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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September 30 – October 3, 2021
Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering 
The Durango
Cowboy Poetry Gathering is
an exciting, fun-filled event with evening performances and Saturday daytime
sessions. Poets and musicians from throughout the country grace our intimate
stage at The Strater Theater, performing classic and contemporary poems and
songs that will bring tears to your eyes and keep you in stitches.

October 1 – 3, 2021Unique Fall Photography
Weekend, The Ritz Carlton, Bachelor Gulch/Beaver Creek
Unique Fall Photography Weekend at The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch with
Colorado-based Jad Davenport, an award-winning National Geographic
 First weekend of October (October 1-3)
Event Activities:
 Davenport will work with guests to capture photos on
smartphones or guest cameras, providing tips on storytelling through photos,
share the ideal times to take photographs, lighting, backdrops and much more.
There will be activities throughout the weekend such as
a photography hike to capture the changing colors and landscape photography as
well as a blue hour session at Anderson Cabin.
 Please find a link to fall photos here.
Additional Information:
The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch is an ideal fall location to see
the Aspens changing colors. The luxury resort hosts daily
guided fall hikes with on-site naturalists who can share why the
Aspen trees turn gold, discuss what native plants and animals thrive in the mountains
as well as how they prepare for the harsh Colorado winter season. Additionally,
guests can soak in the views while relaxing in the year-round, outdoor heated
pool located at the base of the mountain, sip drinks on the outdoor terrace or
participate in daily art workshops.

October 1, 2021
Fall First Friday, Carbondale
Stroll Main Street in the heart of Carbondale’s Creative District and enjoy
live music, gallery openings, non-profit and community-focused booths, 
shopping, and award-winning restaurants and spirits. Check out live music at
the 4th Street Plaza stage starting at 5:30 featuring Guilty
Pleasure and the Carbondale Community Choir.

October 1, 2021
First Friday! Art Groove, Estes Park
Enjoy some pre-holiday shopping! 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!!
For a little added hospitality there are ‘Drop Stops’ along the FIRST FRIDAY!
Art Groove route. Stop in for a drop or a flight tasting from our local craft
beverage establishments.

October 1 – 3, 2021
Downtown Art Fest, Grand Junction
The Art Festival will kick-off on Friday, October 1st in various
galleries, shops, and select restaurants during First Friday. On Saturday,
October 2nd, the Festival will continue with the Artist Expo on Main Street.
The event will be filled with local artists/vendors and live
demonstrations/performances. Closing out the weekend, the Grand Junction Film
Festival will highlight a diverse range of student and professional filmmakers
on Sunday, October 3rd.

October 1, 2021
Vail Valley Art Guild First Friday, Minturn
Join the Vail Valley Art Guild the First Friday of every month, for an
Exhibition Reception in Minturn! 5-8pm, 291 Main St, Minturn

October 1, 2021
First Friday – Local’s Appreciation Party, Silverthorne
The Town of Silverthorne and Locals’ Liquors celebrates the locals that
make our community unique at October’s First Friday! Join us on the
Silverthorne Performing Arts Center Lawn on Friday, October 1 from 4 to 7 p.m.
for a free beer and liquor tasting event featuring live music from The Samples
and the Chris Bauer Trio. 
The Locals’ Appreciation Party is a free community event, but donations to
community non-profits are strongly encouraged. In 2019, the Locals’
Appreciation Party raised more than $14,000 for area non-profits.

October 1 – 11, 2021
Vail/Beaver Creek Restaurant Week, Vail/Beaver Creek
With participating restaurants spanning across the World Class Mountain
Resort, Beaver Creek, this culinary celebration takes dining to new heights,
literally! The events will feature a wide variety of specials all starting at
$20.21 and all showcasing the incredible and diverse culinary offerings
available throughout Beaver Creek Villages. To further enhance each guest’s
dining experience, each bite will be perfectly paired with spectacular autumn
views spread across the stunning mountain backdrops provided by Vail and Beaver
Creek. Make your reservations today at and $20.21 Specials will
be posted at

October 1, 2021
First Friday, Winter Park
First Fridays are back in the Winter
Park ART District! Join us at UPTRIPPING from 5-8p for:
– local ARTISTS
– live MUSIC 
– free BEER & WINE
– food TRUCKS
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

October 5 – November 2, 2021
Maya at The Westin Riverfront celebrating Día De Los Muertos
, Avon
Celebrate Día De Los Muertos inside The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa. Their restaurant, Maya will be serving a Marigold Margarita, made with Patrón Reposado, fresh lime juice and a Cempaxúchil marigold syrup. For dessert, enjoy a decadent Pumpkin Bread Cake crafted with caramel “tacha” pumpkin, orange blossom milk, spiced pepitas and topped with cinnamon ice cream!

