Events

APRIL 

April 1, 2017
Winter Chainless Bike Race, Crested Butte
Register from 3 PM to 4 PM at Butte 66, Catch the Red Lady Express chairlift at 4 PM with your bicycle of choice. Don’t forget to remove your chain or zip-tie it as no pedaling is allowed! The winner will receive a prize of a Summer 2017 season pass to Evolution Bike Park! Cost: $10 per person. Participants under 18 must have a parent or guardian sign a waiver at registration. Watch all the fun from the Butte 66 deck!

April 1, 2017
CB Unplugged featuring Hayes Carll, Crested Butte
We are excited to announce that Hayes Carll will be playing in our CB Unplugged concert series on April 1, 2017!  Join us at Butte 66 for this FREE concert; we look forward to seeing you there!

April 1, 2017
High Hole – The World’s Highest Cornhole Competition, Loveland
You may know the game of cornhole to be your friendly backyard BBQ lawn game, but here at Loveland, we’re taking it to a hole new extreme!  Join us on Saturday, April 1 as Loveland hosts the world’s highest cornhole competition up on the Continental Divide, elevation 12,700′!
More information will be coming soon, so pick a teammate and start practicing for some fierce competition high atop the Continental Divide! Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer will be on hand with delicious cold beer and great prizes for the winners! http://www.skiloveland.com/events/

April 1, 2017
Edesia Wine & Food Festival, Palisade
Edesia, A Palisade Culinary Wine & Spirits Adventure | Saturday, April 1, 2017 at The Wine Country Inn - Must be 21 to attend | Join us for exquisite food, wine and spirits during the Edesia celebration, a fundraiser for the Marillac Clinic. Restaurants, wineries, distilleries and other local food and beverage artisans offer samplings of their finest during the event. While sampling the feast, enjoy live entertainment, time with friends and a stroll through Colorado’s Wine Country. It’s a feast Edesia, the Roman Goddess of Food, would envy. All proceeds benefit the Marillac Clinic. http://palisadecoc.com/co/

April 1, 2017
Cody’s Challenge, Steamboat Resort
The 9th Annual Cody’s Challenge, a randonee endurance ski race, will be held on Saturday, April 1st across the Steamboat Ski Area. Cody’s Challenge allows participants the unique opportunity to climb, traverse and descend a variety of trails across the mountain under their own power through the use of specialized bindings and skins. The Cody St. John Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in memory of Cody St. John, who was a professional patroller with the Steamboat Ski Area.
It is $70 for those who pre-register, $80 for day of registration. The Gondola will load between 7:45am-8:00am, with the race starting at 8:30am sharp. Participants may register online at codyschallenge.org/register, or on race day at the Bear River Bar & Grill, 7am-7:45am.
Post race awards and scholarship announcements will be held at Slopeside Bar.
All profits go to provide scholarships to assist Professional Ski Patrollers in furthering their medical education. Presented by the USFS, The Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation, Steamboat Professional Ski Patrol, and the Cody St. John Foundation. For more information, visit www.codyschallenge.org.

April 1, 2017
College Day, Wolf Creek Ski Area
College students with a valid college photo I.D. and printed current class schedule will be able to purchase a $44 all-day, full-mountain lift ticket! http://www.wolfcreekski.com/wolf-creek-college-days.php

April 1 -2, 2017
Wolf Creek Downhill Challenge Series, Wolf Creek Ski Area
April 1 – Super G Preliminarie
April 2 – Super G Finals
https://wolfcreekski.com/calendar-events/

April 2, 2017
Buttermilk Closing Day, Aspen

April 2, 2017
Bacon Appreciation Day, Aspen
In celebration of Buttermilk’s closing day, the mountain hosts an annual Bacon Appreciation Day featuring a schedule of all things bacon including bacon waffles at the summit in the morning, bacon samplers around the mountain throughout the day, kid’s games in the base area, a bacon and beer happy hour at Bumps restaurant as well as a bartenders brawl featuring Aspen Skiing Company bartenders duking it out for the honors of the best bacon inspired cocktail. A cost is associated with the lunches, happy hour and the bartender’s brawl, but all other bacon items are free while supplies last. https://www.aspensnowmass.com/while-you-are-here/events/bacon-appreciation-day

April 2, 2017
Bacon Appreciation Day, Aspen/Snowmass
In celebration of Buttermilk’s closing day, the mountain hosts an annual Bacon Appreciation Day featuring a schedule of all things bacon including bacon waffles at the summit in the morning, bacon samplers around the mountain throughout the day, kid’s games in the base area, a bacon and beer happy hour at Bumps restaurant as well as a bartenders brawl featuring Aspen Skiing Company bartenders duking it out for the honors of the best bacon inspired cocktail. A cost is associated with the lunches, happy hour and the bartender’s brawl, but all other bacon items are free while supplies last. https://www.aspensnowmass.com/while-you-are-here/events/bacon-appreciation-day

April 2, 2017
Grudge Match, Aspen/Snowmass
The Smith Grudge Match is Back! The Smith Optics Grudge Match rail jam will be taking place on Sunday, April 2rd at Buttermilk Mountain. This will be a head-to-head bracket style snowboard competition and the winner will take home $1000 and a pair of Smith I/O goggles.
Register in person at Radio Boardshop at 400 E Hopkins Ave Aspen, CO 81611 or call (970) 925-9373. Registration is FREE. There will be food and drink specials as well as a DJ playing in the Bumps patio area. All are welcome so invite your friends and celebrate closing day at Buttermilk Mountain. https://www.aspensnowmass.com/while-you-are-here/events/smith-optics-grudge-match

April 2, 2017
Food Pantry Donation Day, Crested Butte
In an effort to help the local community, Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) is hosting a food drive to support both the Crested Butte and Gunnison food banks. Guests who bring 3 non-perishable, non-expired food items to the Adventure Center between 8am-12pm on Sunday, April 2, will receive a discounted full day lift ticket, valid for Sunday, April 2 only. http://www.skicb.com/event/food-pantry-donation-day-0

April 2, 2017
Pond Skimming, Purgatory Resort
That’s right, it’s happening, people!  Pond skimming is back at Purgatory Resort! As the weather gets warmer and the season starts to wind down, there’s no better way to celebrate than this classic Springtime event on the mountain. So get your skis shined up, grab a stick of Juicy Fruit, and show us your moves as you skim across the pond. Is the water cold? Nah. https://www.purgatoryresort.com/events/pond-skimming/?rec=1491138000

April 2, 2017
Clauson Classic, Silverton Mountain
The Clauson Classic, a classic Silverton Mountain endurance race – Clauson style! See how many laps you can hike up the ridge while honoring late ski patroller and Silverton Mountain team member John Clauson and raising funds for First Descents cancer survivor camps. http://silvertonmountain.com/experience/events/

April 2, 2017
15th Annual Brewski, Silverton Mountain
Join us for a full day of skiing at Silverton Mountain and an afternoon of beer tasting with Colorado’s finest microbreweries. Breweries in the past have included Avalanche Brewing, Steamworks, Carver, Ska, and Elevation. http://silvertonmountain.com/experience/events/

April 2, 2017
Sunlight Slushy Cup Pond Skim, Sunlight Mountain
Winner receives a 2017/18 season pass plus prizes for best costume! Registration at noon, Skim starts at 1 p.m.! Live music plus blowout deals on gear and apparel!

April 2, 2017
Closing Day, Telluride Ski Resort

April 2, 2017
Closing Day (Tentative), Wolf Creek Ski Area
https://wolfcreekski.com/calendar-events/

April 4 – 8, 2017
Taste of Vail, Vail
Taste of Vail is an idea, a platform for promoting the Vail lifestyle via the community’s ever-evolving food and beverage assets. This is done through the organization’s iconic food and wine event in the spring, along with additional activities throughout the year designed to support and elevate the community. After a full day on the mountain, join us for Taste of Vail’s signature events, including the Debut of Rose, Lamp Cookoff, Mountaintop Picnic and Annual Grand Tasting. Elevate your palate! Learn more at https://www.tasteofvail.com/

April 5 – 9, 2017
Aspen Film Shortsfest, Aspen
Save the date! Aspen Film’s Shortsfest is recognized as one of the premier short film festivals in North America. This Oscar®-qualifying film festival embraces diverse sensibilities and subjects that capture the zeitgeist of today’s short. Following in the tradition of Shortsfest official selections going on to Oscar® success, Bear Story (Chile) won the Oscar® for Best Animated Short Film in 2016, and We Can’t Live Without Cosmos (Russian Federation) and Shok (Republic of Kosovo/UK) were nominated. http://www.aspenfilm.org

April 5 – 13, 2017
Beaver Creek Loves Teens Too, Beaver Creek
The mountain is all the entertainment teens need during the day, but what happens when the sun goes down? That’s why Beaver Creek is proud to announce the sixth season of BC<3T2 – evening programming for teens only! Designed for ages 13-17, the Beaver Creek Loves Teens Too programs will entertain and engage teens in all things Beaver Creek and beyond. Registration will be available soon: www.beavercreek.com/teens.

April 5 – 9, 2017
Taste of Vail, Vail
Taste of Vail is an idea, a platform for promoting the Vail lifestyle via the community’s ever-evolving food and beverage assets. This is done through the organization’s iconic food and wine event in the spring, along with additional activities throughout the year designed to support and elevate the community. After a full day on the mountain, join us for Taste of Vail’s signature events, including the Debut of Rose, Lamp Cookoff, Mountaintop Picnic and Annual Grand Tasting. Elevate your palate! Learn more at https://www.tasteofvail.com/

April 6, 2017
First Thursday Art Walk, Durango
First Thursdays Art Walk (FTAW) is a monthly gallery walk celebrating the art and artists of participating galleries and alternative art venues of Durango. Watch for the sidewalk signs and enjoy an evening with the arts. http://durangoarts.org/first-thursdays/

April 7, 2017
First Friday Art Walk, Carbondale
Carbondale’s monthly celebration of the arts, shopping, dining and music. The Carbondale Chamber and First Fridays Committee are working hard to expand this established community event to encompass Main Street, the Third Street Center, and the Highway 133 corridor.

April, 7, 2017
First Fridays Art Walk and Music, Gunnison
Gunnison’s First Fridays Art Walk and Music showcases fabulous art venues every Friday from 5-8pm. Visitors are welcome to enjoy touring local art galleries, a bistro bar, a brewery and the local music scene. Follow the route or create your own for a fun evening in downtown Gunnison!
If you would like a current list of participating stops, or to know which artists are showcasing at each destination, please stop in to the Visitor’s Center, The Gunnison Gallery, or the Gunnison Arts Center for a flyer! http://www.gunnisonchamber.com/events

April 7 – 9, 2017
Father Dyer Postal Route Ski Race and Backcountry Weekend, Leadville
The Father Dyer Postal Route is a ski mountaineering team race in the Mosquito Range just east of Leadville. Named after John Lewis Dyer who crossed this range on skis as a minister and postal carrier to the mining camps in Alma and Leadville, this race is the highest backcountry course in North America. It takes racers up three peaks over 12,000′, including Centennial 13er Dyer Mountain (13,855’), and involves three demanding backcountry ski lines. The course is roughly 25 miles long and includes approximately 6,500′ of vertical gain (and loss). http://www.leadvilletwinlakes.com/

April 7, 2017
First Friday Artwalk, Steamboat Springs
The monthly art walk is a free self-guided tour of local art galleries, museums and alternative venues in downtown Steamboat Springs. These businesses remain open the first Friday of every month for this favorite event of locals and visitors alike. Many offer changing exhibits, so there is something new to see each month. Free to the public, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Refreshments are served. Monthly exhibition listings at steamboatartcenter.com

April 8, 2017
Alpenglow Ascents Rando Challenge- #2, Arapahoe Basin
Come to Arapahoe Basin for a beautiful afternoon of spring-time skinning. This 4th annual spring-time event will start and finish in the Base Area while summiting near 12,472′!
This event is much like our Rise n Shine series, except it’s in the afternoon. Perfect for the serious rando racers that are training for The Traverse or the Power of Four, or people who just want to get a solid skin in at the end of the day. It’s a great time to hang out with your friends who participate in uphill travel, whether they be skiers or splitboarders, recreational athletes or elites. Everyone’s welcome at Alpenglow Ascents! http://arapahoebasin.com/ABasin/mountain/calendar.aspx

April 8, 2017
Moonlight Dinner Series- A Polynesian Luau, Arapahoe Basin
Our Second randonee dinner of the season will feature foods of a classic Polynesian Luau. This dinner is sold out. To be added to the wait list or to modify your reservation, please give us a call at 888.272.7246. Bring your Hawaiian Shirt and watch Hawaiian Dancers entertain during the evening. Leis will be provided. Unlike other Moonlight Dinners, this is not a lift-served event; guests must skin or snowshoe up to Black Mountain Lodge at mid-mountain and ski or hike down afterward in the moonlight. http://arapahoebasin.com/ABasin/mountain/calendar.aspx

April 8, 2017
Pond Skim and Rail Jam , Crested Butte
Now in its 3rd year, the Base Area Rail Jam brings park competitors to the center of the action on closing weekend. Registration and practice for the rail jam is from 11 AM until 12 PM and the competition starts immediately after practice and registration. Cost: $10 per participant. Don’t miss the awesome raffle afterwards!
The end of ski season is another excuse to celebrate, dress up in silly costumes and have wacky events, like the Pond Skim, where contestants skim across water on their skis and snowboards. Get in your last turns of the season and go out with a bang!  Pond Skim registration is $10 per person and will be held from 1 PM to 2 PM at Butte 66. The main event starts at 2 PM on warming house hill. ABSOLUTELY NO SKI POLES ALLOWED.
Finish off a day full of fun with live music at Butte 66 from 4 Pm to 6 PM by Colorado’s award winning bluegrass band Trout Steak Revival.

April 8, 2017
“DISTILLED” A Speaker and Spirits Series, Keystone
“Women and Whiskey” – Join us for the Keystone Neighbourhood “Distilled” Speaker and Spirits Series on Saturday, April 8th! “DISTILLED” shakes and blends educational topics of interest to our mountain community paired with spirits seminars from experts in the industry. Motivational speaker Amy Purdy will be discussing her life as a world-class snowboarder, Paralympic medalist, professional dancer, author, and co-founder of Adaptive Action Sports in a speech you won’t want to miss! In addition, whiskey expert Megan Breier will be discussing the unique whiskey selections for the evening. Tasting tickets include samples of four bourbons and start at just $30 in advance on warrenstation.com. Come out for a night of inspiration and bourbon tasting at Warren Station. www.warrenstation.com

April 8, 2017
Palisade International Honeybee Festival, Palisade
Palisade International Honey Bee Festival 2017| Saturday, April 8th, 2017 | Join us for a fun-filled and educational day of celebrating the industrious honeybee. The 8th annual outdoor festival celebration features street vendors, children’s events, educational exhibits and live entertainment. See the website for details. www.palisadehoneybeefest.org

April 8 – 9, 2017
Sister’s Meeting In The Mountains, Silverton Mountain
Silverton Sister’s Meeting in the Mountains is quickly becoming a must do for women in the outdoor and snow sports industries to rendezvous for phenomenal expert-only skiing, networking, inspiration and education.
This annual meeting in the mountains is a weekend packed with skiing or riding steeps, participating in educational and inspirational presentations from some of the most well respected women in the industry.
Packages will be offered for 2 days of skiing/snowboarding and 2 nights lodging. All packages include TWO Silverton Mountain Grady’s Bar drink tickets as well as FREE admission to our speakers and Brewski event. http://silvertonmountain.com/experience/events/

April 8, 2017
Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series, Snowmass
Featuring The Main Squeeze. This free, season-long concert series appeals to people of all ages, with top national music acts ranging from rock to hip-hop. aspensnowmass.com

April 8, 2017
Red Ball Express, Steamboat Resort
Red Ball Express is a race of 100+ large red exercise balls racing down a course on Stampede. The first balls down the course determine who wins cash prizes up to $2500. Ski Town, U.S.A’s Rotary Club in conjunction with four local nonprofits sell ball adoptions for chances to win cash prizes and the fundraising money helps support youth programs in Routt County. Tickets are $10 per adoption, 12 tickets for $100. More information can be found at http://www.skitownrotary.com/redball-1.

April 9, 2017
Aspen Highlands Closing Day, Aspen

April 8. 2017
Elin Palmer & Light Racket – Swedish Instruments Concert, Georgetown
Steeped in Swedish Folk music since her birth in Värmland, Sweden, Elin Palmer has been incorporating the Scandinavian sounds into her own music, made modern with her ethereal pop vocals and indie rock twists, providing an aural landscape at once lush and mythical as rune stones covered in moss. Known for her skills and talent on violin and nyckelharpa, Elin has been described as a multi-instrumentalist. Heralded by Denver’s top music critic Ricardo Baco as “one of the most accomplished, storied accompanists in Colorado rock history.” Cash bar, light dessert.  Georgetown Heritage Center, $30 in advance, $35 at the door  www.georgetowntrust.org

April 9, 2017
Aspen Highlands Closing Day, Aspen

April 9, 2017
Schneetag, Aspen/Snowmass
Schneetag is the German word for “snow day.” Put simply, it translates as “daredevils willing to propel themselves down a hill, over a jump and across a pond on a craft they built themselves.” This hilarious event is one not to miss. The 9th annual Schneetag event (pronounced Sch-knee Tog) invites teams of four to create a craft that they will pilot down a slope and attempt to float across a 20×40 foot pond. Every team has a theme and will perform a skit before they descend. This event is just as ridiculous and entertaining as it sounds. ** see below for more information regarding transportation to and from this event, and other Highlands Closing Day activities. https://www.aspensnowmass.com/while-you-are-here/events/schneetag

April 9, 2017
Closing Day, Crested Butte
Today is the last day of 2016-2017 Ski Season. Enjoy the sun, some turns, and live music! Thanks for a great season! http://www.skicb.com/event/closing-day

April 9, 2017
Keystone Slush Cup and Kidtopia Slush Cup, Keystone
Keystone Resort’s annual closing day Slush Cup returns on Sunday, April 9 to provide participants and spectators alike one final hoorah for the 2016-2017 ski season. The family-friendly affair features pond skimming competitions for both kids and adults as they put their ski and snowboard skills to the test and launch themselves off a jump in attempts to skim across water and vie for a $250 prize. Returning this season, the Kidtopia Slush Cup will offer a separate, smaller pond for younger contestants ages 6-13. For more information, and to register in advance, visit KeystoneResort.com.

