Chile and Frijoles Festival are approaching
Saturday September 17
Biking the Bessemer Tour
Starts at 1587 36th Lane | 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. | The Palmer Land Conservancy will run an easy campaign, 11 mile educational bike ride to enhance Pueblo County’s prime agricultural land and water resources. Stops at local farms and farm stands will allow participants to purchase fresh products and the reserve staff will bring it back to their cars. After the walk, participants can grab a beer and enjoy a farm-to-table lunch with local ingredients. Cost is $50 per person. Register on palmerland.org.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Gateway Park on the River Walk
101 S. Union Ave | 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s Raises Funds and Awareness the fight against Alzheimer’s and all other dementias. Visit alz.org/walk for more information and to register.
Diversify Whitewater Paddling Skills Day at Lake Pueblo State Park
640 Pueblo Reservoir Road | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.| The first session is from 9 a.m. to noon, lunch is from noon to 1 p.m., and the second session is from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The event is open to anyone 3 years of age or older who identifies as black, indigenous, a person of color or an ally. The event is free. Register online.
Red Panda Day at the Pueblo Zoo
3455 Nuckolls Ave | 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Celebrate International Red Panda Day with zoo keeper catsa lot of Arts and crafts, and information about a favorite zoo. Attendance is free with entry to the zoo. Admission is $14 for adults, $11 for seniors or military, $10 for children 3-17, or $7 for military children. Up to four people with an EBT card can get admission to museums for all for $3.
Artisan Textile Co. Fashion Show at Renewed Wholesale
720 Main Street S. | 5pm-9pm | Celebrate creativity and beauty with guest artists from Pueblo Hand Weavers Guild and professional weaver and designer Lois Weaver. Gregory Howell of Kadoya Gallery will be master of ceremonies and Metrognome, a local jazz ensemblewill perform from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Refreshments Will be served. Reservations are required as places are limited. Tickets are available for $5 at eventbrite.com.
Free Museum Day at El Pueblo History Museum
301 N. Union Ave | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. | The Smithsonian-sponsored Free Museum Day allows attendees to download one ticket per email address. The ticket offers general admission for two people. Get tickets at smithsonianmag.com.
Tom Taylor Artist Talk at Sangre De Cristo Arts and Conference Center
210 N. Santa Fe Ave | 5 p.m. | Tom Taylor, also known as The Poet Spiel, will read excerpts from his work “Revealing Self”. The event is free and open to the public. Learn more about sdc-arts.org.
Sunday September 18
Fundraising breakfast at Notre-Dame des Prés
23 Starling Drive | 8.30am-10.30am | Members of the Knights of Columbus will host breakfast in the church basement with scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, green chili, coffee and orange juice. The cost is $7 a plate.
Tuesday, September 20
Ribbon cutting on the pickleball courts at Mineral Palace Park
151 E. 19th Street | 10 a.m. |The city of Pueblo will celebrate the inauguration of eight new pickleball courts. The project has been in the works for more than five years. Pickleball is one of the fastest growing recreational sports in the country and players use plastic balls and paddles similar to ping pong or table tennis. The rules and play of the game is a combination of table tennis, badminton and tennis. Members of the Pueblo County Pickleball Association will demonstrate the sport and the public is invited to join in following the ceremony.
From Friday September 23 to Sunday September 25
28th edition of Chile & Frijoles Festival
Union Avenue | 3 p.m. to midnight Friday, 10 a.m. to midnight on Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday | This annual event celebrating Pueblo’s favorite chili pepper will feature live entertainmentmore than 180 street sellersroast pueblo chile salesa chili and salsa showdown, hot air balloon festival, parade of chihuahuas and jalapeno eating contest. Advance tickets are $5 on the Grand Pueblo room website Where $6 at the door.
Saturday September 24
17th Annual Pueblo West Eagles Charity Fair at Lovell Park
362 E. Hahn’s Peak Ave | 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. | The event program will include a car show, music, silent auction and food sale. Admission is $20 for cars and free for spectators. Profits will benefit Halfway to Pueblo Housea non-profit youth resource center dedicated to educating and mentoring children.
Chile Festival Fly In at Pueblo Memorial Airport
31201 Bryan Circle | Visitors must arrive by 9:45 a.m. or 1:45 p.m. | This event for recreational pilots includes a shuttle to the Pueblo Chile and Frijoles Festivalwhich runs at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. with last return of the day at 5 p.m., as well as free admission to the festival, free admission to the Pueblo Weisbrod Aviation Museum and special fuel pricing from the Freeman Jet Center. Call 719-553-2760 for details.
Ballet folk dance groups at the El Pueblo History Museum
301 N. Union Ave. |11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. | Folk dancers from Pueblo, Colorado Springs, Denver, California and Illinois will perform on the museum lawn. The event is free with entry to the chile festival.
NeighborWorks of Southern Colorado Home Draw Final Ticket Sale
Located at Chili & Frijoles Festival on Union Avenue | 10 a.m. to midnight Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday | For the price of a $100 raffle ticket, Puebloans can participate in win a $365,000 house on the west side of town as NeighborWorks of Southern Colorado turns 45. The three-bedroom, two-bathroom home at 2407 W. 19th St. in the Hyde Park Gardens housing estate will be drawn at the annual fundraising dinner on September 30 at 5:30 p.m. at the Pueblo Convention Center, 320 Central Main St.
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