The Best Spring and Summer Festivals in Colorado

By TBC on May 31, 2018
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When we think of Colorado, our minds go to snow-covered mountains, skiing, parkas, and hot chocolate in front of a roaring fire. Colorado is all those things. But what people seem to forget is Colorado is a beautiful state during any season. The crystal streams, lakes, lush green forest, and mountain terrain, have unique beauty all their own.


Colorado has so many activities that there is a continual flow of visitors. Every season has festivals, concerts, fairs, and community events. In this article we are going to feature some of the more popular festivals in Colorado. But, before we do we would like to point out a popular event that Colorado has become known for.

Destination Weddings

In the spring and summer, the flowers and budding trees are alive with color. It is as if nature painted the perfect landscape. There are crystal clear rivers and springs. Waterfalls cascade over rocks that have been smoothed from the friction for generation. In the background are breathtakingly beautiful snow-capped mountains. There could be no more beautiful place to pledge your eternal love to your partner.

It has become so popular for destination weddings that wedding planners are available in most cities. You can come prepared with your wedding gown, and bridesmaid dresses. Get more details here.

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Spring & Summer Festivals

Steamboat Springs Hot Air Balloon Rodeo

July 14th and 15th, 2018 will mark the 37th Hot Air Balloon Rodeo in Colorado. This is a show you do not want to miss. From the inflation of the balloons, to the tricks, dips, and competition, you will enjoy every minute of it.

Capitol Hill People’s Fair

Capitol Hill People’s Fair is the oldest fair in Colorado. This year it begins on June 1, 2018 and runs through July 3, 2018. This is an old-fashioned fair with a modern twist. There are so many music genres that we cannot possibly list them all here. Click here for a full schedule of the events.

Telluride Bluegrass Festival

If you are more into freestyle music, dancing, and musical happenings, you must check out Telluride Bluegrass Festival. This festival draws music lovers come from around the world. The dates for Telluride Bluegrass Festival, located in Telluride, Colorado is June 21, 2018 through June 28, 2018. Annually they have a mix of popular musicians and thousands of music lovers who love the freedom to dance and enjoy their great line up. This festival is internationally known and the place to be.


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Kick summer off right with the annual Buena Vista Paddlefest. From beginners to professionals, this event has something for everyone. Getting ready for the summer paddle season is essential to water lovers. However, that is not all this event offers, is it includes educational presentations, movies, music, socializing, races, and demonstrations. You can also buy gear that you need to kick your sport off right.


Whether you are traveling to Colorado for vacation, a destination wedding, or a honeymoon, you are guaranteed to find something to your liking. We encourage you to click here to see a complete listing for 2018 and 2019

You can choose a rustic setting, a mountain cabin, a resort, or a 5-star hotel. You will have no problems finding accommodations for your group. However, due to the popularity of the festivals, we urge you to make your plans early and book your accommodations.

Colorado is an experience you will never forget. So, check it out now.