Colorado Events Calendar

Events In Breck, Aspen, Vail | Mountain Town Magazine rounds up Colorado’s music festivals, art shows, BBQ Feasts, ski and snowboard competitions and more in our Colorado Events Calendar.

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MAY 2024


May 11 – October 26, 2024
Durango Farmers Market, Durango
The Durango Farmers Market offers fresh produce, protein, high-quality artisan crafts and ready to eat food and beverage – all from our local region! Every Saturday you can find us in the parking lot of the TBK Bank on 8th Street in between Main Avenue and Camino del Rio. Free Parking is available at the City Transit Center lot.
The market opens at 8 am from May through September and 9 am in October and goes til noon. Local musicians every weekend
https://www.durango.com/event/durango-farmers-market/

May 11 – 12, 2024
Adventure Fest, Fruita
Experience the Fruita adventure community by celebrating in this rugged desert known for so many adventure sports: adventure racing, trail running, whitewater rafting, mountain biking, rock climbing, and canyoneering. Connect with other adventurers at this annual event that blends competition and community.
https://gofruita.com/all-events/adventure-fest/

May 11, 2024
National Train Day at GJ Union Depot, Grand Junction
In celebration of National Train Day, the historic Grand Junction Union will be open from 11am – 3pm. The event will include 8 local artists who will be live painting murals, a silent auction of many railroad-related items, entertainment by Canyon Grand Quartet, food and booths hosted by Museum of the West, Grand Valley Model Railroad Club, CDOT and Grand Junction Historic Preservation Board.
https://www.visitgrandjunction.com/event/national-train-day-at-gj-union-depot/468/

May 11, 2024
Pagosa Paddle
. Pagosa Springs
On Saturday May 11, the San Juan River will have a surge of boaters competing for cash and prizes during the annual Pagosa Paddle whitewater races.   Not up for paddling? Come out to cheer on these athletes as they go through the downtown water features that make up the whitewater park on the San Juan River through downtown Pagosa Springs.   Spectators can watch the action from above at the Overlook viewing point, alongside the almost famous river walk or from the healing waters at The Springs Resort.  We are collaborating again with  The Springs Resort during their Pints, Pools and Paddles event. All Pagosa Paddle participants will receive a FREE soaking pass and a tshirt. Even better, the first 25 athletes to register will receive  a full access pass to Pints, Pools and Paddles which means soaking and beer tasting after the race!!
https://friendsoftheuppersanjuanriver.org/pagosa-paddle

May 11, 2024
Second Annual North Fork Fiber Fair, Paonia
The North Fork Fiber Fair will have knitting, dyeing, weaving and basketry vendors and demonstrations along with kids activities, wooly animals, food and fun. Come join us at the Creamery in Hotchkiss for a celebration of all things fiber!
https://www.kvnf.org/community-calendar/event/second-annual-north-fork-fiber-fair-17-04-2024-15-43-38

May 11, 2024
The Jane Beach, Winter Park Resort
The snow’s still here and so are we! Enjoy live music, food and drink specials, and sunny vibes all day long at The Jane Beach.
https://www.playwinterpark.com/winter-park/events/music-events/jane-beach-2

May 12, 2024
Loveland Closing Day Celebration!
Join us as we celebrate Closing Day for the 2023/2024 season at Loveland Ski Area! On Sunday, May 12 we celebrate the conclusion of another great season at Loveland with a day filled with springtime laps, an outdoor BBQ, drink specials and live music from Coral Creek String Band on the Basin Patio! Don’t miss out on the fun!
https://skiloveland.com/events/?month=5&yr=2024

May 13 – 17, 2024
Bonedale Bike Week, CarbondaleVarious Locations around town
https://www.carbondale.com/events/#evt-bonedale-bike-week

May 13, 2024
Bike Rodeo, Carbondale4pm – 6pm
Carbondale Recreation and Community Center
https://www.carbondale.com/events/#evt-bike-rodeo

