Colorado Winter Festivals and Events

The MacGuire Team knows how important it is to love where you live. There are SO many reasons that we love the Colorado Springs area, and we know you will too! From the 300+ days of sunshine to the affordable, business and family friendly community, Colorado Springs is a great place to live, work, and play. Plus, it's very centrally located and just a quick drive to just about anywhere around Colorado you'd want to visit. Here are a few upcoming events taking place in and around our community that you and your family can check out as you're looking to relocate to Colorado Springs.

Colorado Winter Festivals and Events

Breckenridge ULLR Fest: Jan. 9–12, 2019
Snow lovers celebrate Norse mythology and repay Ullr for his gift of snow by holding a festival to honor the God of Winter dressed as vikings with a downtown Breckenridge parade and bonfire, a town-wide talent show, the Ullr Ice Plunge, ice skating and fat-bike racing.

Wintersk├Âl in Aspen: Jan. 10-13, 2019
Aspen's annual "toast to winter" dates back to January 1951 when locals began celebrating the town's unique Nordic lifestyle. The-four day fest features on-mountain activities, film screenings, a winterfest, broomball and fat-biking competitions and much more.

Estes Park Winter Festival: Jan. 19-20, 2019
The Estes Park Events Complex comes alive with winter fun, including a chili cook-off, ski and snowboard demonstrations, beer and wine tasting and tons of other family activities. Celebrate the winter season in Estes Park at the Estes Park Winter Festival weekend! Sample a variety of beers, browse retail vendors, enjoy live entertainment and more at the Estes Park Winter Festival.

UllrGrass in Golden, Jan. 25–27, 2019
Put on your faux fur and Viking horns for this family-friendly winter music and beer fest surrounded by the beauty of the Rocky Mountain foothills in Golden. Highlights include the UrllGrass Park Parade, music from local and national bluegrass musicians and tons of local food and craft vendors.

Pagosa Springs' Winterfest: Feb. 3–4, 2018
Are you brave enough to submerge yourself in the San Juan River's Penguin Plunge? Test your skills in the Anything Goes Downhill Sled Race or sit back and watch the mass ascension of hot-air balloons in Pagosa Springs.

Steamboat Springs' Winter Carnival: Feb. 6–10, 2019
Steamboat has reveled in their bounty of trademark Champagne Powder™ since 1914. The carnival features ski-jumping competitions, dog-sled pulls, cross-country obstacle races and a spectacular fireworks display.

Ski Joring & Crystal Carnival in Leadville: March 1-3, 2019
A fearless skier navigates an obstacle course connected by towrope to a horse and rider galloping at top speed, and it all takes place in the middle of town, in addition to a winter carnival with other snowy activities.

Ouray Ice Festival: Jan. 24-27, 2019
Though it’s an ice festival of a different sort, Ouray’s celebration is one of the most spectacular. Each year, 3,000 climbers descend on the town to ascend the Ouray Ice Park’s mile-long frozen gorge, while spectators watch in amazement.

Budweiser International Snow Sculpting Championship: Jan. 21-30, 2019
Teams from around the world spend a week in Breckenridge gently coaxing intricate sculptures out of 20-ton blocks of snow. Artists are only allowed to use hand tools, creativity and inspiration to bring their ideas to life. No power tools allowed! Teams sculpt countless hours across five days, resulting in a temporary outdoor art gallery in historic downtown Breckenridge!

Rio Frio Ice Fest: Jan. 25-27, 2019
Scavenger hunts, snowman-building contests, the Rio Frio 5k and a fire-and-ice party celebrate winter in Alamosa.

Lake City Ice Climbing Festival: Feb. 9, 2019
Top-roped and lead-speed climbing competitions take place on Lake City's beautiful blue wall of ice. Lake City Ice Climbing for your climbing pleasure is located just one block south of historic Lake City, Colorado. Lake City's farmed ice climbs are really easy to get to, and you won't be waiting around in a line. Get climbing. It's just you and the ice.

Cripple Creek Ice Festival: Feb. 7-17, 2019
Artists deftly use chainsaws to carve clear creations along Cripple Creek’s main street, while families frolic through an ice maze and sip hot chocolate.

Ice Castles
Located in Dillon, Ice Castles is an awe-inspiring, must-see winter phenomenon that brings fairy tales to life. The experience is built using hundreds of thousands of icicles hand-placed by professional ice artists. The castles include breathtaking LED-lit sculptures, frozen thrones, ice-carved tunnels, slides, fountains and more.  Ice Castles will remain open as long as weather is cold enough.

Buying a Home In Colorado Springs
When relocating to Colorado Springs, it's important to know about the community you'll be living in and it's surroundings. Your relocation may be due to a career change or simply based on local interest, surrounding areas, and more. Whatever your reason for moving to the area, there's plenty of things here to fall in love with! The MacGuire Team would be honored to help you find your new Colorado Springs home. Visit our website to learn more about our real estate services in Colorado Springs to get started!

Mike MacGuire
Colorado Springs Real Estate Agent
The MacGuire Team
6760 Corporate Dr
Ste 300
Colorado Springs, CO 80919

719-536-4324 or 719-660-6793


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