Whether you want to take in a traditional fair or learn about a traditional art form – this weekend, we have all your bases covered to get involved in your community.

Summer Brew Festival

Start the weekend off right and celebrate craft beverages from around Colorado at the Summer Brew Fest at Mile High Station. The two-day event starts on Friday at 6 p.m. with a VIP session which includes cheese sampling and beer pairing. General admission begins at 7 p.m. with unlimited sampling from over 35 breweries. The event also includes, live music, food trucks and a free souvenir glass! Tickets are $40 to $60 and can be purchased online at

DenverBrewfest.com. The Summer Brew Fest runs Friday, July 27th and Sunday, July 28th from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Mile High Station 2027 West Lower Colfax Ave.

The Colorado Dragon Boat Festival

This weekend, we’re also off to the races – the Dragon Boat Races that is! The 18th annual Colorado Dragon Boat Festival starts on Saturday at Sloan’s Lake in Edgewater. Teams from all over the country will test their paddling skills on dragon boats… which honors a 2,000 year-old Chinese tradition. Races start at 8 a.m. and run until 5 p.m. But, there’s plenty to do in between. Watch martial arts demonstrations, Chinese dances and even a spicy ramen eating contest. The event is free – parking is $5 dollars at Auraria Campus with a free shuttle to and from the festival. Find all the details at cdbf.org.

The Arapahoe County Fair

And finally, tis the season of summer fairs! So, head over to Aurora for the Arapahoe County Fair going on now through Sunday. This one’s got it all! Rodeos, a craft beer fest, dueling dogs and all the 4-H fun you can pack into a barn! Of course, you’ll also find amazing concerts, fireworks and every kind of festival food on a stick. Tickets are only $15 and are available at the gate or online. The fair is located at Arapahoe County Fairgrounds off East Quincy avenue. Go to ArapahoeCountyFair.com for all the details.

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