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2013 July
Pg 14 - The Sunshine Express
-Writing the Rockies: Gunnison Creative Writers
Workshop, July 25-28, Western State Colorado
-14th Annual Living Journeys Summit Hike & Moun-
tain Half-Marathon, July 27, CB Mtn. Resort
-July 27. The Ducky Derby is a great event where fami-
lies can watch the ducks float from the Henson Creek
Bridge to the 8 1/2 Street Bridge. Tickets for ducks are
available at many businesses and the Visitor Center.
Prizes are awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd & last place ducks.
-Paonia Cherry Days, July 3-5, one of the oldest, contin-
uously-running, annual outdoor festivals in Colorado.
Activities include rides, a parade, artists and craftsmen,
a cook-off, a street dance, musical entertainment, and
fireworks. Paonia, 970.527.3886
-Colorado Lavender Festival, July 12-14, Escape to the
land of breathtaking lavender fields where farmers cul-
tivate this beautiful, fragrant herb that has enchanted
people for millennia. Tours include stops in Paonia¡¯s
lovely valley.
-The Little Britches Rodeo, July 13-14, The Cedaredge
Lions Club will be hosting a Parade. BBQ in the Park
with Burgers and Dogs, salads, baked beans and drinks
from 11a-2p. Come out and join the fun. The annual
¡°Street Dance¡± will be held at the Cedaredge Com-
munity Center (due to the ¡°Main Street Make Over¡±)
on July 13. Line dancing with Ray Carpenter from 7-8p
and dancing with Ric and Karen from 8-11p. Free to
the public, donations will be accepted.
-Deltarado Days, July18-21, Delta. This authentic West-
ern fiesta dates back to 1936 and includes food, live
music, street dances, a parade and other family fun.
-July 25-26, Top O¡¯ Rockies Rally, Panoia Town Park.
-Montrose 4th of July, 2013 Fireworks Show 9:15p,
Parade Starts 3p.
-Ourayce, Annual 10K running race, July 4
-Pickin¡¯ in the Park: Free Concerts in Ridgway, July 4,
11, 18, 25, Hartwell ¡°Town¡± Park
-Ridgway¡¯s 6th Annual FREE Summer Concert Series
begins July 4th. Performances are every Thursday at 6p
until dark, featuring top notch national acts. Shows are
family friendly with on-site kids activities & include lo-
cal food & beer vendors.
-Black Canyon Quilt Show, July 13-15, Montrose Pavil-
ion. Colorado celebrates quilts from the heart.
-Montrose County Fair and Rodeo, July 21-28
-Little Mania Wrestling, July 12, 538 Main Street, Grand
Junction, live at the Mesa Theater, Doors open at 7:30p,
-Colorado Lavender Festival, July 12-14, 3rd and Main
St, Palisade
-Drag Racing: Points #5 / Div. 7 ET #3, July 13, Western
Colorado Dragway.
-Mesa County Fair, July 16-20, 2785 Hwy 50, Gr Jct, The
Fair creates an environment that promotes the diver-
sity of the area and features family oriented entertain-
ment, educational opportunities and is a showcase of
local products and services. July 16 Fireworks Show.
-SKUSA Summer Nationals, July 19-21, Grand Junction
Motor Speedway, Drivers from all over the world will
be competing in the National Pro tour for entry into the
Supernationals in November.
-Mudd Volleyball Tournament (March of Dimes),
745 23 Road, Grand Junction, July 20, 9a; Registration
Time: 8a, Are you born to be dirty?
-WEBE Moto Race, 48338 Powderhorn Rd, Mesa, July
20-21, $10 gate fee per person. 10 years and under free.
Dry camping, no water or electric. Portable restrooms
will be provided. Food will be offered, 970.385.7554
-Kick-It Soccer Tournament, 726 24 Road, Gr Jct, July
20, Registration Deadline: July 16, 303.948.7108.
-Grand Junction Rockies Baseball, 12th St & North Ave,
July 25-28 vs. Idaho Falls, Mon-Sat games at 7:05p,
Sunday games at 4p, Admission: Ages 3-11 $7, Ages 12
and Up $10, 970.255.7625
-Old Fossil Classic Golf Tournament, 876 18 1/2 Road,
Fruita, July 26, $400 per team of 4 or $120 per individu-
al. Proceeds benefit Dinosaur Journey and the Museum
of Western Colorado, For info call Dinosaur Journey
at 970.858.7282. For Registration or Sponsorships call
Dennis Baker at 970.250.0081
-Drag Racing: Points #6 / Div. 7 ET #4, July 27, Western
Colorado Dragway
Gunnison/Crested Butte/Lake City:
-Black & White Ball, July 2, Crested Butte Mountain
Heritage Museum
-High Country Craft Fair at Veterans Park, July 3, Lake
City. Includes visiting and local artists showcasing a
range of beautiful works from painting and photogra-
phy to crafts and jewelry.
