June Weekend Plans: Happenings from Around the Region

Bluegrass concerts, bike-in movies, a bacon festival (mmmm), and a new ride that’ll swing you 1,400 feet over the Colorado River. Summer has officially arrived.

June 17 2014, 2:45 PM

MARK YOUR CALENDAR
June 17–19 and June 24–26 Aspen Hiking and Tasting Tour
Brought to you by Whole Foods' new travel company, Whole Journeys, this three-day tour lets foodies earn their treats (like tastings at Woody Creek Distillers and Avalanche Cheese Creamery, trail lunches made with Whole Foods products, and barbecue dinners) with guided hikes led by Aspen Alpine Guides.

June 19–22 Telluride Bluegrass Festival
Now in its 41st year, this finger-pickin’-good festival returns to beautiful Telluride with performances from Peter Rowan, Béla Fleck, Jerry Douglas, Edgar Meyer, Tim O'Brien, and Sam Bush.

June 21–22 Keystone Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour
One of the “Five Under-the-Radar Festivals” in our Hidden Colorado piece, this pork-tastic event is finally upon us. Sample every kind of bacon dish under the sun while listening to live music from the likes of The Woodies and The Great Unknowns. And don’t miss the new whiskey tour.

June 27 Bike-In Movie Night 
Pedal your popcorn over to Estes Park’s Performance Park Amphitheater for a free showing of Breaking Away.

HAPPENINGS
Glenwood Cavern Amusement Park in Glenwood Springs adds a new thrill this summer with the Glenwood Canyon Flyer. Perched on the edge of the canyon, the Flyer swings riders 1,400-feet above the Colorado River.

The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs just finished $100 million in renovations that include two new restaurants—Ristorante Del Lago and Natural Epicurean—and 31 new guest rooms.

Breckenridge adds lift-assisted hiking and mountain biking (or just scenic chair rides for the less endorphin-obsessed) on Peak 7 this summer, via the Independence SuperChair.

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