Winter is in full swing, so this week gear up and head outside to celebrate around the state with a plethora of events and festivals designed to help you enjoy all of our brisk Colorado weather and traditions.

 

National Western Stock Show

National Western Complex
January 10-25, 2015

Rodeo at NWSS, photos by Kim Baker (33)

Rodeo at NWSS 2015, photos by Kim Baker.

Opening day of the 2015 National Western Stock Show broke the record with over 47,000 in attendance. Get your tickets to see a multitude of classic western events and 19 Pro Rodeos, 3 Colorado vs The World Rodeos, 3 PBR Bull Riding and an all new CINCH Super Shootout Rodeo.

 

Ullr Fest

Breckenridge, Colorado
January 11-17, 2015

Ullr Fest photo courtesy of rmrm.net

Ullr Fest photo courtesy of rmrm.net

All hail Ullr! This week Breckenridge, Colorado pays homage to the Nordic snow god Ullr in the hopes that he will bring an abundance of powder for the rest of the winter season. Celebrate in the rowdy traditions and don’t miss the Ullr parade down Main Street.

 

International Sportsmen’s Exposition

Colorado Convention Center
January 15-18, 2015

Elk Display at ISE phto courtesy of ISE

Elk Display at ISE phto courtesy of ISE

The International Sportsmen’s Exposition is the largest watering hole for outdoor enthusiasts in Colorado. Marking its 38th year, ISE welcomes sportsmen of all ages to see the latest in outdoor gear and technology.

 

Telluride Fire Festival

January 15-19, 2015
Telluride, Colorado

Telluride Fire Festival photo courtesy of TFF

Telluride Fire Festival photo courtesy of TFF

The Telluride Fire Festival centers on an interactive experience of fire art. Tucked high in the mountains this festival is free and commences as darkness falls. Swarming the central plaza and Main Street artists and performers will amaze you with their talent. Culminating with the Gala at the Mine, ticket holders can spend an exclusive evening inside a subterranean mine off Deep Creek Road benefiting the Deep Creek Experimental and the Telluride Fire Festival.

 

Heads Up:

Winter X Games 2015

Aspen, Colorado
January 22-25, 2015

Winter X-Games 2015 photo courtesy of freeskier.com

Winter X-Games 2015 photo courtesy of freeskier.com

Next week Colorado welcomes a world-class athlete brigade to Aspen as it is once again time to kick off the 2015 X-Games. Head to the hills to witness aerial stunts at record-breaking heights as competitors push themselves and their sport to the next level. This year’s musical line up is something that you don’t want to miss. Stay out late with musical headliners Wiz Kalifa, Snoop Dog, Chromeo and Skrillex.