Colorado Weekend Dozen To Do
June 3 – 5, 2011
- Colorado – Free Fishing Days
June 4 & 5 – Statewide
The Colorado Division of Wildlife allows fishing
without a license the first full weekend of June. Bag
and possession limits and special regulations apply,
check website for full details.
- Arvada – Trail Day
June 4 – Majestic View Nature Center
& Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge
Free family event focusing on Arvada’s 125 miles of trails and
wildlife featuring a 5K walk, 20-mile bike ride, nature exhibits, live
raptors, Eco-Fair and self-guided nature walk.
- Denver – Chalk Art Festival
June 4 & 5 – Larimer Square
Free street painting festival with over 200 artists
including six madonnari – professionals in this
medium. Youth challenge, kids corner and musical
- Denver – 40th Capitol Hill Peoples Fair
June 4 & 5 – Civic Center Park
Free admission to multiple stages of local talent,
arts, children activities, crafts, food, wine pavilion.
In 40 years this event has grown from 2,000
attendees to 250,000.
Elizabeth – Elizabeth Stampede Rodeo
June 3 – 5 – Casey Jones Park
Rodeo events sanctioned by Professional Bull Riders and
the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association. Saturday
morning parade, evening dance and mutton bustin’ for
the younger set.
Louisville – Taste of Louisville
June 4 – Historic Downtown Louisville
The 21st annual Taste of Louisville promises tempting flavors from
local restaurants. The day includes a 5K race, half marathon, arts
and crafts fair, and Louis-Palooza band concert.
Manitou Springs – Wine Festival
June 4 – Manitou Springs Soda Springs Park
Sample wines from 25 Colorado wineries, tasting
tickets $30, non-tasters admitted free. Food and wine
related booths, wines for purchase by bottle or case,
- Pagosa Springs – Folk ‘N Bluegrass Festival
June 3 – 5 – Reservoir Hill
The hills are alive with the sounds of folk and bluegrass from
morning to late night. On-site camping, workshops and kids tent.
Pueblo – 22nd Bluegrass on the River
June 3 – 5 – Nature & Raptor Center
Dozens of bluegrass groups perform on two stages.
Nature activities, arts & crafts, storytellers, camping,
Saturday night dance.
Snowmass – Chili Pepper & Brew Fest
June 3 & 4 – Village Mall/Fanny Hill
A smokin’ weekend of chili, beers and music.
Competition sanctioned by the International Chili
Society, summer ale competition, European and exotic
beer tasting with over 50 participating breweries.
Telluride – Annual Balloon Rally
June 4 & 5 – Telluride Town Park
Morning balloon risings plus Saturday evening GLO on
Vail – Teva Mountain Games
June 2 – 5 – Vail Valley
Celebration of outdoor adventure sports – pro
athletes and amateurs complete in 8 sports and 24 disciplines
including kayaking, trail running, standup paddling,
amateur climbing, World Cup Bouldering. Adventure
Film School, photo competition, free concerts, art,
expo areas and interactive family zone.
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.