Colorado Events Calendar

Colorado Events Calendar for our Mountain Town communities is filled with Festivals, Concerts, Music, and things to do in our Colorado mountain towns and ski resorts.

Please Note: due to the COVID-19 virus all listed Events are subject to change. We suggest following the link to their information to confirm.

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May 5 – 8, 2022
Sangha Festival, Durango
Sangha Fest celebrates wellness, community, spiritual growth and personal development through yoga, breath, music, meditation, movement, art, dance, nature, ceremony, and play. Sangha is the Sanskrit word for community or bringing together, and that is exactly the mission of Sangha Fest: to unite communities, to inspire growth, and to come together in celebration and prayer.
Tucked along the Animas River Valley, our venue is truly a paradise. Tico Time River Resort features RV sites, car camping, primitive wooded camping, multiple ponds, beaches, water slides, paddleboards, zip lines, and hiking trails. What a truly magical place to spend a weekend filled with yoga classes, transformational workshops, kirtan artists, live performers, and Ecstatic Dance.
The Festival will feature vegan and vegetarian food vendors, and in support of our intention of ahimsa, non-harming, we strive for zero waste. We honor the land we’ll get to walk on, and all beings with whom we share this land.
Sangha Fest is held on Mother’s Day weekend so we will especially be celebrating the Divine Feminine, the Life Bringer.

May 5, 2022
Cinco De Mayo, Kremmling
Join us for food, drinks and festivities as we celebrate Cinco De Mayo!

May 6 – 8,  2022
Circle Of Life- Spring Concert Series, Buena Vista/Salida
The Noteables will present their spring concert series, Circle of Life, May 6-8 in Salida and Buena Vista.  Celebrating the healing power of music is the program’s message as the songs lead us on our journey through the circle of life. Under the direction of Linda Taylor, the women’s chorus will perform a wide variety of seasonal music, including unusual arrangements of familiar jazz tunes, spring ballads, humorous selections and songs of peace, friendship and love.
Performances: Friday, May 6, 7:00pm, at Clearview Community Church, 457 Rodeo Road, Buena Vista. Saturday, May 7, 7:00 pm at Ascension Episcopal Church, 329 E Street, Salida Sunday, May 8, 3:00 pm

May 6, 2022
First Friday | Family Block Party & Pride Parade, Carbondale
Join us for one of Carbondale’s most festive First Friday celebrations of the year – the Family Block Party & Pride Parade on May 6th! Festivities begin at 4:00 PM on 4th Street Plaza with the Pride Parade beginning at 5:30 PM at Main/2nd – all are welcome to join! We’ll have live music, family friendly activities, local eats and a beer/spirit tent. 100% of the funds from the event go right back into our community to support family and youth education and programming and our local animal

May 6, 2022
First Friday! Art Groove, Estes Park, Estes Park
Get your Groove on and explore the local Galleries
Come out and do the Free tour from 5 – 8pm – see what’s happening in the Fine Art world here in Estes Park. Different locations will be serving food and refreshments, hosting artist meet & greets, demonstrations, show openings or hosting live music. Ride the FREE Estes Park Trolley to keep you warm between galleries. It promises to be a fun evening!!!

May 6 – 8, 2022
Fruita Fat Tire Festival, Fruita
Join us as we celebrate the 25th year of this Fruita tradition; the US Bank Fruita Fat Tire Festival! Come ride miles of pristine Mountain Bike Trails, meet mountain bike friends from around the world and support those who support the passion, the lifestyle and the sport we all enjoy. Celebrate hundreds of miles of World Class Mountain Bike Trails Trails and join in the fun!

May 6, 2022
St. Mary’s Highballs & Handbags, Grand Junction
Girls Night-Out 50’s style Fundraising Event. New and gently used high-end handbags for purchase or silent auction. Highball cocktails, appetizers, games, door prizes and raffle tickets throughout the evening. Proceeds benefit the Sister Michel Compassion Fund.

May 6, 2022
Gunnison Rotary Fishing Tournament, Gunnison
The Gunnison Rotary Fishing Tournament takes place in 2022 the first weekend in May for teams of two passionate fisher folk. Winners are determined by the weight of 8 fish caught in Blue Mesa Reservoir – four on Saturday, May 7th and 4 on Sunday, May 8th. Check-in at Elk Creek Marina is Friday, May 6th. The top winning teams share in half of the total of registration fees. Other prizes are all kinds of fishing gear. Ball caps with the year and name of tournament are given out at check-in. The community is invited to watch as the fish come in – 2:00 on Saturday and noon on Sunday. It’s a hoot! The fish are either taken home for supper or put back in the lake by Fish and Wildlife.

