Colorado's 2018-19 Top Winter Festivals and Events Part I

Colorado is a festival haven year around, but 2018-19 top Colorado winter festivals celebrate things like snow, ice, skiing, ski joring, winter gods, winter holidays, seasonal music and everything else awesome that winter bestows on the state of Colorado. Here is an idea of some top festivals taking place in Colorado this winter, but doesn't really even scratch the surface so keep an eye for tope winter festivals Part 2.

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2018-19 Top Colorado Winter Festivals

2018-19 Top Colorado Winter Festivals1. Snow Days, Vail, Dec. 13-16, 2018

Vail Snow Days is the first big festival of the ski season and Vail doesn't skimp on the musical talent. Past performers include: Michael Franti & Spearhead, Wilco, Rusted Root, O.A.R., and Barenaked Ladies and many more.This year Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats play Friday, Dec. 14 and Shakey Graves plays Saturday, Dec. 15.

2018-19 Top Colorado Winter Festivals2. Ullr Fest, Breckenridge, Jan. 9-13., 2019

This is a top 2018-19 Top Colorado Winter Festivals because we all all hail Ullr, god of winter! It's this time of year we either thank him for the bounty of snow, or pray to him to bring us snow. Either way, it's a party that takes place throughout the Town of Breckenridge and needs four days to cover all the activities. See schedule of Ullr Fest events

2018-19 Top Colorado Winter Festivals3. Borealis Fat Bike World Championships, Crested Butte, January 23-27, 2019

The greatest Fat Biking event in the world featuring epic fat bike venues, a demo day, vendor showcase, discounted ski lift tickets, FREE beer, branded burgers, tons of swag, prizes, giveaways and live music! Of course this would be a 2018-19 Top Colorado Winter Festivals Get more info

4. Rio Frio Ice Fest, Alamosa, January 25-27, 2019

Warm up in the San Luis Valley at the Rio Frio Ice festival in Alamosa! Festivities include ice sculptures, moon light hikes, polar plunge, fire and ice bonfire, the Rio Frio 5k on Ice, and live music

5. Ouray Ice Festival, Jan. 24-27, 2019

Ouray, Colorado becomes the absolute ice climbing mecca of the world for three days in January. Ice climbers, both novice and pro travel from all over the world to celebrate the growing sport of ice climbing. Over 100 interactive and educational climbing clinics to accommodate every skill level. Festival participants are sure to see why is  one of the 2018-19 Top Colorado Winter Festivals Get more info

6. 28th Annual International Snow Sculpture Championships, Jan. 21-30, Breckenridge

The International Snow Sculpting Competition is one of the premier winter events in the Colorado and this year, the sculptures will only be on display for one week. 

7. X Games Aspen, Jan. 24/27, 2019

It is the world's best action sports, music and festival experience and it happens right here in Aspen, Colorado at Buttermilk Mountain. It's all aired live on ESPN and ABC. There's a lot more information 

8. Ski Joring & Crystal Carnival in Leadville: March 1-2, 2019

Ski Joring in Leadville has been taking place since 1949. A ski joring course is built on the snow filled Leadville strip, Harrison Avenue. Horses (along with their rider) pull skiers at lightning speeds through a course of gates, jumps and rings. Competitors race for cash prizes, and teams are made up by a random draw. There's more going on during this special Leadville weekend check it out here.

9. Steamboat Winter Carnival, Feb. 6-10, 2019

Steamboat Springs celebrates the 106th Winter Carnival this year and, as always, it features a parade, fireworks, adults on shovels being pulled down main street behind horses or skiers jumping through fiery hoops. There's also pro and amateur ski jumping, a cross country obstacle course race, snow sculptures and bicycle race down Howelsen Hill. Ohh boy, this is some good fun.

10. WinterWonderGrass, Feb. 22-24,2019

The WinterWonderGrass in Colorado has found a home in Steamboat Springs and has sold out the last 6 years. This three-day festival features fantastic bands, beer tasting and all the ambience the community of steamboat has to offer. Over 25 bands takes the stage during the three-day featival whether it snows or not. This year the festival features Trampled by Turtles, Railroad Earth, The Infamous Stringdusters, Fruition, Billy Strings, The California Honeydrops, The Lil Smokies and so many more. 

11. Cripple Creek Ice Festival, Feb. 9-17, 2019

This is the 12th year for the Cripple Creek Ice Festival. Sculptures are designed with a theme in mind. The Cripple Creek Ice Festival is one of the 2018-19 Top Colorado Winter Festivals and has featured themes like Mythological Wonderland, Story Time, Under the Sea, a Military Salute Carved in Ice, a Rocky Mountain Wonderland, the Old West and a Safari theme. It’ s free to enter and there’s free shuttle service and parking throughout the town of Cripple Creek.

