Many stores might be selling Halloween costumes and serving out pumpkin spice lattes but this weekend is still the unofficial last weekend of summer. With the long weekend upon us I am sure we are tall wondering "what should we do?"

Check out some of the great activities going on around our beautiful state!




Rocky Mountain Showdown – Sept. 1 – Sports Authority Field at Mile High

The University of Colorado Buffalos are taking on the Colorado State University Rams at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Friday night, and unlike last year, this game might actually be a good one.


There are still some tickets available on StubHub and through Ticketmaster, and you might as well enjoy the game while you can. Only two more Rocky Mountain Showdown games are scheduled after this year.  For more information on the game and how to watch/get tickets, get out this link:

Tour De Fat – Sept . 2 – New Belgium Brewing Company, Fort Collins

The bike parade starts at 10 a.m. and the All American Rejects go on at 7:40 a.m. Tickets are $25 and New Belgium donates a big chunk to nonprofits. You can find out more about everything going down at the Tour de Fat here:

First Free Saturday – Sept. 2 – Denver Art Museum

Take a walk around the area and have lunch then head over for a free day of art! Great chance to check out the art museum and all it has to offer! To see exactly what the Denver Art Museum has to offer, go to:

Brews and Views Beer Fest – Sept. 2 – Hudson Gardens, Littleton

Designated drivers get in for $5. Tasting level $25. Connoisseur lever $50

 to see a list of the breweries and to buy tickets, go to:

Wild West Air Fest – Sept. 2 – Steamboat Airport

Among the highlights of this air show (in a scenic mountain setting) are: a WWII Navy Torpedo Bomber TBM-3 Avenger performing a bombing simulation, the Rocky Mountain Renegades and a meet-and-greet with Astronaut Steve Swanson. Learn more by checking out:

Cumbia Festival – Sept. 3 – Levitt Pavilion, Denver

Love to dance? Check iyt tge Levitt Pavilion in Denver bringing Cumbia music to life! 

The concert features La Tropa Vallenata, Tropical Kaoba and Los Chavos Dun Dun. To learn more, check out:

Taste of Colorado – Sept. 1 to Sept. 4 – Civic Center Park

A Labor day tradition for the whole family! Shopping, food from around the state, designated kids play area, and more! For more information and the line up, check out:

Colorado State Fair – Until Sept. 4 – Colorado State Fairgrounds in Pueblo

This is the last weekend of the Colorado State Fair, and there’s a lot going on here, from rides to a rodeo to concerts. ZZ Top is slated to play Friday evening, and Skillet is on Saturday followed by Hunter Hayes on Sunday. See a list of everything that’s at the fair here:

Last weekend at Water World, the Elitch Gardens Water Park – Until Sept. 4 – Denver

Cool off at these great theme parks! Both Water Water and the water park at Elitch Gardens are shutting down after this weekend.

 For information on Elitch Gardens, go to:

 For more information on Water World, go to: