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Canceled summer fairs, festivals, events in Colorado

The coronavirus pandemic will change the arts, culture and live event landscape in Colorado through the end of 2020.

COLORADO, USA — It's been a different kind of summer in Colorado.

Festivals, fairs, parades and concerts have been postponed or canceled across the Centennial State in summer 2020.

May

Beaver Creek Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival

Beaver Creek has canceled Blues, Brews & BBQ and Craft Beer Festival for summer 2020.

Bolder Boulder

The Bolder Boulder, originally scheduled for Memorial Day and then moved to Labor Day, has been canceled.

Boulder Creek Festival

The Boulder Creek Festival originally was scheduled for Memorial Day weekend, rescheduled for late July, and then canceled.

Buena Vista Paddlefest

Buena Vista's annual kickoff-to-summer celebration will be a virtual event this year.

Cirque du Soleil: Volta

Cirque du Soleil's Volta was to set up under the Big Top in Pepsi Center's parking lot from April 30, 2020 to June 7, 2020. Volta will instead be replaced by Alegría from Aug. 6 to Sept. 12, 2021.

Denver Arts Festival

Denver Arts Festival has been canceled and moved to 2021.

Denver Day of Rock

Denver's one-day music festival of rock has been postponed until further notice.

Disney's The Lion King

The Lion King had been scheduled to perform at the Buell Theatre in Denver from May 13 to June 14, but instead has been postponed.

RELATED: Updated list of DCPA cancellations, postponements

Estes Park Memorial Day Art Market

The three-day art festival in Estes Park has been canceled.

Festival of the Brewpubs

The 19th annual Festival of the Brewpubs at Arapahoe Basin has been canceled.

Five Points Jazz Festival

The annual Denver Five Points Jazz Festival was presented in a virtual format in 2020.

Grand Junction Off-Road Downtown Music Festival

Downtown Grand Junction and the Greater Grand Junction Sports Commission have canceled the 2020 Grand Junction Off-Road + Downtown Music Festival.

Junior College World Series

Spring NCAA sports have been canceled, but the Junior College (JUCO) World Series has dates set for next year: May 29 - June 5, 2021.

MeadowGrass Music Festival

The MeadowGrass Music Festival has been postponed until 2021.

Mexico vs. Colombia soccer match

The Mexico and Colombia soccer match, scheduled for Saturday, May 30 at Empower Field at Mile High was canceled.

South Gaylord Memorial Weekend Festival

Historic South Gaylord Street's Kickoff to Summer has been postponed indefinitely.

Taste of Creede Festival

The annual Taste of Creede Festival of Fine Arts & Dining has been moved to Memorial Day weekend 2021.

Territory Days

The 45th annual Territory Days festival in Colorado Springs has been canceled.

Rialto Theater summer season

The Rialto Theater’s regular 2020 summer season has been canceled.

Water World

For the first time in 40 years, Water World will not open for the summer season.

RELATED: Water World will not open in 2020

Credit: City of Aurora

June

Aurora Buskers, Brews & BBQ

The City of Aurora's 2020 Buskers, Brews & BBQ event has been cancelled.

Blues from the Top Music Festival

Grand County's 18th annual Blues From The Top Music Festival has been canceled.

Colorado BBQ Challenge

The Town of Frisco has postponed the 27th annual Colorado BBQ Challenge, which was scheduled for June 19-20, until Sept. 25-26, 2020.

Colorado Brewers’ Festival

Fort Collins' 31st annual Colorado Brewers' Festival has been canceled. There is a possibility the event could return in autumn 2020.

Colorado Lavender Festival

Palisade's Colorado Lavender Festival has been canceled this summer and will focus on creating a great event in June 2021.

Colorado Shakespeare Festival

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival has postponed its entire 2020 summer season until 2021.

Country Jam

Colorado's largest country music festival will no longer take place in 2020. The next Country Jam will be held June 17-20, 2021.

Denver Botanic Gardens summer concert season

Denver Botanic Gardens has canceled its 2020 Summer Concert Series. Randy Newman, DeVotchKa, Jesse & Joy, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Chris Botti, and José González were some of the artists scheduled to perform.

Denver Cherry Blossom Festival

Denver's Cherry Blossom Festival at Sakura Square has been canceled.

Denver Greek Festival

The 2020 Denver Greek Festival has been canceled. The festival hopes to host virtual Greek Festival events such as online cooking demonstrations, dancing, choir performances, and Greek language lessons instead.

