Events Calendar

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May 17 – 23, 2019
Bonedale Bike Week, Carbondale
A celebration of bikes & the people who ride them. CarBondale without the “car”, Bonedale Bike Week is a week-long celebration of the best way to get around Car(LESS)bondale!
Contact Eric Brendlinger at 970-510-1277 for more information.
https://www.carbondale.com/events/

May 17 – 23, 2019
Bonedale Bike Week, Carbondale
A celebration of bikes & the people who ride them. CarBondale without the “car”, Bonedale Bike Week is a week-long celebration of the best way to get around Car(LESS)bondale!
Contact Eric Brendlinger at 970-510-1277 for more information.
https://www.carbondale.com/events/

May 17 – 19, 2019
GJ Off-Road and Bike & Gear Expo, Grand Junction
Featuring the world class Lunch Loops trail system, the Grand’s 15, 30 & 40-mile courses start and finish on Main St. in downtown Grand Junction and takes participants over varied terrain while traversing the Tabeguache trail system (pronounced Tab-uh-Watch) to the distant reaches of the Magellan loop. As riders return to the welcoming and unique environment of Grand Junction’s meandering Main Street, the backcountry.com Bike and Gear Expo and Four Peaks Music Festival offer a welcoming feeling of reward and personal gratification through individual finisher awards, great music, great surrounds, libations, and noteworthy culinary indulgences.
Epic Rides respectfully requests all race participants and concert attendees bring two canned goods for donation at the packet pickup located in the hub. All food items collected will be donated locally. See event website for race information and to register.
https://epicrides.com/events/grand-junction-off-road/event-guide/.

May 17 – 19, 2019
Grand Junction Off-Road Endurance Mtn. Bike Event, Grand Junction
The Annual Grand Junction Off-Road Endurance Mountain Bike Event presented by Epic Rides in conjunction with the Annual Downtown Music Festival. Featuring the world class Lunch Loops trail system, the Grand’s 15, 30 & 40-mile courses start and finish on Main St. in downtown Grand Junction, and takes participants over varied terrain while traversing the Tabeguache trail system(pronounced Tab-uh-Watch) to the distant reaches of the Magellan Loop. As riders return to the welcoming and unique environment of Grand Junction’s meandering Main Street, the backcountry.com Bike and Gear Expo and Four Peaks Music Festival offers a welcomed feeling of reward and personal gratification through individual finisher awards, great music, great surrounds, libations and noteworthy culinary indulgences. See event website for race information, schedules and fees to register.
https://epicrides.com/events/grand-junction-off-road/event-guide/.

May 17 – 19, 2019
Downtown Music Festival, Grand Junction
Downtown Grand Junction’s Main Street comes alive for a full weekend with music performed by local and national artists. The Four Peaks Downtown Music Festival draws thousands of local and regional residents to Main Street to enjoy 3 days of FREE music on 3 separate stages while enjoying the Beer & Wine Garden which spans the entire festival area…4 blocks of Main Street! For information on the full music lineup and map go to www.downtowngj.org

May 18, 2019
Shakin’ at the Basin Spring Concert Series, Arapahoe Basin
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
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 Goat Plaza!
Always FREE, family friendly, and a good time!
FREE Transportation: The Summit Stage bus will run from Keystone to A-Basin Saturdays and Sundays through Sunday, May 26th, 2018. The free bus will leave River Run, in Keystone, at 55 after the hour until 4:55 p.m. The last bus will leave A-Basin at 5:10 p.m. to go back to Keystone. The Summit Stage runs from all towns in Summit County and is a great way to save gas, save money and it is completely FREE!
https://www.arapahoebasin.com/events/

May 18, 2019
Bike Park Competition, Carbondale
The 5th Annual free ride contest at Carbondale’s bike park.  From Striders to Pros, there will be many divisions and contests. Pump track time trials, best trick jam sessions, and more! 9:30 am – 2:30 pm. Contact Jamie Wall at 970-510-1214 for more information.
https://www.carbondale.com/events/

May 18, 2019
Basic Mountain Bike Maintenance Clinic, Devil’s Thumb Ranch
Learn how to tune your bike and take care of it over the summer.
Time: 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Cost:  $40/person
Reservations:  970-726-8231

