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2015 Colorado Festivals & Fairs

Music, Beer, Films, Livestock, Art, Food are just a few reasons for a whole bunch of people to get together in a Colorado community. We've assembled our list of favorite Colorado Festivals to share with you. If you would like to submit an event to click here.


40th Annual Musicfest at Steamboat » January 5-10, 2015
This event features 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.

Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines Festival » January 8-10, 2015
A World Class International Beer Festival, complete with Brewmasters' Dinners and Seminars by some of the world's most innovative Brewers. Vail, CO.

Ouray Ice Festival » January 8-11, 2015
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. Ouray, CO.

Ullr Fest » January 11-17, 2015
This annual week-long celebration of Ullr (pronounced Ooh-ler), the mythical Norse god of snow, brings to Breckenridge a legendary Main Street parade along with live entertainment, the Ullr Dating Game, a Nordic party, Ullympics and a family ice skating party. It's a week long zany celebration for the whole family unlike any other festival anywhere on Earth! Breckenridge, CO.

Mountain High Music Festival » January 14-18, 2015
Crested Butte, CO.

Estes Park Winter Festival » January 16-19, 2015
Start off with the Friday night kick off party by bringing the entire family to the Ceildh with free s'mores and live music. Stay the weekend and enjoy beer & wine tasting, chili & mac 'n cheese cook-off, massive toboggan run and huge "live" snow globe, petting zoo, live music and so much more! Estes Park, CO.

Betty Fest » January 24-25, 2015
Betty Fest is a 2-day ski improvement workshop taught by Keystone's top female instructors. Come and enjoy a weekend of skill and confidence building in a relaxed environment! Call (970) 496-4170 for more details. Keystone, CO.

Snowdown » January 28 - February 1, 2015
One of Colorado's most popular winter festivals, held in Durango. A parade, music and events all over town.

Preschool and Kids' Activities Fair » January 31, 2015
Parents, grandparents, kids - EVERYONE is invited to the Fort Collins Families annual Preschool & Kids' Activities Fair. Come enjoy free refreshments and meet the staff of area preschools, camps, and children's theater and arts groups in the West Canyon Ballroom. This FREE event runs from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Parking is available in the Lincoln Center lot and there is plenty of on-street parking. For more information or a list of vendors see or check our group's Facebook Page.


102nd Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival » February 4-8, 2015
Featuring racing, ski jumping, a parade, the famous ski jöring events down Lincoln Avenue, and the spectacular night show featuring the legendary Lighted Man and stunning fireworks display. Steamboat Springs, CO.

Winter Park's Winter Carnival » February 7-15, 2015
9 days of Winter Carnival Activities February 7-Live Music at Cooper Creek Square/DU Alumni Day/Disco Skate Night/Subaru Winter Fest/Rocky Mountain Freestyle**/Bob's Bump Jamboree Feb 8-Vintage Warren Miller Film/ Subaru Winterfest/ Rocky Mountain Freestyle**/ USASA College Race/Youth Ski League with Clif bar kids Feb 9-Smartwool Ski Cup*** Feb 10-Broomball/Smartwool Ski Cup*** Feb 11-Bob's Mogul Camp Feb 12-GoPro Night at Doc's with live music/Surefoot Colorado Ski Cup*/I ski with KBCO/Bob's Mogul camp Feb 13-Mini rail jam followed by a Dj at Doc's Roadhouse/ Surefoot Colorado Ski Cup*/Bob's mogul camp Feb 14-Mardi Gras Celebration/ Photobooth/Live Music/ Surefoot Colorado Ski Cup* Yoga with live Music Feb 15-Snow Shoe Race at Hideaway Park/ Surefoot Colorado Ski Cup* Winter Park, CO.

Telluride Comedy Festival » February 12-15, 2015
Telluride, CO.

Colorado Indulgence Festival » February 15, 2015
Spend the most romantic weekend of the year in luxury on Sunday, February 15, 2015. Indulge in complimentary samplings from Colorado's best at the annual Colorado Indulgence Festival, a 21+ event. Cheyenne Mountain Resort, Colorado Springs, CO.

