Festivals & Events

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

Santa Claus is Coming to Town: 3 Santa Festivals in Colorado

‘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. Photo Credit: Crested Butte Mountain Resort Crowds of Santas Spotted in Breckenridge ... [ Read More ]
Featured Festival: Winter Wonderlights 2017-2018, Loveland, Colorado
December, Festivals, January, November

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. Photo credit: Joshua Hardin Winter Wonderlights will be a light show like no other in the ... [ Read More ]
Featured Festival Nitro Fest 2017, Longmont, Colorado Photo Credit Eddie ClarkFeatured Festival Nitro Fest 2017, Longmont, Colorado Photo Credit Eddie Clark
Festivals, November

Featured Festival: Nitro Fest 2017, Longmont, Colorado

… and now for something completely different. This photo & all following photos by Eddie Clark. 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 ... [ Read More ]
Featured Festival Fall Back Beer Fest 2017 in Estes Park, Photo Credit Brewtography Project
Festivals, November

Featured Festival: Fall Back Beer Fest 2017 in Estes Park

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. Photo Credit: Brewtography Project Location, Location, Location First, let’s talk about the ... [ Read More ]
Featured Festival Denver Maker Faire 2017
Festivals, October

Featured Festival: Denver Maker Faire + Discounted Tickets

You need to attend a Maker Faire in order to truly understand the powerful nature of these events. Photos provided by Denver Maker Faire. First and foremost, you will see children of all ages engaging with something other than a ... [ Read More ]
Dogs, Sheep & Meat Pies at the Meeker Sheepdog Trials (4)
Festivals, September, Travel

Dogs, Sheep & Meat Pie at the Meeker Sheepdog Trials

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 ... [ Read More ]
Featured Festival Mountain Harvest Festival 2017, Paonia, Colorado, Chili Cookoff - photo credit Nyssa Yassa
Festivals, September

Featured Festival: Mountain Harvest Festival 2017, Paonia, Colorado

There’s a little spot on Colorado’s Western Slope that’s home to flocks of sheep, fields of vegetables and orchards of fruit. Things move a little slower here and that’s just the way the people of the North Fork Valley like ... [ Read More ]
Loveland Oktoberfest
Festivals, September

Featured Festival: Loveland Oktoberfest 2017

Call me an Oktoberfest snob, but I believe it takes more than beer and pretzels to make a great Oktoberfest. This year, Loveland Oktoberfest, held at Grimm Brothers Brewhouse, has many of the right ingredients to be called the best Oktoberfest ... [ Read More ]
Featured Festival ArtoCade 2017, Sept. 8-10 (6)
Festivals, September

Featured Festival: ArtoCade 2017, Sept. 8-10

Creative, ingenious, colorful, crafty, artistic and kooky are all words I would use to describe ArtoCade in Trinidad, Colorado. Squish all those words together and you’ve got one very entertaining festival in a truly fantastic town. We were lucky enough ... [ Read More ]
Featured Festival Glenn Miller Swing Fest. Photo by Jon A Yamamoto
August, Festivals

Featured Festival: Glenn Miller Swing Fest, August 17-19, 2017

I think swing music is happy music, and that’s why I love the Glenn Miller Swing Festival in Fort Morgan, Colorado. This is a happy event that celebrates one of this town’s favorite sons, Glenn Miller. World famous big band ... [ Read More ]