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MAY

Olde World Tour de Bagel

18-19 Olde World Bagel, from 1670 E. Cheyenne Mtn. Blvd. to 6628 Delmonico Drive. Have breakfast, then bike to lunch. 527-9651, oldeworldbagel.com.

Mike the Headless Chicken Festival

18-19 Fruita. Car show, music, chicken dance contest, 5K, eating contests and more. 970/858-0360, miketheheadlesschicken.org.

38th Gigantic Annual Spring Plant Sale

18-20 Demo garden at Glen and Cache la Poudre streets. Perennials, annuals, shrubs, grasses and more. 475-0250, hasgardens.com.

Uncle Wilber Fountain Opening

19 Acacia Park, 115 E. Platte Ave. Food, music, art, puppet show, pet adoption and more. unclewilber.com/visit.htm.

Odell Brewing Small-Batch Beer Festival

19 Fort Collins. 18 ales and lagers, music and food. 970/498-9070, odellbrewing.com.

Fountain Creek Migration 5K Race / Walk & Kids Fun Run

23 Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Peppergrass Lane. 520-6745, active.com.

29th annual Mountainfilm in Telluride

25-28 More than 80 independent films from around the world, a symposium and more. 970/728-4123, mountainfilm.org.

Colorado Art Ranch Artposium

26-27 Salida. Keynote by world-famous environmental artists, and presentations by resident participants in this "nomadic art program." 303/279-5198, coloradoartranch.com.

Taste of Creede Arts Festival

26-27 Creede. Artists' demos, art auctions, live music, food-tasting booths. 800/327-2102, creede.com.

30th annual Narrow Gauge 10-Mile and 5K

27 Durango. Spectacular views, tough ascent, "screaming descent." 970/884-9257, active.com.

Ninth annual Westside Fun Run Car Show

27 Living Springs Worship Center, 640 Manitou Ave. Street rods, custom cars, motorcycles, derby races, concessions and more. 473-9436, lswc-colorado.org .

Teva Mountain Games

30-June 3 Vail. Trail running, biking, kayaking, rafting, biking, climbing and fishing contests, the "ultimate mountain challenge" event and more. 970/926-4799, tevamountaingames.com.

Red Note Jazz and Wine Festival

31-June 2 Cedars Jazz Club, 3125 Sinton Road. 18 local jazz groups from 6-11:45 p.m., nightly. 578-5744.

JUNE

Colorado Medieval Festival

1-3 Greeley. Re-creation of the Middle Ages, food, crafts, live combat, music and vending. 970/266-1333, coloradocastle.com.

2007 U.S. Boxing Championships

1-8 Final night at Antlers Hilton, 4 S. Cascade Ave. 11 amateur men's title bouts for berths in the 2008 Olympic Trials. 634-7333, usaboxing.org.

Tasting of Fine Colorado Wines and Foods

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

KRCC's Blues Under the Bridge

2 200 W. Colorado Ave. Beer, barbecue, the Jake Loggins Band, John-Alex Mason, The Soul of John Black and Robert Belfour. 473-4801, bluesunderthebridge.com.

Rock Ledge Ranch Annual Sheep Shearing

2 30th Street and Gateway Road. Demonstration and more. 578-6777, rockledgeranch.com.

River Float 2007

2 Glenwood Springs. Half-day float along Roaring Fork River, rain or shine. 970/927-1290, roaringfork.org/events.

La Tour de Parques and Bike Month 2007 Bicycle & Trails Festival

2 America the Beautiful Park, 126 Cimino Drive. Vendors, food, music, giveaways, kids activities, competitions, demos, tune-ups and a 5-, 20- or 40-mile ride to benefit Memorial Hospital for Children. 365-5871, tourdeparques.org for race info; 385-7431, trailsand openspaces.org for event info.

118th annual Ute Mountain Bear Dance & Pow Wow

2-5 Towaoc. Native American lore and legend, rodeo, food and games. 970/565-8800.

