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7 best things to do in Colorado this weekend, January 25-27, 2019

Posted: 12:02 AM, Jan 25, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-25 02:10:45-05
Teams from across the world wow with stunning art at Breckenridge Snow Sculpture Championships

DENVER – Every weekend, Denver7 compiles a list of some fun events you might enjoy. Here are our picks for the 7 best things to do in the Denver metro area and across the state this weekend.

1. Sample hundreds of brews at the Denver Winter Brew Fest
What: Sample over 100 amazing brews from over 40 breweries with your commemorative tasting glass, while listening to some great live music from the Burroughs on Friday night and Dead Floyd on Saturday night.
Where: Mile High Station, 2027 W. Colfax Ave. in Denver
When: Friday, Jan. 25 and Saturday, Jan. 26 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Admission: $40 if you buy tickets in advance; $50 at the door
More info: http://www.denverbrewfest.com/winter/index.php

2. Watch the Phoenix Suns take on the Denver Nuggets at Pepsi Center
What: Coming all the way from Arizona, the Phoenix Suns will take on the Denver Nuggets at 7 p.m. at the Pepsi Center.
Where: Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Cir. In Denver
When: Friday, January 25
Admission: Varies
More info: For tickets, click here .

3. Enjoy the Great Fruitcake Toss in Manitou Springs
What: It’s no secret most of us are not fond of fruitcake and would rather toss it than be subjected to another bite. So each year, the people of Manitou Springs come together to test their fruitcake tossing distance, accuracy and speed, using mechanical devices to launch the holiday desserts. There’s also a fruitcake costume competition, libations and a fruitcake bake-off. And yes – there are prizes for winners of each competition.
Where: Memorial Park, 502 Manitou Ave. in Manitou Springs, Colo.
When: Saturday, Jan. 26 from 1 to 3 p.m.
Admission: $1 if you want to rent a fruitcake; free otherwise.
More info: For rules and regulations for those participating in the Fruitcake Toss, click here .

4. Test your fishing skills at the 3 Lakes Ice Fishing Contest in Granby
What: Have what it takes when it comes to ice fishing? Then you’re invited to come to Granby and fish in the lake, as well as try your chance on the Shadow Mountain Reservoir and Grand Lake for over $21,000 in cash and other prizes.
Where: Granby, Colo.
When: Friday, Jan. 25 through Sunday, Jan. 27
Admission: Entries are $35 for one day, $45 for two days, and $50 for all three days.
More info: For rules and regulations about the ice fishing contest, click here .

5. Drive to Breckenridge for the International Snow Sculpture Championships
What: Throughout a span of five days and more than 90 hours of sculpting, 16 teams from around the world take on the challenge to hand-carve 20-ton blocks of snow into enormous works of art. The result is a temporary outdoor gallery in historic downtown Breckenridge. Viewing days are from January 25 to January 30.
Where: Downtown Breckenridge
When: Friday, Jan. 25 through Wednesday, January 30
Admission: Free
More info: https://www.gobreck.com/event/international-snow-sculpture-championships/

6. See the best of the best at the 2019 Winter X Games in Aspen
What: The X Games return to Colorado’s Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen for the world’s best winter action sports, music and festival experience. Witness the very best across four action-packed days from the best athletes in skiing, snowboarding and more. Lil Wayne, The Chainsmokers, among others will perform. You can buy tickets for the musical performances here .
All sport competitions are free and open to the public. Live coverage of the Winter X Games will air on ESPN and Denver7.
Where: Aspen, Colo.
When: Thursday, Jan. 24 through Sunday, January 27
Admission: Free to watch unless you want to see musical performances
More info: https://www.aspensnowmass.com/while-you-are-here/events/x-games-aspen

7. Experience the Rio Frio Ice Festival in downtown Alamosa
What: The 10th annual Rio Frio Ice Festival will feature live ice sculpting, faux snowman building, a kid’s costume contest, a Grub-n-Pub, a fire and ice bonfire, a 5K on the Rio Grande, a polar plunge and an Ice Carousel.
Where: Alamosa, Colo.
When: Friday, Jan. 25 through Sunday, Jan. 27
Admission: Free
More info: http://www.riofrioice.com/

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