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Colorado Festivals and Fairs Guide

Colorado Festivals and Fairs

Music, Beer, Films, Livestock, Art, Food are just a few reasons for a whole bunch of people to get together in a Colorado downtown, or in a Colorado town park, or on a Colorado ranch on at a Colorado fairground. We've assembled our list of favorite Colorado Festivals to share with you.

This calendar is always being updated. Please send all fairs and festival events to Jeff@coloradoinfo.com







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February 2014


February 26-March 2, 2014
Durango Film Festival
An independent film festival in venues in downtown Durango.




March 2014
March 1, 2014
2014 Gumbo Cook-off, Soda Springs Park, Manitou Springs
March 1-2. 2014
Grand Lake/Granby - Grand Lake Catch and Release Ice fishing Festival
March 4, 2014
Breckenridge - Mardi Gras parade, "N'awlins" comes to Breckenridge with a festive parade and beads on Main Street!

March 7-9, 2014
Durango Celtic Festival, Various Venues

March 7 - 9, 2014
Monte Vista Crane Festival 2014
, Ski-Hi Park, Monte Vista
Late in February, sandhill cranes, the San Luis Valley's oldest visitors, begin their annual trek from south to north, stopping off near the Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge to load up on fuel. For millions of years, the sandhills have been spending their "Spring Break" in Colorado's Valley of the Cranes and more recently, wildlife watchers have been drawn to wonder at this phenomenal natural spectacle.
March 7-9, 2014
Frozen Dead Guy Days Nederland, Nederland, With coffin races, a hearse parade, costume contest, live music all weekend long, ice turkey bowling, salmon tossing, snow volleyball, and even more activities, this is perhaps Colorado's most eclectic event celebration.
March 8, 2014
Big Air on Elk, Crested Butte
The main street of downtown Crested Butte is transformed into a giant huck fest with Colorado Freeskier's annual event. After a huge kicker is built on Elk Avenue, skiers and riders are pulled to speed by the snowmobile and compete to impress with big air, tricks and the not so rare wipeout. The event then transforms into a night of festivities with live music and parties at local establishments through town.

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March 14-16, 2014
Ragtime Festival, Durango
And Early Jazz at the Strater Hotel
March 15, 2014
Lucky Joe's St. Patrick's Day Parade, Downtown Fort Collins

March 21, 2014
Wine Fest 32, Fort Collins Hilton Hotel
Join your friends for a relaxing evening tasting wine from around the world, craft beer brewed right here in Northern Colorado, and delicious tapas from dozens of area restaurants and caterers!
Wine Fest is party.

March 22, 2014
FestEVOL, Crested Butte
FestEVOL is a unique lifestyle experience combining mountain sports, live music (band TBA), innovative natural brands and a sustainably focused "eco village" to help keep the event green. This year FestEVOL will take place March 22 in the base area of the ski resort
March 22-23, 2014
13th annual Spring Holistic Fair, Aztlan Community Center, Fort Collins

March 26-30, 2014
Festival of Balloons, Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
Held in conjunction with the World Balloon Convention (WBC), the Festival of Balloons is a fun, family event that exposes the public to amazing, never-before-seen balloon art created by artists from all over the world. The Festival offers a chance to view all of the pieces created for the WBC's balloon art competitions. Attendees also experience magical balloon entertainers, as well as the opportunity to purchase balloon creations of their very own.

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March 27 - 30, 2014
Vail Film Festival, The Vail Film Festival promotes independent film and fosters independent filmmakers. Besides screening some of the year's top films from around the globe, the festival will also feature industry panel discussions, a special awards ceremony, family festivities, ski and snowboarding events and VIP parties.
March 28, 2014
Colorado Owl Festival
, Nature and Raptor Center of Pueblo, Highlights of the weekend include live owl demonstrations, evening owl prowls, an owl hooting competition and presentations by owl experts. Family activities include owl crafts, owl stories and an owl pellet dissection.
March 29, 2014
Hops & Handrails, Left Hand Brewing Co., Longmont,
The hybrid winter event will feature the finest craft breweries alongside a 25' high ski ramp at Left Hand Brewery. Hops & Handrails will bring the best Colorado has to offer in a family friendly winter wonderland loaded with snowboards and craft beer!

March 30, 2014
Edesia Wine & Food Festival (Fundraiser for Marillac Clinic)
, Wine Country Inn, Palisade

April 2014

April 4-5, 2014
Festival for Creative Pianists
, Colorado Mesa University Recital Hall
April 5, 2014
Red Bull Schlittentag,
Keystone. WHAT IS RED BULL SCHLITTENTAG? Schlittentag is the German word for 'sledding day'. Put simply, it translates as daredevils willing to propel themselves down a snow-covered hill and jump on a sled they built themselves. This exciting event will also have crowd prizes and giveaways.
April 4-6, 2014
Snowball Music Festival: Pretty Lights, Knife Party, Griz, PLM Party, Mimosa, Busta Rhymes, Yeasayers, Warpath, Brotherali, Strfkr, Twin Shadow, Jag Warma, Kill The Noise, Clockwork, The Floozies, Afroman, Jimkata, more, Sports Authority Park, Denver
April 5, 2014
Breckenridge Spring Beer Festival, Downtown Breckenridge
April 11-12, 2014
Palisade International Honey Bee Festival - 6th Annual
, Downtown Palisade
April 11-13, 2014
Durango Bluegrass Meltdown, Hear great bluegrass bands like Blue Highway, Town Mountain, The Earl Brothers, and Dave Richey & the Ruined Nation Boys as they play in unique Durango venues. Regional and local bands also take the stage at the Henry Strater Theater, the Durango Arts Center, and the Wild Horse Saloon.

April 12, 2014
Percussion Festival, University Center for the Arts,
Fort Collins
The festival features coaching sessions for high school and middle school ensembles, along with clinics on primary percussion instruments.

April 12-13, 2014
Sunsation,
Copper Mountain, Live music, snow and sunshine!
April 18-20, 2014
April 18 - Pato Banton, Western Slope "Freedom Fest", The Powerhouse, Crested Butte
April 19 - Pato Banton "Western Slope Freedom Fest", The 4H Center, Ridgway
April 20 - Pato Banton"Western Slope Freedom Fest", The Animas City Theater, Durango

April 19, 2014
Slush Cup, Keystone. Celebrate closing weekend at Keystone with the 3rd Annual Slush Cup.

April 19, 2014
Southwest Arborfest
, Grand Junction, Lincoln Park
April 20, 2014
Schneetag, Aspen
This hilarious event is one not to miss. The 6th annual Schneetag event (pronounced Sch-knee Tog) invites teams of four to create a craft that they will pilot down a slope at Spider Sabich and attempt to float across a 30x20 foot pond. Every team has a theme and will perform a skit before they descend. This event is just as ridiculous and entertaining as it sounds. Prizes included a trip to the Summer X Games in Los Angeles, tickets to a Colorado Rockies game in Denver and tickets to Rock Jam.

April 24 - 27, 2014
Stanley Film Festival
, Stanley Hotel, The Stanley Film Festival showcases classic and contemporary independent horror cinema all in the setting of the haunted and historic Stanley Hotel.

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April 24 - 27, 2014
US Bank Fruita Fat Tire Festival,
Ride miles of pristine MTB Trails, meet MTB friends from around the world and support those who support the passion, the lifestyle and the sport we all enjoy From the VIP party Thursday night, to the live bands Friday and Saturday evenings under the summer stars in downtown Fruita, as well as one of the top cycling expo's in the state. Celebrate hundreds of miles of World Class MTB Trails and join in the fun! And stick around the following weekend for the 10th Anniversary of the US Bank 18 Hours of Fruita @ Highline on May 2 & 3, 2014.
April 25, 26, 27 and May 2,3,4 of 2014
3rd Annual Dragon Unchained Renaissance & Pirate Fantasy Faire, 1699 H38 Road, Delta

April 26-27 & May 17-18, 2014
Spring Barrel Tasting, Grand Junction and Palisade, Grand Valley Wineries
April 27, 2014
Kites in the Park Festival, Spring Canyon Community Park,
Fort Collins
The skies of Fort Collins will come alive with kites of all shapes, sizes, and colors when the Seventh Annual Kites in the Park Kite Festival gets underway!




May 2014


May 1- 4, 2014
76th Annual Music and Blossom Festival, Canon City
Nothing says Small-Town America quite like a parade with fire trucks, horseback riders, floats, Shriners on scooters and music music music! Cañon City's 76th annual Music and Blossom Festival takes place May 1-4, 2014, and the celebration will once again include high school and middle school marching bands from across the country competing before thousands of onlookers. The arts & crafts fair will be going on simultaneously, and there'll be food vendors, 5K and 5-mile foot races, a rodeo and much more! Visit ccblossomfestival.com for more info, email ccblossomfestival@inbox.com or call 719-239-1743.

May 2, 2014
CMU Jazz Festival,
CMU Robinson Theatre, Grand Junction
May 2,3,4 of 2014
3rd Annual Dragon Unchained Renaissance & Pirate Fantasy Faire, 1699 H38 Road, Delta
May 2 & 3, 2014
Narrow Gauge Days, Durango Silverton Railroad, Narrow Gauge Days! Join in the fun and festivities as we celebrate 132 years of service to Silverton, Colorado!

May 3-4, 2014
Denver Mini Maker Faire, 9 am - 5 pm, National Western Complex , Denver, A family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement.

May 7 - 11, 2014
Mesa Verde Country Birding Festival, Cortez Cultural Center, Cortez
May 9 - 11, 2014
Downtown Grand Junction Art and Jazz Festival, Grand Junction
May 10, 2014
Brew Ha Ha, Canon City, Held in Veterans Park and sponsored by the Fremont Center for the Arts

May 16, 2014
Global Dub Festival: Krewella, Datsik, Crizzly, Red Rocks, Morrison
May 16 - 17, 2014
Mike the Headless Chicken Festival, Union Avenue Historic District, Fruita
May 16 - 18, 2014
HITS Triathlon Series and Fitness Festival
, Highline Lake State Park
May 16-18, 2014
Wild Wild West Festival,
Downtown Pueblo along Union Avenue between East B Street, Enjoy 3 days of family fun including carnival rides, street vendors, live entertainment, American Bucking Bill Inc. events and much more!
May 17 - 18, 2014
Estes Park Jazz Fest & Art Walk, Estes Park

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May 23 - 26, 2014
PaddleFest, Buena Vista,
PaddleFest is the interactive and hands on experience of the year to prepare you and your family for the next on water adventure. The event draws thousands of newbies and enthusiasts from around the region to learn, share, watch and celebrate what paddling has to offer.
May 23-25, 2014
MeadowGrass Music Festival - Steve Poltz, La Foret Conference and Retreat Center, Colorado Springs
May 24 - 25, 2014
Taste of Creede Fine Arts Festival, Creede
May 24 - 25, 2014
Mesa Verde Country Indian Arts and Culture Festival, Cortez, the festival includes a juried Indian Art Market, Indian Dances, a Navajo Rug Auction, special archaeological tours, and a Native American Concert.
May 24-26, 2014
Iron Horse Bicycle Classic, The 2014 event will mark the 43th anniversary of Colorado's largest, oldest and most renowned cycling event. The main event, a 47-mile road race between Durango and Silverton, is limited to the first 600 riders who register for the event.

May 24-26, 2014
Blues, Brews & BBQ
, Big James and the Chicago Playboys, Dan Treanor's Afrosippi Band Featuring Erica Brown, Too Slim and the Taildraggers and John Németh As the unofficial launch of summertime in the mountains, top barbecue chefs from around the state join local chefs in serving up mouth-watering barbecue complemented by thirst-quenching microbrews at one of the largest Colorado Microbrewery beer tastings.
May 25, 2014
13th Annual Festival of the Brewpubs, A-Basin

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May 30 - June 1, 2014
Bluegrass at the Fair, Colorado State Fairgrounds, Pueblo
May 30-31, 2014
Holy Smoke BBQ, Canon City, Abbey, KCBS Nationally sanctioned contest sponsored by Fremont Community Foundation. 719-371-1202.

May 31 - June 1, 2014
Denver Chalk Art Festival,
Larimer Square
The Denver Chalk Art Festival on Larimer Square is a two-day street-painting festival. More than 200 artists spend hours that weekend turning the streets of Larimer Square into a museum of chalk art.

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May 31 - June 1, 2014
Summerfest on the Rio, Alamosa
May 31, 2014
Brew With A View, Westcliffe, 2nd annual 'Cliffs "Brew With a View" micro beer festival! Celebrate Colorado's expertise in all things beer at an altitude that compliments the attitude of enjoying the best of our states craft breweries. Share the hops, while you savor the breathtaking views of the Sangre' de Cristo mountain range, including views of the Crestone group, five of Colorado's 14,000 foot peaks. Join us for good times, with good folk, in a small mountain community that is still one of Colorado's Best Kept Secrets!
May 31, 2014
The Great Bicycle Carnival; Mountain Bike Challenge, Bear Creek Park, Colorado Springs, The Great Bicycle Carnival provides something for everyone with a focus on serious mountain biking and zany family fun for kids and adults who just want to play on their bikes.

May 31, 2014
Brighton Blues Blast Festival - Lil' Ed and the Blues Imperials, The Armory at Brighton Cultural Center, Brighton

June 2014
June 5, 2014
Denver Ukefest, Swallow Hill, Denver

June 6 - 7, 2014
14th Annual Boats, Bands & BBQ Presented by Loaf 'N Jug, Riverwalk, Pueblo.
Boats, Bands and BBQ is the premiere summer event on the Riverwalk. With great food, live music and a festival-type atmosphere, this is one experience your family is sure to enjoy. There is an ice cream eating and wing eating contest and Backyard cook-off competition for the Citizens of Pueblo. The highlight of the event is a full fledged Kansas City BBQ Society sanctioned cook-off competition that is sure to please the seasoned BBQ connoisseur and first time taste tester alike!

