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Event round-up: People’s Fair, Arvada Trails Day and more!

Saturday. Hit the road at the 10th annual Arvada Trails Day. Held at two locations, the outdoorsy event includes all sorts of trail-related fun, including two 5K walks and a 20-mile bike ride. Start your day at either Majestic View Nature Center or Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge: Both locations will feature live animal demonstrations, educational activities and information about Arvada’s trail system. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison St., Arvada; Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge, east of Kipling Street on West 80th Avenue, Arvada. (Bike ride begins at 9 a.m. at Majestic View.) Admission is free.

Saturday-Sunday. Capitol Hill comes alive for the 40th annual People’s Fair. Presented by the Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods organization, the Fair is a two-day extravaganza of arts and crafts, music and food. New this year is the People’s Fair Passport, a scavenger hunt that takes participants around the fair to participate in activities and collect stamps. Visit 7 of the 10 destinations and enter to win prizes like a year of free beer or an inflatable kayak. Soundtrack your scavenging with live music—four stages will be running throughout the festival, featuring a variety of musical genres and dance performances. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. Civic Center Park, Broadway and Colfax Avenue. Admission is free.

Saturday. Get a taste of 20th-century Lakewood at the Rockin’ Block Party at Lakewood’s Heritage Center. The day starts with free tours of the Heritage Center’s historic buildings, including a 1920s country school, Ethel’s Beauty Salon and the White Way Grill. It’s game time from 5 to 7 p.m.—prizes will be awarded in contests like “Drive a Marshmallow” and water-balloon tossing. The evening begins with a concert by 1980s tribute act Into the Groove, followed by an outdoor screening of the classic ‘80s film “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” 10 a.m. to approximately 10:30 p.m. Saturday. Lakewood’s Heritage Center, 801 S. Yarrow St., Lakewood; 303-987-7850. Admission is free.

Through Saturday. Summer in the mountains gets off to a spicy start at the Snowmass Chili Pepper and Brew Fest. The two-day party features tastings of hot chili and refreshing microbrews as contestants compete to win glory and prizes. Tastings are open to the public—festivalgoers vote for the “People’s Choice Award” via text. Once the afternoon tastings are over, live music starts on the slopside stage. This year’s artists include Boombox, Black Uhuru, Carbon Choir and the Tedeschi Trucks Band. 4:30-10 p.m. Friday, 2-10 p.m. Saturday. Snowmass Village/Snowmass Ski Area. Ticket packages are $40-$75, available at

Saturday. Heads up, skater boys and girls: Skateboarding star Rob Dyrdek visits Broomfield as part of the Journeys Backyard BBQ Tour. He’ll be hanging out in the tour’s giant “alternative sports playground” set up outside Flatiron Crossing, meeting fans and signing autographs. The tour also features BMX, motocross and skateboarding demonstrations, plus live music from bands like The Dirty Heads, Memphis High and local rockers Vices I Admire. Noon to 7 p.m. Saturday. Flatiron Crossing, 1 W. Flatiron Crossing Drive, Broomfield. Admission is free.

Kathleen St. John

Mile High Mamas
Author: Mile High Mamas

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