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Summer Guide: August 

Bronc Day Festival

7 Green Mountain Falls. Enjoy a pancake breakfast, live music, arts and crafts, a rubber duck race — cast aside from Springs Spree, you knew they'd end up racing somewhere — and more in Gazebo Lake Park. broncdayco.org.

Colorado Faerie Festival

7 Vermijo Park. A free celebration for "faerie folk" with vendors offering magical goods and services, live music and a faerie queen contest. 231-9938, coloradofaeriefestival.com (coming soon).

The Cotton Club: A Tribute to Fannie Mae Duncan

7 Stargazers Theater. Honoring the city's favorite club owner and race-relations hero with 1950s-era music and dance. 331-7588, cospdiversityforum.org.

Vino and Notes: Jazz, Food and Wine Festival

7 Woodland Park. Just what the name implies, at Memorial Park. Event benefits Charitable Treasures Workshop, which works with young, special needs adults. 686-7775, vinoandnotes.com.

25th annual Mountain Arts Festival

7-8 Woodland Park. Presenting arts and crafts, entertainment and food at the Ute Pass Cultural Center. 689-7469.

Craft Lager Beer Festival

14-15 Manitou Springs. Join brewers from over 20 states to taste their hand-crafted lagers. Proceeds support open space and parks in Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs. craftlagerfestival.com.

Everybody Welcome: A Celebration of Culture and Diversity

15 America the Beautiful Park. A city-sponsored free family event featuring 25 cultural performan ces on two stages and more than 100 booths offering food, arts and crafts, and much more. 331-7588, cospdiversityforum.org.

Second annual Ride to Save a Suicide Turtle Challenge

15 El Pomar Youth Sports Park. Get out your bikes and join in on this fundraising ride to bring awareness to suicide. Proceeds support the Suicide Prevention Partnership of the Pikes Peak Region. pikespeaksuicideprevention.org.

Creative Crafters' Showcases

15-16 Western Museum of Mining and Industry. Presenting nearly 100 vendors of fine arts and crafts. 488-3046, ccsshows.com.

18th annual Salute to American Veterans Rally and Festival

20-22 Cripple Creek. Step outside the casinos to catch a patriotic parade, motorcycle rally, a World War II re-enactment, vending and more. 487-8005, theveteransrally.org.

Newhoma Music & Mountain Festival

20-22 Florissant. A brand new concert fest with a lineup that includes Surprise Me Mr. Davis, Sex Mob, Outformation and local favorites Paper Bird and Grass It Up. newhoma.org.

El Paso County Speedway Fan Appreciation Night

21 Calhan. Catch modifieds racing: hobby trucks, outlaw micro sprints, high-plains midgets and more. During intermission, see the cars up close and get autographs and pictures. 683-5638, elpasocountyspeedway.com.

Pasta in the Park

21 Myron Stratton Campus. Support TESSA and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault through this evening fundraiser including a pasta sauce competition and wine tastings. 633-1462, tessacs.org.

Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon

21-22 Starting in downtown Manitou Springs. Ascent footrace goes to the top of Pikes Peak; the marathon includes the run back down. 473-2625, pikespeakmarathon.org.

28th annual Mountain Music Festival

27-29 Manitou Springs. A free festival in Soda Springs Park that includes acoustic and folk music, food, strolling entertainers and more. 685-9655, manitousprings.org.

Colorado State Fair and Rodeo

27-Sept. 6 Pueblo Fairgrounds. Rides, livestock, rodeo, music, the Colorado Foam Fest and a juried fine art exhibition of Colorado artists. 719/561-8484, 800/876-4567, coloradostatefair.com.

Colorado Springs Down Syndrome Buddy Walk

28 Manitou Springs. Raise pledges for a three-mile walk through the city and enjoy food, entertainment, prizes and more to benefit individuals with Down syndrome. 633-1133, csdsa.org.

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