Issues to Do in Denver and Past This Weekend | Denver Gazette

FRIDAY SATURDAY

One of those so-very-Colorado events, it’s time for Mike the Headless Chicken Festival Friday to Sunday in fruita. There is a warning on the freeway, however, to check first of any possible road closures in Glenwood Canyon. Now for Mike, who became a Carnival sideshow star for a while after surviving his decapitation in 1945. Even vets couldn’t explain how he ate and walked around. The festival has music, disc golf, a 5K and a lot about Mike. miketheheadlesschicken.org

FRIDAY SUNDAY

Handcrafted in Colorado Exhibitions begin Friday through Sunday at Estes Park Bond Park, then move to Denver Skyline Park from September 17-19, and October 2-22 at Cherry Creek Fillmore Plaza. Judged Colorado Fine Art and Contemporary Crafts Artist. Live music. handmadeincolorado.com

FRIDAY SUNDAY

It’s here this year and a go. Colorado Springs Comic Con runs Friday through Sunday at Broadmoor World Arena. And just look at the headliners: Jerry Mathers and Tony Dow, “Leave it to Beaver’s” Wally and the Beav. They meet with fans every three days. Other stars are from “The Mandalorian”, “Saved by the Bell”, “Mayans MC” and others. Mask compulsory for all non-vaccinated Comic Con fans. For a schedule and tickets: cscomiccon.com

FRIDAY-SEPT. 6th

the 149th Colorado State Fair opens in Pueblo and runs until September 6th. Funnel cake and concerts, a greeting to Colorado’s agriculture, farms and ranches, rodeos, monster trucks and a demolition derby. Parades and a traditional Fiesta Day. And if you have the time, stop by one of the city’s restaurants that serve pueblo green chili peppers. Mask compulsory for non-vaccinated visitors. For a fair schedule: coloradostatefair.com

SATURDAY

Five music stages in the iconic Denver Rock Day on Saturday along 16th Street Mall and all in aid of the Denver nonprofit Amp The Cause to support child-based groups. Headlining The Band Perry at 8 p.m. and others from 5 p.m. denverdayofrock.com

SATURDAY

When things mysteriously disappear and reappear, don’t be surprised. Saturday is a day and a night for Colorado Stars of Magic at Denver’s Holiday Theater, 2644 W. 32nd Ave. Lots of wizards on stage and even Gene Gordon spells up close in the lobby when people arrive at 6.30pm. A children’s show in the afternoon, a family show in the evening. Tickets $ 36, coloradostarsofmagic.com

SATURDAY

Taco time at the award-winning Boulder Taco Fest in Foothills Park, Saturday 11 am-7pm. Gourmet tacos, tequila, margaritas and craft brew. Vote for your favorite tacos. Lucha Libre wrestling action. $ 30 at the door; VIP tickets for 10 tacos. bouldertacofest.com

SATURDAY SUNDAY

Eight concerts, a car and motorcycle show, and a Taste of Denver Food Garden are just part of the Colorado Music and Arts Festival at Centennial Center Park, Saturdays and Sundays, 13050 E. Peakview Ave. One of the headliners of Outlaw Nation music is “The Voice” winner Craig Wayne Boyd, now part of Texas Hill. 12 USD weekend pass in advance on eventbrite.com, 20 USD weekend pass at the gate, free for children up to 12 years accompanied by an adult. No pets or coolers.

SUNDAY

Art lovers know all about it. One of the top Affordable arts festivals in the country is Sunday on the premises of Arapahoe Community College, 5900 S. Santa Fe Ave., in Littleton. 8:00 am-3:00pm, pieces by 160 artists in 20 states cost $ 100 or less for a day. Affectionately known as the “Black Friday” art festival sale. Admission $ 12 goes to college scholarships. AffordableArtsFestival.com

LINDA NAVARRO, [email protected]

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