October 2, 2021
112th Annual Potato Day Celebration, Carbondale
The 112th Carbondale Annual Potato Day celebration is set for Saturday
October 2nd, 2021 in Sopris Park. This year’s theme is “Tuber Renaissance.” The
potato is an underground tuber and renaissance means renewal. This year we
celebrate our own renewal as we begin to emerge from the pandemic restrictions,
like a potato tuber sending its leaves above ground to absorb the light.
The festival will include a parade down Main Street, booths and family
activities in Sopris Park, along with the traditional community meal consisting
of bbq’d beef, salad and of course, baked potato.
Potato Day is Carbondale’s oldest community event, originally a way for
ranchers and farmers to celebrate the end of harvest season and come together
to socialize and have fun. It still holds a special place in the heart of this
community and in order to continue to preserve this cherished celebration, it
needs the support of people like you.

October 2, 2021
Parker Palooza – Parker the Snow Dog’s Camp Scholarship Fundraiser, Georgetown
Rocky Mountain Village Easter
Seals 2644 Alvarado Rd, Empire, CO
Parker the Snow Dog’s Camp Scholarship Fundraiser benefiting Easterseals Colorado’s
Rocky Mountain Village (RMV). Help Parker send campers living with disabilities
to RMV next summer! Enjoy live music, beer from Guanella Pass Brewery, pizza
from Sexy Pizza, doggy party favors, and a silent auction!

October 2, 2021
Minturn Hometown Throwdown, Minturn
Join the Town of Minturn and the Minturn Community Fund for an
afternoon and evening of local live music.  We will be featuring multiple
local acts at various outdoor venues throughout town. 1:00pm to 9:00pm

October 2 – 3, 2021
Women’s Wine Tour, Paonia & Hotchkiss
Let’s get together and go tour Colorado’s Wine Country! We’ll enjoy a
comfortable (and very scenic) drive to Colorado’s Wine Country, stopping at 3-4
wineries in Paonia and Hotchkiss. We’ll also stop for lunch along the way.
Groups are smaller this year so be sure to RSVP early!
Please RSVP by September 24th so we can hold this date/reservation. Payment in
advance will be required to hold your spot.

October 2, 2021
14th Annual Mustache Ride, Steamboat Springs

The Steamboat Springs Mustache Ride is back! This fantastic community-organized
fundraiser benefiting the Routt County Humane Society is so much more than just
a rolling costume party and pub crawl. The Mustache Ride is your annual
reminder of what an amazing town you live, work and play in. And of course,
it’s a great way to help the animals.
You don’t want to miss this opportunity to enjoy Steamboat and give back
while having a blast!

October 3, 2021
5th Annual City of Fruita Parks & Recreation Youth Scholarship Golf
Tournament, Fruita
The City of Fruita Parks & Recreation Department and the Fruita Rotary
Club are partnering again this year to jointly present the 5th Annual Youth
Scholarship Golf Tournament. Through the support of local businesses,
funds raised at the 2020 tournament provide recreational
opportunities to families of the community. These funds allow the City of
Fruita to award passes and program opportunities to kids who are in need. Adobe
Creek National Golf Course
Shot Gun Start at 1 p.m.
4 Person Scramble
Dinner Provided
Team Entry – $300 (Registration Code: 155900-4A) 
Individual Entry – $75 (Registration Code: 155900-3A)

October 4, 2021
Colorado Adventure Guides/ SCOMBA Intro to Mountain Biking Skills Clinic,
This full-day course from Colorado Adventure Guides will focus on
the fundamental mountain biking skills and is designed for riders with little
or no mountain biking experience, or those who have riding experience and would
like to become better technical riders. Each rider’s current riding level will
be assessed, and instructors will teach important skills that will make each
rider safer and more efficient on the trail in order to make mountain biking a
more fun experience. This course will also include on-trail skills application.
Cost and What’s Included
General Public – $200
SCoMBA Members – $150**
All courses are sponsored by the Summit County Mountain Bike Alliance (SCoMBA),
and a portion of your fee will be donated to this non-profit.
Course fee includes instruction and lunch but does not include bike

October 8, 2021
Second Friday Artwalk, Eagle
EagleARTS has an amazing lineup for the  2nd Friday ARTwalk Series
along the Broadway Promenade in Eagle, Colorado 5 to 8pm
Visit with our amazing LOCAL ARTISTS
Try FOOD selections by over 7 different food truck vendors!

