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There is certainly no shortage of festivals to keep you occupied over the next several months. Whatever your passion, whether it be beer, music, food, art, donkeys or balloons, there's a festival out there for you.

With this extensive list of different fiestas, carnivals and jamborees in the state, there's really no excuse not to get out out of the house and enjoy the summer.

• Cripple Creek — Once Upon a Time in the West Art Show: Featuring western art. Through July 4, Cripple Creek Heritage Center, Cripple Creek.

• Vail — Bravo! Vail Music Festival: Celebrating 30 Years of Music in the Mountains. Through Aug. 1, Vail.

• Larkspur — Colorado Renaissance Festival: Flash back to the 16th Century and journey through a medieval city. Saturdays and Sundays, through Aug. 4, Larkspur.

• Boulder — Colorado Shakespeare Festival: The nation’s second-oldest Shakespeare festival. Through Aug. 11, Boulder.

• Alamosa — Wine Train Colorado: Fridays and Saturdays, through Aug. 24, Rio Grande Scenic Railroad, Alamosa.

• 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 26-29, Aspen.

• Denver — SeriesFest: Dedicated to showcasing the best new pilots from established and emerging content creators. June 26-26, Denver.

• Aurora — Summer in the City: Event just for kids with healthy snacks, inflatables field games and more. June 26, Appaoolsa Park, Aurora.

• Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park — Astronomy Festival: June 26-29, South Rim of Black Canyon.

• Castle Rock — Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival: Sewing, quilting, needle-art and craft supply exhibits. June 27-29, Douglas County Fairgrounds, Castle Rock.

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• Bond — Beanstalk Music and Mountain Festival: Three days of music, yoga. June 27-29, Rancho Del Rio, Bond.

• Telluride — Telluride Wine Festival: Cooking demonstrations, concerts, seminars and more. June 27-30, Telluride.

• Glenwood Springs — 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 27-30, Glenwood Springs.

• Telluride — Yoga Festival: Yoga, meditation, music and more. June 27-30, Telluride.

• Boulder — Colorado Music Festival: providing access to the best of the world’s music through education and performance. June 27-Aug. 3, Chautauqua Auditorium, Boulder.

• Aspen — Aspen Music Festival and School: More than 400 events and featuring its signature wide variety of musical works and performers. June 27-Aug. 18, Aspen.

• Colorado Springs — Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Fan Fest: Celebrating the Race to the Clouds. June 28, downtown Colorado Springs.

• Fort Carson — 4th Infantry Division Freedom Fest: carnival, attractions, food and merchandise, June 28-29, Iron Horse Park, Fort Carson.

• Fort Collins — Colorado Brewers' Festival: With more than 150 Colorado Beers. June 28-29, Canvas Stadium, Fort Collins.

• Eagle —  Flight Days: Pancake breakfast, parade, horseshoe tournament, carnival and more. June 28-29, Town Park, Eagle.

• Palisade — Colorado Lavender Festival: Learn more about the unique purple plant used in perfume and culinary dishes. June 28-29, Palisade.

• Buena Vista — Rapids & Grass Beer Festival: Craft beer, bluegrass and river festival. June 28-30, South Main Street, Buena Vista.

• Georgetown — Indie Con: Where indie books are born and indie writers thrive. June 28-30, Georgetown.

• Peyton — Falcon Freedom Days: Music, food and more. June 29, Antler Creek Golf Course, Peyton.

• Monte Vista — A Taste of the San Luis Valley: Local restaurants, entertainment and vendors. June 29, Chapman Park, Monte Vista.

• Ridgway — Ridgway River Festival: Riverside and in-stream activities and entertainment. June 29, Rollans Park, Ridgway.

• Avon — Vail Valley Brew Fest: Unlimited sample with music and more. June 29, Harry A. Nottingham park, Avon.

• Winter Park — Blues from the Top Music Festival: Dedicated to the future of the young musicians. June 29-30, Hideaway Park, Winter Park.

• Snowmass Village — Demo Days: Bike Demos, equipment exhibitors and more. June 29-30, Base Village, Snowmass Village.

• Nederland — High Peaks Art Festival: Art, music, food and more. June 29-30, Nederland.

• Salida — Art Festival: 2D and 3D art. June 29-30, Salida.

• Denver — Taco Festival: Chihuahua racing, music, tacos and more. June 29-30, Denver.

• Colorado Springs — Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb: Race up the mountain. June 30, Pikes Peak.

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• Manitou Springs — Ice Cream Social and Pie Baking Contest: Soda Springs Park, Manitou Springs.

• Paonia — Cherry Days: Vendors, music, parade and more. July 4-5, Paonia.

• Breckenridge — Breckenridge July Art Festival: Nationally ranked 60th of fine art festivals. July 4-6, Main Street Station, Breckenridge.

• Green Mountain Falls — Green Box Arts Festival: Celebrate the best of today’s innovative creators. July 4-13, Green Mountain Falls.

• Carbondale — Mt. Sopris Music Fest: Celebrates Carbondale’s vibrant, local, live music scene. July 5, 4th Street Plaza and Park, Carbondale.

• La Veta — Spanish Peaks Music Festival: With lineup of country music. July 5-6, La Veta.

• Denver — Cherry Creek Arts Festival: Celebration of visual, culinary and performing arts. July 5-7, Cherry Creek North Shopping District, from 2nd to 3rd Avenues, Denver.

