summer

Must-stop Colorado ice cream shops. Miyauchi's in Grand Lake. HeidiTown.com

It’s hard to believe, but it’s already mid summer and I think that calls for a post about ice cream. My husband loves sweets, so if we spot an ice cream shop or a candy store during our travels around Colorado, we always have to pop in. Here are a few of our favorite ice cream shops in Colorado. Malt Shoppe – Pagosa Springs What could be better after a

Kids bored this summer Let HeidiTown help. Sounds of Centerra

Since the beginning of summer break, I’ve seen dozens of my friends complaining on Facebook about their kids’ boredom and asking about interesting ways to keep them busy this summer. I’m not a mom, so I’m not going to use this blog post to list arts and crafts projects or fun backyard activities to do with your kids this summer. However, I am going to shed light on a few

five things to do in pagosa springs this summer. tube the san juan river. HeidiTown.com

Last week I was a speaker at a tourism conference in Pagosa Springs, and it was a good reminder of the total awesomeness of this Southwest Colorado town. Pagosa Springs should be on your must-visit list this summer and here are five things you need to do once you get there. 1. Float the river in Pagosa Springs The best way to take advantage of a river that runs directly

Hi County Haus property in Winter Park, Colorado. HeidiTown.com

Many Coloradans grew up skiing at Winter Park and it holds a special place in many hearts, but have you visited the town during the summer? It may have “winter” in the name, but it’s a fantastic summer festival town with one of my favorite festival venues, Hideaway Park. Last weekend, my friend, Karen, and I headed up to Grand County to attend the Winter Park Beer Festival at Hideaway

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Summer is quickly coming to a close and you may be thinking about one last trip to the Colorado mountains before the kids head back to school. This week’s radio segment on KRFC 88.9 FM, Fort Collins public radio, highlights some of the late summer music festivals happening across the Rocky Mountains. From soul music in Vail to jazz in Copper, the hills are alive with the sound of music.

Pint glass at Loveland Aleworks

I was raised in a strict vegetarian household, and when I was 16-year-old I rebelled by eating bacon, and since then I’ve been making up for my childhood meat deprivation. Today, I freaking love meat, and barbecue festivals allow me to embrace my teenage rebellion and eat myself into a meat coma. Colorado has become a breeding ground for amazing barbecue events, and I like the trend. Loveland, Colorado has

Ryan at Ren Faire

I’ve been attending festivals since I was just a kid. Our family favorite was the Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games & Clan Gathering in Enumclaw, Washington. We also attended regional and community events, such as the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in Mt. Vernon, Washington. As an adult, I attend festivals in Colorado year round, but summer is always extra special. There’s nothing better than dusty festival feet at the end

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This year, Summerfest in the Rockies will kick off on July 8, 2011 with Spirits at Sunset. This is a twist on their usual wine tasting event. With a unique new distillery now open in Loveland, as well as a new brewery, the organizers thought it would be fun to highlight these two small businesses. The evening will be an interactive beer and spirits tasting with drinks provided by Dancing

SummerFest in the Rockies is just around the corner

Held annually on the  second weekend in July, this year (2011) will be the  5th SummerFest celebration. Held at Civic Center Park/Foote Lagoon in Loveland, Colorado, this community event features a smorgasbord of activities, and always kicks off with a Friday night event to remember. Continue reading about Summer Fest here and get a hint about an exciting upcoming HeidiTown giveaway.

Foote Lagoon Concert Series is just around the corner!

This is one of my favorite events of the summer and because it’s on a Thursday night it doesn’t interfere with my crazy weekend festival schedule. I like lots of things about this festival – the proximity to downtown Loveland, the beautiful setting and the floating stage. The 2011 musical lineup for Loveland’s Foote Lagoon Concert Series has been announced and I’m very excited to see fiddle players on the