Newcomers to Colorado are often surprised to find it's not the frigid, snowy state they imagined it to be. Denver boasts 300 sunny days a year, more than Miami or San Diego, and overall temps are mild. The state is split in half by the rocky mountains and climate varies between east and west and high and low altitude. The lower elevations east of the Rockies do get snow in winter, sometimes plenty of it, but temps frequently climb into the 60s and chase the cold away. Spring is short, and it's not unusual to have a snowy night in May followed by 80 degrees the next day. Summer days can get hot even in the mountains, but low humidity keeps them pleasant. Fall is also short, and temps begin to drop in late August. Leaves turn by mid-September.
Colorado's changing seasons bring a host of exciting and diverse events from the Winter X Games every January in Aspen to Denver's big fall bash, the Great American Beer Festival.
It's officially fallen by mid-September, and time for Oktoberfest in Colorado. The state has a strong influence on German culture in its background, and you'll find celebrations in many towns. It's celebrated by around 400,000 revelers annually in Denver and is a real treat for all the senses. You'll find plenty of German food, beer, and quirky activities like mustache competitions and dachshund races.
Colorado's winter festivals will keep your spirits high from the end of December until mid-March. New Year's Eve brings a huge fireworks show to light up downtown Denver. January and February have lots of fun festivals to brighten the winter days. One of the most fun-packed is the Estes Park Winterfest. Held over the long MLK Day weekend, it features a number of winter-themed activities from ski and snowboard competitions to ice skating.
When spring comes, Colorda begins to focus on warm weather fun. The ski resorts throw one last party on closing day with food, music, drinks, pond skimming competitions, and chilly bikini contests. Next, bring in the season in the high country at the Taste of Vail celebration. You can still hit the slopes Vail-style and enjoy great food and wine later. Denver has several exciting spring celebrations including several art festivals and a lively Cinco De Mayo celebration. The end of spring ushers in the eight-week-long Colorado Renaissance Festival.
Colorado summers are epic and every week brings new events. You'll have 12 weeks to squeeze them in before the weather changes again. There are fairs, rodeos, art festivals, musical events, and cultural celebrations of all kinds. The Colorado Renaissance Festival lasts until August 7, giving plenty of time to experience this popular event. Fall will be around the corner as the seasons and festivals continue.
Colorada's residents don't' have to worry about lawn care and lawn maintenance at any time of the year. Our Lawn Love service is available to them for anything from waking up a winter lawn to summer mowing and fall raking. Use our handy mobile app, or desktop website if preferred, to schedule all your lawn care jobs. It works by using your zip code to match you up with the right service by the right professional. You're then free to enjoy Colorado events the year around.