June 6-8, 2014
31st Annual Telluride Balloon Festival is one of the smaller festivals, it is arguably the most beautiful of the season. Weather permitting, over a dozen hot air balloons launch from Town Park on the east end of town and sail down the valley landing about one mile out of town. The balloons launch at sunrise (between 6:45 and 7 am) and bystanders often get to help with the launch - and get a ride to boot!
June 7, 2014
16th Annual Buena Vista Bike Festival,
One of the BEST supported Century Rides in Colorado!
June 7 - 8, 2014
Aspen Eco Fest
, The Aspen Eco Fest is a must see must attend annual eco event. With more than 100 street vendors and demonstrations, all free to the public from 10am - 5pm. Shop and enjoy everything handmade, remade, natural, organic, up-cycled, or energy efficient!
June 7-8, 2014
43rd Annual Capitol Hill People's Fair, Civic Center Park, Denver, An art and music festival featuring handcrafted art, live local music, delicious festival food, a wine pavilion, the People's Fair "Green Space" with sustainability-focused vendors, a Healthy Village, a non-profit showcase, and a family area with carnival rides and kids crafts.

June 7, 2014
Dolores River Festival, Dolores
June 7 - 13, 2014
Ride The Rockies, Denver

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June 11 - 15, 2014
66th Annual FIBark, Salida

Jun. 12 - 15, 2014
Mustang Roundup
, Steamboat Springs
More than 400 Mustang owners from Rocky Mountain Mustang clubs will convene in Steamboat Springs, Colorado over Father's Day Weekend. Activities will include a scenic mountain tour, auto cross, Friday night social, Show n' Shine Car Show and awards breakfast.

June 13 - 14, 2014
Greeley Blues Jam, Island Grove Arena, Greeley
Bands this year: Tab Benoit, Marcia Ball, Royal Southern Brotherhood, Trampled Under Foot, California Honeydrops, Heritage Blues Orchestra, Lurrie Bell, Reverend Raven and The Chain Smokin' Altar Boys, The Ori Naftaly Band!
June 13 - 15, 2014
Palisade Bluegrass & Roots Music Festival, Palisade

June 13 - 15, 2014
Golden Music Festival, Golden, The Palisade Bluegrass and Roots Festival takes place in beautiful Palisade Colorado every June. It features the best Bluegrass and Roots music from across the country
June 13-15, 2014
Snowmass Mammoth Fest, Snowmass,
Music, Brews and Chili in Snowmass Village, Colorado featuring on-site camping, late night shows, national touring bands, our Grand Beer tasting with over 25 microbreweries, and the renowned International Chili Society (ICS) tasting.

June 14, 2014
Dandelion Daze Car Show - 14th Annual, Holyoke
June 14, 2014
Cuchara Country Music Fest, Cuchara

June 14 - 15, 2014
Meekerpalooza Arts & Music Festival, Meeker,
Meekerpalooza will showcase all aspects of dance, singing, music, visual and culinary arts. Events include Plein Air Art, live music performances, workshops & demonstrations, interactive kid art zone, Arts & Craft Fair and Taste of Meeker.
June 14-15, 2014
Taste of Fort Collins, Downtown Fort Collins

June 17 - 22, 2014
Alamosa PRCA Round-up Rodeo, Alamosa, The Alamosa Round-Up brings a full week of activities to the San Luis Valley. Don't miss the Downtown Cattle Drive and Demolition Derby Parade
June 19 - 22, 2014
Country Jam USA Music Festival, Grand Junction
June 19 - 22, 2014
Glen Miller Swing Fest, Fort Morgan, Glenn Miller Swing Fest is a three day event in Fort Morgan, CO that brings people from across the US and Europe to honor hometown hero Glenn Miller.
June 19-22, 2014
The 41st Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Telluride The festival is built around the many artists that have defined the Telluride Bluegrass sound, as the weekend is sprinkled with inspired sets from Peter Rowan, Béla Fleck, Jerry Douglas
June 19 - Jul 28, 2014
Jazz Aspen Snowmass June Festival 2014
, Benedict Music Tent & JAS Cafe Downstairs @ the Little Nell
June 20-21, 2014
Bands in the Backyard - Uncle Kracker, Blackjack Billy, Bands in the Backyard Festival Grounds, Pueblo

June 20,21, 2014
Royal Gorge Whitewater Festival, Canon City, Centennial Park.
The third weekend in June is wet and wild during the Royal Gorge Whitewater River Festival when thrill&skill-seekers gather on the Arkansas in and near Cañon City for two days of kayak and raft races, paddleboard sprints, inner tube races, fly casting contests, triathlon events, disc golf tourney, live music, Fun Zone for kids, lots of food and, yes, beer. For information on the 2014 event, visit royalgorgewhitewaterfestival.com. 719-275-1578.

June 21 - 22, 2014
117th Annual Strawberry Days, Glenwood Springs

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June 21-22, 2014
Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour,
Keystone. Whether you're a bacon enthusiast or the loved one of a bacon connoisseur, this event is for you. With thousands of pounds of bacon and bacon inspired cuisine at your finger tips you won't want to miss this weekend long celebration of bacon.
June 21 - 22, 2014
Gunnison River Festival, Gunnison

June 21, 2014
RGSRR Rails & Ales 2014, Alamosa,
Rails & Ales combines some of our favorite things: classic rail equipment, rustic Rocky Mountain setting, live music, smoking hot BBQ and handcrafted brews from the region's best.

June 21, 2014
Lake Dillon Brew Fest featuring The Samples
- Dillon Amphitheatre
June 24 - July 3, 2014
Aspen Institute Aspen Ideas Festival 2014
, The Ideas Festival celebrates its tenth anniversary of dialogue and conversation with leading thinkers from around the globe.
June 25-29, 2014
Telluride Wine Festival
,
June 26 - July 6, 2014
Greeley Stampede, Greeley

June 27-29, 2014
Blues From the Top Festival - ANA Popovic, The Healers, Tommy Castro, Kara Grainger, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Ori Naftaly Band, The Boogie Boys, Monkey Junk, The Dustin Pittsley Band, Austin Young, The Sad Sam Blues Jam,Michaela Rae, Ty Morris and The Hearts of Worship, Larry McCray, Hideaway Park, Winter Park See more

June 27-29, 2014
Vail Arts Festival
, 2014 marks the 30th anniversary of the Vail Arts Festival, featuring 100 artists selling original works of art in thirteen mediums in an outdoor Festival settting. The event is located in Lionshead Village and the Arrabelle at Vail Square. Festival-goers are able to view and purchase original works of art in painting, drawing, metalworks, glass, wood, fiber, mixed media, jewelry, sculpture, digital art, ceramics, graphics & printmaking and photography. The event is free to attend and offers free children's activities and entertainment.
June 27 - 29, 2014
30th Annual NSRA Rocky Mountain Street Rod Nationals Plus, Colorado State Fairgrounds, Pueblo
June 27 - 29, 2014
Salida Art Walk, Salida
June 28, 2014
Mac and Cheese Festival, Durango, Santa Rita Park.
20+ Chefs Throwing the MAC Down Dishing up gourmet macaroni & cheese samples. Come hungry and remember to SAVOR THE FLAVOR. YOU VOTE for your favorite MAC the TOP 3 - chefs will win a sponsored prize. *Local Wine & Beer 20+ wineries, breweries will be serving up some of their award winning products.

June 28 - 29, 2014
Scandinavian Midsummer Festival
, Estes Park, Bond Park
June 28 - July 4, 2014
111th Annual Cowboys' Roundup Days and 4th of July Celebration, Steamboat Springs, For over 100 years Steamboat Springs, Colorado has celebrated Independence Day in true western fashion. This is a special holiday and Steamboat does it right with a hometown parade which ends in a big dance party in the street.
June 29 - July 5, 2014
Greeley Stampede, Greeley, July 4 - Martina McBride, July 5 - Big and Rich
June 29 - August 10, 2014
Crested Butte Music Festival, Crested Butte






July 2014

July 2 - 4, 2014
Brush 4th of July Rodeo and Parade, Brush
July 2-8, 2014
Aspen Antiques, Jewelry and Fine Arts Fair
, Downtown Aspen
July 3-6, 2014
Colorado Wanderlust Festival,
Snowmass Village, take everything you treasure about your yoga practice, throw in epic musical performances, thought-provoking lectures, delicious farm-to-table dinners, wine tastings, hikes, films and much more.
July 4-6, 2014
Pikes Peak Arts Fest, America the Beautiful Park, Downtown Colorado Springs

July 5-6, 2014
Shannon Whitworth: Crested Butte Music Festival, Crested Butte Music Festival Grounds, Crested Butte

July 5 - 13, 2014
Cattlemen's Days Gunnison, Gunnison, Selected One of "THE TOP 101 WESTERN EVENTS" in the country by American Cowboy magazine
July 5 - 6, 2014
Art in the Park, La Veta
July 7 - 13, 2014
Crested Butte Wild Flower Festival, Crested Butte
July 10-13, 2014
Telluride Yoga Festival, a Yoga event based on the teachings of karma yoga.

July 11-12, 2014
Snowmass Culinary and Arts Festival
,
July 11- 13, 2014
Colorado Lavender Festival, Palisade
July 11 - 13, 2014
The Ride Festival, Telluride
July 12, 2014
18th Annual Colorado Brewer's Rendezvous, Salida
July 12 - 13, 2014
33rd Annual Hot Air Balloon Rodeo and 39th Annual Art in the Park, Steamboat Springs


July 12-13, 2014
Ride Festival, Telluride Town Park, Telluride

July 12-13, 2014
Colorado Irish Fest: Gaelic Storm, Clement Park, Littleton

July 13, 2014 - August 3, 2014
Music in the Mountains, Durango
For the past 27 years, Music in the Mountains has produced an exceptional summer music festival with musicians of the highest caliber. We have entertained, educated and delighted audiences with the richness of classical music, and complemented concerts with year-round educational programs for youth
July 15 - 19, 2014
Mesa County Fair
, Grand Junction, Mesa County Fairgrounds
July 16-20th, 2014
2014 Park County Fair
July 16-19, 2014
Americana Music Fest & Songwriter Showcase
, Three nights of the best in Americana songwriters in the historic Sheridan Opera (plus a private VIP event on Wednesday).
July 18-20, 2014
Groove Music and Arts Festival: Cosby Sweater, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Kyle Hollingsworth, Mountain Standard Time, The Magic Beans, Shadows Ranch, Georgetown

July 18-20, 2014
German Fest Denver, Civic Green Park, Highlands Ranch, German Fest Denver, provides crafts, music, food, culture, customs & ethnic awareness
July 18-20, 2014
Keystone Wine and Jazz Festival,
River Run braids hundreds of wines into a picturesque piazza of wine seminars and deluxe jazz ensembles.
July 18-20, 2014
Dillon Arts Festival
, Downtown Dillon
July 19-20, 2014
Gunny Grass Bluegrass Music Festival
, I Bar Ranch
July 19 - 20, 2014
2014 Winter Park Jazz Festival, Winter Park
July 19, 2014
The 16th Annual Longmont Jazz Festival,
Fort Collins
July 19-20, 2014
Groove Music and Arts Festival: The Magic Beans, Shadows Ranch, Georgetown
July 21 - 26, 2014
National Little Britches Rodeo Finals, Colorado State Fair Grounds, Pueblo, Little Britches rodeo is one of the oldest, continuing junior rodeo associations in the nation. The aims and purposes of the organization are directed toward the interests of the western-minded youth of the nation. It is a non-profit venture to build sound, healthy minds and bodies -- to develop character, self-reliance and good sportsmanship through competition in the great sport of rodeo. We want to give thanks to Halftime Coupons for providing us with all the Sports Authority equipment we need for the rodeo. To see what coupons they currently have on sports equipment.
July 21-27, 2014
Telluride Playwrights Festival
, Telluride A laboratory for playwrights, actors, and directors where, for one week, dynamic, meaningful work is nurtured and refined.
July 23 - August 3, 2014
Chaffee County Fair, Salida
July 24 - 27, 2014
Buffalo Bill Days, Golden
July 24 - 27, 2014
Ski-Hi Stampede, Monte Vista, The Ski-Hi Stampede, Colorado's oldest pro rodeo, has roots as deep as the San Luis Valley itself. It began in 1919, but two years were deducted because of World War II, when no events were held. The first rodeo was held August 11-13, 1919, and was called the Ski-Hi Stampede.

July 25-27, 2014
RockyGrass - John Jorgenson, Della Mae, Bela Fleck, Abigail Washburn, Chris Eldridge, Julian Lage, Planet Bluegrass Ranch, Lyons
July 26 - 27, 2014
12th Annual Downtown Aspen Art Festival, Aspen
July 26 - August 2, 2014
Fremont County Fair, Canon City
As All-American as locally grown and hand-picked apples, the Fremont County Fair encompasses multiple weekends in July and into August. Held at the Fremont County Fairgrounds in Cañon City and Pathfinder Park in Florence, the fair spotlights not only local 4-H youth and their livestock but also area cooks, artists, craftsmen and rodeo athletes. It is wholesome family fun, and you might just walk away with an apple pie for dessert.