Colorado winter festivals12. Fireman's Fire Hose Relay, Feb. 22, 2019

Firemen from around the state race down a 15 gate slalom course carrying a firehose. So come out to cheer on these awesome men and women as they raise money to benefit the Burn Camps Program at 

 

Top Winter Festivals13. Frozen Dead Guy Days, March 8-10, 2019

The story of how a town celebrates a dead guy isn't half as good as the party.

Think you know a 2018-19 Top Colorado Winter Festivals that should be featured here or listed in the calendar of winter festival events? Send it to: shibleyjeff@gmail.com. OR see the complete guide to Colorado festivals.

Top Colorado Winter Festivals

It's HUGE! 2018-19 Colorado Winter Guide

 Directory of Colorado Ski Resorts and Communities
Maps, lodging, unique characteristics, the best quick reviews of things to do and more
Ski Area Opening Days
All it takes is snow

Ski Area Closing Days
It is the saddest day, but at least you'll know when it's coming
 Top Winter Festivals in Colorado of 2018-19 Part I
EiC's picks of what's not to be missed
The Bra Tree
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See All Upcoming Ski Resort Events
Events at all Colorado ski resorts by date
Best Apres Ski - Happy Hours at Colorado's Ski Resorts
Apres Ski is just part of the deal
Mountain Dining Adventures: Sleigh Ride, Ski Lift, Snowshoe, Ski and Hike to Dinner
Even dining in Colorado is an adventure
The Best Time to Visit Breckenridge and Summit County
Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer have unique distractions and attractions for everyone
Fabulously Famous Colorado Winter Holiday Events:  Thanksgiving - Christmas - New Years Eve - Martin Luther King Weekend – Presidents Weekend - Mardi Gras - St. Patricks Day - Spring Break - Easter 
Enjoy the Front Range Before or After Heading Up: DenverFort CollinsBoulderColorado SpringsPueblo
Top Winter Sports Events Colorado's Inconic Top Adventure Winter Sports Competitions
Popular Colorado Winter Sports: Hockey, Ice RacingBasketballFootballMountain SportsFat BikeSnow SportsFishing (See the full Colorado Sports Guide)   
Activities and Things to do (besides skiing and snowboarding) Sledding hills, Snowmobiling, SnowshoeIce SkatingCross Country and Nordic SkiingDog SleddingConcerts, Sports and more
Top Colorado Live Music Bars in the Mountains
You don't have to curb your music fix when you live or visit Colorado mountiain resort towns

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Events this week in Colorado