May 6 – 8, 2022
Sheep Camp Stock Dog Trials, Hotchkiss
Located one block from downtown, at East Hotchkiss Ave. & 2nd St.
The HSCSDT Board is looking forward to our 18th Annual Hotchkiss Sheep Camp Stock Dog Trials.
We will implement all safety precautions and COVID-19 restrictions that are in place at the time of our 2021 Trials: May 7, 8, 9.

May 6 – 8, 2022
Toyota Days!. Loveland
Loveland is excited to welcome our valued partner Toyota back to Loveland for the season! Come visit the Toyota tent and enter to win great prizes like a Toyota, a Never Summer Snowboard and walk away with some awesome Loveland/Toyota goodies. This event is open to all guests and there is no cost to participate.

May 6, 2022
First Friday – Locals’ Appreciation Party, Silverthorne
May’s First Friday will bring our community together to celebrate our local community.  In partnership with Locals’ Liquors, the event will include 30+ breweries, wineries and distilleries, in addition to food vendors and a live band on the outdoor stage.  The event is free and open to the public, but donations are strongly recommended as all proceeds benefit local nonprofits.  Come out after a long winter season and share a libation with your neighbors!

May 6, 2022
First Friday Artwalk, Steamboat Springs
Join us for First Friday Artwalk! Discover the local artists of the Yampa valley and beyond at the galleries and participating venues in the downtown creative district of Steamboat Springs. Look out for live music, wine and special demonstrations at different galleries and venues. The First Friday Artwalk occurs on the first Friday of every month during the summer.

May 7, 2022
Shakin’ at the Basin Spring Concert Series, Arapahoe Basin
With longer days, sunnier skies and great snow conditions there is no better way to celebrate springtime in the Rockies than at A-Basin with live music on our stage in Mountain

May 7, 2022
1st Annual Buena Vino Wine Festival, Buena Vista
Join us on Saturday, May 7th at the Surf Hotel for the first annual Buena Vino Wine Festival. Come raise a glass and funds for the Buena Vista Singletrack Coalition and the Buena Vista Riverpark.
Taste lots of unique wines, enjoy small bites and live music from 3 to 7 pm. Tickets are $75 each and we are capping sales to 200, so click on the link below to buy yours today!

May 7, 2022
Collegiate Peaks Trail Run, Buena Vista
Welcome to the Annual Collegiate Peaks Trail Run Saturday, May 7, 2022 in Buena Vista, Colorado Registration Opens December 1, 2021 REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE EARLIER OF 300 COMBINED RUNNERS OR BY COB APRIL 24, 2022. Sponsored by the Buena Vista Optimist Club All Proceeds go to support the youth of our community Take the Challenge and conquer the course while you experience the spectacular views of our mountains, the Arkansas River, and visit with our friendly locals

May 7, 2022
Devil Moon Series, Georgetown
Spring is in full swing! What better time to come to the Georgetown Heritage Center in scenic Georgetown, Colorado and enjoy some amazing jazz! On the second floor of our beautifully restored1874 brick school building, we invite you to settle in with your very own selection of treats and enjoy an evening of world-class jazz. The Stu MacAskie Trio celebrates the uniqueness of a drummer-less jazz trio, allowing the piano to shine and the music to, well, swing!
Tickets are sold by the table, so you can have the privacy (and social distancing) you need. Refreshments are included with your table purchase. Drinks are available for an additional charge.
Doors open at 6:00pm. Show starts at 7:00pm!

May 7, 2022
3rd Annual Neverland Banked Slalom. Loveland
Never Summer, Toyota, Red Bull and Loveland Ski Area are teaming up to host the 3rd annual Neverland Banked Slalom! Join us on May 7th for this classic snowboard race taking place off Ptarmigan Lift. All ages and abilities are welcome. Registration for this classic event will open on Friday, April 22, 2022. Once registration opens, simply choose your class, pay your registration fee and prepare to slay the course!

May 8, 2022
Loveland’s Closing Day Celebration! Loveland
Join us as we celebrate Closing Day for the 2021/22 season at Loveland Ski Area! On Sunday, May 8 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 Uptown Toodeloo on the Basin Patio! Don’t miss out on the fun!

