Events Calendar

We produce the best calendar of events representing all of our Colorado Mountain Towns and Resorts. If you have an event and it isn’t listed here let us know: mtntownmagazine@gmail.com

SEPTEMBER

September 9 – 13, 2018
Continental Divide Wilderness Broadwalk, Dillon
Join us for this very special Broadwalk to learn about this beautiful region—and become advocates for its protection. We’ll hear about the Continental Divide Recreation, Wilderness, and Camp Hale Legacy Act , which proposes to add nearly 95,000 acres to Colorado’s most iconic wilderness areas in Summit and Eagle counties. More info & registration: http://www.greatoldbroads.org/?event=sept-9-13-continental-divide-wilderness-broadwalk&event_date=2018-09-09

September 11, 2018
Never Forget.

September 11, 2018
Crested Butte Historic Walking Tour, Crested Butte
Want to learn more about the history of our wonderful Town and Valley? Take a historic walking tour! Tours meet every Tuesday and Thursday at 9 am in front of the Museum at 4th and Elk Avenue, and are only $10 a person. http://www.skicb.com/events

September 12, 2018
Wagyu Wednesdays at Heck’s Tavern
, Devil’s Thumb Ranch
The perfect culinary match. Get our Classic Wagyu Burger paired with any draft beer. $23 Wednesdays – all day. Heck’s Tavern, 3530 County Rd 83, Tabernash, CO https://www.devilsthumbranch.com/events/

September 12, 2018
Women & Wine on the Water, Dillon
Hop aboard one of these amazing “women only” tours across Lake Dillon. Grab a girlfriend, a group of girlfriends or come alone! You’re bound to leave with new friends and many wonderful memories!
The Dillon Marina provides you with a 2 hour captained excursion across Lake Dillon with light hors d’oeuvres. Just bring along your favorite bottle of wine and we’ll take care of the rest! https://www.townofdillon.com/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/4105/858?npage=2

September 13 – 19, 2018
Aspen Ruggerfest, Aspen
The world’s only all-age, full-contact rugby tournament. Champion rugby is on display for four full days, rain, snow, or shine.
The seven time National Champions Gentlemen of Aspen Rugby Football Club host a weekend packed with rugby excitement at the Annual Ruggerfest. Come see some of the best rugby teams in battle for the Ruggerfest title and bragging rights on the famed rugby fields in the world renowned resort of Aspen, Colorado. Aspen Ruggerfest is a world class rugby tournament that attracts nearly 50 teams from all over the continental United States, Hawaii, the southern Hemisphere and Europe. https://www.stayaspensnowmass.com/events/aspen-ruggerfest

September 13 – 16, 2018
Breckenridge Wine Classic, Breckenridge
Raise your glasses and join us as we uncork the can’t-miss wine festival of the season! Breckenridge Wine Classic is your chance to grow your knowledge and enjoy top quality food and wines from vineyards around the world. Master sommeliers, chefs and winemakers invite the public to play, wine and dine during the height of Breckenridge’s fall colors. The event combines a grand tasting in the historic Arts District, seminars and demos with town’s outdoor adventures to create a weekend of fine food and foliage. https://www.gobreck.com/experience-breckenridge/festivals-and-events/breckenridge-wine-classic/

September 13 – 16,  2018
No Man’s Land Film Festival, Carbondale
We are growing by leaps and bounds and for our fourth year we bring you a three-day Festival! We were born in Carbondale, so it only seems fitting that we hold our Flagship Festival in our hometown. Get ready for a weekend filled with guest speakers, panel discussions, hands-on workshops, adventure meet-ups, and an incredible film program. https://www.carbondale.com/events/

September 13, 2018
Crested Butte Historic Walking Tour, Crested Butte
Want to learn more about the history of our wonderful Town and Valley? Take a historic walking tour! Tours meet every Tuesday and Thursday at 9 am in front of the Museum at 4th and Elk Avenue, and are only $10 a person. http://www.skicb.com/events

September 13 – 26, 2018
Salida BikeFest, Salida
Salida BikeFest is a 4 day festival celebrating bicycles of all kinds! Various groups in Salida have teamed up to create and promote unique and fun bike events throughout the week. Free group rides, bike-related travelogue, the chainless race, a kick-off party at Soulcraft Brewing with live music, a bike parade, the Banana Belt Mountain Bike Race sponsored by Absolute Bikes, the 20th Annual Monarch Crest Crank and much more! http://salidabikefest.com/

September 13, 2018
First Thursday Art Walk, Telluride
The First Thursday Art Walk is a festive celebration of the arts in downtown Telluride for art lovers, community and friends. Nineteen venues host receptions from 5-8pm to introduce their new exhibitions and artists. Look for the flags. And starting June14th they will be held weekly until September 13th
A free Art Walk Map offers a self-guided tour that can be used at any time to find galleries that are open most days. Listen to Open Art Radio on KOTO from 12-1pm on first Thursdays to hear interviews with the artists. Maps are available at participating venues and at the Telluride Arts offices located in the Stronghouse Studios + Gallery at 283 South Fir Street. https://www.visittelluride.com/play/festivals-events/first-thursday-art-walk/

September 14 – 16, 2018
Second Annual Bikepacking Summit, Gunnison
What’s better than a room full of bikepackers, industry partners, record-breaking athletes, and beer o’ plenty?
The Second Annual Bikepacking Summit will have all of that and more. Hosted at South Main in Gunnison, Colorado – a cycling hub for the western slope – the Bikepacking Summit is promised to be 3 days of riding, storytelling, and community building. With presenters, daily group rides and Colorado fare, this is an event not-to-be missed.
The bikepacking summit aims to create a passion-fueled weekend full of discussion, learning, and general bikepacking camaraderie in the cycling-friendly town of Gunnison, Colorado
A communal artistry space with a rich history, South Main Gunnison is the perfect venue for the second annual Bikepacking Summit. Spread out across two buildings with multiple rooms, the summit will be held in multiple spaces including a gallery with a wood burning stove, a metal smith’s workshop, a yoga studio and an outdoor stage with the backdrop an old train car. Surrounded by readily available singletrack trails and expansive gravel roads, a tee pee, camp fires, food trucks and locally brewed beer, the atmosphere will be spot-on for the 2018 Bikepacking Summit. https://gunnisoncrestedbutte.com/events/2018-09/

September 14 – 16, 2018
Walkfest Retreat at Blackstone Rivers Ranch, Idaho Springs
Join us for an unforgettable 3-day event in a beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountain sanctuary. Walkfest is an annual event hosted by The Global Healing Collective and will embody the organization’s core values of individual, community, organizational, and planetary healing.
An array of Inspirational speakers and powerful activators along with interactive panels and experiential creative sessions will motivate attendees to courageously speak their truth, build community, take action, and inspire sustainable change. Through the power of the ripple effect, we will create a unified voice that can begin to bring light to our hurting world.
During this 3-day experience we will…Align voices. Celebrate possibility. Birth vision. Shift paradigms. Heal hearts. Plant seeds. Weave magic. Speak truths. and Create change.
For more information or to purchase tickets please visit http://clearcreekcounty.org/events/walkfest-retreat-blackstone-rivers-ranch/

