A information to Colorado festivals to take a look at this yr

As more events open up and restrictions decrease, so do the festivals that we all missed in 2020. 303 Magazine has put together a roundup of warm weather festivals to keep your plans busy and your summer full of fun from music to booze and everything in between.

We will update this list as soon as more events are announced.


Juneteenth Music Festival

Photo courtesy of the Juneteenth Music Festival on Facebook.

When: June 18-19

Where: TBA and online

Costs: Free admission

The lowdown: The Juneteenth Music Festival is back for 2021. Celebrating African American history through music, education and entertainment, the festival will host programs and performances online and in person this year. More information can be found here.

READ: Denver’s Juneteenth Music Festival goes virtual for 2020

Colorado Music Festival

Photo courtesy of the Colorado Music Festival on Facebook

When: July 1st – August 7th

Where: You can find various locations here

Costs: Different prices

The lowdown: The Colorado Music Festival returns for the summer season. The festival features a variety of performances, from orchestral arrangements to solo performances by accomplished musical talent over a period of six weeks.

Underground Music Showcase 2021

Photo by Kyle Cooper

When: August 27-29

Where: Underground Music Showcase, S. Broadway between 6th Ave. and Alameda Ave., Denver

Costs: Get $ 50 tickets here

The lowdown: Rock in front of some of the best musicians all weekend long at the 2021 Underground Music Showcase. The annual music festival is back in Denver after a virtual event in 2020. The entire program will be released later in July – be sure to stay tuned.

READ: The Underground Music Showcase To Stage 2021 Return


Bacon and beer classics

Photo courtesy of Bacon and Beer Classic on Facebook

When: May 22, 1 p.m.

Where: Kennedy Golf Course, 10500 E. Hampden Ave., Denver

Costs: $ 59-79 tickets are available here

The lowdown: Soak in crispy bacon as you enjoy a cool brew during the Denver Bacon and Beer Classic. The bacon-flavored festival is packed with bacon themes from local chefs, plus 40+ craft beers to wash them all down for a tasty oasis.

Vail Craft Beer Classic

Photo courtesy of Vail Craft Beer Classic on Facebook

When: June 25-26

Where: Ford Park & ​​Sculpture Garden, 522 S. Frontage Rd. E., Vail

Costs: Get $ 49- $ 99 tickets here

The lowdown: Enjoy one of the most diverse selections of craft beers during the Vail Craft Beer Classic. The brew-oriented weekend offers beers from all over the world and from Colorado for an incomparable tasting event.

Vail Wine Classic

Photo courtesy of Vail Wine Classic on Facebook

When: August 12-15

Where: Vail Athletic Fields, 646 Vail Valley Dr., Vail

Costs: $ 65- $ 225 get tickets here

The lowdown: Savor the chicest wines while basking in mountainous views during the Vail Wine Classic. During the weekend you can enjoy wines from participating wineries such as Attimo Wine, Carboy Winery and 7 Cellars.

Big American Beer Festival 2021

Photo by Kyle Cooper

When: September 10th – October 17th

Where: Online and different locations

Costs: $ 20 pass here

The lowdown: The Great American Beer Festival (GABF) is going virtual this year. You can grab a pass for offers and discounts for participating breweries and take part in the GABF pass program as well as follow the GABF competition online.

READ: GABF won’t be returning for a personal festival this year

A taste of Colorado

Photo courtesy Taste of Colorado.

When: September 4-6

Where: Denver’s Civic Center Park, Colfax Ave. and Bannock St., Denver

Costs: Free admission

The lowdown: A Taste of Colorado returns to Civic Center Park this September for killer music and flavorful bites. This Denver Food and Music Festival features an array of live music, art, and more for a fun Labor Day weekend.


Movie on the rocks

Photo courtesy of Denver Film on Facebook

When: May 26th – August 2nd

Where: Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy, Morrison

Costs: $ 16- $ 59.50 get tickets here and here

The lowdown: Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater team up with Denver Film to present Film on the Rocks. The event features a series of film screenings in the legendary amphitheater. You can experience the films in a drive-in theatrical format or select in-amphitheater tours.

READ: Film on the Rocks will be back this May

JAAMM festival

Photo courtesy of the JAAMM Festival in Neustadt

When: May 20th & June 17th

Where: On-line

Costs: $ 12 a household here

The lowdown: Get your Jaamm during the Jaust Festival 2021 in Neustadt. The festival celebrates Jewish art, writers, films, and music with educational programs, workshops, and more. This year the festival has moved into a virtual format with year-round events.

Colorado Renaissance Festival

Photo courtesy of the Colorado Renaissance Festival on Facebook

When: July 3 – August 22

Where: Colorado Renaissance Festival, 650 W. Perry Park Ave., Delphinium

Costs: You can find different prices here

The lowdown: Go back in time to medieval times with knights, tournaments, fairies, and more at the Colorado Renaissance Festival. The ever-popular festival is back for the 44th time and ready for an adventurous season.

Cherry Creek Arts Festival

Performances at the Cherry Creek Arts Fest. Photo by Ellen Jaskol.

When: September 4-6

Where: Cherry Creek North, 2nd Ave. to 3rd Ave. between Clayton St. and Steele St., Denver

Costs: Free admission

The lowdown: CherryArts is back with the 30th annual Cherry Creek Arts Festival. The event features a gathering of more than 200 local and national artists, fascinating art activities, live music and much more. You can sip drinks, enjoy the food, and watch live performances while viewing the huge art exhibition. In addition, the event has been relocated across the street to the creekside area of ​​the Cherry Creek Shopping Center to create more space.

summer party

Photo courtesy of the Center for the Arts Evergreen on Facebook

When: September 4-5

Where: Buchanan Amusement Park, 32003 Ellingwood Trail, Evergreen

Costs: $ 5 on entry

The lowdown: The Center for the Arts Evergreen hosts the summer festival. The warm weather festival celebrates art, music and breweries. Throughout the holiday weekend, you can shop at a wide variety of art dealers, fundraise for the Center for the Arts Evergreen programs, and more.

High Plains Comedy Festival

High Plains Comedy Festival. Photo by Brittany Werges.

When: September 16-18

Where: The locations vary

Costs: Prices vary, check here

The lowdown: Laugh all weekend during the High Plains Comedy Festival. The festival features performances by local and national comedians, workshops, and more. The full list of events and sets will be announced soon.

Colorado Dragon Boat Festival

Photo courtesy of the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival on Facebook

When: September 25-26

Where: Sloan’s Lake, 25th Ave. and Sheridan Blvd., Denver

Costs: Free

The lowdown: The Colorado Dragon Boat Festival, one of the biggest cultural celebrations in Denver, will be held for the 20th time. During the two-day festival, you can watch great dragon boat races, art, and immerse yourself in dragon boat culture.

2021 Telluride Horror Show

Photo courtesy of Telluride Horror Show.

When: October 15-17

Where: Sheridan Opera House, 110 N. Oak St., Telluride

Costs: $ 20- $ 195 get tickets here

The lowdown: Immerse yourself in all terrifying things at the Telluride Horror Show 2021. The three day festival celebrates horror films with screenings, compelling stories, and more – perfect for all of those horror fanatics out there.

READ: Everything You Need to Know About This year’s Telluride Horror Show


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