May 12 – 15, 2022
Tico Time Bluegrass Festival, Durango
Join us for 4 days of the best in Bluegrass, Roots, & Americana on the banks of the Animas River!
Here at Tico Time Bluegrass festival, we strive to cultivate the community and camaraderie that is deeply rooted in Bluegrass Music. Curating a space where we can come together to express ourselves through our collective love of music, adventure, and nature is integral to our mission. A world-class live music experience with the natural beauty of the Animas River Valley provides endless activities for you and your family: Camping, Rafting, SUP, Zipline, Hiking, Waterslides, Workshops, Community Pickin’, and so much more! Join us for 4 days of celebrating this community with some of the best artists in Bluegrass, Roots, and Americana music.

May 14, 2022
Shakin’ at the Basin Spring Concert Series, Arapahoe Basin
With longer days, sunnier skies and great snow conditions there is no better way to celebrate springtime in the Rockies than at A-Basin with live music on our stage in Mountain

May 14, 2022
Second Saturday, Breckenridge
Explore the Arts District campus on the second Saturday of each month from 10am to 1pm. Start your adventure at Old Masonic Hall and set off on a creative journey.

May 14, 2022
Dandelion Day, Carbondale
Started by Carbondale’s Environmental Board, now part of Carbondale Arts 501c3, and partnered with KDNK, Dandelion Day is a celebration of spring, sustainability, and community in our Creative Art District. From its modest roots as a neighborhood event, this annual festival is proudly green and waste free, bringing Sopris Park and our community buzzing to life.

May 14, 2022
Bikes & Bbq Poker Ride, Eagle
This is a family friendly ride where community members can collect cards at stopping points along the trail and compete for the best hand. Prize ceremony will take place at Moe’s BBQ.
The Poker Ride will begin at 2pm, at Haymaker Trailhead. Bikers will proceed to the designated stops along Haymaker Trail, maps will be provided at the start of the ride. Celebration at Moe’s BBQ to support The Cycle Effect.

May 14, 2021
Wellness Weekend, Edwards
Join us for a weekend focused on your Wellbeing! Get your gut ready for the summer with our special guest, health expert Carley Smith your very own Fairy-Gut Mother. Along with yoga classes, spa treatments and interactive culinary experiences with Carley and our Executive Chef, we have an educational and fun weekend planned for you!!/details/event/9024276/2021-04-29

May 14, 2022
Jazz & Blues Festival, Estes Park
Feel the Rhythm of the Rockies at The Stanley Hotel Concert Hall on Saturday, May 14. This special performance benefits Estes Park Health Foundation.
Performers for the 1st Annual Estes Park Jazz & Blues Festival include Chris Daniel & the Kings, Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore and Wendy Woo. Chris Daniels has been playing and recording since 1970 and was inducted in the Colorado Music Hall of Fame in 2013. Mollie O’Brien is also a member of the Colorado Music Hall of Fame and won a Grammy in 1997. A Colorado music scene mainstay, Wendy Woo has shared the stage with Michael Franti, the Indigo Girls, and many other national favorites.
Tickets GA (Standing Room): $50
VIP (Reserved seat in Mezzanine) $75
Doors Open: 3:00 PM || Music Starts: 4:00 PM

May 14 – 15, 2022
Adventure Fest at 18 Road, 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.
Competition makes us faster; collaboration makes us better
The Adventure Fest at 18 Road weekend features the Fruita Trail Half, the Sarlacc Attack 50K mtb race, free events for spectators at the start/finish area, free camping, music, food, and microbrews. The running and mountain bike race courses are both fun loops on the beautiful flowy singletrack in Fruita CO. The north Fruita Desert is epic in the spring and we’ll help you enjoy it all..

May 14, 2022
Grand Valley River Fest, Grand Junction
Our Mission: Educating and engaging the community on all aspects related to our local waterways: Stewardship & Environmental Ethics, Boater Safety & Recreation. Slackline, Paddleboard and throw bag contests. Duckie Race down the Las Colonias water slough. Beer garden and food trucks. Gear Swap and retail booths. Gear demos and mini workshops.

May 14, 2022
Wüffstock Music Festival, Grand Junction
Get your tickets to see Eve 6 at the Wüffstock dog-friendly music festival at the Amphitheater at Las Colonias Park on Saturday, May 14, featuring Leon and the Revival and The Static Channel!
Celebrate the human-canine bond with live music, food and drink, and, of course, dogs!

May 14, 2022
Rubber Ducky Race, Grand Junction
RiversEdge West will be hosting a rubber ducky race and the winner will go home with a Rival Hoss Hala paddleboard (worth $1,199)! Purchase a rubber ducky (or several!) and watch it float down the Colorado River. The race will also be live-streamed – so anyone anywhere can participate! 1 duck for $20, 6 ducks for $100, 12 ducks for $200. Only 400 ducks sold; get yours before they sell out! Buy tickets in advance or at the event.

