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9 Things to do in Denver and Colorado this weekend: Aug. 27-29

The annual Colorado State Fair opens in Pueblo in a weekend filled with gala’s, festivals, concert events and reveals.

COLORADO, USA — Our state’s largest summer time truthful is right here!

The Colorado State Fair opens Friday for 11 days of family-friendly enjoyable, free points of interest, carnivals, rodeos, concert events and leisure.

Other annual occasions underway this August weekend embrace Loveland’s Corn Roast Festival, Denver’s Underground Music Showcase, Colorado Springs Comic Con and Trinidaddio Blues Fest. Colorado will even be dwelling to wine, beer, automobile, music, dwelling and brunch festivals. Finally, two rubber duck races are scheduled for Saturday in Boulder and Loveland.

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Colorado State Fair

PUEBLO — The largest summer time occasion in Colorado is right here. The Colorado State Fair opens Friday in Pueblo with a carnival, 4-H displays, agricultural competitions, tractor pulls, dwell music performances, rodeos, bake offs and wonderful meals choices. The State Fair Parade steps off at 10 a.m. Saturday in downtown Pueblo.

This weekend’s scheduled performers embrace Casey Donahew, Dustin Lynch, Diamond Rio and extra. The Colorado State Fair runs via Monday, Sept. 6 with scheduled concert events from Nelly and Loverboy plus monster truck reveals and a demolition derby. Check out the complete truthful schedule at

Old Fashioned Loveland Corn Roast Festival

LOVELAND — Loveland’s oldest competition returns this weekend. The 125th annual Old-Fashioned Corn Roast Festival contains cornshucking competitions, dwell music, fireworks, children’ actions, distributors, beer backyard and scrumptious Colorado-grown corn. A parade and cornhole match are scheduled for Saturday. The Corn Roast takes place Friday and Saturday on the Old Fairgrounds Park.

Denver Broncos vs. Los Angeles Rams

DENVER — The Denver Broncos will host a full-capacity crowd at Empower Field at Mile High this weekend for the primary time since Dec. 29, 2019. The Broncos welcome the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday with a full crowd of 76,125 allowed. The Broncos and Rams kick off at 7 p.m. in the preseason finale.

The sport will air on KTVD Channel 20 (657 on Xfinity) in addition to, 9NEWS cellular app and 9NEWS streaming apps. The on-line dwell stream is just obtainable to people who find themselves in the 9NEWS viewing space due to NFL laws.

Underground Music Showcase

DENVER — Underground Music Showcase is again in Denver. The music competition shall be held dwell and in-person Friday to Sunday in Denver’s South Broadway neighborhood. More than 12 venues alongside blocks of Broadway will host greater than 100 bands over the weekend. The showcase would require proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a detrimental COVID check to enter. Check out the lineup at

Colorado Springs Comic Con

COLORADO SPRINGS — Colorado Springs Comic Con returns this weekend greater and higher than ever. The comedian con runs Friday to Sunday at Broadmoor World Arena with dozens of artists, authors and stars of tv and movie.

Featured company this weekend embrace NSYNC’s Joey Fatone, “Garfield” actor Breckin Meyer, “Anchorman” star David Koechner, “Saved by the Bell” headliner Mark-Paul Gosselaar plus Shannon Elizabeth, Tony Dow, Peter Dante and extra. Professional wrestlers signing autographs embrace Jon Moxley (aka Dean Ambrose), Honky Tonk Man and Britt Baker. Tickets might be discovered at

Megadeth, Lamb of God

DENVER — Metalheads, rejoice! Megadeth and Lamb of God have rescheduled their co-headlining tour of North America together with a cease in Colorado. The bands will convey “The Metal Tour of the Year” to Denver’s Ball Arena on Friday. Special company Trivium and In Flames will even be performing.

The Colorado tour cease was initially scheduled for Nov. 5, 2020. All tickets for the 2020 live performance shall be honored at this weekend’s efficiency.

Summer Art Market

DENVER — The Art Students League of Denver hosts the twenty eighth annual Summer Art Market on Saturday and Sunday. This year’s market shall be held in the West Washington Park neighborhood between 1st Avenue and 4th Avenue and between Logan Street and Sherman Street.

There shall be practically 100 visible artwork cubicles, artist demonstrations, okidART programming, dwell music plus meals and beverage distributors. The market presents a variety of media together with ceramics, fiber arts, combined media, e book arts, portray, drawing, pictures, printmaking and sculpture. (*9*) and children 12 and below are free.

Art in the Park

PARKER — An annual Parker custom, Art in the Park opens at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at O’Brien Park in downtown Parker. Artisans shall be exhibiting their unique work on the market in portray, pictures, woodwork, metalwork, jewellery, pottery and extra.

Affordable Arts Festival

LITTLETON — The annual Affordable Arts Festival takes place Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the campus of Arapahoe Community College. All of the artwork, from greater than 160 Colorado and nationwide artists, is priced for $100 or much less. Tickets are $12 with proceeds going to the Arapahoe Community College College Foundation.

