Events Calendar

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MAY

May 1 – 3, 2018
The Wright 2018, Golden
An outdoor-inspired industry summit and award program, The Wright recognizes a unique breed of leader. The kind to bet on instinct and belief rather than conventional wisdom. The self-reliant type. They can be tough to corral, but for three days in May, we gather and celebrate them – their companies, their creations and their communities. We invite you to join us.
www.somethingindependent.com

May 4, 2018
6th Alley Bar & Grill Supper Club – Beer Makers Dinner, Arapahoe Basin
Join us in the 6th Alley Bar & Grill for five courses specially paired with 5-7 ounce pours of select beers from Elevation brewery. Additional beverages will be available for purchase. .Reservations required. Seating’s start at 7:00 p.m. Book online or call 888.272.7246.
A-Basin and Elevation Brewing Co. (Poncha Springs, CO) team up again for another night of unique craft brews paired with our specially-prepared five-course menu. This is definitely a favorite dinner of ours, and it will sell out. Be sure to book your table now! Cost: $68  + tax and gratuity. https://www.arapahoebasin.com/event/supper-club-7/   

May 4, 2018
Festival Las AmericasCarbondale
The Festival of the Americas is organized by Roaring Fork Rotary aka “Club Rotario” and serves as a fundraiser for educational projects throughout the area. The Festival is a celebration of the richness of culture and traditions of the American continents. The day will include cultural, artistic, and recreational activities for the whole family, plus live entertainment and a great variety of food styles representing the flavors of the Americas. Sopris Park; 11AM-8PM. https://www.carbondale.com/events/ 

May 4, 2018
First Friday: Family Block PartyCarbondale
“Spring Into Fun” at THE FAMILY BLOCK PARTY from 4-8 PM at 4th Street Plaza. We’ll have a variety of Carbondale organizations on site with great summer information and activities for kids and families! We’ll of course have our KidZone with activities and a bounce house, courtesy of the Carbondale Recreation & Community Center, The Rosybelle bus by Carbondale Arts, arts & crafts by Handmakery, and much, much more! Live music, a silent auction, craft cocktails from Roaring Fork Beer…Co. & Marble Distilling Co., great local eats from Slow Groovin’ BBQ, Elevated Elixirs, and more! And of course meet some of Colorado Animal Rescue’s sweetest adoptables! There is something for everyone at The Family Block Party during Carbondale’s First Friday on May 4th! https://www.carbondale.com/events/ 

May 4 – 6, 2018
Live Your Best Life… Holistic Nutrition, Devil’s Thumb Ranch
Celebrate spring with Devil’s Thumb Ranch’s new event series – a whole month of wellness at the Ranch. Each weekend will feature an inspiring speaker with expertise on nutrition, healthy cooking, self-care, intuition and more. Treat yourself to the nutritious meals, hikes, meditation and yoga included in each seminar.  Healthy Communication for Relationships. Instructor: Rob Hamilton. http://www.devilsthumbranch.com/event/wellness-weekends-at-devils-thumb-ranch-elle-kempton/ 

May 4, 2018
Annual Rotary Blue Mesa Fishing Tournament, Gunnison
For the past 30 years, the Kiwanis Club of Gunnison has sponsored a fishing tournament on Blue Mesa Reservoir. With the recent folding of the local Kiwanis Club, the Rotary Club of Gunnison has stepped in to continue this tradition. Revenue from this fishing tournament is used to pay for Rotary youth scholarships and to give grants to local non-profit organizations. https://gunnisoncrestedbutte.com/event/annual-rotary-blue-mesa-fishing-tournament/  

May 4 – 5, 2018
Colorado National Bank Brews & Cruise, Palisade
Brew Masters Dinner: Friday, May 4: Craft Beer and Wine paired 4 course dinner. Location and Menu TBD
Grand TastingSaturday, May 5: Over 30 Craft Breweries General Admission
V.I.P. Tent- New for 2018 (Tent with table, chairs, catered food, seminars, 20 beers on tap for VIP tent only plus regular festival beers, limited number of tickets available)
Hard Cider and Wine Sampling; Food & Craft Vendors; Live Music
https://business.palisadecoc.com/events/details/colorado-national-bank-brews-cruise-05-07-2016-2119  

May 4, 2018
First Friday Stroll of Silverthorne, Silverthorne
Come together to Stand Out! We’re making the first Friday of every month a reason to get together. From arts and food to music and fun, we’re bringing all of our community together to show off how we all stand out.  