Denver PrideFest

Denver's 45th annual PrideFest will move to a virtual-only celebration this summer.

Elizabeth Stampede Rodeo & Concert

The Elizabeth Stampede Board of Directors has canceled the Elizabeth Stampede Rodeo and Concert in 2020.

Estes Park Wool Market

The 2020 Estes Park Wool Market has been canceled. The market will return June 12-13, 2021.

Evergreen Rodeo & Parade

The 2020 Evergreen Rodeo and Parade have been canceled.

FIBArk Whitewater Festival

The FIBArk Board of Directors has canceled the 2020 festival.

Frederick in Flight Hot Air Balloon Festival

The 2020 Frederick in Flight Hot Air Balloon Festival has been canceled.

Greeley Blues Jam

The 2020 Greeley Blues Jam has been postponed to June 4-5, 2021.

Glenwood Springs Strawberry Days

The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association has postponed the Strawberry Days Festival until 2021.

Greeley Stampede

The Greeley Stampede has been postponed until 2021, but organizers are working on continuing two community traditions — fireworks and rodeo. 

Hudson Gardens summer concert season

The Hudson Gardens & Event Center has canceled the 2020 Summer Concert Series in its entirety.

Journey & The Pretenders

The Journey and The Pretenders tour stop at Pepsi Center on June 4, 2020 has been canceled.

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber's "Changes" tour was moved from Empower Field at Mile High to Pepsi Center and then was postponed indefinitely.

Lagoon Summer Concert Series

The Lagoon Summer Concert Series in Fort Collins has been canceled for the first time in its 23-year history.

Lakewood Rockin' Block Party

Rockin' Block Party 2020 has been canceled.

Loveland Cherry Pie Celebration

The City of Loveland and the Loveland Museum have canceled the 2020 Cherry Pie Celebration scheduled for June 27.

Miners Alley Playhouse

Miners Alley Playhouse has canceled its 2020 season through Jan. 2021 including Moon Over Buffalo, Hope & Gravity, The Crucible, Once on This Island, and A Christmas Carol. It also includes the following Miners Alley Children’s Theatre productions Rumpelstiltskin, Mother Goose, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and The Story of the Nutcracker.

Mountain Games

The 2020 GoPro Mountain Games in Vail have been canceled.

Palisade Bluegrass & Roots Festival 

The Palisade Bluegrass & Roots Festival has been postponed until June 11-13, 2021.

Parker Days Festival

The annual Parker Days Festival has been canceled this summer and new dates have been scheduled for June 10-13, 2021.

Pikes Peak Celtic Festival

This summer's Pikes Peak Celtic Festival has been canceled with a return date planned for June 18-20, 2021.

Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

The 98th running of the The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb has been moved to Aug. 30, 2020, without fans.

Ridgway RiverFest

The Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership has canceled the Ridgway RiverFest in 2020.

Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry

Eagle County 4-H has canceled the 4-H Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry.

Sonic Bloom Festival

Rye's Sonic Bloom Festival will move dates by one summer solstice to June 17-20, 2021.

Taste of Puerto Rico Festival

Denver's Taste of Puerto Rico Festival has been canceled.

Vail Jazz Festival

The 10-week Vail Jazz Festival has been canceled.

Vail Music Festival

The Vail Music Festival has been canceled.

Wheat Ridge Criterium & Brewfest

 This year’s Criterium and Brewfest in Wheat Ridge has been canceled.

Credit: Cherry Creek Arts Festival

July

Arapahoe County Fair

The 2020 Arapahoe County Fair has been canceled.

AvonLIVE!

The Town of Avon canceled all AvonLIVE!, Special Edition AvonLIVE! and Lakeside Cinema free concert and film event series effective July 15.

Boulder Creek Festival

The Boulder Creek Festival originally was scheduled for Memorial Day weekend, rescheduled for late July, and then canceled.

Bronc Day Festival

The Bronc Day Festival in Green Mountain Falls has been canceled.

Brush 4th of July Rodeo

The 66th annual Brush 4th of July Rodeo & Fireworks are canceled, but the parade is still happening.

Cherry Creek Arts Festival

The 2020 Cherry Creek Arts Festival has been canceled.

