With a little over a week left of the first month of the new year, there is still time to get out and try something new. From goat yoga to the Winter Games, now is the time to check something off that bucket list!
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23
The 113th National Western Stock Show & Rodeo – Denver
The National Western Stock Show, the nationally recognized western heritage and entertainment event with one of the world’s richest regular season professional rodeos, one of the country’s largest horse shows and a western trade show, returns for another year to the Mile High City.
For a full list of events during the stock show, click here .
LIGHT! at Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center – Aurora
LIGHT! at Gaylord Rockies is an interactive holiday experience that immerses the viewer in color, fanciful patterns and wondrous light as you walk through indoor and outdoor paths of magical illumination and music. Highlights of the event include a forest of color-changing trees, the Valley of Light, giant music wind chimes and much, much more.
The event is free of charge.
A Kangaroo Experience at the Zoo Chateau – Golden
Spend 45 minutes face-to -face learning and interacting with Red Kangaroos. This experience includes feeding the kangaroos treats (granola), taking individual photos, learning about the kangaroos and marsupials from our “Zoo Crew”, and learning about the missions of Zoo Chateau.
The Zoo Chateau is located 21050 Indian Head Road in Golden. Tickets are $40, buy them here.
Colorado Avalanche vs. Minnesota Wild at the Pepsi Center – Denver
The Minnesota Wild visit the Pepsi Center for the second time this season as they take on the Colorado Avalanche. The game starts at 7:30 p.m.
The X Games return to Colorado’s Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen for the world’s best winter action sports, music and festival experience. Witness the very best across four action-packed days from the best athletes in skiing, snowboarding and more. Lil Wayne, The Chainsmokers, among others will perform. You can buy tickets for the musical performances here.
All sport competitions are free and open to the public. Live coverage of the Winter X Games will air on ESPN and Denver7.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 25
Denver Winter Brew Fest at Mile High Station
Sample from over 100 amazing brews from over 40 breweries with your commemorative tasting glass, while listening to some great live music from the Burroughs on Friday night and Dead Floyd on Saturday night.
Two-day GA is $70; Friday or Saturday admission is $40. For more info, click here.
International Snow Sculpture Championships – Breckenridge
Throughout a span of five days and more than 90 hours of sculpting, 16 teams from around the world take on the challenge to hand-carve 20-ton blocks of snow into enormous works of art. The result is a temporary outdoor gallery in historic downtown Breckenridge.
Viewing days are from January 25 to January 30.
Phoenix Suns vs. Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center – Denver
Coming all the way from Arizona, the Phoenix Suns will take on the Denver Nuggets at 7 p.m. Make sure to be on place as the Nuggets face Devin Booker and his team. The game starts at 7 p.m.
Have what it takes when it comes to ice fishing? Then you’re invited to come to Granby and fish in the lake, as well as try your chance on the Shadow Mountain Reservoir and Grand Lake for over $21,000 in cash and other prizes. Entries are $35 for one day, $45 for two days, and $50 for all three days.
Taste your way through the dizzying array of specialty bourbons and unique whiskies from distilleries both large and artisanal while you munch on smoky, bacon treats.
It all takes place at the McNichols Building in downtown Denver, 144 W. Colfax Ave. from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Buy tickets here
Stagecoach Classic at Devil’s Thumb Ranch – Tabernash
Cross-country ski racers will take off from Devil’s Thumb Ranch, tracing the historic stagecoach route. The Stagecoach Classic traverses through the former Idlewild Ski Area and finishes with a post-race party, awards, and a beer garden with music at Hideaway Park in downtown Winter Park.
MONDAY, JANUARY 28
Justin Timberlake: The Man of the Woods Tour – Denver
Justin Timberlake is bringing sexy back to the Pepsi Center during his “The Man of the Woods” Tour. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m., doors open an hour earlier.
Maybe one of your goals in the new year is to make fitness a priority. If you’re not sure where to start, try making a habit of getting up and moving everyday. Whether that looks like walking the dog, jogging alongside your kids as they ride their bikes, kicking the soccer ball around- anything that keeps you active throughout the day will positively affect your daily mental and physical state. If the outdoors aren’t an option, this at home work-out is a quick, easy way to get moving indoors!