July 27 August 9
Vail International Dance Festival
,Celebrating its 26th season the Vail International Dance Festival, lead by Artistic Director Damian Woetzel, is a celebration of dance held July 27 - August 9, 2014 in Vail, Colorado, features many forms of dance, and boasts an international reputation and dedicated following. The year the Festival will host 9 performances at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, 2 performances at the Vilar Performing Arts Center, a series of master classes and free interactive events in the streets of Vail at Solaris Plaza and Arrabelle Square. Artists that have visited the Festival include: New York City Ballet MOVES, BalletX, Martha Graham Dance Company, Paul Taylor Dane Company, Pacific Northwest Ballet and stars from the Royal Ballet, New York City Ballet, America Ballet Theater, Alvin Ailey Dance Company, the Moscow Stanislavsky Ballet, Hamburg Ballet and Harlem Dance Company. The 2014 Festival line-up will be announced in January 2014 and tickets will go on-sale March 25, 2014.
July 31 - August 3, 2014
2nd Annual Roof of the Rockies Jeep Jamboree
, "It's a Jeep thing; you wouldn't understand."





August 2014
August 1 - 3, 2014
Cortez Rendezvous Hot Air Balloon Rally, Cortez
August 1 - 3, 2014
Crestone Music Festival 2014, Crestone
August 1-3, 2014
Bluegrass and Beer Festival,
Down-home cooking, frothy flavors, and mountain music are just a piece of the pie. In a whirlwind of hillbilly luxuries, folks gather while 30+ microbreweries from Colorado and beyond showcase their unique blends of hops and barleys.
August 1 - 2, 2014
Beat the Heat BBQ, Brews & Chili Challenge 2014, Alamosa
August 1-3, 2014,
Telluride Jazz Celebration
, Telluride Telluride Jazz Celebration ranks among the world's most memorable music festivals.
August 1-3, 2014
42nd Annual Crested Butte Arts Festival,
Elk Avenue, Crested Butte
August 1-3, 2014
Pagosa Springs - 2014 Archuleta County Fair
August 1-3, 2014
Leadville Boom Days
, Leadville's Annual Boom Days, which takes place the first weekend in August, has been honored by the United States Congress as a Local Legacy Event. This three-day celebration of the area's mining heritage offers entertainment for people of all ages and interests, from mining competitions, motorcycle games and a rod and gun show, to live music, a craft fair and parade.e 21-mile Leadville Boom Days International Pack Burro Race - the second leg of Pack Burro Racing's Triple Crown - is always a crowd favorite. See more
Aug. 1 - Aug. 17, 2014
Piknik Theatre Festival
, In Collaboration with the Steamboat All Arts Festival. Bring a picnic basket and a blanket for sixteen days of FREE outdoor Shakespeare and musical comedy presented in the Yampa River Botanic Park
August 2, 2014
Leftapalooza, Left Hand Brewing Co., Longmont
Left Hand Brewing Company's ultimate music and craft beer experience brings together some of the most talented cover acts in the country to help raise funds and support for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

August 2 - 3, 2014
27th Annual Beaver Creek Art Festival, Avon

August 3, 2014
Keystone Bluegrass and Brews Festival: Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys, River Run Plaza, Keystone

August 6-10, 2014
La Plata County Fair Friday, La Plata County Fairgrounds

Aug. 6 - 10, 2014
Steamboat Wine Festival
, A premier destination event where master winemakers, culinary greats, and distinguished guests gather to play, wine, and dine
Aug 7-17, 2014
Telluride Chamber Music Festival
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August 8-10, 2014
MotherLode Music Festival, Lake George

August 8-10, 2014
Wine & Spirits Festival,
Celebrate the pleasures of the palate at our 10th annual Beaver Creek Wine and Spirits Festival sponsored by Wine Spectator Magazine
August 8-9, 2014
Rotary/Krystal 93 Festival in the Park: Freefallin' (Tom Petty Trib Band), Samantha Fish, Ash Ganley, Carolyn Wonderland, Cassie Taylor, Kevin Danzig and Faith Crawford, The Grins, Battle of the Bands, Downtown Dillon, Dillon

August 9 - 10, 2014
Gold Rush Days, Buena Vista
August 9 - 10, 2014
7th Downtown Frisco Art Fair, Frisco
August 9-10, 2014
Heritage Festival,
Estes Park, Take a step back in time and explore the history of Estes Park at the Heritage Festival. Your entire family can participate, learning about the hearty pioneers who settled the region.
August 9, 2014
Denver Blues and Brews Festival: Steady Rollin Bob Margolin, Old South Pearl Street, Denver



August 9 - 10, 2014
Gold Rush Days, Buena Vista

August 9-10, 2014
Heritage Festival,
Estes Park, Take a step back in time and explore the history of Estes Park at the Heritage Festival. Your entire family can participate, learning about the hearty pioneers who settled the region.

August 9 - 10, 2014
7th Downtown Frisco Art Fair, Frisco

August 14 - 17, 2014
Palisade Peach Festival, Palisade

August 14 - 17, 2014
6th Steamboat All Arts Festival, Steamboat Springs

August 14 - 17, 2014
Telluride Mushroom Festival, Telluride

August 14-17, 2014
2014 True West Railfest, Durango Silverton Railroad, The D&SNG will again partner with True West Magazine to bring you the 2014 True West Railfest celebration of railroading and the western lifestyle. Watch for new, exciting events!

Aug. 14 - Aug. 17, 2014
Routt County Fair,

August 15 - 17, 2014
Gunnison Car Show & High Octane Arts & Crafts Festival, Gunnison

August 15-17, 2014
Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest, Fort Collins -
Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest is a free, three-day music festival held the third weekend in August each year in historic Old Town Fort Collins.

August 15-17, 2014
Rocky Mountain Folks Fest: Greg Brown, Ani DiFranco, Sarah Jarosz, Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Grounds, Lyons

August 17 - 18, 2014
Golden Fine Arts Festival, Golden

August 22 - September 1, 2014
Colorado State Fair, Pueblo

August 22 - 24, 2014
Food Wine and Art Festival, Cortez

August 22 - 24, 2014
7th Annual Prairie Biker Rally, Brush

August 22-24, 2014
NedFest, Jeff Guercio Memorial Ballfield, Nederland

August 22-24, 2014
30th Annual Genuine Jazz & Wine
, Copper Mountain, A stellar line-up of national jazz talent and wine tastings.

August 22-23, 2014
Keystone Mountain Music Festival: Frution, River Run Plaza, Keystone

August 23, 2014
San Juan Brewfest, Held in downtown Durango on Main Ave. between 12th and 13th Streets. Sponsored by Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort, this event benefits United Way of Southwest Colorado.

August 27 - September 1, 2014
Telluride Film Festival, Telluride

Aug 7-17, 2014
Telluride -
Telluride Chamber Music Festival

Aug. 28-Sept. 1, 2014
Four Corners Motorcycle Rally™, Durango
Rally Central which moved from downtown Ignacio to the Sky Ute Fairgrounds in 2012 will again be giving away a brand new motorcycle. Bands, vendors, field events, and a number of poker runs take off from Rally Central. The Ms. Four Corners Motorcycle Rally contest will also be held along with other contests such as tattoo and arm wrestling, all of which start Friday and run until Monday. Of course there is tent and RV camping on-site.

August 29-31, 2014
Copper Country
, Copper Mountain, A FREE Labor Day festival tradition featuring live music, Arts Festival, kids' crafts and more!

August 29-31, 2014
Pagosa Springs
- Four Corners Folk Festival

August 29 - September 1, 2014
10th Annual Wild West Air Fest & Labor Day Celebration, Steamboat Springs

Aug 29 - 31, 2014
JAS Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience
, Snowmass Town Park

August 29-Sept. 1, 2014
Vail Jazz Festival Ann Hampton Callaway, Jazz Tent Vail Square, Vail

August 30 - 31, 2014
Salsa Fiesta and Mountain Run Weekend, Creede

August 30, 2014
Early Iron Festival 2014, Alamosa, The Early Iron Club is a group of car enthusiasts that joined together 30 years ago to promote the interest of street rodding. We try to promote street rodding in an environment that is safe, fun, and family orientated.

Aug. 30, 2014
Tour de Fat, Civic Center Park, Fort Collins

August 30-31, 2014
Beaver Creek Oktoberfest
, Beaver Creek's 15th annual Oktoberfest returns with foot stompin' oom-pah-pah music, unbeatable beer, and wunderbar wurst!

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September 1, 2014
Avogadro's 7thAnnual Avo's Jazz Festival, Avogadro's, Fort Collins -

September 4 - 7, 2014
Longs Peak Scottish Irish Highland Festival, Estes Park

September 5-7 and September 12-14, 2014
Oktoberfest

Munich comes to Vail for the world's greatest celebration of beer, music and autumn - Oktoberfest! The event will see two full weekends of blown-out Bavarian fun including the return of many crowd favorites like the Bratwurst Eating Contests, Stein Lifting Competition and Keg Bowling. Emulating the age-old celebration known all over the world, Vail Oktoberfest delights guests with Bavarian music and dancing, traditional fare, yodeling, alpenhorn blowing, beverages and much more.15+

September 6, 2014
Aspen Mac and Cheese Fest,
Hopkins Avenue

September 6 - 7, 2014
Salida Fiber Festival, Salida

September 6, 2014
Imogene Pass Run, Telluride

September 6, 2014
Harvest Beer Festival, Cortez

September 6, 2014
15th Annual Fall Festival of Beers & Chili Cook-Off, Mt. Crested Butte

September 6, 2014
Oktoberfest, Keystone

September 11 - 14, 2014
Salida Bike Fest, Salida

September 12-14, 2014
Snowmass Balloon Festival,
Snowmass

September 12-13, 2014
Snowmass Wine Festival
, Snowmass

September 12-14, 2014
Telluride Blues and Blues Fest: Violent Femmes, George Clinton And Parliament Funkadelic, The Robert Cray Band, Anders Osborne and more

September 12 - 14, 2014
Colorado Pro Rodeo Association State Finals, Grand Junction

September 12 - 14, 2014
20th Annual OktoberFest, Breckenridge

September 13, 2014
3rd Larkspur Autumn Harvest & Craft Fest, Larkspur Community Park

September 13, 2014
AppleFest, Buena Vista

September 19-20, 2014
Rendezvous Music Festival, Beaver Creek. Rendezvous Music Festival at Beaver Creek is a unique and intimate two-day fall music experience on September 19th and 20th. The event brings award winning musicians to the village with outdoor stages, VIP events and intimate house concerts. Blending music, food and wine and entertainment to create a one-of-a-kind event for attendees in Beaver Creek Colorado, one of the world's most vibrant mountain settings.

September 20th, 2014
Bikes & Brews, Red Canyon Cycles, Canon City,
Bikes and Brews combines the Royal Gorge Century Ride (50k, & Metric routes too) with Micros on Macon beer tasting to create one of the coolest events in Southern Colorado. Join Fremont Adventure Recreation and Red Canyon Cycles for an experience you won't soon forget!

September 18 - 21, 2014
Colorado Mountain Winefest, Palisade, The main event serves as the industry's most celebrated wine festival, with dozens of wineries offering the premier local wine tasting.

September 18 - 21, 2014
34th Annual Festival of Film, Breckenridge, Since its opening event in 1981, the Breckenridge Film Festival has celebrated the art of filmmaking. Each year a unique and varied array of independent films, premieres, receptions, educational programs and retrospectives honoring featured guests takes place high in the Colorado Rockies.

September 19 - 21, 2014
Loaf N' Jug Presents the 20th Annual Chile & Frijoles Festival, Pueblo

September 19 - 21, 2014
Colorfest Weekend, Pagosa Springs. The beautiful San Juan mountains serve as a spectacular backdrop for this annual event, so get ready for an incredible weekend complete with color, excitement and high flying fun! We're working on this year's list of colorful, eyecatching hot air balloons and there's sure to be many to delight! The first Colorfest Hot Air Balloon Rally in 1986!

September 19 - 21, 2014
Creede's Fall Color Cruisin' the Canyon Car Show, Creede

September 19 - 21, 2014
Fall Harvest Car Show, Fort Morgan

September 19-22, 2014
Telluride WOW Festival, A health, fitness and wellness event that will bring world-class presenters, instructors and athletes to Telluride to lecture and hold fitness classes on the latest health, fitness, wellness, nutrition and medical trends.

Sep. 19 - 21, 2014
Steamboat OktoberWest
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Rocky Mountain beer, local food specialties and festivities

September 19-21, 2014
Pagosa Springs
-ColorFest Weekend 2014
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Sept. 20,21, 2014
Junktique
, Downtown Florence

September 20 - 21, 2014
Autumn Gold - A Festival of Bands, Brats 'n Beer
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Bond Park, Estes Park

September 20 - 21, 2014
Uncorked Wine & Music Festival, Lake City

September 25 - 28, 2014
10th Annual Spanish Peaks International Celtic Music Festival, La Veta, Having begun as a seasonal gathering of musical friends and family at the Yule homestead in Gardner, the festival continues to draw artists of international renown from Scotland, Ireland, and closer to home to settle for a time in beautiful Spanish Peaks Country.

Sept. 26-Oct. 1, 2014
Aspen Filmfest
, Wheeler Operahouse

September 26 - 27, 2014
Octobrewfest, Greeley

September 26-27, 2014
Longmont Oktoberfest, Roosevelt Park, Longmont, featuring Longmont's local breweries and fresh fare, live music, and German themed fun & festivities for all ages! Get in the Deutschland spirit with the annual best dressed, stein holding and brautwurst eating contests and more!

