Weekend off the Wagon – August 10-12

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Music outside is awesome. Denver is awesome. Therefore… um..  Denver is music outside. Or something. It’s math.

This weekend is full of outdoor concerts, festivals, and brewery parties, and the Denver County Fair! What are you going to choose?

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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Bohemian Nights at New West Fest

Downtown Fort Collins

In its eighth year, Bohemian Nights® showcases more than 90 emerging and established Colorado bands performing across six stages in Historic Downtown Fort Collins August 10-12, 2012. This free community music festival brings the best Colorado bands to Fort Collins. In addition to the packed Colorado lineup, three internationally renowned headliners anchor the main stage performances. With a wide variety of genres to choose from, there is something for everyone at Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest!

The annual festival is produced in collaboration with the Downtown Fort Collins Business Association as a part of the NewWestFest celebration.

Some bands include:
* Alison Krauss & Union Station (Featuring Jerry Douglas)
* Gipsy Kings
* Michael Franti & Spearhead
* Devotchka

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Denver County Fair

National Western Conference

This annual event celebrates the creativity and personality of Denver, with events, exhibitors, blue ribbon competitions and more!

Denver County Fair honors the fine traditions and values of America’s county fairs, which have been enjoyed by millions of people for over 100 years.

But, we are NEW. Although land was bought for a Denver Fair in the 1800s, that plan was interrupted by a little thing called the “Civil War” and no fair was ever launched. (That land is now City Park, by the way.) Somehow, the idea never came to fruition until NOW – in the 21st century, when Denver is a modern, bustling metropolis, forging a reputation as “the new creative capital.”

So as we enter into our second year, expect us to do things differently than the fairs that were established last century, or the century before. We are new, we are urban and we are still pioneers!

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Friday, August 10

Bull & Bush 41 in 41: Cask 4.0 GPA

Bull & Bush

The marathon of beer tasting is back!! In celebration of our 41st Anniversary month, we will be tapping a new special beer every day for 41 days.

Firkin Friday

Various Breweries

Alliteration leads to some fun weekly events. Firkin Fridays are a great way to wind down the week and enjoy a beer of different flavor. Many breweries put some of their normal and not-so-normal offerings in a cask and serve it to you right off the engine. The following breweries and bars tend to have something to offer on Fridays:

Great Divide – A special oaked Wolfgang called The Wooded Wolf.
Dry Dock
Hops & Pie

Saturday, August 11

Bull & Bush 41 in 41: St. Feuillien Saison

Bull & Bush

The marathon of beer tasting is back!! In celebration of our 41st Anniversary month, we will be tapping a new special beer every day for 41 days.

Springs Beer Fest: in memory of Josh Osterhoudt

12pm – 5pm

Antler’s Park: West Pikes Peak Ave & South Sierra Madre St. in Downtown Colorado Springs

Over 50 breweries, great food from Old Chicago,Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brwerery, Monster Dawgz: Gourmet Dogs, Jose Muldoons & more! Live music featuring Andy Clifton & Co.!
Family friendly activities boast a rock climbing wall, bungee jump, massive slide, jumping castle and the great outdoors. Multiple onsite vendors.

Ticket sales include souvenir taster mug and bottomless beer samplings. Advanced tickets may be purchased at Colorado Springs Old Chicago Restaurants, Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery or Bristol Brewery.

Parking is available on the street or is complimentary in the Antlers Hilton parking garage after 2pm.

No dogs allowed

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White IPA Release at Copper Kettle

12pm – 10pm

Copper Kettle Brewing Company

Crisp, hoppy American IPA with a light white hue. Jesse’s Smokin’ Nola out with his New Orleans inspired cuisine from 5-9pm.

Winter Park Beer Festival

12pm – 5pm

Hideaway Park, Winter Park, Colorado

NRC365, LIFT106, KRKY “Colorado Country” and the Winter Park Fraser Valley Chamber of Commerce are proud to announce the 3rd annual Winter Park Beer Festival on Saturday, August 11, 2012 at Hideaway Park, in downtown Winter Park, Colo. This great annual event in Winter Park offers brews, views and great live music. Unlimited beer tasting from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. with 25 micro brewers on hand sampling their classic hoppy beverages and a few new ones.

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Blues and Brews

1pm – 10pm

South Pearl – 1200 Block

Join us on the 1200 block of South Pearl Street this Saturday for the sixth annual Blues & Brews music festival. Great blues and cold brews will be served all day from Great Divide, Sierra Nevada, Woodchuck Hard Cider, New Belgium, Del Norte, Oskar Blues, Wynkoop, Lone Tree Brewing Company, Skinny Girl, Coors and Left Hand. Between sets, be sure and sign up to win $500 in FlyBucks from Frontier Airlines!

Admission $5 – Rain or shine

Must be 21 to drink – No outside food and drinks – No Dogs
We encourage bringing chairs – We encourage bike riding or taking RTD

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Denver Beer Co First Anniversary Party

2pm – 9pm

Denver Beer Co

We are closing down the street and having a party! Join us for live music, food trucks, and over 12 different beers on tap including a limited release of Imperial Graham Cracker Porter!

