Weekend off the Wagon: 7/21 – 7/24

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YOUR WEEKEND FORECAST*

Thursday, July 21st
Isolated Thunderstorms
High: 89˚ – Low: 65˚
Precip: 30%

Friday, July 22nd
Sunny
High: 93˚ – Low: 65˚
Precip: 0%

Saturday, July 23rd
Sunny
High: 91˚ – Low: 66˚
Precip: 0%

Sunday, July 24th
Partly Cloudy
High: 85˚ – Low: 66˚
Precip: 20%

* This is Denver. Bring a swimsuit and ski jacket at all times.  And with the recent “Monsoon” weather, might as well grab a canoe and a paddle.

And now on to your events for the weekend. Check out our full calendar to plan your events well into the future.

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Thursday, July 21st

Firestone Walker Release Party
Falling Rock Tap House, 1919 Blake Street
Thursday 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
After years of supporting Firestone Walker Brewing from a far, Chris Black would like to welcome David Walker and Firestone Walker to Denver.

Underground Music Showcase (UMS) — Day 1
Various Denver Locations–See Lineup
Thursday 6:00 PM to Sunday 11:59 PM

The 11th annual UMS — the Denver Post Underground Music Showcase — is all about PMC. Honestly, the largest indie music festival in the Rocky Mountain region would be nowhere without the PEOPLE, the MUSIC, and the COMMUNITY. Each contributes greatly to making the UMS the can’t miss event of the summer. For 2011, the UMS is determined to top last year. Over 325 performances on 25 stages! See site for location, tickets, and line-up.
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Westminster Concert Series
City Park (10475 Sheridan Boulevard)

Concerts are free and take place Thursdays from 7-9 pm at City Park, 10475 Sheridan Boulevard. We are proud to present the Summer Concert Series in partnership with the North Metro Arts Alliance, the SCFD, Centura Health and Premier Members Federal Credit Union. For weather concerns the day of the event call 303-412-8761, ext. 428. For more information call 303-658-2223.
July 21 – The Dueling Pianos
www.ci.westminster.co.us

Denver Confluence Concert Series
Confluence Park (15th & Little Raven)All concerts are free and open to the public. The music will begin at 6:30p.m. and continue until 8:00p.m. Food and beverages will be on site for any and all hungry and thirsty concert goers. Confluence Park is located at 15th and Little Raven in LoDo. It is across the South Platte River from the REI Flagship store and Downtown Aquarium on Platte Street. Parking will be available at the Downtown Aquarium, for $7.00.

July 21st- The Quemando Salsa Orquesta

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Arvada Concert Series
McIllvoy Park (5750 Upham St)Kick off your shoes and tickle your toes in the cool grass as you join us for a perfect summer evening! Bring a picnic supper, good friends and family and enjoy the music at McIlvoy Park, 5750 Upham St. In case of inclement weather, performances move to the Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd.  Thursday Night Series, 7-8:30 pm

July 21 – The Long Run, Colorado’s Tribute to “The Eagles”

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Crested Butte Wine and Food Festival — Day 2
Crested Butte, CO
Wednesday 5:30 PM to Sunday 2:00 PM

The Crested Butte Wine & Food Festival returns to one of Colorado’s most charming mountain towns. Striving to create a wine and culinary festival that complements the array of amazing offerings in The Town of Crested Butte and the Town of Mount Crested Butte, this festival is the perfect excuse to visit this scenic and captivating area.

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Friday, July 22nd

Beer for Books Fundraiser
Crimson & Gold Tavern
Friday 6:00 PM
Drink for a cause! One dollar will be donated from every beer purchase to raise funds for the Room to Read program.
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Denver Summer Brew Fest
Mile High Station, Denver, Colorado
Friday 7:00PM – 10:00 PM

The Summer Brew Fest at Mile High Station will celebrate craft beverages from around Colorado and other U.S. microbrews and feature; live local music, food, and other vendors. This event benefits Swallow Hill Music Association.
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Firestone Walker Release Party
Cheeky Monk Belgian Café, 534 E Colfax Ave
Friday 6:00PM – 10:00 PM

Cheeky Monk knows their Belgian beers, but they recognize world class beer when they see it. It won’t be Belgian, but it will be a Firestone. Beer on tap to be announced.

Firestone Walker Release Party
Euclid Hall, 1317 14th Street
Friday 6:00PM – 10:00 PM
One of the coolest new kids in town, Euclid Hall continues to push the envelope with their food menu and their beer menu. Beer on tap to be announced.

Firestone Walker Release Party
Falling Rock Tap House, 1919 Blake Street
Friday 6:00PM – 10:00 PM
Pop into one of the oldest, most respected tap houses in all of Denver to try a Firestone Walker beer. Beer on tap to be announced.