April 9, 2017
Closing Day, Silverton Mountain
Last day of the season! http://silvertonmountain.com/experience/events/

April 9, 2017
Toes on the Nose Surf, Steamboat Resort
Bust out your sunscreen and come show your surf style on the biggest wave in Steamboat! This event is geared toward individual style and smiles. Contestants are encouraged to slash, catch air and get barreled. Judging will be based on style, individuality and overall crowd response. Surf-style outfits are encouraged and all ages and abilities are welcome. Contestants will receive a free luau lunch and a free beer for those participants 21 and over thanks to Bud Light. Prizes from fantastic partners including Smith, GoPro, Bud Light, and Yeti. Be prepared to get wet!
You must register on the day of the event in order to participate. Registration will be in Gondola Square at the Coca-Cola tent near the Billy Kidd statue from 11:00am- 12:30pm. Registration fee is $20 cash or check only and includes luau lunch. Participants must sign a waiver; parent or guardian must sign for those 17 & under. Helmets are required. https://www.steamboat.com/things-to-do/events

April 12, 2017
28th Annual Enduro, Arapahoe Basin
A leg-burning on-mountain event combined with a rockin’ après party. Lapping the Pali not your thing, but parties are? Then join us in the A-Frame for our annual Enduro Après Party! We’ll have live music, a huge silent auction and a chef inspired dinner created by A-Basin’s own Chef Rybak.
This year’s Enduro will benefit longtime A-Basin employees Devon and Becky Haire whose daughter, Amelia, was born on March 8, 2017, with an Omphalocele, a defect of the abdominal wall that requires multiple surgeries at The Children’s Hospital. All proceeds from the Enduro will go to the Haire family to assist in welcoming their little girl home to Summit County.
Pali Enduro 
35 teams of two take laps up the Pallavicini (Pali) chair and either ski or ride down the mountain on designated lines from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. without stopping. The entry fee is $150 for teams of 2 and includes a t-shirt, the 2017 Enduro poster, dinner, a beer or beverage, bib drawing for prizes, the Apres Party in the A-frame, and bragging rights! Check in starts at 6:00 a.m. in the Rental Shop in the Winter Sports Building, with a participant meeting at 6:30 a.m.
The Enduro Light
We know that not everyone is ready to ski for 10 hours on the Pali, so we devised the Enduro Light – a non-competitive, less intense ski tour of Arapahoe Basin. We’ve brought you a course where you can find hidden secrets, learn fun facts and discover our trails at your own pace. Feel the excitement of the Pali laps, then escape into the sunshine of Montezuma Bowl. Surf down Slalom Slope to the sunny deck at Black Mountain Lodge and soak in the incredible views of the East Wall. Check off each designated site on your “passport” and be entered into the Enduro Light prize drawing at the end of the day. The Enduro Light occurs during normal lift hours, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The entry fee is $100 per team of 2 and includes the 2017 Enduro poster, dinner, a beer or beverage, and a special drawing for those who get to all the stops on their Enduro Light passports.
http://arapahoebasin.com/ABasin/mountain/calendar.aspx

April 12, 2017
Kick-Off to Summer, Salida
The Salida Chamber of Commerce and Vaqueros present a Business After Hours trade-show event showcasing our area summer activity businesses. Come out and meet the business owners at the Salida SteamPlant Event Center from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Entry is $10.00. If you are a business owner and would like to participate please contact the Chamber office 719-539-2068 or email info@salidachamber.org.

April 12, 2017
Ski with a Ranger Day, Loveland
The US Forest Service and Loveland Ski Area team up to host Ski with a Ranger Day!  Join a Forest Service Snow Ranger for a fun, free, and easy run centered around the relationships between Loveland and the land we all enjoy so much.  Topics include glacial geology, winter ecology, local history, and partnerships and are suited for all ages (recommended for ages 8+).  Simply meet at Ptarmigan Roost Cabin at the top of Chair 2 at 1:30pm for a run with the Snow Ranger (plan to get there 15 minutes early.). The Ski With a Ranger Program will be taking place twice a month until the end of the season. http://www.skiloveland.com/events/

April 12, 2017
Vilar Performing Arts Center Presents Che Malambo. Vail

The Argentine based company, Che Malambo, excites audiences through precise footwork and rhythmic stomping, drumming of the bombos, and singing and whirling boleadoras (lassos with stones on the end). Presenting a thrilling, percussive dance and music spectacle, the company’s work celebrates the unique South American cowboy tradition of the gaucho.

April 13, 2017
Ski Hooky Days, Loveland
We are excited to announce that Ski Hooky Days with 95.7 FM The Party and Oskar Blues Brewing are returning to Loveland this season!  Listen to 95.7 FM The Party for your chance to win free tickets to Loveland and be sure to sign up for Party VIP so you can join us for Hooky Day on Thursday, April 13 featuring $25 tickets!  Simply sign up for Party VIP, print your coupon good for a $25 ticket valid on Thursday, April 13 only, and join us for a great day on the slopes!  Can’t make it on Thursday?  The coupon also includes a buy one lift ticket get one free valid for a specified time after Hooky Day!
Oskar Blues supports Hooky Day with beer specials all day long and a special Beer Can Chicken Lunch.  Don’t forget to hang out afterwards for the Icelantic Ski Giveaway in the Rathskeller after a great day on the slopes!
Don’t want to drive?  Experience the ultimate Hooky Day and hop on the Brewski Bus with Oskar Blues.  All the fun, none of the driving! Catch a ride from Dougherty’s Neighborhood Pub and drink free OB beer on the way up to Loveland for some hooky shredding! Tickets are just $65 and include, beer, food and a lift ticket. Start Practicing your cough, and get your tickets here! http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1378574

April 13, 2017
Vail Jazz Winter Series, Vail
Born and raised in Havana, Cuba, pianist and composer Jesus “Chuchito” Valdés is the third-generation manifestation of a Cuban jazz piano dynasty that includes his father, Chucho Valdés, and grandfather, Bebo Valdés. Playing professionally since the age of 16, by the late ’90s he took his father’s spot in the world-renowned Irakere band. As a solo artist he displays fiery intensity and daredevil technique, with original compositions and arrangements drawing on a variety of style including Afro-Cuban, latin jazz, Bebop, classical, and many more. This year’s lineup boasts swinging bands, stunning vocalists, and exciting musical pairings, all hosted in a beautiful new venue: the terrace at Ludwig’s. Ludwig’s terrace at the Sonnenalp hotel will transform into an elegant alpine jazz club, complete with dinner service. For more information, visit the Vail Jazz Foundation.

April 14, 2017
6th Alley Bar & Grill Supper Club-Fish Fry, Arapahoe Basin
Celebrate the spring with an all-you-can-eat fish fry! Enjoy chopped salad, fried Haddock, hushpuppies and coleslaw. Finish the evening with a chocolate mousse pie. Ask your server about draft beer specials! Seatings start at 6:30 p.m. Reservations recommended; book online or call 888.272.7246. $20 for adults (ages 13+), $10 for kids (ages 7-12)

April 14 – 16, 2017
Avon Egg Hunt, Avon
The Egg Hunt returns to Harry A. Nottingham Park in Avon promising a fun-filled morning. Families are invited to participate in a Coloring Contest, Jelly Bean Guessing Game, Kids Mountain Bike Course, exhilarating inflatable features, Cowboy Clown Balloon Artist and a visit from the Avon Bunny! But that’s not all…thousands of eggs will be filled with toys and candy! www.avon.org/egghunt

April 14-15, 2017
Hozhoni Days Powwow, Fort Lewis
“Days of beauty.” Its Navajo name is perfectly suited to Hozhoni Days — a month of pageantry, speakers, powwowing, and celebration of cultures that is Fort Lewis College’s longest-standing student-led tradition. And it honors what might be argued is really Fort Lewis College’s oldest tradition: Native American education.
Each year, Hozhoni Days culminates in the the Hozhoni Days Powwow, the campus’s premiere spring event, at which all FLC students come together to celebrate the diversity FLC stands for. For two days, Whalen Gymnasium is filled with Native dancers, singers, and performers from around the nation. Also, at the Saturday night powwow, the new Ms. Hozhoni is crowned. https://www.fortlewis.edu/hozhoni-days-powwow/

April 14 – 16, 2017
Desert R.A.T.S. Trailrunning Festival, Fruita
A weekend of fun and running on the beautiful trails near Fruita, Colorado. The weekend includes a pasta dinner, Trail Marathon, 50K and awards party on Saturday, and 10K, half marathon, Easter egg hunt and kid’s races on Sunday. Sunday’s races will sell out so get in early. See website for details and registration. http://www.geminiadventures.com/

April 14 – 16, 2017
Spring Back to Vail, Vail
Springtime in the Rockies welcomes warmer temperatures, stellar skiing conditions, grilling out at various on-mountain decks and, of course, awesome events. Spring Back to Vail, the annual spring bash celebrating the close of the winter season, returns to Vail for its fourteenth year. Enjoy a jam-packed schedule of action including the World Pond Skimming Championships, live music, the Bud Light Bags Tournament, sponsor expo village, an on-mountain luau, aprés parties, giveaways, and so much more. End the season in style with some serious fun under the sun a Spring Back to Vail. Stay tuned for more information including free concerts and more. www.vail.com/springback

April 15,2017
Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Creekside Park, Beaver Creek
The Easter Bunny will host Beaver Creek’s 25th Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 15th. The festivities start at 10:30 a.m. in Creekside Park. The Egg Hunt includes 5,000 eggs followed by a photo opportunity with the Easter Bunny. There will be another opportunity for photos with the Easter Bunny from 4-5:30 p.m. Saturday in Beaver Creek Village. Parents should bring a camera and an Easter basket, or use one of the bags provided. Kids 12 and under can take part in the Easter Egg Hunt in waves according to age group.

April 15, 2017
Town Easter Egg Hunt, Carbondale
Join Carbondale Recreation for its Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Sopris Park. We need help finding the 6,000 eggs we will be hiding all over the park! The Hunt will begin at 10:00am with a shotgun start. Please arrive promptly because the hunt only lasts a few minutes. And be sure to bring your own basket to collect the eggs. http://www.carbondale.com/events/

April 15, 2017
Red Bull Slopesoakers, Copper Mountain
A twist on the traditional pond-skim, theannual SlopeSoakers contest gives competitors the chance to strut their stuff across floating rails and unique park features, helping Copper end another winter season in style. CopperColorado.com

April 15 – 16, 2017
Sunsation, Copper Mountain
Close out another amazing season at Copper. With Red Bull Slopesoakers, the World’s Largest Easter Egg Hunt and some seriously great music, it’s the celebration of springtime in the Rockies at its finest. CopperColorado.com

April 15 – 16, 2017
Free Admission Days at the Colorado National Monument, Fruita
To celebrate National Parks Week park admission fees are waived for two weekends. The waiver of park entry fees includes Colorado National Monument and the 129 other National Park Service (NPS) sites across the country that charge admission. https://www.nps.gov/colm/index.htm

April 15, 2017
Winter Bike Series – East Side Epic, Leadville
Enjoy this spring tour of Leadville’s historic Mining District. The unique and exciting races in the 2017 Winter Bike Series occur throughout the winter in and around Leadville. Utilizing groomed Nordic ski trails, groomed singletrack, and snowmobile trails, these races are a great way to keep riding and racing during the off-season. Three of the races are even held at night!
A typical course is 12 miles with a mix of spine-tingling conditions. Cost is $20 per race.
All proceeds from the race series go towards Cloud City Wheelers advocacy efforts. These races always end with plenty of tasty food and beverages, laughter and dang good times. Come on up and enjoy the ride! http://www.leadvilletwinlakes.com/

April 15, 2017
Kayaks on Snow, Monarch Mountain
Monarch’s signature event has contestants’ race head to head down a specifically designed course featuring berms, banks, bumps and ending in an icy pond. Entry fee: $30, Free to watch (just as fun as racing). To register: show up between 9am and 10am with a kayak and carabiner at the base of Monarch’s Lower Tango run. http://www.colorfulcolorado.com/event/kayaks-on-snow/

April 15, 2017
Cardboard Classic, Steamboat Resort
The Cardboard Classic, Steamboat’s traditional rite of spring returns to the Steamboat Ski Area for the 37th year. This wild and hilarious race features homemade cardboard crafts, constructed only from cardboard, glue, string, water based paint, duct tape, masking tape, balloons and other decorations, racing down Stampede to a hysterical finish. The uniqueness and creativity of the race make it an event looked forward to each year. https://www.steamboat.com/things-to-do/events

April 15, 2017
Closing Day and Splashdown Pond Skim, Steamboat Resort
The Splashdown Pond Skimming Championships hits Steamboat once again on Closing Day – Sunday, April 16th! Wrapping up another epic season at Steamboat, this event has antics like you wouldn’t believe. The Splashdown Pond Skimming Championships brings brave (and slightly crazy) skiers and riders in costume with a dream – of crossing the icy pond successfully – and, if they’re lucky, with style! . https://www.steamboat.com/things-to-do/eventsne

April 16, 2017
Beach’n Egg Hunt, Arapahoe Basin
Free Easter Egg Hunt! The Easter Bunny visits A-Basin for an egg hunt that both skiing and non-skiing kids can enjoy! Search for 5,000 eggs on the mountain. Kids on skis will head to Wrangler, one of our green (beginner) trails to search for eggs, and those who wish to hunt on foot will search in our learning spaces near the base area.

April 16, 2017
Closing Day, Aspen/Snowmass, Snowmass

April 16, 2017
Easter Service At Snowmass Chapel, Aspen 
Rise and shine! Easter Sunday at the Snowmass Chapel features a 7:00am sunrise service; a 9:00am service with full choir and orchestra; and a children’s Easter Egg Hunt at 10:00am. An on-mountain Easter service is also held at noon at Gwyn’s High Alpine, weather dependent. snowmasschapel.org

April 16, 2017
Closing Day, Beaver Creek

April 16, 2017
The World’s Largest Easter Egg Hunt, Copper Mountain
Hop on over to Copper for 65,000 eggs spread over 2,500 acres. There are different hunts for all ages from a 3 and under hunt in Center Village, to an on-mountain hunt for kids at heart. CopperColorado.com

April 16, 2017
High Fives Shred-A-Thon, Copper Mountain
Have fun and support the High Fives Foundation in the best way we know how: skiing and riding! Shred-A-Thon participants spend the day lapping the American Eagle lift as many times as possible while wearing their best retro gear. CopperColorado.com

April 16, 2017
Closing Day, Keystone

April 16, 2017
Loveland’s Amazing Giant Easter Egg Hunt, Loveland
Join us on Easter Sunday for a Spring Skiing Giant Easter Egg Hunt!  Gather at the Basin area for first chair at 8:30am and keep your eyes peeled for the giant hidden Easter Eggs as you ski down the slopes, browse the Sport Shop, and wander the base area. Huge eggs mean huge prizes such as skis, snowboards, and tons of other awesome prizes. There are a limited number of these giant Easter Eggs hidden around the Basin and only one can be claimed per person. Tons of goodies are hidden in the eggs, so good luck and have great day on the slopes!
The Loveland Valley will have their own hunt for kids off Chair 7, so be ready when the lifts start turning at 8:30am. Also, keep your eyes peeled for the Easter Bunny as he skis around with more eggs and goodies. http://www.skiloveland.com/events/

April 16, 2017
Closing Day and End of the Season Party! , Monarch Mountain
Starting with a parking lot cook-off and ending with the Gunbarrel challenge, the end of Monarch’s season will go out with a bang. This all day event will include a variety of fun. The parking lot cook-off starts at just before noon and the Gun-barrel challenge starts at 2pm.
Parking lot cook-off: To register stop by the Monarch tent located just outside the tunnel (bottom) level entrance of the lodge with your best dish.
Gunbarrel Challenge: This heated event challenges even the best of athletes as they run up Monarch’s Gunbarrel run then race down to the finish line at the base. Cost: $25. To register: drop by the base of the Gunbarrel run at between 12pm and 1pm.
http://www.colorfulcolorado.com/event/monarchs-scheduled-closing-day-and-end-of-the-season-party/

April 16, 2017
Golden Bunny Classic, Winter Park
Winter Park Willie and the Easter Bunny deliver holiday fun with an on-mountain candy hunt in Discovery Park as well as a base area egg hunt for children under 5. The ‘Bunny Race’ has been an Easter tradition for more than 39 years for children ages 10 and under. For a schedule of events and more information please visit https://www.winterparkresort.com/things-to-do/events/golden-bunny-classic

April 16, 2017
Closing Day, Aspen/Snowmass, Snowmass

June 17, 2017
Blueprint for Athletes Leadville Trail Marathon & Heavy Half, Leadville
Run through the historic mining district’s challenging old mining roads and trails, and hit a high of 13,185 feet at Mosquito Pass during the Blueprint for Athletes Leadville Trail Marathon or Heavy Half Marathon. The views will leave you breathless, if you’re not already. The marathon will mark its 18th year in 2017, while the Heavy Half will mark its 12th. http://www.leadvilleraceseries.com/run/trailmarathonheavyhalf/

June 17 – 18, 2017
CBA/RMBC Annual Father’s Day Shoot, Leadville
Featuring the David Lucero Memorial Challenge. http://coloradobowhunting.org/events/2646/CBA%20-%20RMBC-Annual-Father-s-Day-Shoot

April 20 – 23, 2017
5 Point Film Festival
5Point Adventure Film Festival is entering its 10th year in Carbondale where we screen more than 50 films and hosts dozens of filmmakers and athletes from around the world, creating an inclusive gathering of our outdoor and creative communities. http://www.carbondale.com/events/

