KUSA — It's another packed weekend of spectacular events in Colorado. This first full weekend of September has more indoor activities than we've seen in months, but there's still lots of fairs, festivals and concerts under the blue Colorado sky.

Celebrate the season this weekend by experiencing the unique culture, food and geography that makes our state so special.

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Denver Broncos vs. Seattle Seahawks — Denver

Broncos Country, rejoice! Your Sundays are now booked through January. The Denver Broncos now begin the long march to Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta. The Broncos open the 2018 regular season on Sunday with a battle against the Seattle Seahawks. Kickoff is set for 2:25 p.m. at Broncos Stadium at Mile High.

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San Luis Valley Potato Festival — Monte Vista

Scenic Monte Vista is the site of the annual Potato Festival. The event is a fun day of activities that celebrates the harvest of Colorado Potatoes in the San Luis Valley. Saturday's Potato Festival includes food and craft vendors, a farm and field show, truck and semi truck show, kid's games, human hamster balls, mashed potato dunk tank, archery demonstrations and more. The 5K Spud Run and Walk will start at 8 a.m. Octane Addictions will present a family-friendly motosport freestyle show, with X-Game riders Nate Adams, Willie Elam, Kyle Demelo, Josh Penner and James Carter, at 6 p.m. Show tickets are available online.

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Race for the Cure — Colorado Springs

The first Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure of the season in Colorado arrives Sunday in Colorado Springs. The race will travel through the stunning Garden of the Gods Park and Rock Ledge Ranch. Race for the Cure is a fundraiser to help increase breast cancer research, improve breast cancer health services, eliminate gaps in access and quality and build community between survivors, co-survivors and their communities to honor, support and celebrate. Race for the Cure donation and registration information can be found at ColoradoSouth.Info-Komen.org.

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Mead Community Day & Sugar Beet Festival — Mead

The 2018 Mead Community Day and Sugar Beet Festival arrives to Mead Town Park on Saturday. The two events in one day, hosted by the Town of Mead, Mead Area Rotary Club, Mead Area Community Foundation and Mountain View Fire Rescue, are meant to bring together tradition and community. From 2 to 9:30 p.m. there will be vendor booths, kids' activities, a beer garden, corn hole tournament, cow pie bingo, live music and more. The Community Day Parade will step off at 5 p.m. Fireworks wrap up the festivities at 9:15 p.m.

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Mountain Mining Days — Walsenburg

The 5th Annual Mountain Mining Days arrives in Downtown Walsenburg on Saturday and Sunday. The end-of-summer celebration takes place at Miner's Plaza. The festivities begin with a parade featuring marching bands, horses, collectible cars and much more. There will be food and artisan vendors, a kids zone with games, face painting and fun activities. Miner's Plaza will have live music and entertainment all day.

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Beautiful — The Carole King Musical — Denver

The newest Broadway production to hit the Denver stage tells the inspiring true story of Carole King's rise to stardom. Beautiful shows the remarkable journey on which King wrote "the soundtrack to a generation." The musical features the beloved songs "I Feel The Earth Move," "One Fine Day," "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," "You've Got A Friend," and "Beautiful." Beautiful — The Carole King Musical plays the Ellie Caulkins Opera House through Sunday. Tickets are sold at DenverCenter.org.

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Kiowa County Fair and Rodeo — Eads

The Kiowa County Fair and Rodeo opened on Wednesday at the Kiowa County Fairgrounds, but there are lots of events scheduled through Sunday. Poultry, rabbit, goat, beer, swine, 4-H and FFA events begin the fair before two CPRA Rodeos on Friday and Saturday. The Kiowa County Fair Parade steps off at 10 a.m. Saturday morning on Maine Street. Horse races will take place Friday and Saturday with a track side beer garden. The complete Kiowa County Fair schedule can be viewed here.

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Westwood Chile Fest — Denver

The Westwood Chile Fest celebrates the Hispanic-centric cultures that make up much of the Westwood neighborhood. Saturday's festival is free and open to the public from noon to 7 p.m. The event will have live music, art, food and drink vendors and family-friendly activities including a bounce house and carnival games. If the aromas of the chile roaster are too intoxicating to resist, there will be a pepper-eating contest in which all contestants will compete in rounds until the last person is left standing. You can register for the pepper-eating contest online.

