Ideas for how to spend the three-day weekend eating, drinking, relaxing and enjoying some of Colorado’s finest events.
Brews & Views at Hudson Gardens
Saturday, Sept. 2, 2PM – 5PM
The city of Littleton is bringing back the third annual Brews & Views Beer Fest on Sat., Sept. 2, from 2 to 5 p.m. For just $25, guest 21+ can enjoy food trucks of local vendors, beer from over 30 Colorado breweries, and views covering 30 acres of botanic and natural sights. Designated drivers can get in for just $5.
All-American Rejects at Tour de Fat in Fort Collins
Saturday, Sept. 2, 4PM – 9PM
Fat Tire’s national Tour de Fat comes to Fort Collins on Sept. 2 with The All-American Rejects and a full touring cast of performers. The all-day event will include musicians, circus performers, vaudeville, magicians and comedians in party-spirit and costume.
A Taste of Colorado
Friday, Sept. 1, 11:30AM – 10PM,
Sat. & Sun., Sept. 2-3, 10:30AM – 10PM,
Monday, Sept. 4, 10:30AM – 8PM
More than 50 food vendors, five national acts and 275 arts & crafts booths will descend on downtown Denver for the 34th annual festival. Food and beverage tickets are solid in strips of 15 for $10 and are cash only.
Foreigner, Cheap Trick at Red Rocks
Monday, Sept. 4, 7PM
Two fan-favorite blasts from the past are celebrating Labor Day with a joint concert at Red Rocks. Foreigner, on its 40th anniversary tour, and Cheap Trick want you to want to go.
Free First Saturday at Denver Art Museum
Saturday Sept. 2, 10AM – 5PM
Use the long weekend to brush up on culture at Denver Art Museum, where the first Saturday of the month means free admission after 10 a.m. Current exhibits include “The Western: An Epic in Art & Film,” and “Mi Tierra,” an exploration of place by contemporary artists.
Rockies vs. Diamondbacks at Coors Field
Friday, Sept. 1 thru Monday, Sept. 4
A week of high-intensity National League West baseball will continue on Friday night, with the Rockies kicking off a three-game home series against the Arizona D-backs, followed by another three-game series at Coors against the San Francisco Giants. The first pitch of the Memorial Day matinee will be thrown at 1:10 p.m. on Monday.
Last weekend at Elitch’s Water Park
All Weekend 10:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Labor Day weekend is your last chance to cool off at Elitch Gardens’ Island Kingdom Water Park. Admission to the water park is included in the cost of a ticket to the theme park. The amusement park at Elitch Gardens will be open until Halloween for Fright Fest, which begins in late September.
The Rocky Mountain Showdown Labor Day Weekend
Friday, Sept. 1, 6PM
The fight returns to Sports Authority Field at Mile High for the 17th annual battle in Denver for Colorado college supremacy between the University of Colorado Buffaloes and the Rams of Colorado State University. The game will be televised nationally on Pac-12 Networks.
Colorado State Fair
August 31 thru Sept 4, 10AM – 11PM
The 145th Colorado State Fair in Pueblo brings together one of the largest festivals in the state, where games, music, competitions, sideshows, dancing, rodeo, animals, arts, agriculture, heritage, vending and 45 carnival rides. Concerts include ZZ Top (Sept. 1), Skillet (Sept. 2) and Hunter Hayes (Sept. 3).
Colorado Springs Labor Day Lift Off
Sept. 2-3, 6AM – 10PM,
Monday, Sept. 4, 6AM – 10PM
Colorado Springs Labor Day Lift Off is a once-a-year festival. The early-bird event begins at 6 a.m. Saturday through Monday, with balloon lift-offs throughout the three days. Festivities include chainsaw carving, doughnut-eating competitions, skydiving, wakeboarding, dragonfly paddle yoga, sumo wrestling bubble balls and some 60 enormous hot-air balloons. The balloon glow at dusk caps each day.
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