KUSA — Colorado is known for terrific festivals, concerts, sporting events and the arts. You can experience the unique culture, food and geography that makes our state so special at one (or more) of these 60 events happening this September weekend. One thing is certain: no matter where you live in the Centennial State, there's a fun adventure waiting for you.
Grandoozy — Denver
Grandoozy will take over Denver’s Overland Park Golf Course in south Denver this weekend. The festival, which is being put on by the co-creators of Bonnaroo, features three days of music, art, beer and food. More than 50 bands will play on four different stages. Friday's lineup includes Kendrick Lamar, Miguel, Ty Dolla $ign, Andy Frasco & the U.N. and Amzy. Florence + The Machine, Sturgill Simpson, Young The Giant and Snow Tha Product are among the many performers on Saturday. Sunday's headliner is Stevie Wonder, but The Chainsmokers, De La Soul, Logic and Mavis Staples will also be performing. Single-day or three-day tickets are available at Grandoozy.com.
Denver Broncos vs. Oakland Raiders — Denver
Week two of the NFL season is here! After a huge win against Seattle, the Denver Broncos are at home again for a game against the rival Oakland Raiders. Kickoff is set for 2:25 p.m. Sunday at Broncos Stadium at Mile High.
Vail Oktoberfest — Vail
With a gorgeous mountain backdrop and "European flair," the Vail Oktoberfest has been named one of the ten greatest Oktoberfest celebrations in the United States by USA Today. The festival, which runs Friday to Sunday, will have great Bavarian fare including brats, schnitzel sandwiches, spaetzle, pretzels and more. On the schedule this weekend are stein lifting competitions, adult keg bowling contests, bratwurst eating contests, a Bavarian costume contest and live music. Vail Oktoberfest is free and open to the public at Vail Village.
Broomfield Days — Broomfield
The annual Broomfield Days takes place on Saturday with family-friendly activities and entertainment at Broomfield's Midway Park. The day includes a 5K race, clown contest, parade, trade fair, craft festival, food booths, three stages of entertainment, demonstrations and more. Broomfield Days will run from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. A golf tournament sponsored by Senior Resources of Broomfield and Bingo games sponsored by the Broomfield Lions Club are scheduled on Friday.
Summerset Festival — Littleton
The sun may be setting on summer, but there's still time to experience a fun, outdoor community festival. The 2018 Summerset Festival takes place Saturday at Littleton's Clement Park from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be craft and vendor booths, the Colorado Disc Dogs, kids zone, a car show, live entertainment and beer garden with 15 local craft breweries. A safety fair with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office will have motorcycle demos, K-9 demonstrations, child fingerprinting, bomb squad, animal control, recruiting, crime prevention tips and more. Craft beer tasting tickets are available for purchase online.
Sugar Beet Days — Sterling
One of Colorado's premier festivals returns this weekend to downtown Sterling. The 37th Annual Sugar Beet Days will be held on the Historic Logan County Courthouse Square on Saturday and Sunday. The event will feature family-friendly live entertainment and over 200 food, arts and craft vendors from from Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska and Wyoming.
PHOTOS | Sugar Beet Days in downtown Sterling
Miners Day — Frederick
Downtown Frederick will be home to the annual Miners Day this Saturday. The event features a parade, exhibitor booths, food/refreshment vendors, activities, contests and live entertainment. The Inaugural Frederick Miners Day Pack Burro Race will begin after the parade. The 2018 Miners Day Car Show will take over Main Street and Fourth Street next to Crist Park with amazing vehicles, music, raffle games and more. Also, the 3rd Annual Miners Day 5K run/walk is set for an 8 a.m. start at Legacy Elementary. Miners Day will conclude with an evening concert and fireworks display. Visit FrederickCO.gov to see the huge Miners Day schedule.
American Idol Auditions — Denver
Think you have what it takes to be the next American Idol? Then prove it at the American Idol open auditions and you could be cast on the new season of the show. Auditions will be held at the Colorado Convention Center on Friday. Applicants must be 15 to 28 years old and a legal resident of the United States. You can register for the open call audition online.
OktoberWest — Steamboat Springs
The 10th Annual OktoberWest returns this weekend to beautiful Steamboat Springs. The event kicks off with a beer stroll through downtown on Friday night. The festival on Saturday at Steamboat Mountain Village will have over 40 Rocky Mountain craft brewers, a beef brisket cook-off and a free concert by Euforquestra. Get your tickets at SteamboatOktoberWest.com.
