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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/
Dillon   Lake DillonTheate Co   http://www.lakedillontheatre.org/
Durango   Henry Strater Theatre   www.henrystratertheatre.com/
Bond   State Bridge   http://www.statebridge.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   Caverns Adventure Park   http://glenwoodcaverns.com/music-on-the-mountain.html
Grand Junction   Avalon Theatre   www.avalontheatrefoundation.org
Lake Dillon   Dillon Amphitheatre   www.townofdillon.com/index.aspx?page=65
Leadville   Tabor Opera House   http://taboroperahouse.net/
Ouray   Wright Opera House   www.thewrightoperahouse.org/
Ridgeway   Sherbino Theater   www.sherbinotheater.com
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/

farmers market

MTN Town Farmers Markets

AspenSaturdays June 13 – October 10, 8am – 3pm
AvonSaturdays June 13 – September 19, 8:30am – 12:30pm
Breckenridge
Sundays June – September, 9am – 2pm
Buena VistaSundays June 7 – October 11, 9am – 1pm
CarbondaleWednesdays June 10  – September 30, 10:00am – 3:00pm
Crested Butte  – Sundays June 7 – October 11, 10:00am – 2:00pm
DillonFridays June 5 – September 18, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
DurangoSaturdays May 9 – October 31, 8am – noon
Estes ParkThursdays June 4 – October 1, 8:00am – 1:00pm
Edwards
Saturdays Mid-June – Mid September, 9:30am – 1:30pm
FruitaSaturdays June 20 – September 19, 8:30am – 12:30pm
Glenwood Springs Saturdays June 27 – November 7, 7:30am – 3:00pm
Tuesdays June 9 – September 15, 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Grand JunctionThursdays June 18 – September 24, 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Wednesday s & Saturdays June 3 – October 31, 7:30am –noon
GunnisonSaturdays June 20 – October 31, 9:30am – 1:30pm
Idaho SpringsFridays June 5 – September 4, 9:00am – 3:00pm
MinturnSaturdays June 13 – September 5, 9:00am – 2:00pm
Pagosa Springs
Saturdays June 13 – September 12, 9:00am – 1:00pm
PalisadeSundays June 14 – September 20, 10am – 2pm
RidgewayFridays May 22 – October 16, 10am – 3:00pm
SalidaSaturdays June 6 – October 10, 8am – 12:30pm
SilverthorneTuesdays June 9 – September 8, 10:00am – 3:00pm
Steamboat Springs
Saturdays June13 – September 19, 9am – 2pm
TellurideFridays June 5 –October 10, 10:30am – 4pm
VailSundays June 21 – October 4, 10am – 3:30pm

MTN Town Festival & Event Calendar

 

 JULY

 

July 29, 2015
Dancing in the Park, Avon
Dancing in the Park will be a family-friendly, high-energy performance. The evening’s line-up will include a variety of Vail International Dance Festival’s star artists, who will perform an eclectic variety of dance styles. Dancing in the Park will differentiate itself from other VIDF performances in two significant ways. The first being performances that include elements of audience participation, and second, an on stage VIP viewing experience that isn’t part of any other VIDF performances. This will give a select few a truly up-close and personal dance experience not to be missed. The programming and production shall be under the experienced direction of VIDF Artistic Director Damian Woetzel. http://www.avon.org/index.aspx?nid=481

July 29, 2015
National Repertory Orchestra “Brahms Symphony No. 2”, Breckenridge
Joanne Falletta, Guest Conductor will present a program featuring the music of Johannes Brahms plus Shumann’s Violin Concerto in A minor performed by cellist Patrick Hopkins. Tickets: $25-$40 / Youth 18 & under $7. Ticket Office: 970-547-3100.  Or contact the National Repertory Orchestra at 970-453-5825 or www.nromusic.com

July 29, 2015
Live! From Mt. Crested Butte free Outdoor Concert, Crested Butte Mountain Resort
Presented by the Mt. Crested Butte Town Center Community Association The Live from Mt. CB music series will return for the summer of 2015 with an exciting lineup of amazing musicians. Join us Wednesday evenings for free music at the base of Mt. Crested Butte. http://www.skicb.com/things-to-do/events-calendar

July 29, 2015
True West Rodeo, Durango
A pro rodeo series that celebrates the western heritage of Durango. 2015 will feature 6 rodeos with the last rodeo being held during the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railorad’s Railfest weekend. Western evenings at 7:00 pm, traditions are brought back to life with broncs, bulls and Wild West entertainment. http://www.truewestrodeo.com

July 29, 2015
Vail Summer Bluegrass Series, Vail
The Vail Summer Bluegrass Series brings national level bluegrass talent as well as local/regional acts to Vail Square at the Arrabelle Hotel in Lionshead Village. For more information please visit http://www.vailbluegrass.com/

July 30 – August 2, 2015
Art Aspen, Aspen
International fine-art fair with modern and contemporary works. Artwork from 300 notable artists from 35 galleries will be represented and available for viewing and purchase. http://www.art-aspen.com

July 30, 2015
Wild West Rodeo Series, Carbondale
Saddle up, and join us every Thursday throughout the summer, rain or shine, for the rodeo at the Gus Darien Riding Arena. Gates open at 5:30pm, Slack kicks off at 6:30pm, and the Grand Entry starts at 7:30pm. Rodeo events include: bull riding, steer riding, team roping, barrel racing, muttin’ busting, and a number of other events.

July 30, 2015
Concert in the Park, Frisco
Bring your lawn chairs, picnic blanket and come enjoy a fun, free concert in Frisco’s Historic Park on Thursdays in summer.  Concert lawn chairs, tote bags and wine bottle tote bags made out of repurposed vinyl event banners are available for purchase at the Information Center at 300 Main Street.

July 30, 2015
Friday Afternoon Club, Keystone
Start the weekend off right with Keystone Resort’s Friday Afternoon Club. Head to the Summit House to enjoy an evening of live music, drink and food specials and activities including horseshoes, corn hole, ladder ball, bocce ball and more! Free live music will feature a variety of bands throughout the summer. All activities are free and can be checked out through the Overlook Grill.
Keystone’s Friday Afternoon Club is accessible via a scenic ride on the River Run Gondola. A foot passenger ticket or lift ticket is required to access the Gondola. Foot passenger tickets are available at the River Run Ticket Office and are FREE on Fridays from 3pm-close. Call 800-354-4386 for more information or visit http://www.keystoneresort.com/events/event-details.aspx?year=2015&month=6&eventview=calendarview&eventName=FAC%202015

July 30, 2015
Concert in the Park, Ridgway
Free every Thursday in July in Town Park. http://ridgwayconcertseries.com/

July 30 – August 1, 2015
3rd Annual Roof of the Rockies Jeep Jamboree, Snowmass
As the Jeepers say, “It’s a Jeep thing; you wouldn’t understand.” They’ll unite in Snowmass and then hit the trails to explore one of the most beautiful regions in the country. From beginner to advanced drives, this jamboree has it all. Space is limited so early registration is highly encouraged. For more information and/or to register please visit http://jeepjamboreeusa.com/event-detail/125/

July 30, 2015
Captain of the Boat Gravity Fed Race Series, Steamboat Springs
Steamboat Bike Park is proud to host its first annual gravity race series, 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. Do you have what it takes to be the Captain of the Boat? Come on out and test yer’ sea legs against the port of Steamboat’s gravity lovin’ salty dogs. A no prisoners be taken battle for the royal title of master the dirt sea. For more information and registration please visit http://bike.steamboat.com/downhill-race-series.aspx

July 30, 2015
High-Note Thursdays Concert Series, Winter Park
Kicking off weekend music events in Winter Park on Thursdays from 6 – 8 p.m. High Note Thursdays, a part of the Odell Brewing Company Concert Series, brings a mix musical styles to Hideaway Park in downtown Winter Park. http://www.playwinterpark.com/highnote_thursday.html

July 31, 2015
Friday Night Movie and Music Series, Breckenridge
Breckenridge Creative Arts hosts a free, weekly outdoor summer concert and movie series that takes place in the Breckenridge Arts District every Friday night from 6:00 p.m. to midnight. Featuring the best in regional music talent and screenings of popular, cult and classic films on the lawn, the full campus will be open late with art-making workshops, studio demos, and hands-on family activities.

July 31 – August 2, 2015
Culinary Demonstration Series, Beaver Creek
Don’t miss this foodie favorite as Chefs from local restaurants give free culinary demonstrations at the Culinary Experience tent in Beaver Creek Plaza. Join us throughout the summer to learn the secrets that make these chefs famous. At the end of each demo, you will sample the dish prepared by the chef. The tent is located just across from the covered bridge from the bus stop. www.beavercreekculinary.com

July 31, 2015
National Repertory Orchestra Season Finale “Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto”, Breckenridge
Carl Topilow, Conductor celebrates the end of another successful season!  Piano soloist, Des Lawrence Quinnett, will perform Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3. Other works such as The William Tell Overture and Kodaly’s Hary Janos Suite will be a fitting finale to end to the summer season! Tickets: $25-$40 / Youth 18 & under. Ticket Office: 970-547-3100.  Or contact the National Repertory Orchestra at 970-453-5825 or www.nromusic.com

July 31- 2 August 2015
Enduro World Series Mountain Bike Race, Crested Butte
We are so excited to host this incredible event! The Gunnison Valley is the only stop in the United States for the Enduro World Series. Gunnison-Crested Butte welcomes the participating world-class athletes and spectators. http://www.bigmountainenduro.com/

July 31- 2 August 2015
43rd Annual Crested Butte Arts Festival, Crested Butte
The Crested Butte Arts Festival, Crested Butte’s signature cultural event and one of Colorado’s Top 5 fine art and fine craft shows, will take place  July 31- August 2, 2015.  With five blocks of Elk Avenue closed to vehicles, the Crested Butte Arts Festival offers a juried art exhibition, culinary demonstrations, an auction, kids’ activities, live entertainment, and more! The Festival features 175 well-known, established artists from around the world. http://crestedbutteartsfestival.com/

July 31 – August 1, 2015
Alpenglow Zip Tour, Devil’s Thumb
Ride off into the sunset and experience our zip line adventure in a different light. Enjoy all five lines as the full moon takes its place above the Continental Divide. 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 our base area and post-zip beverages. For more information please visit http://www.devilsthumbranch.com/index.cfm/page/Alpenglow-Zip-Tour/cdid/14425/pid/10264

July 31 – August 2, 2015
West Elks Wine Trail, Paonia/Hotchkiss
The Wineries of the West Elks Wine Country invite you to a special weekend of touring, premium wine tasting and winemakers’ dinners during the Seventh Annual West Elks Wine Trail. Set your own route for a fun and relaxing day or weekend and come home with delicious wine and memories. Nestled in the beautiful North Fork Valley are ten wineries  are ready to introduce you to the Colorado wine and cuisine grown from this unique region. For more information please visit http://www.westelksava.com/west-elks-wine-trail.html

July 31 – August 9, 2015
55th
Alpine Artist Holiday ,Ouray
Almost 300 artists enter the Artists’ Alpine Holiday each year bringing over 400 works of art, including sculpture and photography, and there is a special category for students. The show is generally attended by close to 2,000 visitors from foreign countries and more than 30 states. Approximately 10% or more of the art is sold during the show’s run each year. Proceeds from percentage of sales, as well as, monies received from entry fees, memberships, and cash donations, are used to support ongoing shows, including the awarding of prizes and payment of the show’s judge. All of those involved in the planning and operation of shows are volunteers – including the officers and committee chairpersons. Best Art Show on the Western Slope; Ouray Community Center www.ourayarts.org

July 31 – August 2, 2015
2015 Archuleta County Fair, Pagosa Springs
Join us for the 64th annual Archuleta County Fair, which features a weekend full of events. http://archuletacountyfair.com/

July 31 – August 2, 2015
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. For more information please visit http://telluridejazz.org/

 

AUGUST

 

August 1, 2015
Power of Four Mountain Bike Race, Aspen
This unique 33-mile point-to-point mountain bike race combines single and double track trails across the four ski areas of Aspen Snowmass (Snowmass, Buttermilk, Aspen Highlands and Aspen Mountain) into one amazing course with almost 9,000′ of vertical gain/loss. The diversity of the terrain and tackling our four distinct mountains has placed this race in a category all its own. The race has become a local classic with storied finishes in each of the first five years.
New for 2015, participants will have the option of racing a shorter course (17-miles) that covers the first two mountains of the full route, Snowmass and Buttermilk, including the famed Government Trail. The race will award a $2,500 prize purse. The top three men (1st – $750, 2nd – $350, 3rd – $150) and women (1st – $750, 2nd – $350, 3rd – $150) finishers in the full course will be paid out of the purse. For more information and/or to register please visit http://www.aspensnowmass.com/events-and-activities/events/power-of-four-mountain-bike-race

August 1 – 2, 2015
Red Bull Rise, Aspen
The inaugural Red Bull Rise is a 12 hour endurance running event taking place on Aspen Mountain August 2, 2015. Runners from around the World will compete in solo, duo and team divisions. Competitors will run up the Vertical K course with 3,000 vertical feet of elevation gain in 3 miles and then take the gondola down. At the end of the 12 hours, the runner/runners with the most number of completed laps will win. The total prize purse for the event will be $6000 with 1st place taking home $1,250, 2nd place $750, 3rd place $500, 4th place $300, and 5th place $200 in the both the men’s and women’s solo divisions. All racers will receive a finishing medal and custom event gift. Each category will take part in a podium ceremony as well. There will be absolutely NO DAY OF REGISTRATION, racers must check in the day before to sign waivers and pick up bibs, no exceptions. For more information and/or to register please visit http://www.aspensnowmass.com/events-and-activities/events/red-bull-rise

August 1, 2015
8th Annual Bec Tri Sprint Triathlon, 5K Walk/Run & Kid’s Duathlon, Avon
The Vail Valley Charitable Fund is proud to present the 8th Annual BecTri Sprint Triathlon, 5K Walk/Run, and Kid’s Duathlon on Saturday August 1st, 2015! This year the BecTri will be held as a Triathlon, 5K Walk/Run, and Kid’s Duathlon that should challenge athletes of all ages and abilities. The race will start at 8:00 AM at Nottingham Park in Avon, Colorado. Race as an individual or with friends as a team – it’s a great race for beginners who want to experience the challenge of a high-altitude, open-water swim.  All levels of athletes are encouraged to participate and should enjoy the lake and course. Bring the family and your friends to spend a beautiful day in the park while you participate in a fun event that benefits the Vail Valley Charitable Fund, a local charity. For more information or to register please visit http://bectri.com/

August 1 -2 , 2015
28th Annual Arts Festival, Beaver Creek
It’s the 28th 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 Bear Lot located along Highway 6 and ride the free shuttle up to Beaver Creek Village. Festival hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday & Sunday. http://www.beavercreek.com/events-and-activities/arts-festival.aspx

August 1 – 2, 2015
BackAssWard Gold Rush Day, Buena Vista
Come for the Burro Races, Gold Panning, Entertainment, Vendors, Duck Races and MORE! http://www.buenavistacolorado.org/backassward-gold-rush-days

August 1 – 2, 2015
Copper Triangle Bicycle Tour, Copper Mountain
The infamous Copper Triangle has long been considered one of Colorado’s classic alpine road rides featuring three iconic climbs. The Copper Triangle exemplifies cycling in the Colorado Rockies. The Copper Triangle is a 78-mile ride with an elevation gain of almost 6,000 feet over three mountain passes: Fremont, Tennessee and Vail. This year’s event is raising money for the Davis Phinney Foundation, an organization dedicated to helping people living with Parkinson’s Disease.  Visit www.CopperColorado.com for more information.

