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Labor Day Weekend in Denver

Mile High City Takes a Break


Aaron Neville

Aaron Neville will perform a free concert at A Taste of Colorado on Sat. Aug. 31, 2013.

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Labor Day weekend in Denver offers a variety of events, from at A Taste of Colorado to Rockies games. Outside the city limits, the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo features Lynrd Skynrd, while Jazz Aspen Snowmass showcases Jason Mraz and Keith Urban.

  • A Taste of Colorado
    Dates: Friday, Aug. 30 - Monday Sept. 2, 2013
    Times: 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. Fri., 10:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. Sat. & Sun., 10:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. Mon.
    Location: Civic Center Park
    What: The 30th-annual event at Civic Center Park draws foodies from around the city to sample Denver's finest restaurants. Musical acts include Aaron Neville on Sat. at 7:30 p.m. and MC Hammer on Sun. at 7:30 p.m.
    Cost: Free admission. Food tickets are $10 for a strip of 15 tickets.
    Contact: 303-295-6330
    More: Photos of A Taste of Colorado

  • Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Festival
    Dates: Friday, Aug. 30 - Sunday Sept. 1, 2013
    Time: Music starts at 6 p.m. Fri., 3 p.m. Sat. & Sun
    Location: Snowmass Village
    What: Performers at the annual music festival in the mountains Jason Mraz, Keith Urban and Journey.
    Cost: Tickets are $89 for Friday, Saturday or Sunday. A pass for all three days is $195.
    Contact: 866-527-8499

  • Colorado State Fair
    Dates: Friday, Aug. 23 - Monday, Sept. 1, 2013
    Time: Grounds are open 10 a.m. - 11 p.m. daily
    Location: Colorado State Fairgrounds, Pueblo
    What: Lynrd Skynrd plays at the fair on Sat. Aug. 31 at 7 p.m. Fiesta Day on Sunday, Sept. 1 includes a parade and crowning of the Fiesta Queen.
    Cost: Admission to the fair for adults is $7 Mon. - Thurs. and $10 Fri. - Sun. Children's admission is $7 every day. Some concert tickets are an additional fee.
    Contact: 800-876-4567

  • Phish
    Date: Friday, August 30 - Sunday, September 2, 2013
    Time: 7:30 p.m. all three nights
    Location: Dick's Sporting Goods Park
    Cost: Tickets for each night are $49.75 - $60.00. A three-day pass is also available for $149.25 - $180. Buy tickets through Ticketmaster.

  • Full Moon Carnival
    Date: Friday, Aug. 30, 2013
    Times: 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
    Location: Speer Boulevard and Bannock Street
    What: The downtown carnival features fire dancers, live music and carnival performers, as well as gourmet food trucks and beer from Left Hand Brewing Company.
    Cost: Free admission.

  • Keith Urban
    Date: Friday, August 30, 2013
    Time: 7:30 p.m.
    Location: Red Rocks Amphitheatre
    Cost: Tickets are $59.50 - $82.50. Buy tickets through Ticketmaster.

  • Rocky Mountain Showdown
    Date: Sunday, September 1, 2013
    Time: 4 p.m.
    Location: Sports Authority Field
    What: The rivalry between the University of Colorado and Colorado State University goes up a notch in the annual match-up between the two college football teams.
    Cost: Tickets are $25 - $110. Buy tickets through Ticketmaster

  • Colorado Rockies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
    Date: Monday, September 2, 2013
    Time: 2:10 p.m.
    Location: Coors Field
    What: The Rockies and Dodgers face off for a three-game series starting on Labor Day.
    Cost: Tickets are $5 - $75. Buy tickets through Ticketmaster.
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