Music from:
Casey James Prestwood and the Burning Angles
Chain Station Mountain Music
Tasty food from:
Basic Kneads Pizza
Chile Billy
The Uber Sausage

Free Admission! Bring your friends and help us celebrate an awesome 1st year!
Parking will be limited so please ride your bike and leave your puppy at home.

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Live Music at Lowry Beer Garden

3pm – 7pm

Lowry Beer Garden

Jon Weiss

Market Street Summerfest

3pm – 10pm

20th and Market

Free Show!

Sister Hazel and Tonic
with Bop Skizzum, The Swayback, Taketo the Oars, Strange Americans

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Cherry Creek North 4th Annual Food & Wine

6pm – 10pm

Fillmore Plaza in Cherry Creek North (2nd Avenue and Fillmore Street)

Admission: $50 ($20 tax deductible)

On August 11, the 4th Annual Cherry Creek North Food & Wine will take place on the beautiful new Fillmore Plaza and will feature 23 Cherry Creek North food & beverage establishments, as well as wines, spirits, and the brews of the 5280 Denver’s Magazine popular “6 Pack” promotion. The restaurant line-up has doubled this year and spans multiple cuisines such as Indian, Japanese, Mexican, and Italian. Tickets are on sale now for only $50 ($20 tax deductible), which includes unlimited food, beverages, and live music from the band ATOMGA. Last year’s event was a sell-out and organizers expect another sold out year. Advance tickets are strongly recommended.

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Mambo at the Vineyard

6pm – 10pm

Balistreri Vineyards

There will be wine and music – and FOOD! Mambo at the Vineyards features some of Denver’s most renowned restaurants and you will be sampling some of their most delicious dishes!

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Movies in the Park: Mary Poppins

8pm – 11pm

Skyline Park

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Sunday, August 12

Bull & Bush 41 in 41: Fyfe’s Highland Ale

Bull & Bush

The marathon of beer tasting is back!! In celebration of our 41st Anniversary month, we will be tapping a new special beer every day for 41 days.

The Rocky Mountain Music Festival

Clement Park Amphitheater – Littleton

The 2nd annual Rocky Mountain Music Festival will be held at the Clement Park Amphitheater in Littleton Colorado on August 12 2012. Rocky Mountain Music Festival 2012. Charlie Daniels and Eddie Money. Early Bird Discount Tickets on sale now – first 1000 tickets are only $30. Limited VIP seating ($55) Kids 11 and under are FREE.

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Viva Streets

10am – 4pm

23rd Ave from City Park to Stapleton

Viva Streets is back this summer, celebrating our City streets’ potential to get people moving, to bring neighbors together, and to strengthen Colorado’s healthy, active culture. On August 12, 2012, LiveWell Colorado and BikeDenver will transform 23rd Avenue between City Park and Stapleton into a car-free parkway for all Denverites to enjoy. The streets will be closed to cars and will come alive with walkers, bikers, runners, strollers, hoola-hoopers, dancers, paraders, musicians, healthy food purveyors and anyone wanting to play in the streets for the day.

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12pm – 4pm

Dry Dock Brewing

• Categories include Berry, Fruit, Creamy & Savory/Nut
• Plates, forks & napkins will be provided
• Bring a pie, serving utensil & toppings
• Judging begins at 12:30pm in the Dry Dock Barrel Room
• Prizes be awarded at 2pm

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Pinup Car Wash

2pm – 8pm

CAUTION: Brewing Company

Paper Dolls presents the Mountain Pet Rescue charity car wash, sponsored and hosted by the kind folks at CAUTION: Brewing Co.

Looking for a fun social on a Sunday afternoon? Just add soap, bubbles, and pinup girls in bathing suits. Get your car squeaky clean and benefit a great Colorado charity that rescues mountain pets. We will be donating all proceeds from the car wash to Mountain Pet Rescue. Oh, and by the way, we’ll have some outstanding craft beers on tap from CAUTION: Brewing Co. Rain or shine, come have a good time. We’ll have raffles and giveaways too!

Pinup Car Wash
Sunday August 12, 2012
Caution Brewing Tap House
12445 E. 39th Place, Unit #314
Denver, CO 80239

Here’s the link to the Facebook event http://www.facebook.com/events/400756943320519/

Live Music at Lowry Beer Garden

3pm – 7pm

Lowry Beer Garden

Mark Lindsey Brier

Breaking Bad: Free Screening

8pm – 11pm

Denver FilmCenter / Colfax

Join us for the Premiere of BREAKING BAD on the Big Screen for FREEEEEE on July 15th at the Denver FilmCenter/Colfax and then come back and join us all season long for your BREAKING BAD fix, still free of charge. Drink specials and air conditioning? Yes. Meth? Sorry but, no. Come get your Bryan Cranston on with us!

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8pm – 11pm Movies in the Park: Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Civic Center Park

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Comedy Debates at Vine Street Pub

10pm – 12am

Vine Street Pub

About PJ Hoberman

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