September 14, 2018
Fiona Rose Murphy Foundation  Charitable Trust, Lake City
Come join us for a magical night of great music! Every penny spent, donated or tipped goes to the foundation, where 99% of the money goes to the kids. The last 2 years we had Michael Martin Murphy perform with Jeff Heaton. It’s a free concert, 6:30-11pm. Bring an open heart! 06:30pm – 11:00pm
http://www.lakecity.com/calendar-of-events/eventdetail/855/-/fiona-rose-murphy-foundation-charitable-trust

September 14, 2018
Devils Tail BBQ Special Train Ride, Leadville
Join us for an evening train ride with beauty, food and relaxation. This 2.5 hour trip is something special, don’t miss out! Please call to make reservations limited seating is available.
http://www.leadvilletwinlakes.com/event/devils-tail-bbq-special-train-ride/2018-09-14/

September 14 – 15, 2018
ColorFest Weekend 2018, Pagosa Springs
Make plans to attend this unforgettable weekend that celebrates the magnificence of Colorado’s spectacular fall colors. Festivities include a breathtaking, early-morning hot air balloon ascension, craft beer festival, gourmet food, music and more.
For additional details about all the great events and activities in Pagosa Springs, please visit www.visitpagosasprings.com

September 14 – 17, 2017
26 Annual Colorado Mountain Winefest, Palisade

The granddaddy of Colorado wine festivals featuring 50 wineries from across Colorado. Don’t miss Saturday’s Festival in the Park in Palisade’s beautiful Riverbend Park. Wine tasting, chefs, artisans, live music, seminars, food, special VIP tickets, bottle sales and more. Sunday – Tour the Wineries, map online. All the more enjoyable when you dine stay and play in Palisade. http://coloradowinefest.com/

September 14 – 15, 2018
Snowmass Wine Festival, Snowmass
Experience a weekend of incredible food, flavors, sights and sounds at the Snowmass Wine Festival, hosted by Rotary Club of Snowmass Village.
On Friday kick off the weekend with an extraordinary four-course, “Northwest Passage” wine dinner at the Viceroy Snowmass. Explore the distinct wine growing regions of Oregon and Washington State with featured wine growing experts, and join in on a spirited Live Auction. The wine dinner will feature 5 wines from different American Viticultural Areas in Oregon and Washington State and is sure to please the palate!
On Saturday, join in on the Grand Tasting where attendees can sample a vast variety of top wines and taste cuisine from some of the Valley’s best-known restaurants. Enjoy music by DJ Boogie Down Light & Sound and take part in the Silent Auction filled with tempting items from local shops and restaurants, acclaimed wines and fine artwork.
Top off this awesome Snowmass weekend by checking out some amazing automobiles during The Motoring Classic at Aspen Snowmass or the Aspen Snowmass Vintage Car Race. https://www.gosnowmass.com/event/snowmass-wine-festival/

September 14 – 17, 2018
The Motoring Classic, Snowmass
Vehicles of all shapes and sizes gather in Snowmass Village, CO for an action packed week featuring all things auto, including a vintage car race, car rallies and a car show presented by Jet Linx. The Motoring Classic will have any automobile enthusiast swooning. Car clubs will host private rallies with Porsche, Ferrari, Rocky Mountain Vintage Racing, BMW, Audi, Corvette and Viper all in attendance! https://www.gosnowmass.com/event/the-motoring-classic/

September 14 – 15, 2018
Run Rabbit Run, Steamboat Springs
The Run Rabbit Run ultra-marathon courses are spectacular 50 and 100 mile runs through the beautiful mountains and fall colors of the Routt National Forest. The 100 mile run will also run through Emerald Mountain.
50 MILE
The 50 mile race starts bright and early on Saturday at 6am at the base of the ski area (elevation, 6,900 feet) with a run up to Mount Werner (elevation, 10,568 feet) then across the Continental Divide to Rabbit Ears Mountain (elevation, 10,500 feet) before heading back down to the Steamboat Ski Area.
100 MILE
The 100 mile course starts on Friday at 8am and noon, depending on the grouping, and also starts at the base of the ski area and encompasses Buffalo Pass (elevation, 10,300) and Emerald Mountain, with a few nice hops through downtown.
http://runrabbitrunsteamboat.com/

September 14 – 15, 2018
Oktoberfest, Steamboat Springs
Celebrate the season at a Steamboat-style Oktoberfest including Rocky Mountain beer, local food specialties and festivities unique to Steamboat Springs. https://www.steamboat.com/things-to-do/events/oktoberwest

September 14 – 16, 2018
Blues and Brews Festival, Telluride
Telluride Blues and Brews Festival features three days of world-renowned musicians performing in Telluride Town Park. In addition to three days of main-stage music attractions, there’s  late-night jams in the local juke joints, 50 choice microbreweries who serve up handcrafted brews during Saturday’s Grand Tasting, the Rainbow Kids area, free Acoustic Artist Series, Blues for Breakfast and the Telluride Acoustic Blues Camp. https://www.visittelluride.com/play/festivals-events/2010-09-17-telluride-blues-brews-festival/

September 14 – 16, 2018
Oktoberfest, Vail
Munich comes to Vail for the world’s greatest celebration of beer, music and autumn. Vail Oktoberfest™ is a family affair, with events and activities for both adults and kids alike. The event is free and open to the public. This year, guests will see the return of many crowd favorites like the Bratwurst Eating Contests, Stein Lifting Competition, and the ever-popular Keg Bowling competition. Guests will also be delighted with Bavarian music and dancing, yodeling, alpenhorn blowing, authentic Bavarian food and beverages including bratwursts, pretzels, beverages from Spaten and much more. https://www.vailoktoberfest.com/

September 14 – 15, 2018
2018 Colorado Grand, Vail
The Finish Line for 95 rare vintage race cars driving through Lionshead Village from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m. on September 14, 2018 with the Concours, free to the public car show, to be held on September 15, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to noon, also at Lionshead Village. http://co1000.com/

September 15, 2018
Oktoberfest, Arapahoe Basin
Please join us for the first Oktoberfest at Arapahoe Basin. There will be live music, beer and German food. Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Location: Mountain Goat Plaza. https://www.arapahoebasin.com/event/oktoberfest/

September 15, 2018
Zusammen: Communal.Marketplace.Dining, Beaver Creek
Gather around the table with friends and family, old and new, in a celebration of food and community. Beaver Creek’s newest event, Zusammen, brings live music and communal tables to the center of Beaver Creek Village in a festival of flavors created by our renowned Chefs and restaurants. Peruse the delectable small plates at restaurant tents then raise a toast with fellow food-lovers in this festive alpine feast. https://www.beavercreek.com/explore-the-resort/activities/event-detail.aspx?id={fb95e0ee-11dd-4278-abfb-a46b1dad2649}&sd=08%2F01%2F2018&ed=09%2F30%2F2018

September 15, 2018
Breckenridge Road Marathon, Breckenridge
Are you looking for that bucket list race, a weekend get away with friends or just a great run in the mountains… then this is the perfect race for you!
The Breckenridge Road Marathon, Half-Marathon and 10K will start atop beautiful Boreas Pass, at over 10,434 ft. of elevation, the spectacular views of the changing fall colors will keep you wishing you had your camera!  The race will finish in the heart of Breckenridge, greeted with music, great food and the happiest faces this side of the Continental Divide!  You won’t want to miss this one! https://raceroster.com/events/2018/17014/breckenridge-road-marathon

