Weekend Planner: From Cowboys to Crafts
We’ve got a potpourri of events for each Sunset region this weekend. Whether you walk 17.1 miles through Los Angeles, sing with the cowboys, or create crafts in Canada, you’ll be sure to have a blast.
[Northwest; Saturday]Refresh Market: Vintage, Handmade + Pop-upIndie crafters, we’ve got a gig for you. Refresh Market sets the West Coast Railway Heritage Park abuzz Saturday with over 70 vintage and handmade vendors from Pemberton to Vancouver. Local food, music and retail pop-ups will accompany Refresh’s curated goods and makers. Bring the kids along for a beading station, family portraits, and a fashion show. Rumor has it, Refresh gives early birds a free swag bag. November 22, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $2 admission. refreshmarket.ca. 39645 Government Road, Squamish, B.C.
[Southern California; Saturday]The Great Los Angeles WalkNobody really walks in L.A., but the Great Los Angeles Walk disagrees. This ninth annual event brings L.A. folks to the sidewalks to show they can use their feet to get places. Participants will walk a hefty 17.1 miles from Warner Center Park to North Hollywood then celebrate their pedestrian accomplishment at a NoHo after party in the evening. Architectural and cultural sites along the way include Casa de Cadillac, Fleetwood Center, Universal Studios, and Campo de Cahuenga and will end with The Art Institute of California. November 22, 9 a.m. Free. greatlawalk.com. 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd. L.A.
[Northern California; Friday-Sunday]Monterey Cowboy Poetry & Music FestivalCowboys convene in Monterey this weekend to celebrate their Western culture and traditions. Say ‘howdy’ at the 16th annual festival where men and women will share music, poetry, and stories. Saturday ends with an evening boot-skootin’ dance to top off the classic Western experience. November 21-23. Events from $10. montereycowboy.org. Various Monterey locations.
[Southwest; Saturday]NovemBEERWhat follows Oktoberfest? NovemBEER, of course! The Phoenix New Times hosts its first ever NovemBEER Festival Saturday. Nearly 50 breweries will serve over 100 beer options. Best part? The general admission ticket gives you 30 two-ounce pours. November 22, 12 p.m.-5 p.m. From $35. phoenixnewtimes.com. 400 E. Van Buren St., Phoenix.
[Mountain; Friday]Denver International Wine FestivalOne of the region’s largest fall wine festivals concludes Friday with its Grand Tasting of International Wines and Foods. Over 60 wineries, breweries, and distilleries will present their products for visitors to enjoy. Ticket holders will also receive a snazzy festival logo wine glass. November 21, 4 p.m.-9 p.m. Tickets from $65. denverwinefest.com. 500 Interlocken Blvd. Broomfield, CO.