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Copper Kettle Honors Aurora Victims while Mile High Serves Crawfish for Smiles

Plus five other worthwhile weekend events

Park Burger RiNo

RINO Rebel Restaurant celebrates one year of good eats and good drinks this Friday with a birthday bash. The festivities will feature a throwback menu, drink specials, a firkin courtesy of Ratio Beerworks, and live music. The party starts at 1 p.m. and is open to the public.

RINO — This Saturday, Park Burger RiNo launches the Denver Deluxe, a new summer festival focusing on music, craft beer, cocktails, and, of course, burgers. The restaurant plans to shut down the block across Walnut Street so that guests can relax in the summer sunshine. 10 Barrel Brewing Co. will provide brews to pair with the Park Burger Deluxe Burger. Festival passes range from $20 to $30 and the event kicks off at noon. For tickets and more information, visit their website.

COPPER MOUNTAIN — The restaurants of Summit County compete this Saturday for the honor of "Best Mac and Cheese" and $1,000 in cash prizes at the Copper Mountain Mac & Cheese Fest. For the bystander, festivities include samples, an eating contest, booze, and music. Individual sample tickets are $1, while general admission and parking are free. For more details and information, check out the event page.

CASTLE ROCK — The Castle Rock WineFest takes over The Grande At The Meadows on Saturday. Starting at 2 p.m., you can taste over 180 wines along with goodies from food trucks and jams from local musicians. Tickets for the 21+ event range from $17 to $29. For tickets and more information, visit the festival website.

RINO Mile High Spirits hosts an afternoon crawfish boil this Saturday for a good cause. Proceeds from the event will benefit Renewing Smiles. Donations for tickets are $25 prior to the event and set at a minimum of $30 the day-of. For tickets and more information, visit the event page.

SOUTHEAST — Honor the 12 fatally wounded victims from 2012's Aurora tragedy at Copper Kettle Brewing's fifth annual A Night To Remember, held at Four Mile Historic Park. Local breweries include Colorado Cider Company, Odell Brewing Co., and Strange Craft Brewing. Food trucks and live music will be on-site. The event will also offer a silent auction, door prizes, and custom merchandise, with 100% of proceeds donated to the Alexander C. Teves ACT Foundation. Pre-sale tickets are $35 and increase to $40 the day of the festival. For tickets and more information, visit here.

LONGMONT — Chef Dakota of Cafe Aion prepares a vegetarian-friendly and farm-fresh dinner amongst the Rockies at Oxford Gardens this Sunday. Tickets for the event are $95 and include the sit-down dinner and drinks. For tickets and more information, visit here.

Rebel Restaurant

3763 Wynkoop Street, , CO 80216 (303) 297-3902 Visit Website

The Grange (Meadows)

, Castle Rock, CO 80109

Four Mile Historic Park

715 South Forest Street, , CO 80246 (720) 865-0800 Visit Website

Copper Kettle Brewing Company

1338 South Valentia Street, , CO 80247 (720) 443-2522 Visit Website

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