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.
- Durango, CO in Durango, CO
Winter doldrums are set aside for a week in Durango. Visitors find their inner child with events like the themed costume party and stage Follies. The evening Light Parade features bands and floats all decked out for that year's theme. This is a true town celebration.
- 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.
- Durango, Colorado in 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Civic Center Park 201 Laporte Ave Fort Collinsï¿½ï¿½, 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.