April 21 – 23, 2017
Durango Bluegrass Meltdown, Durango
Join the Durango Bluegrass Meltdown crew for a day of incredible bluegrass, camping and fundraising as well as a chance to enjoy the wide open spaces of Ewing Mesa, Meltdown style. Gates open at noon on Saturday, and the music begins at 2pm. Six local bluegrass bands will help the Durango Bluegrass Meltdown raise funds for their annual festival. http://www.durangomeltdown.com/

April 21, 2017
AgriSummit 2017, Salida
Attendees will participate in educational sessions, opportunities for networking and inspired discussions focused on local food production and agritourism in our region. Content and discussions will be relevant to next generation and established producers as well as local food enthusiasts and community members alike. The event will include breakout sessions on topics such as agritourism, resources for beginning farmers and ranchers, established producers and backyard gardeners, as well as the role of education and community building in creating resilient food systems. AgriSummit will include a luncheon catered by KalamataPit Catering featuring local foods and an early-season Farmers Market hosted by the Central Colorado Foodshed Alliance.
After the conference sessions end at 3:30 p.m., there will be a Community Open House for all the community to attend. Farmers Market vendors will have samples available, items for purchase and information on their offerings for the 2017 growing season, and the silent auction will open at 4:30. In the evening, join Guidestone in celebrating their 10th Anniversary! A silent auction, live music and a gala dinner will be part of the festivities. Highlighting local foods will continue through the weekend with Savor Chaffee County! Local residents and area visitors are invited to visit participating restaurants featuring locally sourced menu items from Colorado producers in support of the event. For information on registration, scholarships, sponsorships, or becoming a market vendor, visit: www.GuidestoneColorado.org, or contact Andrea Coen with questions:719-239-0955

April 21. 2017
Country Western Dance, Silverthorne
Country Western dances at the Silverthorne Pavilion. Come join us for dance lessons from 7pm-8pm from Michael “Tex” DeGarie on one of Summit County’s largest dance floors. Open dancing starts at 8pm and goes until 11pm. Cash bar will be open and bringing your own food snacks is encouraged. $5 at the door. Dances are the 3rd Friday of each month, all ages are welcome. http://www.silverthorne.org/index.aspx?page=17

April 22, 2017
Earth Day Celebration, Arapahoe Basin
POW Carpool Day.A-Basin’s Green Team is planning a fun party for Earth Day 2017. We will be partnering with Protect Our Winters or POW to bring you a fun day of carpooling and sustainability with an après party at the end of the day with drawing prizes and much more! http://arapahoebasin.com/ABasin/mountain/calendar.aspx

April 22, 2017
The Imperial Challenge, Breckenridge Resort
The 2017 Imperial Challenge…the most unique pseudo-triathlon anywhere enters its 25th year!! RIDE your bike 6 miles from the Breckenridge Rec Center to the base of Peak 8 at the Breckenridge Ski Resort. ASCEND on your choice of gear to either the top of the T Bar (Sport Course 2500’) or to the tippy top of Peak 8 (Expert Course 3000’).DESCEND to the base of Peak 8 and the finish! Visit www.mavsports.com for details including past results!

April 22 – 23, 2017
Free Admission Days at the Colorado National Monument, Fruita
To celebrate National Parks Week park admission fees are waived for two weekends. The waiver of park entry fees includes Colorado National Monument and the 129 other National Park Service (NPS) sites across the country that charge admission. https://www.nps.gov/colm/index.htm

April 22, 2017 – 
Earth Day Celebration , Glenwood Springs
Glenwood Springs is hosting this free, family-friendly event with live entertainment throughout the day to celebrate the sustainable efforts that the Roaring Fork Valley is working toward. Join us on Earth Day – April 22, for exhibits and hands-on activities aimed at educating our community about protecting our environment and living sustainably. With many family-friendly booths hosted by community groups, local businesses, environmental organizations and government agencies; the Earth Day Celebration is a fun festival for all ages. There will also be a community bike ride at Two Rivers Park, live music, a green zone for kids, big recycling project and more. Rain or Shine, Noon to 5 p.m https://www.roaringforkevents.com/earth-day

April 22, 2017
Southwest Arborfest, Grand Junction
Join us for the 15th annual Southwest Arbor Fest, Saturday, April 22nd! With several ways to join in on the action, there is sure to be something for everyone:
Get your taste buds involved with our 2nd Annual Mac & Cheese Cook-Off competition.
All ages can visit the arts and craft booths, enjoy live music, experience the amazing touch-a-truck,
indulge in some delicious food, and have a memorable Saturday full of fun! http://www.gjcity.org/residents/parks-recreation/special-events/southwest-arbor-fest/

April 22, 2017
Springtopia Concerts, Winter Park
The hills of Winter Park Resort will be alive with the sound of music for one of the most anticipated events all year. This year’s free Springtopia concerts will take place on Saturday, April 22. https://www.winterparkresort.com/things-to-do/events/springtopia-concert

June 23 – 26, 2017
Blueprint for Athletes Leadville Trail 100 Run Training Camp, Leadville
Open to all runners, this camp offers an introduction to the Blueprint for Athletes Leadville Trail 100 Run presented by New Balance and is the perfect training tool for this year’s race. Seasoned veterans provide a great education as you cover the LT100 Run course over a three-day period .
50 LT100 Run entries are available on a first-come-first-served basis as a package deal with Blueprint for Athletes Leadville Trail 100 Run Camp registration. Run Camp is also offered as a stand-alone purchase. This option open to anyone, even those not participating in the Leadville Trail 100 Run, for $495 and is still available.
Whether you’re a “Race Across the Sky” first-timer or an old hand, we encourage you to join us in Leadville for an informative look at the country’s most scenic and challenging ultra-run course. Group training runs — both day and night — will familiarize you with key sections of the course, and discussion sessions with race veterans will help you get the most out of your race experience. Come spend some quality time with us and get to know your fellow racers. Our training camp is an experience you will carry with you forever. http://www.leadvilleraceseries.com/camps/100-run-camp/

April 23, 2017
Closing Day, Vail
Vail Mountain’s closing date for the 2016/2017 winter season on April 23. Check back for more information about closing day festivities or visit Vail.com/Springback

April 23, 2017
Monster Energy’s® Spring Splash, Winter Park
Winter Park Resort’s is so excited to bring back Monster Energy’s® Spring Splash®, the oldest tradition of its kind, on its 49th year. As spectators watch skiers and riders struggle through obstacles on the Larry Sale trail race course and attempt to skim across an icy pond to reach the finish line and post a time from
Registration is $20 per person
Limited to the first 100 participants
Must be 18 and older (must show proof of age)
Day of registration ONLY
No ski bikes
For more information and to register please visit https://www.winterparkresort.com/things-to-do/events/monster-energys-spring-splash

April 27 –30, 2017
Fruita Fat Tire Festival, Fruita
2017 marks the 22nd year of this Singletrack Mountain Bike tradition. Come ride miles of pristine MTB Trails, meet MTB friends from around the world and support those who support the passion, the lifestyle and the sport we all enjoy. From the VIP party Thursday night, to the live bands Friday and Saturday evenings under the summer stars in downtown Fruita, as well as one of the top cycling expo’s in the state. Celebrate hundreds of miles of World Class MTB Trails and join in the fun that is the 22nd Annual Fruita Fat Tire Festival. Visit http://fruitafattirefestival.com/ for event schedule and registration information.

April 27 – 30, 2017
USA Cycling Collegiate & Para-Cycling Road National Championships, Grand Junction
Over 350 Collegiate athletes and 150 Para athletes from around the country are expected to participate. There are three different events taking place throughout the four days and will occur in Glade Park, Whitewater, and downtown Grand Junction. The public is encouraged to come support these athletes. There will also be a banquet held on Thursday, April 27, celebrating the athletes’ accomplishments and is open to the public. The Grand Valley is excited to welcome these great athletes to the area.
See website for schedule: http://www.usacycling.org/2017/collegiate-road-nationals

April 29, 2017 
Shakin‘ at the Basin Spring Concert Series, Arapahoe Basin
Live music in the Base Area Plaza. With longer days, sunnier skies, and great snow conditions there is no better way to celebrate springtime in the Rockies than at A-Basin with live music on our new stage in the Base Area Plaza! Always FREE, family friendly, and a good time! Playing from 1:00pm-4:00pm in the Base Area. http://arapahoebasin.com/ABasin/mountain/calendar.aspx

April 29-30, 2017
Durango Home and Ranch Show, Durango
The Durango Home & Ranch show began in 1995 and is held at the La Plata County Fairgrounds in Durango, Colorado. Sat 10am-5pm &amp; Sun 10am-3pm at the La Plata County Fairgrounds. http://fourcornersexpos.com/durango-home-ranch-show/

April 29, 2017
Georgetown Loop Railroad Opens for the Season! , Georgetown
All Aboard! Come experience a little bit of History as beautiful views of the Colorado Rocky Mountains surround you. A steam locomotive or powerful diesel locomotive will take you through the breathtaking Clear Creek canyon, and past the remains of gold and silver mines. The Georgetown Loop offers both fully enclosed and open cars – This truly is great family fun for kids of all ages. Tickets are on sale now – contact the Georgetown Loop for more information! https://www.georgetownlooprr.com/

April 29, 2017
Ski with a Ranger Day, Loveland
The US Forest Service and Loveland Ski Area team up to host Ski with a Ranger Day! Join a Forest Service Snow Ranger for a fun, free, and easy run centered around the relationships between Loveland and the land we all enjoy so much. Topics include glacial geology, winter ecology, local history, and partnerships and are suited for all ages (recommended for ages 8+). Simply meet at Ptarmigan Roost Cabin at the top of Chair 2 at 1:30pm for a run with the Snow Ranger (plan to get there 15 minutes early.). The Ski With a Ranger Program will be taking place twice a month until the end of the season. http://www.skiloveland.com/events/

April 29 – 30, 2017
Barrel into Spring, Palisade
A weekend of self-guided tours, wine tasting and delicious food brought to you by the members of the Grand Valley Winery Association. This is your chance to discover wines in the making and see how your favorites are made.
This self-guided tour of the eight participating wineries will take you to Canyon Wind Cellars, Carlson Vineyards, DeBeque Canyon Winery, Garfield Estates Winery, Grande River Vineyards, Graystone Vineyards, Plum Creek Cellars and Two Rivers Winery. Each winery will pair delicious foods with their wines. Times begin at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday for both weekends. http://www.tworiverswinery.com/events.cfm

April 29, 2017
Skate Melee in the Mountains, Vail
“Skate Melee in the Mountains”  is a mix-up roller derby tournament comprised of a round-robin elimination and culminating with a championship bout. The event includes children’s activities, a silent auction, concessions and entertainment. For more info: 10thmountainrollerdolls.com

April 30, 2017
Crested Butte Pole Pedal Paddle, Crested Butte
The CB3P is a multi-sport, endurance race that spans the length of the Gunnison Valley, starting in Mt. Crested Butte, CO and finishing in Gunnison, CO.  With an uphill/downhill ski leg, bike leg, and kayak leg the CB3P takes participants and spectators on an exciting tour that follows the valley’s spring runoff path.
Competitors start at Crested Butte Mountain Resort with an uphill/downhill ski race, then transition to bikes and ride south on highway 135. When competitors reach the banks of the Gunnison River at the North Bridge put-in, they transition to kayaks and paddle to the Gunnison Whitewater Park for a thrilling race finish.
Men and women can compete as individuals in ‘Race’ or ‘Fun’ categories, or on teams relay-style. For more information and to sign up for the event, visit https://crestedbutte3p.com/

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May 5, 2017
First Friday Downtown Block Party, Carbondale
Join us for the First Friday Downtown Block Party! Enjoy a wide range of local arts, galleries, and shopping, savor our award-winning restaurants, and raise your spirits with music and live entertainment. First Fridays in Carbondale celebrates the authentic pleasures in life, in our unique mountain community. Be our guest! http://www.carbondale.com/events

May 5, 2017
Festival Las Americas, Carbondale
The Festival of the Americas is organized by Roaring Fork Rotary aka “Club Rotario” and serves as a fundraiser for educational projects throughout the area. The Festival is a celebration of the richness of culture and traditions of the American continents. The day will include cultural, artistic, and recreational activities for the whole family, plus live entertainment and a great variety of food styles representing the flavors of the Americas. http://www.carbondale.com/events/

May 5, 2017
First Friday Artwalk, Steamboat Resort
The monthly art walk is a free self-guided tour of local art galleries, museums and alternative venues in downtown Steamboat Springs. These businesses remain open the first Friday of every month for this favorite event of locals and visitors alike. Many offer changing exhibits, so there is something new to see each month. Free to the public, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Refreshments are served. Monthly exhibition listings at steamboatartcenter.com

May 6, 2017
Shakin‘ at the Basin Spring Concert Series, Arapahoe Basin
Live music in the Base Area Plaza. With longer days, sunnier skies, and great snow conditions there is no better way to celebrate springtime in the Rockies than at A-Basin with live music on our new stage in the Base Area Plaza! Always FREE, family friendly, and a good time! Playing from 1:00pm-4:00pm in the Base Area. http://arapahoebasin.com/ABasin/mountain/calendar.aspx

May 6, 2017 
Collegiate Peaks Trail Run, Buena Vista
The Collegiate Peaks Trail Run takes place in Buena Vista, Colorado and offers two race distance options – 25 miles and 50 miles. The race was established in 1991 and provides a significant challenge of not only time but also physical and mental stamina.  Beginning and ending near the Arkansas River in Buena Vista, the course primarily follows single-track and jeep trails along part of the old historic Midland Railroad as well as through other scenic areas north and east of town.  Encompassing great scenery and spectacular views. http://www.collegiatepeakstrailrun.org/

May 6, 2017
Dakota Blonde in Concert, Georgetown
Dakota Blonde is one of the most unique acoustic sounds around!  Their combination of original tunes and carefully selected covers, along with their endearing stage presence and humor is out of this world!
Their musical sound is hard to classify, but best put, they are acoustic folk, part bluegrass, part acoustic rock, part singer/songwriter, and sometimes even Celtic!  They are a unique blend of heart, authenticity and contagious spirit! Their acoustic sound is like no other, with such tightly blended harmonies that you would swear they were born to sing together! Georgetown Heritage Center www.dakotablonde.com

May 6, 2017
Grand Valley Marathon and Races, Palisade
The Grand Valley Marathon, 1/2 Marathon, 10K and 5K runs through some of the most historic and scenic areas in Colorado’s Grand Valley. Runners get to run along the Colorado River, the base of the Grand Mesa (largest flat-topped mesa in the world), the historical town of Palisade and the famous blooming orchards. The course begins and ends at 4,725ft. On this up-and-back course, starting in the historic city of Palisade and travels along the river, then follows the Fruit and Wine Byway, which this race is a fundraiser for. http://grandvalleymarathon.com/

May 6, 2017
Palisade Brews & Cruise Festival, Palisade
Festival at the Palisade Memorial Park. Rain or shine. Vendors, food, brew samples, local wine for sampling, and live entertainment. This is a No Pet and No Cooler only event Must be 21+ and there will be tickets available for Non Drinking Admission. https://palisadebrewscruise.com/ 

May 6, 2017
April 29 – 30, 2017
Chaffee Home & Garden Show, Salida
Be a part of the highly successful Chaffee Home and Garden Show! Thousands of attendees come to the show seeking help, ideas and tips for their home and garden projects.  It is a great opportunity to meet new business prospects or visit with current customers on future projects. A project of the Salida Sunrise Rotary Charitable Fund, Inc.   Proceeds fund college scholarships and community grants to non-profit organizations.

May 7, 2017
Rose Hill Rally Bicycle Ride, Grand Junction
A family friendly, recreational bike ride through the scenic farm country around Grand Junction and Fruita, Colorado. Both the 50K and 100K (31 and 62 mile) routes are fully supported with rest stops, emergency vehicles and bike mechanics. A light breakfast, hot lunch, commemorative bike shirt is included. Proceeds benefit Rose Hill Hospitality House, a 20-bedroom guesthouse for St. Mary’s Hospital’s out-of-town patients and their families in time of need. See website for registration and information. http://stmarygj.org/rosehillrally

May 7, 2017
Closing Day, Celebration, Loveland
Close out another amazing season of skiing and riding with us on the Basin Patio on May 8th! We are excited to have Funky Johnson back to help us go out in style. BBQ’s, drink specials and great funk tunes make this a party you don’t want to miss! http://www.skiloveland.com/events/

May 9, 2017
Vail Whitewater Race Series, Vail
The Vail Recreation District partners with Alpine Quest Sports to host the annual Vail Whitewater Race Series. The races will be divided between three categories including kayak (under 9’6″),  two-person raft and stand up paddle board (SUP) with different course challenges every week. Course Challenge for each event will be determined the day prior based on river flows. Each week, the two round format will consist of an individual time trial with results determining the seeding for the second round, head-to-head race.  Lakota Guides will be onsite at each event with rafts available for R2 Teams to use. An after party will also be hosted in Vail Village each week where cash and product prizes will be awarded to the winners of all three categories and all participants and spectators over 21 will receive a free beer courtesy of New Belgium Brewing Company. Check www.vailrec.com for more information and after party host locations.

May 12-14. 2017
Mother’s Day Victorian High Tea, Georgetown
This Mother’s Day, treat your Mom to High Tea at Georgetown’s Dusty Rose Tea Room, located between 6th and 7th on Rose Street in the heart of Georgetown between 10:00 am – 4:00 pm .
High Tea will be served Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. High Tea will include your choice of soup or fruit, a variety of savories, baked goods, as well as sweets. You may choose from 30 varieties of tea, or you are also welcome to enjoy, coffee, hot chocolate, Pepsi, or Sprite. Every Mother will also receive a special, hand-made gift!
Seating is Limited. $24.95/person. For more information or to make reservations, please call 303-569-3100.

