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2017 August/September
Pg 14 - The Sunshine Express
Happenings
-Aug 19, 8a-3p, Open Car Show, Poker Run & Art
Show, Jorgensen Park, 501 East Tomichi Ave, Gun-
nison, Mud Run & Tough Trucks at Gunnison Fair-
grounds, 275 S Spruce St, gunnisoncarclub.com/
show.html
-High Octane Arts & Crafts Festival, Aug 19, 9a-4p,
arts, crafts, food, antiques and more, Legion Park,
East Tomichi Ave, Gunnison, www.gunnisonchamber.
com
-Gunnison Car Show Crested Butte Breakfast Run,
Aug 20, 8a-12p, advance tickets required & available
at the Cruise-In & Car Show, meet at Wal-Mart Park-
ing Lot 7:30a, gunnisoncarclub.com/show.html
-KBUT Kampout, Aug 25-26, 2-day music festival, I-
Bar Ranch, Gunnison, more than a dozen bands & late
night DJs, doors open 4p, Music begins 6p, Sat music
begins 12noon, $60 for two days + camping, kids
age 16 & under free when accompanied by an adult,
purchase tickets at: www.kbut.org/kampout
-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 con-
necting the towns, 970.923.1227
-Chili & Beer Fest, Sep 9, base area of Crested Butte
Mountain Resort, from 12-4p
Hotchkiss Cedaredge Delta
--Delta County Fair, Rodeo & Concert, Aug 5-12, Delta
County Fairgrounds, 403 S 4th St, Hotchkiss, CO Pro
Rodeo Association Events, outdoor expo, poker run
-Delta County Fair Demolition Derby, Aug 5, 7-10p,
Delta County Fairgrounds, 403 S 4th St, Hotchkiss, all
the details: deltacountyfair.com
-West Elks Wine Trail, Aug 5-6, Sample from 10
wineries in Paonia & Hotchkiss & enjoy food pairings,
commemorative recipe cards, complimentary wine
glasses, schedule ticket info & a map: www.westelk-
sava.com
-The Zephyros Farm Funk Feast, Aug 11, 6-11:30p,
Zephyros Farm & Garden, 11466 3725 Rd, Paonia, al-
ternative hip hop band, awesome tapas & juices from
Remedy Juice Bar, after party w/DJ Dubalicious
-Farm to Fiddle Festival, Aug 11-12, artists, farmers
& outdoor enthusiasts fill the streets of Downtown
Hotchkiss, free
-Free Day, Black Canyon National Park, Aug 25, Na-
tional Park Service Birthday
-Downtown Delta Fest, Sep 7
-Mountain Harvest Festival, Sep 22-24, Paonia, cel-
ebrate the lifestyle of the North Fork Valley w/music,
art, performances & food grown locally
-Free Day, Black Canyon National Park, September 30,
National Public Lands Day
Montrose/Olathe/Ridgway/Ouray:
--River Surfing Demo Night, Aug 2,9,16,23,30, 6-8p,
Montrose Water Sports Park, Free river surfing demo
night hosted by Montrose Kayak & Surf, come surf our
local white water park
-Olathe Sweet Corn Festival, Aug 5, 10a-9p, Olathe
Community Park, food, art/craft, game vendors,
grilled Olathe Sweet Corn, beer & wine garden, 5K
run, Pancake Breakfast, contests, live music and more
-Aug 8, 5-8p, The Pocket Park presents Acoustic
Tuesdays, live music, free hot dogs, drinks, brought to
you by Downtown Development Authority, upcoming
Shows: Aug 8-Gotta Be, Aug 22-Smolder
-Aug 9-13, Canyoning Festival, discover new canyons,
make new friends, learn new skills & techniques from
other canyoneers, day trips, workshops, gear demos,
slide & film presentations, gear swaps, door prizes,
raffles, 970.318.0989, info@ouraycanyoncoalition.org
-Rodeo Royalty Gymkhana Series, Aug 12, Ouray
County 4-H Event Ctr, 22739 Hwy 550, Ridgway, con-
tact Susan Long: 970.626.3304
-Aug 12, Mt. Sneffels Marathon & 1/2 Marathon,
6:30a, Fellin Park by the Hotsprings Pool, 1200 Main
St, Ouray
-Partners Pistal Shoot, Aug 12, 8a-3p, San Juan
Shooting Range, bring your handgun & 100 rounds
(loner guns & ammo available) & shoot 4 courses of
fire as an Individual or 3-person team, fun for the
