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MTN Town Concert, Arts, Theatre, & Dance Venues 

Aspen   Benedict Music Tent   www.aspenmusicfestival.com/

Aspen   Wheeler Opera House   www.wheeleroperahouse.com/events

Beaver Creek   Vilar Performing Arts Center   http://www.vvf.org/arts/vilar-performing-arts-center.aspx

Breckenridge   Backstage Theatre   http://www.backstagetheatre.org/pages/index.htm

Crested Butte   Mountain Theatre   http://www.cbmountaintheatre.org/

Creede  Creede Repertory Theater  http://www.crederep.org/

Dillon  Lake Dillon Theatre Co   http://www.lakedillontheatre.org/

Durango   Henry Strater Theatre   www.henrystratertheatre.com/

Durango   Durango Arts Center   http://durangoarts.org/

Estes Park   Fine Arts Guild of the Rockies   http://www.fineartsguild.org/

Glenwood Springs   Center for the Arts   http://www.glenwoodarts.org/

Glenwood Springs   Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park   http://glenwoodcaverns.com/events-calendar/

Grand Junction   Avalon Theatre   www.avalontheatrefoundation.org

Lake Dillon   Dillon Amphitheatre  http://lakedillontheatre.org/

Ouray   Wright Opera House   www.thewrightoperahouse.org/

Ridgeway   Sherbino Theater   www.sherbinotheater.com

Salida  SteamPlant Event Center  http://salidasteamplant.com/

Silverthorne  Lake Dillon Theatre Co   http://www.lakedillontheatre.org/

Silverthorne  Silverthorne Pavilion   http://www.silverthorne.org/discover-silverthorne/pavilion/events

Steamboat Springs   Chief Theater   www.chieftheater.org/

Telluride   Michael D. Palm Theatre   http://telluridepalm.com/

Telluride   Sheridan Opera House   http://www.sheridanoperahouse.com/

Vail   Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater   http://www.vvf.org/arts

 

JULY 

 

 

July 7, 2017
16th Annual Mt. Sopris Music Fest, Carbondale
http://www.carbondale.com/events

July 7 – 9, 2017
Copper Mountain Music Fest, Copper Mountain
Nothing quite compares to a music festival with friends and family in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. From July 7 – 9, the 3rd annual Copper Mountain Music Fest features bluegrass and Americana artists from around the country. Admission is free!
The 2017 lineup includes Del McCoury, Town Mountain, Suzy Bogguss, Corb Lund, the Aaron Burdett Band, Travis Lawson and Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley. The weekend offers not only free music from highly-acclaimed musicians but workshops, jam sessions with fellow music enthusiasts, outdoor adventures topped off with celebratory fireworks. CopperColorado.com

July 7, 2017
Friday Night Concert, Dillon
Featuring Bonny Dub. The Town of Dillon hosts over 100 special events throughout the summer months. Starting with the Town Clean-up in May and culminating with a Labor Day weekend concert, the event line-up is chock full of goodness all summer long. With signature events such as the Dillon Farmers Market and the town concerts at the Amphitheatre, Dillon is never short on summer fun.
Please Note, Concerts will be held at the Dillon Amphitheatre Fridays and Saturdays from June 16th- July 8th, Concerts will then move to Dillon Town Park and be held every Saturday Night only through Labor Day Weekend. All Concerts Begin at 7 pm

July 7, 2017
Alpenglow Zip Tours, Devil’s Thumb Ranch
Strap on a headlamp and experience a zip line adventure by moonlight. Five zip lines increase in height, distance and speed, ending with a 1600 foot long zip that reaches speeds up to 40 mph. Includes transportation to the zip lines from the Devil’s Thumb Ranch base area and post-zip beverages.
Time: 8 to 11 p.m. Cost: $99/person. Reservations:  970-726-8231 or activities@devilsthumbranch.com

July 7 – 9, 2017
64th Annual Gem & Mineral Show, Durango
This year’s Four Corners Gem and Mineral Show will include sixty rock, gem, mineral, fossil and jewelry dealers from across the West, as well as many of our own Club members displaying their handcrafted lapidary art pieces. You do not need to purchase a ticket in advance, just show up at the door. Suggested donation for admission is $1 per person.
In addition to supporting our nonprofit organization and rock hounds and lapidary artists throughout Four Corners region, our sale also raises money for a scholarship program for geology students at Fort Lewis College.
There will be attractions for the whole family including Kids Activities All Weekend, Gold Panning All Weekend, Rocks, Gems, Minerals, Fossils, Geodes, Crystals, Meteorites, Shells, Beads and More, Jewelry, Accessories and Findings, Equipment and Tools’ Silent Auction and Free Door Prizes, and Educational and Fluorescent Mineral Display. http://www.durangorocks.org/gem-show.html

July 7 – 9, 2017
Rocky Mountain UkeFest, Durango
Registration is open for the 3rd Annual Rocky Mountain UkeFest beginning Friday, July 7 and running through Sunday, July 9 on the campus of Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado!
We are excited to welcome our presenters KEVIN CARROLL (Austin, TX musician, singer-songwriter, performer, presenter and educator) and all the way from New Zealand   ACK -N – JEL a.k.a Mark Jackson & Jane Jelbart (musicians, singers, entertainers, ukeorchestra leadership) and Devin Scott (performer, open mic host, uke jam leader). We have a collection of amazing workshops, group leader/teacher training sessions, open mic nights, great food, new housing options and a new location at Fort Lewis College located minutes from historic downtown Durango. http://rockymountainukefest.com/

July 7, 2017
Garden Party at the Hamill House, Georgetown
Three Cheers for the Red Queen, White Rabbit, and Blue Caterpillar.
Didn’t get in on our last garden party?  Or maybe you did and had so much fun you just can’t stay away?  Whatever the case, you don’t want to miss this one.  Live entertainment, food, drinks, and more fun than you can handle.  Come try your hand at a game of cards.  Or maybe you’d prefer to play a game of croquet or horse shoes?  There’s something for everyone, so stop on by.  You won’t be sorry you did. RSVP now. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/three-cheers-for-the-red-queen-white-rabbit-and-blue-caterpillar-tickets-32132175201

July 7, 2017
First Friday’s Artwalk, Gunnison
First Fridays Art Walk in Gunnison has a fabulous history in showcasing talented artists from an array of galleries, restaurants, and other fine venues. The event runs in local art galleries and restaurants from 5-8pm.

July 7 – 16, 2017
Crested Butte Wildflower Festival, Gunnison Valley
Surround yourself in the symphony of wildflowers that is Crested Butte.
Since 1986, we’ve hosted the Crested Butte Wildflower Festival, sharing Mother Nature’s colors with flower-lovers in fun, fresh ways. Hikes & Walks, Art Workshops, Photography Classes, Jeep Tours, Botany & Conservation/Medicinals, Edible Offerings, Garden Tours, Birding & Butterflies and so much more! Their calendar of offerings is HUGE! To see a full list of their 2017 events visit them online at https://www.crestedbuttewildflowerfestival.com/

July 7 – 16, 2017
117th Annual Cattlemen’s Days Rodeo, Gunnison
It’s been 117 years since the Gunnison Valley started celebrating its western way of life. Each July, the ranching culture struts its stuff in the “Granddaddy of Colorado Rodeos,” an event staged by the community for PRCA competitors and the people who love to watch them.
During the 2017 celebration, Cattlemen’s Days promises the same kind of boot-stomping entertainment that Gunnison pioneers enjoyed – but on a grander scale. Bull riding, barrel racing and the best cowboys and cowgirls – hold onto your hat for the Valley’s finest tradition! https://gunnisoncrestedbutte.com/event/117th-annual-cattlemens-days-rodeo/

July 7, 2017
19th Hole Concerts, Pagosa Springs
The Community Foundation brings the 19th Hole Concert Series to Pagosa for a second year. Supporting 6 different local non-profits: Rise Above Violence, Justice Ministries, Pagosa Nordic Club, Audubon Rockies, Loves and Fishes, and Veterans for Veterans. Proceeds from the 6 concerts will be split between the non-profits. Each week one non-profit will be featured and present at the concert. 5:30-7:30 pm $10 entry fee ~ bring your own blanket or chair ~ No outside food and drink

July 7 – 9, 2017
7th Annual Colorado Lavender Festival, Palisade
The Lavender Association of Western Colorado is proud to once again, host Colorado’s ONLY lavender festival in historic downtown Palisade and Western Colorado, with events all weekend long and the festival in the park on Saturday.. Located in western Colorado along the I-70 corridor, getting here is a quick 4 hour drive or 1 hour flight from Denver or Salt Lake City. For more information and ticket purchase please go to http://www.coloradolavender.org

July 8, 2017
Culinary Connection, Beaver Creek
Beaver Creek is home to a wide array of epicurean experiences. Join us at the Plaza Pavilion on Saturday afternoons throughout the summer to mix and mingle with the behind the scenes people who give Beaver Creek its world-renowned culinary reputation – chefs, sommeliers and beyond! Each session is unique – from cooking demonstrations and wine pairings to discussions on the history of a storied Beaver Creek gourmet outlet – and each session offers the chance to try a complimentary sampling of the restaurants’ tasty creations! Culinary Connection take place at the all-new Plaza Pavilion, Beaver Creek’s lush outdoor oasis, located at the west end of the ice rink, every Saturday, June 24th – August 26th from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. For more information, please visit www.beavercreek.com/culinaryconnection.

July 8, 2017
Quickstick Lacrosse Tournament, Breckenridge
Back again for its 19th year, the Men’s Quickstick Lacrosse Tournament comes to the High Country for two days of intense play. The 2017 Quickstick Lacrosse Tournament features a competitive bracket only. The competitive bracket tournament is for teams who play at a higher, more intense level, ages 18 and older. All teams must register by Sunday, July 2, 2017 by 9:00pm – no exceptions. http://www.gobreck.com/events/eventactivities-calendar/#event|quickstick-lacrosse-tournament-2|82014

July 8, 2017
Breckenridge Summer Beer Festival, Breckenridge
The 12th Annual Breckenridge Summer Beer Festival is one of the premiere summer events in Breckenridge each year bringing over 50 breweries for tastings, live music, a VIP area and wonderful food and retail vendors. All taking place outside at Beaver Run Resort & Conference Center in Breckenridge with amazing views of the mountains! Enjoy a weekend of playing outdoors and a Saturday afternoon of beer tastings from some of Colorado’s finest breweries & other breweries from around the world! The Breckenridge Summer Beer Festival draws a wide range of people from beer aficionados to families. The Breckenridge Summer Beer Festival celebrates Brews, Views & Great live Music! http://www.gobreck.com/events/eventactivities-calendar/#event|breckenridge-summer-beer-festival-3|81455

July 8, 2017
Cocktails for a Cause, Copper Mountain
Copper will host the finals of this charity event for Adaptive Action Sports. Adaptive Actions Sports is a local non-profit that creates skateboard, snowboard and other action sport programs for wounded veterans and those living with permanent physical disabilities like TBI and PTSD. Partake in the fun and help crown the winner of “Best Cocktail in Summit County”! http://www.coppercolorado.com/

July 8, 2017
Saturday Night Concert, Dillon
Featuring the Dr. John. The Town of Dillon hosts over 100 special events throughout the summer months. Starting with the Town Clean-up in May and culminating with a Labor Day weekend concert, the event line-up is chock full of goodness all summer long. With signature events such as the Dillon Farmers Market and the town concerts at the Amphitheatre, Dillon is never short on summer fun.
Please Note, Concerts will be held at the Dillon Amphitheatre Fridays and Saturdays from June 16th- July 8th, Concerts will then move to Dillon Town Park and be held every Saturday Night only through Labor Day Weekend. All Concerts Begin at 7 pm

July 8 – 9, 2017
26th Annual Art on the Animas, Durango
Enjoy an arts and crafts festival along the Animas River. http://www.durango.com/event/26th-annual-art-animas%E2%80%8B/

July 8 – 9, 2017
Triple Bypass Ride, Evergreen to Avon
The Triple Bypass Bicycle Ride is recognized as one of the premier cycling events for those who DARE! Celebrating the 29th Anniversary of the Triple Bypass Bicycle Ride, the Triple offers two days of enjoying the beautiful Rocky Mountains on your bike.
On Saturday, July 8th, 2017, the Triple Bypass ride heads WEST from Evergreen and concludes in Avon over three mountain passes. The ride is 120 miles from Evergreen (Bergen Park) over Juniper Pass (11,140ft), Loveland Pass (11,990 ft), Swan Mountain and Vail Pass (10,560 ft), concluding in Avon. The ride has over 10,000 ft of challenging elevation gain!
On Sunday, July 9th, the Triple Bypass heads EAST, starting in Avon, over 3 mountain passes, ending in Evergreen. For those truly interested in a heart-pounding experience, riders are able to complete both ride days in the “Double Triple Bypass.” For details, registration and lodging packages, please visit www.triplebypass.org.

July 8, 2017
Caddis Cup Fly Fishing Tournament, Gunnison
Compete in this year’s 16th annual fly fishing tournament* for some friendly competition on the world-class Gunnison Valley waters.  If you’re an avid angler, you don’t want to miss the main event on Saturday – the fly fishing tournament. We will pair you with one of the valley’s best guides, and together, you’ll catch as many trout as you can across the famous Gunnsion Valley waters. The awards ceremony is from 5-7, complete with prizes, drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and great stories. Entry to the tournament includes 1 seat at the Caddis Cup Dinner on Friday, a bag lunch on Saturday, a custom fishing shirt, and a goody bag! https://gunnisoncrestedbutte.com/event/2017-caddis-cup-fly-fishing-tournament/

July 8, 2017
Kidtopia Kidzfest, Keystone
Bring the family and enjoy some FREE family fun at the Kidtopia Kidzfest fairs! Come experience a trackless train ride through the Village, bubble foam pit, pony rides, caricatures, face painters, balloon artists, spin art, inflatable dual slide, DJ, and keep your eye out for the Baby T-Rex for a day you won’t want to miss! Don’t forget, you’ll get wet in the bubble pit – please bring a towel! http://www.keystoneneighbourhood.com/event/kidtopia-kidzfest-2/2017-07-08/

July 8, 2017
Devil’s Tail BBQ Train Ride, Leadville
The Devils Tail BBQ Special, features an evening train ride, on July 8, 2017 departing the depot at 6:00 pm.  www.leadville-train.com/

July 8, 2017
Summer Brew, Purgatory
Come join us for a fun day of summertime beer drinking!  Summer Brew, presented by Liquor World, is Purgatory Resort’s mid-summer beer festival, featuring all your favorite cold, refreshing, summertime beers!
These are the beers you turn to on a hot, summer day.  Whether you’re floating the river, at the ball game, mowing the lawn, or chilling out on your porch, there’s nothing better than a cold beer and some good friends!
Bring your friends and a blanket or a lawn chair, and enjoy a great summer day on the mountain sipping away the afternoon! https://www.purgatoryresort.com/events/summerbrew/?rec=1499518800

July 8, 2017
21st Annual Colorado Brewers Rendezvous, Salida
The 21st Annual Colorado Brewers Rendezvous takes place at Riverside Park in historic downtown Salida, Colorado, surrounded by soaring mountains and hugged by the Arkansas River. You will enjoy live music throughout the event with great food vendors offering up tasty concoctions to pair with your favorite beers! The event features over 75 Colorado Breweries with over 300 samplings of beer offered. For more information visit http://www.salidachamber.org.

July 8, 2017
Sunset at the Summit Concert featuring Wash Park, Silverthorne
Rainbow Park, 7:00pm FREE. Join us for free, award-winning live music at Rainbow Park for a night of fun-filled entertainment the entire family can enjoy. Pre-Show begins at 6 PM, concerts begin at 7 PM. For more information please visit www.silverthorne.org

July 8 – 9, 2017
36th Annual Hot Air Balloon Rodeo & 43rd Annual Art nn The Park, Steamboat Springs
The Hot Air Balloon Rodeo and Art in the Park events offer artistry and color both on canvases and in the air making this weekend a staple of Steamboat Springs, Colorado in the summertime.
Get to the launch grounds early to see the balloons inflate and enjoy this wonderful photography opportunity. The rodeo portion of the event consists of fun contests like dipping into Bald Eagle Lake and since balloon pilots can be pretty competitive, you’re guaranteed a good show. Once the balloons are in the air, sip on coffee, grab breakfast from one of our local vendors, and let the kids burn off some energy in the kids zone as you watch more balloons dot the Yampa Valley sky.
Just minutes away, another colorful scene awaits at Art in the Park, where arts and crafts, performances and an interactive children’s area will fill your day.
On Saturday, the fun doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. Head back to the mountain area and take in the colors as the balloon glow lights up on Mt. Werner. Spectators will have the opportunity to walk among the tethered balloons or take photos of this beautiful display from the numerous restaurant patios and hotel and condo balconies at the base of the mountain. http://www.steamboatchamber.com/signature-events/hot-air-balloon-rodeo

July 8, 2017
Ride Festival, Telluride
Telluride’s celebration of rock ‘n’ roll. This year’s lineup includes alt rocker Beck; the very eclectic Ben Harper and his band, the Innocent Criminals; Icelandic bluesy jammers Kaleo; and British rockers the Temperance Movement. In keeping with tradition, the weekend kicks off Friday with a free show in Mountain Village. The music also spills over after hours with NightRide when more intimate venues like the Sheridan Opera House host gigs by emerging acts. http://ridefestival.com/

July8, 2017
Family Fun Fest, Vail
The Vail Family Fun Fest is a few hours of simple fun in the beautiful Colorado Rockies presented in a festival setting. Families can come and visit various stations including our Creation Station – a tent filled with creative arts & crafts projects, The Science Tent – featuring Nature’s Educator’s, an educational group fostering respect and awareness of Birds of Prey and other animals found in Colroado, Play Town – featuring hula hoops, giant jenga and Connect Four and our Bounce House of Fun. In addition to these stations, we will be conducting several contests and group games throughout the day which may include the “Water Balloon Toss of Death”, The Blue Moose “Pizza Toss of Champions”, Hula Hoop Extravaganza and Simon Says. https://www.vailfamilyfunfest.com/

July 8, 2017
2nd Annual Tequila & Taco Fiesta. Winter Park
Announcing the second annual Winter Park Tequila & Tacos Festival, an afternoon of tequila and taco tasting at Hideaway Park accompanied by live music from The Rick Lewis Project. 11:45AM: Gates open for all pre-purchased tickets 12 – 2PM: Tequila Tasting with exclusive tequilas in VIP Area VIP Lunch (heavy snacks served until 3 pm) 12 – 4PM: GA/VIP ticketed event with vendors, tequila tastings, taco samples and bar service for purchase 12 – 1:30PM: live music my Mariachi’s 2-4PM: Live Music from The Rick Lewis Project 1 – 4PM: Gates open for day-of ticket purchasers (July 8). http://www.playwinterpark.com/tequilaandtacos

July 9 – 10, 2017
Triple Bypass Bicycle Tour, Avon
The Triple Bypass Bicycle Tour is a phenomenal 120-mile bicycle ride with over 10,000 feet of elevation gain. And yet, 3,500 riders dare it every year. It starts in Evergreen and climbs over Squaw Pass to Idaho Springs and on into Georgetown. From there, it climbs over Loveland Pass to Frisco and over Vail Pass to the finish line in Avon at Harry A. Nottingham Park. Returning in 2017, event organizers are once again hosting the Triple Bypass East and the Double Triple…yes, ride from Avon back to Evergreen the very next day! http://www.avon.org/index.aspx?NID=415

July 9, 2017
Women, Wheels & Wine (WWW) , Devil’s Thumb Ranch
Whether you’re an avid cyclist or your bike only gets used a couple times a year, Women, Wheels & Wine brings together all levels of mountain bike enthusiasts who want to learn and/or grow their skills and have a lot of fun.  The day-long event includes professional instruction, a catered lunch at Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa and tips on bike fit, training and maintenance, along with a good dose of female camaraderie! Demo bikes may also be available; inquire at time of reservation. Also includes Yoga for Athletes class, use of steam, sauna, pool and hot tub and raffle for bike gear before ending with a wine and cheese reception. All ability levels welcome! Time:  9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost:  $110/person
WWW Reservations:  Required in advance and can be made by calling 970-726-8231 or on-line at www.active.com

July 9, 2017
Movies on the Water, Dillon
Join us for our one installment of Movies on the Water at the Dillon Amphitheatre this summer on Sunday evening July 9th as we screen the classic movie The Sandlot. It’s the ultimate story about friendship and baseball and is sure to be a good time for the entire family.

