Kicker Arenacross | Feb 18th
Location: Budweiser Events Center
The Ranch – Larimer County Fairgrounds, 5290 Arena Cir, Loveland, CO 80538
About: Kicker Arenacross, the nation’s top indoor motorcycle race series, will ride into the Budweiser Events Center on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 17-18, 2017. Tickets for Kicker Arenacross Freestyle Motocross show are $17, $22 and $32 and go on sale Friday, Nov. 11 at 10 a.m. Tickets are available for purchase at BudweiserEventsCenter.com, 877-544-TIXX (8499) or at the Budweiser Events Center Box Office. Group tickets are available for this event and can be purchased by calling 970-619-4122.
Cripple Creek Ice Festival | Feb 18th – 19th
Location: City of Cripple Creek Bennett Avenue, Cripple Creek, CO 80813
About: The Cripple Creek Ice Festival is a spectacular event. Come watch ice sculptors carve ice into beautiful works of art that will amaze you. Going on its 10th annual, the artistic theme of the Ice Festival changes every year. The 2017 theme is “Safari in Ice”. Themes have included a Mythological Wonderland, Story Time, Under the Sea, a Military Salute Carved in Ice, a Rocky Mountain Wonderland, the Old West and a Medieval theme. The Cripple Creek Ice Festival features numerous fun events to enjoy throughout the two event weekends. Interactive sculptures are available for event attendees to climb on and to have a Kodak moment. Several sculptures are made just for kids, with a fun ice slide, an ice maze, and carnival-type games that are all made of ice. Street vendors have just the perfect thing to bring home as a memento of your visit here, and an ice bar with a liquor luge ensures you always have a refreshing beverage to enjoy. And don’t miss the Official Ice Fest Merchandise Store!
Denver Restaurant Week | Feb 24th – Mar 5th
Location: Denver, CO 80202
About: The 13th annual Denver Restaurant Week will take place from Feb. 24 – March 5, 2017. Hundreds of Denver’s top restaurants offer multi-course dinners for tasty prices.
Winter Craft Beer Festival | Feb 25th
Location: Under 29th Street Shopping Center 1710 29th St. Boulder, CO 80301
About: With the cold winter’s months upon us, the craft brewing community creates some of the best winter beer seasonals to get us through. There are always IPAs to cleanse the palate and delight us all, but the winter brings a more robust diversity of beer styles than any other time of the year. At WCBF we are excited to host year 3 of our annual festival in Boulder. We are expecting around 50 breweries in attendance this year pouring over 150 amazing craft beers. Last year we introduced the “People’s choice” voting and Weldwerks Brewing out of Greeley took home top prize.
Mumbo Jumbo Gumbo Cook-Off | Feb 25th
Location: Under 29th Street Shopping Center 1710 29th St. Boulder, CO 80301
About: The Mumbo Jumbo Gumbo Cook-Off is the best way to experience Mardi-Gras and Cajun cuisine in Manitou! Enjoy samples of gumbo from professional chefs and amateur cooks to help determine who has the best gumbo! Chefs will be competing for their own 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies as well as Best showmanship and People’s Choice. Stop by Soda Springs Park from 10:30am-1:00pm to enjoy samples of gumbo. Two samples of gumbo will be available for $1.00. Judging and public tastings begin at approximately 10:45am. Stick around after the Cook-Off to watch the Mardi-Gras Parade at 1:00pm. Get into the Mardi-Gras spirit and enjoy a Cajun tradition Manitou style on Saturday, February 25th, 2017.
Cupid’s Undie Run | Feb 25th
Location: 144 W. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80202
About: Be part of something great. Cupid’s is a “brief” fun-run that takes place in the middle of a BIG party. That’s right: party, run (a mile-ish, and at your own pace), party—all in benefit of Children’s Tumor Foundation, and all to #EndNF. We encourage undies, but we get that it’s not for everyone – so whether you start a team for your friends, join a team or run solo, just come out, have a blast and raise some money for NF research!
Breckenridge Mardi Gras | Feb 28th
Location: 100 – 400 Blocks of South Main Street, Breckenridge, CO 80424
About: Celebrate Fat Tuesday with the traditional Breckenridge Mardi Gras Parade Down Main Street! Gather along the fenced parade route to see the floats locals have put together and get in position to catch any incoming beads, then wear them out to your favorite bar as your night out on the town gets started. Following the parade, head over to the Riverwalk Center to enjoy a FREE concert with the Lowdown Brass Band and party with the Mardi Gras Rex and Queen.
Great Plates | Mar 1st – 14th
Location: Downtown, Fort Collins
About: Foodies rejoice! On March 1st, Great Plates of Downtown Fort Collins is back to benefit the Food Bank for Larimer County! 28 Downtown restaurants will feature limited-time-only $25 dinner specials through March 14th. Each dollar donated by diners equates to five dollars worth of food back to the community, so make plans to Dine, Discover and Donate during this annual community culinary celebration.
