Weekend off the Wagon – May 4-6

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Saturday is Cinco de Mayo. Yet another big day we like to get outside and drink without really knowing why, and yet again it falls on a Saturday! So, win! Denver happens to have the biggest Cinco de Mayo parade and festival in the country. Head down to Civic Center Park to partake, or to a bevy of other fun options this weekend.

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

 

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Friday, May 4

 
 
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.

A dry-hopped Hercules that we are calling “Don’t Eat The Cookies”.

 
 
First Friday Art Walk–Old South Pearl

4pm – 8pm

South Pearl Street between Evans and Buchtel

Join us on the first Friday of each month (April – December) for the South Pearl Street First Friday Art Walk. Enjoy art from local artists and galleries from 4-8pm.

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Rockies vs. Braves

6:40pm – 9pm

Coors Field
 
 

Saturday, May 5

 
 
25th Anniversary Cinco de Mayo Festival

Civic Center Park

Cinco de Mayo commemorates the victory of a heroic people and their struggle for freedom. On May 5, 1862, in the town of Puebla, the outnumbered Mexican army defeated French forces providing the momentum to drive foreign power from their country. Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of freedom and culture and acknowledges the beauty of Latino culture. The Denver Cinco de Mayo event is produced by nonprofit organization NEWSED Community Development Corporation and Santa Fe Drive Redevelopment Corporation. Our mission is, “To promote and develop economic, arts and cultural, and community programs that increase income and education levels, and political engagement of Denver area residents”. This year we celebrate our 39th year as an organization and 25th Anniversary of the largest Cinco de Mayo Festival in the United States.

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9th Annual Huck, Rock and Roll

Arapahoe Basin

After the other parks have put away the rails and dozed the jumps the Treeline Terrain Park will be ready to host an amateur slopestyle competition for snowboarders and freeskiers who aren’t quite ready to call it quits.

Details: Competitors will individually take three runs on the course and show judges tricks on rails, boxes and jumps.

Registration: A-Frame 1st floor 8am – 9:30am. Please sign up during this time.

Competition Time: Competition will take place at 11am at the top of the Treeline Terrain Park. A list of rules will be given to each competitor at registration. Course will be open for viewing from 9am – 10:30am. Competitor meeting at 10:45am at the top of the course.

Categories: Male ski, male snowboard, female ski, female snowboard, juniors

Cost: $15 per person

Prizes: $100 for first place winners, 2nd place gear, 3rd place gear.

Awards: Awards will take place in the base area after the competition.

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Big Brew for National Homebrew Day

AHA Big Brew is a celebration of National Homebrew Day (May 7). Each year homebrewers around the world invite family and friends to their brewing site on the first Saturday in May to celebrate the holiday. Everyone is encouraged to help out with the brew, enjoy the fun and join in on a world-wide toast at noon CDT.

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Derby Day AC Golden Tap Takeover

Rackhouse Pub

May 5 is a very special day. It’s Cinco de Mayo, the Kentucky Derby, a Saturday, and also an AC Golden Tap Takeover at the Rackhouse Pub. We’ll have a ton of rare AC Golden beers on tap, including two special Rackhouse Pub Sour Blends. Owner and all-around fun guy Chris Rippe went down and helped determine the blend from more than 20 barrels (more on that later this week). Here are all the sordid details of the tap takover. We hope you join us on Saturday to try some very unique brews!

Big hats encouraged.

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Big Brew Day at The Brew Hut

7:30am – 3pm

The Brew Hut

Come out and help us celebrate National Hombrew Day! We’ll gather out front, from 7:30am – 3:00pm. Haul your equipment from the shed, basement or garage. Let’s make beer, drink beer, fire up the grills, and most of all, socialize! You bring the meat for grilling; The Brew Hut will open early for anything else you might need.

 
 
“La Paloma” Wit Release at CKBC

12pm – 10pm

Copper Kettle Brewing Co

Homebrew winner from 2012 spring competition A Belgian Wit made with: fresh pomelos, grapefruit, limes, and raw agave nectar

12:00-10:00pm “La Paloma” is tapped

5:00-10:00pm “The Seasame Seed” outside with food pairings

 
 
Picnic of the Pig

1pm – 11pm

Lola

A Porcine Throw-Down

A pig inspired feast, live music, and good drinks

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Tellerpalooza

4pm – 11pm

Conceived in 2004 by music-loving Teller parents, the event has grown into this east Denver elementary school’s biggest fundraiser.

But this event is not your typical school fundraiser. Don’t expect kid music. Expect everything under the sun music. And while, yes, kids are welcome – Tellerpalooza shows what makes Teller special. Parents that enjoy a great time, great music and each other.
Early in the evening, the stage features the Teller DPS (Denver Public Schools) student band comprised of elementary school peers. Later, students head home to babysitters; parents and local fans stay into the night. Downstairs, families may watch a performance from the Buntport Theater group, and play games together. Tellerpalooza will also go old-school with the ever-present bake sale – or if wine is more to your liking, participate in the “Wall of Wine” drawing and you may bring home a large box of assorted favorites donated by Teller parents.

Basically, come, hang out, plan to HAVE FUN.

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Rockies vs. Braves

6:10pm – 10pm

Coors Field

 
 
Moonlight Dinner Series – A Night in Asia

7pm – 10pm

Arapahoe Basin

An eruption of Asian flavors and fare from sushi to Dim Sum. This night will be full of the smells of stir fry and curries, along with a selection of Sake. More information to come.

Ride the lift to mid-mountain for dinner and snowshoe or hike down the mountain afterwards. This is a non-skiing event, travel is by snowshoe, hiking or chairlift only.

Adult (Ages 13+) $78 plus tax, gratuity included. Cash bar.

For more information please call 888-ARAPAHOE

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WhiteWater Ramble with The Henhouse Prowlers

Cervantes’ Other Side

8pm – 12am
 
 

Sunday, May 6

 
 
25th Anniversary Cinco de Mayo Festival

Civic Center Park

Cinco de Mayo commemorates the victory of a heroic people and their struggle for freedom. On May 5, 1862, in the town of Puebla, the outnumbered Mexican army defeated French forces providing the momentum to drive foreign power from their country. Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of freedom and culture and acknowledges the beauty of Latino culture. The Denver Cinco de Mayo event is produced by nonprofit organization NEWSED Community Development Corporation and Santa Fe Drive Redevelopment Corporation. Our mission is, “To promote and develop economic, arts and cultural, and community programs that increase income and education levels, and political engagement of Denver area residents”. This year we celebrate our 39th year as an organization and 25th Anniversary of the largest Cinco de Mayo Festival in the United States.

More information

 
 
Rockies vs. Braves

1:10pm – 4pm

Coors Field

 
 
Wine Discovery Workshop

3pm – 4:30pm

A Bottled Affair, Denver, CO

Though many of us love wine, it can still be difficult describing what we like to our local wine store attendant or restaurant server. Are you the type of wine drinker who has an opinion about a wine when they taste it, but can’t seem to make this opinion apply to future bottle purchases? It’s time to understand your wine preferences profile and put it to use! Join A Bottled Affair for this workshop-style tasting of 8 wines of varied styles from around the world to discover your wine preferences profile. The goal here is to not only find out what you like, but perhaps even more importantly what you don’t like. You’ll learn the basics of different grape varieties, as well as how climate and production impact a grape. Through this tasting workshop you’ll gain the tools and terminology necessary to guide yourself to perfect wine selections every time!

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