Colorado Weekend Ten To Do
June 25-27, 2010
- Canon City – Royal Gorge Whitewater Festival
June 25 & 26 – Whitewater Kayak Recreation
Pro kayak and raft races,
plus hometown throwdown
kayak and raft rodeos the
new whitewater park. ByOB
– Build Your Own Boat Race, games along Riverwalk, live
entertainment in Veteran’s Park, beer garden and food vendors.
- Crested Butte – Bayou In The Butte
Louisiana cuisine, beer garden, wine
garden, three bands daily plus
local talent celebrates Michaela
Marchitelli’s 3rd Annual Louisiana
Swamp Party. Chow down on gumbo,
jambalaya and crawfish etouffee. A
lively wrap-up for Crested Butte’s 30th
Fat Tire Bike Week.
- Cripple Creek – Donkey Derby Days
The biggest, most popular
Cripple Creek annual event
celebrates its 79th year
honoring the town’s resident
donkey herd – FREE.
Pancake breakfast, Saturday noon parade, entertainment,
contests, donkey rides; and, yes donkey derby races.
- Denver – Cherry Blossom Festival
June 26 & 27 – Between 19th & 20th, Lawrence &
Japanese-American culture highlighted with music, dance, art,
drumming, martial arts, Japanese beer garden; and, of course
food. Demonstration and religious topics include bonsai, ikebana,
religion, origami and even cooking with Spam. FREE admission.
- Estes Park – Solstice Celebration
June 26 & 27 – Bond Park
Scandinavian traditions honor the summer solstice with raising the
Maypole, folk dancing, musical performances, crafts, food and a
Viking encampment. Raffle to win two round-trip tickets to
Scandinavia, donated by Icelandair. Free admission.
- Fort Collins – 21st Colorado Brewer’s Festival
June 26 & 27 – Civic Center Park, Downtown
Three tasting sessions highlighting over 50 Colorado Breweries
accompanied by two stages of Colorado music, food and fun.
Advance tickets $25, limited number per session. Non-drinkers
- Golden – German Heritage Festival
June 25-27 – Colorado Railroad Museum
The weekend combines the best of two worlds – German heritage
and historic railroading. While passengers experience a ride on a
narrow gauge train pull by steam and diesel locomotives the
German village entices with food, music, dance.
- Grand Junction – Country Jam USA
June 24-27 – I-70, Exit 11, 22 miles west of GJ
Music, music, music – Country Jam comes to the Western Slope
for an incredible weekend of country music, camping, food and
adult beverages under bright Colorado skies. This year’s lineup
includes Lee Ann Womack, Trace Adkins, Miranda Lambert and
- Gunnison – Gunnison River Festival
June 25-27 – Whitewater Park – Fri. & Sat.
Water, water everywhere
for the 8th annual family-
friendly River Festival.
Saturday starts with the
River Parade followed by raft
rodeo, freestyle kayaking, big tricks and the HOOLIGAN race.
Action moves to Almont on Sunday with races on the Taylor River.
In addition to water events there’s plenty of food, beverages,
music, art and “Fun Zone” for kids.
June 26 & 27 – Lincoln County Fairgrounds
Competitors are teams of working cowboys, ranch owners
and ranch hands. Events center on skills traditionally required for
Western ranching – bronc riding, team branding, team sorting,
trailer loading, wild cow milking, and team doctoring. Plus a ranch
horse show with reining, cow work and roping.
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.