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2019 April/May
Pg 14 - The Sunshine Express
-Crested Butte Pole, Pedal Paddle (CB3P), April
28-29, 8a-5p, multi-sport endurance race spans
length of Gunnison Valley starting in Crested
Butte, finishing in Gunnison, uphill/downhill ski
leg, road bike leg and kayak leg, Men/women indi-
viduals or teams relay-style, 970.349.6438
-CB Devo Bike Swap, May 4, 10a, $12, 1st Annual,
lots of quality gear for both adults & children,
All proceeds benefit Crested Butte Development
Team, Only bike specific gear in good condition
accepted, questions to Adam at: events@Crested-
Original Growler Bike Race, May 25-26, for experi-
enced mountain bikers only, rugged, isolated back-
country terrain, Saturday Half-Growler 32-miles on
dirt, Sunday Full-Growler 64-miles on dirt, Sunday
half-Growler 32-miles on dirt, Sat starts 9a sharp,
Sun starts 7a sharp, 100% proceeds benefit Gun-
nison Trails
Hotchkiss Cedaredge Delta
--Beat Night, April 18 & May 16, 6-9p, Louie¡¯s Loft,
202 Grand Ave, Paonia, hosted by Jeanine Devlin,
3rd Thursday monthly, Bring your original music,
poetry, short stories or ?, Call Jeanine for info,
-Smith Mountain Rally, Apr 26-27, Delta, short
evening race Fri night, tour ride both the roads
surrounding the Smith Mountain future mountain
bike trails, shuttle provided for those braving Side-
winder Trail from Delta to Montrose, come support
the new trails coming to Smith Mountain
-Final Friday Frolic, Apr 26, Downtown Paonia, visit
galleries, studios, boutiques, restaurants, mingle
w/community, wine tasting, farm-to-table dinners,
live music, exhibition openings
-Pea Green Saturday Night, April 27, 6-10p, Pea
Green Community Ctr, Hwy 348 & Banner Rd,
Delta, evening of old-time & bluegrass music and
humor, The Last Spike & Gotta Be, comedy duo
the Pea Green Brothers, Food, beverages, $10 at
door, seating limited
-Robidoux Artist Camp, May 3-4, Fort Uncompah-
gre Interpretive Center, 440 Palmer St, Delta
-Farmers Social VOGA, May 7, 6-8p, Delicious
Orchards, 39126 Colorado 133, Hotchkiss
-Sheep Camp Stock Dog Trials, May 10-12, E
Hotchkiss Ave & 2nd St, Hotchkiss, a dog, its han-
dler, & their sheep, Spectators: Fri $4 (8a start),
Sat/Sun $5 (7a start), Dogs on leash welcome
-Apple Blossom Ride, Town Park, Cedaredge, May
11, 7a, Ride starts promptly 8a, registration in
Hard Core or AppleCore routes gets event perfor-
mance cycling jersey and $10 in BlossumBucks
used towards lunch at participating restaurants,
registrants in Applesauce ride gets ice cream at
midway point, printable maps available on website
-Pam¡¯s Jammin at Eames Cellars, May 12, 9:30a-
2p, Alfred Eames Cellars, 11931 4050 Rd, Pao-
nia, Ordinary Two will be playing from 10-2 w/
breaks, Ladies all receive a free tomato plant,
-Wild Food Feast Weekend, May 31-Jun 2, Elder-
berry¡¯s, Paonia, foraging, crafting, connecting with
your wildness, author Briana Wiles and Kat Mack-
innon, opening circle, talk and potluck, free & open
to public, Saturday night wild foods feast, Music,
stories and tea around the fire for dessert, Sun-
day morning preserving including techniques for
making storage and gathering containers, www.
--Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Banquet, April
20, 5-10p, Ballroom, Full Conference Room, Lobby,
To purchase tickets call Tracy Reule 970.275.6547
or email, proceeds benefit
elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting
heritage, Montrose Pavilion, 1800 Pavilion Dr
fun, rugged, desert run out & back mostly on the Kokopelli
Trail, 303.249.1112
-Dialogues des Carm¨¦lites, MET Opera Live on Screen, MAY
11, Regal Canyon View Theatre, 648 Market St,
Grand Junction, 970.248.3558
-Downtown Music Festival, Main St, Grand Junction, MAY
17-19, in conjunction w/Grand Junction Off-Road Endur-
ance Mountain Bike Event, 970.245.9697
-Grand Junction Off-Road Endurance Mtn Bike Event, by
Epic Rides, Main Street Downtown GJ & the Lunch Loops
Trail System, MAY 17-19, in conjunction w/Downtown Music
Festival, 520.623.1584
-Junior College World Series, Suplizio Field, Gr Jct, MAY 25-
31, 970.245.9166
-Mike the Headless Chicken Festival, 325 E Aspen Street,
Fruita, MAY 31, dedicated to the amazing story of one
chicken¡¯s will to live, 970.858.8373
Gunnison, Crested Butte, Lake City
--GVAWL Pet Expo, April 6, 10a-2p, Free, Fred Field
Multipurpose Building, Gunnison, family and leashed dog
friendly, no cats, $10 Nail Trims, Pet Look-A-Like Contest,
Kids Coloring Contest, Pet-Related Vendors
-Cannival, April 19, 3 day campout festival celebrating life,
art, live music and our freedom to enjoy legal cannabis,
I Bar Ranch, Gunnison, strict 21+ event NO exceptions,
420-Olympix:4.2K race, wheelchair accessible, Movie
Lounge, Paint N¡¯ Smoke area, Morning Cannabis Sermon,
Yoga Workshops, Open forum Discussions, Mechanical
Bull Rodeo, Glassblowers, Industry Vendors, Food Trucks,
Massive bonfires, NO campfires at your site, MAIN STAGE
4:20p FRI: Joint Point, Aaron Kamm & the One Drops,
Dead Floyd, TENT STAGE 10:30p: MILLK; MAIN STAGE 12p
SAT: Dubbest, Triptihkal, Niceness, Zolopht, STIG, Arden
Park Roots, Bishop Gunn, TENT STAGE 10:30p: Mikey
-Palisade Spring Art Show, 120 W 8th St, Palisade,
April 12-14, Veteran¡¯s Memorial Building/Community
Ctr, Local artists, paintings, photography, Fiber Art,
-Memory 5k & Hoppy Easter Festival, April 13, Larch-
wood Inns, 2845 North 15th St, Grand Junction
-Caddyshack Golf Tournament, Bookcliff Country Club,
2730 G Rd, Grand Junction, April 13, 4 person Scramble
followed by lunch & prizes, 970.216.7543
-Trail Running Festival, 998 Hawkeye Road, I-70 Exit 11,
Fruita, APRIL 13-14, Mack Trailhead, Friday night packet
pickup and dinner, 303.249.1112
-BeaconFest Boomer & Senior Fair, 159 Main St, Grand
Junction, APRIL 16, Two Rivers Convention Ctr, en-
tertainment, free food, lively seminars, info booths,
-Grand Junction Stand-Up Comedy, The Art Cen-
ter, 1803 N 7th St, Grand Junction, APRIL 20, David
Testroet headlining, Terri Barton Gregg featuring,
-Easter Egg Hunt, 655 Struthers Ave, Grand Junction,
APRIL 20, Western Colorado Botanical Gardens, Regis-
tration begins 10:30a, Age 1-2 in children¡¯s garden 11a,
Age 3-5 front lawn 11:20a, Age 6-8 in amphitheater
11:40a, Meet the Easter Bunny, 970.245.3288
-Color The Rock Run, Palisade Riverbend Park, 451
Pendleton St, Palisade, APRIL 20, 970.242.7625
-Old Fossil Golf Tournament, Adobe Creek National Golf
Course, 876 18 1/2 Road, Fruita, APRIL 26, contests in-
clude best team name, hole in one, closest to the creek,
longest drive, oldest fossil, more
-Career Center Spring Bazaar, 2935 North Ave, Grand
Junction, APRIL 27, Over 40 Vendors, proceeds ben-
efit Career Center¡¯s Program Development Fund,
-GJ Renaissance Faire, April 27-28, Watson Island Park,
639 Struthers Ave, Grand Junction, Heavy Armor Joust-
ing, Sword Fighting, Celtica, Comedy, Music, Artisans,
Craft Vendors, Fire Dancing, Historical Re-enactment,
Beer Garden, Mead, Faires, Mermaids, 970.462.7795
-Grand Valley Bank Brews & Cruise Festival, May 3-4,
Palisade Veterans Memorial Park, 120 W 8th St, Pali-
sade, 970.464.7458
-Fruita Fat Tire Festival, Downtown Fruita, 18 Rd Trail
Head, Fruita, May 5, world renowned trails, Bike Demo,
Downtown Product Expo, live music, 970.858.7220
-WCLCC CincoCinco 5K Run, Colorado Riverfront Trail,
925 Struthers Ave, Grand Junction, MAY 3, over 150
runners & walkers, Cinco de Mayo party Edgewater
Brewery, 970.852.9605
-18 HRS of Fruita,
1800 11 8/10 Rd,
Loma, May 3-4,
Highline Lake State
Park, team & solo mtn
bike race, midnight
start, Limited to 100
teams & 30 solos,
-Walk MS, MAY
4, Canyon View
Park, 728 24 Road,
Grand Junction,
-Desert RATS MTB
Classic, Rabbit Valley
Trailhead, I-70 Exit 2,
Fruita, MAY 11, winds
through sagebrush,
ledgy slickrock, wind-
ing double track, san-
dy washes, fast jeep
trails, 303.249.1112
-Rabbit Valley Half
Marathon, Rabbit Val-
ley Trailhead, I-70 Exit
2, Fruita, MAY 11, a