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400 Colorado festivals, fairs, rodeos and July 4 events

May 25, 2017 Updated: May 25, 2017 at 11:39 am
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Here are a few of our favorites events - hundreds actually - where you'll find fun this summer around Colorado:

FESTIVALS

- Black Forest - MeadowGrass Music Festival: Features performances from more than 20 national, regional and local artists, music workshops, yoga, kids' activities and camping. May 26-28, La Foret Conference and Retreat Center, Black Fores.

- Buena Vista - CKS Paddle-Fest: Clinics, competitions and concerts make this a special weekend along the Arkansas River. May 26-29, Buena Vista.

- Craig - Grand Olde West Days Festival: Music, carnival and more. May 26-29, Moffat County Fairgrounds, Craig.

- Gateway - Gateway to Craft Beer Festival: Tastings, events and more with SKA Brewing Co. and Left Hand Brewing Co. May 26-29, Gateway; 1-866-671-4733.

- Denver - Denver Day of Rock Festival: Features five stages of live music along 16th Street Mall. May 27, Denver.

- Beaver Creek - Blues, Brews and BBQ Festival: Top barbecue chefs from around the state join local chefs in serving up mouth-watering barbecue complemented by thirst-quenching brews. May 27 and 28, Beaver Creek.

- Creede - Taste of Creede: Festival of fine arts and fine dining. May 27 and 28, Main Street; Creede.

- Denver - Denver Arts Festival: Fine arts and crafts. May 27 and 28, Conservatory Green in Northfield at Stapleton, Denver.

- Cortez - Mesa Verde Country Indian Arts and Culture Festival: Indian art market, Indian Dances, tours, music and more. May 27 and 28, Cortez.

- Salida - Bluegrass on the Arkansas Festival: May 27 and 28, Salida.

- Old Colorado City - Territory Days: This Memorial Day weekend tradition always draws large crowds. May 27-29. Colorado Avenue between 23rd and 27th Streets, Old Colorado City.

- Boulder - Boulder Creek Festival: For over a quarter century, the Boulder Creek Festival has been the unofficial kickoff to summer in Boulder. May 27-29, Boulder.

- Cañon City - Balloon Classic: Balloon launches, sky divers and more. May 27, 29, Holy Cross Abbey, Cañon City.

- Fruita - Mike the Headless Chicken Festival: Dedicated to the amazing story of one chicken's will to live. June 2 and 3, Fruita.

- El Jebel - Crown Summerfest: Cornhole tournament, vendors, music and more. June 2 and 3, Crown Mountain Park & Recreation, El Jebel.

- Steamboat Springs - Yampa River Festival: Races, contests, tubbing and more. June 2 and 3, Charlie's Hole on the Yampa River, Steamboat Springs.

- Loveland - Colorado Medieval Festival: A weekend of swordsmanship, crafts and food and beverages. June 2-4, The Savage Woods, Loveland.

- Alamosa - Summerfest on the Rio: Entertainers, crafters, artists, food, beer garden and activities for all ages. June 2-4, Cole Park, Alamosa.

- Telluride - Telluride Balloon Festival: June 2-4, Town Park, Telluride.

- Pueblo - Bluegrass at the Fair Festival: Offers some of the best campground jamming. June 2-4, Colorado State Fairgrounds, Pueblo.

- Eagle - Eagle Outside Festival: Music, bikes, river sports, fishing, food and beer. June 2-4, Eagle.

- Colorado Springs - City Summer Fest: Music, expos, family fun and more. June 2-18, Colorado Springs Event Center, 3960 Palmer Park Blvd. Go online for a list of events.

- Manitou Springs - Manitou Springs Colorado Wine Festival: With 30 Colorado wineries, live music, vendors and more. June 3, Memorial Park, Manitou Springs.

- Colorado Springs - Rocky Mountain PBS Kids Fun Fest: For children in preschool-grade 5. June 3, Acacia Park, Colorado Springs.

- Keenesburg - "Into the Wild" Running Festival: Runs, entertainment and more to benefit more than 450 lions, tigers, bears, wolves, and other rescued animals. June 3, Keenesburg.

- Brighton - Summerfest: Entertainment, food, and activities. June 3, downtown Brighton.

- Meeker - Meekerpalooza Arts and Music Festival: Showcasing dance, singing, music, visual and culinary arts. June 3, Ute Park, Meeker.

- Berthoud - Berthoud Day: Music, vendors and more. June 3, Berthoud.

- Arvada - Arvada Trails Day: Experience some of Arvada's 150 miles of wonderful hiking, biking and horseback riding trail. June 3, Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge, Arvada.

- Durango - Animas River Days: Whitewater slalom, kayak and inflatable rodeos and stand-up paddle board race. June 3, Santa Rita Park, Durango.

- Fort Collins - Poudre RiverFest: Celebrates and educates people about the Cache la Poudre River. June 3, Fort Collins.

- Lyons - Burning Can Brew Fest: More than 50 breweries. June 3, Lyons.

- Denver - Denver Chalk Art Festival: More than 200 professional and amateur artists with streets as their canvas. June 3 and 4, Larimer Square, downtown Denver.

- Estes Park - Jazz Fest and Art Walk: Live music and world-class art and sculpture. June 3 and 4, Performance Park Amphitheater, Estes Park.

- Castle Rock - Subaru Elephant Rock Cycling Festival: Unofficial start to the Colorado cycling season. June 4, Castle Rock.

- Aurora - Easy Brews Beer Festival: Local and regional craft beer, food trucks and live entertainment. June 4, Arapahoe County Fairgrounds, Aurora.

- Colorado Springs — Summer Music Festival: Chamber and Orchestra Music. June 4-24, Colorado College, Colorado Springs.


- Golden - Taste of the West: Feature award-winning cuisine from many of Jeffco's best restaurants and caterers. June 8, Golden.

- Vail - GoPro Mountain Games: Adventure sports, with cycling, running, kayaking, bouldering and more. June 8-11, Vai.

- Crawford - Pioneer Days: "Heritage, Family & Friends." June 8-11, Crawford.

- Parker - Parker Days: Entertainment, strongman competition, carnival rides. June 8-11, downtown Parker.

- Telluride - WOW Festival: Health, fitness and wellness event. June 8-11, The Peaks Resort & Spa, Telluride.

- Greeley - Greeley Blues Jam: The "Blues 101 Stage" highlights some of the more talented young blues performers. June 9 and 10, Island Grove Park Arena, Greeley.

- Greeley - Colorado State Square Dance Festival: June 9 and 10, University Center, UNC, Greeley.

- Pagosa Springs - Folk n' Bluegrass Festival: Music with views. June 9-11, Reservoir Hill Park, Pagosa Springs.

- Palisade - Palisade Bluegrass and Roots Music Festival: June 9-11, Riverbend Park, Palisade.

- Holly - Holly Bluegrass Festival: Held in conjunction with Holly Days which commemorates Holly's recovery from the 1965 flood. June 9-11, Gateway Park, Holly.