Week of June 24, 2019

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Leonardo da Vinci: 500 Years of Genius
Mar 01 - Aug 25
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Boulder County Farmers Market Saturdays
Apr 06 - Nov 23
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Longmont Farmers Market Saturdays
Apr 06 - Nov 23
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Boulder County Farmers Market Wednesdays
May 01 - Oct 02
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Cherry Creek Fresh Market Saturdays
May 04 - Oct 26
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Metro Denver Farmers’ Market at Southwest Plaza
May 04 - Oct 26
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Highlands Ranch Farmers’ Market
May 05 - Oct 27
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Southlands Farmers Market Saturday
May 11 - Oct 26
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Union Station Farmers Market Saturdays
May 11 - Oct 26
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Parker Farmers Market Sundays
May 12 - Oct 27
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Louisville Farmers Market Saturdays
May 18 - Oct 12
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Briargate Farmer’s Market Wednesdays
May 22 - Oct 09
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University Hills Farmers Market
May 25 - Oct 19
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Cordera Farmer’s Market
May 26 - Sep 01
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Golden Farmers Market Saturdays
Jun 01 - Oct 05
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Westminster Farmers’ Market Saturdays
Jun 01 - Sep 28
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Arvada Farmers Market Sundays
Jun 02 - Sep 29
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City Park Fresh Market Sundays
Jun 02 - Oct 27
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The Light Show
Jun 02 - May 03
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Lafayette Famers Market Thursdays
Jun 06 - Sep 26
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Beer Here! Brewing the New West Artifacts from Colorado's Brewing History
Jun 10 - Aug 09
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Glenwood Springs Downtown Market Tuesdays
Jun 11 - Sep 17
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Glenwood’s Downtown Market & Music Series Tuesdays
Jun 11 - Sep 17
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Downtown Farmers’ Market Wednesdays
Jun 12 - Sep 11
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Cherry Creek Fresh Market Wednesdays
Jun 12 - Sep 25
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Littleton Farmers’ Market Wednesdays
Jun 12 - Sep 25
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Aspen Saturday Market
Jun 15 - Oct 05
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Rino Fresh Market Saturdays
Jun 15 - Oct 12
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Lakewood Farmers’ Market Saturdays
Jun 15 - Sep 28
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Plein Air Meeker "Paint Out"
Jun 15 - Jul 02
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Stapleton Fresh Market Sundays
Jun 16 - Oct 13
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Vail Farmers’ Market Sundays
Jun 16 - Oct 06
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Comedian Ismo Leikola
Jun 18 - Sep 19
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Symbiosis - Courtney Cotton and Justin Kedl
Jun 18 - Jul 13
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The Taming of the Shrew
Jun 20 - Jul 07
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Cowboys' Roundup Days
Jun 21-29
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Fruita Farmers Market Saturdays
Jun 22 - Sep 21
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Cowboy Singalong
Jun 23-24
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Little London Winds (variety)
Jun 24
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Alpenglow Free Concert Series: Wood Belly
Jun 24
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Ginger Root
Jun 24
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East Meets West Mini Meet
Jun 24-28
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Nightgrass: Punch Brothers
Jun 24
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Bravo! Vail presents Opera Explored | An Immersive Introduction to Puccini's Tosca
Jun 24
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Brass Authority and Barkeley Avenue (army bands, jazz and New Orleans-style)
Jun 25
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2019 Estes Friends of Folk Festival
Jun 25
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Food Truck Rally with Music from TMULE
Jun 25
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Bravo! Vail presents National Repertory Orchestra | Bravo! Vail's Free Family Concert
Jun 25
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Mini Meet Car Show
Jun 25
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The Wailers
Jun 25
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Avon Live: La Misa Negra
Jun 26
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Bands on the Bricks: Hazel Miller Band
Jun 26
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July 26 — Oliver White Group
Jun 26
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Bike to work day
Jun 26
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Rawbert Beard (‘70s, ‘80s, ‘90s rock)
Jun 26
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Soul School (R&B, dance, pop, soul, funk)
Jun 26
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The Jacob Jolliff Band
Jun 26
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Jet Black Alley Cat/Hate Drugs
Jun 26
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No Vacation
Jun 26
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Clint Black
Jun 26
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True West Rodeo
Jun 26
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Ryan Chrys & the Rough Cuts w/ Stillhouse Junkies
Jun 26
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Lagoon Summer Concert Series: Shaky Hand String Band
Jun 26
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Glenwood Springs Summer of Music: Michelle Sarah Band
Jun 26
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Moonlight Movies at the Amp: Captain Marvel
Jun 26
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Greeley Stampede
Jun 26 - Jul 07
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One Sweet Summer- Outdoor Movie Nights Downtown
Jun 26
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Snowmass Rodeo
Jun 26
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Sunset Plaza @ Mountain Village Orquesta Akokan
Jun 26
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Bravo! Vail presents National Repertory Orchestra | Bravo! Vail's Free Family Concert
Jun 26
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Trout Steak Revival/Chain Station
Jun 26
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Top Taco 2019
Jun 27
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Beaver Creek Rodeo
Jun 27
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Bonfire Dub with Bridget Law
Jun 27
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Dustin Spencer/Soul School (soul)
Jun 27
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Juice
Jun 27
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Opening Night: Beethoven’s Path to Romanticism
Jun 27
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That Eighties Band
Jun 27
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Wild West Rodeo Series
Jun 27
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Bare Bones Trombone Choir
Jun 27
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The Symbols
Jun 27
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The Wailers
Jun 27
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Alejandro Escovedo
Jun 27
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Grateful Bluegrass Boys
Jun 27
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MoJaBlu Concert Series- Hazel Miller
Jun 27
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Sober Rob
Jun 27
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The Felice Brothers
Jun 27
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Concert Hall @ The Park - Elektric Voodoo
Jun 27
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Thursday Night Live
Jun 27
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Bohemian Nights Presents Thursday Night: Live Railbenders
Jun 27
