Labor Day Weekend Activities & Food 2020

What's Open in Lyons and CO events

=====LABOR DAY WEEKEND CANCELLATIONS: For those hoping to go to the mountains for some fun over Labor Day weekend, the Black Hawk Fireworks have been cancelled. (It was postponed from 4th of July.) Also the Elitch Gardens fireworks are cancelled (they never opened this summer). And, the big Taste of Denver weekend festival downtown is cancelled.

=====LYONS FOOD & ENTERTAINMENT:
LA MARIPOSA = Open 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Open Labor Day; $2 Tacos, $5 Margaritas and much more; all day Happy Hour. Patio and inside seating.

The LYONS DEN Restaurant and Taphouse = Open Sat 11-11 p.m. Sun 11-9 p.m., Mon 11-6 p.m.
Saturday 3 – 5 p.m. Mystic Mountain distillery tasting; then live music: Band of Brothers 6 – 9 p.m.
Monday, 2- 5 p.m.: Cara Elizabeth = music on the stone patio; bring a mask; free.

MOJO’s TAQUERIA = Open Saturday 2 – 9 p.m.; Sunday 2 to 8:30 p.m. and Monday Labor 4-8:30 p.m.

PIZZA BAR 66 = Open Sat-Sun 12 noon – 8 p.m. = on Monday Labor Day open 4 – 8 p.m. New stone patio behind the restaurant now open!

OSKAR BLUES GRILL & BREW = Open 11:30 – 9 p.m. this weekend and 11:30 – 8 p.m. on Monday. Outdoor seating available.

SMOKIN’ DAVES BBQ = Open 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. all weekend! Outdoor and indoor seating.

SPIRITHOUND DISTILLERS = Open 12 noon – 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday; and 12 noon t-7 p.m. on Monday Labor Day. They have carry-out cocktails and single whisky pours for the first hour only. Open for sit-down service starting at 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Open for sit-down on Monday at noon. Gaijin Asian Street Food Truck on Sunday.

ST VRAIN MARKET, Deli & Bakery = Open for last minute BBQ & picnic items! Saturday 8 a.m. – 9 p.m., Sunday 8 – 8 p.m, and Monday 8 – 8 p.m.

TOMMY Boy, Mini-Donuts, Food Truck in front of Western Star Gallery: Sunday 9 – 4 p.m. and Monday 9 – noon. (Note the shop is also open Labor Day from 10 to 6 p.m.)

BELLA LA CREAMA is closed for the week.
We have not received information from the coffee shops and ice cream stores in town.

=====FAIRS, FESTIVALS, MARKETS
The State Fair in Pueblo
August 28 to Sept. 7 is open with limited versions of its events, food vendors, competitions etc – with much going virtual. One of the main reasons for the Fair to take place is the State’s support of the 4-H and FFA Youth showcases and events. Food vendors and rides are expected to be available. Bring your masks and hand sanitizers! There will be limits to the number of people who can enter. Go to their Q&A page for more details.

Other mainstays like Cheyenne Frontier Days and Greeley Stampede have been cancelled.
The Boulder County Fair was cancelled except for some virtual events, and is rescheduled to next summer 2021.

Boulder Farmers’ Market = Sept. 5, Saturday, 8 a.m.– 2 p.m. Labor Day weekend. Named the No. 1 Farmers’ Market in the country by readers of USA Today, the market was established in 1986 by a handful of local farmers looking to sell farm-fresh produce directly to the public. (this info came from: bouldercountyusa web site) No live music =No artisan shows =No seating=No food samples=No pets at the market. Not all vendors will take cash. Mask required (in addition to social distancing).

Longmont Farmers Market = Sept. 5, Saturday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. – walk ups are welcome or make a reservation online. About the market:
No live music until further notice
No artisan shows until further notice
No pets at the market
No kids activities
No market bucks will be sold
No food samples will be available

MURAL FESTIVAL Sept. 7 to 13
(starting on Labor Day!)
Boulder’s second annual STREET WISE mural festival is on! Our updated muralist roster and map is now live. Be sure to let us know you’re coming by registering below and you’ll be entered to win a Street Wise Boulder goodie bag!
Our mission is to amplify artist voices and use the power of art as a means to connect, spark change, and build empathy within the community. Stay tuned for registration info for upcoming Street Wise events:
Sat. 9/12 – Womxn Spray Painting workshop with Grow Love
Fri 9/4 – First Friday – Soft opening for First Friday at the Bus Stop Gallery: The Street Wise Exhibit curated by Lorenzo Talcott of ILA Gallery
Virtual Panel “Art & Activism” hosted by the Museum of Boulder
Saturday Night Artist Reception at the Bus Stop Gallery in NoBo with Erin Stereo.

COLORADO SPRINGS 1st Fridays
While most activities moved to virtual platforms, this Labor Day weekend “1st Friday” will offer for the first time open galleries and more. Mask wearing is required and some limitation of customers in stores. Downtown will have live jazz, sculpting and other activities to participate in from 5 to 8 p.m.

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Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Lyons Recorder ~~ Over the past thirty years, award-winning journalist Kathleen Spring has written for numerous newspapers, magazines and online media, often including her own relevant photographs. She specializes in profiles, history and other research, and promotion of local Lyons events and senior activities. She also teaches creative writing workshops. Work experience prior to concentrating on writing and Journalism was in Business Administration, including setting up and running a number of businesses, located in offices or online.

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