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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

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May 1, 2015
First Fridays, Carbondale
Experience gallery openings, art walks, business open houses, live music and street performers in historic downtown, at the Third Street Center, and throughout Highway 133. 5:00 – 9:00pm

May 1, 2015
Narrow Gauge Days, Durango
Join in the fun and festivities as we celebrate continuous train operation to Silverton since 1882! Enjoy hot dogs 11:00 am – 2:00 pm and dance to the beat of Durango’s beloved Bar D Wranglers. http://durango.com/events/

May 1, 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.

May 1 – 2, 2015
Brews & Crews Festival, Palisade
What is the Brews & Cruise Festival?  It’s clear there is a big world of beer out there and Colorado has more breweries per capita than any other state in the US. Palisade is hosting an inaugural event to introduce you to some new brews and teach you more about your favorites. Brews & Cruise offers an opportunity to taste and chat with fellow beer lovers. We will have several acclaimed craft breweries, beer, and food pairings, live music and the finest quality of handcrafted unique products and arts and crafts. http://palisadecoc.com/co/palisadecnbbrewscruise

May 2, 2015
Moonlight Dinner Series- Randonee, Arapahoe Basin
New! Our Second randonee dinner of the season will feature foods of Central America. Unlike other Moonlight Dinners, this is not a lift-served event; guests may skin or snowshoe up to Black Mountain Lodge at mid-mountain and ski or hike down afterward in the moonlight.This event is NOT lift-served. Guests are welcomed to skin, hike or snowshoe to and from mid-mountain. This dinner is SOLD OUT. Please call Guest Services at 888.272.7246 to check availability or change your reservation. http://www.arapahoebasin.com/ABasin/mountain/calendar.aspx

May 2, 2015
Shakin’ at the Basin May Concert Series Arapahoe Basin

Described as High-Octane Rocky Mountain DanceGrass, Whitewater Ramble (WWR) uses a simple recipe to craft its sound: start with bluegrass instrumentation, add drums, and finish with a boundary-less approach to grassing-up everything from disco house grooves to roots to Americana. http://www.arapahoebasin.com/ABasin/mountain/calendar.aspx

May 2, 2015
Moonlight Dinner Series- Randonee, Arapahoe Basin
*New* We’re experimenting by adding another randonee dinner in the spring! Take advantage of skinning or snowshoeing up the mountain in the alpenglow. This event is NOT lift-served. Guests are welcomed to skin, hike or snowshoe to and from mid-mountain. Held on Saturdays during the full moon cycle, these dinners allow A-Basin guests to experience the mountain in an intimate yet social evening setting, while also enjoying the natural beauty of the outdoors.  http://www.arapahoebasin.com/ABasin/mountain/calendar.aspx

May 2, 2015
White Water Winter Music Series, Buena Vista
Eddyline Restaurant presents Leadville Cherokee, a Whitewater Winter Music Series, a fundraiser to benefit the Buena Vista Whitewater Park, the largest in the state of the Colorado! @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm. http://eddylinerestaurant.com/events/whitewater-winter-music-series-fundraiser/

May 2, 2015
14TH Annual Grand Gala, Devils Thumb
On behalf of the Grand Gala Committee and the Grand Foundation, we invite you to the 14th Annual Grand Gala, being held at the beautiful Devil’s Thumb Ranch in Tabernash Colorado.  This black-tie-optional event welcomes Gala guests into the NEW High Lonesome Lodge to enjoy an exceptional selection of food, libations, music and silent auction items. The event supports the non-profit organizations of Grand County. http://www.grandfoundation.com/page/15/grand-gala/

May 2, 2015
Estes Park Duck Race, Estes Park
Ten. Nine. Eight. Seven…And then, with a drop from a giant bucket, thousands of little yellow rubber ducks are ceremoniously dropped into Fall River at Nicky’s Resort where they begin their journey to Riverside Plaza in downtown Estes Park. The ducks are scooped out of the water one-by-one by waiting volunteers. It’s all part of the benefit Estes Park Duck Race. http://www.visitestespark.com/events-calendar/special-events/duck-race/

May 2, 2015
Georgetown Loop Rail Road Opens for the Season!, Georgetown
All Aboard! Come experience a little bit of History as beautiful views of the Colorado Rocky Mountains surround you. A steam locomotive or powerful diesel locomotive will take you through the breathtaking Clear Creek canyon, and past the remains of gold and silver mines. The Georgetown Loop offers both fully enclosed and open cars – This truly is great family fun for kids of all ages. Tickets are on sale now – contact the Georgetown Loop for more information! http://georgetownlooprr.com/

May 2, 2015
35th Annual Cinco De May Celebration, Grand Junction
In Downtown Grand Junction May 2 on Main Street between 4th and 7th Street. Variety of art, craft and food vendors and entertainment. http://www.latinangloalliancefoundation.org/cinco-de-mayo.html

May 2 – 3, 2015
Silver Plume Melodrama Dinner Theatre, Silver Plume
Don’t miss the 38th Annual George Downing Original Musical Melodrama with dinner at the Big Town Hall in Silver Plume! Dinner is complete with a sandwich and salad bar, ice cream sundaes, brownies, coffee, and lemonade. www.silverplumemelodrama.org The Melodrama runs Saturday and Sunday evenings now through May 3rd!! Saturday: Doors open at 6 pm Sunday: Doors open at 5 pm Adults $30, Kids $15 (Seniors $25 on Sundays only) Seating is limited. For Reservations please call (303)569-2023

May 3, 2015
Loveland Closing Day Ceremony, Loveland
Come celebrate the end of another amazing ski season here at Loveland!  Closing Day will feature live music on the patio, drink specials, and of course great spring skiing! Our local Brewpub Tommyknocker helps celebrate with great specials on their delicious mountain craft beers such as the Pine Bough Ale and Ginny Lee IPA. Following the tradition of the late Arnie J. Green, Loveland closes out the season in style with local legends Funky Johnson!  Some familiar faces to the Loveland closing day celebrations are joined by several other talented musicians hailing from Summit County

May 4, 2014
Closing Day Celebration, Loveland
Come celebrate the end of another amazing ski season here at Loveland! Closing Day will feature live music on the patio, drink specials, and of course great spring skiing!

May 8 – 10, 2015
Mother’s Day Victorian High Tea, Georgetown
This Mother’s Day, treat your Mom to High Tea at Georgetown’s Dusty Rose Tea Room, located between 6th and 7th on Rose Street in the heart of Georgetown. High Tea will include your choice of soup or fruit, a variety of savories, baked goods, as well as sweets. You may choose from 30 varieties of tea, or you are also welcome to enjoy, coffee, hot chocolate, Pepsi, or Sprite. Every Mother will also receive a special, hand-made gift! Seating is Limited. For more information or to make reservations, please call 303-569-3100.

May 8 – 10, 2015
Sheep Camp Stock Dog Trials, Hotchkiss
Now is the time to start making plans to attend this year’s Trials Event. We have been working all winter to make this year’s Trials one to remember. So make your plans and be ready to be amazed by the work of the partnerships of a dog and their handler. The Stock Dog Trials are conveniently located just one block from downtown Hotchkiss at East Hotchkiss Ave & 2nd Street. Sheep shearing demonstrations and other weekend demonstrations, events and activities will be held in and around Hotchkiss including. a great variety of delicious foods for you to choose from. http://www.hotchkissdogtrials.com/

May 9, 2014
Shakin’ at the Basin May Concert Series Arapahoe Basin
Described as High-Octane Rocky Mountain DanceGrass, Whitewater Ramble (WWR) uses a simple recipe to craft its sound: start with bluegrass instrumentation, add drums, and finish with a boundary-less approach to grassing-up everything from disco house grooves to roots to Americana. http://www.arapahoebasin.com/ABasin/mountain/calendar.aspx

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

May 9, 2015
Dandelion Day, Carbondale
After a group of concerned citizens successfully lobbied to end the spraying of herbicide on its parks and playgrounds, the Town of Carbondale elected to adopt the dandelion as its official Town Flower. Now we celebrate their springtime arrival every year with a festival of sustainability.

May 9, 2015
Canine on the Creek 5K Run/Walk, Dumont
Bring your “Best Friend” for a 5K run along Clear Creek.  Run benefits the Clear Creek Recreation District and Charlie’s Place Animal Shelter. Dogs must be up to date on vaccinations, non-aggressive, and leashed at all times. Registration opens in April. For more information please visit http://www.clearcreekrecreation.com/ccmrd%20races.html

May 9 – 10, 2015
Celebrate Mother’s Day on the Train! Georgetown
Looking for something unique to do on Mother’s Day? Look no further! Bring the family to Georgetown and take a ride on the Historic Georgetown Loop Railroad®, tour the Lebanon mine, and then enjoy shopping and dining in Historic Georgetown! Plus The Georgetown Loop will make things even a little sweeter with roses and handmade chocolates just for Mom!! Train rides depart from the Georgetown station beginning at 10 am, with the last train departing at 2:15 pm. The train takes you up to Silver Plume Depot and then returns you to the Georgetown Depot. For more information or to make reservations, please call 1-888-456-6777 or visit http://georgetownlooprr.com/

May 10, 2015
Mother’s Day Grand Buffet Brunch, Devils Thumb
Spoil Mom this Mother’s Day with a Grand Buffet Brunch. For more information please visit http://www.devilsthumbranch.com/index.cfm/page/Mothers-Day-Grand-Buffet-Brunch/cdid/14355/pid/10264

May 11 – 15, 2015
Bonedale Bike Week, Carbondale
A celebration of bikes & the people who ride them. CarBondale without the“car” Bonedale Bike Week is a five day celebration of the best way to get around Car(LESS)bondale!

May 15 – 17, 2015
Eagle Outside Festival Bike and Outdoor Expo, Eagle
Head to Eagle for the Rocky Mtn Bike & Outdoor Expo, Firebird 40, kids activities, the LoFi Chainless DH, a full event schedule and much, much MORE! Head to their website for details: eagleoutsidefestival.com

May 15, 16, 2015
17th Annual Mike the Headless Chicken Festival, Fruita
Celebrate the 17th Annual Mike the Headless Chicken Festival May 15th-16th 2015, in Fruita, Colorado. This festival is dedicated to the amazing story of one chicken’s will to live. Events such as a 5k run, disc golf tournament, wing and peep eating contests, live music, delicious food and artisan booths make this a weekend to remember. The theme for 2015 is “Mike Goes Back to the Fruiture” As we all remember, Back to the Future II takes place in 2015! Dig into your VHS collection and watch this trilogy to compare what they predicted 2015 to look like vs. what it actually does look like today! More information please visit http://www.miketheheadlesschicken.org/festival

May 15, 2015
5th Annual Grand Valley Beer Festival, Grand Junction
Live music, tasting and people’s choice competition, craft brews from about 50 breweries in Colorado and around the world. http://www.visitgrandjunction.com/grand-valley-beer-festival-5th-annual-0

May 15, 2015
Opening Day at The River Course, Keystone
This par-71, Hurdzan-Fry course brings an element of drama to your game. The par-35 front nine is oriented around the path of the Snake River and the par-36 back nine winds through a lodgepole pine forest. Impressive elevation changes, variable bunkers, water hazards, and five sets of tees on each hole combine to challenge golfers of all abilities. The 16th hole features a 194-foot elevation drop from tee to green and the scenic 18th hole offers 12 bunkers and spectacular views of Lake Dillon. Add to that the magnificent views of snow-capped peaks and wildlife and it’s easy to see this is a golfing experience unlike any other. For tee times call 970-496-1488. http://www.keystoneresort.com/golf/golf.aspx

May 15 – 17, 2015
Car Show at Pagosa

2015 will celebrate our 7th year for the Car Show at Pagosa, taking place May 15th – 17th – with over 100 cars being shown.  Pagosa Springs will be full of the classics. http://www.visitpagosasprings.com/events/car-show-at-pagosa?es=Friday,%20May%2015,%202015

May 15 – 17, 2015
Barrel into Spring Wine Tasting, Palisade
A weekend of self-guided tours, wine tasting and delicious food brought to you by the members of the Grand Valley Winery Association. This is your chance to discover wines in the making and see how your favorites are made. This self-guided tour of the eight participating wineries will take you to Canyon Wind Cellars, Carlson Vineyards, DeBeque Canyon Winery, Garfield Estates Winery, Grande River Vineyards, Graystone Vineyards, Plum Creek Cellars and Two Rivers Winery. Each winery will pair delicious foods with their wines. Times begin at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday for both weekends. The cost is $70 per ticket but they are transferable.

May 16, 2014
Shakin’ at the Basin May Concert Series Arapahoe Basin
Described as High-Octane Rocky Mountain DanceGrass, Whitewater Ramble (WWR) uses a simple recipe to craft its sound: start with bluegrass instrumentation, add drums, and finish with a boundary-less approach to grassing-up everything from disco house grooves to roots to Americana. http://www.arapahoebasin.com/ABasin/mountain/calendar.aspx

May 16, 2015
Ride for the Pass, Aspen
The 21st annual Ride for the Pass is a fundraiser for the Independence Pass Foundation. Cyclists race up to the top of Independence Pass, at 12,095 feet. Register online. http://www.independencepass.org

May 16, 2015
Sage Burner, Gunnison
Kick off summer in Gunnison at the 8th Annual Sage Burner presented by Western State Colorado University Track & Field. With 25k and 50k courses, this trail running race is not for the weak at heart. New in 2015, a 5K course is an option for the first time for those interested in shorter distances. Taking place at Hartman Rocks Recreation Area, this great event takes advantage of the natural beauty of our Gunnison sage country as well as the many miles of developed trails. Race is limited to first 350 combined registrants for 25k and 50k. This event is known to fill up quick! For more information or to register please visit www.sageburnertrailrun.com

May 16 – 17, 2015
Taste of Spring, Ignacio
Bring the whole family for some food, fun and sun! Fox Fire Farms will have NEW Wines, BABY Animals, LIVE Music and LOCAL Artisans, Tours of Historic One Room School House and Face Painting for Children. http://www.foxfirefarms.com/tasteofspring

May 16, 2015
Pagosa River Dayz, Pagosa Springs
Friends of the Upper San Juan River invite everyone to join in Town Park for the 2nd Annual Pagosa River Dayz. The morning will start with a volunteer river clean up sponsored by Pagosa Outside. Followed by a raft parade at 11am (costumes and decorated boats are encouraged), which will launch from the Malt Shop and float through the infamous Davey’s Wave, where our emcee Benjamin Witting will announce each float, the crew, and any other silly antics that may ensue during the parade. After that, there will be raft rides, boat races, a kayak rodeo, water jousting, kayak demo/clinics and other fun river play. As an added bonus, from Durango; 4Corners River Sports and Surf The San Juan’s will be on site to demo some new gear as well as help judge some of our river events. http://www.visitpagosasprings.com/events/pagosa-river-dayz?es=Saturday,%20May%2016,%202015

May 16, 2015
Palisade Gran Fondo, Palisade
What is a Gran Fondo? A Gran Fondo loosely translated means “big or great ride.” Originating in Italy, these one day events are characterized by a rolling mass start with all participants enjoying the epic nature of the long day on their road bikes. The cyclists who most enjoy the Gran Fondo rides are seasoned and trained road cyclists who can challenge themselves with the distance and rigor of the ride. The Palisade Gran Fondo course was designed by seasoned cyclists who have participated in many organized rides with an eye to a challenging but safe experience for all riders. The Peach Bowl Park, located at 600 Logan Ave, Palisade CO will be the headquarters for the event. Following the ride there will be a meal and celebration. The mass rolling start will begin with the Palisade Police Department escort to the 38 Rd hill. Provided will be an on course “SAG” (support and gear) van that will assist riders needing a lift to complete their ride back should they need assistance. Fully stocked aid stations will also be provided. http://www.palisadegranfondo.com/

May 17. 2015
Taste of Durango, Durango
Durango’s Premier Food and Beverage Event on Main Street to celebrate the culinary skill and culture that helps define Durango. Join the culinary extravaganza 11:00 am – 3:00 pm between 8th and 12th St. in downtown Durango.  http://durango.com/events/

May 21, 2015 – June 09, 2015
Vail Whitewater Race Series, Vail
Vail Whitewater Race Series will take place on Gore Creek for kayaks, rafts and SUPs on Tuesdays. The course challenges will change every week and cash prizes will be available. Overall prizes will be awarded on the last day of the event. Spectators can take in the action from the banks of Gore Creek. For more information call 970-926-3867 or visit http://www.alpinequestsports.com/

May 22 – September 26, 2015
Music on the Mountain, Glenwood Springs

Free concerts at the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, featuring local bands throughout the summer and early fall. Enjoy a scenic tram ride up to the top of Iron Mountain and then partake in happy hour drink and food specials. Visit www.glenwoodcaverns.com for the 2015 schedule.

