MUST SEE MUST DO: Outhouse races, Harry Potter and a dozen more weekend events

By Linda Navarro Updated: August 10, 2017 at 6:07 am • Published: August 9, 2017 0
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Cycling action and party time with the Colorado Classic Festival and downtown After-Party. All day and fun 'til 10:30 p.m., live music starting at 3:30 p.m.


Bounce along with them through 10,000 square feet in what's billed as the largest bounce house ever assembled. Three days of Big Bounce America at El Pomar Youth Sports Complex, 2212 Executive Circle. Tickets:

Velorama Colorado adds to pro cycling's Colorado Classic with a three-day music festival in Denver's River North (RINO), 28th to 36th Street between Blake and Larimer. Wilco, Death Cab for Cutie, The New Pornographers, The Jayhawks, Saint Motel, Old 97s. A Super Denver Flea Market with craft beer.


They won the 2014 Telluride Bluegrass Band competition and you can hear them at the University Village Colorado Summer Concert Series. Trout Steak Revival is featured from 6 to 8 p.m., 5246 N. Nevada Ave. Free.

The national theatre touring company offers this fascinating look at the art giants in "DaVinci & Michelangelo: The Titans Experience" at Pikes Peak Center.

It's Jazz in the Garden with the Air Force Academy Falconaires at 7 p.m.. Brink your blankets or lawn chairs and even a picnic to the lawn at Grace and St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 601 N. Tejon St. Free.


The Hogwarts crew takes over Security Service Field for Harry Potter Night and fireworks at the Sky Sox/New Orleans Baby Cakes game. Gates open at 4:30 p.m., witches and wizards, a between-innings story line leading to a post-game skit, and plenty of costumes. Game at 6. Game tickets:

Try to win prizes at seven skill stations all around Cheyenne Mountain State Park during Adventure Day, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.. Throw tomahawks, fish, spot wildlife, try archery and go birding or just enjoy the park as you play other games. It's all free but a valid park pass is required for vehicles. 576-2016,

It's the rootin' tootin' Black Forest Festival complete with breakfast, a parade, goat milking, pony rides, outhouse races and a nighttime barn dance. AFA's Wild Blue Country plays at noon.

Calling all doggies and their humans, too, it's Bark at Briargate dayat the Promenade Shops. All sorts of pet activities and contests, a jog-walk and photo competition, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Glow-stick the night away as you zumba and rock it at the TrendZ Mega Glow Fitness Party, 7:30 p.m. at the City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. $10,

The music is Drowning Pool heavy duty as they Rock the Troops in America the Beautiful Park, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m..


For sculpture lovers, the ultimate Colorado weekend: Sculpture in the Park in Loveland. The art in this city is amazing and this 34th year is a delight with hundreds of pieces, 154 in the permanent Benson Sculpture Garden. The show and sale, with a beautiful $10 catalog, begins at 9:30 a.m. and runs all day.

Billed as the LEGOFan Experience, Brick Fest Live is on tour at the Denver Mart, 451 E. 58th Ave., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. A gazillion little LEGOs to enjoy. Tickets:


They've toured with From The Wreckage and heard their music setting the mood on TV's "Grey's Anatomy." The Wind + The Wave bring their Austin sound to The Black Sheep at 7 p.m.. On the bill, Longmont's One Flew West. Tickets $10.39-14,

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