May 13 – 14, 2024
Dandelion Day Festival, Carbondale
Join us for a celebration of spring, sustainability, community and our town flower, the dandelion! The Parade of Species starts at 10am, at 2nd & Main Streets in front of KDNK, continuing down Main to Sopris Park. There you will find over 50 vendors, artists, crafters, makers, farmers, ranchers, growers, non-profits, and local businesses.
Live music at the stage will play all day, with games in between sets.
https://www.carbondalearts.com/upcomingevents  

May 15, 2024
Pump Track Time Trials, Carbondale4pm – 6pm
North Face Park
https://www.carbondale.com/events/#evt-pump-track-time-trials

May 15, 2024
VRD Short Track Mountain Bike Races, Minturn
Back for the 14th year, the VRD’s Spring Short Track Bike Series gets riders ready for the upcoming bike series. No points or prizes… just a fun way to get in shape after a long winter. Races will take place on a short, dirt loop and racers have 20 minutes to ride as many laps as possible in that time. Kids races will be five and 10 minutes in length. The VRD’s three-race Spring MTB Short Track Series starts May 1st!  Are you ready to ride?
 4:00pm
https://www.minturn.org/home/events/17671

May 15, 2024
Opening Day @ Chimney Rock National Monument, Pagosa Springs
Chimney Rock National Monument lies within the San Juan National Forest, between Pagosa Springs and Durango, encompassing 4,726 acres, preserving hundreds of prehistoric sites that dot the landscape around the twin spires. A sacred place that celebrates the life of Ancestral Puebloans over 1000 years ago.
https://visitpagosasprings.com/index.php?section=events&evtid=4211

May 17 – 10, 92024
Western States Classic Six-Horse Hitch Classic, Grand Junction
Western States Draft Horse Classic
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
https://www.visitgrandjunction.com/event/western-states-classic-six-horse-hitch-classic/466/

May 17, 2024
Dark Skies Paonia Film Festival, Paonia
Celebrating Dark Skies Paonia’s application to become certified as a Dark Sky Community. This is a fundraiser by donation featuring the locally filmed PBS special on Dark Skies Paonia. In addition, educational and scientific short films celebrating dark skies will be screened. All are invited to help us celebrate this five year effort. Many thanks to the Town of Paonia, Dark Skies Paonia Board of Directors and our sponsors.
https://www.kvnf.org/community-calendar/event/dark-skies-paonia-film-festival-21-02-2024-14-50-54

May 17, 2024
The Power of WE (Women Entrepreneur) Conference, Salida

This year’s theme will focus on Amplifying Purpose + People + Profit
WE is Inspired by Women to Ignite Positive Change. We offer thought provoking content, resources and tools to inspire women’s leadership development, creativity, and innovation. It also shares the many Federal, State and local funding opportunities that are available to women and highlights tools and resources to support women owned businesses. WE welcome anyone who has an interest in she/her/hers topics and discussions. WE encourage and support Colorado women owned businesses and entrepreneurs by setting alight self-awareness tools and practices and creating an environment to ignite positive change in women’s professional and personal development. WE discuss the community scale challenges facing each of us and our teams and collaborate on methodologies to support new direction
https://centralsbdc.org/sbdc-events/2024-the-power-of-we/

May 17, 2024
Country Western Dance, Silverthorne
Enjoy an evening of guided lessons from 7-8 p.m. followed by open dancing and cash bar until 11 p.m. Admission is $10 at the door. 
https://www.silverthorne.org/discover-silverthorne/public-art/special-events

