KUSA – It's getting warmer, and that #9Events is no longer solely a list of ski events.
In fact, with festivals, farmers markets and beer tasting, it's starting to look a little bit like summer (other than the snow-related event at a ski resort)!
Have safe weekend!
12th Annual Vail Film Festival – March 26-29 – Vail http://bit.ly/1GmzMN
It feels like there have been a lot of film festivals in Colorado lately (not like that's a bad thing …), and this one showcases 74 films from around the globe – including the world premieres of "Queen Mimi," "Nerdgasm" and a screening of the Sundance World Cinema Grand Jury Prize-winning "Slow West." Passes cost $70 in advance and $80 on-site. Individual screening tickets can be purchased for $10 starting 15 minutes before showtime on a space-available basis.
Boulder Arts Week – March 27-April 4 – Boulder http://bit.ly/1EU9LUg
It appears that last year's inaugural Boulder Arts Week did pretty, well, because they're doing it again! And even though Boulder is one of those communities where pretty much every week is art week, this citywide event is taking it a step further and showing off Boulder's arts and cultural programming with art walks, First Friday, exhibitions, performances, dance, workshops and symposia. You can find a full schedule at the link above.
Winter Farmers Market – March 28 – Fort Collins http://bit.ly/1BMkU4N
Look, spending a delightful weekend day roaming about a farmer's market shouldn't solely be a summer pursuit. And the folks who organized the Fort Collins winter farmer's market get that. Vendors will be selling late-season produce, grass-fed meats, eggs, mushrooms, cheese, wine, jams and juices, salsas and sauces, baked goods, sweets and locally-made handcrafts. It all goes down from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Opera Galleria.
Winter Park Wipeout – March 28 – Winter Park http://bit.ly/1CZw7Gj
No, this is not like the cheesy summer game show of the same name. It is nevertheless pretty wacky though. This scavenger hunt and wild adventure race sends competitors across the town of Winter Park as they complete obstacles and challenges during a solid three hours of adventure. When it's all over, you can grab some free hot chocolate (or a beer if the day's exertion has you hankering for something stronger …) and listen to live music. Registration is $50 per person in advance, and $60 on race day.
Hops + Handrails 2015 – March 28 – Longmont http://bit.ly/1Cqq8Iw
What's better than a craft beer festival? A craft beer festival that features a more than 40 foot snowboard ramp and rail jam competition, that's what! Enjoy five hours of unlimited tasters from 50 craft breweries as you watch Colorado's best riders showcase their skills. Admission to only the rail jam is $10, but if you want the beer, you'll have to pay $30. Kids from 5-12 get in for $5, and anyone younger gets in free.
A Taste of Brittany –March 28 – Denver http://bit.ly/1xhmdgI
Get a taste of Brest, France – Denver's first sister city – during this event that lets you enjoy some crepes and desserts as you learn about a planned June trip to Brittany! Tickets are $10 per person, and the event goes from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Wings Museum Kid's Day – March 29 – Denver http://bit.ly/1IvwFSY
Let your kids experience the ultimate aviation fantasy this weekend at the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum. Participants get to launch themselves on a giant trampoline, experience G-forces on a human gyroscope, learn about aerodynamics via paper airplanes, fly R/C planes, take a spin on the pedal plane runway and take photos with an astronaut in a space suit. The event lasts from noon to 5 p.m. and is free to Wings Members. Regular admission fees apply to everyone else.
Vintage Voltage Expo – March 29 – Northglenn http://bit.ly/1BnFRUT
Older doesn't always mean better. Case-in-point? Some vintage electronics. This features vendors from around the region selling old school audio gear, tune amps, antique radios, speakers, turntables, synthesizers, electric guitars, amps, vintage TVs, video games and more. The expo lasts from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ramada Plaza Convention Center. Admission is $5.
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