Whether you’re looking for a crafty beer fest to enjoy or a family-friendly experience tucked away in the mountains, Colorado offers fun and adventure for all ages. Not only is Colorado full of unique and exciting summer festivities, but most of these events are free or very inexpensive. Here’s a look at a few of our favorite events happening in Colorado this weekend, May 31-June 2, 2019.

1. SalidaArk Valley Pride Week: Designed to foster a strong sense of community while celebrating our individuality. May 30-June 2, Salida.

2. PuebloParks & Rec Fest: With recreational, fitness and healthy living activities, entertainment, beer garden and more. May 31, Pueblo.

3. FruitaMike the Headless Chicken Festival: Dedicated to the amazing story of one chicken’s will to live. May 31-June 1, Fruita.

4. Lyons Burning Can Brew Fest: More than 50 breweries. May 31-June 1, Lyons.

5. FranktownHarmony Horse Expo: Tours, demonstration, workshops and more. May 31-June 1, Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center, Franktown.

6. TellurideTelluride Balloon Festival: May 31-June 2, Town Park, Telluride.

Photo Credit: Paul D deBerjeois
Photo Credit: Paul D deBerjeois

7. EagleEagle Outside Festival: Music, bikes, river sports, fishing, food and beer. May 31-June 2, Eagle.

8. DenverComic Con: Family-friends pop culture fan extravaganza. May 31-June 2, Colorado Convention Center, Denver.

9. Buena VistaCampout for the Cause Festival: Music, hiking, yoga, hiking and camping. May 31-June 2, The Meadows, Buena Vista.

Photo Credit: Jesse Stephens (iStock).
White water rapids on the Arkansas River near Buena Vista, Colorado, USA Photo Credit: Jesse Stephens (iStock).

10. Colorado SpringsCruisin’ the Gods: BBQ, music and car show. June 1, Bird Dog BBQ, Colorado Springs.

11. Manitou SpringsManitou Springs Colorado Wine Festival: With 30 Colorado wineries, live music, vendors and more. June 1, Memorial Park, Manitou Springs.

12. Highlands RanchBeer Festival: Live music, local and national breweries and more. June 1, Civic Green Park, Highlands Ranch.

13. NorthglennDerby Day: Healthy summer kickoff with a fishing derby, bike derby and more. June 1, E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park, Northglenn.

14. DoloresRiver Festival: Music, vendors, food, river raft rides and more. June 1, Dolores.

15. KeenesburgInto the Wild Running Festival: Runs, entertainment and more to benefit more than 450 lions, tigers, bears, wolves, and other rescued animals. June 1, Keenesburg.

16. BrightonSummerfest: Entertainment, food, and activities. June 1, downtown Brighton.

17. DurangoAnimas River Days: Whitewater slalom, kayak and inflatable rodeos and stand-up paddle board race. June 1, Durango.

18. LouisvilleTaste of Louisville: Food, beer, vendors and more. June 1, Main Street, Louisville.

19. Buena VistaBike Fest: June 1, Buena Vista.

20. JohnstownBBQ Day: Breakfast, football, parade, games, entertainment and more. June 1, Parish Park, Johnstown.

Photo Credit: vichie81 (iStock).

21. BerthoudBerthoud Day: Music, vendors and more. June 1, Town Park, Berthoud.

22. Lakewood303 Cocktails: Cocktails, ciders, shopping music and food. June 1, Lakewood Heritage Center, Lakewood.

23. ArvadaArvada Trails Day: Experience some of Arvada’s 150 miles of wonderful hiking, biking and horseback riding trails. June 1, Arvada.

24. Grand LakePlein Air Artists of Colorado National Show: Artists will participate in “paints out” in and around Grand Lake. June 1, Grand Lake.

25. PalisadeWestern Colorado Vintage Motorcycle Show: More than 100 bikes. June 1, Third and Main streets, Palisade.

26. DenverAll Day I Dream Gathering: For establishing deep bonds with fellow free spirits, a safe space for self expression, and an all-around delightful treat for the senses. June 1, Sculpture Park at Performing Arts Complex, Denver.

27. DenverDenver Chalk Art Festival: More than 200 professional and amateur artists with streets as their canvas. June 1-2, Larimer Street, downtown Denver.

Photo Credit: Evan Semón Photography

28. Estes ParkJazz Fest: Live music. June 1-2, Performance Park Amphitheater, Estes Park.

29. WestcliffeRock ‘N Soul Jam: Celebration of classic Rock, Soul, Blues and Swing music. June 8, Feed Store Amphitheater Park, Westcliffe.

30. GeorgetownRailroad Days: With train robbery re-enactment, family friendly events and more. June 1-2, June 8-9, Georgetown Loop Railroad, Georgetown.

31. Denver Urban Market: Denver’s premier open air marketplace with live concert at noon. June 1, 8, 9 and 20, Skyline Park, Denver.

32. Fort CollinsOld Town Car Show: June 2, downtown, Fort Collins.

33. BoulderJewish Festival: Celebration of Jewish arts and culture. June 2, downtown Boulde.

34. Castle RockSubaru Elephant Rock Cycling Festival: Unofficial start to the Colorado cycling season. June 2, Castle Rock.

35. BoulderBoulder Market: Boulder’s Premier Open Air Marketplace with more than 75 vendors, music and family fun. June 2 and 16, Central Park, Boulder;

36. Colorado SpringsSummer Music Festival: Chamber and Orchestra Music. June 2-22, Colorado College, Colorado Springs.

These are more exciting and unique things to do in Colorado. Check out our online events calendar to see everything going on around Colorado this summer and beyond.

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