- Colorado Springs — Carmel Street Festival: Hosted by Calvary Worship Center with live music, food trucks, bounce houses, car show and more. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. June 10, Van Diest Park, Colorado Springs.

- Colorado Springs - Pollinator Festival and Plant Sale: Learn about the beneficial pollinators that share our planet. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 10, Bear Creek Nature Center. Reservations: 520-6387.

- Erie - Brewfest: More than 30 Colorado breweries. June 10, downtown Erie.

- Highlands Ranch - Kidsfest: Live music, interactive demonstrations and educational booths. June 10, Civic Green Park, Highlands Ranch.

- Snowmass Village - Snowmass Rendezvous Craft Beer Festival: Hefty samples from favorite Colorado craft breweries. June 10, Fanny Hill, Snowmass Village.

- Dolores - River Festival: Music, vendors, food, river raft rides and more. June 10, Dolores.

- Aurora - Buskers, Brews & BBQ: Local brews, BBQ competition and music. June 10, Aurora Municipal Center Great Lawn, Aurora.

- Grand Lake - Grand Lake Arts and Crafts Festival: Featuring handmade articles from talented craftsmen. June 10 and 11, Grand Lake Town Park, Grand Lake.

- Estes Park - Wool Market and Fiber Festival: Hands-on activities; fuzzy, approachable animals; entertaining performances; and shopping. June 10 and 11, Estes Park.

- Denver - Denver Berkeley Park Arts and Music Festival: Juried fine arts, music, food and more. June 10-11, Berkeley Park, Denver.

- Larkspur - Colorado Renaissance Festival: Flash back to the 16th Century and journey through a medieval city. Saturdays and Sundays, June 10-July 30, Larkspur.

- Old Town Arvada - Saturday Street Festivals: Live music, arts and craft booths, vendors and more. June 10, July 8 and Aug. 12, Grandview Avenue, Old Town Arvada.

- Colorado Springs - Springs Spree: Music, vendors and more. June 11, America the Beautiful Park, Colorado Springs.

- Colorado Springs - Garden of the Gods 10-mile/10K Run Fest: Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, Colorado Springs. Go online for fees. Registration required.

- Boulder - Colorado Shakespeare Festival: Go online for a list of plays. June 11-Aug. 13, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder.

- Colorado Springs - Feast of Saint Arnold IV: Craft beer festival, with music, games and more. June 13, Chapel of Our Saviour Episcopal Church, 8 4th St.

- Craig - Whittle the Wood Rendezvous: Watch chainsaw artists work. June 14-17, Loudy-Simpson Park, Craig.

- Telluride - Telluride Bluegrass Festival: Jason Mraz, Norah Jones, Dierks Bentley with The Travelin' McCourys, Brandi Carlile are among the headliners. June 15-18, Town Park, Telluride.

- Rye - Sonic Bloom Festival: Colorado's premier electronic music festival. June 15-18, Hummingbird Ranch, Rye.

- Steamboat Springs - Mustang Roundup: Car show with more than 400 Mustangs. June 15-18, Steamboat Springs.

- Salida - FIBArk: First In Boating on the Arkansas is America's oldest whitewater festival. June 15-18, Riverside Park, Salida.

- Boulder - Hanuman Festival: Yoga and music festival. June 15-18, Boulder.

- Grand Junction - Country Jam Music Festival: More than featuring 30 bands on three stages. June 15-18, Grand Junction.

- Vineland - Bands in the Backyard Music Festival: June 16 and 17, Vineland.

- Colorado Springs - Pikes Peak Celtic Fest: Bagpipes, fish and chips and Irish dancers. June 16-18, Memorial Park, 1605 E. Pikes Peak Ave.

- Aspen - Food and Wine Classic: The world's most accomplished winemakers, celebrity chefs, and culinary experts come together in one breathtaking setting. June 16-18, Wagner Park, Aspen.

- Glenwood Springs - Strawberry Days Festival: Carnival, live music and free strawberry ice cream after parade on June 17. June 16-18, Glenwood Springs.

- Denver - Greek Festival: Greek food, music and more. June 16-18, Assumption Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Denver.

- Kremmling - Kremmling Days: Fireman Games, contests, parade down Park Avenue and more. June 16-18, Kremmling.

- Vail - Craft Beer Classic: Beer paired with adventure. June 16-18, Vail.

- Colorado Springs - All Colorado Festival: Food vendors, beer, wine, music and more, 1-7 p.m. June 17, Western Museum of Mining and Industry, 225 North Gate Blvd.

- Alamosa - Rails & Ales Brewfest: Colorado's only train ride to a brewfest. June 17, Rio Grande Scenic Railroad, Alamosa.

- Berthoud - Sunfest: Home of the outdoor quilt show. June 17, Fickel Park, Berthoud.

- Holyoke - Dandelion Daze Family Event: Garage sale, art gallery, vendors, arts and crafts and more. June 17, Phillips County Courthouse Lawn, Holyoke.

- Colorado Springs - Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack: Half-mile side-by-side roll race and trap speed competition featuring more than two hundred of the fastest, most powerful street cars in the nation. June 17 and 18, Colorado Springs Airport.

- Denver - Denver PrideFest: Celebration of community, heritage, family and culture. June 17 and 18, Civic Center Park, Denver.

- Colorado Springs - Western Street Breakfast: Entertainment, Pikes Peak Range Riders and more. June 21, downtown Colorado Springs.

- Bond - Beanstalk Music and Mountain Festival: Three days of music, yoga. June 22-25, Rancho Del Rio, Bond.

- Telluride - Telluride Wine Festival: Cooking demonstrations, concerts, seminars and more. June 22-25, Tellurid.

- Gunnison - Gunnison River Festival: Embraces river and stream activities, education and the celebration of the Gunnison River Basin. June 22-25, Gunnison.

- Aspen - Aspen Ideas Festival: Public gathering place for leaders from around the globe and across many disciplines to engage in deep and inquisitive discussion of the ideas and issues that shape our lives and challenge our times. June 22-July 1, Aspen.

- Vail - Bravo! Vail Music Festival: Celebrating 30 Years of Music in the Mountains. June 22-Aug. 4, Vail.

- Steamboat Springs - Strings Music Festival: Jazz, rock, country, bluegrass and more. June 22-Aug. 20, Steamboat Springs.

- Colorado Springs - Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Fan Fest: Celebrating the Race to the Clouds. June 23, downtown Colorado Springs.

- Cañon City - Royal Gorge Whitewater Festival: "Boats, Bands, and Beer" is the motto. June 23 and 24, Centennial Park, Cañon City.

- Avon - Cover Rock Tribute Festival: With world's best Tribute bands. June 23 and 24, Nottingham Pavilion and Park, Avon.

- Leadville - BBQ and Brew Festival: Sweet smell of BBQ and the taste of fine microbrews at historic mining community. June 23 and 24 Leadville.

