The event features the restaurants and shops of the downtown district – each restaurant puts out special fare for participants.
“We leave it up to the restaurant,” said Denise Schall at the Downtown Partnership, the organization that organizes the event. “We let them know that this is a great way to get people to come back for lunch or dinner, so they should make sure it’s something special.”
Now in its fifth year, the festival is adding something new, Schall said.
“We have a lot of music on the street,” she said. “Not just inside the restaurants. That’s something new. And we have increased the number of artists as well. It’s going to be a great event.”
Schall declined to say how much money the event earned in other years, or how much Downtown Partnership hopes to earn this year.
Tickets to the event, which features the wares of 38 downtown restaurants and shops – are $25 before Sept. 13 for adults and $10 for children ages 7 to 12. Children under 7 are free. After Sept. 13, tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for children 7 to 12.
Buttons for the event can be purchased at the Downtown Partnership, Colorado Springs Philharmonic, Terra Verde, Jack Quinn’s and McCabe’s Tavern.
Call 886-0088 for more information.