Cheyenne Frontier Days

Cheyenne Frontier Days has been canceled for the first time in its 124-year history. Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, Eric Church and Cody Johnson were among the night show concert acts scheduled to perform at Cheyenne Frontier Days this summer.

Colorado Black Arts Festival 

The 2020 Colorado Black Arts Festival is going virtual in 2020.

Colorado Dragon Boat Festival

The 2020 Colorado Dragon Boat Festival in Denver has been cancelled.

Colorado Irish Festival

The Colorado Irish Festival will take a “hiatus” in 2020 from the traditional event.

Colorado Renaissance Festival

Originally set to hold its 44th annual festival this summer, the Colorado Renaissance Festival will now return June 12 to Aug. 1, 2021.

Colorado Springs PrideFest

Colorado Springs PrideFest has been canceled in 2020.

Conifer Elevation Celebration

The 8th annual Elevation Celebration has been moved to July 24-25, 2021.

Denver County Fair

Organizers have suspended the Denver County Fair for 2020 while they evaluate what the future of the fair will look like.

Denver Pop Culture Con

The Denver Pop Culture Con was postponed from early July to November, and then later canceled.

Drums Along the Rockies

Ascend Performing Arts has canceled the 2020 Drums Along the Rockies show.

Fort Collins Fringe Festival

All Fort Collins Fringe Festival events have been canceled in 2020.

Eagle County Fair & Rodeo

The Eagle County Board of Commissioners has canceled the 81st annual Fair & Rodeo that was scheduled for July 23-25, 2020.

Elizabeth Celtic Festival

The Elizabeth Celtic Festival has been canceled. The festival will return July 17-28, 2021. 

El Paso County Fair

The 115th annual El Paso County Fair will only feature 4-H exhibits and attractions in July 2020. Performances, the carnival and vendor areas are canceled.

Evergreen Jazz Festival

The Evergreen Jazz Festival has been canceled, but will return July 23-25, 2021.

Fairplay Burro Days

The Town of Fairplay has postponed the 72nd Burro Days until 2021.

Fireworks

Dozens of Colorado municipalities have canceled their July 4 firework displays this summer.

RELATED: List: Firework shows (and canceled ones) across Colorado

Golden Buffalo Bill Days

The Buffalo Bill Days Board of Directors has canceled the event this summer, but fully expect Buffalo Bill Days to resume in 2021.

Gypsum Daze

The annual Gypsum Daze festival and concert have been canceled. The event will return July 15-17, 2021. 

Lakewood's Big Boom Bash Celebration

The City of Lakewood has canceled Big Boom Bash, the city’s annual Fourth of July celebration, for 2020.

Manassa Pioneer Days

The Manassa Pioneer Days has been canceled in July.

Manitou Springs Colorado Wine Festival

The 2020 Manitou Springs Colorado Wine Festival has been canceled.

Masked Singer Live

The Masked Singer National Tour, including a stop at Denver's Ellie Caulkins Opera House, has been canceled.

Mecum Auto Auction Denver

Due to facility restrictions at the Colorado Convention Center, the Mecum Auto Auction event has been canceled and will not be rescheduled for 2020.

NightVision

Praise Him Ministries (PHM) has postponed the NightVision 2020 concert, which was scheduled for July 10-11.

Pearl Street Arts Fest

Boulder's Pearl Street Arts Fest has been canceled in 2020.

Rapid & Grass

Rapids & Grass, Colorado’s quintessential craft beer, music, and river festival in Buena Vista, has been canceled.  

Ski Hi Stampede

Colorado's oldest pro rodeo will not take place this year in Monte Vista. Organizers will begin work planning 2021's rodeo.

Taste of Fort Collins

The 24th annual Taste of Fort Collins was rescheduled from early June to late July, and then postponed until June 2021.

Trolls Live

Trolls LIVE!, originally scheduled for July 7-8, 2020 at Budweiser Events Center at The Ranch in Loveland, has been rescheduled to June 8-9, 2021.

Underground Music Showcase

Denver's Underground Music Showcase will be "Underground Music Something" this summer. Organizers are planning a special event on Saturday, July 25, 2020 in order to raise money and rage safely.

Vail Dance Festival

Vail Dance Festival has been canceled.

VegFest Colorado

The VegFest Colorado Board & Advisory Committee has canceled VegFest Colorado 2020.

Winter Park Jazz Festival

The 38th annual Winter Park Jazz Festival has been canceled in 2020.

Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

August

303 Wine

The 303 Wine festival (formerly Wine on the Rocks) has been canceled.

Adams County Fair

The 2020 Adams County Fair has been canceled.

Affordable Arts Festival

The 2020 Affordable Arts Festival has been canceled.

Bohemian Nights

Fort Collins' Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest has been canceled in 2020, but will return Aug. 13-15, 2021.

Breckenridge Hogfest

The fan-favorite Breckenridge Hogfest Bacon & Bourbon Festival has been postponed until 2021.

Colorado Classic

The Colorado Classic presented by VF Corporation has been canceled.

Colorado Scottish Festival

The Colorado Scottish Festival & Rocky Mountain Highland Games in Edgewater have been canceled in 2020.

Colorado Springs International Dragon Boat Festival

The Colorado Springs International Dragon Boat Festival has been moved to 2021.

Colorado Springs Native American Intertribal Powwow

The Colorado Springs Native American Intertribal Powwow has been postponed.

Colorado State Fair Parade

The Colorado State Fair Parade, set to take place Saturday, Aug. 29, has been cancelled.

Colorado Springs Native American Intertribal Powwow

Denver Auto Show

The Denver Auto Show at the Colorado Convention Center has been canceled in 2020, but will return in March 2021.

Estes Park Wine Festival

The Estes Park Wine Festival has been postponed.

Fort Collins Peach Festival

The 2020 Fort Collins Peach Festival has been canceled.

Fun on the Uncompahgre Fest

Fun on the Uncompahgre Fest has been canceled for 2020.

Global Fest

Aurora's Global Festival will be held virtually on Aug. 15, 2020.

Gold Rush Days

Gold Rush Days has been postponed in Buena Vista until Aug. 2021.

Hamilton

The national tour stop of Hamilton at Denver's Buell Theatre has been postponed from its scheduled dates of Aug. 12, 2020 to Oct. 4, 2020.

RELATED: Updated list of DCPA cancellations, postponements

Kenny Chesney

Kenny Chesney and Florida Georgia Line have postponed their "Chillaxification 2020 Tour" at Empower Field at Mile High to 2021.

Lafayette Peach Festival

The 21st annual Lafayette Peach Festival and 7th annual Lafayette Brew Festival have been canceled.

Lakewood Party on the Plaza

Party on the Plaza has been put on hold for 2020.

Larimer County Fair PRCA Rodeo

The 2020 Larimer County Fair PRCA Rodeo, scheduled for Aug. 2 to Aug. 4, has been canceled.

Leadville Boom Days

The 71st annual Leadville Boom Days mountain celebration has been postponed until August 2021.

Littleton Twilight Criterium

The City of Littleton has canceled the 2020 Littleton Twilight Criterium.

Loveland Corn Roast Festival

The 2020 Loveland Old Fashioned Corn Roast Festival has been cancelled "in light of community health and safety."

Moffat County Balloon Festival

The Moffat County Hot Air Balloon Festival will hold its 1st annual, 2nd decade, event in 2021.

Monster Day Greeley

Monster Day Greeley, scheduled for Aug. 22, will be canceling its in-person events and will instead move online.

Morgan Adams Concours d'Elegance

The 18th annual Morgan Adams Concours d'Elegance has been canceled.

Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, Poison, Joan Jett

Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts have postponed their Coors Field concert until 2021.

Olathe Sweet Corn Festival

The 2020 Olathe Sweet Corn Festival has been canceled.

Palisade Peach Festival

The 2020 Palisade Peach Festival has been canceled, with organizers planning for a return in August 2021.

Party on the Plaza

Lakewood's Party on the Plaza has been "put on hold" for 2020.

Pikes Peak Ascent

Pikes Peak Ascent to the top of Pikes Peak has been canceled for 2020. The Pikes Peak Marathon may still go on, as of May 28.

San Luis Valley Beat the Heat BBQ, Brew & Chili

San Luis Valley Beat the Head BBQ event has been canceled.

Sculpture in the Park

The Loveland High Plains Arts Council has postponed the Sculpture in the Park Show & Sale until 2021.

Rocky Mountain Folks Festival

The 30th annual Rocky Mountain Folks Festival in Lyons has been canceled.

Telluride Jazz Festival

The 44th annual Telluride Jazz Festival has been moved to Aug. 13-15, 2021.

