The 51st annual Gart Sports ski-and snowboard-gear extravaganza is back again. And yes, we all know it's where you can find killer bargains (Sniagrab backwards) on top-name brands. But this, the opening weekend, also promises to offer some fun activities, too. Watch trampoline exhibitions by the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team, greet members of Grand County Avalanche Rescue Team (and their dogs), and score your season pass. It's the perfect way to get psyched for the season ahead. Sat-Mon. Gart Sports, 1000 Broadway. For more information, call 303-861-1122. End of Summer Bronco's Season Kickoff Party Sept. 4
Party with the newest-drafted Broncos and Nuggets players and give them a proper welcome to the Mile High City. DJ Sabotage and DJ Quote spinning hip hop, R&B, Old School, and reggae. Sun 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Lotus, 1701 Wynkoop St. For more information, call 303-718-6666. Labor Day Weekend Races:
It's the last weekend of the summer. What better time to squeeze in that race you've been meaning to do all season long? Here's a list of some the end-of-summer runs, walks, rides, and races happening around D-town this weekend: Sept. 3
8th Annual Tenderfoot TriathlonSalida (Triathlon)
TriAmerica, TriKidz Triathlon SeriesAvon (Triathlon)
Keystone ClimaxKeystone (Mountain Biking)
Breckenridge Crest Mountain MarathonBreckenridge (Running) Sept. 4
RAT Ride Bicycle TourFt. Collins (Cycling)
TriAmerica Triathlon SeriesVail (Triathlon)
Coal Creek 5K Run/Walk-Louisville (Running)
Colorado Cup Criterium-Eagle (Cycling)
Beaver Creek U.S. Half MarathonBeaver Creek (Running)
For entry information, visit www.active.com. Festival of Mountain and Plain: A Taste of Colorado Sept. 2-5
Colorado's biggest outdoor event featuring food from the best restaurants, music on six stages, arts & crafts, children's activities and a carnival midway. Fri-Sun 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m.; Mon 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Civic Center Park. Free. For more information, visit www.atasteofcolorado.com. The Dead Guy Premiere Sept. 3
Wanna be the star of the next big reality TV show? One million dollars. One week to spend it. All you have to do is let a camera crew follow your every move. Oh, and one small detail: The American public gets to choose how you die at the end of the week. Check out the latest comedy from Eric Coble presented by the Curious Theater Company. Sat. 8 p.m. Curious Theater Company, 1080 Acoma St. $20. For more information, call 303-623-2349 or visit www.curioustheatre.org.
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