Congratulations! You’ve found a home to buy and have applied for a mortgage! You are undoubtedly excited about the opportunity to decorate your new home! But before you make any big purchases,
Have you ever plunged into ice cold water while wearing a Viking hat? No? Well after this weekend, the answer might be yes if you decide to head up to Breckenridge for the annual Ullr Fest. Prefer to stay warm in town? Then you can check out the latest in the local art scene or put on your best boots and head to the Stock Show for a rodeo. Throw in a little Bowie and some beer and this is promising to be a classic Mile High kind of weekend.
Wednesday-Saturday, January 9-12
For 56 years the town of Breckenridge has gathered together in honor of Ullr, a Norse winter god known as a great skier who, it’s said, enjoyed Breck so much he brings buckets of fresh powder to the town every year. The long weekend of partying includes the main event: the parade and world’s longest shotski attempt on Thursday along with other wintery wonders like the ice plunge (Friday) and ice skating party (Saturday).
Cost: Most events are free
Thursday-Sunday, January 10-13
Colorado Convention Center
With over 500 exhibitors, this massive yearly event is jam-packed with free seminars, contests, and the latest news and innovations from big name outdoor sports companies. From the fly fishing pavilion to an archery experience, you’ll learn some new tips and skills for all the spring and summer adventures to come in 2019.
Thursday-Saturday, January 10-12
This specialty beer fest focuses more on education, so if you’re a true beer connoisseur, this is the place to be. Over 120 breweries will be at the event sharing not only their brews but also their knowledge.
Cost: Commercial tasting tickets are $75; dinner and seminar tickets are also still available
Friday, January 11
With its original outpost in San Francisco, this contemporary art gallery opened its Denver location in early 2018. Now, it’s helping to showcase some local talent with this new exhibit featuring works by over 25 Colorado artists. See it first at the opening reception this Friday from 7-10pm; the exhibit will be on display through February 9th.
Cost: Free to attend
Friday-Sunday, January 11-13
Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum
Maybe you’ve always wanted to fly a plane but you haven’t quite made it off the ground yet... well, we have good news. There’s no pilot’s license required for this interactive exhibit where you can try out immersive simulations that will have you test flying your own self-designed supersonic jet or getting a bird’s eye perspective on flight.
Cost: Included in regular admission price ($15 for adults)
Friday, January 11-Sunday, April 28
Museum of Outdoor Arts
Opening this weekend in the museum’s indoor space, this is an immersive art experience that will transport you to a 5,000 square foot “surrealist forest.” The result of a collaborative effort from 30 local artists and makers, the space is filled with visual art along with virtual and augmented reality elements that will stimulate all your senses.
Cost: Tickets start at $10
Saturday, January 12-Sunday, January 27
National Western Complex
This annual event kicks off with a parade of longhorns through Downtown Denver on Thursday followed by two weeks of rodeos, mutton busting, horse shows, the ever popular catch a calf competition, and more. The Stock Show’s been around since 1906 and is a big part of Denver’s history, so dig up that giant belt buckle and get in touch with your Wild West side.
Cost: Ground admission starts at $10
Saturday, January 12
LowDown Brewery + Kitchen
For the fourth year, LowDown is teaming up with some friends to bring a whole bunch of barrel-aged goodness to one place, just for you. Sample new releases from LowDown along with selections from Elevation Beer Co, Ratio Beer Works, Dry Dock Brewing, Black Project, and more.
Cost: Free to attend
Sunday, January 13
10 Barrel Brewing
It’s time you start on that resolution to stress less in 2019. Beer and yoga, separately, are great ways to unwind, so why not combine them for a double dose of stress relief this weekend? During a one hour long vinyasa flow, you’ll also learn about the shared history of yoga and beer and then enjoy a pint of your choice to top off one centered Sunday.
Sunday, January 13
Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox
Step up your regular mimosa game at this David Bowie tribute brunch. A Bowie-only soundtrack of classics, B-sides, covers, and more will be the soundtrack to your Sunday at this special event that will also feature Bowie-visuals on the big screen.
Cost: Free with purchase of brunch
My name is Crystal Hart, I am a Colorado Native! I grew up in the San Luis Valley, located in south central Colorado, and have spent the past 17 years in the Denver Metro Area. I have over 15 years of....