September 16-17

Arvada Center Sculpture Field 6901 Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO 80003

Saturday, September 16 - 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunday, September 17 - 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Join us in the Arvada Center’s Sculpture Field for a fun-filled weekend showcasing local art, beer, food, and music! There will be creative activities for the kids too so bring the whole family, and enjoy a sampling of what our region has to offer!

Get a souvenir Arts & Ales Festival mug and beer samples for $15 online in advance or $20 at the gate. The mug includes the price of admission. Or, buy admission for $5 and beer tastings for $2 each. Kids 12 & under get in free.

When you shop, drink, eat and play at Arts & Ales, you’ll not only be supporting the local artists and artisans who created the works you’re enjoying, you’ll also be supporting the nonprofit Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities.

The Arvada Center is a place where art happens. Your ticket, food and art purchases will help Make Art Happen for people of all ages. Learn more about the Arvada Center and how you can Make Art Happen here.

Arts & Ales will be two days of outdoor fun, creativity, art, local beer, food and live entertainment! All proceeds benefit the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities!

  • Local artists exhibiting and selling their work
  • Beer tents offering samples of the best local brews
  • Live music and performance art on stage
  • Food Trucks
  • People's Choice Awards
  • Hands-on activities for kids and more

Want to help out? Sign up to volunteer.

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities
6901 Wadsworth Blvd
Arvada, CO 8000

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I buy tickets at the door?

Yes, but it will cost you more for the mug. Mugs are only $15 online in advance, but are $20 at the door. Online sales will end at 11:59 p.m. on Sept. 15. You will only be able to buy your mug at the gate after this time.

Where do I pick up my mug or admission ticket?

Your mug will be located at the entry gate of the festival in the Arvada Center Sculpture Field. Look for signage. There will be a will call line for those who have purchased their mugs in advance and a line for day-of ticket sales. Don’t stand in the wrong line!

Are tickets refundable?

All ticket sales are final, and we don’t offer exchanges or refunds.

Can I bring my dog or other pet?

Service animals are permitted and should be identified with a service vest or other wearable item. Please leave all other pets at home.

Can I bring my own food or drink?

This event is a fundraiser to support the Arvada Center, a nonprofit arts organization, so please leave all food and drink at home so you can enjoy the food and drinks at the festival. There will be plenty of food options and nonalcoholic beverages available for purchase.

Where do I park?

Free parking will be offered at the Arvada Center in bays F and G and in the marked field west of the festival entry gate. Please do not leave valuables in your vehicle. We will also have a bike corral, if you choose to ride your bike rather than drive.

Can I purchase beer?

You may only sample beer at this event. Sampling tickets are $2 each or you can purchase a souvenir beer mug for $15 advance/$20 door for unlimited tastings.

What happens if it rains?

The event is held rain or shine.

Is the event ADA accessible? Where is the accessible parking?

Yes. The event is ADA accessible and parking will be offered just south of the entry gate. Look for signage to find ADA parking.

Will there be food or non-alcoholic beverages available?

We will have a variety of delicious food trucks in the dining area, along with snacks and nonalcoholic beverages at the “Arvada Center” concession stand tent.

Do I have to buy my child a ticket?

Children 12 and younger are free.

Is re-entry allowed?

Yes, re-entry is allowed on the same day. If you must leave, please keep your wristband on to be allowed back into the festival. Different wristbands will be issued each day, so you’ll only be allowed back in with the correct colored wristband.

Is there an ATM on site?

There will be an ATM near the entry gate and another one that is located just inside the Arvada Center’s main doors. Credit cards will also be accepted for tickets and by most vendors.

Can I purchase a ticket with a credit card?


Will there be gluten free beer or cider available?

White Claw Hard Seltzer and Crispin Cider will offer gluten-free options for sampling.

What should I wear?

Arts & Ales is an outdoor event, held in the Arvada Center Sculpture Field. Comfortable, closed toed shoes are probably the best choice for footwear.

Contact Us

Breweries, Food Vendors and Artists - Contact Dana Cain at 303.347.8252 or

Sponsorship Opportunities - Contact Leanne Cadman at 720.898.7227 or

General Questions - Contact Alex Schulze at 720.898.7226 or

Volunteer Opportunities - Contact Michelle Osgood at 720.898.7211 or

Admission just $5.
Children under 12 get in free.

Mugs $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Includes unlimited beer samples.

Want to get your business noticed? Sponsorship opportunities available! Contact Leanne Cadman at 720-898-7227 or