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.
- Name of location 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!
- Name of location 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.
- Name of location Boulder, CO
This May festival is broken down into nine distinct sections. Visitors can stroll between art displays and wellness exhibits. A children's area contains interactive and hands-on activities, while a separate section for teenagers has theater and musical endeavors. A Farmer's Market and concerts fill the three-day festival.
- Name of location 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.