Festivals & Events

Don't be Bored This Winter Festivals Abound. HeidiTown
Colorado, Festivals

Don’t be Bored This Winter: Festivals Abound

HeidiTown got its real start when it became all about festivals around 2010. This virtual town was around before then, but once I started concentrating on events and festivals, things took off and the town grew.  My first 5K! Running ... [ Read More ]
Come for the Party, Stay for the Party: Breckenridge, Colorado
Colorado, Festivals

Come for the Party, Stay for the Party: Breckenridge, Colorado

We took a break from visiting Breckenridge because we’d frequented this Colorado mountain town so much that some HeidiTown citizens thought we lived there. So, I didn’t put it on the travel list for a few years (then the pandemic ... [ Read More ]
Barbarian Feast Photo
Colorado, Festivals, October

Barbarian Feast: Meat, Mead, Beer & Belly Dancing in Loveland

Started in 2017, Barbarian Feast is now the must-have ticket of the season. While we took a brief break during the pandemic, this will be our sixth year of holding the events under the tents at Grimm Brothers Brewhouse in ... [ Read More ]
Winter Park, Colorado Why Fritzi, the Dog, is a Big Fan. HeidiTown (14)
Colorado, dog, Festivals, Travel

Winter Park, Colorado: Why Fritzi, the Dog, is a Big Fan

Want to know why your dog will love Grand County? And you too? The average August temperature is 74 degrees.   We’ve been heading to Grand County, home to Winter Park, Granby, Grand Lake, and more, for many years. I’ve been ... [ Read More ]
Puppy Mill Awareness Day 2023 HeidiTown (2)
Colorado, Festivals, September

Berthoud, Colorado, Goes to the Dogs: Puppy Mill Awareness Day

I have supported this cause from its start in 2014. It’s Puppy Mills Awareness Day (formerly Hops & Harley). One hundred percent of the proceeds from this event go to Harley Dream. This cause is close to my heart for ... [ Read More ]
Front Range Rally Heidi Kerr-Schlaefer, Mayor of HeidiTown

Beer Festivals Can & Should Continue — Here’s How

Reading article after article about the potential demise of the beer festival has got me thinking, and I have decided that it’s not all doom and gloom. Belgian Brew Fest at Bruz Beer in Denver, Colorado. Yes, the pandemic spelled ... [ Read More ]
5 Good Reasons to Visit Keystone, Colorado, this Summer HeidiTown.com 2

5 Good Reasons to Visit Keystone, Colorado, this Summer

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 ... [ Read More ]
Greeley Friday Fest Courtesy photo
Colorado, Festivals

Friday Fest in Downtown Greeley, Colorado, is Coming

I have never been more excited for summer than this year. Ryan says I am like this every year, but this is different. The winter seems to have been extra cold, extra snowy, and just extra wintry. The fact is, ... [ Read More ]
Cozy Up & Party Down Sweetheart Festival in Loveland, Colorado. Richard Haro, photographer, Visit Loveland (3)
Colorado, February, Festivals

Cozy Up & Party Down: Sweetheart Festival in Loveland, Colorado

Last year, I attended Sweetheart Festival on both days of the event. Both times I was so proud of what is on offer in my hometown of Loveland, Colorado. Sweetheart Festival is a spectacle for the eyes as well as ... [ Read More ]
Not a Year in Review. Baby goat at AJ Farms in Belle Fourche, South Dakota. HeidiTown 3
Festivals, Travel

The Future is Here: Not Looking Back

I have not written a “year in review” post, and I’m not going to do it. Now that isn’t to say that there weren’t highlights. Most were animal-related. For instance, meeting kittens and puppies at Animal Aid of Colorado on ... [ Read More ]