Events

Each community has unique ways to celebrate events and seasons throughout the year. Below you’ll find just a brief selection of marquee events. Each linked visitor site offers exact dates and details, for these and more events.

Buena Vista
Buena Vista

Paddlefest
Homestead Days
14er Fest
Gold Rush Days
OHV Color Tour
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Cañon City
Cañon City

Royal Gorge Whitewater Festival
Annual Chocolate Lovers Walk
Music & Blossom Festival
Harvest Festival at Holy Cross Abbey
Park After Dark Concert Series at the Royal Gorge
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Florence
Florence

Pioneer Days
Plein Air Art Festival
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Leadville
Leadville

Ski Joring & Crystal Carnival
BBQ & Brew Festival
Leadville Boom Days; Leadville 100
Holiday Victorian Homes Tour
Ski Cooper 10th Mountain Division Ski Down
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Salida
Salida

FIBArk Whitewater Festival
Salida Art Walk
Salida BikeFest
Christmas Mountain Lighting
New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade & Fireworks at Monarch Mountain
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Westcliffe & Silver Cliff
Westcliffe & Silver Cliff

High Mountain Hay Fever Festival
Westcliffe Stampede Rodeo
Dark Skies Star Parties
Hardscrabble Mountain Trail Run
Shakespeare in the Sangres
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Explore the icons below to discover your perfect central Colorado vacation.
ATTRACTIONS
ATTRACTIONS

Experience an adrenaline-filled activity at a zipline or adventure parks, or spend a day relaxing day with a round of golf or soaking in a natural hot springs.

History
History

Explore the history of the area, visit historic townsites, on interpretive mining history trails, or visit a dinosaur museum.

Water
Water

Enjoy float trips, kayaking, whitewater parks for kayakers, river surfers and SUPs, or convenient fishing access points and high alpine lakes.

Mountains
Mountains

The Central Mountains have the highest concentration of 14ers in Colorado, old mining roads and hundreds of miles of trails.

Snow
Snow

Go skiing or snowboarding at Monarch Mountain or Ski Cooper, find miles of groomed trails for snowmobiling, XC skis, snowshoes or fat bike.