- Idaho Springs - Rapid Grass BlueGrass Festival: June 23-25, Shelly/Quinn Baseball Fields, Idaho Springs.

- Salida - Colorado Theatre Festival: Designed to provide an environment for community theatre companies and theatre practitioners to expand and explore their abilities in the theatre arts. June 23-25, Steamplant Event Center, Salida.

- Frederick - Frederick in Flight - Hot Air Balloon Festival: June 23-25, Centennial Park, Frederick.

- Pueblo - Rocky Mountain Street Rod Nationals: With vehicles from 1986 and earlier, swap meet, vendors and more. June 23-25, Colorado State Fairgrounds, Pueblo.

- Cripple Creek - Donkey Derby Days: Watch a race inspired by the town's resident donkey herd with games, entertainment and more. June 23-25, Cripple Creek.

- Aspen - Jazz Aspen Snowmass June Experience: Michael McDonald, Earth Wind and Fire, Tower of Power and more. June 23-July 2, Benedict Music Tent, Aspen.

- Steamboat Springs - Reds, Whites and Brews in the Boat: Unlimited wine and craft brew tastings, live music and vendors. June 24, Steamboat Springs.

- Ridgway - Ridgway River Festival: Riverside and in-stream activities and entertainment. June 24, Rollans Park, Ridgway.

- Louisville - Pizza and Pints Festival Tour: Pizza, beer, live music, and lawn games. June 24, Community Park, Louisville.

- Vail - Family Fun Fest: Games, educational activities and more. June 24, Vail.

- Estes Park - Scandinavian Midsummer Festival: Music, dancing, Vikings and beer. June 24 and 25, Bond Park, Estes Park.

- Winter Park - Blues from the Top Music Festival: Dedicated to the future of the young musicians. June 24 and 25, Hideaway Park, Winter Park.

- Arvada - Sand in the City: Giant sand sculptures. June 24 and 25, Ralston Park, Arvada.

- Keystone - Bacon and Bourbon Festival: Thousands of pounds of bacon and bacon-inspired cuisine. June 24 and 25, Keystone.

- Denver - Cherry Blossom Festival: Colorado's Celebration of Japanese American Culture. June 24 and 25, Sakura Square, Denver.

- Fort Collins - Colorado Brewers' Festival: More than 40 breweries, food trucks and more. June 24 and 25, Civic Center Park and Washington World, Fort Collins.

- Denver - Coors Light South Platte Riverfest: Paddle board demos, riverside recreational activities, live music, beer, food vendors and water sport vendors. June 24 and 25, Confluence Park and Little Raven Street, Denver.

- Copper Mountain - Grilled Cheese Festival: Best of this cheesy comfort food for you to judge. June 24 and 25, Copper Mountain.

- Colorado Springs - Tejon Street Bike Fest: Bike show, vendors, bikini contest, live music beer garden and more. June 25, downtown Colorado Springs.

- Colorado Springs - Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb: Race up the mountain. June 25, Pikes Peak.

- Denver - SeriesFest: Dedicated to showcasing the best new pilots from established and emerging content creators. June 27-July 2, Sie FilmCenter, Denver.

- Aspen - Aspen Music Festival and School: More than 400 events and featuring its signature wide variety of musical works, periods and performers. June 29-Aug. 20, Aspeng.

- Glenwood Springs - Wild West Fermentation Fest: Craft breweries, cideries, distilleries, wineries, music, art and food. June 30 and July 1, Glenwood Springs.

- Denver - Cherry Creek Arts Festival: Celebration of visual, culinary and performing arts. July 1-3, Cherry Creek North Shopping District, from 2nd to 3rd Avenues, Denver.

- Breckenridge - Breckenridge July Art Festival: Nationally ranked 60th of fine art festivals. July 1-3, Main Street Station, Breckenridge.

- Green Mountain Falls - Green Box Arts Festival: Celebrate the best of today's innovative creators. July 1-9, Green Mountain Falls.

- Manitou Springs - Good Ole Summertime Ice Cream Social and Pie Baking Contest: Slip back in time to the good ole days. July 3, Soda Springs Park, Manitou Springs.

- Castle Rock - Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival: Sewing, quilting, needle-art and craft supply exhibits. July 6-8, Douglas County Fairgrounds, Castle Rock.

- Westcliffe - High Mountain Hay Fever - Bluegrass Festival: The motto is simple: "Small Scale - Big Time." July 6-9, The Bluff and Summit Park, Westcliffe.

- Aurora — The Big Wonderful: Beer, bands and bazaar. July 7-9, 2501 N. Dallas St., Aurora.

- Morrison - Biergarten Festival: Family-friendly cultural event offering traditional German food, entertainment, live music and beer. July 7-9, Morrison.

- Durango - Rocky Mountain Ukefest: Concerts and ukulele workshops for all levels of musicians. July 7-9, Durango.

- Palisade - Colorado Lavender Festival: Learn more about the unique purple plant used in perfume and culinary dishes. July 7-9, Palisade.

- Copper Mountain - Music Festival: Workshops, jam sessions, outdoor adventures and fireworks. July 7-9, Copper Mountain.

- Crested Butte - Wildflower Festival: Surround yourself in the symphony of wildflowers. July 7-16, Crested Butte.

- Smila - Simla Days: Parade, tournaments, games and food. July 8, Town Park, Simla.

- Breckenridge - Summer Beer Festival: With 50 breweries for tastings and live music. July 8, Beaver Run Resort an Conference Center, main parking lot, Breckenridge.

- Salida - Brewers Rendezvous: July 8, Riverside Park, Salida.

- Colorado Springs - Pridefest: The official Colorado Springs LGBT Pride festival and parade. July 8 and 9, America the Beautiful Park, Colorado Springs.

- Telluride - The Ride Festival: Stellar rock and roll music. July 8 and 9, Telluride Town Park, Fred Shellman Memorial Stage, Telluride.

- Durango - Music in the Mountains Classical Music Festival: With musicians of the highest caliber. July 9-30, Durango.

- Gypsum - Gypsum Daze: Music, fishing, parade, food and more. July 12-15, Gypsum.

- Colorado Springs - BBQ, Blues & Brews Festival: Food, beer, music and more. July 14, Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame, Colorado Springs.

- La Veta - Spanish Peaks Music Festival: Headliner, Nashville recording Artist Aaron Watson. July 14 and 15, Airport, La Veta.

- Olathe - Nightvision Festival: Christian music festival. July 14 and 15, Community Park. Olathe.

- Littleton - Colorado Irish Festival: If you can't be in Ireland, be at the Colorado Irish Festival. July 14-16, Clement Park, Littleton.

- Victor - Gold Rush Days: Test your strength and will at the mining games, cut a rug at the street dance and more. July 14-16, Victor.

- Denver - Mile High Global Bazaar - International Festival: Celebration of international cultures, arts, crafts, merchandise, food and music. July 14-16, Skyline Park, Denver.

- South Fork - Logger Days Festival: Events and competitions to celebrate the time-honored tradition of logging. July 14-16, South Fork.