July 9 – 30, 2017
Music in the Mountains, Durango
An exceptional summer music festival with musicians of the highest caliber; entertain, educate and delight audiences with the richness of classical music, and complement concerts with year-round educational programs for youth.
For over 30 years, Music in the Mountains has produced an exceptional summer music festival with musicians of the highest caliber. We have entertained, educated and delighted audiences with the richness of classical music, and complemented concerts with year-round educational programs for youth. http://www.durango.com/event/music-mountains%E2%80%8B-2017 /

July 10, 2017
Craft Beer Flight Night at Heck’s Tavern, Devil’s Thumb Ranch
Held every Monday night at Heck’s from 5-9 p.m. Three-course menu with craft beer pairings varies each week based on what’s seasonally available and chef’s whim. $39/person; includes three courses with craft beer pairings; tip and taxes additional. Can call day of for that evening’s menu. Reservations always recommended, on-line at www.devilsthumbranch.com or 970-726-7013

July 10 – 30, 2017
Music in the Mountains, Purgatory
Come. celebrate the 31st year of Music in the Mountains and enjoy excellent classical music performances in the festival tent at Purgatory Resort throughout the month of July. https://www.purgatoryresort.com/events/music-in-the-mountains-2/?rec=1499644800

July 11, 2017
Movies Under The Stars, Beaver Creek
As the sun sets across the valley, lay out your blankets and settle in for a free, fun, family-friendly film. All movies are complimentary. Concessions and activities open at 7:30pm; the movie will begin at sundown—approximately 8:15pm in Centennial Park, near the base of the Buckaroo Express Gondola. Bring your own blankets and lawn chairs. Please leave alcohol and pets at home. For more details please visit www.beavercreek.com/moviesunderthestars!

July 11, 2017
Kids Discovery Day, Keystone
Explore endless fun at the Kids Discovery Days in River Run Village! The entertainer changes each week, so it’s always a new experience! Plus it’s fun and it’s free. http://www.keystoneneighbourhood.com/event/kids-discovery-days-2/2017-07-11/

July 12, 2017
Wagyu Wednesdays at Heck’s Tavern, Devil’s Thumb Ranch
Every Wednesday from 5-9 p.m. Classic Wagyu Beer Burger paired with any draft beer. $20/person; does not include tip or taxes.

July 12, 2017
True West Rodeo, Durango
True West Rodeo is brought to you by First National Bank of Durango and Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. We are very excited to have come together to bring back the western heritage of Durango for the 2017 rodeo season. This year will consist of 8 rodeos with over 4,000 spectators. True West Rodeo is proud to honor our western roots with broncs, bulls and wild west entertainment.
The rodeos will be held every Wednesday June 7th – August 2nd at the La Plata County Fairgrounds http://www.truewestrodeo.com/

July 12, 2017
Summer Lunchtime Lecture Series at the Museum, Frisco
The Historical Lunchtime Lecture Series features 12 educational presentations held at the Historic Park Log Chapel, every Wednesday at 12:00pm. Bring a bagged lunch to enjoy while learning about the rich history of Frisco and surrounding areas. Seating is very limited – please arrive early!  .
www.FriscoHistoricPark.com

July 12, 2017
Glenwood Springs Summer of Music, Glenwood Springs
This free 6-week concert series takes place at Two Rivers Park every Wednesday evening 6:30 – 9 p.m. beginning in June. Over the years it has become a venue for both established performers and up-and-coming musical talent. Bring a picnic meal or stop by the food vendors for a quick and delicious dinner. No glass in the park please.

July 12, 2017
Wiseguy Kitchen Show, Silverthorne
6:30pm $65/ticket, includes Dinner and Show Join award winning chef, Vincent Fiore, as he hosts a live cooking demonstration during a theatrical performance that includes an evening of music, comedy, singing and a chance to sample the freshly cooked food of chef Vinny! Tickets include a full catered dinner, along with the show. www.silverthorne.org

July 12, 2017
Snowmass Rodeo, Snowmass
Come see real cowboys roping and riding at a first-class rodeo in Snowmass Village. Get a glimpse of western Bull Riding heritage at its finest with such events as saddle bronc riding, team roping, bull riding, and barrel racing. Every Wednesday through August 17th, 3:00-5:00pm. https://www.stayaspensnowmass.com/events/snowmass-rodeo

July 12, 2017
Vail Summer Bluegrass Series, Vail
Featuring Donna the Buffalo. The Vail Summer Bluegrass Series is four free live bluegrass concerts. Each individual concert boasts national-level, award-winning talent and have proven to draw crowds from the Vail region, as well as visiting guests from around the world. To support our headlining talent, we have made it a priority to feature local and regional bands as well. In addition to music at the Arrabelle, the Vail Summer Bluegrass Series has partnered with Eco Products (cup donations) and Rock the Earth in an effort to keep our planet front and center. For more information, visit http://www.vailbluegrass.com/

July 13, 2017
Yoga on the Mountain, Arapahoe Basin
Invigorate your mind and body with our holistic hike, yoga and luncheon at Arapahoe Basin. Hike to mid-mountain for a one-hour yoga session on the deck of the Black Mountain Lodge with sweeping vistas of the Continental Divide. Afterward, enjoy a spa luncheon before hiking back down to the Base Area. Please bring your own yoga mat and water bottle. The hike begins at 9:00 a.m. at an elevation of 10,800 ft with an elevation gain of 700 ft, and will take approximately 45 minutes- 1 hour. Event is limited to 50 people to ensure adequate attention from the instructor. This event is not lift-served. Includes guided hike, one-hour yoga session and spa luncheon at Black Mountain Lodge. http://arapahoebasin.com/ABasin/mountain/calendar.aspx

July 13, 2017
16th Annual Beaver Creek Rodeo Series, Beaver Creek
Dust off your cowboy boots and tack on some spurs for the 16th Annual Beaver Creek Rodeo Series presented by the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa.
The Beaver Creek Rodeo features the full line up of classic rodeo events – Bronc Riding, Team Roping, Barrel Racing and of course, Bull Riding! Get in on the rodeo action by signing up for the Calf Scramble, Mutton Bustin’ or Burro Racing. Bring the whole family for pony rides, face painting, mechanical bull rides, and a wide range of food options offered by local high country restaurants beginning when gates open at 5 p.m. Yee Haw! For tickets & information, please visit www.beavercreek.com/rodeo

July 13, 2017
Concert in the Park Series, Frisco
Join us every Thursday through August 17th for live music at the Historic Park Gazebo from 5:30pm – 7:30pm! Bring your lawn chairs and picnic blanket and enjoy refreshments available for purchase to benefit the local non-profit designated for the evening. www.TownofFrisco.com

July 13, 2017
19th Hole Concerts, Pagosa Springs
The Community Foundation brings the 19th Hole Concert Series to Pagosa for a second year. Supporting 6 different local non-profits: Rise Above Violence, Justice Ministries, Pagosa Nordic Club, Audubon Rockies, Loves and Fishes, and Veterans for Veterans. Proceeds from the 6 concerts will be split between the non-profits. Each week one non-profit will be featured and present at the concert. 5:30-7:30 pm $10 entry fee ~ bring your own blanket or chair ~ No outside food and drink.

July 13, 2017
Ridgeway Concert Series, Ridgeway
The Ridgway Concert Series is held every Thursday in July, from 6 till dark, in Town Park, and it’s FREE to attend. For 2017 we’re looking forward to another incredible lineup! There will be eight fantastic bands presented over the course of four Thursday evenings in July. The entire series is free to the public. Events are family-friendly and include a popular children’s activity area for the little ones, chock full of costumes and games to play. Come early and take in the breathtaking views, mountain bike the local trails, soak at the hot springs or play in the river. Expect an evening of fun, engaging and trend-setting music and of course, lots of dancing. Several food vendors will be on hand, cooking up a diverse selection of locally prepared meals. In addition to serving local micro-brews, wine and margaritas are also available. The audience is welcome to bring lawn chairs, blankets, coolers and picnics. Please note, no glass or outside alcohol is allowed in the park. The Ridgway Concert Series is presented by the Town of Ridgway and funded entirely by community sponsors, fundraisers and donations. The on-site merchandise sales also help fund the series. Shows begins at 6pm and run well into the evening, with over three hours of live music. http://www.ouraycolorado.com/events

July 14, 2017
Reserve Wine Tasting at Warren Station, Keystone
Experience the art of tasting with some of the most sought-after varietals and others that are hard to find by the glass.   Warren Station brings the wine country to the mountainside as rich reds and sparkling whites intertwine with the summer palette of Keystone Mountain. Wine specialists educate and entice tasters with samples of bursting flavors and luscious bouquets while gourmet appetizers and live music by the Linda Styles Band compliment an elegant evening to prelude the Wine and Jazz Festival. http://www.keystoneneighbourhood.com/event/reserve-wine-tasting-warren-station/

July 14. 2017
Slide & Slip at Rainbow Park, Silverthorne
Slip, slide and fly down the hillside on Silverthorne’s Slide & Slip. Bring a friend, pack a snack and plan to have a splashing good time at Rainbow Park. All proceeds benefit the Silverthorne Recreation Center’s Youth Scholarship Fund. 1pm-2:30pm $1 per person.  www.silverthorne.org

July 14. 2017
Sunset at the Summit Concert, Silverthorne
Featuring Chris Daniels and the Kings. 7:00pm FREE Join us for free, award-winning live music at Rainbow Park for a night of fun-filled entertainment the entire family can enjoy. Pre-Show begins at 6 PM, concerts begin at 7 PM. For more information please visit www.silverthorne.org

July 14, 2017
Farm to Table Dinner Series, Vail
Please join us for a chef-crafted dinner, sourced from the fields of Colorado farmers, featuring seasonal and local ingredients. Dinner will be held rain or shine on West Meadow Drive, so please dress accordingly and bring your sense of outdoor culinary adventure! Colorado Wine and beer will be included in price. http://www.vailfarmersmarket.com/farm-to-table/

July 15, 2017
Local Jam Band Day, Arapahoe Basin
Kick off your Saturday with live music from local bands. We will have scenic chair lift rides, food and beverage to go around. Playing from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00pm in the Base Area. Always FREE, family friendly, and a good time!
Check out our Festival Fare served in the Base Area every Saturday during the our Summer Events! Our food and beverage team puts together some delicious treats every Saturday, and don’t forget to pick up an adult beverage or two. This Saturday is Chef’s Choice! http://arapahoebasin.com/ABasin/mountain/calendar.aspx

July 15, 2017
Culinary Connection, Beaver Creek
Beaver Creek is home to a wide array of epicurean experiences. Join us at the Plaza Pavilion on Saturday afternoons throughout the summer to mix and mingle with the behind the scenes people who give Beaver Creek its world-renowned culinary reputation – chefs, sommeliers and beyond! Each session is unique – from cooking demonstrations and wine pairings to discussions on the history of a storied Beaver Creek gourmet outlet – and each session offers the chance to try a complimentary sampling of the restaurants’ tasty creations! Culinary Connection take place at the all-new Plaza Pavilion, Beaver Creek’s lush outdoor oasis, located at the west end of the ice rink, every Saturday, June 24th – August 26th from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. For more information, please visit www.beavercreek.com/culinaryconnection

July 15 – 16, 2017
Tough Mudder, Copper Mountain
Test your limits with Tough Mudder presented by Merrell. This 20+ obstacle, 10-12 mile on-mountain run is all about pushing yourself out of your comfort zone. With no winners and no race against the clock, Tough Mudder is a challenge meant for teamwork and camaraderie. www.CopperColorado.com

July 15 – 16, 2017
XTERRA Mountain Championship & XTERRA Trail Run, Beaver Creek
July 15th – XTERRA Mountain Championship Off-Road Triathlon
Swim, mountain bike and run, starting in Avon’s Nottingham Lake and finishing in Beaver Creek. The XTERRA triathlon event is open to all ability levels with individual and team categories.
July 16th – XTERRA Trail Run (5km/10km/20km)
Trail runs in Colorado can be a breathtaking experience in more ways than one, and the XTERRA Beaver Creek Trail Run is no exception. This year’s XTERRA Beaver Creek Trail Run will hit the trails for 5K, 10K and 20K runs through aspen glades, along skyways and singletracks, returning to the base of Beaver Creek Village for the post-race party! There is an elevation gain of approximately 700 feet for the 5K, and 1,300 feet for the 10K. It will follow the same trails as the XTERRA Mountain Championship off-road triathlon.
For more information on the XTERRA Mountain Championship and the XTERRA Trail Run as well as registration and detailed scheduling, please visit: www.xterrabeavercreek.com

July 15, 2017
Culinary Connection, Beaver Creek
Beaver Creek is home to a wide array of epicurean experiences. Join us at the Plaza Pavilion on Saturday afternoons throughout the summer to mix and mingle with the behind the scenes people who give Beaver Creek its world-renowned culinary reputation – chefs, sommeliers and beyond! Each session is unique – from cooking demonstrations and wine pairings to discussions on the history of a storied Beaver Creek gourmet outlet – and each session offers the chance to try a complimentary sampling of the restaurants’ tasty creations! Culinary Connection take place at the all-new Plaza Pavilion, Beaver Creek’s lush outdoor oasis, located at the west end of the ice rink, every Saturday, June 24th – August 26th from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. For more information, please visit www.beavercreek.com/culinaryconnection

July 15 – 16, 2017
Tough Mudder, Copper Mountain
Test your limits with Tough Mudder presented by Merrell. This 20+ obstacle, 10-12 mile on-mountain run is all about pushing yourself out of your comfort zone. With no winners and no race against the clock, Tough Mudder is a challenge meant for teamwork and camaraderie. www.CopperColorado.com

July 15, 2017
Saturday in the Park, Dillon
Featuring The Long Run/ The Dillon Amphitheatre will be closed for the remainder of the summer, but that doesn’t mean we’re slowing down.  In fact we’ll be hosting “Saturdays in the Park” in Dillon Town Park through Labor Day Weekend and we are starting off with a bang.  Back by popular demand is The Long Run.
The Long Run, “Colorado’s Tribute to The Eagles” was born from 5 of some of the busiest musicians on Colorado’s Front Range. Laden with 4 and 5 part harmonies, They reproduce the Eagles’ hits with an organic 70’s sound, accurate lead guitarists, multi-instrumentalists, and a lead-singing drummer

July 15, 2017
Frisco Triathlon, Frisco
Are you looking for a new challenge this summer? Register for the 4th Annual Frisco Triathlon on Saturday, July 15, 2017 featuring stand-up-paddle boarding, mountain biking and trail running.  This twist on a triathlon is open to all ability levels and encourages athletes to take on a new multi-sport event. The Frisco Triathlon was named “Best Triathlon” in Elevation Outdoors Magazine’s reader poll, 2016 Best of the Rockies. www.TownofFrisco.com

July 15, 2017
Bob Cook Mt Evans Memorial Hill Climb, Idaho Springs
The Bob Cook Memorial Mt. Evans Hill climb is an iconic bicycle race that takes place on the highest paved road in the United States. It was run for the first time in 1962. It was renamed in 1981 in honor of five-time race winner Bob Cook, who died of cancer at the age of 23.
The starting point in Idaho Springs is about 45 minutes east of Summit County, and if you fancy yourself a climber, this is one of the “Big Kahunas” of Hill Climbs. It’s a 6,630′ of climb from an elevation of 7,500′ all the way up to 14,130.’ Climbing between 12,000′ and 14,000′ is dramatically different than climbing from 10,000′ to 12,000′ and consequently has been designated the Colorado State Hill Climb Championship for Senior Men, Women and Junior Men/Women 17-18. For more information please visit www.bicyclerace.com

July 15 – 16, 2017
Wine & Jazz Festival, Keystone
River Run braids hundreds of wines into a picturesque piazza of wine seminars and deluxe jazz ensembles. Kindle a sashay into your step with a sophisticated, weekend affair in the heart of Keystone Resort, Colorado. Learn about different regions and the delicate nuance of flavors that evolve the finest vineyard blends. Enrich your knowledge by attending the professional wine seminars and discover which wines and foods harmonize with your favorite selections.
Enjoy live music from national Jazz musicians, 2017 lineup includes Joel Rodney Simieon, Scruffy Pearls, Flatirons Jazz Orchestra ft. Deborah Stafford, Brian Simpson Band, Michael Lington, Vincent Ingala and back for another year Phil Denny Band. Kick off the weekend in style with an exclusive VIP Friday night Reserve Tasting hosted in the beautiful Warren Station Center for the Arts located in the world class River Run Village. http://www.keystonefestivals.com/festivals/wine-and-jazz/

July 15 – 16, 2017
Salida Riverside Fine Arts & Music Festival, Salida
Salida Fine Arts and Music Festival July 15 & 16 Salida’s annual premier art and music event of juried, fine national artists with booths of jewelry, ceramics, photography, wearable art, mixed media, wood and metal and more. This year’s music stage features Wounded Warrior Music Band with bassist Jac Mihanovic who has performed and recorded with Taj Mahal, Ray Charles, Steve Vai, Tower of Power and more, and brings on the Motown Rock and Soul Revue with Paula Compton – think Janis Joplin vocals. Milo Hayes Meld with a jazz, funk, bluegrass, R&B throw down, Denver’s Ponder The Albatross (celtic bluegrass/experimental) and Band on the Fence, local act Ceruleus, Doc & Kit, Clyde Tullis, and more. Creative Station For All Ages, face painting, delicious foods by local favorite Phat Fahita, and Big Daddy Dogs. Bring the family and enjoy the park with playground, sandy river beaches and fishing on the banks of the Arkansas River in downtown Salida at Riverside Park at F St.and Sackett, a short walk to Historic District pubs, galleries and boutiques. Saturday 10am–7pm and Sunday 10am–4pm. Free admission. http://salidachamber.org/event/salida-riverside-fine-arts-festival/

July 15. 2017
Sunset at the Summit Concert, Silverthorne
Featuring Chris Daniels and the Kings. 7:00pm FREE Join us for free, award-winning live music at Rainbow Park for a night of fun-filled entertainment the entire family can enjoy. Pre-Show begins at 6 PM, concerts begin at 7 PM. For more information please visit www.silverthorne.org

July 15, 2017
Snowmass Summer Concert Series, Snowmass
The Deaf Camp Benefit is an annual celebration for the Aspen Camp of the Deaf & Hard of Hearing. Locals and visitors join together for fun under the sun on the slopes of Snowmass. Great music, delicious food, and beautiful scenery add up to an amazing day…all for a great cause. This year’s event will be extra special as it is Aspen Camp’s 50th Anniversary! http://www.gosnowmass.com/event/deaf-camp-benefit/

July 15 – 16, 2017
Art + Architecture Weekend, Telluride
Art + Architecture Weekend is the ultimate home tour. Local architects, designers, artists and chefs exhibit their best works, performances and food to win participants’ votes for best experience. Each stop on the tour is paired with wine and cocktail tastings. http://www.tellurideartandarchitecture.com/

July15, 2017
Family Fun Fest, Vail
The Vail Family Fun Fest is a few hours of simple fun in the beautiful Colorado Rockies presented in a festival setting. Families can come and visit various stations including our Creation Station – a tent filled with creative arts & crafts projects, The Science Tent – featuring Nature’s Educator’s, an educational group fostering respect and awareness of Birds of Prey and other animals found in Colroado, Play Town – featuring hula hoops, giant jenga and Connect Four and our Bounce House of Fun. In addition to these stations, we will be conducting several contests and group games throughout the day which may include the “Water Balloon Toss of Death”, The Blue Moose “Pizza Toss of Champions”, Hula Hoop Extravaganza and Simon Says. https://www.vailfamilyfunfest.com/

July 15, 2017
Slingshot Roadsters Hill Climb, Vail
First, we are running an auto cross on the police track at Beaver Creek. Test your skills at maneuvering your Slingshot. It’s great fun.
Secondly, we have secured a permit from the town of Avon to do a police controlled 2 and 1/2 mile hill climb on the famous Buck Creek Road. These will be timed and the winner receives a trophy. We have a permit for 70 Slingshots to participate, so the first 70 that register will qualify. https://www.vailvalleypartnership.com/event/slingshot-roadsters-hill-climb/

July 15 – 16, 2017
35th Annual Winter Park Jazz Festival. Winter Park
The 35th Annual Winter Park Jazz Festival will be held at the Hideaway Park in downtown Winter Park on our brand new, state-of-the-art stage! http://www.playwinterpark.com/35th-annual-winter-park-jazz-festival

July 16, 2017
Kristin McLain’s Get Out Girl Paddle Jam, Frisco
Kristin McLain’s Get Out Girl Paddle Jam is an all-female fundraising event designed to empower and inspire women of all ages by providing a safe, supportive environment to get on the water. It is not a race, but a community event where women and girls paddle, and men SUPport. All funds raised in 2017 benefit Foundation 1023 which provides mental wellness counseling and support for first responders dealing with post-traumatic stress (PTS), illness or loss.
Held at the Dillon Reservoir, paddlers begin their journey at the Frisco Bay Marina and can paddle as far as they choose, up to 8 miles. Turn back at any distance or time and return to the Marina for the after party. This event is 3.5-hours with boats on the water to provide support, snacks, and hydration.
Paddlers of all vessels are welcome including SUPs, kayaks and canoes. PFDs are required, warming vests or tops are encouraged. Paddlers can launch their own vessels or boards at the Frisco Bay Marina or rent SUPs or kayaks as part of event registration (limited boards/kayaks available). www.TownofFrisco.com

July 16, 2017
Masontown Hiking Tour, Frisco
Museum staff will lead a historic tour of the former mining camp of Masontown, located halfway up Mount Royal. Participants will learn about the mining history of the area, while exploring this former community. This is a moderate hike of approximately 2 miles one way, with an elevation gain of 1400 feet. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and layers, and be prepared for a variety of trail and weather conditions. Call the Museum at 970-668-3428 to sign up – space is limited. No Dogs Please!