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Arvada Harvest Festival — Arvada

The Arvada Harvest Festival and Parade commemorate the history of the once primarily farming community of Arvada. The first festival in 1925 was a celebration of the first concrete road between Arvada and Denver. Now in its 93rd year, the festival will run from Friday to Sunday with a '60s theme. A parade is scheduled to step off at 9 a.m. Saturday. The Harvest Festival features food, carnival rides, games, a spelling bee, talent show, cow chip throw, 18 bands, garden harvest, kids zone, beer garden, car show, arts and crafts and much more.

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Thornton Harvest Fest — Thornton

Families can enjoy lots of fun activities at the Thornton Harvest Fest on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free to the event at Community Park, located at the intersection of York St. and Thornton Pkwy. There’s a Fishing Derby, Pancake Breakfast and Skatepark competition. The Great Chili Cook-Off returns at 11:30 a.m. During the day, there’s a Cultural Expedition, Harvest Fest Bazaar, Playful City USA Play Day, food court, beer garden and live entertainment. This event was first published by MileHighontheCheap.com. For more local deals and discounts go to MileHighontheCheap.com.

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Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival — Estes Park

For over 40 years, the Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival has celebrated Celtic culture in the "Celtic Capital of North America," Estes Park. This huge festival has Scottish athletics, Celtic rock and folk music and live field performances. This year's Festival Field will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday to Sunday with food, drink, jousting, Irish and Highland dancing and strongman competitions. An all-new Tattoo Estes will be staged Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. with the 1st Marine Division Band, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Pipe Band, Delta Police Pipe Band, U.S. Army Fort Riley Commanding General's Mounted Color Guard, The Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra and more. The Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival Parade steps off Saturday and Sunday at 9:30 a.m. in Downtown Estes Park. See the large event schedule and get your tickets at ScotFest.com.

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Mamma Mia! — Arvada

A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. If you're a fan of musical theater you know that Mamma Mia! is the ultimate feel-good experience that has kept audiences raptured for nearly 20 years. The smash-hit musical features ABBA's greatest hits "Dancing Queen," "Take a Chance on Me," "Honey, Honey," "Super Trouper," "Money, Money, Money," "SOS," "Lay All Your Love on Me" and many more. The musical opens Friday on the Main Stage of Arvada Center and runs through September 30. Tickets are available at ArvadaCenter.org.

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ArtoCade ArtCar Festival — Trinidad

Trinidad's award-winning art car festival follows only Houston as the second largest art car event in the nation. Cars, trucks, bikes, motorcycles, tractors, ATVs, golf carts and scooters are transformed into amazing drivable sculptures. In addition to the huge parade, there will be arts and craft booths, music art shows, street performers, delicious and kids-friendly activities. The ArtoCade Parade starts at high noon Saturday. See the full schedule at ArtoCade.com.

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The Denver 5K — Denver

Denver's Sloan Lake is the site of this weekend's The Denver 5K. The will be a 5K run/walk for more leisurely athletes and a wave for the elite athletes as well as a free kid's fun run for those 7 and under. Immediately following the race, show your race bib for free beer at the Joyride Brewing After Party. The Denver 5K starts during the 9 a.m. hour Saturday at Utica St. and 17th St. Race registration can be completed online.

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Bruno Mars & Boyz II Men — Denver

The long saga of bringing Bruno Mars' 24K Magic World Tour to Denver is finally over. Back in November 2016, Bruno Mars first announced a Colorado concert stop planned for October 2017. Two days before the show, a severe sinus infection forced the singer to cancel and he vowed to make it up to Denver. In February 2018, Mars announced two shows at Pepsi Center set for this Saturday and Sunday with rising rapper Cardi B as his opener. Then in July, Cardi B had to leave the tour due to pregnancy. Luckily for Colorado, Boyz II Men will fill the opening act of this weekend's Pepsi Center shows. Tickets for the 24K Magic World Tour are sold through AltitudeTickets.com.

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Maroon 5 & Julia Michaels — Denver

Multi-platinum rock and pop stars Maroon 5 will bring their Red Pill Blues Tour to the Mile High City this weekend. The Voice's Adam Levine-led band will perform at Pepsi Center Sunday night with "Issues" singer Julia Michaels. Maroon 5's 14 U.S. Top 10 singles include "Moves Like Jagger," "Animals," "Makes Me Wonder," "Payphone," "Maps," "Sugar," "One More Night," "Daylight" and "What Lovers Do." The place for Red Pill Blues Tour tickets is AltitudeTickets.com.