National Cancer Survivors Day

3 Bear Creek Regional Park, 245 Bear Creek Road. Barbecue, music, speakers, games, door prizes and more. 649-1236.

Sunday on the Town

3 Various venues in downtown Colorado Springs. Sample 27 restaurants, visit art galleries and enjoy live music to benefit the Downtown Partnership and Colorado Springs Philharmonic Orchestra. 886-0088, csphilharmonic.org.

20th anniversary Elephant Rock Cycling Festival

3 Castle Rock. A 32-, 50-, 65- or 100-mile road course; 25-mile off-road course and eight-mile family course. 303/282-9020, elephantrockride.com.

ATHS National Convention and Antique Truck Show

7-9 World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. Trucking history, antique vehicles, food and vendors. 598-2466, aths.org.

27th annual Breckenridge Film Festival

7-10 Breckenridge. Independent films, premieres, receptions, educational programs and more. 970/453-6200, breckfilmfest.com.

15th annual Senior Expo

8 The Citadel Mall, 750 Citadel Drive East. Health and wellness fair for seniors. 260-0744.

Fifth annual Carl Cousins Memorial Golf Tournament

8 Cheyenne Shadows Golf Course, Fort Carson. Tournament, dinner and silent auction to benefit KPC Kids' Place. 390-8043.

22nd annual Santa Fe Trail Festival

8-10 Trinidad. Street dances, music, historic costumes, children's activities, climbing wall, bike show, rodeo and more. 866/480-4750.

Third annual Pikes Peak Arts Fest

8-10 Pikes Peak Center grounds, 190 S. Cascade Ave. More than 80 artists of various mediums, live music, art activities, food and more. 290-1981.

North Fork Bluegrass & Roots Festival

8-10 Hotchkiss. Old-time music, bluegrass, folk and acoustic blues, camping, workshops, jam sessions, food and vending. northforkbluegrass.com.

Fourth annual Chili Pepper & Brew Fest

8-10 Snowmass. Chili and beer competitions, samplings and music. 800/766-9627, snowmasschiliandbrew.com .

Fourth annual Model Engineering & Historic Power Show

8-10 Western Museum of Mining & Industry, 225 North Gate Blvd. Exhibition, displays, tours and food. 800/752-6558, wmmi.org.

Holly Days Bluegrass Festival

8-10 Holly. Jam sessions, concerts, food, games, crafts, a duck race and more. 719/537-6800 townofholly.com/bluegrass_festival.html.

2007 Colorado Springs Heart Walk

9 Memorial Park, Hancock and Pikes Peak avenues. Fundraising walk to benefit the American Heart Association. 635-7688, walk.americanheart.org.

Red Canyon Century Bike Rides

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

Cycle for Set & Healthy Lifestyles Fair

9 Monument Valley Park, 170 W. Cache la Poudre St. Parade, non-competitive fun ride and health fair. 776-8850, setofcs.org.

Third annual Junior Home Run Derby

9 Cañon City. Home-run competition for kids. 719/275-8622, canonland.com.

Sixth annual Library Lawn Sale

9 Manitou Springs Library, 701 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. Garage sale to benefit the library. 685-5206, manitouspringslibrary.org.

Indiefest

9-10 Pagosa Springs. Featuring Todd Snider, Public Property and more. 970/731-5582, folkwest.com.

Maces Hole Civil War Reenactment

9-10 Cañon City. Tactical battles, cannon duel. 888/333-5597, royalgorgebridge.com.

Colorado Renaissance Festival

9-July 29 Larkspur. Weekends only. Music, magic, food and merriment. 303/688-6010, colorado renaissance.com.

Free Family Festival Day: Mariachi Connection

10 Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Music, dance, art activities and the Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles, a rare all-women group. 597-3344, imaginationcelebration.org.

59th annual Blue Paddle FIBArk Whitewater Festival

14-17 Salida. Kayak, raft, run, bike, skate, and enjoy music, food, drink and more along the Arkansas River. 719/539-6918, fibark.com.