Telluride Blues & Brews Festival — Telluride
The 25th Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival is a three-day celebration of blues, funk, jam bands, indie, rock, gospel and soul music. This weekend's music lineup includes Robert Plant & the Sensational Space Shifters, Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite, Gov't Mule, Booker T's Stax Revue, JJ Grey & Mofro, Anders Osborne and many more. There will be food and craft vendors, children's activities, late night shows and craft-brewed beer. Telluride's Main Street, just steps away from the festival grounds, will be bustling with shops, restaurants and bars. The Telluride Blues & Brews Festival runs Friday to Sunday. Tickets are sold at TellurideBlues.com.
Colorfest — Pagosa Springs
Pagosa Springs' Colorfest begins Friday night with the sold-out Pagosa Wine and Food Festival. A mass balloon ascension is set for Saturday and Sunday at 8 a.m. with over 40 balloons lifting off over the Pagosa Lakes area. The 3rd Annual Breakfast with Balloons offers a gourmet breakfast, champagne mimosas and live music overlooking the rising balloons from the amphitheater in Centennial Park. The 5K Color Run & Walk on Saturday will be a color-filled adventure for runners starting Saturday at 8 a.m. As the sun sets Saturday, the annual balloon glow will accompany the Bands & Brews Festival in Town Park. Tickets and the complete schedule can be found at PagosaChamber.com/Colorfest.
Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad — Antonito
Are you ready to see the Colorado "Gold Rush"? Hop aboard the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad this weekend to see the spectacular autumn colors. The railroad travels through several different ecological zones at different elevations, including low meadows and up the top of 10,015-foot Cumbres Pass, so you're sure to see some beautiful aspens. There are daily departures on the train through October 21 as well as a special dinner train. Fall rides are extremely popular, so book early at CumbresToltec.com.
Rio Grande Scenic Railroad — Alamosa & Fort Garland
Another option for Colorado fall-color-watching is the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad. From the train you'll see the rich gold of aspen trees contrasted against green pines, rugged rocks and blue skies. Passengers will be treated to appetizers and have access to a full service bar. There will also be two staged photo locations on the trip to help you capture the perfect snapshot. The fall color train will operate though October 13. Reservations can be made at ColoradoTrain.com.
Journey to Westeros with the live Game of Thrones concert experience. Game of Thrones composer Ramin Djawadi brings the epic arena tour to Denver this weekend. The concert features an 80-piece orchestra and choir which perform highlights from the series' musical score complete with LED wall screens and 3D stage designs. Winter arrives at Pepsi Center at 8 p.m. Friday night. Tickets are sold at AltitudeTickets.com.
Pirate Fest — Northglenn
The Pirate Ball and Pirate Festival are each happening this SeptembARrrr weekend! The Pirate Ball runs from 5:30 to 10 p.m. on Friday and is geared towards adults 18 and older. There will be live music, dinner, a walk-around treasure contest, sword fighting, crowning of the "Pirate King," drinks (such as mead, rum and beer) and more. Admission to the Pirate Ball is free! Saturday's Pirate Festival is open to everyone and features family-friendly entertainment, live music, bounce houses, arts and crafts, archery, mermaids, treasure hunts and a Cardboard Regatta boat race, for which you can register online. Pirate Fest, which runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, is free to attend! See the complete Pirate Fest weekend schedule at ThePirateFest.com.
PHOTOS | City of Northglenn Pirate Festival
Fritzler Farm Park — LaSalle
Fall begins this weekend at Colorado's original and premier corn maze. Fritzler Farm Park opens for the 2018 season beginning Saturday with over 15 attractions, in addition to its famous corn maze. There will be pedal go-carts, paintball, a pumpkin patch, volleyball, human foosball, corn box, barnyard ball toss, slide mountain, a beer garden and more. Fritzler Farm Park will be open weekends through Halloween. Tickets can be purchased at FritzlerFarmPark.com.
Erie Biscuit Day — Erie
The Erie Historical Society will hold its 16th Annual Erie Biscuit Day on Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. Attendees will receive two biscuits, two sausages, sausage gravy and a choice of coffee, milk or juice for $8. A smaller portion is offered for $5. In addition to this comfort-food classic, the event features a cake walk, raffle drawing, craft booths, historic photos and live music from the popular Highway 66 Bluegrass Consortium and dance from Celtic Steps Irish Dance. Local restaurants will also compete in a stew contest and Biscuit Day attendees get to participate in a blind taste and vote for their favorite stew. The festivities take place on Briggs Street, downtown Erie. This event was first published by MileHighontheCheap.com. For more local deals and discounts go to MileHighontheCheap.com.
