Events Calendar

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SEPTEMBER

September 1, 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.

September 1, 1029
Yoga in the Park, Eagle
Join us on Sundays from 9:30-10:45 am for donation-based yoga in the Eagle Town Park. Yoga in The Park is an all levels practice that features a rotating schedule of instructors. Bring a mat (or practice on the grass), some water, and sunscreen, and be prepared to enjoy the fresh air while stretching on the grass. Each summer we collect donations to benefit a local non-profit business. This year’s donations will benefit Speak Up Reach Out. YIP is presented by Yoga Off Broadway and Eagle Outside.

September 1, 2019
3rd Annual Gold Rush Duck Race, Georgetown
Please join us for the 3rd Annual Gold Rush Duck Race on Clear Creek in Georgetown!
Noon
Starting Line: on Clear Creek @ Taos Street Bridge
Finish Line: On Clear Creek, near the 1700 block of Cedar Creek Drive
Duck numbers will be randomly assigned. Winner need not be present. Proceeds benefit HGI, restoration, preservation, and other County non-profit organizations. Tickets go on sale Memorial Day Weekend online and at special locations throughout Georgetown. Sponsoring merchants will also have tickets available to support their individual duck and non-profit. Price: $5 per duck, 5-quack for $20, FREE to attend.
Cash prizes to the top 3 winners in each race! Winners need not be present, but it would be fun to cheer on your little quacker! Prizes include cash, gift certificates and more!
*Ducks are numbered and remain the property of HGI (they will be given a rest for the winter months and then back in training in the spring for our next annual race!).

September 1, 2019
Rocky Mountain Bull Bash, Steamboat Springs
Watch some of the top professional bull riders in the world try to ride the rankest bulls, with over 40 cowboys competing for prize money. This is an open seating, general admission event. Tickets can be picked up at the event entrance to Romick Arena at the rodeo grounds. Tickets are $25 ages 6 and up, kids 5 years old and under are free.

September 3 – 7, 2019
10th Annual South Park Plein Air Arts Celebration, Fairplay
3njoy art painted throughout the week by talented Plein Air artists from around Colorado and out of state. Works of art will be for sale at the public art gallery opening reception on the 6th, and again on the 7th where you can enjoy a live auction.

September 4, 2019 
Women & Wine on the Water, Dillon
Hop aboard one of these amazing “women only” tours across Lake Dillon. Grab a girlfriend, a group of girlfriends or come alone! You’re bound to leave with new friends and many wonderful memories!

The Dillon Marina provides you with a 2-hour captained excursion across Lake Dillon with light hors d’oeuvres. Just bring along your favorite bottle of wine and we’ll take care of the rest!
$50.00 per person (full payment required at the time of booking)
Book your spot at any time online or call the marina directly at 970-468-5100 x-1
Please arrive to the marina 15 minutes prior to the tour to check in & fill our your boat waiver or complete our digital waiver.
https://www.townofdillon.com/marina/boat-tours

September 4, 2019
Snowmass Wine Festival, Aspen/Snowmass
Experience a weekend of incredible food, flavors, sights and sounds at the Snowmass Wine Festival, hosted by Rotary Club of Snowmass Village.
Funds raised are allocated to non-profit organizations across the Roaring Fork Valley, charitable organizations worldwide, and for Basalt High School Senior scholarships.
Must be 21 or older to taste wines.

September 5, 2019
Telluride Art Walk, Telluride
The Art Walk takes place on the first Thursday of every month (excluding May, November, and December). Over 20 venues host this event to showcase new exhibitions and artists. A free self-guided Art Walk map (Gallery Guide) can be found both online and at participating venues. The event is a great opportunity to stroll around town, visit the local galleries and businesses, and to mingle with the artists and the supporters of arts in the community. The Art Walk runs from 5-8 p.m., and most of the pieces are shown until the next event.

September 6 – 8, 2019
Snowmass Balloon Festival, Aspen/Snowmass
The Snowmass Balloon Festival fills the sky with one of the highest-altitude hot air balloon events in the country. Over three days, 30 pilots compete in challenges and races, as spectators take in the stunning sight and capture spectacular photos. Special activities and events round out the weekend, including Cidermass and Septemberfest. All Snowmass Balloon Festival events are free and open to all ages. All daytime events take place at Snowmass Town Park, with free parking in the Town Park Station lot.

