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AUGUST

August 1, 2019
Snowmass Free Concert Series, Aspen/Snowmass
A Snowmass summer tradition 27 years in the making, the Snowmass Free Concert Series is a must-do summer music event. Every Thursday evening (and two bonus Saturdays), locals and visitors alike gather on Fanny Hill to enjoy some of the country’s best live bands in a relaxed atmosphere with a spectacular mountain backdrop.
https://www.gosnowmass.com/events/

August 1, 2019
Beaver Creek Rodeo, Beaver Creek
Dust off your cowboy boots and tack on some spurs for the 18th Annual Beaver Creek Rodeo Series presented by the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa. The Beaver Creek Rodeo features the full line up of classic rodeo events and activities that the whole family can enjoy!
https://www.beavercreek.com/explore-the-resort/activities/signature-events.aspx

August 1, 2019
Carbondale Wild West, Carbondale
The Carbondale Rodeo Committee is a not for-profit, volunteer organization committed to keeping the Roaring Fork Valley’s western heritage alive by offering a fun family-oriented event for residents and visitors alike. The Carbondale Wild West Rodeo is held every Thursday from June until late August, rain or shine.
Gates Open 5:30pm
Slack is at 6:00pm
Grand Entry at 7:30pm Sharp
Carbondale Wild West Rodeo tickets can be purchased at the gate or purchased in advance at the Roaring Fork Valley Coop in Carbondale.
Individual tickets are $10/each or a book of six tickets can be purchased for $50 which saves $2/ticket.
https://www.carbondale.com/events/

August 1, 2019
Town Free Concert Series, Eagle
Once again, the Eagle Town Park is the place to be on Thursdays at 6:30pm throughout the summer as the Showdown Town Free Concert Series returns.
The Town of Eagle presents this popular weekly event with the free music supplemented by a host of kids’ activities to keep the whole family entertained! Picnics are welcome for these laid-back community inspired evenings. Beer and wine are permitted in the park but please do not bring spirits or glass containers of any kind.
https://eagleoutside.com/events/showdown-town-free-concerts/

August 1, 2019
ShowDown Town, Edwards
Featuring The Dip. Alpine Bank ShowDown Town is a free concert series hosted Thursdays throughout the summer in Eagle Town Park. The Town of Eagle presents this popular weekly event with the free music! Picnics are welcome for these laid-back community inspired evenings.
http://vvf.org/showdown%20town/

August 1. 2019
Rocky Mountain Overland Rally, Gunnison
Have fun, learn stuff and meet new friends! The Rocky Mountain Overland Rally (RMOR) is a fun, family-friendly event attracting adventurers who like to explore the backcountry. The rally is situated in the stunning Gunnison Valley on the banks of Tomichi Creek just outside of the town of Gunnison, Colorado. The event is held in a beautiful ranch setting, surrounded by the local hills and forests, an ideal location to unwind, sit back and enjoy yourself, take part in some classes and seminars, go for some trail rides and soak in the overland atmosphere in truly great surroundings and company. Activities include 4WD instruction by certified instructors, a nightly campfire with fun prizes, classes include adventure photography, tire & vehicle repair, navigation, medical preparation, mountain biking, cooking, wine tasting, vehicle recovery training and more
https://gunnisoncrestedbutte.com/event/rocky-mountain-overland-rally/

August 1, 2019
Pickin’ in the Park, Paonia
One of the North Fork Valley’s most anticipated summer events, this concert series brings an eclectic mix of great music to appeal to almost every taste. The park fills with local and visiting music fans, all coming to hear the nationally known headliners and great opening acts and enjoy the hometown atmosphere. The food booths highlight local produce and the libation tent features exclusively local beer and wine. You’re welcome to bring your own picnic, as well. Each FREE concert starts at 6pm at the Gazebo in Paonia Town Park and is broadcast across Western Colorado on KVNF community radio.
http://www.northforkvisitorguide.com/pickin-in-the-park-more.html

August 1, 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. 
https://www.telluride.com/festivals-and-events/telluride-art-walk

August 1, 2016
High-Note Thursdays, Winter Park
Join us EVERY Thursday from 6-8pm at the Rendezvous Event Center and enjoy a mix of musical styles performed on our state-of-the-art stage from June 20-August 22, 2019. Bring your picnic, favorite beverages, and a smile, we provide the chairs and live music (please leave your pets at home).
https://www.playwinterpark.com/high-note-thursdays

August 2, 2019
Fridays on the Mall, Aspen/Snowmass
Join us every Friday this summer, June 21 to August 23, to experience the best of Snowmass Village. Live music by Aspen Music Festival & School students, extended hours and specials at retailers, happy hour food and drink deals at restaurants, local artisans and authors, S’mores and more
https://www.gosnowmass.com/events/

August 2, 2019
First Friday “Rally Palooza” Carbondale
The annual Hot Tubs & Hot Rods, First Friday event returns with a new name, Rally Palooza! This year, we’ve expanded our hot rod entrants to include classic cars, motorcycles, electric cars & bikes, and more! Vehicles will be on display in the heart of Carbondale’s Creative District on Main Street from 5:00pm to 8:30pm, with clean up promptly before 9pm; Main Street must be fully accessible by 9pm.
https://www.carbondale.com/events/

August 2 – 4, 2019
Leadville Boom Days, Leadville
Leadville Boom Days, which ,, place the first weekend in August, is a three-day celebration of this mining town’s 1880s gold and silver rush heritage.
Burro-and-runner teams race through the mountains, miners crack rock by hand, a parade rolls down the avenue for nearly an hour, wild West gunfights break out, and ladies and gentlemen in Victorian costumes roam the crowd.
Motorcycle games, a car show, a rod and gun show, two nights of Boom Days dances, and Cowboy Church are part of the festivities. Also, on tap are live music, a pie-eating contest and egg toss, live music, pancake breakfasts, and a food and craft fair with more than 100 vendors.
https://www.leadvilletwinlakes.com/things-to-do/category/events/

August 2, 2019
Hamill House Summer Series, Georgetown
Join Historic Georgetown for first Friday’s at the beautiful Hamill House Museum for a relaxing evening complete with drinks, music, special themes, activities, and featured entertainment from 5pm until 7pm.
https://clearcreekcounty.org/events/hamill-house-summer-series/2019-07-05/

August 3 – 4, 2019
Spartan Snowmass,, Aspen/Snowmass
Spartan comes to Snowmass for the first time ever in August 2019. Spartan Snowmass features a series of obstacle course races (OCR) testing endurance and abilities of competitors of all ages and skill levels. Participants can choose to compete in one of three distances – 30-mile Ultra, 13-mile Beast, 3-mile Sprint and a kid’s race for youth ages 4-13. The event is based in Snowmass Base Village at the Spartan Base Camp, while obstacles run on Snowmass Ski Area. Friday night features a welcome party for participants and non-participants to enjoy and learn about the races.
https://www.gosnowmass.com/event/spartan-snowmass/

August 3 – 4. 2019
Beaver Creek Art Festival! Beaver Creek/Avon
Art lovers and collectors hit the Rockies for the Beaver Creek Art Festival! Here is your opportunity to meet local and national artists from 30 different states who will showcase their works including glass, mixed media, paintings, jewelry, and pottery. You will find a unique blend of contemporary, original works at affordable prices and admission is free. Guests should park in the lower lots located along Highway 6 and ride  free shuttle up to Beaver Creek Village.
http://www.artfestival.com/festivals/beaver-creek-art-festival-avon-colorado

August 3, 2019
Angels of Shavano Car Show, Buena Vista
Come see this beautiful collection of unique and classic cars! All proceeds benefit Search and Rescue.
https://www.colorfulcolorado.com/event/angel-of-shavano-car-show/

