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Telluride Blues & Brews | The Denver Ear

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SUMMER FESTIVALS 2017 COLORADO

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COLORADO RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL
Colorado Renaissance Festival 2016 | The Denver Ear

Photograph Courtesy of ©Colorado Renaissance Festival

When: Saturdays & Sundays June & July, 2017

Where: 650 W. Perry Park Ave., Larkspur, CO 80118

Time: 10am – 6:30pm

Cost: $9 – $19.95

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The Colorado Renaissance Festival is a thematic recreation of a 16th Century village and marketplace set in the picturesque mountain venue of “Larkspurshire”, just south of Denver. Hundreds of colorfully costumed characters entertain continuously upon the village streets and on the Festivals 10 stages, performing 60 shows daily.

More than 200 period artisans sell their one-of-a-kind works and demonstrate their ancient craft along the shaded streets and pathways. Tantalizing medieval delicacies and the finest ales and beverages entice the palette and satisfy the heartiest of appetites.

COLORADO BBQ CHALLENGE

Colorado BBQ Challenge | The Denver Ear

When: June 15th – June 18th, 2017

Where:

Time: Thursday 8pm – 9:30pm; Friday 11am – 9pm; Saturday 10am – 6pm

Cost: Free

The 2017 Colorado BBQ Challenge will feature 70+ BBQers, 7 bands, pig races, kids’ activities, the 3rd Annual Fire Fighter Cook Off on the BlueStar Kitchen Stage Presented by Maximum Comfort Pool and Spa and  Lynx Grills, food sampling and demos, the Breckenridge Distillery Whiskey Tour, the Bacon Burner 6k and the best BBQ you will have in Colorado this year.

Approximately 70 BBQers competed for a variety of awards in the following categories including pork, ribs, chicken, brisket, anything goes, barbecue sauce, side dish, salsa and dessert.  Each team competes for the coveted Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion titles. You don’t want to miss out on getting your own plate of this BBQ!

DENVER GREEK FESTIVAL
Denver Greek Festival | The Denver Ear

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When: June 16th – June 18th, 2017

Where: 4510 East Alameda Avenue, Denver, CO 80246

Time: Friday & Saturday 11am – 11pm; Sunday 11am – 6pm

Cost: $3 Adults; $1 Seniors; Free for Children 12 & Under

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Come eat, drink and dance like a Greek at the Denver Greek Festival on the grounds of the Assumption Greek Orthodox Cathedral. For the younger kids, there are fair rides, games and toys. In the past festivals, younger children have also enjoyed dancing on the stage with the live musicians. For the adults, there is shopping to be done, food to be sampled and traditional music and dancing to enjoy.

JUNETEENTH MUSIC FESTIVAL
Juneteenth Music Festival | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Juneteenth Music Festival

When: June 17th, 2017

Where: Five Points, Denver

Time: Starting from 11am

Cost: Free

Juneteenth is an event that is commemorated in cities across the nation and around the world, Juneteenth is a cultural event celebrated by diverse people of all colors, backgrounds, and nationalities. Joining hands to mark the ending of slavery and the beginning of African American independence in the United States.

Denver’s Juneteenth Music Festival is one of the nation’s largest celebrations, drawing in record numbers of festival-goers and participation. The two-day event features live performances, art and cultural exhibitions, and food and commercial vendors; with partners and sponsors ranging from community support networks and organizations, to local and international companies.

DENVER PRIDEFEST
Denver PrideFest | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Denver Pridefest

When: June 17th & June 18th, 2017

Where: Civic Center Park, 101 W. 14th Ave., Denver 80202

Time: Saturday 11am – 7pm; Sunday 10am – 6pm

Cost: Free

Recognized as one of the top ten pride events in the country, the Denver PrideFest is a celebration of community, heritage, family and culture. Produced by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Colorado (The Center), more than 250,000 people from Colorado and surrounding areas come out to enjoy the parade, rally, music, entertainment, food and much more.

TELLURIDE BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL
Telluride Bluegrass | The Denver Ear

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When: June 15th – June 18th, 2017

Where: Town of Telluride, CO

Cost: Starting from $82 for Passes

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The 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival features four days of music, mountains, and magic in the breathtaking box canyon at 8,750′. This year’s lineup includes: Jason Mraz, Norah Jones, Dierks Bentley with The Travelin’ McCourys, Brandi Carlile, and many more.

