Summer Guide 

National Fly Fishing Championship & Conservation Symposium June 1-4, various venues in Boulder. 303/440-2937, nationalflyfishingchampionship.com.

17th Annual Bluegrass on the River Festival June 2-4, The Greenway & Nature Center of Pueblo. 719/549-2414, gncp.org.

14th Annual Senior Expo June 2. Featuring beach blanket bingo, entertainment and prizes at The Citadel Mall. 685-9690.

3rd Forum on Ending the Iraq War

June 3, Gill Foundation. 632-6189, ppjpc.org. Tasting of Fine Colorado Wines and Foods June 3, Soda Springs Park, Manitou Springs. 685-5089, manitousprings.org. ;2006 Colorado Springs Heart Walk June 3, Memorial Park. 635-7688,

walk.americanheart.org. Victor Mountain Music Festival June 3-4, Gold Bowl, Victor. 719/650-4539,

vmusicartf.com. Sunday on the Town June 4, various venues in downtown Colorado Springs. Sample 19 restaurants, visit art galleries and enjoy live music to benefit the Downtown Partnership and Colorado Springs Philharmonic. 886-0088. Second annual Pikes Peak Arts Fest June 9-11, Pikes Peak Center grounds and courtyard. Featuring over 80 artists, live music, children's activities and more. 290-1981, pikespeakartscouncil.org. 3rd Annual Chili Pepper & Brew Fest June 9-11, Snowmass. 800/766-6277,

snowmasschiliandbrew.com. North Fork Valley Bluegrass Festival June 9-11, Delta County Fair Park, Hotchkiss. 970/872-8000. ;3rd Annual Model Engineering & Innovation Show June 9-11. The Western Museum of Mining & Industry. 800/752-6558, wmmi.org. Huck Finn Day June 10, Schryver Park, Manitou Springs. 685-5089, manitousprings.org. Junior Home Run Derby June 10, Rouse Park, Canon City. 719/275-8622, canonland.com. 5th Annual Library Lawn Sale June 10, Manitou Springs Library. 685-9498, man itousprings library.org. ;Indiefest June 10-11, Pagosa Springs. Featuring Eileen Ivers, Brave Combo. 970/731-5582, folkwest.com. ;Arvada Gold Strike Festival June 10-11. A celebration of the first documented gold strike in Colorado. 303/420-6100,

arvadafestivals.com. Colorado Renaissance Festival June 10-July 30 (weekends), Larkspur. 303/688-6010, coloradorenaissance.com. ;Victor Gold Rush Days June 14-16, Victor. 719/689-2884,

cripple-creek.co.us. Festival Orchestra Children's

Concert June 15, CC's Packard Hall. 389-6098. Culpepper & Merriweather Circus June 15, Las Animas. 719/456-0453,

bentcounty.org. Creede Crawlers June 15-17. A 4x4 Bronco rally with a three-pass poker run. 719/658-0634. ;Pueblo Levee Mural Project 27th Anniversary Celebration June 15-18. Along the Arkansas River, painters are invited to help further the world's largest mural. Participate or watch as another 50,000 square feet are added to the existing 127,000. 719/546-0315, pueblolevee@psas.ws. 33rd Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival June 15-18, Telluride. 800/624-2422, bluegrass.com. Wells Family & Sons & Brothers

Concert June 16, Black Forest Community Center. 282-0760,

blackroseacoustic.org. Dandelion Daze June 16-17, Holyoke. Hot rod show, featuring Happy Hobo Square Dancers. 970/854-3517,

holyokechamber.org. 109th Annual Strawberry Days June 16-18, Sayre (Strawberry) Park, Glenwood Springs. Featuring free strawberries and ice cream, and Andrew Passow's Balloons, Bubbles, and Blow Holes.

strawberrydaysfestival.com. 12th Annual Starlight Spectacular June 17, Garden of the Gods. Bike 14-20 miles beginning at midnight to benefit the Trails and Open Space Coalition. 633-6884, starlightspectacular.org. Springspree June 17, downtown Colorado Springs, 533-1216, springspree.com. Madam Lou Bunch Day June 17, Central City. Bed races featuring ladies of the night and their gentleman friends. 303/582-5251 ext. 302, centralcitycolorado.us. Tipi Building and Ute Heritage

Workshop Training June 17, Starsmore Discovery Center. Train to assist in leading the Tipi Building and Ute Heritage Workshop. 385-6086, cheyennecanon.org. Estes Park Wool Festival June 17-18. Stanley Park Fairgrounds, Estes Park. Exhibits, demonstrations, competitions and vendors. 970/586-6104, estesnet.com. Cherry Blossom Festival June 17-18, Sakura Square, Denver. Offering food, demonstrations, entertainment and shopping in celebration of Japanese culture.

tsdbt.org/cherryblossom. Fat Tire Bike Week June 19-25, Crested Butte. Seven days of rides, races and clinics. 800/545-4505, ftbw.com. 18th Annual Colorado Theatre Festival June 21-24, Idaho Springs. 970/522-7086,

cctcfestival.com. S-CAP 20th Anniversary Celebration June 22, Pikes Peak Center. 578-9092, s-cap.org. 16th Annual Jazz Aspen Snowmass Festival June 22-25, Rio Grande Park, Aspen. 970/920-4996. Donkey Derby Days June 23-25, Cripple Creek. 877/858-4653,

719/689-3315, cripple-creek.co.us. Clayfest June 24, Soda Springs Park, Manitou Springs. A pottery-making competition for artists and amateurs. 685-5045, manitousprings.org. 5th Annual VIBeS (Visually Impaired and Blind Skiers) Poker Bike Ride June 24, America the Beautiful Park. Riders of all ages bike 8-16 miles up the Santa Fe Trail and receive a poker card at checkpoints; best hand at race's end wins a bike. 593-1982. Kids' Fishing Derby June 24, South Fork. 800/571-0881, southfork.org. 6th Annual Tejon Street Bike Fest June 25, Biker's Dream, downtown Colorado Springs. 487-8005, pro-promotions.com. All-American Soap Box Derby June 25, Costilla St. between El Paso St. and Wasatch Ave. 488-8808, ppsbd.com. Mesa Verde 100-Year

Anniversary Celebration June 29-July 2, Mesa Verde National Park. 800/449-2288, visitmesaverde.com. Dinner with the Palmers June 30, Evergreen Cemetery Chapel. Attend a Victorian-style banquet and tour the cemetery in a horse-drawn carriage. 630-7328, evergreencem eterysociety.netfirms.com.


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