August 3, 2019
AEG presents Lake Street Dive, Dillon
Dillon Amphitheater

August 3 – 31, 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.
https://www.durango.com/event/durango-brew-train-august/

August 3, 2019
Half of the Rockies, Estes Park
The Half of The Rockies takes place in beautiful Estes Park, Colorado at the doorstep of Rocky Mountain National Park. You will run one of our nation’s most picturesque half marathon courses with breathtaking views of the continental divide. Estes Park is one of the nation’s top family vacation destinations featuring adventures and activities for every member of your family.|
https://www.halfoftherockies.com/

August 3 & 4, 2019
Sheep Mountain Endurance Runs, Fairplay
50-Mile and 50k, Human Potential Running Series,
www.humanpotentialrunning.com

August 3, 2019
29th Annual L.A.P.S. Canine 4K, Frisco
For the 29th year, League for Animals & People of the Summit (L.A.P.S.) is bringing their annual Canine 4k to the streets of Frisco for a day filled with dogs, exercise (running or walking), contests, a great silent auction, doggie pools and misting tents, doggie yoga and live music with Randall McKinnon.
Prizes will be awarded to top male and female finishers in the run and walk categories and also by age groups.
There will also be a Mountain Mutt Contest following the race with the following race categories:
Oldest & Youngest Dog; Biggest and Smallest Dog; Best Dressed, Best Singer; Best Dancer; and Pet/Owner Look Alike
What is L.A.P.S.?
Summit County, Colorado L.A.P.S. has been helping families and companion animals living in Blue River, Breckenridge, Dillon, Frisco, Heeney, Keystone, Montezuma and Silverthorne since 1990.
LAPS is the area’s primary charity working to reduce pet overpopulation through spay and neuter programs and to benefit the general welfare of companion animals and families in need of financial assistance with veterinary bills. Please email LAPS@colorado.net with donations, questions, concerns  or to volunteer.
http://www.townoffrisco.com/

August 3, 2019
Hemp and Hops, Grand Junction
Hemp and Hops is an event geared to create an experience that celebrates and embraces these amazing cousin plants, but also offers exceptional hands on learning opportunities and community networking that is impactful and well rounded. We are dedicated to empowering our communities and farmers and we look forward to the opportunity to share these industries and the unmatched potential they have.
https://www.visitgrandjunction.com/events/hemp-and-hops

August 3 – 11, 2018
Delta County Fair. Hotchkiss
There’s nothing like a good ol’ fashioned County Fair and that’s just what you’ll find in Hotchkiss come the first week in August.
http://deltacountyfair.com/

August 3 – 5, 2018
West Elks Wine Trail, Paonia/ Hotchkiss
The Wineries of the West Elks Wine Country invite you to a special weekend of touring, premium wine tasting and winemakers’ dinners during the Annual West Elks Wine Trail. Set your own route for a fun and relaxing day or weekend and come home with delicious wine and memories.
The wineries are ready to introduce you to the Colorado wine and cuisine grown from this unique region.
Start your West Elks Wine Trail tour by stopping by any of the West Elk Wineries in the Paonia/Hotchkiss area to pick up your trail map for the weekend. Each winery will feature food and wine pairings, with a focus on local foods. The winemakers have selected two favorite foods to complement their wines and will give you the recipes just for stopping by. The wine tasting rooms will offer a wide variety of activities from vineyard tours, art displays, barrel tastings, winemakers’ dinners, food pairings, mountain views and more.
We invite and encourage you to purchase wines from the winemakers. Many of the vintages from this region are only available at the wineries and are extremely limited. There are several events and dinners associated with the West Elks Wine Trail.
https://westelksava.com/west-elks-wine-trail/

August 3, 2019
La Sportiva Trail Running Series Vail Hillclimb, Vail
Colorado’s most iconic trail running series, The La Sportiva Trail Running Race Series has become a must do race series. Taking runners up trails, over mountains, through forests and over streams in and around Vail for the past 19 years this series is not to be missed. With over 40 years of combined experience, the staff of the Vail Recreation District continues to create one of the best trail-running experiences every year. Expect well-marked routes, fully stocked aid stations, experienced volunteers and courses that are challenging for the pros and enjoyed by the beginner trail runner. Shorten your bucket list and register for the entire series or choose an individual race… you will have a great experience
http://www.vailrec.com/sports-activities/vail-race/trail-running-racing

August 4, 2019
Movies on the Water: Dumb and Dumber, Dillon
Dillon Amphitheater

August 4 – 6. 2019
Mushroom & Wild Food Festival, Eagle
A weekend of foraging, educational seminars with  Guest speakers and delicious food & drinks. Dinner specials offered at participating Eagle restaurants throughout the weekend.
https://eagleoutside.com/events/eagle-mushroom-wild-food-festival/

August 4, 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.
https://eagleoutside.com/events/yogainthepark/

August 5. 2019
First Friday ArtWalk & Music, Gunnison
The First Friday ArtWalk & Music of Gunnison is a popular destination for art, live music, food, and brew lovers alike. Each month features gallery openings, an array of artists and galleries, restaurants, and other fine venues. Join us in celebrating this renowned tradition and enjoy all that the ArtWalk has to offer. SUMMER STOPS: Gunnison Arts Center, Tributary Coffee Roasters, Gunnison Gallery, Rooted Apothecary, Tango, Double Shot Cyclery, Rocky Mtn. Frames & Trophies, Quigley Gallery @ Western, Jermaine’s, Open Your Eyes Gallery, Into the Woods, High Alpine Brewing Co., Hawk in the Hollow Gallery, Blackstock Bistro, and Mario’s Pizza & The Dive Pub.

August 5 – 11, 2019
46th Annual Chamber Music Festival, Telluride
With a world-class lineup and beautiful backdrop, the Telluride Chamber Music Festival is known for bringing the best of the best to the idyllic town of Telluride. The 2018 event featured Roy Malan, Susan Freier, Nancy Ellis, Stephen Harrison, Polly Malan, Robin Sutherland and so many more. Stay tuned for details about the 2019 Telluride Chamber Music Festival.
The Telluride Chamber Music Festival has been bringing chamber music to our box canyon since 1973. The festival seeks to forge a spontaneous connection between the audience and the musicians. The festival showcases the finest in chamber music by performing some of the classic greats.  Participating musicians have been Roy Malan, Robin Sutherland, Susan Freier, Nancy Ellis, Polly Malan, Stephen Harrison, Larry London, Eileen Morris, John Dukyers and William Smock.
https://www.telluride.com/festivals-and-events/telluride-chamber-music-festival

August 6, 2019
Farm to Table Tuesdays, Aspen/Snowmass
Take the Elk Camp Gondola to Elk Camp Restaurant and enjoy a dinner inspired by the farm-to-table movement with locally sourced ingredients. A full cash bar, plenty of outdoor family activities and live music complete the experience.
In conjunction with the Farm-to-Table Dinners at Elk Camp restaurant, the Snowmass Bike Park will extend the park hours to stay open until dusk.
https://www.gosnowmass.com/events/

August 7, 2019
Snowmass Rodeo, Aspen/Snowmass
Celebrating its 46th season in 2019, the Snowmass Rodeo is the longest running rodeo in Colorado. This authentic western event takes place every Wednesday evening as the sun sets behind the surrounding mountain peaks. Visitors can check out exciting competitions like saddle bronc and bull riding, team roping, and barrel racing. Children can participate in the Calf Scramble and Mutton Bustin’ (age and weight restrictions apply).
Come early and enjoy a BBQ dinner and cocktails from the full bar or stroll around vendor booths and watch live entertainment such as roping demonstrations. After the rodeo, a campfire sing-a-long and marshmallow roast completes a perfect Colorado evening. It’s Western Wednesdays in Snowmass, rain or shine!
Gates open at 5:00 P.M. for family activities, BBQ, cash bar & shopping. The Rodeo takes place from 7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. FREE parking is available.
Adults: General Admission $20 / VIP $25
Youth (11-15): General Admission $10 / VIP $15
FREE for children under 11
https://www.gosnowmass.com/events/

