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9Things to do in Denver and Colorado this weekend: Aug. 12-14

9Things to do in Denver and Colorado this weekend: Aug. 12-14

A brand new period in Broncos Nation begins this weekend when soccer returns to Empower Area.

COLORADO, USA — Summer time truthful and pageant season continues in Colorado and Broncos soccer is again this second weekend of August. 

There are out of doors celebrations in Wheat Ridge, Hugo, Lamar, La Veta, Keenesburg, Strasburg, Durango, Buena Vista, Denver, Cripple Creek, Telluride, Vail, Craig and extra.

From festivals and gala’s to expos and runs, there’s heaps to do, see and discover in Denver and Colorado this weekend. Bear in mind to share your weekend images with the “Close to Me” characteristic on the 9NEWS app.

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Denver Broncos vs. Dallas Cowboys

DENVER — Are you prepared for some soccer? Denver Broncos soccer is again! The Broncos and Dallas Cowboys kick off the 2022 preseason Saturday, Aug. 13 at 6 p.m. at Empower Area at Mile Excessive. The sport will air on KTVD Channel 20 — that is channel 657 in case you have Xfinity. For these in 9NEWS’ viewing space, the video games will even air reside on the 9NEWS+ streaming app — for Hearth TV, Roku and Apple TV — in addition to on Some tickets can be found for the sport at

RELATED: The place to observe Broncos preseason video games on TV, streaming

Boulder County Truthful

LONGMONT — The Boulder County Truthful is the oldest truthful in Colorado, working since 1869. Children, households and buddies will take pleasure in plenty of free leisure and actions all through the truthful which runs by Sunday, Aug. 14. The 153rd annual Boulder County Truthful contains a each day carnival, meals, 4-H reveals, petting zoo, reside music and extra. For tickets and the 2022 schedule, try

Lincoln County Truthful

HUGO — The Lincoln County Truthful runs by Saturday, Aug. 13. Admission to the truthful is free, plus there’s youngsters’ occasions, 4H reveals, rodeo and tenting. A parade steps off at 10 a.m. Saturday. Try the entire Lincoln County Truthful and Rodeo schedule right here.

Southeast Weld County Truthful

KEENESBURG — The Southeast Weld County Truthful is celebrating its one hundredth anniversary this weekend. Two days of 4-H actions, horse, hog, poultry, beef, sheep, dairy and goat reveals result in rodeos at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12 and Saturday, Aug. 13. The 2022 Truthful Parade steps off at 8:30 a.m. Saturday on South Marin adopted by a livestock sale, beef barbecue, child’s rodeo, ranch rodeo and live performance that includes Chancey Williams.

Sand & Sage Spherical-Up

LAMAR — The Sand & Sage Spherical-Up turns 121 years previous in 2022. The truthful’s second weekend features a chuck wagon barbecue at 5 p.m. Friday, adopted by a PRCA Rodeo. A parade will step off at 10 a.m. Saturday. The Powerful Sufficient to Put on Pink Evening on the Sand & Sage Roundup is Saturday with a beer backyard, PCRA rodeo, barbecue, junior livestock sale and 4-H/FFA Parade of Champions. See a full truthful schedule right here.

Huerfano County Truthful

LA VETA — This 12 months’s Huerfano County Truthful is underway and runs till Sunday, Aug. 14. Friday’s schedule has rabbit, poultry, sheep, goat and swine reveals. There will likely be a dance at 8 p.m. Saturday night time. The Huerfano County Truthful concludes Sunday with a Cowboy Church, dinner and livestock sale.

Moffat County Truthful

CRAIG — It is positive to be an awesome weekend on the 2022 Moffat County Truthful. The annual PRCA/WPRA Rodeo is about for Thursday at 7 p.m. Swine, rabbit, poultry and 4-H reveals are scheduled all through Friday, with root beer floats at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13 is the ultimate day of the truthful, but it surely’s a full day with a free pancake breakfast, tractor driving contest, leisure, ranch video games, lawnmower pulls, pie-eating contest, turtle races, Coca-Cola floats, and dance. Try the complete Moffat County Truthful schedule right here.