September 26 - 28, 2014
Mancos Valley Mesa Verde Country Balloon Festival, Mancos

September 26 - 27, 2014
Brush Oktoberfest, Brush

September 26-27, 2014
Lionshead Wine, Spirit and Chocolate Festival
, A two-day event featuring Colorado wine and spirit growers who are on hand for tastings, serving, and selling their fruits of the vine. In addition to the great wine, creative Chocolate dessert samplings created by a balance of local pastry chefs and outside vendors will be for sale to patrons wishing to pair the wines with chocolate.

Sept. 26-28, 2014
Mountain Harvest Festival
,Paonia.
The annual Mountain Harvest Festival is a community celebration of agriculture, art, music, and life on Colorado's Western Slope. The festival features locally grown and produced agricultural products, including local beer and wine and offers the opportunity to meet local farmers, artists, musicians, craftsmen and performers. Paonia,

Sept. 27,28, 2014
Harvest Festival
, Abbey Winery Grounds, Canon City
As September comes to a close, the grapes of summer are gathered and transformed into the most wonderful wine to pass one's lips. The Harvest Festival on Winery Grounds at the Holy Cross Abbey in Cañon City is where the fruit of the vine is celebrated, as well as tasty morsels, fine arts & crafts and live music. Call 719-276-5191 for information.


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October 2-4, 2014
Cedaredge Applefest

October 3-4, 2014
Celtic Fest & Oktoberfest,
Carbondale
To celebrate the Irish by enjoying authentic beers and wines, Celtic dancing and music. Switch gears the next day with an atmosphere jam-packed with German food and spirits, root beer, music, children's activities, friends, and fun! Click here for more info.

October 4, 2014
Oktoberfest on Main Street, La Veta

October 4-5, 2014
Elk Fest,
Estes Park, To celebrate the annual elk rut and learn about the "wapiti," the Native American name for elk, Estes Park hosts the 17thAnnual Elk Fest in Bond Park and the surrounding area. The festival is free but for fees for the elk bugling contest and elk viewing bus tours.

October 10 - 12, 2014
Telluride Horror Show, Telluride, The 4th Annual Telluride Horror Show is a 3-day genre film festival in world-famous Telluride, Colorado. For three days, film fans will experience the latest horror, fantasy, and sci-fi films in Telluride's historic Sheridan Opera House and Nugget Theatre. The festival screens an average of 20 feature films and 30+ short films, and hosts special programs, guests, and events. If you love genre flicks then you don't want to miss this fest. Named one of the "20 Coolest Film Festivals" in 2011 by Moviemaker Magazine.

October 10 - 12, 2014
Durango Heritage Celebration, A series of events honoring Durango's Victorian and Old West Past. You'll find that a large number of event goers will be dressed in authentic period attire throughout the celebration. We encourage everyone to join in the fun by donning your Victorian, Edwardian or Old West finery for any of our events.

October 24 - 25, 2014
Breckenridge Craft Spirits: 5th Annual Still on the Hill Festival,

October 25, 2014
2014 Manitou Springs Emma Crawford Coffin Races, Manitou Springs


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November 15, 2014
Nitro Fest, Left Hand Brewing Co., Longmont,, Pouring a variety of craft Nitro beers from our brewery friends and featuring local community fare

November 28 - 29, 2014
The 25th Creede Chocolate Festival, Creede


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Past Festivals

May 2013

May 3-5, 2013
Canon 75th Annual Music & Blossom Festival, Canon City

May 4-5, 2013
Denver, 25th Annual Cinco de Mayo Festival and Parade, Civic Center Park

May 4-5, 2013,
South Denver Beer Fest, Clement Park, Littleton, Over 120 Unique Beers from 60+ breweries, Tons of New Breweries, Gluten Free Options

May 9, 2013
20th Annual Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravaganza, Brown Palace Hotel Denver, A gala evening featuring an outstanding selection of the most prestigious single malts, Scotch and whiskies from distilleries around the world, a gourmet dinner, and a selection of premium imported cigars. Sponsored by The Scotch Malt Whisky Society of America and Robb Report.

May 10, 2013
Ridgway Balloon Festival, 3 day event: Friday night Balloon Glow, Pilot party, and music in Hartwell Park. Balloon lift off Sat & Sun morning.

May 10-11, 2013
Colorado Chocolate Festival, Denver Merchandise Mart Denver, 30,000 sq ft of Chocolate Heaven!

May 11, 2013
Horseshoe Craft and Flea Market, Olinger Moore Howard Parking Lot Denver,

May 17-18, 2013
Mike the Headless Chicken Festival - Annual Mike the Headless Chicken Festival May 2014, in Fruita, Colorado. This festival is dedicated to the amazing story of one chicken's will to live. Events such as as a 5k Run, Bike Poker Ride, Disc Golf Tournament, and eating contests, along with live music, delicious food and artisan booths make this a weekend to remember.

May 17-19, 2013
Wild Wild West Festival - Pueblo
The Wild Wild West Festival will return to Pueblo. Events are scheduled to take place at the Colorado State Fair Grounds and the Union Avenue Historic District. Festival goers can expect concerts, carnival rides, street vendors, team roping, the wildly popular duck race and much more! The PBR Built Ford Tough Bull Riding event will be at the Colorado State Fair Events Center. 800-233-3446, www.wildwildwestfestival.com

May 17, 2013
Global Dub Festival: Featuring Flux Pavilion, Excision, Zomboy, Dirtyphonics, Designer Drugs, Red Rocks, Morrison

May 18, 2013
Pagosa Rapids & Rhythms Whitewater Festival, Pagosa Springs, Boats, bands and brews!

May 18-19, 2013
23rd Annual Jazz Fest/Art Walk Weekend and Spring Art Walk, Estes Park

May 18-19, 2013
Free Music Arts Festival, Civic Green Park Highlands Ranch, This free, two-day event features jazz, swing, and symphony performances by HRCB, Denver Concert Band, Blues 88, William and the Romantics & many more. The Festival Marketplace offers retail items by artists and crafters. And, enjoy hot dogs, burgers, BBQ, funnel cakes and more.

May 20-27, 2013
Telluride Mountain Film

Sarted in 1979, Mountainfilm in Telluride is one of America's longest-running film festivals.

May 24-26, 2013
MeadowGrass Music Festival - Cahalen Morrison and Eli West, La Foret Conference and Retreat Center, Colorado Springs

May 24-May 27, 2013
14th Annual Downtown Denver Arts Festival, Downtown Denver

May 24-26, 2013
Paddlefest, CKS Store Buena Vista, Colorado Kayak Supply is hosting a huge kickoff party to celebrate the start of the summer paddling season.

May 25-27, 2013
Territory Days, Colorado Springs, This year's Territory Days will feature live entertainment, amazing craft booths, tasty food and a whole lot of fun.

May 25-26, 2013
2013 Pagosa Fiber Festival, Pagosa Springs
The Pagosa Fiber Festival a celebration of the efforts of a growing cottage industry involved in fiber-related businesses

May 25-27, 2013
Boulder Creek Festival, Downtown Boulder along the Boulder Creek corridor.

May 25-26, 2013
Blues, Brews & BBQ, Beaver Creek
Beaver Creek's 9th annual Blues Brews and BBQ event signals the beginning of summertime in the mountains Memorial Day Weekend.

May 25-27, 2013
Boulder Creek Festival, Boulder, Widely considered Boulder County's best event, the Boulder Creek Festival attracts over 425,000 people for three days of festivities which include a large variety of events, activities, food and entertainment unique to the Boulder community.

May 26, 2013
12th Annual Festival of the Brewpubs, ABasin

May 31-1, 2013
Annual Holy Smoke BBQ Showdown, Abbey football field, 719.371.1202, holy-smoke-bbq.com

May 31 - June 2, 2013
23rd Bluegrass at the Fair - Pueblo (Formerly Blues grass on the River)

May 31 - June 2, 2013
30th Annual Telluride Balloon Festival


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June 2013

June 1 - 2, 2013
Capitol Hill People's Fair, Civic Center Park. A celebration of Denver's diverse urban community, the Capitol Hill People's Fair is a great weekend of entertainment with events, activities and attractions suitable for all the entire family. As one of the leading arts and crafts events in the region, visitors have the opportunity to buy all manner of wonderful creations from homemade cakes and jams to individually designed jewelry or one-off paintings. There's also a full entertainment program which includes live music, street theatre, children's acts and other attractions.

June 1 - 2, 2013
Denver Chalk Art Festival - Larimer Square is a FREE two-day street-painting festival. More than 200 artists spend hours that weekend turning the streets of Larimer Square into a museum of chalk art. Artists, sponsors and spectators find it difficult to describe in words the splendid experience that Denver Chalk Art Festival creates.

June 1, 2013
Burning Can Beer Fest, Lyons, Colorado as part of the Lyons Outdoor Games. 35 Breweries who Can

June 1, 2013
15th Annual Buena Vista Bike Festival, One of the BEST supported Century Rides in Colorado!

June 1, 2013
Taste of Louisville, Louisville Chamber Of Commerce, An opportunity to taste the "Quality of Life" in Louisville.

June 7-8, 2013
"Greeley Blues Jam" Festival, Island Grove Park, Greeley

June 7-8, 2013
Pagosa Folk n' Bluegrass Festival, Pagsoa Springs
Reservoir Hill in downtown Pagosa Springs, providing three days of great music. The event also features a Kids Bluegrass Camp and the Bluegrass Camp for Adults, held during the week before the event. Children under 12 attend the festival for free.

June 7-8, 2013
Snowmass MammothFest
June 7 - You Me & Apollo, JJ Grey & Mofro, Return to Dark Side of the Moon
June 8 - Twenty one Pilots, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, The Joy Formidable, Awolnation
Along with an amazing weekend of music and entertainment, the Snowmass Mammoth Fest will host the renowned chili and brew competitions and tastings on both Friday and Saturday

June 7-8, 2013
Carbondale Bread & Brew Festival
The second annual Carbondale Brews and Bread Fest Presented By Sopris Liquor & Wine, held summer, 2013 at Third Street Center and PAC3 in Carbondale, CO. The Bread and Bread showcases the art of home brewing, the choices of craft breweries, the fragrance of community bread baking and the creativity of music and puppetry surrounded by renewable energy options and a mother of all mountains called Sopris.

June 7-8, 2013
13th Annual Boats, Bands & BBQ Pueblo
Presented by Loaf 'N Jug, Event off Main St. & Alan Hamel Ave. With great food, live music and a festival-type atmosphere, this is one experience your family is sure to enjoy. There is an ice cream eating and wing eating contest and a Backyard BBQ cook-off competition for the Pueblo citizens. The highlight of the event is a full fledged Kansas City BBQ Society sanctioned cook-off competition that is sure to please the seasoned BBQ connoisseur and first time taste tester alike!

June 7-9, 2013
Aspen Eco Fest, Come to our 3rd annual eco event with over 100 street vendors and demonstrations free to the public.

June 7-9, 2013
El Jebel Shrine Circus, 1STBANK Center Broomfield

June 7-9, 2013
Raymer Days, New Raymer, Colorado, Historical Displays, Cultural Arts Exhibit, Alumni Program, Special Events, Live Music, Vendor Booths, Food, Games

June 7-9, 2013
Animas River Days, Annual Celebration of the Animas River in Durango feat. River Parade, River Rodeo, River Slalom Races, Colorado, animasriverdays.org • 303-947-1705

June 9, 2013
Boulder Jewish Festival, A one-day celebration of Jewish culture, featuring live entertainment, fine art and Judaica, ethnic food, community organizations and activities for all ages. FREE!

June 9, 2013
A Taste of Puerto Rico Festival, Stapleton's Central Park, Denver, Learn about the Puertorican history and culture. There will be live music, from the island, authentic Puertorican food.

June 7 - August 11, 2013
Colorado Shakespeare Festival, University of Colorado/Boulder. For the 2013 season the Colorado Shakespeare Festival presents: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth, Richard II, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) and Tina Packer's Women of Will: The Overview.

June 15 to August 4, 2013 Saturdays and Sundays only
Colorado Renaissance Festival, Colorado Renaissance Festival. Flash back to the 16th Century and journey through a medieval city. Enjoy full-armor jousting, tasty turkey legs, music and a marketplace featuring more than 200 artisans.

June 8 - 9, 2013
Taste of Ft Collins, Civic Center Park in downtown Ft Collins.. Annual fun family event with entertainment, fabulous food and kid-friendly attractions. www.teamplayerproductions.com

June 12-16, 2013
65th Annual FIBArk Whitewater Festival
Located in Historic Downtown Salida. Whitewater Races, Slalom Competition, Freestyle Whitewater Competition, Arts & Crafts, Food, Carnival, Entertainment and Beer! For more information call 877-772-5432 or 719.539.2068 or go to www.fibark.net Questions or Inquires about being a vendor or sponsor, please visit the website, or go to, New Belgium FIBArk Event Coordinator at fibark@gmail.com, or inquire via mail at P.O. Box 762 Salida, CO 81201.

June 13-16, 2013
Annual Rocky Mountain Mustang Roundup, Steamboat, More than 400 Mustang owners from Rocky Mountain Mustang clubs will convene in Steamboat Springs, Colorado over Father's Day Weekend. Activities will include a scenic mountain tour, auto cross, Friday night social, Show n' Shine Car Show and awards breakfast.

June 13-15, 2013
Sonic Bloom Festival, Shadows Ranch, Georgetown

June 14-15, 2013
Colorado BBQ Challenge, Frisco
All Day. Main Street. The largest state BBQ challenge brings over 60 competing teams from across the country. Featuring live music, chef demos and pig races.

