Summer Guide 2012: Things to do June 28-July 4

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5th Annual Prospect Artists Studio Tour: Witness the creative processes of Prospect Artists Association through the lens of their disheveled working studios. June 30-July 1, 12-6 p.m., free, Prospect Artists Association, Longmont, 720-340-4020,

Arapahoe Basin Trail Race: A two-division trail run starting at almost 11,000 feet above sea level. Followed by live music and a celebratory barbecue. Sun., July 1, 10:30 a.m., 970-513-5742. Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, 28194 US Highway 6, Dillon,

Aspen Ideas Festival: Lectures, presentations, debates, and panel discussions designed to present ideas that matter, through July 3, Colo. 82, Aspen,

Atomic Fireballs: June 30-July 1. Royal Gorge Bridge Park, 4218 Fremont County Road 3A, Caon City, 888-333-5597,

Blues From the Top 10: Line-up includes Dana Fuchs, Samantha Fish Band, Shaun Murphy, Ryan McGarvey, and others. June 29-July 1, 970-726-4221, Winter Park Resort, Exit 232 from I-70 onto 40, Winter Park,

Carnival of Care: Live music, bouncy castles, face painting, vending, art activities, and more family-oriented fun. Sat., June 30, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., free, Sloans Lake Park, 1700 S. Sheridan Blvd., Denver, 303-625-3976,

A Celebration of Freedom: Featuring the United States Air Force Band. Mon., July 2, Hideaway Park, 50 Vasquez Rd., Winter Park, 970-726-4221,

Colorado Rapids vs. Portland Timbers: Sat., June 30, 7 p.m., $17-$45, 303-825-GOAL, Dicks Sporting Goods Park, 6000 Victory Way, Commerce City,

Colorado Rapids vs. Vancouver Whitecaps: Wed., July 4, 7:30 p.m., $17-$45, 303-825-GOAL, Dicks Sporting Goods Park, 6000 Victory Way, Commerce City,

Colorado Rockies vs. San Diego Padres: Fri., June 29, 6:10 p.m.; Sat., June 30, 5:15 p.m.; Sun., July 1, 1:10 p.m., $12, Coors Field, 2001 Blake St., Denver, 303-292-0200,

Colorado Rockies vs. Washington Nationals: Thu., June 28, 1:10 p.m., $7.95, Coors Field, 2001 Blake St., Denver, 303-292-0200,

Coolest Car Show: An annual showcase of hot rods, classic cars and antique vehicles. Wed., July 4, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Hwy. 36, Estes Park, 800-443-7837,

Crested Butte Music Festival: Lineup includes Samuel Ramey, David Grisman, The Hot Club of Detroit, Cirque du Symphony, and others. July 4-Aug. 12, Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Crested Butte, 800-545-4505,

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