Weekend off the Wagon – March 2-4

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Holy crap it’s March. You know what that means, right? Me neither.

Many festivals this weekend, many drinks to be had. Enjoy!

Track 1 – The “Leave Denver” Track:

Friday: Head up to Leadville for some Ski Joring. Yes. Ski Joring. It’s excellent.

Saturday: Are your legs up to it? Take on the Talon’s Challenge at Beaver  Creek, and then enjoy the SnowBall music festival.

Sunday: Take some turns, enjoy a beer on a patio – or a bacon bloody mary if you’re at A-Basin!

Track 2 – The “Stay in Denver, sort of” Track

Friday: Scour Open Table for a Restaurant Week opening tonight. Kick off the night with a Firkin beforehand.

Saturday: Frozen Dead Guy Days in Nederland! Coffin races. Coffin races!

Sunday: Cool off and warm up at the Red Rocks Ice Fest and Chili Cook Off.


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
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Low: 21˚
Snow Shower
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All Weekend

Denver Restaurant Week

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Frozen Dead Guy Days

Nederland, CO

Amazing Live Music all Weekend in two tents, Coffin Racing, Polar Plunging, Frozen T-shirt Contests, Ice Turkey Bowling, The Blue Ball (live band), Dead Guy Tours, Brain Freeze Contests, Parade of Hearses, Frozen Salmon Toss, Ice Break Dancing, Snowy Beach Volleyball- NEW!, and so much more…

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Ski Joring and Crystal Carnival

Leadville, CO

Ski joring, which entails a horse and rider pulling a skier down a snow-packed road over jumps while spearing rings in a timed competition, has been an annual event in Leadville since 1949. This captivating winter sport is as much fun to watch as it is to participate in!

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SnowBall Music Festival

Vail Valley

It may not be as warm as some other festivals, but it’s certainly just as awesome.

The lineup includes: Snoop Dogg, Bassnectar, Rusko, TV on the Radio, The Kooks, Big Boi Major Lazer, Ghostland Observatory, MiMOSA, The Head and the Heart, Dada Life, and many more!

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Friday, March 2

Firkin Friday at Dry Dock

3pm – 11pm

Dry Dock Brewing Co.

Join us each Friday for Firkin Friday where we tap a special one-off beer that has been cask-conditioned… usually with a twist! The firkins are tapped at 3PM and one later in the evening, sometime around 7pm or 8pm.

Firkin Friday at Great Divide

3pm – 6pm

Great Divide Brewing Co.

Tennyson Street Art Walk (First Friday)

5pm – 8pm

The streetscape construction is alsmost complete. Check out the new sidewalks, benches, bike racks and Yes!, we now have trashcans. Amazing…..

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Firkin First at Hops and Pie

6pm – 7pm

Hops and Pie

Mint Chocolate Yeti

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Saturday, March 3

Talon’s Challenge

Beaver Creek

For the 9th year, Talons Challenge will be showcasing the best steeps Beaver Creek has to offer. Over 24,000 vertical feet of Black Diamond and Double Black Diamond runs await on Beaver Creek’s legendary World Cup Birds of Prey downhill course, Grouse Mountain, and in Larkspur Bowl. Conquer all 13 runs and earn your spot on the TalonsWall-of-Fame!

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2008 Great Divide Old Ruffian at Freshcraft

11am – 2pm


Firestone Walker Tap Takeover at Star Bar

6pm – 12am

Star Bar

DBA Pale 31 Walker’s Reserve Velvet Merlin Double Jack Velvet MerkinBottles of Sucaba

Queen City Supper Club

7pm – 8pm


In the heart of Denver’s Santa Fe Art District, is a supper club that brings people together around food. Queen City Supper Club is a clandestine dinner party thrown in a 1920’s era building. With a reverence for classic cuisines and an urge to create new exciting flavors, we present to you a classic dinner party. We offer meals for a suggested donation of $30 on Saturday nights. The menu consists of multiple courses. Guests will be greeted with a complimentary cocktail.

Info is a bit tricky to find.. good luck!

Sunday, March 4

2nd Annual Red Rocks Ice Fest and Chili Cook Off

11am – 3pm

Red Rocks Country Club

Experience Red Rocks Country Club as you’ve never seen it before. Witness a dazzling display of ice sculptures coming to life before your eyes as more than a dozen amateur and professional artists compete for prizes. Warm up with ice carnival games, putting and driving contests, hot beverages, beers, snacks and a Chili Cook Off.

$5 Admission fee includes chili samples. Proceeds will benefit the West Metro FireRescue Foundation (children ages 5 and under free).

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About PJ Hoberman

PJ likes beer. A lot. And whiskey. Gin. Wine. Cocktails. Um.. what were we talking about?