whole family, no experience necessary, law enforce-
ment officers will be there to compete & assist the
public, awards for top shooters
-Ridgway Rendezvous Arts & Crafts Festival, Aug 12-
13, Ridgway Town Park
-2017 Highgraders Holiday Mining Competitions, Aug
25-27, Ouray Miner¡¯s Park, Hot Springs Pool Parking
Area, 1200 Main St, Ouray
-Ridgway Moonwalk: Farm-to-Table Community Pot-
luck, All day, Ridgway Town Park, 201 N Railroad St
-Music on the Green, Aug 26, 4-8p, Riverbottom Park,
fundraiser outdoor concert, 4 local bands, bring your
chairs/blankets, hamburger & hot dog vendor, beer &
wine garden, no charge for concert, 970.252.0522
-Aug 31, Ouray County Fair Tractor Pull, Ouray County
4H Events Ctr, 22739 Highway 550, Ridgway
-Ouray County Fair, Sep 1-4, Ouray County 4-H Event
Ctr, 22739 Hwy 550, Ridgway, 970.626.3304
-Sep 4, Labor Day Rodeo Parade, 10-11a, Ridgway
Town Park, 201 N Railroad, BBQ in the Park 10:30a-1p
-Imogene Pass Run, Sep 9, 7a, a 17.1 mile race from
Ouray to Telluride via the Imogene Pass
-Drag Racing, Aug 18-19, Western Colorado Dragway,
115 32 Road, Gr Jct, Fri STREET LEGAL DRAGS, Sat
POINTS RACE #7/JRS, 970.243.9022
-96.1 KSTR Chrome & Brews Car Show, Aug 19, Lincoln
Park, 12th & North Ave, Gr Jct, 970.254.2100
-GJ Rockies Baseball, Aug 19-21, Suplizio Field, 12th &
North, Sat vs. Idaho Falls: 6:40p, Sun vs. Idaho Falls:
5p, Mon vs. Idaho Falls: 6:40p, 970.255.7625
-Colorado Gypsy Fest Horse Show, Aug 19-20, Mesa
County Fairgrounds, 2785 Hwy 50, Gr Jct, see our beau-
tiful traditional Gypsy horse breed, 970.759.6055
-Book It For Reading 5K, 10K & 1K Kids run/walk, Aug
19, Riverbend Park/Trail, 451 Pendleton St, Palisade,
fast-paced out & back course features paved trail along
the Colorado River
-Jump the Mesa Hunter Jumper Show, Aug 19, Shamrock
Sport Horses, 1064 19 1/2 Road, Fruita, 970.424.7073
-Public Star Viewing w/Astronomy Club, Aug 19, Colo-
rado National Monument, 1750 Rim Rock Dr, Fruita,
Saddlehorn Picnic Area parking lot, 970.812.3661
-Western Colorado Senior Games, Aug 21-27, Lincoln
Park Track, 12th & North Ave, Gr Jct, for competitors 50
years & up, 970.254.3866
-Be Our Guest, Aug 25, Colorado National Monument,
Fruita, NPS fee free day celebrating the National Park
Service¡¯s Birthday, 970.858.3617
-Maverick Hoedown, Aug 25, 6-11p, CMU Meyer Ball-
room, 1455 N 12th St, Gr Jct, 970.248.1503
-Peach Promenade, Aug 25-26, Mt Garfield Middle
School, 3475 Front St, Clifton, Presented by Colorado
West Area Square & Round Dance Council, 970.434.3543
-Drag Racing, Aug 25-26, Western Colorado Dragway,
115 32 Road, Gr Jct, Fri STREET LEGAL DRAGS, Sat
POINTS RACE #8/ET Challenge #4/JRS, 970.243.9022
-Evening Under the Stars, Aug 26, Sherwood Park, 1301
E Sherwood Dr, Gr Jct, Food/drinks begin 5:30p, a grand
summer evening w/GJ Symphony Orchestra & GJ Cen-
tennial Band, 970.243.6787
-Gears & Beers at Powderhorn Resort, Aug 26, 48338
Powderhorn Rd, Mesa, beers, biking & camping, see
website for info & schedule of events, 970.268.5700
-Kokopelli Classic Trail Run, Mesa County Search & Res-
cue Benefit, Aug 26, Mary¡¯s Loop Kokopelli Trail Head,
I-70 at exit 15, Loma, 970.270.6174
-Racing in the Rockies Barrel Series, Aug 26-27, Sep
16-17, Mesa County Fairgrounds, 2785 Hwy 50, Gr Jct,
970.390.3712
-Fruita Bike Rodeo, Aug 26, Fruita Community Ctr, 324
N Coulson, Fruita, Come any time from 9a-noon, we will
send groups of riders through the course in waves, esti-
mated time to complete is 30min., 970.858.0360
-GJ Rockies Baseball, Aug 26-28, Suplizio Field, 12th
& North, Sat vs. Orem: 1p, Sun vs. Orem: 5p, Mon vs.