- Denver - Wanderlust Festival: An experience for your mind, body and soul. July 15, Cheeseman Park, Denver.

- Cheyenne Wells - Tumbleweed Festival: Mr. and Miss Tumbleweed Pageant, games, food. July 15, Courthouse lawn, Cheyenne Wells.

- Denver - LOHI Music Festival: Featuring internationally known bands. July 15, 2219 W. 32nd Ave., Denver.

- Castle Rock - Castle Rock Wine Fest: Tastings, cooking demonstrations, food trucks, music and more. July 15, The Grange in the Meadows, Castle Rock.

- Fowler - Missouri Day: Parade, family gatherings and entertainment. July 15, Fowler.

- Winter Park - Jazz Festival: Annual tradition. July 15 and 16, Hideaway Park, Winter Park.

- Keystone - Wine and Jazz Festival: River Run braids hundreds of wines into a picturesque piazza of wine seminars and deluxe jazz ensembles. July 15 and 16, Keystone.

- Elizabeth - Elizabeth Celtic Festival: Bonny knees contests, homebrew competition, live entertainment, whiskey tasting. July 15 and 16, Elizabeth.

- Boulder - Pearl Street Arts Fest: Juried celebration of visual arts celebrating photography, sculpture and upcycled art. July 15 and 16, Pearl Street Mall, Boulder.

- Evergreen - SummerFest: With more than 100 artists from all over the country. July 15 and 16, Evergreen.

- Alma - Alma Festival in the Clouds: Outdoor art and music festival. July 15 and 16, Alma Town Park, Alma.

- Salida - Salida Riverside Fine Arts & Music Festival: Music, fine arts, fishing and more. July 15 and 16, Salida.

- Trinidad — Mount Carmel Festival and Spaghetti Dinner: Arts and crafts, music and more, July 15 and 16, Mount Carmel Health, Wellness and Community Center, Trinidad; 719-846-4894.

- Denver - BrüFrou Fest: 120 chefs & brewers and 80 culinary pairings. July 16, Tivoli Station, Denver.

- Frederick - Chainsaws and Chuckwagons: Masterful chainsaw carvers, music and food trucks. July 19-22, downtown, Frederick.

- Telluride - Telluride Americana Music Festival & Songwriters Showcase: July 19-22, Sheridan Opera House, Telluride.

Denver — Kyle’s Brew Fest: 5-9 p.m. July 20, Great Divide Brewing Co., Denver. Advance tickets available online.

- Telluride - Yoga Festival: Meditation, music, hiking, dining, social gatherings and more. July 20-23, Telluride.

- Littleton - Turkey Leg and Wine Hoedown: Turkey bowling, live music, tubing in the lazy river and great food. A strange and wonderful family event. July 21 and 22, Littleton.

- Manassa - Pioneer Days: An event over 100 years strong with carnival rides, food, parade and more. July 22, Manassa.

- Arvada - Arvada on Tap - A Craft Beer and BBQ Fest: July 22, Ralston Park Addition, Arvada.

- Golden - VegFest Colorado: Health and environmental fair supporting a vegan lifestyle. July 22 and 23, Jefferson County Fairgrounds, Golden.

- Salida - Art Festival: 2D and 3D art. July 22 and 23, Salida.

- Durango - Fiesta Days: Parade, rodeos and more. July 22-30, Durango.

- Longmont - Fine Arts & Music Festival: July 25 and 26, Roosevelt Park, Longmont.

- Crested Butte - Crested Butte Wine and Food Festival: With more than 500 wines from 25 wineries and distributors. July 26-30, Crested Butte.

- Delta - Deltarado Days: Street fair, parade, music and more. July 27-30, Delta.

- Denver - Denver Summer Brew Fest: Sample more than 100 brews. July 28 and 29, Mile High Station, Denver.

- Mancos - Mancos Days: Parade, games, fishing derby, vendors. July 28-30, Mancos.

- Lyons - RockyGrass: Originally founded by Bill Monroe, the father of bluegrass, this festival is known internationally as one of the great traditional bluegrass festivals. July 28-30, Planet Bluegrass Ranch, Lyons.

- Wray - Wray Daze: Rubber duck race, mud volleyball, horseshoes and more. July 28-30, Wray.

- Carbondale - Mountain Fair Festival: More than 145 vendors, music and more. July 28-30, Carbondale.

- Colorado Springs - Blues Under the Bridge: Enjoy the music of Blind Boys of Alabama at a unique spot. July 29, under the bridge, 218 W. Colorado Ave.

- Breckenridge - Food and Wine Festival: Main Street Station Plaza transforms into a charming mountain-side, vineyard with an array of varietals created by fine wineries. July 29, Breckenridge.

- Denver - Colorado Dragon Boat Festival: Take a trip to Asia, with exhibits, performances and dragon boat racing. July 29 and 30, Sloan's Lake, Denver.

- Fairplay - Burro Days: Burro races, llama races, kiddies pack dog races, parades and more. July 29 and 30, Fairplay.

- Denver - Cheesman Park Art Fest: Currently ranked 4th in the nation for sales of classic & contemporary craft by Sunshine Artist Magazine in 2016. July 29 and 30, Denver.

- Keystone - Art Festival: With that one of a kind piece of art to always remind you of Keystone and your time in the mountains. July 29 and 30, Keystone.

- Copper Mountain - Mac and Cheese Fest: Enjoy indulgent, crafty, cheesy dishes as chefs battle it out for the yummiest most creative concoction. July 29 and 30, Copper Mountain.

- Vail - International Dance Festival: Celebration featuring ballet, modern dance and other genres. July 29-Aug. 12, Vail.

- Del Norte - Covered Wagon Days: Preserving our western ways. Aug. 3-6, Del Norte.

- Crestone - Crestone Music Festival: A family fun, affordable music festival. Aug. 4 and 5, Crestone.

- Alamosa - Beat the Heat BBQ, Brews and Chili Festival: A sanctioned Kansas City Barbecue Society and Rocky Mountain Barbecue Association State Championship event. Aug. 4 and 5, Cole Park, Alamosa.

- Telluride - Jazz Festival: Aug. 4-6, Town Park, Telluride.

- Snowmass - Colorado Scottish Festival: The only free Scottish Festival in Colorado. Aug. 4-6, Base Camp and The Mall, Snowmass.

- Leadville - Leadville Boom Days: Celebration of the Old West, with gunslingers, gold panning and more. Aug. 4-6, Leadville.

- Breckenridge - Main Street Art Festival: Ranked 65th in Sunshine Artist's top 200 fine art festivals in 2016. Aug. 4-6, Breckenridge.

- Crested Butte - Crested Butte Arts Festival: Juried art exhibition, culinary demonstrations, music and more. Aug. 4-6, Elk Avenue, Crested Butte.

- Loveland - ARISE Music Festival: Music, yoga, camping, art, activism. Aug. 4-6, Sunrise Ranch, Loveland.