June 14-16, 2013
Golden Music Festival, Clear Creek History Park, Golden.
Spread your blanket on the natural hillside amphitheater in Golden, Colorado, and enjoy toe-tapping live bluegrass, Americana, and folk music. Performers include: Finnders & Youngberg, Chris Thompson & Coral Creek String Band, Jeff Scroggins & Colorado, Trout Steak Revival, The Mile Markers, Adam Kinghorn Quartet, Sporty Lee, Russ Chapman, and more! Beer, food, and other refreshments will be available for purchase at this annual fundraiser for Golden History Museums' programming and exhibits. Outside food is permissible, but alcohol may only be purchased inside the park. Tickets will go on sale May 1, 2013, and are available in-person at the Golden History Center, or by phone at 303-278-3557. Tickets are non-refundable, and the festival will be held rain or shine. Advance ticket sales will end at 4:00 p.m., Thursday, June 13. Member tickets are $10 per day. GoldenHistory.org/GMF

June 14, 2013
Parker Days Festival, O'Brien Park Parker, Those who live and work in Parker know that you haven't truly experienced the town until you've been to Parker Days! Complete with a carnival, homespun crafts, good food and plenty of FREE music, the festival offers three action-packed days of activities for the entire family (plus a sneak peek carnival on Thursday night).

June 15-16, 2013
Palisade Bluegrass & Roots Music Festival, Riverbend Park, Palisade

June 15-16, 2013
Breckenridge Kingdom Days
Join us in reinventing Breckenridge's colorful past during the 6th annual Kingdom Days. Celebrate Breck's diverse history with mining, exploration and adventure. Founded in 1859, Breckenridge was inadvertently excluded from U.S. maps, becoming known as "Colorado's Kingdom" until 1936. This town turns upside down to pay tribute to the gold rush, exploration and adventure, brothels and saloons, booms and busts.

June 15 - 16, 2013
Denver PrideFest 2013, Civic Center Park

June 15-16, 2013
Parker Days Festival - Clay McClinton, O'Brien Park, Parker

June 15, 2013
Urban Home Show, Skyline Park Denver, The Urban Home Show is the place to meet the experts and experience what is new in Home, Gardening, Remodeling, Home Decor, Sustainable Living, and much more!

June 20 -23, 2013
Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Telluride Town Park, Telluride

July 20-21, 2013
Pagosa Renaissance and Pirate Festival,

Join us for Pagosa Springs 5th Annual Renaissance and Pirate Festival in downtown Pagosa!

June 20-23, 2013
Sonic Bloom, Shadows Ranch Georgetown, Sonic Bloom festival brings music,dance,art and human performance together in an atmosphere that inspires creativity.

June 20-23, 2013
Country Jam, Grand Junction
June 20 Montgomery Gentry, Lee Brice, LoCash Cowboys,
June 21 Pistol Annies,
June 22 - Lady Antebellum, Clay Walker
June 23 - Rascal Flatts, Sawyer Brown, Jana Kramer, Western Underground

July 20, 2013
Native American Festival and Traditional Powwow, Freedom Financial Services EXPO Center, Colorado Springs. The event is a Traditional Powwow, where Native Americans from all tribes meet together to join in dancing, singing, visiting

June 21-22, 2013
Gunnison River Festival, Gunnison

June 21 - Jul 6, 2013
Jazz Aspen Snowmass June Festival, Benedict Music Tent, JAS Cafe Downstairs at the Nell, The JAS June Festival includes four nights of headline concerts from world-class musicians at the beautiful Benedict Music Tent in downtown Aspen, along with weekly JAS Café Downstairs @ The Nell jazz performances, free concerts and other events. Past performers have included Sheryl Crow, Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Hudson, Tony Bennett, and many more.

June 21-23, 2013
Telluride Bluegrass Festival - June 21 - Dispatch, The Masters of Bluegrass featuring Del McCoury, Bobby Osborne, J.D. Crowe, Bobby Hicks, and Jerry McCoury, The String Cheese Incident, Punch Brothers, Peter Rowan, Trampled by Turtles, Tim O'Brien, Lake Street Dive, Sarah Jaros, Hot Rize, Sarah Jarosz. June 22 - Leftover Salmon. Sam Bush Band, Feist, Telluride Troubadour, Yonder Mountain String Band, Jerry Douglas Band, Sara Watkins, BlueBilly Grit, Telluride Band Contest, Hot Rize
June 23 - Telluride House Band featuring Sam, Béla, Jerry, Edgar, Bryan & Stuart, Jackson Browne, Hot Rize, Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy, The Infamous Stringdusters, Béla Fleck, Sister Shocked & The Campbell Brothers, Hot Rize

June 22, 2013
Colorado State Chili Cook-Off, Grand Lake Town Park

June 22-23, 2013.
Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour, Keystone

Bacon, Pronunciation [bey-kuhn] - the back and sides of the hog, salted, and dried or smoked, usually sliced thin and fried for food. Back for its 3rd year, this festival is sure to turn some heads. Whether you're a bacon enthusiast or the loved one of a bacon connoisseur this event is for you. With thousands of pounds of bacon and bacon inspired cuisine at your finger tips you won't want to miss this weekend long celebration of bacon.

June 22-23, 2013
Royal Gorge Whitewater Festival, Whitewater Kayak & Recreation Park, two days of rafting and kayak races, games, music, food, microbrews and wine.

June 22-23, 2013
Scandinavian Midsummer Festival, Estes Park, Scandinavian midsummer celebration with music, dance, food & craft vendors, craft and lefse demonstrations, Viking re-enactors, silent auction, and raffle. Starts with raising of the Maypole at 9:30 Saturday, followed at 10 with a parade of flags and costumes, and the national anthems. Continuous entertainment all day. Free, all ages, handicap accessible.

June 22 - 23, 2013
24th Annual Colorado Brewer's Festival, Downtown Ft Collins. 970/484-6500. Great beer, food, music and fun featuring over 50 Colorado beers. www.downtownfortcollins.com

Sat. June 22, 2013
Summit of Bluegrass and Brews w/ Hot Buttered Rum, Dillon Amphitheatre. Enjoy craft beers from around Colorado while listening to terrific bluegrass.

June 22-24, 2013
International New Age Trade Show - West, Denver Merchandise Mart Denver, INATS is the only show in the country designed for New Age/Metaphysical retailers.

June 22, 2013
Winter Park Chocolate Festival, Winter Park Resort, A treat for the Winter Park vacationers and a destination for chocolate lovers around the state! Everyone loves chocolate! The Winter Park Chocolate Festival will include chocolate samples and fine chocolates for sale from a wide variety of regional vendors. Special guests and a full-day's event schedule round out the fun!

Jun 26 - Jul 2, 2013
Aspen Ideas Festival 2013
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June 28 - July 7, 2013
Greeley Stampede, Island Grove Park, Greeley

June 28 - June 30, 2013
Colorado Running Festival, The Endurance Race Series is a 3-day running and multi-sport festival held at Copper Mountain

June 28 - 30, 2013
Vail Arts Festival, Vail, renowned for its quality and variety of premier works of art, will celebrate its 29th year in 2013.

June 28-29, 2013
Epic Beer Festival, olorado Convention Center Denver, CO This event will host 120+ Craft Breweries, 300+ Craft Beers from around the world and over 10,000 attendees. Its sure to be EPIC!

June 28-30, 2013
16th Street Fair, June 28-30 and August 16-17, 2013, The 16th Street Fair is a celebration of fine art, handcrafted goods, and the 16th Street Mall in Downtown Denver.

June 28-29, 2013
Gunny Grass Bluegrass Festival, I-Bar Ranch Gunnison Colorado
Feat. Stray Grass, Simpler Times Bluegrass, White Water Ramble, Still on the Hill
New Folk, Lost Nation, Bruce Hayes & The Ragged Mountain Ramblers, John Stickley Trio, Blue Canyon Boys, and The Grant Farm. Guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle and bass contests, Awesome Camping on the banks of tomichi creek, Vending - hiking and fishing, Instrument Workshops and clinics

June 29-30, 2013
Blues from the Top - Lucky Peterson, Victor Wainwright, Southern Hospitality, JP Soars, Festival Grounds, Winter Park

June 29 - July 4, 2013
110th Annual Cowboys' Roundup Days, Steamboat, Saturday, For over 100 years Steamboat Springs, Colorado has celebrated Independence Day in true western fashion. This is a special holiday and Steamboat does it right with a hometown parade which ends in a big dance party in the street.

June 29, 2013
Mountain of Sun Festival - Farewell Drifters, Aspen Valley Ranch, Woodland Park

June 29-30, 2013
6th Annual Boulder Festival of the Arts on 29th Street (Boulder, Colorado)
in Boulder

June 29, 2013
6th Annual Ridgway River Festival, Rollans Park, Activities will include a whitewater rodeo, down-river races, the Junk of the Unc race, and fun at the Kid?s Eddy.

June 29 - 30, 2013
Keystone - Snake River Festival, Permitting with USFS and course selection is still being finalized.


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July 2013
June 28 - July 7, 2013
Greeley Stampede, Island Grove Park, Greeley

July 3-5, 2013
Paonia Cherry Days, Now in its 66th year, Paonia Cherry Days is one of the oldest, continuously-running, annual outdoor festivals in Colorado. Activities include rides, a parade, artists and craftsmen, a cook-off, a street dance, musical entertainment, and fireworks.

July 4-7, 2013
Wanderlust Colorado 2013, Copper Mountain Wanderlust is a one-of-a-kind festival bringing together the world's leading yoga teachers, top musical acts and DJs, renowned speakers, top chefs and winemakers, and much, much more.

July 5-7, 2013
Breckenridge July Art Festival
The 30th Annual Breckenridge July Art Festival is annually ranked one of the top art shows in the United States. In 2009 this show was ranked 18th in the nation by the Art Fair Sourcebook. This high quality festival will offer a wide range of art mediums such as painting, metal, wood, glass, ceramics, sculpture, photography and jewelry just to name a few. From 10 am - 6 pm daily at Main Street Station, corner of S. Main Street and Park Avenue. Free Admission.

July 5 - 7, 2013
Cherry Creek Arts Festival, PISMO

July 5-13, 2013
Pueblo County Fair, Pueblo

July 6-7, 2013
VegFest Colorado 2013, Jefferson County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall: Jefferson County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall Golden, VegFest Colorado 2013 is a health and environmental fair supporting a plant-based diet and lifestyle. Activities for the whole family. Learn from experts on health, diet and environmental issues, about the advantages of embracing a compassionate, cruelty-free plant-based lifestyle.

July 6-7, 2013
Central City Days, Central City Opera House, An extraordinary celebration of OUR TOWN, this progressive party is anything but ordinary!

July 6-14, 2013
Cattlemen's Days, Gunnison

July 6 - 7, 2013
Bluegrass In Paradise, presented by Crested Butte Music Festival, Mt. Crested Butte

June 7-10, 2013
34th Annual Pioneer Days, Crawford
This year's theme is "The Wild West - Boots, Hats & Vests." The hilarious outhouse races are one of the highlights of the event.

July 8-14, 2013
Crested Butte Wildflower Festival, Crested Butte

July 11-14, 2013
Crested Butte Wine & Food Festival, Crested Butte

July 12 - 14, 2013
Colorado Irish Festival, Clement Park, Denver

July 12-14, 2013.
Keystone Wine and Jazz Festival,
River Run braids hundreds of wines into a picturesque piazza of wine seminars and deluxe jazz ensembles. Kindle a sashay into your step with a sophisticated, weekend affair in the heart of Keystone. Learn about different regions and the delicate nuance of flavors that evolve the finest vineyard blends. Enrich your knowledge by attending the wine seminars and discover which wines and foods harmonize with your favorite selections. Enjoy live music from national Jazz musicians.

July 12-14, 2013
Colorado Lavender Festival, Palisade

July 12-13, 2013
Rhythm on the River, Roger's Grove Park, Longmont, Rhythm on the River is a zero-waste festival celebrating the arts, music, and nature in one fun-filled signature event suitable for all ages.

July 13, 2013
Winter Park SolShine Festival, Hideaway Park

July 13, 2013
The 7th Annual Breckenridge Beer Festival
The attendance at this festival has grown every year with a sold out crowd in 2009 and 2010! This beer sampling event with live music draws a wide range of people from beer aficionados to families. Hosted by Main Street Station, which combines downtown Breckenridge with a beautiful lakeside view in celebration of Brews and Views!

July 13 - 14, 2013
32nd Annual Hot Air Balloon Rodeo & 39th Annual Art in the Park, Steamboat, The Hot Air Balloon Rodeo and Art in the Park offer artistry and color both on canvases and in the air making them a staple of Steamboat Springs, Colorado in the summertime.

July 13-14, 2013
The Ride Festival - David Byrne & St. Vincent, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Cake, Steve Earle, and Son Volt, Telluride

June 14-16, 2013
Palisade Bluegrass & Roots Music Festival, Riverbend Park

June 15th, 2013
LOHI Music Festival, 2201 W 32nd Ave and Vallejo St, Kyle Hollingsworth Band feat. Michael Kang, The New Mastersounds, Toubab Krewe, Poor Man's Whiskey feat. Allie Kral, Springdale Quartet, Garrett Sayers Trio, Tiger Party (line-up TBA) & more!

June 15-16, 2013
Ridgway Heritage Days & Ranch Rodeo, Ridgway Hartwell "Town" Park

July 15-21, 2013
Custer County Fair, Westcliffe

July 16 - 20 , 2013
Mesa County Fair, Grand Junction

July 17-21, 2013
Park County Fair, Fairplay

July 18-21, 2013
Deltarado Days, Delta. This authentic Western fiesta dates back to 1936 and includes food, live music, street dances, a parade and other family fun.