July 17, 2017
Dunk N’Dash, Avon
The Town of Avon is proud to present our 13th Annual Dunk-N-Dash Aquathlon Series. Athletes can register for one event or for the entire series. Swimmers in the Dunk-N-Dash can opt to make one or two 800-yard loops around the Nottingham Lake. The 5K run starts and finishes at the Lake’s Avon Performance Pavilion. The route runs north around Nottingham Lake, follows the path to Avon Elementary and turns onto the scenic river recreation path. At “Bob the Bridge,” runners turn around and return on the same path detouring to the south side of the lake for the finish line. SAVE money by preregistering at the Avon Recreation Center or sign up day of to participate. http://www.avon.org/calendar.aspx?EID=2385

July 18, 2017
Movies Under The Stars, Beaver Creek
As the sun sets across the valley, lay out your blankets and settle in for a free, fun, family-friendly film. All movies are complimentary. Concessions and activities open at 7:30pm; the movie will begin at sundown—approximately 8:15pm in Centennial Park, near the base of the Buckaroo Express Gondola. Bring your own blankets and lawn chairs. Please leave alcohol and pets at home. For more details please visit www.beavercreek.com/moviesunderthestars!

July 19, 2017
Women & Wine on the Water Tour, Dillon
Bring your favorite bottle from this month’s wine region and we will provide the hors d’oeuvres! This exciting “women only” tour is being held monthly this season @ the marina, on the 3rd Wednesday of each month (June-September). Grab your best girlfriend or group of girlfriends and come join us for a relaxing tour across Lake Dillon Reservoir, sipping wine, enjoying a selection of tantalizing hors D’oeuvrs and enjoying that much needed “girl time!” http://www.townofdillon.com/events/-curm-6/-cury-2017

June 19, 2017
True West Rodeo, Durango
True West Rodeo is brought to you by First National Bank of Durango and Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. We are very excited to have come together to bring back the western heritage of Durango for the 2017 rodeo season. This year will consist of 8 rodeos with over 4,000 spectators. True West Rodeo is proud to honor our western roots with broncs, bulls and wild west entertainment.
The rodeos will be held every Wednesday June 7th – August 2nd at the La Plata County Fairgrounds http://www.truewestrodeo.com/

July 19, 2017
Summer Lunchtime Lecture Series at the Museum, Frisco
The Historical Lunchtime Lecture Series features 12 educational presentations held at the Historic Park Log Chapel, every Wednesday at 12:00pm. Bring a bagged lunch to enjoy while learning about the rich history of Frisco and surrounding areas. Seating is very limited – please arrive early!  .
www.FriscoHistoricPark.com

July 19, 2017
Glenwood Springs Summer of Music, Glenwood Springs
This free 6-week concert series takes place at Two Rivers Park every Wednesday evening 6:30 – 9 p.m. beginning in June. Over the years it has become a venue for both established performers and up-and-coming musical talent. Bring a picnic meal or stop by the food vendors for a quick and delicious dinner. No glass in the park please.

July 18, 2017
Kids Discovery Day, Keystone
Explore endless fun at the Kids Discovery Days in River Run Village! The entertainer changes each week, so it’s always a new experience! Plus it’s fun and it’s free. http://www.keystoneneighbourhood.com/event/kids-discovery-days-2/2017-07-11/

July 19, 2017
Snowmass Rodeo, Snowmass
Come see real cowboys roping and riding at a first-class rodeo in Snowmass Village. Get a glimpse of western Bull Riding heritage at its finest with such events as saddle bronc riding, team roping, bull riding, and barrel racing. Every Wednesday through August 17th, 3:00-5:00pm. https://www.stayaspensnowmass.com/events/snowmass-rodeo

July 19, 2017
Vail Summer Bluegrass Series, Vail
Featuring The Lil Smokies. The Vail Summer Bluegrass Series is four free live bluegrass concerts. Each individual concert boasts national-level, award-winning talent and have proven to draw crowds from the Vail region, as well as visiting guests from around the world. To support our headlining talent, we have made it a priority to feature local and regional bands as well. In addition to music at the Arrabelle, the Vail Summer Bluegrass Series has partnered with Eco Products (cup donations) and Rock the Earth in an effort to keep our planet front and center. For more information, visit http://www.vailbluegrass.com/

July 20, 2017
Wild West Rodeo Series, Carbondale
The Carbondale Rodeo Committee is a not for-profit, volunteer organization committed to keeping the Roaring Fork Valley’s western heritage alive by offering a fun family-oriented event for residents and visitors alike. The The Carbondale Wild West Rodeo is held every Thursday from June until late August, rain or shine.  Gates Open 5:30pm Slack is at 6:00pm Grand Entry at 7:30pm Sharp. http://www.carbondale.com/event/wild-west-rodeo-series/

July 20, 2017
Volario’s Family Style Community Table Dinners, Devils Thumb Ranch
Giving back never tasted so good. Volario’s at Vasquez Creek Inn is hosting Family Style Community Table Dinners every third Thursday in July and August. A four-course dinner with wine pairings will be served on Volario’s patio next to idyllic Vasquez Creek featuring unique Italian-inspired culinary themes.
A portion of the proceeds benefits Mountain Family Center.  Guests are also invited to bring canned goods donations.  Outdoor dining weather permitting, otherwise dinners will be served in the main restaurant.
Time: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Cost: $55/person (gratuity not included). Reservations: Advance reservations highly recommended, which can be made by calling (970) 722-1199 or online at www.opentable.com , More info: www.volarioswinterpark.com

July 20, 2017
Performance Park Summer Concert Series, Estes Park
Throughout the summer, Estes Park is home to a robust series of free concerts held in the village at Performance Park. This outdoor amphitheater features a grassy hillside for concertgoers to lounge on blankets or in folding chairs, while enjoying picnics, great music and moves in the fresh mountain air. Check the schedule below to see who is playing while you are in town and don’t miss out on these great events! Featuring the Cultural Arts Council – Thursday Night Live.

July 20, 2017
Concert in the Park Series, Frisco
Join us every Thursday through August 17th for live music at the Historic Park Gazebo from 5:30pm – 7:30pm! Bring your lawn chairs and picnic blanket and enjoy refreshments available for purchase to benefit the local non-profit designated for the evening.  www.TownofFrisco.com

July 20, 2017
Art for Art’s Sake, Pagosa Springs
Join Two Old Crows Gallery for the 1st Annual Art for Art’s Sake – Pagosa Springs Art Uncorked! We will be featuring works of art by our fabulous Two Old Crows Gallery resident artists, both local and regional for this 2 day event. Many never before seen works will be offered for sale. Music will be provided by Steve Blechschmidt Beverages will be available for purchase courtesy of the Pagosa Springs Rotary Club. Food will be available for purchase courtesy of the Humane Society of Pagosa Springs. Don’t miss this fun new event! http://web.pagosachamber.com/events/eventdetail.aspx?EventID=4598

July 20, 2017
19th Hole Concerts, Pagosa Springs
The Community Foundation brings the 19th Hole Concert Series to Pagosa for a second year. Supporting 6 different local non-profits: Rise Above Violence, Justice Ministries, Pagosa Nordic Club, Audubon Rockies, Loves and Fishes, and Veterans for Veterans. Proceeds from the 6 concerts will be split between the non-profits. Each week one non-profit will be featured and present at the concert. 5:30-7:30 pm $10 entry fee ~ bring your own blanket or chair ~ No outside food and drink

July 20, 2017
Pagosa Night Rodeo, Pagosa Springs
Feel the thrill of live rodeo action as it happens.  Take a step back in time and rediscover the western tradition of rodeo in beautiful Pagosa Springs. Thursday Nights. Covered stands, so the show goes on rain or shine. Fun for all ages.
Advance tickets at Discount Adventures only
Adults $9 , Kids $5
At the Gate: Adults $10 Kids $6
Held at the Western Heritage Event Center Arena & Grounds
Hwy 84 and Mill Creek Road
http://www.visitpagosasprings.com/node/98/Rodeos/

July 20, 2017
Ridgeway Concert Series, Ridgeway
The Ridgway Concert Series is held every Thursday in July, from 6 till dark, in Town Park, and it’s FREE to attend. For 2017 we’re looking forward to another incredible lineup! There will be eight fantastic bands presented over the course of four Thursday evenings in July. The entire series is free to the public. Events are family-friendly and include a popular children’s activity area for the little ones, chock full of costumes and games to play. Come early and take in the breathtaking views, mountain bike the local trails, soak at the hot springs or play in the river. Expect an evening of fun, engaging and trend-setting music and of course, lots of dancing. Several food vendors will be on hand, cooking up a diverse selection of locally prepared meals. In addition to serving local micro-brews, wine and margaritas are also available. The audience is welcome to bring lawn chairs, blankets, coolers and picnics. Please note, no glass or outside alcohol is allowed in the park. The Ridgway Concert Series is presented by the Town of Ridgway and funded entirely by community sponsors, fundraisers and donations. The on-site merchandise sales also help fund the series. Shows begins at 6pm and run well into the evening, with over three hours of live music. http://www.ouraycolorado.com/events

July 20 – 22, 2017
Doubles Volleyball Tournament, Snowmass
Grab your teammate and sign up for this boutique mountain tournament brought to you by Volleyball of the Rockies, organizers of some of the largest volleyball tournaments in the state. Sand and grass courts will be located throughout Snowmass Village and there will be plenty of spectating opportunities. http://www.snowmassdoubles.com/

July 20, 2017
Snowmass Summer Concert Series, Snowmass
Featuring New Orleans Suspects. Returning for its 26th summer season, the Snowmass Summer Concert Series draws guests to Fanny Hill for a relaxed atmosphere and spectacular mountain setting to enjoy the country’s most distinguished rock, R&B, soul, and Latin performers. Bring a picnic and a blanket for the ultimate al fresco experience. Cocktails and beer are available for purchase. Kids’ Zone available at select performances. Concerts take place on various days of the week throughout the summer season. http://www.gosnowmass.com/activity/summer-music-series/

July 21, 2017
Courage Classic, Copper Mountain
Be a part of the Courage Classic and get ready for an adventure. Whether you are a fearless rider, a dedicated volunteer or cheerleader you are in for an unforgettable and inspirational weekend. For more information about the Tour visit www.childrenscoloradofoundation.org .

July 22, 2017
Summer Concert featuring Cordovas, Arapahoe Basin
The best way to get your Saturday started is to come up and enjoy Live music, food specials and free scenic chair-lift rides. Always FREE, family friendly, and a good time! Playing from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m. in the Base Area.  http://arapahoebasin.com/ABasin/mountain/calendar.aspx

July 22, 2017
Colorado Disc Dogs, Avon
Colorado Disc Dogs runs competitions, playdays and training seminars each year so that Colorado dog owners can enjoy the fun and benefits that playing with a Frisbee dog can bring. Among our ranks are World Champions, Regional and World Finalists, National Champions, National Distance Champions, the Colorado State Champion, and many others. http://www.avon.org/2042/2017-Special-Events

July 22, 2017
Colorado Eagle River Ride, Beaver Creek
Join us on Saturday, July 22nd to “Crank it for Cause” at the 16th Annual SOS Outreach Colorado-Eagle River Ride.
The SOS Outreach Colorado-Eagle River Ride is a premier event in the Vail Valley benefiting the youth development non-profit SOS Outreach. The ride loops from Beaver Creek Resort out along the scenic banks of the Colorado and Eagle Rivers, including the famous hard-packed dirt portion of the Colorado River Road. There are multiple routes to suit each rider’s ability including a 100 mile, 68 mile and 42 mile.
The SOS Outreach Colorado-Eagle River Ride is the biggest fundraising event of the year for SOS. Today, SOS serves 5,000 youth nationwide through adventure sports, adult mentoring and community engagement. Its mission is to inspire kids to make positive decisions for more successful lives.
So get out there, have fun, and pedal for a kid in your community! For event information and registration, please visit http://sosoutreach.org/get-involved/events

July 22, 2017
Saturday in the Park, Dillon
Featuring Tunisia. The Dillon Amphitheatre will be closed for the remainder of the summer, but that doesn’t mean we’re slowing down.  In fact we’ll be hosting “Saturdays in the Park” in Dillon Town Park through Labor Day Weekend.

July 22 – 30, 2017
82nd Annual Durango Fiesta, Durango
From 1935 till the present, the annual event we all know as “Fiesta” has been an important element of Durango and the surrounding area. Originally known as the Spanish Trails Fiesta, many changes have occurred over the years, including the name. In 1966, it was renamed the Navajo Trail Fiesta and in the 80’s it became Durango Fiesta Days.
The festivities include a Queen Contest, the 8th Annual Snow Top Exceptional Rodeo and Petting Zoo, a BBQ, pie auction, and street dance. The annual parade has always been a showcase of local flavor and color. A variety of folks participate in the procession down Main Ave. This parade is as old as the rodeo, and we couldn’t imagine Fiesta without it. http://durangofiestadays.com/

July 22, 2017
Performance Park Summer Concert Series, Estes Park
Throughout the summer, Estes Park is home to a robust series of free concerts held in the village at Performance Park. This outdoor amphitheater features a grassy hillside for concertgoers to lounge on blankets or in folding chairs, while enjoying picnics, great music and moves in the fresh mountain air. Check the schedule below to see who is playing while you are in town and don’t miss out on these great events! Featuring Taste of Shakespeare, As you Like It. 7 – 9pm

July 22, 2017
Cruise-A-Thong, Glenwood Springs
The Glenwood Springs CRUISE-A-THONg is a race for the Average Jo(e). It is a triathlon designed for the not-so-hardcore athlete in all of us! Like a triathlon, the course consists of three legs; however, ours are a bit more relaxed. The race will commence July 22, 2017 at approximately 11:00am at Veltus Park, Glenwood Springs.
First, a cruiser bike ride (or other self-propelled method of transportation) loop through town from Veltus park.
Next, a thong (that is to say, “flip-flop”) walk down the bike path along the Roaring Fork river.
Lastly, a tube float (or other flotation device) down the Roaring Fork river.
This race rewards being average, so leave your sports drinks and power gels at home! It doesn’t take brute strength, endurance or fortitude, but it does take a sense of humor, adventurous spirits and under-inflated egos. The winner is the “Jo(e)” that posts the most average time. In addition, scoring by somewhat capricious judges may also take into account bonus points for consumption of fattening snacks, gears on the race bike in excess of one, any sandals lost during the race, or any other element that makes a participant more or less average. The course will be closed after 3 hours.
If you are not yet convinced this race was made for you, you would be happy to know that there are comfort stations – notice they are not “aid” stations- along the way. These stations provide race participants with high caloric value snacks and simple carbohydrates to keep the participant’s energy up. These locally sponsored comfort stations will be positioned strategically along the course to provide support, comfort, and maybe a bit of song and dance for participants during the event. Of course, the event organizers want to make sure that participants are not over-exerted during the completion of this demanding don’t-try-athalon.
Following the race is our After Party at Veltus Park which consists of live music, libations, and a ceremony to award this year’s most Average Jo(e) – the person with the average time for the race. We may also award other not-so-average participants for creative costumes and other not-so-average antics.
IMPORTANT LOGISTICS!
Please cruise responsibly! There are no open containers allowed in the race. You MUST wear a personal floatation device (PFD) at all times while floating in the river. We also strongly encourage you to wear a helmet! http://cruiseathongglenwood.com/

July 22, 2017
Kidtopia Kidzfest, Keystone
Bring the family and enjoy some FREE family fun at the Kidtopia Kidzfest fairs! Come experience a trackless train ride through the Village, bubble foam pit, pony rides, caricatures, face painters, balloon artists, spin art, inflatable dual slide, DJ, and keep your eye out for the Baby T-Rex for a day you won’t want to miss! Don’t forget, you’ll get wet in the bubble pit – please bring a towel! http://www.keystoneneighbourhood.com/event/kidtopia-kidzfest-2/2017-07-08/

July 22 – 23, 2017
Life at Chimney Rock: A Festival of Crafts and Culture, Pagosa Springs
This free, family-oriented festival is held at Chimney Rock’s Visitor Center area. Step back in time as volunteers and artisans demonstrate ancient tools and crafts. Visitors may make a pot, throw an atlatl (a type of throwing spear), pound yucca leaves to release their fibers, carve their own petroglyph, grind corn with a mano and metate, watch a volunteer spin dog hair using a drop spindle, see an expert flint knapper create hand tools, and learn how a Native American makes his own flutes. The festival is open from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and includes Native American arts and crafts for sale.

