Help the Foothills Foundation raise funds for sound-system equipment at the Foothills Sports Arena and the Peak Recreation Center. Cap off summer with live music and local art vendors. The bash is for the entire family, including the dog: Bring canines to Sunday's 1.5-mile Woof Walk. Fri 5-9:45 p.m.; Sat 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
In this race, infants crawl, toddlers wobble, kids run, and parents push strollers on different courses suitable for each age group. Registration includes a T-shirt or onesie, snacks, admission to the museum, and fun activities throughout the day. Sun 7:30 a.m.
Look to the stars for the yearly Perseid meteor shower. The Arkansas Astronomical Society will have telescopes available and be on-site to assist with observing the night sky. The North Shore Amphitheater offers a spectacularly clear view for shower gazing. Sat 8-10 p.m.
For the past eight years, Estes Park has shared its rich history during its annual heritage festival. This year, expect a petting zoo and rides in a horse-drawn carriage and wagon. Don't miss informative skits and speakers. Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Help raise funds for the Red Apple Fund for Life-Long Learning, which supports the zoo's educational programs. Grab some ice cream as you hang at the zoo’s Northern Shores playground, watch animal demonstrations, and take free rides on the carousel and train. Tickets will not be available at the door, so get them in advance. Sat 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
Kids can celebrate comics and pop culture during this family-friendly expo. Comic book artists will man two animation stations, and youngsters can also design costumes with recycled materials. In addition, the Colorado Movie Cars organization will be on site with a fleet of famous movie car replicas. Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
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.
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