competitions, crafts, food and a parade. Guercio Ball Field, Nederland, nederlandco.org. Runs through July 29.
The Taming of the Shrew — A taste of Shakespeare. 6 p.m. Stephen Day Park, 1340 Deerwood Dr., Longmont.
Colorado Dragon Boat Festival — One of Denver’s top events each summer, this fest offers the opportunity to explore Asian Pacific customs through performances, arts and crafts, shopping, dining and the exciting athletic competition of dragon boat racing. Sloan’s Lake Park, Denver, www.cdbf.org. Runs through July 29.
Sunday, July 29
Aerial Dance Festival 2012 — The ADF is an opportunity for people from all walks of life to experience the joy of dancing in the air. Classes, lectures/demonstrations, informal discussions, networking and performances. Boulder. 303-245- 8272. Through August 11.
The Taming of the Shrew — A taste of Shakespeare. 4 p.m. Community Park, 955 Bella Vista Dr., Louisville.
Wednesday, August 1
Boulder County Fair — More than 100 free events, including car shows, dancing, interactive entertainment, contests and daily concerts. Boulder County Fairgrounds, Longmont, 720-864-6460. Through August 5.
Phantom of the Opera — Starring Lon Chaney and featuring live musical accompaniment by Hank Troy, piano. 7:30 p.m. Chautauqua Auditorium, 900 Baseline Rd., 303-442-3282.
Friday, August 3
Summer Sidewalk Sale — This annual Downtown Boulder event offers great deals from favorite merchants both on and off the mall. Pearl Street Mall, Boulder. Through August 5.
Saturday, August 4
Ed Freeman: Desert Realty — Photography exhibition, Longmont Museum & Cultural Center. Through September 22.
Linda Beach: Arboreal Musings — Art quilt exhibition, Longmont Museum & Cultural Center. Through September 22.
Colorado Scottish Festival & Rocky Mountain
Highland Games — Highland Heritage Park, Highlands Ranch. www.scottishgames.org. Runs through August 5.
BMoCA Denver Art Tour — Join
BMoCA on an insiders’ tour of three Denver art venues: a private
collection, a gallery and a museum. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 1750 13th Street,
Tuesday, August 7
Jan Robertson — On her new book, 100 Years Up High. 7:30 p.m. Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder.
Line of Fire — Feat. author Stephen White. 7 p.m. Chautauqua Community House, 900 Baseline Rd., 303-442-3282.
Wednesday, August 8
Sunrise — This
film won an Academy Award for Unique and Artistic Production at the
first-ever Academy Awards ceremony in 1929. Featuring live musical
accompaniment by the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra. 7:30 p.m.
Chautauqua Auditorium, 900 Baseline Rd., 303-442-3282.
Thursday, August 9
7dancers & Apex Contemporary Dance: An Evening of Collaborative Dance. Arvada Center Outdoor Amphitheater, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 720-898-7200.
Saturday, August 11
Colorado Asian Aloha Festival — Asian
Pacific Culture, food, fun, music and more. 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. both days,
1300 to 1400 blocks of Pearl Street, Boulder, 303-956-3693. Through August 12.
Ice Cream Social. A fundraiser for the Denver Zoo with limitless ice cream. 6:30 p.m. Denver Zoo. 2300 Steele St., Denver, 303-376-4800.
Monday, August 13
Branson on the Road — In the tradition of the traveling road-shows during the glory days of the Thursday, August 16
Grand Ole Opry. Boulder’s Dinner Theatre, 5501 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303-449-6000. Through August 14.
Wednesday, August 15
Boulder International Fringe Festival — A
beloved art explosion all over town. Opening night party on August 15.
Celebrate with beer and first dibs on the best T’s. Folsom Street Coffee
Co., 1795 Folsom Street, Boulder. Events at various locations and
times. www. boulderfringe.com. Runs through August 26.
Big Time Daily-Fringe Festival — The
Big Time Daily is the Boulder International Fringe Festival’s nightly
talk show, where you can meet the Fringe Artists, see snippets of Fringe
shows, and participate in fun and feisty-themed audience-participation
activities.10 p.m., Folsom Street Coffee Co., 1795 Folsom Street,
Boulder. Runs through August 26.
Insectomania Close-up Photography —
us for a micro-beast hike and discover the beauty of the insect world
at Chautauqua. Wild Bear Arts in Nature Family Workshops. $10 ($7
Member), Kids 10 and under: $5. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.,
900 Baseline Rd., 303-442-3282
Friday, August 17
Annual Tulip Giveaway — City gives away tulips from the Pearl Street Mall in Boulder. Call city parks and recreation department for more information.
Saturday, August 18
Golden Fine Arts Festival — Free,
live music, children’s art center, food vendors, as well as free
horse-drawn carriage rides. 11th Street, next to the Clear Creek History
Park, Golden. www. goldenfineartsfestival.org.
Hill Flea — An
interactive marketplace and outdoor entertainment event. 10 a.m. - 4
p.m. Outdoors on the Hill, at 13th and Pennsylvania, Boulder, 303-
Lafayette Peach Festival — Free,
all things to do with Colorado peaches and having fun. Food, kids
activities, two stages, music, etc. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Old Town Lafayette
on Public Road.
Thursday, August 23
Mystery Trek — Bring
your family out and go on a Mystery Trek to discover the amazing
wonders of the Flatirons. Wild Bear Arts in Nature Family Workshops, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Chautauqua Picnic Shelter, 900 Baseline Rd., 303-442-3282.
Friday, August 24
Festival on Main — This
is downtown Longmont’s signature summer event with more than 15,000
people in attendance. Main Street is blocked for food, live music,
inflatables for kids and merchant booths. 6 to 9 p.m. Downtown Longmont,
NedFest Music & Arts Festival. Guercio Ball Field, Nederland, nederlandco.org. Through August 26.
Thursday, August 30
Colorado Ballet Night Under the Stars. Arvada Center Outdoor Amphitheater, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 720-898-7200.
Friday, August 31
2012 Fall Festival — A
weekend of live music, craft and food booths, children’s entertainment,
races, etc., Community Park, 955 Bella Vista Drive, Louisville,
303-335-3536. Through September 3.
A Taste of Colorado — This
is the Front Range’s end-of-summer celebration, with offerings from
more than 50 area restaurants, 250 marketplace artisans and vendors, and
performances on seven stages. Civic Center Park, Denver,
www.atasteofcolorado. com. Runs through September 3.
Saturday, September 1
Boulder Creek Hometown Festival. Central Park and Boulder Public Library Lawn, Boulder, bceproductions.com. Through September 3.
Sunday, September 9
Colorado Wings of Wonder — View
live raptors at the Sandstone Ranch Visitor’s Center. Learn about
Colorado’s winged animals, with an emphasis on raptors, ravens, crows,
and bats. 2 p.m. Sandstone Ranch, 3001 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont.
Boulder Pridefest — Celebrating
the richness of the Boulder community for all LGBTQ people and their
allies. Food vendors and brewers help create the perfect atmosphere for a
day in the park. Boulder Central Park, Boulder, 303-499-5777.