Burn Baby Burn: One Colorado City Says Goodbye to Winter in A Odd Way
Go big or go home, that's the mindset one Colorado city is taking when it comes to celebrating the beginning of spring.
The first Friday of the month is a big deal in Silverthorne, Colorado, and this month things are about to get heated with their annual Burning Snowman.
What are First Fridays in Silverthorne, Colorado?
First Fridays in Silverthorne are a time for fun and community. On the first Friday of every month, Silverthorne invites visitors to celebrate with the community’s talented artisans, performers, and locals.
"From arts and food to music and fun, First Fridays showcase the community’s talented makers, artisans, and performers. They include hosted evenings with artists, chefs, brewers, musicians, and more in various locales that welcome the whole community to participate," states the town of Silverthorne.
What is Burning Snowman in Silverthorne, Colorado?
Burning Snowman is an annual event that celebrates the end of winter and the beginning of Spring with the symbolic burning of a 20-foot snowman made out of scrap wood.
According to the folks of Silverthorne, "the brighter the fire burns, the warmer our spring will be."
In addition to the Burning Snowman bonfire, visitors can, " enjoy live music, live art with local artists Andrew Moran and Erika Rae, and crafts with Frosted Flamingo. La Perla will be serving food and adult beverages will be available for purchase," the town of Silverthorne announced.
When is Burning Snowman in Silverthorne, Colorado?
The pandemic put a pause on Burning Snowman for the past two years, but now that things have cleared up a bit, the annual event is back on!
This year's Burning Snowman event will take place on Friday, April 1 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Trent Park Overflow Parking Lot at the entrance of the Willowbrook neighborhood.