Weekend Planner

Weekend Planner: Fresh-Air Festivals and Father’s Day

By Ruth Tobias  |  June 13, 2014
Credit: Ruth Tobias


A Taste of Art: Boulder’s Art and Food Festival

Launched yesterday, this festival at The Dairy Center for the Arts will continue through the weekend with tastings, cooking competitions, seminars, workshops, exhibits and food-related film screenings. Some events are free, others require ticket purchases; check out the lineup here. 2590 Walnut St., Boulder

Parker Days Festival
This evening from 5-10 PM and all day Saturday and Sunday, Parker’s Mainstreet will be home to parades, carnival rides, live music, a petting zoo, a car show and much more — including, of course, loads of food and beverage stands. Entrance is free, though concessions and some activities require ticket purchases. Get the complete details here


Dining Al Fresco on Larimer Square
Starting at 5 PM, the venues along LoDo’s Restaurant Row are taking the dining experience to the street during a block party with live music. Find out how to book your outdoor table at Rioja, Russell’s Smokehouse, TAG, Ocean Prime and others here

Country Club Classic
Nine breweries including Strange Craft, Upslope and Former Future will be participating in this golf-themed beer tasting at the Denver Performing Arts Complex Sculpture Park, joined by Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dogs and Mikes2 Kitchen. Live entertainment and a silent auction round out the festivities in support of the American Lung Association (4-8 PM; $35 per person. Purchase tickets here).

Great Divide 20th Anniversary Party
The pioneering Ballpark microbrewery celebrates its 20th anniversary on the premises of its future RiNo facility with all the hoopla you’d expect: street food, concerts and plenty of special-release suds (2-6 PM; $30 per person in advance, $35 at the door. Get passes here). 3403 Brighton Blvd. 


Father’s Day Food Specials
In addition to these booze-fueled festivities, many area restaurants are celebrating Dad with à la carte specials at both brunch and dinner, including Charcoal, Colterra, EDGE Restaurant & Bar and SALT (visit individual websites for details). Meanwhile, The POST Brewing Co. will be grilling up burgers and brats just for him on the patio from 2 to 5 PM.

Free Grub for Dad at Larkburger
Bring your pop into any branch of this popular local franchise today and he’ll get a free burger with the cost of your meal.

Mural Painting at La Cour Bistro & Art Bar
Artist José Mares will be painting a new outdoor mural on the wall of this South Broadway cafe and gallery’s patio (pictured). Come enjoy the show, which starts at 3 PM while sipping themed cocktail specials. Then toast to his creation with a free beer at 6 PM. 1643 S. Broadway; 303-777-5000