Summertime in Colorado: Music’s In the Air

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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 … Read more Summertime in Colorado: Music’s In the Air

Fun in the Sun in FoCo

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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 … Read more Fun in the Sun in FoCo

Celebrate Culture at the Cherry Blossom Festival

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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 … Read more Celebrate Culture at the Cherry Blossom Festival

Colorado Distilleries Run Deep

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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 … Read more Colorado Distilleries Run Deep

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

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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 … Read more Lights, Camera, Action! Spotlight on Boulder International Film Festival

Summer Sizzles in Delta County

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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 … Read more Summer Sizzles in Delta County

Denver Metaphysical Fair: Getting Your Chakras Aligned

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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 … Read more Denver Metaphysical Fair: Getting Your Chakras Aligned

The Sweet Smell of Summer: Colorado Lavender Festival

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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 … Read more The Sweet Smell of Summer: Colorado Lavender Festival

Crankworx: A New Style of Biking

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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 … Read more Crankworx: A New Style of Biking

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

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

Cheers! Great American Beer Festival

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Colorado is home to the Great American Beer Festival, one of the largest and most respected festivals of its kind. Think of it as the Academy Awards for the beer industry. For years now beer lovers — also known as cerevisaphiles, beer geeks and beer snobs — from around the globe flock here each fall … Read more Cheers! Great American Beer Festival

Vail Oktoberfest: Head to The Hills For Some Family Fun

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“Yah, yah, yah, yah” robustly sings the lively—but not rowdy—crowd gathered around an oom pah band during Vail’s Oktoberfest. Robust smells of grilled bratwurst and spit-roasted pork blend with lively strains of Bavarian music, while visitors dance to the lively beat on the Vail streets. Vail is a famous ski destination in the winter, but … Read more Vail Oktoberfest: Head to The Hills For Some Family Fun

Breckenridge Oktoberfest

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In Breckenridge, Colo., autumn is the season for cooler temperatures, brilliant fall colors and, come the third weekend in September, Breckenridge Oktoberfest. The tradition of hosting the October-named event one month early traces back to the original party in Munich, Germany, where weather contributed to moving the festivities into September. It’s ideal timing for Breck, … Read more Breckenridge Oktoberfest

Aspen, Colorado: Culinary Dream Come True

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The international “who’s who” in food and wine gather in Aspen, Colorado, every year for the Aspen Food & Wine Classic sponsored by Food & Wine magazine. It’s a culinary dream come true to be able to taste and sip some of the best food and wine in the country. The culinary superstars of this … Read more Aspen, Colorado: Culinary Dream Come True

Celebrate Glenn Miller: In Fort Morgan, Colorado

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Most everyone in Fort Morgan, Colorado, knows who Glenn Miller was because the band leader’s boyhood hometown celebrates his life and music every June with a four-day Glenn Miller Swing Fest. This year’s dates are June 23-26. Although Miller was born in Clarinda, Iowa, March 1, 1904, he spent his high school years in Fort … Read more Celebrate Glenn Miller: In Fort Morgan, Colorado