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Tour De Fat

Tour de Fat is New Belgium Brewing’s traveling celebration of all things bicycle, honoring humankind’s greatest invention. Born in Fort Collins, Colorado, to increase awareness and participation in cycling as a sustainable form of transportation, Tour de Fat has grown into a national rite of passage for cycling advocates and bon vivants alike.

Join thousands of your friends for a costumed bike parade and nationally touring and locally loved musical acts, peppered with interactive fun like a 1,000 Person Dance Contest (to win a bike!) a Slow Ride competition (how slow can you go?), and the inspirational car-for-bike swapper series in which brave souls hand over their car keys and commit to commute by bike. (Interested? Apply to be a Car for Bike Trader now.)

We’ll see you for bikes, beer and bemusement. In the meantime, read the Tour de Fat 10 Commandments.

What: Tour de Fat is more than an event; it’s a rite of passage that includes a costumed bicycle parade, New Belgium beer, eye-popping entertainment, local food, crazy bike contests and much more. Last year, the Fort Collins Tour de Fat stop had approximately 15,000 attendees and raised more than $52,000 for local nonprofits.

Where: Old Town Fort Collins/New Belgium

When: Parade Registration: 9:00 a.m.; Ride Times: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.; Entertainment: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Admission: Free; suggested donation of $5 or more

More Information: http://www.newbelgium.com/events/tour-de-fat/cities/fort-collins-co.aspx

Labor Day in Estes Park, Colorado

Labor Day Weekend

September 3 – September 5, 2016

Enjoy the holiday weekend in Estes Park with many different celebrations!

Annual Arts and Crafts Show
From September 3-5, The Labor Day Arts and Crafts Show will fill Bond Park and the adjacent downtown area with over 100 booths featuring a variety of hand-crafted goods. The Estes Valley Sunrise Rotary hosts this free unique shopping event from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday. Available handmade goods for sale include paintings and drawings, jewelry, metal work, clothing and tapestry bags, gourmet pantry items, home décor, wood carvings, doll clothes and toys, pottery, glass and more.

13th Annual John Denver Tribute Concert
Keeping icon John Denver’s legacy very much alive, Brad Fitch will perform Denver’s classics on Saturday. Doors for the tribute concert will open at 4 p.m. and the music will kick off at 5 p.m. with opening acts and Fitch to follow.

The list of things-to-do doesn’t stop at these three events; explore the trails of Rocky Mountain National Park, take a scenic drive or enjoy the last hoorah of summer at one of the family amusement parks. It’s a weekend that promises plenty of relaxation and enjoyment. Find your perfect place to kick-up your hiking boots at the end of the night; make your weekend lodging reservations in Estes Park today!

TASTE OF COLORADO 2016 – Labor Day Weekend

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atasteofcolorado.com

FRI, SEP. 2 –
MON, SEP. 5, 2016

CIVIC CENTER PARK
DOWNTOWN DENVER

FRI: 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM
SAT & SUN:
10:30 AM – 10:00 PM
MON: 10:30 AM – 8:00 PM

FOOD MENU: http://atasteofcolorado.com/food/

The complete KBCO Rock Stage lineup includes:

Friday, September 2, 2016

11:45 am: Moors & McCumber

2:15 pm: Wild Blue

5:30 pm: Dearling

7:45 pm: Digital Pocket

Saturday, September 3, 2016

10:45 am: Burn it Blue

1:45 pm: Danielle Ate the Sandwich

5:00 pm: Hypnotic Vibes

8:15 pm: Wash Park

Sunday, September 4, 2016

10:45 am: Viretta

1:30 pm: Wendy Woo Band

4:45 pm: Modern Suspects

8:00 pm: Sisters of Rock

Monday, September 5, 2016

10:45 am: Taylor Scott Band

2:00 pm: CITRA

4:15 pm: Chris Daniels & the Kings with Freddi Gowdy

6:15 pm: Last Men On Earth

The 33rd Annual A Taste of Colorado is Sept. 2-5 in Downtown Denver’s Civic Center Park with hours 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday. For more information on the FREE admission festival, visit www.ATasteofColorado.com, Facebook at A Taste of Colorado, @ATasteofCO on Twitter, “ATasteofCO” on Instagram and Snapchat (#ATasteofCO), or call (303) 295-6330. ### About A Taste of Colorado A Taste of Colorado is a four-day, free admission, music, food, shopping, family-fun festival produced by Downtown Denver Events, Inc., the Downtown Denver Partnership family’s community events nonprofit organization. The event is the most popular outdoor festival in Colorado, drawing over 500,000 visitors annually to Downtown Denver’s Civic Center Park over Labor Day weekend. There is something for everyone, with cuisine from more than 50 restaurants, shopping at 275 different booths – featuring local artisans – in the Arts & Crafts Marketplace, diverse musical acts on six stages, culinary demonstrations, and even interactive activities, rides and games for kids. A Taste of Colorado is an opportunity for people to come together to experience the sounds, tastes, and sights of Colorado’s diverse cultural traditions and Western heritage. For more information, visit www.ATasteofColorado.com, Facebook at A Taste of Colorado, @ATasteofCO on Twitter, “ATasteofCO” on Instagram and Snapchat (#ATasteofCO), or call (303) 295-6330.