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Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Festival
August 28-Sept. 1 Snowmass Village Town Park. Daytime concerts and evening shows featuring Widespread Panic, John Fogerty, Dwight Yoakam, Yonder Mountain String Band, Jerry Douglas and others. 866/527-8499, jazzaspen.org.

32nd annual Colorado Balloon Classic
August 30-Sept. 1 Memorial Park, 1605 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Music, vendors, the balloon glow and more. 471-4833, balloonclassic.com.

A Taste of Colorado 2008
August 29-Sept. 1 Denver. Seven stages with national, local and ethnic music, children's entertainment, culinary demonstrations and more. 303/295-6330, atasteofcolorado.com.

Mine Tailings Music Festival
August 30-Sept. 1 Central City. Craft and food booths, free music including Opie Gone Bad and The Informants. centralcitycolorado.us.

Fourth annual Labor Day Arts & Crafts Festival
August 30-Sept. 1 Memorial Park, Manitou Springs. Fine art, clay, glass, sculpture, jewelry, fiber, wood, mixed media, photography, food, drink and more. 577-7700, commonwheel.com.

Victor Celebrates the Arts
August 30-Sept. 1 Victor. Art show, demonstrations and awards ceremony. 719/689-3229, victorcolorado.com.

Labor Day Celebration
1 Rock Ledge Ranch, 30th Street and Gateway Road. Vintage baseball match and historical speech re-enactments. 578-6777, rockledgeranch.com.

Fifth annual Colorado Festival of World Theatre
4-9 Various venues. Performances including My Favorite Things: A Tribute to Rodgers and Hammerstein and Sweet William performed by Michael Pennington. Also featuring a brunch and conversation with the casts, master classes, seminars and more. 475-1737, cfwt.org.

Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival
4-7 Estes Park. Music, dance, crafts, food, parade and more. 970/586-6308, scotfest.com.

Victor Hillclimb
6-7 Victor. Car race on Gold Camp Road. victorcolorado.com.

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20th annual Taste of Keystone
6 Keystone's Lakeside Village. Experience food samplings from Keystone's finest restaurants including Alpenglow Stube, Ski Tip Lodge and more. 800/919-0038, keystoneneighbourhood.com.

Eighth annual Tour de Fat Bike Festival
6 New Belgium Brewery, Fort Collins. A "philanthropic cycling circus." Ride, entertainment, beer. 888/622-4044, newbelgium.com.

Fifth annual Oktoberfest
6 Snowmass Village. German beer, food and music as well as street performers, children's activities and more. snowmassvillage.com.

Crested Butte Fall Festival
6 Crested Butte. Chili and salsa contest and more. 800/545-4505, cbchamber.com.

Sixth annual 9/11 Motorcycle Tribute Parade
6 Pikes Peak Harley Davidson, 5867 N. Nevada Ave. Benefit for U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots and the Rocky Mountain Chapter American Ex-POW's Colorado Springs Memorial. 487-8005, propromotions.com.

Pikes Peak Challenge
6 Hike to the summit of Pikes Peak on Barr Trail in this benefit for the Brain Injury Association of Colorado. 574-1634, pikespeakchallenge.com.

Trapper Days
6-7 Fort Lupton. Pancake breakfast, games, crafts, auto and motorcycle show, music and more set to a Wild West theme. 303/857-4474, fortluptonchamber.com.

Third annual Estes Park Film Festival
11-14 The Historic Park Theatre, Estes Park. The newest independent films from around the world and the oldest movie theatre west of the Mississippi. 970/586-8904, sdientertainment.com.

Snowmass Wine and Jazz Festival
12-13 Snowmass. Festival of food, wine and music with silent auctions, local tastings and a Winemaker's Dinner. 970/379-6577, snowmassvillage.com.

15th annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival
12-14 Telluride. Blues, rock, funk, gospel, soul and beer from more than 50 microbreweries. 866/515-6166, tellurideblues.com.

30th annual Holly Berry Folk Art Festival
12-14 Rock Ledge Ranch, 30th Street and Gateway Road. A country, Christmas craft display of 200 artists, music and food. 633-2026, hollyberryhouse.com.

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Grand Lake Folk Festival
13-14 Grand Lake Town Park. Live blues and jazz by local artists, craft fair, food, beer and wine vendors and more. 970/627-3402, grandlakechamber.com.

Cripple Creek Cruise Above the Clouds Car Show
13-14 A car show featuring vintage, custom and classic cars. 719/689-3461.

South Fork Fly Fishing Festival
19-20 Instruction and more. 800/571-0881, southfork.org.

14th annual Chile & Frijoles Festival
19-21 Union Avenue Historic District, Pueblo. Live music, farmers' market, family activities and food. 800/233-3446, pueblochamber.org.

Colorado Mountain Winefest
19-21 Palisade. Wine and food pairing events, winery tours, jazz concerts, artisan booths and more. 800/704-3667, coloradowinefest.com.

IAFF Fallen Firefighters Memorial Ceremony
20 Memorial Park, 1605 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Honoring firefighters killed in the line of duty. 202/824-8639, iaff.org.

Ninth annual Rocky Mountain Sustainable Living Fair
20-21 Fort Collins. Featuring 50 workshops, 200 exhibitors, keynote speakers, demonstrations, food, drink and entertainment built around environmental and social responsibility and green living. 970/224-3247, sustainablelivingfair.org.

Eighth annual Mountain Harvest Festival
26-28 Paonia. Live music, chili cook-off, art walk, poetry reading, pub crawl and more. 970/527-3424, mountainharvestfestival.com.

Arthritis Foundations 16th annual Jewels of the Vine Wine Tasting
27 Antlers Hilton Hotel, 4 S. Cascade Ave. Wine tasting, live music, dancing and a live and silent action. 520-5711, arthritis.org.

Venetucci Farm Fall Festival
27 Venetucci Farm, 5210 S. U.S. Hwy. 85/87. Spend a day outside in the crisp fall air. Activities to be announced later this summer. 389-1251, venetuccifarm.org.

Loveland Stone Age Fair
27-28 Displays of prehistoric artifacts and more. stoneagefair.com.

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