Summer is just around the corner- which means school is almost out- yes I will say that again, school is almost out and that means time to find things to keep the kids busy. Luckily Colorado is the perfect state to get out and enjoy the outdoors! Colorado has festivals, parks and events that are family friendly and easy on the wallet. Here are a few of my favorite to try out this year!
May 23, -May 25 2014
- Denver Performing Arts Complex
- Time: Friday: 4 p.m. Saturday & Sunday: 11 a.m.
The fine art and fine craft exhibition features some of Colorado’s and the nation’s best artists with over 150,000 people expected to attend.
May 31- June 1, 2014
- Larimer Square
- Time: Saturday 10:00am-10:00pm, Sunday 10:00am-7:00pm
This is a two day festival that many artist spend turning Larimer square into a work of art. Take your time walking the streets and look at all the masterpieces!
These are held a few different locations; the most notable is Red Rocks. I will mention to get ticket ahead of time because it does fill up quickly!
Every first Tuesday of the month is free for kids from 4-8pm. The museum is full of interactive exhibits and they always have daily activities.
You can visit 40 mile scenic stretch- choose from pre-planned trips or choose your own way. The Lariat Loop Heritage Alliance is a non-profit organization that represents parks, open space, indoor and outdoor museums, chambers of commerce, an art center and a shrine. They preserve the historic and natural features along the 40-mile scenic and historic byway and educate the public about those resources.
After living in Colorado for some time some people tend to forget the beautiful parks we have at our disposal. This summer try and take some time to make it to Red Rocks, Dinosaur Ridge, Wash Park or take a drive to Garden of the Gods.
Garden of the Gods
The beautiful park and landscape is located 60 miles from Denver but the scenery makes it all well worth the drive. You can make a short road trip out of it, pack a picnic and make a day out of seeing the beauty Colorado has to offer!