Community Events

We’re excited to announce our three week calendar of virtual community events to get people buzzing about Festival For Life!

To encourage Safer at Home, all our events are conveniently available online through the Festival for Life Facebook page (Festival for Life: AIDS Walk Colorado @festivalforlifeco).

These virtual events focus on health, wellness, and friends from our community. Mark your calendar today to join us!

Virtual Community Events Calendar

Jul 27 @ 12 pm Welcome to Festival for Life 2020

Join CHN Development Manager Max Malament and staff from Boulder County AIDS Project (BCAP) and Telluride AIDS Benefit (TAB) as we introduce this year’s observance.

Jul 28 @ 12 pm Elevate your Salad Game with Lisa LaForge

With the high heat of summer upon us, learn to make homemade dressings to elevate your salad game with natural, healthy ingredients. Join Chef Lisa LaForge as she demonstrates the science and simplicity of emulsions.

Jul 30 @ 12 pm Making a Statement with Crafting

Join Althea as she shows us how she creates eclectic polymer clay jewelry that makes a statement! Althea has made everything from Black Lives Matter necklaces to feminist body positive pieces.

Jul 31 @ 12 pm End Your Work Week with Drag Queen Story Time

Gather the kids, sit back, and enjoy story time with renowned Denver entertainer, Shirley Delta Blow as she shares two of her favorite stories with us about a young superhero living with HIV and a remarkable little boy called Norman.

Aug 1 @ 11 am Get ready – it’s Zumba Time with Chris

Join Christopher Zivalich, a certified Zumba instructor for an hour of uplifting energy! Chris loves to inspire people to have fun and let go of the stress in our lives by dancing.

Aug 3 @ 12 pm Event and Partner Agency update

Join staff from The Treatment Educat10n Network and Clinica Tepeyac for Festival updates and organizational programs and services supporting the HIV community.

Aug 4 @ 12 pm Join David for mind and body exercise!

From performer to music minister to personal trainer, David Corder has always sought to be Out, Proud and Inclusive. This half-hour workout will prepare you to improve the aspects of your life you need for a healthy walk or run.

Aug 5 @ 12 pm Staying Healthy during COVID-19

Join CHN Howard Dental Center Dental Director Doctor Symone Webley, DDS and Randall McDavid, Director of Medical Services as they discuss best practices to stay safe and healthy in all aspects of your personal life.

Aug 6 @ 12 pm What’s up with PrEP

What’s up with PrEP is an engaging discussion of what’s happening in the world or PrEP between Leslie Medeiros from Gilead Sciences and Colorado Health Network’s own PrEP specialist, Christopher Zivalich.

Aug 7 @ 12 pm Partner Agency Highlight

Get to know partner agencies The Alexander Foundation (TAF) and Del Norte’s Chesney-Kleinjohn Apartments. TAF provides scholarships and financial assistance to LGBTQ+ Coloradans and Chesney-Kleinjohn Apartments is critical at helping provide long-term housing for people living with HIV.

Aug 8 @ 11 am Get ready – it’s Zumba with Chris

If you enjoyed last week with Chris get ready for session two – his approach to dance instruction is inclusive of all identities, bodies, and abilities.

Aug 10 @ 12 pm Festival and Partner Agency Updates

Join CHN Development Manager Max Malament along with The Empowerment Program as we enter the last full week of the Festival. Learn the latest updates on the impact The Empowerment Program is having in Denver.

Aug 11 @ 12 pm Prepare for a toe tapping time – the gift of music

Join musicians from the Mile High Freedom Bands for a half hour of toe-tapping music. Since early 1984, MHFB members have served the Denver community through their gift of music.

Aug 12 @ 12 pm Discovering a mind-body connection through Yoga

Jackie Mahrou has been passionately teaching yoga in the Denver area for the last 15 years. She’ll guide us in a thirty minute, all-levels class highlighting how to live well by nurturing our bodies.

Aug 13 @ 12 pm History of the AIDS Memorial Quilt

Join us in a conversation about the AIDS Memorial Quit history with Mike Smith, the co-founder of the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt. Mike also served as the executive director of the LGBT Community Center of Colorado from 1997 to 2001.

Aug 14 @ 12 pm Join Cheer Colorado as they inspire our spirits!

Supporting the Festival since 2017, Cheer Colorado has been recognized locally and nationally for their stunts and performance. Join them for 30 minutes of cheer instruction and fun!

Aug 14 @ 6 pm AIDS Memorial Quilt Viewing

Join us as we welcome and honor the quilt panels of Colorado family and friends at a dedication ceremony and public viewing at the Cheesman Park Pavilion,

Aug 15 @ 10 am Festival of Life Program & Quilt Display

Join Darrell Vigil, Chief Executive Officer of Colorado Health Network for a live streaming program on the Festival Face Book Page in observance of the annual Festival for Life/AIDS Walk Colorado. The Quilt Display in the Cheesman Park Pavilion is open to the public 10 am – 3 pm – reservations encouraged.

Join us on the Festival for Life Facebook page (Festival for Life: AIDS Walk Colorado @festivalforlifeco).

Have questions or need more information?

Call or email the Development team!
For media inquiries call 303.962.5316

Please send written correspondence to:
Colorado Health Network
Festival For Life
6260 East Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80220


Thank you to our 2020 Festival For Life Sponsors!

CHN will be closed for Thanksgiving, Nov 26th - 27th. All offices will open Monday, Nov 30th