Firestone Walker Release Party
Uptown Brothers, 320 E. Colfax
Friday 6:00PM – 10:00 PM
Our friends at Uptown Brothers have been begging for years to help tell the Firestone Walker story. Come check out the 1st chapter at this amazing bar. Beer on tap to be announced.

Underground Music Showcase (UMS) — Day 2
Various Denver Locations–See Lineup
Thursday 6:00 PM to Sunday 11:59 PM

The 11th annual UMS — the Denver Post Underground Music Showcase — is all about PMC. Honestly, the largest indie music festival in the Rocky Mountain region would be nowhere without the PEOPLE, the MUSIC, and the COMMUNITY. Each contributes greatly to making the UMS the can’t miss event of the summer. For 2011, the UMS is determined to top last year. Over 325 performances on 25 stages! See site for location, tickets, and line-up.
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Aurora Sounds of Southlands
Southlands Town Square 6155 S. Main Street (Aurora, CO)Join us every Friday starting June 3rd for a night of free entertainment with the Sounds of Southlands Concert Series held in Town Square from 6:00pm – 8:00pm! Bring a blanket, bring your pet…and don’t forget your dancin’ shoes! Southlands Town Square 6155 S. Main Street, E-470 and Smoky Hill Road Aurora , CO 80015
Friday, July 22 Tunisia (featuring former members of Jakarta)

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Crested Butte Wine and Food Festival — Day 3
Crested Butte, CO
Wednesday 5:30 PM to Sunday 2:00 PM

The Crested Butte Wine & Food Festival returns to one of Colorado’s most charming mountain towns. Striving to create a wine and culinary festival that complements the array of amazing offerings in The Town of Crested Butte and the Town of Mount Crested Butte, this festival is the perfect excuse to visit this scenic and captivating area.

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Saturday, July 23rd

Bull & Bush ’40 in 40′ – Bull & Bush Ghoul Fuel
Bull & Bush Pub and Brewery
Saturday

Firestone Walker Release Party
West End Tavern, 926 Pearl Street, Boulder
Saturday 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Boulder welcomes FW at the one and only West End Tavern. DBA, Union Jack, Double Jack and Summer Solace will be flowing. Grab your friends and come try a pint before it’s all gone, cheers!

Italian Wine & Movie Night
Balistreri Vineyards
Saturday 7:30PM – 11:30 PM
Join us “under the stars” for our Movie Menu Food and Balistreri Wine Tasting, then sit back with a glass of Balistreri Wine and Movie Popcorn for a Private Screening of a new classic film, Mid-August Lunch (Pranzo di Ferragosto), by Gianni Di Gregorio.
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Kyle’s Brew Fest
Boulder Beer Co (Boulder)
Saturday 2:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Presented by Kyle Hollingsworth, Boulder Beer, & Odell Brewing. After selling-out 2010’s inaugural Kyle’s Brew Fest, Kyle Hollingsworth, keyboardist of The String Cheese Incident, will host his second annual charity beer festival and concert on Saturday, July 23, benefiting Conscious Alliance. For year two the festival moves to a new location Boulder Beer Company in Boulder, CO. Kyle’s 2011 Brew Fest will be bigger and better, featuring over 25 breweries, over 50 craft beers (including Kyle’s brand new brew Hoopla Pale Ale) and an extra hour on a Saturday afternoon to enjoy it all! More Information Tickets

8th Annual Castle Rock Wine Fest
The Grange at the Meadows (Castle Rock)
Saturday 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Castle Rock has been chosen by the Colorado Wine Board to be one of 5 sites for the 2011 Colorado Wine Festivals. Modern vineyards now feature the classic European wine grape varieties and once again the art of winemaking is thriving in Colorado. Most of these wineries are small, family-owned estates that have earned a well-deserved reputation for creating a wide variety of premium wines. From deep Merlots and expressive Chardonnays to elegant Rieslings and Cabernets, Colorado wines consistently win top national and international awards. The 2011 Castle Rock WineFest presents 25 of Colorado’s top wineries showcasing their wine selections and spotlight today’s winemakers who are revitalizing a Colorado tradition. Also, this year’s event will again see wine seminars & demonstrations, artisans/lifestyle vendors, entertainment and delicious cuisine, all included in the price of your ticket. This year, we celebrate our eighth annual event at: The Grange at The Meadows at Historic Castle Rock™
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Underground Music Showcase (UMS) — Day 3
Various Denver Locations–See Lineup
Thursday 6:00 PM to Sunday 11:59 PM

