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Rocky Mountain Puppet Palooza

Date:
Aug 17, 2019 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Cost:
Free
Phone:
719-649-5064

Whether your kid is the next Jim Henson, or simply likes Sesame Street, this puppet-centric party will let them explore the niche creative field. During the festivities, kids can create their own puppets and participate in workshops. For those who prefer a seat from the audience, Longmont-based LMNO Puppets will perform their original show Plant…

Steers & Beers Whiskey and Beer Festival

Date:
Aug 17, 2019 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Cost:
$10-$149
Phone:
719-955-5600

With more than 200 whiskeys and beers to sample at this wild west soiree, we recommend pacing yourself. Distilleries from Colorado and across the nation, including Parker’s Weaver Spirits, will pour everything from rye to single malt, while brewmasters from establishments like Boulder Beer Co. will dish out their own sudsy samples. If a the…

Magic Fest

Date:
Aug 17, 2019 12 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Cost:
Ticket prices vary
Phone:
303-450-8800

If you think magic is just pulling rabbits out of hats and guessing cards, prepare to be amazed at this fascinating summit of Colorado’s best tricksters. You and your kids will watch more than 30 magicians such as Erica Sodos and Dave Elstun perform mind-reading feats and comedic routines. Those inspired by the illusionists can…

Just Peachy Run

Date:
Aug 17, 2019 8:00 a.m.
Cost:
$35-$45
Phone:
970-744-4450

While most races greet finishers with medals or a cold boozy beverage, those who complete this fast-and-flat run will be rewarded with a sweet treat: a fresh Palisade Peach. Jog along the rushing Colorado River past Palisade’s lush fields for five or 10 kilometers (there’s a 1K option for kids) before returning to downtown to…

Global Fest

Date:
Aug 17, 2019 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-739-7000

This journey around the world requires no lengthy layovers or uncomfortable airport accommodations. Aurora’s celebration of international heritage will have a bevy of continental attractions, including a fashion show featuring garments from places like Korea, Mexico, and Ethiopia, performances by community choirs and traditional folk singers, and a World Beer Market for global brew enthusiasts.…

South by Southeast Festival: Beers, Bikes, and Bands

Date:
Aug 17, 2019 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-337-4444

Started by councilwoman Kendra Black at the behest of her constituents, this community-led festival is 100-percent Coloradan. You’ll party our state’s way with Denver-based rock outfit the Bourbonites, a beer garden featuring brews from Wits End Brewery, and a parade featuring community kids on their decorated bicycles. The three-year-old event is certified green, and has…

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