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click to enlarge Learn how burros blow out their birthday candles at the - Western Museum of Mining & Industry's Burro Birthday - Party on Aug. 19.
  • Learn how burros blow out their birthday candles at the Western Museum of Mining & Industry's Burro Birthday Party on Aug. 19.

USA Archery National Target Championships Aug. 1-5, Memorial Park. 866-4576, usarchery.org.

30th Annual Telluride Jazz Festival Aug. 3-6, Telluride. 970/728-7009, telluridejazz.com.

2006 Rocky Mountain State Games Aug. 4-6, various venues in Colorado Springs and Denver. 634-7333, ext. 1000, thesportscorp.org.

Mineral County Rock & Mineral Show Aug. 4-6, Underground Mining Museum, Creede. 800/327-2102, creede.com.

Keystone Bluegrass & Beer Festival Aug. 5-6, River Run Village, Keystone. 970/496-4386, keystoneneighbourhood.com.

21st Annual Mountain Arts Festival Aug. 5-6, Ute Pass Cultural Center, Woodland Park. 719/686-7469. ;Spanish Peaks Arts Council Studio Gallery and Tour Aug. 5-6, La Veta. spanish peaksarts.org.

CC Vocal Arts Symposium Grand Finale Aug. 6, CC's Packard Hall. 389-6098, artsfestival.coloradocollege.edu.

click to enlarge Slow and steady wins the race at the Pikes Peak Ascent - and Marathon on Aug. 19 and 20, respectively.
  • Slow and steady wins the race at the Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon on Aug. 19 and 20, respectively.

9th Annual Crested Butte Reel Fest Aug. 9-13, Crested Butte. That's reels as in movie reels, not fishing reels. 970/349-2600, crestedbuttereelfest.com.

2006 Craft Lager Festival Aug. 12, Soda Springs Park, Manitou Springs. 633-2555,2006craftlagerfest.mollyguard.com.

Salute to American Vets Aug. 17-20, Cripple Creek. Attend the 7th-largest veteran motorcycle rally in the country, featuring a parade of over 8,000 riders, concerts and more. 487-8005, pro-promotions.com.

8th Annual Basalt River Days Aug. 18-19, Arbaney Park, Basalt. Highlighting music, crafts, a scarecrow contest and mud volleyball. 970/927-4031, basaltriverdays.com.

Mushroom Foray Aug. 18-19, Underground Mining Museum, Creede. 800/327-2102, creede.com.

Burro Birthday Party: An Evening with Chuck Pyle Aug. 19, Western Museum of Mining & Industry. 800/752-6558, wmmi.org.

19th Annual POW/MIA Recognition Ride Aug. 19, Woodland Park to Cripple Creek. 487-8500, pro-promotions.com.

3rd Annual Stonewall Century Bike Ride Aug. 19, Spanish Peaks Cycling, La Veta Town Park. 866/615-3676, lavetacucharachamber.com.

click to enlarge Check out Super-Bard between July 6 and Aug. 19 at CU- - Boulder's Colorado Shakespeare Festival.
  • Check out Super-Bard between July 6 and Aug. 19 at CU- Boulder's Colorado Shakespeare Festival.

Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon Aug. 19-20. Races to the top of Pikes Peak and back down. 473-2625, pikespeakmarathon.org.

2nd Annual Police & Firefighters Memorial Ride Aug. 20, Cripple Creek. 487-8500, pro-promotions.com.

Mountain Music Festival Aug. 25-27, Soda Springs Park, Manitou Springs. 685-9655.

NedFest Aug. 25-27, Nederland. Featuring live music from the likes of Col. Bruce Hampton & The Codetalkers and Vince Herman. nedfest.com.

Colorado State Fair Aug. 25-Sept. 4, Pueblo Fairgrounds, Pueblo. Experience fair rides, music, livestock, rodeo and more."Ridin' Ropin' Rockin' Rollin.'" 800/876-4567, coloradostatefair.com.

6th Annual Colorado Springs Down Syndrome Buddy Walk Aug. 26. Raise pledges for a three-mile walk through Manitou Springs and enjoy food, entertainment and more to benefit individuals with Down syndrome. 633-1133, csdsa.org.

Keystone Wine & Jazz Festival Aug. 26-27, River Run Village, Keystone, 970/496-4386, keystoneneighbourhood.com.

Refugee and Immigrant African Market Aug. 27. Augustana Lutheran Church, Denver. Sudanese, Somalian and Ugandan refugees and immigrants will present food, music, clothing and more to foster cultural understanding and benefit community groups. 303/217-5188.

Rally in the Rockies Motorcycle Rally Aug. 30-Sept. 4, Ignacio. Includes a biker rodeo, bullriding, tattoo contest, arm-wrestling contest, pineapple pit wrestling and more. rallyintherockies.com.

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