Top 5 events this weekend for Aug. 29 to Sept. 1

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— Besides the Wild West Air Fest, Come Sale Away Sidewalk Sale, Chuck Wagon Chili Challenge and Rocky Mountain Bull Bash, there still are plenty of other events to get to this Labor Day weekend.

Brown Bag Lecture

Friday | Tread of Pioneers Museum | Noon to 1 p.m. | FREE | 800 Oak St.

Discover the history of Steamboat Springs by hearing riveting stories from locals who lived through it all. This week, the featured lecture will be from South Routt rancher Linda Long about “A Day in the Life of a Routt County Ranch Wife.” Bring a lunch and sit back to listen to the stories full of memories and what it was like before Steamboat became the town it is today.

Highland View

Friday | Carl’s Tavern | 9:30 p.m. | FREE | 700 Yampa St.

Looking for a night of bluegrass to go along with this weekend’s Western ambiance? Carl’s Tavern has just what you need with local pickers Jay Roemer, Chris Yarbrough, Eric Baker, Pat Waters and Michael Boone playing Rocky Mountain jamgrass.

Drink specials: Happy hour 4 to 6 p.m. daily: $5 well drinks and house wines, $4 shots, $3 domestic bottles. $2 Colorado drafts, $1 Pabst Blue Ribbon cans, 50 cent wings, $2 oysters on half-shell.

Colorado Group Realty Parade of Homes

Saturday | Various homes throughout Steamboat Springs | 10 a.m to 4 p.m. | Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for children younger than 13. They are on sale at Colorado Group Realty, 509 Lincoln Ave.

Besides the captivating beauty of the mountains surrounding Steamboat, the homes here are just as magnificent. With this tour of homes, you can take a look inside at some of Steamboat’s hidden treasures. Who knows? Maybe you will find your next dream house. Home brochures for the tour are available at Colorado Group Realty. The proceeds for the event support the Colorado Group Charitable Foundation.

Nikki Z Band

Saturday | 10 p.m. | Ghost Ranch | 56 Seventh St. | FREE

Colorado native Nicholas Zamora (Nikki Z) has been involved in the music business from a young age and has lived the life as a successful classic rock musician in Denver. On Saturday, he will bring his group, which plays tunes with roots in soul, funk and, of course, rock.

Book signing

Saturday | 1 to 5 p.m. | Off the Beaten Path Bookstore | 68 Ninth St. | FREE

Local authors April and Troy Gardner will promote their first book — which is part of a series — titled "Steamboat Sammy's Adventures: Sammy's First Summer."

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