May 18, 2024
Grand Valley River Fest, Grand Junction
Join us for the 3rd Annual Grand Valley River Fest on May 18th from 11 am – 4 pm
Hosted by Grand Junction Adventures, River Rescue Dynamics, Gear Junction and Wetdreams River Supply with support from and proceeds to benefit RiversEdge West and Save-a-Life Jacket Program.
The goal of the festival is to educate and engage the community on all aspects related to our local waterways: Stewardship & Environmental Ethics, Boater Safety & Recreation.
River Fest will include the following fun events for the whole family: *Admission into the event is free!
Live Local Music; Beer Garden; Food Trucks; Community Gear Swap; SUP Yoga: Slackline Exhibition; Paddle Board Jousting; Throw Bag Tournament; Rubber Ducky Race; Activities for Kids & Adults; GJ Adventures Shop
https://www.visitgrandjunction.com/event/grand-valley-river-fest/419/

May 18 – 19, 2024
Gay Basin: Ski & Ride With Pride, Arapahoe Basin
 Our annual Pride weekend party is back – and we’re saying it louder and prouder than ever! While we are still finalizing all the deets for this season’s Gay Basin events, make sure to mark your calendar for another great weekend of DJs, live bands, dancing, rail jamming, skiing, après partying, and more to celebrate our LGBTQ+ community in Summit County & beyond. In partnership with Mountain Pride and the Pad.
A-Basin is a positive place with a positive vibe. We do not tolerate hate or negativity at our ski area, on social media, or anywhere else, for that matter. Join us to celebrate, support, and love each other. As we always say, A-Basin belongs to Mother Nature, and she’s kind enough to let each and every one of us enjoy it — everyone is welcome here.
https://www.arapahoebasin.com/event/gay-basin/

May 18, 2024
Dynafit Boneyard Boogie Trail Run, Eagle
The 2023 Dynafit Vail Trail Running Series kicks off with the Dynafit Boneyard Boogie Trail Run, presented by Eagle Outside. This race takes runners on an 13K scamper through pinyon groves and juniper shrubs on some of Eagle’s most scenic single track!
The majority of the course takes place on single track with some double track sections and a short jaunt down a paved bike path, with an elevation gain of approximately 1,400 feet reaching a maximum elevation of 7,650 feet.
All abilities are welcome and racers do not have to be registered for the series to participate in individual races.
https://eagleoutside.com/events-calendar-2/

May 18, 2024
Bikes & BBQ, Eagle
Save the date for our annual Bikes & BBQ friendraiser to welcome summer in Eagle County! This year, we’ll be offering a women’s mountain bike clinic for $100 per person. Sign up early because spots are limited:The Cycle Effect.
12pm – 3pm: women’s MTB clinic – beginners and intermediates welcome
5pm – 8pm: party + music + prizes at moe’s bbq: food & beverage proceeds benefit the cycle effect
https://eagleoutside.com/events-calendar-2/

May 18, 2024
Dynafit Boneyard Boogie Trail Run, Eagle
The 2023 Dynafit Vail Trail Running Series kicks off with the Dynafit Boneyard Boogie Trail Run, presented by Eagle Outside. This race takes runners on an 13K scamper through pinyon groves and juniper shrubs on some of Eagle’s most scenic single track!
The majority of the course takes place on single track with some double track sections and a short jaunt down a paved bike path, with an elevation gain of approximately 1,400 feet reaching a maximum elevation of 7,650 feet.
All abilities are welcome and racers do not have to be registered for the series to participate in individual races.
https://eagleoutside.com/events-calendar-2/

May 18, 2024
Samson’s Revenge Trail Race, Estes Park
Our race is a 10kish loop with 1,200ft of gain per loop with most of that packed into the Bible Point ascent.
Loops 2-6 for the longer races are a little shorter and are 100% on flowing single track trail.
Description
Samson was THE celebrity elk of the Rockies until he was illegally poached in 1995 at the YMCA.
Our race runs on Samson’s home turf, The YMCA of the Rockies, which his descendants still call home.
The course is fast single track with a big summit slapped in the middle.
This is Samson’s Revenge
All registrations include a $29 day pass to the YMCA of the Rockies grounds.
Bible Point KOM
All three races will have a separate KOM challenge for the fastest ascent of Bible Point.
The start and finish will be well marked. Prizes are one of a kind pieces made locally by Space Coyote Tattoo.
Swag
All runners will receive a custom Fractel hat and wool finisher socks.
https://www.visitestespark.com/event/samsons-revenge-trail-race/15098/