- South Fork - Rhythms on the Rio Music Festival: Music on the banks of the Rio Grande River. Aug. 4-6, South Fork.

- Craig - Moffat County Balloon Festival: Aug. 4-6, Loudy-Simpson Park, Craig.

- Woodland Park - Vino and Notes - A Wine, Food and Jazz Festival: Aug. 5, Woodland Station, Woodland Park.

- Winter Park - Beer Festival: Music, unlimited tastings and more. Aug. 5, Hideaway Park, Winter Park.

- Olathe - Sweet Corn Festival: Vendors, food, corn eating contest, music. Aug. 5, Olathe.

- Woodland Park - Mountain Arts Festival: Highlighting woodcarvers, photographers and more. Aug. 5 and 6, Ute Pass Cultural Center, Woodland Park.

- Keystone - Bluegrass and Beer Festival: With 100 brews from more than 40 breweries. Aug. 5 and 6, Keystone.

- Beaver Creek - Beaver Creek Art Festival: Local and national artists. Aug. 5 and 6, Beaver Creek.

- Aspen - Aspen Science Center Festival And Street Fair: Hands-on science demonstrations and ongoing science performers. Aug. 6, Paepcke Park, Aspen.

- Aspen - Red Brick Plein Air Festival: Celebrates the many Plein Air artists who call Colorado home. Aug. 6-13, downtown Aspen.

- Longmont - Boulder County Brewers' Festival: Aug. 7 and 8, Boulder County Fairgrounds, Longmont.

- Steamboat Springs - Steamboat Wine Festival: More than 100 food artisans, wineries, breweries, distilleries, epicurean purveyors, and locally-made products. Aug. 9-13, Steamboat Springs.

- Beaver Creek - Beaver Creek Wine and Spirits Festival: Presented by Wine Spectator. Aug. 10-13, Beaver Creek.

- Steamboat Springs - Steamboat Movement Festival: Consciously connecting though yoga, live music, and outdoor adventure. Aug. 10-13, Steamboat Springs.

- Hotchkiss - Farm to Fiddle Festival: For Artists, farmers and outdoor enthusiasts. Aug. 11 and 12, Delta County Fairgrounds, Hotchkiss.

- Wheat Ridge - Carnation Festival: Music, arts and craft show, fireworks and more. Aug. 11-13, Wheat Ridge.

- Fort Collins - Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest: Music festival. Aug. 11-13, downtown Fort Collins.

- Steamboat Springs - Steamboat All Arts Festival: Encompasses the rich culture of Steamboat's visual, music, and performance arts. Aug. 11-13, Steamboat Springs.

- Copper Mountain - Guitar Town Festival: Guitar performances, workshops and repairs. Aug. 11-13, Copper Mountain.

- Cherry Creek North - Cherry Creek North Food Wine Festival: This event will satisfy the wine aficionado and the foodie in all of us. Aug. 12, Fillmore Plaza, Cherry Creek North.

- Estes Park - Estes Park Wine Festival: More than 20 wineries, food and more. Aug. 12 and 13, Bond Park, Estes Park.

- La Veta - Hujatolla Heritage Festival: Honoring the Hispanic and Native American culture through art, music, food, dance, and education. Aug. 12 and 13, Town Park, La Veta.

- Buena Vista - Gold Rush Days: Celebrate mining history with vendors, food, music and beer garden. Aug. 12 and 13, McPhelemy Park, Buena Vista.

- Ridgway - Ridgway Rendezvous Arts and Crafts Festival: Up to 140 vendors, food, music and more. Aug. 12 and 13, Hartwell Park.

- Fairplay - Living History Days: Gunfighters, people dressed in period costume, tours of local buildings. Aug. 12 and 13, South Park City Museum, Fairplay.

- Colorado Springs - Replay America the Ultimate 80s Festival: With Billy Ocean, Taylor Dayne, Starship featuring Mickey Thomas, The Motels featuring Martha Davis and Naked Eyes. Aug. 16, The Broadmoor World Arena, Colorado Springs.

- Telluride - Telluride Mushroom Fest: Learn all that mushrooms have to offer the world. Aug. 17-20, Sheridan Opera House, Telluride.

- Palisades - Peach Festival: Peach pies, peach ice cream, peach preserves, peach salsa, peach brandy, peach wine. Aug. 18 and 19, downtown Palisade.

- Keystone - Mountain Town Music Festival: A celebration of all things Colorado. Warm summer days, live music and more. Aug. 19, Keystone.

- Lyons - Rocky Mountain Folks Festival: The world's most inspired songwriters share their songs and stories. Aug. 18-20, Lyons.

- Copper Mountain - Genuine Jazz and Wine Festival: One of a kind, fan based experience with jazz music and samples some of the countries' best wines. Aug. 18-20, Copper Mountain.

- Greenwood Village - Jeff & Larry's Backyard BBQ Festival: Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy with Eddie Money, Foghat, Aug. 19, Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre, Greenwood Village.

- Boulder - Boulder Craft Beer Fest: Samples of Boulder's best beer, food, music and more. Aug. 19.

- Aurora - Global Fest: Flavors, cultural experiences and artistic expression from around the world. Aug. 19, Aurora Municipal Center, Great Lawn, Aurora.

- Old Town Lafayette - Peach Festival: Peach pies, cobblers and smoothies, vendors, crafters, antique dealers. Aug. 19, Old Town Lafayette.

- Mancos - Mancos Valley Summer BrewFest: Aug. 19, Cottonwood Park. Mancos.

- Elizabeth - Elizabeth Music & Arts Festival: Aug. 19 and 20, Main Street, Elizabeth.

- Colorado Springs - Pikes Peak Run Fest: Running and trail organizations, music, food and more. Aug. 19 and 20, Pioneers Museum, Colorado Springs.

- Aspen - MountainSummit: Mountainfilm documentary film festival. Aug. 23-27, Wheeler Opera House, Aspen.

- Denver - High Plains Comedy Festival: T.J. Miller, "My Favorite Murder Live" and more. Aug. 24-26, Paramount Theatre, Denver.

- Boulder - Tour de Fat: Beer, bike and music festival. Aug. 25, Boulder Theater, Boulder, $15-$20. Advance tickets.

- Loveland - Old Fashioned Corn Roast Festival: Parade, corn shucking competition and corn eating contest. Aug. 25 and 26, downtown Loveland.

- Copper Mountain - Cider Circus Festival: Sample craft ciders and brews while enjoying jugglers, mimes, clowns and acrobats. Aug. 25 and 26, Copper Mountain.

- Nederland - Nedfest: Outdoor music, arts and microbrew event. Aug. 25-27, Nederland.

- Colorado Springs - Colorado Springs International Dragon Boat Festival: Full day of dragon boat races. Aug. 26, Prospect Lake, Memorial Park, 1605 E. Pikes Peak Ave.

- Colorado Springs - Steers and Beers Brew and Whiskey Fest: Hundreds of brews and whiskeys to sample, Antlers hotel, Colorado Springs. Advance tickets available online.