May 18, 2019
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park 20th Anniversary, Glenwood Springs
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is celebrating the 20th Anniversary of its first public cave tour, and you’re invited to party like it’s 1999!
Join us for a night of everything purple. Paizley Park, a costumed and choreographed Prince tribute act, will rock the stage from 7 – 9 p.m. Wear purple for a free kids purple Icee or a “Purple Rain” adult beverage at the Lookout Grille. We’ll give away purple swag and purple glow sticks to light up the night! Be sure to stop at the Airi Photo Booth to capture your memories of the evening.
CaveSim will be at Glenwood Caverns 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. to celebrate our cave-ersary. CaveSim is a crawl-through electronic cave simulator, a mix of cave art and engineering. Enjoy the caves in and out!
We hope to see you here Saturday, May 18, so that we can party like it’s 1999 for our anniversary celebration!

May 18 – 19. 2019
Grand Valley Scottish Games & Celtic Festival, Grand Junction
Come Join the Grand Valley Scottish Games Celtic Festival, for a great family fun weekend. There will be a variety of Bagpipe bands competing & playing competitions, Scottish & Irish Dancers performing, Scottish Athletics competitions, Live Entertainment bands of cultural music, Scottish Food & a variety of food vendors, Whisky Tasting of the Scotch from Scotland, Scottish Ale, Kids Section Loch Ness Golf, Kids Athletics, Bouncy Houses, Art Kids tents, Storytelling, Face Painting, Kilt Run. Mesa County Fairgrounds Veterans Memorial Park
Admission: $15.00, Children 12 and Under – $10.00, Veterans – $7.50, Active Duty – Free
https://gvsgcf.wixsite.com/mysite

May 19, 2019
Aspen Valley Land Trust’s SpringFest, Carbondale
It’s time to welcome spring and celebrate our open lands at AVLT’s SpringFest!
Bring your chairs and blankets for a BBQ picnic on the beautiful Strang Ranch in Missouri Heights on Sunday, May 19 from 11am – 2pm.
Fun for the whole family on a day filled with live music by Defiance Stringband, local eats from Hickory House, and plenty of activities for kids of all ages. Catch live sheepdog demos in preparation for the 2019 National Sheepdog Finals, horseback riding demos from the Roaring Fork Hounds Pony Club and sensory work demos from Smiling Goat Ranch. Stroll around this beautiful conserved ranch and try your hand on our mechanical bull! Bring your best pie if you’d like (or another dessert) to share.
Get your tickets before they go! $20 for adults and $5 for kids ages 3-10 yrs. Kids 2 & under are free.
https://www.carbondale.com/events/

May 19, 2019
The Taste of Durango, Durango
The premier food festival and the best summer kick-off party in Durango, CO! Featuring local craft breweries, artisan cocktails, and countless samples of the world-class cuisine that Durango’s restaurants offer. Always complimented by a fantastic selection of music, dancing, fun, and friends.
Anyone from Durango knows that we live in a town that celebrates the food! Our Chefs and restaurant owners work tirelessly to provide our town with an exceptional variety and caliber of dining options.
The Taste of Durango is produced, managed, and coordinated by the very people bringing you this experience on a daily basis: Durango’s Chapter of the Colorado Restaurant Association.
https://www.durango.com/event/taste-of-durango/

May 19, 2019
GVWA Barrel into Spring, Grand Junction
The Grand Valley Winery Association presents 2019 Barrel Into Spring: May 18 & 19, 2019 En Primeur or barrel tasting is the rare opportunity to taste “futures”. Wines that are not readily available to the general public. Your attendance is a sneak peek into upcoming vintages. Among the highlights of the event will be exquisitely prepared gourmet food pairings, behind the scenes’ winery and vineyard tours, and of course sampling barrel tastings.
https://grandvalleywine.com/

May 19, 2019
Dance Recital at the Silverthorne Pavilion
, Silverthorne
Join us on an adventure down the rabbit hole for a year-end performance by participants of the Silverthorne Recreation Center Dance Program. Dance groups range from pre-school to adult. Dance styles from ballet to hip hop! Free and open to the public.

