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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

 

AUGUST

 

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, 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.A. 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 paired with specialty vodka cocktails from 2 – 5 p.m. as well as enjoy free live music from the John Truscelli Trio and Hot Lunch. Tickets start at $1 for ala-carte samples with unlimited samples available for $25 ages 21 and up and $20 ages 12 – 21. 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 – 30, 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 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 cideries 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
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 Chubby Chili Pepper Cook-Off and Cold 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/

OCTOBER

 

October 1 – October 4, 2015
Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Durango
A celebration of the rich culture and heritage of the American cowboy. An exciting, fun-filled gathering with evening performances and Saturday daytime sessions. Poets and musicians take to the stage at The Henry Strater Theater, performing classic and contemporary poems and songs that will bring tears to your eyes and keep you in stitches. http://durango.com/event/durango-cowboy-poetry-gathering-2/

October 1 – 3,2015
The Meeting, Aspen/Snowmass
This is the 11th year of The Meeting and it’s shaping up to be one for the age in Aspen Snowmass and will once again deliver an unforgettable weekend with movies, a fashion show, music, industry conference, networking and fun. Come spend the weekend rubbing elbows with snowsports filmmakers, athletes, industry insiders, marketing professionals, media and fans. http://www.aspensnowmass.com/events-and-activities/events/the-meeting

October 2, 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.

October 3, 2015
Tour of the Moon, Fruita
The Tour of the Moon was made famous in the 1980’s Coors Classic and later in the cycling movie American Flyers. Today, it continues to be considered one of the premier recreational rides in the western United States. The breathtaking, high desert scenery and beautiful roads make this an epic day of cycling. The 2015 ride will be limited to the first 2,000 registered participants. The Icon Lasik Tour of the Moon will work in partnership to raise funds for the Colorado Riverfront Commission and Bicycle Colorado. http://www.tourofthemoon.com/ride-info/fruita/

October 3, 2015
Oktoberfest & 51st Annual Jeep Raffle, Ouray
Annual Autumn celebration. Food, fun, music, games, and drawing. Ouray Community Center, 5-9pm. http://www.ouraycountycolorado.org/calendar.html

October 4, 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. http://www.durangotrain.com

October 3 – 4, 2015
Elk Fest, Estes Park. Estes Park
The haunting call of the bull elk fills the Estes Valley during the early days of fall.  The call begins with deep, resonant tones that rise rapidly to a high-pitched squeal before dropping to a series of grunts. To celebrate the annual elk rut and learn about the “wapiti,” the Native American name for elk, Estes Park hosts the 18thAnnual Elk Fest in Bond Park and the surrounding area. The festival is free but for fees for the elk bugling contest and elk viewing bus tours. The festival features bugling contests, educational areas, exhibits, the Rocky Mountain Raptor Program, elk seminars, a Mountain Man Rendezvous, Native American music, dancing and storytelling, elk-viewing bus tours, a children’s’  area with elk-themed activities, and a craft beer garden. http://www.visitestespark.com/events-calendar/special-events/elk-fest/

October 4 – 7, 2015
“Ourally” Alpine Road Rally, Ouray
Featuring over 1,100 miles of diverse Colorado scenery, Ourally will take participants around 5 of the country’s most incredible Scenic By Ways. From the desert scenery of Unaweep to the rugged beauty of Silverton, this rally will witness incredible landscapes during one of the most beautiful times of year in Colorado… the fall colors! All funds raised will benefit the Wright Opera House, a 126 year old performing arts venue that provides a center for the arts in Ouray County. Entrance fees will be $500 per vehicle, with a limit of 50 vehicles for the 1st Annual Ourally! http://thewrightoperahouse.org/ourally-registration?view=Events

October 9 – 10, 2015
Celtic Fest & Oktoberfest, Carbondale
Enjoy authentic beers and wine, mugs, German pretzels, a bratwurst eating contest, Celtic dancing and music, and kids activities. Located at the 4th Street Plaza.

