Let’s keep this list short and sweet! 3 Denver events this weekend you may not want to miss! With most of the kids back in school or for some, this is the last weekend of summer vacation. There is a reason to partake in our community as often as we can.
An All Weekend Event in Lyons, CO
Pack a picnic and head over to Lyons for the Folks Festival. Kids 12 and under are FREE. You are welcomed to bring food and drinks (just no glass or alcohol), there will also be food vendors. Enjoy bands and singers such as the Indigo Girls, Jeff Tweedy, Los Lobos, The Milk Carton Kids, and many more! There are camping options as well as non-music activities around Lyons including trails for hiking, mountain biking, rivers for swimming, tubing or simply cooling off.
Saturday, August 17th is Barks & Brews, 4pm-7pm
Come out and celebrate the dog days of summer at the Outlets at Castle Rock. You’re invited to bring your four-legged friends and family members, as well as the beer aficionados. Relax with beer tasting, food truck bites and live entertainment. The highlight of the day will be the “Take a Bow Wow” fashion show. Beers will be available for a $5 donation to Humane Society of the South Platte Valley. The first 50 canine attendees will also be pampered w/complimentary treats. Since this in the heart of the Outlets, you could also get some back-to-school shopping done!
Sunday, August the 19th- Drags You Out Of Bed
Go out for brunch and a “drag” show. Ad Hominem every third Sunday of the month want to drag you out of bed for two drag queen shows at 11 am & 1 pm. Enjoy $15 bottomless mimosa and amazing food!
And if going to an event doesn’t sound like something you would like to do this weekend, then how about some BBQ! Here’s a list of some essential Denver BBQ per Thrillist Denver:
Globe Hall-Texas-style BBQ, where the ribs are big, meaty and tender.
Roaming Buffalo BBQ– “Colorado-style” BBQ, owners are husband and wife, husband Texas raised and wife is a Colorado native. They have created a Colorado-style BBQ. The menu is filled with southwestern flair, from house-made green chili potato chips and cilantro line slaw, along with Colorado lamb shank and bison short ribs.
Jabo’s Bar-Be-Q–Denver’s biggest and best Carolina-style pulled pork sandwich. Their take on meats is as delicious as it is unique. With unique sauces such as smoky mange and pecan, you get to choose one of their many sauces, which are available in mild, medium and hot.
GQue-championship winning meats! I can say first hand this is one of my favorite BBQ places. The owner, Jason Ganahl from Missouri, before opening his place, took to the competitive barbecue circuit where his team dominated many national and regional events. From experience, you have to come early because they run out of meats. They do not store or freeze their meats, they are always fresh.
Check out the complete article from Thrillist Denver right here. Should you go and check out a great BBQ place, please share! And if you know of an event you would like to share please send our way and we will be sure to include in our list!