Colorado Hosts Unusual And Wacky Events In 2014

Jan 08, 2014, 11:42 ET from Colorado Tourism Office

DENVER, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Colorado gives plenty of opportunity to have fun and get wacky at events and festivals in 2014. For more information, visit

40th Annual Cowboy Downhill, Steamboat Springs (January 20, 2014) – Over 100 ProRodeo cowboys will compete at the 40th Annual Cowboy Downhill.

Ski Joring & Crystal Carnival, Leadville (February 28-March 2, 2014) – Watch competitors in a timed ski joring competition where a skier is pulled down a snowy road by a horse and rider through gates, jumps and rings.

Frozen Dead Guy Days, Nederland (March 7-9, 2014) – Frozen Dead Guy Days celebrates Grandpa Bredo, an international legend resting in the hills above Nederland, with hearse parade floats, coffin race teams and costume polar plunging.

Flauschink, Crested Butte (April 2-6, 2014) – Welcome spring at the 46th Annual Flauschink with a historical slide show, coronation ball, polka dancing and a salute to the king and queen of Flauschink.

Tulip Fairy & Elf Parade, Boulder (April 27, 2014) – Bring your kids, dress up and get ready to use your imagination at the Tulip Fairy & Elf Parade.

Mike the Headless Chicken Festival, Fruita (May 16-17, 2014) – In honor of the brave rooster who survived his destiny of becoming dinner, the town of Fruita will host the Mike the Headless Chicken Festival.

Oh Heck Yeah, Denver (June 7-July 26, 2014) – The Oh Heck Yeah event will transform Champa Street into an arcade every Thursday and Saturday with LED screens and projections used for vintage, interactive games.

Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour, Keystone (June 21-22, 2014) – The Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour offers samples of the best Colorado bacon as well as bacon education to receive an All About Bacon Diploma.

Cruise-a-Thong, Pagosa Springs (July 12-13, 2014) – The Cruise-a-Thong takes place with the Average Joe Race, a triathlon race starting on cruiser bikes, then continuing on foot while wearing thongs (flip-flops) and ending with tubing down the San Juan River.

Tour de Fat, Fort Collins (August 30, 2014) – The New Belgium Brewery brings their annual Tour de Fat festival to their hometown of Fort Collins with a giant bicycle parade, followed by world-class acts.

Emma Crawford Coffin Races, Manitou Springs (October 25, 2014) - The legend of 19th-century local Emma Crawford continues when 50 different teams compete in the Emma Crawford Coffin Races.


SOURCE Colorado Tourism Office