Guaranteed, you’ll have a hard time choosing which festival to go to this weekend. Those looking for sporting thrills can watch climbers scramble up walls, dogs race the clock as they retrieve toys from a pool, and kayakers navigate rapids at the GoPro Mountain Games. Those seeking a more leisurely weekend can sit back and listen to live bluegrass in Pagosa Springs or meander past rows of artwork in Grand Lake. With temperatures expected to reach the 90’s, get outside and enjoy the Colorado sunshine early before jumping, diving, or cannonballing into a cool pool or lake!

Explore more Colorado events on our OutThere Colorado Events Calendar!

1. Springs Spree

Kick off summer with one of Colorado Springs events of the year. In its 36th year, the Springs Spree music and community festival continually steps up its game with the addition of more fun activities and vendors that the whole family will enjoy. Be on the lookout for photo opportunities with athletes from the United States Olympic Committee, mechanical bulls, trampolines, live music, carnival rides, and delicious food vendors.

Admission Prices:
FREE

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Homemade pies for the baking contest. Photo Credit: nfnitloop.

2. Crawford Pioneer Days

Make the journey to the small town of Crawford for a three-day celebration of heritage and good, old-fashioned fun. The schedule of events this year includes a parade, baking contest, fireworks, hay bale and outhouse races, free games, live music, and several food, arts and crafts booths.

Admission Prices:
FREE (Entrance into Crawford State Park is FREE June 10!)

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Grand Lake, Grand County, Colorado. Photo Credit: OutThere Colorado.

3. Grand Lake Arts and Crafts Festival

If you’re itching to get away from the city this weekend, head up to Grand Lake for cooler temperatures, beautiful mountain vistas, and artwork galore. The Grand Lake Arts and Craft Fest will be showcasing local and national handcrafted goods and artwork. Can’t make it? There are two more upcoming Grand Lake Arts and Crafts Festivals this summer- one in July and the other in August.

Admission Prices:
FREE

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4. GoPro Mountain Games

Outdoor enthusiasts, competitors, and spectators, brace yourselves for four adrenaline-packed days of mountain sport, live music, and artwork. More than 2,500 athletes and 60,000 spectators will head up to Vail for the GoPro Mountain Games showcasing over 120 outdoor gear vendors and 25 professional and amateur sports from climbing and water sport competitions to yoga classes and dog races. Spectating is FREE!

Admission Prices:
FREE

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5. Pagosa Folk n’ Bluegrass Festival

The 12th Annual Pagosa Folk ‘N Bluegrass Festival takes place in the beautiful town of Pagosa Springs, sitting amid hot springs, waterfalls, and thousands of acres of wilderness areas. This three-day festival brings the country’s best folk, bluegrass, and newgrass music to the state with artists including the O’Connor Band feat. Mark O’Connor, Loudon Wainwright III, The Lil’ Smokies, Molly Tuttle, and more. In addition to live concerts, there will also be several educational workshops and kid’s programs.

Admission Prices:
$5 – $115

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