Summer in Colorado is full of food and culture celebrations. Here are some highlights:
Country Jam. The likes of Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert party in Grand Junction. 800/780–0526. www.countryjam.com.
Telluride Bluegrass Festival. The top acts in bluegrass take music to new levels in a stunning setting. 800/624–2422. www.bluegrass.com.
Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival. This festival brings national orchestras to venues around the Valley. 877/812–5700. www.bravovail.org.
Strings in the Mountains Music Festival. Chamber music, jazz, rock, blues, world beat, and country shows take place in Steamboat Springs during this festival. 970/879–5056. www.stringsmusicfestival.com.
Crested Butte Music Festival. A variety of genres are played among the wildflowers at this summer festival. 970/349–0619. www.crestedbuttemusicfestival.com.
Vail International Dance Festival. All types of dance are presented in this series at the beautiful Vilar Center in Beaver Creek or the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail. 888/920-2787. www.vaildance.org.
Telluride Film Festival. You'll find movie premieres, workshops, and the chance to rub elbows with celebs at this film fest. 510/665–9494. www.telluridefilmfestival.com.