Rocky Mountain Subaru Festival — Denver
Subaru lovers, rejoice! Colorado's largest annual Subaru enthusiast event is back this weekend at Broncos Stadium at Mile High. Thousands of Subarus and Subaru enthusiasts will enjoy an all-Subaru car show, all-Subaru autocross, exhaust competition, vendor booths, giveaways and family-friendly activities. Tickets for Saturday's Rocky Mountain Subaru Festival are $15 online or $20 cash at the gate.
Saguache Fall Festival & Quilt Show — Saguache
The 25th Annual Fall Festival & Quilt Show arrives Saturday in downtown Saguache. The festival begins at 9 a.m. with arts and craft vendors including the Saguache Sagebrush Quilters. There will be a silent auction and Friends of the Saguache Library will be serving root beer floats. Seat of the Pants String Band, The Roadrunners and Old School and Salida Circus will be providing live music and entertainment.
Colorado Mountain Winefest — Palisade
The 27th Annual Colorado Mountain Winefest returns to Palisade this Thursday to Sunday. This festival features winery tours, wine field tours, wine dinners, wine pairings, educational seminars and and wine and chocolate tastings. Unfortunately, general admission tickets to Saturday's Festival in the Park, Colorado's largest and oldest wine festival, are sold out, but there are plenty of other events happening as well. Check out ColoradoWineFest.com to see the schedule and purchase tickets.
Walk to End Alzheimer's — Denver
Held annually in towns across the country, the Alzheimer's Association's Walk to End Alzheimer's aims to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer's care, support and research. Denver's City Park will be home to a walk this Saturday morning. On-site registration will begin at 7 a.m., followed by a ceremony at 9 a.m. and the walk at 9:30 a.m. You can also register online at Act.Alz.org.
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Walk to End Alzheimer's — Colorado Springs
Members of the southern Colorado community can take the first step to a world without Alzheimer's with a walk at America the Beautiful Park in downtown Colorado Springs. The Walk to End Alzheimer's is set to begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. If you'd like more information about how to donate to the Alzheimer's Association, how to volunteer or how to register, visit Act.Alz.org.
Walk to End Alzheimer's — Cortez
If you live in southwestern Colorado, or are headed that way to see the fall colors, consider joining the Walk to End Alzheimer's in Cortez. The event, which aims to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer's care and research, will begin at 9:30 Saturday morning at Cortez City Park. Registration for the two-mile walk can be completed at the park starting at 8:45 a.m. or at Act.Alz.org.
If you're looking to catch some fall colors this weekend, consider the drive along the Upper Rio Grand towards Creede. The drive is full of red, gold and yellow landscapes and leads to the "Cruisin' the Canyon Fall Color Truck, Motorcycle & Car Show." Downtown Creede will have dozens of vintage vehicles from across the region. Saturday's car show opens at 9 a.m. with an awards show at 3 p.m. After the car show will be a Rod Run to North Creek Falls Overlook followed by burgers at Freemons' Store. Also taking place this weekend in Creede is the “Along the Silver Thread” quilt show, which takes place every two years.
Terry Fator — Denver
Las Vegas staple Terry Fator is bringing his comedy show to Colorado. Fator will perform at the Bellco Theatre at the Colorado Convention Center on Saturday with proceeds benefiting The Zarlengo Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports schools and programs for children with learning disabilities in and around the Denver community. Tickets for the America's Got Talent winner are available at AXS.com.
Colorado Lebanese Festival — Lakewood
This weekend's Colorado Lebanese Festival features live music, games, souvenirs and authentic Lebanese food. The festival is a celebration of food, faith and culture and will take place at St. Rafka Church (2301 Wadsworth Blvd.) in Lakewood. Admission to the festival, which runs Saturday and Sunday, is free.
DRiNk RiNo Oktoberfest — Denver
DRiNk RiNo Oktoberfest is not a beer tasting event, it's a beer drinking event. Come thirsty for the best Oktoberfest brews, ciders and wines from 14 RiNo members. The fest will run from noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday at Rackhouse Pub on Blake Street. Tickets, which include a mug and liter of beer, are available here.
Hike For Her — Boulder
University of Colorado Athletics will hold its third Hike For Her event on Sunday. The hike at NCAR Table Mesa Trail in Boulder raises awareness for ovarian cancer. The hike will begin at 9 a.m. and it's free to participate. Register your family and friends for the hike online. For more information on ovarian cancer awareness, visit Colo-OvarianCancer.org.