• Crested Butte — Wildflower Festival: Surround yourself in the symphony of wildflowers. July 5-14, Crested Butte.

• Colorado Springs — Broadmoor Art Experience: Artists will be creating new pieces. Fridays-Sundays, July 5-28, The Broadmoor hotel grounds, Colorado Springs.

• Colorado Springs — Cruisin' the Gods: BBQ, music and car show. July 6, Bird Dog BBQ, Colorado Springs.

• Winter Park — Tequila and Tacos Tasting Fiesta: With live music. July 6, Rendezvous Event Center, Winter Park.

• Westcliffe — Car Show: Pancake breakfast, bounce house and car show. July 6, Westcliffe.

• Manitou Springs — Garden of the Arts: Celebration of fine visual arts and handcrafted goods. July 6-7, Memorial Park, Manitou Springs.

• La Veta — Art in the Park: All handmade items. July 6-7, Main Street, La Veta.

• Durango — Music in the Mountains Classical Music Festival: With musicians of the highest caliber. July 6-28, Durango.

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• Central City — Central Center Opera Festival: July 6-Aug. 6, Central City.

• Aurora — Summer in the City: Event just for kids with healthy snacks, inflatables field games and more. July 10, Mission Veijo Park, Aurora.

• Broomfield — International Wine Festival: Call one of the best wine festivals across America by Food & Wine Magazine. July 10-12, Omni Interlocken Hotel, Broomfield.

• Denver — Colorado Burlesque Festival: July 11-13, Denver.

• Westcliffe — High Mountain Hay Fever — Bluegrass Festival: The motto is simple: “Small Scale — Big Time.” July 11-14, The Bluff and Summit Park, Westcliffe.

• Durango — Rocky Mountain Ukefest: Concerts and ukulele workshops for all levels of musicians. July 11-14, Durango.

• Wiggins — MEC Rocky Mountain Classic: Colorado’s premier registered sporting clays event. July 11-14, Longmeadow Game Resort, Clays Club & Event Center, Wiggins.

• Fountain — TruckIt Country Fest: Truck show, autocross, music and more. July 12-13, Pikes Peak International Raceway, Fountain.

• Longmont — Rhythm on the River: Entertainment, runs, food and more. July 12-13, Roger’s Grove, Longmont.

• Olathe — Nightvision Festival: Christian music festival. July 12-13, Community Park. Olathe.

• Fort Morgan — Bobstock Music Festival: Headlined by Mark McGrath, Firehouse and Lita Ford. July 12-13, Fort Morgan City Park, Fort Morgan.

• Denver — Colorado Black Arts Festival: Showcasing the talents of local, regional, and national African Americans in art and culture. July 12-14, City Park, Denver.

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• Littleton — Colorado Irish Festival: If you can’t be in Ireland, be at the Colorado Irish Festival. July 12-14, Clement Park, Littleton.

• Edwards — Art on the Rockies: Fine art, kid’s zone and more. July 12-14, Colorado Mountain College, Edwards.

• Telluride — The Ride Festival: Stellar rock and roll music. July 12-14, Telluride.

• Montrose — Black Canyon Quilt Show: Vendors, classes, demonstrations and more. July 12-14, Montrose Pavilion, Montrose.

• Silverthorne — Fine Art Festival: More than 50 artisans from 13 categories. July 12-14, Silverthorne.

• Pueblo — Festival Fridays: Music, food, cash bar and dancing. Fridays, July 12-Aug. 9, Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo.

• Colorado Springs — Blues Under the Bridge: Enjoy the music of Tab Benoit, Nikki Hill and more at a unique spot. July 13, under the bridge, 218 W. Colorado Ave.

• Colorado Springs: Pints for Paws Brewfest — Sample local brews and bites. July 13, patio next to Ted's Montana Grill, The Promenade Shops at Briargate, 1885 Briargate Parkway. Tickets available online.

• Breckenridge — Summer Beer Festival: With 50 breweries for tastings and live music. July 13, Beaver Run Resort and Conference Center, main parking lot, Breckenridge.

• Salida — Brewers Rendezvous: July 13, Riverside Park, Salida.

• Centennial — Brew-N-Que: Music, BBQ and beer. July 13, Centennial Center Park, Centennial.

• Denver — Urban Market: Denver’s premier open air marketplace with live concert at noon. July 13, 18, 27 and 28, Skyline Park, Denver.

• Colorado Springs — Pridefest: The official Colorado Springs LGBT Pride festival and parade. July 13-14, America the Beautiful Park, Colorado Springs.

• Broomfield — Flatiron Crossing Fine Art Festival: Artists from around the country. July 13-14, Broomfield.

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• Keystone — Wine and Jazz Festival: River Run braids hundreds of wines into a picturesque piazza of wine seminars and deluxe jazz ensembles. July 13-14, Keystone.

• Grand Lake — Buffalo Days Festival: Music, activities and buffalo food. July 13-14, Grand Lake.

• Winter Park — Alpine ArtAffair: Outdoor juried show. July 13-14, Hideaway Park, Winter Park.

• Steamboat Springs — Art in the Park: More than 150 vendors, food, drink and more. July 13-14, West Lincoln Park, Steamboat Springs.

• Denver — Fairmount Cemetery Car Show: Cars and food trucks. July 14, Fairmount Cemetery, Denver.

• Boulder — Boulder Market: Boulder’s Premier Open Air Marketplace with more than 75 vendors, music and family fun. July 14, Central Park, Boulder.