May 12, 2017
Grand Valley Beer Fest, Grand Junction
Indoor beer tasting event with over 70 different breweries; small selection of wine will also be available. Designated Drivers receive free admission. http://www.visitgrandjunction.com/events/grand-valley-beer-fest-cmu

May 12 – 14, 2017
Hotchkiss Sheep Camp Stock Dog Trials, Hotchkiss
Come witness one of the greatest and most dynamic partnerships in the animal kingdom: a dog, its handler, and their sheep. With just a few well timed whistles from its trusted handler the dog strategically approaches the flock, assumes control of the sheep, and completes the assigned task. Note that while these dogs are trained, the sheep are not!
For you spectators, there will be a judged demonstration during the lunch breaks both Saturday and Sunday, time permitted. Our judge will take the microphone to explain what is happening, while pointing out the errors that occur during the run which result in point deductions.
So come by, sit a spell, and watch these world class athletes work their magic. Visit our participating vendors while enjoying the beauty that is the North Fork Valley in spring. We guarantee you’ve never seen anything quite like this! Spectator Entry Fee:  Friday $4.00 (8AM start), Saturday and Sunday $5.00 (7AM start).  http://www.hotchkissdogtrials.com/

May 12, 2017
Salida Chamber Golf Scramble, Salida
Join the Salida Chamber of Commerce for a fun golf scramble followed by prizes, awards and drinks at the Business After Hours in the Salida Golf Club. For additional information or to sign up a team contact the Salida Chamber at 719-539-2068, email desk@salidachamber.org or visit http://www.salidachamber.org.

May 13, 2017 
Shakin‘ at the Basin Spring Concert Series, Arapahoe Basin
Live music in the Base Area Plaza. With longer days, sunnier skies, and great snow conditions there is no better way to celebrate springtime in the Rockies than at A-Basin with live music on our new stage in the Base Area Plaza! Always FREE, family friendly, and a good time! Playing from 1:00pm-4:00pm in the Base Area. http://arapahoebasin.com/ABasin/mountain/calendar.aspx

May 13. 2017
Dandelion Day, Carbondale
Dandelion Day celebration highlights activities and products associated with sustainability, community, and Spring! Starting with the Procession of Species Parade on Main Street, the crowds flow into Sopris Park. There, local organizations and educational talks give participants the opportunity to learn about incorporating environmentally friendly practices into their lives. Local artisans sell sustainably minded clothing, foods, cleaning products and more! Adding to the fun are a songwriter’s showcase, children’s dance performance, and a learning tent.
Join us for this wonderfilled, positive celebration of sustainability, community and Spring! http://www.carbondale.com/events/

May 13, 2017
Canine on the Creek 5K Run/Walk, Dumont
Grab your “Best Friend” and running (or walking) shoes and head to Dumont, Colorado to raise funds awareness Charlie’s Place, the Clear Creek and Gilpin County Animal Shelter. This fun, fast, and scenic 5K travels along Clear Creek.  Runners are allowed to run or walk with one well-behaved canine. Pups must be up to date on vaccinations, non-aggressive, and leashed at all times.
Date: Saturday, May 13, 2017
Time: 10:30am
Location: Charlie’s Place Animal Shelter, Dumont
Fee: $30Adult
$22 Youth
$5 additional fee for race day registration.
For more information, please visit www.clearcreekrecreation.com/canine

May 16, 2017
Vail Whitewater Race Series, Vail
The Vail Recreation District partners with Alpine Quest Sports to host the annual Vail Whitewater Race Series. The races will be divided between three categories including kayak (under 9’6″),  two-person raft and stand up paddle board (SUP) with different course challenges every week. Course Challenge for each event will be determined the day prior based on river flows. Each week, the two round format will consist of an individual time trial with results determining the seeding for the second round, head-to-head race.  Lakota Guides will be onsite at each event with rafts available for R2 Teams to use. An after party will also be hosted in Vail Village each week where cash and product prizes will be awarded to the winners of all three categories and all participants and spectators over 21 will receive a free beer courtesy of New Belgium Brewing Company. Check www.vailrec.com for more information and after party host locations.

May 18 – 21, 2017
3rd Annual Literary Arts Festival, Telluride
It’s high time the Telluride region celebrated its avid joy of reading and the passion for good ole fashioned books. The result features everything from performance poetry and literary burlesque to a book lovers bash and hike-to readings. Events for the kiddos, too! http://telluridelitfest.weebly.com/poets.html

May 19 – 25, 2017
Bonedale Bike Week, Carbondale
A celebration of bikes & the people who ride them. CarBondale without the “car” Bonedale Bike Week is a five day celebration of the best way to get around Car(LESS)bondale! http://www.carbondale.com/events/

May 19 – 21, 2017
GJ Off-Road Mountain Bike Endurance Event, Grand Junction
This 3-day event is hosted by the City of Grand Junction with great cooperation from the Grand Junction Bureau of Land Management Field Office. 15 mile, 30 mile, and 45 mile races, as well as a downtown Criterion. Races will start and end in downtown Grand Junction and traverse the Lunch Loops Trail System. Common to all Epic Rides events, all participants and concert attendees will be asked to donate two canned goods.
See event website for more information and to register to race.  http://www.epicrides.com/events/grand-junction-off-road/event-guide/

May 19 – 21, 2017
Downtown Music Festival, Grand Junction
Main Street comes alive for a full weekend with music performed by local and national artists. A celebration of music, this outdoor event features live music, extended shopping hours and other fun activities. This event is held in conjunction with the Epic Rides Off-road Mountain Bike Event so there will be lots of great gear vendors and bike races to see also. For the complete list of events: https://downtowngj.org/signature-events/music-festival/

May 19, 2017
Country Western Dance, Silverthorne
Country Western dances at the Silverthorne Pavilion. Come join us for dance lessons from 7pm-8pm from Michael “Tex” DeGarie on one of Summit County’s largest dance floors. Open dancing starts at 8pm and goes until 11pm. Cash bar will be open and bringing your own food snacks is encouraged. $5 at the door. http://www.silverthorne.org/index.aspx?page=17

May 20, 2017
Shakin‘ at the Basin Spring Concert Series, Arapahoe Basin
Live music in the Base Area Plaza. With longer days, sunnier skies, and great snow conditions there is no better way to celebrate springtime in the Rockies than at A-Basin with live music on our new stage in the Base Area Plaza! Always FREE, family friendly, and a good time! Playing from 1:00pm-4:00pm in the Base Area. http://arapahoebasin.com/ABasin/mountain/calendar.aspx

May 20, 2017 
Bike Park Competition, Carbondale
The 3rd Annual free ride contest at Carbondale’s bike park. From Striders to Pros, there will be many divisions and contests. Pump track time trials, best trick jam sessions, and more! Contact Eric Brendlinger at 970-510-1277 for more information. a five day celebration of the best way to get around Car(LESS)bondale! http://www.carbondale.com/events/

May 20-21, 2017
Crested Butte/Gunnison Level One Bike Camp
Perfect for the beginner to advanced rider wanting to develop or improve upon solid foundational skills, correct bad habits, and gain confidence.
Skill Focus at Camp: vision, balance, ascending and descending body position, braking, introductory cornering, and small obstacles. Visit http://www.backcountrybikeacademy.com/bikeskillsprograms for more information.

May 20 – 21, 2017
Barrel into Spring, Palisade
A weekend of self-guided tours, wine tasting and delicious food brought to you by the members of the Grand Valley Winery Association. This is your chance to discover wines in the making and see how your favorites are made.
This self-guided tour of the eight participating wineries will take you to Canyon Wind Cellars, Carlson Vineyards, DeBeque Canyon Winery, Garfield Estates Winery, Grande River Vineyards, Graystone Vineyards, Plum Creek Cellars and Two Rivers Winery. Each winery will pair delicious foods with their wines. Times begin at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday for both weekends. http://www.tworiverswinery.com/events.cfm

May 26 – 29, 2017
CKS Paddlefest, Buena Vista
The big bang that starts off our incredible river season is Paddlefest, which falls on Memorial Day weekend. If you’re looking for a way to get involved in river sports, ready to hone your skills, or just want a good party that involves playing on water; this is the place to be. Clinics, competitions, races, and concerts make it a weekend not to miss!
The Arkansas River Valley has captured the hearts of all who visit or now call it home. It is the mountain town that just won’t quit, and the summer months give it the soul that makes it a nook worth exploring. https://www.ckspaddlefest.com/

May 21, 2017
The Original Meowler Mountain Duathlon, Gunnison 
What is Mountain Duathlon? The Full Meowler and Half Meowler are both defined by being self-supported races as far as your gear: you must carry everything for the trail run with you to the isolated backcountry transition area and back to the start again, including your running shoes. Packs are other gear strategies are recommended. Sorry, no outside support is allowed but numerous neutral hydration and nutrition stations will be provided.
Registration is now open:https://www.trireg.com/the-original-meowler-a-mountain-duathlon

May 23, 2017
Vail Whitewater Race Series, Vail
The Vail Recreation District partners with Alpine Quest Sports to host the annual Vail Whitewater Race Series. The races will be divided between three categories including kayak (under 9’6″),  two-person raft and stand up paddle board (SUP) with different course challenges every week. Course Challenge for each event will be determined the day prior based on river flows. Each week, the two round format will consist of an individual time trial with results determining the seeding for the second round, head-to-head race.  Lakota Guides will be onsite at each event with rafts available for R2 Teams to use. An after party will also be hosted in Vail Village each week where cash and product prizes will be awarded to the winners of all three categories and all participants and spectators over 21 will receive a free beer courtesy of New Belgium Brewing Company. Check www.vailrec.com for more information and after party host locations.

May 26, 2017
Guanella Pass Opens for the Season!
Guanella Pass Road is scheduled to reopen in its entirety by Friday, May 26, 2017. Should you have questions or concerns, contact our office: 303-679-2312, or check the Guanella Pass Road Information Line at 303-679-2422 x.2 for updates.

May 26. 2017
Mt. Evans Opens for the Season!
Mount Evans Scenic Byway is scheduled to open for the 2017 season on Friday, May 26, 2017 depending on weather conditions!
The Mount Evans Scenic Byway (Colorado Highway 5) is typically open the Friday of Memorial Day weekend through the first weekend in October, depending on weather conditions.  The road and access to the top of Mount Evans is closed at Summit Lake the day after Labor Day.

May 26, 2017 

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park Music on the Mountain, Glenwood Springs

Music on the Mountain is Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park’s free, mountain-top concert series. Guests can ride the tram or new adventure vehicle from the floor of the Roaring Fork Valley with the donation of a canned food item for the Lift-Up community food pantry. The concerts are held on top of Iron Mountain overlooking Glenwood Springs, Colorado. http://www.glenwoodcaverns.com/events-calendar/

May 26 – 29, 2017
Mountainfilm Festival, Telluride
Started in 1979, Mountainfilm in Telluride is one of America’s longest-running film festivals. Through the years, in and out of trends and fads, the Mountainfilm in Telluride Festival has always been best described by one unchanging word: inspiring. Far more than any other adjective, that’s how festival audiences describe their experience.
In addition to screening leading independent documentary films from around the world, the festival includes a full-day symposium on a critical contemporary issue, art and photography exhibits, early morning coffee talks, a book signing party, an ice cream social, student programs and a closing picnic/awards ceremony. Presentations and panels are scheduled throughout the Memorial Day weekend event with a wide diversity of special guests, ranging from artists to adventurers and academics to activists. https://www.mountainfilm.org/festival

May 27, 2017
Shakin‘ at the Basin Spring Concert Series, Arapahoe Basin
Live music in the Base Area Plaza. With longer days, sunnier skies, and great snow conditions there is no better way to celebrate springtime in the Rockies than at A-Basin with live music on our new stage in the Base Area Plaza! Always FREE, family friendly, and a good time! Playing from 1:00pm-4:00pm in the Base Area. http://arapahoebasin.com/ABasin/mountain/calendar.aspx

May 27 – 28, 2017 
14th Annual Blues, Brews & BBQ Weekend, Beaver Creek
As the unofficial launch of summertime in the mountains, the 14th Annual Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival features toe-tapping blues music, thirst-quenching microbrews, and plenty of mouth-watering barbecue. Musical highlights include Grammy-nominated headliners North Mississippi Allstars on Saturday and Kenny Neal on Sunday, with opening acts Packrat’s Smokehouse, the Delta Sonics and the Heather Gillis Band! Food and beverage will be available for purchase from 12pm – 6pm. Guests do not need a ticket to enter the event and enjoy the music, but tickets for special events within the festival weekend are available online. For schedule, details and ticketed event info, please visit: www.beavercreek.com/bbb.

May 27 – 28, 2017 
14th Annual Blues, Brews & BBQ Weekend, Beaver Creek
As the unofficial launch of summertime in the mountains, the 14th Annual Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival features toe-tapping blues music, thirst-quenching microbrews, and plenty of mouth-watering barbecue. Musical highlights include Grammy-nominated headliners North Mississippi Allstars on Saturday and Kenny Neal on Sunday, with opening acts Packrat’s Smokehouse, the Delta Sonics and the Heather Gillis Band! Food and beverage will be available for purchase from 12pm – 6pm. Guests do not need a ticket to enter the event and enjoy the music, but tickets for special events within the festival weekend are available online. For schedule, details and ticketed event info, please visit: www.beavercreek.com/bbb.

May 272017
Beaver Creek Microbrew Festival, Beaver Creek
Don’t miss one of the largest Colorado Microbrewery Beer Tastings featuring more than 80 special concoctions from over 30 Colorado-based breweries! This daily event is part of the annual Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival taking place all weekend! For more information please visit http://www.beavercreek.com/events-and-activities/blues-brews-bbq.aspx#/Schedule

May 27 – June 3, 2017
2017 Junior College World Series, Grand Junction
Grand Junction is proud to have been the host of the Junior College Baseball World Series for over 50 years, held at Suplizio Field. JUCO draws amazing young baseball players full of talent, commitment and enthusiasm. Players, coaches and fans are all swept up in the thrilling moments of America’s pastime.
See website: http://www.jucogj.org/

May 27 – 28, 2017
The Original Growler Bike Race
Brought to you by Gunnison Trails and presented by Ergon and SRAM, the Original Growler is owned and operated by Gunnison Trails. The Original Growler is for experienced mountain bikers only and takes place in rugged, isolated backcountry terrain.
Saturday May 27, 2017: The Half-Growler, around 32-miles on the dirt
Sunday May 28, 2017: The Full-Growler, around 64-miles on the dirt
Sunday May 28, 2017: SUNDAY’S HALF GROWLER, around 32-miles on the dirt
NOTE: Saturday’s race starts at 9am sharp. Sunday’s races start together at 7am sharp and the total field limit for each day is 350.
Registration for the 2017 is now open.
Registration Link: https://www.bikereg.com/the-original-growler-endurance-mountain-bike-races
More Info: https://gunnisontrails.org/gunnison-trails-events/the-original-growler/

May 28, 2017
16th Annual Festival of the Brewpubs, Arapahoe Basin
Beer + live music= a great day! Mark your calendars for the 16th annual Festival of the Brewpubs! Join us for our largest party of the year! Spend the day sampling beer from breweries from Summit County, Colorado and beyond! Featuring live music on the stage in the Base Area Plaza and outdoor food stations, this is a spring-time party not to be missed!

May 28, 2017
Spring Rail Jam, Arapahoe Basin
Mark your calendars for the Spring Rail Jam! This is a FREE event in the Terrain Park!
10:30am-11:30am Jam format
10:00am registration on-site at the Terrain Park
Categories to include: Snowboard Men and Women, Ski Men and Women. http://arapahoebasin.com/ABasin/mountain/calendar.aspx

May 30, 2017
Vail Whitewater Race Series, Vail
The Vail Recreation District partners with Alpine Quest Sports to host the annual Vail Whitewater Race Series. The races will be divided between three categories including kayak (under 9’6″),  two-person raft and stand up paddle board (SUP) with different course challenges every week. Course Challenge for each event will be determined the day prior based on river flows. Each week, the two round format will consist of an individual time trial with results determining the seeding for the second round, head-to-head race.  Lakota Guides will be onsite at each event with rafts available for R2 Teams to use. An after party will also be hosted in Vail Village each week where cash and product prizes will be awarded to the winners of all three categories and all participants and spectators over 21 will receive a free beer courtesy of New Belgium Brewing Company. Check www.vailrec.com for more information and after party host locations.

JUNE

June 1 – August 17, 2017
Wild West Rodeo Series, 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 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. http://www.carbondale.com/event/wild-west-rodeo-series/

June 2, 2017
First Friday Art Walk, Carbondale
Carbondale’s monthly celebration of the arts, shopping, dining and music. The Carbondale Chamber and First Fridays Committee are working hard to expand this established community event to encompass Main Street, the Third Street Center, and the Highway 133 corridor. http://www.carbondale.com/events/

June 2 – 3, 2017
Mike the Headless Chicken Festival, Fruita
Celebrate the 19th Annual Mike the Headless Chicken Festival June 2nd and 3rd 2017 in Fruita, Colorado. This festival is dedicated to the amazing story of one chicken’s will to live. Events such as a 5k run, disc golf tournament, wing and peep eating contests, live music, delicious food and artisan booths make this a weekend to remember.  Attending this fun, family event is a no brainer! http://www.miketheheadlesschicken.org l 

June 2 – September 1.  2017
Idaho Springs Market Days, Idaho Springs
The Idaho Springs Farmer’s Market is sponsored by the Idaho Springs Chamber of Commerce. It takes place every Friday from June 2nd through September 1st between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.
The Market is moving this year and will be held in Downtown Idaho Springs on Idahoe Mall – The Mall is located just off of Miner Street in the heart of Historic Downtown Idaho Springs! If you are having a hard time finding it, just walk behind Tommyknockers, Beau Jo’s or The Buffalo and you will find it!!

June 2, 2017
Idaho Springs Summer Kick Off Parade & BBQ, Idaho Springs
Join us on Miner Street in Downtown Idaho Springs for the 9th Annual Summer Kick-off Parade and FREE BBQ! There will be a parade at 11 am followed by a FREE BBQ in Citizens Park around noon!  This year’s beneficiary is KGOAT Radio, our local community radio station.
Everyone is welcome to come, relax, and enjoy a little bit of what Idaho Springs has to offer ~ It’s a great way to kickstart the summer!!