August 7, 2019
Dancing in the Park, Avon
Presented by the Vail Dance Festival & the Town of Avon. Dancing in the Park! is a family-friendly, high-energy and elegant performances featuring different dance companies on separate evenings. The programming and production shall be under the experienced direction of VIDF Artistic Director Damian Woetzel.
Times: Gates open at 4:30 p.m.; performance begins at 5:30 p.m.
Location: Nottingham Park & Performance Pavilion
http://www.avon.org/940/Dancing-in-the-Park

August 7, 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

August 7, 2019
Free Friday Night Concert, Dillon
Featuring the Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio, Dillon Amphitheater

August 7, 2019
True West Rodeo, Durango
The weekly event brings together the western heritage of Durango. The 2019 season will consist of 9 rodeos with over 4,000 spectators, honoring Durango’s western roots with broncs, bulls and wild west entertainment.
The rodeos will be held every Wednesday from June 5th – August 7th 2019 at the La Plata County Fairgrounds, at 6:30 PM. Tickets can be purchased online or at the gate. Season passes are available.
https://www.durango.com/event/true-west-rodeo/

August 7, 2019
Summer of Music, Glenwood Springs
This beloved summer event takes place every Wednesday night in Two Rivers Park, through August 1. Opening acts start at 6:30 p.m. and headliners begin at 7:15 p.m. Summer of Music is a true community event. Concert goers often show up early to stake out their spot on the lawn and socialize. Kids usually get the dance party started, but it isn’t long before grown-ups let loose too.

August 7 – 11, 2019
Kids Adventure Games
Designed for kids ages 6-14, the Kids Adventure Games is the premiere kids obstacle-adventure race in the country.
The Kids Adventure Games is a nationwide, multi-discipline obstacle adventure race for kids ages 6 to 14. In teams of two participants compete together on bike, in water and on foot through a 2.5-4-mile course featuring up to 15 man-made and natural obstacles. Races are limited to 180 teams per day. The Kids Adventure Games is more than a race, it’s an event for the whole family to enjoy!
https://www.kidsadventuregames.com/

August 8, 2019
Snowmass Free Concert Series, Aspen/Snowmass
A Snowmass summer tradition 27 years in the making, the Snowmass Free Concert Series is a must-do summer music event. Every Thursday evening (and two bonus Saturdays), locals and visitors alike gather on Fanny Hill to enjoy some of the country’s best live bands in a relaxed atmosphere with a spectacular mountain backdrop.
https://www.gosnowmass.com/events/

August 8 – 11, 2019
Wine & Spirits Festival, Beaver Creek
Celebrate the pleasures of the palate at our 13th annual Beaver Creek Wine & Spirits Festival on August 8-11, 2019. Combining Beaver Creek’s very own culinary talent, exclusive wines and outdoor venues, the Beaver Creek Wine & Spirits Festival is the perfect blend of summertime in the mountains.
https://www.beavercreek.com/explore-the-resort/activities/signature-events.aspx

August 8, 2019
Beaver Creek Rodeo, Beaver Creek
Dust off your cowboy boots and tack on some spurs for the 18th Annual Beaver Creek Rodeo Series presented by the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa. The Beaver Creek Rodeo features the full line up of classic rodeo events and activities that the whole family can enjoy!
https://www.beavercreek.com/explore-the-resort/activities/signature-events.aspx

August 8 – 11, 2019
Summit Seniors Rummage Sale, Breckenridge
Looking to declutter your home, make space while at the same time supporting the seniors in your community. Donate your slightly used clothing, small furniture and appliances, complete computer systems and laptops, children’s item, housewares, linen, ski wear and more to the 2019 Summit Seniors Annual Rummage Sale. And, don’t forget about the Silent Auction. You could be the proud recipient of a special basket, gift certificate, artwork or one of the many other outstanding items. This years’ event will kick-off with a special pre-sale on Thursday, August 8 from 5-8 p.m. at the Summit County Community and Senior Center, 0083 Nancy’s Place, Frisco. Admission to this event is $10 (ages 16 and up).
Regular Rummage Sale hours will be 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, August 9 and 10 and on Sunday, August 11, 10:00 a.m. – noon. On Sunday, items (other than boutique) inside the building will be sold for $2.00 a bag.
Great finds and exciting deals to be had. Who knows what treasure you may find! Be prepared to bid on the Silent Auction! Many items to select from including restaurant certificates, artwork, theme baskets and other luxury goods.

August 8 – 11, ,2019
Contin-tail Rock & Mineral Show, Buena Vista
Colorado’s largest outdoor show. Free Admission, Free Parking. 100+ dealers, gemstones, mineral specimens, rough, slabs, jewelry, beads, cabochons, fossils, tools, petrified wood. In Buena Vista at the Rodeo Grounds, near Rodeo Dr. and Gregg Dr.
http://abqfallshow.wix.com/contin-tail

August 8, 2019
Carbondale Wild West, Carbondale
The Carbondale Rodeo Committee is a not for-profit, volunteer organization committed to keeping the Roaring Fork Valley’s western heritage alive by offering a fun family-oriented event for residents and visitors alike. The Carbondale Wild West Rodeo is held every Thursday from June until late August, rain or shin15.
Gates Open 5:30pm
Slack is at 6:00pm
Grand Entry at 7:30pm Sharp
Carbondale Wild West Rodeo tickets can be purchased at the gate or purchased in advance at the Roaring Fork Valley Coop in Carbondale.
Individual tickets are $10/each or a book of six tickets can be purchased for $50 which saves $2/ticket.
https://www.carbondale.com/events/

August 8, 2019
Town Free Concert Series, Eagle
Once again, the Eagle Town Park is the place to be on Thursdays at 6:30pm throughout the summer as the Showdown Town Free Concert Series returns.
The Town of Eagle presents this popular weekly event with the free music supplemented by a host of kids’ activities to keep the whole family entertained! Picnics are welcome for these laid-back community inspired evenings. Beer and wine are permitted in the park but please do not bring spirits or glass containers of any kind.
https://eagleoutside.com/events/showdown-town-free-concerts/

August 8, 2019
ShowDown Town, Edwards
Featuring Ten Years Gone. Alpine Bank ShowDown Town is a free concert series hosted Thursdays throughout the summer in Eagle Town Park. The Town of Eagle presents this popular weekly event with the free music! Picnics are welcome for these laid-back community inspired evenings.
http://vvf.org/showdown%20town/

August 8, 2019
Pickin’ in the Park, Paonia
One of the North Fork Valley’s most anticipated summer events, this concert series brings an eclectic mix of great music to appeal to almost every taste. The park fills with local and visiting music fans, all coming to hear the nationally known headliners and great opening acts and enjoy the hometown atmosphere. The food booths highlight local produce and the libation tent features exclusively local beer and wine. You’re welcome to bring your own picnic, as well. Each FREE concert starts at 6pm at the Gazebo in Paonia Town Park and is broadcast across Western Colorado on KVNF community radio.
http://www.northforkvisitorguide.com/pickin-in-the-park-more.html

August 8, 2016
High-Note Thursdays, Winter Park
Join us EVERY Thursday from 6-8pm at the Rendezvous Event Center and enjoy a mix of musical styles performed on our state-of-the-art stage from June 20-August 22, 2019. Bring your picnic, favorite beverages, and a smile, we provide the chairs and live music (please leave your pets at home).
https://www.playwinterpark.com/high-note-thursdays

