February

Loveland Fire & Ice Festival Logo

This fire and ice extravaganza in Loveland, Colorado is an exciting event with a little something for everyone in the family. Occurring over Valentine’s Day weekend in February, it’s the perfect reason to visit the Sweetheart City. The theme of the event is “The Yin & Yang of Light & Dark,” and this theme will be evident throughout the three-day festival. Fire, fire, fire at Loveland Fire & Ice Festival

Tom Helm talks about his coffee on the 2015 My Big Date Brunch & Brew. (2)

Three years ago I got together for drinks with two good friends, Christine Forster, owner of My Big Day Events and Mechelle Martz-Mayfield, owner of NOCO Short Bus Tours. That’s when we developed My Big Date, the first-ever Valentine’s Day tour packages in Loveland, Colorado. This year, we’re at it again and the My Big Date tours are better than ever. We even have a hotel partner offering discounted rates

1st place Team Lithuania at the International Snow Sculpture Championships in Breckenridge, Colorado. HeidiTown (1)

Last year I finally got the opportunity to attend the International Snow Sculpture Championships in Breckenridge, Colorado. I’d known about the event for years and wondered if it would live up to the hype. We were booked at the Village at Breckenridge and our room overlooked the parking lot in which the snow sculpting teams were working on their creations. We were lucky enough to stay for long enough to

13thanniversary snow goose festival pic

A preview of the High Plains Snow Goose Festival,  Feb. 20-22, 2015. This weekend I’m heading to Southeast Colorado for the first time. Why am I heading into the vast and desolate plains you ask? Well, for one thing, this area isn’t desolate – far from it. While the human population may be small, the bird population in Southeast Colorado is large. During this time of year about 30,000 snow

Top 10 places to steal a kiss on Valentine’s Day in Colorado. Dramatic Focal Point Photography

Ryan and I travel all over the state, thanks to my job as Mayor of HeidiTown, and we’ve discovered some of the best places to steal a kiss on Valentine’s Day, or any other day, in Colorado. 1. On the gondola in Telluride, Colorado. If you and your sweetie find yourselves all alone on the gondola, which happens frequently, the 15 trip between Mountain Village and the Town of Telluride

My Big Date, a Valentine's experience in Loveland, Colorado

Valentine’s Day is two weeks away and I’ve got the perfect outing for you and your honey – especially if you like beer and food. Valentine’s Day in Loveland, My Big Date, lets participants experience Loveland, Colorado’s coffee, brewery, distillery and foodie scene. The Brewery & Spirits Tour package sold out quickly, and there are only seats left on our Brunch & Brew Tour. I am one of your My

A fire performer at Telluride Fire Festival. Loveland Fire & Ice, Colorado. HeidiTown.com

The “Sweetheart City” is whooping it up this Valentine’s Day weekend with a brand new festival. Loveland Fire & Ice Festival is an extravaganza of lights, fire, ice and snow that will surely warm up your February. For a handful of years, Loveland has hosted a sanctioned snow sculpting event; the winning team goes on to represent Colorado at the US National Snow Sculpting Competition. That sculpture competition is now

Featured Festival: Loveland Snow Sculpture in the Dark, 2014

I’ve been attending and writing about Snow Sculpture in the Dark since it’s conception in 2010. A grassroots event, it has grown into a sanction snow sculpting competition where the winners go on to represent the State of Colorado at the U.S. National Snow Sculpting Championships. It’s a pretty darn big deal, and the artists who participate take it very seriously. Loveland Snow Sculpture in the Dark This is as

Grand Park Dog Days of Winter 2013 poster

  I’ve been a fan of dog sled racing since I was just a little girl. Growing up in the far northern reaches of Washington State – let’s face it, it was practically Canada – there were quite a few Alaska connections around my community. This meant that throughout my childhood I had roundabout connections to the Iditerod, and therefore I never missed the race on television. Since moving to

Fire Dept Bed Sled Grand Lake Winter Carnival

Next weekend, we’ll be heading down the rabbit’s hole and it will lead us to the Grand Lake Winter Carnival. I love small town festivals. There’s just something so real and so special about a town coming together to enjoy the company of friends, new and old. And while I love the big Colorado ski towns, sometimes it’s nice to get away from the glitz of a resort and simply