Featured Festival Loveland Fire & Ice 2018, Loveland, Colorado. fireworks. photo courtesy of the festival.

Are you a 20-something looking for a place to enjoy beer and live music? Loveland Fire & Ice Festival has got you covered. Maybe you’re the mother of three active kiddos and are looking for a fun way to keep them and yourself entertained. Loveland Fire & Ice has got you covered too. Whether you’re 2 or 92, this Loveland event is the must-attend winter festival of 2018. Download the

Party Hardy at These 3 Colorado Winter Festivals

I’ve been to each of these festivals and can personally vouch that they are worth the drive. The fact is, I have actually been to 99% of the places/festivals that I write about and you can trust that my observations have come through actually having boots on the ground (my boots).

The Best Last Minutes Holiday Gifts in Colorado & Beyond, Longhopes Donkey Rescue

I have been the recipient of several of these membership gifts over the years and I can attest that they are the best. The Gift of Membership Giving the gift of membership really is the gift that keeps on giving, and I’m not talking about the Jelly of the Month Club. I’ve got much better membership gifting advice for you. Over the years, we’ve been members of the Denver Zoo,

Santa Claus is Coming to Town 3 Santa Festivals in Colorado Photo credit Crested Butte Mountain Resort Santa Ski Crawl

‘Tis the season for holiday-themed festivals and while craft shows and Christmas parades abound, here are a few unique events where you get to join in the fun. Crowds of Santas Spotted in Breckenridge and Crested Butte, Colorado There’s something particularly amusing about being surrounded by hundreds of Santas; boy Santas, girl Santas, tall Santas, short Santas, fat Santas, skinny Santas, pantless Santas (it happens). Here are two Colorado mountain

Featured Festival: Winter Wonderlights 2017-2018, Loveland, Colorado

A brand new holiday event is coming to Loveland, Colorado and it is one that the organizers hope becomes a long-running Northern Colorado tradition. Winter Wonderlights will be a light show like no other in the state. Have you seen videos of houses decked out with Christmas lights that are synchronized with music? That’s just a little taste of what’s in store for you at this event. Rhythm EFX is

Featured Festival Nitro Fest 2017, Longmont, Colorado Photo Credit Eddie ClarkFeatured Festival Nitro Fest 2017, Longmont, Colorado Photo Credit Eddie Clark

… and now for something completely different. I’m always encouraging festival organizers to do something that sets their event apart. This is an example of a festival that’s doing just that. Nitro Fest is one of Longmont’s most anticipated beer events, because it’s not just about the beer, although that’s a big component. This will be the fourth year of this event that’s one-part circus, one-part dance party, and one-part

Featured Festival Fall Back Beer Fest 2017 in Estes Park, Photo Credit Brewtography Project

I’ve attended this festival a number of times and it always makes my list of best mountain destination beer festivals. Find out why in today’s Featured Festival post. Location, Location, Location First, let’s talk about the location of Fall Back Beer Fest. Estes Park is a short drive from Denver, but oh so far away. When is the last time you saw an elk cross Larimer Street? On our last

Featured Festival Denver Maker Faire 2017

You need to attend a Maker Faire in order to truly understand the powerful nature of these events. First and foremost, you will see children of all ages engaging with something other than a screen, and you’ll walk away with undeniable proof that children are curious beings. I recently attended a maker sort of event in Boulder that proved to me that if you give a kid a cardboard box

Dogs, Sheep & Meat Pies at the Meeker Sheepdog Trials (4)

If you think sheepdog trials involve dogs chasing sheep around, you’d be a little right, but not entirely right. Sheepdog trials are much more involved than I ever realized and our weekend trip to Meeker, in Northwest Colorado, was an eye opening experience. I liked it so much that I’m hoping to sponsor a dog/handler team in 2018. When I set out on this trip, I didn’t really intend to