Things to do on weekends around Denver and beyond | Denver Gazette

Thursday – Monday

Oh the 1957 cars that dreams are made of: maybe those iconic Ford Thunderbirds, those 57 Chevy, those cruisers, the big fins? It’s Focus Year, through October 31, at Forney Museum of Transportation, 4303 Brighton Boulevard, $15, Seniors $13, Children 3-12 $8.

Thursday – Saturday

The popular Cherry Creek Al Fresco – A Food and Wine Event is back with all the food and drink specials found in Cherry Creek North. In addition to the tastings, there are seminars and demonstrations, with dinner at the Plaza at Fillmore Plaza on Saturdays. Participants customize their own schedules.

Friday and Sunday

That’s what they’re doing with all those bountiful veggies everyone’s trying to give up. It’s the big zucchini race for the Boulder Creek Muscat Festival. It makes you laugh out loud. Kids of all ages will design and decorate these giants, add some wheels, and race them down a slope. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Across the road at the festival on the creek, 5-9pm Friday, 10am-7pm Saturday and Sunday, arts and crafts, craft beer garden, classic cars and motorbikes, live shows, food court and kids area.

Friday Saturday

The streets of Lamar in the southeast will be filled with all kinds of vehicles for the dedicated downtown fair and the classic fair. Vehicle classes include heat bars, semi-trailers, bicycles, muscle cars, low-cars, motorcycles, and customs. The music festival is part of the fun too, with Arkansas Valley Wind and Percussion Orchestra on Fridays. Comedians perform as well. Driving to and from There are farm stands everywhere this time of year.


Here’s the newest summer family festival, SoCoLibation Fest, from noon to 8 p.m. at Pathfinder Park Event Center, 6655 Colorado 115 in Florence. Manufactures alcoholic beverages, cider, spirits and wine for adults. Bounce houses, live animals, educational programs and fun vendors for kids. Food and live music. Free discreet wagon: Florence Brewing Co. , Penrose Park, Macon Plaza in CaƱon City.


Tacos and margis in the mountains of Winter Park, delicious. Savor the street tacos and 10 margaritas. There are even lessons on making margaritas. Taco walks for fun and music to dance to. First Taste tickets $70, Advanced General Admission $60. Winter Park


All about cider today at Pressed Fest Hard Cider Tasting in Lakewood’s Belmar Park, sponsored by the city and Colorado Cider Guild. $40, afternoon tasting 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., evening tasting 4-7 p.m. at Snowmass Village It’s a Cidermass, with shows from over 30 cider and distilleries, 1-4 p.m., /cidermass

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