Weekend off the Wagon – Labor Day Edition (9/2 – 9/5)

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It’s Labor Day Weekend, the official end of summer, a chance to sleep in, catch up on house projects, barbecue, leave town, or.. go sit at Wash Park, drink and watch people. Vine Street, in the same vein as Stout Month, started their first ever Belgian Beer Month yesterday. Today is First Friday, and all weekend long you can enjoy a Taste of Colorado.

Oh, and GABF is at the end of the month. So start practicing.

The weather this weekend looks lovely. 70-80 all weekend with little to no chance of rain. Get out there and enjoy it!

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Check out our full calendar to plan your events well into the future.

Friday | Saturday | Sunday | Monday

Friday

Belgian Beer Month at Vine Street (All Month)
Vine Street
All month long, Belgian beers at Vine Street

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Firkin 1st Friday
Hops & Pie
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Join Avery at Hops and Pie for the Firkin 1st Friday–Simcoe Dry-hopped IPA

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Frisco Oktoberfest (Day 1)
Frisco

The start of Oktoberfest season is upon us! Frisco kicks it off all weekend long with steins, biergartens, music, and everything else you expect to enjoy.

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Taste of Colorado (Day 1)
Civic Center Park

Festival of Mountain and Plain … A Taste of Colorado is a community celebration that is produced by and benefits Downtown Denver Events, Inc., the Downtown Denver Partnership family’s community events non-profit organization. The Festival is an opportunity for people throughout the region to come together to experience and appreciate our diverse cultural traditions, and to learn more about our state’s western heritage. A Taste of Colorado highlights visual and performing arts in addition to featuring educational programs and culinary demonstrations. Downtown Denver Events also produces the 9NEWS Parade of Lights presented by American Furniture Warehouse and GO Automotive; the Southwest Rink at Skyline Park sponsored by Southwest Airlines; and the New Year’s Eve Fireworks presented by the Downtown Denver Partnership and cosponsored by VISIT DENVER and the Downtown Denver Business Improvement District.

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Colorado State Fair
Pueblo, CO

From hot country tunes, to legendary beats, to metal-crunching car crashes—there’s a variety of crowd pleasing acts lined up for the 2011 Colorado State Fair.

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Jazz Aspen Snowmass (Day 1)
Snowmass Town Park

Annual music festival in Snowmass Village. Acts include:

  • Girl Talk
  • Thievery Corporation
  • Paper Diamond
  • Sorry for Partying
  • Something Underground

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First Fridays on Santa Fe

Santa Fe Drive between 6th and 13th Avenues

Art Walk- First Friday of the Month, May through December, 6-9 pm
Free food and drinks, live music, art, jewelry and other displays

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First Friday Art Walk–Old South Pearl
South Pearl Street between Evans and Buchtel in Denver

Stroll galleries, sip wine, and hang in a lovely spot of Denver.
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Golden Triangle First Fridays
Golden Triangle Neighborhood – Lincoln between Speer and 13th Ave in Denver
5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

First Friday of the Month, January through September, 5:00-9:00 pm. Join for the last of these art walks for this 2011 season.

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First Fridays on 32nd
Along 32nd Ave near Lowell

Stroll, sip, snack and skip along the unique, boutiques of the Highlands in Northwest Denver. Live music, food and drink specials, and late night shopping.

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First Friday Art Walk
Tennyson Street between 38th and 44th Avenues
6:00 PM to 12:00 PM

First Friday Art Walk – during the summer
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Alison Krauss and Union Station
Red Rocks

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Bob Saget
Comedy Works South at the Landmark
7:15 PM

Raunchy raunchy comedy.

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Saturday

Taste of Colorado (Day 2)
Civic Center Park

Festival of Mountain and Plain … A Taste of Colorado is a community celebration that is produced by and benefits Downtown Denver Events, Inc., the Downtown Denver Partnership family’s community events non-profit organization. The Festival is an opportunity for people throughout the region to come together to experience and appreciate our diverse cultural traditions, and to learn more about our state’s western heritage. A Taste of Colorado highlights visual and performing arts in addition to featuring educational programs and culinary demonstrations. Downtown Denver Events also produces the 9NEWS Parade of Lights presented by American Furniture Warehouse and GO Automotive; the Southwest Rink at Skyline Park sponsored by Southwest Airlines; and the New Year’s Eve Fireworks presented by the Downtown Denver Partnership and cosponsored by VISIT DENVER and the Downtown Denver Business Improvement District.