May 5, 2018
Shakin’ at the Basin Spring Concert Series, Arapahoe Basin
Featuring King Cardinal. With longer days, sunnier skies and great snow conditions there is no better way to celebrate springtime in the Rockies than at A-Basin with live music on our stage in Mountain Goat Plaza!
Always FREE, family friendly, and a good time! King Cardinal will be playing from 1:00pm-4:00pm in the Mountain Goat Plaza. https://www.arapahoebasin.com/event/shakin-at-the-basin-may5/  

May 5, 2018
Collegiate Peaks Trail Run, Buena Vista
The Collegiate Peaks Trail Run takes place in Buena Vista, Colorado and offers two race distance options – 25 miles and 50 miles. However, in 2016, the Forest Service/Bureau of Land Management officials re-routed a portion of Trail 1450 (Midland Trail). The course is now a 25.7 mile loop. Because of this change, runners who signup for 25 miles will actually run 25.7 miles and runners who signup for 50 miles will actually run 51.4 miles. Learn more: http://www.collegiatepeakstrailrun.org 

May 5, 2018
5th Annual Perfect Pairing, Empire
Easterseals Colorado is proud to partner with Tommyknocker Brewery, Guanella Pass Brewery, Westbound & Down Brewing Company, Bouck Brothers Distilling, Food Services of America, Troias Cafe and Marketplace, Cooper’s on the Creek, and The Frothy Cup for our 5th Annual Perfect Pairing. The event will include tapas style food prepared by local chefs paired with drinks from local breweries and distilleries. In addition, there will be entertainment and a silent auction. You must be 21 or older to participate. Casual Attire.
With a goal of $35,000, we need your help to send 20+ campers to a week of fun at Easterseals Colorado’s Rocky Mountain Village Camp! Last year, over 800 campers experienced a week of magic at Rocky Mountain Village, fishing, riding horses and even screaming down a zip-line! Help make a camper happy!

May 5, 2018
Estes Park Duck Race FestivalEstes Park
With a drop from a giant bucket, thousands of little yellow rubber ducks are ceremoniously dropped into Fall River at Nicky’s Resort where they begin their journey. The ducks are scooped out of the water one-by-one by waiting volunteers and prize winners begin to be announced.
Interested in adopting a $20 duck to possibly win one of the hundreds of prizes offered, in the past, including a trip to Ireland, Disney, Vegas or San Francisco, while also contributing to over 60 different Estes Valley charities? These charities will receive 95% of the money collected from adoptions. It’s a fun family outing with lots of music and entertainment as well.
Race festivities get underway at Nicky’s Resort at 11 a.m. on race day. Ducks go into the water at 1 p.m. and activities continue in Riverside Plaza until the last duck swims past the finish line. On race day, beginning at 8 am, Bond Park will feature FREE family fun, music, activities, duck sales and more!  As a bonus for the Duck Race Festival weekend, merchants in downtown Estes Park set up tables outside their businesses for the annual spring sidewalk sale on Saturday and Sunday.
Get your duck online and find more details at https://www.epduckrace.org/  

May 5, 2018
Cinco de Mayo Celebration, Grand Junction
Annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration downtown held on Main Street between 3rd and 7th Street from 10am-10pm. Join us to experience a variety of art, craft and food vendors and entertainment. See website for information. Street dance with live music begins at 6 PM. LAAF is a non-profit organization raising money for scholarships for the last 62 years. https://www.visitgrandjunction.com/events/cinco-de-mayo-celebration-pres-laaf 

May 5, 2018
Grand Valley Marathon, Palisade 
The Grand Valley Marathon, 1/2 Marathon, 10K and 5K are a fund raiser for the Fruit and Wine Byway. We are a Non-Profit Organization made up of race directors and many volunteers. These races were designed to  encourage the whole family to come and participate in a great day of activity, regardless of their interest or running ability.The Grand Valley Races allow runners to see some of the most historic and scenic areas in the Grand Valley. Runners get to run along the Colorado River, the base of the Grand Mesa (largest flat-topped mesa in the world), the historical town of Palisade and the famous blooming orchards. More information and registration can be found at: Grandvalleymarathon.com  

