Colorado Weekend Ten To Do

June 25-27, 2010

 

 

             June 25 & 26 – Whitewater Kayak Recreation

                                        Park, Centennial ParkKayayer

                 Pro kayak and raft races,

              plus hometown throwdown

              kayak and raft rodeos the

              new whitewater park. ByOB

              – Build Your Own Boat Race, games along Riverwalk, live

              entertainment in Veteran’s Park, beer garden and food vendors.

 

             June 26 & 27 – Town ParkCrested Butte Sign

                 Louisiana cuisine, beer garden, wine

             garden, three bands daily plus

              local talent celebrates Michaela

             Marchitelli’s 3rd Annual Louisiana

             Swamp Party. Chow down on gumbo,

             jambalaya and crawfish etouffee. A

             lively wrap-up for Crested Butte’s 30th

                Fat Tire Bike Week.

 

 

          June 26 & 27 – DowntownCripple Creek Overview

              The biggest, most popular

            Cripple Creek annual event

            celebrates its 79th year

            honoring the town’s resident

            donkey herd – FREE.

            Pancake breakfast, Saturday noon parade, entertainment,

            contests, donkey rides; and, yes donkey derby races.

 

             June 26 & 27 – Between 19th & 20th, Lawrence &

                                        Larimer

               Japanese-American culture highlighted with music, dance, art,

             drumming, martial arts, Japanese beer garden; and, of course

             food. Demonstration and religious topics include bonsai, ikebana,

             religion, origami and even cooking with Spam. FREE admission.

 

             June 26 & 27 – Bond Park

                Scandinavian traditions honor the summer solstice with raising the

             Maypole, folk dancing, musical performances, crafts, food and a

             Viking encampment. Raffle to win two round-trip tickets to

             Scandinavia, donated by Icelandair. Free admission.

 

 

             June 26 & 27 – Civic Center Park, Downtown

               Three tasting sessions highlighting over 50 Colorado Breweries

            accompanied by two stages of Colorado music, food and fun.

            Advance tickets $25, limited number per session. Non-drinkers

            $10.

 

 

             June 25-27 – Colorado Railroad Museum

             The weekend combines the best of two worlds – German heritage

             and historic railroading. While passengers experience a ride on a

             narrow gauge train pull by steam and diesel locomotives the

             German village entices with food, music, dance.

 

             June 24-27 – I-70, Exit 11, 22 miles west of GJ

             Music, music, music – Country Jam comes to the Western Slope

             for an incredible weekend of country music, camping, food and

             adult beverages under bright Colorado skies. This year’s lineup

             includes Lee Ann Womack, Trace Adkins, Miranda Lambert and

             Keith Urban.

 

             June 25-27 – Whitewater Park – Fri. & Sat.

                                     Taylor Canyon & AlmoWhitewater Raftingnt – Sun.

            Water, water everywhere

            for the 8th annual family-

            friendly River Festival.

            Saturday starts with the

            River Parade followed by raft

            rodeo, freestyle kayaking, big tricks and the HOOLIGAN race.

            Action moves to Almont on Sunday with races on the Taylor River.

            In addition to water events there’s plenty of food, beverages,

            music, art and “Fun Zone” for kids.

             June 26 & 27 – Lincoln County Fairgrounds

             Competitors are teams of working cowboys, ranch owners

             and ranch hands. Events center on skills traditionally required for

             Western ranching – bronc riding, team branding, team sorting,

             trailer loading, wild cow milking, and team doctoring. Plus a ranch

             horse show with reining, cow work and roping.

 

Click on each event name to open website.

Check back each week during the summer for a potpourri of Colorado events and festivals for the upcoming weekend.

 

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