Mark Your Calendars: June & July 2018
10 can't-miss Colorado happenings, from art and wine to hot air balloons and tiny homes
Cherry Creek Arts Festival
July 6 – 8, 2018
350,000 visitors wander the streets of Cherry Creek North for the annual festival weekend perusing art and creations from 260-juried artists. The award-winning celebration of the visual, culinary and performing arts features concerts, food trucks and fun for the whole family.
Steamboat Art in the Park
July 14 – 15, 2018
Color abounds in Steamboat Springs as artists and hot air balloons descend upon the mountain town in July. Featuring 150 artist vendors, live entertainment, food and drink vendors and interactive children’s art area, the event takes place over the Hot Air Balloon Rodeo too.
Crested Butte Wine & Food Festival
July 25 – 29, 2018
The amazing mountain views aren’t the only reason to head to Crested Butte this summer. Embark on a guided tasting of chocolates and spirits, take a tour of the town’s finest local gardens accompanied by some soul food and enjoy a selection of over 500 national and international wines at the Grand Tasting at the annual foodie weekend.
2018 U.S. Senior Open
June 25 – July 1, 2018
The world’s best will once again compete for one of golf’s greatest titles at The Broadmoor Golf club. Some of the game’s most notable players, like Roger Chapman and Fred Couples, return to the Colorado Springs course. The Broadmoor also hosts its Centennial Celebration that week, promising for a memorable event.
Denver Rose Society Show
June 30, 2018
“Around the World in 80 Roses" is the theme for this year’s show in Mitchell Hall at the Denver Botanic Gardens. Open to all rose growers, this competition judges the colorful blooms by size and symmetry and arrangement style. View and vote for your favorite rose and peruse the rest of the Gardens too.
June 9 – 10, 2018
With 100+ new and returning handmade indie artisans and live music, Firefly Handmade is the premier marketplace for handmade-only artisan goods in Boulder and the Front Range. Shop for jewelry and accessories, skin care, ceramics, artisanal food and more at the Spring market at Embassy Suites in Boulder.
Photo by John Miller
Crested Butte Wildflower Festival
July 6 – 15, 2018
The wildflower capital of Colorado hosts a ten-day festival offering more than 200 events related to the gorgeous summer blooms. Wake up and do some yoga among the buds, take a hike through the hills around the mountains and even score some photography tips in workshops that will help you capture the best of the mountain’s lupines, columbines, bluebells, daisies and even local birds and butterflies.
Telluride Balloon Festival
June 1 – 3, 2018
The Telluride sky will be filled with colorful hot air balloons as they sail from Town Park down the valley. Launching at sunrise, the festival will paint a sight only seen once a year. Don’t miss Saturday night of the festival, when the pilots inflate their balloons along Main Street for the “glow” beneath the stars.
Ride the Rockies
June 9 – 15, 2018
The benefit ride will traverse through some of Colorado’s most popular mountain towns including Breckenridge, Steamboat Springs, Grand Lake and Winter Park. Since 2001, Ride The Rockies has presented 115 grants, totaling more than $620,000, to nonprofit agencies in host communities. These organizations focus on youth education, cycling safety and increased access for low-income participants.
Photo courtesy Rafter B Tiny Homes
Colorado Tiny House Festival
June 22 – June 24, 2018
Born from the desire to spread awareness to tiny house enthusiasts in Colorado, the festival welcomes builders and homeowners to showcase their trendy new movable homes. The Adams County Fairgrounds will have plenty of space for homes and enthusiasts alike to peruse and mingle, and even a lake for fishing.