Winterwondergrass Festival » February 20-22, 2015
Avon, CO.


Telluride Tribute Fest »
March 12, 2015
Telluride, CO

12th Annual Vail Film Festival » March 26-29, 2015
Activities include film screenings, panel discussions, live music, nightly galas, and the filmmaker reception. The Colorado Film Institute's primary initiatives are to promote the art of film by providing a screening platform for aspiring filmmakers and by providing a gathering place for film enthusiasts. The Colorado Film Institute fosters new filmmakers by providing education, industry expertise, and industry access and is proud to stage the Vail Film Festival, a 4-day event that enlightens and entertains thousands of film festival attendees and offers a creative outlet to the film world's newest storytellers and innovators.


24th Annual Aspen Shortsfest »April 7-12, 2015
Aspen, CO


77th Annual Music & Blossom Festival » May 1-3, 2015
Three full days of fun., 719-242-4506
. Cañon City, CO.

14th Annual Festival of the Brewpubs » May 24, 2015
Join us at A-Basin for our largest party of the year! Spend the afternoon sampling beer from our Colorado brewpubs for one low price per mug (must be 21). Breweries include Avery Brewing Co., Twisted Pine, Wynkoop and Summit County favorites Dillon Dam and Pug Ryan's. Enjoy live music, springtime skiing, food stations and good times! Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, Keystone, CO.


Parker Days Festival »
June 12-14, 2015
Ring in the summer with a free family friends festival that includes three stages of entertainment, street performers, car shows, parade and carnival rides. Parker, CO.

Denver Mini Maker Faire » June 13-14, 2015
The Denver Mini Maker Faire, an all-ages festival featuring do-it-yourself makers and showcases never-before-seen creations. This event features a multitude of hands-on activities. Denver Museum of Nature and Science.

Rocky Mountain Irish Festival » June 18-21, 2015
The Irish Gathering is a celebration of Irish culture and history uniquely presented through exhibits, film, lecturers, storytellers, vendors and music all in a festival atmosphere. The Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, Estes Park.

Bands in the Backyard »June 19-20, 2015
Bands in the Backyard is a 2-day music festival, that offers a huge concert line-up, camping, and plenty of fun for everyone! Come out and enjoy the fun! Pueblo, CO.

Royal Gorge Whitewater Festival » June 19-20, 2015
Held at Centennial Park. Two days of rafting and kayak races, games, music, food and more. 719-275-1578. Cañon City, CO.

Vail Arts Festival » June 24-28, 2015
Vail, Colorado.


Pagosa Artfest »
July 3-5& 18-19, 2015
Outdoor Art Show on the front lawn of Quality Resort in gorgeous Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Only artist created items allowed for sale! Held every other week from July 4th thru Labor Day Weekend. Event free to public.

Vail International Dance Festival » July 27 - August 9, 2015
Vail, Colorado.


Vail International Dance Festival » July 27 - August 9, 2015
Vail, Colorado.

Pagosa Artfest »
August 1-2 & 29-31, 2015
Outdoor Art Show on the front lawn of Quality Resort in gorgeous Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Only artist created items allowed for sale! Held every other week from July 4th thru Labor Day Weekend. Event free to public.

Steamboat Wine Festival » August 5-9, 2015
The 12th Annual Steamboat Wine Festival will be August 5-9, 2015. Tickets for the 2015 Festival will be on sale January 9th. The festival offers a variety of experiences on the mountain, in restaurants, classrooms, and around town, which can increase your knowledge, and enjoyment of food and wine as well as the experiences Steamboat Springs has to offer.


Harvest Festival »
September 26-27, 2015
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey, Cañon City, CO. 719-276-5191.


Family Crisis Services' Festival of Trees » November 29, 2015
3-8 pm at the Robison Mansion, Cañon City, Colorado. Spectacular decorated trees and wreaths to bid on! Santa will be there, too! For more info: 719-275-2429

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