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Annie — Lakewood

Everyone's favorite red-haired orphan comes to the Lakewood Cultural Center starting Friday. With pluck and positivity, Annie charms everyone, including President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, in 1930s New York City. The beloved book and score won Tony Awards and feature some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written including "Tomorrow," "It's the Hard Knock Life," "Little Girls," "You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile," and "Maybe." The Performance Now Theatre Company's production of Annie plays through September 23 with tickets sold here.

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RidgeFest — Wheat Ridge

RidgeFest is a fun day for the whole family in the heart of the Ridge at 38 district in Wheat Ridge. This free event will be held Saturday from 3 to 9 p.m. with four bluegrass bands, a classic car show, cottage foods, chalk art, vendors, food trucks, local beer and activities for kids. Head to Ridgeat38.com/RidgeFest to see the complete schedule.

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Boy George & Culture Club — Greenwood Village

Boy George and Culture Club, known for their classic hits "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me," "I'll Tumble 4 Ya," and "Karma Charmeleon," will perform at Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre Saturday night. They'll be joined by The B-52s and Thompson Twins' Tom Bailey. Tickets for the 7 p.m. concert are sold through AXS.com.

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Colorado Rockies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers — Denver

Who is best in the west? The Colorado Rockies and Los Angeles Dodgers will battle this weekend at Coors Field in a three-game series with serious postseason implications. Friday is "90s Night" while the 6th Annual Rockies Brew Fest takes place before Saturday's game. The first 10,000 fans to Sunday's game will receive a "Dia De Los Rockies" t-shirt. For Rockies tickets, head to Rockies.com/Tickets.

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Walk to End Alzheimer's — Pueblo

The Alzheimer's Association is holding its Southern Colorado walk Saturday morning. The three-mile Walk to End Alzheimer's is set for a 9:30 a.m. start at Rock Canyon Swim Beach at Lake Pueblo State Park. "Take the first step to a world without Alzheimer's" at Act.Alz.org.

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Walk to End Alzheimer's — Fort Morgan

The Northern Colorado community will Walk to End Alzheimer's on Saturday at Downtown City Park in Fort Morgan. Breakfast will start at 8 a.m. and the one-mile walk at 9 a.m. Race registration and donation information can be found at Act.Alz.org.

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Denver Food & Wine Festival — Denver

The Denver Food & Wine Festival is a six-day food, wine and spirits celebration that benefits the Colorado Restaurant Foundation, The Denver Post Community Foundation and Kroenke Sports Charities. Denver's finest restaurants will be holding dinners and wine tastings culminating in The Grand Tasting which is Saturday, on the Pepsi Center grounds, with 40 restaurants and over 700 wines and spirits. Check out the full schedule at DenverFoodandWine.com.

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Goodguys 21st Colorado Nationals — Loveland

The Goodguys 21st Colorado Nationals is a giant car show at The Ranch Events Complex. There will be over 2,000 rods, customs, muscle cars, trucks and classics from 1987 and earlier as well as vendors, dragster exhibition, swap meet, timed racing competition, live music, model car show, free kids zone and more. Parking is free at The Ranch Events Complex for the show which is open Friday to Sunday. To register your vehicle or purchase tickets, visit Good-Guys.com.

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Oklahoma! — Denver

The newest production at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts is one of the most popular musicals of all-time. Oklahoma, set in an all-African American town in the early days of the Oklahoma Territory, has a joyful score by Rodgers and Hammerstein and stunning dance numbers. "With a spring in their step and a song in their hearts, cowboys and farmers alike have chased their destinies to a land that promises love, opportunity and a brighter future," reads the official website. Oklahoma opens Friday at the Stage Theatre and runs through October 14. Tickets are sold at DenverCenter.org.

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Beach Doggie Day at Water World — Federal Heights

Water World is closed for the season and it's gone to the dogs! On Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Water World hosts its 2nd Annual Beach Doggie Day where the park is open for your pup's water enjoyment. Cowabunga Beach, Turtle Bay and Thunder Bay will be ready for canines of all sizes and Wally World will be open for pups under 25 lb. There will be tennis balls and souvenir bandanas for the dogs and t-shirts, beer and snacks for the humans. Each dog is $9.99 and people are free. Tickets will be available at the Water World front gate on Saturday. Be sure to fill out a proof of current rabies vaccination and waiver form ahead of time or you'll have to at the gate.