SONIC BLOOM FESTIVAL
Sonic Bloom | The Denver Ear

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When: June 15th – June 18th, 2017

Where: Hummingbird Ranch, 732 Co Rd 653, Rye, CO 81069

Cost: $40 – $555

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The Sonic Bloom Festival features four days and nights of art, music, performance, yoga, dance, workshops, installations, education, camping, nature & community, that all come together over the summer solstice in pristine Colorado wilderness to co-create a unified field.

BANDS IN THE BACKYARD
Bands in the Backyard | The Denver Ear

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When: June 16th & June 17th, 2017

Where: 23344 US-50 BUS, Pueblo, CO 81006

Cost: $70 – $300

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Bands in the Backyard is a Country & Southern Rock music Festival in Pueblo, Colorado. This year this two-day festival’s lineup includes: Old Dominion, Thomas Rhett, Kory Brunson, Kane Brown, Tim Montana & The Shrednecks, Chris Hawkey, and many more.

FREDRICK IN FLIGHT
FREDRICK IN FLIGHT | The Denver Ear

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When: June 23rd – June 25th, 2017

Where: Centennial Park, 630 Eighth St, Frederick, CO 80530

Cost: Free

Fredrick in Flight, hosted by the Town of Frederick, is a festival celebrating the many forms of flight in June with a hot air balloon lift, glow party, and tons of fun for the whole family. The Glow Party will take place on Saturday evening from 5pm–9pm at Centennial Park and will feature live music, food vendors, beer and wine garden, kids activities, and hot air balloons candle-sticking and glowing (weather permitting). In addition, Carbon Valley Relay for Life will host their silent auction in the beer garden.

JAS JUNE EXPERIENCE
JAS June Experience | The Denver Ear

Photograph by ©Jazz Aspen Snowmass

When: June 23rd – July 1st, 2017

Where: Aspen, CO 81611

Cost: Starting from $35

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The JAS June Experience features four nights of headline concerts at the spectacular Benedict Music Tent in Aspen, plus multiple shows at the JAS Cafe Upstairs at the Aspen Art Museum and Downstairs at The Little Nell, a free Lawn Party on the Music Tent Grounds before the main shows and more!

This year’s lineup includes: Michael McDonald, Jon Batiste And Stay Human, Earth, Wind & Fire, Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton & Tower of Power.

SCANDINAVIAN MIDSUMMER FESTIVAL
Scandinavian Midsummer Festival | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Scandinavian Midsummer Festival

When: June 24th & June 25th, 2017

Where: Bond Park, MacGregor Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517

Cost: Free

The Scandinavian Midsummer Festival‘s goal is to entertain and educate the public about Scandinavian traditions and culture and provide a place for those of Scandinavian descent to gather and share their heritage. The festival will include Scandinavian Music, Dance, Crafts and Food vendors, Fjellborg Vikings, Cultural & Lefse Demonstrations, Children’s crafts – flower crowns & dala horse painting, Beer Korg, Saab & Volvo auto show, a Silent Auction and a Raffle.

COORS LIGHT SOUTH PLATTE RIVERFEST
Coors Light South Platte Riverfest | The Denver Ear

Photograph by ©The Greenway Foundation

When: June 24th & June 25th, 2017

Where: Confluence Park, 2250 15th St, Denver, CO 80202

Cost: Free

The Coors Light South Platte RiverFest, Presented by Elitch Gardens, is Denver’s premier urban River Festival, benefiting The Greenway Foundation, and includes events such as Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP)/ Kayak/ Tube Races and SUP Showcases. Other activities include free stand up paddle board demos, a variety of riverside recreational activities, a kids zone, live music, beer, food vendors, and more.

