Festivals & Events

cinco de mayo sombrero
Festivals, May

Cinco de Mayo Colorado

For most residents of the United States, Cinco de Mayo means heading to the nearest Mexican restaurant and indulging in multiple margaritas. However, the 5th of May celebration is much more than just tortilla chips and margs. Cinco de Mayo ... [ Read More ]
Lyons Classic Pinball machine
April, Festivals

Calling all Pinball Wizards & Groupies

A machine at Lyons Classic Pinball in Lyons, Colorado. Photo by H.M. Kerr-Schlaefer, all rights reserved. I love it when I discover a truly unique event, and the Rocky Mountain Pinball Showdown & Gameroom Expo definitely falls into this category ... [ Read More ]
Fort Collins Music Experiment
April, Festivals

Fort Collins Music Experience (FoCoMX) is here!

Music played a very significant role during my formative years. I come from a musical family; we have singers, guitarists, pianist, songwriters and composers. One of my fondest memories is falling asleep night after night to the sound of my ... [ Read More ]
Island Grill at the Taste of Loveland, Colorado
April, Festivals

The 6th Annual Taste of Loveland

Island Grill's owners serve up their popular fish tacos at the 5th Annual Taste of Loveland. Photo by H.M. Kerr-Schlaefer. All rights reserved. My husband and I attended this event last year and ate ourselves silly – it was so ... [ Read More ]
Top 3 places to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Northern Colorado
Festivals, March

Top 3 places to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Northern Colorado

This is a holiday rooted in Christianity, but today it’s better known for green beer and corn beef and cabbage. March 17 is the anniversary of St. Patrick’s death in the fifth century and the Irish have celebrated this date ... [ Read More ]
The Mayor celebrates St. Patrick's Day a top a Colorado mountain.
Festivals, March

St. Patrick’s Day in Fort Collins, Colorado

The Mayor celebrates St. Patrick's Day a top a Colorado mountain. Photo by Ryan Schlaefer. All rights rserved. St. Patrick’s Day is one of my favorite holidays. I’m not exactly sure why. Despite having Irish roots my family never celebrated ... [ Read More ]
Denver Big Air Event
Festivals, January

Denver Big Air Event

I wanted to share these amazing pictures with you. My friend Chase Squires took these photos of the ski ramp that was constructed for the Denver Big Air Event that’s happening today and tomorrow in downtown Denver. These photos show ... [ Read More ]
Oatmeal Festival in Lafayette, Colorado (Jan. 8, 2011)
Festivals, January

Oatmeal Festival in Lafayette, Colorado (Jan. 8, 2011)

This festival is sponsored by Quaker Oats. I have no idea why Lafayette, Colorado celebrates oatmeal, maybe by next year’s festival I’ll have gotten to the bottom of that bowl, I mean mystery. The celebration includes a 5K run, followed ... [ Read More ]
Estes Park Winter Festival (Jan. 14-17, 2011)
Festivals, January

Estes Park Winter Festival (Jan. 14-17, 2011)

I recently met a couple from Switzerland who said that Estes Park, Colorado reminded them of their home country. Estes Park is a charming little town nestled among snow-capped peaks and I can think of no better place for a ... [ Read More ]
Fruitcake, not just for eating (The 16th Annual Fruitcake Toss, Manitou Spring, Colorado)
Festivals, January

Fruitcake, not just for eating (The 16th Annual Fruitcake Toss, Manitou Spring, Colorado)

FRUITCAKE 1) a rich cake containing nuts, dried or candied fruits and spices, 2) a crazy or eccentric person. TOSS 1) to throw, pitch or fling. Fruitcake Toss, Manitou Spring, Colorado (photo courtesy of Suzanne Barlow) Love it or hate ... [ Read More ]