September 6 – 8, 2019
Oktoberfest, Breckenridge
Breckenridge Oktoberfest, September 6-8, 2019, is the largest street party in the Rocky Mountains. Join us on historic Main Street where Munich meets the mountains for views, brews, yummy food, live music and more!
https://www.gobreck.com/event/breckenridge-oktoberfest/

September 6, 2019
First Friday “Creative District Art Walk”, Carbondale
This month’s First Friday will feature Rainbow the Fairy bringing fun for the whole family as well as the Running of the Balls!
Imagine up to 100 big, multi-colored rubber balls blown by high-powered fans bouncing down Main Street in downtown Carbondale during First Friday on September 7th!
Get ready for the first-ever Running of the Balls, brought to you by Ace Hardware of Carbondale and benefiting Carbondale Rotary! Purchase adoption tickets for only $10 apiece for a chance to win the grand prize of $5,000! Look for tickets for sale from our Rotarians and Mt. Sopris Rotary Club andCity Market Carbondale outside Ace Hardware in Carbondale at select times and through our youth non-profit partners, SoL Theater, Ascendigo, and YouthZone!

September 6 – 7, 2019
Imogene Pass Run, Telluride
What began as a way to train for the Pike’s Peak marathon in 1974 is now a full-fledged race.
The race from Ouray to Telluride over the 13,114 foot Imogene Pass. This is a 17.1 mile point to point mountain race. The pass is a 4×4 dirt road that passes through mining ruins, up jagged peaks, and above treeline. The runners finish at the Sheridan Opera House on Oak Street in Telluride. Read about the full course here.
Remember to dress appropriately for the weather and be prepared for any and all conditions.

September 6 – 8, 2019
Oktoberfest, Vail
Munich comes to Vail for the world’s greatest celebration – Oktoberfest!
The event features two full weekends of blown-out Bavarian fun. Crowd favorite events include Bratwurst Eating, Keg Bowling and Stein Lifting, which are sure to leave participants and spectators overflowing with Oom-pah! Emulating an age-old celebration, Vail Oktoberfest delights guests with Bavarian beer, music and dancing. Celebrate with traditional fare, yodeling, alpenhorn blowing, and much more.

September 6 – 8, 2019
Vail Automotive Classic, Vail
It’s much more than a car show; it’s an auto enthusiast weekend in Vail, Colorado. The Vail Automotive Classic series of events will include the F.A.C.C. (Friday Afternoon Car Club) at the iconic Hotel Gasthof Gramshammer in the heart of Vail Village, a beautiful Mountain Road Tour through the Colorado Rockies, a Country Western Hoedown Benefit at the Vail Golf Club, benefitting the local non-profit, Eagle Valley Senior Life, and the ever-popular Vail Village Car Show featuring vintage, custom, and classic cars with awards presented in all classes.

September 7, 2019
Buena Vista Apple Fest, Buena Vista
Apple Pie and Lunch Apple Cider Making-all day Apple Sauce Making-all day Old Time Demonstrations-all day Treadle Sewing Machines Embroidery, Two man log sawing Butter Making Coffee Grinding Horseshoes Kids Activities-All Day Pony Rides Kids Crafts Old time washing of clothes Marbles & Croquet Vendors

September 7, 2019 
Homestead Day, Buena Vista
The American Belly Dancing Troupe, Novel Nomads, will perform various dances and feats of amazement before the audiences are entertained by funky band from Leadville, Groovespeak. Let your hair down and experience something a bit different for a change

September 7 – 8, 2019
Roaring Fork Ranch Roping, Carbondale
Welcome to the ninth annual roaring fork ranch roping

September 7, 2019
Free Friday Night Concert: Carolyn Wonderland, Dillon
Dillon Amphitheater

September 7 – 8, 2019
WholeExpo, Durango
WholeExpo is the Four Corners annual showcase of holistic and ecological products, services and seminars that support health, harmony and spiritual awareness. WholeExpo provides 90 exhibitors, 15 educational seminars/workshops and patio events to enhance and improve your physical, mental and spiritual health. Attendees have the opportunity to sample nutritional products, experience a variety of healing modalities and enjoy shopping for jewelry, gemstones and crystals, clothing items and art.
WholeExpo is the Four Corners annual showcase of holistic and ecological products, services and seminars that support health, harmony and spiritual awareness. WholeExpo provides 90 exhibitors, 15 educational seminars/workshops and patio events to enhance and improve your physical, mental and spiritual health.

September 7, 2019
Fall Fest, Frisco

Frisco’s Best Restaurants Under One Tasting Tent!

