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Happenings
Pg 13 - The Sunshine Express
2012 July
Fairs, Festivals, Fun
Concerts (continued)
Aspen/Basalt/Carbondale/Glenwood Springs/
July 21
New Castle/Silt/Rifle:
Hot Tuna, Third Street Performing Arts Center,
- Snowmass Summer of FREE Music Series,
Carbondale, 970.963.3221
Thursdays, June 28 - August 16 Snowmass Vil-
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Avalon Theater,
lage. A memorable evening for all whether you
Grand Junction, 970.263.5700
want to chill or dance up a storm all night.
Sara Hickman, Wright Opera House, Ouray,
- Snowmass Enduro Mountain Bike Races July
13-15
970.325.4399
- Parade of Homes Expo July 20-22, Snowmass
Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, Strings
- National 12 Hours of Snowmass Mountain
Music Festival Pavilion, Steamboat, 970.879.5056
Bike Race July 21
X105
- Snowmass Automobilia Exotica July 28-29,
Reckless Kelly, Walt Wilkins, Jason Eady & Kev-
The Second Annual event is presented by
in Welch, Telluride Americana Music Festival,
3ZERO3 Motorsport. Catch the road rally from
Sheridan Opera House, Telluride, 970.728.6363
Denver to Snowmass via Independence Pass.
July 22
- Aspen Music Festival and School, June 28-
Hot Tuna, Sheridan Opera House, Telluride,
Aug 19, The 63rd season welcomes the bril-
liant maestro Robert Spano as music director
970.728.6363
970.925.9042 aspenmusicfestival.com
Uncle Luscius, Old Town Pub, Steamboat,
- Aspen's Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration
970.879.2101
- Colorado Lavender Festival July 6-8, booths, food,
July 4, Downtown Aspen, Aspen celebrates Independence
Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, Sopris Park,
seminars, demonstrations, speakers, farm tours and more.
Day with a whimsical twist. Approximately 20,000 resi-
Carbondale, 970.963.1680
www.coloradolavender.org
dents and visitors come together to honor the nation's
July 23
- Mesa County Fair Frontier Belles Horse Show July 7-8, 8a,
birthday in true American style. Festivities include a pa-
Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, Center for
Free to Public. Mesa County Fairgrounds Covered Arena
rade, U.S. Airforce jet flyby, concerts, a kid's bicycle rodeo,
the Arts, Crested Butte, 970.349.7487
2785 US Hwy 50, Gr Jct, 970.255.7100
and spectacular fireworks over Aspen Mountain.
- 3rd Annual Benefit Golf Tournament, July 7, Registra-
July 24
- Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Presents Summer Dance, July 6 -
tion starts at 7a with a shotgun start at 8a, $85 per person,
Al Green, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
Aug 31 970.925.5770 aspensantafeballet.com
includes golf fee, continental breakfast, lunch, and golf cart
Danielle Ate The Sandwich, Cavalcade, Fruita,
- Theatre Aspen: How I became a Pirate, July 10-Aug 8, Yo-
and range balls. benefit the Rose Hill Hospitality House of
ho the swashbuckling musical! For all ages. 970.925.9313
970.260.5413
St Mary's Hospital. $10,000 hole in one prize. Adobe Creek
theatreaspen.org
July 25
National Golf Club, 876 18 1/2 Road, Fruita, 970.260.7664
- Aspen Race for the Cure, July 14, Race or Walk 5K,
Mike Pinto Band, Mesa Theater, Grand Junction,
- Grand Valley Performing Arts Festival, July 12 - July
10K, Family Fun 1-mile & Paws Dog Walk-Walk/Run
970.241.1717
15, Daytime free/ $10 evening show, Four days of music,
970.920.0250 komenaspen.org
GiGi Love, Four Corners Cafe Rooftop Sky-
dance, theater, and poetry performances, entertainment,
- 10th Annual Aspen Arts Festival July 28-29, Wagner Park
bar, Chipeta Solar Springs Resort, Ridgway,
free classes, and workshops by over two dozen outstand-
- Summer of Music Outdoor Concert Series, Wednesdays,
ing local performing groups. Moss Performing Arts Center,
