Summer revs up with busy weekend


Prepare to get fired up and geared up all in one weekend.

First up is the Historic Downtown Littleton Merchants Block Party, June 8 from 6 to 11 p.m. on Main Street, featuring two — count ’em, two — fireworks shows, at 9:30 p.m. and 10:45 p.m.

Five stages of entertainment feature a “Step Right up to Littleton’s Big Top” circus theme, with roving ringmaster Sam Adams. Known for his clean comedy, Adams started his stand-up career at the age of 41 after a career as a sportswriter for the Rocky Mountain News.

The party is free to attend, and food tickets are 10 for $10. Purchase tickets prior to the event (at iN-Tea, Grandpa’s Attic, Tease, Willow — An Artisan’s Market, Charlotte’s Rustic Rose, Colorado Biz Bank, Reinke Brothers downtown, and Kosha Yoga in Woodlawn Shopping Center) and get a free drink ticket valued at $4 for every 10 tickets purchased.

Food will cost between $2 and $7, as determined by participating restaurants including Delizios, McKinners Pizza, Ja Ja Bistro, Jose’s, The Tavern Littleton, The Old Mill Brewery and Grill, The Castle, India’s Best, Romano’s, GiGi’s Cupcakes, Snow Business Snow Cones, Island Noodles, Granny Ma’s Catering, Anthony’s Pizza and Poppin’ Stuff.

After the second fireworks show, go home and rest to prepare for the next day’s main event: The Colorado Concours 30th Annual Exotic Sports Car Show and Concours d’Elegance, benefiting Cerebral Palsy of Colorado.

This year’s event celebrates Porsche as the featured marque. It’s the 65th anniversary of Porsche, the 60th anniversary of the first Porsche club and the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the Porsche 911 at the Frankfurt Auto Show. Two members of the local Porsche club, Stimson Kennedy and Tom Scott, founded the Concours event 30 years ago.

The Colorado Concours is a key fundraiser for Cerebral Palsy of Colorado’s Creative Options Centers for Early Education. Funds that are raised will help four metro-area centers provide support and education services to expectant mothers and nearly 700 young children and their families annually.

Gates open at Arapahoe Community College at 9 a.m. June 9, and they close at 3 p.m. Admission is $10, kids younger than 12 are free. For more information, visit


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