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Events Agenda for 2016


Date(s): August 6-7, 2016 Location: Casper Mountain, WY (Google Maps)

     Since 1994, the Beartrap Summer Festival has made the woods and meadows atop Casper Mountain ring with bluegrass music for a weekend. The Festival was started by the Natrona County Roads, Bridges & Parks Department in conjunction with Townsquare Media. From modest beginnings, it has grown to host thousands of music lovers each year.

Date(s): August 5-7, 2016 Location: 14822 County Road 350 Buena Vista, CO (Google Maps)

     At its core, Vertex merges the best of worlds to create a present-day frontier where anything is possible. Diverse music, exhilarating outdoor adventures and artful fun and games bring people together for an enduring shared experience.
Vertex’s vision is inspired by its majestic high elevation home where sky meets peaks, peaks meet valleys, and valleys meet rivers. The venue is nestled in sprawling rangeland at the foot of the Continental Divide and surrounded by the year-round snowcapped 14,000-foot Collegiate Peaks. The festival site is known as Cottonwood Meadows, a recently revitalized working ranch located a mile from downtown Buena Vista, Colorado in Chaffee County. Cottonwood Creek runs through the campgrounds and the festival site itself.
Vertex community members are invited to join the adventure not just as observers, but as participants in shaping the Vertex experience.

Date(s): August 6, 2016 Location: Hideaway Park, Winter Park, CO (Google Maps)

     The Winter Park Fraser Valley Chamber of Commerce, The LIFT FM and KRKY “Colorado Country” are proud to announce the 7th annual Winter Park Beer Festival on Saturday, August 6th, 2016 at Hideaway Park, in downtown Winter Park. This great annual event in Winter Park offers brews, views and great live music. Unlimited beer tasting from Noon to 5:00 p.m. with 35+ micro brewers on hand sampling their classic hoppy beverages and a few new ones. This event is a ‘don’t miss’ for beer aficionados, music lovers and festival goers. Besides great beer, Beer Fest attendees will enjoy food from vendors, retail vendors, and live music from 3 acts throughout the day (there will be no other alcohol served inside the venue besides the tastings).

Date(s): August 12-14, 2016 Location: 3300 Ski Hill Rd, Alta, WY (Google Maps)

     Started in 1987 Targhee Bluegrass is the Grand Daddy of Bluegrass Festivals in the Northern Rockies, combing great Bluegrass with the ultimate mountain lifestyle. Grand Targhee Resort’s Bluegrass Festival has been a mainstay for Bluegrass aficionados for over two generations with stage appearances by artists and performers during that span that all Bluegrass Festivals envy. During the week leading up to the festival, many of the stage performers and artists play host to a very unique camp and music teaching experience by attending the Targhee Music Camp.

Date(s): August 12-14, 2016 Location: Downtown Fort Collins, CO (Google Maps)

     Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest is a free, three-day music festival held each August in historic downtown Fort Collins. The 2016 festival will take place Aug. 12, 13 and 14. In addition to a large Colorado lineup, three renowned headliners anchor main stage performances each night. Click here to view the all-Colorado 2016 festival lineup.

Date(s): August 19-21, 2016 Location: Marine Park, Cascade Lakes, OR (Google Maps)

     Pacific Crest Trail Days is an annual 3-day festival that promotes outdoor recreation, with a focus on hiking, camping, and backpacking. Attendees are able to check out the latest outdoor products from exhibiting sponsors, participate in activities & games, win awesome gear at the raffles, enjoy local food and beverages, listen to live music, and relax in the beautiful setting in the Marine Park of Cascade Locks, Oregon. All raffle proceeds are donated to the Pacific Crest Trail Association and the American Long Distance Hiking Association-West. PCT DAYS is free to attend, with a small fee for overnight camping on Thunder Island. Don’t miss out on being a part of a great time at the 10th Anniversary Celebration of PCT DAYS!