September 15, 2018
BV Autumn Color Run, Buena Vista
The Autumn Color Run is held each year in and around the historic, friendly, and picturesque town of Buena Vista, Colorado nestled in the upper Arkansas River Valley at the base of the Collegiate Peaks. The ACR began as many races do with one run, and as it grew over the years the Autumn Color Run has consistently worked with community organization to raise funds and awareness through running. The ACR continues to support the organizations that support our community.
Our race is authorized under a special use permit with the USDA Forest Service. All staff at this event are volunteers and they are proud to provide you with an experience you will remember! The race will once again be professionally timed by Five Star Timing. Proceeds from the event will go to Starpoint and the Boys & Girls Club of Chaffee County. https://www.buenavistacolorado.org/events/bv-autumn-color-run/

September 15, 2018
10 Barrel Summer Concert Series,
Copper Mountain
Free Concert! Get your groove on this summer with the final date for the Copper Mountain 10 Barrel Summer Concert Series.
General Admission is FREE. It’s the last day to take advantage of the activities day pass only $69 per person. Artist to be announced.
http://www.coppercolorado.com/things-to-do/events/september-events/free-summer-concert-3

September 15 – 16, 2018
ARTumn Festival, Crested Butte
Lovers of fine arts and crafts will find a vast array of artisans and crafters displaying and selling their unique creations in pottery, sculpture, glass, jewelry, fashion, home décor, furniture, home accessories, and photography. The annual celebration of the Fall Solstice, will introduce new and emerging artists showcasing the latest trends in handmade crafts and fine art. This event is located in the heart of Beautiful Downtown Crested Butte on the west side of Elk Avenue. The show is happening on a very busy weekend as it is the height of the Autumn Fall colors and simultaneous to the popular farmers market and also the kickoff to the Vinotok Fall Harvest Festival. https://www.artfestivalsincolorado.com

September 15 – 16, 2018
Pagan Pedal Collegiate Mountain Bike Races, Crested Butte
The Western Mountain Sports Team hosts their mountain bike races at Evolution Bike Park. Collegiate mountain biking programs from across the region gather at Evolution Bike Park for two days of racing in multiple disciplines including Cross Country, Downhill, Short Track and Dual Slalom. All racers must be registered with USA Cycling, however this event makes for some awesome spectating! http://www.skicb.com/events

September 15. 2018
A Real Cattle Drive/Calf Branding, Devil’s Thumb Ranch
A Unique Colorado Ranch Experience We here at Devil’s Thumb Ranch would like to invite you to participate in our annual cattle drive to push the herd into the corrals and sort the calves off from mothers.  Calves are then processed, which includes branding, DNA samples, vaccination boosters, and ear tattooing.  We will wrangle steers one week and heifers the next. https://www.devilsthumbranch.com/events/

September 15 – 16, 2018
Autumn Arts Festival, Durango
Join us September 15-16 in beautiful, historic downtown Durango to celebrate the Annual Durango Autumn Arts Festival. A regional destination event held on quaint Second Avenue, the festival is just one block away from Main Avenue, surrounded by hotels, shops, and locally owned restaurants.
Organized as a benefit event by and for the Durango Arts Center, the region’s premiere non-profit arts organization serving Durango and the Four Corners, the festival is a well-loved and attended community event attracting upwards of 7600 visitors to stroll the 100 fine arts & fine craft booths, enjoy live entertainment on the mainstage, local food booths and a children’s Creation Station for family friendly activities. The Durango Autumn Arts Festival is a juried show, with the top artists selected out of a pool of over 200 applicants.
Free entry. More information can be found at http://durangoarts.org/2018-durango-autumn-arts-festival/

September 15, 2018
Masontown Hiking Tour, Frisco
10:00am-12:00pm – Museum staff will lead a historic tour of the former mining camp of Masontown, located halfway up Mount Royal. Participants will learn about the history of the area and of mining, while exploring this former community. This is a moderate hike of approximately 2 miles round trip, with an elevation gain of 500 feet. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and layers, and be prepared for a variety of trail and weather conditions. Call the Museum to sign up – space is limited. No Dogs Please!
Call the Museum at 970-668-3428 for reservations.

September 15, 2018
Valley Tastings, Gypsum
Help celebrate youth in our community and be part of Eagle River Youth Coalition’s largest annual fundraiser. A wide variety of area restaurants will share delicious samples; beer, wine, music and family fun will all be part of the afternoon.
This event allowed ERYC to expand its youth outreach. In 2017, ERYC held 26 parenting classes with 561 participants, disseminated 4,500 Resource Directories, engaged 33 Youth Leader Council participants, worked with 659 youth and 273 hours in in-school prevention programs, held 19 community events and trainings, surveyed 3,001 middle and high school youth, which helps 35 coalition members receive $2 million annually in funding. https://www.vailvalleypartnership.com/event/valley-tastings/

September 15, 2018
Clear Creek Watershed Festival, Idaho Springs
Please join the Clear Creek Watershed Foundation for their annual, family-oriented festival to learn about the Clear Creek Watershed. Lots of fun for all ages and entry is Free! Fishing • Gold Panning • Face Painting • Food • Live Music • Plus environmental education Passport Stations with engaging activities! This event originated in 2008 and takes place every year on the third Saturday in September! Hope to see you at the festival!! For more information, please visit www.clearcreekwater.org

September 15, 2018
Lake City Uncorked Wine and Music Festival, Lake City
Good wine, good music, good friends …. come and celebrate the fall colors in historic downtown Lake City. This event is held every September – the third weekend. Featuring unique artisan and food vendors, seven musical acts, various wines for tasting, and a beer booth sponsored by San Luis Valley Brewing, proceeds from this event support community projects for Lake City DIRT. Enjoy a spectacular weekend of hiking, fly fishing, and this family-friendly Festival. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. No dogs are allowed in the venue. https://lakecityfestival.org/

September 15, 2018
Tour de Vindyards, Palisade

Usher in the fall with a scenic and leisurely tour of Colorado’s Wine Country. Choose between two routes that showcase the splendor of the Grand Valley and beauty of the Western Slope. Chock-full of wineries, vineyards, orchards and mesas, the 24th annual Tour de Vineyards has a little something for everyone! Tour de Vineyards offers recreational and competitive cyclists alike the opportunity to cycle by beautiful and lush vineyards, enjoy foods and beverages authentic to the region, all while being treated to some of Colorado’s finest western slope hospitality. See website for details. https://www.tourdevineyards.com/

September 15, 2018
Fallfest Featuring The 18th Annual Grand Kids Fallfest, Winter Park
Come join us from 12-5pm for this event nestled amidst the wonder of fall in the Rockies! Enjoy family fun, inflatables, games, adult fall beverage tasting, bake sale, silent auction and more plus live music. http://www.playwinterpark.com/fallfest-featuring-18th-annual-grand-kids-fallfest

September 15, 2018
Rendezvous Plein Air Festival, Winter Park
Professional artists will choose their sites in the Rendezvous neighborhood, and create their art from 10am-2pm. A map of artist locations will be available in the Rendezvous Sales Office starting at 10am. Be our guest from 4-7pm for the Exhibition and Awards Cocktail Reception & Art Sale on site at Rendezvous, under the large white Event Tent by Mary’s Pond (across from the Rec Center). http://www.playwinterpark.com/events/rendezvous-plein-air-festival

