Fee-Free Weekend – National park entrance fees will be waived at eight Colorado parks and monuments.
- Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
- Colorado National Monument
- Dinosaur National Monument
- Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
- Great Sand Dunes National Park
- Hovenweep National Monument
- Mesa Verde National Park
- Rocky Mountain National Park
Aspen Arts Festival – July 18-19, Aspen. Free event with 170 exhibitors offering jewelry, pottery, sculpture, glass, ceramics, paintings, prints in Wagner Park.
Kidspree – July 18-19, Aurora.
Downtown Boulder’s Artfair – July 18-19, Boulder
Breckenridge Beer Festival – July 18, Breckenridge.
Cheyenne Wells Tumbleweed Festival – July 18-19, Cheyenne Wells.
Pike’s Peak International Hill Climb – July 19, Colorado Springs.
Orthodox Food Festival and Old Globeville Days – July 18-19, Denver. Sample foods from Russia, Romania, Serbia, Ukraine, Eritrea, Greece and Mexico at the 6th annual festival in Argo Park. Includes music, dance, arts, tours of
historical landmark Orthodox church.
Copper-Penny Horse Show – July 17-19, Estes Park.
2009 USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships – July 16-19, Granby. Thousands of amateur and professional mountain bikers compete on the terrain of SolVista Bike Park, SolVista Basin at Granby Ranch.
Cattlemen Days – Through July 19, Gunnison. Ten days of events wrap-up with a parade, rodeo, cowboy church and draft house pull.
Pagosa Springs Renaissance and Pirate Festival – July 18-19, Pagosa Springs.
Logger Days Festival – July 17-19, South Fork.
High Country Kitchen and Garden Tour – July 18, Steamboat Springs. Event benefits the Strings Music Festival, tour 6 kitchens and 7 high altitude gardens, 10am-4pm.
Fat Tire Classic – July 18-19, Winter Park. Family-friendly pledge event benefiting the National Sports Center for the Disabled and the Mile High Chapter of the American Red Cross.