Renegade Craft Fair

DENVER — Renegade Craft Fair opens Saturday and Sunday subsequent to the Denver Central Market at 2631 Larimer Street. From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., 51 artists, makers and domestically and nationally identified companies shall be curating a variety of pop-up outlets that encourage creativity and neighborhood bonding.

Firefly Handmade’s Summer Market 

DENVER — Artisans will return to Denver’s historic South Gaylord Street on Saturday and Sunday for the annual Firefly Handmade’s Summer Market. The market in the Washington Park neighborhood will characteristic new and returning artisans, cocktails, beer, wine and dwell music from Denver’s Daniella Katzir, Bryce Menchaca and The Dollhouse Thieves. Vendors shall be showcasing their handmade items, jewellery, skincare, ceramics, artwork, artisanal meals, pet items and extra.

Manitou Springs Colorado Wine Festival

MANITOU SPRINGS — Wine connoisseurs, rejoice! The 2021 Manitou Springs Colorado Wine Festival shall be held Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Memorial Park in Manitou Springs. Attendees of the competition will obtain beneficiant tastings from greater than 35 Colorado wineries. There shall be dwell music plus loads of meals and present distributors as you take pleasure in your tastings. The worth of admission features a Manitou Springs Colorado Wine Festival Glass.

San Juan Brewfest 

DURANGO — The San Juan Brewfest is again for a twenty second year at Buckley Field in historic downtown Durango. The Brewfest is a full day of enjoyable with 50 breweries providing over 100 beers and dwell music all day.

Proof of COVID-19 full vaccination standing or a detrimental check dated not more than two days prior to the occasion is required. Tickets for San Juan Brewest, which advantages United Way of Southwest Colorado, might be purchased at

Erie Wine and Jazz Festival

ERIE — The Erie Wine Festival is again for a fourth year at Coal Creek Park in historic downtown Erie. The end-of-summer wine competition runs from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday with native Colorado wineries on-site to present samples from every thing from purple to white and candy to dry. Wineries shall be promoting wine by the glass and bottle for you to take pleasure in at dwelling. Snag your tickets to Saturday’s competition at

Boulder Taco Fest

BOULDER — Tacos, craft breweries, tequilas, luchadores, dwell music and free actions for youths are the spotlight’s of Taco Fest. The all-ages competition runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at Boulder’s Foothills Park. This occasion is free and open to the general public, nonetheless wristbands must be purchased for meals and drinks.

Golden Oldies Car Classic  

NORTHGLENN — The 18th annual O’Meara Ford Golden Oldies Car Classic shall be held Saturday at O’Meara Ford Center at I-25 and 104th. The automobile present is free to enter and free to attend, plus all makes and fashions are welcome. There shall be dwell music by Van Jeffries and the primary 250 automobiles will get a splash plaque and a shirt. To register your car, go to

Headwaters Music Festival

CREEDE — The 6th annual Headwaters Music Festival takes place Saturday and Sunday on the Ball Field in Creede. Saturday’s lineup embraces Rivertown Folk, Mito DeSoto, Shaky Hands String Band, Moors & McCumber and Rayland Baxter. Camper Special, McLeod Nine, Thom Shepherd & Coley McCabe and The Rifters are scheduled for Sunday. Single or two day tickets might be discovered at

Trinidaddio Blues Fest

TRINIDAD — Bernard Allison, Vanessa Collier, Bob Margolin and The Delta Sonics are among the many performers on the 2021 Trinidaddio Blues Fest. The fest runs Friday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Main and Commercial Street.

Ukraine Independence Celebration

LITTLETON —The 30th Anniversary of Ukraine Independence celebration is ready for Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Littleton’s Clement Park. The competition presents actions for youths and grownups together with Ukrainian meals, beer and dwell music.

Family Fest & Bears Bash

GREELEY — The Family Fest & Bear’s Bash runs from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at UNC’s Nottingham Field. The family-friendly occasion options meals vehicles, native companies and members of the University of Northern Colorado sports activities groups. UNC head soccer coach Coach Ed McCaffrey shall be in attendance alongside the soccer crew. The public is invited to meet college students from the band, cheerleading crew, soccer crew and extra.

Denver Open Water Swim

LITTLETON — Swimmers of all ages and ability ranges are invited to take part in the 4th annual Denver Open Water Swim at Chatfield Reservoir on Sunday. Swimmers can select to register for 1/2 mile, one mile or two miles. All the proceeds from the occasion go to Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Registration, donation and volunteer info might be discovered at

Great Boulder Duck Race

BOULDER — Scott Carpenter Pool’s Lazy River hosts the annual Great Boulder Duck Race on Sunday. The occasion is free and open to the general public. You can undertake a rubber duck or be part of a crew. The extra geese you undertake, the extra possibilities you may have to win prizes from native companies.

