Happy New Year from our family to yours! Is traveling and exploring new places one of your resolutions? If so you should definitely add Crestone to your Colorado adventure list. We have a variety of large events and many smaller events throughout the year. Whether you’re looking to relax and getaway, have an adventure with new experiences, or just want to know what gems are hidden in our beautiful state you will find it here!
Fourth of July Celebration
Our July Fourth celebration allows everyone the opportunity to participate. The main event is a parade through downtown with a “Creation Station” for children to decorate themselves and their bikes so they can join the parade. There is also a 5K Run, Walk and Crawl Race, live music, entertainment, food, games, arts and crafts. This is fun celebration that you will remember for years afterward.
Camino de Crestone: An Interspiritual Pilgrimage
You’re invited inward…and outward…in a week-long quest for meaning, for understanding, for direct experience, for freedom and truth. The Camino is a communion with nature, a retreat and educational intensive. By visiting 16 spiritual centers you will receive a variety of spiritually enlightening teachings and/or presentations. You’ll be carrying a pack and walking with 6-13 other pilgrims There are two retreats scheduled for 2016, August 20-27 and September 10-17. Visit CaminoDeCrestone.com for more information.
Crestone International Music Fest
Crestfest is a three-day event showcasing international music stars along with fun activities for all ages. Activities include men’s and women’s wood chopping contests, limbo and pie-eating contests! For kids we have the Salida Circus, We Are The Drum Workshop, hula-hoops and beach balls and EuroBungy jump machine. There are many things that go on each year such as a fabulous raffle, free door prizes and surprise auctions. We have great on-site camping, delicious food and Colorado libations and generally speaking, a good ‘ole time is had by all! This year the contest is August 12-14. Visit CrestFest.org for more information.
Artist Receptions and Taiko Drumming Events at Shumei Art Gallery
Soak in a variety of art forms including sculpture, woodwork, jewelry, painting and illustrations created by artists around the world. Enjoy monthly receptions at the Shumei Art Gallery that are free and open to the public. Dance to the music of Taiko Drumming, a Japanese tradition dating back to the 6th century. You can also hear the Taiko Drums at other events in Crestone including the Crestone Music Festival.
The Crestone Energy Fair
Learn and share your knowledge of alternative energy and fuels at this annual conference. Leaders in sustainability, education, business and green building will share new resources and information. Experience hands on workshops, demonstrations and presentations. Visit Scseed.org for more information.
While you’re here check out our many spiritual centers, live music, great food, artists studios and unique boutique shops. Keep your eyes open to see wildlife, such as the deer traipsing through downtown or in the Baca! Stay updated on local events by following this blog. Simply click “subscribe” in the upper right corner of this page.
Enjoy your stay in Crestone with a room at the Casa Del Soul hotel. We offer private, comfortable and clean lodging in one and two bedroom suites with full kitchens, cable and Wi-fi. We are also 100% smoke free. Reserve your room for the night or a week by calling 719-256-5788 or online at CasaDelSoul.net.
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