La Plata County Truthful

DURANGO — The La Plata County Truthful is underway on the La Plata County Fairgrounds in Durango. Along with a carnival, beer backyard, 4-H and FFA reveals, reveals and gross sales, Friday night time will even characteristic a live performance by Asleep on the Wheel with Midnight Backhand. A demolition derby is about for midday Saturday. The 2022 truthful ends Sunday, Aug. 14.

Hometown Days

STRASBURG — Strasburg Hometown Days takes place Friday, Aug. 12 to Sunday, Aug. 14. The celebration commemorates the becoming a member of of the primary steady railroad within the nation which passed off simply east of the city in 1870 when the Kansas Pacific Railroads met. This weekend’s festivities embody a neighborhood barbeque, vendor truthful, hay rides, household dinner, sq. dance, chili cook-off and watermelon feed, motion pictures, 5K run and extra. Go to for a whole Hometown Days schedule.

Gold Rush Days

BUENA VISTA — Buena Vista’s signature annual occasion is again this weekend on the McPhelemy Park. Gold Rush Days presents free reside music, youngsters’ video games, beer backyard, good meals, historic reenactments, duck race and extra. Gold Rush Days runs Saturday, Aug. 13 and Sunday, Aug. 14.

Wheat Ridge Carnation Competition

WHEAT RIDGE — The 53rd annual Wheat Ridge Carnation Competition will likely be held at Anderson Park on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The pageant started as a promotion of the town’s 32 carnation nurseries, however has developed right into a household celebration of every part Wheat Ridge with a carnival, classic automotive present, parade, artwork present, reside music and extra.

Friday’s occasions embody a spaghetti dinner, fireworks, carnival and reside music. Saturday morning will start with a pancake breakfast adopted by the Carnation Competition Parade alongside thirty eighth Avenue in addition to reside music, carnival and fireworks. The Massive Wheels on the Farm classic automotive present begins Sunday at 9 a.m. For an entire schedule, go to

Needs and Heroes

LITTLETON — The Needs and Heroes Profit Live performance is again. The 2022 Needs and Heroes Profit Live performance will likely be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13 at Breckenridge Brewery in Littleton. The general public is invited to come back to the brewery to take pleasure in music, meals, drinks, dancing and three reside bands: Chris Dismuke, 9’s A Pair, and Phat Daddy. Get your tickets at

9NEWS Mornings’ Corey Rose began the live performance fundraiser in 2011 to honor the reminiscence of her father, Gary. Through the years, Needs and Heroes has been a part of granting dozens of needs and has helped many firefighters and members of the family when tragedy strikes.

RELATED: Corey Rose’s Needs and Heroes profit live performance

Sculpture within the Park

LOVELAND — The annual Sculpture within the Park present and artwork sale will likely be open at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13 and Sunday, Aug. 14. This weekend’s occasion, which may have about 160 artists, is now the most important out of doors juried sculpture present within the nation. Proceeds from Sculpture within the Park go in direction of the acquisition of sculpture for Loveland’s Benson Sculpture Backyard, plus park capital enhancements and landscaping.

Donkey Derby Days

CRIPPLE CREEK — Cripple Creek’s hottest occasion returns this weekend for an 91st 12 months. Folks from everywhere in the world will descend on downtown Cripple Creek for Donkey Derby Days, drawn by an opportunity to observe a race impressed by the city’s resident donkey herd, believed to be distant kin of the unique donkeys used within the city’s Gold Rush days. Saturday’s occasion may have a pancake breakfast, a parade, beer backyard, meals distributors, youngsters’ actions, donkey photo-op and donkey races. Admission to Donkey Derby Days is free. To see a schedule, go to

Enjoyable on the Uncompahgre

MONTROSE — Enjoyable on the Uncompahgre Fest presents a lineup of occasions on land and water. The pageant, held on the Montrose Water Sports activities Park on Saturday, Aug. 13, contains water competitions such because the Riverbottom Downriver Race, Western Slope River Surf Competitors, FUNCy Kayak Rodeo and the Begin Right here & Paddle All over the place Group Floating Parade. Head to to see an entire occasion schedule.

