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5 Around Town: What you can do in Southern Colorado this weekend, Sept. 13-15

Posted at 1:40 PM, Sep 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-12 15:40:44-04

Looking for something to do this weekend? The News5 team has come up with a list of events that you should check out in Southern Colorado.

Sons of Italy Italian Festival
What: The Fremont County Sons and Daughters of Italy present the 7th annual Italian Festival. The event includes beer, wine, food as well as cooking demos. You can also catch the debut of musical maestros Aaron Caruso, an Italian tenor and Graziana Lazzaro, Italian songstress that will perform traditional and popular Italian songs.
When: Friday, Sept. 13 and Saturday, Sept 14.
Where: Veterans Park in Cañon City
Time: Friday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. until 10 p.m.
Admission: $5 on Friday and $2 on Saturday.

11th annual Pawtoberfest fundraiser
What: How would you like to play with dogs, drink beer and help homeless animals in the Pikes Peak Region? The 11th annual Pawtoberfest brings animal lovers and dogs together for an important purpose, to help Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region care for thousands of lost, abandoned, abused and unwanted pets, giving them a second chance.
When: Saturday, Sept. 14
Where: Bear Creek Regional Park East
Time: Dog walk starts at 9 a.m.
Festival starts at 10 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Bear Creek Terrace Main Park, right next to the dog park, off of Argus Blvd. and 21st Street
You must bring ID to participate in brews and spirits tasting.
Parking: All parking is at the Norris Penrose Event Center overflow lot, 1106 W. Moreno Avenue. Dog-friendly shuttles will run throughout the day. There is no parking at the festival area or dog walk.
For more information, click here.

The Tenth Annual What If… Festival of Innovation and Imagination
What: The What IF… Festival celebrates lifelong learning and delights the community with the innovation, creativity, and the entrepreneurial spirit of the Pikes Peak region. It presents free experiences for all ages, involving robotics, painting, radio and television broadcasting, engineering, pottery, athletics, chemistry, medical innovations, green screens, virtual reality, solar power, eco-technologies, and more.
When: Saturday, Sept. 14
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Downtown Colorado Springs
Festival grounds will extend from Cascade St. to Tejon St. on six city blocks from the Pikes Peak Center to the Pioneers Museum.
Tejon St. and Cascade St. will be closed from Colorado Ave. to Vermijo Ave. for the Festival)
For more information, click here.

Race for Hope
What: You can now race your local law enforcement in the 3rd annual Race for Hope event. The race is an effort to continue to raise awareness about suicide prevention and mental health issues. The family friendly event will feature a car show and bounce houses. Food trucks will also be there and you can race a cop, All the money raised goes to Mayfield Counseling. Perkins Motors will match donations up to $10,000.
When: Saturday Sept. 14
Time: 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Where: Overdrive Raceway: Rockstar Track 196 Spectrum Loop.
For more information:
Perkins Motors
Mayfield Counseling

Bruja Brew Fest
What: Bruja Brew Fest, featuring Colorado craft breweries and cider makers, is an annual event in the beautiful gardens and placita of El Pueblo History Museum. The event celebrates the rich southern Colorado culture and history while increasing awareness of Colorado’s agricultural tourism and products. All proceeds from the event will go towards educational programming at El Pueblo History Museum.
When: Saturday, Sept. 14
Time: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: E; Pueblo History Museum
Admission: $30 presale and $45 at the door. Ticket purchase includes a commemorative glass.
For more information, click here.

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