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3 Colorado Summer Festivals You Have to See For Yourself


Looking for things to do in Denver this summer? How do four epic days of bluegrass music backdropped by the incredible San Juan Mountains sound? What about a full day spent enjoying tastings from 30 Colorado wineries? Maybe your inner foodie is craving a weekend full of indulging in more than 50 local cuisines. With festival season upon us, you’re sure to have an incredible experience no matter where you choose to eat, sip, or jam. Check out these three local summer festivals we won’t be passing up.

Telluride Bluegrass Festival

When it comes to concerts in Colorado, it doesn’t get much better than the sound of a five-string banjo reverberating off of the peaks of the San Juan Mountains. Every June, Festivarians flock to this breathtaking venue to celebrate the summer solstice with some of the biggest stars in bluegrass. Immerse yourself in four unforgettable days packed with Americana music, band and songwriting contests, and jam sessions heard throughout the campgrounds. This unique festival experience will have you coming back year after year.

Who can you expect to see at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival 2018? The lineup includes Tedeschi Trucks Band, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, and the one and only Sturgill Simpson. Grab your tickets and campsite soon. The 45th annual festival takes place June 21-24!

Manitou Springs Colorado Wine Festival

Calling all wine lovers – it’s your time to shine! Located just over 70 miles from Denver, the Manitou Springs Colorado Wine Festival is the perfect day trip for those dreaming of generous tastings, delicious food, and live music. Enjoy sipping a glass of vino from 30 different Colorado wineries, including Garrett Estate Cellars, Avanti Winery, and Red Fox Cellars.

Your all-access pass to a wine-lovers paradise takes place June 2. Grab your ticket and snag a complimentary festival glass, free with every admission.

A Taste of Colorado

Hosted right here in our own backyard, A Taste of Colorado is the ultimate way to end summer with a bang. Head over to Civic Center Park in downtown Denver for three days of incredible headliners, life-giving cuisine by over 50 different local restaurants and food trucks, and 175 booths of unique arts and crafts. Celebrate everything and all things Colorado at this must-see Labor Day weekend festival. The best part? It’s a free-admission event! Now that’s music to our ears.

Living in Denver, Colorado, means a life full of adventure, music, and amazing local food. Make TAVA Waters your base camp as you go explore life to the fullest. Check out our other blog posts for more ideas on things to do in Denver and what makes TAVA Waters a great place to call home.

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