August 1. 2015
Kennebec Mountain Run, Durango
The Kennebec Mountain Run is a tough, scenic 15-mile trail run through the LaPlata Mountains! http://durango.com/event/kennebec-mountain-run/

August 1, 2015
Rocky Mountain Half Marathon, Estes Park
The 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. http://www.therockymountainhalf.com/

August 1, 2015
LAPS Canine 4K, Frisco
The25th Canine 4K Run/Walk will be held Saturday, August 1st at the Frisco Historic Park Gazebo on Main Street. Nearly 200 delighted dogs and plenty more happy humans from all over the world participate for a good cause, raising almost $15,000 each year! Please bring the family and help L.A.P.S. celebrate 25 years of helping locals and their pets! It is always filled with vendors handing out free product samples, local canine specialists providing special services, fun doggie contests, door prizes, HUGE silent auction, and a charity 4K race that you can walk or run and win prizes. For more information and registration please visit http://www.summitlaps.com/index.php

August 1, 2015
WILDFEST: A family-friendly happening, Glenwood Spring
The Wilderness Workshop will hold its second annual WILDFEST on Saturday, Aug. 1st at The Otherside Ranch in Old Snowmass, CO. The family-friendly, community hoedown will run from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m., featuring lively music and entertainment, workshops, kids activities, and delicious locally-harvested food. Tickets – and information out about volunteering, – are available at http://web.glenwoodchamber.com/events/eventdetail

August 1 – 9, 2015
Delta County Fair, Hotchkiss
“Treasure the Tradition” of the Delta County Fair! It doesn’t get much more wholesome than a good country fair and the Delta County Fair 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 to be taken in while visiting with old and new friends alike. http://www.deltacounty.com/443/Delta-County-Fair

August 1 – 2, 2015
Bluegrass and Beer Festival, Keystone
What’s on tap in August? Beer, beer and more Colorado beer. The Keystone Bluegrass and Beer Festival will serve up more than 100 brews from 30-plus Colorado breweries. Raise a pint or two for a toast to the lineup of bluegrass bands from the likes of Steep Canyon Rangers, Cornmeal, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, SHEL, the Monocle Band, Groundscore, Claire Lynch Band, Ragged Union, the Barefoot Movement, Blue Highway and many more. Plus, all that beer drinking is for a good cause. Like all of the Keystone Neighbourhood Company events, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to a local nonprofit. For the Bluegrass and Beer Festival, the donations benefit The High County Conservation Center. www.keystonefestivals.com

August 1, 2015
Wildflower Special on the Leadville Railroad, Leadville
Wildflower Special on the Leadville Railroad, 10 a.m. ($52 adults, $26 child), followed by optional lunch on Healy House lawn and museum tour ($20 adult, $15 child). For more information call 719-486-3936 or visit http://leadville-train.com/

August 1 – 2, 2015
Ouray 100 Mile Endurance Trail Run, Ouray
The Ouray 100 Endurance Trail Run is a footrace in and around town. Touring the Ouray District of the Uncompahgre National Forest, the O100 is situated in the high and rugged San Juan Mountains. The average elevation is over 10,000 feet. The new high point is Fort Peabody at 13,365 feet. Approximately 40k ft. gain/loss (80k ft. change) and nearly zero asphalt. www.ouray100.com

August 1 – 2, 2015
Pagosa Artfest!, Pagosa
A Summer Outdoor Art Fair Featuring ONLY ARTIST HAND CREATED ITEMS! Art Includes, (but is not limited to); Jewelry, Art Glass, Hand Made Goat Soaps and Lotions, Native American Style Flutes, Photography, Pencil Drawing, Sculpture, Paintings, Woodworking, Fiber Art, Clay Polymer Art, Pressed Flower Art, Rope Bowls, Woven Pine Needle Art, Gourd Work and more! With a variety of offerings to choose from, we’re sure you’ll be happy shopping with us! Show Dates: August 1 & 2 / August 15 & 16 / September 5, 6 & 7 (Sat – Mon) Labor Day Weekend. Location: Holiday Inn Resort 3505 West Highway 160 Pagosa Springs, CO 81147, on the front lawn next to Colorado Highway 160. http://www.pagosaartfest.com/

August 1, 2015
Summerhorn At Powderhorn, Powderhorn
Western Colorado has some of the countries best wine, and we can’t wait to highlight this deliciousness at our new wine festival, Western Slope Uncorked at Powderhorn Ski Resort. Not only will we feature some of the Valley’s best wine, we’re bringing Restless Heart to town. Get all you need to know for this killer event.
Alongside wine tasting and sampling, Western Slope Uncorked at Powderhorn will highlight wine, hors d’oeuvres, meet and greets with the winemakers, and crafts and products related to the wine industry. Get out of the valley and into the mountains in the middle of summer-and enjoy great wine and music featuring Restless Heart!  http://www.powderhorn.com/events/summerhorn-powderhorn

August 1, 2015
Angel of Shavano Car Show, Salida
A fundraiser for the Chaffee County Search & Rescue South, presented by the Salida Sunrise Rotary.

August 1, 2015
Salida Aspen Concerts present Joyce Yang and Augustin Hadelich, Salida
Joyce Yang, piano and Augustin Hadelich, violin. This is the 39th season of bringing you international performing artists from the Aspen Music Festival & School.Tickets will remain $15 for adults, $3 for students. http://www.colorfulcolorado.com/events?task=view&vmode=e&calview=l&format=html&eid=1225

August 1, 2015
Audi Power of Four Mountain Bike Race, Snowmass
This unique 33-mile point-to-point mountain bike race combines single and double track trails across the four ski areas of Aspen Snowmass (Snowmass, Buttermilk, Aspen Highlands and Aspen Mountain) into one amazing course with almost 9,000′ of vertical gain/loss. The diversity of the terrain and tackling our four distinct mountains has placed this race in a category all its own. The race has become a local classic with storied finishes in each of the first five years.
New for 2015, participants will have the option of racing a shorter course (17-miles) that covers the first two mountains of the full route, Snowmass and Buttermilk, including the famed Government Trail. The race will award a $2,500 prize purse. The top three men (1st – $750, 2nd – $350, 3rd – $150) and women (1st – $750, 2nd – $350, 3rd – $150) finishers in the full course will be paid out of the purse. For more information and/or to register please visit http://www.aspensnowmass.com/poweroffour

August 1, 2015
Free Music Series: Swagger, Snowmass
Swagger is a multi-talented group of musicians. Their original songs depict the struggles of the Irish, Welsh, Scotts & Italian Gypsies who came to America to start a new life. Swagger also performs many standard traditional Irish pub tunes catering to the themes of the many Celtic festivals where they perform. 6:00pm-9pm; Fanny Hill.

August 1 – 2, 2015
52nd Colorado Scottish Festival & Rocky Mtn Highland Games, Snowmass
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 (telephone pole). Enjoy the ever-popular historical re-enactors. 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. Try a taste of haggis with a wee dram of whiskey (for people of a certain age). Laugh aloud as the Ladies of the Festival judge kilted men in the Bonny (Pretty) Knees Contest. Enjoy Scottish-Irish music, dance, food and vendors all day, both days. For more information and/or to buy tickets please visit http://www.scottishgames.org/tickets/?PHPSESSID=b5455bd835058a755c6a407b86da20b4

August 1, 2015
SolShine Festival, Winter Park
Don’t miss the 5th Annual Winter Park SolShine Festival held at the Hideaway Park amphitheater in downtown Winter Park. This is a FREE show! http://www.playwinterpark.com/solshine_festival.html

August 2, 2015
Art Aspen, Aspen
International fine-art fair with modern and contemporary works. Artwork from 300 notable artists from 35 galleries will be represented and available for viewing and purchase. http://www.art-aspen.com

August 2 – 5 and August 2 – 7, 2015
Teen Wrangler Camps, Devil’s Thumb Ranch
Give your teen(s) ages 10-16 the opportunity to step outside of the techno-junkie box with an authentic western lifestyle experience at Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa Wrangler Camps.  Here, professional wranglers teach horsemanship and riding skills among other “wrangler life” outdoor and bonding experiences. Activities include wagon rides, horsemanship training including catching, haltering, grooming, saddling, groundwork riding instruction, rounding up cattle, team penning, team driving and a ½ day trail adventure.  Horse and stable activities and skill training are complemented with pool time, game room activities (including candlepin bowling) and movies. Advanced Reservations required (for camp and lodging): 970-726-7000 or for more information contact Nikki Morrow, Head Wrangler, at nmorrow@devilsthumbranch.com

August 2, 2015
Lake Dillon Challenge Rowing Regatta, Frisco

The Frisco Rowing Club’s Lake Dillon Challenge is a celebration of green, healthy recreational uses of the lake and environment.

August 2 – 8, 2015
Colorado Rocky Mountain Bike Tour, Gunnison
Seven days of great riding in the Colorado Rocky Mountains begins and ends in Gunnison, Colorado. This is a fully supported ride. Each rider’s registration comes with a 2015 Colorado Rocky Mountain Bike Tour T-shirt, map and other goodies. Our goal is to provide a safe, challenging, and fun ride. The ride is a sanctioned ride monitored by the Colorado State Patrol, CRMBT ride marshals and most importantly you. The ride is capped at 500 riders to help make sure everyone has a great time. Join us for a great summer vacation. The 2015 Route is Gunnison to Salida, Salida to Breckenridge, Breckenridge to Leadville: Leadville to Glenwood Springs with a day off in Glenville Springs; Glenwood Springs to Hotchkiss; Hotchkiss to Gunnison. That’s 472 miles total and it’s a ride you’ll always remember! Don’t wait and miss out–SIGN UP NOW! For more information please visit http://www.crmbt.com/

August 2, 2015
Firefall, Snowmass
Free Music Series. The genealogy and musical roots of Firefall run deep into the fertile soil of American rock and folk rock music. It began with Woodie Guthrie and later Bob Dylan, evolving into the Byrds and the Buffalo Springfield. The genre established by these luminaries continued with Crosby, Stills and Nash, Manassas, the Band, Neil Young, the Eagles, Poco, Loggins and Messina, the Flying Burrito Brothers, Gram Parsons and Emmy Lou Harris, Dan Folgelberg, America and Firefall. Many of these participants mingled in the studio and on tour. Individually and collectively they created a sound that changed the world’s musical landscape. FIREFALL is one of the few surviving bands of this genre, remaining true to it’s founding vision and roots despite personnel changes over it’s thirty year history. The band transcends and embraces many industry labels – rock, soft rock, country rock, easy  listening, unplugged, Americana and contemporary country. http://www.gosnowmass.com/event/free-music-series-firefall/

August 4, 2015
Movies Under the Stars, Beaver Creek
On select Tuesdays this summer, join us for free family movies (G or PG) on the lawn behind the Park Hyatt. The movies will be shown on our 16’ screen as soon as the sun sets across the valley. Bring a blanket and some popcorn and enjoy the show! Movies will start at approximately 8:30 p.m.

August 3, 2015
Alpenglow Summer Concert Series, Crested Butte
Alpenglow is a free summer concert series offered every Monday evening at Center for the Arts Crested Butte’s outdoor concert area. Bring your favorite picnic nosh, perhaps wine and cheese or a local snack from one of the eclectic shops on Elk Ave. No glass or pets are allowed. Dress in layers and bring an umbrella and or water proof jacket. Food and beverage vendors are on hand as well. http://www.crestedbuttearts.org/page.cfm?pageid=16309

August 4, 2015
Burgers & Bluegrass Concert Series, Gunnison
Enjoy live music in our authentic Western outdoor venue.  Located just east of the town of Gunnison this weekly concert series brings you great music, great burgers and an amazing setting! Starting at 5pm, enjoy a la carte local burgers, brats, corn on the cob, Jackson’s potato chips and s’mores.  Music will start at approximately 6:30pm.  A full bar with beer, wine, spirits, and soft drinks is available. Kids are free with a paid adult.  For an extra charge, enjoy hay wagon rides that are perfect for kids of all ages. Tickets are available at the gate only. See you at the I-BAR! http://ibarranch.com/

August 4, 2015
Picnic in the Park, Winter Park
Free live music at Old Schoolhouse Park in Fraser wafts through the valley each Tuesday from June 23 – August 11, 2015. This is a family event from 6-8pm, so children can play outdoors while the adults soak up the music! http://www.playwinterpark.com/tuespicnic.html

August 5, 2015
Summer Concert Series in the Park, Avon
The exquisite Avon Performance Pavilion at Nottingham Park will be host to a free summer concert series in August! This new Wednesday evening music series featuring national talent provides the community an opportunity to come together and experience picnics on blankets in the grass, fresh and unique foods from food-trucks and enjoy a summer evening outside. http://www.avon.org/index.aspx?NID=941

August 5 – 9, 2015
12th Annual Steamboat Wine Festival, Steamboat Spring
12th annual wine festival returns to the Rocky Mountains, featuring top winemakers, local celebrated chefs and culinary enthusiasts. 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 & wine influences, there are tastes and temptations at every turn. http://steamboatwinefestival.com/

August 6, 2015
Beaver Creek Rodeo Series at Traer Creek, Avon
Dust off your cowboy boots and tack on some spurs for the 12th annual Beaver Creek Rodeo Series presented by the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa. The Rodeo Grounds are located in Avon behind Chapel Square with free shuttle service from Beaver Creek Dial-a-Ride as well as the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa.
The full line up of classic rodeo events include bronc riding, calf scramble, team roping, mutton bustin’, barrel racing, bull riding and burro racing. Bring the whole family for pony rides, face painting, mechanical bull, western fare and a wide range of barbecue offered by Vail Valley restaurants beginning when gates open at 5 p.m. Yee Haw! http://www.beavercreek.com/events-and-activities/rodeo.aspx?page=viewall#/Schedule

August 6, 2015
Wild West Rodeo Series, Carbondale
Saddle up, and join us every Thursday throughout the summer, rain or shine, for the rodeo at the Gus Darien Riding Arena. Gates open at 5:30pm, Slack kicks off at 6:30pm, and the Grand Entry starts at 7:30pm. Rodeo events include: bull riding, steer riding, team roping, barrel racing, muttin’ busting, and a number of other events.

August 6 – 7, 2015
Run as One with Ragnar Relay, Copper Mountain
Grab your friends and sign up for this 200-mile relay race set to start at Copper and end at Aspen Snowmass. Each participant runs three t5mes with each leg ranging between 3  – 8 miles varying in difficulty. Ragnar is all about team bonding and is perfect for runners of all abilities from novice to the most elite. Visit www.CopperColorado.com for more information.

August 6 – 9, 2015
Gypsy Jazz In Paradise, Crested Butte
Crested Butte Music Festival presents Gypsy Jazz In Paradise celebrating one of the most passionate, exhilarating up-tempo styles of jazz today. Steeped in outsider tradition, Gypsy Jazz has a history as engaging as the music. Virtuoso violinist, Ben Powell will return to host this year’s Festival and will be joined by some of today’s leading gypsy jazz musicians. This year’s Festival is guaranteed to put a tap in your foot and smile on your lips! http://www.skicb.com/things-to-do/events-calendar

August 6 -9 . 2015
LaPlata County Fair, Durango
Come out to LaPlata fairgrounds to experience a traditional county fair  which features livestock showing, agricultural demonstrations, pies, quilts, fairest of the fair pageant, and demolition derby.

August 6, 2015
Concert in the Park, Frisco
Bring your lawn chairs, picnic blanket and come enjoy a fun, free concert in Frisco’s Historic Park on Thursdays in summer.  This week’s concert features New Orleans Suspects and beverage proceeds benefit the Advocates for Victims of Assault.

August 6, 2015
Free Music Series: Firefall, Snowmass
The genealogy and musical roots of Firefall run deep into the fertile soil of American rock and folk rock music. The band transcends and embraces many industry labels – rock, soft rock, country rock, easy listening, unplugged, Americana and contemporary country. 6:00pm-9pm; Fanny Hill

August 6, 2015
Steamboat Mountain Music Series, Steamboat Springs
Featuring 6 Million Dollar Band. Friday nights are for live music in Steamboat. Enjoy free, outdoor concerts all summer long. Free concerts begin at 7:00pm on the Steamboat Stage in Gondola Square. Please leave pets at home. http://www.steamboat.com/things-to-do/steamboat-mountain-music-series.aspx

August 6, 2015
Telluride Chamber Music Festival, Telluride
The Telluride Chamber Music Festival has been bringing music to Telluride since 1973. This year they continue to bring you chamber music as it was originally intended, up close and personal! Their 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! For more information please visit http://www.telluridechambermusic.org/HOME.html

August 6, 2015
High-Note Thursdays Concert Series, Winter Park
Kicking off weekend music events in Winter Park on Thursdays from 6 – 8 p.m. High Note Thursdays, a part of the Odell Brewing Company Concert Series, brings a mix musical styles to Hideaway Park in downtown Winter Park. http://www.playwinterpark.com/highnote_thursday.html

August 7 – 9, 2015
Wine & Spirits Festival, Beaver Creek
Celebrate the pleasures of the palate at the 9th annual Beaver Creek Wine & Spirits Festival, presented by Wine Spectator Magazine, on August 7, 8 and 9, 2015. 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. Presented by Wine Spectator. For more information and/or tickets please visit http://www.beavercreek.com/events-and-activities/wine-and-spirits-festival.aspx#/ScheduleandTickets

August 7 – 8, 2015
State Bridge, Bond.
Pardeepalooza W/ Eminence Ensemble & More! http://www.statebridge.com/

August 7, 2015
Friday Night Movie and Music Series, Breckenridge
Breckenridge Creative Arts hosts a free, weekly outdoor summer concert and movie series that takes place in the Breckenridge Arts District every Friday night from 6:00 p.m. to midnight. Featuring the best in regional music talent and screenings of popular, cult and classic films on the lawn, the full campus will be open late with art-making workshops, studio demos, and hands-on family activities.

August 7, 2015
First Friday Art Walk, Buena Vista
Several town shops and art galleries open late the first Friday of June, July, August and September. 5:00 to 8:00 pm. Come in for some specials and snacks.

