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Events > Saturday, August 19, 2017

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Mountain Town Music Festival

800-919-0038
Soak up the last days of summer in the Centennial State by heading to Keystone for the Mountain Town Music Festival. Performances by alternative band Ages and Ages, bluegrass band Mipso, and rock band Strange Americans set the stage for Charleston-based indie folk duo Shovels & Rope. The headliners are sure to shine even brighter…

Charlie Blackmon Public Signing

303-993-4580
There’s no denying that Rockies all-star outfielder Charlie Blackmon is worth celebrating. In his sixth season with the Rockies, Blackmon is having a record year and it doesn't look like he’ll be stopping his tear any time soon. Fans can meet the bearded batter during an hour-long meet and greet/signing session, where Blackmon will be…

Rocky Mountain Polo Festival

303-791-7656
Grab your Panama hat and put on your Sunday best (or in this case, Saturday best) for a day filled with polo, local food and drinks, and live music. Held at the picturesque greens of the Denver Polo Club, guests are invited to get to know the sport and its athletes—both human and equine—through meet…

Global Fest

303-739-7000
Cultures collide over music and brews from around the world in this end-of-summer bash. Grammy Award-winning reggae artist Morgan Heritage will headline on the main stage before music performances in African, Gaelic, and Latin stylings continue into the night. After the international fashion show, chow down at vendors like Arepas House, Lady Di's Authentic Nigerian…

Lafayette Peach Festival

303-666-9555
You don’t have to go to the Western slope this weekend for your Palisade peach fix. Choose from all the peach helpings you want such as Huckleberry pies or cobbler, or take some to make your own at home with a fresh batch of organic Palisade peaches from Morton’s, Red Fox Run, and Tate orchards.…

Boulder Craft Beer Festival

303-449-3774
Hurry and snag a ticket before they’re gone at this typically sold-out brewfest. Get the latest samples from more than 30 Front Range breweries such as Wonderland Brewery, Finkel & Garf Craft Beer, and Wild Woods Brewery. If you get hungry, grab an lechon bowl (slow-cooked pork, black beans, and plantains) from Arepas Caribbean, scratch-made…
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Fun at the Firehouse Free Day

303-892-1436
Bring your little hot shots to hang with some big ones at this celebration that's all fire, no fury. Real Denver Fire Department members will be on hand to teach fire safety, and kids can enjoy fire-safety games, smoke-alarm trivia, story time, and a museum-wide scavenger hunt. The city's 135-year-old Firehouse Number One is the…
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Yoga Day at Coors Field

866-800-1275
Expand your baseball-lover's yoga practice beyond the seventh-inning stretch. Before the Rockies face the Milwaukee Brewers in the evening, you can take to the field in the morning for an hour-long ohm session taught by Kindness Yoga instructors Cheryl Deer and Patrick Harrington. Bring your own mat, and don't forget to return for the game. —Photo…
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Dolls, Demographics, and Dysentery

303-322-1053
Thanks to the wide world of toys and games, "You have died of dysentery," a familiar phrase from the game The Oregon Trail, was a staple of many people's childhood. Have you ever thought about how weird that is? This presentation put on by the Denver Obscura Society explores how politics and culture have influenced…

Stamp & Scrapbook Expo

(951) 734-4307
Take your photo cropping and design skills to a new level with hands-on exhibits and workshops at the ultimate scrapbooking event. Everyone from embellishment bosses to curious newbies who have never touched decorative scissors can learn from the 50 vendors that have stopped in Denver on this 19-city tour. Earn an “I Conquered” keepsake button…

Miniature Landscapes Family Workshop

(303) 322-1053
Big fun awaits participants at this event centered around all things tiny. Little landscapers will learn how to design and scale  for their miniature dollhouses back home. Local miniaturist Pat Vick will expand your kid’s imaginary world through  water features, prehistoric scenes, and haunted forests that they can use to vamp up their dollies’ homes.

Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon

719-385-7705
This race redefines the meaning of mountain running. During the half-marathon-length ascent, you’ll climb 7,815 feet in elevation to reach the apex of Pikes Peak and then cruise back down in a shuttle. If you need more of a challenge, try the Marathon race the following day—you’ll summit, then scamper all the way back down.…

Mykal Rose

720-420-0030
Jamaican artist Mykal Rose will bring decades of experience (he’s worked with Kingston reggae legends the Wailers as well as rhythm duo Sly and Robbie) to the stage at this concert for diehard reggae fans. The former lead singer of the Grammy Award–winning group Black Uhuru will impress audiences with his signature scat vocal style.…

Preserve the Harvest: Pickling with the Real Dill

(720) 509-9059
Learn all the perfect pickling techniques at this hands-on class. Tour the Real Dill’s facilities and then discover how to make a quick pickle brine and can cucumbers like a pro. After the lesson, enjoy a seasonal lunch of  sandwiches and pasta made with tangy pickled vegetables. Proceeds benefit the GrowHaus, a nonprofit focused on…

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