Weekend off the Wagon: 6/24-6/26

From Penelope W. on Yelp

Your Weekend Forecast*

Friday, June 24th
Mostly Sunny
High: 89˚ – Low: 61˚
Precip: 20%

Saturday, June 25th
Partly Cloudy
High: 87˚ – Low: 61˚
Precip: 10%

Sunday, June 26th
Sunny
High: 91˚ – Low: 60˚
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 24th

Summit of Bluegrass & Blues – Day 1
Marina Park, Dillon, CO
Music and beer in the mountains. ‘Nuf said.
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Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour – Day 1
River Run, Keystone, CO
Bacon, Beer, Music, AND a free koozie!
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Burrito-Eating Contest
Westminster Total Bev (770 E. 104th Ave)
Burritos by Illegal Pete’s.  Prizes include: Rockies Tickets, Autographed Rockies Jersey, WTB Store Gift cards, and obvious bragging rights.  Join at 5pm.
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Choice City Butcher’s Beer Connoisseurs Tasting
The Aggie Theatre, Fort Collins, CO
Dozens of delicious rare beers for the tasting, including Meph Addict and Dihos Dactylion from Avery.
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Super Suckers
The Bluebird Theatre
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Widespread Panic – Day 1
Red Rocks Amphitheater
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Saturday, June 25th

Edgewater Brunch, Bloody’s, and Beers
Edgewater–Sloan’s Lake
We’re doing it up Summer Saturday style this month and taking it to the awesome little ‘hood of Edgewater. We’ll start out at Sloan’s for brunch, bloody’s, mimosa’s or breakfast beer and head over to Providence Tavern to chill on their patio and keep the beers rolling. For those of you game and stocked, we’ll take some coolers, snacks, and games over to Sloan’s Lake Park. Can’t think of a better way to do a Saturday in June. 11:30am-11:30pm.
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Cherry Blossom Festival – Day 1
Sakura Square (Between Larimer and Lawrence Street between 19th and 20th)
Japanese food, art, crafts and entertainment
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Movie Under the Moon: Beetlejuice
Governor’s Park
Watch the outdoor viewing of Beetlejuice (9pm) with the post-movie party at Lala’s
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Summit of Bluegrass & Blues – Day 2
Marina Park, Dillon, CO
Music and beer in the mountains. ‘Nuf said.
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Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour – Day 2
River Run, Keystone, CO
Bacon, Beer, Music, AND a free koozie!
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Tomato Battle
Copper Mountain
Live music, beer, and 300,000 pounds of tomatoes.
Seriously.
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Estes Park Scandinavian Midsummer Festival – Day 1
Bond Park in Estes Park
Scandinavian food, crafts and entertainment including re-enactments of Viking activities.  Free!
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Colorado State Chili Cook-Off
Grand Lake, CO
The official championships for red and green chili, as well as salsa for the state of Colorado.
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Winter Park Chocolate Festival
Village at Winter Park Resort
Chocolate, contests, live music, vendors, and more.  Oh, and Violet Beauregard from the original Willy Wonka will be there to sign photos and meet fans.
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Widespread Panic – Day 2
Red Rocks Amphitheater
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Denver Outlaws vs Long Island Lizards
Invesco Field
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Sunday, June 26th

Colorado Cocktail Project – Day 1
Tastings, lectures, food trucks, drinks, and more.
The contest takes place on Monday.
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Cherry Blossom Festival – Day 2
Sakura Square (Between Larimer and Lawrence Street between 19th and 20th)
Japanese food, art, crafts and entertainment
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Estes Park Scandinavian Midsummer Festival – Day 2
Bond Park in Estes Park
Scandinavian food, crafts and entertainment including re-enactments of Viking activities.  Free!
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Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour – Day 3
River Run, Keystone, CO
Bacon, Beer, Music, AND a free koozie!
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Widespread Panic – Day 3
Red Rocks Amphitheater
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Total Bev Longmont Beer Bus
Visit Left Hand and Oskar Blues at 11:03am.
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And remember, it’s the height of the Farmer’s Market season.  Here is a list of some awesome ones:

  • Aurora- Southlands Retail Center – E-470 and Smoky Hill: Saturdays, May – October, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Colorado Fresh Markets – www.coloradofreshmarkets.com\
  • Denver- Cherry Creek: 1st Avenue & University – Bed, Bath & Beyond parking lot; Saturdays, May-October, 7:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Denver- City Park Esplanade – between 17th & Colfax (in front of East High School); Sundays, June-October, 9:00 am-1:00 pm
  • Denver- Old South Pearl Street Farmers Market –www.oldsouthpearlstreet.com 1500 block of S. Pearl Street – Sundays, June through October, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Denver- Stapleton — Quebec and 29th Ave on Sundays, June-September, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Littleton- Civic Green Park –between Lucent Blvd and Broadway; Sundays, May through October, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Littleton- Southwest Plaza–Southwest Plaza Mall – Wadsworth and Bowles
  • Lonetree–Yosemite and Maximus behind Stallions; Saturdays, May– October, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

(All Colorado Farmers’ Markets can be found at: www.ams.usda.gov/farmersmarkets/States/Colorado.htm and www.ag.state.co.us/mkt/farmfresh)

See an event not listed?  Add it in the comments.

Have a great weekend!

About Jess Hunter


Jess is a lady and a scholar. If she's not mulling over the various names of famous mustaches and their respective bitter cocktails, she's nibbling on American Craft Singles and Cantillon. Connect with her by email at jesshunter@denveroffthewagon.com.