Festival Orchestra Childrens Concert

14 CC's Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache la Poudre St. Scott Yoo conducting. 389-6607, coloradocollege.edu.

Seventh annual Dandelion Daze

15-16 Holyoke. Hot rod show, rodeo and more. 970/854-3517, holyokechamber.org.

110th annual Strawberry Days

15-17 Glenwood Springs. Featuring free strawberries and ice cream, music, art, parade. strawberrydaysfestival.com.

16th annual Estes Park Wool Market

16-17 Estes Park. Exhibits, demonstrations, competitions and vendors. 970/577-9500, estesnet.com.

13th annual Starlight Spectacular

16 Garden of the Gods. A 14- or 20-mile midnight ride to benefit the Trails and Open Space Coalition, with music and food. 633-6884, starlightspectacular.org.

Springs Spree

16 Downtown Colorado Springs. Food, crafts, music and more. 473-1770, springspree.com. 33rd annual Madam Lou Bunch Day 16 Central City. Bed races featuring ladies of the night and their gentleman friends. 303/582-5251, centralcitycolorado.us.

12th annual Greenwood Village Goose Chase

16 Greenwood Village. Family-oriented biking and walk/run events. 303/290-9922, goosechase.org.

Rocky Mountain Street Rod Nationals

22-24 Pueblo. Region's largest street rod automotive event, with more than 2,000 pre-1949 cars. 209/474-0103, nsra-usa.com.

11th annual Once Upon a Time in the West Art Show

22-July 1 Cripple Creek. Native American and Western art, music and more. 719/689-2600, cripple-creek.co.us.

Kids Fishing Derby

23 South Fork. Contest for ages 4-16. 800/571-0881, southfork.org.

76th annual Donkey Derby Days

23-24 Cripple Creek. Donkey races, chicken bingo, food and more. 877/858-4653, 719/689-3315, cripple-creek.co.us.

Cherry Blossom Festival

23-24 Sakura Square, Denver. Offering food, demonstrations, entertainment and shopping in celebration of Japanese culture. tsdbt.org/cherryblossom.

18th annual Colorado Brewers Festival

23-24 Fort Collins. Beer sampling, local Colorado bands. 970/484-6500, downtownfortcollins.com.

Sixth annual VIBeS (Visually Impaired and Blind Skiers) Poker Bike Ride

24 America the Beautiful Park. Riders of all ages bike 8-16 miles up the Santa Fe Trail and receive a Braille poker card at checkpoints; best hand at race's end wins a bike. 593-1982.

Pikes Peak Soap Box Derby

24 Costilla Street, between El Paso Street and Wahsatch Avenue. Three racing divisions and more than 50 drivers. 488-8808, ppsbd.com.

Seventh annual Tejon Street Bike Fest

24 Downtown Colorado Springs. Motorcycle show, music, food and more. 487-8005, pro-promotions.com.

27th annual Fat Tire Bike Week

25-30 Crested Butte. Seven days of rides, races and clinics. 800/545-4505, ftbw.com.

17th annual Clayfest

29-July 1 Soda Springs Park, Manitou Springs. A pottery-making competition for artists and amateurs. 685-1460, clayfest.com.

104th annual Cowboys Roundup Days

29-July 4 Steamboat Springs. Rodeo, cattle drive, parade, art show, fireworks and more. 877/754-2269, steamboatchamber.com.

City of Grand Junction 125th Anniversary Celebration

29-July 4 Grand Junction. Picnics, games, music, historic walking tours, parade and more. gj125.com.

Tomahawk and Knife Throwing Championships

30-July 1 Creede. Self-explanatory arena event. 719/658-0420, creede.com.

2007 Briargate Fine Art Show

30-July 1 Promenade Shops at Briargate. A wide variety of art on display. 303/816-0965, briargatefineartshow.com.

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