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It’s time to swing those hips and take some sips!

June 12-14, Fort Collins is hosting the Taste Of Fort Collins Festival in the Civic Center Park. This will be a weekend packed with absolute fun. There’s a couple big name bands playing, including Andy Grammar, The Mowgli’s, Atlas Genius and Smash Mouth. A wine and beer pavilion will be there to serve all your thirst needs, specifically serving Odell and New Belgium brews small batches.  Amazing local food vendors will be covering the grouds, offering delicious food throughout the day. Here is the SCHEDULE for the weekend. Groupon currently has a great deal on tickets for 2 people HERE  or you can buy tickets on their website HERE.

Don’t take this invitation lightly- this is not a festival to be missed! So get out there and do some dancing and enjoy all Fort Collins has to offer!

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Here’s a couple brew festivals that should be brought to your attention. That is, if you’re looking to have a good time and drink some good beer this coming weekend!

Beaver Creek is hosting the Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival May 23-25.  As the unofficial launch of summertime in the mountains, top barbecue chefs from around the state join local chefs in serving up mouth-watering barbecue complemented by thirst-quenching microbrews. There will be a Micro Brew Festival on Saturday on the Centennial Lawn (Chair 6) from 1pm-5pm  with over 30 Colorado-based breweries, including Dry Dock Brewing Co., Left Hand Brewing, Upslope Brewing Co., and more!  Live music will keep you swinging through the event packed weekend! Check HERE for tickets.

Arapahoe Basin  also has a festival going on: The 14th Annual Festival of the Brewpubs on May 24th from 12pm-4pm. Spend the day sampling beer from 11 breweries from Summit County and Colorado. Featuring live music and outdoor food stations, this is a spring-time party not to be missed! Breweries include Pug Ryans, Dillion Dam Brewery, Breckenridge Brewery, Great Divide Brewing Co., and more! Click HERE for tickets!

We have high hopes that neither of these will be rained out. But then again, a little wet weather can’t stop anyone from having a good time ;)

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Last time we checked, it was May. But according to mother nature here in Colorado, it’s still winter time. So, since we’re all chilled to the bone, how about jumping in a nice pool of hot water? A hot spring, to be exact. Here’s a few springs near by that may shake this past weekend’s snow ridden chill from our bodies one last time before the weather (possibly) warms up.

Glenwood Springs- this one is a classic. Since 1888, this resort and spa has been drawing in visitors. But even before then, the Ute Native Americans made pilgrimages to the springs. Swim up and down their football field length pool as warm as bath water. Spend the day flopping around, keeping warm and toasty!

Steamboat Springs- In this town, there’s a few places to dip your toes in the sulphur suds. Try out Old Town Hot Springs if you’d enjoy a multi-use complex offering 8 different pools, 2 water slides and a fitness center. Want a place a little more relaxed? Try out Strawberry Park Hot Springs just outside of Steamboat. This place offers a slightly more secluded feel and multiple spa amenities.

Indian Hot Springs- a little bit closer to most of our readers is this spa, which also offers a lot of relaxing amenities and boasts of the water’s healing properties. This spa is just outside of Denver in Idaho Springs.

 

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Whether you’re a mom yourself or you have one worth spoiling, this coming Sunday would be the perfect day to do that. What better way to spend Mother’s Day than in the great outdoors, running around (literally)?

Fort Collins is hosting The Bliss Run 5K on May 9th- a run created by women, for women in order to create a time and place in the hectic world to pamper themselves. This race allows for women to take time out of their busy day and focus on themselves in a healthy and active way. During and after the event, pampering stations are set up, allowing participants to indulge in the fun and fabulous swag,  including skin care samples, nail wrap samples, post-run yoga, chocolate, and much more! The event goes from 9am to 12 pm, with the 5K beginning at 10am. It is held at The Oval.

Boulder is also holding the Title 9K on May 10th if you’re feeling extra spunky for Mother’s Day! Who needs breakfast in bed when you can start off your Mother’s Day with fun for the entire family? And don’t miss the post race party — rock out to the DJ spinning some tunes, grab some post-race food, and sample what our expo vendors have to offer. The race begins at 9am at the Boulder Reservoir.

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Photo from America on Tap Website

Photo from America on Tap Website

We understand- all this rain lately is really un-Coloradan. We’re typically spoiled with sunshine. But you know what is something every Rocky Mountain lover enjoys? A good old fashion beer festival!

Saturday May 2nd in Ft. Collins, America on Tap is hosting a 3 hour craft beer festival that you probably shouldn’t miss. From 2pm-5pm in Washington Park, you can sample 10o releases from some of America’s best craft breweries as well as a few imports! Is simply drinking in the open air not enough for you? Don’t worry- there will be live music to jam to and an array of tasty food as well. Buy your tickets HERE for $35, get there 30 minutes early for ID check and get to celebrating all that yummy beer!

You know what all this rain means though, don’t you? Green trees and fire free mountains. That’s pretty Coloradan ;)