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9 Issues to do in Denver & Colorado this weekend: July 15, 16, 17

9 Issues to do in Denver & Colorado this weekend: July 15, 16, 17

Colorado hosts county festivals, rodeos, artwork festivals, the NHRA Mile-Excessive Nationals and the Masked Singer.

COLORADO, USA — From festivals and festivals to expos and runs, there’s tons to do, see and discover in Denver and Colorado this July weekend. Have fun the upcoming summer time by experiencing the distinctive tradition, meals and geography that makes our state so particular. Take a look at one among these enjoyable occasions throughout Colorado.

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El Paso County Honest

CALHAN — The El Paso County Honest opens Saturday, July 16 and can proceed by way of Saturday, July 23. The truthful east of Colorado Springs has a carnival, bull driving, demolition derby, roping and racing occasions, plus household actions, dwell music and meals. Common admission tickets will be bought at

Mesa County Honest

GRAND JUNCTION — Onerous work meets enjoyable on the Mesa County Honest. The annual custom on the Western Slope runs by way of Saturday, July 16 and can showcase one of the best of the Grand Valley, kind peaches to livestock. Gate admission is free to the truthful which may have household pleasant actions, carnival, reveals, foods and drinks distributors and livestock public sale. For present tickets and a whole 2022 truthful schedule, head to

Park County Honest

FAIRPLAY — The Park County Honest is underway and the schedule is packed. The 2022 schedule consists of 4-H reveals, livestock reveals, carnival, dwell music beer backyard, children’ actions, displays and Salida Circus. The truthful ends Sunday, July 17. You possibly can view a whole schedule at

Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo

COLORADO SPRINGS — A Colorado custom is underway on the scenic Norris-Penrose Occasion Heart in Colorado Springs. The Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo, now in its 81st yr, runs by way of Saturday, July 16 skilled rodeo’s prime expertise competing in bareback, saddle bronc, group roping, barrel racing, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, mutton bustin’, bull driving, and freestyle bullfighting.

Rodeo occasions are scheduled for Thursday and Friday nights in addition to a Saturday matinee. The rodeo grounds even have a mechanical bull, pony rides, picture alternatives with longhorns, vendor cubicles, roadhouse saloon, dancing and foods and drinks choices. Get your tickets forward of time at

Cattlemen’s Days

GUNNISON — For 122 years, Gunnison Valley has celebrated the western lifestyle with Cattlemen’s Days. Chosen by “American Cowboy” journal as among the best western occasions within the nation, Cattlemen’s Days honors ranching tradition with the “Granddaddy of Colorado Rodeos.” The western celebration, which features a carnival, parade and 4-H occasions, ends Sunday, July 17. 

NHRA Mile-Excessive Nationals

MORRISON — The most important occasion of the yr at Bandimere Speedway is right here. The annual NHRA Mile-Excessive Nationals has competitions in prime gasoline dragster, gasoline humorous automobiles, professional inventory, professional inventory motorbike and extra. The occasions on Friday and Saturday may have firework shows. Each ticket features a “Pit Cross” so you may meet the drivers and see the automobiles up shut. Get your tickets at The NHRA Mile-Excessive Nationals run Friday, July 15 by way of Sunday, July 17.

Donor Sprint

DENVER — The twenty third annual Donor Sprint is Sunday, July 17 at Denver’s Washington Park. The sprint is a 5K run/stroll to honor the lives of organ and tissue donors, have a good time the lives of organ and tissue recipients and acknowledge those that proceed to attend for a lifesaving transplant. Race day registration begins at 7 a.m. and the stroll and runs are scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. To register for the 2022 Donor Sprint, head to

Blues & BBQ 

EDGEWATER — The twenty fifth annual Blues & BBQ returns to Residents Park in Edgewater on Saturday, July 16. Cash raised from the occasion will go to Habitat for Humanity Metro Denver. There will likely be six bands together with tributes to Aerosmith, INXS, Prince, The Allman Brother’s Band and Bruce Springsteen. Readily available will likely be meals distributors, native breweries and native artisans. Tickets are $10.

XTERRA USA Championship Pageant

AVON — The twenty first annual XTERRA USA Championship off-road triathlon will likely be held along side a brand new family-friendly weekend of occasions on Friday, July 15 and Saturday, July 16.  Along with the primary occasion, XTERRA will host dash and relay races together with quite a lot of different endurance occasions for the household together with child’s races, yard video games, vendor cubicles, meals vans, beer gardens and a free live performance from Trout Steak Revival on the Avon Efficiency Pavilion in Harry A. Nottingham Park.

