Summer will be here before you know it, so it’s time to whip out the calendar and start planning some fun, family adventures. With events back in full swing after a rocky two years during the pandemic, there’s never been a better time to get out and enjoy the sunshine at these Colorado festivals.
Boulder Creek Festival
Back for its 33rd year, the beloved Boulder Creek Festival marks the official kickoff of summer in Boulder. Stop by for family fun, live entertainment, kids activities, a beer garden, delicious snacks and more.
Colorado Shakespeare Festival
June 5-Aug. 7
Even if you’re not the biggest Shakespeare fan, there’s something undeniable enjoyable about sitting out under the stars, in the warm summer air, watching wildly talented actors recite words that are 400 years old at the Colorado Shakespeare Festival. Get tickets to “The Two Gentlemen of Verona,” “All’s Well That Ends Well and “Coriolanus” (all written by Shakespeare), plus Ben Jonson’s “The Alchemist” and Lauren Gunderson’s “The Book of Will.”
Vail Craft Beer Classic
Take a road trip to the mountains to enjoy delicious craft brews and views of the Gore Range at the Vail Craft Beer Classic.
Jazz Aspen Snowmass June Experience
There’s nothing more relaxing than jamming out to jazz, blues, soul, R&B, gospel and other music styles in the beautiful Roaring Fork Valley. Enjoy more than 40 performances at nine venues at the Jazz Aspen Snowmass June Experience.
Denver Burger Battle
Join other Front Range foodies at this celebration of the not-so-humble burger at the Denver Burger Battle, where chefs duke it out to see who can create the tastiest creation. You’ll get unlimited burger samplings, fun side dishes, desserts, beer, wine and cocktails.
Boulder Taco Fest
You don’t have to go far to enjoy this savory staple of Latin cuisine. The Boulder Taco Fest is a celebration of this delicious food, with 20 vendors slinging tacos while you sip margs and craft beer. There’s also live music, lucha libre wrestling and family-friendly activities for kids, too.
Boulder Fall Fest
We hate to even think this far ahead, but there will come a time when summer starts to wind down. Enter Boulder Fall Fest, the perfect way to usher in autumn with family activities, live entertainment, local food, artisan goods and a beer, wine and margarita garden.
Breckenridge Wine Classic
If hitting the open road feels more like your stye, then meander your way up to Breck for the Breckenridge Wine Classic. Join winemakers, culinary experts and other foodies at this scrumptious event featuring more than 100 food artisans, wineries, breweries, distilleries, epicurean purveyors and locally made products.