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January

National Western Stock Show - Denver, CO   It's a rodeo and more.  Wild West Shows, dancing horses, western art, livestock, horse and educational exhibits.

February

March

Mitzvah Mania - Free Family Event -  www.MitzvahMania.info
You're invited to the annual showcase!  The best community Bar/Bat Mitzvah tradeshow and showcase in Denver, Mitzvah Mania, features Denver’s best event vendors, hundreds of new concepts and products, access to planning tips, popular trends, and vendor specials for attending the event. Activities and games for the kids, food samples, music, and everything you would need for planning a Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebration is available. This is a free family event.

April

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

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.

June

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.

July

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.  

August

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:  onamarie@fone.net    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.

Location: Soda Springs Park; 1016 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs Co, 80829
Hours: 12pm - 6 pm
Admission: $20
Organization: Craft Beer Festival Inc.
Contact: Jason Yester
Phone: 719.633.2555x15 Fax: 719.633.2145
Email: jasony@bristolbrewing.com

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 gcarts@gunnison.cc .
 

September

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
Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Adults $6/day, Seniors (over 65) & Juniors (13-17) $4/day, Children under 13 free with adult.
The Denver Gem & Mineral Show and concurrent Colorado Fossil Expo offer a spectacular view of the earth sciences and lapidary arts, with 300 vendors and exhibits from around the world. Crafters and scientists provide demonstrations of gem cutting, jewelry making, and fossil preparation.  Displays showcase some of the world’s finest museum collections as well of those of local geologists, clubs, and rockhounds. Speakers will give talks on topics relating to mining and mineral collecting. There will be free gold panning and other activities for children, plus free gem and mineral identification. Mr. Bones, a walking dinosaur, will delight children of all ages.

Organization/Producer Information: Greater Denver Area Gem & Mineral Council, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Box 4, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80205-5798.
Phone: 303-233-2516
e-mail: info@denvermineralshow.com
Web site: www.denvermineralshow.com
Media Contact: Aaron Rever, 303-915-7457, glowrock@netscape.net
Venue: Denver Merchandise Mart, 451 East 58th Avenue (I-25, Exit 215), Denver, CO.
Phone: 303-292-6278
e-mail: info@denvermart.com
Web site: www.denvermart.com

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.

October

MileHiCon 41, Hyatt Regency Tech Center-Denver, 7800 E. Tufts Ave., Denver, CO 80237. Largest Science-Fiction Literary Convention in the Rocky Mountain Region. Over 80 authors and speakers in panels and programs on everything related to SF, Fantasy, and Horror. Also the largest SF/fantasy art show in the region, plus video, anime, masquerade, gaming, dealers, the Critter Crunch and Critter Flotilla (robotic combat and aquatic competitions), and more. Guests of honor: authors Barbara Hambly and Nancy Kress, musician Marc Gunn, and artist John Picacio. Toastmaster: author Brandon Sanderson.http://www.milehicon.org/   email lindanel@ix.netcom.com   phone: 303-426-0806
 

New for 2011: Devil Dash 5K Mud Run - October 8th, 2011 - Lyons, CO - http://www.DevilDash.com

November

December

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.

Shop for unique gifts and stocking-stuffers from 16 gem, rock, mineral, jewelry, and lapidary equipment dealers. See exhibits and demonstrations. Take a class in wire-wrap and listen to speakers on geological topics. Special kids' activities include gold panning, scavenger hunt, mineral identification game, and dig site. Free parking, food available on site. Held in conjunction with the Boulder Model Railroad Club Annual Show Dec. 12-13. $2.50 Fri., $5 Sat & Sun., Kids (under 13) with paid adult, free.

Sponsored by The Flatirons Mineral Club, a Boulder-based non-profit organization dedicated to developing and maintaining interest in all aspects of earth science and associated hobbies. For more information see the club's website: http://bcn.boulder.co.us/community/fmc/fmcshow.htm, or email Ray Gilbert HOSS1ONE@cs.com.
 

All events are subject to change.