May 22 – 25, 2015
Paddlefest, Buena Vista
Paddlefest 2015 welcomes newbies and paddling enthusiasts to this festival of flat-water demos, on-water education, river competitions, multi-sport races and other family oriented events. Proceeds benefit Boys and Girls Clubs of Chaffee County and the Buena Vista Optimist Club. For more info, visit http://ckspaddlefest.com/

May 22 – 25, 2015
44th Annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic, Durango
General Registration for the Tour and Men’s Road Race categories are sold out. Lots of other events are still available! Enjoy a full weekend of events every Memorial Day! The Iron Horse Bicycle Classic has over 3500 participants in 5 events. Not bad for a town of only 16,000 people nestled in the mountains of Southwest Colorado! http://durango.com/events/

May 22, 2015
Music on the Mountain, Glenwood Springs
Doctor Robert (Beatles tribute band.) 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

May 22 – 25, 2015
Mountainfilm in Telluride Festival, Telluride
Started in 1979, Mountainfilm in Telluride is one of America’s longest-running film festivals. In addition to screening leading independent documentary films from around the world, the festival includes a full-day symposium on a critical contemporary issue, art and photography exhibits, early morning coffee talks, a book signing party, an ice cream social, student programs and a closing picnic/awards ceremony. Presentations and panels are scheduled throughout the Memorial Day weekend event with a wide diversity of special guests, ranging from artists to adventurers and academics to activists. For more information please visit www.mountainfilm.org

May 23, 2014
Shakin’ at the Basin May Concert Series Arapahoe Basin
Described as High-Octane Rocky Mountain DanceGrass, Whitewater Ramble (WWR) uses a simple recipe to craft its sound: start with bluegrass instrumentation, add drums, and finish with a boundary-less approach to grassing-up everything from disco house grooves to roots to Americana. http://www.arapahoebasin.com/ABasin/mountain/calendar.aspx

May 23, 2015
Blues Brews and BBQ, Beaver Creek
As the unofficial launch of summertime in the mountains, top barbecue chefs from around the state join local chefs in serving up mouth-watering barbecue complemented by thirst-quenching microbrews at one of the largest Colorado Microbrewery beer tastings. For more information please visit http://www.visitvailvalley.com/general.asp?id=204

May 23 – 25, 2015
Memorial Day Weekend, Estes Park
Shoppers, diners, wildlife watchers, and purveyors of arts and crafts delight in the three-day Memorial Day weekend in Estes Park. Amidst budding trees and blossoming flowers, Estes Park is bustling! From Saturday through Monday, May 23 to May 25, check out Bond Park in the center of downtown. More than 90 local, statewide, and national artisans showcase their talents in an annual, juried Art Market. Don’t miss the Gallery Row that features work from local art galleries. Live music and food are available throughout the weekend.  Art Market hours are Saturday and Sunday 9 am to 6 pm; Monday 9 am to 3 pm

May 23, 2015
The Everett Mine Tour Opens Today!, Georgetown
Join the Georgetown Loop Railroad as they celebrate their newest edition – the new Everett mine tour!! Come experience a little Colorado History and see why the Everett mine has been reopened!!  Don’t forget to tour the Lebanon Silver Mine while you are here too!! For more information or to make reservations, please call 1-888-456-6777 or visit http://georgetownlooprr.com/

May 23, 2015
Georgetown Pack Burro Race. Georgetown
The race will begin around 11:00 am in Downtown Georgetown on 6th Street and is approximately 8 miles long from Georgetown to Empire and back.. Weigh-in’s begin at 10:00 am. Awards ceremonies will be around 2 pm. The public is welcome to come and watch for FREE!
Pack Burro Racing is the only sport indigenous to the state of Colorado. It has its roots in the state’s mining heritage. In the early days of the mining industry, miners would take burros, which is the Spanish word for donkey, through the mountains of Colorado in their search for gold. Because the burros were carrying supplies, the miners could not ride the animal and so they would walk, leading the donkey. The burro races commemorate these men and their burros. For more information or to register for the event please contact Bill Lee at 720-234-8200, laughingvalleyranch@gmail.com, or by visiting www.laughingvalleyranch.com

May 23 – 24, 2015
The Original Growler, Gunnison
Brought to you by Gunnison Trails and presented by Ergon and Sram, the Gunnison Growler is back and better than ever for 2015. The Growler Weekend celebrates the culture of biking in Gunnison, Colorado with just a taste of the old west, with 64 mile (the original growler) and 32 mile (the half growler) mountain bike races at Hartman Rocks Recreation Area and a townie takeover tour, this is a weekend not to be missed for mountain biking fans. Registration opens December 1, 2015.  The 2015 entry fee is $79 for the Half-Growler and $99 fo the Full-Growler and for the Late Bus. For more information please visit http://gunnisontrails.com/gunnison-trails-events/the-original-growler/

May 23, 2015
Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad Opens for the Season, Leadville
High in the Rocky Mountains, the Leadville Colorado & Southern Railroad takes sightseers, historians and train buffs on a scenic journey through untouched wilderness. Along the way, passengers experience the beauty of the Arkansas River Valley and spectacular views of Colorado’s two highest peaks, Mt. Elbert and Mt. Massive. The Leadville Colorado & Southern Railroad departs daily from Memorial Day weekend through the beginning of October. http://www.leadvilletwinlakes.com/leadville_colorado_and_southern_railroad

May 23 – 24, 2015
Bluegrass on the Arkansas Festival, Salida
The Salida Rotary will host its annual Bluegrass on the Arkansas Festival at Riverside Park over the Memorial Day weekend.  Come out and enjoy the music! The event runs from 6pm to 8:45pm on Saturday, May 23, and from noon to 8:45 pm on Sunday, May 24. Food and drink will be served by the Salida Rotary Blub as a fundraiser to help youth of our community in the form of vocational and scholastic scholarships. http://www.bluegrassonthearkansas.org/

May 24, 2015
14th Annual Festival of the Brewpubs, Arapahoe Basin
Join us for our largest party of the year! Spend the day sampling beer from 12 breweries from Summit County and Colorado. Featuring live music and outdoor food stations, this is a spring-time party not to be missed! Cost: $25 gets you beer sampling from 12 breweries from 12:00pm-4:00pm and a commemorative mug.  http://www.arapahoebasin.com/ABasin/mountain/calendar.aspx

May 24, 2015
Spring Rail Jam, Arapahoe Basin
Celebrate the 14/15 season with a FREE Rail Jam in the Treeline Terrain Park! http://www.arapahoebasin.com/ABasin/mountain/calendar.aspx

May 24, 2015
State Bridge, Bond
Bluegrass with Caribou Mountain Collective. http://www.statebridge.com/

May 24, 2015
State Bridge, Bond
State Bridge Presents….Season Opening. Bongo Love Experience, Kronen. http://www.statebridge.com/

May 24, 2015
Memorial Day BBQ, Devils Thumb
Kick off summer with a classic ranch-style BBQ on Sunday that includes a chef-prepared all you can eat indulgence and visits from the Ranch “critters.”  Make it a true getaway with the Ranch’s special Zip Line Holiday Lodging Package, including a full, five-line zip tour for two and overnight accommodations on Sunday night. Time: 11am-3pm (All-you-can-eat BBQ).

May 24, 2015
The Narrow Gauge 10 Mile Run, Durango
Runners can choose between a 10 mile or 4 mile option. For more information visit http://ng10mile.com

May 25 – 29, 2015
Campout for the Cause, Bond
Campout For The Cause is a three-day roots music and lifestyle gathering held annually on the banks of the Colorado River at Rancho Del Rio.  The beautiful riverside venue is just 40 minutes from Vail, Colorado, and is an ideal spot for the outdoor event featuring live music, camping, yoga of all styles, stand-up paddle boarding and lifestyle workshops for individuals, friends and families. For ticketing and event information check their website: http://www.campoutforthecause.org/home

May 25 – 29, 2015
Golf Week for Bettys, Keystone
Women’s Golf Week featuring free skills clinics. Learn the game or refine your skills. All abilities welcome. Rental clubs complimentary. Call the Golf Shop at 970-496-1520 to register or receive more information or visit http://www.keystoneresort.com/events/event-details.aspx?year=2015&month=5&eventview=calendarview&eventName=Golf+Week+for+Bettys

May 25, 2015
Vail Valor Races, Vail

The Vail Valor Races is a running celebration to kick off spring in the mountains and recognize the Memorial Day holiday. On Monday, May 25th, runners and walkers will be treated to stunning views of the Gore Range as they start their race. Choose between several distances: marathon, marathon relay, half-marathon, 5-mile, or 1-mile family fun run. Post-race brunch, technical t-shirt, and Valor finisher medal to all runners. The Vail Veterans Program is the official charity partner for all events. For more information visit http://www.speckled-hound.com/

May 28 – 30, 2015
Animas River Days, Durango
Animas River Days is dedicated to celebrating the Animas River’s role in Durango by providing a venue for public gathering with whitewater competitions as well as community outreach about river resources and conservation. Events take place throughout downtown Durango. For more information please visit http://www.animasriverdays.org/ or call (970) 259-3583.

May 29 – 31, 2015
State Bridge, Bond
Beanstalk Music & Mountains Festival W/ The Magic Beans & More! http://www.statebridge.com/

May 29 – 30, 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 on May 29th and 30th from 6:30pm – 10:30pm . You will travel on a 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. Tickets are limited and are expected to sell quickly. For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.DurangoBluesTrain.com or call (877) 515-6166.

May 29, 2015
Legacy Forest Tree Planting Day & Evening of Laughter, Frisco
The Bristlecone Foundation Legacy Forest Campaign started in 2010 to help support the home care and hospice patients of Bristlecone Health Services and to renew the forests of Summit County and the beauty of our mountains. This summer 10,000 seedlings will thrive in our mountain valley in honor or in memory of loved ones. This “feel-good-do-good” event kicks off on Friday, May 29th at 6:00 pm with “An Evening of Laughter” at the Frisco Day Lodge with standup comedian Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald and talented musician Randall McKinnon along with a spectacular silent auction. For more information or to volunteer/donate please visit http://www.chahf.org/chf/home/bristlecone-foundation/

May 29 – 31, 2015
Art and Music Festival, Grand Junction
Main Street comes alive for a full weekend with music performed by local and national artists, artist demonstrations in a variety of mediums and artists selling beautiful, high-quality work. A celebration of art and music, this outdoor event features high quality street vendors, live music, extended shopping hours and other fun activities. For the complete list of events: http://www.downtowngj.org

May 29, 2015
Opening Day at Keystone Ranch Course, Keystone
Challenge yourself and take your game to a higher level on this classic mountain golf course. Winding through lodge pole pines, around sage meadows and across a nine-acre lake, this par-72 golf course features slight elevation changes and many bunkers. Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., Keystone Ranch Golf Course follows the legendary links-style of a Scottish course on the front nine, while the back nine presents a traditional mountain valley layout. Total yardage is 5,582 – 7,090. For tee times call 970-496-1488. http://www.keystoneresort.com/golf/golf.aspx

May 30, 2014
Shakin’ at the Basin May Concert Series Arapahoe Basin
Described as High-Octane Rocky Mountain DanceGrass, Whitewater Ramble (WWR) uses a simple recipe to craft its sound: start with bluegrass instrumentation, add drums, and finish with a boundary-less approach to grassing-up everything from disco house grooves to roots to Americana. http://www.arapahoebasin.com/ABasin/mountain/calendar.aspx

May 30, 2015
Mountain to Valley Half Marathon and FAST 4-MileRun/Walk, Glenwood Springs
The Mountain to Valley Half Marathon and FAST 4-Mile Run/Walk races are on Saturday, May 30th 2015. Starting time is 7:30am for bus to top of course. Post-race celebration includes a bouncy castle for the children, a Smilin’ Sam Half-Mile Fun-Run, food, prizes, raffle, a band, and shoe demonstrations sponsored by Treadz! We are honored to be in our fifth year hosting two of the fastest and most beautiful running courses that Colorado has to offer. – See more at http://web.glenwoodchamber.com/events/eventdetail.aspx?EventID=5570

May 30, 2015
Music on the Mountain, Glenwood Springs
Night Plane (acoustic rock). 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

May 30, 2015
Turquoise Lake Half Marathon, Leadville

The Turquoise Lake Half Marathon offers unparalleled mountain views as you run clockwise around scenic Turquoise Lake. The first 7.5 miles of the course consists of hilly paved road. The final 5.5 miles consist of single track dirt trail. For more information or to register please visit http://leadvillesportshall.com/marathon.html

May 31, 2015
Leadville Fish Hatchery 5k, Leadville

Located at the historic Leadville National Fish Hatchery, the Fish Hatchery 5K features a scenic cross country style course that winds through subalpine forest near and around the Evergreen Lakes and lower Rock Creek area. The route consists of dirt road, path and trail. For more information or to register please visit http://leadvillesportshall.com/5k.html

 

JUNE 

 

June 1 – 6, 2015
24th Annual Wild West Fest, Telluride
The Sheridan Arts Foundation invites you to be a part of one of the most meaningful and exciting festivals of the Telluride community, the annual Wild West Fest. Since 1990, the Sheridan Arts Foundation has raised $50,000 each year to bring 50 inner-city youth from Boys & Girls Clubs and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America to Telluride for a week of nurturing, child-centered mentorship programs and fascinating cultural experiences as a part of the Chip Allen Mentorship Program (C.A.M.P). For more information please visit http://www.sheridanoperahouse.com/wild-west-fest

June 3, 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 Railroad’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

June 4, 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.

June 4 – 8, 2015
Golf Week for Juniors, Keystone
A week for junior golfers. Learn the game or refine your skills. All abilities welcome. Rental clubs complimentary. Call the Golf Shop 970-496-1520 to make a reservation or for more information. http://www.keystoneresort.com/golf/golf.aspx

June 4, 2015
Mountain Air Music Series, Ouray
Free concert in Fellin Park with incredible talent from all over the United States. Concert starts at 6pm, bring your chair or blanket and enjoy great music  and good food & Drink. www.ouraycolorado.com/mountainairmusic

June 4 – 7, 2015
GoPro Mountain Games, Vail

The GoPro Mountain Games are the country’s largest celebration of adventure sports, art and music. Professional and amateur athletes from around the world converge upon the mountains and rivers of Vail to compete in nine sports and 25 disciplines for more than $100,000 in prize money. Summer 2015 sporting events include steep, freestyle, sprint and full contact kayaking, rafting, mountain and road biking, World Cup Bouldering, amateur climbing, fly fishing, stand up paddling, slackline and trail, mud and long distance running. Learn more at http://www.mountaingames.com/summer/

June 5, 2015
Cajun Crawfish Boil, Breckenridge
To benefit the National Repertory Orchestra come enjoy tasty Crawfish from Lost Cajun with all the fixings, free beer from Broken Compass Brewing, drinks from Breckenridge Distillery, wine from the Gold Pan Saloon, treats from Olive Fusion and Dancing to the Bon Tee Cajun Band! Shuttle service from the Breckenridge Transit Center will be provided by The Adventure Co. For tickets contact the NRO at 970-453-5825 or www.nromusic.com.

June 5, 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.

June 5 – 7. 2015
Dinosaur Train, Durango
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad | 10:00am – 2:00pm Based on the hit PBS Kids Television series, Jim Henson’s Dinosaur Train™ is back for a fourth year at the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. You will meet Buddy, the loveable and curious T. rex, and celebrate the fascination that children have with dinosaurs and trains! All passengers will receive a wristband to enter the Nature Trackers Adventure Area in the D&SNGRR yard. You’ll experience fossil dig sites, dinosaur tracking, face painting and temporary tattoos, live entertainment and a chance to have your photo taken with Buddy! http://durango.com/event/dinosaur-train/

June 5, 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.

June 5 – 14, 2015
Restaurant Week, Keystone
Enjoy a culinary experience at a discount. Restaurants in Keystone’s River Run Village will be celebrating Restaurant Week with a variety of specials, sales and entertainment. $20.15 specials in all restaurants (2 burgers and 2 beers at Kickapoo, 2 pastas & salad at Luigi’s, etc).$20.15 retail specials throughout village (20% off racks + 15% off racks, etc). Merchant Tent Sale- June 12-14. Restaurants feature culinary specials, wine pairings, kid themed meals, etc for lunches & dinners all week long that are advertised

June 5 – 7, 2015
Folk n’ Bluegrass Festival, Pagosa Springs
The 2015 Folk n’ Bluegrass Festival will be held June 5th – 7th, 2015 on Reservoir Hill in downtown Pagosa Springs, providing three days of great music. The event also features a Kids Bluegrass Camp and the Bluegrass Camp for Adults, held during the week before the event.  Children under 12 attend the festival for free. http://www.folkwest.com/#!pagosafolknbluegrass/cvc5

June 5 – 6, 2015
The Ragnar Trail, Snowmass

The Ragnar Trail is a gritty trifecta of the most scenic trail loops Mother Nature can serve up. Each trail loop begins and ends at Ragnar Village. Teams will run relay style, rotating through all three loops. Between the views of snowcapped peaks, fields of wildflowers, and amazingly groomed single-track you wall fall in trail runner love with Snowmass. For more information and/or to register please visit http://ragnartrail.com/locations/snowmass-co

June 5 – 7, 2015
32nd Annual Telluride Balloon Festival, Telluride
On Saturday and Sunday, watch balloons lift off from Telluride Town Park and float effortlessly over the Telluride Valley. Head to Main Street on Saturday evening to witness the amazing Balloon Glow; balloons are tethered to Main Street (weather dependent) and lit up during this spectacular display. http://www.visittelluride.com/festivals-events/signature-events

June 6 – 7, 2015
Aspen Eco Fest, Aspen
The Aspen Eco Fest is a must see must attend annual eco event. With more than 100 street vendors and demonstrations, all free to the public from 10am – 5pm. Shop and enjoy everything handmade, remade, natural, organic, up-cycled, or energy efficient. For more information please visit http://www.aspenecofest.com/

June 6, 2015
17th Annual Buena Vista Bike Fest, Buena Vista
The BVBF offers Century and Metric Century Rides in addition to shorter distances for those in training. $65 registration w/early registration discounts. Event fills up fast and is limited to 900 riders. Each registration includes a meal ticket, 2 drink coupons for Bristol Brewing Company or Eddyline Brewery and a raffle ticket for great prizes from our sponsors including 2 bicycles donated by Ted’s Bicycle Shop and other great prizes from Nite Ize, Old Town Bike Shop, Carmichael Training Systems, Fluid and DZ Nuts. Additional raffle tickets can be purchased at Festival for more chances to win. 100% of raffle dollars raised go to our charities. Proceeds from the ride benefit local charities including Chaffee County Search and Rescue, the Mineral Belt Trail, Trails and Open Space Coalition and Kids on Bikes. For more information and/or to register please visit http://www.bvbf.org/

June 6 – 7, 2015
Jazz Fest & Art Walk, Estes Park
Take in the beauty of Estes Park, enjoy numerous art experiences and listen to the sounds of jazz. Estes Park’s free annual Jazz Fest/Art Walk weekend kicks off the season in style! What better way to open the summer season in Estes Park than with jazz playing amidst the beautiful rock backdrop of Performance Park outdoor amphitheater? http://www.visitestespark.com/events-calendar/special-events/jazz-fest-and-art-walk/

June 6, 2015
Run the Rockies, Frisco
Please join us for the 39th year of this classic early season mountain race along the Ten Mile Range on the paved recreation path. There are 10k and half marathon options.  This uncommonly beautiful course is a fast one so come prepared to challenge a few personal records. For more information or to register please visit http://www.townoffrisco.com/play/run-the-rockies-road-race/

June 6, 2015
Frisco’s Rockin Dock Party, Frisco
Kick off the boating season right!  Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Marina with live music, burgers and drink specials at the Island Grill. http://www.townoffrisco.com/events/friscos-rock-dock-party/

June 6, 2015
Grand Mesa Jeep Club Offroad Show & Parts Swap Meet, Grand Junction
The annual Off Road Show is a gathering of off road enthusiasts including all forms of motorized recreation, as well as camping, hunting, and fishing. For more information please visit  www.GMJC.Org

June 6, 2015
Kok Addict Full Moon Classic Fishing Tournament, Gunnison
Colorado’s Largest Reservoir, Blue Mesa has nearly 100 miles of shoreline and is over 20 miles long! Blue Mesa sits just a few miles west of Gunnison, Colorado, and is famous for the largest kokanee salmon population in the nation! It also has amazing brown and rainbow trout fishing and is home to the last three Colorado state record Lake Trout. For more information please visit http://www.gunnisoncrestedbutte.com/event/kok-addict-full-moon-classic-fishing-tournament

June 6, 2015
Music on the Mountain, Glenwood Springs
Poser (Colorado rock ‘n’ roll). 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

June 6, 2015
Steampunk, Leadville
An exquisite adventure into retro futurism, inventive costumes, Victorian sensibilities, and anachronistic technology. http://www.leadvilletwinlakes.com/page.asp?id=11&name=Events%20Calendar&cal_list_id=15046&cal_cat_id=1

June 6, 2015
Annual Kid’s Fishing Derby, Silverthorne
Kids big and little, bring your poles, bait and skills for a morning of fishing fun at Trent Park Pond!  Stocked by the Division of Wildlife, the Kids Fishing Derby kicks off a fantastic summer of fishing for kids 14 and under at the kids pond at Trent Park. Cast your luck for one of the big ones but no worries if he gets away, all participants have the chance to win one of the many door prizes.  First cast for this free event begins at 9:00am. http://www.silverthorne.org/index.aspx?page=17&recordid=909

June 7, 2015
State Bridge, Bond
State Bridge Presents….Bluegrass & Bloodys Plus W/ Groundscore Bluegrass. http://www.statebridge.com/

June 7, 2015
34th Steamboat Marathon Half Marathon and 10k, Steamboat Springs
Run alongside the roaring Elk River through the emerald green pastures on Country Road 129 with the snow-capped Rocky Mountains of Colorado all around and find out why the Steamboat Marathon was ranked as one of the “Top 10 Destination Marathons in North America.”. For more information and registration please visit http://www.steamboat-chamber.com/info/events/marathon.registration.asp

June 8 – 14, 2015
Bike Week, Steamboat Springs
If you’re here for just one week this summer, make it the week of June 10-14, when Steamboat Springs officially kicks off its biking season with the third annual Bike Week. Organized by Bike Town USA® and the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association, festivities include races, rides, clinics and entertainment for riders of all ability levels. Events include free music, a bike-in movie, group rides, clinics and more. For more information please visit http://steamboatbiketown.com/event/bike-week/

June 9 – 12, 2015
Pioneer Days, Crawford
Maybe you grew up in a small town and remember how much fun it was when there was a community celebration – seemed like the whole town turned out for the big day! Or maybe you didn’t grow up in that environment and hold an ideal Norman Rockwellesque image of small town get-togethers. Well, Rockwell it may not be, but Crawford’s Pioneer Days, like many small town community celebrations, really does hold a type of magic that orchestrated big town events just can’t reproduce. Crawford’s long-running Pioneer Days (33 years!) is one of those true grass-roots community celebrations. For more information please visit http://www.northforkvalley.net/page.cfm?pageid=14848

June 9 – Sept 15, 2015
Glenwood Downtown Market, Glenwood Spring
Every Tuesday throughout the summer, Glenwood’s Downtown Market sets up shop at the corner park located at 9th and Grand Avenue. Visitors will find something different every week as farmers bring what’s ripe and ready, fresh from the fields. Many artisans offer tastings including those selling pasta, cheeses, locally raised meats, fresh baked bread, and Colorado wines.www.glenwoodmarket.com/

June 9, 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

June 10, 2015
14th Annual Summit Trail Running Series Race #1, Breckenridge
Explore the trails near French Gulch this summer at the first race of the 14th annual Summit Trail Running Series. The race features a 5K short course and an 8K long course. For more information or to register please visit http://www.gobreck.com/events/event-calendar#/?i=1

June 10, 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/

June 11, 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.

