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2018 August/September
Pg 14 - The Sunshine Express
Happenings
-Movies on the Rocks: American Flyers, 645
Main St, Grand Junction, Sep 28, Avalon The-
atre, 21+, celebrate biking, complimentary
specialty drink, marvelous appetizers
-Icon Eyecare TOUR of the MOON, Grand Cy-
cling Classic, Sep 29, Two Rivers Convention
Center/Colorado National Monument, Grand
Junction, 303.282.9020
-Oktoberfest, Sep 29, Town of Parachute,
Headliner Lee Brice, Cottonwood Park, www.
oktoberfestco.com
-Color Sunday on the Grand Mesa Scenic By-
way, Mesa, Sep 30, take a drive, hike or bike
ride on the Grand Mesa, enjoy the beautiful
colors of autumn, Visitor Center open 9a-5p,
970.856.4153
-Color Sunday at Powderhorn, 48338 Powder-
horn Rd, Mesa, Sep 30, 970.268.5700
Gunnison, Crested Butte, Lake City
--Silent Tracks Summer BBQ, Aug 16, The
Depot, 716 Elk Ave, Crested Butte 6-8p, hikers,
backpackers, Nordic skiers, nature photogra-
phers, users of public lands for quiet recreation,
come join us, Tully¡¯s BBQ, Complimentary
Wine, Beer & Soft Drinks, YOU bring side dish
or dessert to share, guest speaker Matt Mc-
Combs, District Ranger of Grand Mesa, Uncom-
pahgre and Gunnison National Forests, door
prizes, camaraderie, fun, good food, RSVP to:
events@silenttracks.org to help determine how
much BBQ to order
-Creede: Headwaters Mountain Bike Race,
Aug 25, 8a-12p, Rio Grande National Forest,
Creede, race will traverse 23 mile Miner¡¯s Creek
Loop, West of Creede, showcases some of the
best scenery in the Eastern San Juans and in-
cludes singletrack, afterwards racers & specta-
tors enjoy the Headwaters Music Festival
-Big Blue Festival, Music, SUP, Beach Bash,
& Camping, Aug 24-25, Blue Mesa & I BAR,
Friday at the I Bar Ranch for rocking concerts,
camping, Saturday at the Blue Mesa for Stand-
Up Paddle-board event, races, clinics, games,
finish with more music & camping at the IBAR,
Gunnison
-Sep 1, 6a, Grand Traverse Mountain Run,
point-to-point ultra marathon from Crested
Butte to Aspen, follows route of Grand Traverse
Backcountry Ski race, runners travel 40 miles
across the Elk Mountains with over 6,000¡¯ of
elevation gain
-Paragon Peoples Fair, arts & crafts festival, Sep
1-2, 10a-5p, third & fourth block of Elk Avenue,
65 local Colorado artists display arts & crafts
for sale, live music, food, Birds of Prey exhibit,
dog show on Sunday
-Sep 2, 7a-5p, Grand Traverse Mountain Bike
race, point-to-point from Aspen to Crested
Butte, bikers travel 40 miles across Elk Moun-
tains, course starts with 3000¡¯ ascent up Aspen
Mountain continuing deep into the Elk Moun-
tains, race is not for the feint of heart, post-
race meal & entertainment expo at Crested
Butte Mountain Resort base area finish
-West Elk Bicycle Classic, Sep 2, 7a-7p, bicycle
event to raise awareness/funds for poor chil-
dren and to find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes,
3 routes, 34mi family ride on N rim of Black
Canyon, timed 52 mi loop, or 135 mi circuit of
the West Elk mountains
-Chili & Beer Festival, Sep 8, 12-4p, Red Lady
Stage, Mt. Crested Butte base, not-to-be-
missed party of the season, locally made chili,
tasty craft beer, live music
-31st Annual Wooden Nickel Fall Golf Classic,
Sep 9, 9a-5p, Club at Crested Butte, fundraiser
for Crested Butte Snowsports
-Food Truck Friday Fruita, 325 E. Aspen Avenue, Sep 7,
Civic Center Park
-Drag Racing, 115 32 Road, Grand Junction, Sep 7-8,
Western Colorado Dragway, Friday Street Legal, Saturday
#9 Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman, Jr. #5 Street Dot, ¡°VW
MANIA¡±, 970.243.9022
-Colorado Pork & Hops Challeng, Riverside Parkway &
S. 9th St, Grand Junction, Sep 7-8, Las Colonias Park, a