May 18, 2024
Beers Bands & Barbwire Strands, Gunnison
Festivities will include Live Music, Great Prizes, Vendors, Onsite Camping, Food, Beverages, Bonfires and Camaraderie – all on tap for this event! Friday wild game potluck. Saturday fence removal wildlife conservation project on public lands in the Gunnison Basin. Saturday night, Storm Pass plays while volunteers enjoy beer, dinner, and amazing giveaways and a silent auction.
https://gunnisonvalleycalendar.com/page.cfm?pageid=Events&eventid=855983&calendarid=39

May 18, – 19, 2024
Backyard Ultra, Ouray
A Backyard Ultra. Complete an easy 4.167 mile course. If you finish in less than an hour—just a 14:24 pace per mile—you get to do it again at the top of the hour. The race continues hour after hour until there is only one person left. To secure the win, that person must successfully complete one more hour than anyone else. The race then ends.
For many runners, a backyard race is a good opportunity for setting a distance PR!
An easy out-and-back with only 140 feet of vert (1.3% average grade). The course includes about 0.50 mile on an asphalt running track, 0.75 mile on smooth dirt roads, and about 2.9 miles on the Uncompahgre River Walk (a gravel footpath broad enough for easy passing).
Although the course itself is easy, the altitude here is about 7700 feet above sea level. This may become a factor, especially when runners start getting tired! Temperatures in May are often cool, typically ranging from 38F to 63F with an average of six days of precipitation.
https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=104885

May 18, 2024
Sunlight Ski & Bike Bike Swap/Sale, Sunlight Mountain Resort
Sunlight Ski and Bike Shop is hosting a bike swap on Saturday, May 18th. Drop off your bike for sale on Friday, May 17th, between 4 and 6 pm. Only bikes less than 10 years old are eligible unless approved by a Sunlight Bike Tech. If you would like to tune your bike up before the sale, schedule that ASAP – we are getting busy and time/space is limited! Unsold bikes must be picked up by 6 pm on swap day or it will be donated to The Bike Project as soon as the next day. Sellers can opt for full proceeds as in-store credit or receive a 70% cash payout.
Find great deals as well!
https://sunlightmtn.com/component/rseventspro/event/86-sunlight-ski-bike-bike-swap-sale?Itemid=437

May 18, 2024
The Jane Beach, Winter Park Resort
The snow’s still here and so are we! Enjoy live music, food and drink specials, and sunny vibes all day long at The Jane Beach.
https://www.playwinterpark.com/winter-park/events/music-events/jane-beach

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May 19, 2024
Mount Sopris Run Off, Carbondale
The Mount Sopris Run Off is a Carbondale staple on the calendars of runners warming up for summer. The race has an option for a 25k and a 10 mile race. Both races will start at the Flying Dog Ranch and end at Rock bottom ranch following the Iconic “Up & Over” trail.
 
May 20, 2024
Women’s Bike Clinic, Sunlight Mountain Resort
Topics in this clinic will include: 
Shifting
Fixing your shifting on trail
Quick at home adjustments
Smart shifting on the trail
Suspension
SAG
Rebound/Compression
Set up for different terrain
Volume spacers
Look at the inside
Rear coil vs air
https://sunlightmtn.com/component/rseventspro/event/84-womens-bike-clinic-at-sunlight-ski-bike?Itemid=437

May 21, 2024
VRD Mountain Bike Race, Eagle
More information to come on the.VRD Mountain Bike Race.
https://eagleoutside.com/events-calendar-2/

May 22, 2024
Kids Only Minturn Mini, Minturn
Racers under 8 years old should sign up for Beginner Boys or Girls 8-10 and they will automatically be entered in the 5-7 category.
4:45pm
https://www.vailrec.com/sports-activities/vail-race/mountain-bike-racing/minturn-mini

