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LoDo District, Inc. supports LoDo, Denver's unique historical, cultural and retail neighborhood through marketing, education and advocacy. The LoDo neighborhood has seen a lot of changes throughout the years, but continues to evolve and mature into one of Denver's greatest neighborhoods. By preserving the neighborhood's past, LoDo continues as a vital and positive force in Denver's present and future, and LoDo District is proud to serve as a guardian of that past, and a guiding force of LoDo's future. Serendipity recently partnered with LoDo, Inc and we wanted to learn more about the organization, director Ryan King was kind enough to give us more information: 


Denver truly is a city of neighborhoods.  What makes LoDo stand out?


Over the past two decades, LoDo has been restored and renovated into one of, if not THE, liveliest area of Denver. LoDo is has one of the largest concentrations of Victorian and turn-of-the-century architecture in the country, and it houses over 80 pubs, sports bars, restaurants and coffeehouses. LoDo is a truly mixed-use neighborhood, and is home to and located near some of Denver's greatest attractions: Coors Field, Denver Union Station, Larimer Square, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Elitch Gardens Theme and Water Park, 16th Street Mall, Pepsi Center, and Auraria Campus.


What can you tell us about the walking tours that LoDo District offers?


As one of Denver's oldest business districts, LoDo has seen Colorado's gold rush, the industrial era, skid row, and finally urban revitalization. Experience LoDo's history through a self-guided walking tour, and learn about some of Denver's most beautiful buildings - hotels, business houses, saloons, and brothels, along with the often notorious individuals who occupied them. The preservation efforts, in celebration of LoDo history, saved many buildings that exist today.


Another option would to take a stroll with professor Kevin Rucker for tales of LoDo's ghosts, early "movers & shakers" of Denver, conmen and scoundrels. Two options for guided tours are available: Historic LoDo Walking Tours, and Adults-Only Adventure. For reservations and tour information, please contact Kevin at: 720-690-7432


What other type of events will LoDo district offer?


Many great events happen in the LoDo neighborhood throughout the year, from Rockies Opening Day to the Denver Chalk Art Festival, there's always something to do in LoDo.


Upcoming event put on by LoDo District include: LoDo Bites, June 16th;  3rd Annual Golf Tournament at Hiwan Golf Course, June 22nd; Grand Illumination of Union Station, November 27th. We are also in the beginning stages of planning an event for Denver Days in the August.


Larimer Square

LoDo has seen a lot of changes in recent years, what else can Denverites expect to see in LoDo's future?


One of the most exciting changes will be next year when the rail system to DIA opens up and it will completely change our neighborhood when it does. Just as Coors Field was a catalyst for change 20 years ago; Denver Union Station is doing the same now.  Planners are projecting that by the year 2030 over 200,000 people will pass through Denver Union Station on a daily basis.


What is your favorite activity to do in LoDo in the spring/summer?


Perhaps one of the best events that happens in LoDo during the summer is LoDo Bites. It gets people out and about, experiencing our neighborhood; they're enjoying food and drinks from many of our restaurants, having a great evening with family and friends, and getting a taste of the whole LoDo neighborhood.


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 Summer Foods Facts

Grilled Corn


Did you know that corn is the largest crop in the United States? The origin of cultivated corn is unknown, however.

Watermelons originally came from the Kalahari Desert region in Africa, which is interesting because the average watermelon is 92 percent water.


During the mid-1980s, world peach production totaled about 5.5 million metric tons per year. The highest peach-producing countries were the United States and Italy.



Strawberries aren't true berries, like blueberries or even grapes. Technically, a berry has its seeds on the inside. And, to be über technical, each seed on a strawberry is considered by botanists to be its own separate fruit.

Strawberries and Peaches

 What's a cookout without potato salad? Americans sure must eat a lot of it: The U.S. potato harvest in 1999 yielded 21.7 million metric tons of potatoes!


President Rutherford B. Hayes's wife Lucy was called Lemonade Lucy because she was a staunch advocate of the temperance movement and would not serve strong drinks at the White House.


 The word barbecue comes from the Arawak word barbakoa, meaning "frame of sticks."

Up until the mid-19th century, many cultures thought the tomato was poisonous. Today tomatoes are one of the most widely cultivated crops.

Ice cream was most likely first created in China, around 2000 BC.

Ice cream cone

Hooray, Summertime!

Citrus Summer Decor

We find that summer is the easiest season to entertain.  Now that summer is underway, we found a few shortcuts to keep your summer parties easy and even better than before!  



  Gourmet Hot Dogs

Cool Summer 
Desserts & Beverages 
Strawberry Marg Pops
 Summer is the best time to chill-out with a frosty beverage or cool dessert.  A few icy drinks and sweets for this summer:

Thank You for Your  
Kind Words

Beet Salad

"Thank you to you and your phenomenal staff.  I can easily say that, in my many years of arranging catering for events, I have never received so many positive comments from our employees and guests. 
Everything was delicious, fresh and beautiful, and any leftovers are being happily consumed.  It's been an absolute pleasure working with you, and I look forward to future occasions."

D.A. ~ Corporate Celebration
May,  2015

Celebrate Summer (Now!)

Summer Quinoa

It is time to begin planning for all warm-weather parties!  Summer books up fast, so call to soon to discuss your next event. 

Father's Day 
Corporate Picnics 
Team Building Events 
4th of July 
Summer BBQ's 
Cooking Demonstrations
Labor Day Weekend

Serendipity can help with venue selection, menu planning, entertainment, flowers -- down to the last festive detail. 

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