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.
- Breckenridge, Colorado, U.S.A. in Breckenridge, CO.
Named for a Nordic God, this Breckenridge festival is all about winter fun. A cure for the post-holiday slump, this early January event features a family night of snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and ice skating. This is followed by crazy contests, bonfires, fireworks and a spectacular parade.
This January show has grown into 16 days of livestock sales and competitions, horse shows, rodeo events and family fun nights. New activities are added frequently. In 1983, college scholarships were awarded to students pursuing careers in agriculture and medicine, and became a charitable piece of the show.
- Steamboat Springs, Colorado in Steamboat springs, CO.
Winter Carnival in Steamboat Springs was founded by Carl Howelsen in 1914. Nordic and alpine competitions are held initially, followed by the ever popular street events. Marching band members perform on skis. A fireworks and the incredible Lighted Man make for additional excitement.
- Nederland, CO in 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!
- Aspen, CO, USA in 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.
- Vail, Colorado in 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!