The Arts HUB Music Series is proud to partner with Locally Haiti, a Louisville-based nonprofit, to bring you an evening of Haitian art and music, featuring Arcade Fire’s Paul Beaubrun!The evening will begin at 5 PM with a gallery opening in The Arts HUB lobby, featuring the work of Ketty Devieux. Food and drink will be available, and Devieux’s work will be available for sale. At 6 PM, guests will be welcomed into the The Arts HUB theatre for an evening of music with Paul Beaubrun, and where the work of artist Viktor El-Saieh will be displayed on stage. All art sales from the evening will be donated – supporting locally led community development in Haiti.”Locally Haiti’s integrated initiatives are designed to support economic development and the overall health and well-being of families in the Nippes region of rural Haiti. Locally Haiti supports efforts in education, agriculture and conservation, community health, and girls’ empowerment.” source: www.locallyhaiti.orgThe Arts HUB Music Series delights and inspires audiences with performances of classical and traditional music from around the world. Tickets are $25, available at www.artshub.org. Don’t miss this opportunity to make a difference while enjoying art and music from around the world!
July 1st, 2023
4 pm – 10 pm
Waneka Lake Park
1600 Caria Dr., Lafayette
From 4 – 8:30 pm Enjoy an old fashioned Independence Day!
FIREWORKS SHOW AT DUSK!!!
Food from Abo’s Pizza, Tibet’s, Ruby Ru’s, All-American Grill and dessert from Eats & Sweets
Beer/Cider/Wine Garden (fees apply)
Craft Beer – The Post
Cider provided by Stem Ciders
Kids Activities including: Free Face Painting, Fees apply for some kids activities!
Music by Chris Daniels and the Kings
Lafayette Oatmeal Festival
Saturday, January 14, 2023
Breakfast: Pioneer Elementary, 7:30 am – 11:30 am26th Annual Lafayette Oatmeal Festival is a popular family event focusing on healthy lifestyle. A unique festival including an Oatmeal Breakfast with over 75 toppings.
7:30 am – 11:30 am
Pioneer Elementary School, 101 E. Baseline Rd.Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Lafayette Chamber (304 W. Baseline Rd.) or at the door .
Cost: Adults $9, Youth 3-12/Senior 60+ $7, Under 2 Free
Featuring almost 100 oatmeal toppings
FREE face painting for kids from 8-11:30 am
Only service animals are allowed at Oatmeal Breakfast
FREE SHUTTLEFrom the Flatirons Community Church, 350 S. Boulder Road. Shuttle service will run continuously from 7:30 am – 12 pm to and from Pioneer Elementary. Parking around Pioneer is limited, please use shuttle, carpool or take the RTD bus (for schedule rtd-denver.com).
23rd Annual Peach Festival centers around world-famous all-natural Palisade, Colorado peaches. Enjoy peach pies and peach cobbler! Food vendors, crafters, antique dealers along with some of the finest artists from the Front Range and Western States will be showcased. Over 30,000 pounds of Certified Organic Peaches from Morton’s Orchard’s and Tate Orchards in Palisade, CO. will be available in 3 locations along Public Rd. Click here for Event Map! 600+ pans of fresh peach pies, pans of peach cobbler and individual servings of peach cobbler are available for sale at Festival Plaza and in front of Lafayette Florist (while supplies last).For info on sponsorship/vendor opportunities, click here.
Presenting Sponsor – Morrell Printing Solutions
No Entrance Fee
Explore craft/micro beers one pour at a time! WINE FOR SALE! Restaurant, Food Booths and Music!
Discounted pre-pour tickets available starting August 1 and ending September 9 at 4:00 pm
Discounted Pour Prices:
Twenty-one – 4oz pours – $36.00 – Save $6.00
Fourteen – 4 oz pours – $24.00 – Save $4.00
Seven – 4 oz pours – $12.00 – Save $2.00
Event day pour prices:
$2.00 for each 4 oz pour
$6.00 or 3 pour tickets for 8 oz glass of wine
Those who are drinking must purchase tasting tokens and will receive a souvenir cup.
For more information call 303-666-9555
We will feature Breweries/Cideries all within 75 miles of Lafayette. They bring great beer and cider for you to taste. Avery Brewing Co., Cellar West, Fritz Family Brewers, Liquid Mechanics Brewing Co., Mother Tucker Brewery, Stem Ciders, The Post Brewing Co., Westbound & Down Brewing, Loveland Aleworks, Upslope Brewing, Redgarden, and Howdy Beer. Stay tuned for more breweries coming soon.
Local Food Trucks
Back by popular demand, music by – Slick Machine!
21 & Over to drink (Must show ID at the door) There are no age limits for entrance, but there are limited things for those under 21 to do at this event. We ask that you use your discretion in bringing kids.
