In and around Denver, Colorado:

Denver residents will have a huge choice of things to do this wonderful 3-day weekend!  Take your pick try as many as you have the energy for, after all it is the end of summer and time to take that last well-deserved break!

A Taste of Colorado

Friday, Sept. 2 - Monday Sept. 5, 2011
11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.  (8 p.m. Monday)
Civic Center Park, The 27th annual event draws foodies from around Colorado to sample Denver's finest restaurants.  Music.
Cost: Free admission
Food tickets are $10 for a strip of 15 tickets
Contact: 303-295-6330

Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Festival

Dates: Friday, Sept. 2 - Sunday Sept. 4, 2010
Time: Music stars at 4 p.m. on Friday, 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday
Location: Snowmass Village
Steely Dan, Zac Brown Band, Michael Franti & Spearhead and girl Talk
Cost: tickets are $60 for Friday and $85 for Saturday/Sunday.  A 3-day pass is $200
Contact: 866-527-8499

Celebration Metaphysical Fair

Dates: Friday, September 2 0 Sunday, September 4, 2011
Time: 1  - 9 Friday, 10  - 7 , Saturday, 10-6 Sunday
Location: Denver Merchandise Mart Expo, I-25 & 58th Ave.
The Metaphysical Fair features seminars on chakras, Native American astrology and healing meditation.
cost: Admission is $5 per day.  20-minute Readings are $20.  Various workshops may charge a fee
Contact: 719-634-1810

Colorado State Fair

Friday, Aug. 26 - Monday, September 5, 2011
Grounds open 10-11 daily
Location: Colorado State Fairgrounds, Pueblo
Cost: Admission to the fair is $7 Monday - Thursday, $10 Friday - Sunday, Concert tickets are extra
Parking $7 - $10
Contact: 800-876-4567

Colorado Rockies play Arizona Diamondbacks

Monday, September 5, 2011
time: 1:10 pm
Coors Field
Cost: tickets are $4 - $70
Contact: 303-ROCKIES

Rock Out at Red Rocks

September 2 - 4
Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre
Sept. 2: Bluegrass star Alison Krauss
Sept. 3 Guitar icon Santana and comedian George Lopez team up for the Divine Rascals show

Marvelous Mud

Denver Art Museum is FREE on Saturday. See Marvelous Mud - a multimedia celebration of clay and creativity throughout the ages. Great chance for kids to get their hands dirty!

Fireworks @ Elitch Gardens Theme & Water park

September 4 Elitch Gardens celebrated the end of summer with fire, color, light and music of "IGNIGHT" live show. This Saturday's show promises to be the best of the year featuring the biggest and brightest display in the park.

Colorado Springs Balloon Classic - 35th Annual!

64 balloons go off at dawn (weather permitting) Saturday - Monday
This event is designated one of the top 100 events in the U.S. for 2011!  It is the largest balloon show in Colorado.
Time: 6 am
Saturday evening 7:30 Balloon glow