Denver Weekend Rundown: Aug. 2-4

Looking for things to do in Denver this weekend? The RedPeak staff has your back. Here’s a list of our top picks for Aug. 2-4.

the color run


Rocky Mountain Book and Paper Fair Book lovers will not want to miss this two-day event, which features more than 80 of the nation’s most prestigious dealers in rare and collectible books. Vintage and rare paper goods, including postcards, maps, art prints, travel brochures, posters and ads, will also be available for purchase.

Wicket & Stick It This 60-team, single-elimination croquet tournament is held at the outdoor plaza  just west of Nordstrom behind BRIO Tuscan Grill at Cherry Creek Shopping Center. Professional Croquet Master Ron Eccles and his team of referees will be on hand to provide instruction and tips.


The Color Run Throughout this race, paint is lobbed at runners, who must wear white clothing or face time in the Color Run Jail. (Offenders are those whose shirts are more than 11.8% colored.) For a “lighter” color experience, runners should stay in the middle or “low color” lane.

Denver Art Museum Free Days If you’ve never been to the museum or you’re looking for an excuse to visit again, stop in on the first Saturday of the month when admission is free.


Colorado Renaissance Festival This 37th annual festival ends today. Attendees journey back to the 16th Century as they take in full-armor jousting, dine on turkey legs, dance to period music, and shop a marketplace featuring more than 200 artisans. Please note that costumes with swords and daggers are permitted− as long as they’re properly sheathed and peace-tied.

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