August 7 – 9, 2015
Guitar Town, Copper Mountain
Rock out in the Rockies with the world’s best guitarists at Copper Mountain’s 11th annual Guitar Town. Three free days of acoustic and electric performances, guitar playing and songwriting workshops and children’s music activities are just some of the events featured throughout the weekend. This year’s lineup includes Steve Vai, Eric Johnson, Robben Ford, John Jorgenson, Sonny Landreth, Andy McKee, Rory Hoffman, Stig Mathisen and more. Ror more information visit www.CopperColorado.com

August 7 – 8, 2015
Crested Butte Triple Crown, Crested Butte
Prepare for an exciting weekend as junior and collegiate riders compete on Sunday August 9th for their title in Cross Country, Downhill and a Combined Omnium category where the fastest combined time wins. Podium winners will be announced for all three categories of the Triple Crown in a range of ability categories listed below. Registration is $25.00 online and $30 the day of the event. A competitor race day lift ticket is included in the price. http://www.skicb.com/things-to-do/events-calendar/Crested-Butte-Triple-Crown

August 7, 2015
Ragnar Relay, Frisco
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. https://ragnarrelay.com/race/colorado

August 7, 2015
First Fridays Art Walk & Music, Gunnison

The first Friday of every month, head to downtown Gunnison to peruse the galleries, enjoy refreshments, and meet some of our local artists. You may even find something beautiful to take home with you.

August 7, 2015
First Fridays Art Walk & Music, Gunnison

The first Friday of every month, head to downtown Gunnison to peruse the galleries, enjoy refreshments, and meet some of our local artists. You may even find something beautiful to take home with you.

August 7, 2015
Friday Afternoon Club, Keystone
Start the weekend off right with Keystone Resort’s Friday Afternoon Club. Head to the Summit House to enjoy an evening of live music, drink and food specials and activities including horseshoes, corn hole, ladder ball, bocce ball and more! Free live music will feature a variety of bands throughout the summer. All activities are free and can be checked out through the Overlook Grill.
Keystone’s Friday Afternoon Club is accessible via a scenic ride on the River Run Gondola. A foot passenger ticket or lift ticket is required to access the Gondola. Foot passenger tickets are available at the River Run Ticket Office and are FREE on Fridays from 3pm-close. Call 800-354-4386 for more information or visit http://www.keystoneresort.com/events/event-details.aspx?year=2015&month=6&eventview=calendarview&eventName=FAC%202015

August 7 – 9, 2015
Leadville Boom Days Festive, Leadville
Leadville’s Annual Boom Days, which takes place the first weekend in August, has been honored by the United States Congress as a Local Legacy Event. This three-day celebration of the area’s mining heritage offers entertainment for people of all ages and interests, from mining competitions, motorcycle games and a rod and gun show, to live music, a craft fair and parade. The 21-mile Leadville Boom Days International Pack Burro Race — the second leg of Pack Burro Racing’s Triple Crown — is always a crowd favorite.

August 7 – 9, 2015
2015 Four Corners BMW Meet & Greet, Pagosa Springs
Join us for the Drive 4 Corners BMW Meet this August in Southern Colorado. The spectacular views and unique mountain roads make this an event that you don’t want to miss. http://www.visitpagosasprings.com/events/2014-four-corners-bmw-meet-greet?es=Friday,%20August%2007,%202015

August 7, 2015
Slide & Slip, Silverthorne
It’s back again this summer!  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. Cost:$1/per person
Location:Rainbow Park
590 Rainbow Drive
Silverthorne, Colorado 80498

http://www.silverthorne.org/index.aspx?page=17&recordid=1593

August 7, 2015
Ragner Relay Colorado, Snowmass
Mountains. Medals. Hardcore Runners. This is the Ragnar Relay Colorado. You’ll begin your 200 mile journey at Copper Mountain Ski Resort and then head towards Breckenridge, CO. You’ll run over the mountains of Breckenridge, Vail and Aspen/Snowmass and finish on the slopes of Snowmass Ski Resort at an unforgettable finish line party! This Ragnar features the highest elevation of all of our courses – over 10,000 feet at its highest! You’ll see for miles and miles as you run across the Rocky Mountains with your friends. This is truly a course built for runners who like to take it all in! For more information and/or to register please visit http://www.ragnarrelay.com/

August 8, 2015
Ducky Derby, Aspen
A daylong family festival and rubber-duck river race, including food and games. Proceeds benefit local nonprofits, youth groups, scholarships and Rotary International projects.

August 8, 2015
Second Saturday Gallery Walk, Breckenridge
Downtown Breckenridge

August 8 – 9, 2015
Heritage Festival, Estes Park

Take a step back in time and explore the history of Estes Park at the Heritage Festival. Your entire family can participate, learning about the hearty pioneers who settled the region. As quilters and woodcarvers demonstrate their crafts nearby, children don leather gloves and help assemble a log home. Well-muscled draft horses haul families around in an antique wagon from historic MacGregor Ranch. Experience another era when you travel in a vintage Stanley Steamer, invented by F.O. Stanley of Stanley Hotel fame. Plan to also visit the military encampment, the family petting zoo, browse the antique dolls and research your family history at the ancestry and lineage booth. This celebration of history and heritage takes place at beautiful Bond Park in the heart of downtown Estes Park, starting at 10am each day. http://www.visitestespark.com/events-calendar/special-events/heritage-festival/

August 8 – 9. 2015
Frisco Kids Sandcastle Competition, Frisco
Kids 12 and under bring their own Sandcastle building tools for this adorable competition, build from 10-11:30. Judging 11:30 – 12, awards at 12. Age Groups are 4 – 6, 7-9, and 10-12.  The oldest member of your group determines your age group.

August 8. 2015
Classic Boat Show, Frisco
Not just for boating enthusiasts – head down to the Marina to check out these classic wooden boats!

August 8. 2015
Frisco’s Art on Main Street, Frisco
Fine art show attracts the nations’s best artists who display their quality art on several blocks of Main Street.

August 8, 2015
Wine & Cheese Train Ride, Georgetown
Make your reservation today for a truly magical evening. Our casual wine and cheese train divides the mountain beauty of dusk and dark into two unique experiences covering a bit over two hours. Relax and be served in our heated, enclosed coaches. Adults over 18 only please. The train departs from Silver Plume Depot at 6:00 PM – Please allow plenty of time to arrive as traffic along I-70 can be unpredictable.

August 8, 2015
Second Saturday Art Walk, Idaho Springs
The Sawtooth Gallery, the Idaho Springs Chamber of Commerce, and the local merchants of Idaho Springs proudly present an evening of art, fun, and celebration! Come stroll through the local art galleries, unique shops, and enjoy a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants in Downtown Idaho Springs! There will also be special activities and opportunities to meet local area artists every Second Saturday all summer long!!

August 8, 2015
Mt. Sneffels Full & Half Marathon, Ouray
The Mt.Sneffels Marathon/Half-Marathon was created more than 5 years ago by board members of the Mt.Sneffels Education Foundation as a fund raiser to supplement member donations. It is supported by funds from the foundation and by members donating their time and energy to organize the event. Net proceeds from the Marathon benefit the school projects supported by the foundation. http://www.mtsneffelsmarathon.com/

August 8 – 9- 31, 2015
Annual Ridgway Rendezvous Arts & Crafts Festival, Ridgway
The Ridgway Rendezvous Arts and Crafts Festival offer artists and patrons a well organized, quality show. The Rendezvous is a juried show with a commitment to quality which is attended by several thousand customers and is hailed by many of our regular participants as “one of their best shows of the year”. The organizers offer live musical entertainment all day both days of the show and several attractions are geared specifically to children. The event is fun for the whole family and there is no admission charge. We hope to see you this summer! Funds raised at this event help support Weehawken’s Youth Arts Programs. Ridgway Town Park, Sat 9-5, Sunday 10-5

August 8, 2015
Minis in the Mountains, Snowmass
The Tenth Annual MINIs in the Mountains (MITM) will be held in Snowmass Village, CO August 5-9th 2015. MITM is an annual gathering of MINI enthusiasts from around the country, Canada, Mexico and as far away as Great Britain. MITM is hosted by the Denver, CO based MINI Cooper car club, www.mini5280.org and features a car show, group photo, group rides, and other activities and social events throughout the weekend. MITM is family-oriented, and a great way to reconnect with fellow MINI enthusiasts from other clubs and states with a variety of interests. For more information and/or to register please visit http://minisinthemountains.com//

August 9, 2015
Aspen Science Center Street Fair, Aspen
A free all-day Science Street Fair in Paepcke Park for families and kids of all ages with continuous, entertaining science stage shows and dozens of engaging and informative hands-on science exhibits.

August 9 – 15, 2015
Red Brick Plein Air Festival, Aspen
The Red Brick, Aspen’s non-profit community arts center, is excited to host the 6th year of Plein Air Festivals in Aspen. This festival will celebrate the strength of Plein Air in Colorado by exclusively featuring artists who reside within the state.

August 9 – 15, 2015
Ouray Canyoneering International Festival, Ouray
This year, the 6th annual Ouray Canyon Festival will be held in conjunction with the 14th annual Rendezvous International for Canyoneering (RIC 2015). The RIC is an international event sanctioned by the International Amateur Association of Canyoning (IAAC). The Ouray Canyon Festival and RIC will start Sunday, August 9 and conclude Saturday August 15. Both events will share the Ouray Community Center for social hour on August 10, 11, 12, and 13, and for dinner Friday, August 14, and for social hour Saturday, August 15. The festival includes canyon trips, gear vendor displays, movies, workshops, presentations, demos, social meet and greet activities, raffles, and other events made possible by our sponsors and those who register and pay their registration fee. http://ouraycanyonfestival.net/

August 9 – 13, 2015
12th Annual AREDAY Summit, Snowmass
AREDAY, America’s premier renewable energy summit, offers a deep immersion into topics designed to precipitate a historic and necessary transition to an environmentally sound future. Speakers and attendees include world leaders from both the public and private sectors in science, finance, investment, government and diverse technology development and deployment. We will cover Solar, Wind, Biofuels, Geothermal and other trail-blazing approaches to sustainability. For more information and/or to register please visit http://areday.net/

August 9, 2015
Winter Park Beer Festival, Winter Park
The Winter Park Fraser Valley Chamber of Commerce, The LIFT FM and KRKY “Colorado Country” are proud to announce the 6th annual Winter Park Beer Festival at Hideaway Park, in downtown Winter Park.  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 30+ 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/winterparkbeerfestival.html

August 10, 2015
Alpenglow Summer Concert Series, Crested Butte

Alpenglow is a free summer concert series offered every Monday evening at Center for the Arts Crested Butte’s outdoor concert area. Bring your favorite picnic nosh, perhaps wine and cheese or a local snack from one of the eclectic shops on Elk Ave. No glass or pets are allowed. Dress in layers and bring an umbrella and or water proof jacket. Food and beverage vendors are on hand as well. http://www.crestedbuttearts.org/page.cfm?pageid=16309

August 11, 2015
Movies Under the Stars, Beaver Creek
On select Tuesdays this summer, join us for free family movies (G or PG) on the lawn behind the Park Hyatt. The movies will be shown on our 16’ screen as soon as the sun sets across the valley. Bring a blanket and some popcorn and enjoy the show! Movies will start at approximately 8:30 p.m.

August 11, 2015
Burgers & Bluegrass Concert Series, Gunnison
Enjoy live music in our authentic Western outdoor venue.  Located just east of the town of Gunnison this weekly concert series brings you great music, great burgers and an amazing setting! Starting at 5pm, enjoy a la carte local burgers, brats, corn on the cob, Jackson’s potato chips and s’mores.  Music will start at approximately 6:30pm.  A full bar with beer, wine, spirits, and soft drinks is available. Kids are free with a paid adult.  For an extra charge, enjoy hay wagon rides that are perfect for kids of all ages. Tickets are available at the gate only. See you at the I-BAR! http://ibarranch.com/

August 11, 2015
Hot Summer Nights Concert Series, Vail
This annual free summer concert series is hosted at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater Tuesday evenings, starting June 9, 2015, throughout the summer months. All Hot Summer Nights Concerts take place Tuesdays at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail. Doors open at 5:00pm. New this year – join us for Hot Summer Happy Hour! Come to the amphitheater early and enjoy yard games, free music, and beer tastings from Crazy Mountain Brewery! For the schedule of event please visit http://www.vvf.org/content/events/free-concerts/hot-summer-nights.aspx

August 12, 2015
Summer Concert Series in the Park, Avon
The exquisite Avon Performance Pavilion at Nottingham Park will be host to a free summer concert series in August! This new Wednesday evening music series featuring national talent provides the community an opportunity to come together and experience picnics on blankets in the grass, fresh and unique foods from food-trucks and enjoy a summer evening outside. http://www.avon.org/index.aspx?NID=941

August 12, 2015
Town Challenge Mountain Bike Race, Steamboat Springs
The Steamboat Town Challenge is a seven race mountain bike series held every summer. Both hill-climb and cross-country events are included. Races for all ages and classes from 5 years old and up! For more information and registration please visit http://www.townchallenge.com/

August 12, 2015
Vail Summer Bluegrass Series, Vail
The Vail Summer Bluegrass Series brings national level bluegrass talent as well as local/regional acts to Vail Square at the Arrabelle Hotel in Lionshead Village. For more information please visit http://www.vailbluegrass.com/

August 13, 2015
Beaver Creek Rodeo Series at Traer Creek, Avon
Dust off your cowboy boots and tack on some spurs for the 12th annual Beaver Creek Rodeo Series presented by the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa. The Rodeo Grounds are located in Avon behind Chapel Square with free shuttle service from Beaver Creek Dial-a-Ride as well as the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa.
The full line up of classic rodeo events include bronc riding, calf scramble, team roping, mutton bustin’, barrel racing, bull riding and burro racing. Bring the whole family for pony rides, face painting, mechanical bull, western fare and a wide range of barbecue offered by Vail Valley restaurants beginning when gates open at 5 p.m. Yee Haw! http://www.beavercreek.com/events-and-activities/rodeo.aspx?page=viewall#/Schedule

August 13 – 16, 2015
Contin-tail Rock & Gem Show, Buena Vista
Colorado’s largest outdoor gem & mineral show and a rock collector’s paradise with more than 100 booths. Merchants from all over the country gather at the Rodeo Grounds in Buena Vista to sell, swap and show rocks, minerals and gems. Everything from mineral samples to sculptured art work to fine jewelry.

August 13, 2015
Wild West Rodeo Series, Carbondale
Saddle up, and join us every Thursday throughout the summer, rain or shine, for the rodeo at the Gus Darien Riding Arena. Gates open at 5:30pm, Slack kicks off at 6:30pm, and the Grand Entry starts at 7:30pm. Rodeo events include: bull riding, steer riding, team roping, barrel racing, muttin’ busting, and a number of other events. http://www.carbondalerodeo.com/

August 13 2015
Concert in the Park, Frisco
Bring your lawn chairs, picnic blanket and come enjoy a fun, free concert in Frisco’s Historic Park on Thursdays in summer.  Concert lawn chairs, tote bags and wine bottle tote bags made out of repurposed vinyl event banners are available for purchase at the Information Center at 300 Main Street.

August 13 – 16, 2015
Palisade Peach Festival, Palisade
Join us in the celebration of Palisade’s world-famous peaches at the Palisade Peach Festival. It is one of the original agricultural festivals in Colorado. Held each August – just as our area’s peaches reach their peak – it’s Peach Mania: plenty of great food, entertainment, contests, NEW activities for kids, and opportunities to explore Palisade via self-guided tours, guided tours and outdoor recreation. Satisfy your hunger for local and authentic with delicious peach products: from pies to ice cream, preserves to salsas, peach brandy and wine to virgin peach daiquiris, not to mention bushels of just picked fresh peaches… all in a very scenic setting. http://palisadepeachfest.com/pf/

August 13, 2015
Salida Aspen Concerts present Edgar Meyer, Salida
Edgar Meyer, solo bassist who will play with a string ensemble. This is the 39th season of bringing you international performing artists from the Aspen Music Festival & School.Tickets will remain $15 for adults, $3 for students. http://www.colorfulcolorado.com/events?task=view&vmode=e&calview=l&format=html&eid=1227

August 13, 2015
Free Music Series: Taj Mahal & Phanton Blues Band, Snowmass
Taj Mahal, is an American blues musician who often incorporates elements of world music into his works. He is a self-taught singer-songwriter and film composer who plays the guitar, piano, banjo and harmonica (among many other instruments). 6:30pm – 9:00pm; Fanny Hill

August 13, 2015
Captain of the Boat Gravity Fed Race Series, Steamboat Springs
Steamboat Bike Park is proud to host its first annual gravity race series, 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. Do you have what it takes to be the Captain of the Boat? Come on out and test yer’ sea legs against the port of Steamboat’s gravity lovin’ salty dogs. A no prisoners be taken battle for the royal title of master the dirt sea. For more information and registration please visit http://bike.steamboat.com/downhill-race-series.aspx

August 13 – 16, 2015
6th Annual RZR Forum Ride, Taylor Park
This family friendly event stretches across Taylor Park a narrow strip of the Continental Divide and the home of fifteen 14ers including Mt. Elbert and the Collegiate Peaks. Visit This family friendly event stretches across Taylor Park a narrow strip of the Continental Divide and  the home of fifteen 14ers including Mt. Elbert and the Collegiate Peaks. http://www.coloradorzr.com/ for more details.