June 11, 2015
Mountain Air Music Series, Ouray
Free concert in Fellin Park with incredible talent from all over the United States. Concert starts at 6pm, bring your chair or blanket and enjoy great music and good food & drink. www.ouraycolorado.com/mountainairmusic

June 11, 2015
Routt County Riders Sponsorship Day, Steamboat Springs
Each year a sponsorship day is held at the Steamboat Bike Park to benefit the Routt County Riders trail maintenance fund. Tickets are $15 (season Bike Passes are not valid on this day) and available for use 3:00pm-7:00pm. Visit the Steamboat Bike Shop to purchase tickets and rentals. Check out the festival at the base area including the Coca-Cola Adventure Zone and Bear River Umbrella Bar. For more information please visit http://www.steamboat.com/things-to-do/events/2015/06/routt-county-riders-sponsorship-day.aspx

June 12 – 14, 2015
Summer Opening Weekend, Copper Mountain
Summer activities, chairlifts, and Copper Creek Golf Course open for the summer. Celebrate Copper’s opening weekend with scenic chairlifts rides, summer activities including the climbing wall and bumper boats, or a round of golf at Copper Creek Golf Course. www.CopperColorado.com

June 12 – 14, 2015
63nd Annual MG Rallye Glenwood Springs
The MG Car Club – Rocky Mountain Centre invites you to join us for the 63nd Annual Rallye Glenwood Springs, the oldest continually-held time-speed-distance rally in the United States, on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, June 12, 13, & 14, 2015. The weekend is a marvelous opportunity, not just for MG owners, but for sports car enthusiasts of every mark (British, American, German, Italian, Japanese) to come together for sunny days, cool nights, and unique events. For more information please visit http://www.mgcc.org/60thglenwood/

June 12 – October 10, 2015
Glenwood Vaudeville Revue, Glenwood Springs
Please join us for a hilarious season of fun at The Springs Theatre. For the schedule or more information please visit http://www.gvrshow.com/schedule.html

June 12- 14, 2015
Gunnison River Festival, Gunnison
Celebrate the Gunnison River with a jam-packed weekend of events as part of this summer’s Gunnison River Festival, a unique blend of hardcore and lighthearted recreation!. For more information please visit http://www.gunnisonriverfestival.com/

June 12, 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 .

June 12 – 14, 2015
Bluegrass and Roots Festival, Palisade
Featuring notable bluegrass and roots musicians, on-site camping, band scramble jam sessions, workshops, food, artisans, children activities. Held along the Colorado River in Riverbend Park, a stunning venue with 110 acres of riverfront scenery, complete with pavilions, playground, boat launch, fishing ponds, bike paths and disc golf course. Sponsored by the Town of Palisade. Please click on the link below for further details. http://www.palisademusic.com/

June 12 – 14, 2015
Snowmass Mammoth Fest, Snowmass
Formerly the Snowmass Chili Pepper and Brew Fest, we are excited to bring back the Snowmass Mammoth Fest for the 12th year! Join us for 3 days of Music, Brews and Chili in Snowmass Village. Featuring on-site camping, late night shows, national tourin bands, a grand beer tasting with over 25 microbreweries, and more. For more information please visit www.snowmassmammothfest.com.

June 12, 2015
Steamboat Gondola Open for the Season, Steamboat Springs
The Steamboat gondola opens for the season, 7 days per week

June 13 – 14, 2015
Aspen Historical Society Bear Dance, Aspen
Northern and southern Ute tribal members present their traditional spring social dance in Aspen’s Rio Grande Park and the public is invited to join. For more information please visit http://aspenhistory.org/archive-aspen/summer-events-2015/

June 13, 2015
State Bridge, Bond
State Bridge & Cervantes Masterpice Present….
Keller and The Keels. http://www.statebridge.com/

June 13, 2015
Second Saturday Gallery Walk, Breckenridge
Downtown Breckenridge

June 13, 2015
Spartan Breckenridge Beast, Breckenridge
Join us at Breckenridge Mountain for the infamous 3+ mile sprint and 13+ mile beast. Will you conquer the slopes, or will the mountain and altitude break you first? Spartans will descend on Colorado in an attempt to be the first to conquer this treacherous mountain, will you be a part of them? Knock off two-thirds of your Trifecta in one weekend and Spartan up! The Elite Men’s and Women’s Spartan Sprint competition will be the featured race to be filmed by NBC Sports on Saturday, June 13th. In addition, NBC Sports will be on course all weekend filming the best stories in obstacle racing, so show up with your team and make sure to keep an eye out for the cameras! For more information, to volunteer, or to register please visit http://www.spartan.com/events/?event_id=522/breckenridge-beast

June 13, 2015
National Repertory Orchestra Opening Night “The Red Violin”, Breckenridge
Carl Topilow, Conductor. The National Repertory Orchestra is pleased to announce their 56th season.  This year, the festival will run from June 13th – July 31st and will include orchestra concerts, special events and outreach performances throughout Summit County. Tickets: $25 -$40 Youth 18 & under $7.  Ticket Office: 970-547-3100.  Or contact the National Repertory Orchestra at 970-453-5825 or www.nromusic.com

June 13, 2015
Opening Day Summer Season, Crested Butte

We are officially open for summer season! Bring your bike, your hiking shoes, and your friends for an awesome time on the mountain. New addition activity this year is our Wood Creek Mining Co for the kids! For more information please visit http://www.skicb.com/things-to-do/summer-activities

June 13, 2015
Highest Airshow on Earth, Dillon

June 13th with the United States Air Force Academy Rocky Band Blue Steel. http://www.townofdillon.com/index.aspx?page=368

June 13 – 14t, 2015
Let’s Go Boating, Dillon
Enjoy a 45 minute cruise around beautiful Lake Dillon on either a captained sailboat or pontoon boat. Children under 12 can only go on the pontoons. Each boat is captained by its generous owner who volunteers both the boat and the time to help the needy pets of Summit County”. NO DOGS ALLOWED on the boats, but 100% of all proceeds benefit L.A.P.S. For more information please visit http://www.summitlaps.com/letsgosailing.php

June 13 – 14, 2015
Fiber Affair – Wool Market, Estes Park
Family events don’t get much better than this – hands-on activities; fuzzy, approachable animals; entertaining performances; and shopping for mom and dad. Each June, families, knitters and animal enthusiasts attend the free Estes Park Fiber Affair to find all of these great things and more! Those familiar with the wool and fiber industry know this event, held at the Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, as the largest fiber fest in the West. Families can enjoy tractor rides for kids, a silent auction in the llama tent, and an expanded vendor barn! New in 2015, The Wooly Wonder Fashion Show! On Saturday, June 13th at 6:30 p.m. at the Rocky Mountain Park Inn to help celebrate the 25th Anniversary. The show will feature unique and one of a kind items from your own Wool Market Vendors and more! The event is free to attend, complimentary appetizers and a cash bar will be available. http://www.visitestespark.com/events-calendar/special-events/wool-market/

June 13, 2015
Music on the Mountain, Glenwood Springs
Already Gone (American resort rock). 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

June 13, 2015
Mount Evans Ascent Race, Idaho Springs
Although the air will be noticeably thin at the starting line, Echo Lake’s 10,600 feet of elevation is just the beginning. The climb totals nearly 4,000 vertical feet – much of it above treeline – as you make your way 14.5 miles to the finish line located at the summit of one of the most recognizable peaks on Denver’s mountain skyline – 14,264 foot Mt. Evans. For more information on the race or to register please visit http://www.racingunderground.com/mtevans/general.html

June 13 – 14, 2015
XTERRA Turkey Track Trail Run, Pagosa Springs
The XTERRA Turkey Track Trail Marathon and ½ Marathon provide an excellent early season trail race through the open ponderosa pine forest of Pagosa Springs Turkey Springs area. This event serves as an ideal primer for the region’s summer ultras and continues to attract newbies and legendary runners alike. For more information or to register please visit http://www.joingecko.org/info.asp?uid=313

June 13, 2015
Bike Swap and Bike Fest, Steamboat Springs
Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club’s annual Bike Swap will be held on Saturday, June 13, at Gondola Square! Dust off and clean up those old bikes sitting in your garage – you’ll have the most captive audience and best chance to sell them off. If you’re in the market for a new used bike, this is the place to shop. Typically, the swap offers dozens of bikes in all shapes, sizes and price ranges. http://www.steamboat.com/things-to-do/events/2015/06/sswsc-bike-swap-and-fest.aspx

June 13, 2015
Winter Park Chocolate Festival, Winter Park
Chocolate, Chocolate, and you guessed it…More Chocolate!! A treat for the Winter Park Resort vacationers and a destination for chocolate lovers around the state! Admission is free to the public. Guests may purchase “Taste Tickets” to get multiple samples. 10am-4pm in The Village.

June 14, 2015
State Bridge, Bond
State Bridge Presents….Bluegrass & Bloodys Plus W/ Hardscrabble. http://www.statebridge.com/

June 14, 2015
State Bridge, Bond.
State Bridge Presents….Dirty Bourbon River Show. http://www.statebridge.com

June 14, 2015
National Repertory Orchestra presents “The Topilow Brothers” In Concert, Breckenridge
This performance will blend swing, jazz, Broadway, and Klezmer music, featuring Carl Topilow on clarinet and Arthur Topilow on piano. Their unique approach to programming includes extensive audience involvement and true showmanship.  Then join the Topilows for a complimentary drink and a nosh after the show. For tickets contact the National Repertory Orchestra at 970-453-5825 or www.nromusic.com

June 14 – 17, 2015 and June 14 – 19, 2015
Teen Wrangler Camps,
Devil’s Thumb Ranch
Give your teen(s) ages 10-16 the opportunity to step outside of the techno-junkie box with an authentic western lifestyle experience at Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa Wrangler Camps.  Here, professional wranglers teach horsemanship and riding skills among other “wrangler life” outdoor and bonding experiences. Activities include wagon rides, horsemanship training including catching, haltering, grooming, saddling, groundwork riding instruction, rounding up cattle, team penning, team driving and a ½ day trail adventure.  Horse and stable activities and skill training are complemented with pool time, game room activities (including candlepin bowling) and movies. Advanced Reservations required (for camp and lodging): 970-726-7000 or for more information contact Nikki Morrow, Head Wrangler, at nmorrow@devilsthumbranch.com

June 14, 2015
The Guanella Pass Hill Climb, Georgetown
The Guanella Pass Hill Climb is a bicycle race from Georgetown to the top of Guanella Pass. Race takes place rain or shine. The 11 mile course rises 3150 ft. from Georgetown Lake with grades of 8-12%. Neutral start through town, flag drops at start of Guanella Pass Rd. Finish at 11,700 ft. in west parking lot on top of pass. Roads will be open to traffic. Riders descending back to Georgetown are expected to follow all traffic laws. There will be a celebration following the race at Georgetown’s City Park. For more information and/or to register please visit http://www.withoutlimits.com/

June 14, 2015
PLOW Open Swim, Pagosa Springs
Set in the authentic mountain town of Pagosa Springs, at the base of the majestic San Juan mountains, come and challenge yourself to a safe and fun 1/2 mile or 1 mile open water swim in Lake Pagosa. This inaugural event is one of the rare opportunities to swim in one of the pristine mountain lakes of Pagosa Springs. For more information or to register please visit http://www.joingecko.org/info.asp?uid=371

June 15, 2015
National Marina Day, Frisco
Come to  National Marina Day at the Frisco Bay Marina, a great way to introduce yourself to the water recreational opportunities at the Frisco Bay Marina!  Safe boating information will be on hand as well as discounted boat rentals. http://www.townoffrisco.com/events/national-marina-day/

June 16-18, 2015
Ride the Rockies, Gunnison/Crested Butte
Ride he Rockies is celebrating its 30th anniversary tour. The 2015 ride will take place over seven days, June 14 through June 20. Cyclists will ride 465 miles and ascend 40,537 vertical feet through Mesa, Delta, Montrose, Gunnison, Chaffee, Fremont and Custer counties. From Colorado’s wine country and the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park to Blue Mesa Reservoir and the Arkansas River Valley, this year’s course takes cyclists through some of Colorado’s most scenic and breathtaking terrain. For more information please visit http://www.gunnisoncrestedbutte.com/event/ride-rockies-bike-tour

June 16, 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/

June 16, 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

June 17, 2015
National Repertory Orchestra “Free Community Concert”, Breckenridge
The National Repertory Orchestra and Music Director, Carl Topilow, will present a free orchestra concert for the community of Summit County! Not ticketed – General Admission Seating. For more information contact the National Repertory Orchestra at 970-453-5825 or www.nromusic.com

June 17, 2015
National Repertory Orchestra “Eat.Drink.Give”, Breckenridge
Come to Kenosha Steakhouse and Rita’s in Breckenridge for Lunch, Dinner or Late Night on Wednesday, June 18th, and 5% of their total sales will be donated to the National Repertory Orchestra! For more information contact the National Repertory Orchestra at 970-453-5825 or www.nromusic.com

June 17, 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 Railroad’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

June 18 – 20, 2015
22nd Annual Frisco BBQ Challenge, Frisco

2015 marks 22 years of the Colorado BBQ Challenge in Frisco. Frisco BBQ is always held on Father’s Day Weekend, and this year is no exception so bring dad for this celebration of all things BBQ. The event kicks off on Thursday, June 19, with an evening of live music. The BBQ Challenge will run from Friday, June 20, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 21, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Approximately 70 BBQers will compete for a variety of awards. Teams compete in a wide range of categories including pork, ribs, chicken, brisket, anything goes, barbecue sauce, side dish, salsa and dessert. Each team competes for the coveted Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion titles. You don’t want to miss out on getting your own plate of this BBQ!  Other BBQ favorites include Chef Demonstrations presented on the Viking Stage; Pig Races; a Whiskey Tour (advance registration required); and a variety of musical entertainment. http://www.townoffrisco.com/play/colorado-bbq-challenge/general-info/

June 18 – 21, 2015
67th FIBArk Festival, Salida
The 67th FIBArk Festival, America’s oldest and boldest whitewater festival, features everything from a Crazy River Dog competition and Hooligan Race to a downtown parade and world-class competitions in slalom, rafting, kayaking and standup paddleboarding.For more information and/or registration please visit http://www.fibark.com/

June 18, 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.

June 18 – 21, 2015
Rocky Mountain Irish Gathering, Estes Park
Surrounded by the majestic Rocky Mountains in Estes Park, Colorado the Rocky Mountain Irish Gathering is truly a magnificent event for the entire family. The Gathering is a celebration of Irish culture and history uniquely presented through both educational and fun exhibits, film, lecturers, storytellers, vendors and music all in a festival atmosphere with special guests from Ireland and right here in the US. Irish or not come hear the sounds of pipes and drums as they echo across the festival grounds, watch the lightning fast pace of feet as multiple Dance Troupes showcase their best of all ages. Hear an entire musical performance sung in Gaelic! http://www.visitestespark.com/events-calendar/special-events/irish-gathering/

June 18, 2015
Mountain Air Music Series, Ouray
Free concert in Fellin Park with incredible talent from all over the United States. Concert starts at 6pm, bring your chair or blanket and enjoy great music and good food & drink. www.ouraycolorado.com/mountainairmusic

June 18 – 21, 2015
26th Annual Rocky Mountain Mustang Roundup, Steamboat Springs
More than 400 Mustang owners from Rocky Mountain Mustang clubs will convene in Steamboat Springs, Colorado over Father’s Day Weekend. Activities will include a scenic mountain tour, auto cross, Friday night social, Show n’ Shine Car Show and awards breakfast.
Spectators are welcome at the Meadows parking lot located at the corner of Mt. Werner Road and Pine Grove Road for Friday’s Autocross. Over 180 Ford Mustangs compete in this timed event. Saturday’s Show n’ Shine is a car lover’s dream, with over 400 Ford Mustangs on display up and down Lincoln Avenue for your viewing pleasure. http://www.rockymountainmustangroundup.org/

June 18 – 21, 2015
The 42nd Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Telluride
The festival is built around the many artists that have defined the Telluride Bluegrass sound, as the weekend is sprinkled with inspired sets from Peter Rowan, Béla Fleck, Jerry Douglas, Edgar Meyer, Tim O’Brien, and of course the “King of Telluride” Sam Bush. These artists come together for the festival’s epic set from the Telluride House Band. Or more information and tickets please visit http://www.bluegrass.com/telluride/

June 18, 2015, Winter Park
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

June 19 – 21, 2015
Food & Wine Classic, Aspen
One of the nation’s most prestigious epicurean events. Culinary stars show their passion for food, wine and entertaining. More than 300 Vintners pour premium wines complimented by specialty foods from around the world. Join leading chefs and noted wine authorities for three inspiring days of wine tastings, cooking demonstrations and special events. For more information please visit http://www.aspenchamber.org/events/acra-annual-events/food-wine-classic-aspen

June 19-21, 2015
Kingdom Days, Breckenridge
Kingdom Days is a town-wide heritage celebration that honors Breckenridge’s mining roots with free activities including outhouse races, gold panning and museum tours. Start the weekend with the Colorado Gold Panning Championships and follow it up with the Town Party. All weekend, major fun (alpine coaster, human maze and zip line) awaits on Peak 8. The Outhouse Races take place Sunday, June 21 on Ridge Street. http://www.gobreck.com/events/kingdom-days

June 19, 2015
Friday Night Movie and Music Series, Breckenridge
Breckenridge Creative Arts hosts a free, weekly outdoor summer concert and movie series that takes place in the Breckenridge Arts District every Friday night from 6:00 p.m. to midnight. Featuring the best in regional music talent and screenings of popular, cult and classic films on the lawn, the full campus will be open late with art-making workshops, studio demos, and hands-on family activities.