Frisco’s Fall Fest is back again this year with Flavor’s of Frisco. Local restaurants will serve up their signature dishes in small plate portions under one tent on Frisco’s picturesque Main Street from 11:00am to 5:00pm.
German Beer, Art & More
No self-respecting celebration of fall would be complete without a beer garden! In 2018, this one just happened to feature Germany’s Ayingerand and Weihanstephan beers and Coyote Gold, Colorado’s own “Microbrew of Margaritas”. Check back for updates on beer sponsors for 2019. Free make-and-take arts projects (for children and adults), local and regional art for sale and live music make this a Main Street festival, which is ideal for celebrating the new season. Join us for this mellow celebration of all thing tasty, fall and Frisco.
Non-profit Beneficiary & Man’s Best Friend
All of this fall goodness also benefits local hero non-profit, Friends of the Dillon Ranger District. And of course, Frisco not only welcomes good humored humans to Frisco Fall Fest, but we also love well mannered and leashed canines at this event.
http://www.townoffrisco.com/

September 7 – 8, 2019
Railroad Days at the Georgetown Loop Railroad, Georgetown
Join us for a fun filled ride on the Georgetown Loop Railroad complete with a train robbery re-enactment by the Park County Regulators ~ the Friendliest Train Robbers in the Rocky Mountains!!
There will also be family friendly events and activities all weekend long, as well as a model train display at the train museum and depot in Silver Plume with a special hands on experience in the train yard with our steam and diesel locomotives! Also be sure to experience the Living History Exhibition at the Devil’s Gate Depot of artisans and local museums.


September 7, 2019
21st Annual Mt Crested Butte Chili and Beer Festival, Mt Crested Butte Resort
The 21st Annual Mt Crested Butte Chili and Beer Festival will kick off the fall season in Mt Crested Butte on Saturday, September 7, 2019. With locally made chili, tasty craft beer, and live music, it’s the not-to-be-missed party of the season!

September 7 – 8, 2019
Salida Fiber Arts Festival, Salida
The Salida Fiber Festival, started in 2012 and conducted entirely by volunteers, has become one of the premier events in Central Colorado and one of the most diverse and well-attended fiber festivals in the West.
Traditional & Contemporary Fiber in all of its forms.
Great food and drink are always a part of the festival!
Vendors, demos, & town-wide events.
The Salida Fiber Festival is held the first Friday and Saturday after Labor Day.
Every year the activity tent hosts demos, youth activities, and a variety of festival related off-site surprises such as the annual Fiber Arts Exhibition, a fiber related film, and many galleries and businesses host fiber inspired events. Check in at the info booth for a program.

September 7, 2019
Cidermass, Aspen/Snowmass
Enjoy an action-packed weekend in Snowmass Village with Balloon Fest in the morning, Cidermass in the afternoon and Septemberfest in the evening.
After a morning filled with spectacular balloon viewing, join us for the 2nd annual Cidermass event on the Snowmass Mall. 2018 vendors included Stowe Cider, Anna’s Cider, Snow Capped Cider, Big B’s Hard Cider, just to name a few of the 20-30 who attended, were on site for an afternoon of delicious hard-cider tasting.


September 7, 2019
Septemberfest, Aspen/Snowmass
Join us for an afternoon of fall fun at Snowmass Base Village, where you’ll taste, shop and play around the plaza. Septemberfest is FREE and open to all ages.

September 7, 2019
Summit Assault, Winter Park
6 miles, 2,500 feet of elevation gain, plenty of switchbacks, a few natural obstacles, and innumerable breathtaking views (though you may already be out of breath)… take on the Summit Assault trail race starting at the base of Winter Park Resort and topping Mary Jane at 11,200 feet. Run, walk, or meander your way through this fun mountain adventure race.

September 7, 2019
Mountain Oktoberfest, Winter Park
Here’s to cold beer, fresh mountain air, and clinking drinks at 9,000 feet! This isn’t your average Oktoberfest, though… check out cool art installations, live painting competition, an art auction, and more! Unlimited beer sampling starts at 11am, so don’t be late!

September 8, 2019
Summer Park Concert Series, Carbondale

September 8, 2019
Feast on the Creek, Idaho Springs
Save the date and join the Clear Creek Greenway Authority for the 3rd Annual Feast on the Creek!
By attending Feast on the Creek you are not only ensuring the continued advancement of the Greenway in Clear Creek County, you are helping the Greenway become an outdoor recreation centerpiece and cornerstone for economic development throughout the county. Tickets on sale now

September 9, 2019
Cyclocross Race, Eagle
Cyclocross races consist of many laps, approximately 1.5 to 2 miles each, on a course featuring pavement, wooded trails, grass, steep hills and obstacles requiring the rider to quickly dismount, carry the bike while navigating the obstructions and remount.
After party and awards at the Dusty Boot Eagle.

September 10 – 15, 2019
Sheep Dog Finals, Carbondale
This six day event will include a food and craft fair as well as competition for 225 pre-qualified dog and handler teams. Only the best teams make the cut to compete for over $40,000!
The 2019 USBCHA National Sheepdog Finals is a first rate herding competition and will showcase land conservation, stewardship, and the region’s ranching heritage.  There will also be a fantastic food and craft fair with numerous vendors, and we will be bringing back the very popular “doggie demos” and “Lamb Cook off” over the weekend.

