Summerfest is a family-friendly festival of art, crafts, music, and adult beverages! This weekend of fun is located at the Buchanan Park athletic fields, just five minutes from the Evergreen Parkway exit at I-70. Hours are 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday. Admission to the festival is $5 for adults; children are free. All proceeds benefit Center for the Arts Evergreen, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit arts organization.

Summerfest features over 120 artists and craftspeople from across the country, with plenty of handmade treasures for you and everyone on your gift list. Artists bring a variety of mediums, including ceramics, digital art, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture, wood, and more!

Only 25 minutes from downtown Denver! From I-70 exit Evergreen Parkway via exit #252. Follow Evergreen Parkway/Hwy 74 for 3.5 miles. The festival will be on the left at the intersection of Evergreen Parkway/Hwy 74 & Squaw Pass Rd.

Parking locations include some of the adjacent Buchanan Rec Center lots, the office park lots south of the Buchanan Ponds off of Castle Ct., the RTD lot north of the festival, and the back parking lots at Bergen Village. There will be signs for parking locations.

No smoking allowed at the festival site.


Summerfest 2020 Dates:
Saturday and Sunday,  July 18-19,  2020 from 10am – 5pm

Center for the Arts Evergreen Summerfest 2020
T-Shirt/Poster Design Contest
Artwork Wanted!

Each year the Center for the Arts Evergreen asks a professional artist to design the artwork for our biggest event of the year, Summerfest Art Fair. This year, we’re putting out a call for entries to our local student artist community. Your original artwork could be featured on our Summerfest posters, in print advertisements, on the cover of Serenity magazine, and at the Summerfest event on July 18-19, 2020.

Contest Rules:
* Only original artwork from artists ages 0-18 will be accepted
* All mediums will be accepted
* Artwork dimensions should be 8.5″x11″ or larger
* Original artwork should be dropped off at CAE by 5 pm on April 15, 2020. (We will update this with drop-off information as future decisions are made about closures.)
* Please complete contest entry form when artwork is dropped off (Contest entry form will be posted online by Friday, March 20)
* The piece must contain visual references to our mountain arts community
– Suggested content: mountain landscapes, white vendor tents, art festival attendees, mountain wildlife. (See examples above from 2017-2019 for inspiration.)
* A panel of judges will select the winning artwork

Contest deadline is April 15 at 5 pm. Questions: Email

T-shirt Artwork Contest downloadable flyer


Coming soon…


Volunteer at Summerfest! 

Without our wonderful volunteers, our biggest fundraiser of the year would not be possible! This year, we need people to help with parking, the children’s area, welcome, hospitality, Palette of Brews, set-up, clean-up and Saving the Planet! You are welcome to sign up for as many as you’d like! All volunteers will get an official Summerfest t-shirt.

Area Descriptions:
Set Up:
 Duties include marking off booth spaces, putting up CAE tents and tables, setting up the info and hospitality booths, beer/wine area, kids’ craft area, stage area, and putting up banners and other signage.
Artist Check In: Duties include greeting artists as they arrive to set up their booths, distributing paperwork, answering questions, and perhaps assisting with getting their work to their booth and setting up.
Welcome: Duties include greeting visitors, taking admission, handing out informational materials, volunteer check in, some hospitality duties, and answering questions.
Hospitality: Duties include answering questions and troubleshooting problems for artists, visitors, and other volunteers. Some hospitality volunteers will watch artists’ booths so the artists can get something to eat and take a break and help distribute and pick up vendor evaluations.
Palette of Brews: Duties include serving wine and beer to the public, assisting brewers as otherwise needed, checking tickets. You must be at least 21 years old for this volunteer position and you should be comfortable handling money and making change.
Parking: Duties include directing people to the designated parking areas, monitoring parking, identifying and reporting any issues, and directing people to the festival.
Saving the Planet: It’s important to CAE to minimize our footprint at Summerfest! This critical job assists Evergreen Alliance for Sustainability (EAS+Y) in helping patrons dispose of trash in the food area.
Clean Up: Duties include removing and collecting booth marking items, packing up the kids’ craft area, info and hospitality booths, and stage area, picking up signs and banners, general cleaning and picking up trash at the festival site, and returning all materials to CAE to put in storage.

Sponsor Summerfest

Presented by Center for the Arts Evergreen, Summerfest is a two-day community fine arts and crafts festival held outdoors in beautiful Evergreen, CO. Now in its 40th year, Summerfest historically draws over 6,000 visitors from all over the Denver Metro Area. This fantastic outdoor festival features a selection of gallery-quality fine art and craft (selected through a jury process), a children’s area to engage the young visitors, and performances by popular musicians to entertain all. Additional draws to the festival are Palette of Brews, a craft beer and wine tasting event, and delicious food from local vendors and food trucks. Summerfest is known for its beautiful mountain setting, dedicated art-buying crowd, and for offering the best support services for our artists and participants.

2020 Sponsorship Deadline: June 1, 2020

Please contact for more information on sponsoring Summerfest.




Special Thanks to our Generous 2019 Sponsors:






Terra Firma Real Estate & Development,
LLC  Huff Insurance Services
Evergreen Vision Clinic, PC