July 22 – 30, 2017
Chaffee County Fair & Rodeo, Poncha Springs
http://www.colorfulcolorado.com/event/chaffee-county-fair-rodeo/

July 22, 2017
WEBE Racing, Powderhorn Mountain Resort
WEBE Racing is back for another season at Powderhorn! Bring your friends and family for this octane-filled weekend and enjoy all that the mountain has to offer. http://weberacing.com/

July 22 – 23, 2017
Salida Arts Festival, Salida
The “Salida Arts Fair” is one of the premier arts destinations in Colorado. Salida was rated #30 in John Villani’s book “The 100 best art towns in America”. The festival is located on, and visible from one of the major east/west highways in the state. Over 15,000 cars a day drive right by the show site. It is also located adjacent to the Salida Aquatic Center, a natural hot springs swimming pool, a major draw in the Salida area.
The Arts Fair is run by and for artists. Jerry Scavezze has done (and is still actively doing) shows for over 20 years. He understands the needs of artists and the importance of a shows location. The show will be limited to 100 juried artists. There will be no amplified music or liquor. Based on suggestions by artist from last year, we are working on having a couple of upscale food trucks, and maybe some unamplified tunes (jug band) and/or wandering local musicians. http://salidachamber.org/event/salida-arts-festival-4/

July 22. 2017
Sunset at the Summit Concert, Silverthorne
Featuring the Hazel Miller Band. 7:00pm FREE Join us for free, award-winning live music at Rainbow Park for a night of fun-filled entertainment the entire family can enjoy. Pre-Show begins at 6 PM, concerts begin at 7 PM. For more information please visit www.silverthorne.org

July 22, 2017
Tour de Steamboat, Steamboat Springs
The Tour de Steamboat is an annual bicycle event that brings together 1000 cyclists and over 30 local and state-wide volunteers, on a one-day ride through beautiful Northern Colorado. Names like Rabbit Ears Pass, Gore Pass, Yellow Jacket Pass, Stagecoach, Yampa and Oak Creek dot this incredible route, and 4 mileage options offer something for everyone to enjoy. We are a non-competitive event open to cyclists of all ages and participants are encouraged to ride at their own pace and enjoy the majestic scenery in our part of the world! We offer first class aid stations, support and end of the ride BBQ.
The Tour de Steamboat is an all-volunteer event with all proceeds going directly to our beneficiaries. It is all for the riders and all for the charities – join us! Visit the Tour de Steamboat website to register and for more information.  https://www.tourdesteamboat.com/

July22, 2017
Family Fun Fest, Vail
The Vail Family Fun Fest is a few hours of simple fun in the beautiful Colorado Rockies presented in a festival setting. Families can come and visit various stations including our Creation Station – a tent filled with creative arts & crafts projects, The Science Tent – featuring Nature’s Educator’s, an educational group fostering respect and awareness of Birds of Prey and other animals found in Colroado, Play Town – featuring hula hoops, giant jenga and Connect Four and our Bounce House of Fun. In addition to these stations, we will be conducting several contests and group games throughout the day which may include the “Water Balloon Toss of Death”, The Blue Moose “Pizza Toss of Champions”, Hula Hoop Extravaganza and Simon Says. https://www.vailfamilyfunfest.com/

July 22 – 23, 2017
All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast, Winter Park
Come enjoy some delicious pancakes with your family and friends, then do some shopping at the Winter Park Art Affair Proceeds benefit FRVLC grants to numerous Grand County non-profits and scholarships for Grand County High School seniors!

July 22 – 23, 2017
Winter Park Alpine Artaffair. Winter Park
44th Annual Fine Art & Fine Crafts Fair! The Alpine ArtAffair is a friendly outdoor not-for-profit juried show, staffed by volunteers who strive to provide an enjoyable experience for artists and visitors alike. Proceeds from applications and booth fees provide scholarships – funding to local students, schools and arts in the community. There will be approximately 70 artists featuring fine arts and crafts  such as jewelry, Photography, Metalwork, Mixed Media, Pottery, Painting, Glass, Wood and Fiber. http://alpineartaffair.com/

July 22 – 23, 2017
Life at Chimney Rock: A Festival of Crafts and Culture, Pagosa Springs
This free, family-oriented festival is held at Chimney Rock’s Visitor Center area. Step back in time as volunteers and artisans demonstrate ancient tools and crafts. Visitors may make a pot, throw an atlatl (a type of throwing spear), pound yucca leaves to release their fibers, carve their own petroglyph, grind corn with a mano and metate, watch a volunteer spin dog hair using a drop spindle, see an expert flint knapper create hand tools, and learn how a Native American makes his own flutes. The festival is open from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and includes Native American arts and crafts for sale.

July 22 – 30, 2017
Chaffee County Fair & Rodeo, Poncha Springs
http://www.colorfulcolorado.com/event/chaffee-county-fair-rodeo/

July 22, 2017
WEBE Racing, Powderhorn Mountain Resort
WEBE Racing is back for another season at Powderhorn! Bring your friends and family for this octane-filled weekend and enjoy all that the mountain has to offer. http://weberacing.com/

July 22 – 23, 2017
Salida Arts Festival, Salida
The “Salida Arts Fair” is one of the premier arts destinations in Colorado. Salida was rated #30 in John Villani’s book “The 100 best art towns in America”. The festival is located on, and visible from one of the major east/west highways in the state. Over 15,000 cars a day drive right by the show site. It is also located adjacent to the Salida Aquatic Center, a natural hot springs swimming pool, a major draw in the Salida area.
The Arts Fair is run by and for artists. Jerry Scavezze has done (and is still actively doing) shows for over 20 years. He understands the needs of artists and the importance of a shows location. The show will be limited to 100 juried artists. There will be no amplified music or liquor. Based on suggestions by artist from last year, we are working on having a couple of upscale food trucks, and maybe some unamplified tunes (jug band) and/or wandering local musicians. http://salidachamber.org/event/salida-arts-festival-4/

July 22. 2017
Sunset at the Summit Concert, Silverthorne
Featuring the Hazel Miller Band. 7:00pm FREE Join us for free, award-winning live music at Rainbow Park for a night of fun-filled entertainment the entire family can enjoy. Pre-Show begins at 6 PM, concerts begin at 7 PM. For more information please visit www.silverthorne.org

July 22, 2017
Tour de Steamboat, Steamboat Springs
The Tour de Steamboat is an annual bicycle event that brings together 1000 cyclists and over 30 local and state-wide volunteers, on a one-day ride through beautiful Northern Colorado. Names like Rabbit Ears Pass, Gore Pass, Yellow Jacket Pass, Stagecoach, Yampa and Oak Creek dot this incredible route, and 4 mileage options offer something for everyone to enjoy. We are a non-competitive event open to cyclists of all ages and participants are encouraged to ride at their own pace and enjoy the majestic scenery in our part of the world! We offer first class aid stations, support and end of the ride BBQ.
The Tour de Steamboat is an all-volunteer event with all proceeds going directly to our beneficiaries. It is all for the riders and all for the charities – join us! Visit the Tour de Steamboat website to register and for more information.  https://www.tourdesteamboat.com/

July22, 2017
Family Fun Fest, Vail
The Vail Family Fun Fest is a few hours of simple fun in the beautiful Colorado Rockies presented in a festival setting. Families can come and visit various stations including our Creation Station – a tent filled with creative arts & crafts projects, The Science Tent – featuring Nature’s Educator’s, an educational group fostering respect and awareness of Birds of Prey and other animals found in Colroado, Play Town – featuring hula hoops, giant jenga and Connect Four and our Bounce House of Fun. In addition to these stations, we will be conducting several contests and group games throughout the day which may include the “Water Balloon Toss of Death”, The Blue Moose “Pizza Toss of Champions”, Hula Hoop Extravaganza and Simon Says. https://www.vailfamilyfunfest.com/

July 22 – 23, 2017
All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast, Winter Park
Come enjoy some delicious pancakes with your family and friends, then do some shopping at the Winter Park Art Affair Proceeds benefit FRVLC grants to numerous Grand County non-profits and scholarships for Grand County High School seniors!

July 22 – 23, 2017
Winter Park Alpine Artaffair. Winter Park
44th Annual Fine Art & Fine Crafts Fair! The Alpine ArtAffair is a friendly outdoor not-for-profit juried show, staffed by volunteers who strive to provide an enjoyable experience for artists and visitors alike. Proceeds from applications and booth fees provide scholarships – funding to local students, schools and arts in the community. There will be approximately 70 artists featuring fine arts and crafts  such as jewelry, Photography, Metalwork, Mixed Media, Pottery, Painting, Glass, Wood and Fiber. http://alpineartaffair.com/

July 23, 2017
Lyle Lovett and His Large Band. Avon
A singer, composer and actor, Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums over three decades. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of Americana, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers. Tickets on sale now: online at www.axs.com or to charge tickets by phone, call 888.929.7849. General Admission tickets are $55.00 plus applicable service charges. All ages show.

July 23, 2017
16th Annual Tommyknockers Mining Days Festival, Idaho Springs
Please join us for the 16th Annual Idaho Springs Tommyknocker Mining Days Festival and Pack Burro Race! This event is FREE for spectators to attend, and $50 for participants.
This race is between 4 and 6 miles which is a great distance for first timers!! Weigh In’s begin at 10:00am followed by a parade and all Burro Race entrants must participate – the burro race will begin at 12:00 pm on Miner Street in Idaho Springs. http://clearcreekcounty.org/events/15th-annual-idaho-springs-tommyknockers-mining-days-festival-and-pack-burro-race/

July 23, 2017
Fox Proframe World Tour, Steamboat Springs
The Fox Proframe World Tour makes a stop in Steamboat! Come demo equipment and check out the new lightweight, breathable full face mountain bike helmets in Gondola Square. Meet professional rider Kirt Voreis and go for a spin with him in the Steamboat Bike Park.
Kirt Voreis has long been a leader in the Mountain Bike Industry. Call him a legend, a hero, an ambassador or a mentor; he has helped the mountain bike industry evolve over the past two decades with his colorful personality and unequivocal talent and style. He is known to be one of the best all-around riders in the world and continues to be a true ambassador for the entire sport. He has raced and stood atop podiums at countless World Cup and National downhill, dual slalom and 4x races across the globe. In 2003, Kirt created AllRide. AllRide is a program that allows Kirt to travel the country promoting and allowing people the opportunity to try the products he believes so much in. He also speaks to kids at schools about bikes, helmet safety and the importance of hard work and determination. https://www.steamboat.com/things-to-do/events/fox-proframe-world-tour

July 25, 2017
Movies Under The Stars, Beaver Creek
As the sun sets across the valley, lay out your blankets and settle in for a free, fun, family-friendly film. All movies are complimentary. Concessions and activities open at 7:30pm; the movie will begin at sundown—approximately 8:15pm in Centennial Park, near the base of the Buckaroo Express Gondola. Bring your own blankets and lawn chairs. Please leave alcohol and pets at home. For more details please visit www.beavercreek.com/moviesunderthestars!

July 25 – 29,  2017
Mesa County Fair, Grand Junction
The Mesa County Fair is an annual celebration of the county, its residents, community and history. The Fair creates an environment that promotes the diversity of the area and features family oriented entertainment, educational opportunities and is a showcase of local products and services. Check out the website http://www.mesacountyfair.com for the scheduled events!

July 26 – 30, 2017
Crested Butte Wine & Food Festival, Crested Butte
The Crested Butte Wine & Food Festival takes place each July. Striving to create a wine and culinary festival that complements the array of amazing offerings in Towns of Crested Butte and Mt Crested Butte, this festival is the perfect excuse to visit this scenic and captivating area.
Featuring a selection of seminars, fine dining winemaker dinners, and more, there is something for everyone. The signature event, the Grand Tasting, presents over 500 select wines from 25 wineries and distributors, food demonstrations, and more. https://gunnisoncrestedbutte.com/event/crested-butte-wine-and-food-festival-2/

July 26, 2017
Summer Lunchtime Lecture Series at the Museum, Frisco
The Historical Lunchtime Lecture Series features 12 educational presentations held at the Historic Park Log Chapel, every Wednesday at 12:00pm. Bring a bagged lunch to enjoy while learning about the rich history of Frisco and surrounding areas. Seating is very limited – please arrive early!  .
www.FriscoHistoricPark.com

July 26, 2017
Glenwood Springs Summer of Music, Glenwood Springs
This free 6-week concert series takes place at Two Rivers Park every Wednesday evening 6:30 – 9 p.m. beginning in June. Over the years it has become a venue for both established performers and up-and-coming musical talent. Bring a picnic meal or stop by the food vendors for a quick and delicious dinner. No glass in the park please.

July 26 – 30, 2017
Crested Butte Wine & Food Festival, Crested Butte
The Crested Butte Wine & Food Festival takes place each July. Striving to create a wine and culinary festival that complements the array of amazing offerings in Towns of Crested Butte and Mt Crested Butte, this festival is the perfect excuse to visit this scenic and captivating area.
Featuring a selection of seminars, fine dining winemaker dinners, and more, there is something for everyone. The signature event, the Grand Tasting, presents over 500 select wines from 25 wineries and distributors, food demonstrations, and more. https://gunnisoncrestedbutte.com/event/crested-butte-wine-and-food-festival-2/

July 27, 2017
Beaver Creek Rodeo Series at Traer Creek, Beaver Creek
Dust off your cowboy boots and tack on some spurs for the 16th Annual Beaver Creek Rodeo Series presented by the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa.
The Beaver Creek Rodeo features the full line up of classic rodeo events – Bronc Riding, Team Roping, Barrel Racing and of course, Bull Riding! Get in on the rodeo action by signing up for the Calf Scramble, Mutton Bustin’ or Burro Racing. Bring the whole family for pony rides, face painting, mechanical bull rides, and a wide range of food options offered by local high country restaurants beginning when gates open at 5 p.m. Yee Haw! For tickets & information, please visit www.beavercreek.com/rodeo.

July 27, 2017
Wild West Rodeo Series, Carbondale
The Carbondale Rodeo Committee is a not for-profit, volunteer organization committed to keeping the Roaring Fork Valley’s western heritage alive by offering a fun family-oriented event for residents and visitors alike. The The Carbondale Wild West Rodeo is held every Thursday from June until late August, rain or shine.  Gates Open 5:30pm Slack is at 6:00pm Grand Entry at 7:30pm Sharp. http://www.carbondale.com/event/wild-west-rodeo-series/

July 27, 2017
Performance Park Summer Concert Series, Estes Park
Throughout the summer, Estes Park is home to a robust series of free concerts held in the village at Performance Park. This outdoor amphitheater features a grassy hillside for concertgoers to lounge on blankets or in folding chairs, while enjoying picnics, great music and moves in the fresh mountain air. Check the schedule below to see who is playing while you are in town and don’t miss out on these great events! Featuring the Cultural Arts Council – Thursday Night Live.

July 27, 2017
Concert in the Park Series, Frisco
Join us every Thursday through August 17th for live music at the Historic Park Gazebo from 5:30pm – 7:30pm! Bring your lawn chairs and picnic blanket and enjoy refreshments available for purchase to benefit the local non-profit designated for the evening. www.TownofFrisco.com

July 27, 2017
Pagosa Night Rodeo, Pagosa Springs
Feel the thrill of live rodeo action as it happens.  Take a step back in time and rediscover the western tradition of rodeo in beautiful Pagosa Springs. Thursday Nights. Covered stands, so the show goes on rain or shine. Fun for all ages.
Advance tickets at Discount Adventures only
Adults $9 , Kids $5
At the Gate: Adults $10 Kids $6
Held at the Western Heritage Event Center Arena & Grounds
Hwy 84 and Mill Creek Road
http://www.visitpagosasprings.com/node/98/Rodeos/

July 27, 2017
Ridgeway Concert Series, Ridgeway
The Ridgway Concert Series is held every Thursday in July, from 6 till dark, in Town Park, and it’s FREE to attend. For 2017 we’re looking forward to another incredible lineup! There will be eight fantastic bands presented over the course of four Thursday evenings in July. The entire series is free to the public. Events are family-friendly and include a popular children’s activity area for the little ones, chock full of costumes and games to play. Come early and take in the breathtaking views, mountain bike the local trails, soak at the hot springs or play in the river. Expect an evening of fun, engaging and trend-setting music and of course, lots of dancing. Several food vendors will be on hand, cooking up a diverse selection of locally prepared meals. In addition to serving local micro-brews, wine and margaritas are also available. The audience is welcome to bring lawn chairs, blankets, coolers and picnics. Please note, no glass or outside alcohol is allowed in the park. The Ridgway Concert Series is presented by the Town of Ridgway and funded entirely by community sponsors, fundraisers and donations. The on-site merchandise sales also help fund the series. Shows begins at 6pm and run well into the evening, with over three hours of live music. http://www.ouraycolorado.com/events

July 27, 2017
Snowmass Summer Concert Series, Snowmass
Featuring Freddy Jones Band. Returning for its 26th summer season, the Snowmass Summer Concert Series draws guests to Fanny Hill for a relaxed atmosphere and spectacular mountain setting to enjoy the country’s most distinguished rock, R&B, soul, and Latin performers. Bring a picnic and a blanket for the ultimate al fresco experience. Cocktails and beer are available for purchase. Kids’ Zone available at select performances. Concerts take place on various days of the week throughout the summer season. http://www.gosnowmass.com/activity/summer-music-series/

July 28, 2017
Carbondale Mountain Fair, Carbondale
The Carbondale Mountain Fair began in 1972 with 20 booths showcasing local artists and artisans. Today, the Mountain Fair draws over 145 vendors poised to bring their unique and diverse homemade wares to town each summer. In addition to vendors, Mountain Fair features non-stop entertainment–both in live music and various forms of performing arts; a family-area called The Oasis which provides interactive, creative experiences for children; great food; friendly competitions that run the gamut from pie baking to wood splitting, and an amazing spirit. That spirit is best evidenced by the over 300 volunteers who come together to run the fair. Throughout the weekend, over 20,000 people pass through from across the state and all over the country! https://www.carbondale.com/event/carbondale-mountain-fair/

July 29, 2017
Cirque Series- Trail Run and BBQ, Arapahoe Basin
The Cirque Series is redefining what mountain running is all about. Starting from at the base of Arapahoe Basin, you’ll rally up windswept ridges and glacial cirques to towering peaks, power down a quad-burning descent, and break the tape into a festival of live music, food, drink, and vendor tents. The elevation is serious but the mileage is manageable, and the race is as hardcore as you want it to be–beat the pros down to earn legend status and cash prizes, or enjoy the views and let the challenge be its own reward.
For more information please visit http://arapahoebasin.com/ABasin/mountain/calendar.aspx
To register please visit http://rock.discreteclothing.com/peak-series/a-basin-2/

July 29, 2017
Culinary Connection, Beaver Creek
Beaver Creek is home to a wide array of epicurean experiences. Join us at the Plaza Pavilion on Saturday afternoons throughout the summer to mix and mingle with the behind the scenes people who give Beaver Creek its world-renowned culinary reputation – chefs, sommeliers and beyond! Each session is unique – from cooking demonstrations and wine pairings to discussions on the history of a storied Beaver Creek gourmet outlet – and each session offers the chance to try a complimentary sampling of the restaurants’ tasty creations! Culinary Connection take place at the all-new Plaza Pavilion, Beaver Creek’s lush outdoor oasis, located at the west end of the ice rink, every Saturday, June 24th – August 26th from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. For more information, please visit www.beavercreek.com/culinaryconnection

July 29, 2017
39th Annual Mt. Sopris Runoff & 4-mi Run, Carbondale
Come and join us for this funky, fun and challenging 14+ mile race or for the super fast downhill 4 Mile Fair Run.  Both races are held in conjunction with, and finish at, the Carbondale Mountain Fair.  Registration is only $35 ($40 on the day of the event). The race starts in Basalt (Emma) climbs 1500 feet up West Sopris Creek Road, then descends 1700 feet past the 4 mile start and into Carbondale, finishing in Sopris Park, where Mountain Fair activities are just beginning.  Bus service is available before the 4 Mile race (from Sopris Park) to get you to the start and after the 14 mile race to get you back to your car (if needed) at the start of that race. For more information call 970.704.0909

July 29 – 30, 2017
Mac & Cheese Fest, Copper Mountain
The coveted title of “Best Mac & Cheese in Summit County” and a $1,000 cash prize is up for grabs at the 3rd annual Mac & Cheese Fest. At this food-centric competition participants will enjoy indulgent, crafty, cheesy dishes as chefs battle it out for the yummiest most creative concoction. If sampling is not enough, test your tummy at the eating competition. Kids can partake in an afternoon of free fun-filled activities and entertainment. Boogie down to live music from The Broadcast, Rose’s Pawn Shop, The Lonely Heartstring Band and Major & The Monbacks as you wrap up the perfect day. Advance ticket purchase is recommended. http://www.coppercolorado.com/things-to-do/events/july-events/mac-n-cheese-fest

July 29, 2017
Saturday in the Park, Dillon
Featuring The Nacho Men. The Dillon Amphitheatre will be closed for the remainder of the summer, but that doesn’t mean we’re slowing down.  In fact we’ll be hosting “Saturdays in the Park” in Dillon Town Park through Labor Day Weekend.

