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Weekday October Happenings

Date:
Oct 01, 2017 to Oct 31, 2017
Cost:
Phone:
303-684-0087

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.

Schweiger Ranch Fall Festival

Date:
Oct 06, 2018 10am - 2pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:

Pick out a favorite pumpkin in the pumpkin patch or take a hay wagon ride provided by Colorado Carriage Company. The event is free and open to the public.

Grandoozy

Date:
Sep 14, 2018 to Sep 16, 2018
Cost:
Visit website for pricing options and combinations
Phone:

Be part of a new festival experience from the creators of Bonnaroo and Outside Lands. The festival features iconic and local artists and musicians, food, craft beer, and spirits.

Punkin Chunkin Colorado

Date:
Oct 06, 2017 to Oct 08, 2017
Cost:
Phone:
303-739-7160

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…

Erie Town Fair and Balloon Festival

Date:
May 19, 2018 10am - 9pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-828-3440

Find more than 200 craft and food vendors, carnival games, and live entertainment. Hot air balloons are launched at 6:15 a.m. May 18-20, weather permitting, at Colorado National Golf Club, 2700 Vista Parkway, Erie.

Pumpkin Festival

Date:
Oct 12, 2018 to Oct 14, 2018
Cost:
$8 adult, $7 student, senior (65 and up), and military, $6 member adult, $6 child (ages 3-­12), $5 member senior (65 and up), $4 member child (ages 3-­12), free age 2 and under
Phone:
720-865-3500

Enjoy live music, pony rides, horse-drawn hayrides, a mini-maze for kids 10 and under, jumping pillow, and an obstacle course. Additional costs include Corn Maze, pumpkin golf cart shuttles directly to your car, Xtreme Obstacle Course, hamster balls, stunt jump, and additional carnival game tickets.

Día de los Muertos Celebration

Date:
Nov 03, 2018 9am - 4pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-865-3500

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

Holiday Food and Gift Festival

Date:
Nov 16, 2018 to Nov 18, 2018
Schedule:
Nov. 16-17, 10am-7pm; Nov. 18, 10am-5pm
Cost:
Visit website for admission prices
Phone:
303-297-1166

Shop among more than 500 exhibitors for one-of-a-kind gifts including art, jewelry, music, toys, and Christmas decor.

Western Welcome Week

Date:
Aug 10, 2018 to Aug 19, 2018
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-794-4870

Take your pick of more than 40 events include parades, arts and crafts fairs, music, vendors and more. This year marks the 90th celebration.

Loveland Sweetheart Festival

Date:
Feb 08, 2019 to Feb 09, 2019
Schedule:
Fri. 5-10pm; Sat. 2-9pm
Cost:
Free admission but some activities have a fee
Phone:

Be part of this inaugural event with the largest love lock sculpture in the U.S., the Love of Chocolate and Beer tastings, a Sweetheart City Race 5K, live music, and Snowzilla Jr., an inflatable toboggan slide for adults and children.

Potato Day at Centennial Village

Date:
Sep 09, 2017 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Cost:
Phone:
970-350-9220

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

Minefaire: The Ultimate Minecraft Experience

Date:
Aug 11, 2018 to Aug 12, 2018
Cost:
$45 and up, free for age 2 and under
Phone:
866-442-4433

Meet your favorite YouTube creators flown in from around the world, join parent-child build challenges, win a Minecraft costume contest, witness nonstop mega-stage shows, and meet and learn from Minecraft Education Global Mentors and other Minecraft experts through hands on workshops and presentations.

Boulder Creek Festival Kids’ Place

Date:
May 26, 2018 to May 28, 2018
Schedule:
Sat-Sun, 10am-7pm; Mon, 11am-5pm, during Boulder Creek Festival hours
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-442-4557

Drop in to find activities, services, and products of interest to children and families. Staff from the Colorado Mountain Ranch Children’s Summer Camp offer an introduction to the Mountain Day Camp Programs, a chance to meet staff members, and a leather stamping activity.

Fort Collins Comic Con

Date:
Aug 25, 2017 to Aug 26, 2017
Cost:
$20 age 13 and up, $10 ages 6-12, free age 5 and under
Phone:
970-221-6256

Get together with thousands of geeks, pop-culture enthusiasts, gamers, writers, cosplayers and artists.

