Colorado Meetings + Events Magazine

Mountain Towns Offer Latest Flurry of Fun

As snow returns to Colorado’s high country and anticipation of the upcoming winter season becomes evident among locals, there are some fun announcements of interest for groups from mountain towns and those surrounded by mountains. These are just a few of the many new highlights shared by our friends at the Colorado Tourism Office.

10 Colorado-Made Gift Ideas for the Holidays

Made in Colorado means something in 2016. Local is king, whether it’s food, beer or art, it shouldn’t be any different with gifts for meetings and events or as holiday thank-yous. Here are 10 hand-picked ideas for corporate, association and nonprofit buyers looking to give a present with a Colorado connection.

Out-of-the-Box Holiday Event Ideas

The plainly wrapped gift is often times picked last to open, so why settle for the norm when colorful and magical gatherings are first selected off busy holiday schedules? 

Take Your Group to a Higher Level with Elevated Meetings

If meetings and events have fallen into a rut, you may simply need a higher calling. The Rocky Mountains are so stunning and the sunsets so vibrant that reaching a vantage point to enjoy them is a great way to rise above the blasé. Check out these venues to help gain this unique per - spective for upcoming get-togethers.

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Colorado's Latest Activities & Attractions

The ART Hotel, located in Denver’s museum district, has introduced a 5K urban public art run. Guests can request a detailed map featuring a route that highlights downtown Denver’s most significant public art pieces, and guides are available if desired.

Denver’s first chef-driven farmers market has launched and runs every Saturday until Oct. 24 due to a partnership between the Boulder County Farmers Market, Denver Union Station and prominent area chefs.

Event Spotlight: Catering by Design Celebrated a Milestone

How did Denver-based Catering by Design celebrate its 20th anniversary? Owners Cade and Ingrid Nagy’s answer was BASH 20, an allout, in-your-face culinary adventure held on March 24. The Catering by Design team and sister company, By Design Event Décor, created never-before-experienced food stations and decorative lounges that transformed Denver’s Mile High Station into a showcase of what’s new. A jerky gallery, elevated chandelier dessert buffet, 7-foot-tall rubber duck and threedimensional paint-bynumbers experience were among the many wonders of the night.

Give Back to Local Communities Through Leading Colorado Hotels

As wellness travel continues to grow as a niche market, planners are constantly looking for ways to incorporate healthy programs into their meeting agendas in order to create higher levels of energy and engagement. When it comes to planning a meaningful event, it’s extremely important to have all attendees feel a sense of purpose and contribution. 

Colorado has a number of properties that are heavily involved in sustainability and local initiatives. Guests can feel good knowing their stay is contributing to communities and environmental efforts.

New Venue Spotlight: Philip S. Miller Park

Castle Rock’s Philip S. Miller Park officially opened in October 2014 with the crown jewel being the Miller Activity Complex with an aquatic center, trampoline room, golf simulator, drop-down batting cages and two indoor fields. Outdoors, a synthetic-turf field and more than 7 miles of soft-surface trail provide loads of additional options along with Castle Rock Zip Line Tours and Epic Adventure Tower, which are privately operated attractions.

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