Celebration of Life Festival

After completing the Walk and 5K Run, join us for the Celebration of Life Festival back in Cheesman Park! The Festival offers the opportunity for event attendees to come together as a community to celebrate the successes of current and evolving medical treatments. With so many people living longer and healthier lives with HIV, it's only fitting to celebrate these successes and the lives of those we love.

Numerous vendors will be in attendance offering everything from goods and services to food and drinks. The Beer Garden will be serving ice cold beverages while great entertainment will play from the main stage, offering a leisurely and community-oriented afternoon. For the little ones, fun and creative children's activities will be available in Kiddie Corner, as well as face painting.  Colorado Gay Volleyball Association will once again be partnering with Colorado AIDS Project to host the AIDS Walk Volleyball Tournament. This yea'rs tournament will take place in the center meadow of Cheesman Park, just north of the festival area.


2017 Entertainment

 AWC is elated to announce that former American Idol finalist, Blake Lewis, will be performing at the walk this summer!        

Blake Lewis (born July 21, 1981) is an American singer, songwriter and beatboxer who was the runner-up on the sixth season of American Idol.

His major label debut album A.D.D. (Audio Day Dream) was released on December 4, 2007 through 19 Recordings and Arista Records.[2] On October 30, 2007, his first single "Break Anotha" was released. The album landed on number ten on the U.S. Billboard 200 as its highest peak position with 97,500 copies sold in its debut, and has sold over 350,000 copies. After the release of his second single "How Many Words", which peaked at number eight on the U.S. Billboard Dance/Club Play Songs, Lewis was dropped by Arista Records. Lewis eventually signed with Tommy Boy Records.

His second album, Heartbreak on Vinyl, was released on October 6, 2009. The first single "Sad Song" was released on July 21, 2009. The album charted at number 135 on the U.S. Billboard Billboard 200, number twenty on the Billboard Independent Albums, and number seven on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums with over 4,000 copies sold in the first week.

His third album, Portrait of a Chameleon, was released on May 20, 2014. This was his first independent record and includes the single "Your Touch".