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31st annual Colorado Balloon Classic

1-3 Memorial Park, 1605 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Music, vendors, the balloon glow and more. 471-4833, balloonclassic.com.

Creede Mountain Run/Walks

1 Creede. Offering 22-, 12- or 2-mile courses, 719/658-1101, creede.com.

12th annual Salsa Fiesta

1-2 Creede. Music in the streets, homemade salsas and crafts. 800/327-2102, creede.com. 32nd annual Commonwheel Co-op Arts & Crafts Fair

1-3 Memorial Park, Manitou Springs. Fine art, clay, glass, sculpture, jewelry, fiber, wood, mixed media, photography, food, drink and more. 577-7700, commonwheel.com.

Celebrate Liberty-Labor Day

3 Rock Ledge Ranch, 30th Street and Gateway Road. Vintage baseball match, wagon and pony rides, carnival games and more. 578-6777, rockledgeranch.com.

Colorado Mountain Winefest

3-16 Palisade. Wine and food events, winery tours, jazz concerts, artisan booths and more. 800/704-3667, colorado winefest.com.

Estes Park Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival

6-9 Estes Park. Music, dance, crafts, food, parade and more. 970/586-6308, scotfest.com.

Pikes Peak Challenge

8 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

8-9 Fort Lupton. Pancake breakfast, games, crafts, auto and motorcycle show, music and more set to a Wild West theme. 303/857-4474, fortluptonchamber.com.

Pikes Peak Community Foundation Annual Celebration

14 Venetucci Farm, 5210 S. US Hwy. 85/87. Dinner and awards ceremony. 389-1251, ppcf.org.

Second annual Estes Park Film Festival

14-16 The Historic Park Theatre, Estes Park. Independent films from around the country. 970/586-8904, sdientertainment.com.

14th annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival


14-16 . Blues, rock, funk, gospel, soul and beer from more than 50 microbreweries. 866/515-6166, tellurideblues.com.

29th annual Holly Berry House Folk Art Festival

14-16 Rock Ledge Ranch, 30th Street and Gateway Road. A country, Christmas craft display of 200 artists, tours, music and food. 633-2026, hollyberryhouse.com.

IAFF Fallen Firefighters Memorial Ceremony

15 Memorial Park, 1605 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Honoring firefighters killed in the line of duty. 202/824-8639, iaff.org/ffm/thisyear/index.aspx.

Third annual Robert's Race for Lung Cancer Research

15 Monument Valley Park. A 5K run or walk to raise funds and awareness for lung cancer. 303/913-1980, lungcancerrun.com.

Cripple Creek Fall Festival

15-16 Arts, food, car and motorcycle show, music, aspen and cemetery tours and more. 719/689-3461, cripple-creek.co.us/events.html.

Eighth annual Rocky Mountain Sustainable Living Fair

15-16 Fort Collins. Workshops, demonstrations, food, drink and entertainment built around environmental and social responsibility and green living. 970/224-3247, sustainablelivingfair.org.

Art Medal World Congress FIDEM XXX: Passages to Reconstruction

19-22 American Numismatic Association, 818 N. Cascade Ave. Works by 150 contemporary metallic artists from 38 countries at the Edward C. Rochette Money Museum. Lectures, workshops, dinners and tours with participating artists. 482-9857, money.org.

South Fork Fly Fishing Festival

20-23 Instruction and more. 800/571-0881, southfork.org.

13th annual Chile & Frijoles Festival

21-23 Union Avenue Historic District, Pueblo. Live music, farmers' market, family activities and food. 800/233-3446, pueblochamber.org.

Seventh annual Tour de Fat Bike Festival

22 New Belgium Brewery, Fort Collins. A "philanthropic cycling circus." Ride, entertainment, beer. 888/622-4044, newbelgium.com.

Seventh annual Mountain Harvest Festival

28-30 Paonia. Chili cook-off, art walk, poetry reading, pub crawl and more. 970/527-3424, mountainharvestfestival.com.

Venetucci Farm Fall Festival

29 5210 S. US Hwy. 85/87. A family run and 5k, pancake breakfast, music and more. 389-1251, ppcf.org.

Loveland Stone Age Fair

29-30 Displays of prehistoric artifacts and more. stoneagefair.com.

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