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Cruisin’ Tennyson “Back to the Streets” 

September 12th, 2-4pm

46th and Tennyson


This year marks the 130th celebration of the original Elitch Gardens located in historical Northwest Denver. 

We are inviting the public to be a part of our cultural revival by engaging in this FREE Family FunFest with a Car Parade and Scavenger Hunt to help support the Tennyson Street local businesses during these trying times.

The Car Cruise begins at 46th and Tennyson and travels South on Tennyson Street to the Historic Elitch Theatre. There will be characters dressed in the time frame of the American Graffiti and Grease films starting at Local 46 and traveling backwards in time as the cruise moves to the theatre ending with the characters dressed in the Steampunk/Victorian Era - Time of Mary Elitch. We are excited to have Rollerblading Bears and Mermaids along the way enjoying the parade of cars.

Maps for the cruise and the scavenger hunt will be at the local businesses on Tennyson Street starting September 12th and they will be provided at the event starting line.

Our goal is to have a safe family friendly event that supports the Tennyson Street local businesses. 


COVID-19 Guidelines will be practiced.


Register your cars today at:



Upon its inception in 1891, the iconic Elitch Gardens Theatre became Colorado’s first cultural center. It remained a mainstay of the cultural and artistic landscape for over 100 years until its final production in 1991. After a decade of disrepair, a group of citizens created the Historic Elitch Gardens Theatre Foundation in 2002. The express mission of the 501(c)3 non-profit organization is to aid in the restoration of the theatre and to highlight its  historical significance as one of the nation’s most iconic theatres, while providing affordable family-friendly cultural programming and events that honor the legacy of Mary Elitch


For more information, contact Michael Bliss at

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