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Happenings
Pg 13 - The Sunshine Express
2012 June
-115th Annual
Strawberry Days,
June 15-17, Glenwood
Springs, Strawberry
Days has been enter-
taining generations
for more than 100
years. The festival
features a FamilyFest
area with interac-
tive, entertaining and
creative experiences
for the kids; an arts
and crafts fair and
food court; an old-
fashioned carnival; a
parade down main
street and a full enter-
tainment line-up. Of
course, we'll still serve
free strawberries
and ice cream on Saturday, just
Concerts (continued)
like we've been doing for the past
k.d. Lang and the Siss Boom Bang, Jazz Aspen
century.
-11th Annual Sopris Music Fest,
Snowmass Festival, Snowmass, 970.920.4996
June 22-23, Carbondale
Nightgrass, Punch Brothers, Sheridan Opera
Crested Butte/Gunnison/Lake City:
House, Telluride, 970.728.6363
-First Friday Gallery Crawl & Music
June 25
June 1, Various Galleries & Loca-
Bob Malone, Center for the Arts, Crested Butte,
tions, Gunnison
970.349.7487
-Mon., June 4, Gunnison County
June 28
State of the Rivers, Student Center
Kenny Loggins, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
Ballroom at Western Colorado State
Sonny Landreth, James M Robb State Park,
University, Gunnison: 10a, tour of
the Aspinall Unit Reservoirs; 4p.
Fruita, 970.434.6696
Gunnison Basin Roundtable Meet-
Chuck Prophet, Mountain Air Music Series, Fellin
ing: 6:30p. Public Reception; 7p.
Park, Ouray, 970.325.7073
Snowpack and Streamflow levels
Firefall, Fanny Hill, Snowmass, 970.920.4996
and predictions for the summer;
June 29
7:20p. Aspinall Operations Update;
Moby, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
7:40p. a History of Construction at the Aspinall Unit; 8:15p.
-10th Annual Gunnison River Festival, Gunnison, June
June 30
the 75 Year History of the Colorado River District with
22-23, The event kicks off with the premiere of the Gun-
Hot Club of Detroit, Jazz Aspen Snowmass,
author George Sibley.
nison River Games in Legion Park on the evening of June
Fanny Hill, Snowmass, 970.920.4996
-Crested Butte Restaurant Week June 8-15, Special dining
22 from 6-9p. with live music as the backdrop. On June 23,
and lodging deals.
it's all about being on the water with the festival based at
Dark Star Orchestra, Steamboat Ski Resort,
-Taylor Park Marina Fishing Derby June 9, Taylor Park
Gunnison Whitewater Park. A kayak paddle on Blue Mesa
Steamboat, 970.879.6111
Reservoir
Lake, competitive raft races, kayak competitions, River
Fairs, Festivals, Fun
-Crested Butte Farmers' Market June 10, 17 and 24, Elk
City Fun Zone for kids, community raft float, raft rodeo,
Aspen/Basalt/Carbondale/Glenwood Springs/Rifle:
Avenue and Second Street
surf comp and hooligan race are part of the fun. For costs,
-60th Annual Mg Car Club Rallye, June 8-10, Glenwood
-Adventure Park, Evolution Bike Park June 16, Ziplines and
info, and registration forms, visit www.gunnisonriverfesti-
Springs, The Rocky Mountains of central Colorado, with
charlifts open, Crested Butte Mountain Resort
val.com or call 970.901.6215.
some of the most breathtaking scenery in America, have
-32nd Annual Crested Butte Bike Week, June 21-24, Previ-
-Crested Butte Writers Conference June 22-24, Elevation
formed the backdrop for the Rallye Glenwood Springs
ously known as Fat Tire Bike Week.
Hotel & Spa, Crested Butte Mountain Resort
through fifty-nine previous years. Vintage and classic
Crested Butte Bike Week launches with a kickoff party at
-Wildflower Rush Cross Country/Downhill Bike Races
cars from as far away as California and Illinois
the Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum/Mountain
June 22-24, Crested Butte Mountain Resort
-Carbondale Rodeo, June 7, Carbondale Thursdays
Bike Hall of Fame on June 21. The infamous Chainless
-Fridays @ 5 at the Gunnison Art Center June 22 and 29,
through August 23
World Championships on June 22 followed by the Fat
Live music in the Courtyard
-Rocky Mountain Surf Festival, June 9-10, Glenwood
Tire 40 mountain bike race on June 23. cross-country or
-Readers in the Rockies June 23, Elevation Hotel & Spa, Mt.
Springs Whitewater Park, The 2012 Rocky Mountain Surf
downhill racing at the Mountain States Cup Wildflower
Crested Butte
Festival is a one of a kind Polynesian themed extrava-
Rush races on Crested Butte Mountain Resort trails on
-Annual Breeding Bird Survey June 23, Rocky Mountain
ganza which features the Whitewater Stand Up Paddling
June 23-24. If a one-speed cruiser is more your style, join
Biological Laboratory
Championship, surfing contests live music, food and
in the fun for Adaptive Sports Center's annual Bridges of
-Bridges of the Butte June 23-24, 24-hour townie bike tour.
product vendors, a costume contest, a Goof Off (www.
the Butte townie tour that runs from 3p on June 23 to 3p on
Presented by the Adaptive Sports Center, Crested Butte
goofboard.com) competition, hula hooping and a limbo
June 24. Alison Gannett's Keen Rippin Chix Bike Camps
-Alpenglow June 25 - August 13, Crested Butte, Free con-
competition with Betty Hoops an impromptu float in all
will be offered on June 21, 22 and 23. For info and registra-
certs on Mondays. 970.349.7487
types of crafts on the Colorado River, planet earth's best
tion 800.545.4505 or visit www.ftbw.com
-ArtWalk Evening June 28, Studios and galleries down-
river surfers displaying their paddling prowess on the
-Exploration Experiences June 21 and 28, Interactive sci-
town Crested Butte
snowmelt swollen Colorado River, and much more!
ence programs and lunch, Rocky Mountain Biological
-Gunnison Farmers' Market June 30, Virginia Avenue and
-Music on the Mountain, June 9, Glenwood Caverns
Laboratory
Main Street