- Durango - San Juan Brewfest: More than 50 breweries, live music and more. Aug. 26, downtown Durango.

- Denver - Tour de Fat: Beer, bike and music festival. Aug. 26, National Western Complex, Denver, $25. Advance tickets available online.

- Colorado Springs - Tour de Fat: Beer, bike and music festival. Aug. 26, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., $18. Advance tickets available online.

- Buena Vista - King Boletus Mushroom Festival: Learn how to identify and cook wild mushrooms. Aug. 26, Buena Vista Heritage Museum, Buena Vista.

- Vail - Crazy Mountain Brewery's Ed Fest: Celebration of artistic expression of craft beer, food and music. Aug. 26.

- Gunnision - Blue Mesa Beach Bash: Take place on Colorado's largest body of water. Aug. 26, Blue Mesa Reservoir, Gunnison.

- Trinidad - Trinidaddio Blues Fest: Aug. 26, Central Park, Trinidad.

- Glendale - Bruises and Brews Festival: Beer and rugby. They are better together. Aug. 26, Infinity Park, Glendale.

- Telluride - Film Festival: Celebration of film, community, and creativity. Aug. 30-Sept. 4, Telluride.

- Steamboat Springs - Yampa Valley Crane Festival: Celebrates the majestic Greater Sandhill Cranes as they migrate through the Yampa Valley. Aug. 31-Sept. 3, Steamboat Springs.

- Pagosa Springs - Four Corners Folk Festival: Los Lobos, Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Sarah Jarosz and more. Sept. 1-3, Pagosa Springs.

- Aspen - Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience: Maroon Five, Keith Urban and more. Sept. 1-3, Aspen.

- Lake City - OHV Rally and Festival: All OHV vehicles will be allowed into historic downtown, on designated streets. Sept. 1-3, Lake City.

- Denver - Taste of Colorado: With more than 50 of Coloradans' favorite restaurants. Sept. 1-4, Civic Center Park, Denver.

- Steamboat Springs - Wild West Air Fest: Nationally renowned pilots perform aerobatics and formation flying. Sept. 2, Steamboat Springs.

- Salida - Wine Fest: Celebrates the vintages of Colorado wineries in Salida. Sept. 2, Riverside Park, Salida.

- Alamosa - Early Iron Festival: Vintage car show with more than 500 vehicles. Sept. 2, Cole Park, Alamosa.

- Fort Collins - Tour de Fat: Beer, bikes and music festival. Sept. 2, Civic Center Park, Fort Collins, $25. Advance tickets available online.

- Colorado Springs - Labor Day Liftoff: Balloon Classic and Balloon Glow. Sept. 2-4, Memorial Park, Colorado Springs.

- Manitou Springs - Commonwheel Co-op's Labor Day Art and Craft Festival: Art, music and more. Sept. 2-4, Memorial Park, Manitou Springs.

- Windsor - Harvest Festival and Balloon Rally: Vendors, balloon launch and more. Sept. 2-4, Windsor.

- Boulder - Pizza and Pints Festival Tour: Pizza, beer, live music, and lawn games. Sept. 4, Boulder.

- Fairplay - Plein Air Arts Celebration: Sept. 5-9, Fairplay.

- Estes Park - Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival: There will be jousting, piping, a parade and more. Sept. 7-10, Estes Fairgrounds and Event Center, Estes Park.

- New Castle - Burning Mountain Festival: Parade, music, vendors and more. Sept. 8 and 9, Burning Mountain Park, New Castle.

- Snowmass Village - Balloon Festival: One of the highest-altitude balloon events in the country. Sept. 8-10, Snowmass.

Colorado Springs — What If...Festival of Innovation and Imagination: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 9, downtown Colorado Springs.

- Buena Vista - Apple Fest: Apple bobbing, pie contests, tours and more. Sept. 9, Turner Farm, Buena Vista.

- Cortez - Harvest Beer Festival: Music, food, kid's activities and more. Sept. 9, Parque de Vida, Cortez.

- Greeley - Potato Day: Living history demonstration, music and baked potatoes. Sept. 9, Centennial Village Museum, Greeley.

- La Junta - Early Settlers Day: Beer garden, street dance, vendors and more. Sept. 9, City Park, La Junta.

- Crested Butte - Chili and Beer Fest: Locally made chili, craft beer and live music. Sept. 9, Crested Butte.

- Lafayette - Lafayette Brew Fest: Explore craft/micro beers one pour at a time. Sept. 9, Lafayette.

- Castle Rock - Colorado Artfest: Juried fine arts show with artists from across the country. Sept. 9 and 10, downtown Castle Rock.

- Salida - Fiber Festival: Find everything you need to stay warm and fashionable this winter. Sept. 9 and 10, Riverside Park, Salida.

- Lakewood - Festival Italiano at Belmar: Italian food, wine, and artisan vendors. Sept. 9 and 10, Lakewood.

- Salida - Bike Festival: Group rides, bike films, chainless race, bike parade. Sept. 14-17, Salida.

- Broomfield - Broomfield Days Community Festival: Parade, food, vendors and more. Sept. 16, Midway Park, Broomfield.

- Littleton - Summerset Festival: Attracts more than 20,000 festival-goers each year. Sept. 16 and 17, Littleton.

- Palisade - Colorado Mountain Winefest: It's the state's largest and oldest wine festival. Sept. 14-17, Palisade.

- Aspen - Ruggerfest: 50th anniversary celebration. Sept. 14-17, Aspen.

- Colorado Springs - Holly Berry House Folk Art Festival: 165 juried artisans from across the United States. Sept. 15-17, Rock Ledge Ranch, Colorado Springs.

- Pagosa Springs - ColorFest: Hot air balloons, music, beer, wine, food and more. Sept. 15-17, Pagosa Springs.

- Telluride - Telluride Blues and Brews Festival: Beer, music and more. Sept. 15-17, Telluride.

- Lake City - Uncorked Wine and Music Festival: Music wine and food. Sept. 16, downtown Lake City.

- Frederick - Miners Day: Parade, vendors, music and more. Sept. 16, Crist Park, Frederick.

- Northglenn - Pirate Fest: A whole day o' pirate ruckus. Sept. 16, Northglenn.

- Grand Lake - Constitution Week: Celebrates the signing of the Constitution with week long events. Sept. 17-23, Grand Lake.

- Breckenridge - Film Festival: Sept. 21-24, Breckenridge.

- Greenwood Village - High Elevation Rock Festival: Sept. 22 and 23, Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre, Greenwood Village.

- Pueblo - Chile & Frijoles Festival: Music‚ arts and crafts‚ cooking competitions and chilies‚ chilies‚ chilies. Sept. 22-24, Union Avenue, Pueblo.

- Ridgway - SNEFFELS Fiber Arts Festival: Fiber vendors, food, workshops, classes, demonstrations. Sept. 23 and 24, Ridgway.