May 23 – 27, 2024
CKS Paddlefest, Buena Vista
CKS Paddlefest: A Thrilling Whitewater Festival in, Colorado
Embark on an unforgettable adventure at CKS Paddlefest, the premier whitewater festival nestled in the heart of the stunning Colorado Rockies. Held annually over Memorial Day weekend, this event promises an adrenaline-fueled experience for outdoor enthusiasts, families, and thrill-seekers alike. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the action at CKS Paddlefest, where the thrill of whitewater and the spirit of camaraderie converge in the picturesque setting of Buena Vista, Colorado. Join us for an unforgettable Memorial Day weekend filled with adventure, laughter, and memories to last a lifetime.
https://www.colorfulcolorado.com/events/?_evDiscoveryPath=/event/2288770-cks-paddlefest

May 23 – 27, 2024
Mountainfilm, Telluride
Mountainfilm is a documentary film festival that showcases nonfiction stories about environmental, cultural, climbing, political and social justice issues that matter. Along with exceptional documentaries, the festival goes beyond the film medium by bringing together world-class athletes, change makers and visionary artists for a multi-dimensional celebration of indomitable spirit, aiming to inspire audiences to create a better world. The 2024 Mountainfilm Festival will be held May 23-27 and passes and lodging are on sale now. 
https://www.telluride.com/event/mountainfilm/

May 24 – 26, 2024
Blues Brews & BBQ Festival, Beaver Creek Resort
Fire up the grill, grab a craft brew, and get your groove on. The Blues Brews & BBQ Festival is back at Beaver Creek Memorial Day weekend! Start your summer with live blues music on the main stage. Feast on mouthwatering BBQ grilled, smoked, and sauced to perfection by the region’s best pit masters. Then wash it all down with craft beers. 
Welcome BBQ Pitmasters and Vendors from Colorado and beyond, they’ll bring the savory flavors of all things BBQ to accompany live Blues and Craft Brews.
Bring your friends, your family, and your appetites. It all happens at the base of Beaver Creek  Mountain.
The event is free to the public. Grab your beer punch card ahead of time or snag your commemorative mug before they sell out!
If you are looking for a more exclusive experience, Rock The Day VIP tickets are for you.
https://beavercreekresortcompany.ticketspice.com/2024-blues-brews-bbq

May 24 – September 1, 2024
Summer Exhibition Opening, Breckenridge

 Join Breck Create for the opening reception of its two summer exhibitions: Tunnel Vision and The Door is Open. The first floor of the gallery features work by Megan Geckler, including a large scale installation and two-dimensional panel series made of flagging tape. Geckler will deliver an informal artist talk at 6pm.
The second floor is a retrospective exhibition of Gerald Clarke’s work featuring sculpture, painting, video and other media from the 1990s to today. Clarke will be in Breckenridge for several artist-led programs during the Breckenridge International Festival of Arts, Aug 16-25.
The reception features live music by Visiting Artist-in-Residence, Cipriano Ortega. Light refreshments are provided.
https://breckcreate.org/events/omh-opening-reception-summer-2024

May 24, 2024
Mountain Words Festival, Crested Point
The Mountain Words Festival is a multi-day literary celebration at nine-thousand feet, featuring readings, workshops, kids’ events, parties, panel discussions, live theater, and more.
https://gunnisonvalleycalendar.com/page.cfm?pageid=Events&eventid=850216&calendarid=39

May 24 – 25, 2024
14th Annual 10-Minute Play Festival, Durango
The Durango Arts Center is bringing a new feel to their Annual 10 Minute Play Festival that accepts scripts from both professional and brand new playwrights from around the globe.
This year the DAC is requesting plays that embrace their Season of MYSTERY, MURDER AND MAYHEM! After the DAC’s panel of readers choose their stand out scripts, DART will fully produce 8 to 10 of these World Premiere 10 minute plays, showcasing the amazing talents of new writers, actors and directors for a winning weekend of never before seen Theatre.
https://www.durango.com/event/10-minute-play-festival/