May 14, 2022
Palisade Brews & Shoes, Palisade
Palisade Brews & Shoes (formerly known as Brews & Cruise), is a festival to celebrate over 30 craft breweries from Colorado!
Unlimited sampling, live music, food, brewers’ education, vendors and more. A festival in the heart of Palisade CO following the Grand Valley Half Marathon, 10k and 5k run.
The Palisade Chamber of Commerce would like to thank all of our sponsors, vendors, staff, volunteers, the Town of Palisade, our attendees & everyone that makes this event possible! We could not do it without all of you!

May 15, 2022
Grand Valley Highland Games, Grand Junction
This is a festival highlighting the Scottish and Irish cultures offering education on family clan heritage, sanctioned dancing and bagpiping competitions, athletic competitions, a rugby tournament, and more! Entertainment includes bagpipe bands, Irish and Scottish dancing, and Celtic folk and rock bands. There will be food and retail vendors, whisky tasting and a VIP tent.

May 16, 2022
Bonedale Bike Week, Carbondale
Bonedale Bike Week celebrates the greatest way to get around Carbondale—the bicycle. Bonedale Bike Week Volunteers and partnering organizations will host bike-related events for kids, adults, and everyone who wants to put the fun between their legs. Bike Week promotes bike awareness young and old from know-how to new riders. We strengthen the community of cyclists, and promote car-less transportation in Carbondale and beyond. Bonedale Bike Week’s generous sponsors will provide giveaways at events, including a raffle at the week finale Scavenger Hunt party! 
All events are free and open to anyone who loves bicycles and community!

May 19 – 22, 2022
Tico Time Reggae Festival, Durango
“Jamaican & Domestic Reggae / Sound System Parties”
Join Tico Time for their 2nd Annual Reggae Fest! 92 acres of riverfront and amazing on site activities/amenities provide a festival experience like no where else!

May 20, 2022
Rides & Vibes Mountain Bike Race & Music Festival, Grand Junction
Downtown Grand Junction is pleased to announce the 2022 Grand Junction Rides & Vibes in partnership with the Greater Grand Junction Sports Commission, May 20-22 in beautiful downtown Grand Junction, Colorado! The Grand Junction Rides & Vibes (previously Grand Junction Off Road) draws thousands of local and regional residents to Main Street to enjoy 3 days of FREE music on 2 separate stages while enjoying the Grand Junction Horizon Sunrise Rotary Beer Garden which spans the entire festival.

May 20 – 22, 2022
Rides & Vibes Mountain Bike Race & Music Festival, Grand Junction
Downtown Grand Junction is pleased to announce the 2022 Grand Junction Rides & Vibes in partnership with the Greater Grand Junction Sports Commission, May 20-22 in beautiful downtown Grand Junction, Colorado! The Grand Junction Rides & Vibes (previously Grand Junction Off Road) draws thousands of local and regional residents to Main Street to enjoy 3 days of FREE music on 2 separate stages while enjoying the Grand Junction Horizon Sunrise Rotary Beer Garden which spans the entire festival.

May 20, 2022
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. Silverthorne Pavilion. Admission is $10 at the door for the March and April dances. May’s dance features live music from The Country Music Project and admission is $15 at the door. 

May 21, 2022
Shakin’ at the Basin Spring Concert Series, Arapahoe Basin
With longer days, sunnier skies and great snow conditions there is no better way to celebrate springtime in the Rockies than at A-Basin with live music on our stage in Mountain

May 21, 2022
Crested Butte Open, Gunnison
Adaptive Sports Center’s annual fundraiser. Mark your calendars! Living Journeys’ 2nd Annual Golf Scramble will be Saturday, May 21st, at the Dos Rios Golf Club. It will be springtime, the leaves will be green, and it will be a beautiful day to take a swing against cancer.
There will be a 9:00 am shotgun start, with 4-person teams, $500/team.

May 22, 2022
5th Annual Tails on the Trail 5k! Salida
Ark-Valley Humane Society is hosting their 5th Annual Tails on the Trail 5K Walk/Run for the animals on Sunday May 22nd at Loyal Duke’s Dog park in Salida! Registration opens at 8AM and the race kicks off at 9. Proceeds will benefit the lifesaving work of Ark-Valley Humane Society and the great community work of the Salida Dog Club. Pre-register online before April 21st for a guaranteed race-day t-shirt.  This is a dog and family friendly event!

