Colorado Weekend Ten To Do
June 11-13, 2010
- Crested Butte – CB Restaurant Week
June 11-18 – More than CB 20 Restaurants
It’s a great week for foodies in Crested Butte. The magic number
is 8885, saluting the town’s altitude. Parties of four will savor
multi-course meals for $88.85; smaller parties will pay $22.21 per
person. Each restaurant presents special week-long deals –
sometimes including wine or alcoholic beverages. Taxes and
gratuities not included. We see many of our CB favorites on the
participant list – Slogars for family-style fried chicken dinner with
all the trimmings, Donitas for killer margaritas and Mexican, pasta
and desserts at Marchitelli’s Gourmet Noodle and good old
reliable The Last Steep. Also check out $88.85 lodging specials
and Denver to Gunnison airfare.
- Durango – Animas River Days
June 11–13 – Animas River, Whitewater Park &
Santa Rita Park
Get wet and wild as Durango celebrates the recreational
opportunities provided by the Animas River coursing through the
city. River rodeo and river slalom races, costumed river parade,
workshops, events and music. Sunday river cleanup contest and
BBQ. Reel Paddling Film Festival with award winning whitewater
- Estes Park – Wool Festival
June 12 & 13 – Fairgrounds at Stanley Park
In its 20th year one of the
largest all-natural fiber
markets in North America
focuses on everything from
on the hoof to off the loom.
vendors, sheep dog herding, sheep shearing and children’s tent
with hands-on activities – something for everyone. Competitions
for sheep, llama, alpaca, Cashmere & Angora goats.
- Greeley – Greeley Blues Jam
June 11 & 12 – Downtown, Island Grove Park
Free music downtown on Friday – family appropriate until 8pm.
Family friendly all day Saturday at Island Grove Park, age 12 and
under free. At the “Blues 101 Stage” learn about the style of
music considered our national heritage.
- Lafayette – Family Fun Fest
June 12 – Atlas Valley (95th St. & Arapahoe Rd)
Kids are the focus on Saturday as families head to Atlas Valley
for free activities and entertainment from 10am-3pm. Tethered
hot air balloon rides, cooking demos, hula hoop contest, magic
show, K-9 demonstrations, gymnastics, yo-yo clinic. Bounce
House and Bungee Trampoline available for a small fee.
- Larkspur – Colorado Renaissance Festival
June 12 & 13 + Weekends until August 1
Harken back to the 16th century with a day at this 34rd annual
popular festival. Music, games, entertainment, crafts and food –
including turkey legs. Open Saturdays and Sundays until Aug.1st,
each weekend is themed; such as, Wine Revelry, Love and
Romance, and Mardi Gras Style Carnivale. Opening weekend
features a "Buy One get One Free" coupon offer from Wendy’s
- Limon – Railroad Days
June 12 & 13 – Limon Depot & Fire Station
Rail buffs head to Limon this weekend in celebration of the
Rock Island Limon Depot’s 100th anniversary. See operating
layouts of N-scale, HO-scale, Lionel and a garden railroad. Free
admission to Limon Railroad Museum and depot railcars. Enjoy
dessert on the dining car. Swapmeet and train show at the fire
station $3 admission.
- Lyons – Oskar Blues Lyons Outdoor Games
June 11-13 – Throughout the Town
Oskar Blues Brewery sponsors an active weekend of outdoor
sports, live music, bbq and beer. Competitions, exhibitions and
opportunities to learn from elite pro athletes in kayaking, fly
fishing, mountain biking dirt jump, pump track and short track
skating. Dog competitions, chainsaw carving and a 5K Dash and
- Palisade – Bluegrass and Roots Music Festival
June 11-13 – Riverbend Park
A weekend of music along with songwriter and banjo workshops,
jam sessions and activities for the kids on the banks of the
Colorado River. Enjoy local wines, beers and spirits while
listening. Onsite camping is available. Sunday afternoon
culminates with Asleep at the Wheel.
- Trinidad – Santa Fe Trail Days Festival
June 11-13 – Historic Downtown
A weekend celebrating Trinidad’s past includes Hispanic Art, car
show, pancake breakfast, reliving the “Old West” and live music.
Sport events range from a 5K race and golf to a competitive
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.