FAIRS

- Denver - Capitol Hill People's Fair: Arts and crafts, food, entertainment and more. June 3 and 4, Civic Center Park, Denver.

- Kiowas - Street Fair: Music, food and shopping. June 24, Kiowa.

- Aspen - Antiques, Jewelry, Automobiles & Fine Arts Fair: July 1-9, Aspen Ice Garden, Aspen.

- Aspen - Raptor Fair: Visit with the birds, an owl pellet dissection station, presentation, and other activities. July 3, Hallam Lake, Aspen.

- Fairplay - Park County Fair and Rodeo: July 12-16, Fairplay.

- Calhan - El Paso County Fair: July 15-22, El Paso County Fairgrounds, Calhan.

- Eagle - Eagle County Fair and Rodeo: July 19-22, Eagle.

- Poncha Springs - Chaffee County Fair: July 20-31, Chaffee County Fairgrounds, Poncha Springs.

- Montrose - Montrose County Fair and Rodeo: July 21-30, Montrose.

- Greeley - Weld County Fair: July 22-31, Weld County Fairgrounds, Greeley.

- Grand Junction - Mesa County Fair: July 25-29, Mesa County Fairgrounds, Grand Junction.

- Aurora - Arapahoe County State Fair: July 27-30, Arapahoe County Fairgrounds, Aurora.

- Cortez - Montezuma County Fair: July 28, Aug. 5, Montezuma County Fairgrounds, Cortez.

- Longmont - Boulder County Fair: The oldest fair in Colorado. July 28-Aug. 6, Longmont.

- Cañon City - Fremont County Fair: July 29-Aug. 6, Cañon City.

- Rifle - Garfield County Fair and Rodeo: July 31-Aug. 6, Garfield County Fairgrounds, Rifle.

- Kiowa - Elbert County Fair: Aug. 1-6, Kiowa.

- Hotchkiss - Delta County Fair: Aug. 1-12, Delta County Fairgrounds, Hotchkiss.

- Brighton - Adams County Fair: Aug. 2-6, Adams County Regional Park Complex, Brighton.

- Castle Rock - Douglas County Fair and Rodeo: Aug. 3-6, Castle Rock.

- Sterling - Logan County Fair: Aug. 3-13, Sterling.

- Pagosa Springs - Archuleta County Fair and Rodeo: Aug. 4-6, Pagosa Springs.

- Loveland - Larimer County Fair and Rodeo: Aug. 4-8, The Ranch, Loveland.

- Kremmling - Grand County Middle Park Fair and Rodeo: Aug. 4-13, Kremmling.

- Yuma - County Fair: Aug. 5-9, Yuma.

- Hotchkiss - Delta County Fair and Rodeo: Aug. 5-12, Hotchkiss.

- Monte Vista - San Luis Valley Fair: Aug. 5-12, Monte Vista.

- Hugo - Lincoln County Fair and Rodeo: Aug. 5-12, Hugo.

- Craig - Moffat County Fair: Aug. 7-12, Craig.

- Durango - La Plata County Fair: Aug. 9-13, La Plata County Fairgrounds, Durango.

- Erie - Air Fair: Displays of unique aircraft, music, vendors and more. Aug. 12, Municipal Airport, Erie.

- Rocky Ford - Arkansas Valley Fair: Aug. 16-20, Rocky Ford Fairgrounds, Rocky Ford.

- Hayden - Routt County Fair: Aug. 17-20, Hayden.

- Black Hawk - Gilpin County Fair: Aug. 19 and 20, Fairgrounds, Black Hawk.

- Pueblo - Colorado State Fair: Aug. 25-Sept. 4, Colorado State Fairgrounds, Pueblo.

- Lake City - Colorfest Arts and Crafts Fair: Sept. 19, downtown Lake City.

RODEOS

- Carbondale - Wild West Rodeo Series: Thursdays, June 1-Aug. 17, Gus Darien Riding Area, Carbondale.

- Elizabeth - Elizabeth Stampede Rodeo: June 2-4, Arena at Casey Jones Park, Elizabeth.

- Durango - True West Rodeo: Wednesdays, June 7-Aug. 1, La Plata County Fairgrounds, Durango.

- Woodland Park - Teller County Kids Bike Rodeo: Bicycle skill challenges, bicycle safety games, and more. June 7, Meadow Wood Sports Complex SyntheticTurf Fields, Woodland Park.

- Cortez - Ute Mountain Round-Up Rodeo: June 8-10, Cortez.

- Buena Vista - Collegiate Peaks Stampede Rodeo: This year marks the Rodeo's 95th year in action. June 10 and 11, Rodeo Fairgrounds, Buena Vista.

- Snowmass - Snowmass Rodeo: Wednesdays, June 14-Aug. 23, Snowmass Rodeo Grounds, Snowmass Village.

- Steamboat Springs - Pro Rodeo Series: Fridays, June 16-July 1, Brent Romick Arena, Steamboat Springs.

- Alamosa - Alamosa Round-Up: Downtown cattle drive, demolition derby, parade, PRCA Rodeo. June 20-25, Alamosa Fairgrounds, Alamosa.

- Creede - ChuteOut Rodeo: Bull Riding Barrel Racing Series. Wednesdays, June 21-July 26, Creede.

- Pagosa Springs - Pagosa Night Rodeo: Thursdays, June 22-July 27, Western Heritage Event Center Arena & Grounds, Pagosa Springs.

- Beaver Creek - Beaver Creek Rodeo: Thursdays, June 22-Aug. 10, Beaver Creek Rodeo Grounds, Beaver Creek.

- Greeley - Greeley Stampede: June 23-July 4, Island Grove Regional Park, Greeley.

- Fraser - High Country Stampede Rodeo: Saturdays, July 1-Aug. 12, John Work Arena, Fraser.

- South Fork - South Fork Rodeo - Rockin' the Rio Grande: July 3 and 15, Rickel Arena, South Fork.

- Estes Park - Rooftop Rodeo: Recognized as the best small rodeo in the nation. July 5-10, Estes Park.

- Golden - Rocky Mountain Regional Gay Rodeo: July 7-9, Jefferson County Fairgrounds, Golden.

- Gunnision - Cattlemen's Days: Rodeo, horse show, carnival and more, July 7-16, Gunnison.

- Steamboat Springs - Hot Air Balloon Rodeo: July 8 and 9, Bald Eagle Lake, Steamboat Springs.

- Colorado Springs - Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Days: Start off with a parade downtown on July 11, July 11-15, Colorado Springs.

- Akron - Eastern Colorado Round-Up Carnival and Rodeo: July 25-29, Washington County Fairgrounds, Akron.

- Monte Vista - Ski-Hi Stampede Rodeo: July 27-30, Ski Hi Park, Monte Vista.

4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS AND EVENTS

JULY 1

- La Veta - Independence Day Parade: 10 a.m., Main Street, La Veta.

- Pueblo - Car Racing and Fireworks: 6 p.m., I-25 Speedway, Pueblo, go online for admission costs.

