Special events 

Fiddles, Vittles and Vino Rock Ledge Rendezvous, bluegrass and culinary festival with food, wine, a farmers market and bluegrass music, Aug. 27, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., $20-$30, kids 12 and younger free, Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, across from the 30th Street Visitor Center in Garden of the Gods Park, 578-6777, rockledgerendezvous.com

1st Thursday Tastings, three environments with wine, hors doeuvres and live jazz, Sept. 1, Oct. 6 and Nov. 3, 5-10 p.m., $8-$12, Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581

31st annual Commonwheel Artists Co-op Labor Day Arts Festival, fine art, food, wine tasting, music, kids activities and crafts, Sept. 3-5, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Memorial Park, Manitou Springs, 577-7700

Labor Day Art Festival at Helen Hunt Falls, Sept. 5, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Helen Hunt Falls Visitor Center, top of North Cheyenne Canon Park, 633-5701

Art Hop in historic downtown Monument, Sept. 15 and Oct. 20, 5-8 p.m., 481-3108

Woodland Park Fine Arts & Crafts Fair, Fridays, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Sept. 16, Memorial Park (three blocks north of Hwy. 24), Woodland Park, 232-4449

27th annual Folk Art Festival, Sept. 16-18, Holly Berry House presents this festival of folk art, food, music and tours to benefit Rock Ledge Ranch restorations, at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site (Garden of the Gods, east entrance; shuttle service to parking lots); Holly Berry House Folk Art Gallery, 633-2026

Peak Area Performances and Artist Awards (PAPAAs), awards, music and spoken word, Sept. 19, 6 p.m., $20, Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583

Chile & Frijoles Festival, food and drink, arts and crafts, music, Sept. 23, 5-11 p.m. and Sept. 24, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., downtown Pueblo, 719/295-7200, sdc-arts.org

9th annual Art for the Sangres Opening Reception, Sept. 24, 4:30 p.m., Historic Pines Ranch, 379 Chalice Drive, Westcliff; drawing for intent to purchase, 6:30 p.m., 800/446-WHOA

Hymn Festival and Fine Arts Show, art and music, Sept. 25, 3-6 p.m., First Lutheran Church, 1515 N. Cascade Ave., 632-8836

Monument Valley Park Farmers Market and Craft Fair, Mondays 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Sept. 26, Westview Place, just off of Bijou Street at the south end of the park, 635-0944

Farm & Art Market at Soda Springs Park, Wednesdays 4-7 p.m. through Sept. 28, 404 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 640-6154, farmandartmarket.org

Imagination Celebration 14th annual Silent Auction Extravaganza!, food, entertainment, live and silent auctions, Oct. 27, 6:30-9:30 p.m., $35/person, $45/door, Business of Art Centers Venue 515, 515 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 597-3344

Artists Studio Tour and Sale, Nov. 12-13, Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs, 634-5475, map at pikespeakstudiotour.com

PPCC Fall Arts Fair, fine arts, dance and music, Nov. 15-16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Centennial Campus Atrium, 5675 S. Academy Blvd. and The Downtown Studio Campus Gallery, 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave., 540-7617, ppcc.edu

Celebration VII, The Shivers Fund at Pikes Peak Library District presents this five-day gala featuring artists, musicians, authors, a Thanksgiving banquet, fine art show and raffle, silent auction, classical concert, youth music workshop and more, Nov. 23-27, Antlers Hilton, 4 S. Cascade Ave., 593-8400

Farm & Art Market at America the Beautiful Park, Saturdays 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Oct. 29, 126 Cimino Drive, 640-6154, farmandartmarket.org

U.S. Bank Art on the Streets, through June 30, 2006, downtown Colorado Springs, 886-0088, downtowncs.com

Out of Town

2005 Boulder International Fringe Festival, live theatre, dance, circus art, media art, cinema, visual art, spoken word, puppetry, workshops and storytelling, Aug. 17-28, downtown Boulder, 720/563-9950, boulderfringe.com

Second annual Art and Ale Festival, music, brews, treats and exhibits, Aug. 26, 21-plus, The Wildlife Experience, 10035 S. Peoria St., Parker, 720/488-3300, thewildlifeexperience.org

A Taste of Colorado, largest free-admission festival in the Rocky Mountain region with food and drink, live music, KidZone, art and crafts, Sept. 2-5, downtown Denvers Civic Center Park (between Colfax Avenue and 14th Street, across from the Capitol), 303/571-8200, atasteofcolorado.com

2005 Chile Harvest Festival, a tribute to Latino art and culture with cuisine, entertainment, art and crafts, Sept. 10-11, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., adults/$7, kids 5-plus/$5, family (two adults, three kids)/$20, Denver Botanic Gardens, 1005 York St., Denver, 720/865-3544, botanicgardens.org

Colorado Mountain Winefest 2005, wine seminars, workshops, tasting events, food and music, Sept. 15-18, Riverbend Park (by bus from various locations in Palisade), Palisade, 800/704-3667, coloradowinefest.com

6th annual Rocky Mountain Sustainable Living Fair, 125 exhibitors, speakers, demonstrations and workshops on sustainable living practices, resources, natural health, etc., in addition to live music, beer garden, friendly food market and healing Zen Zone, Sept. 17-18, at the New Belgium Brewing Back Forty, Fort Collins, 970/224-FAIR, sustainablelivingfair.org


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