Weekend off the Wagon – 6/10-6/12

From Penelope W. on Yelp

Your Weekend Forecast*

Friday, June 10th
Partly Cloudy
High: 73˚ – Low: 55˚
Precip: 20%

Saturday, June 11th
Isolated Thunderstorms
High: 77˚ – Low: 55˚
Precip: 30%

Sunday, June 12th
Partly Cloudy
High: 84˚ – Low: 57˚
Precip: 0%

* This is Denver. Bring a swimsuit and ski jacket at all times.

And now on to your events for the weekend

Friday, June 10th

Garden Grapes & Hops
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Botanic Gardens is excited to bring back our Garden Grapes & Hops event – a fun summer party featuring food, drink and live entertainment. Come spend an evening in the Gardens’ natural beauty with your friends at Garden Grapes & Hops.

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The Secrets and Seduction of Wine
2nd Annual Wine Tasting – Foothills Art Center
Ever heard of a beautiful woman being compared to a fine wine? In conjunction with PostSecret and Intention: The Nude, this year’s wine tasting will take you on a journey of exquisite smells, sights and tastes as we explore the sensuality and secrets hidden within each wine’s impression.
Tickets are $50 per person. $35 of the ticket price is tax deductible.
To purchase tickets, please call 303.279.3922 ext 28.

Rockies vs. Dodgers
6:40 start

Palisade Bluegrass and Roots Music Festival
Get out of town for the weekend. It’s a relaxed music festival for the listening audience with discerning taste. Come and hear bluegrass, Blues, Old-Time, Folk, and Celtic music performed in a shady concert park on the banks of the Colorado River. Also, there are plenty of kid’s activities, workshops, local wine, micro-brews, food and more.
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A few musical offerings:

  • A Place to Bury Strangers at The Bluebird
  • The Limousines at the Marquis
  • Ultimate Thriller – Michael Jackson Tribute Concert at Redrocks

Saturday, June 11th

Great Divide 17th Anniversary Party
Great Divide’s anniversary parties are always a massive hit. They close down Arapahoe between Park and 22nd, bring out the rare beers, the new beers, and the old favorites. Food trucks, music, and an awesome block party make this one of the greatest parties every summer.

2-6pm – $25 online, $30 at the door
2201 Arapahoe

1-10pm – $5 – 1200 Block of South Pearl
The festivals on Old South Pearl are a treat every summer. This year, drink craft beer, watch the swarms of people, and enjoy bluegrass from Loose Cannon, The Giving Tree, Whitewater Ramble, Missy Raines & the New Hip, Ryan Montbleau Band, Split Lip Rayfield, and Truth & Salvage Co. More info: http://www.oldsouthpearlstreet.com/events.html#music

Avery SourFest
This event sold out in 18 minutes, so if you don’t have tickets, try to find some before showing up at the door. The festival is an exploration of the sour side of beer. Dozens of breweries show off their ability to manipulate yeast strains to create smells and flavors that will pucker your lips, give you heartburn, and make you smile.
Avery Brewing Company – 12pm – Boulder
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Rocky Mountain Brewfest
12-5pm – Estes Park Brewery
Beer, food, and more.
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Colorado Renaissance Festival
Knights in shining armor, damsels in distress, and big ol’ turkey legs await. The summer-long Colorado Renaissance Festival starts on Saturday.
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Denver Outlaws vs. Chesapeake at Invesco
7pm start
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  • Big Head Todd and the Monsters at Red Rocks
  • Face To Face with Strung Out at Summit
  • Toots & The Maytals at the Fox (Boulder)

Sunday, June 12th



  • Manchester Orchestra at Summit

Have a great weekend!

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