May 22 – May 27, 2019
Mountainfilm, Telluride
Mountainfilm is more than a film festival. With approximately 85 films selected each year from around the world, they are curated alongside guest presentations, a symposium, parties, scheduled conversations, book signings, and musical events to create a full weekend event like no other.
Mountainfilm Festival began in 1979 as an opportunity for climbers and mountaineers to enjoy the Telluride outdoors by day and watch films about the mountains and mountain culture by night. It has evolved over the decades to embrace a much wider and more diverse audience. The programming now stretches to the leading edges of contemporary social, cultural, and environmental issues.
An orientation towards activism has increasingly defined Mountainfilm since the mid-’90s, a function of both leadership as well as a growing public appetite to engage with modern challenges.
Mountainfilm bills itself as America’s leading independent documentary film festival. Additionally, the program includes a full-day symposium on pressing contemporary environmental issues. This year’s theme is Migration.
https://www.telluride.com/festivals-and-events/telluride-mountainfilm

May 22, 2019
Vail Whitewater Race Series, Vail
The Vail Whitewater Race Series gives local and visiting kayakers, stand up paddle boarders and two-person raft teams the opportunity to race down Gore Creek from the Covered Bridge to the International Bridge during the peak runoff period in May and June. Each week a different course/format is featured to test competitors’ skills and provide exciting spectator viewing. An awards party takes place after each event at a local restaurant. The races take place every Tuesday from 5 – 7pm. The series is presented by the Town of Vail, Alpine Quest Sports, and the Vail Recreation District.
https://www.vail.com/explore-the-resort/activities-and-events/event-details.aspx?id={289112ba-ceb3-404b-8ece-95c56a4a6473}

May 24 – 26 ,2019
Blues, Brews & BBQ,
 Beaver Creek
As the launch of summertime, the 16th annual Beaver Creek Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival features top chefs from around the state serving up mouth-watering barbecue complemented by thirst-quenching brews, and blues music from around the country.
https://www.beavercreek.com/explore-the-resort/activities/signature-events.aspx

May 24 – 27,2019
CKS Paddlefest, Buena Vista
CKS is hosting a huge kickoff party to celebrate the start of the summer paddling season. Join us for an action-packed weekend of fun and educational activities for paddlers of all ages and abilities. Paddlers from beginners to aspiring competitors can rub elbows with paddling manufacturers, top pro athletes, and other industry pros during a weekend chock full of education, entertainment, races, seminars, movies, live music, demos, gear shopping and camaraderie.
https://www.colorfulcolorado.com/event/cks-paddlefest-3/

May 24, 2019
Guanella
 Opens for the Season! Clear Creek County
Guanella Pass Road is scheduled to reopen in its entirety by Friday, May 24, 2019, weather permitting. Should you have questions or concerns, contact the County office: 303-679-2312, or check the Guanella Pass Road Information Line at 303-679-2422 x.2 for updates.

May 24, 2019
Mt. Evans Opens for the Season! Clear Creek County
Mount Evans Scenic Byway is scheduled to open for the 2019 season on Friday, May 24, 2019 depending on weather conditions!
The Mount Evans Scenic Byway (Colorado Highway 5) typically opens the Friday of Memorial Day weekend through the first weekend in October

May 24 – 26. 2019
Iron Horse Bicycle Classic, Durango
This is the big race! Gear up or just watch as bikers race the train from Durango to Silverton all day from May 24th through the 26th.
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? Don’t forget your one-way ticket back on the train. Also stay in Durango and enjoy all the bicycle centered events for the weekend. Roadies, BMXers and Mountain Bikers unite, because there is an event for everyone.
https://www.durango.com/event/iron-horse-bicycle-classic/

May 24 – 27. 2019
Durango Fiesta Days, Durango
Frazier Shows will be coming back to Durango. Plan to bring the family to the best Carnival of the summer! Get your tickets at the gate starting at 5:30pm May 24, 2019. Come Join the Fun!!!
https://durangofiestadays.com/


May 24, 2019
Fruita Fourth Friday, Fruita

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.gofruita.com/thingstodo/fruita-fourth-fridays

May 25, 2019
Shakin’ at the Basin Spring Concert Series, Arapahoe Basin
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
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 Goat Plaza!
Always FREE, family friendly, and a good time!
FREE Transportation: The Summit Stage bus will run from Keystone to A-Basin Saturdays and Sundays through Sunday, May 26th, 2018. The free bus will leave River Run, in Keystone, at :55 after the hour until 4:55 p.m. The last bus will leave A-Basin at 5:10 p.m. to go back to Keystone. The Summit Stage runs from all towns in Summit County and is a great way to save gas, save money and it is completely FREE!
https://www.arapahoebasin.com/events/

