2018 Annual June Festivals in Colorado

Telluride Balloon Festival

  • Date: Fri-Sun, June 1-3, 2018
  • Address: Telluride
  • About: 35th year, festivities include two sunrise balloon ascensions from Town Park, a sunset glo on Main Street and a balloon workshop.

Durango Blues Train

  • Date: Fri-Sat, June 1-2, August 17-18, 2018
  • Address: Durango
  • About: Attend one of two nights on an epic, one-of-a-kind blues train, roundtrip from Durango to Silverton.

Colorado Medieval Festival

  • Date: Fri-Sun, June1 1-3, 2018
  • Address: Loveland
  • About: It’s an outdoor medieval themed festival with live entertainment including knights, swordsmanship and music. There’ll be plenty of food, beer, craft vendors and a kid zone, no pets.

Burning Can

  • Date: Sat-Sun, June 2-3, 2018
  • Address: Lyons
  • About: 50+ craft breweries who CAN their beer, plus world class competition in world class kayaking, dirt jumping and slacklining.

Denver Chalk Art Festival

  • Date: Sat-Sun, June 2-3, 2018
  • Address: Larimer Square, Downtown Denver
  • About: Watch over 200 artists spend the weekend painting the sidewalks with chalk.

GoPro Mountain Games

  • Date: Thur-Sun, June 7-10, 2018
  • Address: Vail
  • About: Summer GoPro Mountain Games are the biggest festival of adventure sports, art and music, held annually in Vail. There are competitions in biking, climbing, fishing, kayaking, slacklining, standup paddling, rafting, running, disc golf and even events for the dogs.

Pagosa Folk ‘N Bluegrass

  • Date: Fri-Sun, June 8-10, 2018
  • Address: Pagosa Springs
  • About: 13th annual music festival showcasing bluegrass and folk tunes.

Palisade Bluegrass & Roots Festival

  • Date: Fri-Sun, June 8-10, 2018
  • Address: Palisade
  • About: 10th annual bluegrass fest in Riverbend Park.

Rocky Mountain Pinball Showdown

  • Date: Fri-Sun, June 8-10, 2018
  • Address: Denver
  • About: The ultimate pinball and gamer festival returns for its 15th year. Attend one or all three days and play all the games you can, no quarters needed.

Colorado Shakespeare Festival

  • Date: Mixed days, June 8-August 12, 2018
  • Where: Boulder
  • About: 61st season showcasing Shakespeare’s wonderful plays. It’s held on varying days throughout the week on the CU campus.

Colorado Renaissance Festival

  • Date: Sat-Sun, June 16-17, 23-24, 30, July 1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29, August 4-5, 2018
  • Address: 650 W Perry Park Ave, Larkspur (between Denver & CO Springs on I-25)
  • About: On its 42nd season, the Renaissance Festival is held over 8 weekends in June, July, August with medieval events for all ages. It’s held 10am until 6:30pm each day, rain or shine. Parking is free, no pets.

Country Jam

  • Date: Thur-Sun, June 14-17, 2018
  • Address: Grand Junction
  • About: Four day country music party on the Western Slope, with camping available.

Sonic Bloom

  • Date: Thur-Sun, June 14-17, 2018
  • Address: Rye
  • About: 13th annual electronic music festival held during the summer solstice. The festival grounds are located by Rye in Spanish Peaks Country at Hummingbird Park.

FIBArk Salida

  • Date: Thur-Sun, June 14-17, 2018
  • Address: Downtown Salida
  • About: America’s oldest whitewater festival, dating back to 1949. There are a number of exciting events including Slalom Race, Crazy River Dog and the Hooligan Race. Camping is available in the town of Salida and nearby on Highway 50.

Strawberry Days

  • Date: Fri-Sun, June 15-17, 2018
  • Address: Glenwood Springs
  • About: 121st annual festival held the third weekend in June every year. It features live music, stage entertainment, FamilyFest for kids, arts & crafts, food court, carnival and a parade down Grand Avenue, with free strawberries and ice cream after parade.

