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Lighting of Breckenridge and Race of the Santas

Participate in the Race of the Santas, where hundreds of jolly look-alikes race down Main Street, watch the dog parade and continue the festivities with the Lighting of Breckenridge, where Santa greets the holiday congregation from his horse-drawn carriage.

Loveland Fire and Ice Festival

Celebrate love and the arts in all forms in the heart of Loveland at this three-day festival. Watch ice sculpting, enjoy live performances, sample local brews, and feed the family at the food truck food court. A family fair features rides. A musical light show and fireworks ends each night Fri and Sat at 9pm…

Chalk Art Festival

See pastel chalk paintings come to life. Seel chalk art, local food trucks, live entertainment, and artisan crafters.

Reynolds Ranch Harvest Festival

Celebrate the Reynolds Ranch legacy and the spirit of the fall. Festivities will include a pumpkin patch, hayrides and more. $5, Museum members are free.

Art & Ale Brew Festival

Enjoy food and drinks from local craft breweries and restaurants, live music from That Eighties Band, and more. Reservations required. Adults. $25 and up.

Colorado Indian Market and Southwest Showcase

See the 37th annual show with art and performances celebrating Native American culture.

Jewelry & Holiday Gift Fair

Shop for jewelry, accessories and holiday gifts from hand crafters and commercial retailers. Free and open to the Public

U-Pick-Em Pumpkins

Daily through Oct 31. 9am-6:30pm. Pick your own pumpkin from the fields, explore the hay bale maze, corn maze and pet the animals. Free admission; cost for pumpkins and other treats.

Kidtopia Culinary Festival

Join this inaugural event, a week-long celebration of all things food and family fun. Events occur throughout Keystone Resort and include a Carnival Bounce Party, Fireside cocoa and coloring, kids yoga, tubing, and an ice cream sundae party.

Erie Biscuit Day

Try biscuits and gravy, homemade stew, live music, craft booths and more, based on a tradition of the late 1800s. Free to attend; cost for food. All ages.

Anderson Farms Fall Festival

Through Oct. 31. Hours vary. Explore the corn maze, visit the pumpkin patch, and more. Private campsite rental available with reservation. $10-$16.

Colorado Youth Pipe Band Ceilidh (Scottish Party)

Enjoy a Scottish night out and help raise money for the Rocky Mountain region's only youth pipe band. $15 adult, $5 child (over 5), free 5 and younger.

Pumpkin Harvest Festival

Build a scarecrow, select the perfect pumpkin, dance to live music and more at the Four Mile House. Admission is free, charges apply for refreshments and some activities.

Holiday Food and Gift Festival

Fri - 10am-7pm Sat - 10am-7pm Sun - 10am-5pm Shop among more than 500 exhibitors for one-of-a-kind gifts. $14 adult, $12 seniors/child, 12 and under are free.

Louisville Parade of Lights

See musical entertainment, a living nativity, petting zoo and visit with Santa, along with the Louisville Arts District First Friday Art Walk.

Taste of Arvada

VIP hour from 5-8pm Enjoy drinks and food from over 50 local hot spots. VIP (21+ only ) $30, Kids 5 and under free, 6-12 $5, Adults 13+ $20 in advance, $25 at the door.

Denver Christkindl Market

Hours vary. Relive a centuries old German tradition with the Christmas market selling gifts and food at individual vendor stalls. Free admission.

Wassail Days

Celebrate winter and the holiday season with wassail, a warm Old English apple cider.

Stock Show Parade

Watch more than 40 Longhorn cattle walking through the streets of downtown Denver. Step back in time and see a true western cattle drive with horses, cowboys, cowgirls, tractors, marching bands, and floats. The parade starts at Union Station and runs down 17th Street and is followed by the annual National Western BBQ Lunch beginning…

Corn Maze at Chatfield Farms

Wind through seven acres of corn. The maze can be viewed from two 15-foot tall illuminated bridges. Visitors under the age of 10 can explore the mini-maze. Tickets include one hayride, barrel train ride (for children 12 and under) and unlimited jumping on a giant pillow. Pony rides and hamster balls are available for an…

Global Fest 2017

Attend a festival showcasing cultures and traditions throughout music and performances from around the world, global food and drinks, and more. Free admission and parking.

Weekday October Happenings

Mon-Fri through Oct 31, 9am to 5:30pm. Get a pumpkin to paint, enjoy self-guided tours of the pumpkin patch, jump in the obstacle course, visit the hay maze and more. $8 per child.

Lafayette Oatmeal Festival

Enjoy a healthy day with an oatmeal breakfast at Pioneer Elementary (101 E. Baseline Rd.), 5K run (200 E. Baseline Rd.), and ninja warrior courses at the recreation center.

Ullr Fest

Pay tribute to Ullr, the Norse god of snow. Grab a Viking helmet and join the town-wide event which includes the iconic Main Street parade, Ullr Fat Bike Race, Ullr talent show, amd Ullr Ice Plunge.

A Taste of Colorado

Hours vary by date. Attend a Labor Day Weekend festival with local and worldly cuisine, six music stages, shopping, and much more.

Colorado RV Adventure Travel Show

See exhibits of 2018 RVs ranging from Class A motor-homes to lightweight easy-to-pull tent trailers, fifth-wheels and travel trailers.

Town of Frisco’s Fall Fest

Taste the Flavors of Frisco as restaurants showcase their signature dishes. Peruse local and regional art at the Meet the Artist art show (Saturday and Sunday). Food/beverage costs will vary from vendor to vendor.

2018 Chinese New Year Cultural Fair

Celebrate Asian art and culture for the Chinese New Year. Great Wall Academy performs, featuring dragon and lion dancer, and Chinese folk dances.

Día de los Muertos Festival

Celebrate Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) by creating ofrendas (offerings) – elaborate displays commemorating loved ones – decorating sugar skulls and more.

National Western Stock Show

See the world's largest stock show, involving more than 15,000 animals. See rodeos, horse shows, mutton bustin', and a western trade show.

Potato Day at Centennial Village

Celebrate the agricultural heritage of the region with musical entertainment, a beer garden, and more. $7, age 2 and under are free.

October Pumpkin Carnival

Sat and Sun through Oct. 31. Enjoy a hay maze, petting zoo and more. Free admission, activity prices range $1-$5.

Harvest Festival at the Littleton Museum

Pick out a Halloween pumpkin and then enjoy hayrides and other fun activities. Some activities and refreshments require tickets which can be purchased the day of the event.

Festival of Scarecrows

Bring costumed kids for the parade, navigate the corn maze, find a perfect pumpkin and be sure to vote for your favorite scarecrow. $20.

Adventure Film Festival and Street Fair

See a collection of active outdoor and environmental films, explore the street fair and the vendor village. $25-$65 depending on day and time block of films.

International Snow Sculpture Championships

See the masterpieces of 16 teams of snow artists from around the globe who transform 20-ton blocks of snow with only hand tools into an outdoor art gallery. Jan. 16-21: Technical Week - see how the blocks are formed. Jan. 22-26: Sculpting Week - Watch artists turn the blocks into art. Jan. 25-29: Viewing Week…

Punkin Chunkin Colorado

Hours vary by date. Attend a three-day event featuring a world-renowned pumpkin chunking competition and family-friendly festival activities like live music, face painting, pony rides, crafts, a pumpkin patch and blow-up corn maze. A variety of food and beverage vendors will be available. The Voice finalists, The Swon Brothers will kick off the weekend with…

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