Holiday Weekend in Colorado

July 1 – 4, 2011

From the Denver Metro area to small rural communities the holiday weekend will be celebrated with a multitude of events, picnics, concerts and, of course, fireworks. Listed below are a few of the communities with multiple-day events this weekend.

Castle Rock – Rocky Mountain Freedom Festival

July 1 – 3 – Douglas County Fairgrounds and Events Center

Three days of BBQ Challenge – a Kansas City BBQ Society sanctioned state championship event, two stages of entertainment, and carnival. The Freedom Festival concludes with Sunday night Fireworks. FREE admission for children under 5, seniors 60+ and valid military ID. FREE parking.

Copper Mountain – The 3 Ring Weekend

July 1 – 3 – Copper Mountain Resort

Three days of FREE family events including a kid-powered parade, interactive activities, live music, conscious carnival, half marathon, 10k, kids race and the highlighted Big Wheel Rally! – both kids racing and adult relay.

Crested Butte – Crested Butte Music Festival

July 3 – August 14 – Numerous locations in and around “The Butte”

Alphorn - BThe kickoff for six weeks of music in a large variety of genres – bluegrass, opera, classical, gypsy jazz, folk, chamber. A yearly tradition brings an unique instrument to the CBMF. Pass years have included the alp horn and glass armonica, the 2011 spotlight is on the theremin – check the web site to learn more. Locations range from Beer, Brats and Beethoven in the Lacy’s barn to Town Center Mt. Crested Butte. A FREE 4th of July Patriotic Performance with the Boston Brass at the Center for the Arts outdoor stage is scheduled for 4pm.

Denver – Cherry Creek Arts Festival

July 2 – 4 – Cherry Creek North Shopping District

The hugely popular art festival fills the streets of Cherry Creek North with visual, culinary and performing arts. FREE Interactive ARTivities, musical performances, demonstrations; plus the Art of Fitness. The highly competitive juror show features 230 International visual artists.

Frisco – 3rd Annual Green Art Festival

July 2 –3 – Main Street

Juried artists bring original paintings, photography, sculptures, jewelry, collage, ceramics, glass and wood art transforming Main Street into an outdoor gallery. The “Green” part of the festival allows each artist to showcase one piece of art created in an environmentally sound process – incorporating either recycle or repurposed objects into the work. FREE.

Steamboat Springs – 108th Annual Cowboys’ Roundup Days

June 30 – July 4 – All around town and Gondola Square

The century long Colorado tradition puts a Western spin on the July 4th weekend with fun for the whole family. Pro rodeos, Art on the Mountains, concerts, ski jumping extravaganza, block party, parade and fireworks over Howelsen HIll are among the scheduled events. Strings in the Mountains SculptureJuly 4th old-fashioned Pioneer Block Party with FREE concert and hot dogs.

Steamboat Springs – String Music Festival

July 1 – August 27 – Varied venues around the community

The nationally acclaimed festival opens with the Lincoln Center Orchestra and Wynton Marsalis. During July and August 85 events from classical to a variety of Different Tempo programs. Enjoy FREE Music on the Green at the Yampa River Botanic Park, Thursdays 12:15 – 1pm.

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

USA Cheers to Johnny Spillane

Steamboat Springs native Johnny Spillane won the first ever Olympic medal for an USA Nordic Combined team member today. Spillane’s second place finish brings home a silver medal to Ski Town USA while competing in his fourth Olympics.

Johnny Spillane As with many Steamboat children Spillane started skiing as a toddler at age two. The family lived just two blocks from Howelsen Hill where he started serious ski jumping when he was eleven-years-old. The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club has been a major influence for the community’s youth for 97 years with more Olympians coming out of the program than any other in the country.

Today’s event was the Men’s Normal Hill Individual combining one ski jump and a 10-kilometer cross-country ski race. Steamboat’s Todd Lodwick placed fourth in today’s competition. Hopes are high for the USA team to bring home more medals from Vancouver in Nordic Combine events.

Meanwhile Steamboat’s trademarked Champagne Powder is falling and skiers of all levels are celebrating great skiing and Spillane’s silver medal.

Ski Town USA Send-Off for 2010

Olympians

Steamboat Springs has been hometown to winter Olympians for decades, more than any other town in North America. In addition, hundreds more have trained on the ski jumps, slopes and cross country trails of Ski Town USA. For 97 years the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club has provided opportunities for youth to reach their dreams on and off the hills. Steamboat Springs believes, “It takes a community to raise an Olympian!”

SS - Todd Lodwick

Steamboat’s Todd Lodwick (right) competes in his fifth Olympics this year. He brings experience, dedication and dreams to the Nordic Combined team for its first ever Olympic medal. Joining Lodwick on the Nordic Combined team is Johnny Spillane (below) who grew up just two  blocks from Steamboat’s Howelsen Hill where he learned to love ski jumping. 2010 is Spillane’s fourth Olympics.

SS- Johnny Spillane

The Steamboat community plans a send-off to Vancouver celebration for the 2010 Olympians and hometown heroes. Friday, February 5, thousands will gather on the downtown Courthouse lawn at 6:30pm. Planned events include live music and fireworks choreographed to the video The Flying Ace, an aerial show starring Olympian and former Steamboat resident Fuzz Federsen. Past, present and future Olympians plan to appear with poster signings in downtown stores. The 15-foot tall Steamboat Winter Games Caldron will be lit and continue to burn throughout the Olympics.

Celebrate Steamboats Heritage and the Olympic Spirit!

Jump on this Deal

Sheraton Steamboat Resort

Jump on this Deal Get a jump start on summer plans with this stimulus deal at the Sheraton Steamboat Resort in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. “Room Rates Equal to Your Birth Year” celebrates the year you were born with a special offer on your second and third night stays. First night rates from $109, second and third nights equal to your birth year; for example if you were born in 1950 you’ll receive the second and third nights of your stay for $50. Invite mom or grandma – the older the better!

 

Details:Sheraton Steamboat Room

  • Valid for stays between June 4 – December 31, 2009.
  • Rates for second and third night stays will be confirmed at check-in upon presentation of valid ID.
  • Maximum three consecutive nights on this promotion, best available rate prevails thereafter.
  • When booking, use promo code NBR.

 

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  • Golf ‘Til You Drop
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  • Weekend Getaway Package
  • Romance Package
  • Family Package – Kids Eat Free

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Summer in Steamboat I love Steamboat Springs in summer. Countless outdoor activities keep visitors as busy as they choose – biking, golf, hiking, kayaking, fishing, horseback riding, tube through town on the Yampa River. Want to just relax? Soak in one of the hot springs, browse the shelves of Off the Beaten Path Bookstore, wander pathways in the Yampa River Botanical Park, attend a Strings Music Festival concert or schedule a spa treatment. Combined with great dining options, special events, festivals, fresh air and sunshine you’ll be delighted you jumped on one of the Sheraton Steamboat Resort’s affordable summer packages.

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