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9 Issues to do in Denver & Colorado this weekend: July 8-10, 2022

9 Issues to do in Denver & Colorado this weekend: July 8-10, 2022

County truthful season begins in Colorado, Artsweek returns in Golden and a brand new curler coaster provides high-altitude thrills.

COLORADO, USA — The July warmth is certain to be intense, however do not let that cease you from heading outdoors and experiencing a novel Colorado occasion.

We have discovered two dozen festivals, concert events, celebrations and occasions occurring this weekend in each nook of Colorado. You should definitely share your weekend photographs with the “Close to Me” characteristic on the 9NEWS app.

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GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Colorado is now dwelling to the best looping curler coaster within the nation. Constructed into the aspect of Iron Mountain at Glenwood Caverns Journey Park, the brand new Defiance coaster includes a 102.3 diploma, 110-foot freefall drop, which is the steepest freefall drop within the western United States. 

A grand opening celebration for the brand new coaster can be held Saturday, July 9 at Glenwood Caverns Journey Park. The grand opening celebration can have giveaways, swag and stay music.

Defiance sits at 7,132 toes above sea degree with views of the Colorado and Roaring Fork Rivers, Mount Sopris, South Canyon, Glenwood Canyon and Glenwood Springs throughout a 75-foot vertical climb.

RELATED: Highest looping curler coaster within the US opens in Colorado

ArtsWeek Golden

GOLDEN — Artsweek Golden returns from Thursday, July 7 by Friday, July 15. The 4th annual celebration of the humanities options the Artsweek Golden Competition, a juried arts competition with native and nationwide artists exhibiting their works, on Saturday, July 9 and Sunday, July 10. ArtsWeek Golden additionally has a Plein Air portray occasion, aerialist demonstrations, figurine portray, the FAC Unframed Gala and humanities trivia. Many Golden eating places are providing give again days and there can be featured reveals at a number of Golden museums.

Colorado Black Arts Competition

DENVER — The thirty sixth annual Colorado Black Arts Competition takes place Friday, July 8 by Sunday, July 10 at Denver’s Metropolis Park. This 12 months’s theme is New Horizons that includes The Authentic Lakeside, New Orleans Mardi Gras Indians, Mary Louise Lee Band, Gregory Goodloe, Bandan Koro, Conjunto Colores, Circle of Therapeutic Occasion, The Ricky Earl Band, and Gospel. An entire occasion schedule might be discovered at

Breckenridge July Artwork Competition

BRECKENRIDGE — The thirty ninth annual Breckenridge July Artwork Competition runs Thursday, July 7 by Saturday, July 9. The juried artwork present options artists in 13 classes who can be current to debate their authentic work and do demonstrations. The free present opens at 10 a.m. every day.

The Artwork of Banksy

DENVER — That is the ultimate weekend to see the most important touring exhibition of genuine Banksy artworks on this planet within the Mile Excessive Metropolis. The Artwork of Banksy closes its doorways in Denver on Sunday, July 10. The exhibition provides the uncommon alternative to view authenticated and authorized Banksy artworks not often seen by the general public. The Artwork of Banksy options greater than 100 authentic Banksy works from non-public collectors throughout the globe. Tickets are on sale at  

CrossCurrents River Competition

DENVER — CrossCurrents is a free group occasion that includes water actions, stay music, meals vehicles, drinks and children’ zone. The occasions is Saturday, July 9 from 12 p.m. to eight:30 p.m. at Denver’s Confluence Park. CrossCurrents advantages The Greenway Basis, a neighborhood environmental non-profit that has been revitalizing rivers and reconnecting communities since 1974.

Park County Truthful

FAIRPLAY — The Park County Truthful begins Saturday, July 9 and the schedule is packed. The 2022 schedule contains 4-H exhibits, livestock exhibits, rodeos, parade, pancake breakfast, carnival, beer backyard, children’ actions, reveals and stay music. You may view an entire schedule at

Colorado Brewers Rendezvous

SALIDA — Seventy Colorado craft breweries will pour their newest and biggest on the Colorado Brewers Rendezvous on Saturday, July 9 at Riverside Park. The occasion kicks off with a Pre-Vous at Salida’s Steam Plant Theater on Friday, July 8 with 20 breweries collaborating. This craft beer competition contains limitless beer samplings, entry to meals distributors, and stay music within the open mountain air.

Breckenridge Beer Competition

BRECKENRIDGE — The annual Breckenridge Beer Competition returns Saturday, July 9 at Beaver Run Resort. The competition has dozens of breweries on faucet for tastings plus stay music, VIP space, meals and retail distributors. The Breckenridge Beer Competition runs from 12 p.m. to five p.m. Saturday. Limitless tasting, VIP expertise, basic admission and designated driver tickets can be found on-line.

Centennial Brew-N-Que

CENTENNIAL — Centennial’s annual Brew-N-Que is Saturday, July 9 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Centennial Middle Park. The occasion options native breweries, BBQ meals vehicles and stay music by the ThreadBarons within the park’s amphitheater. Admission to the competition is free and open to the general public. Featured breweries embody Halfpenny Brewing, Ratio Beerworks, Flying Embers, Elevated Seltzer, Baja Brewing Firm, Sanitas Brewing Firm, Two22 Brew, Spice Commerce Brewing Co, Slalom Fox Cocktails, Max Faucets Co, Woodchuck Arduous Cider, Daychaser, Lifted Libations, and Tivoli.