SAND IN THE CITY
Sand in the City | The Denver Ear

Photograph by ©Arvada Chamber of Commerce

When: June 24th & June 25th, 2017

Where: Ralston Park, W 64th Ave & Simms St, Arvada, CO 80004

Time: Saturday 10am – 8pm; Sunday 10am – 5pm

Cost: $5 Adults; Free for Children 12 & Under

Arvada Chamber of Commerce‘s 5th Annual Sand in the City Festival is Colorado’s premier beach party, expected to attract 15,000+ visitors this year. See giant sand sculptures, enjoy local food & artisan vendors, a Kids Zone with buried treasure, live music, craft beer, and more!

DENVER TACO FESTIVAL
Denver Taco Festival | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Denver Taco Festival

When: June 24th & June 25th, 2017

Where: 725 W 39th Ave, Denver, CO 80216

Time: 12pm – 8pm

Cost: $5 – $60

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The Denver Taco Festival features Denver’s best local music, dancing, tequila and margaritas. But really, It’s all about the TACOS. The festival showcase some the best independent food trucks, taco specialists and restaurants in Colorado, Lucha Libre Wrestling, High Speed Daredevil Chihuahua Racing and more!

WESTWORD MUSIC SHOWCASE
Westword Music Showcase | The Denver Ear

Photograph by ©Westword Music Showcase

When: June 24th, 2017

Where: Golden Triangle, Denver, CO 80204

Time: 12pm – 10pm

Cost: $65 GA; $95 VIP (21+)

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The 23rd Annual Westword Music Showcase returns to the Golden Triangle with national headliners including: Shakey Graves, The Revivalists, Cut Copy, Bob Moses, COIN, A R I Z O N A, plus many more local bands.

CHERRY CREEK ARTS FESTIVAL
Cherry Creek Arts Festival | The Denver Ear

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When: July 1st – July 3rd, 2017

Where: Cherry Creek North, Denver CO 80206

Cost: Free

The Cherry Creek Arts Festival (CCAF) will take place on the streets of Cherry Creek North, with hundreds of artists sharing their unique expressions at the Festival site, patrons benefit from engaging in cultural and arts education experiences. This year’s Arts Festival will feature 255 national and international artists in 13 media categories, offering something for everyone. Eighty-two artists are first-time CCAF exhibitors, and 30 exhibitors are from Colorado, providing an opportunity to highlight the local art community.

GREEN BOX ARTS FESTIVAL
Green Box Arts Festival | The Denver Ear

Art by ©Patrick Dougherty. Photograph Courtesy of ©Green Box Arts Festival

When: July 1st – July 9th, 2017

Where: Various locations in Green Mountain Falls, Colorado.

Cost: Free

The Green Box Arts Festival provide artists and visitors with an opportunity to nurture the creative process and explore new artistic directions in the natural beauty of Green Mountain Falls, Colorado. The festival seeks to celebrate today’s innovative creators. Events include Arts, Jewelry, Photography, Music, Yoga, Quilting Dance and more.

DENVER’S BIERGARTEN FESTIVAL
Denver’s Biergarten Festival | The Denver Ear

Photograph by ©Denver’s Biergarten Festival

When: July 7th – July 9th, 2017

Where: 17832 CO-8, Morrison, CO 80465

Time: Friday 4pm – 10pm; Saturday 11am – 10pm; Sunday 10am – 7pm

Cost: $5 Adults Daily Pass, $3 Children (12–5), Free for Children 5 and Under

Denver’s Biergarten Festival is family-friendly cultural event that offers traditional German food, entertainment, live music, dance groups and of course, beer. The event is open to the public and provides an atmosphere of German summer family time together, reminiscent of the times families spent in the Biergartens throughout Germany. The event will offer several games and activities for the children.

COLORADO BLACK ARTS FESTIVAL
Colorado Black Arts Festival | The Denver Ear

Photograph by ©Colorado Black Arts Festival

When: July 7th – July 9th, 2017

Where: City Park, 2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80205

Time: Friday 12pm – 8pm; Saturday 10am – 8pm; Sunday 10am – 8pm

Cost: Free

Celebrate the 31st Annual Colorado Black Arts Festival showcasing the rich and creative talents of local, regional, and national African-Americans in art and culture. The three-day event will feature three performing stages filled with dance, jazz, blues, soul, reggae, gospel, traditional African drum and dance.

