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National Western Stock Show - Denver, CO It's a rodeo and more. Wild West Shows, dancing horses, western art, livestock, horse and educational exhibits.
Mitzvah Mania - Free Family Event -
Aspen Shortsfest One of America's preeminent film competitions, the 13th Annual Aspen Shortsfest showcases a cinematic phenomenon - the short film. Audiences and film makers from around the world come together for a week of screenings, workshops and festivities.
Cinco De Mayo - Greeley, CO - End of April thru beginning of May. A week-long event featuring colorful dancers, exciting musicians, beautiful art work and theater productions, kids' activities and sporting events.
UNC/Greeley Jazz Festival - Greeley, CO Three days of adjudicated ensembles, clinics and evening concerts by international jazz artists.
Colorado Governor's Invitational Art Show & Sale - Loveland, CO . Over 60 of Colorado's finest painters and sculptors display their artistry at Loveland's Museum/Gallery during this event. 970-663-0919, 970-667-5728
Fruita Fat Tire Festival - Fruita, CO New Belgium Brewery starts the mountain biking season off right with a weekend of brews and bikes. Explore Colorado's canyon lands at the state's largest mountain bike festival in an ideal setting.
May 13, 2011 - NEW! Summer Perfection Giveaway! Beaver Creek is giving away a 4-night package to some lucky winners. Lavish some time on your favorite camp-mates, hiking, biking, rafting and high mountain adventure tours. This Summer Perfection Package will being it all back (and feel free to squeeze in a little golf or spa time). And apres? That crackling campfire under a canopy of stars. Grand Prize consists of: Round trip coach air transportation from American Airlines gateway cities to Colorado. Ground transfer for two from airport to lodging. Double occupancy standard room accommodations for 4 nights. Activities offered in the 4-night Summer Perfection Package include: Horseback Riding, High Mountain Adventure Tours, Hiking and Whitewater Rafting - a $4000 value. It's taking place now through June 5, 2011. Check it out at http://www.facebook.com/beavercreek
NEW for 2011 - 38th Annual RGAA Spring Art & Crafts Show May 7 & 8, 2011 - Saturday 9 & Sunday 9-4. Depot Park, 9th & Royal Gorge Blvd., Canon City, CO. Over 10 vendors. Fine art and handmade crafts. Live music, food and fun for the whole family. Proceeds provide scholarships for college-level art students. www.rgaa.us
Mountain Home & Garden Show, Evergreen, CO. Evergreen High School, 29300 Buffalo Park Rd., Evergreen, CO 80439. Sign up for the Annual Mountain Home & Garden Show at www.homeshowcolorado.com. Early sign-up discounts apply. See website for details. All proceeds benefit Rotary Foundation of Evergreen & Conifer.
Lamar Days - Lamar, CO Descend on Lamar, Colo., to celebrate its 118th birthday during Lamar Days. Adults and children alike can enjoy authentic Mexican food and drinks, the annual parade, an antique car show and RMXA motocross racing, among other festivities.
Celestial Seasoning Bolder Boulder - Boulder, CO - Memorial weekend. Bolder Boulder is one of the largest road races in the world, with over 42,000 participants. Colorado's great Memorial Day tradition.
Mike The Headless Chicken Days - Fruita, CO Family fun with a 5K run, pet parade, chicken games, food, music and historic tours.
Pelican Fest – www.pelicanfest.com – Windsor, CO Festival includes a triathlon, strongman competition, Scottish games festival, volleyball tournament, 5k fun run, Hot Air balloon rides & exhibition, Lacrosse Tournament, Pelican Boat Races (kinetic), Free Concerts all day and a whole lot more.
Mesa Verde Country Indian Arts & Western Culture Festival - Cortez, CO Juried Indian Art Market, Rug Auction, Hopi and Ute dancers, special archaeological tours, concerts, outdoor drama, fiddle contest and Ute Mountain Ute Bear Dance.
Miss Colorado Pageant. Watch the competition and crowning of the new Miss Colorado who will represent our state at the one and only Miss America Pageant!
BAILEY DAYZ - Bailey, Colorado. Hosted by the Platte Canyon Area Chamber of Commerce. Live music, Beer Garden, Family Area, Games, Attractions, Water Slide, Lots of Food, Vendors, Arts & Crafts. Open to everyone! NO ADMISSION charge. CHEAP FOOD prices!. Contact Christopher Hopkins, 303-838-9080, Platte Canyon Area Chamber of Commerce.
