Saturday. Before it was part of an international conglomerate, Coors was a tiny brewery founded by a German immigrant who was looking for the best source of water in Colorado. Now, 150 years and millions of Silver Bullets later, the company is celebrating its birthday in a variety of ways, including a mural in Golden and a Coors 150 Anniversary street fair on Sept. 30.
The free and family-friendly fair includes live entertainment and music on two stages, as well as games, activities, food and, of course, Coors beer. Special 150th anniversary merchandise will be available for sale. All of the festivities will take place along Washington Avenue between 11th and 13th streets in Golden from noon to 6 p.m. More information at coors.com/150-celebration.
Mas cervezas, por favor
Saturday. One of Colorado’s most unusual and innovative beer gatherings returns Saturday, from noon to 6 p.m. at Raices Brewing in Denver. Suave Fest, which the brewery created in 2019 in response to the lack of diversity in the craft brewing industry, celebrates Latino-owned beer makers. And there will be 18 of them on hand, including 10 from Colorado (like Coal Mine Avenue Brewing, Comrade Brewing, Los Dos Potrillos Cerveceria and Cheluna Brewing).
But beer is just half the fun at Suave Fest, where there will six hours of music, dancing and live entertainment as well as 50 artisans and artists, including live mural painting. Attendees will also find Latin American and Caribbean food vendors, wine, spirits and non-alcoholic choices. Tickets are $75 and available at sauvefest.com. Raices is located at 1401 Zuni St.
Channel your flannel
Saturday-Sunday. If you’re a lumberjack and you’re ok, then don your burliest flannel shirt and join the first-ever Lumberjack Festival, taking place Sept. 30-Oct. 1 in Littleton’s Robert F. Clement Park. There will be three lumberjack shows each day, offering “an uproarious, nailbiting and kid-safe experience by world-class lumberjacks from Minnesota,” according to organizers.
Attendees will also find music from the Eric Golden Band, Odessa Rose and the HumminBirds Bluegrass Band, among others. Test your skills with logger activities like axe throwing, bump the stump and the saw cut. There will also be face painting, photo booths and a petting zoo, along with food trucks and breweries. Tickets are $15 for children ages 3-11 and $20 for anyone 12 and over. Some proceeds benefit the nonprofit Big City Mountaineers. Clement Park is located at 7306 W. Bowles Ave, in Littleton. More information at thelumberjackfestival.com.
Into the spider-verse
Sunday-Oct. 31. Arachnophobes, look away. If you love anything on eight legs, however, then you’ll want to get caught in the Butterfly Pavilion’s month-long attraction Spiders Around the World, which shines a light on more than 20 tarantula species from around the world, including Columbian pumpkin and Sapphire ornamental tarantulas.
Just in time for spooky season, the exhibit, which the Pavilion, at 6252 W. 104th Ave. in Westminster, describes as “a captivating spider wonderland,” also includes a huge Spider Zone, where you can hang out with hundreds of free-roaming, orb-weaving spiders, including one Malaysian species that is as big as a human hand. There is also the Itsy-Bitsy Spiderling Nursery where visitors can meet baby tarantulas, including, for the first time, baby Rosie tarantulas. Find more information and ticket prices at butterflies.org.
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