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Where to Spend Your Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day Weekend will be here before we know it.  As one of the last summer holidays, you can’t let it slip on by.  If you and your family are looking or a new way to spend the holiday this year, we’ve certainly got some suggestions for you.  From sporting events to beer fests and concerts, there are plenty of fun events happening throughout the Boulder and Denver areas. Here are some of our top recommendations:

Pints in the Park

Louisville might have just created a new tradition – a day celebrating Colorado’s finest craft brews.  Pints in the Park takes place August 31st from 12:00pm to 4:00pm at Community Park, and will feature craft beers from over 15 of Colorado’s finest breweries.   Attendees spend the afternoon enjoying live music and delicious food prepared by Louisville’s local restaurants as they sip on their beverages.

Unfortunately this isn’t the most family oriented event, and those who attend will need to be 21 and over.  Tickets are $25 in advance, and $30 at the gate, so get yours ahead of time.  If you enjoy locally brewed beers, good food, and live, local music, this is the place to be.

Shakedown Street & Melvin Seals

Shakedown Street is one of Boulder’s favorite bands, and their sold out shows can attest to that.  On August 29th, the band will be bringing their musical talent and unique groove to the Fox Theatre, with special guest Melvin Seals.  For those of you who don’t know, Melvin Seals was one of Jerry Garcia’s closest friends.  This is not a night to miss, especially if you hold the Grateful Dead close to your heart.  Get your tickets here before they sell out.


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Why not spend Labor Day at one of the country’s most beautiful venues dancing to the sounds of one of Colorado’s own rock bands?  OneRepublic, originally from Colorado Springs, is one of today’s most popular bands, and will be performing at Red Rocks on September 1st.   You can bring the kids or head out with your special someone – either way you’ll have the time of your life. Grab your tickets here!

Colorado Rockies vs. San Francisco Giants

Spend the day cheering on the Colorado Rockies as they take on the San Francisco Giants on September 1st.   It doesn’t get more American than a baseball game, and it always makes for a fun, family outing.  The kids will love the cotton candy, peanuts, and hot dogs.  And don’t forget the stadium’s new rooftop lounge area with tables, fire pits, and a fantastic view of the game – it makes cheering on the Rockies even more enjoyable.

Mile High Art & Jazz


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Denver’s annual arts and jazz festival is another great way to spend Labor Day.  The festival lasts all weekend, and features over 75 of Colorado’s most talented artists and musicians.  Food trucks will be parked throughout the event, giving you and your family plenty of delicious options to choose from as you browse through artwork and jewelry.

Boulder Creek Hometown Festival

For the last five years, Boulder has said farewell to summer with the Boulder Creek Hometown Festival.  The festival is a perfect place to bring the family.  There’s live music, delicious, local food, a beer garden, and even a chili cook-off.  More than 100 vendors will have booths set up, selling arts and crafts from around the state.  There’s even a 5K you can participate in.  The carnival rides are what the children will love the most, and yes, parents, you might get dragged onto them as well.  The festival is free, so grab the kids and head on down.

No matter how you decide to spend the year’s Labor Day Weekend, we’re sure you’ll be having a blast.  Boulder and its surrounding areas have a slew of great events going on that will not disappoint.

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