Pg 14 - The Sunshine Express
2012 August
Glenwood Springs/Aspen/Carbondale/New
Join us in the celebration of Palisade's world-
compliment the high-pitched giggles of kids fly-
famous peaches at the Palisade Peach Festival, one
ing across Fellin Park on a zip line.
-The MotherLode Classic Volleyball Tournament,
of the original agricultural festivals in Colorado. It's
-August 31, Ouray County 4-H Fair & Rodeo
Aspen, August 30-September 3, 888.649.5982. The
Peach Mania: plenty of great food, entertainment,
number one Pro-Am Event in North America and
contests, activities for kids, and opportunities to
-Telluride Jazz Festival, August 3-5, The Telluride
the site of the USA Volleyball National Park Volley
explore Palisade via self-guided tours, guided tours
Jazz Celebration has consistently earned national
National Championships. There are 700 teams that
and outdoor recreation. Satisfy your hunger for
and international attention for featuring the best
come from all over the country to compete includ-
local and authentic with delicious peach products:
in classic, mainstream, blues, African, and Latin
ing: beach professionals, legends of the game, USA
from pies to ice cream, preserves to salsas, peach
jazz music, and this year's Telluride Jazz Festi-
National Team members, and top amateurs. The
brandy and wine to virgin peach daiquiris, not to
val will be no exception. Celebrating 36 years of
Nation's largest, and most comprehensive, beach
mentions bushels of just picked fresh peaches... all
musical mastery, extraordinary moments abound
doubles volleyball tournament in the Country.
in a very scenic setting
when high altitude, great attitudes, and the Rocky
Featuring 18 different divisions of play at 7 sites in
-Cabela's Fall Great Outdoor Days, August 18, 10a,
Mountains take hold. Come out and join us for a
and around the Aspen area. Main Championship
Free. This event is family friendly and for all out-
fantastic three day celebration of the history, the
courts located at Koch Lumber Park (sand) and
door enthusiasts.
art, the soul, and the feeling of jazz music. The
Wagner Park (grass). Spectator admission is FREE,
Get outdoors and enjoy what Colorado has to offer!
2012 lineup will include: Victor Wooten Band,
with food and beverage concessions, music, and a
This free public event includes over 20 local conser-
Funky METERS, Roy Hargrove - Guest of Honor,
full "volley-fair".
vation and recreation groups as well as many inter-
Roberta Gambarini, The Marco Benevento Trio
-Power of Four Mountain Bike Race, Aspen, August
active events, demonstrations and seminars. Please
and Caleb Chapman's Crescent Super Band.
25-26, 888.649.5982. This unique mountain bike
join us to visit with our local organizations, watch
3-Day Park Pass: $120, Weekend All Access Pass
race combines the four ski areas of Aspen/Snow-
competition/hunting dogs work and so much more!
Limited Availability!: $173 Friday Single Day
mass (Snowmass, Buttermilk, Aspen Highlands
Cabela's, 2424 Hwy 6 & 50, Gr Jct, 970.683.5008
Ticket: $48, Saturday & Sunday Single Day Ticket:
and Aspen Mountain) into one amazing mountain
-11th Annual Western Colorado Senior Games,
$58 See for more details.
bike race.
August 27-31, sports, leisure activities, dancing,
-August 7, Dedication of Miramonte Natural Area,
-August 31-September 3, Jazz Aspen Snowmass
swimming, and eveing social. For registration infor-
10a, Norwood
Labor Day Festival
mation check the website. 970.254.3866 www.gjcity.
-August 9-19, Telluride Chamber Music Festival,
Grand Junction/Gateway/Parachute:
-Jennie Finch Softball Days, August 4-5, 8a-4p,
Gunnison/Crested Butte/Lake City:
-Full Tilt in Telluride, Aug 11-12, Mountain Vil-
$175, Join Jennie Finch and her Olympic and pro-
-August 4-5, Crested Butte Arts Festival, Crested
lage, Full Tilt in Telluride is part of the Mountain
fessional softball teammates for TWO full days of
States Cup (MSC), the largest full-discipline (en-
personal instruction covering all aspects of softball.