DELTARADO DAYS is an annual celebration in Delta, Colorado, since 1936. Multiple venues around town. Rodeo, Old Time Fiddle Contest, Mud Volleyball, Melodrama, Live Music, Antique Cars and much more! www.deltacolorado.org
Colorado Music Fest - Pueblo, CO This internationally known event offers numerous concerts - piano, vocal, percussion, guitar, string quartet, jazz. The event will feature Southern Colorado's largest orchestrated fireworks display on July 4th.
Summerfest on the Rio, Alamosa Hats off to summer! Alamosa welcomes summer to Colorado with the annual weekend-long SummerFest on the Rio celebration. The event features great music, food, arts and crafts and fun for the whole family
Annual Bluegrass on the River Festival, Pueblo Enjoy a beautiful summer day in Pueblo, Colo., where energetic bluegrass bands utilize the Arkansas River as their stage. Don't miss the highlight of the event-the Saturday evening dance extravaganza.
Boulder Jewish Festival - Boulder, CO One-day celebration of Jewish culture, with music, dance, art, food, community organizations and kids' activities on the Boulder Courthouse Lawn and Pearl Street Mall.
Balloona Vista - Buena Vista, CO Rise with the sun to watch a colorful array of balloons set sail in the sky above Buena Vista, Colo. Once the balloons take flight, you are invited to dance, dine and delight in artist demonstrations until the sun goes down. At sunset gather for a picture-perfect glow in front of the awe-inspiring Collegiate Peaks.
Colorado Music Festival - Boulder, CO World-class musicians from around the nation come together to perform in historic Chautauqua Auditorium.
Pioneer Days Celebration - Crawford, CO Friday & Saturday parade, craft show, auction, rides, baking contest, melodrama, fireworks at Crawford State Park Reservoir.
Wool Market - Estes Park, CO The largest natural fiber show in the country! Watch demonstrations, contests, children's tent, exhibits, sale of fiber animals and products from their wool. Great show for kids and families.
Annual Colorado Brewer's Festival - Fort Collins, CO Great beer, food, music and fun in Downtown Fort Collins. Brew Fest is always the last weekend in June. Enjoy Colorado handcrafted brews from over 40 different Colorado breweries.
Strawberry Days - Glenwood Springs, CO Strawberry Days is a community celebration that just keeps getting bigger & better. We will be celebrating Strawberry Days with a parade, Kids Fest, artisan & food fair, live music, carnival and free strawberries & ice cream.
The 6th 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! BreckenridgeBeerFestival.com
Annual World's Greatest Gold Camp Living History and Old West Reenactment Competition - Cripple Creek, CO. Cost: There is an application fee for participants in the competition, but the event is Free to the public. Please visit our website for more information.
Range Call Rodeo and Celebration - Meeker, CO The oldest annual rodeo in Colorado. The Meeker Massacre re-enactment is a show to see. Spectacular fireworks display, barn dances, BBQ's, pancake breakfast and name-brand entertainment for the annual concert.
Cattlemens Days - Come join us for great family fun in Gunnison, Colorado. Three rodeos including The Tough Enough To Wear Pink Rodeo benefiting breast cancer research, horse shows, 4-H livestock shows and sales event, carnival, local team roping and barrel racing, dances, horse race meets and lots more! Food concessions too! For exact times and other information, please visit our website www.cattlemensdays.com .
The Annual Blues ‘n’ BBQ Festival for Better Housing (‘BNB’) is historic Olde Town Arvada, Colorado. The event appeals to a wide-ranging audience of music and art enthusiasts of all ages from Arvada and nearby Denver area communities. http://www.bluesnbbq.com This event benefits non-profit Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver,
Historic Olde Town Arvada - Blues and BBQ Festival, Grandview Avenue Street (3 blocks long)
Proceeds to benefit Habitat for Humanity. Sponsored by Red Stag Community Foundation
Please download application form at website at http://bluesnbbq.com/
The annual Westcliffe Stampede Rodeo. CPRA sanctioned rodeo, youth events, vendors and more! See our website at www.wmvsaddleclub.org for more info.
