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This week’s events around Colorado

Crested Butte Wildflower Festival

Ten days and 200 wild flower workshops start on Friday. Topics at the annual Crested Butte Wildflower Festival include painting, pollination, photography, culinary arts and guided hikes. Crested Butte claims to be the wildflower capital of Colorado. Registration for individual events is not required but strongly encouraged.

Cattle Days in Gunnison

About 35 minutes away, Gunnison celebrates the history and traditions of cowboy and ranch culture with the Cattlemen’s Days festival. In addition to the “Granddaddy of Colorado Rodeos,” the festival includes a carnival, horse show, 4-H demos and shows, cowboy poetry and songs, and more.

Music in the mountains

Temperatures may signal the middle of summer, but some of Colorado’s finest summer festivals have just begun. The Music in the Mountains festival opens Thursday and runs through Aug. 4, featuring a wide variety of music at various indoor and outdoor venues around Durango. Well-known conductor and violinist Guillermo Figueroa will lead the festival orchestra, and a range of other groups and genres are also on the program. Limited tickets left for most shows.

Save the date: Orpheus Mead Fest

Colorado meaderies, including international award winners, share their honey wine on Saturday, July 27 in Golden. The event also includes performances by the Orpheus Pagan Chamber Choir, as well as a homebrewing contest and both professional and amateur mead awards.

As always, thank you send us your events and messages. We are happy to share them. And enjoy your Colorado craft beverages responsibly.

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