Vail Oktoberfest

Date:
Sep 07, 2018 to Sep 16, 2018
Schedule:
Sept. 7-9 and Sept. 14-16
Cost:
Free
Phone:

Enjoy two weekends of Bavarian fun with activities including keg bowling contests, live music from Vail Oktoberfest legends Helmut Fricker and the Rhinelanders Band, dancing, yodeling, alpenhorn blowing, and food.

Colorado RV Adventure Travel Show

Date:
Jan 09, 2019 to Jan 12, 2019
Schedule:
Wed Noon-8pm, Thu 10am-8pm, Fri 10am-8pm Sat 8am-7pm
Cost:
$12, free age 12 and under
Phone:
800-848-6247

See exhibits of 2019 RVs ranging from Class A motor-homes to lightweight easy-to-pull tent trailers, fifth-wheels, and travel trailers.

Longmont Oktoberfest

Date:
Oct 05, 2018 to Oct 06, 2018
Schedule:
Fri, 5-10pm; Sat, noon-9pm
Cost:
$15 adult, $5 ages 5-12, free under age 5
Phone:

Celebrate German traditions at a family-friendly event, featuring live music from local performers, a variety of Longmont’s craft brewers, and food for purchase. Reservations required.

Colorado Indian Market and Southwest Showcase

Date:
Jan 18, 2019 to Jan 20, 2019
Schedule:
Jan. 18, 1-7pm; Jan. 19, 10am-7pm; Jan. 20, 10am-5pm
Cost:
$15 adults, $13 seniors, free age 13 and under
Phone:
303-292-6278

See the 38th annual show with art and performances celebrating Native American culture. Admission includes all shows, performances, and demonstrations and is good for all three days.

Kites in the Park Festival

Date:
May 20, 2018 10am - 3pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
970-221-6660

Celebrate all things kites. Join flyers from around the world to perform kite ballets, battle kites, and fly giant kites. Decorate your own kites to take home. Kites are free, but limited to the first 500 guests. Enjoy food and activities including a stick horse rodeo, demonstrations, and clinics to battle Rokkaku kites.

Rocky Mountain Hobby Expo

Date:
Oct 27, 2018 to Oct 28, 2018
Schedule:
Sat. 9am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm
Cost:
$12 adults, free children under 12, active military with ID, and scouts in uniform. Parking is free
Phone:
303-292-6278

Explore hobbies from drones and model trains, to Legos and dollhouses. Learn, try, and buy during hands-on demonstrations, workshops, and a marketplace of hobby items for sale.

Colorado Youth Pipe Band Ceilidh (Scottish Party)

Date:
Nov 04, 2017 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cost:
$15 adult, $5 child (over 5), free 5 and younger.
Phone:
303-279-5282

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.

Colorado Renaissance Festival

Date:
Jun 16, 2018 to Aug 05, 2018
Schedule:
Sat and Sun only
Cost:
$24 adults, $12 ages 5-12, free age 5 and under
Phone:
303-688-6010

Immerse yourself in the time of lords and ladies, knights, and giant turkey drumsticks. Visit merchandise, craft, and food vendors, see jousting, the courtly parade, and play on rides.

Breastival

Date:
Aug 26, 2018 3 - 6pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-319-1929

Help support, normalize, and celebrate breastfeeding with a family festival. There will be more than 30 vendors, and free activities including face painting, a bounce house, balloon animals, music, yoga, henna tattoos, storytime, and food trucks. For prizes, register online before the event. Event happens in and around the Pavilion.

Colorado Tiny House Festival

Date:
Jun 22, 2018 to Jun 24, 2018
Schedule:
Hours vary by date
Cost:
$10 and up
Phone:
303-900-5477

Learn more about the tiny living movement with up-to-date information on going tiny, simplifying your life, minimalistic living, and living greener. In addition to tours of nearly 40 unique small living structures, attendees will also enjoy expert speaker presentations, hands-on workshops, and a product and service marketplace.

Colorado Medieval Festival

Date:
Jun 01, 2018 to Jun 03, 2018
Schedule:
Hours vary by date
Cost:
$13 adults, $8 ages 6-12, free age 5 and under. Parking is free
Phone:

See juggling, games, magic tricks, and live music.

Taste of Puerto Rico

Date:
Jun 10, 2018 11am - 7pm
Cost:
Free admission
Phone:
800-233-6837

Attend the largest Caribbean Festival in Colorado with musical acts, cultural offerings, and Puerto Rican food.

