Featured Festival: Art on the Green, Lyons, Colorado

Art on the Green is the perfect excuse to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and spend a weekend in the delightful town of Lyons, Colorado. We love Lyons. Ryan and I like to drive out there on a lazy weekend afternoon, grab a beer at Oskar Blues, play a little pinball at Lyons Classic Pinball and walk hand-in-hand around downtown. It’s a refreshing getaway that’s surprisingly close


What happens when you combine chili, beer and bands in one of the most beautiful places on earth? I believe it’s called magic, but I’m going to find out for myself this June. Snowmass Mammoth Festival is three days of fun for everyone on June 12-14, 2015. The event kicks off with “Free Friday” on June 12. Bring the kids and bring your appetite to the festival’s “Chili Showcase Day”

Colorado Medieval Festival LOGO

Calling all Lords & Ladies, Hear ye, hear ye! The Colorado Medieval Festival is back and better than ever. Presented by The Savage Woods, the event will be held under the trees in west Loveland, Colorado. The minstrels will sing, the bees will buzz happily around the mead and beer and the sound of sword play will echo throughout the Northern Colorado’s forests and glades. Merriment will be had by

Featured Festival: 25th Colorado Brewers' Fest

The granddaddy of all beer festivals is the Colorado Brewers’ Festival, and for 25 years they’ve been setting the bar for beer fests across the state. There’s a big change at this year’s Fort Collins’ fest. Admission is now free. General admission hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both Saturday, June 28 and Sunday, June 29, 2014. Also, there’s no VIP ticket this year and your wristband is

Colorado Renaissance Festival HeidiTown 10

We’ve been visiting the  Colorado Renaissance Festival for many, many years. In fact, my husband’s been visiting the realm since he was just a kid. It’s one of our favorite summer excursions. At the end of the day we’re hot, covered in dust and turkey leg grease, but we’re happy. Colorado Renaissance Festival is an outstanding production and I’ve pointed to this fest as an example that should be followed

Featured Festival: Kremmling Days, June 13-15, 2014

Remember the song Home on the Range? Well, Kremmling, Colorado is where the deer and the antelope play. It’s a destination for those who truly want to get away. There are no malls here, no freeways – just miles of ranch land punctuated by the occasional table top mountain and views of the majestic Rockies. At 7,313 feet above sea level, the town is located in Grand County. Kremmling may

Win tickets to the Glenn Miller Swingfest Dance

It’s time to dust off your dancing shoes, HeidiTown citizens, Glenn Miller Swingfest is just around the corner. I’ve wanted to attend this festival for a long time and this year, we’re going. Who doesn’t love big band music? This festival is four straight days dedicated to Glenn Miller and the music he loved. Glenn Miller spent his high school years in Fort Morgan. You can learn some fascinating stories

National Mill Dog Rescue Logo

For the first time ever, the recipient of this month’s HeidiTown Gives Back Campaign has been previously featured. I don’t make a habit of featuring charities twice, but National Mill Dog Rescue has touched my heart and I have become involved in helping with a NMDR fundraiser that is slated for later this month. For those of you who may be new to this little town, HeidiTown Gives Back is


There’s a fun, family-friendly event happening in Firestone over five Fridays this summer, and it’s called Food & Flick Friday. This is an event for everyone, from the new baby in the family to that newly engaged couple who is looking for a romantic night out with Disney. Food & Flick Friday gets underway on June 6 and runs through August 8, and takes place in Hart Park, with one


If you’ve been a citizen of HeidiTown for long, you know that I’m a soccer nut. I am a longtime season ticket holder of the Colorado Rapids and World Cup is like a month long party at our house. Ryan and I love finding great pubs where we can watch the games live, and being self-employed, we are able to do that, even on week days. In 2010, I wrote