Collegiate Peaks Stampede Rodeo - Buena Vista, CO
Annual Rooftop Rodeo, Estes Park Yee-haw! Strap on your spurs and experience the excitement of a real rodeo. It all starts with an entertaining parade in downtown Estes Park and is followed by an astonishing rodeo performance complete with bull riding, barrel racing, bronc riding, steer wrestling and more. Don't miss the Mutton Bustin' competition where children get the chance to begin their own rodeo careers as they trade cowboy hats for helmets, sit on sheep and hang on!
Old Fashioned Saturday Night, Haxtun - 3rd Saturday in July. This classic annual event held in Haxtun, Colo., is filled with vintage old-fashioned cars and fun. Events feature everything on the road from dragsters to antique Jags and trophies for the winners. Great food and music will have visitors "cruising" Main St. in style.
Carbondale Mountain Fair, Carbondale A weekend of live music, food and arts and crafts.
Mountain Madness Skate Park SK8 Competition. Carbondale Skateboarders from all over the state, in various age and classification divisions, will be competing for cash and prizes in the Colorado Mountain Madness Skate Park Series.
Annual Telluride Jazz Celebration, Telluride, CO Marvel at the spectacular San Juan Mountains, while outdoor stage performances of classical, blues, mainstream and international jazz fill the air in Telluride. At night, enjoy Main Street Victorian saloons, historic concert halls, theater and club shows.
Beulah Outdoor Arts and Crafts Show, 8800 Maryknoll Blvd., Beulah, Colorado 81023. Saturday & Sunday
10 x 10 space $85.00 all items must be handmade--not juried. E-mail: email@example.com Phone: 719-485-3243
Annual KDNK Blues, Brew and BBQ, Carbondale
The Annual Conifer Mountain Music Festival (‘CMMF’) , in Conifer, Colorado. This festival averages 4000-5000 music and art enthusiasts from the mountain area communities as well as the Denver metro area. There will be 2 stages with great rock n roll and pop music all day long and will feature a national musical act. http://www.conifermountainmusicfestival.com/
The CMMF will benefit the Emily Keyes “I Love You Guys Foundation”
Craft Lager Festival Soda Springs Park in Manitou Springs (1016 Manitou Ave). Entry is $20 and includes a presentation of awards for exceptional lagers, local music, unlimited sampling (within reason) and a commemorative tasting glass.
Soda Springs Park; 1016 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs Co, 80829
Palisade Peach Festival, Palisade, CO The area's homegrown peaches herald the "juiciest" event of the year. This sweet celebration features live music, a parade, arts and crafts fair, a pancake breakfast, ice-cream social, peach-eating contest and a peach recipe contest.
Big Blue Marketplace, Annual Gunnison Car Show and the Arts,
Antiques and Collectibles Event Over 20 years holding this event.
The Gunnison Arts Center is inviting collectors & vendors from all over the US.
Please contact the Gunnison Arts
Center, (970) 641-4029 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Annual Telluride Blues and Brews Festival. September 14th, 15th and 16th in Telluride. Website: http://tellurideblues.com
Meeker Classic Championship Sheepdog Trials - Meeker, CO Held annually the first weekend of September. World class Border Collie dogs and handlers go up against Meeker's world class sheep! This event draws a crowd of almost 10,000 people every year, so make your reservations EARLY. If you want to see the best of the best, this is the place to be.
Colorado Balloon Classic - the State's largest hot air balloon festival. September 4, 5, 6, 2010. Location: Colorado Springs, CO www.balloonclassic.com
Annual Denver Gem and Mineral Show
The Annual Loveland Stoneage Fair Pulliam Community Bldg., 545 N. Cleveland Ave., Loveland, CO. The story of the Loveland Stone Age Fair is the story of Archaeology in Colorado. Dr. Marie Wormington, Dr. George Frison, Dr. C. Vance Haynes, Jr., Dr. Robson Bonnichsen; the list goes on and on. There is no other venue that brings together the best in speakers and exhibits, as well as live demonstrations such as flintknapping with Bob Patten; all within the storied walls of the Pulliam Community Building in Loveland, Colorado, and all at no charge to the public. Be a part of this story. Visit our website at www.stoneagefair.com for more information.
New for 2011: Devil Dash 5K Mud Run - October 8th, 2011 - Lyons, CO - http://www.DevilDash.com
Flatirons Mineral Club Annual Gem & Mineral Show, Boulder County Fairgrounds Exhibit Building, 9595 Nelson Rd. (Nelson &
Hover), Longmont, CO, 80501. Fri. 10-6, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5.
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