Eight Great Weekend Ideas

Near Crawford

Crawford – Pioneer Days

June 9-12 –  Town Hall & Town Park

“Crawford – 100 Years of Pioneers” is the theme for the 33rd annual Pioneer Days celebration. Events start on Thursday evening with an old fashioned melodrama and end Sunday in a BBQ in the park. In between the days are filled with a parade, outhouse races, games, entertainment, pancake breakfast, cowboy cook-off, and street dance. The volunteer fire department puts on a Saturday night fireworks display over Crawford State Park.

Durango – Animas River Days

June 10–12 – 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, beer garden and music. New this year are Boatercross competition and Up-Down Paddleboard Race.

Friday afternoon river cleanup followed by an appreciation BBQ. Friday evening Reel Paddling Film Festival with award winning whitewater short films.

Estes Park – Wool Festival

June 11 & 12 – Fairgrounds at Stanley Park06 - A Man and his Llama 2

In its 21st year one of the largest all-natural fiber markets in North America focuses on everything from on the hoof to off the loom. 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.

Two days of workshops on June 9 & 10 precedes the Wool Festival.

Greeley – Greeley Blues Jam

June 10 & 11 – Downtown, Island Grove Park

Free music downtown on Friday – family appropriate until 8pm. The evening becomes more adult oriented with Colorado blues bands playing until midnight in downtown restaurants and bars.

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. In case of rain the event will move indoors to the Events Center. Camping available at Island Grove Park.

Larkspur – Colorado Renaissance Festival

June 11 & 12 + Weekends through July

Harken back to the 16th century with a day at this 35th annual popular festival. Music, games, entertainment, crafts and food – including turkey legs. Open Saturdays and Sundays until July 31, 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.

Lyons – Oskar Blues Lyons Outdoor Games

June 10-12 – 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.

Palisade Bluegrass and Roots Music Festival

June 10-12 – Riverbend Park

A weekend of music along with 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 Grascals, the 2010 SPBGMA’s Bluegrass Band of the Year.

Trinidad – Santa Fe Trail Days Festival

June 10-12 – Historic Downtown

A weekend celebrating Trinidad’s past includes Hispanic Art, car show, pancake breakfast, reliving the “Old West”, live music and evening street dances. Sport events range from a 5K race and golf to a competitive horseshoe tournament and the first ever Coal Car Race.

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Check back each week during the summer for a potpourri of Colorado events and festivals for the upcoming weekend.

Eight More. . .

*Aspen – Outside in Aspen

   June 10-12 – Adventure Base Camp

*Boulder – Boulder Jewish Fest

   June 12 – Courtyard Lawn & Pearl Street Mall

*Breckenridge – Breckenridge Film Festival

   June 9-12 – Various sites around town

*Brush – Morgan County Antique Tractor & Power Show

   June 11 – AMA Complex

*Centennial –Centennial Airport Open House

   June 11 – Centennial Airport

*Estes Park – Rocky Mountain Brewfest

   June 11- Estes Park Brewery

*Golden – Wild West Auto Roundup

   June 11 – Washington Avenue

*Parker – Parker Days Festival

  June 10-12 – Streets of Parker

 

National Get Outdoors Day – June 11, 2011

Nationwide events encourage active outdoor recreation at more than 100 sites sponsored by a coalition of federal agencies, non-profit organizations and related businesses. Colorado events scheduled in Denver’s City Park, Spring Canyon Park in Fort Collins and Morrison’s Dinosaur Ridge.

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