Trinidaddio Blues Fest

Trinidad's Trinidaddio Blues Fest has been canceled for 2020.

Union Station Buskerfest

The 2020 Union Station Buskerfest has been canceled.

Wheat Ridge Carnation Festival

The annual Wheat Ridge Carnation Festival has been canceled.

Credit: A Taste of Colorado

September

A Taste of Colorado

A food lovers' tradition in Colorado for 37 years will now focus on a return over Labor Day weekend 2021.

Arvada Harvest Festival

Organizers have canceled the Arvada Harvest Festival.

Bolder Boulder

The Bolder Boulder, originally scheduled for Memorial Day and then moved to Labor Day, has been canceled.

Colorado BBQ Challenge

The Town of Frisco has canceled the 2020 Colorado BBQ Challenge.

DCPA Theatre Company 2020/21 season

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) has canceled its 2020/21 DCPA Theatre Company season including A Christmas Carol, Rattlesnake Kate, Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Angry, Raucous, and Shamelessly Gorgeous and more. 

Denver Century Ride

The Coldwell Banker Denver Century Ride has been canceled for 2020.

The Eagles

Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Timothy B. Schmit, Deacon Frey and Vince Gill have postponed The Eagles' “Hotel California 2020 Tour” concerts at Pepsi Center until Sept. 2021.

Evergreen Summerfest

The 41st annual Evergreen Summerfest has been canceled.

Festival Italiano

Festival Italiano, scheduled for Sept. 12 and Sept. 13 at the Belmar Shopping District in Lakewood, has been canceled.

Fruita Fall Festival

The 2020 Fruita Fall Festival, scheduled for Sept. 25-27, has been canceled.

Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience

Jazz Aspen Snowmass (JAS) has postponed and re-scheduled the 2020 Labor Day Experience to Sept. 3-5, 2021.

Great American Beer Festival

The Great American Beer Festival (GABF) is moving to an online event. The 2020 event was originally scheduled to take place Sept. 24-26 at the Colorado Convention Center in downtown Denver, but will now be held online Oct. 16-17.

Oktobrewfest

Greeley Oktobrewfest will take place, but with a smaller event, spread out over three days from Sept. 9 to Sept. 11.

Ridgway Old Fest Fest

The Ridgway Western Heritage Society has canceled the 2020 Old West Fest scheduled for September.

Salida Fiber Arts Festival

The Salida Fiber Arts Festival at Riverside Park has been canceled.

Taste of Vail

Taste of Vail has been postponed indefinitely until a later date.

Telluride Film Festival

The 2020 Telluride Film Festival has been canceled.

Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

October

Colorado Ballet's Giselle

Colorado Ballet's Giselle will move to spring of 2021.

Emma Crawford Coffin Races

October's Emma Crawford Coffin Races in Manitou Springs will not be held.

Harvest Farm Fall Festival/Corn Maze

The 18th Annual Harvest Farm Fall Festival in Wellington, previously scheduled to take place Oct. 3 to Nov. 1, has been canceled.

LeakyCon Denver

Harry Potter convention LeakyCon Denver has been postponed until Oct. 29-31, 2021.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Denver Half Marathon

The Denver Rock ‘n’ Roll Denver Half Marathon has been canceled in 2020 and 2021.

Credit: Colorado Ballet

November

A Christmas Carol

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) has canceled its 2020/21 DCPA Theatre Company season including A Christmas Carol, Rattlesnake Kate, Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Angry, Raucous, and Shamelessly Gorgeous and more. 

Colorado Ballet's The Nutcracker

Colorado Ballet has announced changes to its 60th anniversary season, including the cancellation of its beloved holiday season production of The Nutcracker.

Denver Pop Culture Con

The Denver Pop Culture Con was postponed from early July to November, and then later canceled.

Miners Alley Playhouse

Miners Alley Playhouse has canceled its 2020 season through Jan. 2021 including Moon Over Buffalo, Hope & Gravity, The Crucible, Once on This Island, and A Christmas Carol. It also includes the following Miners Alley Children’s Theatre productions Rumpelstiltskin, Mother Goose, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and The Story of the Nutcracker.

Penrose Apple Day

The Apple Day celebration and parade in Penrose have been canceled.

Uniquely Western Beef Expo

The Uniquely Western Beef Expo, set for Nov. 2020 at the The Ranch Events Complex in Loveland, has been postponed to Dec. 7-9, 2021.




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