• Lake City — Arts & Crafts Festival: Fine arts and crafts and good food. July 16, Town Park and along Silver Street, Lake City.

• Aurora — Summer in the City: Event just for kids with healthy snacks, inflatables field games and more. July 17, Parklane Park, Aurora.

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• Greenwood Village — Disrupt Fest: Featuring The Used, Thrice, with Circa Survive, Sum 41, Atreyu, Sleeping with Sirens, Four Year Strong, Memphis May Fire, Juliet Simms, Hyro the Hero. July 17, Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre, Greenwood Village.

• Frederick — Chainsaws and Chuckwagons: Masterful chainsaw carvers, music and food trucks. July 17-20, downtown, Frederick.

• Telluride — Telluride Americana Music Festival & Songwriters Showcase: July 17-20, Sheridan Opera House, Telluride.

• Gypsum — Gypsum Daze: Music, fishing, parade, food and more. July 18-20, Gypsum.

• Colorado Springs — 719 Day Brewfest: Craft beer, food trucks, music and more. July 19, Colorado Springs.

• Denver — Global Dance Festival: July 19-20, Broncos Stadium at Mile High, Denver.

• Edgewater — Blues & BBQ Street Festival: Music, food and beer. July 20, Citizen’s Park, Edgewater.

• Estes Park — SnowyGrass: Bluegrass Festival, local bands, food and more. July 19-20, Baldwin Park, Estes Park.

• Idaho Springs — Rapid Grass BlueGrass Festival: July 19-20, Idaho Springs.

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• Denver — Slow Food Nations Festival: A festival to taste and explore a world of good, clean and fair food for all. July 19-21, Larimer Square, Denver.

• Denver — Mile High Global Bazaar - International Festival: Celebration of international cultures, arts, crafts, merchandise, food and music. July 19-21, Skyline Park, Denver.

• Alma — Alma Festival in the Clouds: Outdoor art and music festival. July 19-21, Alma Town Park, Alma.

• Snowmass Village — Yoga on the Mountain: More than 50 classes, music, eco-friendly shopping and more. July 19-21, Snowmass Village.

• Colorado Springs — Springs Beer Fest: More than 120 beers, tastings, food vendors and more. July 20, America the Beautiful Park, Colorado Springs.

• Littleton — Lavender Festival: Vendors, music, food and 800 blooming lavender plants. July 20, Denver Botanic Gardens, Littleton.

• Castle Rock — Castle Rock WineFest: Tastings, cooking demonstrations, food trucks, music and more. July 20, Buttefield Crossing Park, Castle Rock.

• La Veta — Francisco Fort Day: Celebrate La Veta's origins with vendors, mining exhibit and more. July 20, Francisco Fort Museum, La Veta.

• Aspen — Downtown Art Festival: National and local artists. July 20-21, Paepcke Park, Aspen.

• Winter Park — Jazz Festival: Annual tradition. July 20-21, Hideaway Park, Winter Park; tinyurl.com/yb4lum5q.

• Boulder — Pearl Street Arts Fest: Juried celebration of visual arts celebrating photography, sculpture and upcycled art. July 20-21, Pearl Street Mall, Boulder.

• Evergreen — SummerFest: With more than 100 artists from all over the country. July 20-21, Evergreen.

• Chimney Rock — Life at Chimney Rock Festival: Step back in time as volunteers and artisans demonstrate ancient tools and crafts. July 20-21, Chimney Rock National Monument, Chimney Rock.

• Buena Vista — RailFest: History of the Colorado Midland, Denver South Park and Pacific and Denver Rio Grande Railroads. July 20-21, Buena Vista.

• Elizabeth — Elizabeth Celtic Festival: Bonny knees contests, homebrew competition, live entertainment, whiskey tasting. July 20-21, Casey Jones Park, Elizabeth.

• Durango — Fiesta Days: Parade, rodeos and more. July 20-28, Durango.

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• Denver — Biennial of the Americas Festival Concerts: July 21 and Aug. 29, Levitt Pavilion, Denver.

• Aurora — Summer in the City: Event just for kids with healthy snacks, inflatables field games and more. July 24, Triangle Park, Aurora.

• Silverton — 100's in the Hills Land Cruiser Summit: Grassroots, family-friendly event. July 24-29, Silverton.

• Lake City — Ducky Derby: Ducks float from Henson Creek to Memorial Park. July 25, Lake City.

• Delta — Deltarado Days: Street dance, car show, vendors and more. July 25, Delta.

• Fort Collins — Fringe Festival: Dance, improv, storytelling and more. July 25-28, Fort Collins.

• Creede — Sculpture Show: Juried display of sculptors from the Rocky Mountain region. July 25-28, Basham Park, Creede.

• Crested Butte — Crested Butte Wine and Food Festival: With more than 500 wines from 25 wineries and distributors. July 25-28, Crested Butte.

• Golden — Buffalo Bill Days: Largest festival held in Golden. July 25-28, Golden.

• Denver — International Festival of Arts & Technology: To bring awareness of how digital science enhances the arts. July 25-Aug. 4, Newman Center for the Performing Arts, Denver.

• Denver — Underground Music Showcase: Colorado’s premier Indie festival. July 26-28, Denver.

• Evergreen — Jazz Festival: World-class talent, intimate venues and Rocky Mountain setting. July 26-28, Evergreen.

• 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 26-28, Planet Bluegrass Ranch, Lyons.

