Colorado Weekend Ten To Do

June 11-13, 2010

 

Last Steep Sign

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             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.

            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

          short films.

            June 12 & 13 – Fairgrounds at Stanle06 - A Man and his Llama 2y 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.

            Workshops, demonstrations,

            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.

            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.

            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.

            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

            Restaurants.

            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.

            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

            Bash.

             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.

             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

             horseshoe tournament.

     

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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