Weekend off the Wagon: August 19 – August 21

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Warrior Cry!

Warrior Cry! by sirpthatch, on Flickr

If I had my weekend my way (with my multiple clones) these are some of the tracks I’d pick:

Track 1:  

  • Friday: Check out the Art & Ale Brew Festival
  • Saturday: Meet up with the fellow Wagoneers for the Wagon Ride out to Dry Dock and come back in time for the Stapleton Beer Festival and finish with the Bike-in Movie—Toy Story
  • Sunday: Stop by Bull & Bush for the Triple Imperiale and check out the Littlest Big Beer Fest at Hops and Pie

Track 2: 

  • Friday:  Head to the Bluebird for Snake Rattle Rattle Snake CD Release Party
  • Saturday: Check out the Colorado Wine and Music Train then jet over to the Cherry Creek North Food & Wine Festival
  • Sunday: Farmers Market then the American Indian Art Show at Red Rocks then Rockies game

Track 3: 

Spend the weekend at home and dig my face into this season’s Palisade Peaches at the 43nd Annual Peach Festival.  And then I’d hang out at Peach Street Distillers, check out the wineries in Palisade and Grand Junction (Canyon Winds, Carlson Vineyards, Plum Creek, Two Rivers, Grande River Vineyards, etc etc), and share some pints at the breweries (Palisade Brewery, Rockslide Brewery, and Kannah Creek Brewing)

But that’s me with clones.

Weekend Weather

Friday Saturday Sunday
High: 87˚
Low: 64˚
Mostly Cloudy
Precip: 20%
High: 84˚
Low: 65˚
Isolated T-Storms
Precip: 30%
High: 86˚
Low: 65˚
Isolated T-storm
Precip: 30%

 

See below for a detailed list for weekend events. Check out our full calendar to plan your events well into the future.

Friday | Saturday | Sunday

Friday, August 19

Art & Ale Brew Festival
The Wildlife Experience
Friday 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
The Wildlife Experience invites you to soak up good food and frosty beverages from some of Colorado’s finest local breweries and restaurants, relax in the cigar lounge and peruse The Wildlife Experience’s galleries and exhibits. This event features a diverse lineup of breweries, live music by “Flock of Beagles” and tantalizing treats.
Event Website: More information
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43nd Annual Palisade Peach Festival — Day 2
Palisade, CO
Thursday 9:00 AM to Sunday 5:00 PM
Come join us for the 43rd annual celebration of Palisade’s famous Peach Festival! This Festival honors our rich agricultural bounty, traditions and history. There’s plenty of great food, entertainment, contests, activities for kids, an amusement carnival, and opportunities to explore Palisade via educational tours and outdoor recreation. You’ll want to try our delicious peach products; from pies to ice cream, preserves to salsas, even virgin peach daiquiris…..and so much more!
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Colorado Rockies vs Los Angeles Dodgers — Game 1
Coors Field
Friday 6:40 PM to 112:40 PM
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Wheat Ridge Carnation Festival — Day 1
Anderson Park – 44th and Field St.
Friday 4:00 PM to Sunday 11:00 PM
Activities for all ages including a parade on Saturday; see website for complete listing including times; Saturday is family day. Limited parking – free shuttle along 44th Ave between Robb and Vance Street
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Atmosphere
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Friday 7:00 PM to 11:30 PM
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Snake Rattle Rattle Snake CD Release
Bluebird Theatre
Friday 9:00 PM to 11:30 PM
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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!

  • Friday, August 19 Soul Sacrifice
  • Friday, August 26 The Fab 4

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Saturday, August 20

Denver off the Wagon’s 2nd Wagon Ride
Salvagetti Bicycle Workshop / Dry Dock Brewing (Meet up at 1611 Platte St.)
Saturday 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Come ride bikes and drink beer with us!

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Cherry Creek North Food & Wine
Cheery Creek North
Saturday 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM
The 3rd Annual Cherry Creek North Food & Wine celebrates the culinary arts in Denver’s beautiful Cherry Creek North neighborhood on the New Fillmore Plaza. Express your inner aficionado and join us for a spectacular night of culinary and neighborhood celebration!

