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 beyond this weekend.
1. Put on your cowboy boots and head to the Greeley Stampede
What: Head to northern Colorado for the premiere summer western event! There will be rodeo, concerts, a carnival, shopping, food, American bull fighting, and more
Where: 600 N. 14th Ave. in Greeley, Colo.
When: Wednesday, June 26 through Sunday, July 7
More info: https://www.greeleystampede.org/
2. Take in the color purple at the Colorado Lavender Festival
What: Palisade isn’t just about its peaches! Head over to the town for the 8th annual Colorado Lavender Festival, where you’ll be able to find high quality lavender-inspired booths, products, music, cooking demos, workshops, farm tours and much more.
Where: Palisade, Colo.
When: Friday, June 28 from 8 a.m. to Sunday, June 30 at 4 p.m.
More info: https://coloradolavender.org/
3. Celebrate America at the Fort Carson Freedom Fest
What: Head down to Fort Carson for three days of fun to celebrate the American way of life! The Fort Carson Freedom Fest will have concerts, food, vendors, a carnival and, of course, a firework show to celebrate America! The fireworks start at 9:30 p.m. at Iron Horse Park.
Where: Iron Horse Park, 6510 Wetzel Ave. in Fort Carson, Colo.
When: Friday, June 28 and Saturday, June 29 from 1:30 pm. to 10:30 p.m.; Sunday, June 30 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
More info: https://carsonfreedomfest.com/
4. Eagle Flight Days
What: In 1922, the county seat was stolen from Red Cliff and moved to Eagle. Since then, the City of Eagle has celebrated its “relocation” with the annual Flight Days event. Enjoy the Lions Club Pancake Breakfast, a parade down Broadway, the horseshoe tournament, concerts, a carnival and more.
Where: Eagle Town Park, 500-598 Washington St. in Eagle, Colo.
When: Friday, June 28 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, June 29 from 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
More info: https://eagleoutside.com/flightdays/
5. Enjoy unlimited beer at the Colorado Brewers’ Festival
What: The award-winning Colorado Brewers’ Festival returns to celebrate its 30t anniversary with more than 100 beers from more than 50 Colorado breweries, live music and entertainment, artisan exhibitors, food and more.
Where: Canvas Stadium, 751 W. Pitkin St. in Fort Collins, Colo.
When: Friday, June 28 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, June 29 from noon to 5 p.m.
More info: https://downtownfortcollins.com/event/colorado-brewers-festival/
6. Looking for live music out of town? Check out the Rapids & Grass Beer Festival
What: Head over to Buena Vista for a uniquely Colorado weekend for a weekend of mountain-lovin’, beer-drinkin’, noodle-dancin’, river-raftin’ and much more! There will be over 50 local and regional craft breweries, bluegass music and more.
Where: Buena Vista, Colo.
When: Friday, June 28 from 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Saturday, June 29 from 2 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Sunday, June 30 from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
More info: https://rgfest.com/
7. Can’t wait for Tuesday? Munch on tacos at the Denver Taco Festival this weekend
What: Want to have a taste of the greatest tacos in the city? Bring family and friends to the Denver Taco Festival! Besides this Mexican delicacy, there will be live music, lucha libre wrestling, high speed daredevil Chihuahua racing, live game shows and much more!
Where: 725 w. 39th Ave. in Denver
When: Saturday, June 29 from noon to 9 p.m.; Sunday, June 30 from noon to 8 p.m.
More info: https://denvertacofestival.com/
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Go back in time at the Colorado Renaissance Festival
What: Prepare to dress up in period-accurate fashion, bring your appetite for turkey legs and get ready to return to the past, because the 43rd annual Colorado Renaissance Festival is coming back to Larkspur this weekend.
Where: 650 West Parry Park Avenue in Larkspur, Colo.
When: Saturday, June 29 and Sunday, June 30 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Admission: Adults $23.50, Children between 5 and 12-years-old $11, Children under 5 get in free.
More info: https://coloradorenaissance.com/
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