Boulder International Film Festival | Mar 2nd – 5th
Location: Boulder, Colorado
About: The Boulder International Film Festival brings films and filmmakers from around the world to Boulder for a four-day celebration of the art of cinema. Featuring a wide variety of films from local, national, and international filmmakers, including many that have gone on to significant box-office success and multiple Oscar nominations. Adding to the BIFF experience are events featuring nationally renowned chefs, filmmaker happy hours, multiple opening night Galas, talented musicians and much more. The Festival attracts more than 25,000 film enthusiasts, media and industry each year. BIFF has been proud to host and celebrate some of film’s most talented people, including Alec Baldwin, James Franco, Shirley MacLaine, Alan Arkin, Martin Sheen, Oliver Stone, William H. Macy, Peter Fonda, Chevy Chase, and many more.
Keystone Kidtopia | Mar 5th – 11th
Location: Keystone, Colorado.
About: Kids rule at Keystone every day of the year but families won’t want to miss this week-long celebration off all things Kidtopia with special parades, fireworks displays, face painting, crafts and live outdoor music. Start your family spring break early and be a part of all the kid-centric festivities at the Kidtopia Experience, March 5-11. Schedule of events coming soon!
Lucky Joe’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade | Mar 11th
Location: Downtown Fort Collins & Old Town Square
About: The parade is a FREE event that is open to all ages, beginning at 10:00am and beloved by the entire community. This event has been held in the historic district of downtown Fort Collins for two decades. Volunteers from the community help with making sure the parade comes together, including being marshals for the parade route, judges, grand marshals, and more. The crowd of thousands will line the streets of the parade route, cheer on their friends and favorite entries, and enjoy the atmosphere. The entries are required to represent the St. Patrick’s Day theme and will be judged by a community panel to determine who wins 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade | Mar 11th
Location: Downtown, Colorado Springs
About: The first annual Colorado Springs St Patrick’s Day Parade was held 33 years ago, and this year it grows bigger. Join thousands of runners, hundreds of cyclists and dozens of dancing groups, celtic bands, marching bands, schools, charities, businesses, and more for this IRISH DOWNTOWN CELEBRATION.
Whiskey Warm Up | Mar 11th
Location: George Hix Riverside Plaza, Downtown Estes Park, CO
From: 1pm – 4pm
About: The Whiskey Warm Up celebrates the winter tradition of warming up from the inside out. Layer up to sip on selections of Colorado whiskeys from a variety of distilleries while cozying up near of one of the fire pits outside in the beautiful George Hix Riverside Plaza. Sway to the toe-tapping sounds of live music, learn more about the styles, tastes and smells of whiskey from a local distillery’s knowledgeable educators, who will be presenting live snapshot seminars throughout the event including Elkins presenting on the challenges of high altitude distilling and how all their materials are sourced from Colorado. Enjoy a local cigar shop selling products and demonstrating cigar rolling, to enjoy alongside your favorite whiskey.
St. Baldrick’s: Conquer Kids’ Cancer | Mar 18th
Location: Estes Park, Colorado (Mountain Shops)
From: 4pm – 7pm
About: This nationwide event raises funds for pediatric cancer research. For Estes Park, this is our 15th year that we will shave heads to help Conquer Kids’ Cancer! Volunteers find that shaving their heads “baldly” stand in solidarity with the approximately 300,000 kids diagnosed with cancer each year and frequently lose their hair as a result of treatment. This is a small sacrifice in comparison to what these children endure. Come get your head shaved! There will be food, drink and tons of fun!
Pikes Peak Food and Wine Expo 2017 | Mar 19th
Location: Broadmoor World Arena
About: Join us Sunday, March 19, 2017 for the 22nd Annual Pikes Peak Food and Wine Expo at the Broadmoor World Arena!
MATISYAHU – Release the Bound Tour | Mar 19th
Location: Boulder Theater – Boulder, Colorado
From: Door – 7 PM Show – 8 PM
About: Matisyahu recently released his new EP, Release The Bound via Thirty Tigers. This highly anticipated EP features collaborations with electronic artist The Polish Ambassador, and Columbian pop duo Salt Cathedral. Fans can experience the new EP live when Matisyahu kicks off his ‘Release the Bound Freedom Tour” Marc 7th, visiting 16 cities along the way! “Release The Bound” is now available to stream via Spotify, and available for purchase via iTunes.
Denver March Powwow | Mar 24th – 26th
Location: 4600 Humboldt St., Denver, CO 80216
About: Since 1984, the heritage of American Indians has been celebrated in Denver every year at the Denver March Powwow, one of the largest events of its kind in the country. The Powwow features more than 1,600 dancers from close to 100 tribes from 38 states and three Canadian provinces. The three-day event in the Denver Coliseum is packed with singing, dancing, storytelling, food, art and more, ensuring a wonderful experience for everyone.
Pink Vail 2017 | Mar 25th
Location: Vail, Colorado
About: Pink Vail, the world’s biggest ski day to conquer cancer. This all-day event features live music at Eagle’s Nest, themed deck parties, a costume contest and the Celebration Ski Down. One thing that makes Pink Vail so special is that 100% of the proceeds stay in the Vail Valley, benefiting patient care and survivorship programs for all patients at the Shaw Regional Cancer Center. The “Spirit of Survival” program provides free exercise training, nutrition coaching, emotional support, outdoor adventures, alternative treatments and more.