Corn Maze at Chatfield Farms

Date:
Sep 21, 2018 to Oct 28, 2018
Schedule:
Fri-Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, 10am-5pm
Cost:
$14 adults; $13 student, senior, and military; $11 child ages 3-­12; $9 child member; free for age 2 and under
Phone:
720-865-4346

Wind through 7 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 corn maze. This year's design thanks emergency first responders.

Parker Days Festival

Date:
Jun 07, 2018 to Jun 10, 2018
Cost:
Free admission; $45 and up for Trace Adkins concert
Phone:
303- 841-4268

Enjoy a weekend of entertainment including a parade, farmers' market, and concerts including country music artist Trace Adkins.

National Western Stock Show

Date:
Jan 12, 2019 to Jan 27, 2019
Cost:
Grounds admission: $10-$22 adults age 12 and up, $3-$4 children ages 3-11, free age 2 and under. Ticketed event prices vary but include grounds admission
Phone:
303-299-5544

See the world’s largest stock show, involving more than 15,000 animals. Experience rodeos, horse shows, a wild west show, and a trade show. There are special activities for kids and opportunities to see animals up close.

Young People’s Concert

Date:
Jul 07, 2018 2pm
Cost:
$5-$10
Phone:
303-665-0599

Introduce young children to live orchestral music that engages audience members. Meet on the lawn afterward for kids’ activities. Age 4 and up. Reservations required.

Cherry Blossom Festival

Date:
Jun 23, 2018 to Jun 24, 2018
Schedule:
June 23, 11am-6pm; June 24, 11am-4pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:

Celebrate Japanese heritage and culture with live entertainment including taiko drumming plus food and drink, a marketplace, exhibits, and demonstrations.

Volunteer Fair

Date:
Apr 17, 2018 5 - 7pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-791-2500

Meet face-to-face with nonprofit organizations seeking help. The Fair is free to nonprofits and persons who are looking for an organization where they can donate their time.

A Taste of Colorado

Date:
Sep 01, 2018 to Sep 03, 2018
Cost:
FREE
Phone:
303-242-5855

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

Erie Biscuit Day

Date:
Sep 16, 2017 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cost:
Phone:
303-828-4561

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.

Maize in the City

Date:
Sep 28, 2018 to Oct 21, 2018
Schedule:
Times vary by date
Cost:
Free-$20
Phone:
720-408-0006

Navigate a 20-acre corn field maze with the help of a smartphone trivia game. Try the mini maze for younger kids. Ride on a barrel train, visit the petting zoo, swim through a corn kernel box with a corn kernel waterfall. Choose from 15 varieties of pumpkins and gourds set in an easy-to-pick field.

Capital Hill People’s Fair

Date:
Jun 01, 2018 to Jun 03, 2018
Cost:
Free
Phone:
800-233-6837

Attend Denver's oldest neighborhood festival with handmade arts and crafts, culinary delights, and live entertainment.

Art Night Out

Date:
May 11, 2018 to Sep 14, 2018
Schedule:
Second Fri of the month, 5-9pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-665-5588

Enjoy live music, artist booths, and additional events scheduled by Lafayette businesses. Children’s activities from 5-7pm; Bands play at Festival Plaza from 6:30-9pm.

Global Fest 2017

Date:
Aug 19, 2017 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cost:
FREE
Phone:

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.

Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival

Date:
Sep 06, 2018 to Sep 09, 2018
Schedule:
Hours vary by date
Cost:
$5 and up
Phone:
1-800-90-ESTES

See a parade, jousting competitions, Highland games, dance performances, and dog show contests, while enjoying Scottish and Irish food. This year, the festival will introduce a new extreme sport called Scottish Capall (horse) Dirt Boarding, which features an athlete on a longboard-style skateboard being pulled by a horse.

Tesoro Cultural Center’s Indian Market & Powwow

Date:
Jun 02, 2018 to Jun 03, 2018
Cost:
$5, free for children 12 and under
Phone:
303-839-1671

Shop from nationally-acclaimed Indian artists in a variety of mediums, including pottery, sculpture, and jewelry. Enjoy celebrations of art, dance, and cultural heritage.

Colorado BBQ Challenge

Date:
Jun 14, 2018 to Jun 16, 2018
Cost:
Admission is free, there is a cost for food and drink items
Phone:
800-424-1554

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of this Frisco event. Sample some of the best barbecue from around the country made by barbecue masters. Enjoy an array of weekend festivities including live music, pig races, and other activities.

