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9Things to do in Denver and Colorado this weekend: Aug. 5-7, 2022

9Things to do in Denver and Colorado this weekend: Aug. 5-7, 2022

The summer time harvest has begun together with dozens of nation festivals, festivals, rodeos, live shows and celebrations in all corners of the Centennial State.

COLORADO, USA — Colorado is understood for terrific festivals, live shows, sporting occasions and the humanities, however this primary weekend of August is all about festivals.

There are extra county festivals this weekend than any weekend of the 12 months. Have fun the season this weekend by having fun with a corn canine or funnel cake, below the Rocky Mountain summer time sky. Take a look at the distinctive 4-H tasks on which Coloradans have labored all 12 months. Get pleasure from a cool night time at a rodeo, live performance or carnival in each nook of the state.

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

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Olathe Candy Corn Pageant

OLATHE — Candy corn season has arrived in Colorado. The thirtieth annual Olathe Candy Corn Pageant returns to Colorado’s Western Slope on Saturday, Aug. 6. The total day of all-you-can-eat candy corn, video games and household meals kicks off with a parade at 10 a.m. There might be dwell music from Slender Gauge and Hugh Phillips on the downtown Olathe major stage.

Adams County Honest

BRIGHTON — The Adams County Honest is celebrating its 117th truthful Wednesday, Aug. 3 via Sunday, Aug. 7 at Riverdale Regional Park. The truthful brings collectively household and mates from throughout Adams County with dwell leisure, rides and amusements, 4-H competitions, meals and extra. Nation music star Lauren Alaina will headline a live performance on the fairgrounds on Wednesday, Aug. 3 at 8 p.m. and Tyler Wealthy performs after Thursday night time’s rodeo. To see an entire truthful schedule or to buy tickets, go to

Larimer County Honest and Rodeo

LOVELAND — Northern Colorado might be within the truthful spirit with the Larimer County Honest from Friday, Aug. 5 to Tuesday, Aug. 9. The truthful is free to attend and parking is free. Convey some cash for the carnival, nonetheless, or seize a carnival Mega Move on-line. PRCA rodeos are scheduled for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday on the Budweiser Occasions Heart with tickets out there on the field workplace, by cellphone at 877-544-TIXX or To see a full 4-H and leisure schedule, hop onto

Douglas County Honest & Rodeo

CASTLE ROCK — The Douglas County Honest and Rodeo runs via Sunday, Aug. 7. PRCA rodeos are set for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The truthful has a carnival, meals and vendor market, petting zoo, discovery ranch, livestock sale, high hogs present, barn dance and extra. Go to for a whole truthful schedule.

Moffat County Honest

CRAIG — The 2022 Moffat County Honest kicks off this weekend with an open horse present on Friday, Aug. 5. The Moffat County Honest Household Rodeo begins at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6. Nation gospel music band John Wayne Band performs at 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 7. The truthful kicks into full swing subsequent weekend, starting Thursday, Aug. 11.

Elbert County Honest 

KIOWA — That is the right weekend to expertise the new days and funky nights of summer time on the county truthful this weekend in Kiowa. The 2022 Elbert County Honest runs via Sunday, Aug. 7 with livestock reveals, kiddie rides, 4-H tasks, market sale, procuring, commerce present, face portray and extra. A good parade steps off at 11 a.m. Sunday adopted by a household enjoyable rodeo with mutton bustin’, bull using and ice cream-eating contest. Take a look at the whole schedule at

Baca County Honest & Rodeo

SPRINGFIELD — The ultimate weekend of the Baca County Honest has quite a few 4-H occasions scheduled for Friday, Aug. 5 and Saturday, Aug. 6. The Dry Creeks Ranch Rodeo has a begin time of seven p.m. Friday. The Baca County Honest Parade steps off at 10 a.m. Saturday adopted by a group BBQ. Contact-a-truck, group barbeque, tractor pull and demolition derby full the festivities on Saturday.

Delta County Honest 

HOTCHKISS — The 117th annual Delta County Honest involves a detailed on Sunday, Aug. 7, however not earlier than a packed weekend schedule. A ranch rodeo is ready for Thursday, Aug. 4, a live performance and road dance is Friday night time and a rodeo begins at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Center Park Honest & Rodeo 

KREMMLING — The Center Park Fairgrounds in Kremmling are decked out for the 106th annual Center Park Honest & Rodeo. This weekend’s occasions embrace a group dance, agricultural reveals, child’s video games and actions, horse races, pony rides, ranch rodeo, cowboy church and extra. The 2022 truthful ends Sunday afternoon with a CPRA rodeo.

