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Events: Arapahoe County Fair, Buffalo Bill Days, Dragon Boat, Cirque du Soleil and more

Arapahoe County Fair. On July 24-28, the Arapahoe County Fair  includes all the fixins for a classic county fair including rides, a carnival, animals, a rodeo, Kid Corral, open classes, Demolition Derby and more. Hours vary by day, cost is $5; children 12 and under are free and parking is $5. Carnival and midway games are extra.  Location: Arapahoe County Fairgrounds, 25690 E. Quincy Ave. Aurora. http://www.arapahoecountyfair.com/ Cirque du Soleil. After its last visit over three years ago with KOOZA, Cirque du Soleil returns to Denver July 18-Aug. 25 with its signature blue-and-yellow Big Top! The company’s latest big top production, Amaluna will be at the Pepsi Center Grounds. Amaluna is a fusion of the words ama, which refers to “mother” in many languages, and luna, which means “moon,” ...

Event Round-up: Parade of Lights, Candlelight Walk, Elmo’s Green Thumb & More!

Friday-Saturday. Denver dazzles once again at the 9News Parade of Lights. The holiday favorite takes over downtown for two nights with shimmering, sparkling floats and a spectacular visit from Santa Claus. Marching bands from eight Colorado high schools provide the music, with the Colorado State University marching band leading the way tonight. Arrive early at the parade step-off to see the CSU band perform their daring “Trombone Suicides” routine. 8 p.m. Friday, 6 p.m. Saturday. Downtown Denver, starting at 14th and Bannock Streets, with long stretches along 15th and 17th Streets. Admission is free. Grandstand seating is $15-$18 in advance at tickethorse.com. Visit denverparadeoflights.com for more details. Friday. Be a part of the parade at Golden’s 40th annual Candlelight Walk. Anyone c...