September 16 – 17, 2018
Aspen Snowmass Vintage Car Race, Aspen/Snowmass
Rocky Mountain Vintage Racing is pleased to announce the return of The Aspen Snowmass Vintage Car Race, a high-octane street race set for Sunday and Monday, September 16th & 17th, 2018. The Aspen Snowmass Vintage Car Race will feature 60 vintage race cars from the 1960’s and 1970’s. Last year in Snowmass, this vintage car race was held for the first time in 19 years.
The Aspen Snowmass Vintage Car Race is the conclusion to the Motoring Classic Weekend in Snowmass, September 13th-17th, 2018. In addition to the Aspen Snowmass Vintage Car Race, all race cars and cars from the Rocky Mountain Car Clubs will be on display for guests to admire and enjoy on Saturday at 1pm in Town Park. Top car brands include Ferrari, Viper, Porsche, Cobra, BMW, Audi, and more. https://www.gosnowmass.com/event/aspen-snowmass-vintage-car-race/

September 16, 2018
Wüffstock, Grand Junction
Wüffstock, presented by Wag Resort, the only all-day pet-friendly live music festival in the region, which will take place on September 16. We have a fabulous lineup of local bands that will play from 11am to 8pm, a kid zone open from 11am to 4pm, pet-related vendors and activities throughout the day, food trucks, giveaways, and, of course, beer! http://rhhumanesociety.org/calendar/

September 16, 2018
Summer Closing Day, Keystone
Celebrate the final day of the summer season with us!

September 16, 2018
CBB Sunday Scramble Race #4
, Powderhorn Mountain Resort
The Series Finale of the Colorado Backcountry Biker Sunday Scramble Race Series will consist of two downhill laps. Each competitor will take one lap on Blue Ribbon and one on Mutton Buster. The competitors in each category with the lowest.combined lap times will win sponsor-provided prizes. Series winners will also be announced at this award ceremony and the top 3 competitors in each category with the most points throughout the race series will be awarded cash prizes! Love music the night before by: Sir Kempson. http://www.powderhorn.com/cbbrace4

September 16, 2018
Monarch Crest Crank, Salida
We’re excited to announce that registration for the 2018 Monarch Crest Crank is OPEN!
This year we’re celebrating the 20th Anniversary of this historic fundraiser benefiting The Alliance. It will be a year you won’t want to miss!
The Monarch Crest Crank is your opportunity to ride one of the top mountain bike trails in the nation while benefiting The Alliance – a nonprofit organization providing crisis intervention, support and emergency shelter for women and men suffering from domestic violence.
Be sure to secure your spot now! https://www.buenavistacolorado.org/events/monarch-crest-crank-2/

September 17 – 21, 2018
Lost Art Revival, Steamboat Springs
Lost Art Revival is a week-long event in September that celebrates traditional art forms that capture the spirit of Steamboat’s Western Heritage. Sign up for individual workshops and events or come for the full week. For more information on courses, cost, and registration please visit https://www.steamboat.com/things-to-do/events/lost-art-revival

September 17, 2018
Craft Beer Flight Night at Heck’s Tavern,
Devil’s Thumb Ranch
Let’s Get Hoppy!
Enjoy four 4oz pours of some of the amazing craft brews offered here at Heck’s Tavern. Choose your four beers from our awesome rotating selection of 12 beers on tap. $12 per flight; Mondays from 5pm – 9pm.  https://www.devilsthumbranch.com/events/

September 18, 2018
Pop-Up Concert, Avon
Concerts are a summer tradition in Avon and they are popping up all over town this season! In its third year, Pop Up Concerts will feature classical string quartets, which are scheduled to pop-up in Harry A. Nottingham Park, the Main Street Mall, and other surprise locations. Rain showers will chase these well-received concerts, if need be, into the Avon Town Hall.
These 90-minute concerts take place May – September, and they allow locals and guests a time to unwind and relax with live classical and contemporary music. Light fare and refreshing beverages are available each evening, and these performances bring an eclectic array of musical styles, from classical strings to

September 18 – 22, 2018
OHV Fall Color Tour,
Buena Vista
Experience the rugged terrain, fall colors and historical sites in the heart of fourteener country.
Riders will experience four days of self-guided tours through the awe-inspiring backcountry of the Collegiate Peaks range with 12 fourteen thousand foot mountains!  The greatest concentration of 14,000 ft. peaks on the continent.
Participants will be able to explore old mining camps and ghost towns via high mountain passes where gold and silver ore were carried by mule wagons to the railroads.  Buena Vista is minutes away from the San Isabel National Forest with its 1,109,782 acres of true splendor and over 700 miles of trails to explore.  Our town is also the gateway to the 148-mile long Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area with its Gold Medal fishing. To make things even more enticing we have two Hot Springs to relax in after a thrilling day’s ride.
The ATV Historic Color Tour is timed to coincide with the fall colors, the aspens are all aglow with gold and red tones.  Each morning riders choose their route, there are many to select from.  There are no more than 50 riders allowed on the same trail. The tour is run differently than most as there are no guides, each rider chooses their self-guided ride and goes at their own pace.  Each trail has volunteer outriders to answer questions and make sure everyone gets back each night!
The ATV Historic Color Tour is hosted by the Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center. The Tour is operated with permits from the US Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management. It is setup as a self-guided event for Off-Highway vehicles. Most participants ride ATV’s, or side-by-side UTV’s, but “Jeeps” are also welcome. If someone in your group wants to ride an OHV motorcycle, that is allowed, if  they ride with the group. https://www.buenavistacolorado.org/events/atv-ohv-historic-color-tour/

September 18, 2018
Crested Butte Historic Walking Tour, Crested Butte
Want to learn more about the history of our wonderful Town and Valley? Take a historic walking tour! Tours meet every Tuesday and Thursday at 9 am in front of the Museum at 4th and Elk Avenue, and are only $10 a person. http://www.skicb.com/events

September 19, 2018
Wagyu Wednesdays at Heck’s Tavern
, Devil’s Thumb Ranch
The perfect culinary match. Get our Classic Wagyu Burger paired with any draft beer. $23 Wednesdays – all day 970-726-7013. Heck’s Tavern, 3530 County Rd 83, Tabernash, CO. https://www.devilsthumbranch.com/events/

September 20 – 23, 2018
Breckenridge Wine Classic, Breckenridge
Since its opening event in 1981, the Breckenridge Film Festival has celebrated the art of filmmaking. Each year a unique and varied array of independent films, premieres, receptions, educational programs and retrospectives honoring featured guests takes place high in the Colorado Rockies. http://breckfilmfest.org/event/breckenridge-film-festival-2/

September 20, 2018
Crested Butte Historic Walking Tour, Crested Butte
Want to learn more about the history of our wonderful Town and Valley? Take a historic walking tour! Tours meet every Tuesday and Thursday at 9 am in front of the Museum at 4th and Elk Avenue, and are only $10 a person. http://www.skicb.com/events