Logan County Honest & Rodeo

STERLING — The Logan County Honest & Rodeo continues via Sunday, Aug. 7 in Sterling with PRCA Rodeos scheduled on Thursday and Friday. Saturday’s night time present live performance options Sawyer Brown and Uncle Kracker. A demolition derby highlights the festivities on Sunday on the Logan County Fairgrounds.

Teller County Honest

CRIPPLE CREEK — Two full weekends of enjoyable in Cripple Creek finish Sunday, Aug. 7, however not earlier than numerous terrific occasions. A Teller County Honest livestock public sale begins at 6 p.m. Friday. Household Enjoyable Day on Saturday begins at 9:30 a.m. and the pleasant demolition derby at 2 p.m. The ultimate day of the truthful contains Cowboy Church providers and a 3 p.m. Sunday rodeo. Here is the truthful schedule.

Rio Blanco County Honest

MEEKER — Neglect your labor and produce your neighbor to the Rio Blanco County Honest. The 2022 truthful is underway now and concludes Saturday, Aug. 6 in Meeker. A full day of 4-H actions ends with dwell music, dancing and meals.

Archuleta County Honest

PAGOSA SPRINGS — The 71st annual Archuleta County Honest takes place from Thursday, Aug. 4 to Sunday, Aug. 7 in stunning Pagosa Springs. Every day actions on the truthful embrace 4-H shows, dwell music, petting farm and reveals. “Bares, Broncs, ‘n Bulls” is ready for Friday night time within the rodeo area and an open rodeo will begin at midday Saturday. Enterprise on for the 2022 lineup of occasions.

Yuma County Honest

YUMA — Since 1915, Yuma County has been identified to have one of many state’s most interesting festivals. This 12 months’s truthful runs via Monday, Aug. 8 with a packed lineup. The Yuma County Honest Parade steps off at 10 a.m. Saturday in downtown Yuma. Cowboy church providers start a Sunday schedule that additionally options horse racing, draft horse pulling and the Yuma County Ministerial Associations Program. The 2022 truthful concludes with a PRCA Rodeo at 7:30 p.m. Monday. See an entire truthful schedule at YumaCounty.internet.

Montezuma County Honest

CORTEZ — The 2022 Montezuma County Honest runs via Saturday, Aug. 6. This weekend’s schedule in Cortez options 4-H displays, a ranch rodeo, a greased pig chase and livestock sale.

Kersey Days

KERSEY — The Kersey Days celebration is again. The 2-day pageant opens Friday, Aug. 5 with lawnmower races at Kohler Farms. Saturday occasions embrace a 5K race, pancake breakfast, parade, sports activities tournaments, vendor cubicles, impediment course, youngsters’ actions, beer backyard, concession stands, farmer’s market, and musical leisure. Kelsey Jo and The Wild Vehicles carry out at 7:30 p.m. Saturday adopted by fireworks.

Sand & Sage Spherical-Up

LAMAR — The Sand & Sage Spherical-Up in Lamar is popping 121 years outdated in 2022. The truthful incorporates a carnival, distributors and 4-H actions and has festivities deliberate via Saturday, Aug. 13. You’ll be able to try the complete schedule at

Colorado Scottish Pageant

DENVER — The 58th Colorado Scottish Pageant returns to Citizen’s Park after a two 12 months hiatus on Saturday, Aug. 6 and Sunday, Aug. 7. The pageant explores elements of Scottish tradition, traditions and historical past and though the flavour is Scottish, the pageant provides one thing for all cultures and ages. The pageant can have pipe bands, highland sport competitions, whisky tastings, dancing, Scottish and Irish music, beer and meals distributors and youngsters’s actions. Tickets can be found on the gate or via the web site.

