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2017 June/July
Pg 13 - The Sunshine Express
-Jun 9-12, 7:30p, Aspen Fringe Festival, Aspen District The-
atre & Black Box Theatre, 335 High School Rd, Aspen, Fringe
Pass $85, Single Ticket $35, Fringe Lab $20, VIP Pass $150,
AFF Locals Pass $75, 970.920.5770, info@aspenfringefestival.
-Holden/Marolt Mining & Ranching Museum Hoedown, Jun
6, 4-7p, music from the Smuggler Mountain Boys, children¡¯s
activities, barbecue, beer, farm animals & demonstrations,
40180 Hwy 82, Aspen,
-Boogie¡¯s Buddy Race, Jul 4, family-friendly event includes
5-mile USA Track & Field & RRCA certified competitive race
and a 1-mile family & canine run/walk, Rio Grande Park, As-
pen, $50 for runners, 970.379.1091
-Jul 15, Aspen Valley Marathon, Beautiful & Scenic run along
the Rio Grande Trail, runners travel 1,418ft downhill, race is a
Boston Marathon Qualifier, Marathon Start: 6a, Aspen Wagner
Park, Finish: Basalt Lions Park; Half Marathon Start: 7:30a,
W/J Ranch Woody Creek, Finish: Basalt Lions Park, 5K Start:
10:30a, Basalt Lions Park, Finish: Basalt Lions Park,
Grand Junction/Gateway/Parachute:
--Mike the Headless Chicken Festival, 325 E Aspen Ave, Jun
2, Fruita Civic Ctr Pavilion, dedicated to the amazing story of
one chicken¡¯s will to live, 970.858.0360
-1173 17 1/2 Road, Fruita, Jun 2, Monument View Bible
Church, used homeschool curriculum sale, Register for door
prize, vendor talks, 970.242.1429
-Rocky Mn Off-road Expo/Parts Swap, 2070 Hwy 6 & 50,
Fruita, Jun 3, Open Field, 9a, Free admission, hosted by the
Grand Mesa Jeep Club, 970.858.1394
-Veteran¡¯s Art Exhibit Opening Reception, 307 S 12th St,
Gr Jct, Jun 3, Veteran¡¯s Art Ctr, solo exhibition by Vir-
ginia Lionheart, 6-8p, exhibit open through month of June,
Events, Fairs, Festivals, Fun
-Gem & Mineral Show, Jul 7-9, 10a-6p, Kids Activi-
ties, Gold Panning, Jewelry, Jewelry Making Tools &
Equipment, Gems, Minerals, Fossils, Beading, Free
Door Prizes, Educational & Fluorescent Mineral Dis-
plays, Raffle & Silent Auction, Four Corners Expos,
-Jul 22-30, Durango Fiesta Days 2017, La Plata
County Fairgrounds
--Jun 8-11, More concerts at the Gerald R. Ford Am-
phitheater, a souped-up Ultimate Mountain Challenge
and a few eye-opening new events are on the slate
for the 16th year of the GoPro Mountain Games
-Jun 24, Vail Family Fun Fest, Families visit various
stations including our Creation Station, The Sci-
ence Tent, Play Town, giant jenga, Connect Four
and Bounce House, contests, group games, www.
-Vail Lacrosse Shootout, Jun 25, the premiere club
tournament in the United States, host to over 65
men¡¯s teams and 40 women¡¯s teams in what has be-
come a pilgrimage for any true lacrosse fan, Various
Locations, 970.476.4790
-Jul 4, Vail America Days, spectacular fireworks,
town parade, live music, children¡¯s entertainment,
open-air street festival atmosphere, www.vailameri-
-Jul 28-30, Kick It 3v3 Soccer Tournament, National
soccer tournament designed for players of all ages
& skill, Onsite games, activities & samples for the
whole family, Teams compete for the Kick It 3v3
World Championships,
--PHYSICS BBQ¡¯S, Jun 7, 14, 21, 28, Jul 5, 12, 19,
26, 5-7p, ¡°Physics is for Kids¡± Family BBQs feature
a FREE outdoor picnic complete w/liquid nitrogen
ice cream, hands-on science demos, experiments
& games, brief lectures by visiting scientists, learn
about dark matter & quarks while eating your ham-
burger & chips, Aspen Center for Physics campus,
700 E Gillespie Ave, Aspen, Free, 970.236.2360,
-Palisade Gran Fondo, 600 Logan Ave, Palisade, Jun
3, Peach Bowl Park
-Glade Park Cowboy Poetry Festival, 16 1/2 Road,
Jun 3, Glade Park Community Ctr, $10/adults, $5/
under 12, 970.241.0775
-Mike the Headless Chicken 5k run/walk, 325
E Aspen St, Jun 3, Fruita Civic Ctr, a fast road
course that is well marked and easy to follow,
-Grand Enduro MAD Racing, Monument Rd, Gr Jct,