May 24 – 26, 2024
Iron Horse Bicycle Classic, Durango
The Iron Horse Bicycle Classic is THE big race! Gear up or just watch as bikers race the train from Durango to Silverton all day. Events include the most popular race, the McDonald’s Citizen Tour, which winds through 50 miles of beautiful Colorado scenery, La Strada La Plata Gravel and the Durango Mesa Cycling Festival.
Since 1971, this iconic event has tested man vs. machine, as bicyclists race on the beautiful Million Dollar Highway. Can you make it in time to enjoy the beautiful ride back downhill?
https://www.durango.com/event/iron-horse-bicycle-classic/

May 24, 2024
Fruita Fourth Friday, Fruita
Every 4th Friday, enjoy community, art, music, food, and drinks.
What it’s all about:
Come join Fruita every 4th Friday for an evening of homegrown authentic fun! FFF is a night of community, art, music, food, and drink. All are welcome!
https://www.fruita.org/parksrec/page/fruita-fourth-friday

May 24 – 27, 2024
Georgetown Days, Georgetown
At the end of May, Georgetown hosts a collection of events to honor our veterans and kick off the summer season. Come join us this year when we open Guanella Pass Scenic Byway, observe the annual Georgetown Pack Burro Race, Enjoy the Burro Beer Garden, Play your friends in a Cornhole Tournament, Enjoy Tasty Vendors, Food Trucks and much more
https://georgetown-colorado.org/event/georgetown-days-2/

May 24 –  26,  2024
Colorado Stampede Rodeo, Grand Junction
The Colorado Stampede is a PRCA rodeo in Grand Junction, Colorado, over Memorial Day Weekend May 24-26, 2024! The rodeo will include Bareback Riding, Steer Wrestling, Breakaway Roping, Team Roping, Saddle Bronc Riding, Tie-Down Roping, Barrel Racing and Bull Riding.
If you’re looking for an experience that’s both exhilarating and steeped in tradition, look no further than the Colorado Stampede Rodeo. It’s a chance to witness incredible athleticism, immerse yourself in Western culture, and create memories that will last a lifetime.
https://www.visitgrandjunction.com/event/girls-on-the-run-5k/329/

May 24, 2024
Mountain Words Festival, Crested Point
The Mountain Words Festival is a multi-day literary celebration at nine-thousand feet, featuring readings, workshops, kids’ events, parties, panel discussions, live theater, and more.
https://gunnisonvalleycalendar.com/page.cfm?pageid=Events&eventid=850216&calendarid=39

May 24 – October 11, 2024
Ridgway Farmers Market, Ridgway
In their 23rd year, the Ridgway Farmers Market brings the best of Colorado’s farmers and artists to the community of Ridgway, Colorado and beyond. Each market is a new experience as our vendors change weekly. For visitors passing through the area and Ridgway locals alike, the market has so much for everyone to enjoy!
When: Fridays from 10am-2pm. The first farmers market is May 24th and the last farmers market is October 11t
https://ridgwaycolorado.com/news-events/events/ridgway-farmers-market-2024

May 24 – 26, 2024
Vail Comedy Festival, Vail
We are BACK May 24-26, 2024. Last year we SOLD-OUT with 30+ comedians over Memorial Day Weekend for three days of laughs (see pictures). Organized by the same team that has poured love into the Vail Comedy Show for going on 5 years. The Vail Comedy Show is well known for hilarious, sold-out shows in a destination resort town, for which it has received international press coverage.
https://www.vailcomedyfestival.com/

May 24 – 26. 2024
SpringFree Bluegrass Festival, Vail
Join us for the SpringFree Bluegrass Festival May 24-26, 2024 in Vail Village, CO! Admission is FREE for all! Music takes place on three stages at the Solaris Plaza, International Bridge, and Gore Creek Plaza.
https://discovervail.com/event/springfree-bluegrass-festival/