Pageant within the Clouds 

ALMA — Now in its twenty fourth yr, Pageant within the Clouds brings three days of music and artwork to Alma, the very best included city within the USA. The competition — which runs from Friday, July 15 to Sunday, July 17 — consists of 25 bands, 40 regional artists, meals, beer backyard, youngsters’s actions, dancing and extra. Admission to Pageant within the Clouds is free, however the competition serves as a fundraiser for space neighborhood initiatives as properly. A whole schedule is on the market at

Pearl Avenue Arts Fest

BOULDER — The forty second annual Pearl Avenue Arts Fest will likely be held in downtown Boulder on Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July 17 with a particular artist preview on Friday. A celebration of visible artwork, the competition consists of many types of artwork from whimsical to trendy sculptures to watercolors, oils and extra. The competition begins at 10 a.m. every day, admission is free, and the Metropolis of Boulder parking garages will likely be free as properly. Pearl Avenue Arts Fest will likely be held on Pearl Avenue Mall which options quite a few eating places, bars and buying decisions.

Silverthorne High quality Artwork Pageant

SILVERTHORNE — The annual Silverthorne High quality Artwork Pageant will likely be held from Friday, July 15 to Sunday, July 17 on the Silverthorne Recreation Heart on the base of the Gore Vary in Summit County. The competition will characteristic artisans in 13 classes from all over the world. Admission to this weekend’s competition is free.

Lake Dillon Arts Pageant  

DILLON — The sixteenth annual Lake Dillon Arts Pageant may have 85 artists displaying positive work in portray, jewellery, ceramics, sculpture, metallic & woodwork, fiber and extra this weekend. The Summit County artwork present runs Friday, July 15 by way of Sunday, July 17 at 104 Village Place in Dillon.

Downtown Aspen Artwork Pageant  

ASPEN — The Downtown Aspen Artwork Pageant returns to Aspen’s Paepcke Park for its nineteenth version. The 2022 competition will happen Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July 17 from 10 a.m. to five p.m. The free outside artwork competition presents a wide-range of creations in sculpture, images, glass, work, ceramics, one-of-a-kind jewellery and combined media. Positioned straight on Predominant Avenue, Paepcke Park is situated close to downtown outlets and eating places.

A Style of France

DENVER — Larimer Sq. is internet hosting A Style of France from Thursday, July 14 to Sunday, July 17. The four-day celebration of all issues French consists of a mixture of free and ticketed occasions, dwell music, meals, artwork installations, a chalk artwork piece by Steve DeOrio, an Eiffel Tower reproduction and Projection Mapping by Deep Area Drive-In. For extra data or to buy tickets, go to

91st Annual Bazaar

DENVER — Now in its 91st yr, the Our Girl of Mount Carmel’s Annual Bazaar is one among Denver’s oldest Bazaars. The occasion will run Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 3549 Navajo Avenue. You possibly can anticipate dwell music, Italian meals, Italian distributors that includes salami, cheeses and imported gadgets, Italian-style ceramics, Colorado peaches to order, video games, a grand raffle, bingo and bazaar meals together with pizza, pizza fritta, sausage, sandwiches, pies with ice cream, root beer floats, wine, beer, meatball sandwiches, corn, fruit kabobs, sizzling canine and extra. A procession will observe Sunday’s 12 p.m. Mass. Extra data is on the market on-line at

The Masked Singer

DENVER — The primary-ever nationwide tour of “The Masked Singer” will make a cease at Denver’s Ellie Caulkins Opera Home on Monday, July 18. Tour organizers say “audiences can anticipate to see their favourite characters dropped at life onstage, in addition to shock movie star visitors, wonderful new performances and a can’t-miss spectacular dwell present for audiences of all ages.” The occasion is hosted by Natasha Bedingfield. For ticket data, go to

Drums Alongside the Rockies

FORT COLLINS — Colorado’s premier marching music occasion strikes to Canvas Stadium in Fort Collins on Saturday, July 16. Drums Alongside the Rockies, which steps off at 6:45 p.m., is yearly among the best and hottest occasions of its form on the planet with bands from Arizona, Utah, California, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming and Colorado scheduled to compete. An all-star line up of drum corps together with the Blue Devils, Santa Clara Vanguard and Colorado’s Blue Knights are set to seem. Drums Alongside the Rockies tickets are offered on-line at CSU’s web site.

Water Lantern Pageant

THORTON — Expertise the magic of floating lanterns because the comfortable glow displays upon the water at Thornton’s Carpenter Park. The Water Lantern Pageant combines  pals, household, nice meals and an array of twinkling lanterns on the waterfront. There will likely be native distributors, dwell music, garden video games and lantern-decorating stations. The competition begins at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, July 16. p.m. and lanterns will likely be launched between 8:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Convey your garden chairs for a calming night on the park.


