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Planning a visit to Colorado? Or maybe you're a local that's just looking for what's going on. Here's a sampling of some of the popular local events in the state.

Denver Metro Area Events

August 2015

August 29 - September 1, 2015
2015 A Taste of Colorado

A week-long food and drink festival held at the Civic Center Park in Denver, this event will see more than 50 of Colorado's best food purveyors offering samples alongside seven entertainment stages and kid's activities.

August 16 & 17, 2015
2015 Golden Fine Arts Festival

The Denver suburb of Golden will host its annual arts show/festival, featuring more than 140 artists showcasing their paintings, ceramic arts, jewelry, sculptures, and more throughout historic downtown Golden. The event is free and begins at 10 a.m.

September 2015

September 12 & 13, 2015
2015 Colorado ChileFest

The Denver suburb of Englewood is just about set to host its annual ChileFest and Salsa Festival – featuring multi-cultural entertainment for all ages, as well as a first-rate salsa and chile cook-off. The event will be hosted at Centennial Park and is free of admission.

September 18-26, 2015
2015 Denver Beer Fest

Get this – nine days of beer tastings, beer/dinner pairings, brewery tours, and seemingly endless amounts of entertainment along the way. Beer Fest is hosted at various venues throughout the Denver area and all are welcome.

Northern Colorado Events

October 2014

October 14, 2014 - September 4, 2015
Rocky Mountain National Park Centennial

Celebrating its 100th anniversary, Rocky Mountain National Park and the town of Estes Park offers entertainment, educational series, and natural adventures throughout the year.

July 2015

July 17 - December 18, 2015 f
2015 Fort Collins Foodie Walk

On the third Friday of each month, downtown Fort Collins hosts its Foodie Walk – a self-guided tour through some of the best culinary spots in the city. Enjoy handcrafted sweets, top-choice wine selections, locally brewed beer, and so much more. The event begin at 5 p.m.

September 2015

September 19 & 20, 2015
35th Annual Sugar Beet Days

Located at the Logan County Courthouse in Sterling, the Sugar Beet Days are set to include shopping, entertainment, and food from local and regional vendors.

September 2015

September 9, 2015
2015 Fort Collins Comic Con

Fans of all things sci-fi, super, and fantasy won't want to miss the Fort Collins Comic Con, held at the Northside Aztlan Center. The event's itinerary is set to include over 100 booths, over 40 panelists, and plenty of colorful costumes.

September 25 & 26, 2015
2015 Quilt-a-Fair

Held at the Boulder County Fairgrounds in Longmont, the Quilt-a-Fair is an annual get together featuring all things quilts. The event will feature raffles, quilt shows, a silent auction, and of course plenty of quilts on display. The event begins at 9 a.m.

Southern Colorado & Four Corners Events

July 2015

July 31 - August 1, 2015
2015 Beat the Heat BBQ

An annual BBQ contest and favorite festival among Alamosa locals – the festival is set to include a BBQ, brew, and chili cook-off, as well as some fun-filled entertainment and samples. The event time is TBA.

August 2015

August 28 - June 7, 2015
2015 Colorado State Fair

All things Colorado – concerts, rodeo, carnival rides, and so much more – at the Colorado State Fair Grounds for 11 days.

August 22, 2015
2015 Southwest Colorado Food, Wine, & Art Fest

An annual event seeing some of the finest wines, brews, and culinary selections from southwestern Colorado on display at Parque de Vida in Cortez. The event begins at noon and will also feature live music.

September 2015

September 25-27, 2015
21st Annual Chile & Frijoles Festival

Enjoy the tastes of the southwest during this three-day festival, featuring arts and crafts, children's activities, live music, and a chile cook-off all celebrating the harvest of Pueblo Mira Sol Chilies. The event is hosted at Union Avenue Historic District.

September 12, 2015
17th Annual Harvest Beer Festival

Held annually in Cortez, this event features unlimited beer tasting from local breweries, a silent auction, live music, and so much more at the Parque de Vida. The event begins at 4 p.m.

September 19, 2015
2015 Bikes & Brews

Bikes and Brews in Canon City combines "Micros on Macon Plaza" beer tastings with the Royal Gorge Century Ride for a full day of fun in Canon City. This is an all-day event.

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