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Colorado Jazz Musicians Festival — Crested Butte

The inaugural Colorado Jazz Musicians Festival will be held Friday through Sunday in beautiful Crested Butte. The festival will showcase the extraordinarily fine, and often under-recognized, exclusively Colorado-based jazz vocalists and instrumentalists including Adam Bodine, Danna Landry, Donna Elise Scott, Jeff Jenkins, Janine Gastineau, Annie Booth Trio, Eric Gunnison, MaryLynn Gillaspie, ¡Los chicos Malos! and more. Single-day. three-day and other passes are available at CoJazzFest.org.

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Kidtopia — Denver

Kidtopia is "a family-friendly day of fun for all kids" at Four Mile Historic Park. The day features bounce castles, live music, a dance party and DJ, treasure hunt, carnival games, science experiments, water fight, petting zoo, sensory station, firetruck demonstration, face and henna tattoos, character meet-and-greet, photo booth, gold panning, bubble party, giant lawn games, t-shirt decorating, flower arrangements plus food and drink stations (and a beer garden for the parents). Kidtopia will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Organizers say tickets will sell out, so be sure to get them at Kidtopia.co.

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Colorado Artfest at Castle Rock — Castle Rock

The annual Colorado Artfest at Castle Rock has moved from downtown to the east parking lots of the Outlets at Castle Rock this year. There will be more than 170 artists from across the country and on the main stage, popular musicians will provide a musical backdrop to the program. Artfest runs Saturday and Sunday. Tickets can be purchased at CastleRock.org. This event was first published by MileHighontheCheap.com. For more local deals and discounts go to MileHighontheCheap.com.

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Stanley Arts Festival — Aurora

This weekend's Stanley Arts Festival, produced by CherryArts, will have local and national artists and vendors, live entertainment, interactive art installations and family-friendly activities. The show begins Friday with a ticketed opening night kickoff party benefiting CherryArts Education Programs. Admission to the festival is free on Saturday and Sunday at Stanley Marketplace on the border of Aurora and Stapleton.

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Festival Italiano — Lakewood

The 14th Annual Festival Italiano at Belmar takes place Saturday and Sunday. The event hosts Italian lovers who want to savor the "sights, sounds and flavors of Italy." There will be marvelous Italian food, wine, artisan vendors and new and returning Italian entertainment performers, plus special guest Charlie Daniels and the Kings. Festival Italiano is free to attend and parking at Belmar is also free. Check out the full entertainment lineup and menu on tap this weekend.

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Colorado Fall Home Show — Denver

Autumn is the perfect time to remodel, refresh or renew your home and the Colorado Fall Home Show is the place to get started. More than 250 exhibitors will be at the Colorado Convention Center offering advice, products and services in home renovation, remodeling and sustainable living. The 2018 Colorado Fall Home Show opens Friday at 10 a.m. and closes Sunday at 5 p.m. Show tickets are sold at AXS.com or you can donate a nonperishable food item for 9Cares Colorado Shares and receive $2 off admission at the Colorado Convention Center’ ticket box.

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Blacklight Slide — Commerce City

The Blacklight Slide is a night event focused on UV neon glowing fun. The event is a fun celebration where participants get to go down slides filled with neon glow-in-the-dark water all while a live DJ plays dance music. The event is family-friendly, but sliders must be at least 5 years old and 42" tall. The Blacklight Slide will be at Dick's Sporting Goods Park this Saturday. Register at BlacklightSlide.com.

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Terrain Race — Erie

If you're looking for an athletic challenge this weekend, perhaps the Terrain Race is for you. Participants must conquer over 20 obstacles and crawl through mud pits all inside of a 5K format. Organizers create a new 3-mile course at each site so there's likely something brand new, but you should expect walls, ropes, monkey bars and lots of mud. If you're feeling one lap is not enough, you can pay for Unlimited Laps and run all day long. The Terrain Race is Saturday at The Recess Factory in Weld County. Register at TerrainRace.com!

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Alpine & Ales Mountain Oktoberfest — Winter Park

Winter Park's first Alpine & Ales Mountain Oktoberfest offers brews with a view. Saturday's Oktoberfest features breathtaking views, chainsaw carving, food and unlimited beer sampling for $30. Pandas & People and Voodoo Kings will be providing live music from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Get your tickets at WinterParkResort.com.

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Body Mind Spirit Celebration — Denver

The Body Mind Spirit Celebration is back in Colorado this weekend at the Denver Mart. The expo brings together over 250 professional readers, healers a and exhibitors. Daily admission is $7 for the expo, which runs Friday to Sunday. Visit BMSE.net to learn more about the featured speakers.