- Peyton - Falcon Freedom Days: Food, family fun and fireworks, 6:30-10 p.m., Antler Creek Golf Course, Peyton, free.

- Commerce City - Colorado Rapids vs. Houston Dynamo and Fireworks: 7 p.m., fireworks after game, Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City. Go online for ticket prices.

- Cripple Creek - 4th of July Celebration: Food, beer garden, music begins at noon, with fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

JULY 1 AND 2

- Fort Carson - Fort Carson Freedom Fest: Color powder run, car show, live music and fireworks. Noon-10 p.m. July 1 and 2, Iron Horse Park, Fort Carson, free admission.

JULY 1-4

- Pagosa Springs - Celebrate 4th of July: Carnival, parade and more. Fireworks after 9 p.m. on July 4, Pagosa Springs.

- Steamboat Springs - July 4th Celebration: Rodeos, music and more. Fireworks at 9 p.m. July 4, Steamboat Springs.

- Meeker - Range Call Celebration: Concerts, 4th of July parade and more, Meeker.

JULY 1-5

- Longmont - Louisville Slugger Independence Day Tournament: Garden Acres Park Complex & Clark Centennial Park, Longmont.

JULY 2-4

- Copper Mountain - Independence Day Celebration: Live music and activities, July 2, Copper Mountain; parade and fireworks, July 4, Frisco.

JULY 3

- Avon - Salute to the USA: Begins at 5 p.m., with fireworks at 9:45 p.m., Harry A. Nottingham Park, Avon.

- Fruita - 3rd of July Fireworks Show: Begins at dusk, Fruita.

- Denver - Independence Eve Fireworks: 8 p.m., Civic Center Park, 101 W. 14th Ave., Denver.

- Littleton - Red, White & You: Fun-filled patriotic community event and fireworks, Clement Park, Littleton.

JULY 4

- Alamosa - 4th of July Celebration: Pancake breakfast, parade and fireworks at dusk, Alamosa .

- Arvada - Independence Day Celebration: Entertainment food trucks and fireworks, Lutz/Stenger Sports Complex, Arvada.

- Aspen - Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration: Parade, kids' carnival, live music, picnics and fireworks.

- Aurora - 4th of July Spectacular: Live music, food and fireworks, 6-10 p.m., Aurora Municipal Center Great Lawn, Aurora.

- Boulder - Ralphie's Independence Day Blast: Live music with Ralphie, CU mascot and fireworks at dusk, Folsom Field, Boulder.

- Breckenridge - Celebrate Independence Day: Begins with Independence Day 10K Trail Run at 7 a.m. with fireworks at 9:45 p.m., Breckenridge.

- Brighton - 4th of July Celebration: 4 p.m., with fireworks at 9:45 p.m., Carmichael Park, Brighton.

- Broomfield - Great American Picnic: Activities begin at 5:30 p.m. with fireworks at 9:30 p.m., Broomfield.

- Buena Vista - Fourth of July Celebration: All-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, activities and fireworks at dusk, Buena Vista.

- Colorado Springs - Independence Day Concert and Fireworks: Festivities start at 5:30 p.m., concert at 7:30 p.m. and fireworks at dark, Memorial Park, Colorado Springs.

- Colorado Springs - Colorado Springs Sky Sox vs. Nashville Sounds and Fireworks: 6:40 p.m., Security Service Field, 4385 Tutt Blvd., go online for ticket prices.

- Commerce City - Colorado Rapids vs. Seattle Sounders FC and Fireworks: 7 p.m., fireworks after game, Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City. Go online for ticket prices.

- Crested Butte - 4th of July in Crested Butte: All day activities with fireworks at 9:30 p.m., Crested Butte.

- Denver - Denver Outlaws vs. Atlanta Blaze and Fireworks: 6:30 p.m., fireworks after game, Sports Authority Field at Mile High, 1701 Bryant St., Denver. Go online for ticket prices.

- Denver - Fireworks: 10 p.m., Elitch Gardens Denver. Go online for admission prices.

- Durango - 4th of July Celebration: Pancake breakfast, walk/run and more, with fireworks at 9:15 p.m., Durango.

- Estes Park - Fourth of July Celebration: Family-friendly festivities and events specifically tailored for the holiday, fireworks at 9:30 p.m., Estes Park.

- Fairplay - Independence Day Celebration: Music, vendors and fireworks, Front Street, Fairplay.

- Granby - 4th of July Parade and Party in the Park: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Main Street and Polhamus Park, Granby.

- Grand Lakes - 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza: Music, activities, fireworks at 10 p.m., Grand Lake.

- Kremmling - Kremmling Fire Up the Cliffs: BBQ dinner at 6 p.m., fireworks at dark, Kremmling Town Square, Kremmling.

- La Junta - Old Fashioned Fourth of July: Parade, cannon firings, speeches, and debates, 1:30-4 p.m., Bent's Old Fort, La Junta. John Fisher Hose Fireworks Display, 9 p.m., La Junta Rodeo Grounds.

- Lafayette - Celebrate 4th of July 2017: Food, beer activities begin at 4 p.m., with fireworks at dusk, Waneka Lake, Lafayette.

- Lake City - Fourth of July Celebration: Parade at noon, fireworks at 9 p.m., Lake City.

- Manitou Springs - 4th of July Fireworks: 9 p.m., Manitou Springs.

- Montrose - Independence Day Parade and Fireworks: Parade at 10 a.m. with fireworks at dusk, Montrose.

- Monument - Tri-Lakes 4th of July Celebration: Pancake breakfast, run, parade, music and street fair, 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Monument.

- Northglenn - July 4th Festival: Run, duck derby, with fireworks at 9:30 p.m., E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park, Northglenn.

- Ouray - Old Fashioned Fourth of July: With many activities that have been a tradition since the early 1900s, 6:30 a.m. with fireworks at dark, Ouray.

- Park Hill - 4th of July Parade: 23rd Avenue, Park Hill.

- Parker - Parker's Stars and Stripes Celebration: Live music at 6 p.m. with fireworks at 6:30 p.m., Salisbury Park, Parker.

- Snowmass Village - Community Picnic & Fireworks: Lawn games, sweet treats and fireworks at 9 p.m. over Fanny Hill, Snowmass Villag.

- Telluride - Fireman's 4th of July Celebration: Begins at 11 a.m., parade, BBQ and more, fireworks after sun sets, Telluride.

- Vail - Vail America Day: Parade, music and street festival, Vail.

- Westcliffe - Fireworks: Dusk, over Lake DeWeese, Westcliffe.

- Woodland Park - Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration: Vendors, food, games and fireworks at 9:15 p.m., Memorial Park, Woodland Park.

JULY 5

- Woodland Park - Symphony Above the Clouds and Fireworks: Gates open at 5 p.m., music at 5:30 p.m. with fireworks at sundown, athletic field of the Woodland Park Middle School, 600 E. Kelly Road, Woodland Park.

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