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Beat back the winter blues with bacon, bourbon, and brews; honor Martin Luther King Jr. at the nation’s largest march and rally; and get a pic with a bald eagle.

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Beat back the winter blues with bacon, bourbon, and brews; honor Martin Luther King Jr. at the nation’s largest march and rally; and get a pic with a bald eagle.

No doubt, we’re in the thick of it—in every way. Don’t even think about hibernating. Winter on the Front Range offers the best of all worlds—there are opportunities to play, learn, and create that could keep you busy morning through midnight. Here are a few of our favorites.


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 in Concert

Jan. 3–5
Boettcher Concert Hall, Denver

coloradosymphony.org
The film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 will be projected in HD on the big screen while the Colorado Symphony performs the full film score.


National Western Stock Show

Jan. 7–26
National Western Complex, Denver

nationalwestern.com


T2 Dance Project: Versatility Dance Festival

Jan. 10–11
Dairy Arts Center, Boulder

thedairy.org
REVolutions Dance and 3rd Law Dance/Theater will perform during two nights of the best in dance film and performance from Colorado and beyond. The companies will also offer workshops that are open to the public.


Lafayette Oatmeal Festival and 5K Walk/Run

Jan. 11
Pioneer Elementary School, Lafayette

lafayettecolorado.com
The 24th annual oatmeal breakfast, which began as a heart-health study for Quaker Oats, is followed by a 5K walk/run. This year, there will be two ninja courses, and six-time American Ninja Warrior national finalist Brian Arnold will be on hand to offer tips.


Colorado Indian Market & Southwest Art Fest

Jan. 17–19
The Denver Mart, Denver
dashevents.com
The 39th annual celebration of Native American, Southwestern, and Western arts features more than 200 juried artists, tribal dancers in historic regalia, storytellers, and food. Capture Insta moments with a live hawk or bald eagle.


Estes Park Winter Festival

Jan. 18–19
Estes Park Events Complex, Estes Park

estesparkeventscomplex.com
Free food and beer from local breweries, a chili cook-off, silent disco, and live music from the Who Do’s, Dixie Leadfoot, and the Blues Dogs. Wait, did you say free beer?


Martin Luther King Marade (March and Parade)

Jan. 20
City Park, Denver

drmartinlkingjrchc.org
The largest MLK march and rally in the US starts at the I Have a Dream memorial in City Park and makes its way to Civic Center Park. A program about MLK in Civic Center Park’s Greek Theater will immediately follow the Marade.


Taste of Greece Cooking Class—Winter Warmth Featuring Pastitsio

Jan. 22
Assumption Greek Orthodox Cathedral Community Center, Denver

Tickets on Eventbrite
Working in small groups with lots of hands-on instruction, learn how to prepare traditional Greek comfort foods like Pastitsio—baked pasta with ground meat and béchamel sauce—and then enjoy the meal you created.


UllrGrass Music & Beer Festival

Jan. 24–26
Parfet Park and various venues, Golden

ullrgrass.com/beer-festival
Revelers dress in Viking regalia for this festival named after the Norse winter god. It features beer and cider from Colorado breweries and music from Coral Creek with Drew Emmitt and Allie Kral, FY5, Julian Davis and the Situation, and The High Road Home.


Bourbon & Bacon Fest

Jan. 25
McNichols Civic Center, Denver

bourbonandbaconfest.com


Winter Brew Fest

Jan. 25
Mile High Stadium, Denver

brewfestevents.com
This annual event featuring more than 100 beers and ciders from 40 breweries takes over Mile High Stadium and spills out into the parking lot, where there will be a heated tent, live music, and food trucks. Attendance is limited so tasting lines won’t be ridiculous.


27 Club—A Tragic DJ Tribute to Jimi, Janis, Jim, Kurt & Amy

Jan. 25
The Monkey Barrel, Denver

monkeybarrelbar.com/events


Onesie Pub Crawl

Jan. 25
Denver

Tickets on Eventbrite


Icelantic’s Winter on the Rocks

Jan. 31
Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, Morrison

icelanticskis.com
Held in conjunction with the Outdoor + Snow Show, the ninth annual EDM show is a convergence of music, art, and community headlined by Zhu with support from They., Snbrn, Channel Tres, and DJ Cassidy.

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