Western Welcome Week 

LITTLETON — For 93 years, Littleton residents have been holding a neighborhood celebration. This 12 months’s Western Welcome Week is a 10-day fest, Friday, Aug. 12 to Sunday, Aug. 21. The occasion schedule is filled with greater than 40 occasions from a fishing derby to hometown pig roast benefiting dozens of native nonprofits. A neighborhood barbeque, live performance by the Denver Municipal Band and fireworks are deliberate Friday, Aug. 12 at Sterne Park. This occasion was first revealed by For extra offers and reductions, go to

Rocky Mountain Of us Competition

LYONS — This weekend is the thirty second annual Rocky Mountain Of us Competition. The occasion brings collectively songwriters and followers for 3 days of music, tenting and inspiration alongside the St. Vrain River in Lyons. Indigo Ladies, John Craigie, Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers, Ani DiFranco, Robert Earl Eager, Yola, Sarah Jarosz and Rodney Crowell are just some of this weekend’s performers. 

Black Forest Competition

BLACK FOREST — The 2022 Black Forest Competition is a full day of enjoyable and reside music held on the Black Forest Group Membership. The day begins with a pancake breakfast from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13. The Black Forest Parade will step off at 10:30 a.m. Count on craft cubicles, youngsters’s video games, demos, outhouse races, music, meals distributors and extra.

Colorado Prairie Music Fest

HUGO — The Colorado Prairie Music Fest is again this 12 months and can characteristic William Clark Inexperienced together with nation rising star Kylie Frey on the Lincoln County Truthful and Rodeo on Saturday, Aug. 13. Gates open at 4 p.m., with Kylie Frey hitting the stage at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 and are on sale now.

Centennial Beneath the Stars

CENTENNIAL — It’s a laserific musical marvel. Centennial Beneath The Stars is Saturday, Aug. 13, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. The free out of doors even options reside music by reside performances by The Man Cubs, Jenny Shawhan and Prince tribute band Paizley Park. A laser mild present tops off the night. There’s additionally meals vans and free youngsters actions. This occasion was first revealed by For extra offers and reductions, go to 

Live performance within the Park

LITTLETON — Hazel Miller & The Collective will carry out a free live performance at Grant Amphitheater at Clement Park on Friday, Aug. 12. The live performance advantages Fingers of The Carpenter which presents automotive companies for single mothers needing to get to work and supply for his or her youngsters. There will likely be meals vans on website.

Telluride Jazz Competition

TELLURIDE — The Telluride Jazz Competition is again for 3 days of jazz, funk, soul, folks and gospel music. The occasion additionally has on-site tenting, free yoga, cozy late-night membership reveals, interactive artist performances, youngsters’s actions, out of doors recreation and extra. Yola, The Motet, and Cory Wong are set to headline. The forty fifth annual Telluride Jazz Competition runs Friday, Aug. 12 to Sunday, Aug. 14 and tickets are at

Telluride Positive Artwork Competition

TELLURIDE — The Mountain Village and Telluride Positive Artwork Competition is Saturday, Aug. 13 and Sunday, Aug. 14. The present will happen at Heritage and Convention Plazas in Mountain Village and options native and nationwide artists and fantastic crafters. Admission is free.

