Bring on the dog days of summer!
Stay active and hit these great events going on in Northern Colorado in August:
August 3rd to 5th – ARISE Music Festival: Loveland
“An independent, family-run, leave-no-trace event, the ARISE Festival takes place over three days at Sunrise Ranch, a 350-acre organic farm and retreat center, located in a stunning Colorado mountain valley just west of the town of Loveland. Recognized as more than a music festival, ARISE offers a range of activities such as workshops, enriching yoga classes, provocative documentary films and panel discussions, art installations, live painters and art gallery, performance artists and theme camps. ARISE also offers “interactive villages” including a Children’s Village, Food Truck Village, Vending Village, Healers Village, Hemp Village, and a Wisdom Village.” Tickets & More Info!
August 3rd to 12th – Boulder County Fair & Rodeo: Longmont
“The Boulder County Fair is the oldest fair in Colorado celebrating it’s 148th year. The Fair is a non-profit that rents the grounds and facilities from Boulder County who in turn is our main sponsor supporting the 4-H and open events during Fair.
The Fair is a “Free” fair meaning no charge for parking or gate admission so please come as often as you would like. We want you to enjoy the “free” musical entertainment and many of the other activities on the grounds. Don’t forget to purchase a ticket to any one of our motorized sports, rodeos or special events because that is one of the ways we can continue each year. We hope you also support our on-site vendors or the many sponsors who help to keep the Fair.” Tickets & More Info!
August 11th to 12th – Estes Park Wine Festival
“A celebration of Colorado wine in the heart of downtown Estes Park. Enjoy tastings from over 20 Colorado wineries, fresh food, local Colorado vendors and live music. The third annual Estes Park Wine Festival sets up for the weekend in beautiful Bond Park, where festival-goers can soak in the summer sun while enjoying sipping on a variety of locally created wines. From red to white and pink, the Estes Park Wine Festival offers the opportunity to taste and learn about each style of wine and the unique process of how wine is made in Colorado.” Tickets & More Info!
August 17th to 19th – Rocky Mountain Folks Festival: Lyons
“In contrast to the hot licks and hyper tempos of RockyGrass, the mellower moods of Folks Fest are the perfect antidote to relax and enjoy the warm Colorado sun. Claim your space with a blanket or tarp, set down your low-back chair, and settle in for unforgettable days and nights of music. For these 3 magical days, Festivarians from around the world get a taste of what being a “Lyons local” is all about. From morning ’til after 10pm each night, the world’s most inspired songwriters share their songs and stories, projected through the best sound system at any festival in the country.” Tickets & More Info!
August 18th – Lafayette Peach Festival
“19th Annual Peach Festival centers around world famous all natural Palisade, Colorado peaches. Enjoy peach pies, peach cobbler and peach smoothies. Food vendors, crafters, antique dealers along with some of the finest artists from the Front Range and Western States will be showcased. Children’s activities in 2 locations.” More Info!
August 18th – Boulder Craft Beer Festival
“The 5th Annual Boulder Craft Beer Festival brings together Boulder County’s best craft breweries for a tasting festival, offering attendees samples of Colorado’s best beer. The festival includes live music and food for purchase.” Tickets & More Info!
August 24th to 26th – NedFest: Nederland
“The Nederland Music and Arts Festival is an annual three-day outdoor music and arts festival in the music world’s renowned Nederland, Colorado. We host a wide range of music, from rock and roll to blues, bluegrass to folk and Americana, with a hint or two of jazz. Onsite camping is available next to the Barker Reservoir and NedFest is very kid friendly, with kids 12 and under free with an adult, a kids’ tent and activities, and a special teen price too. Artists and craft vendors ring the field. Colorado microbrews and mead are on tap and we always have a variety of food vendors.” Tickets & More Info!
August 31st – Rocky Mountain Showdown (played in Denver)
“The 2018 Rocky Mountain Showdown football game between the University of Colorado Buffaloes and the Colorado State University Rams returns to Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Friday, August 31.” Get Tickets!