August 13 – 16, 2015
Telluride Mushroom Festival, Telluride
The 34th Telluride Mushroom Festival celebrates the many uses of fungi (all things mycology). Fungi serve many purposes–from breaking down plant cellulose in nature to creating nutrients for plants, to serving as food and medicine for people, to acting as bio-remediators to filter and break down toxic land like oil spills and agricultural run-off. This year’s theme is “Mushroom Science.” Please help the Telluride Institute in supporting this unique event! For more information please visit http://www.telluridemushroomfest.org/

August 13, 2015
High-Note Thursdays Concert Series, Winter Park
Kicking off weekend music events in Winter Park on Thursdays from 6 – 8 p.m. High Note Thursdays, a part of the Odell Brewing Company Concert Series, brings a mix musical styles to Hideaway Park in downtown Winter Park. http://www.playwinterpark.com/highnote_thursday.html

August 14 – 15, 2015
Culinary Demonstration Series, Beaver Creek
Don’t miss this foodie favorite as Chefs from local restaurants give free culinary demonstrations at the Culinary Experience tent in Beaver Creek Plaza. Join us throughout the summer to learn the secrets that make these chefs famous. At the end of each demo, you will sample the dish prepared by the chef. The tent is located just across from the covered bridge from the bus stop. www.beavercreekculinary.com

August 14 – 23, 2015
International Festival of Arts, Breckenridge
Inspired by themes of environment and mountain culture, this 10-day festival brings together a variety of performances, installations, exhibitions, screenings, workshops, talks, and surprise collaborations, with an eclectic mix of music, theater, film, visual and street arts, and family entertainment. Presented by Breckenridge Creative Arts, the fest will showcase the recently-expanded Arts District. http://www.breckcreate.org/explore/intl-festival-of-arts/

August 14 – 17,2015
True West Railfest, Durango
The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad will again partner with True West Magazine to bring you the 2015 True West Railfest celebration of railroading and the western lifestyle. Watch for new, exciting events!

August 14 – 15, 2015
Hot Rod Hill Climb, Georgetown
Join us once again for the 3rd Annual Hot Rod Hill Climb August 14th and 15th when the mountain comes alive once again with the sound of uncapped vintage motors rocketing up the twisty switchbacks on Guanella Pass Road!
This will be a fun filled day complete with the Hot Rod Hill Climb, valve cover races, a pancake breakfast, live 50′s Rock and Roll, vendors, shopping, other great food, hot rod and custom car specialty parking, and also a family-friendly 50′s costume and pin-up contest! http://clearcreekcounty.org/event-calendar-clear-creek-county/hot-rod-hill-climb-2015/2015-08-14/

August 14, 2015
Friday Afternoon Club, Keystone
Start the weekend off right with Keystone Resort’s Friday Afternoon Club. Head to the Summit House to enjoy an evening of live music, drink and food specials and activities including horseshoes, corn hole, ladder ball, bocce ball and more! Free live music will feature a variety of bands throughout the summer. All activities are free and can be checked out through the Overlook Grill.
Keystone’s Friday Afternoon Club is accessible via a scenic ride on the River Run Gondola. A foot passenger ticket or lift ticket is required to access the Gondola. Foot passenger tickets are available at the River Run Ticket Office and are FREE on Fridays from 3pm-close. Call 800-354-4386 for more information or visit http://www.keystoneresort.com/events/event-details.aspx?year=2015&month=6&eventview=calendarview&eventName=FAC%202015

August 14, 2015
The Band of Heathens at Warren Station, Keystone
Happy Birthday Warren Station! As the venue celebrates its fifth anniversary, (officially on July 29th), Warren Station at Keystone continues to make its mark as a Summit County hub for live music. One of Austin’s most promising groups, “The Band of Heathens”, will take the stage to prelude Keystone’s Country Western and Whiskey Roundup. Learn more here! American Rock and Roll tied with Southern charm develop a vinyl-worthy communion of harmonies, guitar and birthday libations. Because bourbon brings out the country in us all, and five is the “magic number”, Warren Station will host a tour of $5.00 whiskey specials. Come and celebrate the iconic spirit, good tunes and a rocking birthday party! Do you have a birthday on August 14th? We’ll grant you FREE admission. Happy Birthday on us! Must present identification. http://www.keystoneresort.com/events/event-details.aspx?year=2015&month=8&eventview=calendarview&eventName=Country%20Western%20Whiskey%20Roundup

August 14 – 16, 2015
All Arts Festival, Steamboat Springs
Indulge in the delights of all your senses at the Steamboat All Arts Festival. 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.
If you enjoy the arts, this event in Steamboat combines all facets of arts and culture into one festival. The Emerald City Opera, Piknik Theatre performances, Yampa Art Stroll, Strings Music Festival performances, and, our juried show, Art Steamboat are all part of the Steamboat All Arts Festival. For more information please visit http://www.steamboat-chamber.com/signature-events/all-arts-festival

August 14, 2015
Steamboat Mountain Music Series, Steamboat Springs
Featuring Freddy Jones Band. Friday nights are for live music in Steamboat. Enjoy free, outdoor concerts all summer long. Free concerts begin at 7:00pm on the Steamboat Stage in Gondola Square. Please leave pets at home. http://www.steamboat.com/things-to-do/steamboat-mountain-music-series.aspx

August 15 – 16, 2015
Warrior Dash Rockies, Copper Mountain
The Warrior Dash is a one-of-a-kind racing experience as it’s the world’s largest obstacle race series. With obstacles named Muddy Mayhem, Giant Cliffhanger, and Vicious Valley, athletes are put to the ultimate physical and mental test as they run their way through this unique 5k course. Warrior Dash has hosted over 150,000 participants and has collectively raised over $5 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital with partnering events through Red Frog Events. Visit www.CopperColorado.com for more information.

August 15 – 16, 2015
VIDA MTB Women’s Mountain Bike Clinic, Crested Butte
The VIDA MTB women’s mountain bike skills clinic is coming to Crested Butte Mountain Resort and Evolution Bike Park on August 15-16. This clinic focuses on making women better riders through improved confidence and a better understanding of the relationship between you and your bike. If you’ve been wanting to descend the steeps, tackle tight switchbacks with ease, learn how to catch some air, or become confident on wooden bridges and stunts, join us and discover the rider that exists within you. http://www.skicb.com/things-to-do/events-calendar/VIDA-MTB-Womens-Mountain-Bike-Clinic

August 15 – 16, 2015
SITKA Gear High Mountain 3D Archery Shoot, Crested Butte
Put the final touches on your preparation for archery season at the Sitka High Mountain 3D shoot. Crested Butte Mountain Resort and West Elk Archers will host this event giving archers the chance to access the beautiful Gunnison National Forest via the Red Lady Express Chairlift. The lift will deliver participants to the start of the course at 10,300’ with amazing views of the Elk Mountain Range to the North. A Sight-in Range will be set near the top of the lift for archers to warm up before starting the course.

August 15 2015
Free Family Fun Fair, Frisco
The Frisco Free Family Fun Fair in Frisco Colorado offers free fun for families in Summit County on Saturday, August 15th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Frisco Peninsula Recreation Area. Families will enjoy free activities such as the giant climbing wall, quad bungee jumper, bouncy castle, inflatable slide, rolling zorb balls, balloon animals, face painting, live music on the stage, and more! Bring money for food, beverages, and goods from the vendors.

August 15 2015
Run the Rockies Trail Race, Frisco

The Run the Rockies Trail 10k and Half Marathon will lead runners through the Frisco Peninsula trails with breathtaking views of Lake Dillon and the Ten Mile Range. This is a great course for a first time half-marathoner or runner looking for a fun course that offers single track and dirt road trails. Racers will start and finish at the Frisco Day Lodge; all racers will receive a piece of commemorative race gear and a post-race meal. http://www.townoffrisco.com/play/run-the-rockies-trail-running-race/

Saturday, August 15, 2015
Music on the Mountain, Glenwood Caverns
Fifty50 (classic, modern and original rock) is a Roaring Fork Valley-based band comprised of Dave Stoltzfus, Beth Getzen Stoltzfus, Dale Loper, Jerry Larsen and Tom Mercer. Their choice of music—from classic, modern and original rock—and their blend of vocal harmonies and instrumental energy make this band unique. Free tram rides begin at 4 p.m. The band plays from 6 to 10 p.m.

August 15, 2015
Country Western and Whiskey Roundup, Keystone
Bring the family and enjoy some FREE family fun at Keystone’s Country Western and Whiskey Roundup! Come experience live music on the River Run Restaurant decks, a mechanical bull riding competition, line dance instruction and dancing, wagon rides around River Run, DJ, western cowboy street performer, and western living statue. All things whiskey with whiskey tasting, whiskey pairings and whiskey specials in each restaurant. Old time photos, gold panning, face painter, balloon artist and bounce house makes fun for the whole family. http://www.keystoneneighbourhood.com/event/country-western-and-whiskey-roundup/

August 15, 2015
Leadville Trail 100 MTB Race, Leadville
This is it, the race of all races, theLeadville Trail 100 mountain bike race. One hundred miles across the high-altitude, extreme terrain of the Colorado Rockies, this event was created for only the most determined athletes. Starting at 10,152 feet and climbing to 12,424 feet, you’ll be challenged to catch your breath — while the views try to take it away. http://www.leadvilleraceseries.com/mtb/leadvilletrail100mtb/

August 15, 2015
Mountain Air Music Brew & Music Festival, Ouray
Formerly known as the Grillin’ & Chillin’ Brew & Music Fest, the Mountain Air Music Festival features great music & western slope craft beverages all day, for your perfect end-of-summer party in Ouray. The festivities begin at 1:00 PM with live music, regional craft brews, wines and spirits on tap, and a wide selection of festival food served by regional vendors and non-profit organizations. There are plenty of activities for the kids including a bounce house and more. The festival ticket price is $5 and supports the free Mountain Air Music Series in June. Children and students aged 17 and under are free to enter.  www.ouraycolorado.com/mountainairmusic

August 15 – 16, 2015
Pagosa Artfest!, Pagosa Springs
A Summer Outdoor Art Fair Featuring ONLY ARTIST HAND CREATED ITEMS! Art Includes, (but is not limited to); Jewelry, Art Glass, Hand Made Goat Soaps and Lotions, Native American Style Flutes, Photography, Pencil Drawing, Sculpture, Paintings, Woodworking, Fiber Art, Clay Polymer Art, Pressed Flower Art, Rope Bowls, Woven Pine Needle Art, Gourd Work and more! With a variety of offerings to choose from, we’re sure you’ll be happy shopping with us! Show Dates: August 15 & 16 / September 5, 6 & 7 (Sat – Mon) Labor Day Weekend. Location: Holiday Inn Resort 3505 West Highway 160 Pagosa Springs, CO 81147, on the front lawn next to Colorado Highway 160. http://www.pagosaartfest.com/

August 15, 2014
Susan G. Komen Ride for the Cure, Snowmass
Ride for the Cure is one of the oldest bike races in the country to support breast cancer education and awareness. Up to 100 miles of bike riding challenges throughout the upper Roaring Fork Valley and festivities in Snowmass Village. For more information and/or to register please visit http://www.komencolorado.org/

August 15, 2014
Chalk it Up, Snowmass
Get in touch with your inner artist and create your own one of a kind sidewalk art masterpiece or peruse the chalk art created by other artists and vote for your favorite!  Kids’ competition held in Base Village with the adults’ and High School competition up on the Snowmass Village Mall. Registration is free and chalk is provided. Application Deadline: August 12, 2015 (walk-ins welcome on space available basis). http://www.gosnowmass.com/event/chalk/

August 15 – 16, 2015
Steamboat Stinger, Steamboat Springs
The Steamboat Stinger is a Steamboat original event created by Honey Stinger featuring a 50 mile individual or team (2 members per team, 25 miles each) mountain bike race on August 15, and a full and half trail marathon on August 16. For more information and registration please visit http://www.honeystinger.com/steamboatstinger.html

August 15, 2015
Winter Park Music Festival, Winter Park
Don’t miss The Winter Park Music Festival presented by 103.5 The Fox and Access Health Colorado. This is a FREE show in downtown Winter Park! http://www.playwinterpark.com/wp_music_festival.html

August 15 – 16, 2015
High Altitude Flamethrower’s Chili Fest, Winter Park
Chili chefs compete in this Colorado State Chili Cook-Off Championships, with the winners getting a spot to go to the World Competition. A Grand County Champion will be named as well! There will be 3 categories: Red Chili, Green (Verde) Chili, Salsa. The High Altitude District Championship will be held on Saturday with the Colorado State Championship taking place on Sunday.

August 15 – 16, 2015
02X Challenge, Winter Park
Authentic, original mountain running race with naturally occurring obstacles leading up to either

August 16, 2015
True West Rodeo, Durango
A pro rodeo series that celebrates the western heritage of Durango. 2015 will feature 6 rodeos with the last rodeo being held during the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railorad’s Railfest weekend. Western evenings at 7:00 pm, traditions are brought back to life with broncs, bulls and Wild West entertainment.  http://www.truewestrodeo.com

August 17, 2015
Alpenglow Summer Concert Series, Crested Butte
Alpenglow is a free summer concert series offered every Monday evening at Center for the Arts Crested Butte’s outdoor concert area. Bring your favorite picnic nosh, perhaps wine and cheese or a local snack from one of the eclectic shops on Elk Ave. No glass or pets are allowed. Dress in layers and bring an umbrella and or water proof jacket. Food and beverage vendors are on hand as well. http://www.crestedbuttearts.org/page.cfm?pageid=16309

August 17 – 18, 2015
USA Pro Cycling Challenge Stages 1 & 2, Steamboat Springs
The USA Pro Cycling Challenge will return to Steamboat in 2015. This year, course changes have been made, and the event will kick-off right here in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Steamboat is proud to host this event and share our unique scenic beauty. The USA Pro Cycling Challenge will pedal out of Steamboat for Arapahoe Basin August 18. To learn more about and stay updated with this visit, visit usaprocyclingchallenge.com.

August 18, 2015
USA Pro Challenge Stage 2 Finish, Arapahoe Basin
Arapahoe Basin Ski Area is proud to host the Stage 2 finish of the USA Pro Challengecycling race on Tuesday, August 18, 2015! We’re planning two full days of fun at the mountain complete with camping, live music, and some of the world’s best cyclists. Stay tuned to this page for all the info about this huge event! You won’t want to miss it. To learn more about A-Basin’s Stage 2 finish of the USA Pro Challenge, click here. http://arapahoebasin.com/ABasin/mountain/summer-events.aspx

August 18, 2015
Burgers & Bluegrass Concert Series, Gunnison
Enjoy live music in our authentic Western outdoor venue.  Located just east of the town of Gunnison this weekly concert series brings you great music, great burgers and an amazing setting! Starting at 5pm, enjoy a la carte local burgers, brats, corn on the cob, Jackson’s potato chips and s’mores.  Music will start at approximately 6:30pm.  A full bar with beer, wine, spirits, and soft drinks is available. Kids are free with a paid adult.  For an extra charge, enjoy hay wagon rides that are perfect for kids of all ages. Tickets are available at the gate only. See you at the I-BAR! http://ibarranch.com/

August 18 2015
Bud Light Hot Summer Nights Concert Series, Vail
This annual free summer concert series is hosted at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater Tuesday evenings, starting June 9, 2015, throughout the summer months. All Hot Summer Nights Concerts take place Tuesdays at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail. Doors open at 5:00pm. New this year – join us for Hot Summer Happy Hour! Come to the amphitheater early and enjoy yard games, free music, and beer tastings from Crazy Mountain Brewery! For the schedule of event please visit http://www.vvf.org/content/events/free-concerts/hot-summer-nights.aspx

August 19 – 20, 2015
USA Pro Cycling Challenge, Aspen
Stage 3: Wednesday, Aug. 19 – Copper Mountain Resort to Aspen
Stage 4: Thursday, Aug. 20 – Aspen to Breckenridge
For seven consecutive days, the world’s top athletes race through the majestic Colorado Rockies, reaching higher altitudes than they’ve ever had to endure. One of the largest cycling events in U.S. history and the largest spectator event in the history of the state, the USA Pro Challenge is back for 2015. For more information please visit http://www.aspenupcc.com/

August 19, 2015
Summer Concert Series in the Park, Avon
The exquisite Avon Performance Pavilion at Nottingham Park will be host to a free summer concert series in August! This new Wednesday evening music series featuring national talent provides the community an opportunity to come together and experience picnics on blankets in the grass, fresh and unique foods from food-trucks and enjoy a summer evening outside. http://www.avon.org/index.aspx?NID=941

August 19, 2015
U.S. Pro Cycling Challenge Stage 3 Start, Copper Mountain
Copper Mountain is proud to host the Stage 3 Start of the US Pro Cycling Challenge in 2015. Building on its reputation for hosting cycling events, Copper steps up to the plate and is set to host thousands of the world’s most elite cyclists. The Stage 3 start is scheduled to begin at 11:10 a.m. on Wednesday, August 19 in Copper’s Center Village. Get to Copper early and stay late for the Start Festival set to feature free live music, food and activities for the family to enjoy. Visit www.CopperColorado.com for more information.

