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11 Fun Spring Fests

Slopeside live music, wacky costumes, and tons of beer? Sign us up for these spring festivals.


March 13-29Drinking and dancing at a free concert? Sounds like a good way to start spring. Artists this year include Umphreys McGee, Iration, and…

March 13-29

Drinking and dancing at a free concert? Sounds like a good way to start spring. Artists this year include Umphreys McGee, Iration, and more. And when your ears get tired of music, there are ski and snowboard competitions under the lights to compete in or watch.

Cost: Free

www.aspensnowmass.com

March 19-22Rendezvous Fest is a music extravaganza weekend with free concerts from Americana, rock, and reggae artists. Michael Franti and Spearhead,…

March 19-22

Rendezvous Fest is a music extravaganza weekend with free concerts from Americana, rock, and reggae artists. Michael Franti and Spearhead, along with Mix Master Mike of the Beastie Boys, are scheduled to play this year.

Cost: Free

www.jacksonhole.com

March 28 An all-out beach-themed party complete with palm trees, leis, and live music. Events include pond skimming, snow golfing, and other…

March 28

An all-out beach-themed party complete with palm trees, leis, and live music. Events include pond skimming, snow golfing, and other beach-oriented contests.

Cost: Free

www.windhammountain.com

March 28New Belgium makes its way to Loveland Ski Area for a scavenger hunt with prizes, live music, and gallons of beer. The festival benefits the…

March 28

New Belgium makes its way to Loveland Ski Area for a scavenger hunt with prizes, live music, and gallons of beer. The festival benefits the Alliance for Sustainable Colorado, a nonprofit focused on environmental sustainability.

Cost: $10

www.skiloveland.com

April 5 This festival is all about tasting beer from Colorado microbreweries after a spring day on the slopes. Last year’s theme was ‘Murica, and…

April 5

This festival is all about tasting beer from Colorado microbreweries after a spring day on the slopes. Last year’s theme was ‘Murica, and this year’s theme will be The Brewski Zoo. So bring your best animal costume.  

Cost: Free

www.silvertonmountain.com

April 9-12Live reggae performances from artists such as Iration and Soul Rebel Project headline this Bud Light party—positive vibes, brotha. Cost:…

April 9-12

Live reggae performances from artists such as Iration and Soul Rebel Project headline this Bud Light party—positive vibes, brotha.

Cost: Free

www.sugarloaf.com

April 10-12 A packed weekend of wacky events including a costume contest, pond skim, pond swim, and dummy downhill, where competitors build a dummy…

April 10-12

A packed weekend of wacky events including a costume contest, pond skim, pond swim, and dummy downhill, where competitors build a dummy and launch it down a ski run.

Cost: $10 for live music concerts at night, some events free

www.alyeskaresort.com

 

April 10-19The largest outdoor music showcase in Canada takes place over 10 days of live concerts at the base of the mountain. There will also be…

April 10-19

The largest outdoor music showcase in Canada takes place over 10 days of live concerts at the base of the mountain. There will also be film, fashion, and art showcases—and of course ski and snowboard competitions.

Cost: outdoor concerts are free, showcases and events are $10-35

www.whistlerblackcomb.com

April 17-19 Vail parties harder than ever for the end of the season with live music, pond skimming, and wacky contests all weekend.  Cost: Free…

April 17-19

Vail parties harder than ever for the end of the season with live music, pond skimming, and wacky contests all weekend.  

Cost: Free

www.vail.com

April 24-25Put on your drinking hat after a day of skiing, because this festival of beer tastings features breweries from all over the East Coast.…

April 24-25

Put on your drinking hat after a day of skiing, because this festival of beer tastings features breweries from all over the East Coast. Past breweries have included Magic Hat, Erie Brewing, and Penn Brewery.

Cost: Friday $72, Saturday $77

www.7springs.com

April 25Put on a costume and test your luck across 100 feet of freezing water. Besides best costume, judges will be looking for the biggest splash.…

April 25

Put on a costume and test your luck across 100 feet of freezing water. Besides best costume, judges will be looking for the biggest splash. Or you could just watch (ya sissy).

Cost: Free

www.skihood.com