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Vail/Eagle Valley Rocky Mountain Horse Expo
May 30-June 1 Eagle. Featuring an extreme cowboy race, the second annual Vail/Eagle Valley Championship WRCA Ranch Rodeo and more. 303/292-4981, rockymountainhorseexpo.com.

19th annual Bluegrass on the River Festival
May 30-June 1 Pueblo. A variety of arts, crafts, food and two stages with top-notch regional and national bluegrass performances. 719/549-2414, gncp.org.

Sunday on the Town
1 Various venues in downtown Colorado Springs. Sample 21 restaurants, visit art galleries and enjoy live music to benefit the Downtown Partnership and the Colorado Springs Philharmonic Orchestra. 886-0088, csphilharmonic.org.

21st annual Elephant Rock Cycling Festival
1 Castle Rock. A 32-, 50-, 65- or 100-mile road course; 25-mile off-road course and 8-mile family course. 303/282-9020, elephantrockride.com.

Pikes Peak Big Harp Blowdown
5 515 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. Featuring Al Chesis, Ronnie Shellist and Steve "Homeboy" Williams. 209-8478, pikespeakbigharpblowdown.blogspot.com.

28th annual Breckenridge Film Festival
5-8 Breckenridge. Independent films, premieres, receptions, educational programs and more. 970/453-6200, breckfilmfest.com.

Telluride Jazz Celebration
5-8 Telluride. An annual cultural event that combines nature and art to create one of the world's most memorable music festivals. 970/728-7009, telluridejazz.org.

Teva Mountain Games
5-8 Vail. Trail running, mountain biking, kayaking and rafting, road biking, climbing and fishing contests, the "ultimate mountain challenge" event and more. 970/926-4799, tevamountaingames.com.

16th annual Senior Expo
6 The Citadel, 750 Citadel Drive East. Health and wellness fair for seniors. 260-0744, seniorresourcecouncil.org.

Cinema Latino Film Festival
6-7 Armstrong Theater, Colorado College. Presented by Centro de la Familia and the Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival. 226-0450, rmwfilmfest.org.

Fifth annual Chili Pepper & Brew Fest
6-8 Snowmass. Chili and beer competitions, samplings and music. 800/766-9627, snowmasschiliandbrew.com.

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Colorado Medieval Festival
6-8 Evans. Re-creation of the Middle Ages, food, crafts, live combat, music and vending. 970/266-1333, coloradocastle.com.

Pagosa Folk n Bluegrass Festival
6-8 Pagosa Springs. Featuring Cadillac Sky, the Waybacks and more. 970/731-5582, folkwest.com.

Manitou Springs Colorado Wine Festival
7 Soda Springs Park, Manitou Springs. Taste Colorado wine, eat and shop art booths. 685-5089, manitousprings.org.

Rock Ledge Ranch annual Sheep Shearing
7 30th Street and Gateway Road. Demonstration and more. 578-6777, rockledgeranch.com.

River Float 2008
7 Glenwood Springs. Half-day float along Roaring Fork River, rain or shine. 970/927-1290, roaringfork.org/riverfloat.

Bike Month 2008 Bicycle & Trails Festival
7 America the Beautiful Park, 126 Cimino Drive. Vendors, food, music, giveaways, activities for kids, competitions, demonstrations, tune-ups. 385-7431, trailsandopenspaces.org.

2008 Colorado Springs Heart Walk
7 The Grand Lawn at Cordera, Briargate and Grand Cordera parkways. Fundraising walk to benefit the American Heart Association. 244-9583, walk.americanheart.org.

Second annual Family Polo Classic
7-8 The Colorado Springs School, 21 Broadmoor Ave. Polo exhibition, gala party and family picnic. 434-3506, css.org/familypoloclassic.aspx.

Maces Hole Civil War Reenactment
7-8 Cañon City. Tactical battles, cannon duel and live music. 888/333-5597, royalgorgebridge.com.