May 25, 2019
Spring Rail Jam, Arapahoe Basin
Time: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
This is a FREE event in the Treeline Terrain Park! We know you’ve been practicing your tricks all season, so come show them off for your chance to win excellent prizes (and bragging rights, of course).  Be prepared to throw down.   The A-Basin Terrain park crew will be throwing out prizes all day for tricks.
The official Rail Jam will be held at 11:00 a.m.
We will be handing out A-Basin lift tickets, A-Basin gift cards and many more prizes all day. Come join the party!
https://www.arapahoebasin.com/event/spring-rail-jam2/

May 25, 2019
Fly Fishing 101, Devil’s Thumb Ranch
Learn the basics of fly casting, how to choose the right gear and flies and more.
Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Cost:  $99/person
Reservations:  970-726-8231

May 25 – 27, 2019
Memorial Day Celebration, Estes Park
Delight in the three-day Memorial Day weekend in Estes Park with an abundance of events and activity all three days. Amidst budding trees and blossoming flowers, Estes Park is bustling!
Annual Art Market
From Saturday through Monday, May 25 to May 29, check out Bond Park in the center of downtown for a wide variety of one-of-a-kind art market. More than 90 local, statewide and national artists showcase their talents in an annual juried art show and market. Don’t forget to check out Kid Row which is an interactive art experience for kids to inspire their creative side and encourage young people to explore the arts.
From pottery to glasswork, jewelry to paintings, the spectrum of quality artwork is impressive. Don’t miss the Gallery Row that features work from Estes Park art galleries. Live music and food are available at the event throughout the weekend.
Then, stroll the downtown shops, dine on river-side patios and head into Rocky Mountain National Park for hiking, wildlife watching, scenic drives and outdoor adventures
https://www.visitestespark.com/events-calendar/special-events/

May 25 – 26, 2019
Colorado Pack Burro Race, Georgetown
Approximately 8-9 miles from Georgetown to Empire and back. Remember to follow traffic pattern around the roundabout, yield to downhill runners, and stick around after you’re done to 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!
Entry fee: $50
Weigh-in time:  9:00 am
Start time:  11:00 am
Entry information please contact Bill Lee (Red Tail) – 720-234-8200 – laughingvalleyranchco@gmail.com or
Co-Race Director Brad Wann – 303-906-2269 – wpbamediarelations@yahoo.com
https://clearcreekcounty.org/events/burro-race-in-georgetown-2/2019-05-25/

May 25 – 27, 2019
Packer Day/Run for your Life Survival 5k,
Lake City
In the winter of 1874, Alferd Packer was hired to lead a group of prospectors through the San Juan Mountains from the winter campsite of Chief Ouray located near the present-day Delta, Colorado.  By the time the men had reached the foot of Slumgullion Pass, the men had even chewed the leather from their boots. Starvation was upon them. What was a man to do to survive the winter of 1874?  Six weeks later, Packer appeared alone at the Los Pinos Indian Agency near Saguache. There he told the sad tale of losing his fellow miners in a snowstorm, but he seemed well fed and was spending money freely from several wallets. The story began to unfold when strips of human flesh were found. A search party found the bodies of the missing men at the foot of Slumgullion Pass. They had apparently been murdered and showed evidence of being cannibalized.
Weekend activities include family-friendly, historical, back-country survival, and athletic events, including the Mys?ery Meat Cookoff on Saturday. In memory of Packers’ victims, the “Run for Your Life” Survival 5k will present a course of backcountry survival tasks that participating teams must successfully complete along the route.
The afternoon will include the awards ceremony at the Mystery Meat Cook-Off where chefs present their mystery dish for competition.
https://www.lakecity.com/calendar-of-events/packer-days

