- 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.
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.
- Arapahoe Community College 5900 South Santa Fe Drive Littleton, CO 80160 in LITTLETON, CO
As its name suggests, this Littleton festival aims to draw all art lovers. None of the pieces cost over $100, making art available to a broader audience. While less expensive, these pieces are not lacking in quality or style. The festival is held at the end of August.
- Palisade, Colorado in Palisade, CO
Numerous local wineries take part in this festival in Palisade. Thousands, 21 and over, fill Riverbend Park for a day of wine tastings and musical entertainment. Attendees learn about wine and food pairings, sample chocolates, and participate in the ever popular Grape Stomp.
This is a terrific September party. The Bal de Maison is pre-festival dance fun. Both named performers and local musicians entertain the crowds. Juke Joints are after hour sessions at selected town venues. Fais do do is a festival ending event of music and dance.
- Breckenridge, Colorado in Breckenridge, CO
Since 1981, organizers have been putting together an educational experience for all who participate in the festival. Scheduled forums offer opportunities for veteran and novice filmmakers, as well as avid movie-goers, to share ideas and experiences. Film screenings are interspersed with receptions and parties.