June 2 – 3, 2017
Yampa River Festival
Now in its 37th season, the annual Yampa River Festival raises awareness for and helps to protects the 270-mile Yampa River in Northwest Colorado, the last remaining major, wild river in the seven-state Colorado River basin. This event promises a fun-filled weekend for the whole family, with slalom and downriver races, fun for kids, freestyle competition, 5K Fun Run, the SUP Cup, crazy river dog contest, tubing and raft races and more. Find more information please visit http://friendsoftheyampa.com/events/

June 2 – 4, 2017
34th Annual Balloon Festival, Telluride
On Saturday and Sunday, watch balloons lift off from Telluride Town Park and float effortlessly over the Telluride Valley.
Head to Main Street on Saturday evening to witness the amazing Balloon Glow. Balloons are tethered to Main Street (weather dependent) and lit up during this spectacular display. https://www.telluride.com/telluride-balloon-festival

June 3 – 4, 2017
Shakin‘ at the Basin Spring Concert Series, Arapahoe Basin
Live music in the Base Area Plaza. With longer days, sunnier skies, and great snow conditions there is no better way to celebrate springtime in the Rockies than at A-Basin with live music on our new stage in the Base Area Plaza! Always FREE, family friendly, and a good time! Playing from 1:00pm-4:00pm in the Base Area. http://arapahoebasin.com/ABasin/mountain/calendar.aspx

June 3, 2017 
19th Annual Bike Fest, Buena Vista

Buena Vista Bike Fest celebrates the beauty of the area and wonderful bike trails offered in the area. The century route is the cornerstone of the Buena Vista Bike Fest.   Shorter rides of 35, 50 & 62 mile routes are also available. The beautiful century route goes north to Leadville, along the scenic rolling hills of Turquoise Lake Road, around the Mineral Belt Trail passing aspen groves and conifer forests, meandering through the historic Leadville Mining District, and back to Buena Vista in the shadows of Colorado’s highest mountain peaks. Nearly all of the climbing is completed over the first 60 miles of the ride, with the last 40 miles essentially downhill to flat! Riders also have options to take shorter routes including a 35 miler, a 50 miler, and a “metric century” (62 miles) while still enjoying the Collegiate Peaks’ magnificent scenery.  http://www.buenavistacolorado.org/events/buena-vista-bike-fest/

June 3 – 4, 2017
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! There will also be 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

June 3, 2017
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park Music on the Mountain, Glenwood Springs

Music on the Mountain is Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park’s free, mountain-top concert series. Guests can ride the tram or new adventure vehicle from the floor of the Roaring Fork Valley with the donation of a canned food item for the Lift-Up community food pantry. The concerts are held on top of Iron Mountain overlooking Glenwood Springs, Colorado. http://www.glenwoodcaverns.com/events-calendar/

June 3, 2017
Gran Fondo, Palisade
“If you like small town races with minimal hassle that are well organized with a scenic course this is the one for you. The course has a few small rolling hills but very minor compared to most races in CO. There are amazing views of mesas and the CO river. The course winds through CO wine country. I ran on the shoulder of the road and ocassionaly on the white line. I recommend running in your roads shoes without any supplies as the aid stations are well stocked and numerous (every 2 miles).” These races were designed to  encourage the whole family to come and participate in a great day of activity, regardless of their interest or running ability. More information and registration can be found at: Grandvalleymarathon.com

June 3, 2017
Kids Fishing Derby at Trent Park, Silverthorne
9am-11am FREE Kids big and little(ages 0 – 14 years), bring your poles, bait and skills for a morning of fishing fun at Trent Park Pond! Cast your luck for one of the big ones but no worries if he gets away, all participants have the chance to win one of the many door prizes.

June 4, 2017
36th Annual Steamboat Marathon, Half Marathon & 10k, Steamboat Springs
Run alongside the roaring Elk River through the emerald green pastures on Country Road 129 with the snow-capped Rocky Mountains of Colorado all around and find out why the Steamboat Marathon was ranked as one of the “Top 10 Destination Marathons in North America. Registration is now open – don’t miss your chance to run this beautiful race through the Rockies! http://www.steamboatchamber.com/signature-events/steamboat-marathon

June 4 – 7, 2017
Breaking the Glass: The women’s Leadership Experience, Telluride
It can be lonely at the top, even more so if you are a woman. According to recent studies less than 5% of our nation’s top 500 companies have female CEO’s which can mean less access to strong female mentors in executive positions. The good news is that the Fortune 500 companies that have women on their boards have experienced the financial rewards, creating what we believe will be an increased demand for strong female leaders. We have designed these four days to provide you with a relaxing high trust environment for discovering more about your authentic self and your unique value proposition as a female leader. Our time together will include developing confidence in your voice at the table, exercising impact and influence, creating your path to personal and professional success, becoming your best advocate, and balancing personal and professional effectiveness.
This event will also provide you with unique opportunities and avenues for continued growth through post-event topical webinars and connections with other strong women for peer to peer mentoring. WHO SHOULD ATTEND Women who want to develop their leadership skills, learn to leverage their uniqueness, and network with other strong women. REGISTRATION Early Bird Pricing (if purchased by May 4, 2017): $1,995 Regular Price: $2,195 *Save $200 per person/event when you register for three or more retreats. http://www.visittelluride.com/event/breaking-the-glass-the-womens-leadership-experience-06-04-2017

June 5, 2017
35th Annual Wild West Fest, Telluride
The Wild West Fest is a small festival specifically designed to share Telluride with 50 inner-city youth from Big Brother, Big Sisters of America and Boys & Girls Clubs from across the United States. During their week in Telluride, the boys and girls participate in drama, dance, horsemanship, fly-fishing, golf, and the Rock & Roll Academy.
The Wild West Fest was created by the Sheridan Arts Foundation, which raises $50,000 each year to run the program. http://www.visittelluride.com/event/wild-west-fest–35th-annual

June 6, 2017
Vail Whitewater Race Series, Vail
The Vail Recreation District partners with Alpine Quest Sports to host the annual Vail Whitewater Race Series. The races will be divided between three categories including kayak (under 9’6″),  two-person raft and stand up paddle board (SUP) with different course challenges every week. Course Challenge for each event will be determined the day prior based on river flows. Each week, the two round format will consist of an individual time trial with results determining the seeding for the second round, head-to-head race.  Lakota Guides will be onsite at each event with rafts available for R2 Teams to use. An after party will also be hosted in Vail Village each week where cash and product prizes will be awarded to the winners of all three categories and all participants and spectators over 21 will receive a free beer courtesy of New Belgium Brewing Company. Check www.vailrec.com for more information and after party host locations.

June 8, 2017
Open Water Swim, Avon
Nottingham Lake is back and better than ever this summer! The Avon Recreation Department provides the only open water swim in the valley. It’s a perfect way to train for your first (or third) outdoor triathlon. Just be sure to bring a wetsuit—the average water temperature is 60 – 68 degrees. Participants must be 15 years of age with parental release. There is a $5 fee to participate. http://www.avon.org/index.aspx?nid=1026

June 8, 2017
Wild West Rodeo Series, 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 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. http://www.carbondale.com/event/wild-west-rodeo-series/

June 8 – 11, 2017
WOW Festival, Telluride
The Telluride Wow Festival is a health, fitness and wellness event that brings world-class presenters, instructors WOW Festival, Telluride
The Telluride Wow Festival is a health, fitness and wellness event that brings world-class presenters, and athletes to Telluride to lecture and hold fitness classes on the latest health, fitness, wellness, nutrition and medical trends. Telluride is an active town filled with outdoor enthusiasts that walk and bike everywhere, often with skis or yoga mats on their backs. “The intent of Telluride WOW is to bring like-minded people together to experience the love and appreciation of health and fitness,” said Becca Tudor, founder of Telluride WOW Fitness Festival. “Our goal is to create an unforgettable weekend for people that want to either get started on a new fitness program or advance their skills in a variety of activities from adventure racing, boot camp, climbing, cross fit, cycling, Pilates, yoga and more. http://www.visittelluride.com/event/2017-telluride-wow-festival

June 8 – 11, 2017
GoPro Mountain Games, Vail
What began with a grassroots idea to merge athletes, art, music, and mountains in 2002 has now become one of the best all-around mountain experiences available anywhere in the world: The GoPro Mountain Games.
The 2016 GoPro Mountain Games may have been one of the most sensational, active, exciting and entertaining summer weekends Vail has ever known. More than 3,300 athletes signed up and took part. More than 67,000 people (and a whole lot of dogs) watched the action and strolled through the streets. The rivers were running high, the sun was shining, and ‘pros and joes’ competed side by side in more than 30 separate events.
Big names in outdoor and adventure sports, like Rush Sturges, Izzi Gomes, Mike Tavares, Chuck Patterson, and the Jackson family of kayakers are already circling their calendars for 2017 June 8-11: More concerts at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, a souped-up Ultimate Mountain Challenge, and a few eye-opening new events are on the slate for the 16th year of the GoPro Mountain Games.
Registration opens in February. For more information about this event or to register please visit http://mountaingames.com/

June 9,10,11, 2017
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! There will also be 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

June 9 – 11, 2017
Rocky Mountain Rumble Motorcycle Rally, Idaho Springs
Join us for a weekend campout motorcycle festival! Held in the heart of Colorful Colorado, deep in the Rocky Mountains proper, The 3rd Annual Rocky Mountain Rumble takes place June 9th-11th 2017 and is the only moto event in the mountains among the twisty roads of Colorado. It’s about the love of motorcycles, good like-minded people, and the passion we share for these machines!!
This event is open to all walks of life, as well as any style of motorbike. The proceeds go to Friends of Charlie’s Place which supports the local “no-kill” Animal Shelter. Small town vibes, scenic rides, and good times!!
Camping will be available on Quinn Field. However, due to limited space, passes must be purchased ahead of time to ensure your campsite. Motorcycle parking will be available next to your campsite. Small motor homes and camping trailers can utilize the parking lots but will need to arrive early as spaces are limited. For more information please visit www.rockymountainrumble.com

June 9 – 11, 2017
Folk n’ Bluegrass Festival, Pagosa Springs
The 2017 Folk n’ Bluegrass Festival will be held June 9th – 11th, 2017 on Reservoir Hill in downtown Pagosa Springs, providing three days of great music. The event also features a Kids Bluegrass Camp and the Bluegrass Camp for Adults, held during the week before the event.  Children under 12 attend the festival for free. Visit www.folkwest.com for more information and to order tickets. Don’t miss one of the best events in Pagosa Springs!!

June 9 – 10, 2017
Car Show at Pagosa, Pagosa Springs
2017 will celebrate our 9th year for the Car Show at Pagosa, taking place June 9th & 10th- with over 100 cars being shown.  Pagosa Springs will be full of the classics -featuring vehicles in all different categories including antique vehicles, hot rods, 4×4’s and motorcycles.
Friday, June 9th, 5-8 p.m. in Town Park Athletic Field – Party in The Park. Welcome the car show participants while listening to live music, enjoying a cash bar and food vendors. This is your chance to get a sneak peak at the cars that will participate in the car show.
Saturday, June 10th, 9a.m. -3 p.m. – The Show and Shine on Lewis Street. Enjoy live music, displays, vendors, food, fun and a cash bar. Judging takes place at 2 p.m. and winners will be announced between 2:30 and 3 p.m. http://www.visitpagosasprings.com/node/98/Festivals/2017-06

June 9 – 11, 2017
Palisade Bluegrass & Roots Music Festival, Palisade
The Palisade Bluegrass and Roots Music Festival is held right on the banks of the Colorado River in Riverbend Park in Palisade, CO. Palisade is known as the Peach and Wine Capital of Colorado with the state’s greatest concentration of wineries/vineyards and orchards making it an ideal location for a weekend music festival. Local wines, micro-brews, food and artisans are ready to help make this the perfect weekend. See website for the great entertainment lineup: http://www.palisademusic.com

June 9 – 10, 2017
Porche Club Rocky Mountain Car Show, Snowmass
The Alpine Mountain Region has done it again. We invite all of our Porsche family to come and enjoy the beauty and splendor of Snowmass Colorado. Breathtaking mountain views and amazing winding roads are calling you to come and experience the fun of springtime in the Rockies. In a massive collaborative effort, the AMR and Snowmass Village welcome you with open arms.
For non-drivers there is a shuttle to Aspen for shopping or just enjoying the sights. The shuttle runs every hour so that if you take a navigators day off, you can still get to enjoy Snowmass and Aspen.
Snowmass Village Offers amazing fine dining and shops in walking distance from the hotel. Including a Starbucks at the doorstep of the hotel.
Join in the Saturday parade around Snowmass that will offer all Rocky Mountain High Way participants the opportunity to showcase their Porsche in a unique display of cars and camaraderie. Snowmass will be providing a Police Escort!
The Peoples’ Choice Car Show will be on the mountain, right under the Skittles. Snowmass has opened their mountain to us. We will drive right onto the mountain in view of the entire village.
On June 11th there will be a one day HPDE at Aspen Motorsports Raceway. This is a private track that the PCA has been invited to use for our event. It is an honor and privilege that very few people will ever have the opportunity to take advantage of. This is a fun little track snuggled in the mountains. http://www.gosnowmass.com/event/porche-club-america-rocky-mountain-car-show/

June 9 – 10, 2017
Ragnar Trail Snowmass, Snowmass
Ragnar Trail Snowmass is a gritty trifecta of the most scenic trail loops Mother Nature can serve up. Each trail loop begins and ends at Ragnar Village.  Teams will run relay style, rotating through all three loops. Between the views of snowcapped peaks, fields of wildflowers, and amazingly groomed single-track you wall fall in trail runner love with Snowmass. http://www.gosnowmass.com/event/ragnar-trail/

June 10, 2017
Yoga in the Park, Avon
Start your weekend on the right foot…then the left…by stretching an energizing your whole body on the picturesque Performance Pavilion Terrace overlooking Nottingham Lake. The Avon Recreation Center offers free yoga on Saturdays from 9:00 – 10:00 am throughout the summer with certified yoga instructors from around the Vail Valley. http://www.avon.org/index.aspx?nid=1026

June 10 – 11, 2017 
Stampede Rodeo, Buena Vista

This annual rodeo takes place in Buena Vista – a city set in central Colorado just 90 miles west of Colorado Springs, and neighboring the San Isabel National Forest.  Dating back to 1922, the Collegiate Peaks Stampede Rodeo is a fun experience just waiting for you and your family this summer.  Events are Saturday at 6pm and Sunday at 2pm.  Mutton Busting, calf roping, bronc bustin – great small town rodeo experience. http://www.buenavistacolorado.org/events/collegiate-peaks-stampede-rodeo-2/

June 10 – 11, 2017
Let’s Go Boating, Dillon
Looking for an early Father’s Day gift?! Well celebrate early, forget the ugly tie and take him boating on Lake Dillon instead!!
Both Saturday & Sunday, hop aboard & enjoy a 45 minute cruise around beautiful Lake Dillon on either a captained sailboat or pontoon boat.  Each boat is captained by its generous owner who volunteers both the boat and the time to help the needy pets of Summit County.  Sorry, unfortunately our furry friends are NOT ALLOWED on the boats, but 100% of all proceeds benefit L.A.P.S.  Most sailboats accommodate at least 4-6 people and the pontoons hold 12-16, so sign up dad, your husband, your grandfather, or any of your friends and family and enjoy it together!  Your pictures alone from the day will make you the envy of all of those who couldn’t be with you.
Pontoon tours start at 10am each day & sailboats head out at 11am. Come register in person on the mornings of the event. Be sure to bring layers as it’s always a little cooler on the lake. In case of inclement weather, you can either book your trip for another time slot or receive a refund, but L.A.P.S. appreciates any donations (tax deductible) to help us help the pets of Summit County.
So, come join us June 10th & 11th and let EXPERIENCED CAPTAINS allow you to sit back and relax and enjoy some boating or sailing at over 9,000 feet above sea level!

June 10, 2017 

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park Music on the Mountain, Glenwood Springs

Music on the Mountain is Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park’s free, mountain-top concert series. Guests can ride the tram or new adventure vehicle from the floor of the Roaring Fork Valley with the donation of a canned food item for the Lift-Up community food pantry. The concerts are held on top of Iron Mountain overlooking Glenwood Springs, Colorado. http://www.glenwoodcaverns.com/events-calendar/

June 10, 2017
Snowmass Rendezvous Craft Beer Festival, Snowmass
Kick off the summer season with the 2nd annual Snowmass Rendezvous Craft Beer Festival! Join us on June 10th for the ultimate beer festival as 50+ breweries take over Snowmass Village. Plan on enjoying three hours of hefty samples from dozens and dozens of Colorado craft breweries. The event will stretch throughout the Snowmass Mall and Base Village with fun activations on Fanny Hill and the Gondola! After the event enjoy the sunset on Fanny Hill as a free concert closes out the day’s festivities. Snowmass Rendezvous is proud to benefit the Colorado Brewers Guild. http://www.gosnowmass.com/event/snowmass-craft-beer-rendezvous/

June 10, 2017
Snowmass Summer Concert Series, Snowmass
Featuring Hot Buttered Rum, Presented by Colorado Brewers Guild. Returning for its 26th summer season, the Snowmass Summer Concert Series draws guests to Fanny Hill for a relaxed atmosphere and spectacular mountain setting to enjoy the country’s most distinguished rock, R&B, soul, and Latin performers. Bring a picnic and a blanket for the ultimate al fresco experience. Cocktails and beer are available for purchase. Kids’ Zone available at select performances. Concerts take place on various days of the week throughout the summer season. http://www.gosnowmass.com/activity/summer-music-series/

June 11, 2017 

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park Music on the Mountain, Glenwood Springs

Music on the Mountain is Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park’s free, mountain-top concert series. Guests can ride the tram or new adventure vehicle from the floor of the Roaring Fork Valley with the donation of a canned food item for the Lift-Up community food pantry. The concerts are held on top of Iron Mountain overlooking Glenwood Springs, Colorado. http://www.glenwoodcaverns.com/events-calendar/

June 11, 2017
REVEL Rockies Marathon, Morrison
This incredibly fast and remarkably beautiful road race takes runners from the forests and canyons of the Rocky Mountains to the foothills of Denver. Featuring a perfectly smooth downhill slope and spectacular scenery, this race will be sure to help you set your PR and finally hit that Boston Qualifying time. REVEL in speed. REVEL in beauty. REVEL in the Rockies. For more information please visit https://www.runrevel.com/rdv

June 11 – September 17, 2017
Sunday Farmers Market, Palisade
Join us in downtown Palisade each Sunday during growing season to select the freshest, just-picked fruit and vegetables – directly from local Palisade growers. Food, art, music, close-in parking too. Located around the Town Plaza on 3rd and Main.