• Carbondale — Mountain Fair Festival: More than 145 vendors, music and more. July 26-28, Carbondale.

• 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 26-28, Breckenridge.

• Fairplay — Burro Days: Burro races, llama races, kiddies pack dog races, parades and more. July 26-26, Fairplay.

• Vail — International Dance Festival: Celebration featuring ballet, modern dance and other genres. July 26-Aug. 10, Vail.

• Colorado Springs — Colorado Grown Family Fun Day: Food trucks, live music and family-friendly activities. July 27, Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, Colorado Springs.

• Denver — Denver Summer Brew Fest: Sample more than 100 brews. July 27, Mile High Station, Denver.

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• Green Mountain Falls — Bronc Day Festival: Parade, food, boat races vendors and more. July 27, Green Mountain Falls.

• Westminster — Westy Craft Brew Fest: Music, ciders, meede and beer. July 27, City Park, Westminster.

• Grand Lake — Classic Boat Show: With boat parade. July 27, Grand Lake.

• Denver — Summer Tequila Tasting Festival: Intimate setting with tequila reps showcasing their brands. July 27, Denver.

• Boulder — Taco Fest: Winner of Elevation Outdoors Magazine: Best Beer Fest of the Rockies. July 27, Foothills Community Park, Boulder.

• Gould — Yeti Fest: Food, music and Bigfoot fun. July 27, Gould.

• Aurora — Reflection Garden on Tap: Craft beer, music and more. July 27, City of Aurora Water Wise Garden, Aurora

• Keystone — Keystone River Run Village Art Festival: More than 80 artists. July 27-28, Keystone.

• Broomfield — VegFest Colorado: Health and environmental fair supporting a vegan lifestyle. July 27-28, 1stBank Center, Broomfield.

• Denver — Colorado Dragon Boat Festival: Take a trip to Asia, with exhibits, performances and dragon boat racing. July 27-28, Sloan’s Lake, Denver.

• Copper Mountain — Mac and Cheese Fest: Enjoy indulgent, crafty, cheesy dishes as chefs battle it out for the yummiest most creative concoction. July 27-28, Copper Mountain.

• Denver — Cheesman Park Art Fest: Currently ranked 4th in the nation for sales of classic & contemporary craft. July 27-28, Denver.

Grand Junction Air Show — Featuring the Navy Blue Angles. July 27-28, Regional Airport, Grand Junction.

• Buena Vista — All-4-Fun Mile High Jeep Club Rally: July 27-Aug. 3, Rodeo Grounds, Buena Vista.

• Boulder — Frequent Flyers Aerials Dance Festival: Experience the joys of dancing in the air. July 28-Aug. 9, Boulder.

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• Aurora — Summer in the City: Event just for kids with healthy snacks, inflatables field games and more. July 31, Country Lane Park, Aurora.

• Breckenridge — Main Street Art Festival: Ranked 23rd in Sunshine Artist’s top 200 fine art festivals in 2016. Aug. 1-3, Breckenridge.

• Denver — Buskerfest: Colorado Day celebration with roaming performers, local artists and more. Aug. 1-4, Union Station, Denver.

• Del Norte — Covered Wagon Days: Preserving our western ways. Aug. 1-4, Del Norte.

• Denver — Urban Market: Denver’s premier open air marketplace with live concert at noon. Aug. 1, 17 and 22, Skyline Park, Denver.

• Carbondale — Rally Palooza Car Show: Classics, motorcycles, electric and more. Aug. 2, Main Street, Carbondale.

• Alamosa — Beat the Heat BBQ, Brews and Chili Festival: Aug. 2-3, Cole Park, Alamosa.

Aug. 2-4: People's Tiny House Festival: Aug. 2-4, Pikes Peak International Speedway, Fountain.

• Crested Butte — Crested Butte Arts Festival: Juried art exhibition, culinary demonstrations, music and more. Aug. 2-4, Elk Avenue, Crested Butte.

• Leadville — Boom Days: Celebration of the Old West, with gunslingers, gold panning and more. Aug. 2-4, Leadville.

• Loveland — ARISE Music Festival: Music, yoga, camping, art, activism. Aug. 2-4, Sunrise Ranch, Loveland.

• South Fork — Rhythms on the Rio Music Festival: Music on the banks of the Rio Grande River. Aug. 2-4, South Fork.

• Woodland Park — Vino and Notes - A Wine, Food and Jazz Festival: Aug. 3, Memorial Park, Woodland Park.

• Colorado Springs — Cruisin' the Gods: BBQ, music and car show. Aug. 3, Bird Dog BBQ, Colorado Springs.

• Highlands Ranch — Oaked & Smoked - American Whiskey and BBQ: Sample American whiskey from all over the world. Aug. 3, Recreation Center at Eastridge, Highlands Ranch; tinyurl.com/ycmqnjc5.

• Denver — International Festival: Traditional food, music and art. Aug. 3. Civic Center Park, Denver.

• Dacono — Carbon Valley Music and Spirits Festival: Music, beer garden, kid’s events and more. Aug. 3, Centennial Field, Dacono.

• Winter Park — Beer Festival: Music, unlimited tastings and more. Aug. 3, downtown, Winter Park.

• Olathe — Sweet Corn Festival: Vendors, food, corn eating contest, music. Aug. 3, Olathe.

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• Littleton — 303 Wine Festival: With 180 wines to sample. Aug. 3, Clement Park, Littleton.