October 10 – 11, 2015
Man of the Cliff, Avon
Man of The Cliff 2015 is the 7th annual non-profit event comprised of outdoor, rugged activities that are modified to fit all strength and ability levels. Historically held in beautiful Red Cliff, Colorado, this year’s event will take place at picturesque Nottingham Lake in Avon, Colorado with 100% of all funds raised benefitting local charity, First Descents. http://www.manofthecliff.com/

October 10 – 11, 2015
Durango
Double, Durango
Run the Road! Trail and Road Half Marathons. A non-profit running event featuring two half-marathons in two days and benefiting the Women’s Resource Center, an organization advocating for the personal empowerment and economic self-sufficiency of women and girls in La Plata County. Visit www.durangodouble.com for more information.

October 10 – 11, 2015
Grand Junction Air Show 2015, Grand Junction
The U. S. Air Force Thunderbirds Aerial Demonstration Team has selected Grand Junction as a host location for their tour in 2015. Grand Junction Air Show 2015 will take place at the Grand Junction Regional Airport. The show is a two day event with a variety of aerial performers taking to the air. The world renowned Thunderbirds will headline the shows on each day that will include a wide variety of crowd pleasers from military and non-military aircraft.

October 10, 2015
Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival, Palisade

See Fiber to yarn to art demos, vendors, fiber art gallery, and animals. Fun for the whole family. http://palisadecoc.com/co/quilt-fiber-art-fest

October 11 – 15, 2015
Women’s Horseback Retreat, Devil’s Thumb Ranch
Experience Devil’s Thumb Ranch the cowgirl way, with a one-of-a-kind Ranch experience like no other.  Spend five nights and four days enjoying the perfect rustically-upscale experience where guests will have the opportunity to learn about riding, horse grooming, saddling and bridling a horse, as well as experience an authentic cattle drive.
Savor two custom culinary experiences at one of the Ranch’s award-winning dining outlets and afterward, settle into the creature comforts of a Grand Lodge room with breathtaking views of the Ranch Creek Valley and Continental Divide. Complimentary yoga classes will also be offered throughout the retreat. Cost: $2500/person, inclusive of all lodging, meals, spa services, activities, taxes and gratuities. Information & reservations: Cabin Creek Stables at Devil’s Thumb Ranch: 970-726-7000

October 16, 2015
Clone of Telluride Horror Show, Telluride
The Telluride Horror Show is a 3-day genre film festival in world-famous Telluride, Colorado. For three days, film fans will experience the latest horror, fantasy, and sci-fi films in Telluride’s historic Sheridan Opera House and Nugget Theatre. The festival screens an average of 20 feature films and 30+ short films, and hosts special programs, guests, and events. If you love genre flicks then you don’t want to miss this fest. Named one of the “20 Coolest Film Festivals” in 2011 by Moviemaker Magazine. For more information please visit http://www.telluridehorrorshow.com/

October 23 – 25, 2015
Breckenridge Craft Spirits Festival: Still on the Hill, Breckenridge
Craft distillers each year gather in Breckenridge for the Craft Spirits Festival, which features a grand tasting, restaurant specials, a downtown pub crawl and historic saloon tours. Born of 3 Colorado’s – and the nation’s – rapidly-growing artisan spirits industry, the Breckenridge fest is the first of its kind in Colorado. http://www.BreckenridgeCraftSpiritsFestival.com

October 23 – 24, 2015
Wine in the Pines, Keystone
Great friends, fabulous food and fine wine while benefiting the Kelly Smith Employment Center at Ability Connection Colorado. Enjoy an evening of gourmet food, fine wines, lively auctions and engaging entertainment. It will be a magical evening of entertainment as you savor sumptuous cuisines from some of Keystones most well known restaurants including Keystone Ranch, Alpenglow Stube, Ski Tip Lodge and Der Fondue Chessel.
Pair your gourmet selections with the perfect glass of wine poured by our knowledgeable wine distributors. You’re sure to find the perfect match among the offering of the more than 500 wines available. And, of course, no culinary experience would be complete without a trip or two to the dessert tables where you can indulge in the legendary chocolates and dessert delicacies that Wine in the Pines is known for. www.keystoneresort.com/events/event-details.aspx?year=2015&month=10&eventview=calendarview&eventName=Wine%20in%20the%20Pines%202015

October 24, 2015
Fall Concert Series, Arapahoe Basin
Start your 15/16 season off with live music in the Plaza. Join us for a fall celebration with live music, legendary food, and drinks of all kinds in the Base Area Plaza from 1:00pm-4:00pm.