May 25, 2019
Bluegrass on the Arkansas, Salida
Bluegrass on the Arkansas, an annual fund raiser for the Rotary Club of Salida, will be back Memorial Day Weekend this year. Our thanks go out to everyone who helped make the 2018 show an awesome success!!
As usual, bands will perform Saturday evening starting at 5:00 pm in Riverside Park and again on Sunday starting at noon til 930pm
This is a free event that our community has enjoyed for the past 15 years that draws visitors to Salida. In addition to the line-up of bluegrass bands, volunteers from the Rotary Club serving a variety of food and beverages, games available for kids, and time spent enjoying the park by the Arkansas River – all make this a fun weekend.
The Rotary Club of Salida serves food and drinks as a fund raiser to help the youth of our community in the form of vocational and scholastic scholarships.
A selection of beer, wine, sodas, burgers, brats, and other snacks are available for sale at Riverside Park during the event.
Admission to Bluegrass on the Arkansas is FREE. Your donations are encouraged in support of the Rotary Club’s scholarship fund.
https://www.colorfulcolorado.com/event/bluegrass-on-the-arkansas-2/

May 26, 2019
18th Annual Festival of the Brewpubs, Arapahoe Basin
Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Mark your calendars for the 18th Annual Festival of the Brewpubs!
Join us for our largest party of the year! Spend the day sampling beer from breweries from Summit County, Colorado, and beyond. Featuring live music on the stage in the Mountain Goat Plaza and outdoor festival food stations, this is a springtime party not to be missed.
Get your mug! Cost: $TBD
Includes beer sampling from all attending breweries from 12:00 p.m – 4:00 p.m. and a commemorative mug. Mugs can be purchased on-site starting at 11:00 a.m. 
PLEASE BRING A GOVERNMENT-ISSUED I.D.
Mugs will be available for purchase day of
If you have questions please call 1.888.Arapahoe
DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE
Designate a driver or ride for free on the Summit Stage.
FREE Transportation: This is the last day the Summit Stage bus will be running from Keystone to A-Basin. The free bus will leave River Run in Keystone at :55 after the hour until 4:55 p.m. The last bus will leave A-Basin at 5:10 p.m. to go back to Keystone. The Summit Stage runs from all towns in Summit County and is a great way to save gas, save money and it is completely FREE! For more information about catching the Summit Stage bus to Arapahoe Basin, please visit SummitStage.com.
https://www.arapahoebasin.com/event/festival-of-the-brewpubs/

May 26, 2019
Pop Up Concerts, Avon
Concerts are a summer tradition in Avon and they are popping up all over town this season! In its fourth year, Pop Up Concerts will feature classical string quartets, which are scheduled to pop-up in Harry A. Nottingham Park. Rain showers will chase these well-received concerts, if need be, into the Avon Town Hall.
These 90-minute concerts take place May – September, and they allow locals and guests a time to unwind and relax with live classical and contemporary music. Light fare and refreshing beverages are available each evening, and these performances bring an eclectic array of musical styles, from classical strings to Spanish guitars, all performed by musicians from Colorado’s most esteemed symphonies and philharmonics.
http://www.avon.org/2095/Pop-Up-Concerts

May 26, 2019
Eagle River Jam, Eagle
Join us for the Annual Eagle River Jam & River Park Grand Opening. Enjoy free rafting with Timberline Tours, Hot Dogs, Lawn Games, Live Music and More! Come on down to the new Eagle River Park dressed to get wet. Rafting is open to everyone who arrives before 12:00 pm on a first come first served basis.  Some age restrictions may be applied due to water levels.
https://eagleoutside.com/events/eagle-river-jam/

May 26 – 28, 2019
The Original Growler Bike Race, Gunnison
Brought to you by Gunnison Trails and presented by Ergon and SRAM, the Original Growler is owned and operated by Gunnison Trails. The Original Growler is for experienced mountain bikers only and takes place in rugged, isolated backcountry terrain.
Saturday May 25, 2019: The Half-Growler, around 32-miles on the dirt
Sunday May 26, 2019: The Full-Growler, around 64-miles on the dirt
Sunday May 26, 2019: SUNDAY’S HALF GROWLER, around 32-miles on the dirt
NOTE: Saturday’s race starts at 9am sharp. Sunday’s races start together at 7am sharp and the total field limit for each day is 350.
Riders must possess the skills and judgment necessary to assess difficult and challenging trails and roads and negotiate them in a safe manner. NO BEGINNERS, PLEASE! For comparison, the general character and difficulty of the trails and roads in the Original Growler is similar to those of the BLM Mack Ridge Trail System near Fruita, CO: Mary’s Loop, Lion’s Loop, Horsethief Loop, Steve’s Loop, etc.
The Growler acts as is the primary fundraiser for this Colorado 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Gunnison Trails is dedicated to maintaining and expanding the single-track experience in the Gunnison area including working toward building the Gunnison to Crested Butte trail. 100% of the proceeds from the Original Growler benefit Gunnison Trails.
https://gunnisoncrestedbutte.com/event/the-original-growler-bike-race/