Free Family Festival Day: Kissidugu
8 Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Music, dance, art activities and the music of West African troupe Kissidugu. 597-3344, imaginationcelebration.org.

18th annual Estes Park Wool Market
12-15 Estes Park. Exhibits, demonstrations, competitions and vendors. 970/586-6104, estesnet.com.

60th annual Blue Paddle FIBArk Whitewater Festival
12-15 Salida. Kayak, raft, run, bike, skate and enjoy music, food, drink and more along the Arkansas River. 719/539-6918, fibark.com.

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Eighth annual Dandelion Daze Car Show
13-14 Holyoke. Hot rod show, rodeo and more. 970/854-3517, holyokechamber.org.

Fifth annual Model Engineering & Historic Power Show
13-15 Western Museum of Mining & Industry, 225 N. Gate Blvd. Exhibition, displays, tours and food. 800/752-6558, wmmi.org.

Holly Bluegrass Festival
13-15 Holly. Jam sessions, concerts, food, games, crafts, a duck race and more. 719/537-6800, townofholly.com/bluegrass/bluegrass_festival.html.

Fifth annual North Fork Bluegrass & Roots Festival
13-15 Hotchkiss. Old-time music, bluegrass, folk and acoustic blues, camping, workshops, jam sessions, food and vending. northforkbluegrass.com.

23rd annual Santa Fe Trail Festival
13-15 Downtown Trinidad. Street dances, continuous live entertainment, lots of children's activities and more. 866/480-4750, historictrinidad.com.

Fourth annual Pikes Peak Arts Fest
13-15 Pikes Peak Center grounds, 190 S. Cascade Ave. More than 80 artists of various mediums, live music, art activities, food and more. 290-1981, pikespeakartscouncil.org.

13th annual Greenwood Village Goose Chase
14 Greenwood Village. Family-oriented biking and walk/run events. 303/290-9922, goosechase.org.

Seventh annual Library Lawn Sale
14 Manitou Springs Library, 701 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. Garage sale to benefit the library. 685-5206, manitouspringslibrary.org.

Red Canyon Century Bike Rides
14 Winery at the Holy Cross Abbey, Cañon City. A 25-, 50- or 104-mile bike ride to benefit local charities, featuring vendors, music and wine. 719/429-4142, redcanyoncentury.com.

This American Life host Ira Glass
14 Armstrong Hall, Colorado College, 14 E. Cache la Poudre St. Glass is heard on 500 public radio stations by 1.7 million listeners. 473-4801, krcc.org.

La Sportiva Trail Race Trifecta
14-15 Snowmass. Includes a 5K, a hill climb, and a half marathon for individual and combined prizes. 970/333-1159, runtherockies.com.

Colorado Renaissance Festival
14-Aug. 3 Larkspur. Weekends only. Music, magic, food and merriment. 303/688-6010, coloradorenaissance.com.

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Ignite!
15 Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. FutureSelf student art exhibition, sneak peek of auction items in "The Dome," belly dancing, poetry readings, beat boxing, unconventional puppetry, live bands and art auction to raise funds for FutureSelf. 304-9605, futureself.org.

36th annual Snowmass Rodeo
18-Aug. 20 Snowmass. The oldest consecutively running rodeo in the state, with events happening every Wednesday. 970/923-8898, snowmassrodeo.org.

28th annual Fat Tire Bike Week
18-22 Crested Butte. Seven days of rides, races and clinics. 800/545-4505, ftbw.com.

Festival Orchestra Childrens Concert
19 CC's Cornerstone Arts Center, corner of Cache la Poudre Street and Cascade Avenue. A Western rendition of Peter and the Wolf. 389-6607, coloradocollege.edu.

35th annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival
19-22 Telluride. Features four days of rousing bluegrass-based music. 800/624-2422, bluegrass.com.

111th annual Strawberry Days
20-22 Glenwood Springs. Featuring free strawberries and ice cream, music, art, parade and more. 970/945-2425, strawberrydaysfestival.com.