August 9, 2019
Fridays on the Mall, Aspen/Snowmass
Join us every Friday this summer, June 21 to August 23, to experience the best of Snowmass Village. Live music by Aspen Music Festival & School students, extended hours and specials at retailers, happy hour food and drink deals at restaurants, local artisans and authors, S’mores and more
https://www.gosnowmass.com/events/

August 9 – 18, 2019
Breckenridge International Festival of Arts, Breckenridge
Presented by Breckenridge Creative Arts, The Breckenridge International Festival of Arts, is a 10-day program of extraordinary events in spectacular places and spaces across Breckenridge. Inspired by themes of environment and mountain culture, the multi-arts festival brings together an eclectic mix of music, dance, film, visual arts and family entertainment.
Highlights of the 2019 festival include new commissions by California eco-artists Daniel McCormick and Mary O’Brien, and Rotterdam-based Sicilian artist Giuseppe Licari. In addition to BIFA’s trail concerts and installations, open-air cinematic events and riverside yoga with live music, the festival will also present the renowned vertical dance company BANDALOOP. Known for their awe-inspiring aerial artistry in public spaces around the world, the company will present a series of site-reactive performances in and around Breckenridge, including a premiere work on a 14,000-foot ionic Colorado Rocky Mountain.
https://www.gobreck.com/event/breckenridge-international-festival-of-arts/

August 9 – 11, ,2019
River on the River – Camping, Rafting, and Music Festival, Buena Vista
Celebrate summer, rafting, camping and music at the Second River on the River
https://www.colorfulcolorado.com/event/river-on-the-river-camping-rafting-and-music-festival/

August 9 – 11, 2019
Compassion Fest, Carbondale
Compassion Fest highlights compassionate actions being taken by individuals, like ourselves, that are alleviating suffering locally and globally. We know that it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and disempowered when so much of the conversation around us is about the challenges and difficulties in the world today.
Compassion Fest was created to remind us we can make a difference; that even the smallest actions create ripples into our collective future and that one act of kindness can inspire others to take more compassionate actions in their lives as well. With each action creating ripples that spread throughout our community and the world.
We then ask participants to take their inspiration, and the tools and the resources they gain at the festival to nurture and grow compassionate actions in their own lives and beyond.
A highlight of the Compassion Fest is the Compassion Film Fest: a selection of feature-length and short films that celebrate and inspire our own compassion. Selections include feature-length and short films, made by both professionals and student filmmakers.
https://compassionfest.world/

August 9 – 11, 2019
Telluride Jazz Festival, Telluride
“If Telluride ain’t Heaven, then Heaven can wait.”- Dizzy Gillespie 
The Telluride Jazz Festival is a celebration of the art, soul, history, and future of the genre of jazz music. The festival seeks to honor jazz’s finest historic artists and create a platform from which new artists can voice their sound. The Telluride Jazz Festival has consistently earned national and international attention for featuring the best in classic, mainstream, blues, African, Cajun, and Latin jazz music. Telluride Jazz Festival ranks among the world’s most memorable music festivals. Since 1977, Telluride’s majestic perch high in the San Juan Mountains has been the site of an annual event produced by the Telluride Society for Jazz. The intimate format and superb music along with the opportunity for invigorating alpine recreation come together to create a truly unique weekend experience. Performances take place on two outdoor stages during the day and in historic theaters and clubs at night.
https://www.telluride.com/festivals-and-events/telluride-jazz-festival

August 10, 2019
Gold Rush Days, Buena Vista
Gold Rush Days is one of Buena Vista’s favorite traditions.  Come celebrate our regions interesting mining history, enjoy unique vendor goods, yummy food, wonderful music and the beer garden.  The entire family will enjoy Gold Rush weekend in Buena Vista.  Gold Rush days is held at McPhelemy Park in the heart of Buena Vista the 2nd weekend in August.
Gold Rush Days summer festival includes a variety a Musical Entertainment, over 100 Arts and Crafts Booths, historic re-enactments, great food booths, beer garden, kid’s games, duck race, kayak demonstrations, and the infamous toilet seat races!
https://www.colorfulcolorado.com/event/gold-rush-days/

August 10, 2019
Star Parties at Heck’s Patio, Devil’s Thumb Ranch
Gather the family and share in the story of the stars. Join guest Astronomer Dave Schlichting as he leads us on an astounding tour of the magnificent display that is the night sky on the precipice of the Continental Divide.
9:30PM. These events are 90 minutes and FREE
https://www.devilsthumbranch.com/events/

August 10 – 11, 2019
Adventure Van Expo, Dillon
The Adventure Van Expo is a consumer show free to the public. It’s all about adventure vans, adventure vehicles, accessories, gear, talks/activities, a little food, a little beer and a lot of fun. The Adventure Van Expo is going to be an exciting, family friendly event.
Dillon Amphitheater

August 10, 2019
Free Saturday Night Concert: Ruthie Foster, Dillon
Dillon Amphitheater

August 10 & 11, 2019
Living History Days, Fairplay
At the South Park City Museum
www.southparkcity.org

August 10 – 11, 2019
13th Annual Main Street to the Rockies Art Festival, Frisco
This fine art show attracts over 80 national and regional artists who display their quality art on several blocks of Frisco’s Main Street. On Saturday, August 10 and Sunday, August 11 from 10:00am-5:00pm each day, browse and purchase art from some of the finest artists in the country. The original artists will be on-hand showcasing glass, sculpture, mixed media, paintings, photography, jewelry, ceramics, and more. No matter what you’re looking for, you’ll be sure to find it among the various array of artists participating in this juried art fair. 
http://www.townoffrisco.com/

August 10, 2019
Run the Rockies Trail Races, Frisco
The Run the Rockies Trail 10k and Half Marathon will lead runners through the Frisco Peninsula trails with breathtaking views of Lake Dillon and the Ten Mile Range. This is a great course for a first time half-marathoner or runner looking for a fun course that offers single track and dirt road trails.  Racers will start and finish at the Frisco Day Lodge; all racers will receive a piece of commemorative race gear and a post-race meal.
10k will start at 8:30am.  Half Marathon will start at 8:00am.
http://www.townoffrisco.com/

August 10. 2019
Georgetown to Idaho Springs Half Marathon, Georgetown
The 41st annual Georgetown to Idaho Springs Half Marathon will be held on August 10, 2019.  Start time is 8:00 am sharp!
LOCATION RACE START:
Georgetown Lake, Georgetown, CO
FINISH & EXPO:
Clear Creek High School Football Field, Idaho Springs, CO
For more information please visit https://clearcreekcounty.org/events/georgetown-to-idaho-springs-half-marathon/2019-08-10/

August 10 – 11, 2018
Farm to Fiddle Festival, Hotchkiss
This will be the first annual Farm to Fiddle Festival in Hotchkiss and they’ll have a little something for everyone in the family. At the Festival you will find Arts & Crafts vendors, Farm & Food booths and vendors to include local organic farms, vineyards and wineries, beverage and food tasting. Music & Entertainment is being planned for downtown and all types of musicians/bands are invited to come and play. Outdoor Expo for every outdoor enthusiast is being hosted by Outdoors Alive. And last but certainly not least, a Juried Art Show competition will be held.
https://www.northforkvalley.net/47555

August 11, 2019
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.
https://eagleoutside.com/events/yogainthepark/

August 13, 2019
Audi Power of Four Trail Run, , Aspen/Snowmass
Choose from a 50K or 25K endurance challenge covering all four Aspen Snowmass mountains utilizing a mix of singletrack and dirt road. The race traverses Government Trail covering Buttermilk and Snowmass mountains. New this year- check out the 10K course!