May 26, 2019
Colorado 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 finish on 16th to the west of the Elks Lodge!
Entry fee: $50
Weigh In:  10am
Entry information please contact Bill Lee (Red Tail) – 720-234-8200 – laughingvalleyranchco@gmail.com or Co-Race Director Brad Wann – 303-906-2269 – wpbamediarelations@yahoo.com
FREE for spectators and all to attend!
https://clearcreekcounty.org/events/burro-race-in-georgetown-2/2019-05-25/

May 26 – June 2, 2019
Vail-Beaver Creel Restaurant Week, Vail/Beaver Creek
With participating restaurants spanning across two neighboring World Class Mountain Resorts, Vail and Beaver Creek, this culinary celebration takes dining to new heights, literally! The events will feature a wide variety of prix fixe menus and specials all starting at $20.19 and all showcasing the incredible and diverse culinary offerings available throughout the Vail and Beaver Creek Villages. To further enhance each guest’s dining experience, each bite will be perfectly paired with spectacular spring and autumn views spread across the stunning mountain backdrops provided by Vail and Beaver Creek.
http://diningataltitude.com/

May 27 – August 24, 2019
Vilar Performing Arts Center
Located in the heart of Colorado’s Beaver Creek Resort, this 530-seat theatre, owned and operated by the Vail Valley Foundation, presents a variety of year-round performances including concerts, jazz, comedy, dance, film, Broadway musicals, theatre, family shows and more.
https://vilarpac.org/

May 28, 2019
Spirit Trail Run, Buena Vista
Come run the Spirit Trail Run Half Marathon & 8K race in Buena Vista this May
https://www.raceentry.com/spirit-trail-run-half-marathon-and-8k/race-information

May 29 – 30, 2019
Battle at Bellyache Mountain Bike Race, Eagle
https://eagleoutside.com/events/vrd-battle-at-bellyache-mountain-bike-race/

May 30 – June 2, 2019
WAVE: Light + Water + Sound, Breckenridge
Breckenridge Creative Arts is pleased to announce the return of WAVE: Light + Water + Sound, a four-day festival featuring interactive artworks, temporary installations and musical performances in and around the Blue River Plaza, transforming the river, bridges and waterfront area into outdoor canvasses and exhibition spaces.
Featured installations in the 2019 festival include Iceberg by ATOMIC3 and APPAREIL Architecture, Loop by Ekumen, CLOUD by Caitlind r.c. Brown and Wayne Garrett, and the U.S. premiere of Les Voyageurs and Les Oiseaux, a series of luminous wire sculptures by French artist Cédric Le Borgne.
https://www.gobreck.com/event/wave-light-water-sound/

May 30 – June 2, 2019
Ark Valley Pride, Salida
You’re invited to participate in a unique Pride celebration located in the small historic community of Salida, in the heart of the Rocky Mountains.
Salida’s small town atmosphere serves as backdrop to the most unique Pride celebration in the region. This weekend is organized by a growing number of community volunteers, allies, and the LGBTQIA+ community. All of our Pride events are designed to foster a strong sense of community while celebrating our individuality.
https://www.arkvalleypride.com/

May 31 – June 2, 2019
Campout for the Cause, Buena Vista

The tradition of Campout has always been founded in connection, conversation, passion, sport, music and feeling more inspired upon exit than arrival. With so many incredible music festivals out there focusing on the party, we wanted to focus on the purpose, the gathering and the evolution of human connection. It seems now more then ever people are looking for their TRIBE, those that represent a variety of opinions and styles, yet remain open to the deepest of values that bonds our collective band.
The bands, yogis, workshops and general vibe have been carefully curated to most effectively help us in sticking to our foundational ideals with a focus on the interpersonal connection.
MORE PURPOSE AND LESS PARTY!
Come for music, conversation, yoga, bonfire connections, create family or just to take your shoes of and run in the grass!
https://www.colorfulcolorado.com/event/campout-for-the-cause/

