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2017 June/July
Pg 14 - The Sunshine Express
Happenings
-523 32 Road, Clifton, Jun 10, Clifton Bible Chapel, In-
troduction to Homeschooling event, 970.242.1429
-Rope the Rockies, 2017 Western Colorado Champi-
onships, 2785 Hwy 50, Gr Jct, Jun 17, Mesa County
Fairgrounds Covered Arena, Free, Open to public, action
starts 9a daily, 970.255.7100, www.ropetherockies.com
-Take Part In Art Free Expo, 1340 Gunnison Ave, Gr
Jct, Jun 17, Lincoln Park Barn, The public is invited to
explore the different arts & cultural organizations in the
Grand Valley, 970.254.3866
-Children With Hope 5k/10k Run & Walk, 351 South
Camp Rd, Gr Jct, Jun 17, Wingate Elementary, com-
munity wide fundraising event for competitive runners,
recreational runners & walkers, 970.256.1610
Mesa County Fairgrounds, annual celebration of the county,
its residents, community & history, 970.255.7107
-Moto Mayhem, 2785 Hwy 50, Gr Jct, Jul 26, Mesa County
Fairgrounds, Get ready for the mud to fly, one night of rip-
roaring races, fun for the whole family, 970.255.7107
-Professional Bull Riding, 2785 Hwy 50, Gr Jct, Jul 27, Mesa
County Fairgrounds, World Class Bulls, World Class Riders,
970.255.7107
-Working Ranch Rodeo, 2785 Hwy 50, Gr Jct, Jul 28, Mesa
County Fairgrounds, fun for the whole family, general admis-
sion, 970.255.7107
-Demolition Derby, 2785 Hwy 50, Gr Jct, Jul 29, Mesa County
Fairgrounds, see local drivers crash it out for cheers, jeers &
great prizes, 970.255.7107
Gunnison, Crested Butte, Lake City
--June 16, 4-8p, KBUT is proud to host the Friday
Night Fish Fry, a fun-filled community party held in
Crank¡¯s Plaza right outside the KBUT studios, 508
Maroon Ave, crested Butte, 970.349.5225
-Plazapalooza!, Jun 21, 1-9p, Crested Butte Library
& Town Hall Plaza
-Crested Butte Bike Week, Jun 22-25, visit cb-
chamber.com/events/Crested Butte Bike Week for
all event details
-Caddis Cup Fly Fishing Tournament, Jul 8, 9a-5p,
Gunnison Valley waters, each participant paired
with one of the areas best guides for an unforget-
table day of guided angling, entry includes Caddis
Cup Dinner on Fri, Jul 7
Hotchkiss Cedaredge Delta
--Crawford Pioneer Days, Jun 8-11, old-fashioned
melodrama, baking contest, auction, parade, fire-
works over Crawford State Park Sat night, Sunday
outhouse races, hay bale races, Cowboy Church
service at 11a w/free lunch in the park
-Father Sky Craft Fair, downtown Hotchkiss,
970.872.2664
-Night on the Town, Jun 24, 6-9p, Pioneer Town,
Cedaredge
-Cherry Days BBQ with Humming House, Jul 1,
3-8p, Delicious Orchards, 39126 CO-133, Hotchkiss
-Ice Cream Social, Jul 22, 11a-2p, Stolte Shed,
Cedaredge
-Deltarado Days, Jul 27-30, Delta, Fri Night Street
Dance, 5K around Confluence Lake, parade, classic
car show, vendor Village w/kids¡¯ fun park, live mu-
sic at Confluence Park, community church service
on Sunday
Montrose/Olathe/Ridgway/Ouray:
--Jun 2-4, Ridgway Spirit Fest, 17 presenters, 6
venues, spiritual wisdom, music, meditation, danc-
ing, keynote address by Regina Lopez-Whiteskunk
of Ute Mountain Tribe, suggested donation
for ea/event $10, no registration necessary,
970.325.4598, www.Ridgwayspiritfest.com
-Freedom Festival Barn Dance & BBQ, Jun 10,
$50, Fund Raiser for Local Veterans, featuring
Camp Robber and a cash bar, hosted by Colorado
Boy, live & silent Auction, 5:30-10p, Antler Ridge,
72005 Kinkin Rd, 970.765.2210
-Ridgway Fat Tire Festival & Inaugural Rat Race,
Jun 10, for a 26-mile singletrack circuit, open to
riders of all ages & abilities, 9a, Hartwell Park,
Festival kicks off high noon w/bands, Elder Grown
& Fire in the Pines, www.facebook.com/ridetherat
or www.ridgwaytrails.com
-2424 Hwy 6 & 50, Gr Jct, Jun 17, Mesa Mall Father¡¯s Day
extravaganza, games, giveaways, activities, displays,
food, all catering to dad, 970.242.0009
-Opening Day, GJ Rockies Baseball, 12th St & North Ave,
Jun 19, Suplizio Field, first home game of the 2017 sea-
son, vs. Idaho Falls, game time 6:40p, 970.255.7625
-2785 Hwy 50, Gr Jct, Jun 19, Mesa County Fairgrounds,
Rodeo Bible Camp presented by Stillwater Cowboy
Church, 970.640.1287
-Grand Junction Horse Show, 2785 Hwy 50, Gr Jct,
Jun 24, Mesa County Fairgrounds Covered Arena,
Double Judge June Jubilee Show, 8a, Free to the public,
970.255.7100
-Downhill Mtn Biking Lift Opening Day at Powderhorn,
48338 Powderhorn Rd, Mesa, Jun 24, official day of open-
ing for our summer season, 970.268.5700
-Train to Hunt Colorado Challenge, 48338 Powderhorn Rd,
Mesa, Jun 24, Powderhorn Mountain Resort, See website
for schedule of events and registration information
-Public Star Viewing with the Astronomy Club, 1750 Rim
Rock Dr, Fruita, Jun 24 & Jul 22, Colorado National Monu-
ment, Saddlehorn Picnic Area parking lot, 970.812.3661
-Fruita 4th of July Fireworks Display, Snooks Bottom,
Fruita, Jul 3, Show at Dusk, 970.858.3894
-July 4th Celebration at the Pool, 12th and North Ave, Gr
Jct, Lincoln Park Moyer Pool, Admission $2.41/person all
ages, includes waterslide, 970.254.3866
-Colorado Lavender Festival, Downtown Palisade,
Jul 7-9, Festival in park on Saturday the 8th only!
-2424 Hwy 6 & 50, Gr Jct, Jul 8, KIDS CAMPOUT, Mesa
Mall, Kids can come learn from the experts at Cabela¡¯s
how to set up a tent, roll up a sleeping bag, fire safety
and fun make-your-own camping snacks, 970.242.0009
-2785 Hwy 50, Gr Jct, Jul 14, Mesa County Fairgrounds,
Racing in the Rockies Barrel Racing, 970.390.3712
-Frontier Belles Horse Show, 2785 Hwy 50, Gr Jct, Jul 15,
Mesa County Fairgrounds, 8a, Free, 970.255.7100
-Mesa County Fair, 2785 Hwy 50, Gr Jct, Jul 25-29,