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2018 June/July
Pg 14 - The Sunshine Express
Happenings
-Grand Junction Rockies Baseball, Suplizio
Field, 12th St & North Ave, Gr Jct, July 4, vs.
Ogden, game time 6p, 970.255.7625, fireworks
display after game
-Drag Racing, July 6-7, Fri & Sat Nights, West-
ern Colorado Dragway, 115 32 Road, Gr Jct, Fri
Street Legal, Sat #5 Super Pro, Pro, Sports-
man, Jr., 970.243.9022
-CWBRA Barrel Race, July 7, Mesa County Fair-
grounds, 2785 Hwy 50, Gr Jct, 970.255.7100
-Smoked on the Western Slope BBQ Challenge
@Rockmageddon, July 7, 11a-3p, 1st Annual,
lots of food & fun for everyone, People¡¯s Choice
competition, enter the kids in the Sweet Treat
Challenge, Cottonwood Park, Parachute, $10/
person, $30 Family pass (2 adults + up to 4
children under 18), riflechamber.com
-Racing in the Rockies Barrel Series, July 13-
14, Mesa County Fairgrounds, 2785 Hwy 50, Gr
Jct, 970.390.3712
-Drag Racing, July 13-14, Western Colorado
Dragway, 115 32 Road, Gr Jct, Quarter Mile
Shoot Out plus Nitro Nostalgic Funny Cars, Fri
gates open 1p, Time Trials 5p, Race 7p, Sat
Shootout gates open 10a, 970.243.9022
-¡¯Find Your Park After Dark¡¯ Star Viewing w/
the Astronomy Club, July 13, Colorado National
Monument, Saddlehorn Picnic Area, 1750 Rim
Rock Dr, Fruita, 970.812.3661
-Grand Junction Rockies Baseball, Suplizio
Field, 12th St & North Ave, Gr Jct, game times
6:40p Mon-Sat, 5p Sun, 970.255.7625, fire-
works display after game July 20
-WEBE Dirt Bike Race, July 21-22, Powderhorn
Mountain Resort, 48338 Powderhorn Rd, Mesa,
970.385.7554
-CWBRA barrel racing, Collbran Fairgrounds,
July 21, 3060 Rodeo Road, Collbran
-Colorado Riverfest, July 21, Las Colonias
Park Amphitheater, 925 Struthers Ave, Gr Jct,
970.614.8497
-Mesa County Fair, July 24-28, Mesa
County Fairgrounds, 2785 Hwy 50, Gr Jct,
970.255.7107
-Drag Racing, July 27-28, Fri & Sat Nights,
Western Colorado Dragway, 115 32 Road, Gr
Jct, Fri Street Legal, Sat #6 Super Pro, Pro,
Sportsman, Jr., 970.243.9022
-Grand Junction Rockies Baseball, Suplizio
Field, 12th St & North Ave, Gr Jct, July 28-29,
vs. Orem, game times 6:40p Mon-Sat, 5p Sun,
970.255.7625
Gunnison, Crested Butte, Lake City
--Community Picnic, June 8, 12:30-3p, After
school finishes and before the crowds arrive,
join the Town of Crested Butte in a commu-
nity gathering at Rainbow Park to celebrate
the start of summer, free burgers & hot dogs,
games
-Creede, CO: Runoff Runoff, June 9, 6a, mara-
thon, half marathon, & 6K follows the scenic
headwaters of the Rio Grande ending in the his-
toric mountain town of Creede, raises funds to
support river restoration projects that improve
water quality, wildlife habitat, recreation and
the overall condition of the Rio Grande headwa-
ters, fun celebration for the whole family, live
music, local beer & food vendors following race
-Fourth of July Celebrations, Crested Butte
Mountain Resort, July 4, parade on Elk Av-
enue 11a, then head up to the mountain for
fun before the fireworks, CBMR¡¯s VIP Freedom
package allows guests twilight access to Red
Lady Express lift, Evolution Bike Park & the
Adventure Park from 4:30-7p
-July 4, 8a, Gothic to Crested Butte 1/3 mara-
thon, registration & info on rmbl.org, no reg-
istration in Gothic morning of race, fundraiser
for RMBL to celebrate 50th anniversary of race,
www.rmbl.org/visit-rmbl/events/gothic-to-
crested-butte-13rd-marathon
-Crested Butte Wildflower Festival, July 6-15,
716 Elk Ave, www.crestedbuttewildflowerfesti-
val.com
-Silver Fox Classic Disc Golf Tournament, July
14, 9a, Crested Butte Mountain Resort, two
18 hole disc golf courses, Pro tournament held
on long course, amateur categories on Short
Course, top of the Red Lady Express lift, fun
fast paced challenge for all ages & abilities,
registration 9-10:30a, tournaments start 11a,
Pro division tee times, Amateur shotgun start,
$25/adult, $10/kids 12 & under, includes single
lift ride for the day, base area awards party at
Butte 66, raffle prizes, food & drink specials
Hotchkiss Cedaredge Delta
--Plant Sale, June 9, 9-3p, High Country Park