• Silverton — Barbershop Music Festival: Event has been taking place for more than 25 years. Aug. 3, Silverton.

• Avon — Beaver Creek Art Festival: Local and national artists. Aug. 3-4, Avon.

• Edgewater — Colorado Scottish Festival: The only free Scottish Festival in Colorado. Aug. 3-4, Edgewater.

• Woodland Park — Mountain Arts Festival: Highlighting woodcarvers, photographers and more. Aug. 3-4, Woodland Park.

• Keystone — Bluegrass and Beer Festival: With 100 brews from more than 40 breweries. Aug. 3-4, Keystone.

• Avon — Beaver Creek Art Festival: Local and national artists. Aug. 3-4, Avon.

• Fort Collins — Art in the Square: Outdoor showcase of fine visual art and handcrafted goods along with live music. Aug. 3-4, Old Town Square, Fort Collins.

• Grand Lake — Arts and Crafts Show: More than 60 vendors. Aug. 3-4, Town Park, Grand Lake.

• Craig — Moffat County Balloon Festival: Aug. 3-4, Loudy-Simpson Park, Craig.

• Fort Lupton — National Night Out: Vendors, demonstrators, community fun and more. Aug. 6, Koshio Park, Fort Lupton.

• Aurora — Summer in the City: Event just for kids with healthy snacks, inflatables field games and more. Aug. 7, Red-Tailed Hawk, Aurora.

• Beaver Creek — Beaver Creek Wine and Spirits Festival: Local culinary talent, exclusive wines and outdoor venues. Aug. 8-11, Beaver Creek.

• Buena Vista — Contin-Tail Rock and Mineral Show: Aug. 8-11, Rodeo Grounds, Buena Vista.

• Montrose — FUNC Fest: Water sports, food, beer, live music and more. Aug. 9-10, Water Sports Park, Montrose.

• Telluride — Jazz Festival: Featuring Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Lettuce and more. Aug. 9-11, Telluride.

• Silverton — Hardrockers Holidays: Celebrates Silverton’s mining heritage. Aug. 9-11, Silverton.

• Wheat Ridge — Carnation Festival: Music, arts and craft show, fireworks and more. Aug. 9-11, Anderson Park, Wheat Ridge.

• Fort Collins — Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest: Music festival. Aug. 9-11, downtown Fort Collins.

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• Copper Mountain — Guitar Town Festival: Guitar performances, workshops and repairs. Aug. 9-11, Copper Mountain.

• Silverton — Great Western Rocky Mountain Brass Band Festival: Brass band concerts, featuring musicians from all over the country. Aug. 9-11, Silverton School Gym, Silverton.

• Loveland — Sculpture in the Park: One of the largest outdoor juried exhibitions of artwork in the United States. Aug. 9-11, Benson Sculpture Garden, Loveland.

• Carbondale — Compassion Fest: Film festival, fair and symposium. Aug. 9-11, Carbondale.

• Fort Morgan — Philip K. Dick Festival: To commemorate this great American science fiction writer with lectures, movies, music and an art show. Aug. 9-11, Fort Morgan.

• Littleton — Western Welcome Week Festival: Parades, arts & crafts, concessions. Aug. 9-18, Littleton.

• Colorado Springs — Native American Indian Intertribal Powwow: Celebration of Native history and culture. Aug. 10, Norris-Penrose Event Center, Colorado Springs.

• Denver — 258 Deaf Street Festival: Sign language culture festival. Aug. 10, Denver.

• Denver — Hops in the Hanger Beer Festival: With more than 20 local craft breweries. Aug. 10, Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, Denver.

• Walden — Sky’s the Limit Hot Air Balloon Festival: Balloon launch, food, and more. Aug. 10, Walden.

• Centennial — Centennial Under the Stars: Concert and laser light show. Aug. 10, Centennial Center Park, Centennial.

• Gould — Moose Fest: Speakers, workshops, family activities and more. Aug. 10, Gould.

• Denver — Wanderlust Festival: An experience for your mind, body and soul. Aug. 10-11, Denver.

• Frisco — Main Street to the Rockies Art Festival: More than 80 artists. Aug. 10-11, Main Street, Frisco.

• Estes Park — Estes Park Wine Festival: More than 20 wineries, food and more. Aug. 10-11, Bond Park, Estes Park.

• Ridgway — Ridgway Rendezvous Arts and Crafts Festival: Up to 140 vendors, food, music and more. Aug. 10-11, Hartwell Park, Ridgway.

• Loveland — Art in the Park: Colorado’s longest running artisan festival. Aug. 10-11, North Lake Park, Loveland.

• Buena Vista — Gold Rush Days: Celebrate mining history with vendors, food, music and beer garden. Aug. 10-11, Main Street and McPhelemy Park, Buena Vista.

• Fairplay — Living History Days: Gunfighters, people dressed in period costume, tours of local buildings. Aug. 10-11, South Park City Museum, Fairplay.

• Denver — Streetlow Magazine Colorado Super Show: Taking lowriding back to its roots. Aug. 11, National Western Complex, Denver.

• Boulder — Boulder Market: Boulder’s Premier Open Air Marketplace with more than 75 vendors, music and family fun. Aug. 11 and 18, Central Park, Boulder.

• Pueblo — Southern Colorado Dance Festival — Aug. 12-16, Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo.

• Boulder — International Fringe Festival: Celebrating art outside the box. Aug. 14-25, Boulder.

• Telluride — Mushroom Fest: Learn all that mushrooms have to offer the world. Aug. 15-18, Telluride.

