Hardly Quiet on the Western Front: Best Weekend Bets

August 2008

Things are definitely more quiet now that the DNC has closed, but this Labor Day weekend is far from uneventful on the Front Range. In addition to Taste of Colorado and the always packed Fiesta Day at the Colorado State Fair, online assistant editor Kazia Jankowski offers two suggestions for Saturday and Monday: MUSIC What: The beloved Southern Allman Brothers Band closes out the last real weekend of summer with a concert at Red Rocks. Why: Nothing goes better with the sweet tunes of "Ramblin' Man" and "Jessica" than a clear, Colorado night sky. Bonus: Buy a two-day pass and see Gov't Mule and Umphrey's McGee Sunday night, too. Details: Sat 7 p.m. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy. $43-$60. For more information, call 303-830-8497 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.
SPORTS What: Before the requisite Labor Day barbecue, run the Aetna Park to Park 10 Miler. Why: The race swings by four of the city's best parks. It starts in City Park, cuts over to Cheeseman Park, drops into Alamo Placita Park, and finishes in Washington Park. Bonus: Proceeds from the run benefit Lorenzen Cancer Foundation, an organization dedicated to fighting pancreatic cancer. Details: Mon 7 a.m. City Park, 23rd Ave., west of Colorado Boulevard and east of the Denver Zoo. $60; no same-day registration. For more information, call 303-220-1037 or visit www.parktopark10miler.com.