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. Music festivals, Art shows, BBQ Feasts, Ski and Snowboard competitions, and more are listed in our mountain town Colorado Events Calendar.

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

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September 21 – 26 ,2021
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 23 – 25, 2022
Breckenridge Oktoberfest, Breckenridge
Join us on historic Main Street where Munich meets the mountains for views, brews, yummy food, live music and more!

September 23 – 25, 2022
14er Fest, Buena Vista
14er Fest is back with another adventurous trail festival for both motorized and non-motorized trail users! 
All-access wrist bands for trail events & clinics are available for purchase. Registration opens in June. 
14er Fest’s home base will take place in downtown Buena Vista, Colorado. Trail events will take place on trails near BV.
Follow our Facebook & Instagram pages to stay up-to-date and learn more about the schedule, vendors & sponsors!

September 23, 2022
Fruita Fourth Fridays, Fruita
What it’s all about:
Come join Fruita every 4th Friday for an evening of homegrown authentic fun! FFF is a night of community, art, music, food, and drink. All are welcome!

September 23 – 24, 2022
Colorado Mountain Fest, Golden
The Colorado Mountain Club takes over the American Mountaineering Center in Golden for Colorado’s premier mountain festival featuring a fun-filled, family-friendly weekend of multi-sport adventuring, educational programming, and celebration of all things Mountain! The festival will feature a variety of clinics, competitions, gear demos, swag, entertainment and local food and libations.

September 23, 2022
Ghost Tour of Lake City, Lake City

Come learn about our local ghosts on a walking tour of Lake City’s Historic District – from town-wide arsenic poisonings to corpse amputations, duels to hangings, child poltergeists to apparitions, we’ve got it all.

September 23, 2022
Plein Air Festival, Steamboat Springs
SAM’s Plein Air Event brings together the community and visitors with artists from near and far as they paint on location. Showcasing the beauty of the Yampa Valley, the paintings created during this extraordinary week spotlight historic landmarks, ranches, the community of Steamboat Springs, and our growing arts and cultural offerings – This event is uniquely Steamboat!

September 23 – 25, 2022
Telluride Autumn Classic, Telluride
From Cars and Colors to Telluride Autumn Classic
While still very much a celebration of cars and colors, the Autumn Classic is the evolution of the original Festival, expanding passions for excellence in craftsmanship and engineering. This is more than cars. This is more than colors…
This is the Telluride Autumn Classic. A 3-day festival that takes place September 23–25, 2022 amid the spectacular display of the San Juan Mountains’ autumnal foliage. This is where enthusiasts of all makes and models convene for a world-class celebration of automobiles, motorcycles, aircraft, and so much more. From high-end restorations, vintage and exotic vehicles, to live music and a vibrant art scene, this historic town of Wild West lore will be filled so many family-friendly attractions, it’ll get everyone’s motor running!

September 24, 2022
A-Basin Concert: Hazel Miller & Claudette King, Arapahoe Basin
Arapahoe Basin is shakin’ it up this summer with Hazel Miller! Join us for a FREE concert with food, beer, beautiful weather, and good vibes. 
For nearly a 25 years, Miller has been a hit in the Colorado High Country, singing blues, jazz, pop and gospel. Her career began in Louisville, KY, where she rose to the top of the music scene and opened for James Brown, the Temptations and Mel Torme. Lucky for us, she eventually landed in Denver, where, in 2008, the mayor singled her out as one of the 150 people who make Denver a better place to live.
This was one of our favorite, most fun events to host last summer and we are so excited to welcome Hazel Miller back to The Basin! This time Hazel Miller is bringing with them a bonus guest, Claudette King, blues singer and daughter of THE B.B. King. Come for live music and delicious food & drinks! Make a full day of it by starting off with a hike, bike ride, round of disc golf, scenic lift ride, or trip through the aerial adventure park.

September 24 – 25, 2022
CO High School Cycling League, Aspen/Snowmass
This fall, the Colorado High School Cycling League returns to Snowmass for the third year to host cross – country mountain bike races for student athletes from Colorado and New Mexico

September 24, 2022 
Copper Live, Copper Mountain
Our flagship free live music series, presented by 10 Barrel Brewing, returns for the summer. Get your biking and hiking in early and be ready to party with us.

September 24, 2022
Art Walk, Crested Butte

Leisurely stroll through the galleries of Crested Butte, experience the diverse artistic expressions of local artists and be inspired by these special ArtWalk evenings.

