the golden summer…

It’s still August, but already fall seems to be on its way here in Golden. Temperatures have dropped into the low 50’s/upper 40’s the last few nights and by this time next month the aspen trees will have turned bright yellow. Currently, the 22nd Annual Golden Fine Arts Festival is wrapping up and the summer of events is coming to an end by Labor Day with the USA Pro Bike Race through town next week. There will also be fireworks downtown the night of the race since we were in the throes of both a drought and county-wide fire ban back on July 4th. We’ve gotten some good rainfall since then.

This month in particular seems to be flying by, so this is just a look back in images at some of what’s been going on in Golden this summer as we’re about to say ‘goodbye’ to it for another year…

First Fridays… is as its name implies the first Friday every month during summer and continues until October… a big block party downtown with live music, food and beer (well after all, we are home to Coors Brewery and the slightly lesser-known Golden City Brewery) …

In addition to First Fridays, there’s also the Farmer’s Market every Saturday into October and Buffalo Bill Days at the end of July (but we didn’t make it over to that). Next up, the Annual Chili Cookoff in October…

Washington St., downtown Golden, on a First Friday…
Acrobatics downtown at First Friday, Golden…

Golden, the “2-hour mini-vacation from Denver”… No, I do not work for the Chamber of Commerce here…
At Indulge Wine Bar, downtown…
Tubing down Clear Creek…
Art, art…
Painter Jeff Cross working on a new canvas at his booth at the Golden Fine Arts Festival…

Coral Creek at the Golden Fine Arts Festival…

… and more art…

Overlooking the patio at Buffalo Rose downtown…

 

I don’t often drink Coors, but when I do I prefer Batch 19…

Sunset over First Friday as we bid a farewell to summer…

As always, new music from Nights on Venus is coming soon – the title track from the upcoming EP “Another Day in Paradox.” Hope to have that posted online this next week.

“In 4 the Evening,” the new album (no. 2)…

In 4 the Evening” is the second album from Nights on Venus and is now available as a digital download on CDBaby, iTunes, Amazon.mp3, Bandcamp, and available on CD through the NoV website

Follow Craig and NoV on Twitter (@xlntsky) and Facebook.

 

Author: nightsonvenus

Musician and producer with the band Nights on Venus.

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