June 19, 2015
National Repertory Orchestra Free “Porch Series” Classical Concert
, Breckenridge
Breckenridge Associates Real Estate sponsors a FREE classical ensemble performance with the National Repertory Orchestra. Join us for a beautiful serenade on the porch. For more information contact the National Repertory Orchestra  at 970-453-5825 or www.nromusic.com

June 19 – 21, 2015
Strawberry Days Festival, Glenwood Springs
Strawberry Days has been entertaining generations for more than 100 years. The festival features a FamilyFest with interactive, entertaining and creative experiences for the kids, an arts and crafts fair and food court; an old-fashioned carnival; a parade down Grand Avenue and a full entertainment line-up. Of course, we’ll still serve free Strawberries and ice cream on Saturday, just like we’ve been doing for the past century. The theme this year is “Glenwood Rocks!” It can be taken literally or figuratively. We will celebrate everything from the rock formations in the Glenwood Canyon and Glenwood Caverns  to all that makes the community great. The parade floats are expected to be populated by a few rock and roll icons as well. http://strawberrydaysfestival.ning.com/

June 19 – 21, 2015
Rocky Mountain Rumble Motorcycle Rally, Idaho Springs
Just in time for Father’s Day — Come spend the weekend in Clear Creek County! This is a not to miss event – Complete with onsite camping, live music, vendors, local food and brews, good vibes, and great rides!! Camping will be available on Quinn Field. Due to limited space there will only be 200 campsites available. Passes must be purchased ahead of time to ensure your site. Passes will be sold per person not per tent as your pass also allows you into the venue. Motorcycle parking will be available next to your campsite. Small motorhomes and camping trailers can utilize the parking lots but will need to arrive early as spaces are limited. Camping will open on Friday June 19th @ 11:00am and all tents must be off the field by noon on Sunday June21st.
$40 weekend pass includes camping and venue admission all weekend
$10 day passes available at the door if you don’t need to camp
Proceeds will benefit Friends of Charlie’s Place which supports the local animal shelter. For more information please visit http://www.rockymountainrumble.com

June 19, 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 .

June 19, 2015
Cochon Heritage Fire, Snowmass

Heritage Fire by Cochon 555 has been Napa Valley’s premier hyper-local, whole animal live-fire outdoor food and wine event for over six years. For the first time ever, Heritage Fire is expanding outside of wine country and coming to The Base Village Lawn & Fanny Hill in Snowmass! This epic event will showcase top wineries, breweries, craft distilleries and over 45 notable chefs from Colorado working alongside top chefs from around the country cooking 3,000 pounds of heritage breed animals in celebration of pasture diversity and family farming.
The list of heritage and heirloom foods to be featured include dry-aged beef, spit-roasted large format fish, whole pigs, lambs, goat, lobster, squab, rabbit, duck, chicken, artisan cheese, oysters and heirloom vegetables. Heritage Fire is a collection of culinary teams cooking together for a crowd of meat and wine loving gourmands to spotlight traditional outdoor cooking techniques paired with amazing wines, ice-cold brews, and crisp ciders. Tickets start at $100 for General Admission and $200 for VIP. For more information and/or tickets visit http://www.gosnowmass.com/event/heritage-fire/

June 19 – 20, 2015
Reds, Whites & Brews Festival, Avon
In the gorgeous setting of Harry A. Nottingham Park in quaint Avon, CO, the Reds, Whites & Brews Festival has evolved to become a ‘don’t miss’ event of the summer!  This event will feature amazing wine & craft beer tastings, LIVE music, vendors and food!  Live music on Saturday from 2-3 bands, wine tastings from Veraison Distributing, craft beer tastings from over 20 craft breweries, local restaurants and food vendors, crafts, art, and more! For more information and tickets please visit http://alwaysmountaintime.com/radiate/events/reds-whites-and-brews/#description_hook

June 20, 2015
4th Annual Reds, Whites & Brews Festival, Avon
The spirit of Colorado and summertime come together during Avon’s fourth annual Reds, Whites & Brews Festival featuring boutique wines, amazing craft beers, local high-country food and incredible live music all in beautiful Nottingham Park. For more information please visit http://alwaysmountaintime.com/radiate/events/reds-whites-and-brews/

June 20, 2015
National Repertory Orchestra “Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6”, Breckenridge
The National Repertory Orchestra is proud to welcome guest conductor Tito Muñoz presenting Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6.  Performances will also include Mozart’s, Overture to Marriage of Figaro, pieces by Ravel and more. Tickets: $25-$40 / Youth 18 & under $7. Ticket Office: 970-547-3100.  Or contact the National Repertory Orchestra at 970-453-5825 or www.nromusic.com

June 20 – 21, 2015
DOCNA 2015 Dog Agility Western Regional Trials, Carbondale
Sponsored by Dogs on Course in North America. For more information please visit http://www.docna.com/

June 20, 2015
Ride for the Child Sopris Century, Carbondale
RIDE for the CHILD is characterized by a spectacular course of varying distances – 100 mile (Sopris Century), 100K, and 50K – through some of the most beautiful areas Colorado has to offer. The crown jewel of the event is the Sopris Century Ride which starts near the base of Mount Sopris in the quaint town of Carbondale, Colorado.  The ride initially heads east, up the scenic Roaring Fork Valley, with miles of gorgeous riverfront riding next to the Roaring Fork River. In the distance the Maroon Bells wilderness and Snowmass ranges provide a perfect backdrop to the spectacular views of the Aspen and Snowmass ski areas. All riding takes place on beautifully paved, smaller, rural roads and sections of a very generous bike path, taking full advantage of the Roaring Fork Valley’s bike friendly community. For more information and/or to register please visit http://www.active.com/carbondale-co/cycling/races/casa-ride-for-the-child-sopris-century-2015

June 20th, 2015
Lake Dillon Brew Fest, Dillon
The fifth annual Lake Dillon Brew Fest kicks off Friday June 19th with an evening concert at the Dillon Amphitheater with local favorite “One Ton Pig” start time 7PM. On Saturday June 20th gates open for the brewfest at 1PM. This event goes until 5PM with “Whitewater Ramble” entertaining inside the event grounds. The show continues at the amphitheater with local artist “Local Folk” taking the big stage at 5PM followed at 7PM by the “Rocky Mountain Grateful Dead Review”. Tickets will go on sale May 1st. Look for info at www.dillondba.org  or www.pugryans.com

Saturday, June 20th, 2015
Bacon Burner 6k, Frisco
The 4th annual Bacon Burner 6k presented by Kaiser Permanente is a 3.8 mile out-and-back run that will take place on a paved recreation trail.  All racers will receive a commemorative Bacon Burner item with race registration. .  All registrants 21 and older will also receive a free beer ticket to redeem at the BBQ Challenge.  Strollers are welcome; please leave your pet at home.  This race is open to all ages and abilities. http://www.townoffrisco.com/play/colorado-bbq-challenge/general-info/

June 20, 2015
Glacier Fest at St. Mary’s Clacier, Idaho Springs
Join us for a fun filled day complete with live music, an open house at the Alice School House and Museum, Guided family hikes to St. Mary’s Glacier led by C&M Mountain Tours, Gold Panning, Vendors and Craft Booths, Horseshoes, and Food, Beer and Wine! For more information please visit http://clearcreekcounty.org/event-calendar-clear-creek-county/glacier-fest/

June 20 – 21, 2015
VIDA MTB Series, Keystone
The VIDA MTB Series formerly the Beti AllRide Clinic is scheduled for June 21-22 at Keystone Bike Park with options ranging from a single day of instruction, to two days including rental packages from Yeti Cycles and gourmet meals, all the way to a full weekend at Keystone Resort including lodging and spa packages. In addition to one or two days of instruction, attendees will have access to afternoon yoga sessions at Warren Station, a gourmet continental breakfast, lunch and happy hour, all conveniently located in River Run Village. To register for the clinic or find out more, visit vidamtb.com.

June 20, 2015
Leadville Trail Marathon And Heavy Half, Leadville

Run through the historic mining district’s challenging old mining roads and trails, and hit a high of 13,185 feet at Mosquito Pass during the Leadville Trail Marathon or Heavy Half Marathon. The views will leave you breathless, if you’re not already. The marathon will mark its 16th year in 2015, while the Heavy Half will mark its 10th. For more information or to register please visit http://www.leadvilleraceseries.com/run/trailmarathonheavyhalf/

June 20, 2015
Free Classical Ensemble
: Outlets at Silverthorne
National Repertory Orchestra musicians will present a classical ensemble performance.  Enjoy the music while shopping! For more information contact the National Repertory Orchestra at 970-453-5825 or www.nromusic.com

June 20, 2015
Grand Cochon, Snowmass
10 Chefs, 10 Pigs, 1 Crown. Each year, an epic 10-city culinary tour starts in NYC and culminates in Snowmass/Aspen called Grand Cochon. The event spotlights 10 chefs competing in a head-to-tail, winner-takes-all culinary showdown. The event includes more than 1200 pounds of heritage breed pork showcased by the best 30 dishes that won them their regional competition and passage to Snowmass/Aspen. Guests will also enjoy premium brews, reserve wines, artisan spirits, a butcher demo, tartare bar, oysters, cheese tastings, jars of bacon, Swine and Sweets dessert course, and an award ceremony to announce the winner. The top toque will be chosen by the audience and a panel of 20 expert judges. For more information and/or tickets please visit http://www.gosnowmass.com/event/grand-cochon/

June 21 – 27, 2015
21st Annual Bike Tour of Colorado
420+ Miles of beautiful Rocky Mountain scenery. The 2015 ride takes the BTC across the Continental Divide multiple times throughout the week with stops in multiple mountain towns, starting and ending in Breckenridge, with stops in Leadville, Carbondale, Hotchkiss, Crested Butte, and Salida. For more information please visit http://www.bicycletourcolorado.com/

June 23, 2015
National Repertory Orchestra “Children’s Concert & Instrument Petting Zoo”, Breckenridge
The National Repertory Orchestra and assistant conductor, Stefano Sarzani, will present a special children’s concert featuring A Major Minor Mystery. After the concert, join NRO musicians for an instrument petting zoo which will give children the chance to hold and play real instruments. All Tickets $5. Ticket Office: 970-547-3100.  Or contact the National Repertory Orchestra at 970-453-5825 or www.nromusic.com

June 23, 30 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/

June 23, 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

June 23, 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

June 24, 2015
14th Annual Summit Trail Running Series Race #2, Breckenridge
Explore the trails through the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center at Race #2 of the 14th annual Summit Trail Running Series. The race has a 4K short course and 7K long course. There are no aid stations on the course – this Series is cup-free. Participants MUST bring a reusable water bottle. For more information or to register please visit http://www.gobreck.com/events/event-calendar#/?i=1

June 24 – July 29, 2015
Summer of Music, Glenwood Springs
Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts organizes a series of free concerts at Two Rivers Park and features local opening acts and headliners from Colorado and nearby states. Check out www.glenwoodarts.org/events/Summer_Music.html

June 24, 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/

June 24 – 28, 2015
13th Annual Blues from the Top, Winter Park
The 13th Annual Blues from the Top Festival will be held June 27 & 28th, 2015 – but as many of you know, there is plenty of amazing music happening in the days preceding the big weekend, so please save the dates from Wednesday, June 24 through Sunday, June 28 and you should be covered! http://www.playwinterpark.com/blues_from_the_top.html

June 25, 2015
Beaver Creek Rodeo Series at Traer Creek, Avon
Dust off your cowboy boots and tack on some spurs for the 12th annual Beaver Creek Rodeo Series presented by the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa. The Rodeo Grounds are located in Avon behind Chapel Square with free shuttle service from Beaver Creek Dial-a-Ride as well as the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa.
The full line up of classic rodeo events include bronc riding, calf scramble, team roping, mutton bustin’, barrel racing, bull riding and burro racing. Bring the whole family for pony rides, face painting, mechanical bull, western fare and a wide range of barbecue offered by Vail Valley restaurants beginning when gates open at 5 p.m. Yee Haw! http://www.beavercreek.com/events-and-activities/rodeo.aspx?page=viewall#/Schedule

June 25, 2015
National Repertory Orchestra Free “Porch Series” Classical Concert, Breckenridge
Breckenridge Associates Real Estate sponsors a FREE classical ensemble performance with the National Repertory Orchestra. Join us for a beautiful serenade on the porch. For more information contact the National Repertory Orchestra   at 970-453-5825 or www.nromusic.com

June 25, 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.

June 25- 28, 2015
Crested Butte Bike Week, Crested Butte
Welcome to the oldest mountain bike festival in the world! This is where a rider can experience the birthplace of mountain biking and ride miles and miles of singletrack. For over 30 years, Crested Butte has been host to the longest running bike festival in the country with its Crested Butte Bike Week. This family friendly celebration attracts riders of all levels with every type of bike looking to explore the best of what Crested Butte has to offer! For more information and/or registration please visit http://cbbikeweek.com/

June 25- August 9, 2015
Crested Butte Music Festival, Crested Butte
In its 20th year, the annual 6-week Crested Butte Music kicks off on June 25 and runs through mid-August. Featuring acclaimed performers including Boston Brass, American String Quartet, pianist Alexander Schimpf, and opera star Barry Banks. Crested Butte Music Festival also features three mini-festivals: bluegrass, opera, and gypsy jazz. Join us for some of the finest music the Rocky Mountains have to offer! http://www.crestedbuttemusicfestival.org/

June 25, 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.  Concert lawn chairs, tote bags and wine bottle tote bags made out of repurposed vinyl event banners are available for purchase at the Information Center at 300 Main Street.

June 25, 2015
Mountain Air Music Series, Ouray
Free concert in Fellin Park with incredible talent from all over the United States. Concert starts at 6pm, bring your chair or blanket and enjoy great music and good food & drink. www.ouraycolorado.com/mountainairmusic

June 25, 2015
Free Music Series: Orgone, Snowmass

June 25 – 28, 2015
Telluride Wine Festival, Telluride

Since 1981, Telluride has had the privilege of hosting the prestigious Telluride Wine Festival. The festival is a beautiful gathering of the local culinary community, enthusiastic visitors, vintners, and chefs from around the world. Chefs and wineries join to create unique luncheons, elite dinners, wine tastings, cooking classes, and educational seminars for festival attendees. Or more information please visit http://www.visittelluride.com/festivals-events/calendar/2015-06-25/telluride-wine-festival

June 25, 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

June 26 – 28, 2015
JAS Aspen Snowmass June Experience, Aspen
Jazz Aspen Snowmass will celebrate its 25th anniversary at its June Experience with performances by Chicago, Rodrigo y Gabriela, the Count Basie Orchestra, and more in the Benedict Music Tent. The three nights of headline performances at the Benedict Music Tent includes a free nightly lawn party with two stages on the event grounds, food and beverages and more prior to the main-stage acts. For more information and/or tickets please visit http://www.jazzaspensnowmass.org/

June 26 – 28, 2015
JAS Aspen Snowmass June Experience, Aspen
Jazz Aspen Snowmass will celebrate its 25th anniversary at its June Experience with performances by Chicago, Rodrigo y Gabriela, the Count Basie Orchestra, and more in the Benedict Music Tent. The three nights of headline performances at the Benedict Music Tent includes a free nightly lawn party with two stages on the event grounds, food and beverages and more prior to the main-stage acts. For more information and/or tickets please visit http://www.jazzaspensnowmass.org/

June 26, 2015
Friday Night Movie and Music Series, Breckenridge
Breckenridge Creative Arts hosts a free, weekly outdoor summer concert and movie series that takes place in the Breckenridge Arts District every Friday night from 6:00 p.m. to midnight. Featuring the best in regional music talent and screenings of popular, cult and classic films on the lawn, the full campus will be open late with art-making workshops, studio demos, and hands-on family activities.

June 26 – 27, 2015
14th Annual Sopris Music Fest, Carbondale
The 14th annual gathering of local musicians in Carbondale kicks off on June 26th, 2015 with live music at a number of locations throughout Carbondale. The festival also consists of food booths, beer and wine gardens, crafts and artisans, and the Brown’s Amusement Carnival. http://www.carbondale.com/events

June 26 – 27. 2015
Fun in the Sun Arts and Craft Show, Durango
http://durango.com/event/fun-in-the-sun-arts-and-craft-show/

June 26 – 28, 2015
Clear Creek RapidGrass Bluegrass Festival, Idaho Springs
Clear Creek RapidGrass is a non-profit, locally grown, locally supported bluegrass music festival to showcase acoustic talent. With the last five years under our belts, we’ve added a lot of fun new features and brought together some amazing talent! For more information and/or to buy tickets please visit http://www.clearcreekrapidgrass.com/

June 26, 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 .

June 26 – 29, 2015
Leadville Trail 100 Run Training Camp, Leadville

Open to all runners, this training camp offers an introduction to the Leadville Trail 100 Run presented by New Balance and is the perfect training tool for this year’s race. Seasoned veterans provide a great education as you cover the Leadville Trail 100 Run presented by New Balance course over a three-day period. 50 LT100 Run entries are available on a first-come-first-served basis as a package deal with Leadville Trail 100 Run Camp registration. For more information or to register please visit http://www.leadvilleraceseries.com/run/leadville100runtrainingcamp/

June 26 – 27, 2015
Leadville BBQ & Brew Festival, Leadville
Leadville will host the inaugural BBQ and Brew Festival June 26 – 27, 2015. It will be the culmination of a three-week, rising-elevation BBQ competition that starts in Frisco, continues in Fairplay and ends in Leadville, the highest-elevation city in North America, at 10,152’. Up to 36 teams will compete in three categories — chicken, ribs and beef brisket — as well as some additional competitions for best sauce. Enjoy bar-be-cue, microbrews and non-alcoholic drinks at this family-friendly event. Live music will add to the festive atmosphere on Harrison Avenue, set in the midst of Leadville’s National Historic Landmark District of Victorian Architecture. http://www.leadvilletwinlakes.com/LeadvilleBBQFestival

June 26 – 28, 2015
Salida ArtWalk, Salida
Salida celebrates its 23rd year. Don’t miss the Mini Masterpiece Auction! Salida’s galleries, businesses and restaurants will feature area artists, performers and craftspersons in three days of festive art and musical events, artist receptions, live demonstrations, and entertainment of all kinds. Salida galleries will feature special shows by leading regional artists; and visitors can meet many of the artists in person and learn about their work.

