Festival in the Clouds – Alma, Colorado Annual Event
Wear your tie-dye, bring your smiles, and meet the wonderful character of Alma, CO
Heading up Hoosier Pass we stumbled upon a one-of-a-kind Art and Music festival in Alma, CO. A sign caught our attention saying “pancake breakfast” by the volunteer fire department. A fundraiser featuring food and prepared by the fire department, how could you go wrong!
While eating an abundance of delicious pancakes, scrambled eggs and bacon you could hear the beginnings of a band warming up.
The people of Alma and the men and women who volunteer for the fire department were so genuinely warm and inviting. Our kind of mountain town, feeling right at home.
Numerous tents in the park, music in the air, cars coming from everywhere, we simply had to go see what was going on. Kids in swimsuits, carrying towels, rafts, paddleboards heading in the same direction.
While chatting at breakfast, a local gal next to me mentioned she was going to perform this afternoon on stage at the Festival. 40 bands from the region perform during the 3 day event.
The music was lively, very entertaining. As the day progressed you couldn’t help but feel the happy-go way the locals were and all of us visiting latching onto it.
A mixture of rock, folk, jazz, and blues.
I love art, especially art fairs, and it was here too, at least 25 booths set up with a variety of exceptional artists.
20 years ago when this annual event started it was intended to give local artists and musicians a chance to show their talents. Now a very popular Colorado event.
Festival in the Clouds, is a big time deal presented with keeping the quality of a small mountain town.
You can camp here for the weekend. Loads of activities for the kids, which includes, swimming in the pond, rafts, a playground and hula hoops. We missed out on the “wild and wacky” duck race, the Alma belly dancers and the bike race.
Visit, http://almafoundation.com/events/FestivalClouds.html for information on the next event so you won’t miss out!
There is a little museum here with history of the local area firefighters. Open for the festival. Definitely worth a peek.
Most important for some, yes, festival style food booths are here also!
I’m sure I’ve missed on something, so you’ll just have to stop in and meet Alma, CO. The views alone of the surrounding mountains will draw you in. There are five 14ers that rise above the town: Sherman, Mt.Bross, Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Democrat, and Mt. Cameron.
This is a free art and music festival, sponsored by the Alma Foundation, and is the biggest fundraiser for the community.
Alma, CO, the highest incorporated Town in the USA, sitting at 10,578 ft. Located on CO Hwy 9 South of Hoosier Pass, 6 miles from the town of Fairplay and 17 miles from Breckenridge, CO.
Bring your lawn chair to watch the bands!
Information about camping call the Alma Foundation at 719-836-2712 or email, firstname.lastname@example.org
More information about Alma, CO visit, http://www.townofalma.com/