On August 1st every year, the people of Colorado celebrate Colorado Day and the anniversary of the state being admitted into the United States of America in 1876. It is a day to celebrate Colorado's statehood and learn more about the history and legacy of Colorado. Colorado was the 38th State in the Union and came to be exactly 100 years after the United States was born.

Colorado Day Fun Facts August 1st 2021

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On Monday, Aug. 2, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is celebrating Colorado Day by offering free entrance at all 42 parks across the state.

The Centennial State celebrates its 145th birthday on Sunday, August 1, 2021, with a free event at the History Colorado Center

From alpacas to mascots to professional chalk artists, there will be more than 20 attractions surrounded by live music provided by local artists, including everything from traditional taiko drummers to jazz guitars. Ice cream, popcorn, and other refreshments will be available both outside and in the museum's  Café Rendezvous. Inside, guests will enjoy four floors of award-winning exhibits, including the new Building Denver: Visions of the Capital City. The History Colorado Makerspace will be open all day, as will face painting stations. 

The following museums will be open on Sunday, August 1st with free admission for all guests:

  • Center for Colorado Women's History in Denver
  • El Pueblo History Museum
  • Fort Garland Museum & Cultural Center
  • Ute Indian Museum

Colorado Day News

Golden-based State 38 Distilling, named after Colorado – the 38th state, will launch its first annual Colorado Day whiskey, a barrel-proof, unfiltered, uncut rye, made with local grains and Rocky Mountain water. The limited-edition bottle label was designed by Colorado artist Jesse Crock, known for his picturesque and vibrant Colorado landscapes. 

Colorado Day Whiskey State 38

The distillery will release the bottle at a launch party on July 30 from 4 – 6 pm at its tasting room location (400 Corporate Cir B, Golden, CO 80401)

Not to be outdone, Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey is Throwing a Party Sundays from noon to 8 p.m. with free distillery tours, libations, and more.

Five Ways to Celebrate Colorado Day (as only Coloradans could)

  1. Hike a 14'er
  2. Drink a Colorado beer (or whiskey)
  3. East a palisade peach
  4. Watch the Colorado Rockies play on Aug 3rd at home vs. the Cubs
  5. Smoke a joint (I couldn't resist)

Did you know? While most of the seats in Coors Field are dark green, the seats in the 20th row of the upper deck are purple to mark the elevation of one mile (5280 ft; 1,609 m) above sea level.

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