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Happenings
2013 June
Pg 13 - The Sunshine Express
9,000 guests, seven out of ten being out of state visitors,
attend this 3 day event. www.vailartsfestival.com
-Vail Lacrosse Shootout, June 29-July 7, visit www.vail-
lacrosse.com for details.
Glenwood/Aspen/Carbondale/Rifle:
-The Valley Divas, a women¡¯s networking group, meets
on the first Wednesday of the month. The June meeting
will take place on June 5 from 5:30-7p at Konnyaku
in Carbondale. Claire O¡¯Leary will present ¡®Living an
Inspired Life¡¯. Cost is $12 and includes incredible ap-
petizers, a house drink and tip. Bring a business card
for door prize drawings and networking. RSVP
appreciated. Visit the Valley Divas Facebook page and
click the ¡®like¡¯ button for ongoing information. www.
facebook.com/valleydivasroaringfork
-June 8-9, Aspen Eco Fest
-June 14-16, Food & Wine Classic in Aspen
-Jun 15, Rifle, Roan Cliff Chaos Mountain Bike Race
-Jun 21, Glenwood, Annual Strawberry Days Festival
-Jun 26, Aspen & Snowmass, Aspen Ideas Festival
-June 28-29, 12th Annual Sopris Music Fest Carbondale
Grand Junction/Gateway/Parachute:
--Grand Mesa Jeep Club Offroad Show, June 1,
970.858.1394, 2785 US Hwy 50, GJ, 9a-4p, Free admis-
sion, a gathering of off road enthusiasts including all
forms of motorized recreation, as well as camping,
hunting, and fishing.
-Community Hospital Magnet 5K Run/Walk, June 1,
970.256.6570, 2746 Cheyenne Drive, GJ, Eagle Rim Park
in Orchard Mesa. Check in begins at 8a. The timed
Run/Walk begins at 8:30a.
-Drag Racing, June 1, 970.243.9022, 115 32 Road, GJ,
Western Colorado Dragway. Super Quick #2 / Box-No
Box / Wally Race. Please see website for detailed info:
www.wcdra.com
-Special Olympics Colorado Summer Games, June 1-2,
720.359.3100, 1100 North Avenue, GJ, More than 1200
athletes with disabilities from all over the state will
compete in track and field, gymnastics, swimming,
power lifting, and soccer over the course of two days.
Hosted by the Grand Junction Visitor and Convention
Bureau and Colorado Mesa University.
-Thursday evenings from June 6 to August 15, at 7:30p,
Enjoy a free concert at the Fruita Civic Center Pavilion.
Fruita Parks and Recreation 970.858.0360.
-Colorado State Cowboy Action Shooting Champion-
ships (Single Action Shooting Society), June 6-8, White-
water, William Jarvis Shooting Complex, 3220 Reeder
Mesa Road, Free admission for spectators. The two
main shoots will be the 7th and 8th from 9a-4p.
-Family Science Night: All About Water, June 6,
970.254.1626, 2660 Unaweep Avenue, GJ, 6-8:30p. Join
us for an evening of hands-on experiments and activi-
ties all about water. Fun for all ages!
-Annual Star Party, Western Colorado Astronomy
Club, June 7-8, 970.858.3617, CO National Monument,
GJ, at Dusk. Join the WCAC for multiple observing
sessions. Weather permitting, you will see planets,
springtime galaxies, star forming nebulae, and clusters.
Telescopes will be set up.
-Rope the Rockies, 2013 Western Colorado Champion-
ships, June 7-9, 970.255.7100, 2785 U.S. 50, GJ, Free
admission. Open to the public. Go to www.ropeth-
erockies.com for more info.
-Gun Show by JC Productions, June 7-9, 970.255.7100,
2785 U.S. 50, GJ, Doors open at 4p on Friday and at 9a
on Saturday and Sunday. $5 per adult.
-Highline Hustle Sprint Triathlon, June 8, Loma,
-June 19, Free Community Cinema 5:30-8:30p at The
Powerhouse Theater at Durango Discovery Museum.
-June 21, The Rochester Hotel¡¯s 20th Anniversary Party,
with Caitlin Cannon & The Artillery.
-June 21, Vallecito Service League Annual Chili Supper,
5p-7pm to benefit the Fire Works on 4th of July. $10 all
you can eat! $6 adults and $4 for kids. Vallecito Lake
Community Event Center.
-June 22-23, The Outdoor and Travel Show, 8a-3p. Bring
your truck and trailers and get ready to haul off some
fantastic deals!
-June 23, Full Moon Hike, by Durango Nature Studies.
Call 970.382.9244 for more information.
-June 27 & 29, They¡¯re Playing Our Song, 7p. Enjoy this
classic Neil simon musical at the Durango Arts Center.
-June 29, Silverton 6/12/24 Hour Mountain Runs
-June 29, Family Day at Animas Museum, 10a. Get ready
for Independence Day with patriotic crafts and activi-
ties. This is a FREE event.
-June 29-30, Flora Lomayestewa has been bringing her
Hopi dance group from Shungopavi village on Second
Mesa to Mesa Verde for the last 25 years. The Lomayes-
tewa family invites you to view traditional Hopi dances
at the Mesa Verde Visitor and Research Center at the
following times: 11a, 12p, 2p and 4p.
Eagle/Gypsum/Edwards/Avon/Vail:
-The GoPro Mountain Games are the country¡¯s largest
celebration of adventure sports, art and music and they
return to Vail, June 6-9, Professional and amateur ath-
letes from around the world converge upon the moun-
tains and rivers of Vail to compete in nine sports and
25 disciplines for more than $100,000 in prize money.