-Lake City Fourth of July Event hosted by LCHC
Chamber of Commerce, July 4
-Independence Day Fun in Gunnison, Crested Butte &
Mt. Crested Butte, July 4
-Gothic to Crested Butte Run, Walk or Crawl 1/3 Mara-
thon, July 4
-Gunnison Valley Observatory Open for Public View-
ing, July 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27.
-Cattlemen¡¯s Days, July 6-14, Gunnison
-Crested Butte Wildflower Festival, July 8-14
-Crested Butte Wine & Food Festival, July 11-14
-Caddis Cup fly-fishing tournament, July 12-13,
Gunnison-Crested Butte Valley
-Lake City, Town Wide Yard Sale. July 13, Multiple
yards sales hosted by individual homes/families.
-Lake City Arts presents The 38th Annual Juried Arts
and Crafts Fair. July 16, 9a-5p at the Lake City Town
Park and along Silver Street.
-Opera In Paradise, July 16-28, presented by Crested
Butte Music Festival, Crested Butte & Mt. CB
-Epic Rocky Mountain Relay; Caon City to Mt.
Crested Butte, July 19-20
-¡±Cabaret¡± presented by Crested Butte Mountain The-
atre, July 24-28, 30-31, Mallardi Cabaret Theatre
artisan baked goods, plants, a variety of local crafts,
children¡¯s activities, music, and the CSU Extension
table for gardening questions. For info or to become a
vendor contact Gen Roach at norwoodfarmmarket@ or 970.708.1074.
-Speakeasy Gala, celebrating the Sheridan Opera
House¡¯s 100th anniversary: July 6, with the Cab Callo-
way Orchestra, a 1920s black tie affair, $75 or $125 First
Class Balcony Access
-Telluride Yoga Festival, July 11-14
-Hardrock 100 Endurance Run, July 12-13, a 100 mile
run, makes a big loop through the San Juan Mountains.
-The Ride Festival, July 13-14, Telluride
-Ah Haa School for the Arts Art Auction, July 18-20,
More than 100 artworks and myriad services and ex-
cursions donated by the region¡¯s artists, business and
supporters auctioned in live and silent auctions.
-Sheridan Arts Foundation YPT Summer Spectacular
with ¡°Pippi Longstocking¡±: July 22-26, free play Friday
July 26, 1p. Sheridan Opera House, Telluride.
-Telluride Playwrights Festival, July23-28, A lab for
playwrights, actors, and directors where, for one week,
dynamic, meaningful work is nurtured and refined.
-San Miguel County Fair, Rodeo, July 24-28, County
Fairgrounds, 1120 Summit Street, Norwood
-Magic with Eli, International Magician Champion
Eli will combine comedy and illusion at the historic
Sheridan Opera House on July 29, 7p, 6:30p doors, free
to the public, online reservations required.
Steamboat Springs/Craig:
--July 3-7, Range Call. Since 1938, the small town of
Meeker Colorado has celebrated their western heritage
with its annual Range Call festival. 970.878.5510
-32nd Annual Hot Air Balloon Rodeo & 39th Annual
Art in the Park, July 13-14, offers artistry and color both
on canvas and in the air.
Thank you for mentioning The Sunshine
Express when you visit these events
and our advertising sponsors!
--Plein Air Quick Draw & Sale: July
2, 1:30-3p, free and open to the pub-
lic, 90-minute painting competition
along Colorado Avenue with judging
at 3:15p and a public sale to follow
-Artist Choice Preview and Wine
Tasting: July 2, VIP invite 5-6p, open
to the public 6-8p, invitation only
preview for a sneak peak of the
week¡¯s best works.
-Plein Air Exhibition & Art Sale: July
3-4, Elks Park and Oak Street Park,
9a-4p with a break for the Parade.
-3rd July, Mountain Village hosts a
free concert on the Sunset Stage to
celebrate the nation¡¯s independence.
-Come join the town of Telluride in
our Fourth of July Celebration! The
much loved parade begins at 11a on
Main Street (Colorado Avenue).
-Norwood Farm & Craft Market,
open through October 12, every Sat,
9a-1p at the San Miguel County Fair-
grounds Pig Palace, 1165 Summit St,
Norwood. A wide range of produce,
local honey, lavender, meats, eggs,
Area fireworks celebrations fill the night sky
with color throughout July