May 5, 2018
The Salida 720 Mountain Bike Race, Salida
A Technical 12-hour Mountain Bike Race in the heart of the Rockies!
OMG! It’s Alive!!! We have final approval for the all new 12 hour mountain bike race in central Colorado (SALIDA). Race day is set for May 5, 2018. Event load in begins May 4th at 1:00pm. There will be a MANDATORY racers meeting on friday evening at 8:00PM at the Boathouse Cantina 228 North F street Salida Colorado! Did we say MANDATORY? YES, yes we did!
Okay, here’s the skinny. This is a very technical 12 hour course that uses the trails just east of downtown Salida. The course will also use “F” and Sackett Streets. This is also where the team pits and vendor expo will be set up. Load in for solo and team pits is from 12:00pm to 10:00pm May 4th. Solo racers will have pit space closest to the timing center. The race will begin at 7:00am and last racer to leave the timing center will be 6:00pm, as the laps will take the fastest folks a little over an hour!  https://www.colorfulcolorado.com/event/the-salida-720/  

May 8, 2019
Vail Whitewater Race Series, Vail
The Vail Whitewater Race Series gives local and visiting kayakers, stand up paddle boarders and two-person raft teams the opportunity to race down Gore Creek from the Covered Bridge to the International Bridge during the peak runoff period in May and June. Each week a different course/format is featured to test competitors skills and provide exciting spectator viewing. An awards party takes place after each event at a local restaurant. The races takes place every Tuesday from 5 – 7pm. The series is presented by the Town of Vail, Alpine Quest Sports and the Vail Recreation District. 

May 9, 2018
Telluride’s Valley Floor Day, Telluride 
11:00 am – 11:00 am
http://www.visittelluride.com/festivals-and-events?page=2  

May 11 – 13, 2018
Live Your Best Life… Holistic Nutrition, Devil’s Thumb Ranch
Celebrate spring with Devil’s Thumb Ranch’s new event series – a whole month of wellness at the Ranch. Each weekend will feature an inspiring speaker with expertise on nutrition, healthy cooking, self-care, intuition and more. Treat yourself to the nutritious meals, hikes, meditation and yoga included in each seminar.  Understanding Your Personal Path. Jim Hunt – Intuitive Counselor & Life Coach http://www.devilsthumbranch.com/event/wellness-weekends-at-devils-thumb-ranch-elle-kempton/ 

May 11, 2018
Annual Spring Downtown Gallery Walk, Durango
Take a stroll through downtown Durango and visit the many art galleries. https://www.durango.com/event/annual-spring-gallery-walk-downtown-durango-galleries/  

May 11, 2018
Night at the Museum – 35th Anniversary, Frisco
5:00pm-8:00pm – Enjoy a reception and open house to help Celebrate Colorado’s Preservation month and the Museum’s 35th Anniversary. Tour the buildings and take in some history after hours. We will provide an open bar, light refreshments, and live music by Larry Lacerte. https://www.townoffrisco.com/events/night-museum-35th-anniversary/ 

May 11 – 13, 2018
Mothers’ Day Victorian High Tea, Georgetown
This Mother’s Day, treat your Mom to High Tea at Georgetown’s Dusty Rose Tea Room, located between 6th and 7th on Rose Street in the heart of Georgetown.
High Tea will be served Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. High Tea will include your choice of soup or fruit, a variety of savories, baked goods, as well as sweets. You may choose from 30 varieties of tea, or you are also welcome to enjoy, coffee, hot chocolate, Pepsi, or Sprite. Every Mother will also receive a special, hand-made gift!  Seating is Limited. $24.95/person. For more information or to make reservations, please call 303-569-3100. http://clearcreekcounty.org/events/victorian-mothers-day-high-tea-2/2018-05-11/  

