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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.

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

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

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

• 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.

• Breckenridge — Hogfest: Bourbon and bacon. Aug. 23-25, the Plazas at Main Street Station & The Village at Breckenridge.

• Arvada — Arts and Ales: Aug. 24. Arvada Center for the Arts, Arvada.

• 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.

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

• 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.

• Castle Rock — Brew Fest Under the Stars: Aug. 31, Castle Rock.

• Littleton — Brews & Views: Aug. 31, Hudson Gardens, Littleton.

• 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 — Monument Indie Fest: Live music. Aug. 31-Sept. 1, Western Museum of Mining & Industry. Tickets available online.

• 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.

• Monument — "Monu-Palooza" Festival: With local bands. Limbach Park, Monument; 649-0058.

• 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.

• Colorado Springs — Tees, Tacos & Tequila Festival: Sept. 7, Valley Hi Golf Course, 610 S. Chelton Road, Colorado Springs. Tickets available online.

• 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.

• Fort Garland — History and Heritage Festival: Fort Garland Museum and Cultural Center; 719-379-3512.

• 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.

• Colorado Springs — Van Briggle Pottery Festival and Tour: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 14, 1125 Glen Ave.

• 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 — VIN Festival: Wine, craft beers, food trucks and more, Sept. 15, The Club at Flying Horse, 1880 Weiskopf Point.

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

• Colorado Springs — Festival at Acacia Park: Live music, crafts, games, kids activities, vendors and more. Sept. 15, Acacia Park, Colorado Springs.

• 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.

• Pueblo — Chile & Frijoles Festival — Sept. 20-22, Union Avenue Historic Center, Pueblo; festival.pueblochamber.org.

• 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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