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The weather is starting to heat up and so are the summer festivals here in Colorado. Swingle has compiled some great, local festivals, so you have options to add to your calendar of activities this summer.
Castle Rock WineFest
When: July 18, 2015
Where: The Grange in the Meadows (3692 Meadows Blvd., Castle Rock, CO.)
The 12th annual Castle Rock WineFest is an outdoor wine tasting event with more than two-dozen top wineries. Enjoy over 180 varieties’ of Colorado wines while watching wine seminars, cooking demos, and local bands.
Dragon Boat Festival
When: July 18-19, 2015
Where: Sloan’s Lake Park (1700 Sheridan Blvd., Denver, CO.)
The Colorado Dragon Boat festival is celebrating its 15th year. Immerse yourself in Asian culture while watching athletes compete in races throughout the day. The annual event has live music and plenty of food with more than 100 different performances to enjoy.
Arvada on Tap: A Craft Beer and BBQ Festival
When: July 25, 2015
Where: Ralston park (11200 Ralston Rd., Arvada, CO.)
Sample over 100 craft beers from local and regional craft breweries while watching 26 contestants from around the country compete in the Kansas City barbecue competition. This is a great summer festival for anyone who enjoys a large selection of micro-brews and BBQ!
Denver County Fair
When: July 31-August 2, 2015
Where: National Western Complex (4655 Humboldt St., Denver, CO)
The Denver County Fair lets you experience a unique twist to your everyday county fair. Witness the creativity and personality of Denver with 8 stages of special events and activities, which include everything from a pie-eating contest to the Internet Cat Film Festival.
Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest
When: August 14-16, 2015
Where: Downtown Fort Collins
Enjoy music from local Colorado artists in historical downtown Fort Collins at Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest. This free music festival features more than 60 Colorado artists with three acclaimed headliners including, Flobots. This family-friendly summer festival event also includes an interactive Kids’ Music Adventure where kids can play with real instruments and even make their own.
Taste of Colorado
When: September 4-7, 2015
Where: Civic Center Park (E. Broadway Ave. & Colfax Ave., Denver, CO.)
The Taste of Colorado is sure to satisfy everyone’s taste buds with some of the best food from around the city. This summer festival spans over four-days, enjoy more than 50 booths dedicated to local food establishments selling everything from samples to full on meals.
Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland FestivalWhen: September 10-13, 2015
Where: Estes Park Fairgrounds (1209 Manford Ave., Estes Park, CO.)
Long’s Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival is one of the largest Scottish-Irish festivals in the country. Enjoy an hour-long parade along with some of the best pipe, brass, and drum bands in the world. Each year, this summer festival continues to draw people in to celebrate the ancient isles music, dance, food and rich heritage.
Round up the family and hit some of the greatest summer festivals Colorado. From wine tasting to the county fair, you are sure to find something everyone will enjoy during summer festival season.