(Across from Subway), Cedaredge
-Family Fun Day, June 9, 2-8p, live entertain-
ment, BBQ, games for all ages, bounce house,
horseshoes, corn-hole & much more, 637 E
Main St, Cedaredge, Adult/$25, Kids 13 &
younger/$15, 3 & under/free, 970.874.3436
making possibilities for people with disabilities,
970.923.0578, www.challengeaspen.org
Grand Junction Area/Fruita/Mesa/
Parachute:
--Special Olympics Colorado Summer Games, June 8-9,
1100 North Ave, Gr Jct, Fri night opening ceremonies @
Lincoln Park Stadium, Sat/Sun events @CMU & Lincoln
Park, 720.359.3100
-Drag Racing, June 8, Midnight Madness, Western
Colorado Dragway, 115 32 Road, Gr Jct, Fri Street
Legal, 7p-Midnight, 970.243.9022,
www.wcdra.com
-Dinosaur Day, June 9, Dinosaur Journey Museum, 550
Jurassic Ct, Fruita, 970.858.7282
-Downhill Mtn Biking Park Opening Day, June 9, Pow-
derhorn Mountain Resort, 48338 Powderhorn Rd, Mesa,
970.268.5700
-CWBRA barrel racing, Collbran Fairgrounds, June 9,
3060 Rodeo Road, Collbran
-Kiwanis Club of Gr Jct Pancake Breakfast & Fun Fest,
June 9, Two Rivers Convention Ctr, 159 Main St, Gr Jct,
$6/adults, kids 12 & under/FREE
-Grand Junction monthly Stand-Up Comedy Showcase,
June 9, The Art Ctr, 1803 N 7th St, Gr Jct, 970.243.7337
-Colorado State ATA Trap Shooting Tournament, June 13-
17, Grand Junction Trap & Skeet Club, 116 32 Road, Gr
Jct, 970.245.0780
-Grand Junction Rockies Baseball, Suplizio Field, 12th St
& North Ave, Gr Jct, July 15 vs Orem Owls, Opening Day
& Fireworks Night, game times 6:40p Mon-Sat, 5p Sun,
970.255.7625, GJ Rockies begin season with a full week
of home games
-¡¯The Affairs at Meddler¡¯s Top¡¯, a gripping murder mys-
tery, Gr Jct Senior Theatre, June 15-16, CMU Robinson
Theatre, 1100 North Ave, Gr Jct, 970.640.0351
-CWBRA Barrel Race, June 16, Mesa County Fairgrounds,
2785 Hwy 50, Gr Jct, 970.255.7100
-Take Part in Art, June 16, Lincoln Park Barn, 910 N 12th
St, Gr Jct, explore the many creative organizations,
guilds, clubs, societies that you can be a part of, hosted
by GJ Commission on Arts & Culture, 970.254.3876
-Lincoln Park Open Track Meet, June 17, 1:30p, Stocker
Stadium, 12th & North Ave, Gr Jct, running, jumping,
throwing competitions, 970.254.3866
-Drag Racing, June 22-23, Fri & Sat Nights, Western
Colorado Dragway, 115 32 Road, Gr Jct, Fri Street Legal,
Sat #4 Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman, Jr., 970.243.9022
-Grand Junction Horse Show, June 23, Mesa County
Fairgrounds Covered Arena, 2785 Hwy 50, Gr Jct, GJHSA
June Jubilee Show, free to the public, 970.255.7100
-St. Baldrick¡¯s GJ/Community Hospital Fundraiser, June
23, local head shaving fundraiser for childhood cancer
research, Charlie Dwellington¡¯s, 103 N 1st St, Gr Jct,
970.361.1059
-Charity Car Show, June 23, Ed Bozarth Mark Miller
Chevrolet Buick, 2595 Hwy 6 & 50, Gr Jct, proceeds
from registered Vehicles go to Hope of the Grand Valley,
970.712.4935
-For mature audiences, Ron ¡®Tater Salad¡¯ White, Blue
Collar Comedy Tour, Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St, Gr Jct,
970.263.5700
-Colorado Lavender Festival, June 29-Jul 1, activities all
weekend, *Festival in the Park Sat Only*, Downtown
Palisade
-Willy Wonka presented by Absolute Dance, June 29-
30, CMU Robinson Theatre, 1100 North Ave, Gr Jct,
970.255.8322
-Sour Beer Fest, June 30, Ale House Grand Junction,
2531 N 12th St, Gr Jct, unlimited beer samples, live mu-
sic & much more, 970.242.7253
-Denver Broncos 7K Grand Junction, June 30, Canyon
View Park, 730 24 Rd, Gr Jct, 720.258.3150
-Fruita 3rd of July Fireworks Display, Snooks Bottom,
Fruita, Show at Dusk, 970.858.3894
-Independence Day Parade, July 4, Downtown GJ Main
St, Gr Jct, starts 10a
-Durango Fiesta Days, July 23-29, 9a-10p, Downtown & the
fairgrounds, a week-long celebration of Durango, family-
friendly events, parade, rodeos, chuckwagon cook off, BBQ
& street dance, pie auction, www.durangofiestadays.com
Eagle/Gypsum/Edwards/Avon/Vail:
--GoPro Mountain Games, multi-sport, music & lifestyle
celebration, Jun 7-10, under human power outdoor athletes
compete in 11 sports & 27 disciplines for over $120,000
