Best summer family events in Denver 2017
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Often referred to for it's 300 days of sunshine, Colorado is a hotspot for summer fun. Summer in the Mile High City means plenty of family fun.

There will be a plethora of events that will be geared for the entire family in mind. From music to festivals, if you’re looking for a family friendly event in the Denver area, definitely check out the following events.

Carbondale Mountain Fair  
July 28-30 @ Various Times
Downtown Carbondale, CO
(970) 863-1680

If you’re looking for a great festival to celebrate the Rocky Mountains, this is your festival. The town of Carbondale will throw their annual Mountain Fair, which will have everything to keep a family entertained. From performing arts, to live music, to “The Oasis,” this unique summer festival should be on your family’s radar if you’re looking for fun in the Colorado sun.

Olathe Sweet Corn Festival
Aug. 5 @ 10 am
Olathe Town Park -  420 S. Horton Ave. Olathe,  CO 81425
(970) 323-5601

It will be the summer of corn in the town of Olathe. On the first Saturday of August, the town will put on their annual Sweet Corn Festival, which is recognized as one the state's best small town festival. There will be something for everyone, from activities for the kids to live music for the adults, and it will be all in the name or corn and fun.

Colorado State Fair
Aug 24 - Sept. 4 @ Various Times
Colorado State Fairgrounds -- 1001 Beulah Ave., Pueblo, CO 81004
(719) 561-8484

Since 1879, going to the fair in Pueblo has been a tradition among Colorado families. The Colorado State Fair is the Rocky Mountain State’s largest get-together, and families make their way to Pueblo for a full day of rides, games, food, and music, all under the big blue Rocky Mountain Sky. There will be performances by Gabriel Iglesias, Skillet, Gary Allen and more. Check out performance dates and get tickets here

Leadville Boom Days
Aug. 4 - 6 @ Various Times
Downtown Leadville, CO 80461
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Ever wondered where Leadville get its name? Well, at one point in time, it was one of the nation’s largest mining towns, and to celebrate this heritage, the town will put on its annual Boom Days. With music, gunslingers, a parade and more, there is no way that the family will have a boring time at this great small-town festival.