Festival Plaza is a gathering place in Old Town Lafayette on Public Road and Chester Streets.The Plaza is a series of four smaller interconnected plazas each designed with features to promote various events. It is home to festivals, summer storytime, summer concerts, and an outdoor cinema. Starting Memorial Day, the fountains will be on from 10am to 8pm daily until Labor Day. Note that the fountains may be turned off during scheduled events.
Reserving the Plaza and Starkey Building
A Reservation Permit is required to hold a meeting at the Starkey Building, which is located directly north of Festival Plaza in Old Town Lafayette. The Building is available for meetings, parties, receptions and other private functions during regular business hours Mon-Fri 8 am to 5 pm. A fee of $25 will be charged per use. All Starkey Building reservations are handled through the Community Development Department at City Hall. For questions, please call 303-661-1260.
A Reservation Permit is required to hold an event at the Festival Plaza. Festival Plaza reservation requests are handled through the Community Development Department at City Hall or can be submitted online. Festival Plaza may be reserved only for events open to the public. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm. For questions, please call 303-665-5588.
Little Free Library
Take a book! Leave a book! Festival Plaza is home to a new Little Free Library sponsored by the Library Board, built by Bill Cameron and painted by Braydon Durfey. The mini-Alley Art was painted by Sarah Spencer.
Art on the Street
The Public Art Committee has created a rotating, outdoor, sculpture program in Old Town Lafayette. For 2015, Art on the Street will showcase 16 pieces along Public Road that feature Colorado artists as part of the rotating exhibit. This year, there will be six pieces installed at Festival Plaza, three that are part of the rotating exhibit.
Little Free Library
"Nap Time" by Ed Gauss. This piece is part of the permanent public art collection. It was purchased by the Lafayette Urban Renewal Authority.
"Boat of the Universe" by Kimmerjae Johnson. This sculpture is carved from Glacier Granite from Salida.
"Imagination" by Lucas Loeffler. This is Loeffler’s second piece in the city's permanent art collection. It was inspired by the way in which reading can take us away to far away places.