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Happenings
2013 August
Pg 13 - The Sunshine Express
throughout the resort and mountain. With 80 percent
of the course on single track and 20 percent on dirt
road, this race will prove to be one of the more difficult
stops on the circuit.
-Aug 18, Beaver Creek Resort plays host to competitors
of the rugged Gore-Tex TransRockies Run, a six-day,
115 mile stage trail run through the Colorado Rockies
that ends in Beaver Creek.
-Aug 22, the USA Pro Cycling Challenge descends
upon the state Aug 19-25, The event is a grueling 600-
mile, seven-day bike race that winds through some of
the most majestic and treacherous terrain Colorado
and the Rocky Mountains have to offer.
-Labor Day Weekend Vail Jazz Party, Aug 30-Sept 1,
The Jazz Tent at Vail Square, Marriott¡¯s Grand Ball-
room, Vail Square, In The Heart of Lionshead
-Gourmet on Gore, Aug 30-Sept 2, An open-air gour-
metfood and wine festival, takes place along Vail¡¯s
Gore Creek Drive and Bridge Street showcasing the
Vail Valley¡¯s premier restaurants as well as wine, beer
and spirits from around the world.
-Beaver Creek Oktoberfest, Aug 31-Sept 1
Glenwood/Aspen/Carbondale/Rifle:
-ArtAspen, Aug 1-4
-Aspen Art Museum:ArtCRUSH Summer Benefit Aug 2
-Silt Hey Day, Aug 3, Silt
-Aspen Historical Society¡¯s Ice Cream Social, Aug 3
-Aspen Institute 20th Summer Celebration, Aug 3
-Power of Four Mountain Bike Race, Aug 3
-Power of Four Run, Aug 4
-75th Garfield County Fair, Aug 5-11, Rifle
-Garfield County Fair Parade, Aug 10, 10a-12noon,
Railroad Ave from 16th St south to 3rd St, Rifle
-Anderson Ranch Annual Art Auction & Picnic, Aug 10,
Anderson Ranch Arts Center
-Aspen Rotary Club Ducky Derby, Aug 10
-Aspen Science Center Science Festival & Street Fair,
Aug 11, Downtown Aspen
-Mentor & Mingle with the Buddy Program at Carbon-
dale¡¯s newest Mark Fischer restaurant, Town, located
at 348 Main Street on Aug 14 from 5-7p. Bring a friend
and enjoy creative food and beverages on the outdoor
patio while learning about guiding and inspiring youth
through various mentoring programs coordinated by
-2013 True West Railfest, Aug 15-18, The D&SNG. The World
Fast Draw Competition/Celebrity Shoot Out at 9a, Sat & Sun.
-Girls Night Out: Rhinestone Cowgirls & Diamond Divas -
It¡¯s a Bling Thing! Aug 23, 5:30-8:00p, LePlatt¡¯s Pond on the
Pine River in Bayfield. Tickets $50. Hors d¡¯oeuvres, cham-
pagne, wine, spa tent, awesome live and silent auction items,
and quality time with your girlfriends. Proceeds benefit
Women¡¯s Resource Ctr.
-Mountain Chile Cha Cha, Aug 24, Sunshine, Suds & Green
Chiles!! Combine a running race with a festival celebrating
green chiles with live music, cold beer and great food!
-Annual San Juan Brew Fest, Aug 24, Food and Beer tasting
on Main Ave, Durango
-Four Corners Motor Cycle Rally, Aug 29-Sept 2, Ignacio
to Durango to Mancos. Poker Runs, Concerts, Camping,
Vendors, Bike & Car Shows, Great Scenic Riding, Featuring:
Sugar Pine Ranch Rally AND Ignacio Bike Week
-Four Corners Folk Festival, Aug 30-Sept 1, 18th Annual
Four Corners Folk Festival takes place on Reservoir Hill
Labor Day weekend! Pagosa.
-Family Day at Animas Museum, Aug 31, A FREE event.
