photo credit- The Denver Ear
Cañon City is located in an area we Coloradans affectionately call a Banana Belt—a segment of a larger geographic region that enjoys warmer weather conditions than the region as a whole, especially in wintertime.
Given these conditions, spring in Cañon City comes earlier than in the rest of Colorado, and its growing season stretches longer. In April, when much of Colorado’s mountains get their last snowstorms, Cañon City’s trees start to bud, its crops sprout, and its flowers blossom.
In true Cañon City fashion—a city that loves a good celebration—residents honor the arrival of spring with the Annual Music and Blossom Festival.
What began as a private garden party in the 1860s has since grown into a week-long tradition that includes a craft fair, kids’ zone, blossom pageant, & chocolate walk. During the weekend, festival goers can watch a grand parade, during which food vendors serve tacos, hamburgers, pizza, caramel apples, lemonade, snow cones, Polish sausages, corn dogs and much more—all the things that make a festival fun! The weekend will also host a carnival, a rodeo, and many bands, including national high school, middle school, and junior high school bands set to compete in Concert Band, Jazz Band, Parade, and Orchestra.
Cañon City Annual Music and Blossom Festival: May 4th through May 7th, 2017
Jump into spring while taking in all the beautiful flower blossoms in Cañon City at the Annual Music and Blossom Festival. For more information, visit www.ccblossomfestival.com
photo credit- Daily Record
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