the Colorado Music Festival opens today in Boulder’s Chautauqua Auditorium with seven festival concerts broadcast live. 22 performances until August 7. The festival orchestra is conducted by Peter Oundjian. Seventeen guest artists, three string quartets and three guest conductors will participate throughout the season. Concerts 7:30 p.m., $ 48- $ 75. coloradomusicfestival.org
Gunnison Breeders Days have been a Western tradition since 1900. Songwriters compete from Saturday and 4-H events run through mid-July. A Pinkalooza “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” goes up on July 4th. Next up is the “Granddaddy of Colorado Rodeos” which opens with the ranch sheep and rodeo on July 11, followed by the time PRCA Rodeo. The Cattlemen’s Days Parade, Legacy Rodeo and the dance will take place on July 17th. cattlemensdays.com/events/
Opening weekend of this medieval world, of jousting, turkey legs, the Colorado Renaissance Festival, Saturdays and Sundays through August 22 at Larkspur, 650 W. Perry Park Ave. 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. $ 12 to 24. coloradorenaissance.com
Calling all the puppies, and their humans too, to the Dog parade, the newest addition to the Green Box Arts Festival in Green Mountain Falls. 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Everyone will be walking in a Westminster Dog Show-style parade around the lake, and some furry babies will win prizes such as best dressed, best smile, talkiest, craziest tail and more. Release. Registration: greenboxarts.org/arts-festival/2021-calendar/pooch-parade. The entire Green Box Festival, until July 11 with dance and music, is always worth a visit.