Fall Harvest Car Show — Fort Morgan
The annual Fall Harvest Car Show kicks off Friday at 5 p.m. in downtown Fort Morgan. The show continues Saturday and Sunday with music, door prizes, food and product vendors, downtown shopping and cool cars. There will also be a free showing of Cars 3 at noon Saturday at the Cover Threatre. See the complete schedule at FallHarvestCarShow.org.
Downtown Boulder's Fall Fest — Boulder
The annual Fall Fest on Pearl Street Mall in Downtown Boulder will take place from Friday to Sunday. This fall tradition features arts, crafts makers, a beer garden, children's activities and live music from Grant Farm, Chain Station, Last Men on Earth and more performing in front of the courthouse. The festival's Firefly Handmade Market is the premier, handmade-only indie artisan market on the Front Range with over 100 makers selling home goods, fine art, ceramics, skin care products, leather goods, pet goods, artisanal food and much more. Admission to Fall Fest is free, though tickets for children's activities, including a climbing wall, obstacle course, bounce houses, giant slide and bungee tramp, are separate. Check out BoulderDowntown.com to see the complete Fall Fest schedule.
Switchbacks FC vs. Rio Grande Valley FC Toros — Colorado Springs
The Colorado Springs Switchbacks are back in action Saturday night at Weidner Field. The Switchbacks will clash with the Rio Grande Valley FC Toros at 6 p.m. You can get your tickets at the box office or AXS.com.
Lincoln Tech 7th Annual Car Show — Denver
Car enthusiasts will be gathering at Lincoln Tech's Denver campus for the 7th Annual Lincoln Tech Car Show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Car registration is free online. Attendees can vote for the People's Choice entry starting at 9 a.m. Lincoln College of Technology is located at 11194 E. 45th Ave. near I-70 and Havana.
TEDxBoulder — Boulder
The 10th TEDxBoulder mainstage event is two 90 minute sessions of live TED-style talks from local speakers and musicians. The Sunday event will be inspiring, heartfelt and fun. The event starts at 4 p.m. at Macky Auditorium on the CU campus with a light picnic dinner, special gifts for the first half of the audience through the door, programs, two full sessions and lots of small surprises. Tickets for TEDxBoulder can be purchased online.
Equinox Half Marathon and 5 Mile — Bellvue
Runners have been working all summer for races like Sunday's Equinox Half Marathon and 5 Mile. The Half Marathon will start at Mishawaka Amphitheater and the 5 Mile will start at Gateway Natural Area, but both will finish about one half mile west of Ted's Place and Highway 287. Registration for the 7th running of the Fall Equinox Half Marathon and 5 Mile can be completed online.
Denver Jazz Festival — Denver
The Denver Jazz Festival is a three-day festival of amazing jazz, blues and tango music. Featured bands and artists include Hal Smith's Swing Central, Jonathan Doyle Swingtet, Red Hot Rhythm Rocket, Jonathan Stout Orchestra and more. Performances will be held Friday to Sunday at the Studio Loft at Ellie Caulkins Opera House and Dazzle Denver. Festival passes can be found at DenverJazzFestival.org.
Warrior Dash Colorado — Larkspur
If you're ready for fun challenge this weekend, consider the Warrior Dash in Larkspur. The dash is "the obstacle course that anyone can start and everyone can finish." With over two million participants since 2009, the Warrior Dash has two world-class obstacles, wooded lakes and mud-caked backroads. Saturday's event will have a post-race party with music, food, drinks, clothing and merchandise. Get your Warrior Dash tickets online.
Rocketoberfest — Colorado Springs
The Space Foundation in Colorado Springs is holding Rocketoberfest on Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. The event features beer tastings from local breweries, live music, activities and more. All of the proceeds benefit Space Foundation's STEM initiatives, the SADS Foundation and the Pikes Peak Club. Tickets to this "Party with a Purpose" are available online.
Colorado Coffee Expo and Festival — Denver
Colorado's largest coffee festival and expo will be held at The Space Gallery on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will have over 35 local and national suppliers, coffee shops, manufacturers, cafe products and sales reps offering free drinks, food, samples and more. There will be unlimited coffee samples, hourly lectures and demos, door prizes, raffles, merchandise and a kids area, plus a continental breakfast and entertainment are free with entry. Tickets are limited, so get yours today at ColoradoCoffeeExpo.com.
