Things to do in Colorado this Weekend: July 22 and 23

Cheyenne Frontier Days

The 126th annual Cheyenne Frontier Days opens Friday, July 22. The 10-day western celebration has rodeos, parades, pancake breakfasts, an airshow with the Thunderbirds and concerts with Jason Aldean, Brooks & Dunn, Dierks Bentley, Sam Hunt, Kid Rock and more. The centerpiece of the celebration is the world's largest outdoor rodeo which draws the top professionals who compete for more than $1 million in prize money. 

Colorado Dragon Boat Festival

DENVER — The Colorado Dragon Boat Festival, an annual celebration of Asian and Asian American heritage, will take place on Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24 at Denver's Sloan Lake. The biggest pan-Asian dragon boat festival in the country, the event features dragon boat races across Sloan Lake beginning Saturday at 8 a.m. There will also be live music, performing arts, martial arts and educational shows. The "Taste of Asia" food vendors on site will have cuisines from China, India, Korea, Japan, Vietnam, the Philippines, Laos, Thailand, Hawaii, Ethiopia, Mexico and the United States.

Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, Poison, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts 

Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts will perform at Coors Field on Thursday, July 21. "The Stadium Tour" was originally scheduled stop in Denver on Aug. 30, 2020. That concert was later moved to Aug. 26, 2021, and then moved again to 2022. All tickets for the original Coors Field show will be honored for this year's performance. Tickets for Thursday's concert are on sale at 

Summer Fest

Evergreen's Buchanan Park will be home to the 42nd annual Summerfest on Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24. This event is a family-friendly festival of art, crafts, music and beer. Over 120 artisans and craftspeople will be selling their work in ceramics, digital art, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture, wood and more. Admission to the festival is $5 for adults and children are free.

Weld County Fair

GREELEY — The 104th annual Weld County Fair is a free, annual event in Greeley open to the public with music, food, displays, car show and more. The Weld County Fair is open Saturday, July 23 through Monday, Aug. 1 at the Island Grove Regional Park.

Chaffee County Fair & Rodeo

PONCHA SPRINGS — The 2022 Chaffee County Fair opens Friday, July 22. This summer's fair includes rodeos, mutton busting, live music, 4-H exhibits and more. The Chaffee County Fair runs through Sunday, July 31. '

El Paso County Fair

The El Paso County Fair in Calhan rolls on this weekend with a truck and tractor pull, demolition derby, roping and racing events. The fair runs through Saturday.

North Park Days

North Park Days opens Friday, July 22 with vendors, food trucks, beer garden, car show, live music, kids' games and more. The celebration is held at the old courthouse in Walden, one block west of Main Street.

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