July 19-21, 2013
Mid Summer Festival, Estes Park, Bond Park, Hear local music and bands, take advantage of food from various booths and beverages, local arts and crafts and lots of activities for the kids: dunk tank, games, jumping castle and more.

July 19 - 21, 2013
Colorado Black Arts Festival, City Park, Denver

July 19-21, 2013
Dillon Arts Festival
Downtown Dillon. If you are looking for wonderful, fun family entertainment this summer, put this great Colorado festival on your calendar. Admission is free to this three-day festival showcasing 65 of Colorado and our nation's finest artists. Artists will be present during the entire festival - you can to meet them, ask questions, and personalize your purchase.

July 19-28, 2013
Montrose County Fair, Montrose

July 20 2013
Castle Rock WineFest, Castle Rock The Grange in the Meadows at Historic Castle Rock.Castle Rock WineFest has been selected by the Colorado Wine Industry Development Board as one of only five officially sanctioned Colorado Wine Festival sites.

July 20-21, 2013
Winter Park Jazz Festival, Hideaway Park - Dave Koz, Mindi Abair, Gerald Albright, Richard Elliot,

July 20-21, 2013
Longmont Jazz Festival, Roosevelt Park, Longmont, Music starts at noon each day. The Longmont Jazz Festival is free to the public. Bring a chair, or rent one, and enjoy the music! There will be plenty of room for dancing, too. Food vendors will be present.
July 20-21, 2013
Orthodox Food Festival & Old Globeville Days, Argo Park, Denver, Enjoy great ethnic food, desserts and live music from Russia, Romania, Serbia, Ukraine, Greece & Mexico. Craft, gift & art booths

July 21-22, 2013
Alma Festival in the Clouds, Alma Town Park,. Continuous Live Music, Fine Arts & Handmade Crafts, Gems & Minerals, Delicious Food & Drink

July 21-22, 2013
Summerfest Arts Festival , Bergen Park, Evergreen, Summerfest is a two-day festival held outdoors at which historically about 5,000 people attend. The Summerfest Arts Festival is fast becoming the community event of the summer with a fabulous selection of gallery quality fine art and fine crafts chosen by a jury process, a Global Children's Village to engage the younger visitors, performances by local favorites, and a Beer & Wine Garden to compliment the wonderful food selection.


July 20-21, 2013
Winter Park Jazz Festival, Hideaway Park

July 20 - 21, 2013
Open Arts Fest, Downtown Boulder, CO

July 20-17, 2013
Crowley County Days, Ordway

July 20-27, 2013
El Paso County Fair, Calhan,

June 21-23, 2013
116th Annual Strawberry Days, Glenwood Springs, Strawberry Days has been entertaining generations for more than 100 years. The festival features a FamilyFest area with interactive, entertaining and creative experiences for the kids; an arts and crafts fair and food court; an old-fashioned carnival; a parade down main street and a full entertainment line-up.

July 22 - 27, 2013
Kit Carson County Fair & Rodeo, Burlington

July 23-28, 2013
Phillips County Fair, Holyoke

July 24-28 , 2013
Arapahoe County Fair, Aurora

July 24 - 29, 2013
Weld County Fair, Greeley

July 25-28, 2013
Eagle County Fair and Rodeo, Eagle

July 26-28, 2013
10th Annual Breckenridge Main Street Art Festival
A favorite among visitors and artists, the works of over 100 artists from around the country will be showcased. This is one of three Mountain Art Festivals in Breckenridge.

July 26 - 28, 2013
Evergreen Jazz Festival, Evergreen Lake House

July 26-28, 2013
Mountain Fair, Carbondale, The original hippie-fest turns 42 in 2013, and as always, will be filled with a variety of quality music, inspiring dance, delicious food, stunning arts & crafts and fun contests.

July 26-28, 2013
Evergreen Jazz Festival, Evergreen Lake House Evergreen, 12 world-class bands, 5 intimate venues, scenic mountain setting just 30 minutes from Denver. The best jazz festival anywhere! wrote one national columnist. No big stages. No big crowds. Just a big jazz experience all up-close-and-personal.

July 27 - 28, 2013
Colorado Dragon Boat Festival, Sloan's Lake Park, Denver

July 27, 2013
ACES Annual Mushroom Fair, Aspen, Hallam Lake

July 27-28, 2013
Aspen Arts Festival, Wagner Park

July 27-August 3, 2013
Bent County Fair and Rodeo, Las Animas

July 27 - August 4, 2013
Elbert County Fair, Kiowa

July 27-August 4, 2013
Fremont County Fair, Canon City

July 28-Aug 9, 2013
Vail International Dance Festival 2013, Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, A star-studded evening featuring a variety of Festival artists: Lil Buck, Robert Fairchild & Tiler Peck (New York City Ballet), Keigwin+Company, Jonathan Royse Windham, and Tango stars Gabriel Missé & Analia Centurión. Plus, Pacific Northwest Ballet will perform George Balanchine's Serenade* with a full orchestra.

July 29-August 4 , 2013
Baca County Fair & Rodeo, Springfield

July 29 - Aug 3, 2013
Las Animas County Fair & Trinidad Round-Up, Trinidad

July 29-Aug 3 , 2013
Montezuma County Fair, Cortez

July 29-August 3, 2013
Rio Blanco County Fair, Meeker

July 30-August 3, 2013
Eastern Colorado Round-up (Washington), Akron

July 31-August 3, 2013
Cheyenne County Fair & Rodeo, Cheyenne Wells

July 31-August 4 , 2013
Sedgwick County Fair, Julesburg

July 31-August 4 , 2013
Teller County Fair, Cripple Creek


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August 2013

August 1 - 11, 2013
Logan County Fair, Sterling

August 2-4, 2013
Telluride Jazz Festival, Telluride Town Park, Telluride

August 2 - 6, 2013
Larimer County Fair and Rodeo, The Larimer County, Fairgrounds, Loveland. A 130 year old tradition offering numerous exhibits, amazing attractions, live entertainment, a carnival and the PRCA Rodeo. www.larimer.org

August 2-4, 2013
Crested Butte Arts Festival, Elk Avenue

August 2-4, 2013
17th Annual Bluegrass and Beer Festival, Keystone
Keystone brings the wonders of Appalachia to the Rockies. Down-home cooking, frothy flavors and mountain music are just a piece of the pie. In a whirlwind of hillbilly luxuries, folks gather while 30 microbreweries from Colorado and beyond showcase their unique blends of hops and barleys. Unwind and savor a cold one from the Beer Garden and enjoy our live music rocking out on 3 stages at this legendary Keystone event.

August 2, 2013
Solas - Strings Music Festival, Strings Music Pavilion, Steamboat

August 2-5, 2013
Archuleta County Fair, Pagosa Springs

August 2- 11, 2013
Boulder County Fair and Livestock Show and Rodeo, Longmont

August 2-8, 2013
Morgan County Fair, Brush

August 3, 2013
Winter Park Music Festival, Hideaway Park

August 3-4, 2013
Beaver Creek Art Festival
More than 150 artists converge on Beaver Creek Village for one weekend each August. An array of artwork will be on display including watercolors, oil and acrylic paintings, woodworking, glass, sculptures, furniture, mosaics, ceramics, and jewelry.

August 3, 2013
Gnarly Barley Brew Festival, Budweiser Events Center at the Ranch Larimer County Fairgrounds, Loveland www.gnarlybarleybrewfest.com

August 3, 2013
Blue Star Blues Festival - Paul Thorn, Clement Park, Littleton

August 3, 2013
Winter Park Music Festival, Hideaway Park

August 3-4, 2013
Crestone Music Festival - Tab Benoit, Challenger Gold Club, Crestone

August 3, 2013
Carbon Valley Music Festival, Dacono, CO.
Featured bands include: The Samples, Face, Afrosippi Feat. Erica Brown, After Midnight Jazz Band, Jeff Brinkman Band, Jaden Carlson Band and Jake Miles.

August 3-11, 2013
Prowers Sand & Sage Roundup, Lamar

August 3-10, 2013
San Luis Valley Fair (Alamosa, Rio Grande, Costilla, Conejos, Mineral, Saguache), Monte Vista,Ski Hi Park

August 3-7, 2013
Yuma County Fair, Yuma

August 4-10, 2013
Delta County Fair, Delta. This event is all about good old-fashioned family fun! Enjoy live entertainment, great food and a rodeo, as well as the typical county fair competitions including livestock, produce, canned goods, quilts and sewing.

August 4-10, 2013
Moffat County Fair, Craig

August 3- 12, 2013
Grand County - Middle Park Fair & Rodeo, Kremmling

August 5-11, 2013
Garfield County Fair and Rodeo, Rifle

August 5-10, 2013
Lincoln County Fair & Rodeo, Hugo

August 7-11, 2013
The Steamboat Wine Festival, Experience more than 100 food artisans, wineries, breweries, distilleries, epicurean purveyors, and locally-made products at this ultimate food and wine experience. Whether you are a full-fledged foodie or an emerging gourmand, you are sure to find more than one event to whet your appetite.

August 7-11, 2013
Adams County Fair, Brighton, CO

August 7-11, 2013
Huerfano County 4-H Fair, La Veta

August 7-11, 2013
Jefferson County Jeffco Fair, Golden

August 7-11, 2013
La Plata County Fair, Durango

August 9 - 11, 2013
Denver County Fair, National Western Complex

August 9-11, 2013
Guitar Town, The world's best guitarists come together for the 9th annual festival, featuring free guitar workshops, free live music, ArtGuitar silent auction and kids' music activities.

August 9-10, 2013
4th Annual Culinary and Arts Festival, Snowmass, Foodies unite for this unique Snowmass event. Art, food and libations come together in the Palate of Pairings.

August 9-11, 2013
Beaver Creek Wine & Spirits Festival
Combining world-renowned culinary talent and outdoor venues, the Beaver Creek Wine & Spirits Festival is the perfect blend of summertime in the mountains.

August 10 - 11, 2013
Colorado Scottish Festival and Rocky Mountain Highland Games, Highland Heritage Park, Denver

August 10-11, 2013
Krystal 93 BBQ at the Summit - Dillon

August 10-12, 2013
Food, Farm Film & Wine Festival (a.k.a. Flim Flam), Paonia.Presented by the Western Slope and Roaring Fork Slow Food Chapters, this fourth annual event features food, wine and films.

August 10-11, 2013
Ridgway Rendezvous Art Festival, Ridgway Hartwell "Town" Park

August 10-11, 2013
Salida Riverside Fine Arts Festival, Riverside Park Salida, CO

August 10 - 11, 2013
7th Annual Main Street to the Rockies Art Festival, Downtown Frisco, 100 artists from throughout the U.S. will transform Main Street in Downtown Frisco,into an outdoor art gallery with original fine artwork

August 10-11, 2013
Gold Rush Days, McPhelemy Park, Buena Vista, Return to our town's mining heritage at this unique festival held in grassy park with towering cottonwood trees and small lake.

August 10 and 11, 2013,
Ramah Days 2013, Ramah, Co, (about 40 miles east of Colorado Springs on Highway 24). We start with a parade at 10am, vendors, kids games and raffles all day; music all day including a street dance in the evening; horseshoes, bounce houses and a dinner at 5pm for $5.00 a plate. Admission is free - just show up.

August 11, 2013
Aspen Science Center Science Festival & Street Fair,
Downtown Aspen

August 11, 2013
The Rocky Mountain Music festival - LeAnn Rimes, Clement Park, Littleton

August 14-18, 2013
(Otero) Arkansas Valley Fair, Rocky Ford

August 15 - 18, 2013
5th Annual Steamboat All Arts Festival, The Steamboat All Arts Festival is the most collaborative event in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

August 15-18, 2013
Routt County Fair, Hayden

August 15-18, 2013
2013 True West Railfest, Durango and Silverton Railroad.
The D&SNG is partnering with TRUE WEST Magazine to promote the 2013 annual Railfest celebration.

August 16-17, 2013
44th Annual Wheat Ridge Carnation Festival, Anderson Park

August 16 - 18, 2013
Bohemian Nights At New West Fest, Downtown Fort Collins

August 16 - 18, 2013
Palisade Peach Festival, Riverbend Park - Pailisade. It's Peach Mania: plenty of great food, entertainment, contests, activities for kids, and opportunities to explore Palisade via self-guided tours, guided tours and outdoor recreation.

August 17 - August 18, 2013
Heritage Festival, Estes Park, Bond Park
Explore the history of Estes Park with mountain men, early settlers of the area and music.

August 17-18, 2013
Gilpin County Fair, Black Hawk,

August 17, 2013
Bootstraps Western Winefest, Evergreen Rodeo Grounds Evergreen, The 2013 Bootstraps Western WineFest, presented by Bootstraps, Inc. (a Colorado non-profit and 501(c)(3)), will feature Colorado wineries, demonstrations, artisans/lifestyle vendors, entertainment and delicious cuisine.

August 17-18, 2013
Golden Fine Arts Festival, Downtown Golden

August 19-20, 2013
Mile High Global Bazaar, 16th Street Mall Denver, a celebration of international cultures, arts, crafts, merchandise, food, and music. The event will consist of exhibitors from around the globe representing a vast array of cultures and goods.