STEAM For All Festival — Denver
Saturday's STEAM For All Festival will be filled with hands-on STEAM activities dedicated to getting everyone involved in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. Hosted by Wings Over the Rockies, the festival will have leaders from over a dozen top organizations and industry-leading institutions in STEAM fields. Head to WingsMuseum.org to see the full Saturday schedule or to purchase tickets.
MuckFest MS — Parker
MuckFest is a fun mud run benefiting The National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The event is made for laughs, muddy shenanigans, epic spills and fun thrills. Spectators can watch Saturday's MuckFest for free while kids can enjoy the Lil' Muckers play area. The post-race MuckFestival will have free beer and soda for participants. MuckFest MS begins at 9 a.m. Saturday at Salisbury North. Registration and donation information can be found at NationalMSSociety.org.
The Improvised Shakespeare Co. — Denver
The Improvised Shakespeare Company begins an engagement at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts' Garner Galleria Theatre this weekend. Each night, the company will create a fully improvised Shakespearean masterpiece right before the audience's eyes. The evening of hilarious off-the-cuff comedy uses the language and themes of William Shakespeare, but with no planning, rehearsal or script. Will the play turn out to be a tragedy, comedy or history? Even the actors aren't sure. The company's engagement begins Thursday and continues through September 30 with tickets sold at DenverCenter.org.
Northern Colorado Truck & Tractor Pull — Greeley
The NoCo Truck and Tractor Pull delivers horse power, churning dirt and diesel smoke in an event that drives fans wild. With ten classes of pulling excitement, including small block, big block, pro stock, super stock, mods, 4x4, 2WD and mini rods, and food and cold beer, there is something for everyone. Pulling begins at 6 p.m. Saturday at Island Grove Regional Park Arena. Northern Colorado Truck & Tractor Pull tickets are available online.
Holly Berry Folk Art Festival — Colorado Springs
The 40th Annual Holly Berry House Folk Art Festival returns to Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site in Garden of the Gods. The festival, which runs Friday to Sunday, features the works of 165 juried artisans from across the country. In addition to fine crafts, one-of-a-kind collectibles, fine art and collectibles, there will be food, music and historic tours.
PHOTOS | Holly Berry House Folk Art Festival
Aspen Ruggerfest — Aspen
The 51st Annual Aspen Ruggerfest runs from Thursday to Sunday. This four-day rugby tournament hosts between 30 and 40 teams at Aspen's Wagner Park. There is no charge to watch the action as fans come from afar to watch and enjoy Aspen's stores, hotels, restaurants and bars at the end of each day. To learn more about the tournament and to view the event schedule, check out Aspen-Ruggerfest.com.
Great Bicycle Carnival — Colorado Springs
The Great Bicycle Carnival is a free family bicycle event in Colorado Springs on Saturday. There will be six starting locations that all end at Mid-Shooks Run Park for an afternoon of music, games and family picnic-ing. The bicycle rides, hosted by Kids on Bikes, range from 1.5 to 5.8 miles long. The rides will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Great Bicycle Carnival registration is available online.
Colorado Rapids vs. Atlanta United FC — Commerce City
The Colorado Rapids are back in action this Saturday at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. The Rapids will host Atlanta United FC at 1:30 p.m. Regular match tickets and Coca-Cola Family Night tickets are sold at AltitudeTickets.com.
Pawtoberfest — Colorado Springs
Pawtoberfest is a dog-friendly festival with craft brews, spirits tasting, a 2-mile dog walk, more than 75 vendors, music, agility demonstrations, pet contests, family-friendly activities and local food trucks. The event takes place Saturday at Colorado Springs' Bear Creek Regional Park. Pawtoberfest brings animal lovers and dogs together to help Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region care for thousands of lost, abandoned, abused and unwanted pets, giving them a second chance at finding a forever home. Pawtoberfest registration can be filled out at HSPPR.org.
Kathleen Battle — Denver
Legendary soprano Kathleen Battle will perform for one night only at Denver's Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Battle, a five-time Grammy Award winner, will perform a program of songs inspired by the Underground Railroad. The performance from the Metropolitan Opera star is presented by Denver Arts & Venues, Opera Colorado, and Newman Center for the Performing Arts. The concert is set for Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at AXS.com.
Historic Homes Tour — Fort Collins
The annual Historic Homes Tour in Fort Collins is this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Poudre Landmark Foundation will open six private residences and two historic city-owned properties to tour guests. The homes on this year's tour were built between 1879 and 1960 and represent Victorian, Craftsman, Cottage and National styles. Tickets are $30 on Saturday or $25 online.
