The Boulder County Fair will run two full weekends, through August 10th at the Boulder County Fairgrounds. Enjoy Ballet on Horses, Parade, Demo Derby and Exhibitors, a CPRA Rodeo, Truck and Tractor Pull, Mexican Rodeo, Farm to Table Dinner, 5k Race, Distillery Fest, Craft Show plus free musical entertainment. 10 a.m. - 10 p.m., Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Rd., Longmont, free admission and free parking; 303-772-7170.

COMMUNITY

All Day Ironman Watch Party Join the Millennium Harvest House Boulder for our All Day Long Ironman Watch Party. Watch a live stream of the Ironman athletes on our 14' Long JUMBOtron. Enjoy live music from DJ Gatsby from 3 p.m. — 6 p.m. and Line 2 from 6 p.m. — 9 p.m. Purchase Millennium cow bells and color your own flyers to cheer on every athlete as they run by our property four times, 7 a.m., Millennium Harvest House Boulder, 1345 28th St., Boulder, free admission; 303-443-3850.

FAIRS & FESTIVALS

Rocky Mountain Tea Festival The Rocky Mountain Tea Festival is hosted at The Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse, which was started 14 years ago as a way to offer our customers an opportunity to learn more about premium, loose leaf tea. The Tea Festival has expanded to include more workshops with well-known tea experts, a tea dinner, a small bazaar, and the popular children's tea party, 9 a.m., Dushanbe Teahouse, 1770 13th St., Boulder, general admission is complimentary; prices vary by individual activities; 303-442-4993.

HIKING


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Butterflies and Other Flying Creatures Volunteer naturalist Jan Chu and others will lead this slow-paced 1.5-mile hike along trails and meadows in search of mid-summer butterflies, birds, and other flying insects, 9:30 a.m., Walker Ranch-Meyers Homestead Trailhead, 7250 Flagstaff Rd., Boulder, free; 303-678-6200.

PERFORMING ARTS

"Henry IV": Part 1 Often considered Shakespeare's most sophisticated history play, the unquiet reign of Henry IV following the murder of Richard II introduces the Bard's greatest comedic character, Falstaff, the licentious, crafty knight-adviser to Prince Hal. As the action moves from political sparring between the king and the rebellious Hotspur to the clash of swords in battle, the prince begins a journey toward his heroic reign. Directed by Carolyn Howarth, 2:30 p.m., University Theatre, 261 Ucb, Boulder, tickets start at $23; 303-492-8008.

"Henry IV": Part 2 Join us for two very special "original practices" performances of "Henry IV," Part 2 — Shakespeare as it might have been done in his time. Hal is now on the road to kingship while his old advisor Falstaff ever deeper into ill health and petty criminality. See Part 1 in a matinee, enjoy dinner with us, then be part of an evening presentation of Part 2 for an unforgettable theater experience, 7:30 p.m., University Theatre, 261 Ucb, Boulder, tickets start at $10; 303-492-8008.

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES

Mead Making WorkshopUnlike beer, whiskey, and wine, mead is created from purely wild, naturally occurring ingredients rather than domesticated grains and grapes. This workshop will begin with a brief history of mead and its appearance in ancient and modern literature. During the heart of the workshop, participants will start their own one-gallon batches of mead, either of pure honey or flavored with one or more flowers, herbs, fruits, or woods of their choosing, 2 p.m., Three Leaf Farm, 445 S. 112 St., Lafayette, $40; 720-334-4724.

MUSIC

Espresso! Gypsy Jazz Swing 9:30 a.m., Spruce Confections, 767 Pearl St., Boulder, free.

Ragtime and Big Band Jam and Dance 1 p.m., Boulder Elk's Lodge, 3975 28th St., Boulder, $6 for members; $8 for non-members; musicians free; $2 for students; 303-655-1210.

Sunday Music in the Yard 2 p.m., The Post Brewing Co., 105 W. Emma St., Lafayette, free; 303-593-2066.

Ash Ganley & Terry Kishiyama 3 p.m., Tasty Weasel Taproom, 1800 Pike Road, Unit B, Longmont, free; 303-776-1914.

Felonius Smith CD Release Party 6 p.m., Oskar Blues Grill & Brew, 303 Main St., Lyons, free; 303-823-6685.

Taarka, The Shook Twins 7 p.m., Gold Hill Inn, 401 Main St., Gold Hill, $15; 303-443-6461.

Colorado Music Festival: Jean Marie Zeitouni Conducts Carmen Suite and Bernstein 7:30 p.m., Chautauqua Auditorium, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder, $12-$48; 303-440-7666.