Colorado Weekend Events: Denver Cherry Blossom Festival, Colorado Springs Olympic Day, Crested Butte Mountain Bike Week, Beaver Creek Tough Mudder

With a State this big,  filled with people as active as we are, there is simply no way of doing justice to all of the Colorado events, Colorado festivals, and Colorado experiences that I would like to each week.  This category of “Colorado Weekend Events” should more likely be titled, “A select few Colorado Weekend … Continue reading

Colorado Weekend Events: Racing Outhouses in Breckenridge & Brass Beds in Central City

Only in Colorado.  Seriously, where else but in our wonderfully funky State would there be not one, but two crazy races on the same weekend? Things kick off on Saturday the 18th in Central City for Lou Bunch Days, celebrating a true Colorado icon.  Lou Bunch was one of the more famous madams located in … Continue reading

Denver Chalk Art Festival, Larimer Square June 4-5

My wife and I traveled quite a bit of the world in what we term the B.C. era…before child.   Some of our fondest travel memories from that time were experiences we didn’t plan.  Situations we sometimes literally tripped into. While our range isn’t quite as large as it once was in the B.C. era, … Continue reading

Teva Mountain Games, Vail, June 02-05

Athletes. Art. Music. Mountains. That’s the catch phrase for the Teva Mountain Games that kick off in Vail today. Pretty much sums it up doesn’t it?  To boil it down even  further, I would proffer this:  FUN! Billed as the largest adventure sport and mountain lifestyle festival in the country, The 10th annual Teva Mountain … Continue reading

Memorial Day Weekend: Colorado Events

Here’s just a small sample of the events in Colorado as we kick off the holiday weekend. Junior College World Series Grand Junction http://www.jucogj.org/  Paddle Fest Buena Vista http://www.ckspaddlefest.com/  Mesa Verde Country Indian Arts & Cultural Festival Cortez, Deloros, Mancos, Towaoc, Mesa Verde National Park http://www.mesaverdecountry.com/tourism/festivals/iacf/iacf.html  Downtown Denver Arts Festival Denver http://www.downtowndenverartfestival.com/ Grand Olde West … Continue reading

This One’s a No Brainer: The Headless Chicken Festival

This is the type of event that will usually go in the “Weekend Happenings” posts but let’s face it, some events are just too deliciously weird not to be spotlighted. Mike the Headless Chicken is such a great story that it was a no brainer (forgive me) to give him a little pub all his … Continue reading

Weekend Happenings: May 13-15

Cities of Splendor Chalk Art Event In partnership with the Denver Chalk Art Festival, artist Michael Rieger will create three chalk art masterpieces, including one based on Giovanni da Bologna’s The Coronation of the Virgin, currently on view in the Cities of Splendor exhibition. High school artists will work with Rieger on two of the images while visitors can … Continue reading

Helicopters & Skateboards: Buffalo Bill Downhill

Last night after getting our son to bed, talking about what a nice weekend it had been, and preparing to get back to the reality of the upcoming week, my wife and I overheard something about a helicopter crash just west of Golden on Lookout Mountain.  Having lived near that area for numerous years, I … Continue reading

Colorado Weekend Events: May 6th-May8th

Downtown Grand Junction Art & Jazz Festival Main Street comes alive Mother’s Day Weekend with jazz music performed by local and national artists, artist demonstrations in a variety of mediums and artists selling beautiful, high-quality work. This three-day festival surrounds the installation of Art on the Corner sculptures. A celebration of art and music, this … Continue reading

Cherry Creek Sneak

The Cherry Creek Sneak is Sunday, May 1, 2011.  Denver’s Cherry Creek Sneak was founded in 1982 and has become a Denver tradition for families and elite runners alike. Every year more than 10,000 runners participant in the 5-mile, 3.1-mile (5k) and 1.5-mile sprint courses.  There’s even a ½-mile Kids’ Fun Run for kids ages 8 … Continue reading

Fruita Fat Tire Festival

Fruita & the world are ready for the 16th Annual New Belgium Brewing Fruita Fat Tire Festival presented by US Bank and supported by Shimano & the City of Fruita. Sunshine, Singletrack, Products displayed from the best in the Bike Industry, the ever welcoming Beer Garden, the Clunker Crit and more are what you can expect from … Continue reading

Ah, Colorado

So what are you in the mood for?  Prairie?  Mountains? Desert?  Yep, we got all that.  How about a little (OK, not little, try epic) skiing? Anyone the world over can tell you hitting the slopes in Colorado isn’t a problem.  But that’s only the beginning. Do you crave hot springs, fly-fishing, year round festivals, … Continue reading

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