Top 4 April Events on Colorado's Western Slope

With the weather warming up, it is time to head back out-o-door's in the Wild and Remote West! After scouring the Western Slope we bring to you our round-up of events worth traveling to in April. These are our top three events for this month, tune in next month for May's line up! 

Springalicious Festival April 1-15

This festival is an annual tradition that kicks off the closing weekend for the Steamboat Ski Resort and starts the spring season with a ton of fun. From the Cardboard Classic events to the Pond Skim and Concerts, there are a ton of free to attend events.  The 10th annual Cody's Challenge kicks off events on the first and you can plans a couple more weekends around this awesome two week event. Click here for more information! You can also check out their Facebook page for more information!

Palisade International Honeybee Festival April 13-14

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The 10th Annual Palisade International Honeybee Festival's history goes back to Tinah Darrah and Marla Wood, original owners of the Blue Pig Gallery. This festival was created by business owners wanting to gather the community in celebration of it's agricultural roots and bring attention to the threatened status of the honeybee. This festival is "international" because he plight of the honeybee is an international one. 

Events include a spelling bee, lectures on Beekeeping, farming education and more! Check out more on the festival here!

Grand Junction Renaissance Faire April 21 & 22

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The Grand Junction Renaissance Faire takes you back to the past of knights, fairies, princess and mermaids with a mix of mystical, mythical and historical. We think you'll definitely enjoy Celtica's Concert, the armored fights and fine wares throughout the faire. Kids will delight in the Pirate Camp and Mermaid's Cove. Check out more about the GJ Renaissance Faire

 

Fee Free Days In Your National Parks April 21

There are four entrance free days in 2018 to enter national parks.  Saturday April 21 is the second one of the year. With the weather warming up this is a great time to get out and enjoy the scenery and enjoy the first tastes of spring. Mesa Verde National Park is a great one to attend during this time, and you can check out the Ancestral Puebloans' history in a fun and engaging way, and there are many other sites to take a peak at as well. Round up the family and take them out for an educational day exploring ruins and more! For more information visit www.visitmesaverde.com for more information. 

Which events did you add to your calendar? Let us know when you go, and share some of your stories with us, we'd love to hear from you! Do you have other events you know of on the Western Slope in April? Share them with us on Facebook here and tell us what you recommend!