Estes Park Wine Competition

ESTES PARK — The seventh annual Estes Park Wine Competition will likely be held at Bond Park in downtown Estes Park. Along with showcasing wines from over 20 Colorado wineries, there will likely be meals and purchasing distributors and reside leisure over the two-day pageant from Ryan Millard, David Henning and Jon Portillo, and Wendy Woo Band. The Estes Park Wine Competition runs Saturday, Aug. 13 and Sunday, Aug. 14. Tickets are bought on-line.

Vail Valley Brew’Au

AVON — A household pleasant celebration of craft beer with a luau theme, the Vail Valley Brew ‘Au is again at Harry A. Nottingham Park on Saturday, Aug. 13. Attendees will take pleasure in limitless samples of 40+ brews, seltzers and ciders in a memento sampling glass, reside music by the Candy Lillies and Rocky Mountain Grateful Lifeless Evaluate, water lanterns, meals distributors and children’ actions. This occasion helps the Vail Valley Charitable Fund.

Vail Wine Basic  

VAIL — Wine makers and fanatics will likely be in Vail for the three-day Vail Wine Basic. The pageant runs Thursday, Aug. 11 by Saturday, Aug. 13 with mountainside tasting of a whole lot of high-end wines, spirits and meals. The occasion schedule options grand tastings, wine dinners, lunches, workshops and extra.

RiNo Beer Fest

DENVER — RiNo Beer Fest is throwing it again to the Nineteen Nineties with a dance occasion and limitless samplings from greater than 20 breweries, cideries and distilleries. The beer pageant begins Saturday, Aug. 13 at 4 p.m. at Zeppelin Station. There will likely be an indoor meals corridor, costume contest, garden video games, picture sales space and music.

a hundred and thirtieth Anniversary at Brown Palace

DENVER — The Brown Palace will maintain its a hundred and thirtieth Anniversary Celebration on Friday, Aug. 12 at 5 p.m. Amidst its Grand Foyer and Mezzanine, the enduring Colorado resort will likely be commemorating 130 years of hospitality and historic legacy with cake, champagne, craft beers, specialty wine and cocktails. Reservations are inspired at or 303-297-3111.


ERIE —  Children of all ages can honk the horn, flip the wheel and contact the buttons at Saturday’s Contact-A-Truck occasion in Erie. Vehicles, vehicles, vans and tools of all sizes will likely be on the occasion. The free, family-friendly occasion runs from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday at Erie Group Middle.

Bubble Bash

WESTMINSTER — What’s it about large bubbles that so fascinates youngsters and kids-at-heart. Discover out throughout Bubble Bash at The Orchard City Middle on Saturday, Aug. 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Children of all ages may have entry to a dozen free completely different bubble stations the place they’ll be taught in regards to the science behind bubbles, make their very own creations, discover chemistry, and even place themselves in a large bubble… simply to call just a few. This occasion was first revealed by For extra offers and reductions, go to

Rail Truthful & Steamup

GOLDEN — Colorado Railroad Museum’s end-of-summer Rail Truthful & Steamup occasion on Saturday, Aug. 13 options steam-powered prepare rides and particular demonstrations. The occasion will have a good time the position railroads have performed in Colorado’s agricultural, mining, and transportation historical past, and supply attendees the chance to trip behind one of many final coal-fired steam locomotives working in Colorado.

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Denver Parade of Properties

DENVER — The Denver Parade of Properties, the hallmark occasion hosted by the Residence Builders Affiliation of Metro Denver, returns Thursday, Aug. 11 and runs by Sunday, Aug. 28. The biggest showcase of the newest in structure and residential design alongside the Entrance Vary will characteristic newly-designed mannequin, customized properties all through the Denver space. Parade-goers will uncover distinctive properties and flooring plans, stunning communities, the newest in inside design tendencies and residential expertise, exterior finishes and out of doors dwelling, and landscaping that may encourage. Denver Parade of Properties is free and open to the general public.

You’ll be able to tour the properties 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 five p.m. Obtain instructions to collaborating properties at or obtain a print map right here.

