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May Weekend Plans: Happenings From Around The Region

Drop City turns 50, the Royal Gorge gears up for its first full season since the fire, and moms get a special treat in Georgetown.



May 8 to 10 | Royal Gorge Bridge and Park Grand Re-Opening
Celebrate the Royal Gorge’s renaissance (last year the park debuted a new zipline and skycoaster after the 2013 wildfire) with music, food, and rides at this opening day fete.


May 8 to 10 | Mother’s Day Victorian High Tea
There’s high tea and then there’s really high tea—like at 8,530 feet in Georgetown. Savor yummy baked goods, soup and fruit, and 30 varieties of tea at the Dusty Rose Tearoom this weekend. Moms get to take home a hand-made gift.

May 16 to 17 | 15th Annual Indian Market & Powwow
Morrison’s iconic The Fort restaurant hosts the Tesoro Cultural Center’s annual event, complete with Native American performances, crafts, and raptor demonstrations.

May 16 to 17 | Cheyenne Depot Days
Bring your little one’s choo-choo fascination to life at Wyoming’s celebration of all things train. This is the only time of year Union Pacific opens its rail yard to the public, so you can see one of the largest steam engines in the world.

May 23 through October 31 | Drop City at 50 Exhibit
This month, Trinidad’s A.R. Mitchell Memorial Museum debuts an exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of Drop City, widely considered the country’s first “hippie commune.” Right on.

(Discover the Mile High music performances you shouldn’t miss this month)


Follow senior editor Kasey Cordell on Twitter @KaseyCordell.

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