COLORADO LAVENDER FESTIVAL
Lavender Association of Western Colorado | The Denver Ear

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When: July 7th – July 9th, 2017

Where: Palisade Memorial Park, 

Time: Festival in the Park – Saturday 9am – 4pm

Cost: Free

The Colorado Lavender Festival will feature over 30 vendors selling assorted lavender products as well as a host of bath & body products, artisans, and jewelry, food vendors, demonstrations, seminars, workshops and guided tours.

CRESTED BUTTE WILDFLOWER FESTIVAL
Crested Butte Wildflower Festival | The Denver Ear

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When: July 7th – July 16th, 2017

Where: Crested Butte, CO 81224

Cost: Varies

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The Crested Butte Wildflower Festival began in 1986 through the efforts of a few insightful Crested Butte locals who envisioned a wildflower celebration in one of the most picturesque valleys in Colorado. The Festival has grown into a summer-long season with over 300 events offered by over 60 instructors, tour guides and volunteers. Events include hikes and walks, jeep tours, garden tours, and workshops in photography, art, gardening, cooking, medicinals and botany.

HOT AIR BALLOON RODEO & ART IN THE PARK
Steamboat Springs Chamber of Commerce | The Denver Ear

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When: July 8th & July 9th, 2017

Where: Bald Eagle Lake, 35565 South Highway 40, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Cost: Free

The Hot Air Balloon Rodeo and Art in the Park events offer artistry and color both on canvases and in the air making this weekend a staple of Steamboat Springs, Colorado in the summertime.

Get to the launch grounds early to see the balloons inflate. Once the balloons are in the air, sip on coffee and eat a yummy crepe from one of the vendors as you watch more balloons dot the Yampa Valley sky. Just minutes away, another colorful scene awaits at Art in the Park, where arts and crafts, performances and an interactive children’s area will fill your day.

When the sun goes down head back up to the mountain area and take in the colors as the sun goes down and the balloons light up for the balloon glow on Mt. Werner.

COLORADO’S BREWERS RENDEZVOUS

Colorado Brewers Rendezvous | The Denver Ear

When: July 8th, 2017

Where: Riverside Park, E Sackett Ave & N E St, Salida, CO 81201

Time: 1pm – 5pm

Cost: General Admission $40, VIP $120, Designated Driver $120

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The 21st Annual Colorado Brewers Rendezvous takes place at Riverside Park in historic downtown Salida, Colorado, and presented by the Salida Chamber of Commerce. Salida, surrounded by soaring mountains and hugged by the Arkansas River will feature live music throughout the event with great food vendors offering up tasty concoctions to pair with your favorite beers! The event features over 80 Colorado Breweries with over 300 samplings of beer offered. Sorry, no dogs allowed in park.

MILE HIGH WINE FEST

Denver Wine Fest | The Denver Ear

When: July 8th, 2017

Where: The Shops at Northfield Stapleton, 8340 Northfield Blvd, Denver, CO 80238

Time: 3pm – 8pm

Cost: $30

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Enjoy Colorado wine in the Mile High city! The Mile High Wine Fest will feature Colorado produced wines, live music and vendors. Over 20 wineries and vendors, four food vendors and three local music acts will participate.

COLORADO IRISH FESTIVAL

Colorado Irish Festival | The Denver Ear

When: July 14th – July 16th, 2017

Where: Clement Park, 7306 Bowles Ave, Littleton, CO 80123

Time: Friday 5pm – 10pm; Saturday 10am – 10pm; Sunday 10am – 7pm

Cost: $7 – $11 Adults; $9 Seniors (65+), Active Military (with ID) & Youth (11-18); Free for Children 10 & Under

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The Colorado Irish Festival celebrates all that is Green. This eclectic gathering of tens of thousands is known throughout the west for its outrageous display of kilts and bagpipes; Gaelic sports and Irish step dancing; and the best Irish rock and classic music this side of the Emerald Isle.

LOHI MUSIC FESTIVAL
LOHI Music Festival | The Denver Ear

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When: July 15th, 2017

Where: Highland Tap & Burger, 2219 W 32nd Ave, Denver, CO 80211

Time: 11am – 10pm

Cost: $32 – $115

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The LOHI Music Festival is an outdoor urban music and arts street festival in the heart of LoHi in Denver. This year, the festival will feature musicians such as The New Mastersounds, TAUK, The Main Squeeze, Liver Down the River and more. This fun festival also includes a special after-party at Cervantes Master Ballroom.

