Skirt Sports paved the way for women's fitness apparel and now they're paving the way for you to run this half marathon in Boulder County. Recently opened up for men as well, this 13.1-mile race–with 5K and 5-mile options as well–includes a host of added bonuses, like an after party, an awards ceremony, and cool prizes. A portion of the proceeds go to the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women campaign. Sun 7 a.m.
Your little entrepreneur’s first company can be right at the end of your driveway. Kids can take part in a nationwide celebration of learning business practices through seeing a lemonade stand from goals all the way through profit. Pickup a backpack from Young Americans Bank or any Dependable Cleaners—each filled with a planning workbooks and other goodies. Kids keep 100 percent of their profits, so stop for a tangy, sweet beverage to show your support. Sun, all day.
Grab the leash, take your dog out for a 3K walk, and help make sure to leave a lasting impression on his or her life. Cancer is the primary killer of canines in the United States, but you can help prevent it by walking with your pup in this fundraiser to prevent and treat pet cancer. All participants receive an event T-shirt, a doggy bandana, and post-race refreshments. Proceeds benefit the Animal Cancer Foundation, which seeks treatments and preventions of cancer among pets. Sun 9 a.m.
Dive into Denver’s pioneer past at the Four Mile Historic Park, where tired travelers would rest of the the long journey across the plains. Little ones can learn all about life as a pioneer with historic demonstrations of sewing, quilting, blacksmithing, and wagon rides. Then explore replicas of Native American tipis and learn what it was like to be a miner and trapper in the Wild West. Sun 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Many artists mount their work on walls and tables, but contemporary sculptor Nick Cave prefers the human body. Crafted from a wide variety of materials—including twigs and wigs—his innovative "Soundsuits" emit noises as the wearer moves. Twenty new "Soundsuits" are displayed, along with other (nonwearable) sculptures and installations. Look for a passageway constructed of thousands of buttons and new short films from Cave. Tue-Thu 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fri 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Celebrate the importance of water: Gather with Water for the People to help raise awareness for the need of sustainable water resources worldwide. Dance to high-energy brass-and-funk rock performances from the Motet and Bonerama and the beats of alternative hip-hop group Broken Tongues. The food truck lineup—including Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dogs and Hey PB&J—will be there to keep the energy high. Sun 4-9 p.m.
Trade in desks for grills and pens for tongs—you're now enrolled in BBQ University. Steven Raichlen, award-winning author of eight barbecue books and host of PBS series Primal Grill and Barbecue University, leads this culinary workshop on mastering the grill. Guests of the luxury, three-night retreat will be schooled in ribs—from Kansas City smoked and Texas pit-roasted to tandoori lamb ribs and short ribs Argentinean-style. Lessons include determining the best type of grill—gas, wood burning, smokers, or kamado (ceramic) cookers—for your chosen barbecue delight.