Rhythm on the River

LONGMONT — The 2022 Rhythm on the River is Friday, July 8 and Saturday, July 9 at Roger’s Grove in Longmont. The celebration of the group, artwork and music can have bands together with Foxfeather, The 89s, Gasoline Pops, The Burroughs, Mojomama, Wellington Bullings, Many Mountains and extra. There can be a free shuttle service operating between the Fairgrounds car parking zone and the Hover Road entrance to Roger’s Grove.

Bobstock Music Competition

FORT MORGAN — Fort Morgan’s annual music competition is again on Friday, July 8 and Saturday, July 9. The 2022 Bobstock Music Competition options Eve 6 on Friday and Starship that includes Mickey Thomas on Saturday. The 2-day competition provides meals distributors, children’ video games, rides and stay music. Bobstock admission is free.

Styx, REO Speedwagon, Loverboy

DENVER — REO Speedwagon and Styx convey their legendary rock and roll to Colorado this weekend with particular visitor Loverboy. The “Dwell and UnZoomed” summer time co-headlining summer time tour will cease at Denver’s Ball Enviornment on Friday, July 8. That is the fifth time REO Speedwagon and Styx have toured collectively and the primary time in 4 years. Tickets are on sale at

The Trip Competition

TELLURIDE — The tenth annual Trip Competition is again in stunning Telluride by Sunday, July 10. This 12 months, the competition will characteristic 5 days of rootsy, rocking expertise. Black Pistol Hearth, Arc Angels, North Mississippi Allstars, Large One thing, Suzanne Santo, Danielle Ponder, James McMurtry, Amber Lily, and Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown are among the many artists scheduled to carry out this weekend. Get your tickets at

Crested Butte Wildflower Competition

CRESTED BUTTE — The 365th annual Crested Butte Wildflower Competition begins Friday, July 8 and runs for ten days by Sunday, July 17. The competition provides greater than 200 alternatives for mountain climbing and strolling, pictures and artwork workshops, birding and butterfly outings, geology, geobotany, backyard excursions, cooking courses and backcountry Jeep excursions. The competition’s headquarters are situated on the Previous Historic Practice Depot. To register for one of many many choices, head to

Music within the Mountains

DURANGO — Durango has been dwelling to one of many premiere classical music festivals within the nation for over 30 years. Music within the Mountains kicks off this weekend with concert events scheduled by Sunday, July 31. Tickets can be found at The music competition has free and ticketed rehearsals, lectures and concert events.

Drishti Beats Yoga & Music Competition

SNOWMASS VILLAGE — The Drishti Beats Yoga & Music Competition takes place Friday, July 8 by Sunday, July 10 in Snowmass Village. Festivalgoers are invited to embark on a journey stuffed with soul-shaking music, heart-opening yoga, mind-expanding workshops, lectures and artwork from eclectic-yet-refined choice musicians, yoga instructors and audio system.

Deer Path Rodeo

DEER TRAIL — The world’s first rodeo celebrates its 153th anniversary this weekend. The Deer Path Rodeo, held Friday, July 8 and Saturday, July 9, provides all conventional rodeo occasions plus mutton bustin’ and stay music from Cody Canada and the Departed. A parade steps off at 1 p.m. Saturday in Deer Path.

Rooftop Rodeo

ESTES PARK — The annual PRCA-sanctioned Rooftop Rodeo opened Wednesday in Estes Park and continues by Monday, July 11. A schedule of occasions and tickets can be found at

Rocky Mountain Vintage Competition

LOVELAND — Vintage sellers from 12 totally different states can be in Loveland this weekend promoting vintage gadgets in jewellery, furnishings, silver, western, Native American, shabby stylish, artwork glass, pottery, classic toys, kitchenware, postcards and extra. The Rocky Mountain Vintage Competition runs Saturday, July 9 and Sunday, July 10 at The Ranch Occasions Advanced. Tickets are $6 on-line.

Cookie Chase 5K

DENVER — The Cookie Chase is Denver’s race that ends with cookies. Runners and walkers can reap the benefits of a flat, quick course at Sloan Lake Park after which get pleasure from contemporary cookies on the end. The 5K is Saturday, July 9 with begin waves at 7:30 a.m., 8 a.m. and eight:30 a.m. Individuals obtain cookies, race shirt, finisher’s medal and photographs.

Purple Rocks

DENVER — There is no such thing as a higher venue for stay music within the nation than Colorado’s Purple Rocks Amphitheatre. The Purple Rocks 2022 live performance schedule (introduced thus far) is steadily rising and even options some concert events postponed from 2020.

RELATED: Who’s enjoying Purple Rocks this summer time?

Motion pictures this weekend

After a seven-year wait, households flocked to “Minions: The Rise of Gru” final weekend. The fifth movie within the “Despicable Me” franchise grossed greater than $107 million to shatter the document for the Fourth of July weekend.

“High Gun: Maverick” continues do herald large enterprise after six weekends. The field workplace momentum is predicted to proceed with the discharge of Marvel’s “Thor: Love and Thunder” this weekend.

New motion pictures this weekend

Final weekend’s field workplace

  1. Minions: The Rise of Gru — $107 million
  2. High Gun: Maverick — $25.8 million
  3. Elvis — $18.4 million 
  4. Jurassic World: Dominion — $16.3 million
  5. The Black Cellphone — $12.2 million
  6. Lightyear — $6.4 million
  7. Mr. Malcolm’s Listing — $0.8 million
  8. The whole lot In every single place All at As soon as — $0.5 million
  9. Physician Unusual within the Multiverse of Insanity — $0.4 million
  10. Jug Jugg Jeeyo — $0.3 million

RELATED: ‘Minions’ set field workplace on fireplace with $108.5 million debut

RELATED: Overview: ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ is pure bonkers filmmaking

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