May 11 – 13, 2018
5th Annual Hotchkiss Sheep Camp Stock Dog Trials, Hotchkiss
Come witness one of the greatest and most dynamic partnerships in the animal kingdom: a dog, its handler, and their sheep. With just a few well timed whistles from its trusted handler the dog strategically approaches the flock, assumes control of the sheep, and completes the assigned task. Note that while these dogs are trained, the sheep are not!
Dogs on leash are welcome!
For you spectators, note that while your dogs are welcome, we ask that they remain on leash. For your enjoyment there will be a judged demonstration during the lunch breaks both Saturday and Sunday, time permitted. Our judge will take the microphone to explain what is happening, while pointing out the errors that occur during the run which result in point deductions.
So come by, sit a spell, and watch these world class athletes work their magic. Visit our participating vendors while enjoying the beauty that is the North Fork Valley in spring. We guarantee you’ve never seen anything quite like this!
Spectator Entry Fee:  Friday $4.00 (8AM start), Saturday and Sunday $5.00 (7AM start) http://hotchkissdogtrials.com/  

May 12, 2018,
3rd Annual Swimwear day and Spring Rail Jam, Arapahoe Basin
Swimwear Day
Stop by the Arapahoe Basin tent and show us your best swimwear styles (family friendly) to receive a raffle ticket. There will be great prizes and a chance to win a Never Summer snowboard! 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Must be present to win!
Spring Rail Jam  This is a FREE event in the Treeline Terrain Park! We know you’ve been practicing your tricks all season, so come show them off for your chance to win excellent prizes (and bragging rights, of course). https://www.arapahoebasin.com/event/swimwear-railjam/  

May 12, 2018
Shakin’ at the Basin Spring Concert Series, Arapahoe Basin
Featuring Homeslice. With longer days, sunnier skies and great snow conditions there is no better way to celebrate springtime in the Rockies than at A-Basin with live music on our stage in Mountain Goat Plaza!
Always FREE, family friendly, and a good time! Homeslice will be playing from 1:00pm-4:00pm in the Mountain Goat Plaza. https://www.arapahoebasin.com/event/shakin-at-the-basin-may11/  

May 12, 2018
Dandelion DayCarbondale
Dandelion Day celebration highlights activities and products associated with sustainability, community, and Spring! Starting with the Procession of Species Parade on Main Street, the crowds flow into Sopris Park. There, local organizations and educational talks give participants the opportunity to learn about incorporating environmentally friendly practices into their lives. Local artisans sell sustainably minded clothing, foods, cleaning products and more! Adding to the fun are a songwriter’s showcase, children’s dance performance, and a learning tent. Join us for this wonderfilled, positive celebration of sustainability, community and Spring! https://www.carbondale.com/events/ 

May 12 – October 27, 2018
Durango Farmers Market, Durango
The Durango Farmers Market offers fresh produce, protein, high-quality artisan crafts and ready to eat food and beverage – all from our local region! Every Saturday from May 12th through October 27th this year, you can find us in the parking lot of the First National Bank of Durango on 8th Street in between Main Avenue and Camino del Rio. Free Parking is available at the City Transit Center lot. http://www.durangofarmersmarket.com/  

May 12, 2018
Estes Park Mountain Music Festival, Estes Park
The Estes Park Mountain Music Festival is an annual musical extravaganza featuring national and local bands and fun for everyone! The festival is an all-day event with great music, food and beverages, vendors and family friendly activities. All proceeds benefit the Estes Park Schools music programs. For more information or tickets please visit https://www.visitestespark.com/events-calendar/special-events/estes-park-mountain-music-festival/  

May 12, 2018
Tap and Handle Craft Beer Fest, Fort Collins
As you know, craft beer is our passion. While creating culture, we believe that craft beer brings community and people together. So we are doing just that and putting on a Craft Beer Festival.
Join us Saturday, May 12th from 12:00PM-4:00PM as we gathered some of our closest friends to bring you some of the most sought after and limited beer available from 21 Colorado breweries. With special guest, Melvin, bringing the ruckus from WY. If you have been to any craft beer festival, the set up will be similar but in our parking lot. Tickets will LIMITED and be sold through eventbrite. With proof ID 21+/Valid ID
The price of your ticket includes: $10 from every ticket will be donated to Crossroads Safehouse for Domestic Violence. https://www.colorfulcolorado.com/event/tap-and-handle-craft-beer-fest/  