September 12 – 15, 2019
Breckenridge Wine Classic, Breckenridge
Raise your glasses and join us as we uncork the can’t miss wine festival of the season! Breckenridge Wine Classic is your chance to grow your knowledge and enjoy top quality food and wines from vineyards around the world. Master sommeliers, chefs and winemakers invite the public to play, wine and dine during the height of Breckenridge’s fall colors. The event combines a grand tasting in the historic Arts District, seminars and demos with town’s outdoor adventures to create a weekend of fine food and foliage.


September 12 – 15, 2019
No Man’s Land Film Festival, Carbondale
We are growing by leaps and bounds and for our fourth year we bring you a three-day Festival! We were born in Carbondale, so it only seems fitting that we hold our Flagship Festival in our hometown. Get ready for a weekend filled with guest speakers, panel discussions, hands-on workshops, adventure meet-ups, and an incredible film program.

September 12 – 15, 2019
Salida BikeFest, Salida
Salida BikeFest is a 4 day festival celebrating bicycles of all kinds! Various groups in Salida have teamed up to create and promote unique and fun bike events throughout the week. Free group rides, bike-related travelogue, the chainless race, a kick-off party with live music, a bike parade, the Banana Belt Mountain Bike Race, the Monarch Crest Crank and much more!

September 13, 2019
Free Friday Night Concert: Kizumba, Dillon
Dillon Amphitheater

September 13 – 15, 2019
2019 Blues & Brews, Telluride
The 2019 Blues & Brews lineup is finally here!
“Out of the 90 different countries I’ve been to, I’ve never seen anything more beautiful than what you have here.” – B.B. King
Most of the shows are performed on the Main Stage in Telluride’s Town Park located at the east end of downtown.  The Grand Beer Tasting will be held on Saturday, September 17th from 12 pm – 3 pm with more than 50 microbreweries represented and over 150 different beers. As the sun goes down, venues around town turn into the famed “Juke Joints”. Acts from earlier in the day play intimate late-night performances at these smaller venues around the town of Telluride and Mountain Village. Performers and fans alike are drawn to our majestic box canyon; the old adage around town is that you came for a festival, and 20 years later, you’re still here.
Grand Tasting
The Grand Tasting is held Saturday morning and is one of the most beloved events at the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival. 56 craft breweries participate in the tasting, with over 107 different styles of beer and cider to try!
Blues Stage
In addition to a full three days of music on the Main Stage, the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival features an indoor second stage right in Telluride Town Park named the Blues Stage. The Blues Stage features traditional blues acts and a few sets of standup comedy.
Blisters & Blues 5K
Blisters & Brews is a 5k Fundraiser Race on Saturday morning, giving Festival patrons the opportunity to exercise before the Festival. The 5k Race, sponsored by BootDoctors™ Paragon Outdoors, will raise money for the Telluride Adaptive Sports Program in remembrance of dear festival friend Felix Snow.

September 13 – 15, 2019
Greensky Bluegrass, Red Rocks Ampitheatre
On September 13 Greensky will be performing with The Lil’ Smokies as their opener. On Saturday, September 14 Rayland Baxter will kick the evening off and Billy Strings will appear on the Red Rocks Amphitheatre stage for the first time ever Sunday, September 15. https://mtntownmagazine.com/3-days-of-greensky-bluegrass/

September 13 – 15, 2019
Oktoberfest, Vail
Munich comes to Vail for the world’s greatest celebration – Oktoberfest!
The event features two full weekends of blown-out Bavarian fun. Crowd favorite events include Bratwurst Eating, Keg Bowling and Stein Lifting, which are sure to leave participants and spectators overflowing with Oom-pah! Emulating an age-old celebration, Vail Oktoberfest delights guests with Bavarian beer, music and dancing. Celebrate with traditional fare, yodeling, alpenhorn blowing, and much more.

September 14, 2019
Annual Fall Ride, Crested Butte
Join CBMBA for a group ride and our celebration of the end of the season. After a day of riding our beautiful trails, we’ll celebrate with a barbecue where we give out the Volunteer of the Year Awards, raffle off a sweet CBMBA townie (provided by the Alpineer), and toast to a great season of trail work and riding!

September 14, 2019
Applefest Homestead Days Buena Vista

September 14, 2019
Oktoberfest Celebration at South Park Brewing, Fairplay

September 14, 2019
Kokopelli 100, Fruita
Races start in Fruita and end at the Colorado/Utah border From the mountain bike cradle of the world, the Kokopelli Trail represents the toughest and most iconic cross country mountain bike experience on earth.  Join us on Saturday, September 14, 2019 for the Kokopelli 100 MTB & Relay from downtown Fruita, Colorado to the Colorado/Utah border and back.  This years course will focus entirely on the Colorado portion of the Kokopelli Trail with over 7,800 ft of elevation gain and non-stop views of the Colorado River Plateau.

