Ahhh. Telluride Blues and Brews. It is easy to understand why it’s a local favorite for families – there is plenty of entertainment for every single person in your family, minus the dog. On Saturday, the entertainment started with some unexpected snow. It was raining, it was snowing, it was raining, and then snowing some more. But despite the few moments of crazy weather…
…the kids bundled up and were all smiles.
Once the sun came out, people came flooding in (no pun intended) and there were lots of happy kids cruising around!
Throughout the weekend, we met so many wonderful families, both local and visiting, and their cute kiddos. So many cute kids, not enough space on our server to post pictures of them all.
Around every corner, something fun was happening. There were lots of great costumes…
And some bungee trampoline action…
There was even an entire section on the festival grounds just for the kids. Activities included bouncy houses, climbing wall, giganto slide, trampoline, face painting, talent shows, and Funny Bone Logic with Gumbo. I liked the fact that they have this area towards the back. There’s lots of room back there for kids to roam around a bit without getting lost in the crowd.
One of the highlights of Blues and Brews for kids is the parade which is led by some colorful characters who were lots of fun to watch, and they were super nice to all of the kids. Look at this cute little boy checking out the character towering above him! “How’s the weather up there?”
The kids were invited to put on a costume and carry flags and umbrellas and parade up to the stage and back.
The crowd went crazy and the kids loved it!
Besides the planned kid activities, there of course was stellar music for families to share. Check out this father and son dancing to moe. (period)
There were also lots of great products in the vendor booths. One of my favorites was Cora Belle Baby Couture, which makes outfits for kids from recycled sari’s. The patterns were gorgeous, and one outfit can fit age 3 months through 3 years old. If I had a child in this age range, I would have bought one.
As for the adults, they had a little bit of fun too. (Check out the man on the tramp.)
Don’t adults get to goof around too?
Telluride Blues and Brews is a festival that is perfect for families. Whether you come for the whole weekend, or just one day, Blues and Brews provides great entertainment, activities and music. If you didn’t get there this year, get it on your calendar for next year! Your kids will thank you.
SJPmama is the schemer, founder, and the editor at San Juan Parent. She created San Juan Parent because she wanted to find fun activities for families in the San Juan Mountain Region that would tire her kids out and make them go to bed at a decent hour. She has been banging away on computers for longer than she can remember and freelances at various tech jobs. She considers herself extremely lucky to have such awesome friends and family who are willing to let SJP feature their stories on the interwebs.