Weekend off the Wagon – July 12-14

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Oh hey, it’s Jasmin again. Did you miss me?

Now that everyone is (almost) recovered from an epic 4th of July weekend, it’s time to keep the good summer vibes rolling. One way you can easily do that, if you haven’t already, is get yourself a Denver Passport. In fact, you should probably go ahead and get one today. Our Mutual Friend Malt & Brew will host a pop-up shop* in their parking lot at around 5 p.m. this evening!

*’Pop-up shop’ is hip for a bunch of stores setting up shop for a night. Live music, food trucks, good beer. No brainer, right?

After having a great Friday night, you will probably contemplate celebrating Breckenridge Brewery‘s 23rd Anniversary Hootenanny on Saturday from noon to 6 p.m., too. It’s only $23 for a fantastically long day of beer, BBQ, and a rad block party at their Kalamath location. Go snag your tickets now and stay hydrated (beer is great for that).

Since I live the life of working at a local pizza & tap house joint, my weekends are usually filled with long nights slinging beer and food. HOWEVER, I definitely plan on being down on South Broadway for Illegal Pete’s new location Grand Opening shindig on Sunday at 7 p.m. to catch some sweet tunes from The Parlour Pickers and enjoy some margaritas!

The official opening is actually on Saturday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and there will be some tequila tastings from Dulce Vida along with some more tunes and fun times. Hope to see you there!


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All Weekend

Colorado Irish Festival 

Clement Park, Littleton

Come celebrate being Irish (or at least pretending to be) July 12-14th with a 20-band line-up and all the Killian’s Irish Red you could ask for!

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Loveland Loves BBQ, Bands and Brews


Take a trip to downtown Loveland July 12 & 13 for mouth watering BBQ, award-winning brews and live music – new band every hour. Other activities include shopping marketplace, amusements, car show (Saturday only) and welded art & assemblage show.

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Keystone Wine & Jazz Festival 

River Run, Keystone

River Run braids hundreds of wines into a picturesque piazza of wine seminars and deluxe jazz ensembles. Kindle a sashay into your step with a sophisticated, weekend affair in the heart of Keystone. Learn about different regions and the delicate nuance of flavors that evolve the finest vineyard blends. Enrich your knowledge by attending the wine seminars and discover which wines and foods harmonize with your favorite selections. Enjoy live music from national Jazz musicians all while induldging in great wines and food over this weekend long event.

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Crested Butte Wine & Food Festival

Crested Butte

The Crested Butte Wine & Food Festival returns July 11-14, 2013 to one of Colorado’s most charming mountain towns. Striving to create a wine and culinary festival that complements the array of amazing offerings in Towns of Crested Butte and Mt Crested Butte, this festival is the perfect excuse to visit this scenic and captivating area.

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Biergarten Festival

Morrison, July 12-14

Come join us for the 17th annual Biergarten (Beer Garden) Festival in Morrison, Colorado, just outside of Denver! This family-friendly cultural event offers traditional German food, entertainment, music, dance groups and of course beer. The event is open to the public and provides an atmosphere of German summer family time together, reminiscent of the times families spent in the Biergartens throughout Germany. The event will offer several games and activities for the children.

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Friday, July 12

“American Explosion” at City Star 

City Start Brewing

TONIGHT with Aaron McCloskey and Scott McCormick 6 p.m.!

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Shakedown Street at Quixote’s

Quixote’s True Blue

Catch the bus to Railroad Earth and come on back for some Shakedown Street or just shake it on down with us all night long! Starts at 8 p.m.

