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Brighton’s most popular summer festival
On Saturday, June 3, the City of Brighton will host Summerfest, one of Brighton’s largest community festivals! Summerfest, formerly known as Culturefest, will have a new location and extended hours this year. The event will find a new home at the city’s Carmichael Park, 650 Southern Street, and will operate from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Also new this year, Summerfest will have a beer garden (sponsored by the Richard Lambert Foundation) for those 21 years of age and older. A complimentary bike valet, provided by Bike Brighton, will be available at the event. Children’s activities will include a petting zoo, face painting, a climbing wall and more. The evening concert at the First National Bank Entertainment Stage will feature River Whyless, a nationally touring American folk band.

Local nonprofit, Brighton Shares The Harvest, in partnership with the city, will be adding a new component to this year’s Summerfest event called, “Grow Healthy with Brighton.”

In an effort to honor the city’s mission statement and enhance the quality of life for the community, all activities at Carmichael Park during Summerfest are free and open to the public, including the concerts at the First National Bank Entertainment Stage.

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First National Bank Entertainment Stage

About the Jams

McCloskey & Mille

10:30 a.m.-Noon
Aaron McCloskey and Jonny Miller are about bluegrass. They play and sing with a nod to the masters while forging ahead with their own unique voices. Together they play songs about the good times and bad with honesty, grit and reckless precision.


12:30 – 2 p.m.
Dearling has a boldly ambient flare and a true mainstream hook. It’s supposed to be about love. Real love. Which has dimension and dynamic and range. It’s Colorado country music. A little alternative, a little folk, a little rock, and very country with as much soul in the lyrics as the melodies.


2:30 – 4 p.m.
Facing West is a sister duo of Caitlin & Sidney. Hailing out of the mountains overlooking Denver, these singing/songwriting teen sisters have been gaining recognition for their original music, pumped up with strong lyrics and engaging live performances.


5 – 7 p.m.
River Whyless, an American folk band from Asheville, North Carolina, builds its music around fiddle, guitar and harmonies, with imagination and textures that set the band apart from many of its acoustic and folk-based peers. The group will be performing at well-known venues and festivals across the country in 2017, on their We All The Light tour. Their show at Summerfest in Brighton comes just one week before their performance at Bonnaroo Music Festival in Tennessee.

The Carnival is Coming Back to Town!

Ride into summer at the Gary Moore Amusements Carnival! The Carnival will be open for thrill seekers from 5-10 p.m. Thursday, June 1, and noon-10 p.m. Friday through Sunday, June 4, at the Brighton Pavilions. Wristbands will be $20 per day.

Fun Facts to Remember:

    Summerfest was formerly known as Culturefest. The event was rebranded in 2016.
    Summerfest has moved locations this year! It was previously held in Downtown Brighton. Now, it will be in Carmichael Park. The carnival will still be located at the Pavilions.
    The hours of Summerfest are longer than ever this year, with the fun being open from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
    For the first time at the City’s summer festival, Summerfest will have a beer garden for those 21 years of age and older.


City of Brighton, Brighton Fire Rescue District, The Home Depot, Platte Valley Medical Center and Ambulance Services, Scientific and Cultural Facilities District, the Brighton Cultural Arts Commission, First National Bank, Brighton Lodging Tax Grants and the Brighton Police Department.