Since its Wild West beginnings, Denver has attracted people from a variety of cultures who've created a rich tapestry.
The rich ethnic history and diverse cultural heritage of the city are celebrated with a number of events throughout the year, from the nation's largest Cinco de Mayo celebration in the spring to the Longs Peak Scottish Irish Festival in the fall. Summer brings the Colorado Gay Rodeo and Denver PrideFest, a celebration of community and culture. The historically rich African-American Five Points neighborhood is home to the Black American West Museum, while the Museo de las Americas hosts some of the world's top contemporary artists from Latin America. And check out the Denver Little Black Book, which showcases the metro area's African-American community and provides information on things to do, places to go and services for visitors as well as newcomers. The guide is available in print and online. A trip to The Mile High City will find no shortage of year-round ways to celebrate diversity.