September 24 – 25,  2022
Autumn Gold – a Festival of Beer, Brats and Bands Festival, Estes Park
Aspens turn to a golden hue. The sounds of elk bugles reverberate throughout the air. It’s a perfect season for one of Estes Park’s late-autumn traditions when a series of bands herald Autumn Gold – a Festival of Beer, Brats and Bands.
This particular weekend is a FREE DAY in Rocky Mountain National Park, and we are expecting many wonderful visitors!
At Autumn Gold Festival 2022, you can enjoy a freshly grilled brat with all the fixin’s plus a cold brew (or a glass of wine) while listening to 5 award-winning, Front Range (and globally acclaimed) bands.
Classic Car Show: Meander through our Classic Car Show and experience the history behind these classic cars. Meet the owners, then vote for your favorite car in “The Peoples’ Choice” awards. A trophy will be presented on Saturday AND Sunday. This year’s trophies have been designed especially for the Autumn Gold Festival Classic Car Show. Each trophy is a one-of-a-kind! Check out our “CAR SHOW” page for more information.
Family Fun Area! In addition to face painting and various lawn games, The Estes Valley Community Center will provide high-energy youth activities.  The Boy Scouts of America (Troop 8) will also join the fun by providing thousands of Legos for families to build Lego-race cars. Many race tracks will be furnished for race time!
Raffle Drawing 2022: This year, the Estes Valley Sunrise Rotary Club will print ONLY 350 Raffle tickets. Each ticket sells for $100 for a chance to win…
Grand Prize: $10,000
Second Prize $2,500
and FIVE $500
Proceeds go to scholarships for promising graduates of the Estes Park High School for college and vocational school as well as community grants for Estes Valley Non-profits and other Rotary projects.

September 24 – 25, 2022
Rails In The Rockies, Estes Park
Clanging bells and tooting whistles will fill the Estes Park Events Complex as trains from the steam age to the present time roar along tracks of model railroad layouts at the annual “Rails in the Rockies” exhibit.
Dedicated model railroaders from Colorado and Wyoming will be sharing their craftsmanship layouts at the 25th Annual Rails in the Rockies exhibit in the Estes Park Event Complex (1125 Rooftop Way).
Organized by the Estes Valley Model Railroaders, the show incorporates working exhibits of all gauges from the tiny “z” to the toy train “G” gauge along with British and German railroads. 
There are lots of family activities:  the Estes Club “Kids Layout” where children can run trains, push buttons and enjoy Thomas the Train, the fun Seek and Search game to challenge all, the popular LEGO Layout for “kids of all ages” and the Youth in Model Railroading layouts sharing the love of the hobby and their developing skills.
Clinics and demonstrations on the “how to” of model railroading and trains will be available.
Exhibit hours for the show are from: 10 – 5 on Saturday, September 24 and 9 – 4 on Sunday, September 25.  
Admission is $10 a person with children 12 and under free with an adult.   A family rate is $20.

September 24, 2022
Trails to History Hiking Tour, Frisco
Get your history with a side of the great outdoors! This summer we are walking, hiking, and biking our way to Frisco’s history with new stories, images, and activities. One of our newest offerings, Trails to History takes you around the Peninsula Recreation Area (PRA for short) with a trained Museum staff member to soak up some nature and learn more about Frisco’s history.
Advance registration and payment are required.

September 24 – 25, 2022
Day Out with Thomas™ at the Colorado Railroad Museum, Golden
Peep! Peep! Thomas the Tank Engine is rolling into town for three weekends of BIG dreams and even BIGGER smiles. Get tickets now for Day Out With Thomas™, a sell-out event. Families can join the outdoor fun and Dream Big when the #1 Engine pulls into the Colorado Railroad Museum! Note: We Have A Limited # Of Media Tickets If You’d Like To Get Onboard!

September 24, 2022
Wine and Whiskers Gala, Grand Junction
The come-as-you-are-gala, even if that means you are covered in pet hair! Sip local wine from Two Rivers Winery, enjoy heavy appetizers from The Cowboy and The Rose, browse our pet-themed silent auction, bid on trips and treasures in the live auction, and meet some of the pets you help support! Or, select our gala-at-home option and get a bottle of wine delivered right to your doorstep! All proceeds benefit Roice-Hurst Humane Society’s innovative and life-changing work.

September 24, 2022
76th Annual Gem & Mineral Show! Grand Junction
One of the largest shows in Western Colorado and Eastern Utah.

September 24, 2022
Oktoberfest, Gunnison
Join us at the I Bar Ranch on September 24th, German Beer Hall style. We’ll have a best-dressed contest, Masskrug (Stein Holding Contest), kids activities, and of course Irwin Brewing Beer and Calder Farm Brats all to support Coldharbour Institute.

September 24, 2022
Mountain Chile Cha Cha @ Town Park, Pagosa Springs
The annual celebration of the Southwest green chili harvest and includes a free concert, on-site chili roasting, a Mexican beer garden, food booths and kids activities.  A 5k, 10k, 21k trail run kicks off the festival.

September 24 – 25, 2022
2nd Annual Palisade Art Festival, Palisade
Features top artists from across the country that will show and sell their original works of art. Patrons will have the unique opportunity to meet exhibiting artists, learn the sources of their inspirations, ask questions about techniques, commission a specific piece, and of course purchase existing fine works of art.

September 24 – 25, 2022
Color Weekend, Powderhorn Mountain Resort
Powderhorn celebrates another year of fall foliage on the Grand Mesa!
Powderhorn Mountain Resort offers scenic chair lift rides leading to stunning views and access to additional trails on the Grand Mesa. The resort will also be open to Downhill Mountain Biking, lodging, and dining during Color Weekend.

