Events Calendar – continued

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

The Colorado Events Calendar is Sponsored by the Breckenridge Distillery

Please Note that All listed Events are subject to change. We suggest following the link to their information to confirm.


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September 30 – October 3, 2021
Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering , 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 grace our intimate stage at The Strater Theater, performing classic and contemporary poems and songs that will bring tears to your eyes and keep you in stitches.

October 1 – 3, 2021

Unique Fall Photography Weekend, The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

October 8 – 10, 2021
Breckenridge Craft Spirits Festival, Breckenridge
The Breckenridge Craft Spirits Festival is back! Join us this October 8-10, 2021 for Colorado’s premier craft spirits festival, bringing together some of the finest distillers to share their talents, fun times, artisan snacks and the quality spirits. The Breckenridge community turns into a distilling-mecca with one-of-a-kind experiences planned throughout the weekend.
The Still on the Hill Grand Tasting, held at the Riverwalk Center on Saturday, October 9, 2021, is the festival’s premier event and most sought-after ticket of the weekend.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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