Starlight Spectacular
21 Garden of the Gods. A 14- or 25-mile midnight ride to benefit the Trails and Open Space Coalition, with music and food. 633-6884, starlightspectacular.org.

Springs Spree
21 Downtown Colorado Springs. Food, crafts, music and more. 473-1770, springsspree.org.

KRCCs Blues Under the Bridge
21, July 26 218 W. Colorado Ave. Beer, barbecue, Koko Taylor & Her Blues Machine, Coco Montoya, Tribe, others. 473-4801, bluesunderthebridge.com.

Art & Crafts in Bancroft Park
21 Bancroft Park, 2408 W. Colorado Ave. Artists, crafters, live music, perennial plant sale, quilting display, farmers' market and more. 266-9096.

Kids Fishing Derby
21 South Fork. Contest for ages 4-16. 800/571-0881.

34th annual Madam Lou Bunch Day
21 Central City. Bed races featuring ladies of the night and their gentleman friends. centralcitycolorado.us.

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Wine, Jazz & Art on the Arkansas
21-22 Cañon City. Arts & fine crafts fair, jazz festival and wines from the Abbey Winery. 719/275-2790, fremontarts.org.

SnowMassive Open Disc Golf Tournament
21-22 Snowmass. A sanctioned PDGA tournament including 54 holes of on-mountain play and a doubles best competition. snowmassvillage.com.

Pikes Peak Soap Box Derby
22 Costilla Street, between El Paso Street and Wahsatch Avenue. Build your own race car and race it. 488-8808, ppsbd.com.

Eighth annual Tejon Street Bike Fest
22 Downtown Colorado Springs. Motorcycle show, music, food and more. 487-8005, pro-promotions.com.

Country Jam
26-29 Grand Junction. Including performances by Sugarland, Tim McGraw, Rodney Atkins and more. 970/242-6663, countryjam.com.

Royal Gorge Holy Smoke Bar-B-Que Showdown
27-28 East Highway 50, Cañon City. Featuring a "Weenie Dog Race," a smokin' salsa contest, and a "Monastery Mystery" cooking contest for the competing barbecue teams. 275-2790, holy-smoke-bbq.com.

18th annual Clayfest
27-29 Soda Springs Park, Manitou Springs. A pottery-making competition for artists and amateurs. 685-1460, clayfest.com.

77th annual Donkey Derby Days
27-29 Cripple Creek. Donkey races, chicken bingo, food and more. 877/858-4653, 719/689-3315, cripple-creek.co.us.

Rocky Mountain Street Rod Nationals
27-29 Pueblo. Region's largest street rod automotive event, with more than 2,000 pre-1949 cars. 209/474-0103, nsra-usa.com.

12th annual Once Upon a Time in the West Art Show
27-29, July 4-6, 11-13 Cripple Creek. Native American and Western art, music and more. 719/689-2600, cripple-creek.co.us.

Sixth annual Blues from the Top
27-29 Winter Park. This festival takes blues to new heights, literally. 800/903-7275, grandblues.org.

Seventh annual VIBeS (Visually Impaired and Blind Skiers) Poker Bike Ride
28 America the Beautiful Park, 126 Cimino Drive. Riders of all ages bike 8 to 16 miles up the Santa Fe Trail and receive a braille poker card at checkpoints; person with the best hand at race's end wins a bike. 593-1982, coloradovibes.org.

19th annual Colorado Brewers Festival
28-29 Fort Collins. Beer sampling, local Colorado bands. 970/484-6500, downtownfortcollins.com.

Cherry Blossom Festival
28-29 Denver. Offering food, demonstrations, entertainment and shopping in celebration of Japanese culture. tsdbt.org/cherryblossom.

Tomahawk and Knife Throwing Championships
29 Creede. Self-explanatory arena event. 719/658-0420, creede.com.

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