Memorial Day weekend is almost upon us, which means it's also the unofficial start of Summer. So what events in Colorado should you check out that weekend?

While you are making your plans, don't forget what the true meaning of Memorial Day is all about. Please take time that weekend (and all throughout the year) to think about the men and women who have fought for the freedoms of our country so we can live like we do today.

There are many great events to take part in that weekend, and without the true heroes making sacrifices over the years, we may not have been able to enjoy them.

That being said, you may be mapping out what you'll be doing with your family over Memorial Day. Maybe you'll just be doing a barbecue at your house with friends and family over.

You could be packing the entire family in the car and hitting the road for a memorable road trip.

Or you could just be staying back in your hometown and taking in the celebrations in your own backyard.

Whatever your plans are, there is something for everyone to take part in over Memorial Day weekend. To help you out, here are eight events throughout the state of Colorado that we think are a must see.