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.
- STAPLETON CONSERVATORY GREEN in Denver, CO
For many years, local and national artists have showcased their works during this three-day event. With many artisans also in attendance, thousands of visitors experience the finest display of art mediums. From whimsical paintings to exquisite pottery, furniture, glass crafts and jewelry, this festival will not disappoint.
- Telluride, Colorado in Telluride, CO
Started in 1979 with the screening of adventure films, Mountainfilm has now expanded to include numerous independent film screenings, panel discussions, book signings, and art and photography shows. Student projects are also welcomed. After the festival, the award winning films are screened worldwide.
- Civic Center Park 201 Laporte Ave Fort Collins��, CO 80524 in Fort Collins, CO
This early June festival offers local residents and visitors three exciting days of delicious food samplings, wine and beer offerings, even carnival rides for the kids. Numerous musical concerts performed by national and local talent fill the air with their artistic sounds.
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.
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.
- 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.