September 14, 2019
Monarch Crest Crank, Salida
Join us for the Monarch Crest Crank! This historic fundraiser benefits The Alliance. Wrap up the Salida Bike Fest with one of the best mountain bike rides in the country. Your entry fee and individual fundraising efforts will raise money for The Alliance.
Whether you’ve participated every year, or this is your first time, this is your chance to ride the Monarch Crest Trail and help victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse in Chaffee County.
We can’t do it without you!


September 15, 2019
Fall Local’s Party – Boats, Bloodies and Brunch, Frisco

Frisco will host the 4th Annual Fall Local’s Party and Brunch at the Frisco Bay Marina on Sunday, September 15 from 11:00am to 2:00pm. Bike to the Marina and come celebrate the end of another great summer with a community Sunday brunch!

The Frisco Bay Marina’s lawn will be set up with long community tables for a brunch with $5 food and drink specials from the Island Grill, Tavern West and New Belgium. Bloody Marys, mimosas, traditional brunch food and live music will be featured.
The highlight of this locals’ party will be the chance for Frisco locals to win a Dillon Reservoir adventure. Anyone with an ID proving Frisco residency is invited to enter into a drawing to win a lake adventure courtesy of the Frisco Bay Marina. Every 30 minutes, the Marina will give away everything from stand up paddle board rentals to 14 person pontoon boat rentals to be used immediately. Locals should come prepared for an adventure and ready with friends who are willing to join them. Giveaways will also feature necessary boating accessories such as full coolers and captains’ hats.
This event benefits the Summit Community Care Clinic.
http://www.townoffrisco.com/

September 15, 2019
Revolution Enduro – Jr. Enduro Hartman Rocks, Gunnison
Hartman Rocks will host the 2019 Revolution Enduro Junior Series Finale!! Youth categories from U10 thru 16-17 will enjoy the very best trails Hartman Rocks has to offer as they race the clock for the fastest timed segments throughout the day. Event fee includes a racer BBQ, raffle ticket, chip timing, medical support and a high-quality event t-shirt.

September 15, 2019
Banana Belt Mountain Bike, Salida
This 26-mile mountain bike race begins and ends in downtown Salida by Riverside Park, located on Sackett Avenue. After the race begins in downtown Salida, riders will cross over Hwy 50 and head up CR 101 to the Rainbow Trail. Riders then begin a rolling six mile stretch of single-track before descending via CR 108, the Little Rainbow Trail, and finally Race Track trail. Riders then head back to downtown Salida.
The race will begin with a mass start at the F Street bridge in downtown Salida. We expect riders to place themselves in a start position appropriate to their ability.
Please note: this is an approximately 26 mile mountain bike ride at elevations ranging from 7,000 feet to 9,000 feet. It is not a beginner mountain bike course. We will not enforce a strict time cut-off but do expect participants to be able to complete the course in a reasonable time (under 4 hours).
This race is being held under permits from the United States Forest Service, Colorado State Patrol, Chaffee County Colorado, and the Bureau of Land Management.

September 17 – 21, 2019
OHV Color Tour Off Road Tour, Buena Vista
The OHV Color Tour (formerly the ATV Historic Color Tour) enters its eighteenth year. This tour is for side by sides and all types of Off Highway Vehicles. Experience the rugged terrain, fall colors and historical sites in the heart of fourteener country.
Riders will experience four days of self-guided tours through the awe-inspiring backcountry of the Collegiate Peaks range with 12 fourteen thousand foot mountains! The greatest concentration of  14,000 ft. peaks on the continent.

September 17 –20, 2019
Big Mountain Enduro, Aspen/Snowmass
Aspen Snowmass will host the BME Finals for 2019. The two-day event will blend high altitude riding adventures mixed with some of the biggest descents and best riding in the area. Expect a heavy pro field and some new trail integrations concluding last year’s EWS round. The combination of the Aspen Mountain and Snowmass Bike Park terrain and the surrounding trails within the valley, offer some of the most diverse mountain biking in the country.

September 18 – 22, 2019
Breckenridge Film Festival, Breckenridge

The Breck Film Fest delivers compelling film experiences year-round as the Summit Film Society and through an annual festival. Held in September, the festival celebrates the art of film-making with a diverse selection of filmmakers gathered from around the globe to engage and inspire with their unique storytelling. Add in 90+ independent films and premieres, plus forums and parties amidst the fall colors in the Colorado Rockies, and it’s no wonder that USA Today named the Breckenridge Film Festival as one of the Top 20 Film Festivals in the United States.

https://www.gobreck.com/event/breckenridge-film-festival/

September 18, 2019
Women & Wine on the Water, Dillon

Hop aboard one of these amazing “women only” tours across Lake Dillon. Grab a girlfriend, a group of girlfriends or come alone! You’re bound to leave with new friends and many wonderful memories!