May 15 – September 30 2018
Chimney Rock National Monument, Pagosa Springs
Explore thousand-year-old archeological treasures left behind by the Ancestral Puebloans. Thanks to its elevated location, the site is also ideal for viewing the movements of the stars, moon and planets! Chimney Rock features ancient Puebloan ruins, guided tours, moon-lit education programs, and Native American Festivals. http://www.chimneyrockco.org/visit-chimney-rock-colorado/  

May 15, 2019
Vail Whitewater Race Series, Vail
The Vail Whitewater Race Series gives local and visiting kayakers, stand up paddle boarders and two-person raft teams the opportunity to race down Gore Creek from the Covered Bridge to the International Bridge during the peak runoff period in May and June. Each week a different course/format is featured to test competitors skills and provide exciting spectator viewing. An awards party takes place after each event at a local restaurant. The races takes place every Tuesday from 5 – 7pm. The series is presented by the Town of Vail, Alpine Quest Sports and the Vail Recreation District. http://www.vailrec.com/sports-activities/vail-race/whitewater-race-series  

May 18 – 24, 2018
Bonedale Bike WeekCarbondale
A celebration of bikes & the people who ride them. CarBondale without the “car” Bonedale Bike Week is a five day celebration of the best way to get around Car(LESS)bondale! Contact Eric Brendlinger at 970-510-1277 for more information. https://www.carbondale.com/events/ 

May 18, 2018
Country Western Dance, Silverthorne
Join dancers from Summit County and beyond for Country Western Dance night at the Silverthorne Pavilion.  Held the third Friday of the month, Mike “Tex” DeGarie will provide guided instruction for novice to advanced dancers.  Guided instructions from 7:00-8:00pm followed by open dancing and cash bar until 11:00pm. $5 at the door. https://www.silverthorne.org/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/2727/17?curm=5&cury=2018  

May 18 – 20, 2018
Telluride Literary Arts festival, Telluride
From poetry performances and writing workshops to an author brunch, live theater for the kiddos, and the infamous Literary Burlesque, LitFest has something for everyone. All of LitFest is FREE with the exception of the always sold out Burlesque. Tickets ($15) are available at Between the Covers Bookstore and the Ah Haa School. Get LIT in Telluride! http://www.visittelluride.com/event/telluride-literary-arts-festival-05-19-2018  

May 19, 2018
Shakin’ at the Basin Spring Concert Series, Arapahoe Basin
Featuring The Beloved Invaders. With longer days, sunnier skies and great snow conditions there is no better way to celebrate springtime in the Rockies than at A-Basin with live music on our stage in Mountain Goat Plaza!
Always FREE, family friendly, and a good time! The Beloved Invaders will be playing from 1:00pm-4:00pm in the Mountain Goat Plaza. https://www.arapahoebasin.com/event/shakin-at-the-basin-may18/  

May 19, 2018 
Bike Park Competition, Carbondale
The 4th Annual free ride contest at Carbondale’s bike park.  From Striders to Pros, there will be many divisions and contests. Pump track time trials, best trick jam sessions, and more! Contact Jamie Wall at 970-510-1214 for more information. North Face Bike Park, Meadowood Dr,9 :30 am – 2:30 pm. https://www.carbondale.com/events/ 

May 19 – 20, 2019
Barrel into Spring-May, Palisade
The Grand Valley Winery Association presents 2018 Barrel Into Spring: Among the highlights of the event will be exquisitely prepared gourmet meals, ‘behind the scenes’ winery and vineyard tours, tasting wines that are not readily available to the general public, and of course barrel tasting.
Tickets are $70 per person. Ticket price will increase to $75 two weeks prior to the event.
GVWA wineries offer a 15% discount on wines to event participants during the barrel tastings.
7 Participating Wineries Include: Carlson Vineyards, Graystone Winery, Debeque Canyon Winery, Garfield Estates Winery, Grande River Vineyards, Plum Creek Winery, and Two Rivers Winery. http://tworiverswinery.com 

May 22, 2019
Vail Whitewater Race Series, Vail
The Vail Whitewater Race Series gives local and visiting kayakers, stand up paddle boarders and two-person raft teams the opportunity to race down Gore Creek from the Covered Bridge to the International Bridge during the peak runoff period in May and June. Each week a different course/format is featured to test competitors skills and provide exciting spectator viewing. An awards party takes place after each event at a local restaurant. The races takes place every Tuesday from 5 – 7pm. The series is presented by the Town of Vail, Alpine Quest Sports and the Vail Recreation District. http://www.vailrec.com/sports-activities/vail-race/whitewater-race-series  

