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Happenings
2013 August
Pg 14 - The Sunshine Express
each, and only 3,000 will be sold. Tickets available at
KAFM offices, 1310 Ute Avenue, Gr Jct, Mon-Fri 9a-4p.
You need not be present to win! KAFM would like to
thank Ray and Vicki Riley, who generously donated the
G-Wagon Mercedes. 970.241.8801.
-Western Slope Healthy KIDS Fun Fest, Aug 10, 12th St &
North Ave, Gr Jct, 10a-2p at Lincoln Park. Sponsored by
Rocky Mountain PBS Kids, celebrates children and fami-
lies in the Grand Valley and surrounding area. Ideal for
kids from preschool through sixth grade. 970.201.2216
-Boston¡¯s Softball Tournament, Aug 10-11, I-70 and 24
Road, Gr Jct, Canyon View Park Fields. Registration dead-
line is Aug 7, Adults only. 1st Place: $100 gift certificate to
Boston¡¯s; 2nd Place: $50 gift certificate. 970.254.3866
-Palisade Peach Festival, Aug 15-18, Riverbend Park, Paili-
sade. It¡¯s Peach Mania: great food, entertainment, contests,
activities for kids, opportunities to explore Palisade via
self-guided tours, guided tours, outdoor recreation.
-Western Slope Motor Sports Festival/Show, Aug 16-17,
2785 U.S. 50, Gr Jct, for the entire family with side by side
mud racing, the tuff truck elimination and more! The show
is approximately 4 hours long. 970.241.5465
-Rockestra VIII, Aug 17, 1100 North Av, Gr Jct, 8p outdoors
in the Quad, Free to the public. Sponsored by CMU Office
of the President and the Associated Student Government.
-Evening Under the Stars @Lincoln Park, Aug 18, 12th
and North Ave, Gr Jct, 6:30p. Performing: Grand Junction
Symphony Orchestra and the Centennial Band. There will
be the famous Brats in the Park and an instrument petting
zoo. Don¡¯t forget your lawn chair or blanket! 970.260.0112
-Jazz Among the Grapevines, Aug 20, 2087 Broadway, Gr
Jct, InFlux Concert at Two Rivers Winery. $10, 7p. Bring a
picnic and a lawn chair and enjoy an evening of music and
relaxation at Two Rivers Winery, nestled in the shadows of
the Colorado National Monument. 970.255.1471
-Grand Junction Rockies Baseball, 12th St & North Ave,
Aug 21-23 vs. Missoula; Aug 24-27 vs. Helena; Mon-Sat
games at 7:05p, Sunday games at 4p. Admission: Ages 3-11
$7, Ages 12 and Up $10. 970.255.7625
-Drag Racing: Points #9 / VW Race, Aug 24, Western Colo-
rado Dragway, Gr Jct.
-Garden Groove Concert w/Stray Grass, Aug 24, 655
Struthers Ave., Grand Junction, 6:30-9:30p. Western
Colorado Botanical Gardens. Bring a chair or blanket. No
coolers or outside alcohol allowed. 970.245.3288
-Grand Valley Garden Tour, Aug 24-25, 655 Struthers Ave,
Gr Jct, Western Colorado Botanical Gardens, 9a-3p each
day, featuring Designer Gardens and their designers,
Master Gardeners, musicians and artists. Visit www.wcbo-
tanic.org for ticket outlet information or call 970.245.3288.
-Tour of the Valley, Aug 25, 743 Horizon Drive(Horizon
Drive and I-70), Gr Jct, Adults(age 15 and up) $45 and Kids
(age 14 and under) $20. Choose a 30, 50, 75, or 100 mile
ride. Check-in begins at 6a and you may start your ride
anytime between 6:30 and 8:30a. 970.242.0920
-Colorado National Monument, Aug 25, Fruita, The Na-
tional Park Service fee free day celebrating the National
Park Service¡¯s Birthday! 970.858.3617
-The 12th Annual Western Colorado Senior Games, Aug
26-30, 12th St. & North Ave, Gr Jct, sponsored by Brown
and Brown, P.C., for competitors 50 years and better as of
Aug 26, 2013. Compete in track and field, swimming, pick-
leball, golf, billiards, basketball, run/walk, cards, dance,
bowling and so much more! 970.254.3866
-Off-Road Endurance Mtn. Bike Event & Free Community
Concert, Aug 30-Sept 1, 159 Main St and the Lunch Loops
Trail System, Gr Jct, 15 mile race on Fri, 30 mile race Sat
and 45 mile race Sun. Races will start and end in down-
town Gr Jct and traverse the Lunch Loops Trail System.
-Western Colorado Classic Auto Event, Aug 31-Sept 1, Can-
yon View Park. The event is open to sports cars, hot rods,
muscle cars, trucks, specialty vehicles, and will feature
500+ classic autos and vintage motorcycles.