August 19, 2015
Town Challenge Mountain Bike Race, Steamboat Springs
The Steamboat Town Challenge is a seven race mountain bike series held every summer. Both hill-climb and cross-country events are included. Races for all ages and classes from 5 years old and up! For more information and registration please visit http://www.townchallenge.com/

August 19 – 20, 2015
USA Pro Challenge, Leadville and Twin Lakes
One of the largest cycling events in U.S. history and the largest spectator event in Colorado history, the USA Pro Challenge is back for 2015. Featuring a challenging course, the fifth annual race will spotlight the best in professional cycling and some of America’s most beautiful scenery. The world’s top athletes race through the majestic Colorado Rockies, reaching higher altitudes than they’ve ever had to endure. You can watch two of the most difficult stages right here in Lake County. http://blog.visitleadvilleco.com/usa-pro-challenge-brings-worlds-top-athletes-to-leadville-and-twin-lakes-colorado-aug-19-20/

August 20 – 21, 2015
USA Pro Cycling Challenge, Breckenridge
The USA Pro Challenge rolls through Breckenridge Aug. 20 for a stage finish and Aug. 21 for an all-new individual time trial event. With bike events all week long and two additional stages in Summit County, Breckenridge makes the perfect home base to experience the USA Pro Cycling Challenge.
Thursday, Aug 20 – Stage 4 starts in Aspen and finishes in Breckenridge. After three pass climbs and two sprints, racers tackle one final obstacle – the wall up Moonstone Road.
Friday, Aug 21 – Stage 5 brings the new Breckenridge Individual Time Trial, an 8.5 mile course that starts flat, brings the riders back up Moonstone and finishes with a carving descent. http://www.gobreck.com/events/usa-pro-cycling-challenge

August 20, 2015
Wild West Rodeo Series, Carbondale
Saddle up, and join us every Thursday throughout the summer, rain or shine, for the rodeo at the Gus Darien Riding Arena. Gates open at 5:30pm, Slack kicks off at 6:30pm, and the Grand Entry starts at 7:30pm. Rodeo events include: bull riding, steer riding, team roping, barrel racing, muttin’ busting, and a number of other events. http://www.carbondalerodeo.com/

August 20 2015
Concert in the Park, Frisco
Bring your lawn chairs, picnic blanket and come enjoy a fun, free concert in Frisco’s Historic Park on Thursdays in summer.   Enjoy the musical stylings of the Jacob Larson Band with beverage proceeds benefitting the Summit County Preschool.

August 20, 2015
High-Note Thursdays Concert Series, Winter Park
Kicking off weekend music events in Winter Park on Thursdays from 6 – 8 p.m. High Note Thursdays, a part of the Odell Brewing Company Concert Series, brings a mix musical styles to Hideaway Park in downtown Winter Park. http://www.playwinterpark.com/highnote_thursday.html

August 21 – 22, 2015
Culinary Demonstration Series, Beaver Creek
Don’t miss this foodie favorite as Chefs from local restaurants give free culinary demonstrations at the Culinary Experience tent in Beaver Creek Plaza. Join us throughout the summer to learn the secrets that make these chefs famous. At the end of each demo, you will sample the dish prepared by the chef. The tent is located just across from the covered bridge from the bus stop. www.beavercreekculinary.com

August 21 & 22, 2015
Durango Blues Train, Durango
The Durango Blues Train is an exciting 3.5 hour moving musical experience providing two consecutive evenings of live blues. You will travel on the Historic Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad’s coal-fired, steam-powered train through the spectacular and breathtaking canyons of the San Juan National Forest. The event features six live blues performances (2 bands and 4 solo/duo artists) in six coaches with a festive musical environment that promises an amazing experience. http://durango.com/event/durango-blues-train-3/

August 21 – 23, 2015
Mile High National BMX
, Grand Junction
This August, Grand Junction will open its arms to BMX athletes from around the world to this Pro National Event. As one stop in the 4-race USA BMX Supercross series, this is an event you will NOT want to miss! Admission is free for spectators. See website for more information: http://www.grandvalleybmx.com/

August 21 – 23, 2015
Gunnison Car Show Weekend & High Octane Arts & Crafts, Gunnison
What better place to talk cool cars than leaning under the hood of a classic car or street rod against the cool mountain backdrop of beautiful Gunnison, Colorado?  Combine that camaraderie with an arts and crafts festival across the street for a winning combination of the annual Gunnison Car Show and the High Octane Arts & Craft Festival. http://www.gunnisoncarclub.com/

August 21 – 22, 2015
Mountain Town Music Fest, 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. Free live music from Mosey West, Miner, David Wax Museum, Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers and more. 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 Friday 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=2015&month=8&eventview=calendarview&eventName=Mountain%20Town%20Music%20Fest%202015

August 21, 2015
Friday Afternoon Club, Keystone
Start the weekend off right with Keystone Resort’s Friday Afternoon Club. Head to the Summit House to enjoy an evening of live music, drink and food specials and activities including horseshoes, corn hole, ladder ball, bocce ball and more! Free live music will feature a variety of bands throughout the summer. All activities are free and can be checked out through the Overlook Grill.
Keystone’s Friday Afternoon Club is accessible via a scenic ride on the River Run Gondola. A foot passenger ticket or lift ticket is required to access the Gondola. Foot passenger tickets are available at the River Run Ticket Office and are FREE on Fridays from 3pm-close. Call 800-354-4386 for more information or visit http://www.keystoneresort.com/events/event-details.aspx?year=2015&month=6&eventview=calendarview&eventName=FAC%202015

August 21, 2015
Stork Curve-Climax Special On Leadville Railroad,
Leadville
Stork Curve-Climax Special on Leadville Railroad at 4:30 p.m., light supper served ($57 adults, $30 child). For more information call 719-486-3936 or visit http://leadville-train.com/

August 21 -22, 2015
Gentlemen of the Road Tour, Salida
Two day music Festival featuring Mumford & Sons, The Flaming Lips, Jenny Lewis, and many more! http://www.colorfulcolorado.com/events?task=view&vmode=e&calview=l&format=html&eid=1196

August 21, 2015
Steamboat Mountain Music Series, Steamboat Springs
Featuring John Brown’s Body. Friday nights are for live music in Steamboat. Enjoy free, outdoor concerts all summer long. Free concerts begin at 7:00pm on the Steamboat Stage in Gondola Square. Please leave pets at home. http://www.steamboat.com/things-to-do/steamboat-mountain-music-series.aspx

August 22, 2015
Mac-N-Cheese Fest, Copper Mountain
Another new event for Copper in 2015 is Mac-N-Cheese Fest.  Area restaurants will compete for the title of “Best Mac and Cheese in Summit County.” The public is invited to try samples of the cheesy goodness as well as enjoy free live music and an eating contest. Visit www.CopperColorado.com for more information.

August 22 – 24, 2015
Genuine Jazz & Wine Festival, Copper Mountain
Relax in the beautiful backdrop of Copper as stars from smooth to fusion delight your senses at the 30th annual Genuine Wine and Jazz Festival. A world-renowned lineup with Rick Braun, Bobby Lyle, Joey Sommerville, Euge Groove, Peter White, Johnathan Butler plus delicious food and wine tastings add up to a smooth mountain getaway. Visit www.CopperColorado.com for more information.

August 22, 2015
Music on the Mountain, Glenwood Caverns
The Goodman Band (Stevie Ray Vaughan cover tunes, classic rock) specializes in classic rock and Stevie Ray Vaughn cover tunes, the three-piece Goodman Band plays music that ranges from early country, rock and blues to today’s music. Free tram rides begin at 4 p.m. The band plays from 6 to 10 p.m.  http://glenwoodcaverns.com/music-on-the-mountain.html

August 22 – 23, 2015
Carvin’ up Colorado, Gunnison
Witness some of the best chainsaw carvers in the world create beautiful pieces of art, right in front of your eyes. Their raw materials are tree stumps that have been cut down in the city of Gunnison for safety or health reasons. These artists give the stumps new life as works of art that will decorate the city year round. Witness the creation of the art in the park. http://www.gunnisoncrestedbutte.com/event/carvin-colorado

August 22, 2015
Leadville Trail 100 Run, Leadville

The legendary “Race Across The Sky” 100-mile run is where it all started back in 1983. This is it. The race where legends are created and limits are tested. One hundred miles of extreme Colorado Rockies terrain — from elevations of 9,200 to 12,600 feet. You will give the mountain respect, and earn respect from all. http://www.leadvilleraceseries.com/run/leadvilletrail100run/

August 22, 2015
Cookout at the Matchless Mine, Leadville

Cookout at the Matchless Mine, a fundraiser for the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum. Noon to 3 p.m. 719-486-1229 or visit http://mininghalloffame.org/

August 22, 2015
Devil Mountain Ultra 50/50 and Demons of Dust, Pagosa Springs
This remote and legendary classic Ultra brings runners together for two days in the pristine forest of the South San Juan Mountains around Pagosa Springs. 7,500’ of climbing, 10,000’ of elevation, bonfire party at the finish line and pancake awards breakfast combine to make this an authentic mountain ultra. With the new Demons of Dust distances of 5k, 10k and half marathon, this event is now accessible to all runner abilities. Big climbs, high elevations, mountain vistas and plenty of single track through some of the region’s most spectacular wooded trail. **This is a Trail Runner Magazine Trophy Series Event. For more information and registration please visit http://www.joingecko.org/info.asp?uid=310

August 22, 2015
Mudderella Colorado, Snowmass
For more information and/or to register please visit Mudderella events are 5-7 mile obstacle course challenges designed for women by women, empowering participants to “Own Your Strong” as they take on 12-15 obstacles testing balance, strength, agility, willpower and overall fitness. For more information and/or to register please visit http://www.gosnowmass.com/event/mudderella-colorado/

Aug 22 – 23, 2015
Enduro X Race. Steamboat Springs
The 2015 Enduro X Race will take place August 23 at the Steamboat Bike Park and in the Routt National Forest. Open practice will take place Saturday, August 22 with four race stages on Sunday, August 23. To learn more or register, visit enduro-xrace.com

August 22, 2015
Winter Park Uncorked, Winter Park
Announcing a brand new event for the 2015 summer season, Winter Park Uncorked. An afternoon of wine tasting, cooking demonstrations, & food sampling accompanied by live music from Greg Holden in Hideaway Park. To purchase tickets or for more information please visit  http://www.playwinterpark.com/uncorked.html

August 23, 2015
State Bridge, Bond.
State Bridge Presents….Dustbowl Revival. http://www.statebridge.com/

August 23, 2015
Festival Las Americas, Carbondale

The event celebrates the richness of culture and traditions of the American continent. The Festival is organized by Club Rotario Roaring Fork and serves as a fundraiser for educational projects throughout the area. The day will include cultural, artistic and recreational activities for the whole family, plus a great variety of food styles representing flavors from the Chilean coast to the Rockies. Live entertainment will feature Mexican northern music, salsa music, and a full Mariachi band.

August 27 – 30, 2015
MountainSummit: MountainFilm in Aspen, Aspen
The festival brings artists, activists, and adventurers together for four days in late August, filled with brilliant film and speaker programs featuring award-winning documentaries with their creative teams and subjects, plus talks from some of the most interesting people working on the planet today. http://www.wheeleroperahouse.com/events/mountainsummit-mountainfilm-in-aspen

August 27, 2015
Captain of the Boat Gravity Fed Race Series, Steamboat Springs
Steamboat Bike Park is proud to host its first annual gravity race series, 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. Do you have what it takes to be the Captain of the Boat? Come on out and test yer’ sea legs against the port of Steamboat’s gravity lovin’ salty dogs. A no prisoners be taken battle for the royal title of master the dirt sea. For more information and registration please visit http://bike.steamboat.com/downhill-race-series.aspx

August 28 – 29, 2015
Culinary Demonstration Series, Beaver Creek
Don’t miss this foodie favorite as Chefs from local restaurants give free culinary demonstrations at the Culinary Experience tent in Beaver Creek Plaza. Join us throughout the summer to learn the secrets that make these chefs famous. At the end of each demo, you will sample the dish prepared by the chef. The tent is located just across from the covered bridge from the bus stop. www.beavercreekculinary.com

August 28 – 29, 2015
State Bridge, Bond.
State Bridge Presents….Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe’s Wet Hot American Summer, with Mark Sexton Band, Turbo Suit, Analog Son, Luke the Knife. http://www.statebridge.com/

August 28, 2015
Cowboy Up Carbondale, Carbondale
Cowboy Up Carbondale is a local celebration of Carbondale’s western heritage. The event hosts a barbeque, dance and live auction in Carbondale Colorado and is organized and run by the Board as well as volunteers provided by the non-profit recipient. This is the only fundraising event, and it is held annually sometime in the late summer or early fall. The funds raised from the event are given to said local non-profit to further their purposes. The activity is funded by selling sponsor tables, individual tickets, food, and beverages and also from the proceeds of items sold during a live auction. http://cowboyupcarbondale.vpweb.com/About-Us.html

August 28 – 29, 2015
Alpenglow Zip Tour, Devil’s Thumb
Ride off into the sunset and experience our zip line adventure in a different light. Enjoy all five lines as the full moon takes its place above the Continental Divide. 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 our base area and post-zip beverages. For more information please visit http://www.devilsthumbranch.com/index.cfm/page/Alpenglow-Zip-Tour/cdid/14429/pid/10264

Friday, Aug 28, 2015
Celebrate the Fork, Hotckiss

This 2-day event held at the Delta County Fairgrounds will provide a delicious and entertaining experience for both local and visiting guests along with an opportunity for local artisans to display their talents and sell their wares. On Friday evening you can enjoy a delicious farm to table dinner followed by music and dancing. A full day of entertainment, shopping and exhibits will be featured on Saturday starting at 9am. Music covering all genres, from church choirs to country music performers, from ethnic music to local favorites; there’ll be something for everyone in the family. Saturday evening will bring headline performances by Otis Taylor, Travis Mann, The North Fork Flyers featuring Harry Harpoon, The Scones and the 3 Tinkers. For tickets and more information please visit http://northforkcreative.org/

August 28, 2015
Friday Afternoon Club, Keystone
Start the weekend off right with Keystone Resort’s Friday Afternoon Club. Head to the Summit House to enjoy an evening of live music, drink and food specials and activities including horseshoes, corn hole, ladder ball, bocce ball and more! Free live music will feature a variety of bands throughout the summer. All activities are free and can be checked out through the Overlook Grill.
Keystone’s Friday Afternoon Club is accessible via a scenic ride on the River Run Gondola. A foot passenger ticket or lift ticket is required to access the Gondola. Foot passenger tickets are available at the River Run Ticket Office and are FREE on Fridays from 3pm-close. Call 800-354-4386 for more information or visit http://www.keystoneresort.com/events/event-details.aspx?year=2015&month=6&eventview=calendarview&eventName=FAC%202015

August 28 – 30, 2015
Zoppé Family Circus, Snowmass
The Zoppé 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. For more information and/or tickets please visit http://www.zoppecolorado.com/

August 29, 2015
10th Annual Breckenridge Summer Beer Festival, Breckenridge
The 10th Annual Breckenridge Summer Beer Festival is one of the premiere summer events in Breckenridge each year bringing over 40 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. Look for some special additions to the event in honor of the 10th Anniversary! The Breckenridge Summer Beer Festival celebrates Brews, Views & Great live Music! Tickets: Tickets for the Breckenridge Summer Beer Festival WILL SELL OUT, please purchase tickets in advance. All guests 12 and older need a ticket. http://www.breckenridge.com/events/event-details.aspx?year=2015&month=8&eventview=calendarview&eventName=2015%20-%20Summer%20Beer%20Fest

August 29 – 30, 2015
King Boletus Mushroom Festival, Buena Vista
The King Boletus Mushroom Festival features a two-day seminar with classroom and field instruction. Learn how to locate, identify and prepare mushrooms. Pre-registration required. For more information please visit http://www.buenavistaheritage.org/Mushroom-Fest-2015

August 29, 2015
Colorado Cider and Beer Circus, Copper Mountain
You won’t find any animals or clowns and no 3-rings here at this circus. On August 29, the Cider and Beer Circus is set to descend onto Copper with dozens of cider houses and breweries supplying samples throughout the day. Enjoy free live music in Burning Stones Plaza from March Fourth. Visit www.CopperColorado.com for more information.