smoking great time, 970.242.7788
-Spirit of the Valley 5k, 3888 27 1/2 Road, Grand Junc-
tion, Sep 8, St. Matthew¡¯s Episcopal Church, bringing
able-bodied, para-athletes and developmentally disabled
together for competition & fellowship, 970.242.3293
-Desert¡¯s Edge Triathlon Festival, 1800 11 8/10 Rd,
Loma, Sep 8-9, Highline Lake State Park, see website for
events & details, 970.744.4450
-Colorado Mountain Winefest, 451 Pendleton St., Pali-
sade, Sep 13-16, Riverbend Park, see website for sched-
ule of events, 970.464.0111, www.ColoradoWinefest.com
-Food Truck Friday Palisade, 785 Elberta Avenue, Sep 14,
St. Kathryn Cellars, 5:30-8:30p, 970.261.8484
-Food Truck Friday Grand Junction, 12th & North Ave,
Grand Junction, Sep 14, Lincoln Park, food, music, fun,
970.261.8484
-CHSRA High School Rodeo, 2785 US Hwy 50, Grand
Junction, Sep 14-15, Mesa County Fairgrounds, fun,
family-friendly event, 970.255.7100
-Calabash Gourd Art Festival, 3701 G Road, Palisade, Sep
15, Meadery of the Rockies, 970.216.5659
-Tour de Vineyards Palisade, Sep 15, Peach Bowl Park,
5th & Elberta, scenic leisurely tour of Colorado¡¯s Wine
Country, two routes showcase the splendor of the Grand
Valley, 303.635.2815
-Sunday Scramble #4 at Powderhorn pres. by CO Back-
country Biker, 48338 Powderhorn Road, Mesa, Sep 16,
970.858.3917
-W¨¹ffstock, 910 N. 12 St., Grand Junction, Sep 16,
Lincoln Park, presented by Wag Resort, pet-friendly live
music festival, animals for adoption, vendor booths, No
Outside Food or Beverage, Well-behaved, leashed dogs
allowed, 970.434.7337
-Grand Junction Horse Show, 2785 Hwy 50, Grand Junc-
tion, Sep 16, Mesa County Fairgrounds Covered Arena,
Throwback Show, Free to the public, 970.255.7100
-Dog Days at Lincoln Park Pool, 12th and North Ave.,
Grand Junction, Sep 16, for details go to GJ Parks & Rec
website, 970.254.3866
-Old Fossil Golf Tournament, 876 18 1/2 rd, Fruita, Sep
21, Adobe Creek National Golf Course, proceeds go to
Family Health West Hospital & Museums of Western Colo-
rado, 970.858.0521
-Drag Racing, Friday Street Legal, Saturday NHRA
Wally, Double Points & King of the Track, 115 32 Road,
Grand Junction, Sep 21-22, Western Colorado Dragway,
970.243.9022
-Fruita Fall Festival, 325 E. Aspen Avenue, Downtown
Fruita, Sep 21-23, celebration of the harvest for the
farming community, 970.858.3894
-Racing in the Rockies Barrel Series, 2785 Hwy 50, Grand
Junction, Sep 22-23, Mesa County Fairgrounds, See web-
site for more information, 970.390.3712
-Be Our Guest, Colorado National Monument, Free Ad-
mission Day, Fruita, Sep 22, celebrating National Public
Lands Day, 970.858.3617
-Downtown Car Show, 400 Main Street, Grand Junction,
Sep 22, 970.245.9697
-Lincoln Park Open Track Meet, 12th and North Ave.,
Grand Junction, Sep 25, Stocker Stadium, 5:30p, a vari-
ety of different running, jumping and throwing competi-
tions, 970.254.3866
-Grand Valley Kennel Club AKC All Breed Dog Show,
2785 Hwy 50, Grand Junction, Sep 27-30, Mesa County
Fairgrounds, Mahindra Arena, $5 parking, free admission,
970.314.2853
-Food Truck Friday Fruita, 325 E. Aspen Avenue, Sep 28,
Civic Center Park
-Grand Junction Rockies Baseball, 12th Street & North Ave,
Grand Junction, Aug 10-11, Suplizio Field, fireworks display
the 10th, 970.255.7625
-Drag Racing Street Car Shootout 115 32 Road, Grand Junc-
tion, Aug 10-11, Western Colorado Dragway, see website for
details: www.wcdra.com, 970.243.9022
-Back to School Splash at the Pool, 12th and North Ave.,
Grand Junction, Aug 10, Lincoln Park Moyer Pool, 1:30-
7:30p, Youth admission $2.50,includes water slide for those
over 42¡± tall, 970.254.3866
-August Winemakers Dinner 351 W. 8th St., Palisade, Aug