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Stapleton Beer Festival
Founder’s Green (Stapleton)
Saturday 4:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Tickets include admission to the festival (beer), 2 coupons to the local food trucks that will be on premise, and a commemorative Stapleton Beer Fest tasting glass. Additional food will also be available for purchase. Live musical performances will include Opie Gone Bad and Chris Daniels & The Kings.
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Cornhole Throwdown
Washington Park
Saturday 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
The Cornhole Throwdown is an annual event for fun, happy go-lucky people who want to practice the art of tossing a bean bag into a hole in a piece of decorated plywood, a.k.a. Cornhole, all for a good cause.

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2011 Denver CureSearch Walk
Sloan Lake Park
Saturday 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Join us as we celebrate and honor children from the Denver area who have been affected by children’s cancer. This very special day will include prizes, music, food, and fun activities for the entire family! Please encourage your friends and family to join us as we raise funds to reach the day when every child with cancer is guaranteed a cure!
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Colorado Wine and Music Train
Colorado Railroad Museum
Saturday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Lose track of time while sampling all things Colorado… Colorado wines, music and Colorado’s railroad legacy. Enjoy the gentle rock of the rails as you ride behind the historic No. 346 locomotive in one of our classic passenger cars, while sampling a variety of Colorado wines.

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Bike-in Movie: Toy Story (The Original) @ Skyline Park
Movie: Toy Story (The Original) @ Skyline Park
Saturday at sunset

Colorado Native Clean-Up
Bear Creek Lake Park
Saturday 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Colorado Native’s Friends of the Frontier and Volunteers for Outdoors Colorado (VOC) are partnering to help remove the invasive plant species that threaten Bear Creek Lake Park. The clean-up will take place Saturday, August 20, 8-11 a.m., at Bear Creek Lake Park in Lakewood. Volunteers will receive a free t-shirt and lunch.
To register for the clean-up: More information

Warrior Dash — Day 1
Copper Mountain
Saturday 10:00 AM to Sunday 3:00 PM
So registration is closed, but watch these warrior annihilate their bodies in the Rockies.
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Wheat Ridge Carnation Festival — Day 2
Anderson Park – 44th and Field St.
Friday 4:00 PM to Sunday 11:00 PM
Activities for all ages including a parade on Saturday; see website for complete listing including times; Saturday is family day. Limited parking – free shuttle along 44th Ave between Robb and Vance Street
More information

Yonder Mountain String Band
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Saturday 6:00 PM to 11:30 PM

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Colorado Rapids vs Chivas USA
Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
Saturday 7:00 PM to 112:00 PM
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Colorado Rockies vs Los Angeles Dodgers — Game 2
Coors Field
Saturday 2:10 PM to 5:10 PM
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Sunday, August 21

Bull & Bush ’40 in 40′ – Bull & Bush Triple Imperiale
Bull & Bush Pub and Brewery
Sunday

Denver’s Littlest Big Beer Fest
Hops and Pie (Highlands)
Sunday 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Join Hops and Pie’s monthly Littlest Big Beer Fest, this time featuring the brews from Dry Dock Brewing

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Blues Brews & BBQ
Randolph’s Restaurant and Bar
Sunday 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Come on over and relax at Randolph’s Terrace on the Hill and start the week off right with a little blues. All the BBQ you can squeeze in, plus beer tasting of local Breckenridge Brewery, as well as live blues music all on our beautiful wrap around patio. We look forward to serving you then!
Venue information: More information
Event flyer: More information

Wheat Ridge Carnation Festival — Day 3
Anderson Park – 44th and Field St.
Friday 4:00 PM to Sunday 11:00 PM
Activities for all ages including a parade on Saturday; see website for complete listing including times; Saturday is family day. Limited parking – free shuttle along 44th Ave between Robb and Vance Street
More information

American Indian Art Show
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Sunday 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
More information
Colorado Rockies vs Los Angeles Dodgers — Game 3

Coors Field
Sunday 1:10 PM to 5:10 PM
More information

 

And remember, you can still get your licks in with 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.