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.
- Aspen – Food & Wine Classic
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.
- Breckenridge – Kingdom Days
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.
- Craig – Whittle the Wood Rendezvous
June 16 – 19 – City Park
- Denver – Greek Festival
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.
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!
- Frisco – Colorado BBQ Challenge
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.
- Glenwood Springs – 113th Strawberry Days
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.
- Grand Junction – 35th Car Show – Auto Fest
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”.
- Steamboat Springs – Rocky Mt. Mustang Roundup
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.
- Telluride – Bluegrass Festival
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!
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Check back each week during the summer for a potpourri of Colorado events and festivals for the upcoming weekend.