16th Annual Harvest Farm Fall Festival & Corn Maze

Date:
Sep 29, 2018 to Oct 28, 2018
Schedule:
Fri-Sat, 10am-8pm; Sun, noon-6pm
Cost:
$15 adult, $13 age 4-12, $10 seniors, free age 3 and under
Phone:
970-568-9488

Enjoy a 10-acre corn maze, pig races, corn cannons, petting zoo, and hay wagon rides. Featured activities, available on select days, include goat yoga, Denver Broncos Day with Miles the Mascot, kite day, and horse-drawn carriages. Proceeds support the New Life Program, an outreach of Denver Rescue Mission, helping men recover from homelessness and addiction.

Pumpkin Nights

Date:
Oct 17, 2018 to Nov 04, 2018
Cost:
Free-$60
Phone:
619-955-5285

Follow a half-mile path as it leads you through eight multisensory pumpkin-themed lands. More than 3,000 hand-carved pumpkins and funkins greet visitors along with fire breathers, dancers, and pumpkin artists. The Pumpkin Central area features a movie screening of Pixar’s Coco, a pumpkin patch, pumpkin painting, and festive food.

Miller Farms Fall Harvest Festival

Date:
Sep 03, 2018 to Nov 17, 2018
Cost:
$22 adults, $18 ages 5-12, free age 3 and under. Special pricing available for groups and school groups
Phone:
970-785-6133

Find out what happens on a real working farm and where food comes from. Ride on a tractor, harvest vegetables, and enjoy a petting zoo and corn maze.

Street Faire

Date:
Jun 08, 2018 to Aug 10, 2018
Schedule:
Most Fri, 5-10pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-335-4581

Enjoy live music alongside food and drink, children’s activities, and more in downtown Louisville.

Denver County Fair

Date:
Jul 13, 2018 to Jul 15, 2018
Cost:
Basic Tickets starting at Adults (12+): $10, Kids (3-11): $3. Some events will require more tickets
Phone:
303-297-1166

Denver has its own county fair, and well … it’s fair-ly weird. Enjoy carnival rides, blue ribbon pies, goat yoga, midget wrestling, metalachi, mullet 5K run, our Beer + Wine Fest, and so much more! It’s fun and furry - wacky and weird – only at the Denver County Fair, July 13 - 15 at…

The Denver BBQ Festival

Date:
Jun 15, 2018 to Jun 17, 2018
Schedule:
June 15, 5-9pm; June 16, 11am-8pm; June 17, 11am-6pm
Cost:
Tickets required for Fri preview. Free admission Sat and Sun. There is a charge for food and beverages
Phone:

Get tastes of barbecue made by award-winning chefs from around the country.

Cinco de Mayo Street Party and Concert

Date:
May 05, 2018 5 - 10pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-688-7488

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with free bounce houses, live music, family activities, and food vendors. The event is held on Wilcox between 3rd and 5th Streets.

Mushroom Fair

Date:
Aug 12, 2018 11am - 5pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-865-3500

Learn about native fungi species and bring in specimens for identification.

Jeffco Fair & Festival

Date:
Aug 10, 2018 to Aug 12, 2018
Cost:
Gate admission: $5 age 13 and up, free age 12 and under. Additional fees for carnival rodeo and other special events
Phone:
303-271-6600

Immerse yourself in exhibits and demonstrations from Jefferson County’s 4-H members and Jeffco residents, enjoy live entertainment and one of Colorado’s largest professional rodeos.

Art & Ale Brew Festival

Date:
Aug 11, 2017 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Cost:
Phone:
303-315-9444

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

LoHi Bazaar BBQ

Date:
Jul 06, 2018 to Jul 08, 2018
Schedule:
Hours vary by date
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-287-4493

Shop, eat, drink, and enjoy live music. There will be roaming buskers and several areas specifically for kids. The event occurs in the area outside of Highland Tap & Burger.

Bohemian Nights at Newwestfest

Date:
Aug 10, 2018 to Aug 12, 2018
Cost:
Free
Phone:
970-221-6660

Hours vary by date. Attend a three-day music festival happening throughout downtown Ft. Collins. Musical acts including Blondie, The Decemberists, and a variety of other acts. There will also be a Kids' Music Adventure Stage and a Kids' World area with special activities and games.