11, prepared by the expertise of The Cowboy and The Rose
at DeBeque Canyon Winery, 970.464.0550
-Rocky Mountain PBS Kids Fun Fest, 910 N 12th St., Grand
Junction, Aug 11, Lincolon Park, celebrate the Children &
Families in our community, 970.245.1818
-Cops & Cars Car Show, 651 N. Pine St., Fruita, Aug 11, Lit-
tle Salt Wash Park, benefits Special Olympics, 970.858.2250
-Boston¡¯s Softball Tournament, I-70 and 24 Road, Grand
Junction, Aug 11-12, Canyon View Park, 970.254.3866
-Art in the Barn Festival, 3073 F Rd., Grand Junction, Aug
11, Cross Orchards Historic Site, local artisans exhibit & sell
works, 970.242.0971
-Lands End Hill Climb, Kannah Creek Rd. & Hwy. 50, Grand
Junction, Aug 11-12, see website for details, 720.277.7860
-Sunday Scramble #2 at Powderhorn, pres. by CO Back-
country Biker, 48338 Powderhorn Road, Mesa, Aug 12,
970.858.3917
-Grand Junction Rockies Baseball, 12th Street & North Ave,
Grand Junction, Aug 12-15, Suplizio Field, 970.255.7625
-Paint Your Pet¡¯s Portrait, fundraiser for Graceland Animal
Rescue & Sanctuary, 2404 Patterson Rd., Grand Junction,
Aug 14, Boston¡¯s Restaurant
-Ice Cream Social & Streeet Dance, Downtown Palisade,
Aug 16, free family event kicks off Palisade Peach Festival,
970.464.5602
-Two Rivers Chautauqua 2018: World War I, 645 Main St,
Grand Junction, Aug 17-18, Avalon Theatre, performers
reenact important events during the tumultuous era of WWI,
970.263.5700
-Palisade Peach Festival, 451 Pendleton St., Palisade, Aug
17-18, Riverbend Park, 970.464.7458
-Just Peachy 1K, 5K, 10K, 451 Pendleton Street, Palisade,
Aug 18, Riverbend Park, 970.744.4450
-CWBRA Barrel Race, 3060 Rodeo Road, Collbran, Aug 18,
Collbran Fairgrounds
-Colorado Gypsy Fest Horse Show, 2785 Hwy 50, Grand
Junction, Aug 18-19, Mesa County Fairgrounds, a fun, enter-
taining show, 970.759.6055
-Lincoln Park Open Track Meet, 12th & North Ave., Grand
Junction, Aug 19, Stocker Stadium, 1:30p, a variety of
different running, jumping and throwing competitions,
970.254.3866
-Western Colorado Senior Games, 12th St. & North Avenue,
Grand Junction, Aug 20-26, Lincoln Park Track, for competi-
tors 50 years and better, 970.254.3866
-Food Truck Friday Palisade, 785 Elberta Avenue, Aug 24,
St. Kathryn Cellars, 970.261.8484
-Drag Racing, 115 32 Road, Grand Junction, Aug 24-25,
Western Colorado Dragway, Friday Street Legal, Saturday
#8 Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman, Jr, 970.243.9022
-Grand Valley Dressage Society Horse Show, 2785 US Hwy
50, Grand Junction, Aug 24-26, Mesa County Fairgrounds
Covered Arena, 970.858.1604
-Peach Promenade, 3475 Front Street, Clifton, Aug 24-25,
Mt Garfield Middle School, presented by Colorado West Area
Square & Round Dance Councils, 970.434.3543
-GJ Rockies Baseball, 12th Street & North Ave, Grand Junc-
tion, Suplizio Field, Aug 25 vs. Idaho Falls, Aug 26 vs. Idaho
Falls, 970.255.7625
-Gears & Beers at Powderhorn, 48338 Powderhorn Rd.,
Mesa, Aug 25, 970.268.5700
-96.1 KSTR Chrome & Brews Car Show, 12th and North
Ave., Grand Junction, Aug 25, Lincoln Park, 970.254.2100
-Kokopelli Classic Trail Run, Trail Head at I-70 ex.15, Loma,
Aug 25, Mary¡¯s Loop, 970.270.6174
-Food Truck Friday
Grand Junction, 12th &
North Ave, Grand Junc-
tion, Aug 31, Lincoln
Park, an evening of
food, music and fun,
970.261.8484
-Westside Woofers Fly-
ball Tournament, 2785
US Highway 50,
Grand Junction, Sep
1-2, Mesa County
Fairgrounds Lions Park,
please leave your pets at
home, 970.201.8174
-Sunday Scramble #3
at Powderhorn, pres.
by CO Backcountry
Biker, 48338 Powder-
horn Road, Mesa, Sep 2,
970.858.3917
-GJ Rockies Baseball,
12th Street & North
Ave, Grand Junction,
Suplizio Field, Sep 3 vs.
Orem, Sep 4 vs. Orem,
970.255.7625