July 29, 2017
Kennebec Mountain Run, Durango
The Kennebec Mountain Run is a tough, scenic 15-mile trail run through the La Plata Mountains, just west of Durango in southwest Colorado. KMR is a perfect tune-up for the Imogene Pass Run, and a wonderful introduction to the La Platas! Proceeds benefit La Plata County Search & Rescue. http://www.durango.com/event/kennebec-mountain-run-2017/

July 29, 2017
Demolition Derby, Grand Junction
The Demolition Derby is back at the Mesa County Fair. Come and see local drivers crash it out for cheers and jeers and great prizes. All seating is general admission. This event in the grandstands is part of The Mesa County Fair. Ticket purchase will include fair admission for the day. To purchase fair and grandstand event tickets go to: https://monumentalevents.com/events/25-jul-2017-mesa-county-fair

July 29 – 30, 2017
River Run Art Festival, Keystone
Over 80 artists from throughout the country convene on the beautiful River Run Village at Keystone. Come ready to shop until your heart’s content and come home with that one of a kind piece of art to always remind you of Keystone and your time in the mountains. The art festival is a juried event so artists will be showcasing their finest works. Join us for a mountain weekend with an artsy twist and enjoy all that Keystone summer has to offer.
This outdoor gallery style juried art festival will showcase a variety of handmade art and unique gift items as well as functional pieces.  The Festival appeals to all tastes and budgets, offering a wide array of artistic media. Art enthusiasts will be able to explore the diverse exhibits and learn more about the artists and their creative process. The exhibiting artists, both local and national, will be present for the duration of the festival and welcome the opportunity to discuss their work.  The vast array of original art will include paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media and much more. Admission is free and open to the public. For additional information visit www.artfestival.com.

July 29, 2017
Wildflower Special Train Ride, Leadville
The Wild Flower Special train rides will be:July 29th at 10:00 am and August 5th at 10:00 am. www.leadville-train.com/

July 29. 2017
Sunset at the Summit Concert, Silverthorne
Featuring Pg. 6iX. 7:00pm FREE Join us for free, award-winning live music at Rainbow Park for a night of fun-filled entertainment the entire family can enjoy. Pre-Show begins at 6 PM, concerts begin at 7 PM. For more information please visit www.silverthorne.org

July 29 – 30, 2017
Enduro World Series, Snowmass
Aspen Snowmass will host the only U.S. stop of the Enduro World Series for the 2nd year in-a-row in 2017. The two-day event blends  altitude Colorado singletrack with some of the biggest descents and best riding in the area.
The combination of the Aspen Mountain, Bike Snowmass and Snowmass Bike Park terrain offer some of the most diverse mountain biking in the country. Aspen Snowmass offers the only lift served biking in the U.S. that can take riders on 4,000-foot descents, beginning above tree line and ending in the high mountain desert. Riders should expect to see six stages and over 15,000 feet of descending and 1,500 feet of climbing, with both lift served and back country access to start lines and with a wide variety of raw terrain that top riders are looking for. http://www.enduroworldseries.com/event/big-mountain-enduro-aspen-snowmass/

July 29, 2017
Spring Creek Memorial Trail Run, Steamboat Springs
The race is held on the beautiful Spring Creek trail with wildflowers and aspen trees next to bubbling Spring Creek. The 9 mile race is run on an up and down scenic loop on primitive trail, two track, single track and briefly on forest service road. The challenging 9 mile course gains ~2,500 ft. in the first 4 miles with most of that being from mile 2-4. This section of the race takes the runner up unimproved rocky and narrow single track and over several large downed trees before it descends on a smooth rolling downhill trail. The 5K race is an out and back on the beautiful Spring Creek trail on rolling two track and single track. The kids race is a quick jaunt around the ponds. https://www.steamboat.com/things-to-do/events/steamboat-springs-running-series-spring-creek

July 29, 2017
Family Fun Fest, Vail
The Vail Family Fun Fest is a few hours of simple fun in the beautiful Colorado Rockies presented in a festival setting. Families can come and visit various stations including our Creation Station – a tent filled with creative arts & crafts projects, The Science Tent – featuring Nature’s Educator’s, an educational group fostering respect and awareness of Birds of Prey and other animals found in Colroado, Play Town – featuring hula hoops, giant jenga and Connect Four and our Bounce House of Fun. In addition to these stations, we will be conducting several contests and group games throughout the day which may include the “Water Balloon Toss of Death”, The Blue Moose “Pizza Toss of Champions”, Hula Hoop Extravaganza and Simon Says. https://www.vailfamilyfunfest.com/

July 29, 2017 – August 12, 2017
Vail Dance Festival, VAil
Join us in Vail, Colorado from July 29 through August 12 for the 29th season of the Vail Dance Festival. The Festival is a two-week celebration of exceptional artistry taking place in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. http://vaildance.org/

July 30, 2017
CBB Sunday Scramble #1, Powderhorn
The Colorado Backcountry Biker Sunday Scramble Series is back! Last year, over 100+ racers competed against the clock to make it down one of our downhill trails in record time. Pre-register and save! https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=94765

July 31 – August 1, 2017
Vince Gill & Amy Grant Gala and Golf Classic, Aspen
The Vince Gill & Amy Grant Gala and Golf Classic has been an overwhelming success for Challenge Aspen as the cornerstone of our annual fundraising efforts. The event is hosted by Grammy Award winners Vince Gill and Amy Grant, friends of Vince and Amy, disabled athletes and wounded veterans. Featuring two days of musical and golf excellence, the Classic provides an unforgettable experience. Proceeds benefit Challenge Aspen, providing year-round recreational, educational and cultural experiences for anyone with a cognitive or physical disability. https://challengeaspen.org/vgag2017/

August 1, 2017
Movies Under The Stars, Beaver Creek
As the sun sets across the valley, lay out your blankets and settle in for a free, fun, family-friendly film. All movies are complimentary. Concessions and activities open at 7:30pm; the movie will begin at sundown—approximately 8:15pm in Centennial Park, near the base of the Buckaroo Express Gondola. Bring your own blankets and lawn chairs. Please leave alcohol and pets at home. For more details please visit www.beavercreek.com/moviesunderthestars

August 1 – August 5, 2017
Crested Butte Music Festival, Gunnison Valley
7 weeks of the best symphony, opera, bluegrass, chamber music, gypsy jazz and more! The theme of this summer’s festival, “Identity Unmasked,” guides the programming as the season explores identity and its revelation or masking. The Crested Butte Music Festival just completed its 20th Anniversary Season and presented 42 events this summer with 134 world-class, award-winning artists. The Festival included symphony, chamber, family music, opera and gypsy jazz. In addition, educational programs in every genre were offered. Check out their full line up at http://crestedbuttemusicfestival.org/calendar/

August 1, 2017
Kids Discovery Day, Keystone
Explore endless fun at the Kids Discovery Days in River Run Village! The entertainer changes each week, so it’s always a new experience! Plus it’s fun and it’s free. http://www.keystoneneighbourhood.com/event/kids-discovery-days-2/2017-07-11/

August 2, 2017
Avon LIVE! Summer Concert Series, Avon
The Avon Live! Summer Concert Series returns in August offering four exceptional evenings of live music…rain or shine! The Wednesday evening music series is quickly becoming tradition and features award winning national talent and provides the community an opportunity to come together and  experience music, fresh and unique foods from food-trucks and enjoy a summer evening outside. 5:00-8:30pm; Nottingham Park & Pavilion.

August 2, 2017
Wild West Rodeo Series, Carbondale
The Carbondale Rodeo Committee is a not for-profit, volunteer organization committed to keeping the Roaring Fork Valley’s western heritage alive by offering a fun family-oriented event for residents and visitors alike. The The Carbondale Wild West Rodeo is held every Thursday from June until late August, http://www.carbondale.com/event/wild-west-rodeo-series/

August 2, 2017
True West Rodeo, Durango
True West Rodeo is brought to you by First National Bank of Durango and Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. We are very excited to have come together to bring back the western heritage of Durango for the 2017 rodeo season. This year will consist of 8 rodeos with over 4,000 spectators. True West Rodeo is proud to honor our western roots with broncs, bulls and wild west entertainment.
The rodeos will be held every Wednesday June 7th – August 2nd at the La Plata County Fairgrounds http://www.truewestrodeo.com/

August 2, 2017
Summer Lunchtime Lecture Series at the Museum, Frisco
The Historical Lunchtime Lecture Series features 12 educational presentations held at the Historic Park Log Chapel, every Wednesday at 12:00pm. Bring a bagged lunch to enjoy while learning about the rich history of Frisco and surrounding areas. Seating is very limited – please arrive early!  .
www.FriscoHistoricPark.com

August 2, 2017
Glenwood Springs Summer of Music, Glenwood Springs
This free 6-week concert series takes place at Two Rivers Park every Wednesday evening 6:30 – 9 p.m. beginning in June. Over the years it has become a venue for both established performers and up-and-coming musical talent. Bring a picnic meal or stop by the food vendors for a quick and delicious dinner. No glass in the park please. August 2, 2017

August 2, 2017
Snowmass Rodeo, Snowmass
Come see real cowboys roping and riding at a first-class rodeo in Snowmass Village. Get a glimpse of western Bull Riding heritage at its finest with such events as saddle bronc riding, team roping, bull riding,

and barrel racing. Every Wednesday through August 17th, 3:00-5:00pm. https://www.stayaspensnowmass.com/events/snowmass-rodeo

August 3, 2017
Beaver Creek Rodeo Series at Traer Creek, Beaver Creek
Dust off your cowboy boots and tack on some spurs for the 16th Annual Beaver Creek Rodeo Series presented by the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa.
The Beaver Creek Rodeo features the full line up of classic rodeo events – Bronc Riding, Team Roping, Barrel Racing and of course, Bull Riding! Get in on the rodeo action by signing up for the Calf Scramble, Mutton Bustin’ or Burro Racing. Bring the whole family for pony rides, face painting, mechanical bull rides, and a wide range of food options offered by local high country restaurants beginning when gates open at 5 p.m. Yee Haw! For tickets & information, please visit www.beavercreek.com/rodeo.

August 3, 2017
First Friday “Hot Tubs & Hot Rods”, Carbondale
Carbondale’s monthly celebration of the arts, shopping, dining and music. The Carbondale Chamber and First Fridays Committee are working hard to expand this established community event to encompass Main Street, the Third Street Center, and the Highway 133 corridor.

August 3, 2017
Performance Park Summer Concert Series, Estes Park
Throughout the summer, Estes Park is home to a robust series of free concerts held in the village at Performance Park. This outdoor amphitheater features a grassy hillside for concertgoers to lounge on blankets or in folding chairs, while enjoying picnics, great music and moves in the fresh mountain air. Check the schedule below to see who is playing while you are in town and don’t miss out on these great events! Featuring the Cultural Arts Council – Thursday Night Live.

August 3, 2017
Concert in the Park Series, Frisco
Join us every Thursday through August 17th for live music at the Historic Park Gazebo from 5:30pm – 7:30pm! Bring your lawn chairs and picnic blanket and enjoy refreshments available for purchase to benefit the local non-profit designated for the evening. www.TownofFrisco.com

August 3 – 6, 2017
Ghost Town Writers Retreat, Georgetown
The Ghost Town Writers retreat is happening August 3rd through 6th, 2017, in Georgetown, Colorado, a Victorian mining town in the mountains. While the focus is on the darker side of writing (horror, mystery, paranormal romance, etc.) all are welcome.
We are going to have a jam packed weekend where attendees can pick from faculty/guest programming, writing time, and local activities including a steam train trip through the Rockies, touring a haunted Victorian manor, Visiting the power station constructed by Nikola Tesla which still powers the town, a walking history/ ghost tour, write ins, panel discussions, presentations, and more. Guests are Brian Keene, Sara Megibow, Keith DeCandido, Don D’Auria, Stephen Graham Jones, Mario Acevedo, Josh Viola, Mary Sangiovanni. To register or for more information please visit www.ghosttownwritersretreat.com

August 4 – 6, 2017
45th Annual Crested Butte Arts Festival, Crested Butte
Plan your visit to Crested Butte August 4-6, 2017! Featuring incredible art, fantastic cuisine, exhilarating entertainment, artist demonstrations, children’s activities and an art auction. An art buyers dream, come experience the Crested Butte Arts Festival!
Crested Butte, Colorado, is home to one of the nation’s top arts festivals. Now in its 45th year, the Crested Butte Arts Festival features incredible art, fantastic cuisine, exhilarating entertainment, artist demonstrations, children’s activities and an art auction.
The Crested Butte Arts Festival produces an annual, nationally recognized Festival presenting a broad spectrum of the arts, whose proceeds perpetuate the Festival and also provide for year-round, sustainable arts outreach programs for the community of the Gunnison Valley. http://crestedbutteartsfestival.com/

August 4, 2017
First Friday’s Artwalk, Gunnison
First Fridays Art Walk in Gunnison has a fabulous history in showcasing talented artists from an array of galleries, restaurants, and other fine venues. The event runs in local art galleries and restaurants from 5-8pm.

August 4 –  6, 2017
Boom Days, Leadville
Leadville Boom Days is a Colorado Mountain Festival and historical celebration of the Old West, with gunslingers, burro races, contests of mining skill, and a street fair with over 100 food and craft booths. It is always the first full weekend in August. In 2017 it will run August 4th through the 6th. Come join us for three days of fun, food, arts and crafts, and activities for the whole family!

August 4 – 6, 2017
Archuleta County Fair, Pagosa Springs
Join us for the annual Archuleta County Fair, which features a weekend full of events: Carnival, Horse Show in the Rodeo Arena, Colgate Country Showdown, Live Music, Annual Horseshoe Tournament, Western Heritage Ranch Rodeo. Lee Sterling Chili Cook-Off, and much more for both children and adults alike.

August 4 – 5, 2017
VIDA MTB Series Women’s Skills Clinic, Snowmass
Looking for the inner rider that you know exists? The one who is excited for the unknown, turns challenges into opportunities for growth, and enjoys riding on a much deeper level than before?
The VIDA MTB Series focuses on making you a better rider through increased confidence and an improved understanding of the relationship between you and your bike. If you’ve been wanting descend the steeps, tackle tight switchbacks with ease, overcome obstacles on the trail, learn how to catch air, or become confident on wooden bridges and stunts, join us and discover the rider that exists within you. http://www.gosnowmass.com/event/vida-mtb-series-flagship-clinic/

August 4 – 6, 2017
Colorado Scottish Festival, Snowmass
Colorado Scottish Festival, the highest elevation Scottish Festival in the world, is the only free admittance Scottish Festival in the Rocky Mountains! Experience the earth-shaking sound of the massed bagpipes and drums, the grace of the Highland and Irish dancers, and the power of the great Scottish athletes as they throw the caber.
Learn about the “water of life” as you taste Scottish whiskies.* Pet the friendly Dogs of the British Isles. Bring your favorite four-legged friend — the Festival is dog-friendly!Trace your family history and meet members of your clan. Laugh aloud as the Ladies of the Festival judge kilted men in the Bonny (Pretty) Knees Contest. Enjoy Scottish-Irish music, dance, children’s events and food and vendors all day, both days. http://www.scottishgames.org /

August 4, 2017
Snowmass Summer Concert Series, Snowmass
Featuring Ruaile Buaile. Returning for its 26th summer season, the Snowmass Summer Concert Series draws guests to Fanny Hill for a relaxed atmosphere and spectacular mountain setting to enjoy the country’s most distinguished rock, R&B, soul, and Latin performers. Bring a picnic and a blanket for the ultimate al fresco experience. Cocktails and beer are available for purchase. Kids’ Zone available at select performances. Concerts take place on various days of the week throughout the summer season. http://www.gosnowmass.com/activity/summer-music-series/

August 4, 2017
Captain of the Boat, Steamboat Springs
The Captain of the Boat gravity race series is a bi-weekly event that will provide competitive gravity opportunities to riders of a broad ability level. With the focus on fun and camaraderie, experienced racers can test their skills against the best in the boat and new racers can enjoy a relaxed introduction to the competitive side of mountain biking. https://www.steamboat.com/things-to-do/events/captain-of-the-boat-august-4

August 4 – 6, 2017
Telluride Jazz Festival, Telluride
Telluride Jazz Celebration ranks among the world’s most memorable music festivals. Since 1977, Telluride’s majestic perch high in the San Juan Mountains has been the site of an annual event produced by the Telluride Society for Jazz. The intimate format and superb music along with the opportunity for invigorating alpine recreation come together to create a truly unique weekend experience. Performances take place on two outdoor stages during the day and in historic theaters and clubs at night. https://www.telluridejazz.org/

August 4, 2017
Farm to Table Dinner Series, Vail
Please join us for a chef-crafted dinner, sourced from the fields of Colorado farmers, featuring seasonal and local ingredients. Dinner will be held rain or shine on West Meadow Drive, so please dress accordingly and bring your sense of outdoor culinary adventure! Colorado Wine and beer will be included in price. http://www.vailfarmersmarket.com/farm-to-table/

August 5, 2017
Birdies, Bogeys and Bloodies with live music from P-Nuckle, Arapahoe Basin
With sunny skies and amazing views there is no better way to celebrate summertime in the Rockies than at A-Basin with Disc Golf, Bloody Mary’s and  live music on our stage in the Base Area Plaza! http://arapahoebasin.com/ABasin/mountain/calendar.aspx

August 5, 2017
Culinary Connection, Beaver Creek
Beaver Creek is home to a wide array of epicurean experiences. Join us at the Plaza Pavilion on Saturday afternoons throughout the summer to mix and mingle with the behind the scenes people who give Beaver Creek its world-renowned culinary reputation – chefs, sommeliers and beyond! Each session is unique – from cooking demonstrations and wine pairings to discussions on the history of a storied Beaver Creek gourmet outlet – and each session offers the chance to try a complimentary sampling of the restaurants’ tasty creations! Culinary Connection take place at the all-new Plaza Pavilion, Beaver Creek’s lush outdoor oasis, located at the west end of the ice rink, every Saturday, June 24th – August 26th from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. For more information, please visit www.beavercreek.com/culinaryconnection .

August 5 – 6, 2017
30th Annual Beaver Creek Art Festival, Beaver Creek
It’s the 30th Annual Beaver Creek Art Festival! Art lovers and collectors converge in Beaver Creek Village to meet local and national artists from 30 different states who will showcase their works including glass, mixed media, paintings, jewelry, and pottery. A unique blend of contemporary, original works at affordable prices.<Admission is free. Guests should park in the free lots located along Highway 6 and ride the free shuttle up to Beaver Creek Village. Festival hours are 10am – 5pm on Saturday & Sunday.
For more information, please visit www.beavercreek.com/artfestival

August 5, 2017
Applefest, Buena Vista
Old fashioned country festival featuring apple bobbing, pie contests, crafts, a cemetery tour, live entertainment, and a fun time for all. . 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Step into the past at Turner Farm for an authentic Fall Apple Festival. The Buena Vista Heritage hosts Apple Fest with tours of the farm, apple pie contests, and demonstrations of historic trades. ! http://www.colorfulcolorado.com/events-calendar/

August 5, 2017
Saturday in the Park, Dillon
Featuring Vaud and the Villains. The Dillon Amphitheatre will be closed for the remainder of the summer, but that doesn’t mean we’re slowing down.  In fact we’ll be hosting “Saturdays in the Park” in Dillon Town Park through Labor Day Weekend.