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Party on the Patio with DJ Brian

Fado Irish Pub

Every Friday night we’re throwing a party on the patio complete with DJ Brian playing your favorite pubs hits, drinking games and bottomless Odell pints.
Come hang out with us and get your weekend off to the right start! Starts at 5 p.m.More Information

Saturday, July 13

Breckenridge Beer Festival 

Downtown Breckenridge

Unlimited beer tasting from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. with over 30 microbrewers on hand sampling their classic hoppy beverages and a few new ones.Enjoy beer all day with the Unlimited Tasting Cup or a VIP Mug.Plus, we’ve moved the event to a GREAT new location – 2 whole blocks on Ridge Street in Downtown Breckenridge, between Lincoln & AdamsDon’t forget to buy your tickets online before midnight on Friday July 12th to save money! After Friday all tickets must be purchased at the gate.

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Highland Running of the Bulls

Highlands, Denver

It will be a day of celebration for those who are able to escape the onslaught of the Rocky Mountain RollerGirls, and will raise money for Tennyson Center for Children, who’s aim is to “work with children, youth, and their families to overcome a variety of life crises, including abuse and neglect.”Join us for a day of celebrating the running of the bulls, and the work Tennyson Center for Children does in our local community. Post race festivities will include music, food, drinks, dancing, and general celebration.Book your calendars now for July 7th, 2012 at 9am.

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17th Annual Colorado Brewers Rendezvous

Riverside Park, Salida

This 17th annual event is the largest yet! It will feature 70 CBG breweries, food vendors, and a post-fest campout. For tickets and event lodging information visit the Salida Chamber of Commerce website.

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Twisted Pine’s 18th Anniversary Party

Twisted Pine Brewing Company

Join us for our 18th Anniversary, where we’ll feature unlimited samples of over 30 Twisted brews, including our vintage award-winning Northstar Imperial Porter, Bough Breaker (our 16th Anniversary Barleywine), 10 small batch creations, and our 18th Anniversary beer, Bishops Elbow ESB.Live music will be provided by Hot Soup, Blow the Vault, and Cold River City! Verde Food Truck will be on site to answer any hunger callings, and we’ll have a dunk tank so you can release your simmering aggresion against the Twisted staff (all proceeds benefit the Emergency Family Assisance Association).

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AHA Rally at Left Hand

Left Hand Brewing Co.

American Homebrewers Association (AHA) Rallies are free to current AHA members. Non-members can Join Now, or sign up at a discounted member rate at the Rally. Please RSVP to help us properly prepare for the event.

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Parry’s Pizza Oskar Blues Tap Takeover

Parry’s Pizza, Highlands Ranch

The taps will belong to Oskar Blues on this fine summer day. Enjoy some rarities like Obliterator, Chaka, Icey Wheat IPA, Maple Flurry and some other greats including some barrel aged goodness.

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Sunday, July 14

bRUNch at Wash Park Grille

9:15am – 12:15pm

Wash Park Grille

Wash Park Grille will be hosting our July 14 bRUNch. Check in will occur from 9:15 – 9:30 a.m. in front of the restaurant. We will leave for the run at 9:30. The cost for this bRUNch is $20 and includes one entree, two drinks, tax and gratuity.

Check out the full menu here: https://www.facebook.com/events/341757755957946/


Blues & BBQ for Better Housing

Olde Town Arvada

The 16th Annual Blues n BBQ for Better Housing Block Party is set for 12-8 p.m. Sunday, July 14, 2013. Rain or shine!

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Gold Cup Soccer

Sports Authority Field at Mile Hi

2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup Soccer Doubleheader featuring Mexico v. Martinique and Canada v. Panama. One ticket is good for both games.

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Jazz in the Park

6pm – 8pm

City Park

The 2013 season begins June 2nd and continues for 10 weeks each Sunday night from 6-8 p.m. The concerts are FREE for everyone, rain or shine, and located at the pavilion in City Park.

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Future Events

  • July 20 – Copper Kettle’s A Night To Remember (Tickets)
  • July 26 – Denver Summer Brew Fest (Tickets)
  • August 16 – Endless Summer (Tickets)

Did we miss something? Want your event on next week’s Weekend off the Wagon? Email us.


About Jasmin Hudacsek

Editor for Denver off the Wagon and avid black coffee drinker.