August 29. 2015
Thirsty 13 Half Marathon, Durango
Imagine a race with a beautiful course, lots of downhill, and an amazing Brewfest as your post-race party. That’s the First National Bank of Durango “Thirsty 13″ Half Marathon! http://www.thirsty13durango.com/

August 29.2015
San Juan Brewfest, Durango
Visit Buckley Park at the intersection of 12th St and Main Ave. in downtown Durango for fun, beer, food, and music. This is a special time of year when Durango celebrates its stature in the craft brewing industry. http://sanjuanbrewfest.com/

August 29, 2015
Dinosaur Days, Fruita
Family festival with fun events will be from 10:00-3:00 and the Feast of Skulls will be 6:30 to midnight at the Dinosaur Museum. http://gofruita.com/party/item/dinosaur-days

August 29, 2015
Beer & Brats on the Train, Georgetown
Our casual beer and brat train ride divides the mountain beauty of dusk and dark into two unique experiences covering a bit over two hours. Relax and be served in our heated, enclosed coaches. Adults over 18 only please The train departs from Silver Plume Depot at 6:00 PM – Please allow plenty of time to arrive as traffic along I-70 can be unpredictable.

August 29, 2015
Music on the Mountain, Glenwood Springs
Vidicus Maximus (provocative grooves, soul, rock and blues) is originally from the Detroit area and has vast experience in the club, studio and concert scene. With Vid on keyboard and vocals, he has partnered with two of the most respected musicians in the valley, Hap Harriman on guitar and Chris Bank on percussion and sax. Free tram rides begin at 4 p.m. The band plays from 6 to 10 p.m. . http://glenwoodcaverns.com/music-on-the-mountain.html

August 29, 2015
John Fielder Photography Workshop at Tabor Opera House, Leadville

Sixteen photography lovers will have the opportunity to learn from the amazing, award-winning photographer, John Fielder. Only 16 spots available. $250 per person. Call 719-486-8409 or visit www.TaborOperaHouse.net

August 29, 2015
Aaron Wilburn at the Tabor Opera House, Leadville

Tickets for this amazing show are just $20 for adults and $5 for kids younger than 12. VIP tickets include select seating and a wine and cheese reception for $40. Call 719-486-8409 or go to www.TaborOperaHouse.net

August 29 – 30, 2015
High Graders Holiday Mining Competition and Heritage Weekend, Ouray
Come and watch miners compete in many events like, drilling, hand mucking and more. Hot Springs Pool Parking Lot.

 

SEPTEMBER

 

September 2, 2015
Town Challenge Mountain Bike Race, Steamboat Springs
The Steamboat Town Challenge is a seven race mountain bike series held every summer. Both hill-climb and cross-country events are included. Races for all ages and classes from 5 years old and up! For more information and registration please visit http://www.townchallenge.com/

September 3, 2015
100th Anniversary of Rocky Mountain National Park Re-Dedictation Ceremony, Grand Lake
Join the celebration to honor one of America’s favorite national parks! http://playwinterpark.chambermaster.com/events/details/100th-anniversary-of-rocky-mountain-national-park-re-dedication-ceremony-14188

September 4, 2015
Wild and Scenic Film Festival, Avon
Wild and Scenic Film Festival joins with Walking Mountains Science Center for a special evening of award-winning environmental films! A series of creative and thought provoking short films that celebrate nature will highlight climate change as the ultimate “teachable moment” in human history. http://www.avon.org/index.aspx?NID=944

September 4, 2015
First Friday Art Walk, Buena Vista
Several town shops and art galleries open late the first Friday of June, July, August and September. 5:00 to 8:00 pm. Come in for some specials and snacks.

September 4 – 5, 2015
KBUT Kampout, Crested Butte
Join KBUT at the I Bar Ranch for this unique coming together of two great Gunnison Vally entities. Featuring bands, hayrides, food vendors, river access for rafting and fishing, late-night deejay sets and more. The event is hosted by KBUT, the valley’s public radio station, with an admission price of $15 including all music, activities and camping. http://www.skicb.com/things-to-do/events-calendar/KBUT-Kampout

September 4 –  7. 2015
23rd Annual Four Corners Motorcycle Rally, Durango
Ride the Four Corners Labor Day Weekend! Featuring great music and events, the 2015 Four Corners Motorcycle Rally is hosting its 23rd Annual Party from September 4 to September 7, 2015 in the heart of the Rocky Mountains—Ignacio, Colorado—including activities in neighboring Durango. http://durango.com/event/23rd-annual-four-corners-motorcycle-rally/

September 4 – 7, 2015
Zoppe Circus, Grand Park
The Zoppé 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. http://playwinterpark.chambermaster.com/events/details/zoppe-circus-15217

September 4, 2015
First Fridays Art Walk & Music, Gunnison
The first Friday of every month, head to downtown Gunnison to peruse the galleries, enjoy refreshments, and meet some of our local artists. You may even find something beautiful to take home with you.

September 4 – 7, 2015
Labor Day  Ouray County Fair & Rodeo, Ridgeway
The Ouray County Fair and Labor Day Rodeo will be held on Sep 5th – 7th, 2015 in Ridgway, Colorado. This Ridgway rodeo is held at Ouray County Fairgrounds and hosted by Ouray County Fair and Labor Day Rodeo of Colorado.
Ouray County Fair and Labor Day Rodeo is a non-profit organization that dedicates their time and efforts to preserving the ranching heritage by providing scholarships and education-focused financial support to area children. Their rodeo is held in conjunction with the county fair, 4-H Livestock sale and exhibits, parade and BBQ! They also have one of the Colorado area’s largest outdoor arenas! http://rodeosusa.com/rodeos/ouray-county-fair-labor-day-rodeo/

September 4, 2015
Doo Wop Denny’s Dance Party, Silverthorne
Join local favorite, Doo Wop Denny, for a rockin’ good time, as he takes the stage at the Silverthorne Pavilion to perform his last dance of the season! This lifelong entertainer promises “music to bring out the rock & roll kid in you” with songs from the 50s/60s, island tunes and slow dancing. Doors open at 6:00pm and dancing takes place from 7:00pm – 9:30pm. Optional fifties duds encouraged, poodle skirts, saddle shoes, Prom dresses, letter sweaters and more! Tickets are $12 in advance and $14 at the door. Reserved tables of 8 are $96 in advance and must all be purchased together. Call 970-262-7370 for tickets.

September 4 – 6, 2015
JAS Aspen Snowmass Experience, Snowmass
The JAS Aspen Snowmass Experience returns to Snowmass Labor Day Weekend with a huge line-up of artists you don’t want to miss: No Doubt, Hozier, Lenny Kravitz, The Fray, Fitz & The Tantrums,Jimmy Cliff and more! Make plans to attend the Hottest 72 Hours of the Summer!
The JAS Labor Day Experience includes three days of world-class music with crowds of up to 11,000 per day. In addition to headline performances on the main stage, two side stages keep the music going throughout the day with a mix of up and coming artists. The JAS Village provides shopping, eclectic food and beverage vendors, kids’ corner and more. http://www.gosnowmass.com/event/jas-jazz-aspen-snowmass-labor-day-experience/

September 4 – 7, 2015
Gourmet on Gore
, Vail Village
Gourmet on Gore returns to Vail Village for the tenth year September 4 – 7. Gourmet on Gore’s main event – a multi-day, open-air food and wine tasting – takes place along Vail’s Gore Creek Drive and Bridge Street showcasing the Vail Valley’s premier culinary talent as well as wines, spirits and beers from around the world. Live music, delicious food and superb drinks all meet together on this unique weekend to create a delightful epicurean atmosphere in Vail Village. There is no cost for admission to Gourmet on Gore’s open-air tasting, and the event is open to the public. All cuisine and beverages are offered a-la-carte at very inviting and affordable prices. For more information please visit http://www.vail.com/summer/events/vail-oktoberfest.aspx

September 4 – 7, 2015
Zoppe Circus, Grand Park
The Zoppé 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. http://playwinterpark.chambermaster.com/events/details/zoppe-circus-15217

September 4 -6, 2015
Four Corners Folk Festival, Pagosa Springs
The Four Corners Folk Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2015 with stellar music on two stages — including performances on the late night stage on Friday and Saturday nights. This incredibly fun and family-friendly outdoor music festival is famous for its scenic on-site camping and ubiquitous pickin’ circles, plus music workshops, a free children’s program with arts and crafts and entertainment, and a selection of micro-brew beer, food and crafts vendors. http://www.folkwest.com/

September 4 – 6, 2015
JAS Aspen Snowmass Experience, Snowmass
The JAS Aspen Snowmass Experience returns to Snowmass Labor Day Weekend with a huge line-up of artists you don’t want to miss: No Doubt, Hozier, Lenny Kravitz, The Fray, Fitz & The Tantrums,Jimmy Cliff and more! Make plans to attend the Hottest 72 Hours of the Summer!
The JAS Labor Day Experience includes three days of world-class music with crowds of up to 11,000 per day. In addition to headline performances on the main stage, two side stages keep the music going throughout the day with a mix of up and coming artists. The JAS Village provides shopping, eclectic food and beverage vendors, kids’ corner and more. http://www.gosnowmass.com/event/jas-jazz-aspen-snowmass-labor-day-experience/

September 5 – 6, 2015
Oktoberfest, Beaver Creek
Foot stompin’ oom-pah-pah music, unbeatable beer, and wunderbar wurst return to Beaver Creek for the annual Oktoberfest event in Beaver Creek Village. Celebrate the final weekend of the summer and enjoy free live entertainment featuring Helmut Fricker. On September 6 there is also an Oktoberfest Shuffle – 5K, 10K and 1K for kids with prizes. For more information please visit http://www.beavercreek.com/events-and-activities/oktoberfest.aspx#/Schedule

September 5 – 6, 2015
Culinary Demonstration Series, Beaver Creek
Don’t miss this foodie favorite as Chefs from local restaurants give free culinary demonstrations at the Culinary Experience tent in Beaver Creek Plaza. Join us throughout the summer to learn the secrets that make these chefs famous. At the end of each demo, you will sample the dish prepared by the chef. The tent is located just across from the covered bridge from the bus stop. www.beavercreekculinary.com

September 5 – 6, 2015
Oktoberfest, Beaver Creek
Beaver Creek’s annual Oktoberfest returns with foot stompin’ oom-pah-pah music, unbeatable beer, and wunderbar wurst!

September 5 – 7, 2015
Labor Day in Breckenridge, Breckenridge
Bid farewell to summer with the challenge of a mountain trail run or the fun of a fundraiser rubber duck race. Sidewalk Sale Days lets gear junkies get great prices on summer favorites and don’t miss Hogfest: Bacon and Bourbon. This first-time festival will showcase two favorite flavors with food and drink tastings, live music and more at. Insider tip: Take part and purchase a duck – it’s a chance to win and it supports local charities.

September 5 – 7, 2015
Gathering at the Great Divide Art Festival, Breckenridge
The 40th Annual Gathering at the Great Divide Art Festival is nationally ranked in the top 200 of fine art shows in the United States. The tradition continues over Labor Day Weekend and will feature over 100 artists with a wide range of mediums including photography, wood, glass, jewelry and pottery just to name a few. Located on Main Street at Wellington, this show is a highlight of Labor Day festivities in Breckenridge. http://www.mountainartfestivals.com/

September 5 – 6, 2015
Get Down with Copper Country, Copper Mountain
Copper Country is a free Labor Day festival tradition celebrating the best of the American spirit. Incredible live music, an arts festival, and Copper Kids Arts & Crafts come together to make this Labor Day weekend event ideal for the entire family. 2015’s lineup includes Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Three Dog Night, Jimmy Vaughn, Orleans, Buckwheat Zydeco and Savannah Jack and the Long Players. Keep an eye on www.CopperColorado.com for more band announcements.

September 5 – 6, 2015
GORE-TEX Grand Traverse Mountain Run and Bike, Crested Butte
The second annual Grand Traverse Mountain Run and Bike will take place the first weekend in September.  This supported route is close to the 40 miles  and is similar to the route that skiers have done since 1998. The Trail Running race will start at 6:00 am on Saturday, from Crested Butte, while the mountain bike race will start a 8:00 am on Sunday, from Aspen. http://www.skicb.com/things-to-do/events-calendar/GORE-TEX-Grand-Traverse-Mountain-Run-and-Bike

September 5 – 7, 2015
Labor Day Weekend, Estes Park
Celebrate the holiday weekend in Estes Park during the annual Labor Day Arts & Crafts Show. More than 100 booths feature a variety of hand-crafted goods during the Labor Day Arts & Crafts Show. The show includes paintings and drawings, jewelry, metal work, clothing and tapestry bags, gourmet pantry items, home decor, western art & decor, wood carvings, doll clothes and toys, pottery, glass and more. http://www.visitestespark.com/events-calendar/special-events/labor-day-arts-and-crafts-sale/

September 5, 2015
Beer & Brats on the Train, Georgetown
Our casual beer and brat train ride divides the mountain beauty of dusk and dark into two unique experiences covering a bit over two hours. Relax and be served in our heated, enclosed coaches. Adults over 18 only please The train departs from Silver Plume Depot at 6:00 PM – Please allow plenty of time to arrive as traffic along I-70 can be unpredictable.

September 5, 2015
Oktoberfest, Keystone
Kicks up your heels and raise a stein with Colorado-brewed Oktoberfest beers, oompah bands and German fare that will make your mouth water! Kids will love the chicken dancing as well as free face painting, a bounce house and performances from the Edelweiss Polka Dancers. Parents will love the Colorado craft beers that draw from German roots. Track down some lederhosen and train up for the Das Bier Burner 5K that kicks off the day at 12pm.  The trophy for crossing the finish line is a pint of Oktoberfest bier. As an added bonus the River Run Village stores and shops are getting in the spirit and having an Oktoberfest Tent Sale that day so treat yourself to an end of summer goodie from one of the many unique shops. We’ll Prost to that. http://www.keystonefestivals.com/festivals/oktoberfest/

September 5, 2015
Wild and Scenic Film Fest at Tabor Opera House, Leadville

10 hand-selected Wild and Scenic films from domestic and international filmmakers will be showcased at the Tabor Opera House at 6pm on Saturday Sept. 5. Tickets are $15 per person at the door. The feature film is titled “Delta Dawn,” which chronicles a team’s 2014 journey down the Colorado River after a flash of water reconnected the river to the sea. Call 719-486-8409 or go to www.TaborOperaHouse.net

September 5 – 7, 2015
Pagosa Artfest!, Pagosa Springs
A Summer Outdoor Art Fair Featuring ONLY ARTIST HAND CREATED ITEMS! Art Includes, (but is not limited to); Jewelry, Art Glass, Hand Made Goat Soaps and Lotions, Native American Style Flutes, Photography, Pencil Drawing, Sculpture, Paintings, Woodworking, Fiber Art, Clay Polymer Art, Pressed Flower Art, Rope Bowls, Woven Pine Needle Art, Gourd Work and more! With a variety of offerings to choose from, we’re sure you’ll be happy shopping with us!. Location: Holiday Inn Resort 3505 West Highway 160 Pagosa Springs, CO 81147, on the front lawn next to Colorado Highway 160. http://www.pagosaartfest.com/

September 5, 2015
4th Annual Salida Wine Fest, Salida
Come celebrate The 4th annual Salida Wine Fest highlighting and celebrating Colorado wines plus fine art, culinary creations and musical entertainment in family-friendly Riverside Park. For tickets, visit www. eventbrite.com.

September 5 – 6, 2015
Wild West Air Fest, Steamboat Springs
The Wild West Air Fest is a feature of the Labor Day weekend celebration in Steamboat Springs. The event includes a vintage and warbird static aircraft display, classic cars, kids’ activities, and back for the second year, a high-flying aerobatic show! You can get in on the action too by booking a plane ride, or take the kids for some hands-on fun in the Kids Zone. Whatever you choose, don’t miss this family-friendly weekend in Steamboat. Visit www.wildwestairfest.com to learn more about the Wild West Air Fest

September 5 – 6, 2015
4th Annual Whiskey & Wings BBQ Festival, Winter Park
12-5pm. Sample some of the best whiskey and wings in Colorado. With a variety of styles and flavors you will be sure to find your favorite and help us to pick the best wings around. Featuring: Local and Front Range restaurants presenting their best wings; People’s Choice Award for the Best Wings; Whiskey Tasting (2 tickets) buys a Whiskey & Wings Festival commemorative glass with tickets; Live music; Taste Tickets, (a buck a wing); Seminars. http://www.winterparkresort.com/events-and-activities/events-calendar/event-details/2015/09/whiskey-and-wings.aspx

September 6, 2015
Ultra Race of Champions, Copper Mountain
Elite runners from around the world descend upon Copper for a 100k Race, the Uber Rock 50k Trail Race and Cruxy Half Marathon Trail Race. The course includes ascends and descends across all of Copper Mountain’s terrain. Visit www.CopperColorado.com for more information.

