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Happenings
2017 August/September
Pg 13 - The Sunshine Express
-Aug 31-Sep 4, Vail Jazz Party, over 35 headliners, multi-art-
ist jam sessions, multimedia tributes to jazz legends, House
Band w/John Clayton, Terell Stafford, Wycliffe Gordon, Bill
Cunliffe and Lewis Nash, over 35hrs of music, Tickets start at
$55, 970.479.6146, vailjazz.org
-Oktoberfest in Lionshead, Sep 8-10, Oktoberfest in Vail Vil-
lage, Sep 15-17, Munich comes to Vail for the world¡¯s great-
est celebration of beer, music & autumn, Bratwurst Eating
Contests, Keg Bowling, Hacker-Pschorr Beer, Bavarian music
& dancing, traditional fare, yodeling, alpenhorn blowing,
vailoktoberfest.com
-Vail Automotive Classic Show, Sep 10, an auto enthusiast
weekend in Vail, Friday Afternoon Car Club at Hotel Gasthof
Gramshammer, Road Tour through the Rockies, Country West-
ern Hoedown Benefit at Vail Golf Club, Vail Village Car Show,
www.vailautomotiveclassic.com
-Sep 21-24, Taste of Vail, seminars, outdoor tastings & wine
pop-ups at participating restaurants, Music, artistic programs,
www.tasteofvail.com
-Sep 30-Oct 1, Outlier Offroad Festival, features mountain
biking¡¯s best brands & hottest bikes for 3 days of lift-served
consumer demo, also serves as USA Cycling¡¯s Rocky Mountain
Regional Enduro & Cross Country Championships for amateurs
& pros, $25,000 cash purse, live music, kids activities,
www.outlier.bike.com
Glenwood/Aspen/Carbondale/Rifle:
--Garfield County Fair Parade, Aug 5, 10a, Route: Railroad
Ave from 16th St south to 3rd St, dry zone at Heinze Park,
970.625.2085 Ext. 3, ceo@riflechamber.com
Events, Fairs, Festivals, Fun
-Aug 19, Mancos Community BrewFest, All day, Cotton-
wood Park, Spruce St, Mancos
-Aug 20, Mancos Antique Roadshow, All day, Mancos
Community Center, 120 W Grand Ave, Mancos, Contact:
Mac Neely w/Mancos Historical Society
-Sep 29-30, Mancos Valley Balloon Drop In, All day
Durango/Silverton/Hesperus/Pagosa Springs:
--Wildflower Jeep Tour, Aug 1-6, Experience mag-
nificent, stunning wild flowers on a guided jeep tour,
limited edition specialty trip into the fields of wild flow-
ers at 12,000ft & above, Mild To Wild Rafting, Durango,
800.567.6745
-Aug 2, True West Rodeo, La Plata County Fairgrounds,
brought to you by First National Bank of Durango &
Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
-La Plata County Fair, Aug 9-13, An old fashion county
fair showing animals, agriculture, pies & quilts, La Plata
County Fairgrounds, Durango, 970.382.6468
-Aug 18-19, Durango Blues Train, Six live blues bands/
musicians play onboard the historic train to the iconic
and dramatic Highline section of the rail line, Beer, wine
and light food available onboard
-CSU Extension & The Garden Project of Southwest
Colorado are pleased to announce the 11th Annual Tour
de Farms will be in Bayfield, Sat Aug 19, 8a-1p
-The 1st ever Durango Tube to Work Day, Aug 25, 7-9a
on the Animas River! Put in behind Durango Recreation
Ctr and take out behind 4Corners Riversports for coffee
& breakfast, 970.375.7300
-The 19th annual San Juan Brewfest, Sat Aug 26, Buck-
ley Park in Historic Downtown Durango
-WholeExpo Durango, Sep 9-10, $5 to both days in-
cludes all exhibits, seminars/workshops & patio events,
showcase of holistic & ecological products, services
& seminars that support health, harmony & spiritual
awareness, Sat 10a-7p, Sun 10a-5p, La Plata County
Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave, Durango, 970.259.4027,
producer@wholeexpo.com
-Sep 16-17, Autumn Arts Festival, Durango Arts Center
-Paws For A Cause, Sep 23, Rotary Park, Durango, more
than 45 runners & over 100 people including families &
pet owners participate to support AIDS & HIV preven-
tion & education in Durango & the surrounding areas
Eagle/Gypsum/Edwards/Avon/Vail:
--Aug 5, Vail Family Fun Fest, simple fun in the beauti-
ful Colorado Rockies, Creation Station, Science Tent,
educational groups, Play Town, contests, games,
www.vailfamilyfunfest.com
-Audi Power of Four Trail Run, Aug 5-6,
970.923.1227
-Aspen Backcountry Marathon Aug 12,
970.923.1227
-Aug 12, Rotary Club of Aspen¡¯s 26th Annual Ducky
Derby, 10:30a-4p, All day youth games & booths,
10:30a-2p Silent Auction, 10:30a-3p Music, 11:30a
Invitational Skateboard Jam, 11:30a Food Court &
Beer Garden, 2:17p Duck Race Launch at No Prob-
lem Bridge, 3:03p Duck Race Finish below Mill St.
