August is named after Augustus Caesar, the first emperor of Rome. His uncle, Julius Caesar, was the one famous for getting stabbed by his own friends (not to be confused with the Caesar who created the Caesar Salad Dressing). After his uncle’s death, Augustus stepped up to the throne and led a prosperous and peaceful rule for his entire reign.
If you’re looking to make your August prosperous and peaceful as well, especially before school starts back up in the fall, your friends at Stepping Stone have a few suggestions to make the most of this month.
August 17-19, Coors Field Parking Lot
This music-and-bicycle festival is the musical counterpart to the Colorado Classic Bicycle Race. This lively event will feature live bands, beer, games, and more, and will take over Denver’s RiNo neighborhood in the parking lots for Coors Field. Bike storage will be available. Get tickets.
Saturday, August 18, 1-5pm, O’Brien Memorial Park
Parker’s biggest craft beer festival is back! Enjoy a fun day in the sun in beautiful downtown Parker with your favorite Colorado craft breweries, food trucks, lawn games, and live music. Tickets go fast so grab yours now!
2018 WINE WALK
Friday, August 24, 5-8pm, Parker Chamber of Commerce
Sip wine samples provided by Parker Area Chamber merchants and learn more about the goods and services they sell and provide. Each participant will get a wine glass and a Wine Walk map. Tickets are $20 and you must be 21 years of age or older to participate.
LOST ‘80S LIVE
Sunday, August 12, 6:30pm, Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
Relive your MTV, shoulder pads, and hairspray days with this amazing lineup of ‘80s musicians! This all-ages show features A Flock of Seagulls, Wang Chung, Naked Eyes, Missing Persons, Animotion, Bow Wow Wow, Dramarama, Gene Loves Jezebel & Farrington and Mann, and the original vocalists of When in Rome UK. Get tickets.
DAVE MATTHEWS BAND
Saturday, August 25, 8pm, Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
Not only can you see Dave Matthews perform at the ever-popular Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, each ticket purchase comes with a copy of Dave Matthews Band’s upcoming album “Come Tomorrow”! You can get it digitally or on CD. Get tickets.