festivals

Best of Colorado, Summer Events & Festivals - What's your favorite?

With summer fast approaching, the Mayor is excited about numerous upcoming Colorado events and festivals.    However, before I start sharing my favorites, I’d like to know what event/festival you are most looking forward to attending this summer. Please share your favorite Colorado summer event/festival with HeidiTown in the comment section below.   Tell us what makes this event  your all-time favorite.   The best description will receive a fabulous

The Elders to play all 3 days of the Rocky Mountain Irish Festival

It’s official, the Celtic rock band from Kansas City, The Elders, will again be  playing at this summer’s Rocky Mountain Irish Festival (formerly the Fort Collins Irish Festival). The Elders are the Mayor’s all-time favorite band. Learn more about them and hear their music at www.eldersmusic.com. For more information on the Rocky Mountain Irish Festival, and to purchase your tickets in advance, go to www.fortcollinsirishfestival.com. The festival runs August 27-29,

Barley Days Barbeque in Berthoud, Colorado

Come celebrate small town America in Berthoud, Colorado this Saturday. This is the first annual Barley Days Barbeque, which will be held in Fickel Park. The event is sponsored by the Berthoud Area Chamber of Commerce. There will be beer, brats, bbq,  music and much, much more. Bring the whole family and stay for the entire afternoon. Barley Days starts at 12 p.m. on Saturday, October 3, and runs until

Why is September so great?  Oktoberfest

Coloradoans likes beer.   We have a lot of breweries.   In fact, we produce more beer here than in any other state.    Not surprisingly  towns across Colorado embrace Oktoberfest. The real Oktoberfest is held each year in Munich, Germany, where Germans and tourist alike consume 1.5 million gallons of beer during the 16-day event. The event starts in September and usually last into the first part of October.

Get corny in Loveland, Colorado at the Corn Roast Festival

A freshly roasted ear of corn dripping in butter and sprinkled with a little pepper – this is why we head to Corn Roast Festival in Loveland, Colorado  every year. This year’s festival kicks off at 5 p.m. today – and don’t be late!   At 5:30 p.m. the famous Corn Shucking Contest will be held.   Hundreds of ears of corn will be shucked right before your eyes.  

FUN is on the agenda in Northern Colorado this weekend

NewWestFest kicks off its 21st year today in Fort Collins, with more than 50 bands taking the stage in several venues, including a Kids Music Adventure stage located at the Fort Collins Museum Courtyard on College. Perhaps the most famous musician playing the festival is Academy Award and two-time grammy award winner  Melissa Etheridge, who will headline the Mountain Avenue main stage at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday night. NewWestFest is

What to do, what to do, this weekend

Where can you see a juggler, a magician and a guy dressed as barbarian – eat steak on a stick, a turkey leg and wash it down with ice cold hard cider – ride a camel, try your hand at shooting a bow, tossing an ax or throwing a tomato, and carry a sword, ax or bow without being incarcerated?   This is the last weekend of the Colorado Renaissance