LONGMONT — Leftapalooza, Left Hand Brewing Basis’s native tribute band competitors and fundraiser, will likely be held Saturday, July 16 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Left Hand Brewing’s outside venue, The Backyard. Leftapalooza is a family-friendly occasion and attendees 12 and below are free to attend. All occasion proceeds from Leftapalooza will profit the Left Hand Brewing Basis.

Keystone Wine and Jazz Pageant

KEYSTONE — Regardless of if you happen to’re a Chardonnay fan otherwise you want a pleasant Riesling, you may discover one thing you may like among the many 300 sorts of wine on the Keystone Wine and Jazz Pageant. There will likely be native meals distributors, dwell music, and wines to sip and savor at River Run Village on Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July 17.

Fortress Rock WineFest 

CASTLE ROCK — Over 180 sorts of Colorado wine from greater than two dozen wineries will likely be obtainable for swirlin’ and sippin’ at this outside wine occasion at Fortress Rock’s Bison Park within the Meadows on Saturday, July 16. If wine is not your cup of tea, there will likely be a beer backyard, meals vans and dwell music. This occasion is for adults solely, so depart the children and pets with a sitter. You should buy tickets to the 18th annual Fortress Rock WineFest at

Central Park Beer Fest

DENVER — The Central Park Beer Fest is Saturday, July 16 from 4 p.m. to eight p.m. at Denver’s Central Park. A portion of the proceeds will help Pints for Prostates. This competition options craft breweries, meals vans, dwell music that includes Chris Daniels and the Kings and extra.


DENVER — That is the ultimate weekend to go to the Phipps IMAX Theater on the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (DMNS) earlier than it closes till December. The theater will shut Tuesday, July 19. The museum mentioned your entire theater space will bear a “main facelift” that features a new foyer entrance with new finishings, a brand new laser projector and a brand new sound system.

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DMNS mentioned the brand new audio and visible accessibility options will embrace a listening to induction loop, up to date closed captioning system, enhanced programming, and 2D and 3D capabilities. The Phipps IMAX Theater first opened because the Phipps Auditorium in 1940. The theater was renovated as an IMAX theater in 1983.

Lavender Pageant 

LITTLETON — Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms will host its Lavender Pageant on Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July 17. With greater than 2,000 lavender vegetation, the family-friendly celebration may have merchandise made by native growers and artisans, demonstrations, dwell music, children’ actions, farm excursions, distributors and extra. Tickets for the celebration are offered at

Colorado Rapids vs. LA Galaxy

COMMERCE CITY — The Colorado Rapids are again at house this weekend. The Rapids host the Los Angeles Galaxy on Saturday, July 16 at 7 p.m. at Dick’s Sporting Items Park. Ticket are offered at

Colorado Rockies vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

DENVER — The Colorado Rockies have a four-game sequence in opposition to the Pittsburgh Pirates this weekend. The Rockies and Pirates play Thursday, July 14 by way of Sunday, July 17 at Coors Subject. Giveaways embrace a crossbody bag on Friday, Mandalorian beverage wrap on Saturday and water bottle on Sunday.

Pink Rocks

DENVER — There isn’t a higher venue for dwell music within the nation than Colorado’s Pink Rocks Amphitheatre. The Pink Rocks 2022 live performance schedule (introduced thus far) is steadily rising and even options some live shows postponed from 2020.

  • Thursday, July 14 – Trampled by Turtles, Ruston Kelly
  • Friday, July 15 – The String Cheese Incident
  • Saturday, July 16 – The String Cheese Incident
  • Sunday, July 17 – The String Cheese Incident

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Motion pictures this weekend

4 motion pictures in, Thor continues to be bringing the hammer down on the field workplace. “Thor: Love and Thunder” earned $144 million in its opening weekend, one of the best opening within the franchise.

The primary movie opened to $65.7 million in 2011, adopted by $85.7 million for “The Darkish World” in 2013 and $122.7 million for 2017’s “Ragnarok.” 

“Prime Gun: Maverick” continues to soar, having handed $600 million this week, changing into the highest-grossing film in Paramount historical past.

New motion pictures this weekend

  • Marcel the Shell with Sneakers On
  • Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank
  • The place the Crawdads Sing

Final weekend’s field workplace

  1. Thor: Love and Thunder — $144 million
  2. Minions: The Rise of Gru — $46 million
  3. Prime Gun: Maverick — $15.5 million
  4. Elvis — $11.1 million 
  5. Jurassic World: Dominion — $8.5 million
  6. The Black Telephone — $7.7 million
  7. Lightyear — $3 million
  8. Marcel the Shell with Sneakers On — $0.3 million
  9. Mr. Malcolm’s Record — $0.2 million 
  10. Dr. Unusual and the Multiverse of Insanity — $0.2 million

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