-August 18, -Gunnison High Octane Festival, Gun-
durance and gravity) mountain bike race series in
Come and learn from the best softball players in
the United States.
the world! Discover what it takes to be a Champion
-Telluride Festival of the Arts, Aug 17-19, Moun-
on and off the field. Canyon View Park, I-70 & 24
-Olathe Sweet Corn Festival, August 3-4, Olathe.
tain Village, The 2012 Telluride Festival of the Arts
Road, GrJct, 337.274.3435
Presented by Town of Olathe. Contact Main
will once again delight food, wine and art lovers
-Hazel Miller, Hear It Through The Grapevine,
Office: 420 Horton Ave, Olathe, CO 81425, Call
August 11, 6:30p gates open. 7:30p Concert, $20 in
970.323.6006 Toll free 866.363.CORN.
-KOTO Garage Sale, 18th Aug, Telluride
advance, $20 at the gate. Tickets at Fisher's Liquor
-Fly Fishing with Ranger John, Saturday, August 4,
-Telluride Mushroom Festival/Shroomfest 32, Aug
Barn, Roper Music and Grande River. Benefit Mesa
6-7p, Meet at the bridge; all gear is provided. There
16-18, For over 30 years, the Telluride Mushroom
County Partners. Grande River Vineyards, Exit 42
will be storytelling by the campfire from 7:30-8:30p,
Festival has tried to educate citizens, both visitor
off I-70, Palisade, 970.464.5867 www.granderiver-
Ridgway State Park, Pac Co Chu Puk
and local alike, about the many incredible aspects
-Saturday, August 11, Mt. Sneffels Marathon/ Half-
of the amazing world of mycology.
-Hot Summer Night Car Show, August 11, Deli-
Marathon (and Kids Run) There will be three races
-The Ride. Telluride's Rock Festival, Aug 25-26,
cious summer foods, Allen Unique Auto Museum
again this year; a half marathon, which will begin at
Enjoy this festival in Telluride Town Park, set to
Fellin Park in Ouray, over County Road 17 and on
take place the weekend after the USA Pro Cycling
Classic car show. Categories: Pre-1945, 1946-pres-
to Ridgway, a full marathon, beginning in Ridg-
Challenge rolls through Telluride for the Stage 1
ent classics, Muscle Cars, Sports Cars, Street Rods
way, over the same course and back to Ridgway,
& Customs, Imports & Exotics, Trucks & 4X4s,
and a one mile Kids Fun Run
-KOTO Karaoke Contest, 25th Aug, Telluride
Motorcycles, Special Interest/Oddball. Allen
-August 11- 12, Ridgway Arts & Crafts Rendezvous.
-Telluride Film Festival, Aug 31- Sep 3, Each Labor
Unique Autos, 2285 River Road, Grand Junction,
The Ridgway Town Park will be teeming with the
Day weekend, the tiny mountain village of Tel-
artistic talent of the area as local artists and enter-
luride, Colorado triples in size.
-Hawkins & Loosmore Benefit Concert, August 15,
tainers gather to share at this event. Head down to
7p, $15. Fiona Joy Hawkins & Trysette Loosemore,
the park from 8a and spend the day enjoying free
-August 5-11, Delta County Fair, Delta
two of Australia's finest pianists in concert for the
live music, and perusing the booths of local talent.
Steamboat Springs/Craig:
benefit of Mesa County Pro Bono Project. Moss
-August 25, Grillin' & Chillin' Brew & Music Festi-
-August 2 - 5, Steamboat Wine Festival, Steamboat
Performing Arts Center, 1100 North Ave, Gr Jct,
val. Visitors taste their way through more than 15
regional ales and chat with the brewers. National
-August 5-11, Moffat County Fair, Craig
-44th Annual Palisade Peach Festival, August 16-19,
recording artists keep spirits high all afternoon and
-4th Annual Steamboat All Arts Festival, August
15-19, The Steamboat All Arts Festival is the most
collaborative event in Steamboat Springs, Colora-
do. It is a five-day event that highlights the amaz-
ing arts and culture in the Yampa Valley while
featuring nationally-renowned artists. The festival
incorporates all aspects of the arts into one cohe-
sive event including dance, vocal, musical, visual,
literary and culinary arts. If you enjoy the arts,
this weekend in Steamboat combines all facets of
arts and culture into an event packed weekend.
We are excited to announce this year's festival
will feature W.A. Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro
performed by Emerald City Opera featuring New
York Metropolitan Opera singers.
-Steamboat Springs Triathlon, August 19, 8a,
Steamboat Springs, Fees Start at $80, see website
for all details. The Rocky Mountain USAT Re-
gional Championship Event for 2012! The race
consists of a 1.5k Swim, 40k Bike, 10k Run and is
the 3rd stop on the new Colorado Triathlon Tour!
This course and venue are a dream come true and
offer everything you could want as a first time tri-
athlete or experienced veteran. For all race details,
and to register visit
-8th Annual Wild West Air Fest and Labor Day
Weekend Celebration, Aug 31-Sept 3