Dam Ducky Derby  

EVERGREEN — The annual Dam Ducky Derby takes place Saturday, Aug. 6 in downtown Evergreen. At this pleasant occasion, spectators purchase one or extra uniquely-numbered geese. The geese are then dumped by fireplace truck above the dam into Bear Creek. The geese race down the creek with money prizes going to the profitable geese. The Dam Ducky Derby occasion begins at 11 a.m. and geese drop at 1 p.m. Purchase your geese forward of time at

Littleton Twilight Criterium

LITTLETON — The 2022 Littleton Twilight Criterium and Bike Fest takes place Saturday, Aug. 6 from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. A criterium is a motorcycle race on a brief, closed-circuit course which is nice for spectators as a result of the races fly by each jiffy at practically 30 miles per hour. Saturday’s race takes place on the streets of historic downtown Littleton with a few of the finest racers within the nation. The occasion additionally features a beer backyard, dwell music and a cruiser journey.

Jackalope Indie Artisan Honest  

ARVADA — The favored Jackalope Indie Artisan Honest makes a return to Olde City Arvada this weekend for a Friday night time and Saturday afternoon celebration of all issues handmade. Greater than 130 handmade artisans might be alongside Olde Wadsworth in Olde City Sq. and throughout the parking zone at 57th & Yukon.

Fairly Lady: The Musical 

DENVER — “Fairly Lady: The Musical” has arrived within the Mile Excessive Metropolis. Based mostly 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 via Sunday, Aug. 14. For tickets and showtimes, go to

Again to College Kickoff

AURORA — Aurora Public Colleges (APS) hosts the 14th annual Again to College Kickoff this weekend at City Heart at Aurora. The occasion offers college students and households a chance to fulfill their faculty employees, decide up a free backpack and college provides and revel in meals and leisure. The occasion might be on the south facet of the City Heart close to the meals court docket with actions each inside and outdoors the mall. APS may also present free COVID-19 vaccinations at this 12 months’s occasion, which begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6.

Meow Wolf Vortex

DENVER — Meow Wolf’s out of doors pageant expertise, Vortex, takes place Friday, Aug. 5 via Sunday, Aug. 7 at The Junkyard in Denver. Pageant-goers can count on two phases of multi-genre leisure plus food and drinks vehicles, experiential artwork, offbeat performers, wild costumes and Meow Wolf revelry. Headliners embrace Toro y Moi, Duke Dumont, Pabllo Vittar, Channel Tres, 100 gecs, Bladee, Dixon, Unhappy Evening Dynamite, Bob Moses, Boy Harsher, Neil Frances, and Maya Jane Coles.

Moffat County Balloon Pageant

CRAIG — The Moffat County Balloon Pageant returns this weekend at Loudy Simpson Park in Craig. Balloon launches are scheduled for six:30 a.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Saturday’s festivities embrace a 5K enjoyable run/stroll and the Colorado Cruiser’s Traditional Automobile Present. There may also be a rubber duck race, arts, crafts, meals distributors, beer backyard and dwell music. See the whole occasion schedule at

Trip for the Model Ranch Rodeo

COLORADO SPRINGS — The 2022 Trip for the Model Ranch Rodeo returns to the Norris Penrose Occasion Heart on Saturday, Aug. 6. Trip for the Model Ranch Rodeo options genuine working ranch cowboys within the largest WRCA-sanctioned ranch rodeo within the nation. After the rodeo is “Dance within the Dust” with dwell music from Jason Wulf and Mates. Tickets can be found at 

Boulder Taco Fest

BOULDER — Tacos, craft breweries, tequilas, luchadores, dwell music and free actions for teenagers are the spotlight’s of the annual Boulder Taco Fest. The all-ages pageant runs from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6. Held close to Boulder Creek on the civic space and Boulder Library, the pageant’s normal admission wristbands embrace a live performance, wrestling and 4 tickets for meals and drinks.

San Luis Valley Beat the Warmth BBQ & Brews

ALAMOSA — San Luis Valley Beat the Head BBQ returns to Cole Park in Alamosa. The 2-day occasion on Friday, Aug. 5 and Saturday, Aug. 6 has skilled BBQ groups competing for $15,000 in prizes. Along with tasting Individuals’s Alternative BBQ, eventgoers can compete within the cornhole match, let their youngsters do the cooking within the Child’s Q and run within the Hogwaller Mud Run.