• Palisades — Peach Festival: Peach pies, peach ice cream, peach preserves, peach salsa, peach brandy, peach wine. Aug. 15-18, downtown Palisade.

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• Steamboat Springs — Movement Fest: Transformative yoga and movement festival. Aug. 15-18, downtown, Steamboat Springs.

• Lyons — Rocky Mountain Folks Festival: The world’s most inspired songwriters share their songs and stories. Aug. 16-18, Lyons.

• Lake George — 20th Annual Gem and Mineral Show: Specimens, rocks, minerals and more. Aug. 16-17, Lake George.

• Colorado Springs — Steers and Beers Brew and Whiskey Fest: Hundreds of brews and whiskeys to sample. Aug. 17, Antlers hotel, Colorado Springs.

Cherry Creek North — Food Wine Festival: This event will satisfy the wine aficionado and the foodie in all of us. Aug. 17, Fillmore Plaza, Cherry Creek North.

• Greeley — Monster Day; Celebration of all things monster. Aug. 17, downtown Greeley.

• Fort Collins — Peach Festival: Peach food and drinks, music, kids activities and more. Aug. 17, Civic Center Park and Washington Park, Fort Collins.

• Windsor — Front Range Wine Festival: Wine, entertainment, vendors and more. Aug. 17, Main Park, Windsor.

• Keystone — Mountain Town Music Festival: A celebration of all things Colorado. Warm summer days, live music and more. Aug. 17, Keystone.

• Aurora — Global Fest: Flavors, cultural experiences and artistic expression from around the world. Aug. 17, Aurora Municipal Center, Great Lawn, Aurora.

• Old Town Lafayette — Peach Festival: Peach pies, cobblers and smoothies, vendors, crafters, antique dealers. Aug. 17, Old Town Lafayette.

• Parker — Brewfest: Aug. 17, Parker.

• Golden — Fine Arts Festival: A prestigious juried art show for close to three decades. Aug. 17-18, downtown, Golden.

• Grand Junction — Colorado Gypsy Fest Horse Show: Aug. 17-18, Grand Junction.

• Old Colorado City — Custom & Classic Car Show: Will display all vehicles, foreign and domestic of all years, makes and models. Aug. 18, Bancroft Park, Old Colorado City; aceent@comcast.net.

• Colorado Springs — Ledlenser Trails in Motion Film Festival: The Finest Trail Running Films. Aug. 21, Ivywild School, Colorado Springs.

• Manitou Springs — Pikes Peak Run Fest: Running and trail organizations, music, food and more. Aug. 22, Memorial Park, Manitou Springs.

• Carbondale — “Cowboy Up” Dance & BBQ: Local celebration of Carbondale’s western heritage. Aug. 23, 4th Street Plaza and Park, Carbondale.

• Fountain — Into Thin Air Autofest: Cool cars, good music and great times. Aug. 23-25, Pikes Peak International Raceway, Fountain.

• Loveland — Old Fashioned Corn Roast Festival: Parade, corn shucking competition and corn eating contest. Aug. 23-24, downtown Loveland.

• Durango — San Juan Brewfest: More than 50 breweries, live music and more. Aug. 24, downtown Durango; sanjuanbrewfest.com.

• Trinidad — Trinidaddio Blues Fest: Aug. 24, Central Park, Trinidad.

• Central City — Great Central City Beer Fest: Aug. 24, Central City.

• Boulder — Craft Beer Festival: Beers from more than 25 local breweries, food trucks, live music and yard games. Aug. 24, Boulder.

• Broomfield — Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival: Mingle with the most prominent cigar manufacturers and cigar celebrities from around the world. Aug. 24, Broomfield.

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• Colorado Springs — Colorado Springs International Dragon Boat Festival: Full day of dragon boat races. Aug. 24-25, Prospect Lake, Memorial Park, Colorado Springs.

• Creede — Headwaters Music Festival: Music, dining and vendors. Aug. 24-25, Ball Field, Creede.

• Evergreen — Fine Arts Festival: Juried fine art show, with local music, food and drink. Aug. 24-25, Hiwan Homestead Museum, Evergreen.

• Estes Park — Handmade in Colorado Expo: Juried event showcasing some of Colorado’s best fine art and contemporary craft. Aug. 24-25, Bond Park, Estes Park.

• Central City — Women in Mining Weekend Festival. Aug. 24-25, Central City.

• Buena Vista — King Boletus Mushroom Festival: Seminars and everything mushroom. Aug. 24-25, Buena Vista Heritage Museum, Buena Vista.

• Morrison — Red Rocks Beer Festival: With NOFX, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, The Bouncing Souls, Leftover Crack, The Lawrence Arms. Aug. 25, Red Rock Amphitheater, Morrison.

• Littleton — Affordable Arts Festival: All art is $100 or less. Aug. 25, campus of Arapaho Community College, Littleton; affordableartsfestival.com.

• Steamboat Springs — Yampa Valley Crane Festival: Crane viewings, speakers, live raptors and more. Aug. 29-Sept. 1, Steamboat Springs

• Silverton — Western Movie Festival: Showing of movies filmed in and around Silverton in the late 1940s and 1950s. Aug. 30-31, Silverton.

• Pagosa Springs — Four Corners Folk Festival: Music on Reservoir Hill Park for more than 22 years. Aug. 30-Sept. 1, Pagosa Springs.

