Kick up your heels and celebrate on April 26 and 27
Dust off your boots, and hop on board to explore RTD's newest territory with entertainment, food, and fun. As a part of the celebration, we're offering free rides on the W line on Friday following the Grand Opening ceremony and on the entire light rail system on Saturday. Ride West!
The first light rail line of the FasTracks project is complete and it's time to celebrate! Join us at the Grand Opening Ceremony to commemorate this transportation milestone. Enjoy performances by the RTD color guard and a marching band, refreshments, free giveaways and get a slice of our famous Light Rail Cake!
Friday, April 26
Jefferson County Government Center · Golden Station
10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Try out the new W line! Enjoy FREE rides all day and night on the new line following the ceremony.
Join in the fun at station parties on Saturday, April 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Go party hoppin'! It's FREE to ride on the entire light rail system on Saturday. Take advantage and swing by all the station parties for free giveaways, live music, free food, and more!
Downtown Denver Showcase
Enjoy live music and delicious food from local vendors. Stop by various booths including the Colorado Rapids, Elitch Gardens Theme and Water Park, say hi to the mascots from the Avalanche, Nuggets, and Rockies, and enjoy chalk art by a local artist. Also while you're here, get to know downtown businesses and get a sneak peek into the future of Denver Union Station.
Denver Sports and Activities
Meet Miles, the Denver Broncos Mascot and the Broncos Cheerleaders! Enjoy food trucks, music from Radio Disney and activities for all ages, including a climbing wall, step team and Zumba.
Ride West @ Perry:
Join the businesses and residents of West Colfax at Perry Station in the ultimate community-driven party. Grab a bite to eat, listen to live music from Confluence Music Group, and learn about the community organizations and businesses that make up this great neighborhood. The party doesn't stop at Perry. Ride a B-Cycle bike, hop a free shuttle, or hike the hill to a Justice League of Street Food party at the historic St. Anthony's campus Saturday afternoon. The Justice League party will extend to 8 p.m. Food and adult beverages will be served at the historic campus.
Working Together: Denver, Lakewood, and Edgewater!
Denver and Lakewood! See plans for the many new housing opportunities along the light rail and visit with many nonprofits. Hear great music and enjoy many food trucks.
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40 West Arts District Street Fair!
Come visit with artist vendors and demonstrations, enjoy kid's activities and giveaways, chalk art, live entertainment, great food and more. Celebrate the arts!
Celebrating Lakewood's Past, Present, and Future:
History and Sustainability: Lakewood's history showcased alongside live music, locally-owned and operated businesses and restaurants, sustainability information and a video booth to share memories of Colfax and Lakewood. Come explore the social media tent!
Eiber: Great Neighbors!
Acapella bands and local schools perform. Visit with a local real estate agent on site! See the historic Lakewood Police car on display. Brought to you by the Eiber Neighborhood Association and St. Paul's Episcopal Church.
Demonstrations and interactive fun with Lakewood's parks, recreation and art/crafts. Lakewood Community Resources highlight fun things to do and see in Lakewood.
Walk This Way:
Celebrating Health, Wellness and Safety! St. Anthony Hospital and West Metro Fire teach safety and staying healthy. Come check out the St. Anthony Health and Wellness Fair. West Metro Fire truck will be on display. Locally-owned food and businesses serve up great food.
Celebrating Lakewood's Great Education:
Join us as we celebrate education and meet the Red Rocks Community College mascot.
Front Range Activities and Access:
Get in touch with your wild side! Have fun at the petting zoo, learn about the Foothills Animal Shelter and start the animal adoption process and explore beautiful nature trails. Enjoy music, food from local vendors and much more.
Station party plans are subject to change. Please check back intermittently. The station parties are hosted by local jurisdictions, businesses, community groups and the Regional Transportation District to celebrate the grand opening of the W line.
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