With the majestic Rocky Mountains serving as a picturesque backdrop, Colorado is an ideal place for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers to visit. However, there's more to this state than just amazing hiking and challenging bike trails; the state is also home to large museums, music festivals, theater productions and much more.
- Name of location Leadville, CO
In early March, town streets become ski venues as teams compete in ski joring, where skiers are pulled through the streets filled with jumps while collecting rings. Local police and firefighters square off in the Guns vs. the Hoses broomball game for bragging rights.
- Name of location Durango, CO
Pass holders enjoy access to various receptions and parties allowing them to mingle with the independent filmmakers who are here to showcase their work. Seminars on filmmaking and documentary topics are held. Independent films are screened throughout the five-day event.
- Name of location Nederland, CO
Up to 30 teams may participate in this Nederland race. With a team member inside, pall bearers must drag, push or carry the coffin through a preset obstacle course and across the finish line. Excess laughter is the team's greatest hindrance!
- Name of location Vail, CO
Four days of education in the creative process, this festival brings together filmmakers, celebrities and those who have a great appreciation of that art form. Via screenings and panel discussions, innovative storytelling techniques are explored. Do not miss the fabulous opening and closing night parties!
- Name of location Aspen, CO
The focus of this event is the short film. All entries are less than 40 minutes long, and all are entered into one of four categories: comedy, drama, documentary or animation. The festival is a launching pad for potential Academy Award nominees.
- Name of location Boulder, CO
This May festival is broken down into nine distinct sections. Visitors can stroll between art displays and wellness exhibits. A children's area contains interactive and hands-on activities, while a separate section for teenagers has theater and musical endeavors. A Farmer's Market and concerts fill the three-day festival.