CASTLE ROCK WINEFEST
Castle Rock WineFest | The Denver Ear

Photograph by ©Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce

When: July 15th, 2017

Where: Butterfield Park, 3952 Butterfield Crossing Dr, Castle Rock, CO 80109

Time: 2pm – 8pm

Cost: $29 GA; $17 Designated Driver

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The Castle Rock WineFest, presented by the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce, is an outdoor tasting event that will offer more than 24 wineries and over 180 varieties of Colorado wine. This event draws wine aficionados for its tastings, cooking demonstrations, fabulous food trucks, and an amazing local band to dance into the night.

KEYSTONE WINE & JAZZ FESTIVAL
Keystone's Wine & Jazz Festival | The Denver Ear

Photograph by ©Keystone Festivals

When: July 15th & July 16th, 2017

Where: River Run Village, 120 Ida Belle Dr, Keystone, CO 80435

Cost: $25 – $100

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Keystone’s Wine & Jazz Festival, presented by Keystone Festivals and produced by the Keystone Neighbourhood Company, will take place at River Run Village will feature hundreds of wines, wine seminars and deluxe jazz ensembles! Learn about different regions and the delicate nuance of flavors that evolve the finest vineyard blends, enrich your knowledge by attending the professional wine seminars and discover which wines and foods harmonize with your favorite selections and enjoy live music from national Jazz musicians.

UNDERGROUND MUSIC SHOWCASE
Underground Music Showcase | The Denver Ear

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When: July 27th – July 30th, 2017

Where: Multiple Venues in Denver, CO

Cost: $55 – $75 4-Day Pass

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Underground Music Showcase, Presented by Breckenridge Brewery, is the biggest independent music festival in the Rocky Mountain region and the premier showcase for Denver’s incredible local music scene. The year the festival will feature over 400 local and national performances, across 4 days, in an eclectic mix of venues.

SUMMER BREW FEST
Food, Wine & Beer Festivals Summer 2016 in Colorado | The Denver Ear

Photograph by ©Denver Brew Fest

When: July 28th & July 29th, 2017

Where: Mile High Station, 2027 W Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80204

Time: 6 – 7pm VIP; 7pm – 10pm GA

Cost: $35 – $55

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Denver Brew Fest’s Summer Brew Fest edition is an indoor/outdoor event which hosts 100+ brews, food vendors, live music and more! This event benefits Swallow Hill Music Association.

COLORADO DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL
Colorado Dragon Boat Festival | The Denver Ear

Photograph by ©Colorado Dragon Boat Festival

When: July 29th & July 30th, 2017

Where: Sloan’s Lake Park, 1700 N Sheridan Blvd, Denver, CO 80212

Time: Saturday 10am – 7pm; Sunday 10am – 5pm

Cost: Free

The Colorado Dragon Boat Festival (CDBF) is a free family-friendly festival highlighting Colorado’s rich Asian Pacific American heritage at Sloan’s Lake Park in Denver. A window to the Pan Asian world, this diverse festival is the only one of its kind in the United States. It showcases an array of traditional and contemporary performing arts, cultural customs, cuisine and a marketplace of unique and hard-to-find arts, crafts and vendors, in addition to two days of action packed dragon boat racing.

DENVER BURGER BATTLE
Denver Burger Battle | The Denver Ear

Photograph by ©Denver Burger Battle

When: August 3rd, 2017

Where: Tivoli Quad Park, 1363 E 9th Ave, Denver, CO 80218

Time: 5:30pm VIP; 6:30pm GA

Cost: $69.99 GA; $124.99 VIP

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The Denver Burger Battle is a Burger Cook-Off event where you get to taste the top 16 burgers in Denver and vote for a winner! Net proceeds go to event non-profit, Kossler Foundation, and will be distributed to charities in Denver helping hunger, economic development, & child welfare.