Broadmoor Cycle to the Summit

CASCADE — The Broadmoor Cycle to the Summit bicycle race up Pikes Peak is again this Saturday, Aug. 13. This aggressive type hill climb consists of a number of medal classes giving cyclists of all ability ranges the chance to tackle America’s Mountain. Go to for particulars.

Celestial Seasonings B Sturdy Journey

BOULDER — The twelfth annual Celestial Seasonings B Sturdy Journey on Saturday, Aug. 13 is a Celebration of Survivorship. Households and non-riders welcome on the occasion which options 4 bicycle rides together with a 68-mile route, 38-mile route, 24-mile route, and Sleepytime Mini B one-mile route. To be taught extra or to register for the occasion, which raises cash for Boulder Group Hospital and different most cancers charities, head to

Run the Rockies Path Half Marathon and 10K

FRISCO — Certainly one of Colorado’s most stunning races is again in Frisco this weekend. Saturday’s Run the Rockies Path 10K and Half Marathon will lead runners by the Frisco Peninsula trails with views of Lake Dillon and the Ten Mile Vary. Organizers say the course is nice for a first-time half-marathoner or runner searching for a enjoyable course that provides single observe and dust highway trails.

Leadville 10K Run

LEADVILLE — The Leadville 10K Run begins simply after 12 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14 on the nook of sixth and Harrison Avenue. Registration may be accomplished on-line.

Dawn Stampede

LONGMONT — At 37 years robust, the Dawn Stampede is a cornerstone neighborhood occasion in Longmont. This 12 months’s Dawn Stampede will likely be a 5K run/stroll with a 1-mile enjoyable run. In-person races start at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13 at Silver Creek Excessive Faculty. Race registration is offered at

Run for the Ring 5K 

AURORA— The eighth annual Run for the Ring 5K will convey collectively Barbara Davis Middle sufferers, supporters and operating fanatics to run for a remedy for sort 1 diabetes. 5K & Enjoyable Run Registration contains breakfast bites, timing chip, race bib, awards ceremony and Run for the Ring efficiency t-shirt. The run begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13 at Anschutz Medical Campus.

Pancake Stampede 5K

LITTLETON — A part of Littleton’s Western Welcome Week, the eleventh annual Pancake Stampede 5K will likely be held earlier than the annual pancake breakfast at Hudson Gardens & Occasion Middle. Registration contains entry to the Western Welcome Week Pancake breakfast with all-you-can-eat pancakes and sausage, juice, milk, and low. The Pancake 5K runs alongside the Platte River on the Mary Carter Greenway with the beginning/end in entrance of Hudson Gardens Occasion Middle. Register now right here.

Rock N Roll Automotive Present

MORRISON — The KBPI Rock and Roll Automotive Present goes down this Sunday, Aug. 14 with vehicles, vans, bikes, scorching rods, muscle vehicles, tuners and extra. There will even be grudge runs, a burnout contest, reside music and vendor halfway. The KBPI Rock ‘n Roll Automotive Present begins at 7 a.m. Sunday at Bandimere Speedway.

Residing Historical past Days

FAIRPLAY — The annual Residing Historical past Days returns to Fairplay this weekend. The particular occasion permits you to revisit a restored Eighteen Eighties mining city with miners, cowboys, mountain males, blacksmith and cities individuals all wearing Eighteen Eighties costumes. Friends will really feel transported again in time after they see South Park Metropolis, which has over 40 restored historic buildings together with a drugstore, financial institution, normal retailer, saloon, courtroom home, blacksmith store, physician and dentist workplace, barber store, stagecoach inn, pioneer properties, mining reveals, an previous prepare and greater than 60,000 artifacts. Residing Historical past Days takes place Saturday, Aug. 13 and Sunday, Aug. 14 and is organized by the South Park Historic Basis.