August 5, 2017
Muck & Mire on the Mountain, Durango
Three events, one mountain! No matter what, you’re gonna get dirty!
5k Muck & Mire event is perfect for families and recreational contenders. Traverse log jams, scale rock gardens, negotiate a mud pit, pond skim and more. Test the laws of nature and take on the challenges of this 5k adventure race. 5k starts at 9am.
10k Muck & Mire Competitive Race, designed for more serious racers. Test your moxie by conquering challenges such as slack lines, slip-n-slide, pond swim, culvert crawl, scale cargo nets and climb walls. From start to finish, this 10k will test adrenaline junkies’ endurance and mental fortitude with 12 exhilarating obstacles spread across the mountain. 10k starts at 9:30am
Mini Muck and Mire Mile fun course. Includes some of the best obstacles including the mud pit, slip and slide, hay bales and more fun. Mini Mile event starts at 10am. (kids 10 and under enjoy free participation in this course only.)
Stay for the post-event celebration, complete with a beer garden and soda party! Featuring awards and prizes for a variety of categories, including “Down and Dirtiest,” best costume, fastest time and more. Register now! http://www.durango.com/event/muck-mire-mountain/

August 5, 2017
Performance Park Summer Concert Series, Estes Park
Throughout the summer, Estes Park is home to a robust series of free concerts held in the village at Performance Park. This outdoor amphitheater features a grassy hillside for concertgoers to lounge on blankets or in folding chairs, while enjoying picnics, great music and moves in the fresh mountain air. Check the schedule below to see who is playing while you are in town and don’t miss out on these great events! Featuring Cowboy Brad’s Estes Park Centennial Concert. 7 – 9pm

August 5 – 12, 2017
Delta County Fair, Hotchkiss
It doesn’t get much more wholesome than a good country fair and the Delta County Fair and Rodeo is about as traditionally American as they come.
It’s a place where the kids can run around together, play games and eat fair food while the folks enjoy the many exhibits while visiting with friends old and new.
The meat and potatoes of any good fair are the many livestock exhibits and the arts, crafts, and canned and fresh produce displays.
Since Delta County is known far and wide for its produce and livestock, there is plenty to behold.
In addition, you will want to take in the scheduled events most evenings: Demolition derby; tractor and truck pulls. ranch rodeo, CPRA Rodeo, team roping, Junior Rodeo.
Stop by the fairgrounds in downtown Hotchkiss when you are in town during the fair. A good time is assured for all! Always the second week of August at the County Fairgrounds in Hotchkiss. http://deltacountyfair.com/

August 5 – 7, 2017
21st Annual Bluegrass & Beer Festival, Keystone
Keystone brings the wonders of Appalachia to the Rockies. Down-home cooking, frothy flavors and mountain music are just pieces of the pie. In a whirlwind of hillbilly luxuries, folks gather while 40+ craft breweries from Colorado and beyond showcase their unique blends of hops and barleys while 14 national and regional bluegrass acts entertain on three different village stages.
Mountain music rings throughout the River Run Village under blue August skies.  Sound enticing? This year’s 2017 rocking Bluegrass Line-Up includes The Lonesome DaysThe WooksThe River ArkansasLiver Down the RiverWood & WireThe RailsplittersBrothers Comatose and back for another year headliner Peter Rowan Band and more! Nothing compliments bluegrass like the tapping of hundreds of kegs filled to the brim of some of the best craft beer around. You’ll find beer enthusiast favorites like New Belgium in attendance as well as some up and comers like the local Baker’s Brewery hailing from Silverthorne, Colorado.  Brewery tents adorn every nook and cranny of the village perpetuating that never ending love affair between Colorado and its beer. So raise a pint or two and toast the 21st year of Colorado’s longest running beer and bluegrass festival. http://www.keystonefestivals.com/festivals/bluegrass-and-beer/

August 5, 2017
Wildflower Special Train Ride, Leadville
The Wild Flower Special train rides will be:July 29th at 10:00 am and August 5th at 10:00 am. www.leadville-train.com/

August 5 – 6, 2017
Rocky Mountain Enduro Series, Powderhorn Mountain Resort
Powderhorn’s Bike Park consists of downhill trails but from time to time, we host cross-country events! Watch the first ever Endurocross at Powderhorn August 5/6th. To learn more click here  http://www.powderhorn.com/events

August 5, 2017
Muck & Mire Mud Adventure Race, Purgatory
Get muddy and conquer the obstacles on this adventure race that is fun for the whole family.  This is one of Purgatory’s most popular events of the year. This mud run has more than 20 great obstacles, and tons of mud.
If having fun and getting muddy with your friends is what you’re all about, sign yourself up for the challenge of the 5k course!  You will encounter mud pits, a giant slip n’ slide, more mud pits, hay bales, climbing walls, and more mud pits.  And did we mention mud?  Yeah, there’s lots of mud.and the most amazing scenery of any mud run around!
For the little mudders, we have a 1-mile course with — you guessed it — plenty of mud!  Parents and grandparents are encouraged to join in the fun with the kiddos.  https://www.purgatoryresort.com/events/

August 5, 2017
26th Annual Angel Of Shavano Car Show, Salida
A Fundraiser for Chaffee County Search and Rescue South. More info, entry applications, and updates: info@chaffeesarsouth.org. http://salidachamber.org/event/26th-annual-angel-shavano-car-show/

August 5, 2017
Sunset at the Summit Concert, Silverthorne
Featuring Funk Knuf. 7:00pm FREE Join us for free, award-winning live music at Rainbow Park for a night of fun-filled entertainment the entire family can enjoy. Pre-Show begins at 6 PM, concerts begin at 7 PM. For more information please visit www.silverthorne.org

August 5 – 6, 2017
Audie Power of Four Trail Run, Snowmass
This event’s signature race is a challenging 50K Ultra that has been named the US Skyrunner Series North American Continental Championship. It covers the four Aspen Snowmass mountains utilizing a mix of singletrack and dirt road. The event also offers a 25K race along the famed Government Trail covering Buttermilk and Snowmass mountains and a Vertical K race up Aspen Mountain that is also part of the US Skyrunner Series. https://www.aspensnowmass.com/while-you-are-here/events/audi-power-of-four-trail-run

August 5, 2017
Family Fun Fest, Vail
The Vail Family Fun Fest is a few hours of simple fun in the beautiful Colorado Rockies presented in a festival setting. Families can come and visit various stations including our Creation Station – a tent filled with creative arts & crafts projects, The Science Tent – featuring Nature’s Educator’s, an educational group fostering respect and awareness of Birds of Prey and other animals found in Colroado, Play Town – featuring hula hoops, giant jenga and Connect Four and our Bounce House of Fun. In addition to these stations, we will be conducting several contests and group games throughout the day which may include the “Water Balloon Toss of Death”, The Blue Moose “Pizza Toss of Champions”, Hula Hoop Extravaganza and Simon Says. https://www.vailfamilyfunfest.com/

August 5, 2017
Winter Park Beer Festival, Winter Park
We are proud to announce the 8th annual Winter Park Beer Festival!  This great annual event in Winter Park offers brews, views and great live music. Unlimited beer tasting from Noon to 5:00 p.m. with 45+ micro brewers on hand sampling their classic hoppy beverages and a few new ones. This event is a ‘don’t miss’ for beer aficionados, music lovers and festival goers. Besides great beer, Beer Fest attendees will enjoy food from vendors, retail vendors, and live music from 3 acts throughout the day. http://www.playwinterpark.com/winter-park-beer-festival

August 6, 2017
9th Annua Dillon Challenge. Frisco
Participate in the highest and most scenic regatta in North America with the Frisco Rowing Center on Sunday, August 6th from 6:00am to 9:00am. This fun filled 5k race starts at the Frisco Bay Marina on the Dillon Reservoir. The race is open to all ability levels and all paddled and rowed craft including rowing shells, kayaks, canoes, SUPs etc. For more information and registration visit www.TownofFrisco.com

August 8, 2017
Movies Under The Stars, Beaver Creek
As the sun sets across the valley, lay out your blankets and settle in for a free, fun, family-friendly film. All movies are complimentary. Concessions and activities open at 7:30pm; the movie will begin at sundown—approximately 8:15pm in Centennial Park, near the base of the Buckaroo Express Gondola. Bring your own blankets and lawn chairs. Please leave alcohol and pets at home. For more details please visit www.beavercreek.com/moviesunderthestars

August 8, 2017
Kids Discovery Day, Keystone
Explore endless fun at the Kids Discovery Days in River Run Village! The entertainer changes each week, so it’s always a new experience! Plus it’s fun and it’s free. http://www.keystoneneighbourhood.com/event/kids-discovery-days-2/2017-07-11/

August 8 – 13, 2017
44th Annual Telluride Chamber Music Festival, Telluride
The Telluride Chamber Music Festival has been bringing music to Telluride since 1973. This year we continue to bring you chamber music as it was originally intended, up close and personal! Our festival creates a spontaneous connection between audience and musicians that lifts the human spirit. You are invited to take a break from your busy life and enjoy one of life’s gentler pleasures by hearing chamber music at its best! Tickets on sale June 15th. For more information visit www.telluridechambermusic.org August 8th: Chamber Music Festival picnic in Town Park. 5pm. Free August 10th: Chamber Music Festival concert. Sheridan Opera House. 7:30pm. August 11th: Chamber Music Festival kids concert. 11am. Black Box Theatre at the Palm. August 12th: Chamber Music Festival concert. Telluride Conference Center. 7:30pm August 13th: Chamber Music Festival concert. Michael D. Palm Theatre. 2:30pm. http://www.telluridechambermusic.org/HOME.html

August 9, 2017
Alpenglow Zip Tours, Devil’s Thumb Ranch
Strap on a headlamp and experience a zip line adventure by moonlight. Five zip lines increase in height, distance and speed, ending with a 1600 foot long zip that reaches speeds up to 40 mph. Includes transportation to the zip lines from the Devil’s Thumb Ranch base area and post-zip beverages.
Time: 8 to 11 p.m. Cost: $99/person. Reservations:  970-726-8231 or activities@devilsthumbranch.com

August 9 – 13, 2017
La Plata County Fair 2017, Durango
An old fashion county fair showing the animals, agriculture, pies and quilts to mention a few of the many fun things to see and do. http://www.durango.com/event/la-plata-county-fair-2017/

August 9, 3017
Warren Station Summer Comedy Series, Keystone
Warren Station and Comedy Works (Denver) have partnered to bring comedy to the high country this summer! Join us on July 5th  and August 9th to witness some of the top comics in Colorado right in your backyard of Keystone. Headliners include Troy Walker (July 5th) and Bryan Kellen (August 9th). The opening acts will be Damian Griffin (July 5th) and J. Marc (August 9th).  Grab a friend and enjoy a bite to eat at any of the fabulous River Run Village restaurants then come by Warren Station at Keystone for some mid-week laughs, a few drinks, and what promises to be a memorable summer evening. Tickets on sale now at www.warrenstation.com

August 9, 2017
Snowmass Rodeo, Snowmass
Come see real cowboys roping and riding at a first-class rodeo in Snowmass Village. Get a glimpse of western Bull Riding heritage at its finest with such events as saddle bronc riding, team roping, bull riding, and barrel racing. Every Wednesday through August 17th, 3:00-5:00pm. https://www.stayaspensnowmass.com/events/snowmass-rodeo

August 9 – 13, 2017
Steamboat Wine Festival, Steamboat Springs
The Steamboat Wine Festival is a premier destination event where master winemakers, culinary greats, and our distinguished guests gather to play, wine, and dine in beautiful Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Experience more than 100 food artisans, wineries, breweries, distilleries, epicurean purveyors, and locally-made products at this ultimate food and wine experience. Whether you are a full-fledged foodie or an emerging gourmand, you are sure to find more than one event to whet your appetite.
There is something for everyone – from food and wine tastings, to seminars and cooking demonstrations, to outdoor adventures with food and wine influences, there are tastes and temptations at every turn. https://www.steamboat.com/things-to-do/events/steamboat-winefest

August 10, 2017  

Beaver Creek Rodeo Series at Traer Creek, Beaver Creek

Dust off your cowboy boots and tack on some spurs for the 16th Annual Beaver Creek Rodeo Series presented by the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa.

The Beaver Creek Rodeo features the full line up of classic rodeo events – Bronc Riding, Team Roping, Barrel Racing and of course, Bull Riding! Get in on the rodeo action by signing up for the Calf Scramble, Mutton Bustin’ or Burro Racing. Bring the whole family for pony rides, face painting, mechanical bull rides, and a wide range of food options offered by local high country restaurants beginning when gates open at 5 p.m. Yee Haw! For tickets & information, please visit www.beavercreek.com/rodeo  

August 10 – 13, 2017  

11th Annual Beaver Creek Wine & Spirits Festival, Beaver Creek

Celebrate the pleasures of the palate at the 11th annual Beaver Creek Wine & Spirits Festival presented by Wine Spectator, August 10 – 13, 2017. Combining Beaver Creek’s very own culinary talent, exclusive wines and outdoor venues, the Beaver Creek Wine & Spirits Festival is the perfect blend of summertime in the mountains.

From the weekend’s kickoff event – Whiskey Wranglers at the Beaver Creek Rodeo – to wine seminars and exclusive 4×4 Jeep Tours paired with on-mountain tastings, the Beaver Creek Wine & Spirits Festival promises culinary delights and unique libations for a variety of palates. The popular Walk &Wine event returns this year featuring a guided hike with experts from the Beaver Creek Hiking Center followed by a one-of-a-kind fresh air culinary experience. The much anticipated 11th Annual Grand Tasting, featuring the best Beaver Creek has to offer, tops off your gourmet Saturday. Purchase your tickets early – you won’t want to miss a drop of this festival!

For event details and tickets, please visit: www.beavercreek.com/wine  

August 10, 2017

Wild West Rodeo Series, Carbondale

The Carbondale Rodeo Committee is a not for-profit, volunteer organization committed to keeping the Roaring Fork Valley’s western heritage alive by offering a fun family-oriented event for residents and visitors alike. The The Carbondale Wild West Rodeo is held every Thursday from June until late August, http://www.carbondale.com/event/wild-west-rodeo-series/  

August 10, 2017

Performance Park Summer Concert Series, Estes Park

Throughout the summer, Estes Park is home to a robust series of free concerts held in the village at Performance Park. This outdoor amphitheater features a grassy hillside for concertgoers to lounge on blankets or in folding chairs, while enjoying picnics, great music and moves in the fresh mountain air. Check the schedule below to see who is playing while you are in town and don’t miss out on these great events! Featuring the Cultural Arts Council – Thursday Night Live  

August 10, 2017

Concert in the Park Series, Frisco  

Join us every Thursday through August 17th for live music at the Historic Park Gazebo from 5:30pm – 7:30pm! Bring your lawn chairs and picnic blanket and enjoy refreshments available for purchase to benefit the local non-profit designated for the evening. www.TownofFrisco.com  

August 10, 2017

Snowmass Summer Concert Series, Snowmass

Featuring Sundy Best. Returning for its 26th summer season, the Snowmass Summer Concert Series draws guests to Fanny Hill for a relaxed atmosphere and spectacular mountain setting to enjoy the country’s most distinguished rock, R&B, soul, and Latin performers. Bring a picnic and a blanket for the ultimate al fresco experience. Cocktails and beer are available for purchase. Kids’ Zone available at select performances. Concerts take place on various days of the week throughout the summer season. http://www.gosnowmass.com/activity/summer-music-series/  

August 10 – 13, 2017

Steamboat Movement Fest, Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Movement Fest is a transformative four-day experience of Consciously Connecting though yoga, live music, and outdoor adventure, while showcasing Steamboat’s talented community of yoga teachers, musicians, and artists. View the official Steamboat Movement Fest website for complete festival schedule. http://www.steamboatmovementfest.com/

August 11, 2017

Colorado Classic Pro Cycling Race – Stage 2, Breckenridge  

Join us on August 11 in Breckenridge, Colorado for Stage 2 of the Colorado Classic, one of the largest cycling events in United States history.

From Aug. 10-13, a world-class and international field of professional, men cyclists will race more than 300 miles in multiple, fan-friendly circuits, combining the exciting elements of each day’s start and finish into the same location. The Colorado Classic will also feature two days of professional women’s cycling, beginning in Colorado Springs on Aug. 10 and concluding the following night with a women’s-only event under the lights in Denver.

Stage 2 will test be a test of endurance and willpower over 64 miles (103 km) in the scenic mining town of Breckenridge. During 10 laps on the 6.4-mile (10.3 km) course, riders will face more than 7,000 feet of climbing, including multiple, leg-crushing runs up the notorious Moonstone climb — and the subsequent thrilling descents down Illinois Gulch. http://www.breckenridge.com/events/event-details.aspx?year=2017&month=8&eventview=calendarview&eventName=2017%20-%20Colorado%20Classic  

August 11 – 20, 2017

Breckenridge International Festival f Arts. Breckenridge

A multi-arts program of extraordinary events in spectacular places and spaces across Breckenridge. Inspired by themes of environment and mountain culture, the 10-day festival brings together an eclectic mix of music, dance, film, visual arts and family entertainment. http://www.breckcreate.org/bifa/  

August 11 – 13, 2017

Yoga on the Mountain, Snowmass

A grassroots yoga festival presented by Power Yoga Retreats comes to Snowmass August 11-13, 2017. Yoga on the Mountain features three full days of yoga with over 60 classes throughout the weekend. Each day offers something for everyone with activities including yoga, meditation, discussion, presentations, hikes, parties, live music and more. This new high altitude festival is not to be missed. Elevate yourself. http://www.gosnowmass.com/event/yoga-on-the-mountain/  

August 11 – 13, 2017

Steamboat All Arts Festival, Steamboat Springs

Indulge in the delights of all your senses at the Steamboat All Arts Festival, where symphonic sounds fill the mountain air, culinary delights ignite the taste buds and visual creations burst with color and originality in the mountain town of Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

A collaborative event, the All Arts Festival encompasses the rich culture of Steamboat’s visual, music, and performance arts whilst featuring nationally-renowned artists in an idyllic mountain setting. Take a free master opera class, listen to cowboy jazz or bluegrass, or browse the Yampa Art Stroll during this eclectic affair. https://www.steamboat.com/things-to-do/events/steamboat-all-arts-festival  

August 12, 2017

Tacos and Tequila with Live Music Featuring Todd Tijerina, Arapahoe Basin

With sunny skies and amazing views there is no better way to celebrate summertime in the Rockies than at A-Basin with Disc Golf, Bloody Mary’s and  live music on our stage in the Base Area Plaza! We will having tastings of tequila and tacos all day at Arapahoe basin. Always family friendly, and a good time! Music playing from 11:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. in the Base Area.  

August 12, 2017

Summer Block Party, Glenwood Springs

The Grand Avenue Bridge in Glenwood Springs will temporarily close for construction in August. Help send it off in style! To celebrate these big, exciting changes happening in Glenwood Springs, the City will host a huge community block party downtown Glenwood Springs with dancing in the streets, a beer garden featuring craft brews, food booths, an epic kid’s play space and creativity areas to make art!

August 12 – 13, 2017

Gold Rush Days, Buena Vista

Gold Rush Days is one of Buena Vista’s favorite traditions.  Come celebrate our regions interesting mining history, enjoy unique vendor goods, yummy food, wonderful music and the beer garden.  The entire family will enjoy Gold Rush weekend in Buena Vista which includes a variety a Musical Entertainment, over 100 Arts and Crafts Booths, historic re-enactments, great food booths, beer garden, kid’s games, duck race, kayak demonstrations, pancake breakfast, the Gold Rush 5K and the infamous toilet seat races! http://www.buenavistacolorado.org/events/gold-rush-days/  

August 12, 2017

Tour De Farms, Carbondale

Save the Date! This year we will once again go “upvalley” to the Carbondale area! Please check back for registration details! Information will be updated on the webpage at www.mountsopriscd.org or you can call the office at 970-404-3439.

Youth riders must be 12 years of age. Parking is available at the CMC parking lot. Refunds will not be issued but your ticket is transferrable. All net proceeds are donated to local youth organization. http://www.mountsopriscd.org/Tour-De-Farms  

August 12, 2017

Vuelta a Dillon, Dillon

Join us in Dillion for the Prestige Imports Vuelta a Dillon in Dillon, Colorado August 12th! Come pedal with families, athletes, and cyclists alike ride one of the most scenic courses in Colorado.

