Colorado Mini Festivals


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In addition to the numerous camping, multi-day destination festivals, Colorado also has a slew of top-notch single day events that are easier on the budget, the travel time and can provide a quick retreat when you don’t have the time to take off for a long trip.


Burning Can

Burning Can ExtravaCANza

Saturday, May 30

Bohn Park – Lyons

ARTISTS Include: The Revivalists, Interstate Stash Express

  • Coupled with the Lyons Outdoor Games, Burning Can will feature 50 AmeriCAN breweries and the endurance trail running Beer Relay.


Choice City Stomp

Choice City Stomp

June 5-6

Moe’s BBQ – Fort Collins

ARTISTS Include: Charlie Parr, Willy Tea Taylor, Micah Schnabel and more.

  • A mini festival packed with bluegrass, folk, Americana and blues musicians.


Faceman's Journey to the Sun

Faceman’s Journey To The Sun Festival

May 23-24

Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox – Denver

ARTISTS Include: Faceman, The Outfit, Wire Face, Strange Americans and more

  • Faceman throws his first festival with an astounding 44 of Denver’s most choice bands over two days.


Five Points Jazz

Five Points Jazz Fest

Saturday, May 16

27th and Welton streets – Denver

ARTISTS Include: Five Points Heritage Band, Willie Houston and His Blues Band, John Gunther Safari Trio and more

  • A free street-fair style festival with a culturally diverse lineup that ranges from latin and blues to funk and jazz trios.


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Front Range Rally

Saturday, May 30

Loveland Food Share – Loveland

ARTISTS Include: Taggart & Silas with Vi The Fiddler Wickam and Felonious Smith

  • A benefit for the Food Bank of Larimer County featuring 50 breweries, 12 food trucks and two bands.


Hootenany 25

Hootenanny 25

Saturday, July 18

Breckenridge Brewing – Littleton

ARTISTS Include: Leftover Salmon, Anders Osborne, Zach Deputy, Milkdrive

  • A celebration of 25 years of Leftover Salmon and Brekenridge Brewery, the event will serve as the grand opening for Breck’s new 12-acre brewing campus.




Saturday, June 13

Highland Tap and Burger – Denver

ARTISTS Include: The Infamous Stringdusters, Kung Fu, Roosevelt Collier’s Colorado Get Down and more

  • In the heart of Lower Highlands the Lohi Music Festival is a parking lot festival that carries itself like a multi-day, multi-stage event. Slick and pro.


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Left Hand Culture Jam

Saturday, June 6

Left Hand Brewing – Longmont


  • Celebrating the cultural diversity of Longmont, Left Hand Culture Jam is now in its third year. The vibrant summer night benefits Intercambio Uniting Communities.


Sunny Side

Sunnyside Music Fest

Saturday, Sept. 12

Chaffee Park – Denver


  • Started in 2000 as a bluegrass festival, this free festival started as a backyard party and has grown to be Denver’s only community-owned grassroots neighborhood music festivals.


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The Upslope Getdown

Saturday, May 16

Upslope Flatiron Park – Boulder

ARTISTS Include: Taylor Frederick’s Funk Circus, The Yawpers, A. Tom Collins and more.

  • In celebration of American Craft Beer Week (May 11-17) Upslope Brewing is throwing its second Upslope Getdown at its Flatiron Park location where eight bands will take over the back lot for the all-day affair.
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