June 12 – 24, 2017 
Suzuki Music Camp, Beaver Creek
Suzuki students, faculty, and teachers from all 50 states and 10 countries join together to enjoy the Colorado Suzuki Institute each summer in beautiful Beaver Creek. Attendees will experience these benefits:  Teacher Workshop courses offered for all instruments ;Study with master Suzuki teachers from around the world; Choose enrichment classes that nurture well rounded musicians; Perform in a world-class concert hall; Connect to the international Suzuki ;Enjoy a discounted family vacation 90 miles west of Denver; Return home motivated to practice!
The Colorado Suzuki institute runs concurrently with the Chamber Music of the Rockies Workshop for advanced string students and adult amateurs. There will be two session, June 12-17 and June 19-24. Please visit www.coloradosuzuki.org for more information.

June 14, 2017 – October 28, 2017
Farm and Ranch Market, Grand Junction
The Farm and Ranch Market will be at The Museums of Western Colorado’s Cross Orchards HIstoric Site beginning June 14, 2017 on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m and runs through October. Dates subject to change, please verify on event website http://www.farmmarketgj.com/

June 15, 2017
Open Water Swim, Avon
Nottingham Lake is back and better than ever this summer! The Avon Recreation Department provides the only open water swim in the valley. It’s a perfect way to train for your first (or third) outdoor triathlon. Just be sure to bring a wetsuit—the average water temperature is 60 – 68 degrees. Participants must be 15 years of age with parental release. There is a $5 fee to participate. http://www.avon.org/index.aspx?nid=1026

June 15 – 18, 2017 
Brevet d’ Beaver Creek – A Cycling Retreat

June 15, 2017
Wild West Rodeo Series, 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 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. http://www.carbondale.com/event/wild-west-rodeo-series/

June 15 – 18, 2017
Country Jam USA Music Festival, Grand Junction
2017 lineup includes Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, and many more! For tickets, details and the full lineup of performers go to: http://countryjam.com

June 15 – 18, 2017 
69th Annual FIBArk Whitewater Festival, Salida
The Oldest Whitewater festival on earth! Come join us in beautiful Salida, Colorado for 4-days of music, fun and hot river action! http://www.colorfulcolorado.com/event/69th-annual-fibark-whitewater-festival/

June 15, 2017
Summer Evening of Family Fun at Rainbow Park, Silverthorne
5:30pm-7:30pm FREE Rainbow Park is the place to be for an old-fashioned summertime evening full of fun for the entire family. Hot dogs and ice cream, bounce houses, games, and amusements.

June 15, 2017
Snowmass Summer Concert Series, Snowmass
Featuring See-I, Presented by Heritage Fire. Returning for its 26th summer season, the Snowmass Summer Concert Series draws guests to Fanny Hill for a relaxed atmosphere and spectacular mountain setting to enjoy the country’s most distinguished rock, R&B, soul, and Latin performers. Bring a picnic and a blanket for the ultimate al fresco experience. Cocktails and beer are available for purchase. Kids’ Zone available at select performances. Concerts take place on various days of the week throughout the summer season. http://www.gosnowmass.com/activity/summer-music-series/

June 15 – 18, 2017
29th Annual Rocky Mountain Mustang Roundup, Steamboat Springs
More than 450 Mustang owners from Rocky Mountain Mustang clubs will convene in Steamboat Springs, Colorado over Father’s Day Weekend. Activities will include a scenic mountain tour, auto cross, Friday night social, Show n’ Shine Car Show and awards breakfast.
Spectators are welcome at the Meadows parking lot located at the corner of Mt. Werner Road and Pine Grove Road for Friday’s Autocross. Over 180 Ford Mustangs compete in this timed event. Saturday’s Show n’ Shine is a car lovers dream. Over 450 Ford Mustangs are on display up and down Lincoln Avenue for your viewing pleasure. Both events are free and open to the public. http://www.steamboatchamber.com/signature-events/mustang-roundup

June 15 – 18, 2017
Telluride Blue Grass Festival, Tellurids
The Telluride Bluegrass Festival is a weekend celebration of Americana roots music where artists are encouraged to push the limits of their genre. Collaborations between the best of the best are often the highlights of each year’s festival.
This is a week of uncommon musical riches: Main stage performances in Town Park throughout the day, intimate masters workshops on the Elks Park stage on Main Street in downtown, prestigious band and songwriting contests, late-night Nightgrass concerts at every indoor venue in town, and jam sessions on sidewalks and throughout the campgrounds.  https://www.telluride.com/telluride-bluegrass-festival

June 16 -18, 2017
Food & Wine Classic, Aspen
Join celebrity chefs, renowned winemakers, and epicurean insiders for the culinary world’s most spectacular weekend. The Food & Wine Classic in Aspen is America’s premier culinary event. It consists of three incomparable days of cooking demonstrations, wine tastings and panel discussions by world-class chefs and wine experts. https://www.stayaspensnowmass.com/events/food-wine-classic-aspen

June 16 – 17, 2017 
Missoula Children’s Theatre presents The Tortoise Versus the Hare, Avon
Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) will spend a week with Avon students, grades K-12, putting together two performances on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon. MCT touring productions are complete with costumes, scenery, props and makeup. This classic production will cast the wise Tortoise against the conceited hare with entirely local talent on the beautiful Nottingham Performance Pavilion overlooking Nottingham Lake. http://www.avon.org/index.aspx?NID=1016

June 16 – 18, 2017
Gold Panning Championships, Breckenridge
The Gold Prospectors of Colorado sponsors the annual Colorado State Gold Panning Championship. The event draws gold panners from around the state. The three-day event is an excellent opportunity to see a variety of panning techniques and learn from some of the best. FREE – Blue River Plaza 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. gobreck.com

June 16 – 18, 2017
Strawberry Days Festival , Glenwood Springs
The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association and Alpine Bank present the 120th Annual Strawberry Days Festival June 16-18, 2017. The festival features live music & main stage entertainment, a FamilyFest area with interactive, entertaining and creative experiences for the kids; a Fine Arts and Crafts Fair, food court, an old-fashioned carnival, a parade on Grand Avenue and of course, there will be FREE strawberries and ice cream served on Saturday after the parade, a tradition held for more than a century.  See more at: https://www.facebook.com/strawberrydaysfestival

June 16. 2017
Slide & Slip at Rainbow Park, Silverthorne
1pm-2:30pm $1 per person.  Slip, slide and fly down the hillside on Silverthorne’s Slide & Slip. Bring a friend, pack a snack and plan to have a splashing good time at Rainbow Park. All proceeds benefit the Silverthorne Recreation Center’s Youth Scholarship Fund.

June 16 – 19, 2017
King of the Mountain Volleyball Tournament, Vail
One of the top 10 grassroots beach doubles volleyball tournaments in the USA. For more information visit www.KingoftheMountainVolleyball.com.

June 16, 2017
Craft Beer Classic, Vail
Get ready for a Vail beer fest like nothing else on earth from June 15-18, 2017. Experience the mountains the way they should be enjoyed, with a cold beer and your friends. Enjoy tastings with dozens of breweries from Colorado and beyond, exploring not just the world of craft beer but all the outdoor adventures Vail has to offer. vailcraftbeerclassic.com

June 17, 2017
Yoga in the Park, Avon
Start your weekend on the right foot…then the left…by stretching an energizing your whole body on the picturesque Performance Pavilion Terrace overlooking Nottingham Lake. The Avon Recreation Center offers free yoga on Saturdays from 9:00 – 10:00 am throughout the summer with certified yoga instructors from around the Vail Valley. http://www.avon.org/index.aspx?nid=1026

June 17, 2017
Guanella Pass Hill Climb, Georgetown
The Guanella Pass Hill Climb is a bicycle race from Georgetown to the top of Guanella Pass. Race takes place rain or shine. The 11 mile course rises 3150 ft. from Georgetown Lake with grades of 8-12%. Neutral start through town, flag drops at start of Guanella Pass Rd. Finish at 11,700 ft. in west parking lot on top of pass. Roads will be open to traffic. Riders descending back to Georgetown are expected to follow all traffic laws. There will be a celebration following the race at Georgetown’s City Park.

June 17 – 18, 2017
Wildlife and Wild Places Photography Workshop, Georgetown
Join Colorado’s premier nature photographers, W. Perry Conway and Gary A. Haines, for a 2-day Workshop photographing Wildlife and Wild Places in and around Clear Creek County, Colorado.
This Workshop offers a well-rounded and highly resourceful educational experience, appropriate for any level of outdoor photographer, but especially for beginners and intermediates. The program consists of a slide-based classroom lectures, with field shoots in beautiful locations and interactive critique sessions on participants’ laptop computers.
Limited enrollment gives participants quality time with the instructors and ensures that each person gets the specific instruction needed based on their individual level of experience. A group-based critique session allows students the chance to learn from others’ work, while personalized field instruction addresses the photographer’s needs related to both understanding camera functions and techniques of composition. Cost: $250/person – Maximum of 20 Participants. RSVP: May 30, 2017
For more information or to register for the workshop please call (303) 569-0433

June 17, 2017
Blueprint for Athletes Leadville Trail Marathon & Heavy Half, Leadville
Run through the historic mining district’s challenging old mining roads and trails, and hit a high of 13,185 feet at Mosquito Pass during the Blueprint for Athletes Leadville Trail Marathon or Heavy Half Marathon. The views will leave you breathless, if you’re not already. The marathon will mark its 18th year in 2017, while the Heavy Half will mark its 12th. http://www.leadvilleraceseries.com/run/trailmarathonheavyhalf/

June 17 – 18, 2017
CBA/RMBC Annual Father’s Day Shoot, Leadville
Featuring the David Lucero Memorial Challenge. http://coloradobowhunting.org/events/2646/CBA%20-%20RMBC-Annual-Father-s-Day-Shoot

June 17, 2017
Ride The Rockies 2017 Finish!, Salida
Ride The Rockies will be celebrating its 32nd anniversay this year. Each June, RTR cyclists embark on a 6 or 7 day bicycle tour of Colorado’s beautiful Rocky Mountains. This year they will be finishing, here in Salida, CO, at Thonoff Park. Come join us in congratulating the cyclists on June 17th, 2017 between 10am-4pm. There will be great food and drink as well as fabulous entertainment! http://www.colorfulcolorado.com/event/ride-the-rockies-2017-finish/

June 17, 2017
Heritage Fire, Snowmass
Cochon555’s Heritage Fire Snowmass spotlights dozens of the nation’s top chef talents roasting heritage breed animals and sustainable seafood over roaring fires in a spectacular Colorado mountain setting. Dry-aged beef, whole pigs and lambs, goats and pigs, lobster and oysters, rabbit, duck, entire fishes, chickens, and heirloom vegetables – global grilling cultures and native spices serve as the inspiration for this afternoon of culinary decadence. The hand-crafted theme extends to drinks like the Smoked Old Fashioned featuring Breckenridge Bourbon and The Manhattan Project presented by Poached Jobs. Sample Tiki punches and cocktails made with the historic bitters and luscious rums of Angostura as well as a Courvoisier Cognac neat tasting paired with hand-crafted chocolates. A free-flow selection of artisanal wines, craft beers, and luxury spirits adds to the festivities. http://www.gosnowmass.com/event/heritage-fire/

June 18, 2017
Daddy’s Girl Tutu2K, Avon
Make Father’s Day special by enjoying some exercise in Nottingham Park and bring the whole family for this 2k race. Moms are welcome too, as are boys and girls. This mission of the race is Family, Fun & Fitness. TuTu’s aren’t mandatory, but they’re strongly encouraged, as are superhero costumes, capes or other costume couture. With a 9:00 am start, you’ll have the whole day left to spend enjoying the features and amenities of beautiful Nottingham Park.

June 18, 2017 – October 01, 2017
Farmers’ Market & Art Show,Vail
Get a taste of Colorado with the Vail Farmers’ Market and Art Show, open every Sunday throughout the summer. Colorado’s finest are showcased during the farmer’s market including locally grown produce, international dishes, fresh baked goods and even Colorado wine. The Art Show feeds travelers’ creativity offering everything from beautiful clothing and jewelry to handmade home items. For more details, please see www.vailfarmersmarket.com

June 19, 2017
Dunk N’ Dash, Avon
The Town of Avon is proud to present our 13th annual Dunk-N-Dash Aquathlon Series. Athletes can register for one event or for the entire series. Swimmers in the Dunk-N-Dash can opt to make one or two 800-yard loops around Nottingham Lake. The 5k run starts and finishes at the Avon Performance Pavilion. The route runs north around Nottingham Lake, follows the path to Avon Elementary and turns onto the scenic river recreation path. At “Bob the Bridge,” runners turn around and return on the same path detouring to the south side of the lake for the finish line. http://www.avon.org/index.aspx?nid=1026

June 19 –September 5, 2017
Grand Junction Rockies Baseball, Grand Junction
The Grand Junction Rockies are a Minor League affiliate (Short-Season Rookie) of the Colorado Rockies. The Grand Junction Rockies (GJR) are members of the Pioneer Baseball League – which consist of eight teams in Montana, Colorado, Utah and Idaho. For complete schedule of games go to: http://www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t4364

June 19 – 24, 2017
AREDAY, Expo & Electric Vehicle Show, Snowmass
AREDAY, America’s premier renewable energy summit, offers a deep immersion into topics designed to precipitate a historic and necessary transition to an environmentally sound future.
Speakers and attendees include world leaders from both the public and private sectors in science, finance, investment, government and diverse technology development and deployment. We will cover Solar, Wind, Biofuels, Geothermal and other trail-blazing approaches to sustainability. http://www.gosnowmass.com/event/areday-summit-snowmass/

June 20, 2017
GRFA Hot Summer Nights
This annual free summer concert series is hosted at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater Tuesday evenings, starting June 20, 2017, throughout the summer months. All Hot Summer Nights Concerts take place Tuesdays at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail. Join us for Hot Summer Happy Hour, starting at 4:30pm! Come to the amphitheater early and enjoy yard games, free music, and beer tastings from Crazy Mountain Brewery!
Tuesday nights from June through August heat up the town with live-music that keeps the huge crowds dancing! For more information visit the Crazy Mountain Brewing Company Hot Summer Nights website.

June 21 – 25, 2017
Breckenridge Bike Week , Breckenridge
Whether you’re taking advantage of the expansive backcountry trails or simply the streets of Breckenridge, Breck Bike Week is  great opportunity to get to know the area and burn calories doing it! Activities include women’s skills clinics, bike demos, maintenance clinics, Mountain Enduro,  Funkadelic Pond Crossing and many more bike activities. Blue River Plaza. gobreck.com

June 21 – 11, 2017
Women & Wine on the Water Tour, Dillon
Bring your favorite bottle from this month’s wine region and we will provide the hors d’oeuvres! This exciting “women only” tour is being held monthly this season @ the marina, on the 3rd Wednesday of each month (June-September). Grab your best girlfriend or group of girlfriends and come join us for a relaxing tour across Lake Dillon Reservoir, sipping wine, enjoying a selection of tantalizing hors D’oeuvrs and enjoying that much needed “girl time!” http://www.townofdillon.com/events/-curm-6/-cury-2017

June 22, 2017
Open Water Swim, Avon
Nottingham Lake is back and better than ever this summer! The Avon Recreation Department provides the only open water swim in the valley. It’s a perfect way to train for your first (or third) outdoor triathlon. Just be sure to bring a wetsuit—the average water temperature is 60 – 68 degrees. Participants must be 15 years of age with parental release. There is a $5 fee to participate. http://www.avon.org/index.aspx?nid=1026

June 22 – July 1, 2017
Aspen Ideas Festival, Aspen
For 60 years the Aspen Institute has been the nation’s premier place for leaders from around the globe to explore timeless ideas and address the toughest challenges of the day. Since 1857, The Atlantic magazine has shaped national debate on the defining issues of our times. Together, we’re working to touch as many people as we can to create a “public commons” for the 21st century, where a diverse group of intellectually curious people can gather to talk, listen, debate, question, and learn what they can do to make our world — and our children’s world — a better place.
Divided into two overlapping four-day sessions, the Aspen Ideas Festival offers a substantial array of lectures, presentations, debates, and panel discussions by leading thinkers who span a vast range of critical topics, from the economy to the environment, from science to the arts, and from across ideological spectrums. https://www.stayaspensnowmass.com/events/aspen-ideas-festival

June 22, 2017
Beaver Creek Rodeo Series at Traer Creek, Beaver Creek
Dust off your cowboy boots and tack on some spurs for the 16th 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 – Bronc Riding, Team Roping, Barrel Racing and of course, Bull Riding! Get in on the rodeo action by signing up for the Calf Scramble, Mutton Bustin’ or Burro Racing. Bring the whole family for pony rides, face painting, mechanical bull rides, and a wide range of food options offered by local high country restaurants beginning when gates open at 5 p.m. Yee Haw! For tickets & information, please visit www.beavercreek.com/rodeo.

June 22, 2017
Wild West Rodeo Series, 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 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. http://www.carbondale.com/event/wild-west-rodeo-series/

June 22 – September 14, 2017
Downtown Farmers Market, Grand Junction
Over 100 artisans, musicians and food vendors with fresh produce and fruits from the Grand Valley. Held along Grand Junction’s Historic Main Street, this event attracts an estimated 5,000 visitors every Thursday. See website, http://www.downtowngj.org, or call 970-245-9697 for information.