June 26 – 28, 2015
Quilting in the Heart of the Rockies Quilt Show, Salida
Monarch Quilters presents their annual Quilting in the Heart of the Rockies Quilt Show. http://salidachamber.org/june-2015-salida-colorado-calendar/

June 27, 2015
State Bridge, Bond.
State Bridge Presents….Rusted Root. http://www.statebridge.com

June 27, 2015
National Repertory Orchestra “A Spanish Evening”, Breckenridge
Featuring Grammy Award Winning Classical Guitarist Jason Vieaux and Carl Topilow, Conductor. Tickets: $25-$40 / Youth 18 & under $7. Ticket Office: 970-547-3100.  Or contact the National Repertory Orchestra at 970-453-5825 or www.nromusic.com

June 27, 2015
Copper’s Gone to the Dogs 5K/10K,  Copper Mountain
On Saturday, June 27, dogs and their owners are welcome to Copper Mountain for a day full of dog- friendly activities for the 2nd Annual Copper’s Gone to the Dogs. The day kicks off at 8:30 a.m. with registration for the Ruff Wear 5k fun run around Copper with race time at 10 a.m. The remainder of the day includes live music from the Blue Dogs and Aaron Burdett Band, an adopt-a-dog showcase and various dog demonstrations in the Dog Gone Vendor Village. Be sure to check out the nationally recognized DockDogs® showing off their best tricks into a pool in Burning Stones Plaza, Center Village. Pups and their owners are welcome to take part in yappy hour specials at Incline Bar and Grill or Alpinista Mountain Bistro. All proceeds raised will benefit LAPS. www.CopperColorado.com

June 27, 2015
Vuelta a Keystone, Dillon
Fondo is a timed cycling event where the rider receives a finishing time, but “rules of the road” apply and uniformed law enforcement is positioned at each intersection of consequence. Start and finish will take place at the Keystone River Run Village. In addition to the Fondo style cycling event there will be a “Fun, Fast and Free” kid’s race through the village and a vintage Porsche and Audi car show courtesy of Prestige Imports of Denver. A cash donation will be made for every rider to The Colorado High School Cycling League and Summit County Search and Rescue. For more information or to register please visit http://www.vueltakeystone.com/

June 27. 2015
Durango Brew Train, Durango
A unique train ride featuring stunning views and local brews! In addition to live music and hors d’oeuvres, local breweries will be on board to provide tastings of their beers and to offer information on how those beers are crafted. http://www.durangotrain.com

June 27 – 28, 2015
Scandinavian Midsummer Festival , Estes Park
Come celebrate the 2015 Scandinavian Midsummer Festival! The Midsummer Festival is a Scandinavian tradition that celebrates the summer solstice. The festival is held in downtown Estes Park at Bond Park, located at the intersection of Elkhorn Avenue (US 34/36) and MacGregor Avenue.
Be entertained and educated about the Scandinavian traditions and culture with fun and lively dancing, exhibits, kids’ activities, and more! Whatever your heritage may be, join in the many families across the country from Scandinavians descent who gather at the festival to share their heritage. http://www.visitestespark.com/events-calendar/special-events/scandinavian-midsummer-festival/

June 27, 2015
Timberline Cruiser Regatta, Frisco
It’s the Frisco side of sailing with a fun costume race that is open to sailors of all abilities. http://www.townoffrisco.com/events/timberline-cruiser-regatta/

June 27, 2015
Slacker Half Marathon, Relay and 4 Mile Races, Idaho Springs
Come join us for the highest DOWNHILL half marathon in the country and possibly the highest DOWNHILL 4 Mile Run! Do not be misled by the name but this is the Slacker Half Marathon/4M Race! It is the highest downhill half marathon in the country—- beginning at 10,630 feet and traveling over a rolling hill descent to 8400 feet! The half marathon begins at Loveland Ski Area and travels the first five miles through a Forest Service area of wetlands and natural waterfalls on a non-motorized paved bike path built to sustain the weight of an ambulance! For more information or to register visit http://www.slackerhalfmarathon.com/

June 27 – 28, 2015
Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour, Keystone
Keystone’s Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour is pretty excited about turning 5 years old in 2015! The festival returns June 27-28 with bacon s’mores, bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers, bacon inspired ice cream and just plain bacon, pounds and pounds of it.
If you believe the saying that “everything tastes better with bacon,” then we’ve found the perfect, mouth-watering event for you. The Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour happening at Keystone’s River Run Village will serve up 3,000 lbs. of bacon June 27-28 in just about every shape, size and variety from bacon ice cream to bacon s’mores to bacon drinks along with samples of bacon strips. Are you hungry yet? We are. In its 5th year, the Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour has become a “must-do” event on Colorado’s very popular summer festival schedule. For more information or to purchase tickets please visit http://www.keystoneresort.com/events/event-details.aspx?year=2015&month=6&eventview=calendarview&eventName=Blue%20Ribbon%20Bacon%20Tour%202015

June 27 – 28, 2015
Big Mountain Enduro Aspen/Snowmass
The Yeti Cycles Big Mountain Enduro Series presented by Shimano, is an authentic multi-stage, multi-day annual Enduro series throughout the most picturesque vacation destinations in the Rocky Mountain region. This highly anticipated sports entity offers some of the biggest and most challenging terrain in and around these mountainous landscapes. With many of the top-ranked trails in the country, BME races tie in epic backcountry Enduros on big terrain, as well as combining lift-accessed stages throughout the series. Courses will feature predominantly timed downhill (special) stages linked together by non-timed climbing (liaison) stages. This rapidly growing discipline combines the physical endurance of cross-country riding with the technical difficulty and excitement of downhill racing. For more information and/or registration please visit http://www.bigmountainenduro.com/

June 28, 2015
State Bridge, Bond.
State Bridge Presents….Bluegrass & Bloodys Plus W/ The Sweet Lillies. http://www.statebridge.com/

June 28 – 30, 2015
Women’s Wellness Retreat with Tara Grodjesk of Tara Spa Therapy,
Devil’s Thumb Ranch
De-tech body, mind and spirit at this special wellness retreat where guests will have the opportunity to relax, recharge and re-invigorate their lives and find a greater sense of “ahhh.” For more information or to make reservations call: 970-726-1054

June 28. 2015
Durango Wine & 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

June 29, 2015
Alpenglow, Crested Butte
Alpenglow is the Center for the Arts’ free outdoor concert series on Monday evenings during the summer. With Crested Butte Mountain and Paradise Divide as the backdrop, come enjoy the sounds of a variety of music. http://www.crestedbuttearts.org/page.cfm?pageid=16579

June 29 – 5 July, 2015
12th Annual Telluride Plein Air Festival, Telluride
The Sheridan Arts Foundation (SAF) hosts 26 nationally recognized plein air artists in Telluride, Colo. for the 12th annual Telluride Plein Air. These artists will spend a week painting outside capturing the light, color and unique character of this breathtaking region as well as the town of Telluride. Artists typically paint eight to 20 pieces, culminating in almost 300 works to view and purchase over the course of the sale (only eight pieces may be displayed at one time). The event is a fundraiser for the SAF, the non-profit that owns and operates the historic Sheridan Opera House. For more information please visit http://telluridepleinair.com/

June 30, 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/

June 30, 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

June 30, 2015
Picnic in the Park, Winter Park, Winter Park
Free live music at Old Schoolhouse Park in Fraser wafts through the valley each Tuesday from June 23 – August 11, 2015. This is a family event from 6-8pm, so children can play outdoors while the adults soak up the music! http://www.playwinterpark.com/tuespicnic.html

 

JULY

 

July 1, 2015
National Repertory Orchestra “The Americana Symphony Project”, Breckenridge
The world premiere of a new presentation of violinist/composer Mark O’Connor’s 2009 Americana Symphony, will be accompanied by renowned photographer John Fielder’s awe-inspiring photographs. Carl Topilow, Conductor. Tickets: $25-$40 / Youth 18 & under $7. Ticket Office: 970-547-3100 or contact the National Repertory Orchestra at 970-453-5825 or www.nromusic.com

July 1, 2015
Live! From Mt. Crested Butte free Outdoor Concert, Crested Butte Mountain Resort
Presented by the Mt. Crested Butte Town Center Community Association The Live from Mt. CB music series will return for the summer of 2015 with an exciting lineup of amazing musicians. Join us Wednesday evenings for free music at the base of Mt. Crested Butte. http://www.skicb.com/things-to-do/events-calendar

July 1, 2015
True West Rodeo, Durango
A pro rodeo series that celebrates the western heritage of Durango. 2015 will feature 6 rodeos with the last rodeo being held during the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railorad’s Railfest weekend. Western evenings at 7:00 pm, traditions are brought back to life with broncs, bulls and Wild West entertainment. http://www.truewestrodeo.com

July 1 – 4, 2015
Leadville Race Series Camp of Champions, Leadville

Life Time Fitness and the Leadville Race Series are proud to announce the 2015 Camp of Champions, July 1 – 4 and 5 – 8. The Camp of Champions will be led by the best of the best: six-time Leadville Trail 100 MTB presented by Herbalife24 champion Dave Wiens, four-time winner Rebecca Rusch, 20-time finisher Todd Murray, 2007 female champion Gretchen Reeves and Leadville’s own Christy Lindh, 2013 Silver Rush 50 MTBwinner. Camp participants will ride, dine and socialize with Leadville’s finest and a host of experienced buckle-sporting guides. For more information or to register please visit http://www.leadvilleraceseries.com/mtb/campofchampions/

July 1 – 6, 2015
Bravo! Vail Season 27, Vail Valley
Bravo! Vail is the only festival in North America to host three of the world’s finest orchestras in a single season. Each summer, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic take up residence in Vail, featured in programs of the great classics, plus jazz and pops. In addition, world-renowned chamber music artists perform a diverse and eclectic chamber music series.
The musicianship of Bravo! Vail’s 27th season is unsurpassed. The setting varies from the grandeur of the Gore Range embracing the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater to intimate spaces throughout the Vail Valley. Best of all is sharing this incredible experience with friends, old and new. Please join along with other Bravo! Vail music lovers from July 1 – August 6, 2015 in a celebration of life and the love of music in the Rocky Mountains. http://bravovail.org/

July 2 – 7, 2015
12th Annual Antiques, Jewelry and Fine Arts Fair, Aspen
The Aspen Antiques, Jewelry, and Fine Arts Fair is a breathtaking showcase featuring works by Monet, Audubon, Cartier, van Cleef and Arpels, and much more. http://www.aspenartfairs.com

July 2, 2015
Beaver Creek Rodeo Series at Traer Creek, Avon
Dust off your cowboy boots and tack on some spurs for the 12th annual Beaver Creek Rodeo Series presented by the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa. The Rodeo Grounds are located in Avon behind Chapel Square with free shuttle service from Beaver Creek Dial-a-Ride as well as the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa.
The full line up of classic rodeo events include bronc riding, calf scramble, team roping, mutton bustin’, barrel racing, bull riding and burro racing. Bring the whole family for pony rides, face painting, mechanical bull, western fare and a wide range of barbecue offered by Vail Valley restaurants beginning when gates open at 5 p.m. Yee Haw! http://www.beavercreek.com/events-and-activities/rodeo.aspx?page=viewall#/Schedule

July 2, 2015
Wild West Rodeo Series, Carbondale
Saddle up, and join us every Thursday throughout the summer, rain or shine, for the rodeo at the Gus Darien Riding Arena. Gates open at 5:30pm, Slack kicks off at 6:30pm, and the Grand Entry starts at 7:30pm. Rodeo events include: bull riding, steer riding, team roping, barrel racing, muttin’ busting, and a number of other events.

July 2 – 4, 2015
Heritage Day Cowboy Festival & Rodeo, Collbran
Plateau Valley Heritage Days Cowboy Festival & Rodeo at the PV Rodeo Grounds as well as activities in Collbran. http://www.pvheritagedays.com/STREETACTIVITIES.html.

July 2, 2015
Concert in the Park, Frisco
Bring your lawn chairs, picnic blanket and come enjoy a fun, free concert in Frisco’s Historic Park on Thursdays in summer.  Concert lawn chairs, tote bags and wine bottle tote bags made out of repurposed vinyl event banners are available for purchase at the Information Center at 300 Main Street.

July 2, 2015
Friday Afternoon Club, Keystone
Start the weekend off right with Keystone Resort’s Friday Afternoon Club. Head to the Summit House to enjoy an evening of live music, drink and food specials and activities including horseshoes, corn hole, ladder ball, bocce ball and more! Free live music will feature a variety of bands throughout the summer. All activities are free and can be checked out through the Overlook Grill.
Keystone’s Friday Afternoon Club is accessible via a scenic ride on the River Run Gondola. A foot passenger ticket or lift ticket is required to access the Gondola. Foot passenger tickets are available at the River Run Ticket Office and are FREE on Fridays from 3pm-close. Call 800-354-4386 for more information or visit http://www.keystoneresort.com/events/event-details.aspx?year=2015&month=6&eventview=calendarview&eventName=FAC%202015

July 2, 2015
Concert in the Park, Ridgeway
Free every Thursday in July in Town Park. http://ridgwayconcertseries.com/

July 2 – 5, 2015
Wanderlust, Snowmass
Wanderlust Festivals are the crown jewels of the Wanderlust experience: unforgettable 4-day summits in locations of stunning natural beauty. Take everything you treasure about your yoga practice, then throw in epic musical performances, thought-provoking lectures, delicious farm-to-table dinners, wine tastings, hikes, films and much more. http://www.gosnowmass.com/event/colorado-wanderlust-festival/

July 2, 2015
Captain of the Boat Gravity Fed Race Series, Steamboat Springs
Steamboat Bike Park is proud to host its first annual gravity race series, a bi-weekly event that will provide competitive gravity opportunities to riders of a broad ability level. With the focus on fun and camaraderie, experienced racers can test their skills against the best in the boat and new racers can enjoy a relaxed introduction to the competitive side of mountain biking. Do you have what it takes to be the Captain of the Boat? Come on out and test yer’ sea legs against the port of Steamboat’s gravity lovin’ salty dogs. A no prisoners be taken battle for the royal title of master the dirt sea. For more information and registration please visit http://bike.steamboat.com/downhill-race-series.aspx

July 2 – 5, 2015
Fourth of July Weekend Celebration, Steamboat Springs
For over 100 years Steamboat Springs, Colorado has celebrated Independence Day in true western fashion. This is a special holiday and Steamboat does it right with a hometown parade which ends in a big dance party in the street. Events like the Pioneer Days Block Party, featuring a free concert and Root Beer Floats for the kids, and the Ranch Rodeo where local ranches compete against one another are proof Steamboat’s western roots are alive and well. Don’t miss the pancake breakfast, take a float down the Yampa River to cool off, and head over to one of the biggest nights of the summer Pro Rodeo Series. After the rodeo, keep your seat and watch the sky fill up with the beautiful colors of one of the biggest firework shows in Colorado. For more information and a schedule of events please visit http://www.steamboat.com/things-to-do/events/2015/07/fourth-of-july-weekend-celebration-and-111th-annual-cowboys-roundup-days.aspx

July 2, 2015
High-Note Thursdays Concert Series, Winter Park
Kicking off weekend music events in Winter Park on Thursdays from 6 – 8 p.m. High Note Thursdays, a part of the Odell Brewing Company Concert Series, brings a mix musical styles to Hideaway Park in downtown Winter Park. http://www.playwinterpark.com/highnote_thursday.html

July 3, 2015
Salute to the USA, Avon
The 29th annual “Salute to the USA” in Harry A. Nottingham Park takes place on Friday, July 3 starting at 5:00 p.m.  We invite you to take part in family friendly festivities going on throughout the park with face painters, fire jugglers, stilt walkers, balloon sculptors, magicians, and so much more!  Bring your blanket and enjoy festival style food favorites from fresh squeezed lemonade and funnel cakes to mini-donuts and roasted ears of corn.  Relax and get ready for the most amazing fireworks display the State of Colorado has to offer – 10,000 shells explode in a pyrotechnic extravaganza of dazzling color and sound.  You won’t want to miss this hallmark event – Salute to the USA will quickly become a tradition in your family!

July 3 – 5, 2015
32nd Annual Breckenridge July Art Festival, Breckenridge
32nd Annual Breckenridge July Art Festival, July 3 – 5 at Main Street Station, corner of Main Street and Park Avenue. Over 100 artists will be featured at this festival, recently ranked the 22nd best fine art festival in the United States by Art Fair Source Book, and 26th best fine craft. Show times are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., daily, with free admission. http://www.mountainartfestivals.com/

July 3, 2015
Friday Night Movie and Music Series, Breckenridge
Breckenridge Creative Arts hosts a free, weekly outdoor summer concert and movie series that takes place in the Breckenridge Arts District every Friday night from 6:00 p.m. to midnight. Featuring the best in regional music talent and screenings of popular, cult and classic films on the lawn, the full campus will be open late with art-making workshops, studio demos, and hands-on family activities.

July 3, 2015
National Repertory Orchestra “Space Spectacular”, Breckenridge
This fun and exciting program will feature favorites from films including The Empire Strikes Back, ET, Star Trek, Superman as well as pieces from Holst’s The Planets Suite, and out of this world footage from NASA. Audience members of all ages will enjoy this special night in space! Carl Topilow, Conductor. Tickets: $30-$45 Youth 18 & under $7. Ticket Office: 970-547-3100.  Or contact the National Repertory Orchestra at 970-453-5825 or www.nromusic.com

July 3, 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.

July 3, 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.

July 3-5, 2014
36th Annual Gunnison Hot Air Balloon Rally, Jorgensen Park, Gunnison
Direct your eyes to the skies every morning from the 3th of July to the 5th for the Annual Balloon rally in Gunnison!  Balloonists from all over the west will gather to launch their colorful balloons early (very early!!) each morning from Jorgensen Park. From there the balloons follow the prevailing winds. They may land in the street or in an empty lot by your house! Have your camera ready. Many beautiful balloons and their pilots are invited to Gunnison every year to participate in this great event

July 3 – 4, 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/14421/pid/10264

July 3 – 5, 2015
USTA Tennis Tournament, Keystone
Serve up some fun Independence Day weekend by participating in Keystone Tennis’s USTA Tennis Tournament. This three day tournament offers divisions for singles and doubles. Entry Information: $33.00 for first Singles. $23.00 for first Doubles. $23.00 for additional Doubles . for more information or to register please visit http://tennislink.usta.com/Tournaments/TournamentHome/Tournament.aspx?T=166906&cmpid=PPC110178254

July 3 – 5, 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: July 3, 4 & 5 (Fri – Sun) / July 18 & 19 / August 1 & 2 / August 15 & 16 / September 5, 6 & 7 (Sat – Mon) Labor Day Weekend. Location: Holiday Inn Resort 3505 West Highway 160 Pagosa Springs, CO 81147, on the front lawn next to Colorado Highway 160. http://www.pagosaartfest.com/

July 3 – 5, 2015
4th of July, Pagosa Springs
4th of July in Pagosa Springs is a great celebration!  Festivities include Park to Park Arts & Crafts Festival, Star Spangled Shuffle, 4th of July Parade, Red Ryder Roundup Rodeo, live music and fireworks

July 3 – 5, 2015
Cherry Days, Paonia
Paonia Cherry Days is the longest standing community festival in Colorado, held in Paonia each year over the 4th of July holiday. The “Paonia Cherry Days 4 Ever” committee takes Cherry Days back to its roots —- preserving nearly 70 years of tradition while continually inventing new fun including The American Legion Flag Ceremony, the Kid’s Talent Show, crowning of the Royalty, the Reunion area, the Coal Shoveling Contest; top Entertainment line-up, Paonia Youth and a Southern Roots Music theme. http://www.paoniacherrydays.com/

July 3, 2015
Silver Plume Melodrama Dinner Theatre- ENCORE, Silver Plume
Did you miss our four week, main-run, or would you simply love to see it one more time? Please join us for the Encore of our 38th Annual George Downing Original Musical Melodrama with dinner at the BigTown Hall in Silver Plume! Dinner is complete with a sandwich and salad bar, ice cream sundaes, brownies, coffee, and lemonade. www.silverplumemelodrama.org

July 3, 2015
Free Music Series: Wanderlust Spectacular, Snowmass

The Wanderlust Spectacular is a sacred celebratory extravaganza that actively engages the audience to participate with their mind, body, heart, and soul in a showcase of the best performances the yoga world has to offer. This original show will turn you upside down, inside out, and set your heart on fire!