May 31 – June 2, 2019
Eagle Outside Festival, Eagle
What: Over 20 brands of bikes to demo on 100 miles of singletrack. Beer Mile. Bike Rodeo. Strava Segment Races. Yoga. Bonfire Block Party.
Where: In the center of Eagle, CO surrounded by trails on all sides. .5 miles from the nearest trailhead where you have access to 100+ miles of some of the best mountain bike trails in the state. If you haven’t ridden Eagle yet, read why Bicycling Magazine picked Eagle as one of the Top 6 Secret Mountain Bike destinations in the US.
When: May 31-June 2
Launched over 10 years ago, the Eagle Outside Festival was created to showcase Eagle’s great weather, incredible quality of life, and its sprawling trail network. The trails are the star of the show at our event. Spanning three different climate zones (from high desert to high alpine and everything in between,) they’re also accessible from just about anywhere in town.
The centerpiece of our festival is the consumer demo, where you can pick up a bike from over 20 bike brands and take them for a spin on over 100 miles of singletrack.  No shuttle needed. The closest trail head is 0.5 miles from the demo. As an extra bonus, attendees can enjoy The Bonfire Block Party, a downtown throw down of a street party with national touring musicians, great craft beer and more in a unique downtown venue. There’s a little something for everyone here in Eagle the weekend of May 31-June 2, so think about heading our way for your riding, racing and music-loving fix!
https://eagleoutside.com/eagle-outside-festival/

May 31, 2019 -, June 1, 2019
Mike the Headless Chicken Festival, Fruita
Every spring thousands of people flock to downtown Fruita to celebrate the life of a world-famous headless chicken named Mike. The festival is held in the first week of June at the Fruita Civic Center Pavilion. There will be food vendors, artisans, live music, 5k run, car show, free backyard games, disc golf, wing and peep eating contests, and a pancake breakfast. For a full schedule and list of events visit
https://www.miketheheadlesschicken.org/mike


May 31 – June 2, 2019
Telluride Balloon Festival, Telluride
Getting High in Telluride
While the Telluride Balloon Festival is one of the smaller festivals, it is arguably the most beautiful of the season. Weather permitting, dozens of hot air balloons launch from Town Park on the east end of town and sail down the valley landing about one mile out of town. The balloons launch at sunrise and bystanders often get to help with the launch. On Saturday night of the festival, the balloon pilots inflate their balloons along Main Street and fire up the propane for the “Glow”. This is a beautiful and incredibly unique sight.
All of the events are subject to weather conditions — The box canyon is a very tricky place to fly as we are surrounded by the San Juan Mountains. But if you are lucky enough to get a chance to experience the flight of the balloons, it is an unparalleled moment. This event is entirely free; remember to bring your camera!
https://www.telluride.com/festivals-and-events/telluride-balloon-festival

May 31 – June 1, 2019
Durango Blues Train, Durango
The Blues Train features six live blues performances inside the train coaches with a festive musical environment. Each artist performs in their own vintage coach, while passengers are free to dance their way from coach to coach. Four coaches have seats while two are open with no seats for dancing. Enjoy an evening on the rails with some of Colorado’s best craft beer, cider and wine along with spectacular scenery. To cap it all off, passengers will experience breathtaking sunset views along the “Highline,” a world famous section of the railroad, as the train crawls along craggy cliffs 400 feet high above the Wild Animas River, known to be the most beautiful section of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
https://www.durango.com/event/durango-blues-train/

May 31 – June 2, 2019
Wellderness Festival, Estes Park
It’s wellness in the wilderness. Wellderness promotes fitness, nature, nutrition, self-care, and self-exploration. And there’s no better place to go experience it all than at Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, Colorado. Wellderness will host a full weekend of activities and events where participants can partake in group fitness, meet outdoor experts, try new products, and have some fun. http://wellderness.com/

May 31, 2019 -, June 1, 2019
Mike the Headless Chicken Festival, Fruita
Every spring thousands of people flock to downtown Fruita to celebrate the life of a world-famous headless chicken named Mike. The festival is held in the first week of June at the Fruita Civic Center Pavilion. There will be food vendors, artisans, live music, 5k run, car show, free backyard games, disc golf, wing and peep eating contests, and a pancake breakfast.
https://www.miketheheadlesschicken.org/mike

 

  

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