October 8 – 10, 2021
Grand Valley Open Studio Tours, Grand Junction
Twenty-five Grand Valley fine artists are opening the doors of their
private studios. Discover hidden nooks and amazing views of the Grand Valley.
Visit places you didn’t dream existed, enter private sanctuaries of artistic
creativity, impressive home galleries, and witness in-progress demonstrations.
Expand your knowledge and appreciation of our art community. Maps/brochures
are available online or at local galleries.

October 8, 2021
Oktoberfest, Gunnison
An outdoor community celebration at The Gunnison Bank with complimentary
German fare catered by Mario’s, draft beer from High Alpine Brewery (bring your
ID; two free drink tickets for 21+ attendees), authentic polka music by The
Pete Dunda Band, & kid-friendly activities. Whatever the weather, please
come out & enjoy the off season with The Gunnison Bank & Trust Company!

October 8 – 10, 2021
Vail Ski & Snowboard Swap, Vail
The annual Vail Ski & Snowboard Swap is back! The Vail Ski & Snowboard Swap
is the best place to find all you need for the upcoming winter. Products will
include everything from alpine skis, and snowboards, to boots and bindings, and
a large selection of winter clothing and accessories such as helmets, gloves
and goggles will also be available for purchase. There will be a great
selection of new and used products at this year’s swap. Used gear from the
general public will be available at great prices.
​Benefitting Ski & Snowboard Club Vail athletes. Don’t miss out on
amazing deals for the upcoming winter season!
And you can sell your used gear too!

October 9, 2021
Man of the Cliff. Avon
The 11th annual Man of the Cliff returns to Avon for another round of
lumber-jack games and outdoor ruggedness!  And the best thing about MOTC
is 100% of all funds raised benefit local charity, Can Do MS.
For more information and a list of events please visit Man of the Cliff.

October 9, 2021
The 13th Annual Apple Days Festival, Durango

Join the Good Food Collective and the Durango Farmers Market for the
13th Annual Apple Days Festival, brought to you by The Ore House Restaurant.
The festival celebrates our region’s apple abundance, helps feed our community,
reduces waste and saves the bears! We invite you to join us on Saturday,
October 9th from 9am-12pm at the Durango Farmers Market where you can press
apples into fresh local cider, eat tasty treats, participate in the apple pie
eating contest, and enjoy a variety of family-friendly activities.

October 9, 2021
What a Girl Wants Expo, Durango
What A Girl Wants is a fun and informational event geared towards
all women. It will include a variety of products, services, information, and
entertainment. Vendors include health and beauty, home improvement, sports and
outdoors, clothing and accessories, cooking, exercise and weight loss,
dermatology, dentistry, chiropractic and more! There will also be a food
vendor, wine and cocktails.
The entry fee is $6 for adults. Kids 12 and under are free. There will also be
door prizes in addition to the many unique items available for purchase.

October 9, 2021
Pumpkins & Pilsners, Estes Park
FREE, and super FUN Fall Festival with activities and entertainment for all
ages. The perfect place to pick your pumpkins with live music and craft beer
for the adults, as well as games, face painting and a bounce house for the
little ones. Bring the whole family and plan a fall outing around this fun
Enjoy additional free children’s activities like pony rides, face painting,
bounce house and giant lawn games. Challenge your friends in the strider
mini-bike course (bikes and helmets provided). The pumpkin patch sells pumpkins
for $6 each and you can set them aside in the well-guarded ‘sold’ corral while
you enjoy the fun.
Each year a hand-picked selection of seasonal, local craft beers are on hand.
Sip suds from a souvenir mug – featuring LOCAL brews. Then, grab a bite from
one of the food trucks featuring comfort foods, festival favorites and tasty
This incredible event is the largest annual fundraiser for the local non-profit
organization, Estes Park Education Foundation (EPEF).

October 9 – 10, 2021
2nd Annual Fire & Ice Chili Cook Off, Georgetown
A 2 day event this year! Sat, Oct 9th “First Responders Day” Sun, Oct 10th “Open Entry Day” ~
Proceeds benefit CCC Advocates & non-profit organizations 15-18 teams
bringing their best chili forward each day, paired with a crafted cocktail/mocktail.
There will be a blind taste test conducted by 5 individual judges for 1st, 2nd
and 3rd place prizes (chili only)! 
Strousse Park Strousse Park Rose
St, Georgetown, CO

October 9, 2021
Octoberfest, Glenwood Springs
On the first three Saturdays in October, celebrate Octoberfest at
Glenwood Caverns! October 2, 9 and 16, enjoy our fall-themed experience with
pumpkins, Oompah bands, dirndls, outdoor games, brats and a beer garden.