August 13, 2019
Farm to Table Tuesdays, Aspen/Snowmass
Take the Elk Camp Gondola to Elk Camp Restaurant and enjoy a dinner inspired by the farm-to-table movement with locally sourced ingredients. A full cash bar, plenty of outdoor family activities and live music complete the experience.
In conjunction with the Farm-to-Table Dinners at Elk Camp restaurant, the Snowmass Bike Park will extend the park hours to stay open until dusk.
https://www.gosnowmass.com/events/

August 13 – 17, 2019
2019 TransRockies Run,  Buena Vista to Beaver Creek
TransRockies Run is a trail running stage race also known as “Summer Camp for Big Kids”! A six-day stage race traversing the continental divide between Buena Vista and Beaver Creek, the route covers 120 miles through the spectacular Colorado Rockies with stunning fourteener views all along the route. At the end of each stage, runners gather in camp to recover, socialize and celebrate. Fully supported with tents, luggage service, mobile shower truck, catered meals and massage. TransRockies Run is a running vacation where you will make memories and friendships that last a lifetime. With a capacity of only 350 runners, the event sells out every year!
This August, First Descents will be fielding a team of brave runners to take on the 22,500 ft of elevation gain (jello legs anyone?) over 120 miles, all in the name of supporting FREE outdoor adventures for young adults impacted by cancer!
https://firstdescents.org/annual-events/2019-transrockies-run/

August 14, 2019
Snowmass Rodeo, Aspen/Snowmass
Celebrating its 46th season in 2019, the Snowmass Rodeo is the longest running rodeo in Colorado. This authentic western event takes place every Wednesday evening as the sun sets behind the surrounding mountain peaks. Visitors can check out exciting competitions like saddle bronc and bull riding, team roping, and barrel racing. Children can participate in the Calf Scramble and Mutton Bustin’ (age and weight restrictions apply).
Come early and enjoy a BBQ dinner and cocktails from the full bar or stroll around vendor booths and watch live entertainment such as roping demonstrations. After the rodeo, a campfire sing-a-long and marshmallow roast completes a perfect Colorado evening. It’s Western Wednesdays in Snowmass, rain or shine!
Gates open at 5:00 P.M. for family activities, BBQ, cash bar & shopping. The Rodeo takes place from 7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. FREE parking is available.
Adults: General Admission $20 / VIP $25
Youth (11-15): General Admission $10 / VIP $15
FREE for children under 11
https://www.gosnowmass.com/events/

August 14, 2019
True West Rodeo, Durango
The weekly event brings together the western heritage of Durango. The 2019 season will consist of 9 rodeos with over 4,000 spectators, honoring Durango’s western roots with broncs, bulls and wild west entertainment.
The rodeos will be held every Wednesday from June 5th – August 7th 2019 at the La Plata County Fairgrounds, at 6:30 PM. Tickets can be purchased online or at the gate. Season passes are available.
https://www.durango.com/event/true-west-rodeo/

August 15, 2019
Snowmass Free Concert Series, Aspen/Snowmass
A Snowmass summer tradition 27 years in the making, the Snowmass Free Concert Series is a must-do summer music event. Every Thursday evening (and two bonus Saturdays), locals and visitors alike gather on Fanny Hill to enjoy some of the country’s best live bands in a relaxed atmosphere with a spectacular mountain backdrop.
https://www.gosnowmass.com/events/

August 15, 2019
Beaver Creek Rodeo, Beaver Creek
Dust off your cowboy boots and tack on some spurs for the 18th Annual Beaver Creek Rodeo Series presented by the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa. The Beaver Creek Rodeo features the full line up of classic rodeo events and activities that the whole family can enjoy!
https://www.beavercreek.com/explore-the-resort/activities/signature-events.aspx

August 15, 2019
Carbondale Wild West, Carbondale
The Carbondale Rodeo Committee is a not for-profit, volunteer organization committed to keeping the Roaring Fork Valley’s western heritage alive by offering a fun family-oriented event for residents and visitors alike. The Carbondale Wild West Rodeo is held every Thursday from June until late August, rain or shine.
Gates Open 5:30pm
Slack is at 6:00pm
Grand Entry at 7:30pm Sharp
Carbondale Wild West Rodeo tickets can be purchased at the gate or purchased in advance at the Roaring Fork Valley Coop in Carbondale.
Individual tickets are $10/each or a book of six tickets can be purchased for $50 which saves $2/ticket.
https://www.carbondale.com/events/

August 15, 2019
Town Free Concert Series, Eagle
Once again, the Eagle Town Park is the place to be on Thursdays at 6:30pm throughout the summer as the Showdown Town Free Concert Series returns.
The Town of Eagle presents this popular weekly event with the free music supplemented by a host of kids’ activities to keep the whole family entertained! Picnics are welcome for these laid-back community inspired evenings. Beer and wine are permitted in the park but please do not bring spirits or glass containers of any kind.
https://eagleoutside.com/events/showdown-town-free-concerts/

August 15, 2019
ShowDown Town, Edwards
Featuring Shovelin Stone. Alpine Bank ShowDown Town is a free concert series hosted Thursdays throughout the summer in Eagle Town Park. The Town of Eagle presents this popular weekly event with the free music! Picnics are welcome for these laid-back community inspired evenings.
http://vvf.org/showdown%20town/

August 15 – 18,  2019
Palisade Peach Festival in the Park, Palisade
Join us in the celebration of Palisade’s world-famous peaches at the Palisade Peach Festival, one of the original agricultural festivals in Colorado. It’s Peach Mania: plenty of great food, entertainment, contests, and activities for kids, and opportunities to explore Palisade via self-guided tours, guided tours and outdoor recreation. |
www.peachfest.com

August 15, 2019
Pickin’ in the Park, Paonia
One of the North Fork Valley’s most anticipated summer events, this concert series brings an eclectic mix of great music to appeal to almost every taste. The park fills with local and visiting music fans, all coming to hear the nationally known headliners and great opening acts and enjoy the hometown atmosphere. The food booths highlight local produce and the libation tent features exclusively local beer and wine. You’re welcome to bring your own picnic, as well. Each FREE concert starts at 6pm at the Gazebo in Paonia Town Park and is broadcast across Western Colorado on KVNF community radio.
http://www.northforkvisitorguide.com/pickin-in-the-park-more.html

August 15 – 18, 2019
39th Annual Mushroom Festival, Telluride
Telluride has hosted the quirky Mushroom Festival for over 30 years. The festival is a celebration of all things fungal – connoisseurs find themselves in good company amongst enthusiasts, experts, and scientists. Interests range from scientific to culinary, curiosity to investigative. Activities of the weekend include lectures by renowned experts, cooking with mushrooms, and guided hikes that focus on mushroom hunting and identification. The 2019 event will focus on “healing the mind and the planet” and will include the work of Professor Emeritus of Pharmacology at Purdue, Dr. David Nichols, founder of Chile’s Fundacion Fungi, Giuliana Furci, Mushroom Mountain’s Tradd and Olga Cotter, and the San Juans’ own Katrina Blair. 
https://www.telluride.com/festivals-and-events/telluride-mushroom-festival

August 15 – 18, 2019
Telluride Reserve Festival, Telluride
2019 marks the inaugural Telluride Reserve festival, a celebration of wine, food and the beautiful town of Telluride. The celebration will bring emerging, diverse and award-winning chefs, winemakers, farmers, authors and more to luxurious homes in Telluride. This one-of-a-kind event will feature coffee talks, a sabrage welcome, small sips and bites, taste and terroir lunches, winemaker dinners, afternoon pours and a bon voyage brunch. Be the first to experience Telluride’s finest!
https://www.telluride.com/festivals-and-events/telluride-reserve

