2024 Festivals in Colorado

February 29, 2024

Colorado is one of the top states in the nation when it comes to festivals. Whether you’re interested in concerts, cultural events, or some of our state’s more eccentric gatherings, there are plenty of options to enjoy! Ready to plan your schedule? Here’s an overview of festivals in 2024 throughout Colorful Colorado: 

March 1-3: WinterWonderGrass Festival in Steamboat Springs

If you’re a fan of bluegrass, brews, or both, you won’t want to miss out on the WinterWonderGrass Festival in Steamboat Springs. From March 1-3, this beautiful resort town known for its champagne powder every ski season will welcome more than 25 bluegrass artists for a spirited, musical celebration. During the three-day event, you’ll also have the opportunity to sample craft beers from 20+ Colorado breweries! To purchase your tickets, head over to this site.

May 23-27: Mountainfilm in Telluride 

For film aficionados, Mountainfilm in Telluride is a must. This renown documentary festival started in 1979, and has been debuting award winning films for artist enthusiasts, cinema entertainers and filmmakers ever since. At Mountainfilm, attendees can count on a wide variety of new feature films, shorts and animations created by talented storytellers and changemakers, as well as participate in engaging programs. Passes are available here.

May 31-June 1: Mike the Headless Chicken Festival in Fruita

Our state certainly has some quirks, and Mike the Headless Chicken Festival is one of the strangest (and most fun!) traditions around. This festival honors a chicken named Mike who managed to survive without a head for 18 months in the 1940s. After the story of Mike got out, his hometown of Fruita began to celebrate each year. In 2024, you can make the trek to Fruita from May 31-June 1 to participate in the festivities, including dancing to live music, participating in the 5K, and exploring food and artisan goods from dozens of vendors. 

June 8-9: Highlands Art Festival in Denver

Colorado has a thriving artist community. Denver is especially well known for the arts, and there are excellent art festivals each year. If you’re looking for new artwork or simply want to meet local artists, make the short drive to Denver for the Highlands Art Festival. From June 8-9, the Highlands Masonic Lodge will showcase work by dozens of local artisans. Categories include painting, sculpture, metal, glass, mixed media, and more. 

June 8-August 11: Colorado Shakespeare Festival in Boulder 

If you appreciate the work of Shakespeare, you’ll want to hop over to Boulder to attend the Colorado Shakespeare Festival. For more than 60 seasons, this festival has delivered captivating performances by a professional theatre company in association with CU Boulder. This year, there are three plays to enjoy: Macbeth, The Merry Wives of Windsor, and Arden of Faversham. Macbeth is running from June 8-August 11, and The Merry Wives of Windsor will be offered July 6-August 11. Arden of Faversham is showing on July 28th only. Tickets are available here.

Regardless of your interests, chances are good that the state of Colorado offers a festival to celebrate. The gatherings highlighted here are just a quick glimpse of what’s going on in 2024, and there are many more to choose from. Located in Elizabeth, our new community offers a unique blend of small-town charm with excellent proximity to Denver and beyond. If you’d like to learn more about our move-in ready new homes, please contact our team.