October 9, 2021
Brews & Cruise, Grand Junction
Over 30 of your favorite or soon-to-be favorite Craft Breweries at the
Grand Tasting: Saturday, October 9th in Memorial Park Noon to 5 PM General
Admission includes unlimited sampling and a complimentary glass mug V.I.P. Tent
– Exclusive for VIP guests: table & chairs, catered food, exclusive samplings,
games Hard Cider and Wine Sampling Food & Craft Vendors Live Music

October 9, 2021
Second Annual 1K Rally Thru the Alley!, Ridgway
In 2021, we have two exciting options for The Rally Thru The Alley — An
in-person event (The Ridgway 1K) AND a Sleep-in Event (The Ridgway 0.0k). PLUS-
the event will end at the San Juan Barrel Fest (A festivus of beer, wine and
cider tasting!). AND for those who want to add a serious activity to a silly
event, we are offering the 5k warmup loop to the event!

October 9, 2021
San Juan Barrel Fest, Ridgway
San Juan Barrel Fest is a fundraiser for the Sherbino worthy of a cheers!
Barrel brewers and vintneres from teh Western Colorado Region gather to share a
cask or barrel of something special at this event. Each maker will either
create a special brew or wine- some with inventive ingredients, others in a
more traditional style for sampling at the event. The San Juan Barrel Fest
includes live music from the AJ Fullerton Band! Participation in the SJBF is
restricted to 21+ with photo ID at the ready, although all ages are welcome to
attend and enjoy other music and activities!

October 10, 2021
Spartan Challenge, Telluride
This fall, the peaceful ski Town of Mountain Village, CO transforms into a
brutal battle ground. The action starts on Saturday at the Telluride Ski Resort
as obstacle racers compete on an epic mountain Spartan Beast™ course. Then, on
Sunday morning, Elite racers will fight it out during the first Spartan Ultra™
World Championship on American soil. Spartan Ultra is a 50 km, 60 obstacle race
built to break your limits over the world’s most difficult terrain. It’s our
most intense obstacle course race, but reaching the finish line will leave you
with a euphoria that will transform your life. The Ultra is a Spartan Trifecta
eligible even.  Don’t miss your chance to be part of this historic
Championship weekend.

October 14 – 17, 2021
USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championship, Purgatory Resort
The collegiate mountain bike national championship is coming to Purgatory
Stay tuned for more details, and plan to be here for four days of racing with
the best collegiate athletes in the country.

October 15 – 17,2021
Ridgway Spirit Fest, Ridgway
The purpose of Ridgway Spirit Fest, Inc. is to advance awareness by
offering presentations, speakers, discussion groups, movement, art and music,
thereby increasing understanding of the many paths, faiths, cultures,
philosophies and wisdom traditions. Ridgway Spirit Fest is not affiliated with
a church or religion.

October 15, 2021
Thrive Together: Women’s Leadership Summit, Steamboat Springs
Thrive Together is a Steamboat Springs Chamber collaboration that promotes,
inspires, and empowers women in all phases of life through personal and
professional development. The climb to the top can be a hard road for anyone.
Women, in particular, face a myriad of challenges that can make the journey
upward toward a position of power especially challenging. The Steamboat Springs
Chamber and Alpine Bank are proud to present Steamboat’s annual women’s
leadership summit – Thrive Together, because we believe that talented, fierce,
and disruptive women are good for business!

October 15 – 16, 2021
Telluride Horror Show, Telluride
Colorado’s first and longest-running horror film festival – named one of
the Coolest Film Festivals by MovieMaker magazine – attracts the
latest and best horror films from all over the world for a goose-bump-inducing

October 16, 2021
TKEF Oktoberfest, Carbondale
The Kirstie Ennis Foundation (TKEF) will be putting on Oktoberfest at
Sunlight Mountain Resort featuring three (3) bands, three (3) restaurants, and
nine (9) breweries/distilleries. Proceeds benefit TKEF. Watch for more
details in the months to come!

October 16, 2021
Octoberfest, Glenwood Springs

On the first three Saturdays in October, celebrate Octoberfest at
Glenwood Caverns! October 2, 9 and 16, enjoy our fall-themed experience with
pumpkins, Oompah bands, dirndls, outdoor games, brats and a beer garden.