July 4, 2015
Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration, Aspen
Aspen celebrates Independence Day with small town appeal. Approximately 20,000 local residents and visitors come together to honor the nation’s birthday in true American style. Festivities include a parade, live music, picnics, a kids carnival, and spectacular fireworks over Aspen Mountain For more information please visit http://www.aspenchamber.org/events/acra-annual-events/old-fashioned-4th-july

July 4, 2015
Salute to the USA, Avon
The 29th annual “FirstBank Salute to the USA” in Harry A. Nottingham Park takes place on Friday, July 3 starting at 5:00 p.m. We invite you to take part in family friendly festivities going on throughout the park with face painters, fire jugglers, stilt walkers, balloon sculptors, magicians, and so much more! Bring your blanket and enjoy festival style food favorites from fresh squeezed lemonade and funnel cakes to mini-donuts and roasted ears of corn. Relax and get ready for the most amazing fireworks display the State of Colorado has to offer – 10,000 shells explode in a pyrotechnic extravaganza of dazzling color and sound. You won’t want to miss this hallmark event – Salute to the USA will quickly become a tradition in your family! For more information please visit http://www.avon.org/index.aspx?nid=414

July 4, 2015
July 4th Celebration, Beaver Creek
Celebrate our nation under the blue skies of Beaver Creek this summer on Friday, July 4th. Spend the day strolling and exploring unique shops and art galleries, hiking through the aspen glades or enjoying a gourmet lunch on a picturesque patio all within Beaver Creek. After lunch, enjoy free outdoor family activities including multiple slides and bounce houses from noon to 5pm at Stars, Stripes and Slides. That evening you won’t want to miss the Beaver Creek Independence Day celebration for all ages with food, drinks and a free concert featuring three time Grammy nominee Pat Green! For more information visit http://www.beavercreek.com/events-and-activities/events-and-activities-summer.aspx#/SignatureEvents

July 4, 2015
July 4th Celebration, Breckenridge
This Independence Day, Breckenridge Creative Arts’ new Street Arts Festival (July 3-5) celebrates street, pavement and graffiti arts with outdoor murals, installations, workshops and pop-up art. On July 4, the party kicks off with a 10K trail run, followed by the Firecracker 50 mountain bike race and the Main Street parade. Family activities, live music, a performance by the National Repertory Orchestra and an extraordinary fireworks display close out Independence Day evening. http://www.gobreck.com/events/fourth-of-july

July 4, 2015
Fire Cracker 50, Breckenridge
Come see what the local mountain goats ride every day. Each 25 mile lap has 4000′ of climbing. The first 6 miles of that is on the climb out of Breckenridge on the old narrow gauge Railroad grade. The race starts the 4th of July Parade in a neutral start format by start wave. From there the odyssey sends you into the Backcountry. There are a couple of grunty little climbs, a couple of long lungbusters, some absolutely rippin’ descents and plenty of contouring flume and singletrack. Take my word for it, the course is a full-on MTB course. It has it all and it’s no gimme! http://www.mavsports.com/events/course-description/

July 4, 2015
Patriotic Salute Concert with the National Repertory Orchestra
, Breckenridge
Features patriotic music favorites.  Carl Topilow, Conductor. Indoor reserved seats $20. Tickets go on sale at noon on June 25th. Phone orders accepted ONLY at 970-547-3100 and will only be answered after people in line, in person at the Ticket Office have been served. Lawn seating will remain free and will not require a ticket. Ticket Office: 970-547-3100.  Or contact the National Repertory Orchestra at 970-453-5825 or www.nromusic.com

July 4, 2015
4th of July Parade & Community Celebration, Carbondale
Celebrate the 4th of July as never before in the Crystal River Valley. The parade starts at 10:00am at 2nd Street & Main Street, heads down Main Street, and ends at Sopris Park.

July 4, 2015
Independence Day Pancake Breakfast, Parade, Live Music & Fireworks, Crested Butte
4th of July in Crested Butte is a patriotic celebration full of exciting activities for everyone to enjoy! http://www.cbchamber.com/independence-day.html

July 4, 2015
Patriotic Salute Concert with the National Repertory Orchestra, Dillon
Features patriotic music favorites and soloists from The Lake Dillon Theatre Company.. Carl Topilow, Conductor. Admission: Free. For more information contact the National Repertory Orchestra at 970-453-5825 or www.nromusic.com  

July 4, 2015
Independence Day BBQ,
Devil’s Thumb Ranch
Bring friends and family for an Independence Day celebration at the Ranch with live music, guided hikes, fly-casting, archery and a petting zoo.  Happy hour drink specials with BBQ purchase, which includes all you can eat burgers, hot dogs, ribs, chicken, grilled corn, summer green, potato and fresh fruit salads, housemade corn bread and two dessert selections. Time: 11am-3pm; Cost:  $29/adult (12 and older); $14.50 kids under 12; Reservations:  970-726-7013

July 4, 2015
4th of July Activities, Durango
Rotary Park and Main Ave. in downtown Durango. Participate in a 5K run, breakfast and July 4th readings followed by a 6:00 parade on Main Ave. A street dance and fireworks following the parade.

July 4, 2015
Bike Parade and Fireworks, Eagle
 Decorate your bikes and parade through Eagle, ending at the Eagle Town Park for games, treats, and prizes. Enjoy fireworks at Eagle County Fairgrounds.

July 4, 2015
Estes Park Go 4th Festival, Estes Park
Home to Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park is the ideal all-American destination for Fourth of July celebrations. In addition to one of the most spectacular fireworks displays in the state (always held on July 4), this quintessential Colorado mountain village offers a variety of family-friendly festivities and events specifically tailored for the holiday, in addition to an abundance of outdoor recreation activities. http://www.visitestespark.com/events-calendar/special-events/july-4/

July 4, 2015
4th of July Pancake Breakfast, Frisco
Start your Fourth of July off with a stack of pancakes!  Join Team Summit at their annual Pancake Breakfast as a part of the Town of Frisco’s Fourth of July celebration.  Stop into the Information Center at 300 Main Street for a schedule of events

July 4, 2015
Frisco’s Fabulous 4th of July, Frisco
Celebrate the 4th of July with a pancake breakfast, kids’ fishing derby, parade, live music, food and fireworks!

July 4- 12, 2015
115th Annual Cattlemen’s Days, Gunnison
It’s been 115 years since the Gunnison Valley started celebrating its western way of life. Each July, the ranching culture struts its stuff in the “Granddaddy of Colorado Rodeos,” an event staged by the community for PRCA competitors and the people who love to watch them. During this year’s 115th celebration, Cattlemen’s Days promises the same kind of boot-stomping entertainment that Gunnison pioneers enjoyed – but on a grander scale. Bull riding, barrel racing and the best cowboys and cowgirls – hold onto your hat for the Valley’s finest tradition! http://www.cattlemensdays.com/

July 4, 2015
Mt. Evans Freedom Run, Idaho Springs
The Freedom Run 5K is held each 4th of July to support Mt. Evans Home Health & Hospice, an essential mountain area resource. This year participants have the opportunity to get pledges to support Mt. Evans! Your registration fee covers race expenses, but it’s the money you raise through pledges that allows Mt. Evans Home Health & Hospice to continue providing this valuable service to the community year-round. http://www.mtevans.org/

July 4, 2015
4th of July Celebration in Clear Creek County
Come spend the day with Idaho Springs, Empire, Georgetown and Silver Plume! Stroll through the unique shops, visit historic landmarks, tour museums, pan for gold, or experience a little adventure on Clear Creek’s rapids, atv’s, train, or zipline! In Georgetown, there will be a morning parade followed by Bucket Brigades in the afternoon, and a 1950’s band in the evening along with fireworks over Guanella Pass. Idaho Springs will be hosting an afternoon BBQ and live music in Citizens Park and are hoping to have fireworks over the Charlie Taylor Waterwheel. For a complete list of things to do, please visit www.ClearCreekCounty.org or www.facebook.com/VisitClearCreek

July 4, 2015
Old Fashioned 4th
of July, Ouray
Parade at 10am, kids games in the park at 11am, Water Fights, corner of 6th & Main, Mountain Air Music free concert in the park, Jeep light parade at dusk, fireworks at dark. www.ouraycolorado.com

July 4, 2015
Fourth of July Celebration, Telluride
Come join the town of Telluride in our Fourth of July Celebration! The much loved 4th of July parade begins at 11 a.m. on Main Street (Colorado Avenue). After the parade, make your way down to Telluride Town Park to enjoy a series of events hosted by the Telluride Volunteer Fire Department including a picnic, kids’ games, and a fabulous firework display. http://www.visittelluride.com/festivals-events/signature-events

July 4, 2015
Vail America Days, Vail
The Region’s Largest Independence Day Parade will begin at 10 a.m. making its way from Golden Peak, through Vail Village and ending in Lionshead around noon. Fireworks will go off at dusk (~9:30 pm) at Golden Peak.

July 4, 2015
Bravo! Vail – Patriotic Concert, Vail

At Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, Vail. Call 970.476.5612 for more information or visit http://bravovail.org/tickets-season-info/dallas-symphony-orchestra/patriotic-concert-2

July 4, 2015
Lance Gutersohn’s 4th of July Celebration, Winter Park
New location this year – Lance Gutersohn’s 4th of July Celebration will be held in downtown Winter Park at Hideaway Park! Hideaway Park will be bustling with activities including kids games and inflatables, face painting, and live music. Activities will be happening from 6pm until dark when the RE/MAX Peak to Peak Fireworks Display begins.. http://www.playwinterpark.com/lance_gutersohns_4th_of_july_celebration.html

July 4, 2015
The Village UnCorked, Winter Park Resort
Stroll through The Village at Winter Park from 12pm – 4pm and visit with local Grand County artists as they show off their talents in this one-of-a-kind arts festival. Regional wines and cheeses will also be available for sampling and sales. Watch, listen and learn in our hands-on interactive “Learning Tents,” which will feature adult and youth art classes and demonstrations, cheese workshops, and a wine and cheese pairing course. Purchase one-of-a-kind photography, stained glass, jewelry and more.

July 4, 2015
Rendevous Run For Independence, Winter Park
Continue your 4th of July celebration right and join us in beautiful Winter Park, Colorado’s Favorite Playground, for the Rendezvous Run for Independence 5 mile run/walk. The race starts at The Vintage Hotel @ Winter Park Ski Resort. Competitors will wind their way through the resort’s village, down the Fraser River Trail, through green forests and open valleys, through the Town of Winter Park, finishing at Rendezvous for an after race celebration. Every participant will get a T-shirt, post-race party, and a prize entry. The Rendezvous after party will include refreshments, awards and prize drawings. Shuttle bus service running round trip from Rendezvous to the Vintage Hotel will be provided. http://www.playwinterpark.com/run_for_independence.html

July 5, 2015
Founders Day Celebration, Frisco
Experience Frisco’s Heritage at the Frisco Historic Park & Museum and celebrate the Town’s history. This event features simulated gold panning, live burro rides, costumed reenactments, interpretive tours, refreshments and wonderful live music with an ensemble performance by the talented young musicians of the National Repertory Orchestra in the gazebo.

July 5 – 8, 2015
Leadville Race Series Camp of Champions, Leadville

Life Time Fitness and the Leadville Race Series are proud to announce the 2015 Camp of Champions, July 1 – 4 and 5 – 8. The Camp of Champions will be led by the best of the best: six-time Leadville Trail 100 MTB presented by Herbalife24 champion Dave Wiens, four-time winner Rebecca Rusch, 20-time finisher Todd Murray, 2007 female champion Gretchen Reeves and Leadville’s own Christy Lindh, 2013 Silver Rush 50 MTBwinner. Camp participants will ride, dine and socialize with Leadville’s finest and a host of experienced buckle-sporting guides. For more information or to register please visit http://www.leadvilleraceseries.com/mtb/campofchampions/

July 6, 2015
Alpenglow, Crested Butte
Alpenglow is the Center for the Arts’ free outdoor concert series on Monday evenings during the summer. With Crested Butte Mountain and Paradise Divide as the backdrop, come enjoy the sounds of a variety of music. http://www.crestedbuttearts.org/page.cfm?pageid=16579

July 6 – 12, 2015
Rooftop Rodeo, Estes Park
There’s non-s nual affair.top, rip-roarin’ cowboy action in store for rodeo fans  at Estes Park’s annual Rooftop Rodeo, a PRCA sanctioned event and one that has been recognized as the best small rodeo in the nation along with being named the top medium-sized rodeo in the Midwest, and the #1 summer rodeo in Colorado by Real American Cowboy Magazine. Nightly professional rodeo performances combine with Mutton Bustin’ competition for the kids, a parade through downtown Estes Park and dance during the annual affair. http://www.visitestespark.com/events-calendar/special-events/rooftop-rodeo/

July 7, 2015
National Repertory Orchestra Free “Music in the Foyer”, Breckenridge
Free National Repertory Orchestra Ensemble.  The Breckenridge Recreation Center sponsors a free classical music ensemble concert “Music in the Foyer”. For more information contact the National Repertory Orchestra at 970-453-5825 or www.nromusic.com

July 7, 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/

July 7, 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

July 7, 2015
Picnic in the Park, Winter Park, Winter Park
Free live music at Old Schoolhouse Park in Fraser wafts through the valley each Tuesday from June 23 – August 11, 2015. This is a family event from 6-8pm, so children can play outdoors while the adults soak up the music! http://www.playwinterpark.com/tuespicnic.html

July 8, 2015
14th Annual Summit Trail Running Series Race #3, Breckenridge
Explore the Baker’s Tank trail at Race #3 of the 14th annual Summit Trail Running Series. The race has a 4K short course and a 9K long course. Participants MUST bring a reusable water bottle. For more information or to register please visit http://www.gobreck.com/events/event-calendar#/?i=1

July 8, 2015
National Repertory Orchestra “The Four Seasons”, Breckenridge
“The Four Seasons” Bird calls in spring, a thunderstorm in summer, a hunt in the fall and icy winter winds and rain. Listeners will experience each season and easily understand the work through classical music. Carl Topilow, Conductor. Tickets: $25-$40 / Youth 18 & under $7. Ticket Office: 970-547-3100. Or contact the National Repertory Orchestra at 970-453-5825 or www.nromusic.com

July 8, 2015
Live! From Mt. Crested Butte free Outdoor Concert, Crested Butte Mountain Resort
Presented by the Mt. Crested Butte Town Center Community Association The Live from Mt. CB music series will return for the summer of 2015 with an exciting lineup of amazing musicians. Join us Wednesday evenings for free music at the base of Mt. Crested Butte. http://www.skicb.com/things-to-do/events-calendar

July 8, 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/

July 9, 2015
Wine Women and Shoes, Aspen
An exclusive event at the gondola in downtown Aspen featuring wine tasting, unique shopping, delicious bites, incredible entertainment and much more! Be there, be fabulous! http://ShiningStarsFoundation.org

July 9, 2015
Beaver Creek Rodeo Series at Traer Creek, Avon
Dust off your cowboy boots and tack on some spurs for the 12th annual Beaver Creek Rodeo Series presented by the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa. The Rodeo Grounds are located in Avon behind Chapel Square with free shuttle service from Beaver Creek Dial-a-Ride as well as the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa.
The full line up of classic rodeo events include bronc riding, calf scramble, team roping, mutton bustin’, barrel racing, bull riding and burro racing. Bring the whole family for pony rides, face painting, mechanical bull, western fare and a wide range of barbecue offered by Vail Valley restaurants beginning when gates open at 5 p.m. Yee Haw! http://www.beavercreek.com/events-and-activities/rodeo.aspx?page=viewall#/Schedule

July 9, 2015
Wild West Rodeo Series, Carbondale
Saddle up, and join us every Thursday throughout the summer, rain or shine, for the rodeo at the Gus Darien Riding Arena. Gates open at 5:30pm, Slack kicks off at 6:30pm, and the Grand Entry starts at 7:30pm. Rodeo events include: bull riding, steer riding, team roping, barrel racing, muttin’ busting, and a number of other events.

July 9, 2015
Concert in the Park, Frisco
Bring your lawn chairs, picnic blanket and come enjoy a fun, free concert in Frisco’s Historic Park on Thursdays in summer.  Concert lawn chairs, tote bags and wine bottle tote bags made out of repurposed vinyl event banners are available for purchase at the Information Center at 300 Main Street.

July 9, 2015
Friday Afternoon Club, Keystone
Start the weekend off right with Keystone Resort’s Friday Afternoon Club. Head to the Summit House to enjoy an evening of live music, drink and food specials and activities including horseshoes, corn hole, ladder ball, bocce ball and more! Free live music will feature a variety of bands throughout the summer. All activities are free and can be checked out through the Overlook Grill.
Keystone’s Friday Afternoon Club is accessible via a scenic ride on the River Run Gondola. A foot passenger ticket or lift ticket is required to access the Gondola. Foot passenger tickets are available at the River Run Ticket Office and are FREE on Fridays from 3pm-close. Call 800-354-4386 for more information or visit http://www.keystoneresort.com/events/event-details.aspx?year=2015&month=6&eventview=calendarview&eventName=FAC%202015

July 9, 2015
Concert in the Park, Ridgway
Free every Thursday in July in Town Park. http://ridgwayconcertseries.com/

July 9 – 12, 2015
Telluride Yoga Festival, Telluride
The 8th Annual Telluride Yoga Festival is a 4-day event featuring over 100 offerings. These include yoga, meditation, music, hiking, dining, social gatherings and more.  World-renowned teachers, artists, philosophers and scholars lead intimate workshops throughout the towns of Telluride & Mountain Village in eclectic and historic venues with stunning views of the majestic mountains surrounding the Telluride area…making it a unique and special gathering unlike any other.  For details or to purchase passes, go to www.tellurideyogafestival.com

July 9, 2015
High-Note Thursdays Concert Series, Winter Park
Kicking off weekend music events in Winter Park on Thursdays from 6 – 8 p.m. High Note Thursdays, a part of the Odell Brewing Company Concert Series, brings a mix musical styles to Hideaway Park in downtown Winter Park. http://www.playwinterpark.com/highnote_thursday.html

July 10, 2015
Friday Night Movie and Music Series, Breckenridge
Breckenridge Creative Arts hosts a free, weekly outdoor summer concert and movie series that takes place in the Breckenridge Arts District every Friday night from 6:00 p.m. to midnight. Featuring the best in regional music talent and screenings of popular, cult and classic films on the lawn, the full campus will be open late with art-making workshops, studio demos, and hands-on family activities.

