Platt Park has become one of Denver’s most sought after neighborhoods to live in, with it’s charming mix of housing styles, (Bungalow’s, Victorian’s, Denver Squares and newer construction) close proximity to Washington Park, Old South Pearl Street Shopping District, and easy access to light rail.
Once a sleepy street with a few restaurants and retail boutiques, Old South Pearl Street has become a bustling street with the newly constructed Izakaya Den and popular Sushi Den, soon to be built Tavern, Session Kitchen, Stella’s Coffee Haus and an eclectic mix of retail boutiques such as Gracie’s, 5 Green Boxes, Common Threads and The Whole Cat. With more people and families moving into the neighborhood, more local events have been created to serve the growing community. Some of the most popular are:
The Pearl Street Farmer’s Market – Sundays 9am – 1pm.
In 2001, the Pearl Street Farmer’s Market started on the 1500 block of South Pearl St. with 10 vendors. Now, twelve seasons later the market has grown to 60 vendors and attracts thousands of shoppers each season. The Pearl Street Farmer’s Market is held every Sunday from mid-May til the end of October. Aside from fresh local produce, baked goods, and organic farm raised meats, the Market provides fun for all. There is live music each week, face painting, a balloon artist and lots of food trucks. Each week is a different theme, and a Flea Market is added the last Sunday of every month. For more information on the Market please visit: http://southpearlstreet.com/events/
Music Festivals – The second Saturday of June & August – Noon – 10pm.
BrewGrass Festival, Saturday June 14th: Come enjoy live music, local brews, and food on the 1200 block of S. Pearl St. Admission is only $5 and featured bands include: Packway Handle Band, White Water Ramble, Miner, Milk Drive, Finnders & Youngberg, and Acoustic Mining Company.
Blues & Brews Festival, Saturday August 9th: Featuring the same goods as the BrewGrass Festival, except you will be listening to some good ol’ Blues by the Bob Margolin Band, Carolyn Wonderland Band, The Young Ancients, Lionel Young Band, Erica Brown Group, and Eef & the Blues Express.
For more information on these music festivals, visit Swallow Hill Music at: http://swallowhillmusic.org/events-and-festivals/south-pearl-music-festivals/
Other Platt Park Events include:
Other websites that may be of interest are:
Platt Park Parents – They host Mom’s and Dad’s Night out, playgroups, and picnics.
Platt Park Neighbors – A website providing resources, news and events for those living in the Platt Park Neighborhood.
Platt Park People’s Association – The Platt Park People’s Association, a city of Denver Registered Neighborhood Organization (RNO), serves nearly 3,000 homes and the businesses in the neighborhood bounded by Broadway, Downing, I-25 and Evans. 3PA membership is open to all residents and as well as business and property owners within these boundaries.
Platt Park is a wonderful neighborhood and community. Come enjoy all it has to offer. Vintage Homes of Denver recently opened our office at 1887 S. Pearl St., so if you are in the neighborhood, please stop in and talk with Jesse Sehlmeyer regarding any of your real estate needs.
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