Weekend off the Wagon – August 16-18

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Summer is coming to a close for many of us already. I know, sad, right? But there’s still some time to get a few tickets to The Endless Summer tonight. (get your tickets with the tiny discount code: homies). Go enjoy some good booze and fun in the name of H2O. It’ll be worth every penny.

Can’t make it? That’s okay, we’re not here to judge. Not entirely, at leastThe Palisade Peach Festival is happening all weekend, and I’m sure you’ll find out ways to use that glorious stone fruit in more ways than one. (I heard Palisade peaches are the new ‘black’ in cocktails and brews this month).

Other tasty events are a’ happenin’ this weekend. Cheers!


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Palisade Peach Festival 

Palisade, CO

Join us in the celebration of Palisade’s world-famous peaches at the Palisade Peach Festival, one of the original agricultural festivals in Colorado. It’s Peach Mania: plenty of great food, entertainment, contests, activities for kids, and opportunities to explore Palisade via self-guided tours, guided tours and outdoor recreation. Satisfy your hunger for local and authentic with delicious peach products: from pies to ice cream, preserves to salsas, peach brandy and wine to virgin peach daiquiris, not to mention bushels of just picked fresh peaches… all in a very scenic setting.

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Conifer Mountain BBQ Challenge

Meyer Ranch, Conifer

Friday: 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The Conifer Mountain BBQ Challenge will include a special opportunity for people to taste some unique Colorado Craft Beers.

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16th Street Fair

16th Street Mall

Friday & Saturday: 11:00-7:00 p.m.

The 16th Street Fair is a celebration of fine art, handcrafted goods, and the 16th Street Mall in Downtown Denver. Take a stroll along the 16th Street Mall to enjoy a showcase of emerging artists and designers, producing original and unique handmade goods, in a wide array of media.

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Friday, August 16


The Endless Summer

McNichols Building


Come drink local beers, spirits & cocktails with food from local restaurants. Benefits Water for People. Do it.



Art & Ale Brew Festival

The Wildlife Experience

6:00-10:00 p.m.

This event features bountiful brews, tantalizing treats and a dazzling lineup of musical entertainment. Guests will soak up good food and craft beers from some of our finest local breweries and restaurants, and are welcome to peruse The Wildlife Experience’s galleries and exhibits that display the finest nature and wildlife art and sculpture from around the world. Later, rock the night away with Denver’s own cover band, Flock of Beagles!!

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Kraken Spiced Rum Promo

Lucky Pie Pizza & Taphouse LoDo

4:00 p.m.

Come join us at Lucky Pie LoDo and enjoy copious amounts of coke and Kraken rum!

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Saturday, August 17


Chipotle Cultivate Festival 

City Park

11:00-7:00 p.m.

Cold War Kids are playing and you’ll see some amazing chefs and organic farms show their stuff. It’s free, too.

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Ed Fest

Riverwalk, Edwards, CO

3:00-7:00 p.m.

The 3rd Annual The Alpine Insurance Agency Ed Fest promises great beer, gourmet food, exciting live music and a fun social scene for the entire community. Featuring over 20 craft breweries with dozens upon dozens of micro-brews from around the nation, The Alpine Insurance Agency Ed Fest marries the beauty of craft beer with the beauty of the Colorado Rockies. With all of this wonderful beer, accompanied by delicious food and entertaining live music, the 3rd Annual The Alpine Insurance Agency Ed Fest is not only pleasing to the palate… but pleasing for the soul. Located right in the heart of downtown Edwards, Colorado, The Riverwalk at Edwards is the perfect venue for micro-brew loving Colorado crowds to enjoy our mountain community.

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Ales4Females Vance Romance Benefit Concert 

Left Hand Brewing Company

9:00-11:00 p.m.

The Prairie Scholars will be opening for Vance Romance. And, both bands are performing to benefit “Hope 4 Sam” (a fundraiser that benefits Liz and Mark Andres’ nephew, Sam, who is undergoing radiation therapy for a stage four neuroblastoma). Also during this After Hour Music Event, Ales4Females will be donating a 1/6 BBL of our Saint Vrain Triple to be auctioned off. All proceeds from this keg will be donated to the “Hope 4 Sam” fundraiser. Tickets for this event are $10 and can be purchased online or in the Tasting Room.

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Stapleton Beer Festival

The Green

4:00-8:00 p.m.

The event will host Avery Brewing Company, Breckenridge Brewery, Echo Brewing Company, New Belgium and more than 30 other brewers as well as 10+ food trucks.

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Capitol Hill Music Festival

Stoney’s Bar and Grill

12:00 p.m. doors open, 1:00 p.m. show starts

Join A-Dre Productions and Stoney’s Bar and Grill for the First Annual Capitol Hill Music Festival! Featuring Denver’s best local bands from Indie Rock to Punk, Blue Grass to Americana and Reggae to Hip Hop. Performances will be set on our outdoor, state of the art stage and indoor at Stoney’s Bar and Grill.

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Taste of Highlands

Highlands Square

3:00-8:00 p.m.

Taste of Highlands features diverse cuisine from local restaurants and specialty food merchants, live music and a Wine & Beer Garden.This 1st Annual Highlands Square event is organized by Highlands Merchants Association and presented by Westword and Nostalgic Homes. The event will benefit Edison Elementary School and Brown Elementary School in the Northwest Denver community.Live music by local favorites Hayward Strangers & Highland Ramblers. Wine & Beer Garden is 21+ access only. Cash bar.

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South Broadway Bash

South Broadway Antique Row

10:00 a.m.

South Broadway’s Antique Row merchants will present their 4th annual “Broadway Bash” Summer Festival on Saturday, August 17, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event, held along the 1100 – 1800 blocks of S. Broadway in LoBro (Lower Broadway) in Denver, will include special sidewalk sales, live entertainment, an antique car show, free antique appraisals, face painting for kids, delicious food, and a beer garden. The event is free.

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Serevi RugbyTown Sevens Tournament and Denver ESPN Beerfest

Infinity Park

10:00 a.m.

Infinity Park at Glendale, Colo. will host the the second annual Serevi Rugbytown Sevens international men’s club 7s tournament and Denver ESPN Beerfest.International rugby legend Waisale Serevi represented Fiji in a record seven IRB World Cups in 15s and 7s, winning the title twice. Serevi is the third-highest scorer in international rugby history. He is regarded around the rugby world as the “King of Sevens.”

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Heroes Against Hunger

The University of Denver

12:00-5:00 p.m.

Free Admission

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Sunday, August 18


bRUNch at Tag Burger Bar

9:15 a.m.

Tag Burger Bar will be hosting bRUNch on Aug. 18. We will meet outside for check in at 9:15 a.m. The run will leave at 9:30 a.m.The cost for this bRUNch is $20 and includes choice of entree, two drinks, tax and gratuity.

5K – http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/261935527
10K – http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/261942627

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Future Events

  • August 24 – Fermentation Festival (Tickets)
  • August 24 – Curly Wolf Beer, Wine, and Spirits Festival at Outlaws of Dirt (More Info)
  • September 8 – Colorado Distillers Festival (More info)

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.

  • Brian

    Bruery Batch 1000 release tonight at Star Bar with other special kegs brought directly from the brewery. Tapping at 6