Food & Wine Classic in Aspen

  • Date: Fri-Sun, June 15-17, 2018
  • Address: Aspen
  • About: World renowned chefs give cooking presentations and lectures, enjoy top notch cooking and wine, as well as beer, wine and cocktails.

Telluride Bluegrass Festival

  • Date: Thur-Sun, June 21-24, 2018
  • Address: Telluride
  • About: 45th annual bluegrass music festival in downtown Telluride.

Telluride Wine Festival

  • Date: Thur-Sun, June 28 – July 1, 2018
  • Address: Telluride
  • About: Four day event with many wine tastings, lunches, lectures, and vineyard tours.

Colorado Brewers’ Festival

  • Date: Fri-Sun, June 23-24, 2018
  • Address: Civic Center Park and Washington Park, Denver
  • About: 29th annual brew fest celebrating Colorado craft beer and live music.

Greeley Stampede

  • Date: Fri-Wed, June 22-July 4, 2018
  • Address: Greeley
  • About: 97th annual Stampede features PRCA rodeo, live country music, monster trucks, a demolition derby, carnival, roller derby, fireworks and one of the largest Independence Day parades in the nation.

Red, Whites & Brews Festival

  • Date: June 23, 2018
  • Address: Avon
  • About: Premier fine wine and craft beer event with live music, retail vendors and local food.

Scandinavian Midsummer Festival

  • Date: Fri-Sun, June 22-24, 2018
  • Address: Bond Park, Downtown Estes Park
  • About: 26th straight year, come celebrate the longest day of summer, the summer Solstice, with Scandinavian song, dance, and music. There’ll be local food and crafts, a viking encampment, a silent auction and a raffle for a trip to Scandinavia.

Keystone Bacon & Bourbon Festival

  • Date: Sat-Sun, June 23-24, 2018
  • Address: River Run Village, Keystone
  • About: Everything bacon at this 8th annual festival, featuring bacon-infused cuisine from around twenty food vendors, a Bacon Bloody Mary Bar and live music.

Stills In The Hills

  • Date: Sun, June 30, 2018
  • Address: Central City
  • About: Main Street in historic Central City hosts the 6th Stills In The Hills. It’s free to attend with live music and local food, but unlimited tastings are a fee. Pets are not welcome.

High Peaks Art Festival

  • Date: Fri-Saat, June 29-30, 2018
  • Address: Nederland
  • About: 18th annual arts juried arts fest featuring fine arts, contemporary crafts, music, local food and free admission.

Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

  • Date: Sunday, June 24, 2018
  • Address: Pikes Peak Highway, Cascade
  • About: Founded in 1916 by Spencer Penrose, the Pikes Peak Hill Climb is the second oldest auto race America. Cars and motorcycles race up Pike Peak Highway in what’s known as the “Race to the Clouds”.

Wild West Fermentation Fest

  • Date: Fri-Sat, June 29-30, 2018
  • Address: Glenwood Springs
  • About: Third annual festival featuring the best breweries, cideries, distilleries and wineries from across the West. Live music and local food adds to the celebration.

Paonia Cherry Days

  • Date: Sat-Wed, June 30-July 4, 2018
  • Where: Paonia
  • About: 72nd annual Paonia Cherry Days Festival showcases Paonia’s delicious cherries. This four day, five night fest includes local business booths, music concerts, 5K run, rodeo, talent show, skill contests, pancake breakfast, downtown parade and live performances.

​Cowboys’ Roundup Days

  • Date: Sat-Wed, June 30-July 4 2018
  • Where: Downtown Steamboat Springs
  • About: 115th Annual Cowboys’ Roundup Days is a truly western celebration of Independence Day. Concerts, a parade, rodeo, fireworks, pancake breakfast, and other activities highlight this six day extravaganza.

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