Pedal The Plains — Kiowa, Bennett, Limon
Pedal The Plains is a three-day bicycle tour though Colorado's countryside. Day 1 of the tour travels from Kiowa to Bennett, day 2 from Bennett to Limon and day 3 from Limon back to Kiowa. Pedal The Plains is more than a bicycle tour, however. There will be live music, beer gardens, delicious food, educational exhibits and country fun. If the main 200-mile tour is too much, you can also register for shorter length events as well. See all the tour details at PedalThePlains.com.
Walk to Defeat ALS — Fort Collins
The ALS Association Rocky Mountain Chapter will hold a walk in northern Colorado on Saturday. The Walk to Defeat ALS will start at noon at the CSU Oval. Walk registration and donation information is available here.
Funny Girl — Evergreen
Ovation West Musical Theatre's newest production opens Friday at Center Stage in Evergreen. Funny Girl is the story of comedian Fanny Brice, from her start in vaudeville to her unlikely success in the Ziegfeld Follies. Made famous by the Barbra Streisand movie musical, Funny Girl has the iconic numbers "People Who Need People" and "Don't Rain On My Parade." Funny Girl plays Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through October 7. Get your tickets at OvationWest.org.
All Saint's Church in Brush is turning 100 years old this weekend. The church was established by Danish immigrant Jens Madsen who, after contracting tuberculosis, settled in Colorado and also created the Eben Ezer tuberculosis sanitarium (now the Eben Ezer Lutheran Care Center). The church will hold its Centennial Celebration this weekend with harpists, cemetery tours with live actors, museum tours, organ concerts and more. All Saint's Church is located at 122 Hospital Road.
Mineral, Fossil, Gem & Jewelry Show — Denver
This is weekend two for the largest mineral, fossil, gem and jewelry show in the country. The Denver Show is five mineral, fossil, gem and jewelry shows in one and fills 500,000 square feet of the Denver Coliseum and National Western Complex. Nearly 500 dealers are selling mineral specimens, fossils, dinosaurs, gems, gemstones, lapidary, cabochons, artisan and antique jewelry, beads, crystals, meteorites, metaphysical, gold, silver, turquoise, Native American items, interior decor, metal art, miner’s rough, tools, supplies and more. Organizers say to expect to spend most of the day here because there is so much to see. The event and parking are free. The show is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Sunday.
Denver Gem & Mineral Show — Denver
A gem and mineral show will also be at the Denver Mart this weekend. The Denver Gem & Mineral Show will have speakers and experts for a more in-depth look at the worlds of minerals, fossils, meteorites, and gemstones. This year's theme is "Minerals of Mexico" and nearly 100 exhibits will feature the latest mineral and fossil finds from around the world. The show runs Friday to Sunday at the Denver Mart at 58th and I-25. Snag your tickets at DenverMineralShow.com.
Hops and Hot Rods Benefit Car Show — Fort Collins
The Biergarten at Anheuser-Busch Fort Collins will host the 3rd Annual Hops and Hot Rods Benefit Car Show on Saturday. The show will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will benefit the United Way of Larimer County. The car show is free and open to the public and will also have delicious food, beer specials and a live performance from Last Call Romance. Car show registration is available at UWayLC.org.
Colorado Football vs. New Hampshire — Boulder
The red-hot Colorado Buffaloes make their 2018 Folsom Field debut on Saturday. The Buffs, coming off of victories against Colorado State and Nebraska, will host the University of New Hampshire Wildcats at 3 p.m. in the prettiest setting in college football. Tickets for the non-conference matchup can be found at CUBuffs.com.
The Bears of Northern Colorado return home to Nottingham Field this Saturday. The UNC Bears will clash with the Sacramento State Hornets. Kickoff is scheduled for 2 p.m. UNCBears.com is the place for Northern Colorado Football tickets.
Western State Football vs. Colorado Mesa — Gunnison
The Western State Mountaineers make their 2018 home debut this weekend. The Mountaineers host the Colorado Mesa Mavericks at 1 p.m. at the Mountaineer Bowl. Avoid the lines and snag your tickets at GoMountaineers.com.
Marv Kay Stadium in Golden will host a Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference matchup between the Colorado School of Mines and Colorado State University Pueblo on Saturday. The Orediggers and ThunderWolves will kick off at noon. Tickets can be acquired at MinesAthletics.com.
This weekend offers the first opportunity to see the Adams State Grizzlies in Alamosa this season. The Grizzlies will host Black Hills State University on Saturday at Rex Stadium with kickoff scheduled for 1 p.m.