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.
- Arapahoe Community College 5900 South Santa Fe Drive Littleton, CO 80160 in LITTLETON, CO
As its name suggests, this Littleton festival aims to draw all art lovers. None of the pieces cost over $100, making art available to a broader audience. While less expensive, these pieces are not lacking in quality or style. The festival is held at the end of August.
Balloons rise in the skies of Colorado Springs in a breath-taking rainbow of colors. Prior to each launch, briefings are given to the pilots and crews to which visitors have access. Each evening ends with a concert. Profits from concession stands are distributed to various charities.
- Palisade, Colorado in Palisade, CO
Numerous local wineries take part in this festival in Palisade. Thousands, 21 and over, fill Riverbend Park for a day of wine tastings and musical entertainment. Attendees learn about wine and food pairings, sample chocolates, and participate in the ever popular Grape Stomp.
This is a terrific September party. The Bal de Maison is pre-festival dance fun. Both named performers and local musicians entertain the crowds. Juke Joints are after hour sessions at selected town venues. Fais do do is a festival ending event of music and dance.
Share your love of beer with fellow attendees of this fabulous festival where nearly 2,800 flavors and types of brew can be sampled. The Colorado Convention Center in Denver is sectioned off, as regional food vendors sell their specialties. Exhibits and workshops in home brewing practices are also held.
- Crested Butte, Colorado in Crested butte, CO
Fall just begins, and film lovers head to Crested Butte for four days of thought-provoking entertainment. Approximately 90 international offerings in full length features, shorts, and documentaries are screened at various town venues. A poster contest and performances for children are scheduled as well.