Chalk Art Festival

Date:
Sep 23, 2017 to Sep 24, 2017
Cost:
Phone:
303-325-8000

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

Reynolds Ranch Harvest Festival

Date:
Oct 07, 2017 to Oct 08, 2017
Cost:
Phone:

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.

Ullr Fest

Date:
Jan 09, 2019 to Jan 12, 2019
Cost:
Free
Phone:
877-864-0868

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, and Ullr Ice Plunge.

Fall Fest

Date:
Sep 14, 2018 to Sep 16, 2018
Schedule:
Fri, 5-10pm; Sat, 10am-9pm; Sunday, 10am-5pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-449-3774

Attend a three-day autumn festival featuring live music, food, local micro-brews, wine and margaritas, children's activities, and more than 100 artisans presented by Firefly Handmade Markets.

Lafayette Peach Festival

Date:
Aug 18, 2018 9am - 4pm
Cost:
Free admission, some activities vary
Phone:

Enjoy peach pies, peach cobbler, peach smoothies and more. Children’s activities, live entertainment and music throughout the day.

Boulder Creek Hometown Festival

Date:
Sep 01, 2018 to Sep 03, 2018
Schedule:
Sat-Sun 10am-8pm, Mon 10am-5pm
Cost:
Free; fees for some attractions
Phone:
303-449-3137

Celebrate the end of summer with arts and crafts exhibitors, live performances, carnival rides, and the Great Zucchini Race.

Orthodox Food Festival & Old Globeville Days

Date:
Jul 21, 2018 11am - 7:30pm
Cost:
Free admission. Tickets can be purchased for food items
Phone:

Sample food from Russia, Romania, Serbia, Ukraine, Greece, Italy, Eritrea, and the Mediterranean. There will also be music, entertainment, children's activities, and tours of the historic landmark Orthodox cathedral.

Buskers, Brews & BBQ

Date:
Jun 09, 2018 11am - 6pm
Cost:
Admission is free but there is a $2 charge per sample
Phone:
303-739-7160

Enjoy local brews, a nationally sanctioned BBQ competition, and live entertainment from a variety of musicians and buskers.

Kidtopia Culinary Festival

Date:
Feb 08, 2019 to Feb 15, 2019
Schedule:
Activities vary by date. Visit the website for full schedule.
Cost:
Many events are free but there is a charge for some activities
Phone:

Enjoy a weeklong celebration of all things food and family fun. Decorate unicorn-themed desserts, make snacks such as cheese-stick snowmen and edible gold medals, and participate in fun food challenges.

Denver Chalk Art Festival

Date:
Jun 02, 2018 to Jun 03, 2018
Schedule:
June 2, 10am-10pm; June 3, 10am-8pm
Cost:
Free admission. Charge for food and drink
Phone:

Stroll around Larimer Square seeing amateur and student artists create works of art in chalk, on the streets. There will also be live music, food, and beverages.

Fright Fest

Date:
Sep 28, 2018 to Oct 28, 2018
Cost:
$39.99 by day, $29.99 by night
Phone:
303-595-4386

See Elitch Gardens transform into Family By Day and Fright By Night, plus all your favorite theme park rides.

Touch-A-Truck

Date:
Jun 02, 2018 9:30 - 11am
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-666-7400

Bring your kids to climb on and explore all types of trucks and cars. Parking is limited; consider walking, riding, or skating to the center.

Harvest Festival at the Littleton Museum

Date:
Oct 14, 2017 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Cost:
FREE
Phone:
303-795-3950

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.

Denver Greek Festival

Date:
Jun 15, 2018 to Jun 17, 2018
Schedule:
June 15-16, 11am-11pm; June 17, 11am-6pm
Cost:
$5 admission
Phone:

Join in the 53rd annual event that celebrates traditional Greek food, music, dance, and culture.

Elizabeth Celtic Festival

Date:
Jul 21, 2018 to Jul 22, 2018
Cost:
$10 adults ages 18-64, $5 ages 13-17, $5 seniors age 65 and up, free newborn to age 12
Phone:
303-646-5946

Attend the longest running Celtic Festival in Colorado. Enjoy free and fun activities for kids at the Children's Glen. There will also be Celtic games, rugby matches, a car show, Celtic food, and live music and dancing.

Pumpkin Harvest Festival

Date:
Oct 07, 2017 to Oct 08, 2017
Cost:
FREE
Phone:
720-865-0800

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.

