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Your ultimate guide to Colorado fun times

Your ultimate guide to Colorado fun times

Lindsay Hislop, left, with the Disco is Lifeless signal, and her mom, Deanne Hislop, are a part of the “Solid Cold Dance team” on Saturday throughout 2018 Frozen Lifeless Man Days in Nederland. The pageant continues on Sunday, March 10, 2018. (Cliff Grassmick, Every day Digital camera)

Time to commerce your tanks tops and sandals for sweaters and boots. The chilly climate has rolled in, however that by no means stops Coloradans from getting outdoors. So do it. Wrap a shawl round your neck and pull that beanie down over your ears, and go have some fun.

This winter there are many festivals and occasions across the state to get you to the good outside. From wine and grilled cheese to whiskey and a frozen lifeless man, we have now an inventory of issues to hold you busy throughout these chilly months.

November

Erika Stephenson hoists her son Noah Stephenson, 2, on to her shoulders so he can get a greater view however he appears extra considering his light-up tree in the course of the Denver Parade of Lights. (Denver Submit file)

Nov. 6-9
Denver Arts Week. Uncover seven artwork districts and greater than 300 occasions throughout music, theatre, movie, dance, museums and extra. Denver, denver.org/denver-arts-week

Nov. 10
Georgetown Bighorn Sheep Pageant. Right here’s your probability to study Colorado’s Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep. This family-friendly occasion could have native artisan’s promoting their wares, face portray, a Bighorn sheep scavenger hunt, speaker and academic packages. Georgetown, georgetownbighornsheepfestival.wordpress.com

Nov. 14
Denver Grilled Cheese Fest. No want to wait till the weekend to get your pageant on. This Wednesday pageant provides an opportunity to style a few of Denver’s best grilled cheese sandwiches and drink beer. Proceeds will go to The Creativeness Library of Denver, which helps youngster literacy. Mile Excessive Station, 2027 West Colfax Ave., Denver; denvergrilledcheesefest.com

Nov. 23
Grand Illumination. Take a front-row seat as downtown Denver’s main landmarks mild up for the vacation season, together with Union Station, Skyline Park, 16th Road Mall and Civic Middle. Denver, denver.org/occasion/grand-illumination/57890

Nov. 30-Dec.1
Parade of Lights. It wouldn’t be winter in Colorado with out the Parade of Lights. 9News will broadcast stay from the parade that options marching bands, festive floats, dance troupes and equestrian models. Denver, downtowndenver.com/9news-parade-of-lights

December

The annual Olde Golden Christmas Candlelight Stroll parades downhill on Washington Road by way of downtown to Clear Creek. (Denver Publish file)

Dec. 1-31
Olde Golden Christmas and Vacation Actions. Have fun the vacation season all month in Golden. Watch because the historic downtown is reworked with mild shows, cart rides and carolers. Three totally different parades are scheduled for Dec. 1, Eight and 15. Golden, denver.org/occasion/olde-golden-christmas/49857

Dec. Eight
Winter Fest on Fillmore. Take pleasure in this free vacation occasion in Cherry Creek the place there can be reside ice sculpting, face portray for the youngsters and complimentary heat drinks and treats. Fillmore Plaza and all through Cherry Creek North; cherrycreeknorth.com/things-to-do/ccn-signature-events/winter-fest-on-fillmore

Dew Tour. The four-day snowboarding and snowboarding competitors returns to Breckenridge. All occasions are free to watch, however there are VIP packages out there starting from $90-$500 that may safe a sweeter viewing spot. The Dew Tour is understood for its Staff Problem occasions that put teams of elite athletes towards one another and provides followers an opportunity to see the highest execs push the bounds of the game. Breckenridge, dewtour.com/about

Dec. 31
Denver’s Grandest New Yr’s Eve Celebration. Ring within the new yr in type on the Grand Hyatt. You’ll find a way to select from 4 dance events all underneath one roof. Your ticket will grant you entry to the open bar, buffet dinner, celebration hats and a champagne toast at midnight. 1750 Welton St., Denver, denver.org/occasion/denvers-grandest-new-years-eve-party/62021

Dec. 31
New Yr’s Eve Fireworks. Take a look at one among downtown’s 16th annual fireworks shows on New Yr’s Eve. The primary present kicks off at 9 p.m. whereas the second launches at midnight. The present lasts eight minutes. DJs will probably be enjoying music alongside the 16th Road Mall beginning at Eight p.m. and lasting by way of the midnight fireworks present. Denver, downtowndenver.com/experience-downtown/winter-in-the-city

January

Mark McMorris takes off on the ultimate bounce of his second run within the males’s snowboard slopestyle occasion throughout Day Four of Winter X Video games 2017 Aspen on Jan. 29, 2017. (Daniel Petty, The Denver Submit)

Jan. 5-10
MusicFest at Steamboat. Over six days, greater than 60 bands will play at Steamboat Springs Ski Resort. MusicFest options Texas and Americana music throughout 11 venues that embrace a stage resembling an previous barn, a dance tent, an intimate pub, an previous saloon and two ballrooms. Steamboat Springs; themusicfest.com/house

Jan. 9-12
Ullr Fest. Ever questioned what it’s like to drink out of the world’s longest Shot Ski? Marvel no extra whenever you head up to the Ullr Fest. New Yr’s Eve is a cake stroll in contrast to this four-day occasion. Breckenridge; gobreck.com/occasion/ullr-fest

Jan. 10-12
Massive Beers, Belgians & Barleywines Fest. What higher means to begin off the New Yr than with beers. This world-class beer pageant brings brewmasters, brewery house owners and followers collectively for a fun-filled weekend. In the event you’re prepared in your subsequent beer journey, that is the place you want to be. Breckenridge; bigbeersfestival.com