September 24, 2022
Mountain Marmot Trail Run, Purgatory Resort
Have you ever stood at the bottom of a mountain, staring up at the top, thinking to yourself:  “I wonder if I could run all the way up there?”  This race is for you!

Saturday, Sept. 24 – 25, 2022
Ridgway Old West Fest. Ridgway
The festival’s anchor event is a tribute concert to Glen Campbell performed by his daughter Debby Campbell at 4 pm Saturday. Additional activities will be scheduled before the concert. (The Ouray County Ranch History Museum has a separate admission). Debby will be available for autographs and questions at the Festival headquarters tent on Saturday from 1:00 to 2:00 pm.
Price for the concert is $15, purchased at the festival. Tickets are not available in advance. FREE for children aged 12 and under.
This year’s festival features True Grit walking tours (see NEWS) and a Saturday country music concert.  In addition, attendees will be able to visit Ridgway locations used during the filming of the 1969 John Wayne movie True Grit, as well as the Ouray courthouse and Mattie’s ranch west of town. Presented by: Ridgway Western Heritage Society

September 24 – 25, 2022
Sneffels Fiber Art Festival, Ridgway
This year’s annual Sneffels Fiber Art Festival is sure to delight all who appreciate creating fiber art and wearable art from scratch. This year’s vendors will bring supplies to our area and handmade wearable clothes ready for you to try on and walk out with. This festival is for the shopper, crafter, and artist. Come delight in these new creations and bring your friends. This event is for the crafter and non-crafter of all ages. This event is run by a volunteer committee with administrative support from staff.
For those who want to learn more about Fiber Art, classes are available to take throughout the festival. In addition, there are FREE Demonstrations throughout the event!

September 24, 2022
19th Annual Tenderfoot Grape Stomp! Salida
Live music!
All ages welcome!

September 24 – 25, 2022
Sunlight Showdown! Sunlight Mountain Resort
Do you have what it takes? If so, then come join us for an old school race weekend at the 3rd annual Sunlight Showdown at Sunlight Mountain Resort. We will start off with a 13 mile mountain bike race on July 16th and finish with a 13 mile trail run on July 17th. Participate in one of the races or do both on back to back days to see if you have what it takes to complete the full Showdown!

September 24 – 25, 2022
Rocky Mountain Wine Fest, Winter Park
Pair your fall leaf-peeping with unlimited samples from 50+ expertly selected wines at the Rocky Mountain Wine Fest this fall! Enjoy the crisp mountain air with a variety of reds, whites, and rosés from all over the world at this 2-day festival. Plus indulge in special food pairing events throughout the weekend.

September 27-October 2, 2022
Aspen Film 43rd Annual Filmfest
Aspen Film is proud to announce the program for its 43rd Annual Filmfest, which will showcase top filmmaking from across the globe over six days  September 27-October 2, 2022. With only 16 films invited, this non-competitive festival will present highly anticipated, buzzy fall titles coming off of some of the biggest film festivals around the world like SXSW, Cannes, Venice, Telluride, Toronto, and New York. This year’s festival takes place at Aspen’s Wheeler Opera House and Isis Theatre and at the Crystal Theatre in Carbondale.
Lineup includes films featuring Cannes 2022 Palme d’Or winner Triangle of Sadness,
Sam Mendes’ Empire Of Light with Olivia Colman, Colin Firth, and Micheal Ward, and
The Banshees Of Inisherin starring Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson & more
As a special tribute, Aspen Film will present a free screening of the classic film, The Postman Always Rings Twice, directed by and in celebration of the late Bob Rafelson who passed away on July 23. Rafelson received the first-ever Aspen Film ‘Independent by Nature’ award in 1999 and was then presented with a ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ 20 years later at Aspen Film’s 40th Anniversary in 2019.
All other films shown will be regional premieres.

September 29 – October 2, 2022 
Original Thinkers, Telluride
Original Thinkers is a new, highly curated festival that melds speakers, films, and performances into a powerful four day experience. The event endeavors to discover and introduce new thinking around the complexities and challenges of our ever-changing world. Original Thinkers curates creative, fresh, and thought-provoking programming that shines a spotlight on a host of new voices, artists, thinkers, storytellers, and visionaries and invites audiences on a transformative journey to listen, think deeply, see possibility and embrace new ideas.

September 29 – October 2, 2022
Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Durango
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 will be in Durango this fall performing classic and contemporary poems and songs that will bring tears to your eyes and keep you in stitches.
Cowboy poets and musicians from all across the West will gather in Durango to celebrate poems and songs that capture the spirit of the American West. The Gathering events will take place in various venues around Durango. Don’t miss the genuine chuckwagon breakfast on Saturday, October 1st followed by the largest motorless parade in Colorado. Check out the website for the most current information on events, venues, and performers.

September 30, 2022
Ghost Tour of Lake City, Lake City

Come learn about our local ghosts on a walking tour of Lake City’s Historic District – from town-wide arsenic poisonings to corpse amputations, duels to hangings, child poltergeists to apparitions, we’ve got it all.

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