Submitted by Caitlin Donnelly on Tue, 06/18/2013 - 12:08pm

Hike and climb in Boulder’s foothills to help the HERA Women’s Cancer Foundation raise funds and awareness for ovarian cancer research. All skill levels are welcome, and you can learn techniques from Colorado Mountain School guides and rent climbing equipment through the Boulder Rock Club. Don't miss the after-party at Eldorado Springs Pool & Resort. Sat 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m

Front Range Cancer Challenge

Submitted by Caitlin Donnelly on Tue, 06/18/2013 - 11:50am

Help fight cancer, one mile at a time. This two-day bike ride covers more than 80 miles, from the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center in Aurora to the Colorado State University Flint Animal Cancer Center in Fort Collins. Not enough? Try the additional 60-mile loop in the foothills on day two. All proceeds benefit cancer research at the University of Colorado Cancer Center. Sat-Sun 8 a.m.

Denver Undy 5000 Colon Cancer Awareness Run/Walk

Submitted by Michael Krumholtz on Mon, 05/20/2013 - 12:31pm

Feel the breeze as you run in your underwear–preferably worn over your shorts–in this unique 5K for colon cancer prevention. Proceeds benefit the Colorado Colorectal Screening Program, which assists in payments and treatments for those Colorado patients who cannot afford it themselves. Sat 8:30 a.m.

Wild West Day

Submitted by Justine E. Hausheer on Wed, 04/17/2013 - 1:53pm

Toss on a cowboy hat, hop a train, and travel back in time to when Denver was a frontier town. Little cowpokes will learn about how railroads ruled the Wild Westvying with the horse for the main means of transportation. Encounter outlaw train robbers, the sheriffs that tried to catch them, and the ladies and gents who lived in Old West towns. Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Trax-n-Trails Bike Challenge

Submitted by Michael Krumholtz on Fri, 05/17/2013 - 10:48am

Make you mark on the clear trails of Winter Park Resort while riding for a noble cause. Choose between the longer competitive race option or the calmer recreational ride. Proceeds benefit the National Sports Center for the Disabled, which offers sporting opportunities to disabled athletes. Mon 10 a.m.

South Platte RiverFest

Submitted by Lindsey R. McKissick on Tue, 04/09/2013 - 4:05pm

This is a party worth cleaning up for. The South Platte River, Denver's urban waterway, is hosting the entire community for a weekend of paddle boarding, live music, kids activities, and conservation efforts. Curious about people paddling atop Colorado's lakes and rivers on giant surf boards? If so, register for a free paddle boarding lesson to experience one of the states fastest growing board sports. Then, sit back and watch the professionals put on a clinic in Confluence Park's rapid course. The two-day VIP experience—including food and beverages—are available for $250.

Cherry Blossom Festival

Submitted by Morgan Tilton on Mon, 04/15/2013 - 2:38pm

The heightening drumroll and hanging lanterns will lead to you this cultural jubilation of Japanese American culture. Explore traditional folk art including Raku pottery and paintings from local artist Joe Molina, textiles from Issui Design, and a collection of early-20th-century vintage kimonos. Check out the illusion and Japanese folklore storytelling performance from magician Gregg Tobo. Enlighten your tastebuds at you sip sake and dip your chopsticks into a beef bowl, somen (a cold noodle bowl), or manju (a sweet-bean filled dessert).

Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour

Submitted by Lauren Mikus on Tue, 06/18/2013 - 10:43am

Revel in the world of bacon at this third annual festival. In addition to head-turning carnivore cuisine and cocktails, enjoy live music from soulful rock bands. Purchase Bacon Bucks to try samples—or opt for a Bacon Package, offering unlimited tastings at Purvey Bacon Company tents ($30-$50). Sat-Sun 1-6 p.m.

Colorado Brewers' Festival

Submitted by Caroline Padden on Wed, 04/17/2013 - 2:01pm

Get to know your local brewers at this celebration of their craft. About 40 Colorado breweries including Equinox Brewing Company, Odell Brewing Company, and New Belgium Brewing Company, will line up their finest for sampling. Plus, Colorado musicians will grace two music stages. Sat-Sun 11 a.m.-6 p.m.


Submitted by Stephen Kasica on Mon, 06/17/2013 - 11:56am

CSS—aka Cansei de Ser Sexy ("I got tired of being sexy")—is a Brazilian rock band from Sao Paulo. Singing in both English and Portuguese, CSS is one of the firestarters connected to the rush of New Rave music blazing across the U.S. Sat 8 p.m.

Danielle Ate the Sandwich

Submitted by Jake Jensen on Fri, 04/12/2013 - 11:38am

Nowadays she's a nationally recognized artist with more than six million YouTube views to her name, but folk singer-songwriter Danielle Anderson got her start in Fort Collins. Since then, she's notched appearances on E! and College Humor, relocated to Minneapolis, and even performed with Mumford & Sons in Boulder. Listen to Anderson strum her trusty ukelele as she sings gentle, storylike songs. Sat 8 p.m.