• Lake City — OHV Rally & Festival: Designed to make access for off-road enthusiasts. Aug. 30-Sept. 1, Lake City.

• Aspen — Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience: Sting, Portugal the Man, John Mayer and more. Aug. 30-Sept. 1, Aspen.

• Alamosa — Early Iron Festival: Vintage car shows with more than 500 vehicles. Aug. 30-Sept. 1, Alamosa.

• Buena Vista — Seven Peaks Music Festival: Dierks Bentley, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and more, Aug. 30-Sept. 1, Buena Vista.

• Copper Mountain — Copper Country Fest: Music and arts festival. Aug. 30-Sept. 1, Copper Mountain.

• Telluride — Film Festival: Celebration of film, community, and creativity. Aug. 30-Sept. 2, Telluride.

• Fort Collins — Tour de Fat: Costumed bikers and festival. Aug. 31, Old Town streets and New Belgium Brewing, Fort Collins.

• Louisville — Pints in the Park: Close to 20 breweries and food trucks. Aug. 31, Community Park, Louisville; pintsintheparkco.com.

• Sedalia — Polofest: Featuring Kygo with Sofi Tukker. Aug. 31, Denver Polo Club, Sedalia.

• Salida — Wine Fest: Celebrates the vintages of Colorado wineries in Salida. Aug. 31, Riverside Park, Salida.

• Colorado Springs — Labor Day Liftoff: Balloon Classic and Balloon Glow. Aug. 31-Sept. 2, Memorial Park, Colorado Springs.

• Denver — Taste of Colorado: With more than 50 of Coloradans’ favorite restaurants. Aug. 31-Sept. 2, Civic Center Park, Denver.

• Boulder — Boulder Creek Hometown Festival: Arts, crafts, vendors beer and more. Aug. 31-Sept. 2, Boulder.

• Windsor — Harvest Festival and Balloon Rally: Vendors, balloon launch and more. Aug. 31-Sept. 2, Windsor.

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• Victor — Victor Celebrates the Arts: Plein air artists from around the country gather to paint on location in our historic town. Aug. 31-Sept. 2, Victor.

• Manitou Springs — Commonwheel Co-op’s Labor Day Art and Craft Festival: Art, music and more. Aug. 31-Sept. 2, Memorial Park, Manitou Springs.

• Breckenridge — Gathering at the Great Divide: More than 100 artists. Aug. 31-Sept. 2, Breckenridge.

• Boulder — Rocky Mountain Beer Festival Tour: Craft beer, live music and classic lawn games. Sept. 2, Boulder.

• Denver — Crush Walls: Week-long expression of art and culture through graffiti art. Sept. 2-8, Denver; crushwalls.org.

• Fairplay — Plein Air Arts Celebration: Enjoy art painted by talented Plein Air artists. Sept. 3-7, Fairplay.

• Denver — Food and Wine Festival: Extravaganza of food, wine and spirits education, promotion and tastings. Sept. 3-8, Denver.

• Highlands Ranch — Highlands Ranch Days: Historical reenactments, Indian fry bread, petting zoo and more. Sept. 5, Highlands Ranch.

• Golden — Ledlenser Trails in Motion Film Festival: The Finest Trail Running Films. Sept. 5, American Mountaineering Center, Golden.

• Estes Park — Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival: There will be jousting, piping, a parade and more. Sept. 5-8, Estes Fairgrounds and Event Center, Estes Park.

• New Castle — Burning Mountain Festival: Parade, music, vendors and more. Sept. 6-7, Burning Mountain Park, New Castle.

• Colorado Springs — Briarfest: Rides, food, concerts and marketplace. Sept. 6-8, St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church, Colorado Springs.

• Snowmass Village — Balloon Festival: One of the highest-altitude balloon events in the country. Sept. 6-8, Snowmass.

• Fort Lupton — Trapper Days: Parades, food and more. Sept. 6-8, downtown, Fort Lupton.

• Woodland Park — Cruise About the Clouds Car Show: Vintage, custom and classic cars and motorcycles. Sept. 7, Woodland Park.

• Brighton — Chile Fest: Sept. 7, Lulu's Farm & Roadside Market, Brighton.

• Denver — Mile High Spirits Block Party: Music, food, vendors and signature cocktails, Sept. 7, 2201 Lawrence St., Denver.

• Meeker — Jammin’ Lamb Festival: Lamb, music, culture and spirits. Sept. 7, Downtown Plaza, Meeker.

• Buena Vista — Apple Fest: Apple bobbing, pie contests, tours and more. Sept. 7, Turner Farm, Buena Vista.

• Centennial — Car Show and Concert: Classic and exotic cars, food trucks and music. Sept. 7, Centennial Center Park, Centennial.

• Denver — Westwood Chile Fest: Celebrates Hispanic-centric cultures with focus on authentic food and the arts. Sept. 7, Morrison Road, Denver.

• Crested Butte — Chili and Beer Fest: Locally made chili, craft beer and live music. Sept. 7, Crested Butte.

• Snowmass Village — Septemberfest: Wine and food tastings, kids activities, vendors and more. Sept. 7, Base Village, Snowmass Village.

• Louisville — Boulder Valley Wine Festival: Sept. 7, Community Park, Louisville.

• Salida — Fiber Festival: Find everything you need to stay warm and fashionable this winter. Sept. 7-8, Riverside Park, Salida.

• Castle Rock — Colorado Artfest: Juried fine arts show with artists from across the country. Sept. 7-8, Castle Rock.

