Summer is officially here; our days are a little longer and it’s time for our annual Conifer summer festival focusing on celebrating the mountain lifestyle. Elevation Celebration is a free community street faire the last weekend in July. The event boasts entertainment for the entire family over two full days, with live music, games for all ages, vendors, beer gardens and so much more! This year’s festival is Saturday, July 30 from 7:30 am – 7:30 pm and Sunday, July 31 from 10 am – 6 pm. The weekend kicks off with the 7th Annual Elevation Run/Walk, sponsored by Altitude Financial Partners – Jeanie Boymel, Saturday, July 30 at 7:30 am. This course celebrates the Conifer Trails that take you around the scenic Aspen Park neighborhoods of Conifer (average elevation of 8200 feet!) on paved and dirt roads, and trail running for the 10Kers. The run is coordinated by and benefits the Conifer Lobos Unified Boosters (CLUB) and Conifer Area Council (CAC) Trail team. Registration is open at

This year’s festival features over 20 bands on two main stages, as well as the Salida Circus. Entertainment showcases local talent from the foothills communities and surrounding Front Range cities. Immediately following the Run at 10 am, the Celebration opens on the Colorado Furniture stage and the Bellwether stage. Festival headliners include Persuasian, sponsored by June McKenzie – RE/MAX Alliance; Austin Young, sponsored by Kevin and Kelly Beaulieu; James Carothers, sponsored by Spectrum Electric; and Joe Bye.

Grab said shoes and hang on tight—Elevation Celebration is going to be better than ever this year! Meet us in Aspen Park along Sutton Road on July 30 and 31 and see for yourself!