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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.

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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.

Kasey Cordell
Kasey Cordell
Kasey Cordell is the former Editorial Projects Director for 5280.

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May Weekend Plans: Happenings from Around the Region

Beer festivals, film festivals, and an exciting new obstacle course race comes to Denver this summer. Plus: Stay in Aspen for less than $100.  

May 17–18 Indian Market and Powwow
This annual celebration at Morrison’s Tesoro Cultural Center, now in its 14th year, features native Southwest art, music, cuisine, and dance.

May 23–26 Mountainfilm in Telluride
One of the country’s longest-running film festivals includes an impressive panel of speakers this year, among them author Cheryl Strayed, National Geographic explorer Juan Martinez, climber Alex Honnold, and alpinist Conrad Anker.

May 25 Festival of Brewpubs
Beer festival season is officially upon us and Arapahoe Basin’s 13th annual Festival of Brewpubs marks one of the first celebrations. Taste beer from a dozen Colorado breweries while enjoying live music and prime people watching.

May 31 Insane Inflatable 5K
If you’re not quite up for Warrior Dash, Tough Mudder, or one of the other many “extreme” races, but still want the fun and camaraderie that comes with an obstacle course event, the Insane Inflatable 5K might be for you. The untimed run, held at Dick’s Sporting Good Park, includes 12 obstacles over the course of the three-mile run from dodging giant balls rolled at you to careening down a steep inflatable slide, catching air, and landing on a giant inflatable pad.

Win a trip to Cheyenne Frontier Days (July 18­–27) when you submit your cowboyed-up photo (think books, hat, horse, etc.) to Visit Cheyenne via Twitter or Instagram using #ShowUsYourCowboy.

Save 10 percent at Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort when you book your May 7 or 8 stay by April 30. Use the code “Joy” when you book online.

Get a room at Aspen Meadows Resort for just $99 a night through June 9, when you use the promo code COLOCAL.

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Follow senior editor Kasey Cordell on Twitter @KaseyCordell.

Kasey Cordell
Kasey Cordell
Kasey Cordell is the former Editorial Projects Director for 5280.