July 10, 2015
National Repertory Orchestra Free “Porch Series” Classical Concert
, Breckenridge
Breckenridge Associates Real Estate sponsors a FREE classical ensemble performance with the National Repertory Orchestra. Join us for a beautiful serenade on the porch. For more information contact the National Repertory Orchestra at 970-453-5825 or www.nromusic.com

July 10, 2015
Art on the Animas Arts and Crafts Show, Durango
Friday’s hours are noon to 6PM. http://durango.com/event/art-on-the-animas-arts-and-crafts-show/

July 10 – 12, 2015
Gem and Mineral Show, Durango
Discover exciting gems and minerals at this exciting 2-day event at LaPlata County Fairgrounds. http://durango.com/event/gem-and-mineral-show/

July 10 – 12, 2015
5th Annual Lavender Festival, Palisade
Prized for its perfume, medicinal properties, beautiful color and culinary zest, lavender has been one of the most popular herbs for centuries. Colorado’s ONLY lavender festival in historic downtown Palisade. Located in Western Colorado along the I-70 corridor, getting here is a quick 4-hour drive or 1-hour flight from Denver or Salt Lake City. http://palisadecoc.com/co/colorado-lavendar-festival

July 11 – 12, 2015
Triple Bypass Bicycle Tour, Avon
The Triple Bypass Bicycle Tour is a phenomenal 120-mile bicycle ride with over 10,000 feet of elevation gain. And yet, 3,500 riders dare it every year. It starts in Evergreen and climbs over Squaw Pass to Idaho Springs and on into Georgetown. From there, it climbs over Loveland Pass to Frisco and over Vail Pass to the finish line in Avon at Harry A. Nottingham Park. Returning in 2015, event organizers are once again hosting the Triple Bypass East and the Double Triple…yes, ride from Avon back to Evergreen the very next day! Triple Bypass Bicycle Tour

July 11, 2015
Second Saturday Gallery Walk, Breckenridge
Downtown Breckenridge

July 11, 2015
National Repertory Orchestra “Tchaikovsky & Shostakovich”, Breckenridge
Daniel Hege, Guest Conductor presents Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Overture-fantasy and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 9 plus Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1 performed by co-concertmaster, violinist Victor Beyens. Tickets: $25-$40 / Youth 18 & under $7. Ticket Office: 970-547-3100.  Or contact the National Repertory Orchestra at 970-453-5825 or www.nromusic.com

July 11, 2015
Copper Mountain Music Festival, Copper Mountain
What better way is there to celebrate summer than with cold beer and live music dancing in the shadows of the Ten Mile Range? Toe tap and heel stomp to highly acclaimed bands such as The Honeycutters, Balsam Range, Larry Keel, Reckless Kelly and Peter Rowan. For more information, visit www.CopperColorado.com

July 11 – 12, 2015
Triple Bypass Bicycle Ride, Frisco
From Evergreen to Avon, the Triple Bypass two-day bicycle ride comes through the Town of Frisco! http://www.townoffrisco.com/events/triple-bypass-bicycle-ride/

July 11, 2015
CRUISE-A-THONg, Glenwood Springs
The Glenwood CRUISE-A-THONg is a race for the Average Jo(e). It is a triathlon designed for the not-so-hardcore athlete in all of us! Like a triathlon, the course consists of three legs; however, ours are a bit more relaxed. For more information and/or to register please visit http://www.cruiseathong.com/cruiseathong_glenwood/Cruiseathong_glenwood.html

July 11 – 12, 2015
Triple Bypass Bicycle Ride, Idaho Springs
Triple Bypass Bicycle Ride:  Throughout Clear Creek County.  The Triple Bypass Bicycle Ride is in its 27th year and Team Evergreen Cycling is thrilled to announce that they will once again move forward with a two-day ride. This year Team Evergreen will have the traditional ride on Saturday, July 11, 2014 from Evergreen to Avon and the Sunday, July 12, 2014 ride from Avon to Evergreen. For those truly interested in a heart-pounding experience, riders were able to complete both ride days in the “Double Triple Bypass.” With two ride days the total number of available entries is 5,000. 3,500 riders will be on the road Saturday, 2,500 riders on Sunday and out of these total riders 1,000 riders will be riding both days in the Double Triple Bypass. http://teamevergreen.org/events/triple-bypass/

July 11 – 12, 2015
Leadville Race Series Silver King and Silver Queen, Leadville

One race not enough for you? Try two days of exhilarating challenges. First, spend Saturday riding theSilver Rush 50 MTB, and follow it up on Sunday with the Silver Rush 50 Run. Finish both and you’ll earn respect from everyone. Finish both events within the allotted time and you’ll forever be known as a Silver King or Silver Queen. For more information or to register please visit http://www.leadvilleraceseries.com/run/silverrush50run/

July 11 – 12, 2015
Webe Dirt Bike Race Series, Powderhorn
Register or Come watch the fun as the Webe Dirt Bike Race Series rolls into Powderhorn again! For more information or registration please visit http://www.powderhorn.com/events/webe-dirt-bike-race-series

July 11, 2015
19th Annual Colorado Brewers Rendezvous, Salida
More than 70 Colorado breweries bring all their very best, along with T-shirt sales, local food vendors, entertainment and fun. Admission includes unlimited samples. Tickets will be available at the Salida Chamber of Commerce. Brought to you by the Colorado Brewers Guild and the Salida Chamber of Commerce. www.salidachamber.org

July 11, 2015
Free Classical Ensemble
: Outlets at Silverthorne.
National Repertory Orchestra musicians will present a classical ensemble performance. Enjoy the music while shopping! For more information contact the National Repertory Orchestra   at 970-453-5825 or www.nromusic.com

July 11 – 12, 2015
34th Annual Hot Air Balloon Rodeo and 41st Annual Art in the Park, Steamboat Springs
The Hot Air Balloon Rodeo and Art in the Park offer artistry and color both on canvases and in the air making them a staple of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, in the summertime. For more information and a schedule of events please visit http://www.steamboat.com/things-to-do/events/2015/07/34th-annual-hot-air-balloon-rodeo-and-41st-annual-art-in-the-park.aspx

July 11, 2015
Balloon Glow, Steamboat Springs

Come see the excitement as balloons glow throughout the Mountain Village. Spectators will have the opportunity to walk among the tethered balloons or take photos of this beautiful display from the numerous restaurant patios and hotel and condo balconies at the base of the mountain. The countdown to illumination begins at 8:45 pm.

July 11 – 12, 2015
The Ride Festival, Telluride
Come join us for the 4th Annual Ride Festival for a weekend of quality music in the beautiful mountain town of Telluride, Colorado. The weekend kicks off on Friday with an outdoor sunset concert in the scenic Mountain Village, connected to Telluride by a free gondola. In addition to the main stage lineup in the world renowned Town Park, enjoy some of the country’s best emerging talent in the historic clubs and outdoor venues throughout the town.  Stay tuned for the 2015 line-up…it’s shaping up to be an amazing weekend of rock ’n roll! http://www.ridefestival.com/

July 11 -13, 2013
The Rendezvous Mountain Bike Capital USA Week
Mountain Bike Capital USATM Weekend coming to you on July 11-12, 2015. A festival filled with bike camps, the Epic Singletrack race, music and fun activities for ALL ages and abilities. Getaway for a bikeaway in downtown Winter Park – See more at: http://www.playwinterpark.com/mbc_weekend.html

July 12, 2015
State Bridge, Bond.
State Bridge Presents….Bluegrass & Bloodys Plus W/ Hardscrabble. http://www.statebridge.com/

July 12 – August 2, 2015
Music in the Mountains, Purgatory/Durango
Now in our 29th season, Music in the Mountains is Southwest Colorado’s classical music festival featuring orchestra, chamber and conservatory performances of classical and world music. From classical to Pops, there is something for everyone. Come hear what it’s all about! Tickets will be available for this summer’s performances mid-April. Performance locations vary from venues throughout downtown Durango to Durango Mountain Resort. http://www.musicinthemountains.com/

July 12, 2015
13th Annual WestMUTTster Dog Show, Idaho Springs
Don’t miss the 12th Annual WestMUTTster Dog Day Afternoon! The event starts at 12:00 pm at the Idaho Springs Baseball field. Come and join us for some hilarious dog events as well as some professional doggie demos! This event will help in raising money for medical expenses, spaying & neutering at the shelter, Charlie’s Place. This event is a great opportunity for kids, families, and all dog owners to enjoy man’s best friend! No matter what the talent of your pooch, there is an event here for them! www.friendsofcharliesplace.org

July 13, 2015
Alpenglow, Crested Butte
Alpenglow is the Center for the Arts’ free outdoor concert series on Monday evenings during the summer. With Crested Butte Mountain and Paradise Divide as the backdrop, come enjoy the sounds of a variety of music. http://www.crestedbuttearts.org/page.cfm?pageid=16579

July 13-19, 2015
Crested Butte Wildflower Festival, Crested Butte
Crested Butte, Colorado, designated the “Wildflower Capital of Colorado” since 1990, plays host to the Crested Butte Wildflower Festival every summer. While flowers are in bloom from early June through the end of August, the peak of the season, with the greatest number of flower varieties in bloom at once, typically takes place in mid-July, coinciding with the week-long festival. Join us for the more than 200 individual events that make up the Festival, including photography and art classes, hikes, garden tours, cooking seminars, and more. Learn how to identify native wildflowers like the famous Aspen Sunflowers, Paintbrush, and Colorado’s official state flower, the Blue Columbine. http://www.crestedbuttewildflowerfestival.com/

July 14 – 18, 2015
Mesa County Fair, Grand Junction
The Mesa County Fair is an annual celebration of the county, its residents, community and history. The Fair creates an environment that promotes the diversity of the area and features family oriented entertainment, educational opportunities and is a showcase of local products and services. http://www.mesacountyfair.com/fair/

July 14, 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/

July 14, 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

July 14, 2015
Picnic in the Park, Winter Park, Winter Park
Free live music at Old Schoolhouse Park in Fraser wafts through the valley each Tuesday from June 23 – August 11, 2015. This is a family event from 6-8pm, so children can play outdoors while the adults soak up the music! http://www.playwinterpark.com/tuespicnic.html

July 15, 2015
National Repertory Orchestra “Mozart Symphony No. 40”, Breckenridge
Stefano Sarzani, Conductor presents Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 plus a fabulous evening of music, including works by Rossini and Vivaldi. Tickets: $25-$40 / Youth 18 & under $7. Ticket Office: 970-547-3100.  Or contact the National Repertory Orchestra at 970-453-5825 or www.nromusic.com

July 15, 2015
Live! From Mt. Crested Butte free Outdoor Concert, Crested Butte Mountain Resort
Presented by the Mt. Crested Butte Town Center Community Association The Live from Mt. CB music series will return for the summer of 2015 with an exciting lineup of amazing musicians. Join us Wednesday evenings for free music at the base of Mt. Crested Butte. http://www.skicb.com/things-to-do/events-calendar

July 15, 2015
True West Rodeo, Durango
A pro rodeo series that celebrates the western heritage of Durango. 2015 will feature 6 rodeos with the last rodeo being held during the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railorad’s Railfest weekend. Western evenings at 7:00 pm, traditions are brought back to life with broncs, bulls and Wild West entertainment. http://www.truewestrodeo.com

July 16, 2015
Beaver Creek Rodeo Series at Traer Creek, Avon
Dust off your cowboy boots and tack on some spurs for the 12th annual Beaver Creek Rodeo Series presented by the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa. The Rodeo Grounds are located in Avon behind Chapel Square with free shuttle service from Beaver Creek Dial-a-Ride as well as the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa.
The full line up of classic rodeo events include bronc riding, calf scramble, team roping, mutton bustin’, barrel racing, bull riding and burro racing. Bring the whole family for pony rides, face painting, mechanical bull, western fare and a wide range of barbecue offered by Vail Valley restaurants beginning when gates open at 5 p.m. Yee Haw! http://www.beavercreek.com/events-and-activities/rodeo.aspx?page=viewall#/Schedule

July 16, 2015
Wild West Rodeo Series, Carbondale
Saddle up, and join us every Thursday throughout the summer, rain or shine, for the rodeo at the Gus Darien Riding Arena. Gates open at 5:30pm, Slack kicks off at 6:30pm, and the Grand Entry starts at 7:30pm. Rodeo events include: bull riding, steer riding, team roping, barrel racing, muttin’ busting, and a number of other events.

July 16, 2015
Concert in the Park, Frisco
Bring your lawn chairs, picnic blanket and come enjoy a fun, free concert in Frisco’s Historic Park on Thursdays in summer.  Concert lawn chairs, tote bags and wine bottle tote bags made out of repurposed vinyl event banners are available for purchase at the Information Center at 300 Main Street.

July 16, 2015
Friday Afternoon Club, Keystone
Start the weekend off right with Keystone Resort’s Friday Afternoon Club. Head to the Summit House to enjoy an evening of live music, drink and food specials and activities including horseshoes, corn hole, ladder ball, bocce ball and more! Free live music will feature a variety of bands throughout the summer. All activities are free and can be checked out through the Overlook Grill.
Keystone’s Friday Afternoon Club is accessible via a scenic ride on the River Run Gondola. A foot passenger ticket or lift ticket is required to access the Gondola. Foot passenger tickets are available at the River Run Ticket Office and are FREE on Fridays from 3pm-close. Call 800-354-4386 for more information or visit http://www.keystoneresort.com/events/event-details.aspx?year=2015&month=6&eventview=calendarview&eventName=FAC%202015

July 16, 2015
Concert in the Park, Ridgway
Free every Thursday in July in Town Park. http://ridgwayconcertseries.com/

July 16, 2015
Captain of the Boat Gravity Fed Race Series, Steamboat Springs
Steamboat Bike Park is proud to host its first annual gravity race series, a bi-weekly event that will provide competitive gravity opportunities to riders of a broad ability level. With the focus on fun and camaraderie, experienced racers can test their skills against the best in the boat and new racers can enjoy a relaxed introduction to the competitive side of mountain biking. Do you have what it takes to be the Captain of the Boat? Come on out and test yer’ sea legs against the port of Steamboat’s gravity lovin’ salty dogs. A no prisoners be taken battle for the royal title of master the dirt sea. For more information and registration please visit http://bike.steamboat.com/downhill-race-series.aspx

July 16, 2015, Winter Park
High-Note Thursdays Concert Series
Kicking off weekend music events in Winter Park on Thursdays from 6 – 8 p.m. High Note Thursdays, a part of the Odell Brewing Company Concert Series, brings a mix musical styles to Hideaway Park in downtown Winter Park. http://www.playwinterpark.com/highnote_thursday.html

July 17, 2015
Friday Night Movie and Music Series, Breckenridge
Breckenridge Creative Arts hosts a free, weekly outdoor summer concert and movie series that takes place in the Breckenridge Arts District every Friday night from 6:00 p.m. to midnight. Featuring the best in regional music talent and screenings of popular, cult and classic films on the lawn, the full campus will be open late with art-making workshops, studio demos, and hands-on family activities.

July 17, 2015
National Repertory Orchestra “Topilow Pops!”, Breckenridge
Carl Topilow, Conductor, Connor O’Brien, Vocalist. This performance features popular orchestral music from favorite movies and so much more! Tickets: $30-$45 / Youth 18 & under $7. Ticket Office: 970-547-3100.  Or contact the National Repertory Orchestra at 970-453-5825 or www.nromusic.com

July 17 – 18, 2015
Culpepper and Merriwether Circus, Leadville
The Culpepper and Merriwether Travelling Circus is coming to Leadville July 17 and 18! Now celebrating its 30th season, the 90-minute show is entertaining for all ages. Bring the kids and the grandparents for the show. Kids’ rides, snacks and souvenirs will be available.

July 18 – 19, 2015
Audi Power of Four Trail, Aspen
Aspen Snowmass is proud to present the 2015 Audi Power of Four Trail celebrating the amazing trail running offered in the Roaring Fork Valley and continuing the great tradition of the Audi Power of Four Series. The event’s signature race is a challenging 50K Ultra that has been named the US Skyrunner Series North American Continental Championships and covers the four Aspen Snowmass mountains utilizing a mix of single track and dirt road.  The event also offers a 22K race along the famed Government trail covering Buttermilk and Snowmass mountains and new for 2015 a Vertical K race up Aspen Mountain that is also part of the US Skyrunner Series. The Vertical K race will be held on Saturday July 18th, 2015 with the 50K and 22K races on Sunday July 19th, 2015. For more information or to register please visit http://www.aspensnowmass.com/events-and-activities/events/power-of-four-trail

July 18, 2015
Xterra Mountain Championship & Beaver Creek Sprint, Beaver Creek
XTERRA returns to Beaver Creek / Avon, CO for the 2015 XTERRA Mountain Championship. XTERRA Mountain Championship events include a full-length XTERRA championship race, a shorter distance XTERRA Sprint race as well as 5/10/21km trail runs.
Paul Mitchell stylists will be on-site giving professional hair cuts in exchange for a $15 (or more) donation to the Challenged Athletes Foundation. 100% of the proceeds benefit CAF. For more information please visit http://www.xterraplanet.com/races/mountain-championship/

July 18, 2015
Courage Classic, Copper Mountain
Head to Copper for Courage Classic, a three-day journey fueled by the goal of raising $2.8 million for The Children’s Hospital Colorado. The course begins and ends at Copper, where picturesque views, encompassing backcountry roads and challenging climbs motivate riders’ 157-mile trek over three Rocky Mountain passes. We promise fun for the whole family with free live music, fireworks and other family friendly festivities. For more information or to register please visit www.CopperColorado.com

July 18, 2015
2nd Annual Frisco Triathlon, Frisco
Are you looking for a new challenge this summer? Register for the Frisco Triathlon on Saturday, July 18, 2015 featuring stand-up-paddle boarding, mountain biking and trail running.  This twist on a triathlon is open to all ability levels and encourages athletes to take on a new multi-sport event. For more information or to register online please visit http://www.townoffrisco.com/events/2nd-annual-frisco-triathlon/

July 18 – 19, 2015
Wine & Jazz Fest, Keystone
Sample more than 300 different wines from red to pink and white to sparkling wines and champagnes at Keystone’s River Run Village. While sipping your wine and champagne, enjoy the perfect pairing with eight different jazz bands on stage throughout the festival. Learn about different regions and the delicate nuance of flavors that evolve the finest vineyard blends. Enrich your knowledge by attending the professional wine seminars and discover which wines and foods harmonize with your favorite selections. http://www.keystoneresort.com/events/event-details.aspx?year=2015&month=7&eventview=calendarview&eventName=Wine%20and%20Jazz%20Festival%202015

July 18 – 19, 2015
Tri-it-High Triathlon & Du-it-High Duathlon, Leadville
The highest triathlon in the U.S.! The 2015 Tri-It-High Triathlon and Du-It-High Duathlon will take place July 18-19, 2015. The youth races will begin at 11 a.m. on July 18 and the adult races will take place beginning at 8 a.m. on July 19.
All divisions (Olympic, youth, triathlon and duathlon) will have the swim portion of the event held in the Lake County Swimming Pool. This is an indoor pool that will be heated to 81 degrees for race day and features 25-meter lap lanes. The bike and run courses will take place just west of the pool on breathtaking courses at the base of Mount Massive and on the scenic Turquoise Lake road. For the bike and run participants will encounter both paved and unpaved portions of the course.
You can expect close parking, great race music, plenty to eat and drink, race goody bag, swim cap, awesome handcrafted awards unique to Leadville, t-shirt, a giveaway with exclusive Special Edition Melanzana Gear, fuel from Hammer Nutrition and use of the Lake County Swimming Pool. For more information or to register please visit http://www.lakecountyco.com/recreation/triathlon

July 18 – 19, 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: July 18 & 19 / August 1 & 2 / August 15 & 16 / September 5, 6 & 7 (Sat – Mon) Labor Day Weekend. Location: Holiday Inn Resort 3505 West Highway 160 Pagosa Springs, CO 81147, on the front lawn next to Colorado Highway 160. http://www.pagosaartfest.com/

July 18 – 19, 2015
Cruise-a-Thong Weekend Average Jo(e) Race, Pagosa Springs
The highly anticipated 9th annual Pagosa Springs Cruise-A-Thong, will be held in Town Park on July 19 & Reservoir Hill on July 20, 2014.  The weekend will be two days of fun with three events. On Saturday, in Town Park, we present the Average Jo(e) Race. Following the race is our After Party which consists of live music, libations, and a ceremony to award this year’s most Average Jo(e).  We will also award other not-so-average participants for creative costumes and other not-so-average antics. On Sunday don’t miss the “Hair of the Dog” Disc Golf Tourney on Reservoir Hill. Each participant will get a free bloody mary with their paid entry and winners of the tourney have a chance to earn cash and prizes. For more information and registration please visit http://www.cruiseathong.com/pagosa-springs-cruise-a-thong/

July 18, 2015
Salida Riverside Fine Arts Festival, Salida
Salida Riverside Fine Arts Festival features a hundred juried artists, plus a music stage, gourmet food and more in Riverside Park. http://www.coloradoartisttour.biz/salidariversidefineartsfestival.html

