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2016 August/September
Pg 15 - The Sunshine Express
-Purgatory Mushroom Festival, Aug 20, 9a-
3:30p, Purgatory Resort, 1 Skier Place, Du-
rango, the forested area around the Resort is
known far and wide for having an abundance of
wild mushrooms, guided mushroom hunts and
a culinary showcase of Durango¡¯s finest restau-
-Fool for Love, an explosive tale of love, hate
and the dying myths of the old west, Durango
Arts Center, Aug 26-27 from 7:30-9:30pm, Sep
8-10 from 7:30-9:30pm, Aug 28 from 2-4p,
and Sep 11 from 2-4p, *For mature audiences
-18th Annual San Juan Brewfest, Aug 27, Main
St, Durango, one of the biggest beer festivals
in Durango. Over 50 breweries participating, a
fun, energetic event for locals & visitors alike.
-Mountain Bike Festival and Downhill Flow Trail
Race, Purgatory Resort, Sep 10, 1 Skier Place,
-WholeExpo, Sep 10-11, La Plata County
Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave, Durango, the
four corners showcase of holistic and ecologi-
cal products, services and seminars, over 90
Exhibits, 15 Workshops/Seminars & Patio
Events that support environmental sustainabil-
ity, health, harmony & spiritual awareness, only
$5, $2 students with ID, good for both days &
includes all exhibits, seminars, workshops &
patio events, 12 & under & 65+ Free, LaPlata
County Fairgrounds Main Exhibition Hall
-Aviation Celebration, Sep 17, 10a-4p, La Plata
Regional Airport, 1000 Airport Rd, Durango, a
fun filled day of aviation for the family.
-The Silverton Double Dirty 30, a challenging
60 mile trail run in the San Juan Mountains,
Sep 24, Silverton, for more info visit: www.
-Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Sep 29,
7a-11p, Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main Ave,
Durango, Cowboy singer and yodeler Wylie
Gustafson will perform two shows with his band
The Wild West, for tickets and information call
970.749.2995 or visit:
Events, Fairs, Festivals, Fun
September 21
The Wailers, Sheridan Opera House,
Telluride, 970.728.6363
September 23
Brett Dennen w/Lily & Madeline,
Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
September 24
The Wailers, Belly Up, Aspen,
David Starr w/Hap Harriman, KVNF
studios, Paonia, 970.527.4866
Pioneer Day Dance w/Dos River, The
Hitchin¡¯ Post, Norwood, 970.327.4969
September 27
Gregg Allman, Belly Up, Aspen,
September 28
The Oh Hellos, w/Penny & Sparrow,
Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
September 30
Neil Young, Promise of the Real,
Telluride Town Park, 888.512.7469
The Record Company, Belly Up,
Aspen, 970.544.9800
--Aug 10-14, The Kids Adventure
Games offers kids, ages 6-14, the
opportunity to experience the thrill
of adventure racing, races emphasize
teamwork, problem solving, sports-
manship, environmental awareness
and fun, for more information visit:
-Vail Automotive Classic Show, Sep
9-11, the most comprehensive auto,
aircraft, and motorcycle show in the
Colorado Rockies, filled with auto-
mobile and aircraft events in the Vail
Valley, visit: www.vailautomotiveclas- for more information.
-Vail Oktoberfest in Lionshead, Sep-
tember 9-11, Vail Village, Sep 16-18,
Munich comes to Vail for the world¡¯s
greatest celebration of beer, music
and autumn, Bratwurst Eating Con-
tests and Keg Bowling, Hacker-
Cortez/Dolores/Dove Creek/Mancos:
--Montelores Early Childhood Council luncheon
meeting, 1st Mon ea/month, 11:45a, rm. 110,
Johnson Building, 925 S Broadway, Cortez, The
public is invited especially parents, Lunch provided
so please RSVP to Vangi McCoy: 970.749.7017
-Raising Readers Storytime, Cortez Public Li-
brary, 202 N Park St, Cortez, every Thu, 10:30a,
Older children are welcome to join us for a craft
at 11:15a, offers songs, stories, crafts & silliness,
-Cortez Rendezvous Hot Air Balloon Rally Evening
Glow, Aug 5, 8-8:45p, Parque de Vida, Cortez
-Demolition Derby, Aug 6, 6-9p, Montezuma County
Fairgrounds, watch drivers deliberately ram their
vehicles into one another, last vehicle still opera-
tional is awarded the victory
-Escalante Days 40th Anniversary, August 12-14,
Flander¡¯s Park, Dolores
-George Geer Memorial Car Show, Aug 13, All Day,
Centennial Park, 802 E Montezuma Ave, Cortez,
-Ute Mountain Casino Pow-Wow, Aug 19-21, Ute
Mountain Casino, Towaoc, CO, 970.565.8800
-FREE Admission Mesa Verde National Park, Aug
25-28, Mesa Verde National Park
-18th Annual Harvest Beer Festival, Sep 10, All Day,
Parque de Vida Amphitheater, Cortez
-12th Annual Mancos Valley Ballon & Art Festival,
Sep 23-25, Boyle Park, Mancos
-FREE Admission Mesa Verde National Park, Sep 24,
All Day, Mesa Verde National Park
Durango/Silverton/Hesperus/Pagosa Springs:
--The Muck & Mire Mud Adventure Race, Purga-
tory Resort, Aug 6, 9:30a-2p, so if having fun and
getting muddy with your friends is what you¡¯re all
about, this 5k course is plenty of fun as well as
-La Plata County Fair, an old fashion fair with ani-
mals, agriculture, pies and quilts, Aug 10-14, 7a-
10p, La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave,
Pschorr Beer, Bavarian music and dancing, tra-
ditional fare, yodeling, alpenhorn blowing, and
much more, for more information visit:
-Vail World Youth Fly Fishing Championship,
Sep 11-18, a wonderful event to attend as the
venues are the free flowing rivers and majestic
lakes of the Rocky Mountains and the mountain
resort towns of Colorado, Town of Vail is the
location for the opening and closing ceremonies
and host hotel, for more information visit:
--Ice Cream Social, Aug 6, 2-4p, live perfor-
mance by Aspen Music Festival and School
chamber quintet, a presentation of ¡®A Briefly
Complete History of Aspen¡¯, ice cream and
boozy milkshakes for adults, Wheeler/Stallard
Museum, Holden/Marolt Mining & Ranching Mu-
seum, 970.925.3721, or info@
-Annual Art Auction & Community Picnic, An-
derson Ranch¡¯s largest community fundraiser
of the year, over 200 works are available in live
and silent auctions, donated by artists, collec-
tors and galleries, much of the work is made at
the Ranch or produced specifically for the event,
live music, art, children¡¯s activities and a picnic
lunch round out the experience, 970.923.3181,
-Aug 6, Audi Power of Four Race Series, unique
33-mile point-to-point mountain bike race
combines single & double track trails across
the four ski areas of Aspen Snowmass (Snow-
mass, Buttermilk, Aspen Highlands and Aspen
Mountain), almost 9,000¡¯ of vertical gain/loss,
-Aug 7, Science treet Fair, stage shows, hands-
on demonstrations from many fields of science
& technology including: Caltech¡¯s Laser Gravita-
tional Wave Observatory, Colorado State Uni-
versity¡¯s Biofuels, solar astronomy, aerospace
engineering, robotics, drones, aeronautics, ar-
cheology, engineering, soil science, environmen-
tal sciences, Paepcke Park, Free, 970.236.2360