Town of Frisco’s Fall Fest

Date:
Sep 08, 2018
Cost:
FREE
Phone:
800-424-1554

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

Colorado Black Arts Festival

Date:
Jul 13, 2018 to Jul 15, 2018
Schedule:
Hours vary by date
Cost:
Free admission
Phone:
800-233-6837

See a showcase of local, regional, and national African Americans in art and culture. The three day event will feature three performing stages filled with dance, jazz, blues, soul, reggae, gospel, traditional African drum and dance.

Steamboat Winter Carnival

Date:
Feb 06, 2019 to Feb 10, 2019
Cost:
$10 button for entry. Some events have an additional cost.
Phone:

Attend the event intended to help locals cope with cabin fever. Events include adults on shovels being pulled down main street behind horses or skiers jumping through fiery hoops.

Rocky Mountain Folks Festival

Date:
Aug 17, 2018 to Aug 19, 2018
Cost:
$70 and up; free age 12 and under
Phone:
303-823-0848

Celebrate the songs and stories of summertime with Regina Spektor, Jeff Tweedy, Indigo Girls, Los Lobos, and Martin Sexton along the St. Vrain River. Family activities include river tubing, an instrument petting zoo, and an ecology center.

Independence Day Celebration

Date:
Jul 04, 2018 to Jul 08, 2018
Cost:
Visit website for pricing details
Phone:
970-453-2913

Kick off the party with a 10K trail run, followed by the Firecracker 50 mountain bike race and the Main Street parade. Family activities, live music, a performance by the National Repertory Orchestra, and a fireworks display close out the night. Don’t miss Breckenridge Creative Arts’ Street Arts Festival, which celebrates street, pavement and graffiti…

Stock Show Parade

Date:
Jan 10, 2019 Noon
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-231-5657

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. The National Western BBQ Lunch begins at 11:30am in the atrium…

Denver Christkindl Market

Date:
Nov 16, 2018 to Dec 23, 2018
Schedule:
Hours vary
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-534-6161

Relive a centuries-old German tradition with an outdoor market of gifts and food in downtown Denver.

Global Fest

Date:
Aug 18, 2018 11am - 6pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-739-7160

Celebrate culture and community with a Parade of Nations, fashion show, vendors, and globally-inspired food venders.

Arts & Ales Festival

Date:
Aug 11, 2018 Noon - 7pm
Cost:
$5 admission, free age 12 and under. Visit website for pricing of general tasting tickets
Phone:
720-898-7200

Join in a celebration of local art, craft brews, food, and music. The family-friendly event includes activities for the kids, live local music, and contests.

Earth Day Celebration

Date:
Apr 21, 2018 11am - 4pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-987-7850

Get to know products, services and resources to help you find ways to better the earth. Fitness activities will be happening every hour, alongside sustainable gardening demonstrations and an electric vehicle expo. The event includes a free bike valet, climbing wall, kids crafts, interactive art, food, and a beer garden. Local musical talent includes Scott…

Estes Park Duck Race Festival

Date:
May 05, 2018 8:30am - 4pm
Cost:
Free admission; there is a charge for certain activities
Phone:

Adopt little rubber duckies to race down the river to benefit local charitable organizations. Enjoy entertainment, a 5K Duck Waddle, food, and family-friendly activities.

Arapahoe County Fair

Date:
Jul 26, 2018 to Jul 29, 2018
Schedule:
Hours vary by date
Cost:
$10 discount tickets are available online through 4pm July 26. Tickets are $15 at the gate, cash-only. Parking is $5. Kids under 36 inches get in for free
Phone:
303-795-4955

Enjoy unlimited carnival rides plus rodeos, concerts, truck and tractor pulls, barnyard friends, dog shows, and heritage activities.

Lafayette Oatmeal Festival

Date:
Jan 13, 2018 7:30am - 12pm
Schedule:
5K run starts 9:30am
Cost:
$8 adult breakfast $6 ages 3-12 and seniors breakfast free under age 2 breakfast $20 adult race $15 age 2-12 and seniors race
Phone:
303-666-9555

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.

Craft-Tea

Date:
Feb 16, 2019 11am - noon
Cost:
$10 for participants, free for other attendees
Phone:
303-987-7850

Learn about the celebration of the Lunar New Year in China and enjoy festive crafts, tea, and traditional snacks. Ages 3-12.

