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2014 July
Pg 13 - The Sunshine Express
-True West Rodeo, Jul 2, 16, 30, Pro rodeo at the
LaPlata County Fairgrounds beginning 6p, Gates
open 6:30p, rodeo begins 7p!
-Jul 4, Fireworks in Durango, Come join in the
fun for all of Durango¡¯s 4th of July Events. Start-
ing with a breakfast & 5K at Rotary Park, ending
with a Parade at 6p followed by a street dance on
Main Ave and fireworks at dusk.
-Durango Mountain Resort hosts the Backcountry
Experience Firecracker Fun Run & 5K. Jul 5, 10a-
3p, Registration for this free race is 9-10a.
-Vallecito Lake Arts & Crafts Fair, Jul 5, 10a-5p,
below the Vallecito Dam. Call 970.884.2300 for
more info.
-Jul 5, Vallecito Fireworks, 9p-10p, Vallecito Lake.
-Gem & Mineral Show, Jul 11-13, 10a-5p, La
Plata County Fairgrounds, Vendor booths, silent
auction, raffle, mineral displays, activities for
-9th Annual Cruise-a-Thong Weekend Average
Joe Race, Jul 12, Pagosa Springs
-Renaissance & Pirate Festival, Jul 18-20, down-
town Pagosa Springs
-Durango Fiesta Days, Jul 24-27, Durango comes
together to celebrate Spanish & Native American
history & ranching heritage with rodeos, a down-
town parade, barrel races, chuck wagon cook-off,
pancake breakfast, more. All events held at the
Durango Fairgrounds (except for the BarBQ/Pie
Auction/Street Dance)
-Evening Beaver Pond Tours, Mon & Thur through
Sept 1, 7-8:30p, Vail Nature Center, 601 Vail Val-
ley Dr, Beavers are one of the animals that define
the Rocky Mountains and Vail is lucky to have
a healthy beaver population right in town. The
evening begins at the Nature Center with a brief
presentation about beavers, followed by a drive
to a beaver pond where there is an active lodge.
Bring warm clothes and a flashlight, All Ages,
$6 child/$12 adult/$35 family of 5, Reservations
required, 970.479.2291
-Minturn Independence Day Celebration, July 1,
A real hometown parade followed by music, food
& kid¡¯s activities, Little Beach Park, 11:30a-4p,
Main St, Minturn, 970.827.5645
-Vail America Days, July 4-5, a celebration fea-
turing spectacular fireworks, town parade, live
music, children¡¯s entertainment & an open-air
street festival.
-The Dallas Symphony offers Vail its ever-popular
annual Independence Day celebration concert,
this year joined by the Evans Choir from Denver,
Jul 4, Ford Amphitheater, Vail, Tickets available
at the GRFA Box Office beginning 7/1 at 8a, Re-
served seating $20, proceeds from tickets go to
the Vail Veterans Programs, Lawn seating free,
1st come, 1st served day of show.
-Vail Soccer Invitational, Jul 20, The Vail Rec
District & Pepi¡¯s Soccer Club unite in welcom-
ing the top men¡¯s teams from across the coun-
try to one of the toughest tournaments in the
Rocky Mtns, Games played throughout Vail,
Eagle-Vail & Edwards, Spectators and volun-
teers are always welcome, 970.479.2279
-Kick It 3v3 Soccer Tournament, Jul 25-27
-Vail International Dance Festival, Jul 27-Aug 9
-The Valley Divas, women¡¯s networking group,
Jul 2, Mi Casita, Main St, Carbondale, 5:30-
7p. $12 Carbondale Chamber members, $15
non-members, includes house beverage or
margarita, appetizers & tip. Bring business
card for door prize drawings & networking.
RSVP appreciated, contact Lauri Rubinstein:
970.704.1711 or via email:
-Antiques, Jewelry & Fine Arts Fair, Jul 2-8, Aspen
-ACES Raptor Fair, Jul 3, Bring your family to Hallam Lake to
meet our resident golden eagle, great-horned owl, red-tailed
hawk, & special guest raptors!
-Colorado Wanderlust Festival, Jul 3-6, Snowmass Village,
take everything you treasure about your yoga practice, throw
in epic musical performances, thought-provoking lectures,
delicious farm-to-table dinners, wine tastings, hikes, films.
-Aspen Art Museum 4th of July Picnic
-Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration, Downtown Aspen
-Boogie¡¯s Diner Buddy 5 Mile Race, Jul 4, Aspen
-Aspen Institute Socrates Dinner, Jul 5
-5th Annual Automobili Exotica, Jul 25-27, Catch the road rally
from Denver to Snowmass via Independence Pass. Car Expo &
Exotic Car Show all day Sunday.
-Snowmass Doubles Volleyball Tournament, Jul 25-27
-ArtAspen, Jul 31-Aug 3, Aspen Ice Garden
-2nd Annual Roof of the Rockies Jeep Jamboree, Jul 31-Aug 3
Grand Junction/Gateway/Parachute:
-Plateau Valley Heritage Days Cowboy Festival & Rodeo,
Jul 2-4, PV Rodeo Grounds, 3060 Rodeo Road, as well as
activities in Collbran.
-IntelliTec College¡¯s Back Yard BBQ & Open House,
¡®Celebrate 30 Years of Making a Difference in the Grand
Valley¡¯, plenty of FREE food, dunk tank, FREE kids
events, more, Jul 3, 11a-7p, 772 Horizon Dr, Gr Jct, Dr.
David A. Scott, Campus Director,
970.245.8101 X3001
-Independence Day Party, Jul 3, 10a, the Senior
Center, 550 Ouray Ave, Gr Jct, $3 advance/$5 door.
-Fruita Fireworks Display, Jul 3, Find a spot in town &
enjoy the show, Fireworks will be lit at Snooks Bottom,
Show at Dusk, 970.858.0360
-Wrong Side of the Tracks 5K Run, Jul 3, 734 S 7th St,
Gr Jct, This family friendly 5K Run or Walk will head
south to the Botanical Gardens, around Watson Island,
connect to the Riverfront Trail & finish at the Edgewater
Brewery. 970.256.4373
-Independence Day Parade, Jul 4, Main St, Gr Jct, 10a.
-July 4th Celebration at the Pool, 12th & North Ave,
Gr Jct, Admission is $2.38 per person for all ages.
-Independence Day Parade, Jul 4, Downtown Palisade,
w/food & games at Palisade Memorial Park afterward.
The parade will start at 9a, folks should arrive by 8:30a
to line up (meet in the dirt lot). Costumes are welcome!
-Grand Junction Rockies Baseball, 12th St & North Ave,
Gr Jct, Jul 4 vs. OREM, Fireworks Night! 970.255.7625
-Western Slope Reining Horse Association Show, Jul
4-6, 2785 US Hwy 50, Gr Jct, Riders guide their horses
through complex patterns at high speeds with spins &
sliding stops, 970.255.7100
-Gun Show by JC Productions, Jul 4-6, 2785 US Hwy 50,
Gr Jct, Doors open 4p on Fri, 9a on Sat & Sun, $5 per
adult. 970.255.7100