Eagle/Gypsum/Edwards/Avon/Vail:
-Vail International Dance Festival 2013, July 28-Aug 9
-Beaver Creek Art Festival, Aug 3, 4, More than 150 artists
converge on Beaver Creek Village. An array of artwork will
be on display including watercolors, oil and acrylic paint-
ings, woodworking, glass, sculptures, furniture, mosaics,
ceramics, and jewelry.
-La Sportiva Running Series, Berry Picker Trail Run, Aug 4
-KEEN Vail Kid¡¯s Adventure Race, Aug 8-11, offers kids,
ages 6-14, the opportunity to experience the thrill of adven-
ture racing through Vail and the surrounding wilderness.
-Beaver Creek Wine & Spirits Festival, Aug 9-11, Combining
world-renowned culinary talent and outdoor venues, the
Beaver Creek Wine & Spirits Festival is the perfect blend of
summertime in the mountains. From wine and mix-ology
cocktail seminars to cooking classes, wine dinners, the event
features culinary delights and wine and spirits offerings for
a variety of palates. The popular Walk and Wine includes a
guided hike with experts from the Beaver Creek Hiking Cen-
ter followed by a gourmet lunch with paired wines.
-Beaver Creek Half Marathon, Aug 10, As part of the Endur-
ance Race Series, test your lungs and legs at Beaver Creek¡¯s
half marathon where participants will wind their way
Dolores/Mancos/Cortez/Dove Creek:
-¡±Sail into August¡± is the theme of Raising Readers
Storytime, Cortez Public Library, 202 N Park St. Story-
time held every Thur, 10:30a at the library and every
Sat, 10:30a at the Cortez Farmers Market, Elm and
Main streets (weather permitting) for preschool-aged
children. 970.565.8117.
-Escalante Days & Softball Tournament Aug 9-10,
Flanders & Joe Rowell Parks, Live Remote by KKDC
¡°D¡¯Crow¡± 93.3FM, 4-6p Live music Friday featuring
Louis Edwards and Yesterday; 6-8p Sat, Live Music/
Street Dance/Beer Garden featuring Vanishing Breed;
ITSA Mountain West Vintage Motorcycle Trials Sat. &
Sun, Call Tony 970.882.2483; SOFTBALL TOURNEY,
All Weekend sponsored by Dolores H.S. Wrestling, call
Leo Duran 970.749.3718.
-The Montelores Early Childhood Council, monthly
luncheon meeting, Aug 12, 11:45a, Cortez Church of
Christ Annex, 631 E. Montezuma Ave. All are invited
to these meetings, especially parents. Lunch provided
so please RSVP to MECC¡¯s coordinator, Vangi McCoy,
mecc.coordinator@gmail.com, PO Box 1725, Cortez, CO
81321, 970.749.7017.
-Mesa Verde Country Food Wine & Art Festival, Aug
23-24, Food and art and wine from local and regional
producers. Cortez.
-The Sugar Pine Ranch Rally will be held in Mancos,
Aug 29-Sept 2, 3 Miles North of Mancos on Highway
184. Info: 970.394.0272.
-Grand Summer Night, gallery walk and carriage
rides through historic Mancos, Aug 30, Mancos Valley
Chamber of Commerce 970.533.7434
Durango/Silverton/Hesperus/Pagosa Springs:
-Archuleta County Fair, Aug 2-4
-La Plata County Fair, Aug 7-11, Durango
-14th Annual Bank of the San Juans Golf Tournament,
Aug 9, 9a, Dalton Ranch Golf Club.
-4-H BBQ Cookoff, Aug 10, 12noon-5p on the lawn of
the Senior Center next to LaPlata County Fairgrounds,
Durango.
-Muck & Mire on the Mountain, Mud Adventure Race,
Durango Mtn, Aug 10, 5K, a 10K or a mini course, post-
event celebration, beer garden awards & prizes.
Events, Fairs, Festivals, Fun