May 25, 2022
Mountain Words Literary Festival, Crested Butte
A five-day literary celebration at nine-thousand feet, featuring readings, workshops, live theatre, panels, kids events, parties, film screenings, the world-renowned Literary Death Match, and more

May 26 – 29, 2022
CKS Paddlefest, Buena Vista
CKS Paddlefest has a mission to give back to the whitewater and recreation community.  The River Park is the heart and soul of our community – whether you are a biker, hiker, kayaker, or here for the sights. CKS Main Street will also collect 1% of every sale to put towards the River Fund.

May 26 – 29, 2022
Spirit Trail Race, Buena Vista
Family friendly event with competitions and live music- fun for everyone! The Spirit Trail Race donates to the Buena Vista Single Track Coalition, elevateHER, SOIL, and the Cloud City Conservation Center.
Start / finish line is located in the South Main, Town Square area, just in front of the Surf Hotel.

May 26 – 30, 2022
Mountainfilm 2022, Telluride (Virtual) , 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. This year Mountainfilm will be held in TELLURIDE MAY 26–30.

May 27, 2022
Shakin’ at the Basin Spring Concert Series, Arapahoe Basin
With longer days, sunnier skies and great snow conditions there is no better way to celebrate springtime in the Rockies than at A-Basin with live music on our stage in Mountain

May 27, 2022
Fruita Fourth Fridays, Fruita
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!

May 28, 2022
Swimwear Day, Arapahoe Basin
Let’s see your best swimwear! Celebrate spring by joining us to ski or ride in your favorite pool-side attire and beachwear!

May 28 – 30, 2022
Iron Horse Bicycle Classic, Durango
This is the big race! The Iron Horse Bicycle Classic is celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2022! Gear up or just watch as bikers race the train from Durango to Silverton all day.
Since 1972, this iconic event has tested man vs. machine, as bicyclists race the train from Durango to Silverton on the beautiful Million Dollar Highway. Can you make it in time to enjoy the beautiful ride back downhill?

May 28, 2022
17th Annual Georgetown Pack Burro Race , Georgetown
Approximately 8-9 miles from Georgetown to Empire and back. Remember to follow traffic pattern around the round about, yield to downhill runners, and after  you’re done check for ticks. And, there will be a prize at the end of the race for the runner who picks up the most trash on the course!

May 28, 2022
Bindu Memorial 5K Fun Run, Minturn
Bindu Sky Pomeroy Memorial 5K Fundraiser
Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy / Maloit Park – May 28th – 10am 

May 28 – 29, 2022
Bluegrass on the Arkansas, Salida
Bands will perform Saturday evening starting at 4:30pm in Rotary Riverside Park and again on Sunday starting at noon till 9:30pm.

May 29, 2022
Festival of the Brewpubs, Arapahoe Basin
Join us for Festival of the Brewpubs to sample some of the best beers Summit County has to offer! Come out for some super-scenic beer sampling!
Event Is Rain Or Shine

May 29, 2022
20th Annual Idaho Springs Pack Burro Race, Idaho Springs
5 – 6 miles – Great distance for first timers! Rolling start after Parade down main street begins at Citizens Park, heading east turning north up 17th Ave, across Colorado Blvd up Virginia Canyon on the dirt road that features a 12% grade/climb, switch back down following flour arrows to old miners driveway at the open gate, up and over, down and winding around down Rose Gulch, over logs, under trees, coming out over the Argo Mill, heading back west on Riverside turning right at 23rd, left on Virginia Street toward the back of the Elks Lodge with a sharp left on 16th to the finish.

May 31 – June 6, 2022
2022 National Exhibition, Convention & Wet Paint Competition, Steamboat Springs
Join OPA in beautiful Steamboat Springs, Colorado for the opening of its 31st Annual National Exhibition & Convention. Registered attendees will be eligible to compete in the Wet Paint Competition and vie for cash and merchandise awards in either the studio or plein air divisions. The Wet Paint Competition Awards will be announced on Friday, June 3, during the National Awards & Recognition Ceremony.
Oil Painters of America is pleased to return to the Steamboat Art Museum “SAM” in Steamboat Springs, Colorado for the Thirty-first National Exhibition and Convention. The Exhibition will take place from June 3 through August 27, 2022Convention activities begin on Tuesday, May 31 with the very popular Wet Paint Competition, and end on Sunday, June 5. The opening reception for artists, collectors, the public and the press will be held on Friday, June 3, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with the awards presentation taking place at 8:30 p.m.Our goal is to assemble the finest display of representational oil paintings. The focus in the jurying process will be to select paintings that show the highest quality in draftsmanship, color, and composition, emphasizing a diversity in representational style and subject matter.The total national awards will be approximately $100,000 in cash and merchandise, including a $25,000 Best In Show.

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