Olde Town Second Saturdays

Date:
Jun 09, 2018 3 - 7pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-420-6100

Grab the family, friends, or squad and head down to Grandview and Olde Wadsworth to take in the live tunes and unique artisan booths.

Loveland Fire and Ice Festival

Date:
Feb 09, 2018 to Feb 11, 2018
Schedule:
Fri 5-11pm, Sat 10am-10pm, Sun 10am-8pm
Cost:
Free general admission, rides and food available for purchase
Phone:
800-980-4155

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…

Colorado Dragon Boat Festival

Date:
Jul 28, 2018 to Jul 29, 2018
Schedule:
Hours vary by date
Cost:
Free admission
Phone:
303-953-7277

Celebrate the culture, contributions, and accomplishments of Colorado’s Asian and Asian-American communities. See traditional dragon boat races, performances, demonstrations, and vendors.

Boots & Brews

Date:
Jul 28, 2018
Schedule:
Takes place after the parade and will end at 4pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-814-7444

Enjoy a country-style street party and festival following the parade. Takes place at Festival Park.

Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance Festival 2018

Date:
Jul 29, 2018 to Aug 10, 2018
Schedule:
See website for full schedule
Cost:
Varies by class/performance
Phone:
303-245-8272

Have the opportunity to try or build skills in aerial dance, for beginners through advanced aerial dancers. Includes classes, lectures/demonstrations, informal discussions, networking, and performances.

STEAM For All Festival

Date:
Sep 15, 2018 11am - 4pm
Cost:
$5 age 17 and up, free age 16 and under
Phone:
303-360-5360

Attend an event filled with engaging and hands-on STEAM activities dedicated to getting everyone involved in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics.

Olde Town Second Saturdays

Date:
Jul 14, 2018 3 - 7pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-420-6100

Grab the family, friends, or squad and head down to Grandview and Olde Wadsworth to take in the live tunes and unique artisan booths.

Denver International Festival

Date:
Aug 04, 2018 11am - 8pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
800-233-6837

Celebrate Coloradans from different cultures and countries at this family-friendly event. There will be music, food, art and kids' activities.

Maker Faire Denver

Date:
Oct 13, 2018 to Oct 14, 2018
Schedule:
10am-6pm
Cost:
Free-$50
Phone:
303-297-1166

Meet engineers, artists, scientists, and crafters, and see their hobbies, experiments, and projects. Ticket prices vary by date and age. Visit website for details.

International Snow Sculpture Championships

Date:
Jan 21, 2019 to Jan 30, 2019
Schedule:
Competition/Sculpting Days: Jan. 21-25. Viewing Days: Jan. 25-30
Cost:
Free
Phone:
877-864-0868

See the masterpieces of 16 teams of snow artists from around the globe who transform 25-ton blocks of snow with only hand tools into an outdoor art gallery. Sculptures are illuminated at night for a completely different look.

9Health Fair

Date:
Apr 21, 2018 7am - noon
Cost:
Free and low cost
Phone:
800-332-3078

Visit certified health professionals for low-cost and free screenings. These screenings do not diagnose, but will let the participant know at the time of the screening if they need to see their doctor for further evaluation.

KidFest

Date:
Jun 09, 2018 9am - noon
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-791-0430

Enjoy a morning of activities including live music, interactive demonstrations, and educational booths.

Quaker Oatmeal Festival

Date:
Jan 12, 2019 7:30am - noon
Cost:
Free admission. $8 adults, $6 seniors and age 3-12, free age 2 and under for oatmeal breakfast
Phone:
303-666-9555

Celebrate National Oatmeal Month with an oatmeal breakfast and community activities, sponsored by the Quaker Oats Company and organized by the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce. Includes a 5K run that starts at Colorado Music Festival & Center for Musical Arts, 200 E. Baseline Rd., Lafayette.

2018 Chinese New Year Cultural Fair

Date:
Feb 17, 2018 12pm - 4pm
Schedule:
Performance at 2pm
Cost:
Free admission to the cultural fair. Tickets to the performance are $8 in advance and $11 at the door, if not sold out (ages 2 and under free on parents lap).
Phone:
303-791-2500

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

Unicorn Festival

Date:
Jun 23, 2018 11am - 6pm
Cost:
$15 in advance, $20 at the gate, free age 2 and under. Family 4-Pack: $48. Groups of 10 or more: $10 each.
Phone:
303-347-8252

Celebrate the imagination and all things mythical with unicorns, meet-and-greets, wandering fairies, a marketplace, and more.