Keystone Bluegrass and Beer Pageant

KEYSTONE — The sounds and flavors of Appalachia are coming to the Rockies. The twenty fifth annual Keystone Bluegrass & Beer Pageant has down-home cooking, frothy flavors and mountain music. The occasion on Saturday, Aug. 6 and Sunday, Aug. 7 options brews from Colorado craft breweries. Oakhurst, White Water Ramble, Head for the Hills, and Kitchen Dwellers are amongst these set to carry out. Tickets for the Keystone’s River Run Village occasion can be found on-line.

Ironman Boulder 70.3

BOULDER — The 2022 Ironman 70.3 Boulder triathlon is Saturday, Aug. 6. Athletes will start their Ironman 70.3-mile journey all through Boulder County. Register at

Human Race

FORT COLLINS — The Human Race is again at Fort Collins’ Civic Heart Park with traditional race programs (5K, 10K and half marathon) and the addition of the Jane Welzel Mountain Avenue Mile race. The thirty ninth annul Human Race is Saturday, Aug. 6 and the twenty fourth annual Mountain Avenue Mile is Friday, Aug. 5.

Denver Burger Battle

DENVER — The superb Denver Burger Battle is again at Auraria Campus on Thursday, Aug. 4. This epic battle has one easy purpose: decide the Greatest Burger in Denver. Dozens of eating places throughout the realm will compete in order that burger fanatics and an skilled panel of judges can decide the highest burgers of the city. Get your tasty tickets at

Colorado Rapids vs. Minnesota United FC

COMMERCE CITY — The boys in burgundy are again in Commerce Metropolis on Saturday, Aug. 6. The Colorado Rapids host Minnesota United FC at 7 p.m. at Dick’s Sporting Items Park. Pick your good seat at

Machine Gun Kelly

DENVER — Machine Gun Kelly brings his North American tour to Ball Area in Denver this Sunday, Aug. 7. MGK might be joined by particular visitors Travis Barker and Willow. Tickets are on sale at Machine Gun Kelly has amassed over 15.5 billion streams on-line and offered over 10 million album models.

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Yacht Rock Revue

GREENWOOD VILLAGE — Seventies mild rock tribute band Yacht Rock Revue performs at Fiddler’s Inexperienced Amphitheatre on Friday, Aug. 5. The group is understood for spot-on renditions of Corridor & Oates, Michael McDonald and Steely Dan, blurring the traces between a tribute, an unique act, and a comedic troupe. Tickets for Friday’s live performance are offered at

Three Canine Evening

CASTLE ROCK — Grammy nominated rock band Three Canine Evening involves Fortress Rock on Saturday, Aug. 6. Now of their fifth decade, Three Canine Evening are identified for his or her hits “Mama Advised Me (Not To Come)”, “Pleasure to the World”, “Black and White”, “Shambala” and “One.” Three Canine Evening and particular visitor Danny McGaw carry out Saturday at The Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park. Tickets are offered at

Pink Rocks

DENVER — There is no such thing as a higher venue for dwell 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. 4 – Toby Mac, Danny Gokey, Jordan Feliz
  • Friday, Aug. 5 – Tauren Wells, Matthew West, Mac Powell
  • Saturday, Aug. 6 – Prepare, Jewel
  • Sunday, Aug. 7 – Joe Bonamassa
  • Monday, Aug. 8 – Joe Bonamassa

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Films this weekend

“DC League of Tremendous-Pets” captured the field workplace crown final weekend, knocking Jordan Peele’s “Nope” into second place. “Prime Gun: Maverick,” stays within the field workplace high 5 even in its tenth weekend, bringing its home complete to $650.1 million.

The Brad Pitt motion movie “Bullet Prepare” leads the brand new releases this weekend.

New films this weekend

  • Bullet Prepare
  • Easter Sunday
  • Our bodies Our bodies Our bodies

Final weekend’s field workplace

  1. DC League of Tremendous-Pets — $23 million
  2. Nope — $18.5 million
  3. Thor: Love and Thunder — $13.1 million
  4. Minions: The Rise of Gru — $10.9 million
  5. Prime Gun: Maverick — $8.4 million
  6. The place the Crawdads Sing — $7.5 million
  7. Elvis — $5.7 million 
  8. The Black Cellphone — $2.4 million
  9. Jurassic World: Dominion — $2.1 million
  10. Vengeance — $1.7 million

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