October 24, 2015
Truck-N-Treat, Fruita
Wear your costume and explore unique vehicles. http://gofruita.com/party/item/truck-n-treat

October 29 -31, 2015
Frisco’s Haunted House, Frisco
This creepy thrill-a-minute haunted house is built and operated by local youth as a learning opportunity through Activities Run By Youth and Mountain Mentors. If you dare, visit Frisco’s Haunted House on October 29th, 30th and 31st. It will be open from 6-10pm and tickets are sold at the door. Tickets prices are $5-student, $7-adult and $20-family four pack.

October 30, 2015
Nightmare at the Museum, Frisco
Dare to visit the museum and experience the ghastly tales and chilling poems of Victorian Gothic literature. Enjoy a macabre evening of storytelling and poetry at the Museum and revisit some horror classics. Gothic and Victorian attire encouraged – light refreshments and treats provided. Nevermore! http://www.townoffrisco.com/events/nightmare-at-the-museum/

October 30, 2015
4th Annual Howl at the Moon Party, Idaho Springs
Please join us for the 4th Annual Enchanted Hallows’ Eve at the Elk’s Lodge in Idaho Springs. All proceeds benefit Friends of Charlie’s Place and the shelter animals at Charlie’s Place. Costumes are optional but highly recommended! Enjoy appetizers provided by local restaurants of Clear Creek County, cash bar, silent auction, costume contest, live music, raffles and more!!! $10 per person (Adults Only Please) Tickets may be purchased at the door! For more information please visit http://www.howlaween.com/

October 30, 2015
3rd Annual HOWLaween Ball , Silverthorne
The HOWLaween Ball is our annual party at the Silverthorne Pavilion, held the night before Halloween. Well over 300 people attend our now famous “Eat, Drink and Be Scary” costume

October 30, 2015
Annual KOTO Halloween Bash, Telluride
Dress in your best costume and come on out for KOTO’s Annual Halloween Bash! http://www.visittelluride.com/festivals-events/calendar/2015-10-30/annual-koto-halloween-bash

October 31, 2015
Fall Concert Series, Arapahoe Basin
80’s themed concert in the Plaza. Join us for a fall celebration with live music, legendary food, and drinks of all kinds in the Base Area Plaza from 1:00pm-4:00pm. Dress up in your favorite 80’s gear and celebrate Halloween 80’s style!

October 31, 2015
Halloween Parade Presented by KBUT Radio, Crested Butte
KBUT’s Halloween Fright Parade is an annual Trick or Treat walking parade for kids of all ages that takes place every Halloween afternoon on Elk Avenue in Crested Butte. Participants gather at 1st & Elk and proceed to the Old Rock Library for crafts, snacks, and a children’s movie. Meet at the 1st & Elk Ave parking lot at 4:30 to participate. Participation is free, of course. There will be candy/gifts stations along the parade route. http://www.kbut.org/page.cfm

October 31, 2015
Fall Back Beer Festival, Estes Park
Held each year on the day we turn the clocks back, Fall-Back Beer Fest is not only a celebration of beer, but also the people who make it. Held in the new Estes Park Events Complex! The Fall Back Beer Festival is family-friendly! Helping with the celebration of brewing are Colorado craft soda breweries pouring samples for guests of all ages! Plus, for everyone’s entertainment, live music from Colorado bluegrass and rockabilly bands throughout the day! Enjoy the ride by going to and from the festival on the free Estes Park Shuttle, which will be operating on the festival day between Bond Park, the Estes Park Visitor Center and the Fall Back Beer Festival at the Estes Park Events Complex at the Fairgrounds. http://www.visitestespark.com/events-calendar/special-events/fall-back-beer-festival/

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