Gunnison/Crested Butte/Lake City:
-Crested Butte Arts Festival, Aug 2-4, Elk Avenue
-Crested Butte Open Golf Tournament & Gala benefiting
the Adaptive Sports Center, Aug 4-5
-Mountain Ultra Marathon presented by Beyond the Ulti-
mate, Aug 4-8, Crested Butte to Snowmass
-Chamber Music Series presents: The Arizona Brass Quin-
tet, Aug 7, 7:30p, at the Mary Stigall Theater.
-Gypsy Jazz In Paradise, Aug 9-11, presented by Crested
Butte Music Festival, Crested Butte & Mt. CB
-Stick Horse Show, Aug 10, In combination with Lake
City¡¯s 138th anniversary celebration, includes competitions
in bucking horse, barrel racing, pole bending, farrier race,
calf roping, and showmanship classes. Prizes awarded
for each age group in each category and to the all-around
cowboy and cowgirl in each age group. open to all ages.
-AWEFest Presented by Artists of the West Elks, Aug 11,
18, and 25. Elk Avenue, Crested Butte
the Buddy Program in Carbondale. RSVP to Heather@
buddyprogram.org. For more info on the Buddy Pro-
gram visit BuddyProgram.org or call 970.920.2130.
-American Renewable Energy Day, Aug 15-18
-Shakespeare in the Park, Aug 15-31, The Hudson Reed
Ensemble presents its free ¡°Shakespeare in the Park¡±
series at Galena Plaza. This summer¡¯s production will
be Romeo and Juliet. 5:30p. 970.429.8175, hudsonreed
ensemble.org
-Aspen/Snowmass Ride for the Cure, Aug 17
-IOOF Bookcliff Lodge #45 4th Annual BBQ Cookoff,
Aug 18, Rifle Centennial Park. This year¡¯s BBQ cookoff
is open to business¡¯s and individuals. Cash prizes and
bragging rights will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
place winners in each of the following categories: beef,
chicken, and pork. Fire up grills, smokers, or slowcook-
ers as early as 1p. Judging starts at 4p and winners will
start being announced at 5:45p. $100 first place, $75
second place, and $50 3rd place prize will be awarded
in each of the categories. Entry forms are available upon
request from Mickie Hosack 970.456.8009 or download-
able at: www.rifleco.org/index.aspx?NID=384
-Aspen Music Festival & School Closing Concert, Aug
18, Benedict Music Tent
-USA Pro Challenge Stages 1 & 2, Aug 19-20
-MountainSummit: MountainFilm in Aspen, Aug 22-25,
Wheeler Opera House
-41st Annual Motherlode Volleyball Classic, Aug 29-Sep
2, Koch Park, Wagner Park & Rio Grande Park
-Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Festival, Aug30-Sep 1
Grand Junction/Gateway/Parachute:
-Drag Racing: State Competition, Aug 2-3, Western
Colorado Dragway
-Hot Summer Night Car Show, 2285 River Road, Gr
Jct, Aug 3, Classic Car Show, car entry fee $20. Free
admission, adult beverages available, delicious summer
food, live entertainment, auto museum tours, prizes &
giveaways, and a bump & jump. Register cars online or
at the auto museum. 970.263.7410.
-Summer Celebration at Powderhorn, Aug 3-4,
970.268.5700, 48338 Powderhorn Rd, Mesa
-Sunday Supper Concert: David Starr & Roy Martin,
Aug 4, 6p. You may have heard The David Starr Band
but you won¡¯t want to miss this intimate setting featur-
ing David and Roy singing their originals songs. 3587
G Road, Palisade, Reservations required, 970.464.7478.
Suggested donation of $15 for musicians.
-Aug 8-11, The Art Center is excited to once again host
a visit by the Tibetan monks from the Gaden Shartse
Monastery, The visiting monks will create the Mandala
of Manjushri at The Art Center. 1803 N. 7th St., Grand
Junction, 970.243.7337
-Back to School Party at the Pool, Aug 9, 12th and North
Ave, Grand Junction, Come celebrate back to school!
From 1:30-7:30p, Youth admission is just $2.50 and
includes the waterslide! 970.254.3866
-Horse Show, Aug 10, 2785 Hwy 50, Grand Junction, at
8a Free to the public. Buckle Show. 970.255.7100
-Super Cross Show by Extreme Promotions, 2785 US
Hwy 50, Grand Junction, Aug 10, Advanced tickets
available at Harley-Davidson and All Terrain Vehicles.
Adults $14; Kids (6-12) $11; 5 & Under Free. At the gate
ticket pricing: Adults $16; Kids $13. 970.241.5465
-Radio Daze at Kannah Creek, Aug 10, 1960 N 12th St,
Gr Jct, 3-10p. Live music all evening and Kannah Creek
wll brew their special 300 Watt Ale. All proceeds from
beer sales and donations go toward KAFM. Winner of
the Mercedes will be drawn at 8:30p. Raffle tickets $20
-Perseid meteor shower, Aug 12-13, Public stargazing at
Windy Point on August 13 with Phil Virden.