June 22, 2017
Pagosa Night Rodeo, Pagosa Springs
Feel the thrill of live rodeo action as it happens.  Take a step back in time and rediscover the western tradition of rodeo in beautiful Pagosa Springs. Thursday Nights. Covered stands, so the show goes on rain or shine. Fun for all ages.
Advance tickets at Discount Adventures only
Adults $9 , Kids $5
At the Gate: Adults $10 Kids $6
Held at the Western Heritage Event Center Arena & Grounds
Hwy 84 and Mill Creek Road
http://www.visitpagosasprings.com/node/98/Rodeos/

June 22, 2017
World’s Largest Swim Lesson, Silverthorne
11:30am-12pm FREE Join this worldwide event and join thousands of friends in the same 30-minute lesson on the same day! Learn skill level appropriate water safety and self-saving techniques while helping us to spread the word that “swimming lessons save lives!” Must be on deck, registered and ready to go by 11:15 am.

June 22, 2017
Snowmass Summer Concert Series, Snowmass
Featuring Brothers Keeper with John Popper, Presented by AREDAY Summit, Expo & E-Vehicle Show. Returning for its 26th summer season, the Snowmass Summer Concert Series draws guests to Fanny Hill for a relaxed atmosphere and spectacular mountain setting to enjoy the country’s most distinguished rock, R&B, soul, and Latin performers. Bring a picnic and a blanket for the ultimate al fresco experience. Cocktails and beer are available for purchase. Kids’ Zone available at select performances. Concerts take place on various days of the week throughout the summer season. http://www.gosnowmass.com/activity/summer-music-series/

June 22 – August 5, 2017
Bravo! Vail
Celebrating 30 years in the Vail Valley, the Bravo! Vail Music Festival is a hallmark cultural attraction in Colorado. The seven-week festival touts the highest quality classical musicians in the world today. Bravo! Vail is the only festival in North America to host four of the world’s finest orchestras in a single season. Each summer, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic take up residence in Vail, featured in programs of the great classics, plus jazz and pops. Returning for the second summer, London’s internationally acclaimed chamber orchestra, St Martin in the Fields, will feature a three-performance residency. In addition, world-renowned chamber music artists perform a diverse and eclectic chamber music series throughout the Valley.
For more information on the full event schedule and to purchase tickets visit https://bravovail.org/

June 22 – 25, 2017
Telluride Wine Festival, Telluride
Enjoy engaging wine seminars- like “Why You Like the Wines You Like” and what that says about your sex life!  Learn to mix a delicious cocktail from vodka and tea and what does Moonshine have to do with any of it? Discover the magic of distilling from expert Colorado alchemists.
Cooking demos with celebrity chefs, artisan cheeses and the highest wine tasting in North America. Food pairings, food and wine films and MORE!
There will also be a non-alcoholic beer and unique soda tasting for the Designated Drivers and the discerning palates in your household.. Experience all this, and more, while having fun in the beautiful Rocky Mountains! Did we mention FREE Kids’ cooking classes (and coffee roasting classes for Moms and Dads right next door) in the morning? http://www.visittelluride.com/event/2017-telluride-wine-festival

June 23 – 24, 2017
Cover Rock Music Festival, Avon
The British are coming! This one-of-a kind “Tribute Band” festival features the world’s best Tribute bands celebrating the sounds of The StonesThe BeatlesPink FloydLed ZeppelinEric Clapton and more!. Early bird tickets are on sale in January! To purchase tickets and full event details please visit http://www.coverrockfestival.com/

June 23, 2017
Village F.A.C (Friday Afternoon Club) , Beaver Creek
“Friday Afternoon Club” – an Eagle County tradition – returns to Beaver Creek Village this summer! Every Friday, from June 23rd – August 25th, bring the whole family out to the Beaver Creek plaza for live music, shopping, ice skating and more! Try a bite from one of the local restaurants, or purchase a  beverage and soak up the summer sun at the Plaza Pavilion, located at the west end of the ice rink. F.A.C. runs from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. For more information, please visit www.beavercreek.com/fac

June 23 – 25, 2017
Junior Crested Butte Bike Week
It’s looking like this will be an AMAZING weekend to be a junior mountain biker!!  Races, clinics and fun rides all weekend long, it’s all about the kids and bikes.
For more info visit. http://crestedbuttedevo.com/event/crested-butte-bike-week/

June 23 – 25, 2017
Rapid Grass BlueGrass Festival, Idaho Springs
Save the Date~! The RapidGrass Bluegrass Music Festival is happening June 23rd through 25th in Idaho Springs! For lineup information or additional information please visit the Clear Creek RapidGrass website http://rapidgrassfestival.com/. Also, be sure to check out our house-band. Side note: Clear Creek RapidGrass is a non-profit, locally grown, locally supported bluegrass music festival to showcase acoustic talent.

June 23 – 24, 2017 
Leadville BBQ and Brew Festival, Leadville
This weekend will bring the sweet smell of BBQ and the taste of fine microbrews to this historic mining community nestled at 10,152 feet in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.
This is a KCBS sanctioned BBQ event and a “cup” event for the Rocky Mountain BBQ Association. Some of the best pit masters in the country will be competing for a large prize purse and the rights to our “Top of the Mountain” award.
Come on up to the high country and enjoy some of the best BBQ and brews in the mountains. Live music and a fun family activities will complete your experience in Leadville. http://www.leadvilletwinlakes.com/

June 23 – 25, 2017
ArtWalk, Salida
Salida ArtWalk celebrates its 25th year of art receptions, music, entertainment and artist demonstrations in numerous participating venues around town. Don’t miss the Mini Masterpiece Auction. For additional information call 719-207-4150, email director@salidaartwalk.com or visit http://www.salidaartwalk.com.

June 23 – 24, 2017
Cover Rock Festival, Avon
The British are coming! This one-of-a kind “Tribute Band” festival features the world’s best Tribute bands celebrating the sounds of The Stones, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton and more!! Visit Cover Rock Festival to purchase tickets and full event details. http://www.coverrockfestival.com/

June 23 – 25, 2017
Vail Arts Festival, Vail
A three-day celebration of over 80 artists showcasing digital art, drawing, fiber, glass, graphics and print making, metal works, wood, mixed media, ceramics, paintings, photography, sculpture, jewelry, and fashion all the while surrounded by the beauty and fresh air of Vail,. For more information visit www.vailartsfestival.com.

June 24, 2017
Yoga in the Park, Avon
Start your weekend on the right foot…then the left…by stretching an energizing your whole body on the picturesque Performance Pavilion Terrace overlooking Nottingham Lake. The Avon Recreation Center offers free yoga on Saturdays from 9:00 – 10:00 am throughout the summer with certified yoga instructors from around the Vail Valley. http://www.avon.org/index.aspx?nid=1026

June 24, 2017
Summer Solstice Trail Run, Beaver Creek
Kick off the summer at Creekside Park in Beaver Creek with a 5K or 10K trail running race benefitting the Vail Valley Charitable Fund. Bring the kids to participate in the free Kids Fun Run!
Registration: $38 (Advance Purchase)/$43 (Week of Event)/$50 (Event Day). Proceeds benefit the Vail Valley Charitable Fund. Fee includes lunch and entertainment for all racers.
After Party and Prizes: Following the race, racers are invited to enjoy food provided by a local restaurant and live entertainment in Creekside Park. Awards will be presented to the top three men and top three women in each age category for 10K runners. Prizes will also be given to the top three men and top three women in the Open, Amatuer and Masters 5k categories. For more information or to register please visit http://www.vailrec.com/sports-activities/vail-race/trail-running-racing/summer-solstice-vail-trail-run

June 24, 2017
Culinary Connection, Beaver Creek
Beaver Creek is home to a wide array of epicurean experiences. Join us at the Plaza Pavilion on Saturday afternoons throughout the summer to mix and mingle with the behind the scenes people who give Beaver Creek its world-renowned culinary reputation – chefs, sommeliers and beyond! Each session is unique – from cooking demonstrations and wine pairings to discussions on the history of a storied Beaver Creek gourmet outlet – and each session offers the chance to try a complimentary sampling of the restaurants’ tasty creations! Culinary Connection take place at the all-new Plaza Pavilion, Beaver Creek’s lush outdoor oasis, located at the west end of the ice rink, every Saturday, June 24th – August 26th from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. For more information, please visit www.beavercreek.com/culinaryconnection.

June 24 – 25, 2017
Attack of the Big Beers, Copper Mountain
New to Copper, the Attack of the Big Beers comes to the resort June 24 – 25. This beer festival includes “big beers,” or those brewed with high original gravity. Many other brews from Colorado and beyond will be available for sampling. Brewers will also be competing for the Brewzilla Cup: the award for the biggest, baddest beer of the festival. CopperColorado.com

Grilled Cheese Festival, Copper Mountain
June 24 – 25, 2017
On June 24 – 25, the brand new Grilled Cheese Festival brings the best of this cheesy comfort food for you to judge. Cash prizes are up for grabs and it’s up to you to crown the winner of the Best Grilled Cheese in Summit County. CopperColorado.com

June 24, 2017
Slacker Half Marathon, Relay and 4 Mile Races, Georgetown
Come join us for the highest DOWNHILL half marathon in the country and possibly the highest DOWNHILL 4 Mile Run!
Do not be misled by the name but this is the Slacker Half Marathon/4M Race! It is the highest downhill half marathon in the country—- beginning at 10,630 feet and traveling over a rolling hill descent to 8400 feet! The half marathon begins at Loveland Ski Area and travels the first five miles through a Forest Service area of wetlands and natural waterfalls on a non-motorized paved bike path built to sustain the weight of an ambulance! For more information or to register visit http://www.slackerhalfmarathon.com/

June 24 – 25,  2017
7th Annual Bacon and Bourbon Festival, Keystone
Bacon – Pronunciation [bey-kuhn] – the back and sides of the hog, salted, and dried or smoked, usually sliced thin and fried for food.  Back for its seventh year, Keystone’s Bacon and Bourbon Festival has established itself as a “don’t miss” event of the Colorado summer.  Whether you’re a bacon enthusiast or the loved one of a bacon connoisseur, this event is for you.  With thousands of pounds of bacon and bacon-inspired cuisine at your fingertips, you won’t want to miss this weekend-long celebration of bacon. Along with bacon cuisine you’ll enjoy free live music. Past attending musicians include Banditos, Dirty Bourbon River Show, King Cardinal, and Rhythmic Statues. Also back again is the crowd favorite Hell’s Belles. Participate in the Jim Beam Bourbon Tour with the purchase of the “Hungry Hog” package, you get to experience a variety of Bourbons and Whiskeys that are sure to delight the palate. www.keystonefestivals.com

June 24. 2017
Grand Opening of the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center, Silverthorne
Join the Town of Silverthorne and the Lake Dillon Theatre Company as we celebrate the Grand Opening of the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center and Cultural Complex. The day will feature a number of fun, interactive events for the entire family to enjoy. All Day Event FREE. For a complete schedule of events, please visit www.silverthorne.org

June 24, 2017
Prestige Imports Snowmass Loop Mountain Bike Fondo, Snowmass
The Prestige Imports Snowmass Loop Mountain Bike Fondo is new to the Colorado mountain bike calendar and will showcase Snowmass’ new “Snowmass Loop” in a single or double track lap around Snowmass. The Snowmass Loop is a more than 20 mile course with over 3k of vertical, non-stop single track with scenic vistas and aspen groves. Intermediate and advanced riders will love this fast and diverse course.
The Snowmass Loop Mountain Bike Fondo is taking place in conjunction with the Snowmass Demo Days weekend, June 24 & 25, giving participants the opportunity to test ride the latest and greatest in the biking industry. Be sure to check it out while you are in town! A portion of the Snowmass Loop entry fees goes to the Aspen High School Mountain Biking Team. http://www.gosnowmass.com/event/snowmass-loop-mountain-bike-fondo/

June 24 -25, 2017
Snowmass Demo Day, Snowmass
Join us for this two-day sponsored event in Base Village and Bike Snowmass on the latest equipment provided by our featured exhibitors. Bring your own bike and stop by PUSH Industries to try an Eleven Six shock on your bike or visit Zen Bike Works for a tune up.
NO registration fee! Donations to the Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association are strongly encouraged. A lift ticket is required for Snowmass Bike Park lift access. Must be 18 yrs or older to participate in the demo OR be accompanied by an adult during your demo. We recommend that you bring your own pedals and corresponding shoes. All demos are first-come first-served. http://www.gosnowmass.com/event/snowmass-demo-days/

June 24, 2017
Vail Family Fun Fest, Vail
The Vail Family Fun Fest is a few hours of simple fun in the beautiful Colorado Rockies presented in a festival setting. Families can come and visit various stations including our Creation Station – a tent filled with creative arts & crafts projects, The Science Tent – featuring Nature’s Educator’s, an educational group fostering respect and awareness of Birds of Prey and other animals found in Colroado, Play Town – featuring hula hoops, giant jenga and Connect Four and our Bounce House of Fun. In addition to these stations, we will be conducting several contests and group games throughout the day which may include the “Water Balloon Toss of Death”, The Blue Moose “Pizza Toss of Champions”, Hula Hoop Extravaganza and Simon Says. Visit www.vailfamilyfunfest.com for more information.

June 24 – 25, 2017
15th Annual Blues from the Top 15, Winter Park
The 15th Annual Blues from the Top Festival will be held June 24 & 25, 2017 - but as many of you know, there is plenty of amazing music happening in the days preceding the big weekend, so please save the dates from Friday, June 23 through Sunday, June 25 and you should be covered! http://www.playwinterpark.com/signature-blues-top-15-presented-grand-county-blues-society

June 25 – 28, 2017
Mavic Haute Route Rockies, from Boulder to Colorado Springs
Seven timed, ranked and fully-supported stages from Saturday the 24th to Friday the 30th of June. Start Village opens on Friday the 23rd of June. Nearest major airport: Denver International, Colorado Springs
Carving through the heartland of American cycling, the Mavic Haute Route Rockies 2017 will feature an unforgettable combination of jaw-dropping scenery and breathtaking climbs. The event offers committed amateur riders the opportunity to compete with a professional level of off-the-bike support unprecedented in US amateur cycling.
The event starts in Boulder on June 24th, 2017 and finishes in Colorado Springs on June 30th. Competitors face seven timed and ranked stages covering 875km (550 miles) and in excess of 16,000 vertical metres (52,500 feet) of climbing on some of Colorado’s best known mountain roads, many soaring above 3,000m in altitude (10,000 feet): http://www.gosnowmass.com/event/haute-route/

June 25 – July 04, 2017
Vail Lacrosse Shootout, Vail
A long running invitational lacrosse tournament featuring various age and gender divisions. Each division plays over a period of 3-4 days. More info: www.vaillacrosse.com

June 25 – 26, 2017
Blues Fest After Party, Winter Park
Post Blues Fest Fun, hosted by Andy Irvine and his Blues Collective featuring Johnny O, Bobby Walker & Jon Pleasant An annual event and tradition famous for impromptu guest appearances and jams with many visiting musicians, dancing, and a high spirited wind up to a great festival weekend.. http://www.playwinterpark.com/festivals

June 26, 2017
Dunk N’ Dash, Avon
The Town of Avon is proud to present our 13th annual Dunk-N-Dash Aquathlon Series. Athletes can register for one event or for the entire series. Swimmers in the Dunk-N-Dash can opt to make one or two 800-yard loops around Nottingham Lake. The 5k run starts and finishes at the Avon Performance Pavilion. The route runs north around Nottingham Lake, follows the path to Avon Elementary and turns onto the scenic river recreation path. At “Bob the Bridge,” runners turn around and return on the same path detouring to the south side of the lake for the finish line. http://www.avon.org/index.aspx?nid=1026

June 26 – 28, 2017
Haute Route Rockies, Avon
Carving through the heartland of American cycling, the Mavic Haute Route Rockies 2017 will feature an unforgettable combination of jaw-dropping scenery and breathtaking climbs. The first ever week of Haute Route racing in North America event offers seven timed and ranked stages. Avon will host Stage 4, an 11-mile Individual Time Trial from Avon to Wildridge that includes 2,000 feet of elevation gain. http://www.hauteroute.org/events/overview/mavic-rockies-2017

June 27, 2017
GRFA Hot Summer Nights, Vail
This annual free summer concert series is hosted at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater Tuesday evenings, starting June 20, 2017, throughout the summer months. All Hot Summer Nights Concerts take place Tuesdays at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail. Join us for Hot Summer Happy Hour, starting at 4:30pm! Come to the amphitheater early and enjoy yard games, free music, and beer tastings from Crazy Mountain Brewery!
Tuesday nights from June through August heat up the town with live-music that keeps the huge crowds dancing! For more information visit the Crazy Mountain Brewing Company Hot Summer Nights website.

June 28, 2017
Free Outdoor Yoga at Centennial Park, Beaver Creek
Practice yoga in the great Colorado outdoors!  Meditate on your day, settle into a deep stretch and challenge your body while taking in the spectacular vistas of Beaver Creek! These weekly yoga classes are complimentary and open to all levels of yogis. Mats will be provided based on availability. In the event of inclement weather, class will be held indoors (location TBD).  For more information, please visit www.beavercreek.com/yoga.

June 28, 2017
Concerts By The Creek, Beaver Creek
Nothing says Colorado in the summertime more than lush green grass, mountain air and FREE LIVE music with a Rocky Mountain backdrop. Join us on Wednesdays from June 28th- August 9th for a complimentary music experience unlike any other. Taking place at the intimate Creekside Park, Concerts by the Creek is nestled in the heart of Beaver Creek, steps away from the village core. For event details and music lineup, please visit www.beavercreek.com/concertsbythecreek

June 28, 2017 

Glenwood Springs Summer of Music, Glenwood Springs

This free 6-week concert series takes place at Two Rivers Park every Wednesday evening beginning in June. Over the years it has become a venue for both established performers and up-and-coming musical talent. Bring a picnic meal or stop by the food vendors for a quick and delicious dinner. No glass in the park please. 6:30 – 9 p.m.