September 21, 2018
EVOladies Twilight Ride With CBMBA, Crested Butte
Meet some fellow shred ladies for stellar lift-served downhill mountain biking, plus a post-ride drink and awesome prizes from CBMBA. Open to women ages 18 and older (21+ bring ID for drink). This group ride is geared towards taking a few leisurely laps on intermediate level trails, and will break out into ability level groups if necessary. Then, the group will meet back up at 6:30 pm for a post ride beer and awesome giveaways from CBMBA! Bring a friend or make some new ones!
EVOLadies Twilight Rides will meet at 4:30 pm at the Evolution Bike Shop and are $10 per person, which includes twilight lift access, a draft beer and free giveaways afterwards.
Post ride beer location: Umbrella Bar
http://www.skicb.com/events

September 21, 2018
Durango Gallery Association Fall Walk, Durango
The Annual “Fall Gallery Walk” is set for September 21st, 2018 from 5-9pm. All Durango Gallery Association members participate with an open house, artist receptions and refreshments. It’s fun! join us. http://durangoartgalleries.com/

September 21 – 22, 2018
Rally the Valley, Glenwood Spring
Rally the Valley is a community-wide fundraiser to support patients of the Calaway·Young Cancer Center at Valley View.
Join the 1.7 mile Peyton’s Parade to honor family and friends facing a diagnosis of cancer and raise funds to support programs and services to help patients at the Calaway·Young Cancer Center focus on healing. Costumes and teams encouraged!
After the parade, enjoy a celebration that includes lunch, live music, a beer garden and kids zone complete with petting zoo, Aspen House of Bounce and Rocky Mountain Mini Train.
All tickets include park and event entry, lunch, customizable “race bib,” and a commemorative giveaway. Adults 21 and over include two tickets to the beer garden – must show valid I.D. to enter.
Children age three and under are free!
https://valleyviewhospital.z2systems.com/np/clients/valleyviewhospital/eventRegistration.jsp?event=53&

September 21, 2018
Ridgway Spirit Fest, Ridgway
The purpose of Ridgway Spirit Fest, Inc. is to advance awareness by offering presentations, speakers, discussion groups, movement, art and music, thereby increasing understanding of the many paths, faiths, traditions, cultures, philosophies and wisdom leading to the One Source. https://www.ridgwayspiritfest.com/

September 21 – 23, 2018
Outlier Offroad Festival, Vail
The Outlier Offroad Festival at Vail features mountain biking’s best brands and hottest bikes for 3 days of lift-served consumer demo within the golden glow of Vail’s aspen-lined hero dirt.
Presented by SRAM and Scott Bikes, The Outlier Offroad Festival at Vail features mountain biking’s best brands and hottest bikes for 3 days of lift-served consumer demo within the golden glow of Vail’s aspen-lined hero dirt. Welcoming the country’s fastest Enduro and XC riders, Outlier also serves as USA Cycling’s Rocky Mountain Regional Enduro and Cross Country Championships for amateurs and pros. A $25,000 cash purse, live music, kids’ activities and all of next year’s bikes NOW make Outlier a must-attend event for families that love to ride! https://www.outlier.bike/

September 22, 2018
Underground Sound, Beaver Creek
Featuring Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. This musical project of American Indie Rock Musician Alec Ounsworth—based out of Philadelphia—has been performing for over fourteen years. This bands career arc is all about building on previous successes while staying true to a core artistic vision. https://vilarpac.org/underground-sound/

September 22, 2018
Vinotok Fall Harvest Festival, Crested Butte
Vinotok, a storytelling and fall harvest festival with ancient roots, is a long-standing annual event in Crested Butte.  A celebration that takes place on the autumnal equinox, which is the Pagan rite of Thanksgiving, is also known as “Harvest Home” or Mabon. It’s a celebration for the abundance of harvest, a time meant for us to give thanks through song, dance and feasts, which culminates on Saturday night with the trial and burning of the Grump.
5:00 – 7:30 pm – Cast and crew of Vinotok produces a mini-theatre inside Elk Avenue Restaurants to invite people to the performance of the trial.
7:30 pm – Trial of the Grump- The community puts the Grump on trial with harvest maiden dances, and a play of the Harvest Mother, Dragon, Knight and Green Man. The performance is amplified and lit so the community can hear and see the tale on the temporary stage in front of the Eldo.
8:30 pm – Procession and Bonfire- The cast and crew lead the community down Elk Avenue, Grump in tow, to meet his demise. The bonfire and burning of the Grump will begin at approximately 8:30 pm and put out by 10:30 pm. http://www.skicb.com/events

September 22 – 23, 2018
Autumn Gold Festival, Estes Park
Aspens turn to a golden hue. The sounds of elk bugles reverberate throughout the air. It’s a perfect season for one of Estes Park’s late-autumn traditions when a series of bands herald Autumn Gold – a Festival of Bands, Brats & Beer, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 22 and 23, 2018.
Entrance is free to dance, listen to music and enjoy the festival. The Estes Valley Sunrise Rotary will be offering mustard-smothered bratwursts, cold brews, soft drinks and more as talented local musicians and award-winning Colorado band play. Browse the vendor booths who will be offering corn on the cob, funnel cakes, fresh squeezed lemonade, roasted almonds and desserts.
Bring the kids! Free family activities include face painting, corn bag toss, a bounce house and a classic car show. https://www.visitestespark.com/events-calendar/special-events/autumn-gold-festival/

September 22, 2018
Be our Guest–Colorado National Monument Free Admission Day, Fruita

September 22 – 24, 2017
Fruita Fall Festival, Fruita
This historic event began as a harvest festival in 1910. Today, it’s still a main event in Fruita featuring live music, craft and food vendors, and fun fall activities. Don’t miss this award winning festival! Voted “Best of the West” for festivals by the Grand Junction Sentinel multiple times and for 3 years running. This is a 3-day event featuring fun for the whole family with a carnival, 140+ vendor booths, 2- stages with live music, races, parades, contests, and more!
http://www.gofruita.com/party/fruita-fall-festival

September 22 – 23, 2018
Trail Running Festival, Granby

Endurance Race Series is hosting the inaugural Snow Mountain Ranch Trail Running Festival on Saturday and Sunday, September 22-23. This two-day event will feature the 6th annual Snow Mtn. Ranch half marathon, 10K and 5K, plus a 50K race and a twilight 5K. The festival will see new courses for all distances, but as always, will keep the runners surrounded by the changing colors, rolling hills, and picturesque views, making the location and courses still the “Most Beautiful” on the ERS schedule. Join us for any one of the races, and stay for the weekend, or make it a weekend of racing and compete in multiple events over two days. To register please visit   http://www.playwinterpark.com/events/trail-running-festival

September 22 – 23, 2018
Epic Pass Club Tournament, Keystone Resort
Get your foursome together for the 2nd annual Epic pass holder two-day fall tournament. https://www.keystoneresort.com/explore-the-resort/activities-and-events/event-detail.aspx?id={01ea1ff1-3204-47dc-8d28-e564707c15ef}&sd=09%2F01%2F2018&ed=09%2F30%2F2018

September 22, 2018
Fall Colors Fly-In Breakfast, Leadville
For a special treat, join us for a fly-in to North America’s highest-elevation airport!
Meet other pilots and enjoy the fall colors, peaking first here in the high country. Fuel up with a delicious breakfast of scrambled eggs, sausage, hashbrowns, and pancakes.
http://www.leadvilletwinlakes.com/event/falls-colors-fly-in-breakfast/