• Aurora — CherryArts Festival: national and local art, music and interactive art installations. Sept. 7-8, Stanley Marketpace, Aurora.

• Silverton — Colorfest Quilt Show & Sale: Sept. 7-8, Silverton.

• Loma — Desert's Edge Triathlon Festival: A weekend with other triathletes and their fans. Sept. 7-8, Highline Lake State Park, Loma.

• Carbondale — No Man’s Land Film Festival: With guest speakers, panel discussions, hands-on workshop and more. Sept. 12-15, Carbondall.

• Salida — Bike Festival: Group rides, bike films, chainless race, bike parade. Sept. 12-15, Salida.

• Colorado Springs — Holly Berry House Folk Art Festival: 165 juried artisans from across the United States. Sept. 13-15, Rock Ledge Ranch, Colorado Springs.

• Telluride — Telluride Blues and Brews Festival: Beer, music and more. Sept. 13-15, Telluride.

• Central City — Hot Rod Hill Climb: Sept. 13-15, Central City.

• Colorado Springs — What If...Festival of Innovation and Imagination: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 14, downtown Colorado Springs.

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• Loveland — Pastels on 5th: Artwork is created the sidewalk by local and regional artists using brightly colored pastels. Sept. 14, downtown, Loveland.

• Lafayette — Lafayette Brew Fest: Explore craft/micro beers one pour at a time. Sept. 14, Lafayette.

• Greeley — Potato Day: Living history demonstration, music and baked potatoes. Sept. 14, Centennial Village Museum, Greeley.

• Westcliffe — High Peaks Music Festival: Sept. 14, Feed Store Amphitheater Park, Westcliffe.

• Grand Lake — Arts and Crafts Show: More than 60 vendors. Sept. 14-15, Town Park, Grand Lake.

• Colorado Springs — American Heroes Car Show: Sept. 15, PFC Floyd K. Lindstrom VA Outpatient Clinic, 3141 Centennial Blvd.

• Grand Lake — Constitution Week: Celebrates the signing of the Constitution with week long events. Sept. 16-21, Grand Lake.

• Breckenridge — Film Festival: Sept. 19-22, Breckenridge; breckfilmfest.org.

• Palisade — Colorado Mountain Winefest: It’s the state’s largest and oldest wine festival. Sept. 19-22, Palisade.

• Aspen — Ruggerfest: Sept. 19-22, Aspen.

• Boulder — Adventures Film Festival: With workshops, street fair and more. Sept. 19-22, Boulder.

• Northglenn — Pirate Fest: A whole day o’ pirate ruckus. Sept. 20-21, Northglenn.

• Broomfield — Broomfield Days Community Festival: Parade, food, vendors and more. Sept. 20-21, Broomfield.

• Fountain — Hot Rod Rock & Rumble: Colorado's premier Rockabilly festival with pre-'72 car show, music and more. Sept. 20-22, Pikes Peak International Raceway, Fountain.

• Denver — Handmade in Colorado Expo: Juried event showcasing some of Colorado’s best fine art and contemporary craft. Sept. 20-22, Skyline Park, Denver.

• Pagosa Springs — ColorFest: Hot air balloons, music, beer, wine, food and more. Sept. 20-22, Pagosa Springs.

• Boulder — Zee Jaipur Literature Festival: Talks, readings, musical performances and writing workshop. Sept. 20-22, Boulder Public Library, Boulder.

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• Monument — Bines and Brews Hopfest: Brewers competition, food vendors, music and more. Sept. 21, Limbach Park, Monument.

• Commerce City — Mile High Brews & Tunes: More than 20 breweries and music from Colorado Bands. Sept. 21, Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City.

• Frederick — Miners Day: Parade, vendors, music and more. Sept. 21, Crist Park, Frederick.

• Lake City — Uncorked Wine and Music Festival: Music wine and food. Sept. 21, downtown Lake City.

• Fort Collins — Fitness Festival: Participate in more than 20 different fitness events. Sept. 21, Fort Collins.

• Grand Junction — Downtown Car Show: With hundreds of cars, Sept. 21, Main Street, Grand Junction.

• Centennial — Chalk Art Festival: Colorado artists, food trucks and music. Sept. 21-22, Centennial Center Park, Centennial.

• Ridgway — SNEFFELS Fiber Arts Festival: Fiber vendors, food, workshops, classes, demonstrations. Sept. 21-22, Ridgway.

• Greeley — Civil War Weekend: Witness a day in the life of a Civil War soldier with recreate drills and battle reenactments. Sept. 21-22, Centennial Village Museum, Greeley.

• Denver — Biennial of the Americas Festival: Ideas, art and culture. Sept. 25-28, Denver.

• Denver — High Plains Comedy Festival: With more than 90 local and national comedians. Sept. 26-28, South Broadway, Denver.

• Idaho Springs — Dynamite Days Festival: To celebrate the mining history of the town. Sept. 27-28, Miner Street, Idaho Springs.

• Denver — Beer Week: With more than 100 beer-related events. Sept. 27-Oct. 5, Denve.

• Pagosa Springs — Mountain Cha Cha and Chile Festival: Celebrates trail running with live music, beer chiles and more. Sept. 28, Hermosa Street, Pagosa Springs.

• Boulder — Boulder Market: Boulder’s Premier Open Air Marketplace with more than 75 vendors, music and family fun. Sept. 29, Central Park, Boulder.

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