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.
With the gorgeous backdrop of Aspen, this culinary extravaganza offers delectable food tastings, with informative demonstrations and seminars by well-known chefs. In June, several venues around town are used for the various scheduled activities that include multiple samplings of some of the finest wines available.
Live music, yoga demonstrations, and astrology and meditation workshops are just some of the activities here. Held at the Shadows Ranch in Georgetown, this mid-June festival is two days of immersion in some of the best local music productions, and thought provoking seminars assembled in one place.
This 40-year old festival showcases outstanding bluegrass music. Standard rules are set aside, as well-known and less famous artists take the genre to a higher and more unique level. The party does not end when the sun sets, as late night shows crank up at indoor venues nearby.
- Cripple Creek, Colo. in Cripple creek, CO
Come to Cripple Creek at the end of June. The town's herd of roaming donkeys star in this great two-day event. Main Street becomes an obstacle course for donkey races, as music plays in the background. Dog shows, a steak dinner and street dance fill the days with fun.
Steeped in history dating back to the 1800s, this event is filled with rodeo competitions, races and entertainment. Mascots Bucky and Bertha Longhorn delight the crowds during this eleven-day event.
- Cherry Creek North, Denver in Denver, CO
Every year in early July, roughly 350,000 people descend on Denver to enjoy this three-day event. Artists and artisans from across the nation are selected to participate in various competitions, providing festival-goers with a first-rate experience. Musical events kick off each evening making for a real party atmosphere.