Between the many food festivals and incredible concerts, among other fun events, your weekend is about to get a helluva lot better. Check out our weekend round-up below!

Friday, August 10

Chris Stapleton

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Photo by Andy Barron | Courtesy of Chris Stapleton (Facebook)

When: August 10
Where: Pepsi Center

Country artist Chris Stapleton will be making his return to Denver in fashion. The Grammy Award-winner’s All-American Road Show Tour will mark as his first solo tour and is in support of his second and third studio albums, From A Room: Volume 1 and From A Room: Volume 2

Pretty Lights

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Photo by Same Door Media | Courtesy of Pretty Lights (Facebook)

When: August 10-11
Where: Red Rocks Amphitheatre

In celebration of artist Derek Vincent Smith and the Pretty Lights Live Band, they’ll play at the iconic amphitheater in honor of the 10th anniversary of Smith’s first show at Red Rocks. “This year will be the best year yet, as we continue to gain more and more understanding about what is possible when this many people come together organized in love and music,” said Smith in a statement.

Union Station Buskerfest

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Courtesy of Union Station Buckerfest (Facebook)

When: August 10-12
Where: Denver Union Station

The Plaza at Union Station will be transformed into a high-class busker festival, complete with street performers, live bands, face painters, interactive workshops, and even a scavenger hunt throughout Union Station. It’ll be a weekend full of family-friendly fun and so much more!

Carnation Festival

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Courtesy of Carnation Festival (Facebook)

When: August 10-12
Where: 4355 Field St., Wheat Ridge

The 49th annual Carnation Festival will be bigger and better than ever! This year’s festival will include live music, an art show, carnival rides, a car show, parade, the Zoppe Italian Family Circus, and much, much more! There will even be a beer and wine garden.

Jeffco Fair & Festival

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Courtesy of Jeffco Fair & Festival (Facebook)

When: August 10-12
Where: Jefferson County Fairgrounds

Considered one of Jeffco’s biggest celebrations of the summer, the Jeffco Fair & Festival will have everything from livestock competitions, a rodeo, carnival rides, a dog show, live music, and pro wrestling, among other fun family-friendly activities!

Saturday, August 11

Arts & Ales Festival

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Courtesy of Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities (Facebook)

When: August 11
Where: Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities

The second annual Arts & Ales Festival is a celebration of local art, craft beer, good, and music. Plus, proceeds will benefit Make Art Happen, a nonprofit organization at the Arvada Center.

Kenny Loggins

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Photo by John Ditirro Photography | Courtesy of Kenny Loggins (Facebook)

When: August 11
Where: Hudson Gardens & Events Center

From classics like “Danger Zone,” “Footloose,” and “I’m Alright,” among many others, Grammy Award-winner Kenny Loggins has had a remarkable four-decade-plus career that’s brought him to the top of the charts and had his name tied into some of the most iconic movies of all time. Please note that tickets are going fast — get ’em while they’re still available!

Rugged Maniac 5K Obstacle Race

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Courtesy of Rugged Maniac 5K Obstacle Course (Facebook)

When: August 11
Where: 701 S. Rooney Rd., Lakewood

Get ready to get down and dirty and show ’em what you’ve got as you tackle the huge obstacle course! Climb towers of shipping containers, slide down a massive water slide, leap over fire, and crawl through muddy tunnels. Hey, it’s not called the Rugged Maniac for nothin’!

Whiskey and Tequila Festival

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Courtesy of Lodo’s Bar and Grill (Facebook)

When: August 11
Where: Lodo’s Bar and Grill, Westminster

Taste-test some of the best whiskey and tequila around as you enjoy the beautiful views atop Lodo’s Rooftop patio. There will also be some live music and opportunities to win some awesome swag from local distilleries!

Sunday, August 12

barre3 at Red Rocks

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Courtesy of barre3 (Facebook)

When: August 12
Where: Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Grab your yoga mat, bring some water and sunscreen, and get ready to get your sweat on. Led by Denver’s barre3 studio owners Julie Gordon, Katie Heaps, and Britney Palmer, the 60-minute class will provide a unique experience through the use of Sound Off noise isolating headphones, which will allow participants to hear the instructors and some tunes at the same time.

BrunchFest 2018

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Courtesy of Denver Brunch Club (Facebook)

When: August 12
Where: Civic Center Park

That’s right, fellow brunch lovers. BrunchFest is back for another Sunday Funday! There will be bottomless mimosas (hallelujah!) and bloody marys (score!), bacon (hell, yes!), and so much more, as you enjoy a beautiful Sunday in downtown Denver.

Toto 40 Trips Around the Sun

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Courtesy of Toto (Facebook)

When: August 12
Where: Hudson Gardens & Events Center

“I bless the rains down in Africa …” (Good luck trying to get that stuck out of your head!) Toto, the rock band from the 1970s, is coming to the Hudson Gardens to play some of their classics, including “Africa,” “Hold the Line,” and more. Please note that tickets are going fast — get ’em while they’re still available!

What do you think? Which of the above events are you adding to your weekend calendar? Any other fun activities we missed on our list? Let us know in the comments below.

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