Colorado Scottish Festival and Rocky Mountain Highland Games

Date:
Aug 04, 2018 to Aug 05, 2018
Schedule:
Hours vary by date
Cost:
$5-$12 age 12 and up, free age 11 and under. Free, residents of City of Edgewater with current ID showing Edgewater address
Phone:

Enjoy bagpipes, highland dancers, highland athletes, clans, dogs of the British Isles, British cars, Celtic music, and a free concert. It also includes Scottish-Irish music, food and vendors all day, both days. Free admission with free parking and shuttle service.

Olde Town Second Saturdays

Date:
Aug 11, 2018 3 - 7pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-420-6100

Grab the family, friends, or squad and head down to Grandview and Olde Wadsworth to take in the live tunes and unique artisan booths.

Breckenridge Main Street Art Festival

Date:
Aug 02, 2018 to Aug 04, 2018
Cost:
Free admission
Phone:
970-453-2251

See the work of 80 artists from around the country. Artists will present ceramics, mixed media, jewelry, painting, and sculpture.

Winterfest

Date:
Nov 10, 2018 9am - 4pm
Cost:
$2, free for children
Phone:
303-674-0056

Shop from quality fine art and unique crafts. All proceeds benefit Center for the Arts Evergreen, a nonprofit arts organization.

Girl Scout Craft Fair

Date:
Nov 10, 2018 10am - 2pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-275-5910

Support Denver-area Girl Scout troops at the 2nd annual Craft Fair. There will be handmade crafts and baked goods made by Girl Scouts. All proceeds benefit local Girl Scout troops.

Vintage Market Days

Date:
Jun 29, 2018 to Jul 01, 2018
Schedule:
Fri-Sat, 10am-5pm; Sun, 10am-4pm
Cost:
$10 per day; discounts for multiple days
Phone:
303-682-6762

Shop at an upscale vintage-inspired market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, and jewelry.

Longmont Pride Festival

Date:
Jun 23, 2018 2 - 6pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-499-5777

Discover a variety of community activities, vendors, LGBTQ pride merchandise, and more, sponsored by Out Boulder County. Located on 4th St. between Main and Emery St.

Festival of Scarecrows

Date:
Oct 13, 2018 10am - 2pm
Cost:
Free admission
Phone:
303-989-7901

Enjoy hay rides, scarecrow and giant pumpkin contests, a cone maze, pumpkin sales and painting, storytime and crafts, and a kids parade. Enter a scarecrow in the contest in advance ($15 for individuals and nonprofits, $20 for businesses).

Festival of Scarecrows

Date:
Oct 07, 2017 10:00 AM
Cost:
Phone:
303-420-6100

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

Buffalo Bill Days

Date:
Jul 26, 2018 to Jul 29, 2018
Schedule:
Hours vary by date
Cost:
Free admission; fee for some activities
Phone:
720-253-6328

Enjoy family-friendly activities including Cody’s Wild West, mutton bustin, live music, car show, parade, and golf tournament.

Boulder County Fair

Date:
Aug 03, 2018 to Aug 12, 2018
Cost:
Free admission; additional cost for some activities
Phone:
720-864-6460

Enjoy carnival rides, livestock shows, and concerts, throughout the day and evening. See website for complete schedule of events.

Louisville Oktoberfest

Date:
Sep 28, 2018 to Sep 30, 2018
Schedule:
Fri, 4-8pm; Sat, 11am-8pm; Sun, 11am-4pm
Cost:
$5 adult, free under age 18
Phone:
303-931-5306

Have a drink and listen to music alongside kids' arts and crafts, foosball tables, a mini soccer field, and enclosed play area.

Colorado Jewish Food Fest

Date:
Apr 15, 2018 9am - 5pm
Cost:
$5 admission; additional fees for workshops
Phone:
303-998-1900

Enjoy a day of eating, hands-on activities, workshops, and farm tours, to experience Jewish food culture in the 21st century.

5th Annual Oktoberfest

Date:
Aug 24, 2018 6pm
Cost:
$5 adults age 21 and up, $3 teens age 12-20, free for kids under 11
Phone:

Attend an authentic German Oktoberfest with beer, live bands, shopping, and a kids area.

Jewelry & Holiday Gift Fair

Date:
Nov 04, 2017 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost:
FREE
Phone:
303-791-2500

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

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