7 best things to do in Colorado this weekend, Aug. 16-18, 2019

DENVER – Every weekend, Denver7 compiles a list of some fun events you might enjoy. Here are our picks for the 7 best things to do in the Denver metro area and beyond this weekend.1. Hunt for mushrooms at the Telluride Mushroom Festival What: Just as the name suggests, the Telluride Mushroom Festival is about all things fungal. You’ll find yourself in the great company of mushroom enthusiasts, experts, and scientists. Interests range from the scientific to the culinary, from the curious to the investigative. Some activities of the festival include lectures by renowned experts, cooking with mushrooms, and guided hikes that focus on mushroom hunting and identification.Where: 725 W. Colorado Ave. in Telluride, Colo. When: Thursday, Aug. 15 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 16 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 17 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 18 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission: $225-$300 More info: https://www.telluride.com/festivals-and-events/telluride-mushroom-festival2. Get peachy at the Palisade Peach FestivalWhat: If you like peaches, you might want to head over to the Palisade Peach Festival this weekend! The event starts Thursday with a free ice cream social and street dance at the downtown plaza. Over the weekend, enjoy orchard tours, cooking demos, a peach eating contest, music, the Peach Festival parade, a peachy 5K run, the biggest peach contest and much more. Note: No pets are allowed during the event. Where:When: Thursday, Aug. 15 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 17 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Admission: $0-$20; get tickets here. More info: https://palisadepeachfest.com3. Jam out at the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival What: Join other bluegrass lovers at the “summit on the song” for the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival. About 5,000 people are expected to show up to the town’s celebration of songwriters from around the world. Headliners include Lake Street Drive, Dave Rawlings Machine, Gregory Alan Isakov, Jackson Browne, Bob Weir, Ani DiFranco, and Lyle Lovett. Many of the festival performers will also teach the art, craft, and business of songwriting for several hundred aspiring songwriters at The Song School. Where: Planet Bluegrass Ranch, 500 W. Main St. in Lyons, Colo. When: Friday, Aug. 16 and Saturday, Aug. 17 from 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 18 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Admission: $75-$235; buy tickets here. More info: https://bluegrass.com/folks4. See dinosaurs (or rather, what’s left of ‘em) for free this weekendWhat: Billed as the no. 1 ranked dinosaur track site in the U.S.A., Dinosaur Ridge has some of the most famous paleontological and geological spots in the west – and you’ll be able to see them for free this Saturday. The free day includes the Trek Through Time and The Dinosaur Ridge exhibit hall. The organization’s 45-minute guided bus tours are discounted as well ($6 and $8, respectively). Where: Dinosaur Ridge Main Visitor Center, 16831 W. Alameda Pkwy., in Morrison, Colo.When: …read more

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