August 23-25, 2013
Nedfest, Nederland
August 23 - Nedfest - Mountain Standard Time, Jeff Guercio Memorial Ballfield, Nederland
August 24 - Nedfest - Funky Meters, Tea Leaf Green, Euforquestra, The Congress, Danny Shafer and The 21st Century, Jeff Guercio Memorial Ballfield, Nederland
August 25 - Nedfest - Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys, Drew Emmitt, Ridnell Van Meter featuring Sally Van Meter, Gipsy Moon, Vince Herman of Leftover Salmon, Jeff Guercio Memorial Ballfield, Nederland

AUGUST 23-24-25, 2013
"Roots Retreat", 2013 Summer Music Gathering and Healing Event, Aspen Canyon Ranch, featuring the Congress, Oakhurst, Grand Farm, The Giving Tree Band, Kris Lager Band, Leon Joseph Littlebird

August 23 - September 2, 2013
Colorado State Fair, Colorado State Fairgrounds, Pueblo
Fair Hours - 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Indoor vendors - 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Outdoor Vendors - 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

August 23 - 24, 2013
Rock Jam, Rock Jam Fest Grounds, Grand Junction

August 23-25, 2013
Florence Americana Music & Art Festival, Pioneer Park, Florence

August 24, 2013
Grillin' & Chillin' Brew & Music Festival, Fellin Park (by the Hotsprings Pool), The Ouray Chamber Resort Association is proud to present the 6th annual Grillin' & Chillin' Brew & Music Fest.

August 24, 2013
3rd Annual Conifer Blues Festival at Meyer Ranch in Aspen Park, Steve Crenshaw Band, Chris Daniels and The Kings, The Once Removed Band, Midway House at Meyer Ranch in Aspen Park, Proceeds go to "I Love U Guys" Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring and protecting the joy of youth through educational programs and positive actions in collaboration with families, schools, communities, organizations and government entities

August 24, 2013
Annual San Juan Brew Fest, Food and Beer tasting on Main Ave, Durango

August 25, 2013
Festival Las Americas, Carbondale, The event celebrates the richness of culture and traditions of the American continent.

August 25, 2013
Affordable Arts Festival, Littleton, Arapahoe Community College, over 115 artists with all of the art priced at $100 or less.

August 29 - Sept. 3, 2013
Ouray County 4-H Fair & Rodeo Events, Ouray County 4-H Event Center

August 29-31 , 2013
Ouray County Fair (Montrose), Ridgway

August 29 - Sept. 2, 2013
Four Corners Motor Cycle Rally, San Juan Skyway Poker Run, Horseshoe Tournament, Arm Wrestling Contest, El Rancho Street Party, Biker Bull Riding, Tattoo Contest, Classic Car Show, Motorcycle & Classic Car Parade, Native American Dancers, Harley-Davidson motorcycle giveaway, live music

August 30 - Sept 1, 2013,
Pagosa Four Corners Folk Festival
18th Annual Four Corners Folk Festival takes place on Reservoir Hill Labor Day weekend!

August 30 - September 1, 2013
Fifth Annual Smokin' Brew BBQ, Downtown Parker
More than 50 BBQ enthusiasts from the Midwest will compete in this annual charity event, sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society and held at Parker Station. Hosted by the CCV Rotary Club of Parker, proceeds benefit local and international charities. Hours are 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. The event is free, although tickets must be purchased for food and drink. Entertainers will be featured throughout the three days. Information: www.smokinbrewbbq.com.

August 30 - September 2, 2013
A Taste of Colorado-Festival of Mountain and Plain, Civic Center Park, Denver

August 30 - September 2, 2013
37th Annual Gathering at the Great Divide Art Festival
The 37th Annual Gathering at the Great Divide Art Festival is nationally ranked in the top 200 of fine art shows in the United States. The tradition continues over Labor Day Weekend and will feature over 100 artists with a wide range of mediums including photography, wood, glass, jewelry and pottery just to name a few. Located on Main Street at Wellington, this show is a highlight of Labor Day festivities in Breckenridge.

Aug 30-Sep 1, 2013
Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Festival, Snowmass.
Three days of world-class concerts on multiple stages, eclectic food/beverage vendors and more.
Friday, August 30 - Grace Potter & The Nocturnals 6pm, Jason Mraz 8:30pm
Saturday, August 31 - Little Big Town 3pm, Train 5pm, Keith Urban 7:15pm
Sunday, September 1 - Churchill 3pm, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros 5pm, Journey 7pm

August 30 - September 1, 2013
Copper Country, A FREE Labor Day festival tradition celebrating the best of the American spirit. Incredible live music, Copper Country Arts Festival, kids' crafts, the Copper Kids' Corral and a petting zoo come together to make it the Labor Day event for the entire family.

August 30 - September 2, 2013
9th Annual Wild West Air Fest and Labor Day Weekend Celebration, Steamboat. Labor Day Weekend in Steamboat Springs, Colorado is packed with entertainment in the air, on the mountain and all over town! It's a Labor Day celebration for the whole family. On Saturday and Sunday the Wild West Air Fest features a vintage and warbird static aircraft display, classic cars, radio controlled airplane shows.

Aug. 30 - Sept. 2, 2013
Thunder in the Rockies, Loveland
Thunder Mountain Harley-Davidson; 4250 Byrd Drive; Loveland
The 9th annual Thunder in the Rockies Bike Rally is an action packed, four-day event happening over Labor Day weekend, National Bands, Harley-Davidson's demo fleet, Miss Thunder in the Rockies Contest and much more.
3 Days Grace, Aug. 30
Lola Black, Texas Hippie Coalition, Aug. 31
Charlie Daniels Band, Sept. 1
Opie Reseurrected, Sept. 1

August 31 - Sept. 1, 2013
The People's Fair (Arts, Crafts & More), Elk Avenue, Crested Butte

August 31 - September 2, 2013
Vail Jazz Festival - Cyrille Aimee, Diego Figueiredo, Vail

August 31 - September 1, 2013
Beaver Creek Oktoberfest
Beaver Creek's annual Oktoberfest returns with foot stompin' oom-pah-pah music, unbeatable beer, and wunderbar wurst! Enjoy complimentary live entertainment in Beaver Creek Plaza all weekend and be sure to take advantage of great lodging packages for the event.

August 31 - September 2, 2013
Boulder Creek Hometown Festival, Central Park and on the Boulder Public Library lawn, this hometown celebration features over 100 arts & crafts exhibitors.

August 31-September 2, 2013
Trinidad Roundup (Las Animas County), Linden

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September 2013

September 1, 2013
The Locura Festival, Alice in Chains, Jane's Addiction, Coheed and Cambria, Circa Survive, Fiddler's Green, Englewood

September 4-7, 2013
Kiowa County Fair & Rodeo, Eads

September, 5-8, 2013
Longs Peak Scottish Irish Highland Festival, Estes Park
Fairgrounds at Stanley Park. Enjoy bagpipes & drums, Highland & Irish Dancing, Folk music, jousting, athletic and other competitions at the largest Scottish Festival in the Wes

September 5-8, 2013
Jackson County North Park Fair, Walden

September 6 - 9, 2013,
Vail Oktoberfest in Lionshead, Oktoberfest 2013 will see the return of many crowd favorites like bratwurst eating contests, keg bowling contests and the Oktoberfest Fun Run.

September 7, 2013
Frisco Oktoberfest
The most authentic Oktoberfest in Colorado. Oompah bands, dancers, great food, contests and more! Please Carpool & Designate a Driver!

September 7, 2013
Whiskey & Wings Festival, Sample some of the best whiskey and wings in Colorado. With a variety of styles and flavors you will be sure to find your favorite and help us to pick the best wings around.

September 7, 2013
Aspen Mac and Cheese Fest,
Downtown Aspen

September 7, 2013
Fall Festival of Beers & Chili Cook-Off, Mt. Crested Butte

September 7, 2013
Third Annual Taste of Tomato, Gateway Fun Center Boulder

September 7-8, 2013
Salida Fiber Festival, Riverside Park,
Dozens of vendors, Artisan crafted items, fiber, fleece, yarns, rivings, food, wine, beer, eqquipment, demonstrations, children's activities and more!

September 7-8, 2013
Belmar's 10th Annual Festival Italiano, Belmar Lakewood, The two-day celebration of Italian culture, food, wine and artisans attracted 120,000 guests over two days in 2012.

September 7-13, 2013
Denver Coliseum Mineral, Fossil, Gem & Jewelry Show, Denver Coliseum, This is a show & sale of fine minerals, rare fossils, complete dinosaurs, crystals, meteorites, gems, artisan jewelry, gold, turquoise, silver, and related services and equipment

September 12-15, 2013
Forty Sixth Annual Ruggerfest Wagner Park, Rio Grande Park

September 13, 2013
Funny or Die's Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival - Dave Chappelle Flight of the Conchords, Al Madrigal, Brody Steven, Chris D'Elia, Demetri Martin, Hannibal Buress, Jim Jefferies, John Mulaney and Kristen Schaal, Fiddler's Green, Denver Tickets/Info

September 13-14, 2013
Colorado Pork 'n Hops BBQ Challenge, Grand Junction

September 13-15, 2013
18th Annual Breckenridge Oktoberfest
Breckenridge meets Munich in the premier Oktoberfest celebration featuring hearty Bavarian cuisine, rich German brews, colorful lederhosen and plenty of toe-tapping, thigh-slapping oompah music. Surrounded by vibrant fall foliage, the weekend-long party kicks off with the prestigious Paulaner Brewmaster's Dinner, followed by a lively party on Main Street, 5K race, keg tapping ceremony and more.

September 13, 2013
Bennett Days, Trupp Park, Bennett,

September 13 - 15, 2013
Telluride Blues and Brews Fest, Telluride Town Park, Telluride
Sept. 13 - The Black Crowes, Gary Clark Jr., Allen Stone, ZZ Ward, Bright Light Social Hour, Rebrith Brass band
Sept. 14 - Jim James, Mickey Hart, Otis Taylor, ReBrith Brass Band, The New Mastersounds, Selwyn Birchwood, Anders Osborne
Sept. 15 - Melissa Etheridge, John Hiatt, Karl Denson's Tiny Uiverse, Ander Osbourne, The Relatives,

September 13-15, 2013
46th Annual Denver Gem and Mineral Show, Denver Merchandise Mart Expo Hall, 300 vendors and exhibits display minerals, fossils, meteorites, gems, beads, jewelry and gift items, books, lapidary equipment, and more.

September 13-15, 2013
Fall Fest, Downtown Boulder's Pearl Street Mall, This 3-day autumn festival features food, brews and music with the added excitement of a Children's Carnival and more than 30 artisan booths.

September 13-15, 2013
38th Annual Snowmass Balloon Festival, The Snowmass Balloon Festival fills the sky with one of the highest-altitude balloon events in the country. Over three days, 30 pilots compete in such challenging competitions as a distance race that covers the whole Roaring Fork Valley.

September 13-14, 2013
The 10th Annual Snowmass Wine Festival, Experience incredible food, flavors, sights, sounds and prizes at the Snowmass Wine Festival, sponsored by Rotary Club of Snowmass Village, located on Snowmass Mall in Snowmass Village, Colorado.

September 14, 2013
Bark in the Park, Skyline Park Denver, All Dogs are invited to bring their owners along to Denver's doggy social event of the year! This fun event is also a fundraiser for the Denver Dumb Friends League. Bark in the Park will feature a fun social gathering for dogs and their owners.

September 14-15, 2013
Denver Arts Festival at Sloan's Lake, Sloan's Lake Denver

September 14-15, 2013
Downtown Boulder Fall Fest Art Show, Pearl St. Pub and Cellar Boulder, Art show, live music, kids carnival and beer garden

September 15-21, 2013
Vinotok Fall Harvest Festival, Crested Butte

September 13-14, 2013
Weehawken Arts Sneffels Fiber Festival, Fiber: it's more than just a breakfast cereal or wool from sheep.

September 14-15, 2013
Oktoberfest, O'Brien Park Parker, Two days of German food and drink with authentic German entertainment! Assorted booths selling all manner of crafts, food stuffs, local services and snacks.

September 14, 2013
Peaks Music Festival, Westcliffe Amphitheater

September 14, 2013
22nd Colorfest Arts & Crafts Fair, Lake City
10am to 4pm at the Lake City Town Park. Fine art and crafts, and good food.

September 14, 2013
Larkspur Autumn Harvest & Craft Fest, Larkspur Community Park, Due to last year's demand this year's event will be twice as large with 50 craft booths, 10 food & beverage booths, and 2 bands! This is still the typical, old fashioned, small town Festival promoting handmade arts and crafts. The primary focus is the arts and crafts booths which will be supplemented with the bounce house and inflatable slide, a kids and pets costume parade, and great park facilities including 2 sets of bathrooms, a fantastic kids playground, a walking trail, and a softball field.

September 15, 2013
Woof Stock Music Festival, American the Beautiful Park, Colorado Springs

September 19 - 22, 2013
Colorado Mountain Winefest - 22nd Annual, Grand Junction

September 19-22, 2013
Breckenridge Festival of Film, With smaller fees and a later deadline, this special event is meant for the amateur as well as the professional. Since it's opening event in 1981, the Breckenridge Film Festival has celebrated the art of filmmaking. Each year a unique and varied array of independent films, premieres, receptions, educational programs and retrospectives honoring featured guests takes place high in the Colorado Rockies.

