Thursday, May 22, 2008

2008 Memorial Weekend Events in Colorado

The Summer Beer Festivals are in full swing in Colorado and Memorial Weekend is offering several events with Colorado beer drinkers in mind. You'll have to head up to the mountains this weekend for some great beer, music, fun and food.

Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival
May 24-25, 2008
Park Hyatt Resort and Spa, Beaver Creek, CO
Highlights: Great eats and musical treats at the annual Blues, Brews & BBQ festival. This fitting start to summer (and BBQ season) in the mountains features daily kids activities, cooking demonstrations, and two free Blues concerts featuring Donna Jean and the Tricksters and Marcia Ball. Barbecue favorites will be prepared by top BBQ chefs from Kansas City, Des Moines, Iowa, Colorado and other locations nationwide. Meanwhile the Beaver Creek Park Hyatt Resort & Spa hosts the largest Colorado Microbrewery Beer Tasting in the state, featuring over 100 special concoctions from 35 Colorado-based breweries.
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Boulder Creek Festival
Sat, May 24th 2008 - Mon, May 26th 2008
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m daily
Location: 14th & Canyon - Boulder, CO
For over twenty years, the Boulder Creek Festival has been the unofficial kickoff to summer in Boulder County. Widely considered Boulder County's favorite event, the Boulder Creek Festival includes three days of festivities featuring a large variety of events, activities, food and entertainment unique to the Boulder community. The Festival is free to the public and features something for everyone: 10 separate event areas with 500 vendors showcase everything from community arts and crafts to health alternatives and technology while five performance stages feature a spectrum of music and dance. The Festival also features carnival rides, food and beverage vendors, and the signature event: the Great Rubber Duck Race! Join us over Memorial Day weekend 2008 for the 21st Annual Boulder Creek Festival, the best event in Boulder! Info 303-449-3137 or visit Web Site/

6th Annual Yagatta Regatta
Two Rivers Park in Glenwood Springs, CO
Saturday, May 24th, 2008
Hosted in scenic Glenwood Springs, the Colorado Yagatta Regatta is a one-of-a-kind rafting floatilla and costume contest that brings together the whitewater community, Glenwood Springs locals and visitors for a fun, family-friendly day on the Colorado River and at Two Rivers Park. Come out from 12-9 p.m. on Saturday, May 24, 2008, for river rafting, microbrew tasting, live music, food, fireworks, kid's activities and more!
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7th Annual Festival of the Brewpubs
May 25, 2008
Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, A-Basin, CO
Join A-Basin for their largest party of the year! Spend the day sampling mugs of beer from a variety of Summit County brewpubs for one low price per 14 oz mug (must be 21). Breweries include Pug Ryan’s, Breckenridge, Dillon Dam, Backcountry and Wolf Rock. Cost: $20 for 14oz plastic beer mug and unlimited tastings. NEW this year -$40 Limited Edition Stainless Steel Beer Mug, 14oz and unlimited tastings. Time: Purchase mugs from 11am. Beer pouring begins at 12 p.m. until 4 p.m. Entertainment: DJ from 11 - 1 p.m. That Eighties Band 1-4 p.m. in the base area. All music is FREE.
Expect great springtime skiing and much more!
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More Colorado Beer Festivals can be found on this website's list.

Know of any other Colorado beer related events going on this weekend? Post a comment here and let us know about it!

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