Bridge, 3-4p Festivities Continue, 4p Ducky Derby
Winners Announced, Grand Prize $10,000 or a Spe-
cial Lucky Duck Worth a million dollars, more prizes,
Rio Grande Park, Aspen, 970.309.9753,
chris@BendonAdams.com
-MotherLode Volleyball Classic, Aug 30-Sep 4,
serving up some of the ¡°Best Volleyball East of the
Pacific Coast Highway¡±, players from all over the
United States & Canada compete in 21 divisions in-
cluding Men¡¯s & Women¡¯s, Masters/Seniors and Open
divisions; Co-Ed & Reverse Co-Ed, Men¡¯s & Women¡¯s
A, BB & B, Aspen, johnt@motherlodevolleyball.com
-Grand Traverse Mountain Run & Bike, Trail Run:
Crested Butte to Aspen Sep 2, Mountain Bike: Aspen
to Crested Butte Sep 3, an extraordinary 40-mile
backcountry race between the towns of Crested
Butte & Aspen based on the mail routes of the
1880¡¯s connecting the towns, 970.923.1227
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
-Anasazi Heritage Ctr Garden Tour, Aug 5, 9a, learn
ways to help your ornamental garden thrive in our
high desert environment
-Escalante Days in Dolores, Aug 11-12, Flanders Park,
Dolores
-Escalante Days & Nights Music Festival, Aug 12-13,
Dolores River Brewery, 100 S 4th St, Dolores, 10 local
acts for $10 at the door, 2p-12a, 2 Stages, Vendors,
Food, Fun, 920.960.4372
September 8
* Jonny Lang, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
September 9
David Starr, KAFM Radio Room,Gr Jct,970.241.8801
Mandy Barnett sings Patsy Cline, GJ High
School, Gr Jct, 970.243.1979
Cash¡¯d Out w/Clownvis Presley, Mesa
Theater, Gr Jct, 970.773.1775
Buddy Mondlock, Healthy Rhythm Art Gallery,
Montrose, 323.270.6284
Apollo Chamber Brass Quintet, Wright Opera
House, Ouray, 970.325.4399
September 10
Cash¡¯d Out, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
September 12
Talking Dreads (NO COVER), Belly Up, Aspen,
970.544.9800
September 14
Avalon Festival, Avalon Theatre, Gr Jct,
970.778.3088
September 15
Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, Telluride
Town Park, 877.358.7122
September 16
Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, Telluride
Town Park, 877.358.7122
Cornmeal, Center for the Arts, Crested Butte,
970.349.7487
Tim & Richard, Wine Country Inn, Palisade,
970.464.5777
September 17
Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, Telluride
Town Park, 877.358.7122
September 19
J. Roddy Walston & The Business, Belly Up,
Aspen, 970.544.9800
September 22
Hazel Miller Band, Ute Theater,Rifle,970.665.6560
Ghostland Observatory w/Evanoff, Belly Up,
Aspen, 970.544.9800
Steep Canyon Rangers, Center for the Arts,
Crested Butte, 970.349.7487
Steve Mudflap McGrew & Chad Prather,
comedy, Mesa Theater, Gr Jct, 970.773.1775
September 23
Get The Led Out (free), Downtown Rifle
Mahler & Mozart: Jeff & Nina Nelsen, GJ
Symphony, Avalon Theatre,Gr Jct, 970.243.6787
Steep Canyon Rangers, Sheridan Opera House,
Telluride, 970.728.6363
Let them Roar, Andy Frasco, Delicious
Orchards, Hotchkiss, 970.527.1110
September 24
Mahler & Mozart: Jeff & Nina Nelsen, GJ
Symphony, Avalon Theatre,Gr Jct, 970.243.6787
September 28
Turkuaz w/Sinkane, Belly Up,Aspen,970.544.9800
Metro Station, MesaTheater,Gr Jct, 970.773.1775
September 30
Ottmar Liebert y Luna Negra, Avalon
Theatre, Gr Jct, 970.243.8497
Conor Oberst w/The Felice Brothers, Belly Up,
Aspen, 970.544.9800