Kate Hawthorne

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  • 14 years ago | Best of Denver

    Arts festivals, food festivals, music festivals, heritage festivals, historical festivals, bike and balloon festivals -- by the middle of July, even serious summer celebrants can come down with a bad case of festival fatigue. Residents of mountain...

  • 14 years ago | Best of Denver

    One of Denver's oldest cultural-heritage festivals is a moveable feast, even though its very name comes from an early-spring celebration. In Japan, Washington, D.C., and other temperate climes, the Sakura Matsuri, or Cherry Blossom Festival, is ti...

  • 14 years ago | Best of Denver

    In rodeo circles, June and July are known as "Cowboy Christmas," the time of year when professional riders and ropers earn most of their income. The Greeley Independence Stampede, now in its 131st year, comes right in the middle of the high-income...

  • 14 years ago | Best of Denver

    The quiet little town of Salida (population 5,500), in the Arkansas Valley, suffers a major art attack every year on the third weekend in June, when the Salida Art Walk literally takes over the town. "All the galleries are open, of course, but jus...

  • 14 years ago | Best of Denver

    Red Rocks Amphitheatre is a world-class concert venue, hosting major rock and pop acts whose big-buck tickets sell out fast. It's also part of a Denver mountain park, paid for and maintained by taxpayers, and the city wants local residents to know...

  • 14 years ago | Best of Denver

    Tenth Annual Colorado Mountain WineFest, September 14-16, Palisade, $18 in advance, $20 at the gate; non-drinker/designated-driver tickets $15 anytime, 1-800-704-3667, www.coloradowinefest.com. Regist...