Cherry Creek Arts Festival 
Opening Gala

The Opening Gala benefits the CherryArts 501(c)(3) non-profit mission of providing access to the arts and supporting education. The evening is a fabulous art preview and buying reception topped-off with a stunning culinary experience and dinner program.

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Artist Preview Reception: Outdoors on Cherry Creek North’s Clayton Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues. Guests start their evening with a private reception featuring hors d’oeuvres, complimentary spirited beverages and an exclusive preview and purchase opportunity with 28 select CCAF juried visual artists.

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. JW Marriott Denver’s Grand Ballroom: A truly grand gourmet culinary experience prepared by the JW’s Executive Chef paired with select wines. The dinner program includes the “Distinguished Patron” Honoree and special programming and performance art.

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Artist Preview Event – FREE PUBLIC EVENT: The Opening Night evening continues on Clayton Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues in Cherry Creek North. This is an incredible evening opportunity to get a “sneak peek” at 28 of the 260 juried visual artists exhibiting at the Cherry Creek Arts Festival.

Breckenridge International 
Festival of Arts

Breckenridge International Festival of Arts returns August 12–21, 2016. Highlights include L’Homme Cirque, Maya Beiser, Calexico, and The Moth Mainstage with Colorado premieres by John Luther Adams, Elizabeth Streb, Close-Act Theatre, Tasha Lewis and more.

From a human cannonball and 18-foot stilt-walking dinosaurs to public radio storytellers and swarms of colorful butterflies, BIFA offers an exhilarating program of extraordinary events in spectacular places and spaces across Breckenridge, Colorado. Inspired by themes of environment and mountain culture, the 10-day festival brings together a variety of performances, exhibitions, screenings, workshops, talks and surprise collaborations, with an eclectic mix of music, dance, film, visual arts and family entertainment.

Dozens of scheduled events, indoors and outdoors, ticketed and free, are showcased at venues and sites throughout town. Tickets for festival events go on sale on Monday, June 13 and may be purchased in person at the Riverwalk Center Ticket Office at 150 W. Adams Avenue, by phone at 970.547.3100 or online at BreckCreate.org.

The South Pearl Street Farmers Market Returns

The 15th season of The South Pearl Street Farmers Market is here, and you do not want to miss what we have in store for you this 2016 season! Come and experience what the beautiful South Pearl Street neighborhood has to offer. Enjoy delicious ready to eat and locally sourced bites, help support more than 90 farmers and specialty food producing vendors, groove to a funky tune or two and, most importantly, indulge in some good ‘ole community fun on a glorious, Colorado summer day. Sundays through November 13, 2016. 9 a.m.–1 p.m. HobnobEvents.com

Dancing Bear Aspen Opens

Aspen’s leading private residence club, Dancing Bear Aspen – A Timbers Residence Club® — officially opened its second and final set of residences to owners. The new Mountainside building features 10 three-bedroom, three-and-a half-bathroom corner residences averaging 1,814 square feet and sold in 1/8thfractional interests starting from $825,000. The building also boasts a stunning 3,200-square-foot fractional ownership penthouse with four bedrooms, four-and-a-half bathrooms and 3,500 square feet of outdoor living space offering one of the largest rooftop decks for a residence in downtown Aspen.

Dancing Bear Aspen takes owner amenities to the next level by introducing a cutting-edge spa concept inspired by the elements of water, earth and air. Working with leading experts in the spa industry, the team will bring to life a Zen Den rejuvenation spa later this year featuring four spaces of tranquility and rejuvenation, including a Float Pod saline floatation tank; an oxygen aromatherapy lounge; a hydro-massage station with beds that offer comforting self-service massage therapy; and a steam chamber with stone recliners for relaxation. Additionally, Mountainside will offer a full-service restaurant and bar, underground parking garage and owner ski locker room. DancingBearAspen.com

Mile High Fourth of July

The Fourth of July festivities begin well before the actual holiday in Denver. Visitors to The Mile High City can make a full, long weekend of exploring the city and celebrating the Fourth of July with festivals, concerts, arts and cultural activities and fireworks shows every evening, beginning July 1.

“As the capital city of a state founded on the Fourth of July, this is a very special holiday in Denver,” says Richard Scharf, president and CEO of VISITDENVER, The Convention & Visitors Bureau. “The entire city puts its best foot forward, showcasing our finest art and artists, creative events and festivals and gorgeous weather for outdoor concerts and fireworks. This year, there is so much going on, we are making a full weekend out of it.” Denver.org