in prize money, events include GoPro Outdoor Reels film
series, Mountain Click photography competition, interactive
expo area, Gear Town, Mountains of Music concert series,
Outside Adventure Film School
-Vail lacrosse tournament, Jun 18-20, 8a-5p + a couple of
special evening events, attracts approximately 3,000 visitors
& 2,000 athletes to the Vail Valley
-Vail Arts Festival, Jun 22-24, over 80 artists showcase digi-
tal art, drawing, fiber, glass, graphics, print making, metal
works, wood, mixed media, ceramics, paintings, photogra-
phy, sculpture, jewelry & fashion in the beauty & fresh air of
Vail
-Vail Lacrosse Shootout, invitational tournament, Jun 24-Jul
4, under 19 High School Divisions boys/girls; Elite Divisions
men/women (collegiate & post-collegiate players); Masters
Divisions men/women age 30-40; Supermasters Division
men age 40-50; Grandmasters Division men 50 & over; Ze-
nmasters Division men 60 & over, also youth lacrosse clinic
for boys age 7-12
-Vail Bluegrass, Wed evenings, Jun 27-Jul 18, Arrabelle at
Vail Square, each performance features a local/regional act
opener and a national-level headliner
-Vail America Days, July 4, 4th of July parade, fireworks,
all Vail summer has to offer on & off the mountain, parade
theme is ¡®America the Beautiful¡¯
-The Triple Bypass, an epic bucket-list ride that has donated
millions to charitable non-profits, Jul 7-8, a challenging ride
from Evergreen to Vail
-Vail Dance Festival, Jul 28-Aug 11, a celebration of dance,
Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, Vail & Vilar Performing Arts
Center, Beaver Creek, 888.920.ARTS(2787)
Glenwood/Aspen/Carbondale/Rifle:
--Aspen Fringe Festival, June 8-11, July 5-8, 7:30p, pre-
senting the best in award winning performing arts, Aspen
Chapel, Aspen District Theatre & AHS Black Box Theatre, 77
Meadowood Dr, Aspen, Fringe Pass $85, Single Ticket $35,
Fringe Lab $20, VIP Pass $250, AFF Locals Pass $75, Special
Event $25, 970.920.5770, www.aspenfringefestival.org
-Holden/Marolt Hoedown, June 12, 4-7p, music from Smug-
gler Mountain Boys, children¡¯s activities, barbecue, beer,
farm animals, demonstrations, Holden/Marolt Mining &
Ranching Museum, 40180 Highway 82, Aspen, aspenhistory.
org, christine@aspenhistory.org
-Strawberry Days Festival, June 15-17, an annual tradition
in Glenwood Springs the 3rd weekend in June yearly, live
music & main stage entertainment, crowning of 2018 Miss
Strawberry Days, FamilyFest area w/interactive experi-
ences for kids, shaded/cooled oasis, cool games & prizes,
Fine Arts & Crafts Fair, Food Court, old-fashioned Carnival,
Parade down Grand Ave, FREE strawberries & ice cream Sat
after parade, Free, Sayre Park, 1702 Grand Ave, Glenwood
Springs
-June 17-22, Summer Words, a celebration of words, stories
& ideas, Aspen, writing workshops in fiction, memoir, narra-
tive nonfiction, poetry book editing, readers retreat, public
panel discussions, readings, Benefit Dinner, 970.925.3122,
www.aspenwords.org
-June 29-30, Wild West Fermentation Fest, Two Rivers Park,
Deference Rd, Glenwood Springs, live music, craft beer,
cider, liquor, food carts, entry incl. tasting tokens & a com-
memorative sample glass, VIP tickets incl. event t-shirt,
space limited get tickets now, families from open-8p, after
8p for ages 21+, $10-$85, WildWestFermentationFest.com
-Boogie¡¯s Buddy Race, July 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, 425
Rio Grande Pl, Aspen, $50 for runners, Joey Woltemath Race
Director: 970.379.1091
- Rockmageddon, July
7-8, www.rockmageddon.
com
-Aspen Valley Land Trust
Summer Celebration, July
21, 6-11p, 970.963.8440,
www.avlt.org
-Challenge Aspen¡¯s Gala,
July 30-31, 5:30p, sup-
port Challenge Aspen¡¯s
mission of making pos-
sibilities for people with
disabilities, silent & live
auctions, dinner, spe-
cial performance at the
Sundeck, top of Aspen
Mountain
-Challenge Aspen¡¯s Golf
Classic, July 31, Snow-
mass Club, Aspen Moun-
tain Sundeck, a fun-filled
day on the links with
beverages & delicious
food from local sponsors
while supporting Chal-
lenge Aspen¡¯s mission of