ESTES PARK — The Blackbelly team joins the historic Stanley Hotel's Table series on Friday, June 24 and Saturday, June 25. Butcher and chef Nate Singer will prepare a farm-to-table experience crafted by seasonal ingredients. The reception begins at 6:30 p.m. and the five-course paired wine dinner starts at 7 p.m. Reservations are $95 per person and can be made by calling 970.577.4160.
LOUISVILLE — On Saturday, June 25, the Second Annual Rocky Mountain Pizza and Pints festival stops at Louisville Community Park for a day of pizza, pints, and games. Vote for your favorite beer and pie to democratically decide the best brewery and pizzeria in Boulder. If you can't make it this month, the event returns on September 5 at the Boulder Creek Hometown Festival. Slices are available for individual purchase along with a range of packages between $35 and $45 dollars. For more information and tickets, visit the event's website.
ARVADA — Sit back and relax at the Bluegrass on Saturday, June 25 for its first ever Afternoon Tea for $16. Between 2 and 4 p.m., choose between tea by Boulder's The Tea Stop, wine, or champagne along with a variety of tea time treats. Coffee manager Jeremy Brown will host the event. To make your reservation, call 720.476.3950.
LOWRY — Start of the summer with the restaurants and retailers of Hanger 2 with samples, specialty drinks, and live music on Saturday, June 25. The Hang Loose Patio Party kicks off at 11 a.m. and will feature a beer garden shanty for $5, free dumplings and Blushing Geisha cocktails from Lucky Cat, and Masterpiece Kitchen's winning crispy chipotle wings. For a full list of specials and more details, check out the event's page.
RINO — This summer's Denver Flea returns to 35th and Larimer at the Exdo Event Center on Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., survey craft goods from 120 vendors like Spinster Sisters and DENY Designs. Advanced tickets for the market are $5 and include a New Belgium beer or Denver Flea margarita. There will also be a bar program full of summer sippers. For kids twelve and under, entrance is free. Parking is available at the Rockies lot on 33rd and Blake but cycling and walking is encouraged. For a full list of vendors, visit their website.
DILLON — Keystone's annual Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour returns to the resort on Saturday and Sunday for its sixth year of food and fun. The weekend celebration of bacon kicks off each day at 1 p.m. with live music and booze - both with and without bacon. Festival packages can be purchased online from $20 to $50. Tasting tickets are available for $4 each.
RINO — Rosenberg's Bagels and Delicatessen, whose brick and mortar location is still temporarily closed, will pop up once again at the Slow Food Farmers Market at the Source on Sunday, June 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Other vendors include Il Porcellino Salumi, Lazy Bear Ranch Honey, Leffler Family Farms, among others. Visit the event's page for more information.
Disclosure: The editor is married to one of the developers behind The Source, the development in which the Slow Food Farmers Market takes place.