Misplaced 80’s Stay

GREENWOOD VILLAGE — “Misplaced 80’s Stay” tour has arrived in Colorado. A Flock of Seagulls, Wang Chung, The English Beat, and Males With out Hats are amongst ten introduced acts for a live performance at Fiddler’s Inexperienced Amphitheatre on Saturday, Aug. 13. Tickets are on sale at


DENVER — Colorado’s personal OneRepublic is on the highway for a 40-city summer season tour. The “By no means Ending Summer time Tour” will make a cease at Denver’s Ball Area on Friday, Aug. 12, with particular visitor Needtobreathe. Seize your tickets at

RELATED: Colorado’s OneRepublic proclaims new US tour with Denver cease

Comedy Explosion

DENVER — Denver’s Comedy Explosion starring DC Younger Fly, Michael Blackson, Chico Bean, Karlous Miller and Gary Owen, is reside on the Bellco Theatre on Saturday, Aug. 13. Comedy Explosion is for ages 18 and up. Tickets are on sale at

Colorado Rockies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks

DENVER — The Colorado Rockies proceed their homestand with a collection in opposition to the Arizona Diamondbacks that runs by Sunday, Aug. 14. The Rockies and Diamondbacks play at 6:40 p.m. Friday, 6:10 p.m. Saturday and 1:10 p.m. Sunday. Followers at Saturday’s sport can get there early for a Kris Bryant bobblehead and Sunday is Religion Day on the Denver ballpark.

Colorado Rapids vs. Columbus Crew

COMMERCE CITY — The Colorado Rapids return to Dick’s Sporting Items Park in Commerce Metropolis this weekend. The Rapids host the Columbus Crew at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13. is the place for tickets.

Fairly Lady: The Musical

DENVER — “Fairly Lady: The Musical” has arrived within the Mile Excessive Metropolis. Primarily based on the beloved 1990 romantic comedy movie, the Broadway musical stars Tony Award-nominee Adam Pascal as Edward Lewis and rising star Olivia Valli because the charming Vivian Ward. “Fairly Lady: The Musical” performs at Buell Theatre in Denver by Sunday, Aug. 14. For tickets and showtimes, go to

Pink Rocks

DENVER — There isn’t a higher venue for reside music within the nation than Colorado’s Pink Rocks Amphitheatre. The Pink Rocks 2022 live performance schedule remains to be rising and even options some live shows postponed from 2020.

  • Thursday, Aug. 11 – Bonnie Raitt, Mavis Staples
  • Friday, Aug. 12 – Thomas Rhett, Parker McCollum, Conner Smith
  • Saturday, Aug. 13 – Barely Stoopid, Pepper, Frequent Kings, Lucky Youth
  • Sunday, Aug. 14 – Stated the Sky
  • Monday, Aug. 15 – Movie on the Rocks: Dune

RELATED: Pink Rocks: This is the 2022 live performance schedule

Films this weekend

“Bullet Prepare,” starring Brad Pitt, arrived with a $30.1 million opening weekend. It is the final large film of Hollywood’s summer season restoration.

“Prime Gun: Maverick,” “Jurassic World: Dominion,” and “Minions: The Rise of Gru” helped lead the nice summer season on the field workplace. “Black Panther: Wakanda Eternally” and “Avatar 2” are two of the blockbusters coming later this 12 months.

New motion pictures this weekend

Final weekend’s field workplace

  1. Bullet Prepare — $30 million
  2. DC League of Tremendous-Pets — $11 million
  3. Nope — $8.5 million
  4. Thor: Love and Thunder — $7.7 million
  5. Minions: The Rise of Gru — $7.1 million
  6. Prime Gun: Maverick — $7 million
  7. The place the Crawdads Sing — $5.6 million
  8. Easter Sunday — $5.4 million
  9. Elvis — $3.9 million
  10. The Black Telephone — $1.5 million

RELATED: Brad Pitt’s ‘Bullet Prepare’ pulls into station with $30.1M

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