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Hanson & the Colorado Symphony — Denver

Fresh off a sold out 25th anniversary tour, Hanson is celebrating year 26 with Hanson String Theory. The trio will be performing with symphonies across the country including the Colorado Symphony this Saturday night. Hanson String Theory is a "musical manifesto with new and career spanning works from Hanson." Conductor Christopher Dragon directs the concert at Boettcher Concert Hall. Tickets are sold at ColoradoSymphony.org.

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Colorado Pork & Hops Challenge — Grand Junction

Nearly 50 pro BBQ teams from across America will compete for a $20,000 cash jackpot at the two-day Colorado Pork & Hops Challenge. The competition will begin Friday with lip-smackin' BBQ and ice cold beer. Friday night there will be live music from 6 Million Dollar Band while Blackhawk, known for their hits “Goodbye Says It All," “Every Once in a While," “I Sure Can Smell the Rain," “Down in Flames” and “That’s Just About Right,” are performing Saturday. Tickets for the annual Colorado Pork & Hops Challenge are available online.

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Mineral, Fossil, Gem & Jewelry Show — Denver

The largest mineral, fossil, gem and jewelry show in the USA opens in Denver this weekend. The Denver Show is really 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 will be 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 is free and parking is free. This show will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through September 16.

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Fall Harvest Brewfest — Fort Collins

Attendees of the 10th Annual Fall Harvest Brewfest will be able to sample over 100 beers from over 35 breweries and micro-distilleries. There will be local food trucks, live music and DJ's as well. The event will run from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Lincoln Center with a limited VIP ticket for 4 p.m. entry before general admission. The Brewfest's non-profit beneficiary will be The Animal House Shelter and Rescue. Tickets can be purchased at LCTix.com.

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Colorado Bridal Show — Denver

Plan your wedding in one day at the Colorado Bridal Show. The show features wedding professionals in reception and ceremony sites, DJ and band info, photography and videography, floral, wedding cakes, wedding favors, photo booths, bridal registry, gowns, rental furniture, honeymoon and destination wedding info and much, much more. This weekend's Colorado Bridal Show runs Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Curtis Hotel. Tickets can be acquired online.

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Taste of Orthodoxy Greek Festival — Boulder

The 15th Annual Taste of Orthodoxy Greek Festival features food, live music (including Byzantine choir music), dancing, vendors and tours of Saints Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church, plus a jump house and other activities for kids. Admission is free to the festival, which runs Friday to Sunday at 5650 Jay Rd. Opa! This event was first published by MileHighontheCheap.com. For more local deals and discounts go to MileHighontheCheap.com.

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Tequila, Taco & Cerveza Fest — Denver

Mile High Station will be home to the Tequila, Taco & Cerveza Fest this Friday night. The event highlights Mexican beers and worldwide tequilas and delicious taco recipes. There will also be live bands, DJs, mariachis, patio games and taco food trucks. Capacity is limited, so get your tickets early online.

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Heroes vs. Villains: Team Hope Walk & 5K — Denver

The 14th Annual Team Hope Walk in Denver is a fundraiser for the Huntington's Disease Society of America. The Heroes vs. Villains 5K Walk/Run supports the mission of the HDSA of improving the lives of everyone with Huntington's disease. The walk is Saturday starting at 9 a.m. at Stapleton Central Park. Race and donation information is available at HDSA.DonorDrive.com.

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The Kentucky Cycle — Aurora

The Kentucky Cycle is an epic story of three families in eastern Kentucky, spanning 200 years of American history from 1775 to 1975. The drama, which opens Saturday, is told in two parts and won the 1992 Pulitzer Prize. You can purchase tickets to one part or both at VintageTheatre.org. Vintage will be serving dinner during intermission for The Kentucky Cycle for $15 per person. Call the box office at 303-856-7830 to make a dinner reservation. The Kentucky Cycle will play Vintage Theatre through October 21.

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Cesar Millan Live — Greeley

The original host of National Geographic's "Dog Whisperer" series will be live in Greeley on Saturday night. Cesar Millan will reveal the secrets of happier, healthier relationships between humans and their canines in a show at Union Colony Civic Center. He'll be showing live training demonstrations with multiple dogs and share his philosophies and methods. Millan's famous four-legged companions, Junior and Benson, will also join him on stage. For more information and tickets, visit ucstars.com or call 970-356-5000.