May  25 – 27, 2024
Estes Park Art Market, Estes Park
The Fine Arts Guild is expanding its visual arts presentations with this kick-off to summer event featuring an explosion of color, creativity and keen artistry in Bond Park. Formerly an event sponsored by the Art Center of Estes Park, the Guild’s version of the annual juried art show with about 100 artists exhibiting and selling their work.
https://www.visitestespark.com/event/estes-park-art-market/11867/

May 25, 2024
Cross Orchards Antique Truck Show, Grand Junction
Cross Orchards Historic Site welcomes trucking enthusiasts and anyone interested in the history of trucks to this show! Co-hosted by the regional chapter of the American Truck Historical Society, the display will range from Cross Orchard’s very own 1917 Model T and span the automotive evolution to modern-day semi-trucks still in service.
https://www.visitgrandjunction.com/event/cross-orchards-antique-truck-show/435/

May 25, 2024
IHBC Quarter Horse, Purgatory Resort
Purgatory Resort is the finish line for the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic Quarter Horse bike race! Riders in the Quarter Horse will tour the 25 scenic miles from Durango to Purgatory Resort. After riding through the gorgeous Animas River Valley, you’ll tackle a vertical climb of more than 2,300 feet to finish among food, fun, and festivities in the Village Plaza. 
Come cheer on these riders as they finish their 25-mile journey from Durango. The first riders are expected to cross the finish line around 10:00am. 
https://www.purgatory.ski/event/ihbc-quarter-horse-2/

May 25, 2024
Bluegrass on the Arkansas, Salida
Experience the charm of Salida, Colorado, at Bluegrass on the Arkansas, May 25th-26th, 2024. Delight in bluegrass melodies amidst the scenic Riverside Park, near the Arkansas River headwaters. This family-friendly event features regional and local bands, food trucks, and SoulCraft beer. Join us in supporting the Rotary Club of Salida’s community initiatives while enjoying a weekend of music and fun. FREE entry; donations appreciated.
https://www.colorfulcolorado.com/events/?_evDiscoveryPath=/event/2250483-bluegrass-on-the-arkansas
 
May 25, 2024
The Jane Beach, Winter Park Resort
The snow’s still here and so are we! Enjoy live music, food and drink specials, and sunny vibes all day long at The Jane Beach.
https://www.playwinterpark.com/winter-park/events/music-events/jane-beach-0

May 26, 2024
Spirit Trail Race, Buena Vista
Race along some of the most beautiful single track trails, with sweeping views of the Collegiate Peaks. Cross the Arkansas river twice and finish your race in South Main!
You have three race distance options: marathon, half marathon, and 8k.
https://www.colorfulcolorado.com/events/?_evDiscoveryPath=/event/2366296-spirit-trail-race

May 26, 2024
Pickin’ in The Rockies, Fruita
Pickin’ in The Rockies is bringing high-energy, world-class entertainment to the Western Slope of Colorado. This family-friendly Bluegrass festival is guaranteed to provide a whoopin’ and hollerin’, toe tappin’, hand clappin’ good time! This fun filled one day event is packed with a variety of vendors, workshops, music, and more. It all takes place at Absolute Prestige Ranch in Loma CO on May 26,
2024!
https://gofruita.com/all-events/pickin-in-the-rockies/

May 26, 2024
Pickin’ In The Rockies, Grand Junction
Pickin’ in The Rockies is a family friendly festival in Western Colorado. Its mission is to provide a whoopin and hollerin, toe tappin, hand clappin, good time by bringing in world class upbeat entertainment. This festival will include all kinds of vendors, workshops, award winning Country and Bluegrass music, plus more! Featuring music by Keaton Brown, Peggy Malone, Caroline Owens, Williamson Branch, Rocky Mountain Ramblers, Carson Peters & Iron Mountain!
https://www.visitgrandjunction.com/event/pickin-in-the-rockies/195/