May 25 – 28, 2018
CKS Paddlefest, Buena Vista
Paddlefest is a 18-year old event based in Buena Vista, Colorado that celebrates the fun-filled outdoor mountain lifestyle and the landscapes that make it possible. It is a celebratory festival of outdoor watersports, recreation, family fun, community parties and live music
Live music by A Shadow of Jaguar, Durango FUNK Allstars, Ponder the Albatross, Flash Mountain Flood, Dragondeer, and more!
Paddling clinics taught by Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center – RMOC, Badfish Stand Up Paddle, Jackson Kayak, Hala Gear, Pyranha Kayaks. Find more information and check out the schedule at http://www.ckspaddlefest.com/schedule 

May 25, 2018
Mt. Evans Opens for the Season!, Clear Creek County
Mount Evans Scenic Byway is scheduled to open for the 2018 season on Friday, May 25, 2018 depending on weather conditions!
The Mount Evans Scenic Byway (Colorado Highway 5) is typically open the Friday of Memorial Day weekend through the first weekend in October, depending on weather conditions. The road and access to the top of Mount Evans is closed at Summit Lake the day after Labor Day. http://clearcreekcounty.org/events/mt-evans-opens-for-the-season-2/2018-05-25/  

May 25 – 27, 2018
Iron Horse Bicycle Classic, Durango
This is the big race! Gear up or just watch as bikers race the train from Durango to Silverton all day from May 25th through the 27th.
Since 1972, this iconic event has tested man vs. machine, as bicyclists race the train from Durango to Silverton on the beautiful Million Dollar Highway. Can you make it in time to enjoy the beautiful ride back downhill? Don’t forget your one way ticket back on the train. Also stay in Durango and enjoy all the bicycle centered events for the weekend. Roadies, BMXers and Mountain Bikers unite, because there is an event for everyone. Register to ride here http://ironhorsebicycleclassic.com/  

May 25, 2018
Guanella Pass Opens for the Season!, Georgetown
Guanella Pass Road is scheduled to reopen in its entirety by Friday, May 25, 2018. Should you have questions or concerns, contact our office: 303-679-2312, or check the Guanella Pass Road Information Line at 303-679-2422 x.2 for updates. 

May 25 – 28, 2018
Packer Days, Lake City
Join the Lake City Community, Memorial Day Weekend, as we celebrate the notorious cannibal Alferd Packer. The Lake City Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the Run For Your Life survival 5K, followed by a Mystery Meat Cookoff on Sunday May 27th. Register your mystery meats and your teams online, register before April 30 for the early-bird discount. http://www.lakecity.com/calendar-of-events  

May 25 – 28, 2018
Mountainfilm in Telluride, Telluride
Started in 1979, Mountainfilm in Telluride is one of America’s longest-running film festivals. Through the years, in and out of trends and fads, the Mountainfilm in Telluride Festival has always been best described by one unchanging word: inspiring. Far more than any other adjective, that’s how festival audiences describe their experience.
In addition to screening leading independent documentary films from around the world, the festival includes a full-day symposium on a critical contemporary issue, art and photography exhibits, early morning coffee talks, a book signing party, an ice cream social, student programs and a closing picnic/awards ceremony. Presentations and panels are scheduled throughout the Memorial Day weekend event with a wide diversity of special guests, ranging from artists to adventurers and academics to activists. https://www.mountainfilm.org/festival  

May 26, 2018
17th Annual Festival of the Brewpubs, Arapahoe Basin
Featuring Mojomama. With longer days, sunnier skies and great snow conditions there is no better way to celebrate springtime in the Rockies than at A-Basin with live music on our stage in Mountain Goat Plaza!
Always FREE, family friendly, and a good time! White Water Ramble will be playing from 1:00pm-4:00pm in the Mountain Goat Plaza. https://www.arapahoebasin.com/event/shakin-at-the-basin-may25/ 

