Tour de Cure

Submitted by Jake Jensen on Tue, 07/23/2013 - 12:18pm

Help the nearly 26 million Americans living with diabetes during this no-pressure bike ride, which aims to raise funds and awareness for the American Diabetes Association. Your start time depends on your distance—opt for the family-friendly 24K, or work those quads during the 50K, 100K, or 100-mile century ride. Sat, times vary.


Color Me Rad 5K

Submitted by Stephen Kasica on Thu, 06/13/2013 - 2:19pm

As you run jog kilometers, spectators bombard you with colorful "paint" during this fun run. At the end, runners' pearly white T-shirts will look more like a rainbow than a racer's uniform. Sat. 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.


Submitted by Beth Steffens on Tue, 06/11/2013 - 10:38pm

Gear up for a cool car day presented by the Highlands Ranch Community Association. Kids can hop in fire engines, police cars, construction trucks, military vehicles, and more to learn what makes them go. Youngsters will also have a chance to talk to the personnel that uses the machines everyday. Sat 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Open Car and Antique Power Day

Submitted by Beth Steffens on Tue, 06/11/2013 - 10:51pm

Relive a time when Colorado was the train mecca connecting the East to the West. Youngsters can climb aboard choo choos for tour rides and demonstrations on old-time equipment. As they take a trip into rich Colorado history, they'll learn how steam engines and old trackers were operated. Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Golden Fine Arts Festival

Submitted by Beth Steffens on Wed, 06/12/2013 - 9:15pm

At this buyer’s-market fest, you can view and judge nine artistic categories. Look out for Mary Staby, the 2013 Featured Artist who has a knack for painted photos. Bonus: The little ones can create their own mastepieces at the Kids Art Zone. Fri-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Denver Pet Expo

Submitted by Justine E. Hausheer on Tue, 06/11/2013 - 1:14pm

Celebrate animals great and small during this pet-friendly extravaganza. Browse pet-products, learn about microchipping, or adopt a new furry friend. Owners can enter their animals in a dog agility contest, costume contest, or talent show. Proof of a rabies vaccination is required for four-legged attendees. Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Make a Splash

Submitted by Beth Steffens on Tue, 06/11/2013 - 10:45pm

During this monthly event, family members go from room to room, working on a different art project in each. Families can take home their projects and either stay the whole time or come and go as they please. Children as young as two can participate. Sat 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Chipotle Cultivate Festival

Submitted by Lauren Mikus on Fri, 06/14/2013 - 1:48am

Chipotle aims to bridge the gap between farmer and consumer with this festival. Watch local chefs, like Frasca Food and Wine’s Lachlan Mackinnon Patterson, plate ethical cuisine—which you can taste—to the tunes of live indie-rock bands. Sat 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Heroes Against Hunger Block Party

Submitted by Lauren Mikus on Tue, 08/13/2013 - 3:46pm

Culinary luminaries come together to help end childhood hunger. Twelve Restaurant, Infinite Monkey Theorem, and Vesta Dipping Grill are just a few of the participants. In addition to tasty samples, enjoy carnival games, a farmers’ market, cooking demos, and live music. Sat noon-5 p.m.

Bootstraps Western Winefest

Submitted by Lauren Mikus on Fri, 06/14/2013 - 8:49am

Think Farmer’s Market but add plenty of wine. Spend a relaxing afternoon tasting varietals from all across the Front Range and Western Slope. Delicious food, artisan and lifestyle vendors, and live music add to the outdoor experience. Sat noon-5 p.m.

Taste of Highlands

Submitted by Lauren Mikus on Thu, 06/20/2013 - 10:33am

Featured eats from Highland staples, such as Coral Room, Pinche Taqueria, and Sushi Hai, complement an eclectic wine and beer garden. Enjoy live music and samplings from neighborhood specialty shops at this family-friendly event. Sat 3-8 p.m.

ESPN Denver Beer Fest

Submitted by Lauren Mikus on Tue, 08/13/2013 - 3:49pm

This inaugural festival showcases some of Colorado’s premier culinary gems. Breweries—including Odell Brewing Company—local restaurants, and food trucks dish up fare alongside vendors from specialty shops. Watch the Serevi Rugbytown Sevens Tournament for some quality entertainment while you imbibe. Sat 3-8 p.m.


Stapleton Beer Festival & Concert

Submitted by Lauren Mikus on Thu, 06/13/2013 - 4:40pm

No food truck or brewery is left behind at this popular annual event. Vendors include the ever popular Great Divide Brewing Co., Oskar Blues Brewery, and Waffle Cakes—to name a few. Sprawl out on one of Denver's best green spaces to enjoy live music. Sat 4-8 p.m. 

Steamboat All Arts Festival: Opera Pops Concert

Submitted by ewallis on Tue, 08/13/2013 - 9:51am

This performance by the Emerald City Opera boasts an eclectic repertoire. Hear anything from from Mozart to Webber to a 50th anniversary tribute to James Bond. Bonus: Catch beautiful views, arts, and on-site chefs preparing their signature dishes. Sat 7 p.m.



Submitted by Caitlin Donnelly on Mon, 08/12/2013 - 10:23am

Dancers from the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble combine classic moves with new works during this modern dance showcase. The recital includes excerpts from Dreamcatchers: The Untold Stories of the Americas—a routine choreographed by Robinson—which combines dance, music, and the spoken word. Sat 8 p.m.