Planning a weekend out of the city? Colorado provides an astonishing array of fun festivals highlighting art, wine, golf, biking and vacation deals for fabulous getaways and of course cooler weather in the high country. Don’t forget your bikes, helmets, parkas, picnic baskets and blankets.
Steamboat Wine Festival, August 1-5
Celebrate wine, craft beer and gourmet cuisine while soaking in the warm mountain sunshine at this feel-good festival, featuring events like the new “Farm-to-Barn Wine Dinner,” plus tastings, cooking demos, seminars and the signature “Stroll of Steamboat Grand Tasting.” Click here for more info.
Crested Butte Arts Festival, August 3-5
Shop for art along the charming mountain town’s quaint Elk Avenue, a National Historic District, enjoy the farm-to-table food event on Saturday, and be sure to swing by the beer and wine pavilion for tasty sips and live music. Click here for more info.
Crested Butte Open, August 5-6
This high-style event invites golfers to tee off for a good cause, with proceeds benefiting the Adaptive Sports Center. You won’t want to miss the auction at the western-style gala; in the past, enviable items like an African safari and trip to Nepal have been up for the bidding. Click here for more info.
Telluride Festival of the Arts, August 17-19
Drawing discriminating art shoppers to the breathtaking heights of Telluride Mountain Village, this classy affair delivers a colorful variety of art, fun foodie events and the best in local food and drink. Click here for more info.