August 15 – 18, 2019
16thVail Film Festival, Vail
The Colorado Film Institute’s mission is to foster independent film through film screenings, panels, workshops, networking events, and educational projects.
The Vail Film Festival supports St. Jude children’s research hospital. St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
http://www.vailfilmfestival.com/#home

August 15, 2016
High-Note Thursdays, Winter Park
Join us EVERY Thursday from 6-8pm at the Rendezvous Event Center and enjoy a mix of musical styles performed on our state-of-the-art stage from June 20-August 22, 2019. Bring your picnic, favorite beverages, and a smile, we provide the chairs and live music (please leave your pets at home).
https://www.playwinterpark.com/high-note-thursdays

August 16, 2019
Fridays on the Mall, Aspen/Snowmass
Join us every Friday this summer, June 21 to August 23, to experience the best of Snowmass Village. Live music by Aspen Music Festival & School students, extended hours and specials at retailers, happy hour food and drink deals at restaurants, local artisans and authors, S’mores and more
https://www.gosnowmass.com/events/

August 16, 2019
The Hoot, Carbondale
The KDNK Hoot is a free outdoor concert featuring afrobeat group Atomga at 8, rock flamenco duo El Javi at 6, and a DJ set from Flash at 5.
Taste delicious local food by Wild Style and Native Son. Check out Carbondale Creative District artists including Andrea Bersson, Mellie Test, Apachula Hursey, Giana Grossman, DJ Hill, and celebrity chef Susie Jimenez. Sip drinks from Suerte Tequila, Stripped, Marble Distilling, Big B’s, Black Bridge Winery, Palisade Brewing, Odell, Capitol Creek Brewery, and Eddyline Brewing.
All proceeds benefit community radio. Plus, don’t miss the slideshow from Mountain Fair at 9:30.
https://www.carbondale.com/events/

August 16, 2019
Free Friday Night Concert: Bruce Hornsby and The Noisemakers, Dillon
Dillon Amphitheater

August 16. 2019
Grits, Guts & Gals, Gunnison
Cattlemen’s Days Tough Enough to Wear Pink (TETWP) is dedicated to providing local funding for breast cancer awareness, prevention, education, support, breast screenings, and equipment. Come out to support the gO Initiative and Tough Enough to Wear Pink at this family fun event. There will be a ninja warrior (obstacle) course, karaoke and live music from the 80’s band The Goonies. Fun starts at 5PM and the band will play at 7PM. Support 2 local non-profits while having a lot of fun.

August 16 – 18, 2019
Outerbike 2019, Gunnison
Test ride all of the latest and greatest bikes and gear on the world-class trails of Crested Butte, CO, the world’s premier bike and gear manufacturers set up at the Outerbike expo site. You can browse the latest innovations, pick a bike you’d like to try and take it for a ride. Repeat as needed.
https://gunnisoncrestedbutte.com/event/outerbike-2019/

August 16 – 18, 2019
Car Show Cruise In, Gunnison
The “Cool Cars, Cool Mountains Car Show” will be held August 16, 17, and 18, 2019. It is expected to bring hundreds of entrants to Gunnison and Crested Butte to display their prized vehicles. Activities will include the Friday Night Cruise-In with entertainment by a live band on Gunnison’s Main Street, the Open Car Show & Poker Run on Saturday, and the Breakfast Run to Crested Butte on Sunday morning.
https://www.gunnisoncarclub.com/

August 17, 2019
Audi Power of Four Mountain Bike race, Aspen/Snowmass
Aspen Snowmass presents the 9th annual Audi Power of Four Mountain Bike race. This year, the course is a fully new design. Riding as a loop rather than a point to point, riders will start and finish in Snowmass. The 2019 course is going to utilize some of the best single track in the valley over a 25-mile loop that will start and finish in Snowmass Base Village. The full Power of Four division will do 2 laps of the course while the Power of Two division will do 1 lap. Focused on the amazing trails of Snowmass, this course follows the Snowmass Loop.  The course is fast, flowy, and technical in spots. It is a world-class race on world-class trails.
https://www.gosnowmass.com/event/power-four-mountain-bike-race/

August 17, 2019
The B-52’s, Dillon
The B-52s are coming to the Dillon Amphitheater this summer!
https://dillonamphitheater.com/

August 17, 2019
39th Annual Ed Snell 10k Walk/Run from Fairplay to Alma, Fairplay
Beautiful point to point 10k at 10,000 ft.  Starts in Fairplay and finishes in Alma.  Course is on a paved bike path.  Race day registration at Stone Church in Alma 8:00, race starts 9:00.  See Alma Foundation website for more information.
www.almafoundation.com

August 17, 2019
High Octane Arts & Crafts Festival, Gunnison
Various crafters and artists (local and state wide) will be selling their wares at the High Octane Arts and Crafts Festival in Legion Park. This Festival runs in conjunction with the Gunnison Car Show.
https://gunnisoncrestedbutte.com/event/high-octane-arts-crafts-festival/

August 17 – 18, 2019
VIDA MTB Series Women’s Skills Clinic, Aspen/Snowmass
VIDA is more than just a clinic, we’re a COMMUNITY.
The VIDA MTB Series focuses on making you a better rider through increased confidence and an improved understanding of the relationship between you and your bike. If you’ve been wanting to descend the steeps, tackle tight switchbacks with ease, overcome obstacles on the trail, learn how to catch air, or become confident on wooden bridges and stunts, join us and discover the rider that exists within you. https://www.gosnowmass.com/event/vida-mtb-series-flagship-clinic/
The weekend clinic provides women with the opportunity to connect with VIDA coaches, and fully immerse themselves into the nitty-gritty of proper biking technique and the confidence needed to tackle new challenges. Participants will be grouped with other ladies of like-minded experience and goals so you can progress together in a comfortable and supportive environment.

August 18, 2019
Movies on the Water: The Big Lebowski, Dillon
Dillon Amphitheater

August 18 2019
“Our Town – One Table” – Downtown Community Potluck, Carbondale
Let’s sit down together at one loooonnnnngggg table and enjoy the company of our friends and neighbors, in the heart of Old Town Carbondale. Bring a dish for 6-8 people to share.
There will be quiet dinner music, interesting conversation, and the natural beauty of our sweet community.
https://www.carbondale.com/events/

August 20, 2019
Wild Mushrooms: Forage to Feast, Telluride
Join local wild mushroom expert John Sir Jesse and French chef Bertrand Marchal for a day of discovery, delicacy and delight. Spend the morning on a guided foray into Telluride’s high country to learn about and gather a variety of edible local fungi. Then reconvene in the evening to transform the day’s harvest into a delicious dinner while learning the nuances of cooking wild mushrooms – whether the beloved chanterelle, the nutty King Bolete or the subtle Shaggy Mane.
https://www.telluride.com/festivals-and-events/wild-mushrooms-forage-to-feast-614

August 21, 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

August 21, 2019
True West Rodeo, Durango
The weekly event brings together the western heritage of Durango. The 2019 season will consist of 9 rodeos with over 4,000 spectators, honoring Durango’s western roots with broncs, bulls and wild west entertainment.
The rodeos will be held every Wednesday from June 5th – August 7th 2019 at the La Plata County Fairgrounds, at 6:30 PM. Tickets can be purchased online or at the gate. Season passes are available.
https://www.durango.com/event/true-west-rodeo/