Date(s): September 2-4, 2016 Location: Reservoir Hill Park, Pagosa Springs, CO (Google Maps)

     Three days of wonderful Folk Music from the beatiful Reservoir Hill Park.

Date(s): September 2-4, 2016 Location: 2909 Brush Creek Rd, Snowmass Village, CO (Google Maps)

     The mission of JAS is to present and preserve jazz and related forms of music through world-class performances, events, and educational programs.

Date(s): September 2-5 Location: 1236 Canyon Blvd, Boulder, CO (Google Maps)

     Just as the Boulder Creek Festival® kicks off the summer in Boulder County, the Boulder Creek Hometown Festival is the perfect bookend to close out the summer event season. This event features arts & crafts exhibitors in Central Park, live performances at the Bandshell, the Hometown Fest 5K, an interactive kids & sports expo, a food court & beer garden, and much more! Don't miss out on the festivities of this community event each Labor Day weekend!

Date(s): September 2-5, 2016 Location: Civic Center Park, Denver, CO (Google Maps)

     More than 50 of Coloradoans’ favorite restaurants and food establishments will gather at the Festival, featuring small portions to full meals.

From country to feisty rock-n-roll, the outdoor stages will be on fire with entertainment. Six stages in all with no cover charge will offer something for everyone.

Enjoy carnival rides, games, play equipment, a great variety of free, hands-on craft activities, plus plenty of music, magic, clowns and puppets on KidzStage!

Find unique arts and crafts, home and gift items, furniture, jewelry, imports, and more, in over 275 booths of the Arts & Crafts Marketplace.

Date(s): September 9-11, 2016 Location: Breckenridge, CO (Google Maps)

     Breckenridge doesn’t take the responsibility of hosting the largest Oktoberfest street party in the Rocky Mountains lightly. The September street party is where Munich meets the mountains, featuring more than three-dozen genuine German cuisine and brew vendors, excessive Bavarian lederhosen dancing and a weekend packed full of sunshine and fun for all ages. Prepare yourself for the famed historic Main Street to be flowing with Paulaner Bier, Oompah dancers, schnitzel and sausage while traditional polka music fills the air fresh mountain air.

Date(s): September 16-18, 2016 Location: Telluride, CO (Google Maps)

     Telluride Blues & Brews takes place in the world-famous resort town of Telluride, Colorado, in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Blues & Brews is a three-day celebration of blues, funk, jam bands, indie, rock, gospel and soul performances - accompanied by some of the best microbreweries in the country, a wide variety of food and craft vendors, children's activities, late night shows, and much, much more. Although the Festival is only three days and three nights, once you get to Telluride, you won't want to go home.

Date(s): September 15-18, 2016 Location: Riverbend Park, Palisade, CO (Google Maps)

     Take in all that Colorado Winefest has to offer from food and wine pairings, chocolate and wine tastings, educational seminars and more. The “Festival in the Park” takes place on Saturday, Sept. 17 and is the state’s largest and oldest wine festival featuring dozens of Colorado wineries, live music, a grape stomp, chef demonstrations & seminars. Please note that all Mountain Winefest events require a separate ticket and all ticket holders must be 21 years of age with valid ID to enter.

Date(s): September 16-18, 2016 Location: Pearl Street Mall, Downtown Boulder, CO (Google Maps)

     The 29th Annual Downtown Boulder Fall Fest! It will be held on the world famous Pearl Street Mall on September 17 & 18

Date(s): September 23-25, 2016 Location: Downtown Fruita, CO (Google Maps)

     Fruita Fall Festival is a 3-day event with over 125 vendors selling their arts, crafts, and foods to a crowd of 50,000-plus. The weekend is filled with events including The Enstrom’s Talent Show, Grand Valley Bank Parade, AARP Outhouse Race, Western Rockies Federal Credit Union Disc Golf Tournament, Fruita True Value Old Fashioned Cookery Contest, Family Health West Street Dance, and more! Planned by the Fruita Area Chamber of Commerce as its major fundraiser, the Fall Festival is a free community event.