Dear HeidiTown Citizens & Tourists,
It’s time for another note from the Mayor. There’s so much to tell you about it’s rather overwhelming. Every time I turn around I discover another street fair, county fair, music festival, beer fest, wine and food extravaganza”¦ and so many of these events sounds fantastic, but I can’t blog about all of them!
I do list quite a few on Facebook, so if you haven’t joined what I fondly refer to as the Town’s “block party,” please do.
The big news around town this week is that the Mayor (that’s me), will soon have a weekly segment featured on KRFC 88.9 in Fort Collins. These segments will also be available via pod casts here on HeidiTown. This should start sometime in August. I’m excited to share the unique events and festivals I find with KRFC’s listeners.
There is so much going on over the next two weeks that it’s impossible for me to tell you about just one, and it’s just as impossible for me to tell you about all of them. So I am going to highlight a few events from around the state that I think look like a real good time.
First, there’s only two weekends left of Colorado Renaissance Festival, so if you haven’t made it yet this season, there’s still a little time.
Also, I haven’t mentioned this before, but I’m a pretty big fan of Shakespeare and think the guy had a very good sense of humor. The Colorado Shakespeare Festival in Boulder is in full swing and one of my favorite plays, “The Comedy of Errors” in on the schedule. Go to www.coloradoshakes.org for the full schedule and to buy tickets.
This weekend a couple events caught my eye. In Fort Collins dog lovers will enjoy Bark & Bluegrass. The goal of this event is to raise money for The Animal House and the Larimer Humane Society. Enjoy beer, food and world class bluegrass at Civic Center Park in Old Town.
Another music-oriented event this weekend is the 1st Annual Colorado Guitar Festival being held at Willow Farm in Longmont on Saturday, July 23. Featuring amazing guitarist from around the world, if you love the guitar, don’t miss this event.
Lots of things will be going on in Denver this weekend, but the one that caught my eye was the New Belgium Urban Assault Ride, the biggest bicycle scavenger hunt in the nation. Learn more at www.urbanassaultride.com/denver
If beer is your thing the 5th Annual Springs Beer Fest is this weekend in Colorado Springs. Find the event on Facebook here.
The Colorado Rockies will be alive with music this weekend. In Winter Park it’s the renowned 39th Annual Jazz Festival and in Steamboat it’s the 1st Annual Routt Music Festival. Music in the Mountains is in full swing in Durango and the four-week long Crested Butte Music Festival is also going on now. In Divide, Colorado, music lovers can enjoy the Lost Dutchman Resort Music Festival with headliners Asleep at the Wheel.
Three outstanding music festivals to keep in mind occur the last weekend in July and include the Collegiate Peaks Music Festival in Buena Vista, the Poudre River Reggae Festival at Mishawaka outside of Fort Collins and Rocky Grass in Lyons.
As for arts and dining events this weekend you’ll find gastronomic delights in Snowmass at the Culinary & Arts Festival and also at the Castle Rock Wine Fest. If you are looking for art, check out the Downtown Aspen Art Festival featuring over 150 artists.
Coming up next weekend (July 29-31) mark your calendars for one of the Mayor’s favorite festivals in Colorado, Burro Days in Fairplay. Also next weekend, Buffalo Bill Days in Golden, Colorado, the Denver County Fair, the Carbondale Mountain Fair, Central City Days and the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival.
So there you have it! Not a list of everything, but a list of quite a lot of things happening in Colorado over the next couple weeks. If you ever have an event you’d like to share, please leave a comment here or connect with me on Facebook.
The Mayor of HeidiTown.com
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