Things to do in Colorado this weekend: Aug. 5-7

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Adams County Fair

BRIGHTON — The Adams County Fair is celebrating its 117th fair Wednesday, Aug. 3 through Sunday, Aug. 7 at Riverdale Regional Park. To see a complete fair schedule or to purchase tickets, visit AdamsCountyFair.com.

Larimer County Fair and Rodeo

LOVELAND — Friday, Aug. 5 to Tuesday, Aug. 9. The fair is free to attend and parking is free.  LarimerCountyFair.org.

Douglas County Fair & Rodeo

CASTLE ROCK — The Douglas County Fair and Rodeo runs through Sunday, Aug. 7. PRCA rodeos, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Visit DouglasCountyFairandRodeo.com for a complete fair schedule.

Colorado Scottish Festival

DENVER — The 58th Colorado Scottish Festival returns Saturday, Aug. 6 and Sunday, Aug. 7. The festival explores aspects of Scottish culture, traditions and history. Tickets are available at the gate or through the website.

Dam Ducky Derby 

EVERGREEN — The annual Dam Ducky Derby takes place Saturday, Aug. 6 in downtown Evergreen. DowntownEvergreen.com.

Pretty Woman: The Musical 

DENVER — "Pretty Woman: The Musical" has arrived in the Mile High City. Based on the beloved 1990 comedy film, the Broadway musical stars Tony Award-nominee Adam Pascal as Edward Lewis and Olivia Valli . "Pretty Woman: The Musical" plays at Buell Theatre in Denver through Sunday, Aug. 14. For tickets and showtimes, visit DenverCenter.org.

Back to School Kickoff

AURORA — Aurora Public Schools hosts the 14th annual Back to School Kickoff this weekend at Town Center at Aurora. The event provides students and families an opportunity to meet their school staff, pick up a free backpack and school supplies and enjoy food and entertainment. The event will be on the south side of the Town Center near the food court with activities both inside and outside the mall. APS will also provide free COVID-19 vaccinations at this year's event, which begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6.

Meow Wolf Vortex

DENVER — Meow Wolf's outdoor festival experience, Vortex, takes place Friday, Aug. 5 through Sunday, Aug. 7 at The Junkyard in Denver. Two stages of multi-genre entertainment plus food and drink trucks, experiential art, and more.

Ride for the Brand Ranch Rodeo

COLORADO SPRINGS — The 2022 Ride for the Brand Ranch Rodeo at the Norris Penrose Event Center on Saturday, Aug. 6. Ride for the Brand Ranch Rodeo. Tickets are available at RideForTheBrand.org

Boulder Taco Fest

BOULDER — Tacos, craft breweries, tequilas, luchadores, live music and free activities for kids are the highlight's of the annual Boulder Taco Fest. The all-ages festival runs from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6. Held near Boulder Creek at the civic area and Boulder Library, the festival's general admission wristbands include a concert, wrestling and four tickets for food and drinks.

Keystone Bluegrass and Beer Festival

KEYSTONE — The sounds and flavors of Appalachia are coming to the Rockies. Tickets for the Keystone’s River Run Village event are available online.

Ironman Boulder 70.3

BOULDER — The 2022 Ironman 70.3 Boulder triathlon is Saturday, Aug. 6. Athletes will begin their Ironman 70.3-mile journey throughout Boulder County. Register at IronMan.com.

Human Race

FORT COLLINS — The Human Race is back at Fort Collins' Civic Center Park. The 39th annul Human Race is Saturday, Aug. 6 and the 24th annual Mountain Avenue Mile is Friday, Aug. 5.

Denver Burger Battle

DENVER — The Denver Burger Battle is at Auraria Campus on Thursday, Aug. 4 to determine the Best Burger in Denver. Restaurants across the area will compete so that burger fanatics and an expert panel of judges can determine the top burgers of the town. Get your tickets at DenverBurgerBattle.com.

Colorado Rapids vs. Minnesota United FC

COMMERCE CITY — Saturday, Aug. 6. The Colorado Rapids host Minnesota United FC at 7 p.m. at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.  Ticketmaster.com.

Machine Gun Kelly

DENVER — Machine Gun Kelly Ball Arena in Denver this Sunday, Aug. 7. MGK will be joined by special guests Travis Barker and Willow. Tickets are on sale at Ticketmaster.com.

Movies this weekend

“DC League of Super-Pets” was #1 last weekend, while Jordan Peele’s “Nope” was in second place. “Top Gun: Maverick,” remains in the box office top five even in its 10th weekend, bringing its domestic total to $650.1 million.

The Brad Pitt film “Bullet Train” leads the new releases this weekend.


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