PHOTO/VIDEO RELEASE: By attending this event, photographs and videos of the event and individuals will be public and possibly used on future marketing for the Lafayette Chamber and its associates.
No animals allowed except for service animals – Be kind to your pets and leave them at home when you visit the Lafayette Brew Fest. Only service dogs allowed in the barricaded area.
Colorado Vacation IdeasYou're ready to do some vacation planning. You could really use a break, and you've seen pictures of Colorado's majestic landscapes reaching 2 miles into the American sky. This is someplace you'd like to see and experience. It would take a few lifetimes to see, enjoy, experience, feel, and reach all of what Colorado offers. So, we're here to help you with your Colorado vacation planning and the best way to maximize your time while in Colorado.
Create Your Vacation Plan
With so much going on in Colorado it’s best to identify your vacation passion and the passions of the group or other person you are traveling with. Here is a list of considerations to help you get the best Colorado vacation experience.
Summer Vacation Planning
What summer Colorado activities are a priority for you and your group? Start by identifying the primary activity and prioritizing from there.
Perhaps your bucket list includes visiting an adventure park, a scenic train ride, a hot springs visit, zip lining, getting a hike or two in, and rafting. Wow, that’s ambitious but it can be done. Once again, staying in a region like the Royal Gorge area can serve this up. If you look closely, you will find companies that even sell combinations of experiences in one day.
If you're planning a backpacking trip. You will want to select a region, such as the Rocky Moutain National Park, and just stay there.
If day hiking is more your thing. You will get the most hiking in by exploring a region versus trying to travel all over the state, but some travel is realistic.
Are you planning to tour the state? Will you need lodging or will you be camping along the way?
Summer tourist season in Colorado is popular. If you’re planning on camping, tent camping or RV camping, you will need to plan ahead. Reservations at public campgrounds are necessary, especially during “peak season”.
Identify what “other” activities are important.
Check-in with your travel companions and find out what activities they have in mind. You might find mutual interests or complete diversity. Knowing this will help you map out your route and where to find lodging.
Winter Vacation Planning
Will your winter vacation be at a ski resort?
There are 25 ski areas in Colorado, not including cross-country ski touring centers. First, understand the abilities and expectations of your group. Then investigate your options for what they offer, type of terrain, expense, apres ski activities, and more.
- There are other resort options besides ski resort towns. Many guest ranches stay open in the winter and offer a variety of winter activities. This is true for out-of-the-way cabin rentals and some of the natural hot spring resorts.
Are all members of your group skiers, or are there snowboarders too?
If you’re vacationing with a mix of skiers and snowboarders, as well as ability level. It’s best to closely examine the resorts with terrain parks and a mix of blue and expert-level ski runs. The larger resorts will have the most options.
Does your group want to travel to different resort destinations or stay at a specific resort?
If touring different resorts is what you have in mind. Staying in the Central part of Colorado is by far the most efficient. As all these resorts can be traveled to by car in a few hours. Or, skip the winter driving around, stay at a designated resort, and focus on your fun there.
Is vacationing on a budget a concern?
If being budget-minded is part of your vacation. Try planning your trip during the “off-season” or not “peak-season” times. Check out lesser-known resorts. In either case, you should be able to find deals on lift tickets and lodging.
Are off-slope activities appealing, such as shopping, dining, spas, events, or alternative activities?
If your group needs alternative activities. The bigger resorts will have the most varied selection of activities to choose from. However, popular attractions like winter scenic train rides, natural hot springs, and guided tours such as snowmobiling or sleigh rides are not necessarily at the resort. Check out “other attractions” first and then decided on the resort to stay at.
Colorado's Endless List of Vacation Options
Colorado offers an almost endless list of vacation options. The first step is to understand if you want to tour around or stay in one place. Either has much to offer. However, touring the state will require more vacation planning. Please use our free vacation planning itinerary tool. This will help you keep track of the sights and experiences you don’t want to miss. Plus, organize your lodging and travel routes along the way.Staying put at that special place in Colorado is also a good way to spend your vacation. With so much to explore in any given region of the State, it might make more sense for you just to find lodging in a favorite place and base all your activities on that location. In either case, feel free to request some of our free visitor guides, and use our free itinerary tool to help organize all the activities, keep the dates and times handy, and make your vacation more relaxing.