May 27, 2024
Memorial Day Ceremony, Dillon
The Town of Dillon invites the community to join us at the Dillon Cemetery for the annual Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony honoring those who’ve sacrificed all for our freedom. The event will feature music by the Summit Concert Band, and a reading of the interred service members at the Dillon Cemetery.
Local Boy Scouts will be on hand to present the colors. Members of the public are encouraged to bring old flags to have them retired properly.
Parking is available at the Cemetery and the Town of Dillon snow storage lot. 
https://www.townofdillon.com/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/8441/4

May 29, 2024
VRD – Eagle Ranch Classic, Eagle
The 2024 VRD Bloch & Chapleau Town Mountain Bike Race Series returns for its 40th year to offer fun and exciting racing to mountain bikers of all ages and experience levels.
Thank you Vail Rec District for bringing it back to Eagle
https://eagleoutside.com/events-calendar-2/

May 31 – June 2, 2024
Ark Valley Pride Celebrations, Buena Vista
Save the Dates May 31-June 2 This year’s theme is Queertopia: Queer Joy! May 31st Kick-Off Night! @ Tres Litros 7 – 9 pm June 1st Ark Valley Pride @ Riverside Park 9 am – 10 pm June 2nd Weekend Wrap Up @Tres Litros 4 – 6 pm
https://business.buenavistacolorado.org/buena-vista-events/Details/ark-valley-pride-celebrations-1109157?sourceTypeId=Website

May 31 – June 1, 2024
Mike The Headless Chicken Festival, Fruita
Mike the Headless Chicken celebrates the story of a little chicken who lived for over a year without his head! This little chicken toured the country, and people came from far and wide to bear witness to this story of survival. Now we celebrate with a car show, live music, and a wing-eating contest.
https://gofruita.com/all-events/mike-the-headless-chicken-festival/

May 31 – June 2, 2024
The 4th Annual Grand Valley Yoga Fest, Grand Junction
Grand Valley Yoga Fest is where we come together through Yoga to CONNECT, RECHARGE, have FUN and GIVE BACK to our community. All proceeds are donated to mental health and suicide awareness programs.
We do this festival for three reasons:
1) we want attendees to experience a variety of differerent styles of yoga that they might not get to experience normally and make it affordable and accessible
2) For the last decade, every year Mesa County has had a higher rate of suicide than both the nation and the state of Colorado
3) we know that yoga has a positive impact on mental and physical health.
Check out the schedule online to see the variety of classes. There’s a range of classes from physical yoga classes to yoga nidra to yin and restore, to meditation, ayurveda classes and yogic philosophy talks. You get to choose your schedule and what you want to attend. There is yoga for everyBODY.
https://www.visitgrandjunction.com/event/the-4th-annual-grand-valley-yoga-fest/470/

May 31, 2024
VRD Downriver Dash Whitewater Race, Minturn
Join the Vail Recreation District and the Town of Minturn for the 4th Annual Town of Minturn Downriver Dash! The races will be divided between two categories, including kayak (under 9’6″) & 2-person raft* (10’6″ or smaller) teams. 
The race starts at the Boneyard Open Space south of Minturn, and finishes at the Minturn Saloon, in central Minturn. Racers should park at the finish in the Town of Minturn municipal lot adjacent to the Turntable. The VRD will provide shuttles to the start for racers and gear.
5:00pm
https://www.minturn.org/home/events/17656

May 31, 2024 – June 2, 2024
Telluride Balloon Festival, Telluride
Get high at the Telluride Balloon Festival! Weather permitting, watch hot air balloons lift off from Telluride Town Park and float effortlessly over the Telluride Valley. Don’t miss the Balloon Glow on Main Street on Saturday night – it’s an amazing sight! 
The flights will take place on Saturday and Sunday morning, weather permitting. Gathering will begin at 6 a.m. and refreshments will be available for sale at the basketball court in Town Park. The Main Street glow will take place from 6-10 p.m. on Saturday night. 
https://www.telluride.com/event/telluride-balloon-festival/


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