Festivals & Events

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December, Festivals

Featured Festival: Gold Camp Christmas in Cripple Creek & Victor, Colorado

Gold Camp Christmas, photo courtesy of Maria Cunningham & VisitCrippleCreek.com. The holidays come alive in Cripple Creek and Victor on December 6-9, 2012, during Gold Camp Christmas. One hundred years ago, thousands of people converged on this area of Colorado ... [ Read More ]
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Festivals, November

Featured Festival: The Grand Illumination of Downtown Denver

Photo with permission from VisitDenver.com. As much as I love small towns, during the holidays I love taking a trip to the big city. One of my fondest Christmas memories is walking under the canopy of lights on Larimer in ... [ Read More ]
Bighorn Sheep Georgetown Colorado
Festivals, November

Featured Festival: Georgetown Bighorn Sheep Festival

Photo courtesy Clear Creek County Colorado is associated with many beautiful things, and the 7th Annual Georgetown Bighorn Sheep Festival is a celebration of one of those things. The festival takes place Saturday, November 10, 2012. The bighorn sheep is ... [ Read More ]
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Festivals, November

Featured Festival: Denver Arts Week

Nothing destroys the stereotype of being a cow town, like Denver Arts Week. Denver is a hub of arts and culture and during this week long celebration, every type of artistic medium is celebrated including visual arts, theater, music, film, ... [ Read More ]
Coffin Race in Manitou Springs
Festivals, October

Featured Festival: Emma Crawford Coffin Races in Manitou Springs, Colorado

All photos courtesy of ManitouSprings.org. Let’s be frank, Manitou Springs is quirky, and sometimes downright weird, but that’s a big part of why I like it. We’ve done several weekend trips to Manitou over the years, and it’s always a ... [ Read More ]
Volkstanzgruppe Dancers at Oktoberfest in Greeley, Colorado
Festivals, September

Friday’s Featured Festival: Greeley Oktoberfest

The Volkstanzgruppe Dancers entertained the crowd and gave free lessons. Photo by H.M. Kerr-Schlaefer. This is not the first time I’ve mentioned the Greeley Oktoberfest on HeidiTown, and long before they became an advertiser here, I thought this was one ... [ Read More ]
Is Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest the best music festival in Colorado?
August, Festivals, Music

Is Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest the best music festival in Colorado?

My parents met while singing in a traveling church band in the 70s, and on many childhood nights I fell asleep listening to my dad strumming his guitar downstairs. My mom, who is an accomplished pianist, laughingly used to accuse ... [ Read More ]
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August, Festivals

A festival full of hot air – Sweetheart Balloon Rally & Airstream Show

As you might imagine, I go to a lot of events and festivals, and quite frankly, a lot of them look the same – beer garden, food vendors, kids’ area, 5K, pancake breakfast. This isn’t necessarily bad, especially in smaller ... [ Read More ]
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Festivals, July

Junkyard Wars ““ Loveland, Colorado style

Photos by H.M. Kerr-Schlaefer, all rights reserved. (Note: This event name has been changed to The Sculpture Games for 2013. It is now a 2-day event. More at www.thesculpturegames.com.) I consider myself creative and imaginative, but when it comes to ... [ Read More ]
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Festivals, July

Biergarten Festival in Morrison, Colorado gets it right

The 16th Annual Biergarten Festival – July 13 & 14, 2012   Last year I was interviewed by Kama, from 99.9 FM in Fort Collins, Colorado. She asked me, “What makes a great festival?” I answered that setting is a ... [ Read More ]