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Denver Weekend Rundown: Aug. 8-10

Looking for things to do in Denver this weekend? The RedPeak staff has your back.

Here’s a list of our top event picks for Aug. 8-10.

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Friday

Denver Days Last year, Mayor Michael B. Hancock launched Denver Days— a citywide effort to help Denver residents get to know each other and get involved in their communities by throwing block parties, hosting social activities, and organizing service projects— and it’s back through Sunday. Don’t pass up this chance to mix and mingle with your neighbors! To see a map of Denver Days participants and the events they’re holding, click HERE.

Saturday

Fermentation Festival & Market This celebration of everything fermented kicks off at 3:30 p.m. today and tomorrow at the Highlands Masonic Center. Craft brewers, local distillers, wineries, kombucha breweries, sauerkraut makers and restaurants will all be on hand for the festivities. The highlight of this year’s event is the first-ever Pickle Toss. Starting at 4:15 p.m., contestants will fling pickles into their teammates mouths from a distance. The winner gets $50 and a gallon of (what else) pickles.

Antique Row Neighborhood Block Party Held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., this event is the perfect excuse for exploring the shops along Antique Row on South Broadway. Black Crown Lounge & Crown accents will have a beer garden, and other area restaurants will have lunch and drink specials and free tastings. Plus, the Antique RowShow will offer free appraisal clinics. 

Sunday

LoDo Walking Tours Here at RedPeak, we’re big LoDo fans. With its one-of-a-kind mix of cultural, entertainment and retail destinations, it’s a neighborhood that has a little something for everyone. And what better way to explore it than on foot?! Led by a group of passionate and informed residents, LoDo Walking Tours tell the story of Denver’s founding, the arrival and impact of the railroad, the way Union Station spurred development nearby, and LoDo’s transformation. The last tours of the season take place today and Sun., Aug. 24 at 1 and 3 p.m. 

Meet in the Street The concept behind this daylong event is simple: Get outside, walk, bike, eat and enjoy the 16th Street Mall in a new and different way. Between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., free MallRide shuttles will be detoured to make room for strolling and biking, as well as ping pong, foosball, face painting, musicians and entertainers, exercise classes and more. Look for the shuttle bus stops along 15th and 17th streets, and hop aboard!

What are you up to this weekend? Tweet us your plans!

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