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Friendship Powwow and American Indian Cultural Celebration — Denver

One of the Denver Art Museum's longest-running events returns this Saturday. The 29th Annual Friendship Powwow and American Indian Cultural Celebration will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with American Indian dancers, drum groups and art making. There will also be dance competitions, hands-on activities and food. The event is free and open to the public.

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PacaBuddies Alpaca Days — Castle Rock

Anyone interested in alpacas and their fabulous fleece & fiber should check out PacaBuddies Alpaca Days at the Douglas County Fairgrounds on Saturday and Sunday. Hug an alpaca, sit in on demonstrations and seminars, talk to local breeders and browse a huge selection of yarn, handmade items, fleece goods and artwork. The free event runs from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. This event was first published by MileHighontheCheap.com. For more local deals and discounts go to MileHighontheCheap.com.

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Boulder Backroads Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K — Boulder

This year marks the 18th running of the Boulder Backroads Marathon which this year includes a marathon, half marathon and 10K. All of the races will begin Sunday between 7:15 and 7:40 a.m. at the Boulder Reservoir. Race registration can be completed at RaceRoster.com.

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Getaway 5K/10K — Boulder

Boulder Reservoir will be home to the Getaway 5K and 10K this Saturday. The event is for the whole family. In addition to the 10K and 5K there will be a Kid's Fun Run. After the races there will be a beach-themed post-race celebration with vendors, music, food and beverage and a kid's play area. Race registration can be completed at Getaway5K.com.

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Potato Day Festival — Greeley

Friends of the Greeley Museums is hosting its biggest event of the year: Potato Day. The celebration will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Centennial Village Museum. Potato Day includes musical entertainment, children's games, a used book sale, a beer garden, historical demonstrations, tours and more. Friends of the Greeley Museums has supported the City of Greeley Museums since 1987, donating over $400,000 for educational programs and preservation projects. Admission to Saturday's Potato Day is $7 and includes a baked potato with each admission.

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TheBigWonderful — Westminster

TheBigWonderful brings its Beerfest, Bluegrass & Bazaar to Downtown Westminster for the first time this September on Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. TheBigWonderful will host more than 60 of Colorado’s best craft vendors and makers, a selection of the tastiest Denver food trucks serving up a diverse menu, live music and a beerfest. General admission tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door. But if you’re willing to sign up with your email address on the website, you receive free admission. Beerfest tickets are $24 to $27. This event was first published by MileHighontheCheap.com. For more local deals and discounts go to MileHighontheCheap.com.

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SACFD Spaghetti Dinner — Commerce City

The South Adams County Fire Fighters Association is hosting its 57th Annual Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday. The family-friendly event starts at 2:30 p.m. for take out and then dine-in at 4:30 p.m. at Adams South High School in Commerce City. There will be games, a public safety carnival, a Medivac helicopter, smoke trailer and junior fire-starter events, as well as community organizations, with all proceeds going to the South Adams Fire Fighters Association. Get your tickets at Tickets.SACFFA.org.

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Toby's Pet Parade & Fair — Golden

The 3rd Annual Toby's Pet Parade & Fair is back at Golden's Parfet Park! Hundreds of pups will parade down Washington Avenue followed by a family-friendly fair at the park. The event benefits Foothills Animal Shelter and hundreds of homeless pets in search of a forever home. The parade begins Saturday at 10 a.m. Register your dog online.

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Victor Burro Racing Gold Rush Challenge — Victor

The 2018 Pack Burro Race takes place Saturday in historic Victor. The race will start at noon in downtown and travel nearly 8 miles before finishing back in downtown. Competitors will be competing for cash prizes and the Victor Elks Lodge will have music and a bar.

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Colorado State Football vs. Arkansas — Fort Collins

The Colorado State Rams are hosting a tough opponent in week 3: the Arkansas Razorbacks. The Razorbacks hail from the best conference in all of college football, the SEC. Saturday's game will start at 5:30 p.m. at Canvas Stadium. Be sure to get your tickets early because this special non-conference matchup will sellout.

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CSU Pueblo Football vs. Chadron State — Pueblo

The Colorado State University-Pueblo ThunderWolves host the Chadron State Eagles in a Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference battle on Saturday. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. at Neta and Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl. You can grab your ThunderWolves tickets at the stadium box office or online.

Do you know of a cool, fun Colorado festival, fair, expo, concert or event you think we ought to mention in this week's 9Things or in the future? Send it to alexander.kirk@9news.com!

Have an marvelous weekend!