Rubber Duck Race

LOVELAND — The annual Rubber Duck Race of the Loveland Rotary Club is slated to happen this weekend on the Big Thompson River in Fairgrounds Park in Loveland. The occasion is ready for 4 p.m. Saturday. Proceeds shall be used to present COVID-19 reduction, promote literacy and present scholarships in the Thompson School District.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

STERLING — Held yearly in cities throughout the nation, the Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s goals to elevate funds and consciousness for Alzheimer’s care, help and analysis. Sterling will host a stroll Saturday morning beginning on the Logan County Courthouse Square. On-site registration begins at 8 a.m. You may register on-line or donate at

Break Free Fitness Festival 

FORT COLLINS — Colorado’s largest health competition comes to downtown Fort Collins on Friday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. The Break Free Fitness Festival will host dwell health actions, music, DJ dance get together, meals and extra.

Be A Hero 5K

FORT COLLINS — The third annual Be A Hero 5K, a family-friendly occasion for runners of all ability ranges, begins at 8 a.m. Sunday at Rolland Moore Park. Runners will obtain a t-shirt, swag bag and post-race refreshments from native distributors. Registration might be accomplished online.

Denver BrunchFest

DENVER — You are going to brunch so arduous on the annual Denver BrunchFest this Sunday. Brunch lovers can take pleasure in bottomless mimosas and tasty Blood Marys whereas having fun with the most effective brunch choices from dozens of Colorado eating places. There will even be dwell music and leisure and loads of Colorado sunshine. Denver BrunchFest takes place Sunday on the York Street Yards at Steele Street and East thirty ninth Avenue. Tickets might be bought at

Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival

BROOMFIELD — Saturday’s Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival will let attendees mingle with essentially the most distinguished cigar producers and cigar celebrities from around the globe. The competition, held at Omni Interlocken Hotels, presents the most recent in premium cigars, hand-crafted brews, small batch spirits and distinctive wine. Each ticket buy comes with an official competition bag with over 40 premium cigars samples, cutter, lighter, competition glass, t-shirt and drink tickets. Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival tickets are available online.

Proctor’s Garden Tour

DENVER — Rob Proctor’s Garden is open Sunday morning from 8 a.m. to midday. The 9NEWS Garden Expert’s tackle is 3030 West forty sixth Avenue in Denver. No tickets are required — simply present up! A $10 donation is requested to profit Dumb Friends League.

Denver Mod Show

ENGLEWOOD — The fifteenth annual Denver Modernism Show options dozens of distributors from across the county promoting all kinds of classic and modern mid-century, artwork deco, retro, popmodernist furnishings, paintings and objects. The occasion runs Friday and Saturday on the Exploration of Flight Hangar in Englewood. Tickets and a full schedule might be discovered at

Denver Parade of Homes

DENVER — The Parade of Homes, the hallmark occasion hosted by the Home Builders Association of Metro Denver, runs via Sunday. The largest showcase of the most recent in structure and dwelling design alongside the Front Range will characteristic 39 newly-designed mannequin, customized houses all through the Denver space. 

Parade-goers will uncover distinctive houses and ground plans, stunning communities, the most recent in inside design developments and dwelling know-how, exterior finishes and out of doors residing, and landscaping that may encourage. Denver Parade of Homes is free and open to the general public.

You can tour the houses when and the place you need with choices for on-demand digital excursions or in-person excursions Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from midday to 5 p.m. Download instructions to collaborating houses at or obtain a print map here.

Grand Junction Rockies vs. Rocky Mountain Vibes 

GRAND JUNCTION — Colorado’s two rookie-level minor league baseball groups meet for a pair of video games this weekend. The Grand Junction Rockies host the Rocky Mountain Vibes at 1 p.m. Sunday and 6:40 p.m. Monday at Grand Junction’s Suplizio Field.

Red Rocks Amphitheatre

MORRISON — There isn’t any higher venue for dwell music in the nation than Colorado’s personal Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Concerts are again at full capability on the out of doors venue. This weekend’s lineup options three totally different headliners:

  • Friday, Aug. 27 – Louis the Child, What So Not, Elderbrook, Goth Babe
  • Saturday, Aug. 28 – Atmosphere, Cypress Hill, DJ Z-Trip
  • Sunday, Aug. 29 – The Black Crowes

Movies this weekend 

Ryan Reynolds’ “Free Guy” conquered the competitors on the field office for a second-straight weekend. The comedy has nice phrase of mouth and is offered to watch solely in film theaters. “Paw Patrol: The Movie” had a robust opening weekend. The film is ideal for preschool-age children.

This weekend’s solely broad launch is the horror film “Candyman” from producer Jordan Peele.

Opening this week 

Last weekend’s box office 

  1. Free Guy — $18.8 million
  2. Paw Patrol: The Movie — $13 million
  3. Jungle Cruise — $6.2 million
  4. Don’t Breathe 2 — $5.1 million
  5. Respect — $3.8 million
  6. The Suicide Squad — $3.4 million
  7. The Protege — $2.9 million
  8. The Night House — $2.8 million
  9. Reminiscence — $2 million
  10. Black Widow — $1.1 million

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