“We have everything from midget cars to the model-airplane show,” notes event chairwoman Cheri Jahn. “It’s got things for the little ones all the way up to adults, and it just is truly 100 percent a family event. And then, of course, you’ve got the circus.”
The circus is the Zoppé Family Italian Circus, which is only making a couple of stops in Colorado this year. “It’s a real bigtop,” Jahn notes. “Between the fireworks on two nights and everything else, it’s just a really great community and family celebration.”
The festival also includes an Italian car show, a petting zoo and rides for the kids. It runs today and tomorrow at Anderson Park, 44th Avenue and Field Street in Wheat Ridge; the circus is in town through August 25. Visit thecarnationfestival.com for more information.
Fri., Aug. 16, 4-11 p.m.; Sat., Aug. 17, 12-11 p.m., 2013