Colorado Weekend Ten To Do

June 18, – 20  2010

Focus on Dads this weekend with stereotypical manly interests – car shows, barbeque or the buzz of a chain saw. Add plenty of food, wine and music for a successful event.

            June 18 – 20 – Around Town

            Indulge at the yearly premier Food and Wine Classic. Over 80

            seminars led by top chefs – Mario Gatali, Rick Bayless, Tom

            Colicchio, Gail Simmons, Jacques and Claudine Pepin; and, wine

            experts including Thomas Keller and David Lynch. Grand Tastings –

            food and wine for the 5,000 ticketed attendees.

             June 19 & 20 – Breckenridge and Area

             The Kingdom of Breckenridge celebrates its 151-year

             heritage with Wild West gun fights on Main Street, gold panning,

             historic hikes and walking tours, storytelling and mine tours.

             Gather a team, build an outhouse, then push or pull it to the finish

             in the 4th annual outhouse races. Dozen of FREE events,

             activities for all ages.

             June 16 – 19 – City Park

        A dozen carvers from around the country compete for cash

        prizes while turning tree stumps into 3-dimensional works of art.

        The craftsmen rev up their engines starting Wednesday; work

        continues until Saturday afternoon judging. Saturday brings arts,

        crafts, food vendors, silent auction and live music, ending with

        awards and a FREE public concert by Blue Oyster Cult.

  • Denver – Greek Festival

             June 18 – 20 – Alameda Ave. & Leetsdale Dr.

             One of Denver’s largest and longest running  ethnic festivals

             features traditional Greek music, folk dancing and tons of good

             food (love the Greek fries). Events include a Greek boutique and

             tours of the Assumption Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Don’t miss the

             homemade desserts including baklava. OPA!

             June 18 & 19 – Main Street

             Frisco’s Main Street fills with 68 teams competing in the 17th

             annual event sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society.

             Tastings, entertainment, games, cooking demons and pig races

             ensure a smokin’ good time.

             June 18 – 20 – Throughout Town

             Colorado’s oldest community festival, 113-years-old, includes

             carnival, entertainment, parade, Kids Fest, arts festival, pie eating

             contest. Free hometown ice cream social. The 2010  events

             celebrates the city’s 125th birthday.

            

             June 18 – 20 – Lincoln Park

              Cruise night Friday, June 18. Feature class for the 2010 weekend

              is the Chevrolet Corvair 1960-69. Exhibits include domestic, foreign,

             antique, classic, custom rod, motorcycles, tractors,  and trucks plus a

                      special teen class.

 

             June 17 – 20 – Riverside Park

             America’s oldest, boldest and largest whitewater festival in its

             62nd year with events from international competitors to pancake

             breakfast, carnival to mountain bike races. With lots of fast

             moving snow melt 2010 should be an exciting year for “First In

             Boating on the Arkansas”.

             June 17 – 20 – Meadows Parking Lot & Downtown

             Mustangs of the motorized variety not wild horses. Autocross

             events on Friday, Show ‘n Shine along Lincoln Avenue in 

             downtown Steamboat from 10am-3pm on Saturday.

             June 17 – 20 – Telluride Town Park

             Hugh festival weekend in Telluride’s summer of festivals. Ten

             thousand fill venues all over the mountain valley. Music, music,

             music from returning favorites and rising stars – dozen of

             groups playing the main stage or jammin’ around campfires.

Above all remember and celebrate Dad!

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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