Orem: 6:40p, 970.255.7625
-Nitro Circus Live, Stocker Stadium, N 12th St, Gr Jct,
2017 North American Tour features over 30 world-class
action sports athletes, 970.254.3866
-Please join us for our Summer Music Series, Garfield
Estate¡¯s Winery, 3572 G Road, Palisade, Aug 26, Sep 2 &
17, 1-4p, 970.464.0941
-Raft the River, Aug 26, Rimrock Adventures, 927 Hwy
340, Fruita, one-day guided float trip provides a ¡°be-
hind the scenes¡± look at the work being done to reju-
venate this treasured riparian area in the Grand Valley,
970.256.7400
-Sunday Scramble #3 at Powderhorn Resort, Aug 27,
48338 Powderhorn Rd, Mesa, downhill mountain biking
plus Colorado Backcountry Biker hosts a 4 race series on
our downhill trails, 970.858.3917
-Grand Valley Dressage Society Horse Show, Sep 1-3,
Mesa County Fairgrounds Covered Arena, 2785 US Hwy
50, Gr Jct, 970.858.1604
-Drones in the Desert, Sep 2-3, 3320 Whitewater Hill,
Whitewater, partnering with ¡®The Other Guys FPV¡¯, one of
the best drone racing clubs in the region, 970.216.8073
-Colorado State Disc Golf Championships, Sep 2-4,
Grand Junction, Palisade, Fruita, presented by Birdie Disc
Golf and Innova Discs
-GJ Rockies Baseball, Sep 3-5, Suplizio Field, 12th &
North, Sun vs. Ogden - Fireworks Game: 6:40p, Mon vs.
Ogden: 1p, Tue vs. Ogden: 6:40p, 970.255.7625
-Colorado Pork & Hops Challenge, Sep 8-9, Las Colonias
Park, Riverside Parkway & S 9th St, Gr Jct, Get ready for
a smoking great time, 970.242.7788
-Desert¡¯s Edge Triathlon Festival, Sep 8-10, Highline
Lake State Park, 1800 11 8/10 Rd, Loma, 303.642.7917
-Drag Racing, Sep 8-9, Western Colorado Dragway, 115
32 Road, Gr Jct, Fri STREET LEGAL DRAGS, Sat POINTS
RACE #9/QUICK 16/JRS, 970.243.9022
-Dog Days, Lincoln Park Moyer Pool, Sep 10, 12th &
North Ave, Gr Jct, For details go to GJ Parks & Rec web-
site, 970.254.3866
-Sunday Scramble #4 at Powderhorn Resort, Sep 10,
48338 Powderhorn Rd, Mesa, downhill mountain biking
plus Colorado Backcountry Biker hosta a 4 race series on
our downhill trails, 970.858.3917
Gunnison, Crested Butte, Lake City
--Crested Butte Arts Festival, Aug 4-6, art, cuisine, en-
tertainment, artist demos, children¡¯s activities, art auc-
tion, Elk Avenue, Crested Butte, 970.349.1184, crested-
butteartsfestival.com
-Gunnison Car Show Cruise In & Kick-Off Party, Aug 18,
5-9p, Cars, Prizes, Food, Live Music w/Creed Fisher & the
Redneck Nation Band, Main St, Downtown Gunnison
visit us online at:
SUNSHINEEXPRESSMEDIA.COM
-Western Adventure Weekend, Sep 22-24, Downtown
Block Party, Mountain Bike Adventure Race & 5K Run
Adventure Race, Gun Show, More, celebrates all things
unique to Rifle, Sat & Sun: Gun & Militaria Show and
All Sports Swap & Sale at Garfield County Fair Grounds,
You must have a wristband/ticket to attend 3rd St Block
Party from 5-10p Sat, Tickets are free & availableat Rifle
Area Chamber of Commerce, 100 East 11th St, Rifle
from 9a-5p, limit 4 tickets/person
-Golden Leaf Half Marathon Sep 23, 970.923.1227
Grand Junction/Gateway/Parachute:
--Aug 1, Free Admission Day, CO State Parks, James M.