Jan. 19-20
Estes Park Winter Fest. Have fun Martin Luther King Jr. weekend with a visit to Winter Fest. There might be beer (what pageant is full with out that?) and barbecue. Browse a mess of distributors and outlets whereas there. 1125 Rooftop Approach, Estes Park Occasions Complicated; estesparkeventscomplex.com/winter-festival.html

Jan. 21-30
Snow Sculpting Championship. Greater than 15 groups from around the globe will collect in historic downtown Breckenridge to battle it out and see who will grow to be the snow sculpture champion. Watch as every staff transforms a 25-ton block of snow into a big piece of artwork. Riverwalk Middle, at 150 West Adams Ave., Breckenridge; gobreck.com/occasion/international-snow-sculpture-championships

Jan. 24-27
Ouray Ice Pageant. Whether or not you’re a newbie or an professional ice climber, the Ouray Ice Pageant offers you the chance to demo the newest gear from a number of distributors, take part in clinics, pattern good meals and pay attention to music. Ouray Ice Park, 280 County Street 361, ourayicepark.com/ouray-ice-festival

Jan. 24-27
Winter X Video games. Motion sports activities + music + snow = one epic pageant. Don’t miss this opportunity to see athletes and musicians aspect by aspect. One of many additional perks: all of the sports activities competitions are free and open to the general public. It’s simply the music you’ll have to pay for, with a lineup that features Lil Wayne, Louis the Baby, Chainsmokers and Kygo. Aspen; aspensnowmass.com/while-you-are-here/occasions/x-games-aspen

Jan. 25-27
Rio Frio Ice Fest. Who doesn’t like somewhat reside ice sculpting? You’ll discover that and a lot extra on the Rio Frio Ice Fest. Take a hike by moonlight, watch an ice carousel because it spins round or take a polar plunge. Alamosa; riofrioice.com/new-page-2

Jan. 25-26
Denver Winter Brew Fest. Beer in summer time? Sure. Beer in winter? Heck, sure! Don’t miss this Denver custom the place you’ll discover quite a lot of beers to style together with some treats whereas listening to a band or two. Mile Excessive Station, 2027 West Colfax Ave., Denver; denverbrewfest.com/winter/index.php

Jan. 26
Winter Whiskey Tasting. What higher method to heat up this winter than with some whiskey? Be a part of prime whiskey reps as they share their manufacturers with you. Improper Metropolis, 3201 Walnut St., Denver; eventbrite.com/e/2019-denver-winter-whiskey-tasting-festival-tickets-50541517038

February

Bastien Elkins is launched off the “donkey jump” after being towed in by Doug Wheeler on horseback throughout tthe Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival on Feb. 9, 2008. (Doug Pensinger, Getty Photographs)

Feb. Three-Four
Pagosa Springs Winterfest. In case your sense of journey takes you south, don’t miss this pageant. Pagosa Springs Winterfest is for all ages. Benefit from the spectacle of a scorching air balloon mass ascension. Select from sled rides, fats bike demos, free ice-skating and the eighth annual Penguin Plunge. Pagosa Springs; pagosachamber.com/winterfest

Feb. 6-10
Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival. This community-wide celebration grew out of the residents’ want to overlook the hardships of winter and convey a bit of happiness again to a valley riddled with snow. You’ll give you the option to participate in a cross-country impediment race, watch newbie ski leaping and take a look at road occasions. Steamboat Springs; steamboatchamber.com/occasions/annual-events/steamboat-winter-carnival

Feb. 16-17
Subaru Winterfest. Demo new gear, roast marshmallows for s’mores, enter to win every day giveaways and pay attention to music through the pageant for outside fanatics. Copper Mountain, coppercolorado.com/things-to-do/occasions/february-events/subaru-winterfest

Feb. 22-24
WinterWonderGrass. The WinterWonderGrass pageant is again for its seventh yr. Greater than 20 Bluegrass bands will converge on Steamboat Springs. Steamboat Springs; winterwondergrass.com/steamboat

Feb. 23
Denver FamilyFest. Not too eager about operating round within the chilly simply to attend a pageant? The FamilyFest has you coated. Actually. This indoor pageant focuses on households with every vendor providing kid-friendly actions, whether or not it’s coloring books, face portray or a balloon artist or extra. It comes full with distributors, prizes and stage shows. Nationwide Western Complicated, 4655 Humboldt St., Denver; nationalwesterncomplex.com/occasion/familyfest 

March

Lindsay Hislop, left, with the Disco is Lifeless signal, and her mom, Deanne Hislop, are a part of the “Solid Cold Dance team” on Saturday throughout 2018 Frozen Lifeless Man Days in Nederland. The pageant continues on Sunday, March 10, 2018. (Cliff Grassmick, Every day Digital camera)

March Eight-10
Frozen Lifeless Man Days. Participate in some massively frigid fun at this pageant that honors Bredo Morstoel, who’s preserved on dry ice. Ensure to see the coffin races, frozen T-shirt contest and bowling with frozen turkeys. Oh, and there will probably be loads of bands and beer. Nederland; frozendeadguydays.org

March 16
Copper Uncorked. Wine and wings get a brand new twist at this pageant. Watch as chef compete to be topped with the most effective wing recipe. Copper Mountain, coppercolorado.com

March 23
Moonlight Dine + Ski. Take pleasure in a locally-sourced meal at this raised-in-Colorado-themed dinner. You’ll dine on the mountain and pay attention to a night of music by native artist Beau Thomas. Middle Village Copper Mountain, coppercolorado.com/things-to-do/occasions/march-events/moonlight-dine-ski-Three