May is a wonderful time to be a Coloradan or visit Colorado. With mild temperatures, plenty of sunshine and a wide range of activities to enjoy, there’s something for everyone. Whether you’re a foodie, a movie buff, a fitness enthusiast, or simply looking to enjoy the great outdoors, here are six great things to do in Colorado during May:
May 1-30: Explore your local farmer’s market
Farmer’s markets around the state are in full bloom in May, so it’s a great time to load up on local produce, crafts and art while enjoying some time outdoors. Check out the farmer’s markets open in your area.
May 1-30: Take in the natural beauty of Horsetooth Reservoir
Located just west of Fort Collins, Horsetooth Reservoir is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts looking to enjoy a day by the water. You can rent a boat or paddleboard, and go fishing, camping, hiking and biking. It’s also the perfect place to bring a picnic or just relax. You need a Larimer County pass, which can be purchased at the kiosks located in the parking areas.
May 2: Elevate your baking
Have you ever followed a baking recipe to a T only to be disappointed with the result? Altitude may be to blame. At altitudes above 3,000 feet, recipes may require changes in time, temperature or ingredients to achieve desired results. Join this high-elevation baking workshop in Colorado Springs to learn the tips and tricks of baking at high elevation.
May 6-7: Celebrate Mexican culture and heritage at the annual Cinco de Mayo festival in Denver
With more than 400,000 attendees expected, it’s one of Denver’s most fun and family-friendly events. The event includes live music, traditional dance performances and a variety of food and drink vendors.
May 20: Run, walk or jog the Rockies Home Run 5K
This scenic 3.1-mile downtown course finishes with a lap around the warning track of Coors Field. Get the players’ vantage point from the field as you run to a great post-race party and entertainment. You will also receive a free t-shirt and two game tickets with your race registration. This event is open to participants of all ages and abilities.
May 25-29: Become a movie buff during the Mountainfilm Festival in Telluride
The festival will showcase 100+ screen-worthy documentary films that audiences may never get a chance to watch elsewhere. Mountainfilm is all about inspiring audiences to create a better world. The event also includes an all-day symposium, guest presentations, book signings, musical concerts, parties and outdoor activities.