August 22, 2019
Snowmass Free Concert Series, Aspen/Snowmass
A Snowmass summer tradition 27 years in the making, the Snowmass Free Concert Series is a must-do summer music event. Every Thursday evening (and two bonus Saturdays), locals and visitors alike gather on Fanny Hill to enjoy some of the country’s best live bands in a relaxed atmosphere with a spectacular mountain backdrop.
https://www.gosnowmass.com/events/

September 22, 2019
Hike, Wine & Dine, Beaver Creek
Join us for a unique and moderate five-mile hike with gourmet tastings. All to benefit Jack’s Place, a cancer caring house at Shaw Cancer Center.
https://www.vailhealth.org/classes-events/community-events/hike-wine-dine

August 22, 2019
Carbondale Wild West, Carbondale
The Carbondale Rodeo Committee is a not for-profit, volunteer organization committed to keeping the Roaring Fork Valley’s western heritage alive by offering a fun family-oriented event for residents and visitors alike. The Carbondale Wild West Rodeo is held every Thursday from June until late August, rain or shine.
Gates Open 5:30pm
Slack is at 6:00pm
Grand Entry at 7:30pm Sharp
Carbondale Wild West Rodeo tickets can be purchased at the gate or purchased in advance at the Roaring Fork Valley Coop in Carbondale.
Individual tickets are $10/each or a book of six tickets can be purchased for $50 which saves $2/ticket.
https://www.carbondale.com/events/

August 22, 2019
“Cowboy Up” Dance & BBQ, Carbondale
Join us at Cowboy Up Carbondale, a fun & spirited local celebration of our western heritage held at 4th and Main in downtown Carbondale.
https://www.carbondale.com/events/

August 22, 2019
Snowmass Free Concert Series, Aspen/Snowmass
A Snowmass summer tradition 27 years in the making, the Snowmass Free Concert Series is a must-do summer music event. Every Thursday evening (and two bonus Saturdays), locals and visitors alike gather on Fanny Hill to enjoy some of the country’s best live bands in a relaxed atmosphere with a spectacular mountain backdrop.
https://www.gosnowmass.com/events/

August 22, 2016
High-Note Thursdays, Winter Park
Join us EVERY Thursday from 6-8pm at the Rendezvous Event Center and enjoy a mix of musical styles performed on our state-of-the-art stage from June 20-August 22, 2019. Bring your picnic, favorite beverages, and a smile, we provide the chairs and live music (please leave your pets at home).
https://www.playwinterpark.com/high-note-thursdays

August 23, 2019
Fridays on the Mall, Aspen/Snowmass
Join us every Friday this summer, June 21 to August 23, to experience the best of Snowmass Village. Live music by Aspen Music Festival & School students, extended hours and specials at retailers, happy hour food and drink deals at restaurants, local artisans and authors, S’mores and more
https://www.gosnowmass.com/events/ 

August 23 – 25, 2019
Breckenridge Hogfest: Bacon & Bourbon. Breckenridge
Bacon is the most loved food in the universe and the route to all things swine and divine. Add in the quintessential American liquor, bourbon; mind blown. These indulgences come together for Breckenridge Hogfest: Bacon & Bourbon.
Meat connoisseurs will be able to taste their way through a spectrum of pork samples, premium whiskeys, single malt scotches and barrel-aged spirits while enjoying live music and mixology below Peak Nine. We want to speak to palates of all distinctions and our golden rule will be to feature the best of the best to the brownest of the brown.
https://www.gobreck.com/event/breckenridge-hogfest-bacon-and-bourbon-aug-23-25/

August 23. 2019
Experiential Tours: Wine, Charcuterie and French Cheeses, Georgetown
Uncork our stories and explore Hotel de Paris Museum through wine and food. Enjoy a quieter setting with a knowledgeable tour guide and see where culinary history was made. French and California wines (similar to those served by proprietor and restaurateur Louis Dupuy) are accompanied by platters of charcuterie and fine cheeses. Gluten free, vegetarian, and soft drink choices also available.
Highlights
• $45 per person
• Live music
• An immersive experience that includes two glasses of wine served with charcuterie and cheeses
• An authentic setting that spotlights local cuisine, culture, and atmosphere
• Maximum capacity 24 people
• An enthusiastic and conversant host who highlights culinary history
• A variety of restaurants, bars, and shops within walking distance or a short drive
https://clearcreekcounty.org/events/experiential-tours-wine-charcuterie-and-french-cheeses-at-the-hotel-de-paris-museum/2019-08-23/

August 23, 2019
TGIFairplay Free Concert Series on Front Street, Fairplay
Enjoy free live music with The Hazel Miller Band and a free Colorado peaches and ice cream social. Beer and wine garden.
http://fairplayco.us/events.html

August 23, 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

August 23 – 25, 2019
Salida Jazz Fest, Salida
The 2nd annual Salida JazzFest in Riverside Park will feature an array of local, regional and national acts from various jazz genres. Bring your chairs and blankets to make a day of it. Food and art vendors will be on-hand. Cash bar available.
https://www.colorado.com/events/salida-jazzfest

August 24 – 25, 2019
King Boletus Mushroom Festival, Buena Vista
Back in 1996, Jim and Carol Sanford conceived of the King Boletus Mushroom Festival as a fundraiser for Buena Vista Heritage, combining two of their passions. Although mushroom forays and historic preservation seemed an unlikely pairing, the event has been a success in every year except 2002, when it was cancelled due to drought conditions.
More than its success as a fundraiser, however, the King Boletus Mushroom Festival has educated hundreds of participants on the fine art of hunting for and identifying mushrooms in the Upper Arkansas Valley and throughout Colorado. It has also brought together mushroom hunters of all ages and levels of experience to share their passion, tips and success stories.
Oh, and did we mention that it’s fun?
While this seminar will begin your education in proper procedures of identifying, collecting, storing, cooking and eating mushrooms, identifying non-edible varieties will also be discussed. Some people may have an allergic reaction to some mushrooms that are eaten and enjoyed by many without reactions. It is recommended that you sample only one new variety of mushroom at a time so that if you do have a reaction, the source can be easily identified.
https://www.colorfulcolorado.com/event/king-boletus-mushroom-festival/

August 24, 2019
San Juan Brewfest 2019, Durango
The 21th annual San Juan Brewfest will be held on Saturday August 24, 2019 at Buckley Park in Historic Downtown Durango. The festival features a full day of fun with 51 breweries, over 100 beers, and live musical entertainment – all benefitting United Way of Southwest Colorado.
The San Juan Brewfest is the largest beer tasting festival in the region! Fifty-one breweries will attend, each will bring at least two beers for you to taste. Live music. Food available for purchase. VIP ticket gets you in one hour early; access to the VIP tent during the event with food and shaded seating; plus, an invite to a private party the night before the Brewfest with the brewers. Check out the ticket page for details.
Please remember: no dogs allowed, and only those over 21 are permitted to the enter the festival.
https://www.durango.com/event/san-juan-brewfest/

August 24, 2019
Thirsty 13 Half Marathon, Durango
Imagine a race with a beautiful course, lots of downhill, and an amazing San Juan Brewfest as your post-race party… Don’t imagine it, do it! Join the Thirsty 13 Half Marathon fun on Saturday, August 24, 2019 and race the 13.1 miles from Hesperus Church to Ska Brewing. After the race, head over to Buckley Park for the one and only San Juan Brewfest where you will enjoy live music, food and 50 breweries waiting to say congrats!
https://www.durango.com/event/thirsty-13-half-marathon/

August 24 – 25, 2109
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.
For ticket information please visit www.georgetownlooprr.com

August 24, 2019
Lake City Alpine 50, Lake City
An approximately 50 mile race that begins in Historic Lake City, Colorado. The race takes you past Lake San Cristobal before climbing the Cinnamon and Engineer passes. The race features over 7,500 feet of climbing through some of the most incredible sections of the San Juan Mountains. 
www.lakecityalpine50.com

