Denver’s First Friday in August? ┬íSabor, por supuesto! Whether it’s described as a sensory experience of the Americas or a gastronomic and multicultural festival, most people just say Sabor is pure fun. Every August, more than 2,500 guests take the opportunity to savor bountiful delicious delights, accented by a cast of colorful costumed characters and lively music. Gorgeous Denver Botanic Gardens is always the perfect location. With members of host Colorado Hispanic Chamber of Commerce there to offer a warm welcome at the door, it’s no wonder that Sabor continues to be a must-attend event.

Telemundo reps, front and center

On Friday, Aug. 5, the 16th annual celebration coincided with a beautiful (and rainless!) summer evening. Guests entered through the atrium for a champagne reception and brief ribbon-cutting, then they were free to access 33 local food and beverage stations located throughout the Gardens. Spotted in the crowd: U.S. Senator Michael Bennet; U.S. Rep. Jason Crow; Colorado Attorney General Philip Weiser; and Consul General of Mexico (Colorado, Wyoming, Montana) Pavel Melendez Cruz.

Amy Harmon, Denver Zoo CEO Bert Vescolani, former board chair Marcela de la Mar, Consul General of Mexico (Colorado, Wyoming, Montana) Pavel Melendez Cruz

From the Colorado Hispanic Chamber of Commerce website: “The Colorado Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (COHCC) is a membership-driven organization that supports the growth of Hispanic businesses. With over 2,500 members, we are the state’s largest minority Chamber and among the top four chambers in Colorado. Our initiatives encourage economic development and provide access to information, business leaders, procurement opportunities and education training. Established in 1978, we have been a leader in minority business development, advocating for legislation and winning recognition for our achievements.” For more information, go to: https://www.hispanicchamberdenver.com/.

Beautiful couple, wonderful event

Money raised benefits the Hispanic Chamber Foundation. “The mission of the Hispanic Chamber Foundation is to promote educational achievement, economic advancement and leadership development in the Hispanic community. This is achieved providing business education, economic advancement resources and leadership development programs for the Hispanic business community. Today, the Hispanic Chamber Foundation has begun to fulfill its role as a community organization, while continuing to complement the mission and vision of the Colorado Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.” To learn more, visit: https://www.hispanicchamberdenver.com/foundation.