street between 14th Street and Speer Boulevard bursts to life with food trucks, live music, games and interactive booths.
By all indications, the sixth annual CU Denver Block Party was the biggest one yet. The event combines the excitement of a new school year with the energetic pulse of downtown Denver. More than 3,000 faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members bring a celebratory vibe to the block, which sits in the center of the downtown “education corridor” where CU Denver intersects with the heart of the city.
As always, the synergistic spirit of CU in the City is on full display during the Block Party.
It was Spirit Thursday, so the CU Denver community filled the block with black and gold as they feasted on lunch from some of Denver’s favorite food trucks and from sponsor Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q. They enjoyed live music performed by Wildermiss, a quartet born right here at CU Denver, as well as Edison and DJ Chonz, aka CU Denver alumnus Mario Rodriguez.
Some Block Partiers danced in the streets, while others went vertical on the climbing wall or gave their agility a test in the Meltdown Zone.
Milo the Lynx was on the prowl, and this year our furry mascot was joined by a scaly velociraptor. When not posing for pictures with Milo or Dino, students, faculty and staff enjoyed games, giveaways and engaging information at booths lining Lawrence Street.
On this page, enjoy checking out some of the photos you took at this year’s event. If you’re like us, you’re already looking forward to sampling the food, games and music when Block Party No. 7 rolls out next year!