The Dillon Marina provides you with a 2-hour captained excursion across Lake Dillon with light hors d’oeuvres. Just bring along your favorite bottle of wine and we’ll take care of the rest!
$50.00 per person (full payment required at the time of booking)
Book your spot at any time online or call the marina directly at 970-468-5100 x-1
Please arrive to the marina 15 minutes prior to the tour to check in & fill our your boat waiver or complete our digital waiver.
https://www.townofdillon.com/marina/boat-tours

September 18 – 20, 2019
The Zen Project, Eagle
This September join us for a different kind of yoga festival set in the quaint town of Eagle, Colorado, just 30 minutes west of Vail. Experience a relaxing weekend of slow flow yoga with Gina Caputo, meditation and Anjali Restorative with Shannon Paige, lectures with Julia Clarke, restoration, and more! This is the yoga festival for Every Body. New students and advanced practitioners are welcome. Relax, renew, and restore while enjoying the unmatched, picturesque views of Eagle, Colorado.

Sept 19 – 22, 2019
28th Annual CO Mountain Winefest and Festival in Park, Palisade
The original and largest Colorado wine festival featuring 50 wineries from across Colorado. Don’t miss Saturday’s Festival in the Park in Palisade’s beautiful Riverbend Park, Winetasting, chefs, artisans, live music, seminars, food, special VIP tickets, bottle sales and more.
Sunday – Tour the Wineries, map online. All the more enjoyable when you dine.


September 20 – 21, 2019
Mountains to Desert Ride, Telluride
From the high mountains of Telluride to the spectacular desert landscape of Gateway, CO, the Mountains to Desert Ride is a beautiful race that serves as the single fundraising event for the Just for Kids Foundation.  Cyclists descend past hillsides of quaking aspens along a route that passes through millions of years of geologic record, ultimately finding themselves at the base of striated sandstone cliffs reaching up to 1,000 feet overhead. Those who choose to push on past Gateway for the longer distance rides will climb into the beautiful Unaweep Canyon. All fundraising benefits the Just for Kids Foundation. Every dollar raised is generously matched 100% by the Carstens Family Fund at the Denver Foundation.

September 21 – 22, 2019
National Interscholastic Cycling Association, Snowmass 
Founded in 2009, the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) develops interscholastic mountain biking programs for student-athletes across the country. This summer, the Colorado High School Cycling League hosts cross-country mountain bike races for approximately 600 student athletes from Colorado and New Mexico in Snowmass. Teams are divided into three conferences with eight race categories per day for grades 9-12. Racers will ride 2-4 laps depending on their grade and category. 2019 marks the first time Snowmass has hosted NICA.

September 21, 2019
Autumn Color Run, Buena Vista
The Autumn Color Run is Colorado’s premier half marathon. Held each year on the third weekend in September as the aspen leaves are changing from green to gold. Some of the things that make the autumn color run great:
Every race course has an amazing view!
Awesome after race party at the finish line that includes pasta & salad bar, home baked goodies, live music, and a bottle of water as you cross the finish line.
Well stocked Runner Gift Bag and Race T-Shirt.
Free pre-race YOGA in the park.
All Half Marathon finishers get a medal!

All fun runners get a ribbon.
http://www.bvautumncolorrun.com/

September 21 – 22, 2019
Western Slope Pickleball Tournament, Carbondale
To register online, visit www.carbondalerec.com or call 970-510-1214.

September 21, 2019
Carbondale Clay Center Annual Fundraiser, Carbondale
Join Carbondale Clay Center for our annual Fall fundraiser, featuring a chili cook off from some of the valley’s finest chefs.  Receive a locally made bowl-plate with purchase of ticket to eat your chili from, and then take home!  Enjoy live music, square dancing in the street, a silent auction, and more.

September 21 – 22, 2019
National Interscholastic Cycling Association, Aspen/Snowmass 
Founded in 2009, the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) develops interscholastic mountain biking programs for student-athletes across the country. This summer, the Colorado High School Cycling League hosts cross-country mountain bike races for approximately 600 student athletes from Colorado and New Mexico in Snowmass. Teams are divided into three conferences with eight race categories per day for grades 9-12. Racers will ride 2-4 laps depending on their grade and category. 2019 marks the first time Snowmass has hosted NICA.

September 22, 2019
CampSight, Breckenridge

CampSight is backkkk with a completely new lineup this fall.