The 11th annual UMS — the Denver Post Underground Music Showcase — is all about PMC. Honestly, the largest indie music festival in the Rocky Mountain region would be nowhere without the PEOPLE, the MUSIC, and the COMMUNITY. Each contributes greatly to making the UMS the can’t miss event of the summer. For 2011, the UMS is determined to top last year. Over 325 performances on 25 stages! See site for location, tickets, and line-up.
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Colorado Rapids vs. New England Revolution

Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
Saturday 7:00PM kickoff
MLS Regular Season Game

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Steve Miller Band + Buddy Guy in Concert
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Saturday 7:30 PM

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Crested Butte Wine and Food Festival — Day 4
Crested Butte, CO
Wednesday 5:30 PM to Sunday 2:00 PM

The Crested Butte Wine & Food Festival returns to one of Colorado’s most charming mountain towns. Striving to create a wine and culinary festival that complements the array of amazing offerings in The Town of Crested Butte and the Town of Mount Crested Butte, this festival is the perfect excuse to visit this scenic and captivating area.

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Sunday, July 24th

Bull & Bush ’40 in 40′ – Liefmans Cuvee-Brut
Bull & Bush Pub and Brewery
Sunday

Docent Dinner featuring Nemo & Hakan Carheden
The Dizzy Room, Dazzle Jazz (930 Lincoln St)
Sunday 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
4:00pm :: Docent Dinner featuring Nemo & Hakan Carheden :: $25 Enjoy a 3 course meal while discussing the inspiration and interpretation of the featured artists at Dazzle. Hosted by art curator Erik Matelski .
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Bark & Bluegrass Festival
Civic Center Park (Old Town Ft Collins)
Sunday, 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Help this year’s presenting sponsor “The Wags and Menace Foundation” to support The Larimer Humane Society and the Animal House Rescue by attending this one-of-a-kind, dog-friendly, bluegrass music festival.
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Wine, Washes and Wagging Tails
Evergreen National Bank (28145 Highway 74)
Sunday 11:00 AM 3:00 PM
TallGrass Aveda Spa and Salon in Evergreen, Colorado, presents “Wine Washes & Wagging Tails,” a dog wash and wine sipping event, on Sunday, July 24, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at the Evergreen National Bank drive-thru at 28145 Highway 74 in downtown Evergreen. A fundraiser for the Evergreen Animal Protective League, tickets are $20 for one dog wash and one glass of wine. Event co-sponsors are Evergreen National Bank and Creekside Cellars.
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Denver Urban Assault Ride
Skyline Park (16th and Arapahoe)
Sunday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Austin, TX witnessed the 1st ever Urban Assault Ride™ in June of 2003. Over the years 10s of 1,000s of bike lovin’, adventure havin’, beer drinkin’ folks have enjoyed this truly unique cycling event. The Urban Assault Ride™ combines the best parts of a bike race, adventure race, obstacle course, and a back yard party. The goal is to complete all the checkpoints in the shortest amount of time. You choose your own route and checkpoint order. This means that the most clever are often the victors. After your pedal-powered adventure, your team will cross the finishline and enter a massive celebration of bikes and beer. The after party is just as much fun as the ride itself, thanks to the craziest raffle prize contest you’ll ever experience.
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Underground Music Showcase (UMS) — Day 4
Various Denver Locations–See Lineup
Thursday 6:00 PM to Sunday 11:59 PM

The 11th annual UMS — the Denver Post Underground Music Showcase — is all about PMC. Honestly, the largest indie music festival in the Rocky Mountain region would be nowhere without the PEOPLE, the MUSIC, and the COMMUNITY. Each contributes greatly to making the UMS the can’t miss event of the summer. For 2011, the UMS is determined to top last year. Over 325 performances on 25 stages! See site for location, tickets, and line-up.
More Information

Crested Butte Wine and Food Festival — Day 5
Crested Butte, CO
Wednesday 5:30 PM to Sunday 2:00 PM

The Crested Butte Wine & Food Festival returns to one of Colorado’s most charming mountain towns. Striving to create a wine and culinary festival that complements the array of amazing offerings in The Town of Crested Butte and the Town of Mount Crested Butte, this festival is the perfect excuse to visit this scenic and captivating area.

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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
  • 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
  • Lonetree–Yosemite and Maximus behind Stallions; Saturdays, May– October, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

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.

  • http://www.bigmargaritacrawl.com Mike

    I’ll be at the brewfest – anyone else going?

    • http://denveroffthewagon.com PJ

      Sean will be there from our crew. Not sure who else.

  • Jordan

    Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers and Béla Fleck and the Flecktones at Chatfield on Sunday.