September 22, 2018
Mountain Chile Cha Cha, Pagosa Springs

The Mountain Chile Cha Cha celebrates Fall and trail running, combining our incredible in-town trails with the famous Pagosa Springs music and green chile festival. Celebrate the series, the season, trail running and getting kids outside on Pagosa’s killer downtown trail course. Beautiful, challenging and remote, all right downtown.
http://joingecko.org/events/mountain-chile-cha-cha-festival/

September 22, 2018
Mountain Marmot Trail Run, Purgatory Resort
For all you trail runners out there, the Mercy Foot & Ankle Center Mountain Marmot Trail Run presented by Durango Running Company is the race for you.
Have you ever stood at the bottom of a mountain, staring up at the top, thinking to yourself: “I wonder if I could run all the way up there?” Well, now you’re going to find out!
“Mountain Marmot” is an epic trail race. The course is simple—start at the bottom of the mountain…run to the top and back. Sounds hard? It’s definitely a challenge. But think how great you will feel when you make it to the top! https://www.purgatoryresort.com/events/marmot/?rec=1537606800

September 22 – 23, 2018
Salida Studio Tour, Salida
The annual tour features 34 artists in 2018. The tour is an opportunity to experience artist’s studios on a self-guided tour in one of Colorado’s quaint mountain towns. The 2018 Tour artists are a diverse group working in a wide range of mediums. Tour hours are 10 am to 5 pm both days.

September 22 – 23, 2018
CU in Snowmass, Snowmass
The University of Colorado will take over Snowmass Mountain with collegiate athletes competing in short track, downhill, cross-country and enduro. Registration for all events (except for the Enduro) will take place in Snowmass Base Village. You must register for the Enduro in advance of the race weekend. Check the website for additional details.
All events are free and spectators are welcomed. https://www.gosnowmass.com/event/cu-snowmass/

September 22, 2018
Golden Leaf Half Marathon,  Snowmass
Voted by Colorado Runner as the Best Half Marathon & chosen by Trail Runner Magazine as one of “America’s 14 most scenic races.” The Golden Leaf is one of the most beautiful foot races in the Rockies.  This 13.1 mile half marathon traverses from Snowmass Village to the heart of Aspen on mountain trails and roads at the height of Colorado’s breathtaking fall colors.
The Golden Leaf Half Marathon starts on Fanny Hill located at the end of the Snowmass Mall. The Village Shuttle provides free public transportation throughout Snowmass Village to the Mall. https://www.gosnowmass.com/event/golden-leaf-half-marathon/

September 22, 2018
Emerald Trail Run, Steamboat Springs
A scenic trail run on beautiful Emerald Mountain, the run will be a tour of Emerald Mountain starting at the base of Howelsen Hill. The course will meander northwest then through aspen lined single track up to the top of Emerald Mountain. The course will then follow single track downhill and cross country to the base of Howelsen Hill. The 12K is actually about 7.75 miles long. We also have a 5K trail run that follows a similar but shorter course and a 1M kids fun run. https://www.steamboat.com/things-to-do/events/steamboat-springs-running-series-emerald

September 22, 2018
Mountains to Desert Ride, Telluride
From the high mountains of Telluride to the spectacular desert landscape of Gateway, CO, cyclists descend past hillsides of quaking aspens along a route that passes through millions of years of geologic record, ultimately finding themselves at the base of striated sandstone cliffs reaching up to 1,000 feet overhead. Those who choose to push on past Gateway for the longer distance rides will climb into the beautiful Unaweep Canyon. Telluride 200 riders will cross over the divide and descend to a turnaround point with a tremendous view of the Bookcliffs and Grand Valley. All fundraising benefits the Just for Kids Foundation. Every dollar raised is generously matched 100% by the Carstens Family Fund at the Denver Foundation. https://www.telluride.com/festivals-and-events/mountains-to-desert-ride

September 22, 2018
Taste of Vail Fall Wine and Food Classic, Vail
Restaurants throughout the Vail Valley will offer dinners featuring wineries from the Southern Hemisphere.
The Fall Wine & Food Classic will include a Grand Tasting as well as several outdoor experiences followed by a food and wine tasting including hiking, cycling, yoga, fly-fishing and horseback riding. https://www.tasteofvail.com/events/mainevents

September 22 – 30, 2018
Pre-Season Pass Sale, Wolf Creek Ski Area
The Pre-Season Pass Sale will be Saturday, September 22nd through Sunday, September 30th, 2018! Season Pass pricing for the 2018-2019 ski season can be found by visiting the Season Pass page under the pricing tab. Passes can be purchased online, by phone, mail or in person. The Ticket Office will be open Saturday, September 22nd through Sunday, September 20th, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. https://wolfcreekski.com/

September 23, 2018
First Annual Bikes, Boys, Beers and Brats, Devil’s Thumb Ranch
Join us for one day of mountain biking with our expert coaches from beginner to expert, stretch and restore with our yoga sport class and finish the day with a beer tasting accompanied by our own Devils Thumb Ranch Wagyu brat. $125 Discounted price for our first annual event. https://www.devilsthumbranch.com/events/

September 23 – October 1, 2018
Fall Foliage Jeep Tour, Durango
Join us September 23rd through October 1st for a Fall Foliage jeep tour during Colorado’s Peak Week of the colors changing! Experience incredible fall colors on a speciality trip that takes you high up into the mountains at 12,000 feet and above. Participants can walk gentle trails amidst towering peaks with ample breaks for photo opportunities. The trip departs every day at 2 pm. When booking, be sure to select the 1:45 departure time. https://www.durango.com/event/fall-foliage-jeep-tour%E2%80%8B/

September 23, 2018
Estes Trail Ascent Trail Race, Estes Park
This race offers a short challenging ascent at a distance of either 4 or 6.75 miles. The Estes Trail Ascent captures scenery you will want to return to, even when you are not racing! The Estes Trail Ascent is created and organized by the Estes Park Running Club and is part of the last event of the US Trail Conference. http://estesparkrunning.org/our-races/estes-trail-ascent/

September 24, 2018
Craft Beer Flight Night at Heck’s Tavern, Devil’s Thumb Ranch
Let’s Get Hoppy!
Enjoy four 4oz pours of some of the amazing craft brews offered here at Heck’s Tavern. Choose your four beers from our awesome rotating selection of 12 beers on tap.
$12 per flight; Mondays from 5pm – 9pm. https://www.devilsthumbranch.com/events/

September 24, 2018
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 pm to 11 pm. (Note there will be a full moon that night) Cost: $99/person Reservations:  970-726-8231 or activities@devilsthumbranch.com

September 25, 2018
Crested Butte Historic Walking Tour, Crested Butte
Want to learn more about the history of our wonderful Town and Valley? Take a historic walking tour! Tours meet every Tuesday and Thursday at 9 am in front of the Museum at 4th and Elk Avenue, and are only $10 a person. http://www.skicb.com/events

September 26, 2018
Wagyu Wednesdays at Heck’s Tavern
, Devil’s Thumb Ranch
The perfect culinary match. Get our Classic Wagyu Burger paired with any draft beer. $23 Wednesdays – all day 970-726-7013
Heck’s Tavern, 3530 County Rd 83, Tabernash, CO. https://www.devilsthumbranch.com/events/