-Gunnison Car Show Weekend (Car Show, Carvin¡¯ Up
Colorado & High Octane Arts & Crafts Festival), Aug
15-18, Gunnison
-The People¡¯s Fair, Aug 31-Sept 1, Elk Avenue, Cr Butte
Hotchkiss/Paonia/Cedaredge/Delta:
-West Elk Wine Trail, Aug 1-4, Paonia. celebrates the
wines of the West Elk AVA and the North Fork Valley.
Events include winery, vineyard and orchard tours;
tastings; special food and wine pairings; gallery tours;
and chef-prepared meals.
-Delta County Fair, Aug. 4-10, Delta. Enjoy live enter-
tainment, great food and a rodeo, as well as the typical
county fair competitions including livestock, produce,
canned goods, quilts and sewing.
-5th Annual Food, Farm, Film & Wine Festival (a.k.a.
Flim Flam), Aug. 16-18, Paonia. includes: Local Farm
Tours in Paonia, Stimulating contemporary Food
Documentary Films at the Paradise Theater, Local chef/
cook and farm pairing Tastings Event, A delicious Local
Foods Dinner at Fresh & Wyld Farmhouse Inn featuring
the chefs from Carbondale¡¯s Fold Community Kitchen,
Wine Tasting at many of our local wineries, A Brunch
and live Music at Orchard Valley Farms. 970.527.3886.
Montrose/Ridgway/Ouray:
-Main In Motion, Every Thu through Aug 22, Montrose
-Olathe Sweet Corn Festival, Aug 3, Olathe Community
Park, 1300 Park Place, Going BACK TO OUR ROOTS.
970.323.6006 or 866.363.2676 for info. 9a Festival
Grounds Open. All the Olathe Sweet Corn You can Eat,
Entertainment, Give-A-Ways, Contests & Games, 120
Vendor Booths, 5p- Wristband Check, 5:30p- Opening
Ceremonies, 6p- The David Starr Band, 7p- Survivor,
followed by Harris Moran Fabulous Fireworks Show.
-Alpine Artists Holiday Art Show, Aug 3-11, Ouray
Community Center
-Ridgway Rendezvous Art Festival, Aug 10-11, Ridgway
Hartwell Town Park
-Aug 10, Ouray County Museum, Corkscrew Railroad
Bed and Turntable Hike (guided, $10 cost)
-Weehawken Street Party, Aug 10, Weehawken Ridgway
-Guided Walking Tour of Cedar Hill Cemetery, Aug 17
-Aug 20-Sept 28, Ouray County Museum, Ouray His-
torical Society¡¯s quilt show featuring dozens of historic
quilts that were either quilted or pieced before 1960.
-Grillin¡¯ & Chillin¡¯ Brew & Music Festival, Aug 24,
Fellin Park (by the Hotsprings Pool), Dance in the park
and enjoy the best breweries and distilleries that call
the western slope of Colorado home! Taste your way
through the great variety of regional ales.
-Ouray County 4H Fair & Rodeo Events, Aug 29-Sept. 3,
Ouray County 4H Event Center
Norwood/Naturita/Nucla/Telluride:
-An Evening of Comedy with Paula Poundstone: Aug 4,
8p, 7:30p doors, $35 reserved (cocktail tables up front),
$45 balcony reserved. Tickets and additional info are
available at sheridanoperahouse.com or 970.728.6363 x5.
-Chamber Music Festival, Aug 8-18, Telluride
-Telluride Top Chef, Aug 9, Mountain Village. An an-
nual Chef Cook-Off, Wine/Beer/Food Tasting benefiting
The One-to-One San Miguel Mentoring Program.
-Mushroom Festival, Aug 15-18, Telluride
-Telluride Festival of the Arts, Aug 16-18
-40th Telluride Film Festival, Aug 29-Sept 2, To com-
memorate this special occasion another day has been
added to the usual 4 day Festival, making room for a 5
day bounty of special programming and festivities.
Steamboat Springs/Craig:
-95th Annual Moffat County Fair, Aug 4-10, 10a. Live-
stock shows, vendors, local project displays, contests,
games, food & fun. Moffat County Fairgrounds, located
on the east side of Craig, on the south side of Hwy 40.
-The Steamboat Wine Festival, Aug 7-11, Experience
more than 100 food artisans, wineries, breweries, distill-
eries, epicurean purveyors, and locally-made products
at this ultimate food and wine experience.
-5th Annual Steamboat All Arts Festival, Aug 15-18
-Enduro-X MTN Bike Race, Aug. 17-18, Gravity Moun-
tain Bike Race at Steamboat Ski & Resort with races on
Saturday and Sunday.
-9th Annual Wild West Air Fest & Labor Day Weekend
Celebration, Aug 30-Sept 2, packed with entertainment
in the air, on the mountain and all over Steamboat! On
Sat and Sun the Wild West Air Fest features a vintage
and warbird static aircraft display, classic cars, and
radio controlled airplane shows.
Thank you for mentioning The Sunshine
Express when you visit these events
and our advertising sponsors!