Riders can choose between three timed supported distances: 20 Miles; 60 Miles; or 90 miles

Early registration is $65 and will increase at on-site registration. Do not miss discounted pricing by waiting until the last minute! We are expecting to sell out FAST!

Timing will be done by spectrum marketing for courses and all courses are supported! In addition all riders will receive a event t-shirt, a pint glass, after ride lunch buffet, and a beer garden for riders 21+.

A portion of the registration fee will be donated to the Evergreen High School Mountain Bike Team http://www.evergreenhsmtb.com/ and to the Summit Nordic Ski Club http://summitnordic-skiclub.squarespace.com/. Registration for the Prestige Imports Vuelta a Dillon is open at www.vueltafondo.com or at https://register.chronotrack.com/r/30645  

August 12, 2017

Saturday in the Park, Dillon

Featuring Thin Air. The Dillon Amphitheatre will be closed for the remainder of the summer, but that doesn’t mean we’re slowing down.  In fact we’ll be hosting “Saturdays in the Park” in Dillon Town Park through Labor Day Weekend.  

August 12, 2017

Durango Rockfest, Durango

All day music festival showcasing both local and national touring bands of the hard rock/heavy metal genre. Buckley Park, 12th Street and Main Avenue. http://www.durango.com/event/durango-rockfest/  

August 12, 2017

Rocky Mountain Half Marathon, Estes Park

Vacation Race’s Rocky Mountain Half Marathon celebrates the beauty of Rocky Mountain National Park. Challenge yourself with this high-altitude race through the spectacular Rocky Mountains and Estes Park. Beginning at the host hotel – the historic Stanley Hotel – at 6 a.m., the race will tour parts of town and stretch along the edge of the national park. You can find additional details and registration at TheRockyMountainHalf.com  

August 12 -1 3, 2017

Estes Park Wine Festival, Estes Park

A celebration of Colorado wine in the heart of downtown Estes Park. Enjoy tastings from over 20 Colorado wineries, fresh food, local Colorado vendors and live music. The third annual Estes Park Wine Festival sets up for the weekend in beautiful Bond Park, where festival-goers can soak in the summer sun while enjoying sipping on a variety of locally created wines. From red to white and pink, the Estes Park Wine Festival offers the opportunity to taste and learn about each style of wine and the unique process of how wine is made in Colorado. http://www.visitestespark.com/events-calendar/special-events/estes-park-wine-festival/  

August 12 – 13, 2017

11th Annual Main Street to the Rockies Art Festival, Frisco

This fine art show attracts the nations’s best artists who display their quality art on several blocks of Frisco’s Main Street. From 10am-5pm each day, browse and purchase art from the finest artists in the country. The original artists will be on-hand showcasing glass, sculpture, mixed media, paintings, photography, jewelry, ceramics, and more. No matter what you’re looking for, you’ll be sure to find it among the various array of artists participating in this juried art fair. www.artfestival.com  

August 12, 2017

Tour of the Valley – Bicycle Tour, Fruita

This impressive and classic ride offers views of the entire Grand Valley and all it has to offer including the picturesque open fields of Fruita, the legendary Colorado National Monument, Mt. Garfield, the Grand Mesa, Palisade’s celebrated peach orchards and wine country, with the Colorado River running through the heart of it all. The Tour is not a race; we encourage you to set your own pace and enjoy beautiful western Colorado. The Tour will include 30, 55, 75 route options and the full century. Both the 55- and 100-mile route will include the famous ride over the Colorado National Monument, a unit of the national park system. All rides are supported by the best aid/rest stations featuring snacks and fresh fruit.

All proceeds stay right here in the Grand Valley and have previously supported Colorado Mesa University Cycling, the Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Trail Association (COPMOBA) and health education and wellness activities offered free to the public by Community Hospital. http://www.gofruita.com/party/tour-valley-bicycle-tour  

August 12, 2017

Georgetown to Idaho Springs Half Marathon, Georgetown

Race start is in Georgetown, next to Georgetown Lake on the frontage road at 8:00 am sharp. The race finishes in Idaho Springs at 12th and Miner St. The post-race celebration is in Clear Creek football field in Idaho Springs, there are a number of exits along I-70 where your fans can view the race. for more information please visit http://clearcreekcounty.org/events/georgetown-to-idaho-springs-half-marathon/2017-08-12/  

August 12 – 13, 2017

Steamboat Stinger, Steamboat Springs

In 2017 we are proud to announce the 7th annual, Steamboat Stinger. The Steamboat Stinger, now a Colorado classic, aims to provide a challenging backcountry race experience showcasing some of Steamboat Springs’ finest singletrack. The Steamboat Stinger is also a fundraiser for Partners in Routt County (Local Youth Mentoring Group) and Routt County Riders (Local IMBA Chapter).

In addition to the mountain bike race, we will also feature a full and half trail marathon. These two events can be separate; or if you wish to take the ultimate challenge, you can particiapte in both events – the 50 mile solo mountain bike race as well as the 26.2 trail marathing the next day. The combined male and female winner shall be crowned King Sting or Queen Bee of the Steamboat Stinger. https://www.steamboat.com/things-to-do/events/steamboat-stinger  

August 12, 2017

Solshine Music Festival, Winter Park

Join us for the 7th Annual SolShine Music Festival, our new state-of-the-art stage with be rocking with live music at Hideaway Park outdoor amphitheater! http://www.playwinterpark.com/solshine-music-festival

August 13, 2017  

Beaver Creek Half Marathon, 10k & 5k, Beaver Creek

The Bold but Beautiful… The 700′ climb in the 1st mile and half will take your breath away… literally. Once on top you won’t be disappointed!

The Beaver Creek Half Marathon, 10K and 5k will start and finish in the beautiful Creekside Park in Beaver Creek. The trail courses are run on both single track and dirt road trail with a total elevation gain of 1400′ feet for the Half Marathon, 700′ for the 10K and an estimated 400’ for the 5k.

Packet pickup, registration and race start/finish are located in Creekside Park, just below Beaver Creek Village. For more information and online registration, please visit www.enduranceraceseries.com   

August 12, 2017

What SUP, Pagosa Springs

this will be a full day event that includes several Stand up Paddle board competitions, contests, expos and instruction. We will have live music, food, and drinkage. The event will take place on Lake Forest with land gathering set for the north end of the lake. http://web.pagosachamber.com/events/eventdetail.aspx?EventID=4570  

August 12 – 13, 2017

Cruise-A-Thong & “Hair of the Dog” Disc Golf Tourney, Pagosa Springs

The highly anticipated annual Pagosa Springs Cruise-A-Thong, will be held in Town Park & Reservoir Hill. The weekend will be two days of fun with three events.

On Saturday, in Town Park, we present the Average Jo(e) Race. It is a triathlon designed for the not-so-hardcore athlete in all of us! Like a triathlon, the course consists of three legs; however, ours is a bit more relaxed.

  1. The first being a “cruiser” bike ride (or other self-propelled method of transportation) through downtown Pagosa Springs. 2. Next, a thong (that is to say “flip-flop”) walk along the “almost world famous” Pagosa Springs River Walk and 3. lastly, a tube float (or other flotation device) down the San Juan River.

Following the race is our After Party which consists of live music, libations, and a ceremony to award this year’s most Average Jo(e). We will also award other not-so-average participants for creative costumes and other not-so-average antics.

Don’t miss a 2nd day of fun on Sunday with the “Hair of the Dog” Disc Golf Tourney on Reservoir Hill. Each participant will get a free Bloody Mary with their paid entry and winners of the tourney have a chance to earn cash and prizes.

The race rewards being average, so leave your sports drinks and power gels at home! It doesn’t take brute strength, endurance, or fortitude, but it does take a sense of humor, adventurous spirits, and under-inflated egos.

The winner is the Jo(e) that posts the most average time. In addition, scoring by somewhat capricious judges may also take into account bonus points for consumption of edibles at locally sponsored “comfort stations”, gears on the bike in excess of one, any “flip-flops” lost during the race, or any other element that makes a participant more or less average. Of course, the event organizers want to make sure that participants are not over-exerted during the completion of this demanding don’t-try-athalon. Remember, always Cruise Responsibly!! To be kept in the loop for event info like us on Facebook and visit our website at www.cruiseathong.com http://www.visitpagosasprings.com/events/cruise-a-thong-weekend-average-joe-race?es=Saturday,%20August%2012,%202017  

August 12, 2017

50th Anniversary Celebration, Silverthorne

Join the Town of Silverthorne as we celebrate 50 Years Young! Enjoy a picnic, cake and community as we celebrate Silverthorne’s incorporation as a Town. For more information and a detailed schedule of events, visit www.silverthorne.org

August 13 – 17, 2017

Breck Epic, Breckenridge

The Epic is composed of 6 BIG backcountry loops (3 loops for the 3-day Epic-curious events), each between 35 and 50 miles long. The event is unique in that it employs a cloverleaf format; each loop starts and finishes within a mile from downtown Breckenridge and utilizes the sprawling network of trails in both Summit and Park Counties. When mapping out the courses we asked ourselves; “What big rides would we want to tackle if we had most of the day to slaughter and 6 of our best friends?” The answer lies before you. The six stages that compose the Epic are a well-rounded rider’s dream. Long middle-ring climbs, endless big-ring mashing descents. http://www.breckepic.com/  

August 13, 2017

CBB Sunday Scramble Race #2, Powderhorn

Race #2 is up next and we are into the season! There is still time to enter the Colorado Backcountry Biker Sunday Scramble Series if you haven’t yet! http://weberacing.com/

August 14, 2017

Performance Park Summer Concert Series, Estes Park

Throughout the summer, Estes Park is home to a robust series of free concerts held in the village at Performance Park. This outdoor amphitheater features a grassy hillside for concertgoers to lounge on blankets or in folding chairs, while enjoying picnics, great music and moves in the fresh mountain air. Check the schedule below to see who is playing while you are in town and don’t miss out on these great events! Featuring the Estes Park Village Band & Jazz Big Band. 7 – 9pm

August 15, 2017

Kids Discovery Day, Keystone

Explore endless fun at the Kids Discovery Days in River Run Village! The entertainer changes each week, so it’s always a new experience! Plus it’s fun and it’s free. http://www.keystoneneighbourhood.com/event/kids-discovery-days-2/2017-07-11/  

August 16, 2017

Avon LIVE! Summer Concert Series, Avon

The Avon Live! Summer Concert Series returns in August offering four exceptional evenings of live music…rain or shine! The Wednesday evening music series is quickly becoming tradition and features award winning national talent and provides the community an opportunity to come together and  experience music, fresh and unique foods from food-trucks and enjoy a summer evening outside. 5:00-8:30pm; Nottingham Park & Pavilion.

August 17, 2017

Wild West Rodeo Series, Carbondale

The Carbondale Rodeo Committee is a not for-profit, volunteer organization committed to keeping the Roaring Fork Valley’s western heritage alive by offering a fun family-oriented event for residents and visitors alike. The The Carbondale Wild West Rodeo is held every Thursday from June until late August,

August 17, 2017

Volario’s Family Style Community Table Dinners, Devils Thumb Ranch

Giving back never tasted so good. Volario’s at Vasquez Creek Inn is hosting Family Style Community Table Dinners every third Thursday in July and August. A four-course dinner with wine pairings will be served on Volario’s patio next to idyllic Vasquez Creek featuring unique Italian-inspired culinary themes.

A portion of the proceeds benefits Mountain Family Center.  Guests are also invited to bring canned goods donations.  Outdoor dining weather permitting, otherwise dinners will be served in the main restaurant.

Time: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Cost: $55/person (gratuity not included). Reservations: Advance reservations highly recommended, which can be made by calling (970) 722-1199 or online at www.opentable.com, More info: www.volarioswinterpark.com  

August 17, 2017

Performance Park Summer Concert Series, Estes Park

Throughout the summer, Estes Park is home to a robust series of free concerts held in the village at Performance Park. This outdoor amphitheater features a grassy hillside for concertgoers to lounge on blankets or in folding chairs, while enjoying picnics, great music and moves in the fresh mountain air. Check the schedule below to see who is playing while you are in town and don’t miss out on these great events! Featuring the Estes Park Village Band & Jazz Big Band. 7 – 9pm

August 17, 2017

Concert in the Park Series, Frisco  

Join us every Thursday through August 17th for live music at the Historic Park Gazebo from 5:30pm – 7:30pm! Bring your lawn chairs and picnic blanket and enjoy refreshments available for purchase to benefit the local non-profit designated for the evening. www.TownofFrisco.com  

August 17 – 20, 2017

Palisade Peach Festival, Palisade

The Palisade Peach Festival is one of the original agricultural festivals in Colorado honoring our rich bounty and history. It’s Peach Mania! Plenty of great food, entertainment, contests, activities for kids, and opportunities to explore Palisade via outdoor recreation.

It is hot in August and the Palisade Peach Festival has a large crowd of attendees. To ensure the comfort and safety of our guests our policy is NO PETS ALLOWED. Only service dogs with certification will be allowed to enter. Please visit website for your kennel needs with Upper Valley Kennel. https://palisadepeachfest.com/  

August 17, 2017

Snowmass Summer Concert Series, Snowmass

Featuring Otis Taylor Band. Returning for its 26th summer season, the Snowmass Summer Concert Series draws guests to Fanny Hill for a relaxed atmosphere and spectacular mountain setting to enjoy the country’s most distinguished rock, R&B, soul, and Latin performers. Bring a picnic and a blanket for the ultimate al fresco experience. Cocktails and beer are available for purchase. Kids’ Zone available at select performances. Concerts take place on various days of the week throughout the summer season. http://www.gosnowmass.com/activity/summer-music-series/  

August 17 – 20, 2017

Telluride Mushroom Festival, Telluride

Telluride’s most eclectic fest where experts, enthusiasts and scientists explore fungi — edible, toxic and psychoactive. There’s a colorful parade, woodland expeditions for edible mushrooms and the Mushroom Cook-off, with live music and a vendor’s fair. http://www.telluridemushroomfest.org/

August 18, 2017

3rd Annual Charity Ascent of Mount Bierstadt, Guanella Pass Road, Clear Creek County

The Charity Ascent is a unique, annual fundraiser and exciting avenue for companies in Colorado to provide support to a significant local cause without a huge time investment. Companies can invest in a team of four to participate in the Charity Ascent hike, while the whole company rallies behind them to raise funds for Junior Achievement – Rocky Mountain

Each four-person team has the opportunity to raise money from friends, family and most importantly their colleagues for a great community cause. Teams then get to hike Mount Bierstadt with a crew of other participating hikers and celebrate their fundraising efforts by completing a fourteener and at the following after party celebration.

One hundred percent of the proceeds from the 3rd annual Charity Ascent will be used to help JA reach students during the 2017/18 school year.

The After Party will be held from 5 PM to 7 PM on the Rooftop at Enterprise Coworking (Includes drinks and light appetizers, as well as the awards ceremony). To register please visit http://www.jacolorado.org/ja-charity-ascent/  

August 18 & 19, 2017

Durango Blues Train, Durango

Six live blues bands/musicians play onboard the historic train to the iconic and dramatic Highline section of the rail line. Beer, wine and light food available onboard. MUST be 21+ years old.

Event information, including dates and times, is subject to change. Please contact the event directly for the most up-to-date information. http://www.durangobluestrain.com/  

August 18 – 20, 2017

Gunnison Car Show, Gunnison

Friday – Friday Night Cruise In,  6-9pm FREE! Main Street. Gals grab your guys and plan to experience the Best Elvis Impersonator in Colorado! Elvis Tribute artist Aaron Black performs on main street for all the fans.

Saturday – 8am – 3pm Open Car Show – FREE! Open car show on the grass!  Food!  Be-boppin music! Poker Run! Across the park at Legion is the High Octane Arts & Crafts Festival

Sunday – Breakfast Cruise. Caravan leaves the Gunnison Walmart parking lot 7:30am for a scenic 28 mile drive to the historic town of Crested Butte!  Exhibit your ride on Elk Avenue while you enjoy a hot breakfast, then visit the Crested Butte Museum which is housed in early 1900’s Conoco gas station!  Next drive a few short and twisty miles to Mt. Crested Butte, home of the world-famous Crested Butte Ski Area. https://gunnisoncrestedbutte.com/event/gunnison-car-show/  

August 18 – 19. 2017

Mountain Town Music Festival, Keystone

A celebration of all things Colorado.  Warm summer days, free live music from national acts and the harvest season for our colorful state. Come spend the weekend in Colorado’s high country and celebrate the waning of summer and squeeze in that one last mountain adventure before the aspens start to turn their golden hues.  

National acts grace the River Run Village stage and local food vendors will line the streets concocting their best peach recipes as well as other harvest favorites such as; Rocky Ford melons, Olathe sweet corn & elk.  Both the sweet and the savory, for you to enjoy. Dance the day away with free live music, 2016 past performers include Todo Mundo, Mingo Fishtrap, Miner and headliner Brett Dennen. The festival will also feature vendors from across Colorado highlighting hammocks, original art, pet goodies, jewelry, clothing and more!  As always there will be activities for the kiddos with face painters and plant your own flowerpot.  A signature fireworks show on Saturday night will light up the skies over River Run Village and with Dercum Mountain in the background there’s not a prettier place to take in the evening’s spectacle.  http://www.keystoneresort.com/events/event-details.aspx?year=2017&month=8&eventview=calendarview&eventName=MountainTownMusicFest2017

August 18 – 19, 2017

Palisade Peach Festival, Palisade

The Palisade Peach Festival is held the third weekend of August every year at Riverbend Park in Palisade. Mark your calendar to join in and celebrate the one time of year that Palisade’s peaches are perfect. The tradition of having a peach harvest festival goes back decades, at least as far as Peach Days in the late 1800s. Although the carnival rides are a newer addition, at least one thing that can be found every year is an abundance of peach-infused foods: pie, ice cream, preserves, salsa, brandy, wine and lots of peaches themselves. Each year, there are cooking demos and a peach-eating contest to help facilitate the consumption of as many peaches as possible while they’re still fresh and tasty. NOTE: Recipe contest will not be held this year. There will be a Backyard BBQ Competition in Peach Cuisine Tent in Riverbend Park on Saturday. See website for all the details: http://palisadepeachfest.com  

August 18 – 19, 2017

Mushroom & Wine Festival, Purgatory

The Mushroom & Wine Festival presented by Vectra Bank has become a “wildly” popular event on Durango’s summer calendar. The forested area around the Resort is known far and wide for having an abundance of wild mushrooms. Our Mushroom & Wine Festival celebrates this abundance with guided mushroom hunts and a culinary showcase of Durango’s finest restaurants. This is a three-part event. Each part can be purchased separately.

Friday Night Dinner – Join us in the exclusive Durango Mountain Club for an exquisite dining experience.  Enjoy a six-course meal with wine pairings. This dinner is priced at $100 per person, which includes tax and gratuity. Note that seating for this special dinner is limited to 75 guests, and we do expect it to sell out.

Saturday Activities

Guided Forays: Local mushroom experts take small groups far back on the mountain to explore the forest for a wide variety of mushrooms.  Your guides will assist you with identifying different types of mushrooms and provide helpful information along the way.  Refreshments and transportation up the mountain are included.  Guests have the option of riding a shuttle from the base area, or enjoying our scenic chair lift to the top of Lift 4 and then continuing up the mountain by shuttle. The guided foray is priced at $35 per person.