ARISE
ARISE | The Denver Ear

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When: August 4th – August 6th, 2017

Where: Sunrise Ranch, 100 Sunrise Ranch Rd, Loveland, CO 80538

Cost: $85 – $199

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ARISE is a music, yoga, activism and co-creative camping festival. This year’s lineup includes: Atmosphere, Tipper, Lettuce, Beats Antique, Ani DiFranco, SunSquabi, Rising Appalachia, Brother Ali, The Expendables, Dirtwire, Desert Dwellers and Late Night Radio, and many more.

COLORADO SCOTTISH FESTIVAL
 Colorado Scottish Festival | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of © Colorado Scottish Festival

When: August 4th – August 6th, 2017

Where: 2835 Brush Creek Rd, Snowmass Village, CO 81615

Cost: Free

The Colorado Scottish Festival, sponsored by St. Andrew Society of Colorado & Snowmass Village, will feature a Professional Piping Competition, a Hot Piping and Drumming Contest, Solo piping and drumming competitions, Pipe band competitions, Whiskey tastings, Highland Dance competitions, Colorful Clans, Celtic music and dance, Celtic food and vendors,  MacKiddie games, concerts and more.

DENVER INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

Denver International Festival | The Denver Ear

When: August 5th, 2017

Where: Civic Center Park, 101 W 14th Ave, Denver, CO 80204

Time: 10am – 8pm

Cost: Free

The Mile High City is home to more than 2 million Denver locals representing hundreds of countries and cultures from around the world. The Denver International Festival is a celebration of the best traditional food, music and art from our own backyard. Come dance, eat, drink and play and in the heart of Denver at Civic Center Park.

WINTER PARK BEER FESTIVAL
Winter Park Beer Festival | The Denver Ear

Photograph by ©Winter Park Beer Festival

When: August 5th, 2017

Where: Hideaway Park, 78786 US-40, Winter Park, CO 80482

Time: 12pm – 5pm

General Admission $15, Unlimited Tasting $30, VIP $70, VIP Designated Driver $30

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The Winter Park Beer Festival features unlimited craft beer tastings by over 40 breweries and over 100 types of beers, local food & retail vendors, live music from Colorado bands and more.

BOULDER CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL
Downtown Boulder | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Downtown Boulder

When: August 19th, 2017

Where: North Boulder Park, 2848 9th St, Boulder, CO 80304

Time: 1pm –5pm

Cost: $35 – $45

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The 4th Annual Boulder Craft Beer Festival, produced by Downtown Boulder, brings together the best craft breweries from Boulder County and beyond for a tasting festival, offering attendees samples of Boulder’s best beer. The festival includes music, lawn games and food for purchase.

COLORADO BURGER SUMMIT
Colorado Burger Summit | The Denver Ear

Photograph by ©All American Foods Fight

When: August 19th – August 20th, 2017

Where: Copper Mountain Resort, 0509 Copper road, Copper Mountain, CO 80443

Cost: $5 GA; VIP $55

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The Annual Colorado Burger Summit, presented by All American Food Fights, features 20 of Colorado’s greatest chefs competing hopes of winning the title of Colorado’s Best Burger.

LAFAYETTE PEACH FESTIVAL

Lafayette Peach Festival | The Denver Ear

When: August 19th, 2017

Old Town Lafayette, Public Rd, Lafayette, CO 80026

Cost: Free

The Lafayette Peach Festival, presented by Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, centers around world-famous all natural Palisade, Colorado peaches. Enjoy peach pies, peach cobbler and peach smoothies. Food vendors, crafters, antique dealers along with some of the finest artists from the Front Range and Western States will be showcased. Children’s activities, live entertainment and music throughout the day.

HIGH PLAINS COMEDY FESTIVAL

High Plains Comedy Festival | The Denver Ear

When: August 24th – August 26th, 2017

Where: Paramount TheatreMutiny Information CafeThe Hi-Dive, 3 Kings Tavern & Badgers Pub

Cost: Varies

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The High Plains Comedy Festival is a three-day festival in Denver that features the world’s best performers both in the historic South Broadway district and in the culminating show of the 2017 festival: T.J Miller.

