ArtoCade will be Absolutely 2021! 

It's (not) a parade! It's (not) a festival! It's (not) a party...because ArtoCade 2020 is cancelled.

We are so incredibly bummed to inform you that Trinidad, Colorado's award winning art car festival, Artocade, has unfortunately been cancelled due to COVID-19. We are in the process of sharing this information with the very large and extensive list of parties involved, and will look to next year, when the pandemic will hopefully have been brought under control to allow us acquire the proper permits and safely proceed. 

Last year, there were 100 artfully kooky conveyances arriving from around the nation. Trinidad's historic downtown will be filled with a wondrous array of art cars. With that many parade entries ArtoCade follows only Houston as the second largest art car event in the nation with other long established events in major cities like Seattle, San Francisco, Tulsa, Minneapolis and Chattanooga on the list. That is incredible for little old Trinidad.


“If you canʼt drive it, itʼs a float.”


Cars, trucks, bikes, motorcycles, scooters, tractors, ATVs, golf carts and drivable "sculptures" beyond your wildest imagination will astound and amaze you along with thousands of spectators from near and far. We have art cars & vehicles made by "Kids, Quilters, Christians and Convicts." 

What could possibly be more fun than watching these remarkable creations driving down Main Street? How about making your own art vehicle and driving it in the parade? Just go to the "entry form" tab above and see just how easy it can be to not just spectate but participate!

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Yes... That's a car!

Circus, Revue, Party, Dance

Please believe us...we 

are just as bummed

as you are! 


We hope that the 

COVID-19 pandemic

will be soon brought

under control, at which

point we can look 

forward to next year!

Thank you all for your

love, understanding,

and patience, as we figure out how to proceed with celebrating this awesome community safely!


Discover Trinidad!

Follow these links to learn all about Trinidad, from Accommodations • Restaurants • Shops • 

Galleries • Museums • Thing to Do & See

ArtoKids & Artie Bus!

Come play with hands-on projects at the "Artie Bus". Make mini-art cars and other art car projects at the corner of Maple and Main Street.

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