Summer 2013 sporting events include steep, freestyle,
sprint and full contact kayaking, rafting, mountain, road,
freeride and slopestyle biking, World Cup Bouldering,
amateur climbing, fly fishing, sprint and cross stand up
paddling, slackline and trail, mud and long distance
running. www.mountaingames.com/summer
-King of the Mountain Volleyball Tournament, June
14-16, Colorado¡¯s Oldest Beach Doubles Volleyball
Tournament, The King of the Mountain Volleyball
Tournament returns for the 40th consecutive year. This
family event has something for everyone including
Men¡¯s and Women¡¯s divisions as well as Men¡¯s Masters
and Seniors, Juniors, and Co-Ed competitions. A juniors
beach volleyball camp is held on Friday featuring beach
volleyball professionals. A Perfect Father¡¯s Day Event.
Vail Athletic Fields & Ford Park. visit www.KingOfThe-
MountainVolleyball.com for info.
-Vail Rocks, June 14-15, Join musicians, cancer survivors
and hundreds of supporters for a musically charged
hike up Vail Mountain. Enjoy acoustic musical perfor-
mances and extraordinary views throughout the hike
with special performances by our founder and 2-time
Leukemia survivor Mike Peters of The Alarm and Big
Country with Brett Dennen, Cy Curnin of the Fixx,
School of Rock and many more to be announced! Your
participation in the second annual Vail Rocks event will
help benefit the Love Hope Strength Foundation, SAV-
ING LIVES, ONE CONCERT AT A TIME!
-Warrior Lacrosse Tournament, June 18-20, The Warrior
Vail Lacrosse Tournament has been bringing the best
of youth lacrosse to the Vail for over a decade. www.
coloradolacrosse.com
-Vail Grind Mountain Bike Race, June 26, Visitors and
locals grind up Vail on their mountain bikes.
-June 28-30, The Vail Arts Festival, a juried event with
mixed media artists in multiple disciplines. More than
Dolores/Mancos/Cortez/Dove Creek:
-Dolores River Festival, June 1, www.doloresriverfesti-
val.com, Arts and crafts, food vendors, live music, beer
garden, free raft rides and river dog contest. Joe Rowell
Park, Dolores. 970.882.4780 or 970.739.4646.
-Jun 1, 13th Annual Indian Arts & Culture Festival
-Jun 6 - Ute Mountain Roundup, The Rodeo is held at
the Bob Banks Memorial Outdoor Arena, located at the
Montezuma County Fairgrounds, 5 miles east of Cor-
tez, Colorado on Highway 160. Limited reserved park-
ing is available all three nights. Visit the Ute Mountain
Roundup website at: www.utemountainroundup.org
for pricing and details. Carnival and Midway run June
5-9. Roundup Dance is held indoors in the Cortez VFW
on Friday and Saturday night.
-Mancos Open Studio Tour, June 22-23, call Shared Vi-
sion Publishing for details, 970.403.1590
-GRAND SUMMER NIGHT, gallery walk and car-
riage rides through historic Mancos. Last Friday of
each month: June 28, July 26, August 30 and September
27, Contact Mancos Valley Chamber of Commerce
970.533.7434
-Jun 29, Dolores Area, Fireworks on Ground Hog Lake
Durango/Silverton/Hesperus/Pagosa Springs:
-June 1, LaPlata County Humane Society Adopt-a-
Thon, 8a- 8pm at LaPlata County Fairgrounds. Re-
duced adoption fees, concession stand, BBQ, Dog Poo
Bingo, The Lucky Retriever and other fun activities!
-June 1, Barkeeps, Ruffians and Shady Ladies, 10a at
Greenmount Cemetery. Enjoy a Tour of Greenmount
Cemetery, free, donations benefit the Animas Museum.
-June 1, Men Who Grill, 11a-2:30p on Main Ave at 12th
Street featuring amateur grilling teams who create
their best grilled delights for you to sample. Music and
fun for the whole family.
-June 5, Bird Walk, 9a every Wednesday meet for an
informative walk along the river trail at Rotary Park in
Durango. Takes place June 5, 12, 19, and 26th.
-June 6, Trivia Night at the Museum, 6-8p at Durango
Discovery Museum. Are you ready for the tough ques-
tions? FREE trivia night every Thur. throughout 2013.
Join a team or build your own. Food/Drink to buy.
-June 7, Girls Gone Golfing, 8:30a-4p at Hillcrest Golf
Course. Register at the Durango Chamber of Com-
merce. Annual golf outing ¡°for women only¡± featuring
a golf clinic for beginners and intermediate players, a
golf scramble, networking, games, prizes and more.
-June 7, Comedy Nights at the Hank - 7:30p and 10p at
the Henry Strater Theatre at The Strater Hotel. Head-
lining comedian Costaki Economopoulos with Dan
Kaufman opening the show as the feature act. Must be
18 or older to attend. Tickets are $10 dollars in advance
and $12 at the door. 970.375.7160.
-June 7-9, Animas River Days, Annual Celebration of
the Animas River in Durango, Bring your costumes for
the Annual River Parade, June 8th at 5p. Grab some
grub, grog & music at Ska Brewery on Saturday night!
For info, email animasriverdays@gmail.com.
-June 8-15, Ride the Rockies, Durango serves as one of
the host communities during this annual bicycle tour
that takes 2,000 cyclists, assisted by more than 100
volunteers, on a 6 to7 day ride on paved roads through
Colorado¡¯s Rocky Mountains each June.
-June 15, Taste of Silverton Block Party Street Dance
-June 15, Durango Motor Expo, Friday 5p- 7pm is reg-
istration limited to 200 cars. Expo is 10a-3p in down-
town Durango. For information, call 970.247.8761.
Events, Fairs, Festivals, Fun