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Happening Around the State
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8/8 – 13 – Colorado Photography Festival – Golden – The 5th Annual Colorado Photography Festival will be held from August 8-13, 2015. Ten of the state’s premier photographers will give instruction in the classroom and in the field on numerous aspects of professional photography, from capturing your images to optimizing them in Lightroom. www.coloradophotographyfestival.com
8/11 – 16 – All Arts Festival – Steamboat Springs – www.steamboat-chamber.com
8/13 – 16 – Peach Festival – Palisades -Celebrate the Western Slope’s peach harvest! The Peach Festival offers four days of fun-filled, entertaining events with more than 100 food, art and craft vendors, great live musical entertainment, a fantastic children’s area, various culinary activities, numerous special events, and of course, world famous Palisade Peaches! There is something for everyone! www.pa;isadepeachfest.com
8/13 – 16 – True West Railfest – Durango -The D&SNGRR will again partner with True West Magazine to bring you the 2015 True West Railfest, a celebration of Colorado railroading and the Western lifestyle. www.durangotrain.com
8/13 – 16 – 34th Annual Mushroom Festival – Telluride – visittelluride.com
8/14 – 15 – The 16th Street Fair – Denver – An annual celebration of fine art, handcrafted goods, and the 16th Street Mall in Downtown Denver. Take a stroll along the 16th Street Mall to enjoy a showcase of emerging artists and designers, producing original and unique handmade goods, in a wide array of media. This is Downtown Denver’s premier art and craft festival located in the city center along the busiest pedestrian street in the State. www.16thstfair.com
8/14 – 15 – Hot Rod Hill Climb – Georgetown – Hear the 1950’s hot rod motors roar up Guanella Pass’ twisty switchback.Bring the entire family to relive the 1950s fun—hot rods, steam trains, excellent food, all to the sound of uncapped vintage motors set in beautiful mountain scenery in a historic town. www.georgetown-colorado.org
8/15 – Moonshiner’s Ball – Montrose -Traditional Cajun Cuisine Main Course and Shrimp BoilTrue, Southern-Style Dessert BarMoonshine Cocktails and Full Bars(One Complimentary Moonshine Cocktail)Late Night Brunch BuffetKipori Woods Blues BandLive Performances from Denver-Based Lumina EntertainmentGambling and PrizesSilent Auction
8/15 – 16 – Golden Fine Arts Festival – Golden – 140+ booths of fine art in nine categories, musical entertainment, children’s art area, food vendors, all right in historic downtown Golden. Contact Golden Chamber of Commerce for more information. 10-5 both days. www.goldenfineartsfestival.org
8/21 – 23 – Greek Festival – Colorado Springs – Sponsored by Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church, this weekend event is filled with food, fun, and frivolity. Sample menu items from gyros, spanakopita, stuffed grape leaves and more all of which can be prepared for takeout. Purchase greek souveniers from clothing to jewelry, vases and paintings amongst other items. And don’t miss the Greek Dancers! With five performances throughout the weekend
8/21 – 23 – Gunnison Car Show & High Octane Arts & Crafts Festival – Gunnison – The weekend event includes a cruise-in, a free street dance on Gunnison’s Main Street, an open car show, poker run, and breakfast cruise to Crested Butte. The theme “Cool Cars. Cool Mountains.” celebrates the combination of Gunnison’s comfortable August temperatures and the many custom and collector cars on exhibit. Browse arts in the park, and watch artisitic chainsaw maestros as they transform huge logs into public works of arts. www.VisitGCB.com, firstname.lastname@example.org.
8/21 – 22 – Mountain Town Music Festival – Keystone – Free live music from national acts and the harvest season for our colorful state. Come spend the weekend in Colorado’s high country and celebrate the waning of summer and squeeze in that one last mountain adventure before the aspens start to turn their golden hues. National acts grace the River Run Village stage and local food vendors will line the streets concocting their best peach recipes for you to enjoy. Free live music concerts from Mosey West, Miner, Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, David Wax Museum and more!
8/22 – Boulder Craft Beer Festival – Boulder – Enjoy unlimited 2oz pours of each breweries unique libations. Ticket prices are $30 in advance and can be purchased online at BoulderCraftBeerFest.com. The ticket price includes unlimited samples, a commemorative sampling glass and tasty snacks. Food trucks will also be on site (for purchase). All attendees are urged to taste responsibly. No one under the age of 21 will be allowed to sample.
8/22 – Southwest Colorado Food, Wine & Art Festival – Cortez – Winemaker’s dinner Friday evening– four-course gourmet meal, accompanied by Colorado Wines. Sample and purchase wines on Saturday from local and regional Colorado wineries, enjoy live music, local cheeses, breads and olive oils, fine art and food. www.mesaverdecounty.com
8/22 – Spirit Lake Blues Festival – Grand Lake – “The Spirit Lake Blues at Grand Lake,” to the lake front of Colorado’s largest natural lake from 11- 7 pm on Saturday, August 22nd. This festival will feature national acts including: headliner Ana Popovic, My Blue Sky, Austin Young with Michaela Rae, John Weeks Band, The Symbols and Cary Morin. www.grandlakechamber.com
Thru 8/22 –Winter Park Uncorked – Winter Park – There couldn’t be a more spectacular venue than Winter Park’s downtown Hideaway Park for wine sipping and music listening! In partnershhip with KBCO, there will be a FREE concert for all to enjoy with headliner Greg Holden and opening act Jaden Carlson. Buy your VIP or General Admission tasting tickets online or the day of the event. Stay the weekend to enjoy more that Colorado’s Favorite Playground has to offer! www.playwinterpark.com
8/22 – 23 – 49th Annual Fine Arts Festival – Evergreen – The Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday August 22-23rd, 2015 in the creative district of Evergreen, Colorado. The Artists have submitted their applications. The jurying is now in progress to choose the 2015 artists. www.evergreenfineartsfestival.com
8/28 – 9/7 – Colorado State Fair – Pueblo – Concerts, rodeo, free attractions, carnival, exhibits … and fantastic fair food too! Enjoy 11 days and nights of family fun. You’ll love this fair! www.coloradostatefair.com
8/28 – 30 – Handmade in Colorado Expo – Estes Park – The 7th annual Handmade in Colorado Expo is a showcase of some of Colorado’s Best Handmade Arts, Crafts, Food, and Goods. All merchandise displayed at this juried show is handmade in Colorado and sold direct by the artist or crafter. Representing a wide range of media. All work sold will be created from both emerging and experienced artisans from Colorado. This event is designed for Locavores as customers will only find Colorado made items. www.bouldermarket.com
Thru – 9/25 – Downtown Grand Junction Farmer’s Market – GrandJunction -Every Thursday evening June through September, celebrate the Grand Valley harvest with summertime’s signature event in Grand Junction. The Downtown Farmers Market Festival features the freshest produce, high-quality handcrafted items, specialty shops and exciting entertainment! www.downtoengj.com
8/5 – 9 – Steamboat Wine Festival – Steamboat Springs – The festival offers a variety of experiences on the mountain, in restaurants, classrooms, and around town, which can increase your knowledge, and enjoyment of food and wine as well as the experiences Steamboat Springs has to offer. www.steamboatwinefestival.com