July 18, 2015
Tour de Steamboat, Steamboat Springs
The Tour de Steamboat is an annual bicycle event that brings together 1000 cyclists and over 30 local and state-wide volunteers, on a one-day ride through beautiful Northern Colorado. Names like Rabbit Ears Pass, Gore Pass, Stagecoach, Toponas, Upper Craven and Wolford Mountain dot this incredible route, and 3 mileage options offer something for everyone to enjoy. We are a non-competitive event open to cyclists of all ages and participants are encouraged to ride at their own pace and enjoy the majestic scenery in our part of the world! For more information and registration please visit http://www.tourdesteamboat.com/register/

July 18 – 19, 2015
Telluride Art + Architecture Weekend, Telluride
The Telluride Art + Architecture Weekend provides an insider’s look into the creative talent within the Telluride Arts District. Over the course of two days, the tour will span several venues per day. Stops include prestigious new and historic homes, studios, restaurants, and very exciting alternative venues. Each venue will feature numerous artists and designers of all kinds, tastings by local chefs and wine pairings. For more information or tickets please visit http://www.tellurideartandarchitecture.com/

July 18 – 25, 2015
24th Annual Shakespeare in the Park, Telluride
Shakespeare in the Park is a 24 year Telluride tradition of the bard in the beautiful outdoors.  There is nothing like the spectacular setting of Telluride’s Town Park, and seeing a play ON the stage brings audiences in the heart of the action in this spectacular setting. For tickets please visit http://telluridetheatre.org/tickets

July 18 – 19, 2015
Winter Park Jazz Festival, Winter Park
The 33rd Annual Winter Park Jazz Festival presented by Colorado Access on July 18-19, 2015 at the Hideaway Park amphitheater in downtown Winter Park. Two full days of live music!  http://www.playwinterpark.com/jazz_festival.html

July 18 – 19, 2015
Annual Alpine ArtAffair, Winter Park
The Annual Alpine ArtAffair will be held in a beautiful outdoor setting off Highway 40 in downtown Winter Park, Colorado. http://www.playwinterpark.com/winter_park_alpine_art_affairl.html

July 19, 2015
National Repertory Orchestra “Sunday with Beethoven”, Breckenridge
Stefano Sarzani, Conductor presents Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 3 and Symphony No. 7 After the concert enjoy a bite to eat and get a chance to meet the musicians in the orchestra. Tickets: $20 All Tickets -General Admission Seating / Youth 18 & under $7. Ticket Office: 970-547-3100.  Or contact the National Repertory Orchestra at 970-453-5825 or www.nromusic.com

July 19, 2015
Women, Wheels & Wine, Devils Thumb
Back by popular demand, the 8th Annual Women, Wheels & Wine brings together all levels of mountain bike enthusiasts who want to learn and/or grow their skills and knowledge base.  Co-hosted with the women of Women’s Quest, the day-long event includes professional instruction, a catered lunch at Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa with a lecture from Colleen Cannon of Women’s Quest, Spa specials and a wine and cheese bike maintenance clinic, along with a good dose of fun and female camaraderie! For more information please visit http://www.devilsthumbranch.com/index.cfm/page/Women,-Wheels-and-Wine/cdid/14443/pid/10264

July 19, 2015
Idaho Springs 2015 Pack Burro Race, Idaho Springs
Introducing the Idaho Springs 2015 Pack Burro Race. The race is approximately 4-6 miles long and is great for beginners. The race will begin at Citizens Park on Miner Street in Idaho Springs. Weigh-in’s begin at 10:30 am and the race begins around Noon. Awards ceremonies will be around 2 pm. The public is welcome to come and watch for FREE! Pack Burro Racing is the only sport indigenous to the state of Colorado. It has its roots in the state’s mining heritage. In the early days of the mining industry, miners would take burros, which is the Spanish word for donkey, through the mountains of Colorado in their search for gold. Because the burros were carrying supplies, the miners could not ride the animal and so they would walk, leading the donkey. The burro races commemorate these men and their burros. http://clearcreekcounty.org/event-calendar-clear-creek-county/2013-pack-burro-race/

July 20, 2015
Alpenglow, Crested Butte
Alpenglow is the Center for the Arts’ free outdoor concert series on Monday evenings during the summer. With Crested Butte Mountain and Paradise Divide as the backdrop, come enjoy the sounds of a variety of music. http://www.crestedbuttearts.org/page.cfm?pageid=16579

June 20 – 21, 2015
North Fork Uncorked, Paonia
In early summer, no place in Colorado is more picture-perfect than the North Fork Valley. A rash of green spreads up the West Elk mountains, local produce is in full swing and the vineyards of the West Elk Wine Trail are uncorking their most popular vintages and new releases for North Fork Uncorked, a weekend-long celebration of barrel tastings, winemaker dinners, live music and more. For more information please visit http://www.westelksava.com/north-fork-uncorked.html

July 21, 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/

July 21 – 25, 2015
Telluride Playwrights Festival. Telluride
A laboratory for playwrights, actors, and directors where, for one week, dynamic, meaningful work is nurtured and refined. Bringing playwrights, actors and directors together to work on new plays, the festival includes readings and performances in intimate, communal settings against the backdrop of the majestic San Juan Mountains. For more information please visit http://www.playwrightsfestival.org/

July 21, 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

July 21, 2015, Winter Park
Picnic in the Park, Winter Park
Free live music at Old Schoolhouse Park in Fraser wafts through the valley each Tuesday from June 23 – August 11, 2015. This is a family event from 6-8pm, so children can play outdoors while the adults soak up the music! http://www.playwinterpark.com/tuespicnic.html

July 22, 2015
14th Annual Summit Trail Running Series Race #3, Breckenridge
Explore Horseshoe Gulch this summer at Race #4 of the 14th annual Summit Trail Running Series. This race offers a 6K short course and 14K long course. There are no aid stations on the course – this Series is cup-free. Participants MUST bring a reusable water bottle. For more information or to register please visit http://www.gobreck.com/events/event-calendar#/?i=1

July 22, 2015
National Repertory Orchestra “Mahler Symphony No. 5”, Breckenridge
Michael Stern, Guest Conductor presents, Symphony No. 5 by Gustav Mahler and Rhapsody No. 1 for Violin and Orchestra with NRO violin soloist Laura Longman. Tickets: $25-$40 / Youth 18 & under $7. Ticket Office: 970-547-3100.  Or contact the National Repertory Orchestra at 970-453-5825 or www.nromusic.com

July 22 2015
Live! From Mt. Crested Butte free Outdoor Concert, Crested Butte Mountain Resort
Presented by the Mt. Crested Butte Town Center Community Association the Live from Mt. CB music series will return for the summer of 2015 with an exciting lineup of amazing musicians. Join us Wednesday evenings for free music at the base of Mt. Crested Butte. http://www.skicb.com/things-to-do/events-calendar

July 22 – 26, 2015
Fiesta Days, Durango
Established in 1935 and always the last week of July, this is a special week when Durango Celebrates Spanish and Native American history and ranching heritage with rodeos, a downtown parade, barrel races, chuck wagon cook-off, pie contest, pancake breakfast, street dance, and many more activities throughout downtown Durango and the LaPlata County Fairgrounds. http://durango.com/event/fiesta-days/

July 22 – 25, 2015
Eagle County Fair & Rodeo, Eagle
Dust off your hats and boots and join us for the 76th Annual Eagle County Fair and Rodeo, Enjoy 4-H shows, livestock, carnival rides, food vendors, exhibits, contests and more, as well as the PRCA Rodeo, Junior Livestock Auction, Texaco Country Showdown and Buckin’ Brewfest. ProRodeo starts at 7 p.m. nightly. For more information, click http://www.eaglecounty.us/FairRodeo/General/Schedule_and_Tickets/

July 22 – August 2, 2015
Chaffe County Fair & Rodeo, Salida
Chaffee County Fair & Rodeo features rodeo skills of the old west, plus all the fun of a county fair. http://www.colorado.com/events/chaffee-county-fair-rodeo

July 22, 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/

July 23, 2015
Wild West Rodeo Series, Carbondale
Saddle up, and join us every Thursday throughout the summer, rain or shine, for the rodeo at the Gus Darien Riding Arena. Gates open at 5:30pm, Slack kicks off at 6:30pm, and the Grand Entry starts at 7:30pm. Rodeo events include: bull riding, steer riding, team roping, barrel racing, muttin’ busting, and a number of other events.

July 23-26, 2015
Crested Butte Wine & Food Festival. Crested Butte
The Crested Butte Wine and Food Festival returns this summer with the Center for the Arts! The festival strives to enlighten and educate wine and foodie experts and novices with a variety of wine seminars, elevated dining events, and food pairings throughout the weekend of July 23-26. This festival is brought to you through a partnership with the Center for the Arts and Larimer Associates. For more information and/or tickets please visit http://www.crestedbuttearts.org/page.cfm?pageid=22228

July 23, 2015
Concert in the Park, Frisco
Bring your lawn chairs, picnic blanket and come enjoy a fun, free concert in Frisco’s Historic Park on Thursdays in summer.  Concert lawn chairs, tote bags and wine bottle tote bags made out of repurposed vinyl event banners are available for purchase at the Information Center at 300 Main Street.

July 23, 2015
Friday Afternoon Club, Keystone
Start the weekend off right with Keystone Resort’s Friday Afternoon Club. Head to the Summit House to enjoy an evening of live music, drink and food specials and activities including horseshoes, corn hole, ladder ball, bocce ball and more! Free live music will feature a variety of bands throughout the summer. All activities are free and can be checked out through the Overlook Grill.
Keystone’s Friday Afternoon Club is accessible via a scenic ride on the River Run Gondola. A foot passenger ticket or lift ticket is required to access the Gondola. Foot passenger tickets are available at the River Run Ticket Office and are FREE on Fridays from 3pm-close. Call 800-354-4386 for more information or visit http://www.keystoneresort.com/events/event-details.aspx?year=2015&month=6&eventview=calendarview&eventName=FAC%202015

July 23, 2015
Concert in the Park, Ridgway
Free every Thursday in July in Town Park. http://ridgwayconcertseries.com/

July 23 – 26, 2013
Colorado Freeride Festive, Winter Park
Rub Handle Bars With The World’s Best! Whether you’re obsessed with mountain biking, just falling in love with riding a bike, or want to witness those who love to be obsessed with riding their bike – you’re invited to the largest freeride festival in the United States at the nation’s premier bike park. Between laps at Trestle Bike Park or after checking out the massive expo area, you’ll experience the world’s best mountain bike athletes and those just beginning their path to being the best. With free family activities, product demos, meet and greets with the athletes, and more in the Festivillage, this is an event you don’t want to miss. http://www.playwinterpark.com/colorado_freeride_festival.html

July 23, 2015
High-Note Thursdays Concert Series, Winter Park
Kicking off weekend music events in Winter Park on Thursdays from 6 – 8 p.m. High Note Thursdays, a part of the Odell Brewing Company Concert Series, brings a mix musical styles to Hideaway Park in downtown Winter Park. http://www.playwinterpark.com/highnote_thursday.html

July 24 -26, 2015
Flavors of Colorado, Avon
Whether it’s a chef’s creative use of ingredients, the array of a musician’s musical flavors, an artist’s creative interpretations or the flavors of a brewer’s small-batch brew, more and more people are actively seeking to discover these flavors and Colorado is fortunate to be home to many of these artists and their creative flavors. http://www.avon.org/index.aspx?nid=885

July 24 – 26, 2014
14th Annual Breckenridge Main Street Art Festival, Breckenridge
A favorite among visitors and artists, this event is held at North Main Street at Wellington in Breckenridge. Over 120 artists from around the country will be presented. Show times are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., daily, with free admission. http://www.mountainartfestivals.com/breck_main_street.php

July 24, 2015
Friday Night Movie and Music Series, Breckenridge
Breckenridge Creative Arts hosts a free, weekly outdoor summer concert and movie series that takes place in the Breckenridge Arts District every Friday night from 6:00 p.m. to midnight. Featuring the best in regional music talent and screenings of popular, cult and classic films on the lawn, the full campus will be open late with art-making workshops, studio demos, and hands-on family activities.

July 24, 2015
National Repertory Orchestra Free “Porch Series” Classical Concert
, Breckenridge
Breckenridge Associates Real Estate sponsors a FREE classical ensemble performance with the National Repertory Orchestra. Join us for a beautiful serenade on the porch. For more information contact the National Repertory Orchestra at 970-453-5825 or www.nromusic.com

July 24 – 26, 2015
Carbondale Mountain Fair, Carbondale
The Carbondale Mountain Fair is in its 44th year of bringing unique and high-quality arts and crafts to the Roaring Fork Valley. This fair is an experience that keeps artists coming back year after year. Over 20,000 people enjoy the fair throughout the week-end. The experience of music, arts, family entertainment and no cost to attend is a winning combination. Carbondale is a great little town just down the street from Aspen and has become the arts “hotspot” in the valley. Sopris Park Fri. noon – Sun. 9:00pm. Sponsored by CCAH.

July 24 – 25, 2015
12 Annual Grand River Classic Car Show, Glenwood Springs
Come for the classic cars and vintage snowmobiles at the Glenwood Springs High School and stay for the BBQ and street dance at Vicco’s Charcoal burger. For more information or to register, contact Ron at 970-945-1008 or Bart at 970-230-9284

July 24 – 26, 2015
Snowmass Tennis Smash, Snowmass
Ladies, grab 3 friends and sign up for this fun “team” tournament. The Snowmass Tennis Smash is a fun and competitive tournament for ladies with an NTRP rating from 3.0 – 4.5. Tournament format will be round robin, timed pro sets with 2 doubles teams from each team competing against the other teams. The winners from each pool will advance to the finals. Competition will be held at the Snowmass Club and the Snowmass Recreation Center. For more information and/or to register please visit http://www.snowmasstennissmash.com/

July 25 – 26, 2015
13th Annual Aspen Arts Festival, Aspen
Aspen Chamber Resort Association is proud to join Howard Alan Events in hosting the 13th Annual Aspen Arts Festival. The Aspen Arts Festival will provide you an exclusive opportunity to experience a broad range of phenomenal creations ranging from life-size sculptures, photography, glass, paintings, ceramics, one-of-a-kind jewelry, and mixed media. For more information please visit http://www.aspenchamber.org/events/acra-annual-events/aspen-arts-festival

July 25, 2014
Breckenridge Wine Festival, Breckenridge
The Breckenridge Wine Festival attracts top wineries from around the globe!  With hundreds of wines being poured, a variety of food to sample and live music, there’s something for everyone! For more information and/or buy tickets please visit http://breckenridgewinefestival.com/

July 25, 2015
National Repertory Orchestra & Breckenridge Music Festival Joint Concert, Breckenridge
National Repertory Orchestra director, Carl Topilow, and Breckenridge Music Festival director David Danzmayr, will present their orchestras together with a concert featuring Stravinsky’s Firebird and Rite of Spring. Tickets: $25-$40 / Youth 18 & under $7. Ticket Office: 970-547-3100.  Or contact the National Repertory Orchestra at 970-453-5825 or www.nromusic.com

July 25, 2015
Colorado Burger Summit, Copper Mountain
Restaurants compete for the title of Colorado’s Best Burger and you get to be the judge! General Admission is free, but a $30 VIP ticket gets you unlimited burgers and beers. Yo Momma’s Big Fat Booty Band and Euforquestra will be bringing the funk. For more information or to purchase tickets please visit www.CopperColorado.com

July 25, 2015
Bob Cook Mt Evans Memorial Hill Climb, Idaho Springs
The Bob Cook Memorial Mt. Evans Hill climb is an iconic bicycle race that takes place on the highest paved road in the United States. It was run for the first time in 1962 and has run consecutively with the exception of 3 times, so it is considered the 49th year of the event. It was renamed in 1981 in honor of five-time race winner Bob Cook, who died of cancer at the age of 23.
The starting point in Idaho Springs is about 45 minutes east of Summit County, and if you fancy yourself a climber, this is one of the “Big Kahunas” of Hill Climbs. It’s a 6,630′ of climb from an elevation of 7,500′ all the way up to 14,130.’ Climbing between 12,000′ and 14,000′ is dramatically different than climbing from 10,000′ to 12,000′ and consequently has been designated the Colorado State Hill Climb Championship for Senior Men, Women and Junior Men/Women 17-18. For more information please visit http://teamevergreen.org/events/mt-evans-hill-climb/

July 25, 2015
The Mud, The Bands & The Beers, Powderhorn
Get down and dirty with the Mud, Blood and Beer run/festival at Powderhorn! Take the mountain adventure challenge of conquering a tough endurance course on Powderhorn’s  Mountain! Then celebrate with your teammates afterward with craft beer tastings provided from breweries all over the state and four live music acts! For more information please visit http://www.powderhorn.com/events/mud-bands-beers

July 25 – 26, 2015
Snowmass Bike Demo Days Snowmass
Come to Snowmass Village to check out and ride the newest products from top brands in the bike industry at the 1st Annual Snowmass Bike Demo Days. Demo the season’s newest and hottest mountain bikes and road bikes on the trails of Snowmass Mountain and the scenic roads and bike paths of Snowmass Village. No registration fee. This is a free event!

July 25, 2015
Buccaneers Ball, Telluride
Summer Scallywags Pirate Party Elks Scholarship Fundraiser. Put your pirate on.Live bands,silent auction. For more information please call 970 708-4780

July 27 – August 10, 2015
Vail International Dance Festival, Vail & Beaver Creek
Join us for the 27th season of the Vail International Dance Festival. The Festival is a two-week celebration of exceptional artistry taking place in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. The 2015 Vail International Dance Festival will take place at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail and Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek, while community events will be held in streets and villages throughout the Vail Valley. For additional information, visit http://www.visitvailvalley.com/general.asp?id=209

July 27, 2015
Alpenglow, Crested Butte
Alpenglow is the Center for the Arts’ free outdoor concert series on Monday evenings during the summer. With Crested Butte Mountain and Paradise Divide as the backdrop, come enjoy the sounds of a variety of music. http://www.crestedbuttearts.org/page.cfm?pageid=16579

July 28, 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/

July 28, 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

July 28, 2015
Picnic in the Park, Winter Park
Free live music at Old Schoolhouse Park in Fraser wafts through the valley each Tuesday from June 23 – August 11, 2015. This is a family event from 6-8pm, so children can play outdoors while the adults soak up the music! http://www.playwinterpark.com/tuespicnic.html

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

July 30, 2015
Captain of the Boat Gravity Fed Race Series, Steamboat Springs
Steamboat Bike Park is proud to host its first annual gravity race series, a bi-weekly event that will provide competitive gravity opportunities to riders of a broad ability level. With the focus on fun and camaraderie, experienced racers can test their skills against the best in the boat and new racers can enjoy a relaxed introduction to the competitive side of mountain biking. Do you have what it takes to be the Captain of the Boat? Come on out and test yer’ sea legs against the port of Steamboat’s gravity lovin’ salty dogs. A no prisoners be taken battle for the royal title of master the dirt sea. For more information and registration please visit http://bike.steamboat.com/downhill-race-series.aspx

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

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

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

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

July 31 – August 1, 2015
Alpenglow Zip Tour, Devil’s Thumb
Ride off into the sunset and experience our zip line adventure in a different light. Enjoy all five lines as the full moon takes its place above the Continental Divide. Five zip lines increase in height, distance and speed, ending with a 1600 foot long zip that reaches speeds up to 40 mph. Includes transportation to the zip lines from our base area and post-zip beverages. For more information please visit http://www.devilsthumbranch.com/index.cfm/page/Alpenglow-Zip-Tour/cdid/14425/pid/10264

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

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

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

 

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