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Create an epic day (or week!) worthy of this momentous occasion.
This fine state could use a break. Colorado deserves a party unlike any other this year. Starting Monday, July 27, we're letting the good times roll all the way to the big day on Saturday, August 1. Everyone in Colorado is invited to celebrate their state with a birthday bundle of festive occasions, both online and in person. Our annual free day at all eight of our museums throughout the state, including the History Colorado Center in downtown Denver, makes its triumphant return.
For the first time ever, Colorado Day festivities will also include a full week of digital delights shared below. A combination of live virtual events—like our online Birthday Bash, bursting with fun and games—and a Spirit Week of playful prompts on our Facebook and Instagram guarantee that this year's celebration will be one for all and one for the record books. Special guest Governor Jared Polis will pop into our social media channels, and our five members of the State Historian’s Council will describe their favorite things about the state on our blog. New videos showcase the great outdoors, while perfect recipes and downloadable crafts are also available.
Just what is Spirit Week?
We've joined forces with Betterish to bring you another week of spirit. Betterish began hosting virtual spirit weeks throughout the pandemic as a way to connect people during a time of social distancing... to make us feel "togetherish." It's your classic spirit week but made better(ish) with a mix of playful, action-driven, empathy-building prompts that unfold on Facebook and Instagram. We'll be announcing the themes on social media soon, so be sure to follow us @historycolorado and #betterishtogetherish.