Category: Festivals

Summertime in Colorado: Music’s In the Air 1

Summertime in Colorado: Music’s In the Air

Summertime in the Colorado mountains delights the ears. Tumbling streams, warbling birdsong, wind whistling down the canyons… every day is an open-air concert. But the Rocky Mountains also happen to be home to four nationally-recognized festivals with world-class musical offerings ranging from classical and bluegrass to jazz. And each takes place in a natural setting far from the state’s urban…

Fun in the Sun in FoCo 4

Fun in the Sun in FoCo

School is out and the weather is warming up, that means one thing: Summer is coming.  As with every summer that rolls around, people are looking to get outdoors and enjoy the sun and some fun.  Being a college town, Fort Collins doesn’t disappoint.  Whether you’re a resident or visiting on your Colorado vacation there is plenty to do in…

Celebrate Culture at the Cherry Blossom Festival 5

Celebrate Culture at the Cherry Blossom Festival

If it’s June, then you know the Cherry Blossom Festival is coming up. Dating back to the early seventies, this popular summer event in Denver is a fun-filled day of music, food, dance and shopping for the entire family. Head to LoDo on Lawrence Street. Find the festival site in Sakura Square between 19th and 20th Streets. Admission to the…

Colorado Distilleries Run Deep 6

Colorado Distilleries Run Deep

On December 9th, the Dancing Pines Distillery hosted the first annual Liquid Arts Festival at the Bonnell Building in Loveland to invite people to discover a few local Colorado distilleries. Although it is the event’s debut year, the Fest opened to a sold out crowd. A few members of the Go Colorado crew and I waited in the chilly evening…

Lights, Camera, Action! Spotlight on Boulder International Film Festival 8

Lights, Camera, Action! Spotlight on Boulder International Film Festival

Oscar-nominated actor James Franco and Oscar-winning producer/director and screenwriter Oliver Stone will be among Hollywood’s marquee names at the seventh annual Boulder International Film Festival Feb. 17-20, named “one of the coolest film festivals in the world” by MovieMaker magazine. More than 50 films from 25 countries will be featured at the festival, along with music, food, workshops and discussion…

Summer Sizzles in Delta County 10

Summer Sizzles in Delta County

Cherries, peaches and vineyards are a few of the reasons people come to Delta County, Colorado. Dig a little deeper, though, and you’ll find that this agricultural powerhouse just west of the continental divide has a fun-loving culture of its own. Just check out some of Delta County’s summer festivals. Here’s what is going on in Delta County this summer:…

Denver Metaphysical Fair: Getting Your Chakras Aligned 12

Denver Metaphysical Fair: Getting Your Chakras Aligned

Denver, known for its Old West, outdoor activities and … chakras? You’d certainly think so by the crowd that had amassed indoors at the Metaphysical Fair on this sunny afternoon. I had convinced my husband, Chad, to join me at the bi-annual fair, held in the spring and fall at the Denver Merchandise Mart. We had gone once before, but…

The Sweet Smell of Summer: Colorado Lavender Festival 14

The Sweet Smell of Summer: Colorado Lavender Festival

Colorado’s warm sunny days and cool summer nights are the perfect combination when it comes to growing peaches, apples, grapes — and lavender. The climate in the Grand Junction area provides excellent conditions for farming the fragrant herb, according to the Lavender Association of Western Colorado. English lavender and lavandin grow particularly well on Colorado’s Western Slope. Lavender has enjoyed…

Crankworx: A New Style of Biking 16

Crankworx: A New Style of Biking

It all started with a couple of 10-year-olds, along with a handful of world-class pros and some 30-odd mortals. They all stood on the same line, ready for the running, the Le Mans start of Crankworx Colorado’s kickoff event, super downhill. Three hundred or so yards of initial climbing quickly separated the pack and a sprinkling of rain turned to…

Don't Miss Denver Arts Week: Nov. 5-13 18

Don’t Miss Denver Arts Week: Nov. 5-13

Art lovers get ready! The fourth annual Denver Arts Week is here, and it’s time to celebrate the vibrant arts and culture scene here in the Mile High City. The eight-day festival, Nov. 5 – 13, hosts nearly 200 events, many of them free, starting with “Know Your Arts First Friday” on Nov. 5. Dozens of art galleries will be…