May 26, 2018
Shakin’ at the Basin Spring Concert Series, Arapahoe Basin
Featuring White Water Ramble. With longer days, sunnier skies and great snow conditions there is no better way to celebrate springtime in the Rockies than at A-Basin with live music on our stage in Mountain Goat Plaza!
Always FREE, family friendly, and a good time! White Water Ramble will be playing from 1:00pm-4:00pm in the Mountain Goat Plaza. https://www.arapahoebasin.com/event/shakin-at-the-basin-may25/   

May 26 – 27, 2018
Blues, Brews And BBQ, Beaver Creek
As the launch of summertime in Beaver Creek,the 15th annual Beaver Creek Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival features top chefs from around the state serving up mouth-watering barbecue complemented by thirst-quenching brews, and blues music from around the country. The Blues, Brews and BBQ event offers complimentary admission from 12:00pm-6:00pm to the Beaver Creek plaza with food and beverages available for purchase. Complimentary blues music can be enjoyed throughout the weekend on the Beaver Creek plaza stage with three acts featured per day. https://www.beavercreek.com/explore-the-resort/activities/event-detail.aspx?id={fa29ed40-e49c-493b-9db4-2486d7e8a499}  

May 26-28, 2018
Memorial Day Weekend, Estes Park
Delight in the three-day Memorial Day weekend in Estes Park with an abundance of events and activity all three days. Amidst budding trees and blossoming flowers, Estes Park is bustling!
From Saturday through Monday, May 26 to May 28, check out Bond Park in the center of downtown for a wide variety of one-of-a-kind art market. More than 90 local, statewide and national artists showcase their talents in an annual juried art show and market. Don’t forget to check out Kid Row which is an interactive art experience for kids to inspire their creative side and encourage young people to explore the arts.
From pottery to glasswork, jewelry to paintings, the spectrum of quality artwork is impressive. Don’t miss the Gallery Row that features work from Estes Park art galleries. Live music and food are available at the event throughout the weekend. Saturday & Sunday 9 am to 5pm, Then, stroll the downtown shops, dine on river-side patios and head into Rocky Mountain National Park for hiking, wildlife watching, scenic drives and outdoor adventures! https://www.visitestespark.com/events-calendar/special-events/memorial-day-weekend/ 

May 26 – 27, 2018
Clear Creek Pack Burro Race Weekend, Georgetown
Did you know? The Burro is the Colorado State Animal and that Pack Burro Racing is the only sport indigenous to the State of Colorado? It has its roots in the State’s mining heritage. In the early days of the mining industry, miners would take burros, which is the Spanish word for donkey, through the mountains of Colorado in their search for gold. Because the burros were carrying supplies, the miners could not ride the animal and so they would walk, leading the donkey. The burro races commemorate these men and their burros.
Format:
In a typical burro race, a runner and a burro race complete a prescribed course together, with the runner leading the burro on a rope. Riding the burro is not allowed. In fact, the human may carry the burro, but the burro may not carry the human. The burro must be on a lead rope, which is limited to 15 feet. Runners must maintain control of their animals at all times. Burros must also carry a pack saddle with 33 pounds of traditional mining gear, including a pick, gold pan, and a shovel. Runners may also include other gear in their saddles, such as windbreakers, water, food, etc, but the surplus gear cannot be counted in the 33 pounds. Cruelty to the burro is prohibited and racing officials have the right to hold any burro for 30 minutes following the race for an inspection by a veterinarian.
Lore:
There are two legends concerning the beginning of these burro races. The first states that the races began when two miners found gold and had to race back to the claims office. Because they could not ride the burros the miners were forced to run, leading the burros. The second legend is somewhat vague but concerns a few drunken miners at a bar in Leadville, Colorado.
For entry information please visit http://clearcreekcounty.org/events/burro-race-in-georgetown-2/2018-05-26/  