Robb (all 5 sections) & Highline Lake, Grand Junction
-GJ Rockies Baseball, Aug 3-5, Suplizio Field, 12th &
North, 970.255.7625, Thu vs. Helena: 6:40p, Fri vs. Hel-
ena - Fireworks Night: 6:40p, Sat vs. Helena: 6:40p
-Mile High Nationals BMX Supercross Series, Aug 4-6,
Mesa County Fairgrounds BMX Track, 2785 Hwy 50, Gr
Jct, BMX athletes from around the world, an event you
will NOT want to miss, 970.433.7159
-Grand Junction Horse Show, Aug 5, Mesa County Fair-
grounds Covered Arena, 2785 Hwy 50, Gr Jct, GJHSA
Sizzler Show, 8a, Free to the public, 970.255.7100
-Rocky Mountain Enduro Series #2, Aug 5-6, Powderhorn
Resort, 48338 Powderhorn Rd, Mesa, for registration &
info please see website
-Back To School Bash, Aug 5, Mesa Mall, Hwy 6 & 50,
Gr Jct, The 1st 400 students to visit the Mesa Mall table
during the event receive a backpack filled w/fun school
supplies to start the school year, 970.242.0009
-Smokey the Bear¡¯s Birthday Celebration, Aug 9, US For-
est Service Visitor Center on Grand Mesa, 20090 Baron
Lake Dr, Cedaredge, 970.856.4153
-Chasing Gringos Summer Cycling Jamboree, Aug 9,
6:30-9p, Brown Cycles Bike Shop, 549 Main St, Gr Jct,
Choose a cowboy hat or a Sombrero and speed down the
ribbon without losing your head, 970.245.7939
-Back to School Splash, Aug 11, 1:30-7:30p, Lincoln
Park Moyer Pool, 12th & North Ave, Gr Jct, Youth admis-
sion $2.50 includes water slide for those over 42¡± tall,
970.254.3866
-Drag Racing Midnight Madness, Aug 11, Western
Colorado Dragway, 115 32 Road, Gr Jct, STREET LEGAL
DRAGS, 8p-1a, $10 Spectator, $20 Racer, 970.243.9022,
See website for details: www.wcdra.com
-Roice-Hurst Party for Paws, Aug 11, DoubleTree Hotel,
743 Horizon Dr, Gr Jct, Doors open 6p, dinner & pre-
sentation 7p, silent auction closes 8:30p, $65/person,
970.434.7337
-Tour of the Valley, Aug 12, Canyon View Medical Plaza,
2351 G Road, Gr Jct, classic ride offers views of the en-
tire Grand Valley, 970.256.6222
-Boston¡¯s Softball Tournament, Aug 12-13, Canyon View
Park, I-70 & 24 Road, Gr Jct, Registration $159/team,
registration deadline is Aug 7, 970.254.3866
-Radio Daze, Aug 12, 3p, Edgewater Brewery, 905
Struthers Ave, Gr Jct, Experience Kannah Creek¡¯s spe-
cialty brewed 300 Watt Ale & live music w/Thomassina
Russell & Friends, Bicycle Annie, Zach Grant and more,
970.241.8801
-Western Slope Kids Fun Fest, Aug 12, 10a-1p, Lincoln
Park, 12th St & North Ave, Gr Jct, for ages pre-school
to 6th grade, Presented by Rocky Mountain PBS Kids,
970.245.1818
-Family Day at Volley¡¯s, benefits HomewardBound, Aug
12, Noon-Midnight, 1130 N 3rd St, Gr Jct, fun filled
day of Volley Ball, Horse Shoes, Ladder Ball, Sand
Castle Building, delicious BBQ food, drawings & bands,
970.256.9424
-Sunday Scramble #2 at Powderhorn Resort, Aug 13,
48338 Powderhorn Rd, Mesa, downhill mountain biking
plus Colorado Backcountry Biker hosts a 4 race series on
our downhill trails, 970.858.3917
-Ice Cream Social, Aug 17, Downtown Palisade, free
family event kicks off the 49th annual Palisade Peach
Festival, 970.464.5602
-Palisade Peach Festival, Aug 18-19, Riverbend Park, 451
Pendleton St, Palisade, 970.464.7458