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Phour Point O
Jun 27
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The Blues Brothers
Jun 27
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6 Million Dollar Band
Jun 27
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Chris Daniels and the Kings
Jun 27
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Meeker Summer Rodeo
Jun 27
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Mountain Air Music presents Desi Valentine with opener AJ Fullerton
Jun 27
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The Burroughs
Jun 27
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Salida Art Walk
Jun 27-29
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Thursday's @ 6 Concert Series in Riverside Park: Roundhouse Assembly
Jun 27
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Snowmass Free Concert Series: Orquesta Akokán
Jun 27
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2019 Telluride Wine Festival
Jun 27-30
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2019 Telluride Yoga Festival
Jun 27-30
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High-Note Thursdays: Michael Hornbuckle Band
Jun 27
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Orquesta Akokan
Jun 28
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Beanstalk Music & Mountains Festival Octive Cat - LeSpecial - The Magic Beans - Kind Country - Cycles - Mantaray - Galaxe
Jun 28
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Beethoven’s Path to Romanticism
Jun 28
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Grant Farm & Banshee Tree
Jun 28
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Sky Pond
Jun 28
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Knights of Columbus St Louis Catholic School Golf Event
Jun 28
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Head For The Hills
Jun 28
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Rapids & Grass Beer Festival: Rapidgrass/Head For The Hills
Jun 28-30
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2019 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Fan Fest
Jun 28
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Groove N Motion
Jun 28
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Homestead Ranch Concert in the Park feat. 101st Army County Band and 101st Army Rock Band
Jun 28
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Little London Belles
Jun 28
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Tejon Street Corner Thieves (bluegrass, blues)
Jun 28
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Wood Belly (bluegrass, newgrass)
Jun 28
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Final Friday Frolic
Jun 28
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Elitch Gardens Drive-In Movies: Aquaman
Jun 28
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Greyhounds
Jun 28
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Juice
Jun 28
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Movie on the Green- A League of Their Own
Jun 28
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Pepe Aguilar
Jun 28
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Red Baraat
Jun 28
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Red Baraat
Jun 28
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The Dickies
Jun 28-29
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The Kinky Fingers/Vic N' The Narwhals
Jun 28
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Buckstein
Jun 28
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Lucinda Williams and her band Buick 6
Jun 28
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TGIFairplay Free Concert Series on Front Street: Split Window
Jun 28
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30th Annual Colorado Brewers’ Festival
Jun 28-29
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Grateful Bluegrass Boys
Jun 28
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The Fab Faux (Tribute to the Beatles)
Jun 28
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Georgetown Indie Con
Jun 28-30
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Hot Tomatoes
Jun 28
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Mile High Centennials Basketball Academy Golf Fundraiser
Jun 28
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Fritto Misto Feat. Vi Wickham
Jun 28
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One Sweet Summer- Blues Nights: ThreeShots
Jun 28
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Steamboat Pro Rodeo Series
Jun 28-29
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Sammy Brue
Jun 28
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Hamlet By William Shakespeare
Jun 28
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Coca-Cola Family Movie Night: Trolls
Jun 28
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Avon Brew run & Vail Valley Brewfest
Jun 29
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Michael Martin Murphey
Jun 29-30
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Orquesta Akokán: With Baracutanga
Jun 29
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Gregory Porter Tribute to Nat King Cole
Jun 29
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2019 Vail Valley Brew Fest
Jun 29
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19th Annual High Peaks Art Festival
Jun 29-30
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Last Men on Earth
Jun 29
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Colorado Springs Flea Market
Jun 29-30
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Last Saturdays Car Show
Jun 29
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Paradise Kitty (A Guns N' Roses Tribute band)
Jun 29
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Amzy/Moves
Jun 29
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Grapetooth
Jun 29
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Local 858 Denver Firefighters Car Show
Jun 29
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PhaseOne/ Slimez
Jun 29
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Possessed By Paul James/Lou Shields
Jun 29
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The Catching & Cemetary Sun
Jun 29
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Westword Music Showcase: Jauz - Bishop Briggs - Crooked Colours - Lovelytheband - Shaed
Jun 29
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Jenny and The Mexicats
Jun 29
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Juice
Jun 29
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Music on the Mountain: Brain Grace Band
Jun 29
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Granby Rodeo
Jun 29
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2019 Airport Day
Jun 29
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The Colorado Renaissance Festival
Jun 29-30
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Soco Lowrider Supershow
Jun 29
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Harriet Alexander Airport fly-in and Airshow
Jun 29
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Steamboat Free Summer Concerts: The Expendables and The Movement
Jun 29
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The Importance of being Earnest By Oscar Wilde
Jun 29
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Tree Climbing Class
Jun 29
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Sundays at Six Haldon Wofford & the Hi Beams
Jun 30
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The Denver Brass: Awesome Summer Mix
Jun 30
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Jamestown Revival
Jun 30
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Beethoven’s Path to Modernism
Jun 30
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17th Annual Black and White Ball
Jun 30
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Sundays @ 6: Hunker Down
Jun 30
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Buckner FunkenJazz
Jun 30
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Mystery Skulls
Jun 30
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Peter Asher
Jun 30
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Movies on the Water: Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Jun 30
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Strider Balance Bike Races
Jun 30
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101st Army Band
Jun 30
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2019 Telluride Plein Air Festival
Jun 30
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Hamlet By William Shakespeare
Jun 30
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Week of June 24, 2019

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