May 26 – May 27, 2018
The Original Growler Bike Race, Gunnison
Brought to you by Gunnison Trails and presented by Ergon and SRAM, the Original Growler is owned and operated by Gunnison Trails. The Original Growler is for experienced mountain bikers only and takes place in rugged, isolated backcountry terrain.
Saturday May 26, 2018: The Half-Growler, around 32-miles on the dirt
Sunday May 27, 2018: The Full-Growler, around 64-miles on the dirt
Sunday May 27, 2018: SUNDAY’S HALF GROWLER, around 32-miles on the dirt
NOTE: Saturday’s race starts at 9am sharp. Sunday’s races start together at 7am sharp and the total field limit for each day is 350.
Riders must possess the skills and judgment necessary to assess difficult and challenging trails and roads and negotiate them in a safe manner. NO BEGINNERS, PLEASE! For comparison, the general character and difficulty of the trails and roads in the Original Growler is similar to those of the BLM Mack Ridge Trail System near Fruita, CO: Mary’s Loop, Lion’s Loop, Horsethief Loop, Steve’s Loop, etc.
The Growler acts as is the primary fundraiser for this Colorado 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Gunnison Trails is dedicated to maintaining and expanding the single track experience in the Gunnison area including working toward building the Gunnison to Crested Butte trail. 100% of the proceeds from the Original Growler benefit Gunnison Trails.
Registration for the 2018 is now open. https://gunnisoncrestedbutte.com/event/the-original-growler-bike-race/  

May 27, 2018
17th Annual Festival of the Brewpubs, Arapahoe Basin
Mark your calendars for the 17th Annual Festival of the Brewpubs!
Join us for our largest party of the year! Spend the day sampling beer from breweries from Summit County, Colorado and beyond! Featuring live music on the stage in the Mountain Goat Plaza and outdoor food stations, this is a spring-time party not to be missed! https://www.arapahoebasin.com/event/festival-of-the-brewpubs/  

May 27, 2018
Spring Rail Jam #2, Arapahoe Basin
This is a FREE event in the Treeline Terrain Park! We know you’ve been practicing your tricks all season, so come show them off for your chance to win excellent prizes (and bragging rights, of course). https://www.arapahoebasin.com/event/spring-rail-jam2/  

May 28, 2018
Pop-Up Concert, Avon
Concerts are a summer tradition in Avon and they are popping up all over town this season! In its third year, Pop Up Concerts will feature classical string quartets, which are scheduled to pop-up in Harry A. Nottingham Park, the Main Street Mall, and other surprise locations. Rain showers will chase these well-received concerts, if need be, into the Avon Town Hall.
These 90-minute concerts take place May – September, and they allow locals and guests a time to unwind and relax with live classical and contemporary music. Light fare and refreshing beverages are available each evening, and these performances bring an eclectic array of musical styles, from classical strings to Spanish guitars, all performed by musicians from Colorado’s most esteemed symphonies and philharmonics. 

May 29, 2019
Vail Whitewater Race Series, Vail
The Vail Whitewater Race Series gives local and visiting kayakers, stand up paddle boarders and two-person raft teams the opportunity to race down Gore Creek from the Covered Bridge to the International Bridge during the peak runoff period in May and June. Each week a different course/format is featured to test competitors skills and provide exciting spectator viewing. An awards party takes place after each event at a local restaurant. The races takes place every Tuesday from 5 – 7pm. The series is presented by the Town of Vail, Alpine Quest Sports and the Vail Recreation District. http://www.vailrec.com/sports-activities/vail-race/whitewater-race-series  

May 31 – June 3, 2018 
WAVE: Light + Water + Sound, Breckenridge
Breckenridge Creative Arts is pleased to announce the return of WAVE: Light + Water + Sound, an exhibition of cutting-edge works of contemporary public art featuring illuminated sculptures, projections and digital art on the riverfront. This free 4-day event offers temporary installations, musical performances, screenings, digital art and eye candy of all sizes for the whole family to experience. https://www.gobreck.com/experience-breckenridge/festivals-and-events/  

May 31, 2018
Art Around Town Art Walk
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm, Town Hall, 511 Colorado Ave. https://www.carbondale.com/events/ 

May 31 – June 3, 2018
[Re]New You: A Mountain Retreat, Purgatory Resort 
Maybe you need a break from your routine. A chance to get away to the mountains, far from your busy life, to focus on you for a few days. Perhaps you have a health concern or two that you’d like help with. And maybe you’d just like to have some fun, meet new friends, and enjoy the fresh mountain air.
Head to the San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado to devote three days to you, your health, and your overall wellness. Purgatory Resort and Sarvaa Superfood are proud to present [Re]New You, a healthy living retreat designed specifically for women. https://www.purgatoryresort.com/events/renew-you/?rec=1527724800 

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