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Tour de Fat at New Belgium Brewing, Fort Collins
New Belgium Brewing, Fort Collins

Bikes, food, beer, food, bikes, beer, people, food, beer, bikes, music, beer. Did we mention beer? And bikes?

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Rocky Mountain Roller Girls at the Fillmore
The Fillmore
7:00 PM

Watch our local ladies rock and roll around the Fillmore, kicking ass and taking no prisoners.

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Frisco Oktoberfest (Day 2)
Frisco

The start of Oktoberfest season is upon us! Frisco kicks it off all weekend long with steins, biergartens, music, and everything else you expect to enjoy.

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Breckenridge Wine Festival
Main Street Station
12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Wine, distilleries, food, vendors, and music. Right in the heart of Breckenridge.

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Jazz Aspen Snowmass (Day 2)
Snowmass Town Park

Acts include:

  • Steely Dan
  • Rodrigo Y
  • Gabriella
  • Ryan Bingham and the Dead Horses
  • niTGriT
  • The Congress

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Belgian Beer Month at Vine Street (All Month)
Vine Street
All month long, Belgian beers at Vine Street

Bob Saget
Comedy Works South
9:45 PM

Raunchy, raunchy comedy

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Sunday

Labor Day Sunday Seafood Feast
Jonesy’s EatBar
5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Chow down on buckets of seafood.

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Taste of Colorado (Day 3)
Civic Center Park

Festival of Mountain and Plain … A Taste of Colorado is a community celebration that is produced by and benefits Downtown Denver Events, Inc., the Downtown Denver Partnership family’s community events non-profit organization. The Festival is an opportunity for people throughout the region to come together to experience and appreciate our diverse cultural traditions, and to learn more about our state’s western heritage. A Taste of Colorado highlights visual and performing arts in addition to featuring educational programs and culinary demonstrations. Downtown Denver Events also produces the 9NEWS Parade of Lights presented by American Furniture Warehouse and GO Automotive; the Southwest Rink at Skyline Park sponsored by Southwest Airlines; and the New Year’s Eve Fireworks presented by the Downtown Denver Partnership and cosponsored by VISIT DENVER and the Downtown Denver Business Improvement District.

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Snake Rattle Rattle Snake (BBQ Show)
Larimer Lounge
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Catch local band Snake Rattle Rattle Snake and some BBQ at the Larimer Lounge. Food and music, and probably a brew or two.

Fireworks at Elitch Gardens
Elitch Gardens
9:00 PM

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Belgian Beer Month at Vine Street (All Month)
Vine Street
All month long, Belgian beers at Vine Street

Frisco Oktoberfest (Day 3)
Frisco

The start of Oktoberfest season is upon us! Frisco kicks it off all weekend long with steins, biergartens, music, and everything else you expect to enjoy.

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Jazz Aspen Snowmass (Day 3)
Snowmass Town Park

Acts include:

  • Zac Brown Band
  • Michael Franti & Spearhead
  • Fitz and the Tantrums
  • Porter Robinson
  • Lean the Peoples

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Monday

Taste of Colorado (Day 4)
Civic Center Park

Festival of Mountain and Plain … A Taste of Colorado is a community celebration that is produced by and benefits Downtown Denver Events, Inc., the Downtown Denver Partnership family’s community events non-profit organization. The Festival is an opportunity for people throughout the region to come together to experience and appreciate our diverse cultural traditions, and to learn more about our state’s western heritage. A Taste of Colorado highlights visual and performing arts in addition to featuring educational programs and culinary demonstrations. Downtown Denver Events also produces the 9NEWS Parade of Lights presented by American Furniture Warehouse and GO Automotive; the Southwest Rink at Skyline Park sponsored by Southwest Airlines; and the New Year’s Eve Fireworks presented by the Downtown Denver Partnership and cosponsored by VISIT DENVER and the Downtown Denver Business Improvement District.

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Rockies vs D-backs (Game 1)
Coors Field
1:10 PM to 4:10 PM

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Belgian Beer Month at Vine Street (All Month)
Vine Street
All month long, Belgian beers at Vine Street

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