September 6, 2015
Durango Wine and Rails, Durango
This year the train is partnering with Music in the Mountains to bring you a one-of-a-kind event. Take a spectacular train ride up to the Cascade Canyon Wye, sample some fabulous wines, and enjoy live music, fine food, and activities.  September 6th, and October 4. http://www.durangotrain.com

September 6, 2015
Taste of Keystone, Keystone
Bring a hearty appetite and prepare your taste buds for the best culinary event of the summer! The Taste of Keystone is a perfect way to experience Keystone’s finest cuisine in a beautiful outdoor setting. http://www.keystoneresort.com/events/event-details.aspx?year=2015&month=9&eventview=calendarview&eventName=Taste%20of%20Keystone%202015

September 7, 2015
Dillon Marina Mutt Show, Dillon
This is a FREE family-friendly dog-centric event hosted by the Town of Dillon at the Marina on Lake Dillon. Registration starts at 12:00 noon and the show starts at 2:00 pm. Dog lovers unite in an afternoon of family friendly fun as dog owners show off their companions and compete in costume for prizes. All proceeds benefit the League for Animals and People of the Summit L.A.P.S., so please join us for some fun in the sun alongside Lake Dillon this Labor Day. Great prizes and contests! http://townofdillon.com/index.aspx?page=418

September 7, 2015
Mt. Evans Summit Closes for the Season, Idaho Springs
Today is the final day to drive to the Summit of Mount Evans for the Season – The Scenic Byway will reopen in it’s entirety Memorial Day Weekend, Weather Permitting. You may however drive up as far as Echo Lake year-round, which is about halfway to the Summit of Mount Evans. Mount Evans Scenic Byway is the highest paved road in the northern hemisphere. http://clearcreekcounty.org/event-calendar-clear-creek-county/mt-evans-summit-closes-for-the-season/

September 9, 2015
Second Saturday Gallery Walk, Breckenridge
Downtown Breckenridge

September 10 – 13, 2015
Longs Peak Scottish Irish Highland Festival, Estes Park
For more than three decades, Estes Park has been the backdrop for one of the nation’s largest gatherings for those of Scottish heritage, those interested in Scottish heritage, those who like the sound of Scottish brogues, those who enjoy a Scottish malt beverage, those who enjoy the rhythmic sound of Scottish footsteps on a dance floor and more.
Held annually the weekend after Labor Day, Estes Park’s Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival is the largest gathering of its kind between the Mississippi River and California, and traditionally hosts bands from Great Britain, Scotland, Canada and, of course, the United States.
One of the weekend highlights is the hour-long parade on Elkhorn Avenue, Estes Park’s main street. Bagpipes, drummers, dancers, clans in tartan, Dogs of the British Isles, brass military bands and precision drill teams give a preview of what can be seen on the festival field. http://www.scotfest.com/Scottish_Festival/Tickets.html

September 10-12, 2015
26th Annual Jeep Jamboree,  Ouray
Join us in Ouray (“you-RAY”) Colorado for challenging trails blazed by 19th century prospectors and for spectacular scenery. Ouray is located 7,800 feet above sea level in southwestern Colorado in the San Juan Mountains. Pass old mines and golden aspen trees, and pick your way around and over large boulders on your way to the best preserved ghost town in Colorado. The highlight is the spectacular mountain views from all of the passes you’ll cross, the lowest of which is at 12,400 feet. The highest is Imogene Pass, which at 13,114 feet elevation is one of the highest passes you can drive over in the United States. https://jeepjamboreeusa.com/event-detail/93/

September 11 – 12, 2015
25th Annual Super Fly Fishing Tournament, Almont
Gunnison Angling Society, the local chapter of Trout Unlimited, is hosting its 25th Annual Superfly Fishing Tournament on Sept. 11-12. The tournament will be a classic two-fly contest, meaning each two-person team has to choose the two flies they will be fishing with for the duration of the tournament to catch as many inches of trout as possible. All ages and skill levels are encouraged to participate. Registration includes several meals, awards, guides and more. http://www.gunnisonanglingsociety.org/

September 11 – 12, 2015
Rendezvous Music Festival, Beaver Creek
Rendezvous Music Festival at Beaver Creek is a unique and intimate two-day fall music experience on Sept. 11 and 12. The event brings award winning musicians to the village with outdoor stages, VIP events and intimate concerts. Blending music, food and wine and entertainment to create a one-of-a-kind event for attendees in Beaver Creek Colorado, one of the world’s most vibrant mountain settings. For tickets and more information visit http://www.beavercreek.com/events-and-activities/rendezvous-music-festival.aspx or http://www.beavercreek.com/events-and-activities/rendezvous-music-festival.aspx#/Artists

September 11 – 13, 2015
Breck Oktoberfest, Breckenridge
Breckenridge’s 21st annual Oktoberfest, September 11-13, 2015, includes a fun-filled weekend of fall foliage, great parties, genuine German cuisine, collectible steins and special accommodation packages. Don’t miss the largest Oktoberfest in the Rocky Mountains. Oktoberfest is where Munich meets Breckenridge. When Main Street closes and comes to life as a street party with traditional costumes, German food, Oompah and polka music, Bavarian dancers, children’s activities, a keg-tapping ceremony, 5k run and, of course, did we mention Paulaner Bier. The Main Street Party features more than two dozen food vendors, lots of dancing and a weekend of fun. Due to the extensive food and beverage offerings, we ask that you please leave your best four legged friends at home as well as any outside alcoholic beverages. Don’t forget your ID though. http://www.gobreck.com/events/breckenridge-oktoberfest

September 11 – 12, 2015
Colorado Pork ‘n Hops BBQ Challenge, Grand Junction
Buy barbeque from award-winning cooking teams! Enjoy your favorite micro brews from around the region, listen to some of your favorite local bands as well as big name headliners! See website for event schedule and headliners: http://kekbfm.com/pork-n-hops/

September 11 – 12, 2015
Flaming Foliage Relay, Idaho Springs
30 Legs, 3 Passes, 165 miles. Roads Less Traveled Relays is thrilled to announce Flaming Foliage Relay and the return of Georgia Pass to the Colorado relay race scene. This is a reintroduction of the best part of the original relay in Colorado that Outward Bound created back in 1998. It has been missed by many Colorado runners. For more information, or to register for the event please visit http://www.rltrelays.com/flaming-foliage-relay

September 11 – 13, 2015
Oktoberfest, Vail (Lionshead)
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 Klement’s Bratwurst Eating Contests, Stein Lifting and Keg Bowling. Guests will also be delighted with Bavarian music and dancing, yodeling, alpenhorn blowing, authentic Bavarian food and beverages including delicious bratwursts and pretzels, beverages from Hacker-Pschorr and Jägermeister and much more. http://www.vail.com/summer/events/vail-oktoberfest.aspx

September 12, 2015
Culinary Demonstration Series, Beaver Creek
Don’t miss this foodie favorite as Chefs from local restaurants give free culinary demonstrations at the Culinary Experience tent in Beaver Creek Plaza. Join us throughout the summer to learn the secrets that make these chefs famous. At the end of each demo, you will sample the dish prepared by the chef. The tent is located just across from the covered bridge from the bus stop. www.beavercreekculinary.com

September 12 – 13, 2015
Applefest, Buena Vista
Festivities include picking and pressing apples, croquet, horseshoes, a cake walk, children’s activities, tractor rides, tours of the farm and demonstrations of old-time sewing, spinning, blacksmithing, butter making and log sawing. Apples and apple pie for sale. Entertainment by local musicians on the farmhouse front porch. Donations gratefully accepted.

September 12, 2015
State Bridge, Bond.
State Bridge Presents….David Grisman Bluegrass Experience Jeff Austin Band. http://www.statebridge.com/

September 12-13, 2015
Western Slope Pickleball Tournament, Carbondale
North Face, RVR Courts. Sponsored by Carbondale Recreation Department. For more information, contact Eric Brendlinger at (970) 510-1277.

September 12, 2015
Dirty Girl, Copper Mountain
Calling all ladies: it’s time to get dirty – muddy with the Dirty Girl race that is. On Saturday, September 12, women of all ages are invited to participate in this 5k un-timed mud run complete with 12 obstacles. Dirty Girl has partnered with the charity Bright Pink to raise awareness for prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women. Visit www.CopperColorado.com for more information.

September 12, 2015
Chili & Beer Festival, Crested Butte
Kick off your fall season the right way at the 16th consecutive Mt. Crested Butte Chili and Beer Festival held at the base of the Crested Butte Mountain Resort. Sample locally made chilis, sip some of Colorado’s finest craft beer, and enjoy some great tunes from great bands.Learn more at http://www.cbbeerfest.com/.

September 12 – 13, 2015
Pearl Pass Bike Tour, Crested Butte
The 39th Annual Pearl Pass Tour to Aspen will be on the weekend of September 12th and 13th, 2015. If you would like to join the 39th Annual Tour please plan to be in Crested Butte on the morning of the 12th. We meet at the CB Mountain Heritage Museum at 8:30 am and the Tour leaves at 9:00 am sharp. The tour is free of charge. http://www.skicb.com/things-to-do/events-calendar/Pearl-Pass-Bike-Tour

September 12, 2015
Frisco’s Fall Fest, Frisco
Fall Fest carves it’s way on to Frisco’s Main Street on September 12, 2015 from 10:00am to 6:00pm. This all day Main Street festival has celebrates the sights, sounds and flavors of Colorado. The Art Show features Colorado artisans, the Harvest Market showcases Colorado Proud items and the music is home grown. The festival is free to attend, so pack up the family and head to the mountains for a weekend that will dazzle your senses. http://www.townoffrisco.com/play/fall-fest/schedule/#title

September 12 – 13, 2015
Meet the Artists Show, Frisco
Join the Summit County Arts Council for a beautiful local artist and artisan show at the Frisco Historic Park lawn.  ”Fall” for the arts and get lost in the tents showcasing items for sale!

September 12, 2015
Wine & Cheese Train Ride, Georgetown
Make your reservation today for a truly magical evening. Our casual wine and cheese train divides the mountain beauty of dusk and dark into two unique experiences covering a bit over two hours. Relax and be served in our heated, enclosed coaches. Adults over 18 only please. The train departs from Silver Plume Depot at 6:00 PM – Please allow plenty of time to arrive as traffic along I-70 can be unpredictable.

September 12, 2015
Music on the Mountain, Glenwood Springs
Derringer, a Colorado favorite for 20 years, continues to bring an energetic show to the stage. Performing today’s country radio hits as well as their original songs, it’s always a good time! http://glenwoodcaverns.com/music-on-the-mountain.html

September 12, 2015
2nd Annual Tomato Fest, Hotchkiss
September is the month when local farmers and gardeners have an abundance of ripe tomatoes and a great time of year to celebrate our local community.
Last September, Delta County Libraries hosted the first annual Tomato Fest. This event was a great success with tomato tastings, tomato contests with local judges, an art contest for kids, amazing tomatoes for sale as well as local food venders and live pepper roasting.
We are looking forward to the second annual Tomato Fest on Saturday September 12, 2015, in Hotchkiss. http://hotchkisschamber.com/page.cfm?pageid=44527

September 12, 2015
Second Saturday Art Walk, Idaho Springs
The Sawtooth Gallery, the Idaho Springs Chamber of Commerce, and the local merchants of Idaho Springs proudly present an evening of art, fun, and celebration! Come stroll through the local art galleries, unique shops, and enjoy a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants in Downtown Idaho Springs! There will also be special activities and opportunities to meet local area artists every Second Saturday all summer long!!

September 12 – 13, 2015
Fall Foliage Specials on the Leadville Railroad, Leadville

This 3-hour ride on the historic Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad is spectacular in the fall. Trains for these special rides depart from the depot at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Bring your camera and a jacket. Call 866-386-3936 or go to http://leadville-train.com/special-tours

September 12 – 13, 2015
Salida Fiber Festival, Salida

The Salida Fiber Festival in Riverside Park features more than 70 vendors presenting artisan crafted items, fiber, fleece and yarns plus beer, wine, equipment, demonstrations and children’s activities. www.salidafiberfestival.org

September 12 – 13, 2015
Tough Mudder, Snowmass
Tough Mudder events are hardcore obstacle courses designed to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit and camaraderie. With the most innovative courses, over one million inspiring participants worldwide to date, and more than $5 million raised for the Wounded Warrior Project, Tough Mudder is the premiere adventure challenge series in the world.
Tough Mudder ain’t just for grown-ups anymore. Introducing Fruit Shoot Mini Mudder: a 1-mile obstacle course designed specifically for kids. Featured at all Tough Mudder events in the US, UK and Ireland and open to kids over 42” tall and between ages 7-12, Fruit Shoot Mini Mudder gives kids a chance to work as a team, get muddy and experience the thrill of adventure. http://www.gosnowmass.com/event/tough-mudder/

September 12, 2015
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. 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. 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. For tickets and/or more information please visit http://www.telluridefilmfestival.org/

September 12, 2015
Imogene Pass Run, Telluride
The Imogene Pass Run (IPR) is a 17.1 mile point-to-point mountain race within the western San Juan mountains of Colorado, run along a route which connects the towns of Ouray (7810 ft.) and Telluride (8750 ft.) by way of 13,114 foot Imogene Pass. For more information please visit http://www.imogenerun.com/

September 12, 2015
Vail Automotive Classic, Vail
The Vail Automotive Classic kicks off the weekend with the ever popular Wheels & Wings Festival, at the Vail Valley Jet Center, showcasing hundreds of cars, airplanes, aircraft, and motorcycles, an Auto Auction plus, an opening ceremony hang glider show and two spectacular aerobatics shows with a VIP viewing area/tent.
Throughout the day car enthusiasts, spectators, and families may also enjoy photo opps, airplane rides, food from a variety of vendors, car dealer booths, as well as an entire aircraft Hangar filled with kids activities and displays. Aviation booths from local aviation schools and charter companies are also on hand for those interested in learning more about life in the sky. http://www.vailautomotiveclassic.com/event/wheels-wings-festival/

September 13, 2015
Clam Bake and Lobster Boil, Arapahoe Basin
A-Basin’s Fall Tradition! Say goodbye to summer with a casual clam bake and lobster boil at A-Basin. Located in the base area, the clam bake features picnic-style seating, live music, generous portions of seafood, an array of sides, and that laid-back vibe we love about summer and the Basin. Why stop summer at Labor Day? Get your fill of the ocean’s finest offerings right here in the Rocky Mountains! This event takes place in the base area. There is NO LIFT ACCESS available.

September 13, 2015
State Bridge, Bond.
State Bridge Presents….Bluegrass & Bloodys Plus W/ Old Town Pickers. http://www.statebridge.com/

September 13 – 19, 2015
Vinotok Fall Harvest Festival, Crested Butte
The 30th annual Vinotok will surely be one to remember. From the celebration of the harvest mother to the Vinotok play and the burning of the grump on the 19th, this will truly be a special week in Crested Butte. http://www.gunnisoncrestedbutte.com/event/vinotok-fall-harvest-festival

September 13, 2015
Music on the Mountain, Glenwood Springs
Christian Music on the Mountain (featuring two bands. The Kings Loyal loves to connect with people through their music. They play a mix of covers by artist such as NEEDTOBREATHE, Cold Play and David Crowder. Following the Kings Loyal, the Orchard’s band, led by Kara Montie, is a collective of local musicians who worship together through a variety of musical styles, from keyboard-driven rock to finger-picking folk. Free tram rides begin at 2 p.m. for this special Sunday event. The bands play from 4 to 8 p.m. http://glenwoodcaverns.com/music-on-the-mountain.html

September 17 – 20, 2015
Breckenridge Film Festival, 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. For information on tickets, locations, and more details on the film, please visit http://www.breckfilmfest.com/

September 17 – 20, 2015
24th Annual Colorado Mountain Winefest, Grand Junction
For more than the last two decades, Colorado Mountain Winefest has been the premier Colorado wine celebration in the state, bringing dozens of local wineries to celebrate our award-winning wines and growing industry.  With 50 Colorado wineries in attendance and a few thousand close friends to share unlimited sips, it’s the kind of perfect day that makes everyone wish they lived here. The daylong event in Riverbend Park features live entertainment, unlimited wine samples, a commemorative tasting glass, wine tote and the chance to buy wine directly from the winemakers. There are also arts and crafts and food vendors. See website for more information: http://coloradowineexperience.com/colorado-wine-festivals/

September 17 – 20, 2015
24th 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://coloradowineexperience.com/colorado-wine-festivals/

September 17 – 20, 2015
Salida Bike Fest, Salida

The Salida Bike Fest is a four-day festival celebrating bicycles of all kinds! Local groups create and promote unique and fun bike events throughout the week, plus free group rides, bike films, a bike-from-work mixer, a chainless race, pump track competition, a bike parade, Banana Belt Mountain Bike Race, the Monarch Crest Crank and free, live music in Riverside Park – plus much more! www.bikefest.com

September 18 – 19, 2015
Cielito Lindo Music and Heritage Festival, Avon
The CieltoLindo Music & Heritage Festival features over eight live bands, including international top-class, multi-award and Grammy Award winners headlining the Festival and offering energetic live performances. The Festival is the perfect combination of world-class artists covering a wide range of genres from banda to norteño, salsa, cumbia, bachata, merengue and latin pop, and last but definitely not least, an important space for traditional music brought directly from indigenous regions in Mexico. Festival goers will also enjoy family-friendly activities, exquisite food and the spectacular views of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Headliners this year include La Original Banda El Limon, de Salvador Lizarraga, Conjunto Primavera, Duelo and Adan Romero. Additional artists on the line-up include, Osiris Caballero Leon, Manuel, Molina-El Rey de los Carnavales, Los Guardianes, de la Huasteca and Ritmos Calientes. http://www.avon.org/index.aspx?NID=938