Culinary Extravaganza: In the afternoon, five of Durango’s finest restaurants, plus our own chefs at Purgatory Resort, will share their favorite mushroom-inspired dishes!  Each dish includes a wine pairing personally selected by the chef. The culinary extravaganza is priced at $40 for adults and $25 for guests under the age of 21. https://www.purgatoryresort.com/events/mushroom-festival/?rec=1503014400  

August 18 – 20, 2017

Zoppé Italian Family Circus, Snowmass

The Zoppé Italian Family Circus welcomes guests into the intimate 500 seat tent for a one-ring circus that honors the best history of the Old-World Italian tradition. Starring Nino the clown, the circus is propelled by a central story (as opposed to individual acts) that feature acrobatic feats, equestrian showmanship, canine capers, clowning and plenty of audience participation. This intimate theatrical show has been entertaining audiences for seven generations with an enchanting exhibition of European Circus. http://www.gosnowmass.com/event/zoppe-family-circus/   

August 18, 2017

Captain of the Boat, Steamboat Springs

The Captain of the Boat gravity race series is a bi-weekly event that will provide competitive gravity opportunities to riders of a broad ability level. With the focus on fun and camaraderie, experienced racers can test their skills against the best in the boat and new racers can enjoy a relaxed introduction to the competitive side of mountain biking. https://www.steamboat.com/things-to-do/events/captain-of-the-boat-august-18  

August 18 – 19, 2017

Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater 30th Anniversary Concerts, Vail

Vail Colorado’s Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater has been one of the most beautiful venues in the world for the past 30 years. To celebrate its 30th birthday we will be throwing a musical birthday bash all summer long, culminating in the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater 30th Anniversary Concerts Featuring Rodrigo y Gabriela and Third Eye Blind Aug. 18-19.

Lucas Nelson and the Promise of the Real will open on Friday night, Aug. 18 for Rodrigo y Gabriela, and Dead Man Winter featuring Dave Simonett of Trampled by Turtles will open on Saturday night, Aug. 19, for Third Eye Blind. Two more opening acts are expected to be announced soon.

Tickets, passes, and weekend-long VIP experiences for the celebration are on sale today and expected to sell quickly at http://bit.ly/GRFA30Cheers.

August 19, 2017

Local Brewfest featuring live music from Oakhurst, Arapahoe Basin

Mark your calendars for the 1st annual Summer Local Brewfest! 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 Base Area Plaza and outdoor food stations, this is a spring-time party not to be missed!

Cost: $25 gets you beer sampling from a lot of breweries from 11:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. and a commemorative mug. Mugs can be purchased on-site. Please Bring A Government-Issued I.D. http://arapahoebasin.com/ABasin/mountain/calendar.aspx  

August 19, 2017

Culinary Connection, Beaver Creek

Beaver Creek is home to a wide array of epicurean experiences. Join us at the Plaza Pavilion on Saturday afternoons throughout the summer to mix and mingle with the behind the scenes people who give Beaver Creek its world-renowned culinary reputation – chefs, sommeliers and beyond! Each session is unique – from cooking demonstrations and wine pairings to discussions on the history of a storied Beaver Creek gourmet outlet – and each session offers the chance to try a complimentary sampling of the restaurants’ tasty creations! Culinary Connection take place at the all-new Plaza Pavilion, Beaver Creek’s lush outdoor oasis, located at the west end of the ice rink, every Saturday, June 24th – August 26th from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. For more information, please visit www.beavercreek.com/culinaryconnection.   

August 19, 2017

Saturday in the Park, Dillon

Featuring New Sensation. The Dillon Amphitheatre will be closed for the remainder of the summer, but that doesn’t mean we’re slowing down.  In fact we’ll be hosting “Saturdays in the Park” in Dillon Town Park through Labor Day Weekend.  

August 19, 2017

Performance Park Summer Concert Series, Estes Park

Throughout the summer, Estes Park is home to a robust series of free concerts held in the village at Performance Park. This outdoor amphitheater features a grassy hillside for concertgoers to lounge on blankets or in folding chairs, while enjoying picnics, great music and moves in the fresh mountain air. Check the schedule below to see who is playing while you are in town and don’t miss out on these great events! Featuring Dixie Leadfoot and the Chrome Struts. 7 – 9pm

August 19, 2017

Masontown Hiking Tour, Frisco

Museum staff will lead a historic tour of the former mining camp of Masontown, located halfway up Mount Royal. Participants will learn about the mining history of the area, while exploring this former community. This is a moderate hike of approximately 2 miles one way, with an elevation gain of 1400 feet. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and layers, and be prepared for a variety of trail and weather conditions. Call the Museum at 970-668-3428 to sign up – space is limited. No Dogs Please!

August 19 – 20. 2017

First Annual Devil’s Peak Downhill Skateboarding race, Georgetown

Venom, in partner with Justin Rolo, is proud to announce the first annual Devil’s Peak Downhill Skateboarding race on a 1.5 mile section of the infamous Guanella Pass in Georgetown, Colorado.

Countless hours have been put into bringing back the grassroots-style of event that got many of us hooked on riding downhill in the first place. Following in the footsteps of Pagan Downhill and Justin DuBois: the goal is to produce an exemplary event that truly showcases the ‘Colorado’ style of doing things, skateboarding and otherwise, while electrifying the Colorado and North American scenes with an exciting new race on an exciting new track. For those who remember, we’ll even be bringing Big Ty back to keep everything running smoothly.

Devil’s Peak will feature a 1.5 mile classic mountain pass course, speeds over 50mph, 7 turns (4 hairpin corners), rough high-country pavement, and a drop-in point at 10,000ft elevation in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. This will be an open skateboarding event, no timed qualifying, no classes, no lay down, just plain ol’ skateboarding. For more information please visit http://venomskate.com/devils-peak/  

August 19, 2017

Chrome & Brews Car Show, Grand Junction

Saturday, August 19th, join 96.1 KSTR and the GJ Parks and Rec dept. for the Chrome & Brews Car Show at Lincoln Park.

August 19, 2017

High Octane Arts and Crafts Festival, Gunnison

Come out for this year’s Arts Festival and Vendor Fair hosted by the Gunnison Chamber of Commerce! Running simultaneously with the Gunnison Car Show, High Octane is an incredible local shopping experience! This year we will run in conjunction with the Gunnison Farmers Market who will move to Legion Park for one special Saturday in Gunnison!  

August 19, 2017

Winter Park Uncorked Wine Festival, Winter Park

Join us at Hideaway Park for another wonderful wine event from 12pm-5pm with wine tasting, food samples, live music, champagne cork-off and more! http://www.playwinterpark.com/winter-park-uncorked-wine-festival  

August 20, 2017  

Trans Rockies Run, Beaver Creek

This August, team and solo runners will take on the Colorado Rockies for a trail running experience like no other. During the six days of the PepsiCo TransRockies Run, runners from all over the world will run, eat and live together as they cover 120 miles of spectacular scenery, fully supported by a dedicated and professional Event Team who will look after all aspects of their food, accommodations and on-course support.

The PepsiCo TransRockies Run course runs from Buena Vista to Beaver Creek, through the heart of the White River and San Isabel National Forests. The course includes a mix of singletrack and forest road with nearly 20,000 feet of elevation gain, reaching altitudes of over 12,500 ft.

For event information and registration, visit www.transrockies-run.com .  

August 23, 2017

Avon LIVE! Summer Concert Series, Avon

The Avon Live! Summer Concert Series returns in August offering four exceptional evenings of live music…rain or shine! The Wednesday evening music series is quickly becoming tradition and features award winning national talent and provides the community an opportunity to come together and  experience music, fresh and unique foods from food-trucks and enjoy a summer evening outside. 5:00-8:30pm; Nottingham Park & Pavilion.

August 23, 2017

Beaver Creek Blast Bike Race, Beaver Creek

The 2017 VRD Westin Athletic Club Mountain Bike Race Series returns for its 34th year to offer fun and exciting racing to mountain bikers of all ages and experience levels. This summer over 1,750 riders of all ages and ability levels will compete for $5,200 in cash and $30,000 in prizes. Whether competing in an individual race or signing up for the entire series, racers have the chance to win prizes, free beer and personal glory.Beaver Creek Mountain is host to the final race in the 7 event Vail Rec District Mountain Bike Race Series.  On August 23rd over a hundred riders will tackle the longest course in the series before celebrating a great season of cycling at the post race party. Race registration will be available at www.vailrec.com   

August 23, 2017

Summer Lunchtime Lecture Series at the Museum, Frisco

The Historical Lunchtime Lecture Series features 12 educational presentations held at the Historic Park Log Chapel, every Wednesday at 12:00pm. Bring a bagged lunch to enjoy while learning about the rich history of Frisco and surrounding areas. Seating is very limited – please arrive early!  .

www.FriscoHistoricPark.com   

August 23, 2017

Snowmass Rodeo, Snowmass

Come see real cowboys roping and riding at a first-class rodeo in Snowmass Village. Get a glimpse of western Bull Riding heritage at its finest with such events as saddle bronc riding, team roping, bull riding, and barrel racing. Every Wednesday through August 17th, 3:00-5:00pm. https://www.stayaspensnowmass.com/events/snowmass-rodeo   

August 24, 2017

Performance Park Summer Concert Series, Estes Park

Throughout the summer, Estes Park is home to a robust series of free concerts held in the village at Performance Park. This outdoor amphitheater features a grassy hillside for concertgoers to lounge on blankets or in folding chairs, while enjoying picnics, great music and moves in the fresh mountain air. Check the schedule below to see who is playing while you are in town and don’t miss out on these great events! Matthew Gunrsey – The Kilted Man. 7 – 9pm

August 25, 2017

“Cowboy Up” Dance & BBQ, Carbondale

Join us at Cowboy Up Carbondale, a fun & spirited local celebration of our western heritage held at 4th and Main in downtown Carbondale. There will be delicious barbeque by Smoke, live music from Adam Ashley, dancing and both a silent and a live auction.

ACCESS Roaring Fork, the non-profit organization that provides SecondShift and PowerTime after-school programs in Garfield County schools, has been selected as the recipient of the proceeds from the event. Come out and have fun for a good cause! http://www.carbondale.com/events  

August 25 – 26. 2017

Ragnar Relay, Copper Mountain

Ragnar Relay is the overnight running relay race that makes testing your limits a team sport.

You and 11 of your craziest friends (or 5 of your crazier friends for an ultra team) pile into two vans and tag team running 200(ish) miles, day and night, relay-style. Only one runner hits the road at a time. Each participant runs three times, with each leg ranging between 3-8 miles and varying in difficulty. So, from the elite runner down to the novice jogger, it’s the perfect race for anyone.

There’s nothing quite like the Rocky Mountain Runner’s High that you’ll experience at Ragnar Relay Colorado. Reaching 10,000 ft. at its highest point, it has been dubbed as one of the hardest Ragnar Relays in the series – it might just literally take your breath away. You and your team will start the journey at Copper Mountain Ski Resort. From there, you’ll tackle 200-ish miles of relay running through the heart of four world-famous Colorado ski towns on bike paths, single-track trails and backwoods roads. There’s never a bad view as you experience the Colorado Rocky Mountain Range and White River National Forest. Ragnarians will find their inner wild among sweeping vistas, glittering waterways and larger than life mountains. Medal lust, craft beer, and a party will pull you towards the finish line at Snowmass Resort where you’ll celebrate together and share stories of a lifetime.

For registration, course maps and event details, visit www.ragnarrelay.com .  

August 25, 2017

Canvas Uncorked with Ready, Paint, Fire, Keystone

Ready, Paint, Fire hosts “Canvas Uncorked” in Warren Station at Keystone! Come and learn the basics of acrylic painting and enjoy a glass of wine in this upbeat and casual painting party. Not artistic? No worries. You don’t have to be a “Van Gogh” to make a fabulous masterpiece for your wall. The instructors are an inspirational blast and will lead you step by step as you make a creation that is uniquely yours. And, there are plenty of cocktails to stir up your imagination. With a few guided strokes and some liquid encouragement, you will be amazed at the artwork that YOU made. One, complimentary house wine or beer, canvas, paint and supplies included in the entry. No experience necessary. Bottled wine and $5 cocktail specials are also in the mix. Time: Doors and cocktails begin at 6:30 PM, Painting begins at 7 PM. https://warrenstation.com/event/canvas-uncorked-ready-paint-fire-2/?cmpid=PPC110178254  

August 25 – 26, 2017

Ragnar Relay Colorado, Snowmass

There’s nothing quite like the Rocky Mountain Runner’s High that you’ll experience at Ragnar Relay Colorado. Reaching 10,000 ft. at its highest point, it has been dubbed as one of the hardest Ragnar Relays in the series. You will start the journey at Copper Mountain Ski Resort and tackle 200-ish miles of relay running through the heart of four world-famous Colorado ski towns. Ragnarians will find their inner wild among sweeping vistas, glittering waterways and larger than life mountains. Medal lust, craft beer, and a party will pull you towards the finish line at Snowmass where you’ll celebrate together and share stories of a lifetime.

Registration closes July 14th.

http://www.gosnowmass.com/event/ragnar-relay-colorado/   

August 26, 2017

Culinary Connection, Beaver Creek

Beaver Creek is home to a wide array of epicurean experiences. Join us at the Plaza Pavilion on Saturday afternoons throughout the summer to mix and mingle with the behind the scenes people who give Beaver Creek its world-renowned culinary reputation – chefs, sommeliers and beyond! Each session is unique – from cooking demonstrations and wine pairings to discussions on the history of a storied Beaver Creek gourmet outlet – and each session offers the chance to try a complimentary sampling of the restaurants’ tasty creations! Culinary Connection take place at the all-new Plaza Pavilion, Beaver Creek’s lush outdoor oasis, located at the west end of the ice rink, every Saturday, June 24th – August 26th from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. For more information, please visit www.beavercreek.com/culinaryconnection.   

August 26-27, 2017

Mushroom Fest, Buena Vista

Spend the weekend foraging in the mountains, collecting and learning about mushrooms. Come back to town and try them in some favorite dishes. http://www.buenavistaheritage.org/Calendar-of-Events  

August 26, 2017

Saturday in the Park, Dillon

Featuring My Old School Steely Dan Tribute. The Dillon Amphitheatre will be closed for the remainder of the summer, but that doesn’t mean we’re slowing down.  In fact we’ll be hosting “Saturdays in the Park” in Dillon Town Park through Labor Day Weekend.  

August 26, 2017

19th Annual San Juan Brewfest, Durango

The 19th annual San Juan Brewfest will be held on Saturday August 26, 2017 at Buckley Park in Historic Downtown Durango. The Brewfest will feature 50 craft breweries from around the nation. Each brewery brings at least two different beers, so there will be over 100 beers to taste! The Brewfest will have three live bands playing. Food is available for purchase inside the event area. Tickets will go on sale on June 1, 2017 at SanJuanBrewfest.com, and all proceeds benefit United Way of Southwest Colorado. Check our Facebook and Instagram for more info. http://www.durango.com/event/19th-annual-san-juan-brewfest/  

August 26, 2017

Tito’s Blue Mesa Beach Bash, Gunnison

The Newest SUP Event on Colorado’s Largest Body of Water! The Tito’s Blue Mesa Beach Bash is an event for all ages and abilities! Join us Saturday, August 26, 2017 for the best Stand-Up Paddleboard event in Colorado. SUP races, clinics, games, and more are all included in your admission. Put it on your calendar! https://gunnisoncrestedbutte.com/event/blue-mesa-beach-bash-2/  

August 26, 2017

Gears and Beers at Powderhorn, Powderhorn Mountain Resort

Back by popular demand is Gears & Beers, our biggest event of the summer season. Bringing beers, biking, and camping together for a great experience at Powderhorn! See website for information and the full schedule of events. www.powderhorn.com  

August 26, 2017

Continental Divide Trail Run, Steamboat Springs

This trail takes runners over the scenic continental divide starting at Fish Creek Falls and ending at the top of the gondola. Both the 50K and the 16M runs are challenging and are not beginner trail races. The 16M race has over 4,500 ft. of elevation gain, with the high point on the course at 10,420 ft. Rough estimates for the 50K are 6,000 ft. of elevation gain, with much of the distance covered at or above 10,000 ft. The cutoff for the 16M is 5.5 hours and the 50K cut-off time is 8 hours. https://www.steamboat.com/things-to-do/events/steamboat-springs-running-series-continental-divide  

August 26, 2017

Winter Park Music Festival, Winter Park

Rock Out at our Annual Festival! Rock out at 9,000 feet! In conjunction with 103.5 The Fox Denver radio station, the Winter Park Music Festival attracts well known and loved rock artists and their fans. FREE show in downtown Winter Park at the Hideaway Park. http://www.playwinterpark.com/winter-park-music-festival-0  

August 27. 2017

CBB Sunday Scramble Race #3, Powderhorn Mountain Resort

Stop #3 of the Colorado Backcountry Biker Sunday Scramble Series! Visit Powderhorn and enjoy a scenic lift ride while watching the competitors race down the mountain! http://weberacing.com/

August 30, 2017

Avon LIVE! Summer Concert Series, Avon

The Avon Live! Summer Concert Series returns in August offering four exceptional evenings of live music…rain or shine! The Wednesday evening music series is quickly becoming tradition and features award winning national talent and provides the community an opportunity to come together and  experience music, fresh and unique foods from food-trucks and enjoy a summer evening outside. 5:00-8:30pm; Nottingham Park & Pavilion.

August 30, 2017

Summer Lunchtime Lecture Series at the Museum, Frisco

The Historical Lunchtime Lecture Series features 12 educational presentations held at the Historic Park Log Chapel, every Wednesday at 12:00pm. Bring a bagged lunch to enjoy while learning about the rich history of Frisco and surrounding areas. Seating is very limited – please arrive early!  .

www.FriscoHistoricPark.com  

August 31 – September 3, 2017

Yampa Valley Crane Festival, Steamboat Springs

The sixth annual Yampa Valley Crane Festival celebrates the majestic Greater Sandhill Cranes as they migrate through the Yampa Valley and features guided crane viewings, nature and bird walks, expert speakers, films, bird art, workshops, children’s activities, live raptors presented by HawkQuest, ranch tours, a community picnic at The Nature Conservancy’s Carpenter Ranch and more.

The festival’s keynote speaker will be George Archibald, co-founder of the International Crane Foundation. Additional speakers include naturalists/ photographers Sandra Noll and Erv Nichols and Birding magazine editor Ted Floyd. HawkQuest will present a talk featuring four live raptors.  Visit the official Yampa Valley Crane Festival website for more information. http://coloradocranes.net/2017-festival/2017-festival-overview/   

August 30 – September 4, 2017

Telluride Film Festival, Telluride

Each Labor Day weekend, the tiny mountain village of Telluride, Colorado triples in size. Swells of passionate film enthusiasts flood the town for four days of total cinematic immersion, embarking on a viewing odyssey, blissfully spending entire days in flickering dark rooms. With only an appreciation of celluloid to guide them, these devotees flock to the show, year after year. Why? Blind faith. They don’t reveal the program until everyone lands in town. Yet the Telluride family trusts that a unique experience will unfold.

The Telluride Film Festival is not just a picture show. It is Tributes to luminaries who’ve propelled the medium forward; it is candid discussions with a film’s creator or the historian who champions it; it is discovering that the person in line behind you made the film you just enjoyed; it is engaging in lively debate with every manner of film lover in the summer sun of a Colorado afternoon, always minutes away from a new exhibition. Telluride Film Festival audiences were the first in the world to laugh with JUNO, to observe THE LIVES OF OTHERS, to visit BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, to learn the secret of THE CRYING GAME, to experience BLUE VELVET, and to witness THE CIVIL WAR. They resurrected the silent epic NAPOLEON, and highlighted the genius of animator Chuck Jones.

The Telluride Film Festival take great pains to remain not a competition, but a celebration of the best in film—past, present and future—from all around the world. This is one weekend immersed in an unabashed carnival of film: viewing, breathing, eating, and talking cinema. This is The SHOW. http://www.telluridefilmfestival.org/  

August 31 – September 4, 2017

Vail Jazz Party

The grand finale of both the Vail Jazz Festival and the beautiful Colorado summer season, the Vail Jazz Party features a jam-packed lineup with over 35 headliners that join together to play in group performances, multi-artist jam sessions, and inspiring multimedia tributes to jazz legends. Vail Jazz Party features a House Band with John Clayton, Terell Stafford, Wycliffe Gordon, Bill Cunliffe, and Lewis Nash. With over 35 hours of jazz music, the Vail Jazz Party has cemented its reputation as the premier Labor Day weekend event! For more information, visit vailjazz.org