Upcoming Colorado Festivals 

If you’re looking for a unique way to celebrate the summer, check out these upcoming Colorado festivals. From the Elk Camp Gondola Festival to the Cherry Blossom Festival to the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival, there’s something for everyone. Here’s a brief overview of some of the most popular events in the state. You might be surprised at how many Colorado festivals there are. Read on to find out more about these festivals and how they’re different from what you expect! 

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Elk Camp Gondola Festival 

The Elk Camp Gondola Festival takes place every summer in Snowmass Mountain. The Gondola runs up the mountain, offering amazing views, fun activities, and delicious dining options. The Gondola opened in December 2006 and is capable of transporting up to 8 people per ride. From Base Village, the Elk Camp Gondola can take you up to the Elk Camp Meadows. A family-friendly festival, the Elk Camp Gondola is open seven days a week. 

Cherry Blossom Festival 

If you love cherry blossoms, you’ll love this annual Colorado festival. Cherry blossoms, of course, are the epitome of springtime, and there’s a little something for everyone during this event. Besides cherry blossoms, there are carnival rides, inflatables, contests, and magical train rides. The festival’s pageant begins the festival’s festivities, but the exact schedule for the 2020 festival is still being finalized. 

Colorado Dragon Boat Festival 

As the largest celebration of Asian and Pacific American heritage in the United States, the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival is the perfect family event. The festival is scheduled for July 23-24, 2022, and will offer two days of fast-paced dragon boat racing. Match-ups begin at 8 a.m. each morning. The festival is free, so everyone in the family can enjoy the festivities. If you have never been to the festival before, plan to attend and see it for yourself! 

Rocky Mountain Folk Fest 

You may be wondering where you can stay during the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival. If you’re staying at one of the nearby campgrounds, there are several options available, including LaVern Park Johnson Campground, on-site vending, and vegan entrees. While there are a few small grocery stores in Lyons, Denver, and Boulder, you’ll likely want to head out into the mountains to sample the many restaurants and cafes in these larger cities. 

Riot Fest 

Riot Fest is one of the newest and best music festivals in Colorado, and there are many reasons why you should attend this year’s installment. The music lineup is diverse and exciting, with many headlining acts, as well as a handful of other events. In addition to the music, there are also several panels, including one moderated by Henry Rollins. The panel will feature speakers like Damien Echols of the West Memphis Three, Jason Baldwin of the Replacements, and Thurston Moore, former Crass vocalist Steve Ignotum, as well as other musicians. 

Denver Walls 

The second annual Denver Walls Festival will bring art and culture to public spaces. By activating these spaces, Denver Walls will not only beautify the city but also encourage community pride. This festival will bring together local artists and visitors to create a new experience in a new city. Here are some of the highlights of the Denver Walls Festival. They’re a must-see! And here’s the scoop: The festival is free! 

Country Jam 

If you’re a fan of country music, then you have no doubt heard of the Colorado festival Country Jam. This country music festival is one of the biggest in the U.S., attracting big crowds to the beautiful Red Rock Country of Western Colorado. You can even camp during the festival if you’d like. Check out the website for more details on the festival. You’ll find it’s a lot of fun. 

Yampa River Festival 

Celebrate the 35th year of the Yampa River in Northwest Colorado during the Yampa River Festival! The event raises awareness and funds to help protect the wild Yampa River. In addition to the main stage events, the festival also offers kayaking, canoeing, fishing, and recreational activities, including a downriver race, tube rodeo, and kayak cross. The Yampa River Festival has something for everyone in the family to enjoy.