July

5 Reasons to go to a Keystone Festival this Summer. HeidiTown Wine & Jazz crowd shot

We have been attending a Keystone Festival every summer since 2014, so I know a thing or two about these events. The 1st reason to attend one of the events is that they are FREE. That’s right, anyone can walk through the village during the four ticketed festivals to enjoy live music and the festive ambiance. A key to Keystone Festivals is that it’s “choose your adventure” when it comes

5 Good Reasons to Visit Keystone, Colorado, this Summer HeidiTown.com 2

Hummingbirds fly through the air, a breeze blows gently from the creek, and a riot of colorful flowers spring from pots and gardens everywhere in the village. It’s just another summer day in Keystone, Colorado. The Colorado Rocky Mountains may be known as a skiers’ paradise, but they are also heavenly during the summer months. And there’s no excuse not to go, at least once—Keystone has five festivals, mostly free,

Featured Festival Greeley Arts Picnic 1

Dance like nobody’s watching. Eat all the things. Enjoy circus performers. Listen to live music. Buy art. In its 41st year, at Greeley Arts Picnic you can do all these things and more.  Greeley Arts Picnic is held under the big trees at Lincoln Park. It’s a good reason to round up the entire family, including grandma, and head to downtown Greeley and enjoy a summer weekend of art and

Featured Festival BrüFrouFEST 2017, Denver, Colorado - HeidiTown - steak & dark beer

BrüFrouFEST was my husband’s favorite event of 2016, and that’s really saying something because we go to a lot of events. I loved it too. What’s not to love about food and drink pairings? And this is not your average “taste of” kind of event. BrüFrouFEST inspires chefs and brewers to take food and drink pairings to the next level — and they do. Last year, we wandered through the

9 and a half things to do at colorado renaissance Festival. HeidiTown.com

Haven’t made it to the Colorado Renaissance Festival this year? Well, what’s stopping you? It’s time to saddle up the pony and head out. While there, I highly recommend doing these nine and a half things. 1. Gnaw on a Turkey Leg There’s something about gnawing on a turkey leg that’s highly satisfying. Vegetarians, you can gnaw on a roasted artichoke instead, although I guarantee that it’s not nearly as

Biergarten Festival, Morrison, Colorado 2015. HeidiTown (14)

Have you noticed that everyone is visiting Germany this year? It’s wildly popular with Millennial travel bloggers in love with Berlin, and Colorado brewers looking to immerse themselves in the beer brewing traditions of the old country. If you are anything like me, however, you can’t afford a plane ticket to Germany (today’s summer airfare from Denver to Frankfurt nonstop is $1600/person). Thankfully, Coloradans don’t have to fly to Germany

Colorado Renaissance Festival 2016 win tickets. the royal court. HeidiTown.com

This is my favorite HeidiTown giveaway because I love the Colorado Renaissance Festival. Ryan and I have been attended for nearly two decades together and Ryan’s been visiting since he was a kid. It’s a chance to escape reality for a day and enjoy a fantastical experience. We like to arrive at the festival grounds when the doors open so as to buzz through the stores before the mid-day throngs

Hops & Harley, a fundraiser for National Mill Dog Rescue, #NOPuppyMills

This is the third time that National Mill Dog Rescue has been a recipient of HeidiTown Gives Back  and that’s because every July there’s an NMDR fundraiser held in Berthoud, Colorado that I help out with. Therefore, I choose to give NMDR the July “Gives Back” ad space so that I can also give some love to Hops & Harley. As a NMDR benefit, 100% of the proceeds of Hops

Colorado Brewers Rendezvous 2015 poster

Colorado high country beer festivals Two weeks ago I wrote a post entitled, “Colorado wine festivals not to miss,” so I decided I’d better follow that up with some love for craft beer. During the summer there are two to four beer festivals happening every weekend here in Colorado and I can’t list them all, therefore, I am going to highlight the ones I am most looking forward to this