The transcript from my radio segment for KRFC 88.9 FM, Fort Collins public radio, is below. Find out what’s happening across Colorado on the first weekend of spring 2012.
If you’d rather, you can listen to the audio HERE.
Hi, my name is Heidi and I’m the Mayor of HeidiTown.com, a blog about events, festivals and travel around Colorado.
Spring has officially sprung. On my walks with the dog I’ve noticed bits of green finding their way up through the brown that covers the Front Range after winter. I’ve also noticed the mountains are still covered in bright, white snow.
Yep, it’s mud season in the mountains, but it’s actually one of my favorite times to get up to one of the resort towns. The crowds have thinned and it’s time for spring festivals like the one I mentioned last week, Springalicious in Steamboat. This event happens the first week in April, but this weekend it Bud Light Spring Jam in Aspen. This party includes concerts and competitions on the slopes. This is the last weekend of a two weekend event. For more info go to StayAspenSnowmass.com.
During the month of April, at the base area at Peak 8 at Breckenridge Resort on Saturday and Sunday afternoons live bands perform. The concert series kicks off April 2nd with the Flobots performing. For the entire band line up go to Breckenridge.com.
PLEASE NOTE FOR MY HEIDITOWN READERS: Unfortunately, the Flobots performed last year. The old schedule was online & I didn’t realize I was looking at the wrong schedule. For the right schedule of bands in Breck go HERE. I will make a note of my mistake in next week’s radio show!
Most of the mountain resorts say goodbye to ski season with a big party, so your favorite resort probably has Spring events too.
Back here in Fort Collins, this Friday night is the 30th Annual Wine Fest, a wine tasting to benefit Disabled Resource Services. The fest is one of the largest wine events in Colorado and features over 500 different wines paired with food from local restaurants. The event also includes prizes, music, entertainment and a silent auction. This year’s event will be held at the Fort Collins Hilton. More at WineFestFC.org.
Also in Northern Colorado, out at The Ranch it’s the 51st Gem and Mineral Show presented by the Fort Collins Rock Hounds. It runs all weekend inside the Thomas M. McKee 4-H Building. This year’s exhibits feature fossils and quartz. There will be demos, door prizes a mineral specimen grab bag and more. Children are welcome to attend. More at FortCollinsRockHounds.org.
If you prefer climbing rocks rather than busting them open, there’s also an event for you this weekend. In Golden, a fun little Colorado town, it’s MountainFest 2012 at the Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum. The event runs from 1 to 6 p.m. on Saturday and is the perfect way to get motivated and learn skills for all your spring and summer mountain adventures. The event features outdoor skill clinics, museum tours, open climbing and climbing competitions on the indoor rock wall, slacklining and an expo. There’s even a band scheduled to rock the place from 4 to 6:30. Learn more at CMC.org.
Lastly, I’d like to give a shout out to downtown Loveland. If you haven’t been there in awhile, it’s time to go. They have been working hard to revitalize the downtown area in and around 4th Street. There are several new restaurants and soon there will be a new brewery. With the Rialto Theater project now complete, it’s a good time to get to Loveland, perhaps catch this weekend’s play Jane Austin’s Persuasion, performed by Lost Marbles Theatrics. Keep tabs on what’s happening at the Rialto at ci.Loveland.co.us.
That’s all the time I have for this week. Until we meet again, join me and other town citizens at Facebook.com/HeidiTown.comonFB. Or chat with me on Twitter @HeidiTown or join the town on Google Plus. As aways, you are welcome to email me at TheMayor@HeidiTown.com.
Thanks for listening and Happy Spring!