800.633.5868
June 27 to August 1, Two Rivers Park, Glenwood Springs
1100 North Ave, GrJct, 970.245.8930 www.GVPerformin-
July 26
- 4th of July Downtown Fanfare July 4
gArtsFestival.org
Pure Prairie League, Fanny Hill, Snowmass,
- Garfield County Air Fair, July 14-15, Garfield Country
- Glade Park Cowboy Poetry Festival
Regional Airport, Rifle
970.920.4996
July 14, 2012 DINNER AT 6 PM Bring your own chairs,
- Grand River Classic Car and Motorcycle Days, July 27-29,
Rose's Pawn Shop, Katie Glassman, Ridgway
no pets please. Fundraiser for 501(c)3 non-profit Glade
Glenwoood Springs
Town Park, Ridgway, 970.626.5308 x11
Park Community Service, Inc. Community Service Bldg
- Mountain Fair Festival, July 27-29, Carbondale
July 27
on 16.5 Rd(.2 mile North of Glade Park Store), Glade Park,
- Silt Hey Day, July 27, Silt
Chris Botti, Strings Music Festival Pavilion,
970.257.9693
Crested Butte/Gunnison/Lake City:
Steamboat, 970.879.5056 X105
- Downtown Grand Junction Art Festival & Wine Affair
- Independence Day Celebrations July 4, Crested
July 14-15, Downtown Grand Junction, Juried art festi-
Original Recipe, Zona & Evelyn Levi Brown For-
Butte, Gunnison & Mt. Crested Butte. 970.349.6438 and
val and wine tasting along historic downtown GJ's Main
est Dobson, Cups on the Boardwalk, Ridgway,
970.641.1501
Street. Over two hundred American artists, including sev-
970.626.3272
- Gothic to Crested Butte 1/3 Marathon July 4
eral from the Grand Valley, will show and sell in this NEW
- Exploration Experiences Thursdays in July, Interactive
Bonewagon, Four Corners Cafe Rooftop Sky-
festival. Colorado wineries will host a tasting tent showcas-
science programs and lunch, Rocky Mountain Biological
bar, Chipeta Solar Springs Resort, Ridgway,
ing the best of the 2011 grape season.
Laboratory
800.633.5868
- 125th Mesa County Fair July 17-21, 11am, Mesa County
- Gunnison Cattlemen's Days July 5-15. rodeos scheduled
July 28
Fairgrounds, wine competition, exhibits, demonstrations
for the evenings of July 12-14. 800.814.8893 or visit www.
The Congress, Sopris Park, Carbondale,
and 4-H/FFA livestock shows and sale, carnival, local
cattlemensdays.com 800.274.7580
970.963.1680
entertainment and grand stand shows. Mesa County
- Gunnison Valley Observatory Open for Public Viewing
Fairgrounds, 2785 Highway 50, GrJct, 970.256.1528 www.
Dashboard Confessional, Belly Up, Aspen,
July 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, Gunnison
mesacountyfair.com
970.544.9800
- Crested Butte Wildflower Festival July 9-15, colorful fes-
- 2012 Colorado State Wild Bunch Championship, July
July 30
tival during the peak of wildflower season. 970.349.2571 or
26 - July 28, 9a-3p, Public is welcomed for free. Food
visit www.crestedbuttewildflowerfestival.com
Kaskade, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
vendors on site. Hosted by the Thunder Mountain Shoot-
- Live! From Mt. Crested Butte July 11 - August 29, Free
July 31
ists at their Whitewater facility, Bill Jarvis Sports Shooting
concerts on Wednesdays. 970.349.2217
Riders in The Sky, Bar D Chuckwagon, Duran-
Center Complex, 3220 Reeder Mesa Road, Whitewater,
- Crested Butte Plein Air Invitational Exhibit July 13-15, Oh
go, 970.247.5753
970.260.5363 www.thundermountainshootists.com
Be Joyful Gallery
Sam Ramey, Crested Butte Music Festival,
- Fruita Fireworks Display, July 3, 9:30-10p Fireworks
- Crested Butte Land Trust Caddis Cup Fly-Fishing Tour-
Crested Butte, 970.349.0619
will be set off from Snooks Bottom Open Space. Access
nament July 19-20
to Snooks Bottom will be restricted. Snooks Bottom Open
Agent Orange, Tugboat, Steamboat, 970.879.7070
- Epic Rocky Mountain Relay July 20-21, Colorado Springs
Space Park, Fruita, 970.858.0360 www.fruita.org
to Crested Butte