Whacky fun and free drinks

There is no question that Colorado is at the top of its game…especially when it comes to way whacky events. Check out a few ways to let your hair down this year throughout the state. But don’t leave the Mile High City for too long; we would just miss you too dang much at The Front Porch!

Ski Joring & Crystal Carnival, Leadville (February 28-March 2, 2014) – Ski Joring is a timed competition where a skier is pulled down a snowy road by a horse and rider. The racecourse features gates, jumps and rings. Penalties are assessed by missing gates or jumps, and by missing or dropping any of the rings. A children’s parade, Nordic and winter mountain bike races are just some of the activities happening during the event.

Frozen Dead Guy Days, Nederland (March 7-9, 2014) – October isn’t the only time of year to get spooky when March offers the Frozen Dead Guys. This festival celebrates Grandpa Bredo, a man who in 1989 was frozen after he died in Norway and ended up in the hills above Nederland where his daughter was located. He has remained there ever since and has become an international legend. Hearse parade floats, coffin race teams and costume polar plunging make this a not-to-be-missed wacky event.

Flauschink, Crested Butte (April 2-6, 2014) – A historical slide show, coronation ball, polka dancing and a ski-slope salute to the king and queen (longtime residents loved by the locals) of Flauschink are all part of this wacky event. Meet previous Flauschink royalty or see the past and present royalty during the Flauschink parade.

We also think of ourselves as pretty whacky. That’s because we love to give away free drinks! Tonight is Flip Night which means you have a 50% chance of drinking for free. We like those odds!