September 19-20, 2013
Ouray County Railroad Days, Ridgway Railroad Museum. On the 19th we hike from Red Mountain Pass to the Guston townsite. Hikers will see Red Mt summit, the Knob, Red Mt townsite, the National Belle Mine, the Red Rt Wye, the Yankee Girl Mine, the Treasury Tunnel branch, the Guston Congregational Church, etc. On the 20th we long the Silverton Railroad grade from Guston to the Albany Mill site. Hikers will see the Guston Depot, Corkscrew Gulch turntable, Silver Bell Mine branch, Ironton Depot site, Albany Mill site, etc. Saturday Sept 21, 9 am to noon. Model Railroad Open House. Sunday Sept 22 there will be an auto tour along the route of the Rio Grand Southern Railroad and the Ouray Branch of the D&RGW.

September 20-23, 2013
Steamboat OktoberWest
We're taking an Oktoberfest and stamping it with Steamboat's western brand. No German beer here, just good ol' Colorado Rocky Mountain beer, food and festivities. Sept. 21 - Moreland & Arbuckle,

September 20-21, 2013
Handmade in Colorado Expo, Skyline Park Denver, The Handmade in Colorado Expo is a showcase of some of Colorado's Best Handmade Arts, Crafts, Food, and Goods.

September 21-22, 2013
Riot Fest, Byers
Replacements, Blink 182, Iggy and the Stooges, , Rancid, Public Enemy, Airbourne Toxic Event, Awolnation, Bad Religion, Matt and Kim, Guided by Voices, and a ton more, May Farms, Byers

September 20-22, 2013
Pagosa ColorFest Weekend 2013
ColorFest Weekend features hot air balloons, music, beer, wine, food and more!

September 20-21, 2013
Junktique Downtown, Florence

September 20-21, 2013
Fortoberfest, Downtown Fort Collins. www.downtownfortcollins.com

September 20 - 22, 2013
Loaf 'N Jug Chile & Frijoles Festival, Downtown Pueblo along Union Avenue. The Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce created the festival as a fun fall event designed to promote the area's agriculture, especially its home-grown chilies. The event takes place in downtown Pueblo on the Historic Union Avenue between 1st Street and "B" Street. Festival hours are Friday, 3pm-11pm; Saturday, 10am-11pm and Sunday, 10am-6pm. The festival is $2 per person, children under 12 are free. This festival has grown to more than 100,000 attendees over the three days of activities and family fun! The Festival attracts visitors from all over the state as well as some of our neighboring states.

Sept. 21-22, 2013
Autumn Gold - A Festival of Bands, Estes Park,
Brats 'n Beer, Bond Park, Listen to some foot tapping music and relax with a cold brew and a mustard-smothered bratwurst at the 20th Autumn Gold Festival. This free Sunrise Rotary fundraiser features cold beer, soft drinks, bratwursts, hot dogs and live music from talented local and Front Range bands. The highlight of Autumn Gold is the popular raffle with the winner taking home the grand prize of $5,000.

September 21, 2013
Uncorked Wine and Music Festival, Lake City.
Enjoy good music, good wine, good food, and good friends under the changing aspen leaves of historic Lake City. Set the third weekend in September, the festival features six music acts representing several genres, from country to rock to bluegrass to funk. Taste over 100 wines, enjoy a beer from Ska Brewing, and top it off with great food from one of the many vendors. Artisan vendors offer handcrafted treasures from blown-glass to one-of-a-kind hats and clothing. Gates open at 10:00 a.m. More info about the schedule of events, featured bands, and tickets can be found at www.lakecityfestival.org. Event proceeds benefit the community - Lake City DIRT, a local nonprofit that oversees the Main Street program.

September 21, 2013
Broomfield Days Festival, Broomfield

September 21-22, 2013
Celtic Harvest Festival Edgewater, Edgewater Citizen's Park Denver, This is a Celtic Harvest celebrating Colorado's Celtic culture and harvest season. We are expecting around 10K people to come out to the event!
10,000 attendees expected.

September 25-29, 2013
50th Annual Fall Art Festival, Ramada Inn and Suites, Glenwood Springs

Sep 26 - Oct 1, 2013
Aspen Filmfest,
Wheeler Opera House.
A feast of full length features and documentaries from around the world. Post screening dialogues, premieres, surprise films, sneak previews and parties to enjoy the full festival experience. Program to be announced in September. 970-925-6882 aspenfilm.org

September 26-29,2013
Crested Butte Film Festival, Crested Butte & Gunnison

September 26-29, 2013
Mountain Harvest Festival, Paonia. The annual Mountain Harvest Festival is a community celebration of agriculture, art, music, and life on Colorado's Western Slope

September 26-29, 2013
Holly Gateway Fair, Holly

September 27-29, 2013
Fruita Fall Festival (99th Annual)

September 28-29, 2013
Elk Fest, Downtown Estes Park, Elk Fest features bugling competitions, educational areas, seminars, live music, a Mountain Man Rendezvous, Native American storytelling & music, a display of raptors, and guided elk-viewing tours. There will also be a variety of vendors offering memorable souvenirs of your time at Elk Fest. Food vendors will be on site as well offering plenty of choices! The event is FREE, but Elk-viewing bus tour tickets will be available to purchase

September 28, 2013
The Breckenridge Celtic Festival
Young Dubliners - Hyatt Main Street Station, Breckenridge

September 28-29, 2013
Harvest Festival, On Winery Grounds, Abbey, Canon City

October 2013 Festivals and Fairs

October 3-6, 2013
Mile High Horror Film Festival, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Littleton, The Mile High Horror Film Festival is a weekend of celebrities, artists, filmmakers, and the very best horror, thriller, and sci-fi films from around the world.

October 3-6, 2013
Mile High Horror Film Festival, Alamo Drafthouse Littelton The Mile High Horror Film Festival is a full weekend of horror featuring celebrities, artists, filmmakers, and the very best independent genre films from around the world.

October 4-5, 2013
Celtic Fest & Oktoberfest, Carbondale To celebrate the Irish by enjoying authentic beers and wines, Celtic dancing and music.

October 4-6, 2013
3rd Annual Breckenridge Craft Spirits Festival
Raise your glass, artisan spirit lovers. The Breckenridge Craft Spirits Festival lures Colorado's finest distillers to town for an unrivaled tasting showcase of handcrafted spirits. Paired with restaurant specials, a pub crawl, saloon tours and hangover brunches, this annual celebration - the fist of its kind in the state - goes down smooth and only gets better with time.

October 5, 2013
Denver Jazz Fest - Brian Culbertson, Tower of Power, Hiroshima, Kenny Lattimore, Horns of Plenty feat: Darren Rahn and Althea Rene, National Western Complex, Denver

October 5, 2013
13th Annual Culinary Arts, Wine and Brewfest, Hotel Colorado, Glenwood Springs

October 5, 2013
Oktoberfest, Ouray Community Center & 6th Avenue, Cold beers, hot brats, and great company are all on tap at the annual Ouray Oktoberfest celebration.

October 5 & 6, 2013
Cedaredge Applefest

October 10-12, 2013
The Great American Beer Festival, Denver
Colorado Convention Center, Each year, GABF represents the largest collection of U.S. beer ever served, in a public tasting event plus a private competition.

October 11-12, 2013
Octoberfest, Royal Gorge Bridge & Park, Canon City

October 11-12, 2013
Denver Ukefest
Blind Lemming Chiffon and Heavy Metal Uke Jam, Swallow Hill, Denver

October 12, 2013
Punkin Chunkin Colorado, Aurora Municipal Center Aurora, Punkin Chunkin Colorado is an annual event that attracts families, fun-loving adults and anyone who enjoys watching a good pumpkin-smashing session. With 'chunkers' coming from miles around to compete in the yearly games, there's plenty of high-flying entertainment as the crowds see how far teams can lob a pumpkin.

November 2013 Festivals and Fairs

November 1-2, 2013
Otis Taylor Trance Blues Festival
Otis Taylor, Cassie Taylor, Anne Harris, Etown, Boulder

November 1-3, 2013
Holiday Food and Gift Festival, Denver, Colorado Cenvention Center,
This festival is the largest holiday celebration in the Midwest drawing some 30,000 attendees annually who happily complete their holiday shopping early.

November 6 - 9, 2013
Denver International Wine Festival, Denver - Omni Hotel

November 6 - 17, 2013
Starz Denver Film Festival
Now in its 36th year, the Starz Denver Film Festival (Nov. 6-17) presents approx. 280 films and plays host to more than 175 film artists. We premiere new international feature releases, independent films and documentaries, shorts and music videos.

November 8-10, 2013
Colorado Country Christmas Gift Show, the Denver Mart

November 16, 2013
Sugar Plum Festival, Fred R. Field Western Heritage Center, Gunnison

November 30, 2013
Keystone
- Tree Lighting Celebration
, Keystone will ring in the holiday season with our second annual Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration. Guests are encouraged to join the festivities in River Run Village which include a visit from Santa, holiday music, freshly baked holiday cookies, hot chocolate, and giveaways for the kids!

January 2014 Festivals and Fairs

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January 3 - 5, 2014
Burton Mountain Festival, Copper Mountain
A full payload of product, parties and positive vibes. Try out the latest Burton gear for free, jam out to some après entertainment, and introduce the kids to sideways sliding in the Riglet Park.

Jan 4-9, 2014
MusicFest At Steamboat
Steamboat Ski Resort, Steamboat, the ONLY festival that brings the finest Texas and Americana music to the snow swept Colorado Rockies for a full week of sport and song. Eighteen bands will perform over the six days in the heart of the Rocky Mountains featuring free après-ski concerts, evening concerts and special engagements throughout the week including over 40 live performances, from an increasingly diverse line up of artists with styles ranging from country to rock, blues to bluegrass, folk and western swing, and everything in between.

January 5-11,2014
Ullr Fest, Breckenridge
Ullr Fest is an annual wacky winter festival like no other which pays homage to the mythical Norse God of Snow.
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January 9-12, 2014
Ouray Ice Festival
The Ouray Ice Festival, held each year in January in Ouray, CO, is an eclectic gathering of ice climbers, gear manufacturers, and ice climbing enthusiasts. The international Festival was first held in January 1996 and now is widely recognized as the premier event of its kind. Each year, familiar faces return to climb, socialize, test out the latest equipment, and watch the pros power their way up the latest competition route.

January 17, 2014
Estes Park
- 21st Annual Imagine This!
Family arts festival with hands-on flair, Aquatic Center gymnasium, 11am-4pm, $1, www.estesarts.com, (970) 586-9203.

January 17, 2014
Estes Park
- Winter Trails Day
, Free snowshoe demos, safety seminars, Park & Ride Glacier Basin, 10am-2pm, free but pay park entrance fee, www.wintertrails.org.

January 17-20, 2014
Estes Park Winter Festival, Estes Park
Featuring Candyland Ice Village, Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, 11am, $5, www.estesparkwinterfestival.com, (970) 577-9900.

January 17, 2014
21st Annual Imagine This!
Estes Park, Family arts festival with hands-on flair, Aquatic Center gymnasium, 11am-4pm,

January 17-20, 2014
Estes Park Winter Festival Gallery Tour
, Self-guided tour of downtown Estes Park galleries, throughout downtown, 10am-6pm, free, www.estesarts.com, (970) 586-9203.

January 16 - 19, 2014
Songwriter's Festival, Crested Butte
The Crested Butte Songwriters Festival raises money for cancer research and enchants country music fans, by revealing the faces and stories behind today's country hits. Teaming up with BMI Productions out of Nashville, Tennessee, the Crested Butte Songwriter's Festival brings in some of country music's top songwriters, such as Dean Dillion who has written over 60 songs from George Strait, Robert Earl Keen, Rodney Clawson, Wendell Mobley, and Colin Lake to name a few.

January 24 - 26, 2014
Snowfest, Keystone

January 29 - Feb. 2, 2014
Snowdown, Durango
Winter festival in Durango. A parade(Friday at 6PM), music and events all over town based on the theme "Safari so Good!"

February 2014 Festivals and Fairs

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February 1, 2014
Annual Winter Carnival, Grand Lake

Feb. 10-16, 2014
Snow Sculpture in the Dark, Downtown Loveland
A state sanctioned competition. The winners of this competition will compete at the U.S. Snow Sculpting Nationals.

February 13-16, 2014
SAF 15th Annual Comedy Festival, Telluride Sheridan Opera House
Since 1999 the Sheridan Opera House has been the home of the Telluride Comedy Festival

February 14-16, 2014
Winterfest Weekend 2014, Pagosa Springs
Festivities include: WinterFest Chilly Bowl at , Nordic Club Races, Snowman Stomp/Snowshoe Romp, Anything Goes Downhill Sled Race,, Hot Toddy for the Body Contest,5th Annual Penguin Plunge

February 15-16, 2014
5th Annual Silverton Skijoring, Silverton. Cowboys and skiers unite for this exciting and unique event on Blaire Street in Silverton, CO. Horses pull snow skiers through obstacles.

February 15 - 21, 2014
PrezFest, Beaver Creek
The Village Plaza will come alive at après ski time with our American Characters, parades, ice sculptures, performances and activities. Kids 14 & Under can participate in the Beaver Creek Loves Kids PrezFest Facebook competition to be "President of Beaver Creek." The election winner chooses a Vice President and receives a day full of "presidential perks" on Monday, February 18th!

February 15-16, 2014
17th Annual Rails in the Rockies
, Estes Park, Model train show, Estes Park Conference Center, Sat. 9am-5pm, Sunday 9am-4pm, $5, www.railsintherockies.org

February 21-22, 2014
Mid-Winter Bluegrass Festival - The Steeldrivers, Northglenn Ramada Plaza, Denver

February 26-March 2, 2014
Durango Film Festival
An independent film festival in venues in downtown Durango.

Feb. 28, 2014
Backcountry Film Festival
, Chief Theater, Yampatika and Friends of the Routt Backcountry host the Annual Backcountry Film Festival.




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