COLORADO CIDER & BEER CIRCUS
Colorado Cider & Beer Circus | The Denver Ear

Photograph by ©Colorado Cider & Beer Circus

When: August 25th & August 26th, 2017

Where: Copper Mountain Resort, 209 Ten Mile Cir, Frisco, CO 80443

Cost: First Pour Starting at $45; Grand Tasting Starting at $30

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The Colorado Cider & Beer Circus brings a unique element to a cider and beer tasting with amazing entertainers including jugglers, aerial arts and more. Family Entertainment can be found at the ‘Cider Circus’. They’ll have cider-making demonstrations, kids crafts and great food provided by Copper Mountain’s incredible selection of restaurants.

This festival will also include the Big Top Cheese Pairing event and a Circus Sunset 5K event.

LOVELAND OLD FASHIONED CORN ROAST FESTIVAL
Loveland Old Fashioned Corn Roast Festival | The Denver Ear

Photograph by ©Visit Loveland

When: August 25th & August 26th, 2017

Where: Downtown Loveland, W 4th St & Railroad Ave, Loveland, CO 80537

Time: Friday 5pm – 10pm; Saturday 9am – 8pm

Cost: Free

The Loveland Old Fashioned Corn Roast Festival will include the parade, corn shucking competition, corn eating contest, the second annual Cornhole Tournament and all the roasted and boiled non-GMO corn anyone could eat! In addition, people of all ages can enjoy a variety of entertainment, great vendors and more. General attendance and all concerts are always free and open to the public.

A TASTE OF COLORADO
A Taste of Colorado | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©A Taste of Colorado

When: September 1st – September 4th, 2017

Where: Civic Center Park, 101 W 14th Ave, Denver, CO 80204

Cost: Free

A Taste of Colorado, taking place at Civic Center Park over Labor Day Weekend, will feature more than 50 of Colorado’s favorite restaurants and food establishments that will gather at the Festival, featuring small portions to full meals. Discover ethnic specialties or indulge in your traditional favorites. An elegant Fine Dining Area is showcased, highlighting gourmet cuisine from renowned chefs and offering daily cooking demonstrations.

Live music will be available on six different stages, arts, crafts, carnival rides, games, play equipment, a great variety of free, hands-on craft activities, plus plenty of music, magic, clowns and puppets on the KidzStage.

JAS LABOR DAY EXPERIENCE
Jazz Aspen Snowmass | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Jazz Aspen Snowmass

When: September 1st – September 3rd, 2017

Where: Aspen, CO 81611

Cost: Starting at $79.95

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The JAS Labor Day Experience is a three-day music festival. This year’s lineup includes: Maroon 5, Keith Urban, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, The Roots, Lake Street Dive, St. Paul & The Broken Bones & The Revivalists.

DENVER FOOD + WINE FESTIVAL
Denver Food + Wine Festival | The Denver Ear

Photograph by ©Denver Food + Wine Festival

When: September 5th – September 10th, 2017

Where: Pepsi Center Grounds, 1000 Chopper Cir, Denver, CO 80204

The Denver Food + Wine Festival is a six-day extravaganza of food, wine and spirits events. Festival events feature the best in Colorado’s restaurants paired with the finest wine and spirits, dinners, tastings and culminating with the festival’s signature event, The Grand Tasting.

COLORADO MOUNTAIN WINEFEST
 Colorado Mountain Winefest | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Colorado Mountain Winefest

When: September 14th – 17th, 2017

Where: Riverbend Park, 451 Pendleton St, Palisade, CO 81526

Cost: $50 GA; $190 VIP; $25 Designated Driver

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Take in all that the 26th Annual Colorado Mountain Winefest, presented by Alpine Bank, has to offer from food and wine pairings, chocolate and wine tastings, educational seminars and more.
The “Festival in the Park” takes place on September 16, 2017 and is the state’s largest and oldest wine festival featuring dozens of Colorado wineries, live music, a grape stomp, chef demonstrations & seminars.

TELLURIDE BLUES & BREWS
Telluride Blues & Brews | The Denver Ear

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When: September 15th – September 17th, 2017

Where: Town of Telluride, CO

Cost: $70 – $500

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Telluride Blues & Brews is a three-day celebration of blues, funk, jam bands, indie, rock, gospel and soul performances, accompanied by some of the best craft breweries in the country, a wide variety of food and craft vendors, children’s activities, late night shows, and much more.

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