September 18 – 20, 2015
Beaver Creek International Auto Festival, Beaver Creek
Join fellow auto enthusiasts in Beaver Creek, Colorado this fall as we celebrate the engineering, design, quality, history and exclusivity of international luxury automobiles at the Beaver Creek International Auto Festival. On Friday, Sept. 18, scenic driving tours on iconic western Colorado roads will depart from Beaver Creek Village to locations around Colorado. Participants of the scenic drives will arrive at the destination and enjoy exclusive gourmet lunches, finishing with a loop route back to Beaver Creek. Saturday’s events include the  Concours d’Elegance car show and Auto Expo in Beaver Creek Village. The judged competitive car show will include three classes: Display Class, Street Class and Full Concours Class. Spectators will have the opportunity to participate by voting in the People’s Choice competition. On Sunday, join for the very first, Beaver Creek Gymkhana. Similar to an autocross event, the gymkhana is a timed event which features obstacles such as cones, tires and barrels, and in this case, “Colorado” driving obstacles. Spectator entrance is completely free. Food and beverages will be available for purchase, with additional activation’s throughout Beaver Creek Village. http://www.beavercreek.com/events-and-activities/international-auto-festival.aspx?page=viewall#/ScheduleTab

September 18 – 20, 2015
12th Annual KTM Adventure Rider Rally, Crested Butte
Make plans to join KTM staff and adventure rider enthusiasts at the 12th annual KTM Adventure Rider Rally in beautiful Crested Butte, CO. This event provides riders of all skill levels an opportunity to ride with and learn from adventurers all over the world. The KTM Adventure Rider Rally is designed for KTM 640, 690, 950, 990 and 1190 Adventure and Enduro owners but is open to riders on all brands of street-legal motorcycles. Clear your schedule and pre-register to receive a reduced rate and FREE t-shirt handed out at the event. http://ktmorangeevents.com/EventPage.aspx

September 18 – 20, 2015
CPRA Pro Rodeo Finals, Grand Junction
Each year our rodeo brings you the best of the best from the Colorado Professional Rodeo Association, all doing their best to win the Championship Buckle! We strive to bring the best family entertainment at an affordable price. Held at the Mesa County Fairgrounds at Veterans Memorial Park in Grand Junction, Colorado. See website for information for more information: http://www.gjrodeo.com/gjr/

September 18 – 20, 2015
ColorFest Weekend, Pagosa Springs

ColorFest Weekend features hot air balloons, music, beer, wine, food and more! On Friday  is the Passport to Pagosa Food & Wine Fest. Wine & Food Festival in Town Park. Live music and entertainment. Delicious wines from around the region and the world paired with food from some of Pagosa’s best restaurants and caterers. Event occurs rain or shine under the “big tent.” Enjoy a evening with wonderful food, wine and friends. Tickets are $40 per person or $75 per couple at the Chamber of Commerce Office in advance. Tickets will be available at the gate until sold out for $45 per person
Saturday, 8:00am- Mass Balloon Ascension in Downtown Pagosa, near Hot Springs Blvd. 8:15am- ColorFest 5k Color Run in Town Park. 3pm – 7:30pm- Colorfest Music and Micro Brew Festival in Town Park. 7:30pm (dusk)- Balloon Glow & Activities in Town Park. Sunday, 8:00am – Mass Balloon Ascension in uptown Pagosa, near Pinon Lake
http://www.pagosarally.com/

September 18 – 19, 2015
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. For more information and tickets please visit http://www.gosnowmass.com/event/snowmass-wine-festival/

September 18 – 20, 2015
Snowmass Balloon Festival, Snowmass
The Snowmass Balloon Festival fills the sky with one of the highest-altitude balloon events in the country. Over three days, 30 pilots compete in challenges such as a distance race that covers the whole Roaring Fork Valley. Highlights include Saturday Evening Glow on Fanny Hill and free music with light show featuring brightly colored balloons lighting up the night sky. All Balloon Festival events are free. http://www.gosnowmass.com/event/snowmass-balloon-festival/

September 18 – 19, 2015
Oktoberfest, Steamboat Springs
Celebrate the season at a Steamboat-style Oktoberfest with music, food, beer, games and activities for kids and adults, chef competition and much more. We’re taking an Oktoberfest and stamping it with Steamboat’s western brand. No German beer here, just good ol’ Colorado Rocky Mountain beer, food and festivities. For more information and/or to buy tickets please visit http://www.steamboat.com/things-to-do/events/2015/09/oktoberwest.aspx

September 18 – 20, 2015
Telluride Blues and Brews Festival, Telluride
Telluride Blues & Brews takes place in the world-famous resort town of Telluride, Colorado, in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Blues & Brews is a three-day celebration of blues, funk, jam bands, indie, rock, gospel and soul performances —accompanied by some of the best microbreweries in the country, a wide variety of food and craft vendors, children’s activities, late night shows, and much, much more. Although, the festival is only three days and three nights, once you get to Telluride, you won’t want to go home. For more information please visit http://www.tellurideblues.com/

September 18 – 20, 2015
Oktoberfest, Vail
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 Klement’s Bratwurst Eating Contests, Stein Lifting and Keg Bowling. Guests will also be delighted with Bavarian music and dancing, yodeling, alpenhorn blowing, authentic Bavarian food and beverages including delicious bratwursts and pretzels, beverages from Hacker-Pschorr and Jägermeister and much more. http://www.vail.com/summer/events/vail-oktoberfest.aspx

September 19, 2015
Culinary Demonstration Series, Beaver Creek
Don’t miss this foodie favorite as Chefs from local restaurants give free culinary demonstrations at the Culinary Experience tent in Beaver Creek Plaza. Join us throughout the summer to learn the secrets that make these chefs famous. At the end of each demo, you will sample the dish prepared by the chef. The tent is located just across from the covered bridge from the bus stop. www.beavercreekculinary.com

September 19, 2015
1st Annual Chili Cook-off & Beer Fest, Copper Mountain
The Copper Mountain Chubby Chili Pepper Cook-off and Cold Beer Fest will be on Saturday, September 19, 2015 from 2-5pm. Come and sample a variety of chili concoctions that will get your taste buds fired up! Take a scenic ride around the Copper Triangle, while the Aspens are aglow and finish your day at Copper Mountain with free live music. $20 bucks gets you a VIP ticket and includes unlimited sampling, and a vote for your favorite Chili. www.CopperColorado.com for more information.

September 19 –  20, 2015
Durango Autumn Arts Festival, Durango
A weekend-long juried art show on the streets of downtown Durango. Plus enjoy special musical guests, food, and drink. http://durango.com/event/durango-autumn-arts-festival/

September 19, 2015
Beer & Brats on the Train, Georgetown
Our casual beer and brat train ride divides the mountain beauty of dusk and dark into two unique experiences covering a bit over two hours. Relax and be served in our heated, enclosed coaches. Adults over 18 only please The train departs from Silver Plume Depot at 6:00 PM – Please allow plenty of time to arrive as traffic along I-70 can be unpredictable.

September 19, 2015
Rally the Valley, Glenwood Springs
The community will come together to support patients at the Calaway • Young Cancer Center at Valley View. As a Rally participant, you will help patients receive the healing touch of massage, ease the symptoms of cancer treatment through acupuncture and find companionship and strength through counseling and support groups. You will ensure a comprehensive cancer program that treats the whole person. Participate in a 25-mile bike ride, a 4-mile walk through downtown Glenwood Springs or a 1.5- mile family walk – Peyton’s Parade. However you decide to Rally, all participants will come together for the Rally Party in Sayre Park. The party will be a treat for all with fabulous food, a beer garden and a kid’s zone with bouncy houses and more! Rally for those who have survived cancer. Rally for those we have lost. Rally to support the best cancer care for our community. More information is available on line at https://valleyviewhospital.z2systems.com/np/clients/valleyviewhospital/event.jsp?event=29&

September 19, 2015
Music on the Mountain, Glenwood Caverns
Mile Markers (Americana rock). Founded by front men Hap Harriman and Nelson Oldham in 2011, the Milemarkers have developed a passion for organized, thoughtful Americana music. The set is a very diverse mix of originals and covers from Dire Straits, The Band, Tom Petty, Jack Johnson and others. Free tram rides begin at 4 p.m. The band plays from 6 to 10 p.m. http://glenwoodcaverns.com/music-on-the-mountain.html

September 19, 2015
22nd Annual Tour de Vineyards Bicycle Tour, Grand Junction
Come join us for a great way to celebrate the start of fall, by joining in this bicycle tour of Colorado’s Wine Country. This 25-mile ride through the vineyards of the Western Slope (on paved roads with a few hills) gives cyclists an opportunity to pass by the area’s wineries, as well as acres of fruit orchards, located in the Grand Valley prior to the Colorado Mountain Winefest “Festival in the Park”. See website for more information: http://www.tourdevineyards.com

September 19 – 20, 2015
Fall Foliage Specials on the Leadville Railroad, Leadville

This 3-hour ride on the historic Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad is spectacular in the fall. Trains for these special rides depart from the depot at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Bring your camera and a jacket. Call 866-386-3936 or go to http://leadville-train.com/special-tours

September 19, 2015
Annual Music & Micro-Brew Festival, Pagosa Springs
Enjoy our Annual Music & Micro-Brew Festival on Saturday, September 19, 2015. There will be fantastic brews from around Colorado and Northern New Mexico. A wide selection of wines will also be available at the cash bar. There will be a food court and activities for the children. Bring the entire family out to spend the day enjoying live music and fun. Don’t forget your lawn chairs and a blanket to “kick-back” and relax. http://www.visitpagosasprings.com/events/colorfest-bands-brews-etc?es=Saturday,%20September%2019,%202015

September 22, 2015
Historic ATV Color Run, Buena Vista
Bring your ATV and ride the Buena Vista area to see the beautiful fall colors and the historic sites of the area. Includes games, meals and a lot of FUN! Sponsored by the High Rocky Riders ATV Club. Call the BV Chamber of Commerce at 719-395-6612

September 24 – 27, 2015
Crested Butte Film Festival, Crested Butte
Venture to the mountains to see the best in international cinema (adventure, foreign language, narrative and documentaries) in a place that will leave you in AWE. The Crested Butte Film Festival is a weekend getaway of powerful films, discussions, filmmaker events, parties, and your own outdoor adventures that will leave you INSPIRED. September 24 – 27, 2015. Learn more at www.cbfilmfest.org

September 24, 2015
Carbon Leaf live at Henry Strater Theatre, Durango
With a steady stream of independent releases in the works for 2013, Carbon Leaf’s autonomous voyage has come full circle – recording and producing from their own studio and releasing their music directly to fans – starting with Ghost Dragon Attacks Castle in February, a 12-song collection of Celtic-inspired original tunes. Blending Folk, Celtic, Bluegrass, Americana, Rock and Pop, perhaps Carbon Leaf’s music can best be summed up in the title of one of their earliest albums, Ether-Electrified Porch Music. http://durango.com/event/carbon-leaf-live-at-henry-strater-theatre/

September 24 – 27, 2015
Mountain Harvest Festival, Paonia
The annual Mountain Harvest Festival in Paonia is a wonderful community celebration of agriculture, art, music and life in general on Colorado’s Western Slope, held in Paonia in the North Fork Valley, the Heart of the Western Slope. 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. Enjoy interesting workshops and tours. http://www.mountainharvestfestival.org/

September 25 – 27, 2015
DOCNA 2015 Dog Agility National Western Championship, Carbonadale
North Face Park. Sponsored by the Dogs on Course in North America. For more information, contactJim Mills at (970) 549-2519.

September 25 – 27, 2015
101st 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, (Best of the West Award for Best Local Festival Event in 2000 and 2002). http://gofruita.com/party/item/fruita-fall-festival-2

September 25 – October 4, 2015
Vail Beaver Creek Restaurant Week, Vail & Beaver Creek
This Fall will kick off the Third Annual 2015 Vail Beaver Creek Restaurant Week, September 25th – October 4th! 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 $20.15 and all showcasing the incredible and diverse culinary offerings available throughout the Vail and Beaver Creek Villages. Visit http://diningataltitude.com/ to learn more.

September 26, 2015
Potato Day Parade & Celebration,
Carbondale
Potato Day is the longest standing annual community event in Carbondale! Since 1909, local farming and ranching families have kept local traditions alive with a parade, BBQ, potato sack races, and other fun activities that will take place in Sopris Park. For more information, contact Lisa Quint at (970) 618-6887 or visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/Carbondale-Annual-Potato-Day/437033059704130

September 26, 2015
2015 Fall Photographer’s Train, Durango
Join amateurs and professionals as we take you into the wilderness to photograph the train with a backdrop of autumn foliage as well as a chance for rare night photography in the Durango railyard! Reserve your tickets! http://durango.com/event/2015-fall-photographers-train/

September 26 – 27, 2015
Durango Oktoberfest, Durango
Plan on enjoying elements of  Bavaria: beer, brats, music and more… all while raising money for a good cause. http://durango.com/event/durango-oktoberfest/

September 26 – 27, 2015
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. Entrance is free to dance, listen to music and enjoy the festival. The Estes Park 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, soap bubbles, corn bag toss, a bounce house and fire engine rides! http://www.visitestespark.com/events-calendar/special-events/autumn-gold-festival/

September 26, 2015
Wine & Cheese Train Ride, Georgetown
Make your reservation today for a truly magical evening. Our casual wine and cheese train divides the mountain beauty of dusk and dark into two unique experiences covering a bit over two hours. Relax and be served in our heated, enclosed coaches. Adults over 18 only please. The train departs from Silver Plume Depot at 6:00 PM – Please allow plenty of time to arrive as traffic along I-70 can be unpredictable.

September 26, 2015
Music on the Mountain, Glenwood Caverns
The Missing Link Band (blend of classic rock, dance, funk & groove tunes). Enjoy a free tram ride and live music with the donation of a can of food for the LiftUp food pantry. Free tram rides begin at 4 p.m. The band plays from 6 to 10 p.m. http://glenwoodcaverns.com/music-on-the-mountain.html

September 26, 2015
Downtown Grand Junction Car Show, Grand Junction
Main Street Grand Junction rumbles with the sound of hundreds of motors as participants pour into Downtown Grand Junction for the annual Downtown Car Show. Vehicle owners bring antique cars, muscle cars, classic cars and even motorcycles to display. See website for more information, http://www.downtowngj.org, or call 970-245-9697 for information.

September 26 – 27, 2015
Fall Foliage Specials on the Leadville Railroad, Leadville

This 3-hour ride on the historic Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad is spectacular in the fall. Trains for these special rides depart from the depot at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Bring your camera and a jacket. Call 866-386-3936 or go to http://leadville-train.com/special-tours

September 26, 2015
10th annual Mountain Chile Cha Cha, Pagosa Springs
The 10th annual Mountain Chile Cha Cha will take place on Saturday, September 26th in Town Park downtown in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. The Cha Cha includes a morning trail race for all ages and abilities, a green chile cook off and tasting, margarita tasting contest and a free concert in the park. The Mountain Chile Cha Cha is a no-admission, all day late summer celebration. There is a big tent so this event happens rain or shine. http://www.visitpagosasprings.com/events/mountain-chile-cha-cha?es=Saturday,%20September%2026,%202015

September 26 – 28, 2015
Mt Sneffels Fiber Festival , Ridgeway
The 3rd Annual Sneffels Fiber Fest will be held in beautiful Ridgway, Colorado – the gateway to the San Juan Mountains where fall colors are spectacular. Featuring: Fiber Vendors, Food, Workshops, Classes, Demonstrations & More! http://www.sneffelsfiberfest.com/

September 26, 2105
Ouray Mountain Trail Run, Ouray
Covering 12-plus miles and more than 3,000 feet of climbing, the Ouray Mountain Trail Run course covers some of the most iconic singletrack trails and views around Ouray. Held in the middle of the spectacular fall colors, this small race is one of the friendliest experiences you can have in Ouray. The town merchants really get behind this event with fun raffle items as well as off-the-wall “gently used stuff.”  www.ouraytrailrun.org

September 26, 2015
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. http://www.gosnowmass.com/event/golden-leaf-half-marathon/

September 26 – 27, 2015
CU in Snowmass, Snowmass
University of Colorado – Rocky Mountain Collegiate Mountain Bike Races. Come compete in an open to the public Downhill race, and watch these talented collegiate racers compete in Short-track, Downhill and Cross-Country events on Snowmass Mountain. All events are free to spectators. http://www.gosnowmass.com/event/cu-snowmass/

September 26, 2015
Mountain 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. For more information or to register for the event, please visit http://www.m2dbikeride.com/

 

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