August 25, 2019
Movies on the Water: Coming to American, Dillon
Dillon Amphitheater

August 25, 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.
https://eagleoutside.com/events/yogainthepark/

August 28, 2019
True West Rodeo, Durango
The weekly event brings together the western heritage of Durango. The 2019 season will consist of 9 rodeos with over 4,000 spectators, honoring Durango’s western roots with broncs, bulls and wild west entertainment.
The rodeos will be held every Wednesday from June 5th – August 7th 2019 at the La Plata County Fairgrounds, at 6:30 PM. Tickets can be purchased online or at the gate. Season passes are available.
https://www.durango.com/event/true-west-rodeo/

August 29, 2019
Carbondale Wild West, Carbondale
The Carbondale Rodeo Committee is a not for-profit, volunteer organization committed to keeping the Roaring Fork Valley’s western heritage alive by offering a fun family-oriented event for residents and visitors alike. The Carbondale Wild West Rodeo is held every Thursday from June until late August, rain or shine.
Gates Open 5:30pm
Slack is at 6:00pm
Grand Entry at 7:30pm Sharp
Carbondale Wild West Rodeo tickets can be purchased at the gate or purchased in advance at the Roaring Fork Valley Coop in Carbondale.
Individual tickets are $10/each or a book of six tickets can be purchased for $50 which saves $2/ticket.
https://www.carbondale.com/events/

August 30- September 1, 2019
Oktoberfest, Beaver Creek
Unique for ties to its sister city of Lech- Zürs in Austria, Beaver Creek reveals the resort’s authentic spirit and European roots during the Annual Beaver Creek Oktoberfest. Festive energy, music, and cheer permeate Beaver Creek Village throughout the weekend, as do the savory aromas of bratwurst and hops. Grab your lederhosen and dirndls for the Valley’s most renowned autumn festival.
https://www.beavercreek.com/explore-the-resort/activities/signature-events.aspx

August 30, 2019
Free Friday Night Concert: John Popper and Brothers Keeper, Dillon
Dillon Amphitheater

August 30 – September1, 2019
OHV Rally & Festival, Lake City
The OHV Rally & Festival is an annual Labor Day Weekend event designed to make access easier for our off-road enthusiasts. 
With a permit for HWY 149, there is no need to trailer to most trail heads in the area, even from your Vacation Rental or hotel room! Also enjoy Live Music, a Community Dinner and our annual Quilt Raffle and OHV Raffle (winner is responsible for transport)!
https://www.lakecity.com/calendar-of-events/ohv-rally-festival

August 30 – September 1, 2019
Four Corners Folk Festival, Pagosa Springs
Pagosa Springs is the place to be for Labor Day weekend, with 3 days of great music, on-site camping and an amazing venue downtown on Reservoir Hill. The lineup for this festival always includes some of the best Folk artists of their time.

August 30 – September 2, 2019
Telluride Film Festival, Telluride
The prestigious Telluride Film Festival brings together industry masters under the auspices of the majestic San Juan Mountains. It is nothing short of a magical weekend, a celebration of film, community, and creativity. The festival notoriously keeps its film schedule a secret, but you can bet that many of the films you will see will be at the top of your Oscar picks in the next awards season. 
The festival debuted in 1973 and has since been a gathering place for industry professionals and film enthusiasts alike. The festival seeks to both honor legendary filmmakers of old and give voice to new talent. 
In addition to film screenings, the weekend includes guest speakers, symposia, discussions, and informal meet and greets. There are also numerous free events throughout the weekend such as the popular film screenings in Town Park and guest speakers in Elks Park.
https://www.telluride.com/festivals-and-events/telluride-film-festival

August 30 – September 2, 2019
Gourmet on the Gore, Vail
This unique culinary festival offers an open-air tasting with world-class wine, beer, and spirits paired with culinary delights from Vail’s top culinary experts. Gourmet on Gore presented by Audi offers free admission and a variety of additional pairing events including a Tasting Tour, benefitting Vail Veterans Program to kick things off on Friday, August 30.
https://www.gourmetongore.com/

August 30 – September 1, 2019
Trestle Gravity Series Weekend 2, Winter Park
The Trestle Gravity Series (TGS) presented by Grand Park is a six race series spanning two weekends, allowing racers to get the most out of your weekend! The first race weekend will encompass Air Downhill, Chainless Downhill & Downhill races. The second race weekend will feature an Air Downhill, Super Downhill, and Downhill. Registration is $55/race or $130 for all three TGS Weekend 2races! Full six race Trestle Gravity Series entry is $250.
https://www.winterparkresort.com/things-to-do/events/trestle-gravity-series-weekend-2

August 30 – September 1, 2019
Wild West Whiskey Fest, Winter Park
Saddle up for a wild weekend! Wild West Whiskey Fest is packin’ whiskey tasting from local Colorado distilleries and beyond, finger lickin’ barbeque, mutton busting for the kids, and lots of country music. Pull on your boots and grab your cowboy hat for a Labor Day weekend to remember. Purchase your tickets for this two-day event before August 30 at 5 PM, day of tickets will be $35.
https://www.winterparkresort.com/things-to-do/events/wild-west-whiskey-fest

August 31 – September 1, 2019
JAS Labor Day Experience, Aspen/Snowmass
The JAS Labor Day Experience is a three-day music festival featuring world-class bands. In addition to headline performances on the main stage, two side stages keep the music going throughout the day. The JAS Village provides shopping, delicious ethnic food and beverage vendors, kid’s corner and more. Make sure to plan for one of the most anticipated events of the summer!
The 2019 lineup includes Weezer & Portugal. The Man on Friday, John Mayer, Luke Combs & ZZ Ward on Saturday, and Sting, H.E.R & Turkauz on Sunday. 3-day passes and single day tickets available. 
https://www.gosnowmass.com/event/jas-jazz-aspen-snowmass-labor-day-experience/

August 31 – September 2, 2019
Labor Day Weekend, Breckenridge
Enjoy beautiful autumn temperatures and exciting events like the Summit Foundation’s Rubber Duck Race, the annual Sidewalk Sale, the Gathering at the Great Divide Arts Festival and more. With so much going on, you’ll need an extra day to experience it all.
https://www.gobreck.com/event/labor-day/

August 31, 2019
Salida Wine Fest, Salida
The 8th Annual Salida Winefest celebrates wines from around the world, and Colorado Winemakers, including Vino Salida. Enjoy some of Colorado’s finest food vendors, live music, and creations (from jewelry to sweet treats) from local artists. We’ll be there pouring and selling wine in Riverside Park all day! We can’t wait to see you there, salute!
https://www.colorfulcolorado.com/event/salida-wine-fest/

August 31 – September 1, 2019
Dierks Bentley Seven Peaks Music Festival, Buena Vista
Seven Peaks Festival is coming back to Buena Vista, CO! 3 big days of country music& camping.
http://sevenpeaksfestival.com/

August 31 – September 1, 2019
JAS Labor Day Experience, Aspen/Snowmass
The JAS Labor Day Experience is a three-day music festival featuring world-class bands. In addition to headline performances on the main stage, two side stages keep the music going throughout the day. The JAS Village provides shopping, delicious ethnic food and beverage vendors, kid’s corner and more. Make sure to plan for one of the most anticipated events of the summer!
The 2019 lineup includes Weezer & Portugal. The Man on Friday, John Mayer, Luke Combs & ZZ Ward on Saturday, and Sting, H.E.R & Turkauz on Sunday. 3-day passes and single day tickets available. 
https://www.gosnowmass.com/event/jas-jazz-aspen-snowmass-labor-day-experience/

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