Yep. Yep. Instead of 3 full days, we’re testing out a one-day “Day Camp” — on Sunday, Sept. 22 with the Breck Film Fest + Breck Create. The focus is still on storytelling but with a twist – the theme is Creating for Good: How to create stories + use creative marketing to “nudge the universe in a positive direction.” https://www.thecampsight.co/

September 22, 2019
Monarch Crest Crank, Salida
The Monarch Crest Crank is the epic fundraiser for The Alliance and 2019 will be the best year yet. The Alliance will continue to offer advanced mountain bikers the chance to ride the famed Monarch Crest Trail, as it has since 1998.

September 26 – 29, 2019
Crested Butte Film Festival, Crested Butte
Crested Butte Film Festival is an international film festival that inspires, awakens, and activates through a fun and intimate setting of quality screenings, stimulating discussions, and authentic connections.
The four-day experience, September 26-29, 2019, encompasses walkable venues and the screening of close to 80 films spanning the genres of narrative, documentary, outdoor adventure, children’s, and short films.
Additional programming sprinkled throughout the festival includes filmmaker talks, panel discussions, lively parties and other social events.
At Crested Butte Film Festival, you are sure to discover the transformative power of stories while fostering incredible connections in an atmosphere of spontaneity fueled by great films, shared experiences, bikes, hikes and magical mountain scenery.

September 26 – 29 2019
Mountain Harvest Festival, Paonia
This festival draws people from around the West to share in the celebration, and features locally grown and produced agricultural products, including local beer and wine. Come learn about and meet local farmers, artists, musicians, craftsmen and performers from the Western Slope. We invite you to enjoy interesting workshops and tours, fresh produce, entertainment and LOTS OF FUN. Get this year’s schedule and make your plans today!

September 26 – 29, 2019
Festival of Cars and Colors, Telluride
The Telluride Festival of Cars and Colors is Telluride’s 4-day, automotive enthusiast celebration!
Set among the canyons of the San Juan Mountains, Cars and Colors is placed against the spectacular backdrop of the area’s September fall foliage. Throughout the span of four days vintage, exotic, and high-end restoration vehicles are showcased throughout town. Classic and vintage motorcycles or airplanes more your taste? They’ve got those too! With four distinct Concours venues, there is something cool for everyone. Don’t forget to submit your photos to the Cars & Colors photo contest!
All events are limited to pass holders unless otherwise noted.

September 27 – 29, 2019
Strings, Ciders & Sours, Breckenridge
Cider is becoming the most loved beverage in the universe and the route to all things magnificent. We aren’t missing a beat! Add quintessential American Bluegrass, delicious food pairings, a Sours Garden and gorgeous views; you have an irresistible recipe for magic. These indulgences come together for Breckenridge Strings, Ciders & Sours the weekend of September 27-29, 2019.
Cider and wild ale lovers will be able to taste their way through a spectrum of samples while enjoying live music and mixology below Peak Nine.
Guests will receive a commemorative tasting glass, access to entertainment and festival activities, and a chance to taste their way through an assortment of ciders and sours flavors. We know that you will be hooked and will keep coming back for more. Oh goodness. Is it September yet?
https://www.gobreck.com/event/breckenridge-strings-ciders-sours-sept-27-29/

September 27 – 29, 2019
14er Fest, Buena Vista
14er Fest is a multi-sport mountain festival, featuring Off-Roading, Mountain Biking, Hiking, Fly Fishing, and Trail Running in Buena Vista, Colorado. Join us for trail events, clinics, festival camping, live music, local libations and amazing vendors, September 27th – September 29th.
At the heart of the festival you’ll find that 14er Fest seeks to join together a wide variety of trail users. Our vision is to create a platform where all trail groups can recreate together and work together to keep trails open and maintained.
14er Fest is presented by The Trailhead and Colorado Off Road Enterprise – CORE. The Trailhead is Buena Vista’s locally owned and operated outdoor retailer, and CORE is a motorized action group based out of Buena Vista. We are a mix of both motorized and non-motorized trail users who have teamed up to bring you 14er Fest – a celebration of fall in the Rocky Mountains.
Our team’s inspiration comes from the amazing 14,000 foot peaks that surround Buena Vista, Colorado. Our county has the highest concentration of 14ers in all of Colorado and in all of the United States. These peaks coupled with the Arkansas River that flows right through downtown BV have inspired us to create a festival that supports the incredible environment where we live, work and play.
We want you to share in the 14er Fest experience this September! So come join us for this weekend full of adventure and fun in the Central Colorado Mountains.
https://www.colorfulcolorado.com/event/14er-fest-4/

September 27, 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!