September 26, 2018
Women & Wine on the Water, Dillon
Hop aboard one of these amazing “women only” tours across Lake Dillon. Grab a girlfriend, a group of girlfriends or come alone! You’re bound to leave with new friends and many wonderful memories!
The Dillon Marina provides you with a 2 hour captained excursion across Lake Dillon with light hors d’oeuvres. Just bring along your favorite bottle of wine and we’ll take care of the rest! https://www.townofdillon.com/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/4107/858?npage=2

September 27, 2018
Underground Sound, Beaver Creek
Featuring Trace Bundy. Internationally-acclaimed guitar virtuoso Trace Bundy must be seen, not just heard. His music is poetry in motion, using harmonics, looping, multiple capos, and his unique banter and stage presence to deliver an unforgettable live concert experience. Listening to his intricate arrangements is one thing, but seeing the fan-dubbed “Acoustic Ninja” play live confounds even the most accomplished music lovers as to how one person can do all that with just two hands and ten fingers. https://vilarpac.org/underground-sound/

September 27 – 20, 2018
Crested Butte Film Festival, Crested Butte
Through the transformative power of cinema, Crested Butte Film Festival fosters artistic creativity and inspires connection, cultural awareness and social action. ”The film festival is Crested Butte’s premier cultural event of the fall showcasing over 100 documentaries, narratives and short films from around the world.  http://cbfilmfest.org/#crested-butte-film-festival

September 27 – 30, 2018
Mountain Harvest Festival, Paonia
This festival draws people from around the West to share in the celebration, and features locally grown and produced agricultural products, including local beer and wine. Come learn about and meet local farmers, artists, musicians, craftsmen and performers from the Western Slope. We invite you to enjoy interesting workshops and tours, fresh produce, entertainment and LOTS OF FUN. Get this year’s schedule and make your plans today! For more information please visit http://www.mountainharvestfestival.org/

September 27 – 30, 2018
Ouray County Railroad Days, Ridgway
This weekend event includes a Museum open house, a model railrod open house, a Narrow Gauge Railroad Symposium, hikes from Red Mountain Pass to Guston and from Guston to the Albany Smelter on the Silverton Railroad Grade, opportunity to ride Motor No. 1 on Saturday and guided tours tracing the routes of the D&RGW from Ridgway to Ouray and the RGS from to Lizard Head Pass. http://www.ridgwayrailroadmuseum.org/RRDays.html

September 27 – 30, 2018
Festival of Cars and Colors, Telluride
The 4th Annual Telluride Festival of Cars & Colors, September  27-30, 2018 is a world-class celebration for automobile aficionados and lifestyle enthusiasts set in the beautiful town of Telluride, Colorado. Nestled in the canyons of the San Juan Mountains, it’s placed against the backdrop of Telluride’s spectacular palette of September’s autumnal colors. Focusing on high-end restorations, vintage and exotic vehicles, the festival will occupy three distinct venues over the course of the four days: the downtown Telluride Historic District, Mountain Village and the Telluride Regional Airport. https://carsandcolors.com/

September 28 – 30, 2018
14er Fest,
Buena Vista
14er Fest is a multi-sport mountain festival for all trail users, ages, and abilities!
4:00 Pm – 7:00 Pm – Show & Shine Vehicle Display
4:00 Pm – 6:00 Pm – Group Run Up Midland Hill
4:00 Pm – 5:30 Pm – Fly Fishing Meet Up
4:30 Pm – 5:30 Pm – Mtn Bike: Group Ride Up Midland Hill
5:00 Pm – 6:00 Pm – High Alpine Lake Info Session
https://14erfest.com/

September 28 – 30, 2018
Crested Butte Film Festival, Crested Butte
Through the transformative power of cinema, Crested Butte Film Festival fosters artistic creativity and inspires connection, cultural awareness and social action. ”The film festival is Crested Butte’s premier cultural event of the fall showcasing over 100 documentaries, narratives and short films from around the world.  http://cbfilmfest.org/#crested-butte-film-festival

September 28, 2018
Star Parties at Heck’s Patio, Devil’s Thumb Ranch
Gaze Upon the Stars with Us!  Gather the family and share in the story of the stars. Join guest Astronomer Dave Schlichting as he leads us on an astounding tour of the magnificent display that is the night sky on the precipice of the Continental Divide. We are elated to offer a number of Star Parties this summer. Recurring Event On The Heck’s Tavern Patio 8pm These events are 90 minutes and Free. For More Information 970-726-823 | https://www.devilsthumbranch.com/events/

September 28 – 30, 2018
Harvest Happiness, Granby
Join us for carnivals on the Programs Lawn, hayrides and even have your fortune told by Aristotle the Fortune Telling Goat! http://www.playwinterpark.com/events/harvest-happiness

September 28 – 30, 2018
Grand Valley Kennel Annual Club All Breed Dog Show, Grand Junction
GV Kennel Annual Club Conformation, Obedience, and Rally Dog Show. $5 parking fee, free admission to the event. Information is subject to change, please call or see website. http://grandvalleykennelclub.org/

September 28, 2018
San Juan Mountain Bike and Music Festival, Purgatory Resort
The inaugural San Juan Mountain Bike and Music Festival comes to Purgatory Resort September 28th – September 30th! Come enjoy bikes, beer, and music in the beautiful setting of the San Juan Mountain range. There will be live music Friday evening, Saturday from 3pm – 10pm, and Sunday from 11am – 3pm.    Test ride all of the latest and greatest bikes from Giant Bicycles, Yeti Cycles, Under Ground Bikes, Rocky Mountain, Devinci, and Kona. Demo’s will be available Saturday and Sunday from 10 am – 4 pm. We will be adding more vendors and demo rigs leading up to the event!
https://www.purgatoryresort.com/events/san-juan-mountain-bike-music-festival/?rec=1538146800

September 28 – October 7, 2018
Steamboat Restaurant Week, Steamboat Springs
Various Locations, Downtown Steamboat Springs
The best restaurants in town will be offering select menus and specials for all meals. A true culinary celebration. For more information or to learn more about the restaurants that will be participating and what specials will be offered, please visit https://www.steamboatchamber.com/annual-events/mainstreet/steamboat-restaurant-week

September 28 – October 7, 2018
Vail Beaver Creek Restaurant Week 2018, Vail/Beaver Creek
With participating restaurants spanning across two neighboring World Class Mountain Resorts, Vail and Beaver Creek, this culinary celebration takes dining to new heights, literally! The ten-day long event will feature a wide variety of prix fixe menus and specials all set at $20.18 and all showcasing the incredible and diverse culinary offerings available throughout the Vail and Beaver Creek Villages. To further enhance each guest’s dining experience, each bite will be perfectly paired with spectacular autumn views spread across the stunning mountain backdrops provided by Vail and Beaver Creek. http://diningataltitude.com/

