This Week in Denver July 28 – August 3, 2017

This Week in Denver July 28 - August 3, 2017 Colorado Dragon Boat Festival

Photo courtesy of Claudia Hernandez-Ponce/Colorado Dragon Boat Festival

What’s worth knowing this week in Denver July 28 – August 3, 2017? The nation’s largest dragon boat festival is right here this weekend and the two Denver spots where drinking and axe-throwing go hand in hand. Plus, a few more things to know…

Busy playing in the mountains, friends, so I’ll just dive right into this week’s links…

The ChoLon team is bringing Kaya Kitchen to Avanti. Local(ish) opens at Union StationThe Way Back will close August 6 to relocate to Tennyson Street. Greenlight Lab is expected to open in RiNo any day.

Thunderbird Imperial Lounge in Sunnyside is no more. Tennyson Street’s Paddy the Yank has closed its doorsWild Eggs on the edge of the Wash Park neighborhood also shuttered. And, after relocating to Uptown, Gumbo’s has now closed its doors for good.

This newly opened running store on Tennyson Street will soon be selling beer too.

The Levitt Pavilion Denver is now officially open at Ruby Hill Park.

The Crossroads Theater in Five Points had to closes its doors.

Check out the feature Fast Company did on Denver’s beloved The Real Dill. (Yes, their pickles are fantastic, but I swear by their Bloody Mary mix.)

Why waste time throwing darts when you could be throwing axes at these Denver bars?

Tiny homes will be taking over Keensburg this weekend when the Colorado Tiny Home Festival rolls into town.

Today is the Final Friday Art Walk in the Golden Triangle Creative District.

What are you up to this weekend? It’s the 17th annual Colorado Dragon Boat Festival in Sloan’s Lake (the nation’s biggest!). Here’s a few more fun options…Summer Paella Party at Bonacquisti Wine Company, Cheesman Park Art FestCheese with Altitude Festival of Cheese, and the Underground Music Showcase in venues up and down South Broadway. Plus some things to do with the kiddos.

Enjoy the weekend!

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