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Saturday, June 1, 2024
10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Carpenter Park Fields  I  108th Avenue & Colorado Boulevard


​11 a.m.-12 p.m.

​Vinyl Nation
Located in the Denver metro area, playing the music that defines Generation X.

​12:30-1:30 p.m.

​Guardians Band
Quality and musicianship is the hallmark of our performances. Our lead vocalists, bring years of experience to the band with killer vocals and great stage presence. Our rhythm section, consisting of four in-demand players have experience touring with major acts and performing with top Denver Bands.

This combination of talent and experience brings our audiences a truly top shelf act and one to make it's mark on Colorado and beyond.

​2-3 p.m.

​Boogie Machine
Boogie Machine is a 70s disco tribute band playing all your favorite disco era hits with a taste of Funk & Rock!

​3:30-5 p.m.

​That Eighties Band
Denver is home to That Eighties Band, one of the most popular 80's tribute bands in America. The group has performed over 1,800 concerts across the United States. Past clients include Google, Disney and many more. 

Kid Zone at Thorntonfest is dedicated to the "kid in all of us."  Enjoy activities, vendors, amusements and much more!

  • Kid Zone Vendors
    Face painting, hands-on activities and educational items are found in this area.

  • Children's Amusements
    The majority of amusements at Thorntonfest are free of charge and some include a small fee to participate!

  • Birdie Ball
    Staff from Thorncreek Golf Course present a fun way to try out your golf swing using giant inflatables.

  • Circus Carnival  I  11 a.m.-4 p.m. 
    Watch illusions from a magician, marvel at the skill of jugglers, stilt walkers and hoop dancers and join in on the excitement with whimsical games and prizes.

  • The Marketplace
    Business exhibitors and craft vendors from Thornton, the Metro Area and beyond.

  • Craft Fair
    Handmade items on display and available for purchase.

  • Businesses & Service Groups
    Familiarize yourself with many of the services and products area businesses and associations have to offer.

Paw Fest is a specially-designed fair, with pet-related information, products, veterinary care, entertainment and shopping!

  • National Canine Frisbee Competition
    Hosted by the Colorado Disc Dogs, Registration opens at 8 a.m. and the competition begins at 9 a.m.

  • Creature Features
    These animal attractions could be furry, feathered or slimy — but they're sure to be fun! Canyon Critters will be on-hand to answer questions.

Ninja Warrior Course Come out and test your Ninja skills on our 120-foot long Ninja Warrior Course! There will be two lanes, one with easier, kid-friendly obstacles and the other lane will offer more of a challenge for the more advanced Ninjas. Cost is $5 for one attempt or $10 for unlimited attempts.

Nurf Terf Challenge your family and friends and join others in the Nurf Terf arena.  All equipment is supplied.  Cost is $10 for three plays or $15 for unlimited plays. Pay in advance at for a chance to win fun giveaways.

Axe Throwing Bond with fellow axe-wielders, exchanging tips, tricks and tales of triumphs and near misses. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a first-time axe-thrower, this venue promises an unforgettable experience that combines skill, a little friendly competition and a whole lot of fun. So grab an axe, take aim and let the games begin!

Skate Park Competition This competition includes three skill levels in each of the following categories: bikes, scooters and skateboards. Helmets and completed liability waivers are required. If the participant is under 18, the waiver must be signed by a parent or guardian. Please see the entry form and liability waiver here.

City Services Tent contains representatives from city divisions to provide you with guidance for your city-related questions. Booths will display information on topics from volunteer opportunities to police administration.

Thorntonfest Car Show is presented by the Twisted Steel Car Club and involves a huge display of custom cars for the public to enjoy. All special-interest cars are invited to take part. For details about how to register your "little deuce coupe," please call Brad Logar at 720-977-5915. To register online with a credit card, please visit our registration page at If you prefer to mail a check with your registration, there is a link to a printable registration form in the upper right hand menu of this page.

Thornton Fire Department's Life Safety Education offers first aid assistance, as well as life safety education to assist with a safer and healthier lifestyle!

Thornton Police Department's Canine Demos will demonstrate their professional skills developed to help keep our community safe.

Festival Beer Garden is sponsored by Thornton's own Mother Tucker Brewery. Enjoy an ice cold beverage along with live entertainment from the neighboring Marketplace stage.