June 28 – July 4, 2017
Telluride Plein Air Festival, Telluride
The Telluride Plein Air Festival draws artists from around the country to paint “en plein air” (in the outdoors) and exhibit and sell their work. Their scenes of Telluride and the surrounding areas simultaneously capture the mountain spirit of this special place and celebrate the art of painting in the outdoors. http://www.visittelluride.com/event/telluride-plein-air

June 28, 2017
Vail Summer Bluegrass Series
Featuring the Bluegrass Generals. The Vail Summer Bluegrass Series is four free live bluegrass concerts. Each individual concert boasts national-level, award-winning talent and have proven to draw crowds from the Vail region, as well as visiting guests from around the world. To support our headlining talent, we have made it a priority to feature local and regional bands as well. In addition to music at the Arrabelle, the Vail Summer Bluegrass Series has partnered with Eco Products (cup donations) and Rock the Earth in an effort to keep our planet front and center. For more information, visit http://www.vailbluegrass.com/

June 29, 2017
Open Water Swim, Avon
Nottingham Lake is back and better than ever this summer! The Avon Recreation Department provides the only open water swim in the valley. It’s a perfect way to train for your first (or third) outdoor triathlon. Just be sure to bring a wetsuit—the average water temperature is 60 – 68 degrees. Participants must be 15 years of age with parental release. There is a $5 fee to participate. http://www.avon.org/index.aspx?nid=1026

June 29, 2017 
Beaver Creek Rodeo Series at Traer Creek, Beaver Creek
Dust off your cowboy boots and tack on some spurs for the 16th 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 – Bronc Riding, Team Roping, Barrel Racing and of course, Bull Riding! Get in on the rodeo action by signing up for the Calf Scramble, Mutton Bustin’ or Burro Racing. Bring the whole family for pony rides, face painting, mechanical bull rides, and a wide range of food options offered by local high country restaurants beginning when gates open at 5 p.m. Yee Haw! For tickets & information, please visit www.beavercreek.com/rodeo.

June 29, 2017
Wild West Rodeo Series, 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 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. http://www.carbondale.com/event/wild-west-rodeo-series/

June 29 – July 1, 2017 
Blueprint for Athletes Leadville Trail 100 MTB Training Camp, Leadville
The 2017 Blueprint for Athletes Leadville Trail 100 MTB Camp June 29 – July 1, will be led by the best of the best: six-time Blueprint for Athletes Leadville Trail 100 MTB champion Dave Wiens, 23-time finisher Todd Murray, 14-time finisher Roxanne Hall, Ty Hall, and many more. Camp participants will ride, dine, and socialize with Leadville’s finest and a host of experienced buckle-sporting guides.
As a camp participant, you will ride every mile of the course, and your preview comes with special attention to the most grueling sections: Powerline, St. Kevins, and the incredible Columbine climb. A question-and-answer session will offer insight into proper training, diet, bike setup, and crewing logistics, preparing you for the best possible race-day performance. This camp will dramatically increase your chances of meeting your LT100 MTB goals and completing your 2017 Race Across the Sky.
Due to permitting, camp participation is limited to 100 per camp with a first-come, first-served registration. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to ride with Leadville legends.

June 29, 2017
Pagosa Night Rodeo, Pagosa Springs
Feel the thrill of live rodeo action as it happens.  Take a step back in time and rediscover the western tradition of rodeo in beautiful Pagosa Springs. Thursday Nights. Covered stands, so the show goes on rain or shine. Fun for all ages.
Advance tickets at Discount Adventures only
Adults $9 , Kids $5
At the Gate: Adults $10 Kids $6
Held at the Western Heritage Event Center Arena & Grounds
Hwy 84 and Mill Creek Road
http://www.visitpagosasprings.com/node/98/Rodeos/

June 30, 2017
Village F.A.C (Friday Afternoon Club) , Beaver Creek
“Friday Afternoon Club” – an Eagle County tradition – returns to Beaver Creek Village this summer! Every Friday, from June 23rd – August 25th, bring the whole family out to the Beaver Creek plaza for live music, shopping, ice skating and more! Try a bite from one of the local restaurants, or purchase a  beverage and soak up the summer sun at the Plaza Pavilion, located at the west end of the ice rink. F.A.C. runs from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. For more information, please visit www.beavercreek.com/fac

June 30 – July 2, 2017
Family Adventure Challenge, Copper Mountain
From July 1 -2, families get to experience the thrill of adventure racing together. Hosted by the Kids Adventure Games, this event emphasizes teamwork, problem solving, sportsmanship and fun. Teams of two tackle obstacles on a course specifically designed for parents and children ages 6 – 14. Also, racers and non-racers are invited to take part in skill clinics on June 30 in areas such as climbing/ropes and mountain biking. CopperColorado.com

June 30 – July 2, 2017
BLUEBIRD Art + Sound, Snowmass
BLUEBIRD Art + Sound, a leading-edge art and music event debuts in Snowmass on June 30-July 2. The three-day celebration brings exciting musical talent and artists to Snowmass for a weekend of inspiration and creativity set amidst the stunning backdrop and natural beauty of Snowmass. The weekend commences on Friday with a free interactive art exhibition in Base Village that runs during the entire weekend. Saturday night includes a DJ after-party in Snowmass Village complementing the art exhibition on the Base Village Lawn.http://www.gosnowmass.com/event/bluebird-art-sound/

June 30, 2017
Farm to Table Dinner Series
Join Vail Farmers’ Market and local Chefs for a family style farm-to-table dinner series. We will celebrate Colorado harvests with talented chefs, regional farms, and more. Visit www.vailfarmersmarket.com/farm-to-table for more information.

 

JULY

 

July 1, 2017
Yoga in the Park, Avon
Start your weekend on the right foot…then the left…by stretching an energizing your whole body on the picturesque Performance Pavilion Terrace overlooking Nottingham Lake. The Avon Recreation Center offers free yoga on Saturdays from 9:00 – 10:00 am throughout the summer with certified yoga instructors from around the Vail Valley. http://www.avon.org/index.aspx?nid=1026

July 1, 2017
Culinary Connection, Beaver Creek
Beaver Creek is home to a wide array of epicurean experiences. Join us at the Plaza Pavilion on Saturday afternoons throughout the summer to mix and mingle with the behind the scenes people who give Beaver Creek its world-renowned culinary reputation – chefs, sommeliers and beyond! Each session is unique – from cooking demonstrations and wine pairings to discussions on the history of a storied Beaver Creek gourmet outlet – and each session offers the chance to try a complimentary sampling of the restaurants’ tasty creations! Culinary Connection take place at the all-new Plaza Pavilion, Beaver Creek’s lush outdoor oasis, located at the west end of the ice rink, every Saturday, June 24th – August 26th from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. For more information, please visit www.beavercreek.com/culinaryconnection.

July 1 – 4, 2017
71ST Paonia Cherry Days, Paonia
MORE INFO ON WEBSITE http://www.paoniacherrydays.com/

July 1, 2017
Rendezvous Run for Independence, Winter Park
The Rendezvous Run for Independence 5 mile run/walk is a 4th of July tradition in Winter Park. The race starts at The Vintage Hotel @ Winter Park Ski Resort. Competitors will wind their way through the Winter Park Resort, down the Fraser River Trail, through green forests and open valleys, through the Town of Winter Park, finishing at Rendezvous for an after race celebration.
Every participant will get a T-shirt, post-race party, and a prize entry. The Rendezvous after party will include refreshments, awards and prize drawings!  Free shuttle bus service will run round trip from Rendezvous to the Vintage Hotel.  Participants running with strollers or dogs will be asked to start the race last, bringing up the rear. Participants running with dogs will be required to keep the dog on a leash. http://www.playwinterpark.com/rendezvous-run-independence-1

July 1 – 2, 2017 
All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast. Winter Park
Come enjoy some delicious pancakes with your family. This Fourth of July weekend event is held in conjunction with the Run for Independence (Saturday) Proceeds benefit FRVLC grants to numerous Grand County non-profits and scholarships for Grand County high school seniors! http://www.playwinterpark.com/all-you-can-eat-pancake-breakfast-fraser-river-valley-lions-club-0

July 3, 2017
Salute to the USA, Avon
We invite you to take part in the family friendly festivities going on throughout the park with face painters, fire jugglers, stilt walkers, balloon sculptors, magicians, and so much more!  Bring your blanket and enjoy festival style food favorites from fresh squeezed lemonade and funnel cakes to mini-donuts and roasted ears of corn.  Relax and get ready for the most amazing fireworks display the State of Colorado has to offer – 10,000 shells explode in a pyrotechnic extravaganza of dazzling color and sound. You won’t want to miss this hallmark event - Salute to the USA will quickly become a tradition in your family! http://www.avon.org/index.aspx?NID=414

July 4, 2017
4th of July Celebration in Clear Creek CountyVarious Venues
Come spend the day with Idaho Springs, Empire, Georgetown and Silver Plume! Stroll through our unique shops, visit historic landmarks, tour museums, pan for gold, or experience a little adventure on Clear Creek’s rapids, ATV’s, train, or zipline!
In Georgetown, there will be a morning parade followed by a picnic, entertainment, and other special events. And be sure to stay for the fireworks over Georgetown Lake this year.
The Georgetown Loop Railroad will also be hosting its annual 4th of July train ride and BBQ buffet.  The train departs from the Silver Plume station at 6:00 pm.  Hear the story of Clear Creek while you travel down to the Georgetown Devil’s Gate station.  Enjoy a BBQ buffet, then re-board the train and return by 8:00 pm.  Please contact the Georgetown Loop Railroad for reservations and additional information.
Idaho Springs will be hosting an afternoon BBQ and live music downtown in Citizens Park from 2-9pm, and be sure to stay for the fireworks over the Charlie Taylor Waterwheel this year.
Silver Plume’s Annual 4th of July Ice Cream Social will be held from 2-4 pm at Dinger’s Park and Pavilion on Main Street, across from the George Rowe Museum. There will be an assortment of baked goods, ice cream and beverages. Proceeds will benefit People for Silver Plume, Inc. and historic preservation.
For a complete list of things to do, please visit www.ClearCreekCounty.org  or www.facebook.com/VisitClearCreek

July 4, 2017
Old Fashioned Fourth of July, Ouray
Join us for an old fashioned Fourth of July in Ouray. Visitors and locals of all ages cherish memories of this grand observance of the national holiday. Many of these activities have been a tradition since the early 1900s, and we expect they will be around for a long, long time into the future. http://www.ouraycolorado.com/index.php?option=com_zcalendar&view=event&id=3918&calid=1&Itemid=337&Itemid=337

http://www.ouraycolorado.com/index.php?option=com_zcalendar&view=event&id=3918&calid=1&Itemid=337&Itemid=337

July 4, 2017
National Repertory Orchestra 4th of July Concert, Silverthorne
Rainbow Park  10:00am to 12:00pm FREE This summer, the Lake Dillon Theatre Company and the National Repertory Orchestra will present their popular July 4th concert collaboration at Rainbow Park. This annual Independence Day celebration includes a free, patriotic concert from the NRO with a special performance featuring the LDTC Summer Musical Company.

July 1 – 4, 2017
Fourth of July Celebration, Steamboat Springs
For more than 100 years Steamboat Springs, Colorado has celebrated Independence Day in true western fashion. This is a special holiday and Steamboat does it right with a hometown parade followed by an old-fashioned community block party.
Events like the Pro Rodeo Series and Pioneer Day Block Party, featuring a free concert and Routt Beer Floats, are proof Steamboat’s western roots are alive and well.
After the rodeo, keep your seat and watch the sky fill up with the beautiful colors of one of the biggest firework shows in Colorado. http://www.steamboatchamber.com/signature-events/july-4th-celebration

July 4, 2017
7th Annual Rundola, Telluride
Get your sweat on for a good cause before the rest of the day’s festivities! The 4th of July kicks off with the Telluride Foundation’s Rundola, a recreational foot race to benefit the Telluride Foundation. Participants begin at the base of the gondola in the town of Telluride and finish at the top of the ridge adjacent to the San Sophia gondola mid-station. Runners follow the Telluride Trail (4.600 feet long, 40 feet wide, 13% uphill grade) or can simply bushwack to the finish. The elevation gain is 1,810 feet from start to finish.  http://www.visittelluride.com/event/7th-annual-rundola

July 5, 2017
Free Outdoor Yoga at Centennial Park, Beaver Creek
Practice yoga in the great Colorado outdoors!  Meditate on your day, settle into a deep stretch and challenge your body while taking in the spectacular vistas of Beaver Creek! These weekly yoga classes are complimentary and open to all levels of yogis. Mats will be provided based on availability. In the event of inclement weather, class will be held indoors (location TBD).  For more information, please visit www.beavercreek.com/yoga.

July 5, 2017
Vail Summer Bluegrass Series, Vail
Featuring Chatham County Line. The Vail Summer Bluegrass Series is four free live bluegrass concerts. Each individual concert boasts national-level, award-winning talent and have proven to draw crowds from the Vail region, as well as visiting guests from around the world. To support our headlining talent, we have made it a priority to feature local and regional bands as well. In addition to music at the Arrabelle, the Vail Summer Bluegrass Series has partnered with Eco Products (cup donations) and Rock the Earth in an effort to keep our planet front and center. For more information, visit http://www.vailbluegrass.com/

July 6, 2017
Wild West Rodeo Series, 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 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. http://www.carbondale.com/event/wild-west-rodeo-series/

July 6, 2017
Pagosa Night Rodeo, Pagosa Springs
Feel the thrill of live rodeo action as it happens.  Take a step back in time and rediscover the western tradition of rodeo in beautiful Pagosa Springs. Thursday Nights. Covered stands, so the show goes on rain or shine. Fun for all ages.
Advance tickets at Discount Adventures only
Adults $9 , Kids $5
At the Gate: Adults $10 Kids $6
Held at the Western Heritage Event Center Arena & Grounds
Hwy 84 and Mill Creek Road
http://www.visitpagosasprings.com/node/98/Rodeos/

July 7, 2017
Village F.A.C (Friday Afternoon Club) , Beaver Creek
“Friday Afternoon Club” – an Eagle County tradition – returns to Beaver Creek Village this summer! Every Friday, from June 23rd – August 25th, bring the whole family out to the Beaver Creek plaza for live music, shopping, ice skating and more! Try a bite from one of the local restaurants, or purchase a  beverage and soak up the summer sun at the Plaza Pavilion, located at the west end of the ice rink. F.A.C. runs from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. For more information, please visit www.beavercreek.com/fac

July 7, 2017
First Friday Art Walk, Carbondale
Carbondale’s monthly celebration of the arts, shopping, dining and music. The Carbondale Chamber and First Fridays Committee are working hard to expand this established community event to encompass Main Street, the Third Street Center, and the Highway 133 corridor.

July 7 – 9, 2017
7th Annual Colorado Lavender Festival, Palisade
The Lavender Association of Western Colorado is proud to once again, host Colorado’s ONLY lavender festival in historic downtown Palisade and Western Colorado, with events all weekend long and the festival in the park on Saturday.. Located in western Colorado along the I-70 corridor, getting here is a quick 4 hour drive or 1 hour flight from Denver or Salt Lake City. For more information and ticket purchase please go to http://www.coloradolavender.org

July 8, 2017
Culinary Connection, Beaver Creek
Beaver Creek is home to a wide array of epicurean experiences. Join us at the Plaza Pavilion on Saturday afternoons throughout the summer to mix and mingle with the behind the scenes people who give Beaver Creek its world-renowned culinary reputation – chefs, sommeliers and beyond! Each session is unique – from cooking demonstrations and wine pairings to discussions on the history of a storied Beaver Creek gourmet outlet – and each session offers the chance to try a complimentary sampling of the restaurants’ tasty creations! Culinary Connection take place at the all-new Plaza Pavilion, Beaver Creek’s lush outdoor oasis, located at the west end of the ice rink, every Saturday, June 24th – August 26th from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. For more information, please visit www.beavercreek.com/culinaryconnection.

July 8, 2017
Sunset at the Summit Concert featuring Wash Park, Silverthorne
Rainbow Park, 7:00pm FREE. Join us for free, award-winning live music at Rainbow Park for a night of fun-filled entertainment the entire family can enjoy. Pre-Show begins at 6 PM, concerts begin at 7 PM. For more information please visit www.silverthorne.org

July 8 – 9, 2017
36th Annual Hot Air Balloon Rodeo & 43rd Annual Art nn The Park, Steamboat Springs
The Hot Air Balloon Rodeo and Art in the Park events offer artistry and color both on canvases and in the air making this weekend a staple of Steamboat Springs, Colorado in the summertime.
Get to the launch grounds early to see the balloons inflate and enjoy this wonderful photography opportunity. The rodeo portion of the event consists of fun contests like dipping into Bald Eagle Lake and since balloon pilots can be pretty competitive, you’re guaranteed a good show. Once the balloons are in the air, sip on coffee, grab breakfast from one of our local vendors, and let the kids burn off some energy in the kids zone as you watch more balloons dot the Yampa Valley sky.
Just minutes away, another colorful scene awaits at Art in the Park, where arts and crafts, performances and an interactive children’s area will fill your day.
On Saturday, the fun doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. Head back to the mountain area and take in the colors as the balloon glow lights up on Mt. Werner. Spectators will have the opportunity to walk among the tethered balloons or take photos of this beautiful display from the numerous restaurant patios and hotel and condo balconies at the base of the mountain. http://www.steamboatchamber.com/signature-events/hot-air-balloon-rodeo

July 9 – 10, 2017
Triple Bypass Bicycle Tour, Avon
The Triple Bypass Bicycle Tour is a phenomenal 120-mile bicycle ride with over 10,000 feet of elevation gain. And yet, 3,500 riders dare it every year. It starts in Evergreen and climbs over Squaw Pass to Idaho Springs and on into Georgetown. From there, it climbs over Loveland Pass to Frisco and over Vail Pass to the finish line in Avon at Harry A. Nottingham Park. Returning in 2017, event organizers are once again hosting the Triple Bypass East and the Double Triple…yes, ride from Avon back to Evergreen the very next day! http://www.avon.org/index.aspx?NID=415

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