Jun 3-4, Lunch Loops Trail System, $5,000 pro
purse, Awesome amateur prizes, 970.744.4450
-Atomic 5K Run/Walk, 2591 Legacy Wy, Gr Jct, Jun
3, Business Incubator Ctr, timed run for competitive
or training, or walk for fun, 970.243.5242
-Celebrate Small Business Showcase, 2591 Legacy
Wy, Gr Jct, Jun 3, Business Incubator Ctr, tenant
booths, tours of facility, free music by Flat Top Reed,
kids activities including races & Bump & Jump, Beer
Garden, 970.243.5242
-Colorado¡¯s Free Fishing Weekend, State of Colo-
rado, Jun 4, 970.255.6100
-Special Olympics Colorado Summer Games, 1100
North Ave, Gr Jct, Jun 10-11, Colorado Mesa Uni-
versity, Fri night opening ceremonies at Lincoln Park
Stadium, Sat & Sun events held at Colorado Mesa
University & Linclon Park Stadium, 720.359.3100
-Kiwanis Pancake Day & Funfest, 159 Main St, Gr
Jct, Jun 10, Two Rivers Convention Ctr, Enjoy a pan-
cake breakfast that includes ham & eggs while rais-
ing money for childrens programs in Mesa County,
-Grand Valley Dressage Society Horse Show,
2785 Hwy 50, Gr Jct, Jun 10-11, Mesa County
Fairgrounds Covered Arena, Free admission,
Cortez/Dolores/Dove Creek/Mancos:
--Raising Readers Storytime, every Thu, 10:30a,
Cortez Public Library, 202 N Park St, Cortez, songs,
stories, crafts & silliness, 970.565.8117
-Cody Landstrom conjures up his magic in the first
performance of the 2017 Summer Reading Pro-
gram season,, Jun 6, 2p, Knots fly through the air,
scarves vanish right before your eyes and Chinese
plates spin as Cody performs his special blend of
comedy magic, sleight of hand & masterful jug-
gling, FREE, Cortez Public Library, 202 N Park St,
-Jun 8-10, Ute Mountain Rodeo Roundup, Mont-
ezuma County Fairgrounds, Cortez, www.utemoun-
-Dolores River Festival, Jun 10-11, Celebrate
our river, live music, food, drink, goods vendors,
family-friendly event, games & activities for kids,
ride the Dolores River, Camping is available and
dog-friendly, Joe Rowell Park, Dolores, www.face-
-Canyons of the Ancients National Monument &
Anasazi Heritage Ctr, 27501 Hwy 184, Dolores,
970.882.5635, Jun 25, Night with the Ancients
Astronomy Program, 8:30p, Meet in front of the
museum to walk to program location, dress in lay-
ers and bring a flashlight (red light preferred) and
blanket to sit on, Free; July 29, Four Corners Lec-
ture Series: ¡°Of Coyotes & Moon Landings¡±, 8:30p,
Join Apollo 17 astronaut/moonwalker Dr. Harrison
Schmitt in the theater, Free
--June 17, 9a-5p, DURANGO MOTOR EXPO, View
unique and collector cars as you stroll down Main
Ave in the heart of historic downtown Durango,
presented by Durango Old Car Club
-True West Rodeo, Jun 21 & 28, Jul 12 & 19, 6:30p,
to you by First National Bank of Durango and Du-
rango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
-July 4, River Parade w/Mild to Wild Rafting, float
through the heart of Durango on the Lower Animas
River, Be sure to dress up in 4th of July attire, Best
costume wins a prize
The Company, Western CO Botanical Gardens,
Gr Jct, 970.243.3702
Hurricane jake, Dolores River Brewery,
Dolores, 970.882.HOPS
July 23
Mary Chapin Carpenter w/Emily Barker,
Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
Kap G, Mesa Theater, Gr Jct, 970.773.1775
July 24
Sarah Jarosz, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
Bob Malone, Center for the Arts, Crested Butte,
July 25
Boz Scaggs, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
July 26
Melissa Etheridge, BellyUp, Aspen, 970.544.9800
July 27
Chris Isaak, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
MarchFourth Marching Band, Big Mine Ice
Arena, Crested Butte, 970.349.0974
July 29
MarchFourth Marching Band, Club Red,
Telluride, 970.369.4760
David Starr, Healthy Rhythm Community Art
Gallery, Montrose, 323.270.6284
Mark Willis w/John Berry, Las Colonias Park
Amphitheater, Gr Jct, 970.254.3866
July 31
The Wood Brothers, Center for the Arts, Crested
Butte, 970.349.7487