September 27 – 28,2019
Dynamite Days Festival, Idaho Springs
Join us for the 7th annual Dynamite Days Street Festival celebrating the rich Mining History of Idaho Springs! FREE Admission and fun for the whole family!! Enjoy live music, food, beer, vendors, kid’s activities, roaming entertainers and more — Come have a BLAST in Idaho Springs!
Friday – 2nd Annual Dynamite Steak Cook-Off
Saturday – 3rd Annual Dynamite Chili Cook-Off
To enter the cook-off contests or for more information please contact the Idaho Springs Chamber of Commerce

September 27 – 29, 2019
Salida Heritage Days, Salida
The inaugural Salida Heritage Days celebrates our fascinating 139-year history. From railroads to shootouts to a surprisingly modern little town, Salida has had it all. Come dance, listen to live music, see artist paintings of icon historical photographs, experience live demonstrations, and see costumed characters from the past as they roam our historic downtown streets.

September 27 – 29, 2019
Vail Outlier Festival, Vail
The Outlier Offroad Festival at Vail features mountain biking’s best brands and hottest bikes for 3 days of lift-served consumer demo within the golden glow of Vail’s aspen-lined hero dirt.
Presented by SRAM and Scott Bikes, The Outlier Offroad Festival at Vail features mountain biking’s best brands and hottest bikes for 3 days of lift-served consumer demo within the golden glow of Vail’s aspen-lined hero dirt. Welcoming the country’s fastest Enduro and XC riders, Outlier also serves as USA Cycling’s Rocky Mountain Regional Enduro and Cross Country Championships for amateurs and pros. A $25,000 cash purse, live music, kids’ activities and all of next year’s bikes NOW make Outlier a must-attend event for families that love to ride!

September 27 – October 6, 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.

September 28, 2019
Durango Brew Train, Durango
What better way to experience spectacular fall colors! The Durango Brew Train has 3 dates in August, with two separate adventures offered.
On August 3rd and 10th, hop onboard a historic narrow gauge train at Rockwood Station bound for Cascade Canyon! Choose between a gondola or a closed coach. An optional Brew van service will be available for people who do not wish to drive to Rockwood.

September 28, 2019
16th Annual Tenderfoot Stomp, Salida
We’re stomping grapes again and we need your help. Join us for one of our favorite events of the year!
Every harvest season we invite the community out to help us make our Tenderfoot Stomp big red, and this season in no exception. This event is free, open to the public, and just about the best time in the valley. Bring your friends and family, clothes to get sticky in, and an appetite for wine, food, and good times.
We will be stomping grapes from noon to 5pm Saturday and Sunday and can’t do it without your help. Music will start each night after the stomping concludes at 5 and go on till close.

September 28 – 29, 2019
Studio Tour, Salida
You are invited into our studios on September 28th and 29th, 2019. Enjoy the Fall foliage and visit 32 artists in their natural habits. The studios are all located within 15 miles of historic downtown Salida, Colorado. Tour brochures will be available in mid 2019. Check back here or get one from a participating artist. Our website is currently being updated with images of our 2019 artist’s work.
Our tour started in 2009 and was a biannual event until 2017. The Tour is now an annual event with more studios than ever before. Preview and purchase art at our group show at Pinon Real Estate Group’s amazing F Street office in downtown Salida. The 2018 group show will run from September through December.  Please visit our Advertisers tab to find places to eat, drink, shop, and stay all year long. We look forward to welcoming you.

September 28 – 29, 2019
CU in Snowmass, Aspen/Snowmass
The University of Colorado will take over Snowmass Mountain with collegiate athletes competing in short track, downhill, cross-country and enduro. All events are free and spectators are welcomed. Details on the 2019 races coming soon.

September 28,2019
Golden Leaf Half Marathon, Aspen/Snowmass
Voted by Colorado Runner as the Best Half Marathon & chosen by Trail Runner Magazine as one of “America’s 14 most scenic races.” The Golden Leaf is one of the most beautiful foot races in the Rockies. This 13.1 mile half marathon traverses from Snowmass Village to the heart of Aspen on mountain trails and roads at the height of Colorado’s breathtaking fall colors.

September 28 – 29, 2019
CU in Snowmass, Aspen/Snowmass
The University of Colorado will take over Snowmass Mountain with collegiate athletes competing in short track, downhill, cross-country and enduro. All events are free and spectators are welcomed. Details on the 2019 races coming soon.

September 29, 2019
14er Fest Sleeping Indian Hill Climb, Buena Vista
Walk, jog, or race to the top of Sleeping Indian and enjoy some of the best views of the Collegiate Peaks in all of Buena Vista!
https://www.buenavistacolorado.org/events/14er-fest-sleeping-indian-hill-climb/

September 30 – October 6, 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.
 

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