September 28 – 30, 2018
2018 World Figure & Fancy Skating Championships & Festival, Vail
Join us to skate on the black ice on Friday day of the World Skating Festival on September 28th. This is the official Festival Friday & Opening day for the 2018 World Figure & Fancy Skating Championships! The Opening Ceremony is at Noon and everyone is welcome to attend! Ice begins at 7:00 a.m. and the U.S. Special Pictorial Postmark will be released at Noon by the US Post Office. The World Figure Championship will run into the evening. One may skate in the morning by purchasing a Bronze, Silver or Gold Skating Package and experience learning the spectacular Fundamental & Special Figures with WorldFigureSport.org. Workshops, Exams, Competitions & Lessons are available for all ages & levels. So, come to learn the fun and amazing technology of the blades!  Expand your repertoire of skating today with World Figure Sport.
Complimentary Spectator Passes are available! Donations are appreciated.
For more information and tickets please visit https://www.vailvalleypartnership.com/event/2018-world-figure-fancy-skating-championships-festival-2/  or https://worldfigurechampionship.com/index.html

September 29, 2018
Breckenridge Strings, Ciders & Sours, Breckenridge
Cider is becoming the most loved beverage in the universe and the route to all things magnificent. We aren’t missing a beat! Add quintessential American Bluegrass, delicious food pairings, a Sours Garden and gorgeous views; you have an irresistible recipe for magic. These indulgences come together for Breckenridge Strings, Ciders & Sours on Saturday, September 29, 2018.
Cider and wild ale lovers will be able to taste their way through a spectrum of samples while enjoying live music and mixology below Peak Nine.
Guests will receive a commemorative tasting glass, access to entertainment and festival activities, and a chance to taste their way through an assortment of ciders and sours flavors.  We know that you will be hooked, and will keep coming back for more.  Oh goodness.  Is it September yet?  https://rockymtnevents.com/breckenridge-strings-ciders-sours/

September 29, 2018
Durango Brew Train, Durango
Hop onboard an authentic 1920’s steam locomotive that will pull a narrow gauge train through the Animas Valley and on up over the dramatic highline, hundreds of feet above the Animas River. On board, knowledgeable local craft brewers will introduce you to a light sampling of their fine ales and educate you about the process required for crafting each brew! Breweries represented include Brew, Steamworks, Ska, Animas Brewing Company, Durango Brewing Company, and Carvers Brewing. In addition, guest brewers for Sept. 29 will be Four Peaks Brewing and Left Hand Brewing (from Longmont, CO).!
Once at the Cascade Canyon Wye, deep in the wilderness of the San Juan National Forest, you’ll have two hours to taste more offerings from all of the breweries, listen to excellent live music by local bands and have your palate satiated with an exceptional luncheon provided by one of Durango’s top catering companies!
Each brewery will tell their own story about their history and unique brewing process and will keep you engaged and wanting to know more! And of course, you will have unsurpassed photo opportunities and a chance to stroll along the river and over the Cascade Canyon footbridge. https://www.durango.com/event/durango-brew-train/

September 29, 2018
Rut Run 5K, Estes Park
With the Fall Season, Estes Park shines in colors and wilderness experiences! Join us as we acknowledge this unique season at the Rut Run 5k, part of Elk Fest. Kick starting the weekend of events, the 5K (3.1 miles) race offers a short and scenic tour of fall colors, grand views and possible Elk encounters (from a safe distance). Starting and finishing at downtown’s Bond Park, runners, joggers, walkers and strollers, will head west on Elkhorn Ave and join the River Walk path at the Performance Park parking lot. Following the winding and scenic path, you will enjoy the radiant golden Aspen colors, hear the sounds of Fall River and pass by the historic residence of F.O. Stanley on the Wonder View return route. This run will quickly ignite your senses and appreciation for nature and its splendor. More information & registration Please visit https://www.visitestespark.com/events-calendar/special-events/summer-race-series/

September 29, 2018
Tour of the Moon Grand Cycling Classic, Grand Junction
Join us for the Icon Eyecare TOUR of the MOON, Grand Cycling Classic, on September 29, 2018 in Grand Junction / Colorado National Monument (a unit of the National Park System).
The Tour of the Moon was made famous in the 1980’s Coors Classic and later in the cycling movie American Flyers. Today, it continues to be considered one of the premier recreational rides in the western United States. The breathtaking, high desert scenery and beautiful roads make this an epic day of cycling. https://www.tourofthemoon.com/

September 29, 2018
Dynamite Days Festival, Idaho Springs
Join us for the 6th annual Dynamite Days Street Festival celebrating the rich Mining History of Idaho Springs! FREE Admission and fun for the whole family!! Enjoy live music, food, beer, vendors, kid’s activities, roaming entertainers and more — The fun starts at noon and goes until 9pm – Come have a BLAST in Idaho Springs! http://clearcreekcounty.org/events/dynamite-days/

September 29, 2018
Harvest Dinner & Contra Dance, Leadville
An evening of local foods, drinks, silent auction, and a set of contra dancing with live band and caller to support the programs of the Cloud City Conservation Center and Cloud City Farm. Check out the renovations at the old Smith Lumber train depot called FREIGHT.
http://www.leadvilletwinlakes.com/event/harvest-dinner-contra-dance/

September 29 – 30, 2018
Sneffels Fiber Arts Festival, Ridgway
The Ouray County Sneffels Fiber Festival is a fundraising event for Weehawken Creative Arts, a non-profit arts education center in Ouray County. For over a decade, Weehawken Creative Arts has been transforming the lives of children and adults in Ouray County and beyond through our dance program, art education offerings and beloved community events. https://www.sneffelsfiberfest.com/about-us

September 29, 2018
Quick and Chainless, Steamboat Springs
What Type Of Event Is The Steamboat Bike Park Quick And Chainless Race?
The 7th annual Quick and Chainless race is a unique event based around descending Rustler’s Ridge Bike Park trail utilizing just gravity to propel racers toward the finish line. Chains on all competitors’ bikes will be removed prior to the race, requiring riders to use their skills to maintain their speed on the trail. Removal and storage of chains will be available at the Steamboat Bike Shop the morning of the event. For additional information and registration please visit https://www.steamboat.com/things-to-do/events/quick-and-chainless

September 30, 2018
Wine & Rail, Durango
All aboard the Wine Train! You will depart at 10:00am from the Durango Depot. While on the train, the wineries (5680, Garrett Estates, 4 Leaves Winery, and Sutcliffe) will introduce themselves, offer you wine samplings from their respective winery and provide interesting wine facts as well as letting you know what to expect at Cascade Canyon. Other onboard activities include Trivia on the way up with prizes given out on the return trip.
The train will arrive at Cascade around 12:10pm. You will de-board and spend the next two hours sampling wine from the participating wineries, partaking of a fabulous Mediterranean luncheon, listening and dancing to a great band, playing yard games, making some great memories, as well as photographing the beautiful fall scenery. Participating wineries include: 5680(Paonia), Garrett Estates (Olathe/Montrose), 4 Leaves Winery (Durango), and Sutcliffe (Cortez).
At 2:30pm, you will re-board the train where desserts and coffee will be served on the return trip to Durango. You will arrive back in Durango at 4:40pm. https://www.durango.com/event/wine-rails/

September 30, 2018
Color Sunday,
Powderhorn Mountain Resort
Fall is in the air at Powderhorn Mountain Resort! Days are shorter, temperatures are dropping, and winter is just around the corner. But the most exciting part of this time of the year is the fall colors here on the Grand Mesa! Join us for our annual Color Sunday for a day of beautiful fall colors, live music by Stray Grass, scenic lift rides, and downhill mountain biking with family and friends!

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