Summertime and the Fluffin’s Easy: Weekend To-Dos for You and Fido

This summer, we’re all about helpin’ you live your best life, so we dug up some pawesome dog-friendly summer activities. Vibe with live music, doo a social, explore, and get into much more this weekend in Denver.

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1. Bruz Beers 5K

Bruz Beers Midtown, Denver
Saturday, July 9, 10 a.m.; registration required 

Are you beer-motivated? (I mean, who isn’t?!) Have we got the perfect 5K for you and pup! Head to Bruz Beers in North Denver for a Colorado Brewery Running Series 5K. Registration is $35 ($53 if you want a T-shirt), and includes a free craft brew at the finish line, your choice of swag or collector’s pint glass, and entry for door prizes. 10% of proceeds go directly to a local nonprofit.

2. Summer Social

Elite Lifestyle Co., Denver
Saturday, July 9, 10 a.m.–noon

Come chill at this family-friendly event featuring yard games, kiddo activities, allergen-free snacks, and furry frens. Hosted by local chiropractors and acupuncturists at Elite Lifestyle Co., there’s sure to be pupportunities for holistic wellness, too.

3. Summer Concert Series

Bruz (Off Fax) and Bruz Beers Midtown, Denver
Saturday, July 9, 1:30–3:30 p.m. and 4:30–6:30 p.m. (Bruz Beers Midtown); 6–8 p.m. (Bruz Off Fax)

This Saturday, both Bruz Beers locations are hosting FREE live music. Bruz Beers in Midtown will be hosting 2 live musicians. Colorado-based Derek Dames Ohl will be playing his brand of Americana from 1:30–3:30 p.m. Hang around from 4:30–6:30 p.m. to catch Boulder-based rock and funk band, The Diabolics

Meanwhile, Bruz Off Fax will be hosting local folk jam artist Grant Livingston from 6–8 p.m. Bonus points: It’s just a buck for a 4-ounce pour with purchase of a full draft

4. Beat the Heat

If you’re heat-sensitive, the forecast this weekend is lookin’ extra yikes, and Denver will feel like the inside of an airfryer. Why not take the chance to escape to the mountains for a lil’ day trip! Nestled at 8,200 feet above sea level, Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail offers a jaw-dropping escape with gorgeous flowers and mountain views for doggos and hoomans alike. After your adventures, head over to Vail Brewing Company, where well-behaved woofs are welcome on the patio. Don’t furget your Patio Leash™ to keep pup near and dear while you savor a cold one.

5. Yappy Hour

Aspen Grove, Littleton
Saturday, July 9, 2–4 p.m.; pet food/supplies donations suggested

While you relax, your pup can splash this Saturday at Aspen Grove. The Humane Society of the South Platte Valley is hosting a dog washing fundraiser, so stop by and have the team give doggo a b-a-t-h while you sip a beer from the BARBOX by Breckenridge (located on the grassy area north of Alamo) and soak in some rays. 

6. Yappy Hour (take two!)

Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center, Aurora
Sunday, July 10, 1–4 p.m.

If you and floof are feelin’ fancy, why not hit up a second yappy hour this weekend? Gaylord Rockies Resort is hosting a monthly cocktail party for canines and their companions with proceeds going to Animal Rescue of the Rockies. Haute hounds will enjoy lapping up libations and snacking on house-made dog biscuits while their companions relax with a glass of Bar Dog Wine or a Tito’s Vodka cocktail.

Life’s Better With a Pup

No wet nose to boop? What a heckin’ tragedy. We want to help you fix that, so check out where you can adopt below! And who knows, you might just meet your new slobbery soulpup.

Rescue Puppy Yoga 

  • This Sunday, July 10th, from 5–6 p.m., The Denver Athletic Club is hosting rescue puppy yoga for $25. The last 15 minutes of class are reserved to take pics, play, and fill out adoption apps if desired. Advanced registration is puppamended.

Check out more events on our calendar here and submit your own events for free here. And—as always—don’t furget to tag us @SidewalkDog in all your weekend adventures!

Featured photo: Genny Dimitrakopoulou

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