Colorado WinterColorado's central location and 25 world-class ski resorts attract skiers and snowboarders from around the world. With convenient non-stop flights, regional airports, discount travel packages, and other means of getting around the mountains, snow enthusiasts are quickly placing Colorado at the top of their must-visit lists. Colorado's ski areas span the state, covering more than 40,000 acres of terrain beginning at the sky-scraping Continental Divide and unfolding north, south and west deep into the Centennial State's majestic mountain ranges. Learn more about skiing and snowboarding in Colorado. Colorado's world-renowned resorts and accommodating ski towns beckon travelers of all backgrounds, ages and interests, with every ski resort offering something different. From the family of four looking for lessons and a laid-back day on groomed runs to the hardcore backcountry hike-it crowd, there's a resort that will exceed expectations
Colorado Lodging & Accommodations
Big blue skies, wide open spaces, and majestic mountains - Colorado has it all. With these many attractions and activities comes a variety of lodging options. Understanding where best to stay depends on your expectations for your Colorado vacation. Camping is for those who want to get close to nature versus staying at an Inn in one of Colorado’s popular resort towns. You can find the highest luxury appointments in Colorado and have just about everything catered, or discover more out-of-the-way cabins and motels that provide location access to various attractions. Colorado has developed as an expert in accommodating tourists of all types. With a little looking around, you will certainly find the lodging and vacation experience that will meet your expectations and budget.
At ColoradoInfo.com you’ll find everything from the Frisco Lodge and Frisco Inn B&B’s to the Royal Gorge RV Resort to Estes Park’s Aspen Winds Condos to Dillon’s BW Ptarmigan Inn to Aspen’s St. Moritz Lodge to the Vail Mountain Haus Condominiums
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Resort Town LodgingStaying at one of Colorado’s resort towns is commonly associated with ski vacations. Thankfully for that popular activity, Colorado’s resort towns have various lodging choices that are available year-round. Local resort management companies will book lodging or seek out an online booking website. Resort town lodging often has “deals” on lodging during off-seasons or between peak seasons. Staying in a resort town is perfect for those who want to experience the liveliness of mountain town life and access mountain attractions, outdoor activities, or events.
Types of resort town lodging
- Ski chalet rental - These can be ski-in, ski-out, or located within close proximity to the lifts. Best for large groups or families. They come complete with kitchens, living spaces, game rooms, hot tubs, and more, depending on the chalet.
- Bed & Breakfast Inns - most commonly located near or within resort communities. These small personable Inns are often historical and well-appointed. In addition to being within close proximity of the ski slopes, they are usually around the corner to downtown districts and provide access to venues, restaurants, shopping, and more. Often Inns include spa services, facilitate reservations, or help you find guided experiences.
- Condominium Rentals - Condominium complexes are found at ski resorts, and condos can be rented for several days or weeks. Ski area condominiums can vary from older and dated in their appointments to economy-style construction or very high-end, fancy. Condos usually have kitchens, living space, and access to shared hot tubs or pool areas. The high-end condos might have hot tubs within the unit, or a common pool, hot tub, gym facilities, and access to other services. That could include spa services, concierge services, food services, and more. Renting a condominium is a good choice for groups and families.
- Brand Name and Local Motels - Almost all popular brand name motels can be found near the ski slopes. The services they provide are typical of that brand. It’s not uncommon to find luxury brand-name motels slopeside of popular ski resorts.
Popular Destination LodgingColorado is full of popular destinations besides ski resort towns. Such as Estes Park, the Royal Gorge Region, Casinos, or any of the National Monuments, National Forests, and public lands. Due to Colorado’s diverse topography, rich western history, and a plethora of public lands and parks, there is a lot to see and do. Depending on what you want to do, lodging options change when looking beyond a resort town.
- Campgrounds, RV parks, Cabins, and alternate lodging options - Common around water attractions such as whitewater rivers, mountain lakes, state parks, forest access, and BLM lands, is usually an assortment of campgrounds for both tent campers and RV travelers. Yurts, cabins, bunkhouses, RV parks, AirBnB, and other similar types of lodging are also found in these areas; however, they are usually associated with a private business such as a guest ranch, natural hot springs, or rafting outfits. State parks often offer cabin rentals, RV, and tent campsites as well.
- Popular destinations such as the Royal Gorge region or towns like Silverthorne and Ouray have different attractions such as off-road touring, amusement parks, gambling, rafting, hiking, horseback riding, or even sailing. Lodging in these locations can be the most varied, from remote mom-and-pop motels, quaint Inns, guest ranches, and luxury hotels to campgrounds and RV parks. Essentially the traveler will choose from what’s available and their budget.
- Colorado’s Luxury Hotels and Resorts - Many of Colorado’s luxury hotels grew out of the 1800s mining boom and the need to facilitate early business development and provide luxury experiences to Colorado’s early elite vacationers. Luxury hotels and resorts can be found in various places throughout Colorado and facilitate the traveler in many extraordinary ways, including guided outdoor mountain experiences and extensive spa services. Colorado’s luxury hotels and resorts are for those who prefer the red carpet treatment.