October 16, 2021
Town Square Scare 2021, Kremmling
Join us for the 2nd Annual Town Square Scare. This is a fun community
event, that takes place in the Kremmling Town Square. We will have fun
Halloween games, arts and crafts, movie at dark and good ol’ fashioned family

October 16, 2021
Bud’s Sparkle Fest Fundraiser, Leadville
Bud’s Sparkle Fest is a fundraiser for the preservation of the historic
Clarion Hotel in Twin Lakes Village. The event includes live music and auction.
All ticket and auction proceeds will be donated to the Friends of Twin Lakes
for asbestos remediation of the Clarion Hotel.

October 16, 2021
Oktoberfest 2921, Pagosa Springs
Family-friendly Oktoberfest celebration. Live music, food, beer and a great
time. Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the event. $5 for kids under 13. For
tickets go to:

October 23, 2021
Truck-N-Treat, Fruita
October means time to go trick-or-treating! 
10 AM-noon. Civic Center

October 25, 2021
Outdoor Industry Summit, Salida

An exploration of growth/scale opportunities, stewardship & education for those operating an outdoor recreation business or nonprofit in the Central Mountain region of Colorado. Others in the state are welcome too! We will combine adventure tourism-based industry businesses, GARNA, and diverse community-minded support resources to educate and protect our public lands while still promoting tourism and outdoor adventures to all. We will share the many new state funding resources available to rural small businesses/entrepreneurs to contribute to and/or expand their brands and purpose-driven joint ventures.

October 24, 2021 (Estimated)
Opening Day, Arapahoe Basin

October 28 – 30, 2021
Fall At The Gardens: Harvest Illuminated, Grand Junction
Spectacular lighted pumpkin sculptures created by renowned artists and
carvers from Food Network’s “Outrageous Pumpkins” featuring: Willy Tuz along
with Jess Parrish, Brandy Davis, Giselle Poserio, Dean Arnold Monique Hawk,
David Smith, Tom Lindskog and Danny Kissel, 2020 winner of Food Network’s
“Outrageous Pumpkins”

October 29 – 31, 2021
Murder in the Mountains: A Thriller Festival, Crested Butte
Celebrating murder and mayhem — the fictional kind — at nine thousand feet:
A thrilling weekend celebrating all things murder and mystery, including author
conversations, panels, mystery writing workshops, true-crime podcast
discussions, youth forensics workshop, “Noir in the Bar” events, murder mystery
dinner, and more!

October 30, 2021
Avon Polar Plunge, Avon
The Avon Polar Plunge
supports over 15,000 Special Olympics athletes by providing needed funds for
State competitions such as Winter Games held at Copper Mountain and Summer
Games at Colorado Mesa University. Colorado Law enforcement is Special Olympics
Colorado’s largest grass roots fundraising organization and has partnered with Special
Olympics Colorado for 37 years in raising awareness and funds. Event
Information: Individual registration is $75 to plunge and receive a long sleeve
plunge t-shirt. (Students and Special Olympics Athletes $50) Online
registration and day of registration are available. Trophies will be awarded
for: Best Costume Highest Fundraising Individual Highest Fundraising Team Check
In: Noon Plunge Begins: 1:00pm Teams may plunge together-Costumes Encouraged!

October 30, 2021
Minturn Halloween, Minturn
Community Trick-or-Treating at Town Hall, along with Photo Ops.  Also
this year, the Town will again be giving away a select number of Golden

October 30, 2021
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.

October 31, 2021
Halloween Garden Party, Minturn
Join the Town of Minturn and the Minturn Community Gardens for a Halloween Garden
Party on Halloween Day.  Hosted at the Minturn Community Gardens.  If
you are not familiar with the Community Garden, it is located at 243 Boulder
St., between Norman and Toledo.This event is a fundraiser for the Community Gardens, to help with much needed
improvements. Suggested donation of $10 per person (or $25 per family).  
Sunday, October 31st – 3-6pm.  The event will feature local live music
(Jen Mack and Dave “Skip Dog” Anderson), Halloween crafts for kids,
Kids and Family costume contests with prizes, light appetizers, hot cocoa and
hot cider.  BYOB for adult beverages (please no glass in the
gardens).  Sponsored by the Town of Minturn.

Halloween Party & Fall Concert,
Arapahoe Basin
If we are open for the winter season (fingers crossed), then come
see us in your favorite costume to enjoy a day of skiing and riding, dining,
and live music! Additional details coming soon.

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