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2019 June/July
Pg 14 - The Sunshine Express
Happenings
-CB Bike Week, June 26-30, Evolution Bike Park,
Bike Tour, Crazy Classic Bike Show, High School
Race Team Fundraiser, Chainless World Champion-
ships, Strider Cup & Slow Race Championships,
Junior Wildflower Classic, BBQ, more
-Black & White Ball, June 30, 6-10p, $25-$30,
Dress in formal, festive or funky black & white at-
tire, Live Music, snacks, drinks, silent auction, raffle
prizes, Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum,
331 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, 970.349.1880
-4th of July in Gunnison, balloon rally, 11a parade,
live music, fun runs, hot air balloons, more, Mt.
Crested Butte fireworks show 9:30p
-Gothic to Crested Butte 1/3rd Marathon, July 4,
8-11a, $15-$45, starts in Gothic ends at 3rd st &
Elk Ave, Cheer for racers on Rec Path or between
1st & 3rd streets on Elk Ave, 970.349.7420
-Crested Butte Wildflower Festival, July 5-14, over
200 Wildflower programs, visit website for list of
classes, hikes, educational programs & more
-Cowboy Poetry & Song, July 8, 7p, Free, I Bar
Ranch, 850 Co Rd 49, Gunnison, 970.275.9989
-Living Journeys Summit Hike, July 27, 8a, Crested
Butte Mountain Resort
Hotchkiss Cedaredge Delta
--Crawford Pioneer Days, Jun 6-9, old-fashioned
melodrama, baking contest, auction, parade, Fes-
tival fireworks over Crawford State Park Saturday
night, Sunday outhouse races, hay bale races,
Cowboy Church service 11a, free lunch in the park
-NFV Community & Parade Band, Crawford Pioneer
Days, June 8, 10-11a, Hwy 92, Crawford
-HopeWest Family Fun Day, June 8, 2-7p, 637 E
Main St, Cedaredge, super slide, bounce house,
yard games, BBQ, more, proceeds support HopeW-
est programs in Delta County, Adults/$25, Chil-
dren age 4-13/$15, 3 & under/FREE, price incl.
BBQ meal, Cash bar, info/tickets call Nancy Hovde
970.874.3436 or email NHovde@HopeWestCO.org
-Western Slope Rural Philanthropy Days, June 12-
14, Paonia, occurs every 4 yrs in Western Slope,
opportunity to meet 1-on-1 w/funders, participate
in pro development opportunities, network w/lead-
ers, serving Delta, Eagle, Garfield, Mesa, Pitkin
counties, crcamerica.org/programs
-North Fork Uncorked, June 14-16, North Fork Val-
ley Airport, 38506 Back River Rd, Paonia, winemak-
ers of Paonia & Hotchkiss invite you to taste newly
released wines, hosted by West Elks AVA, wine/
food pairings, barrel tastings, music, picnics, din-
ners, artisanal cheese-makers, micro-brewers, hard
cider producers, chefs, bee keepers, more
-Mind Blown, Needle Rock Brewery, June 19, 7-9p,
820 CO-92, Delta, Magician Ty Gallenbeck in his
home town for 1 night only, limited 75 seats, all
proceeds help Young Life students go to camp, all
ticket holders get 10% off any meal
-Beat Night, Jun 20 & Jul 18, 6-9p, Louie¡¯s Loft,
202 Grand Ave, Paonia, hosted by Jeanine Devlin,
3rd Thur monthly, Bring original music, poetry,
short stories or ?, Call for info, 970.683.8242
-Summer Solstice Mead Weekend, June 21-23,
learn traditions of medicinal honey extraction &
herbal mead-making, www.elderberrysfarm.com/
summer-solstice-weekend
-CO Lavender Festival, Jun 28-30, Grand Valley
Palisade & North Fork Valley, Fri Guided Farm Tours,
Sat Festival in the Park, artisan & craft vendors,
live music, food trucks, more, coloradolavender.org
-Paonia Cherry Days, July 4-5, Paonia, www.pao-
niacherrydays.com
-Celebrate the 4th in Cedaredge, Jul 4, Cedaredge
Town Park, 350-398 SW 2nd Ave
-Deltarado Days, July 25-28, 11:30a-3p, Delta,
Mark Your Calendar
-Grand Mesa Moose Day, Grand Valley Rd, Cedar-
edge, July 27, Grand Mesa Visitor Ctr
-Much Ado About Nothing, June 13, KAFM Radio Room,
1310 Ute Ave, Gr Jct, Summer Shakespeare Series pres-
ents modern staging, 970.257.7354
-Desert RATS Kokopelli 150 Stage Race, June 16-22, Loma
Trailhead, I-70 Exit 15, Fruita, Race from Gr Jct to Moab,
Utah along the 148-mile Kokopelli trail, Distances range
daily 9-43 miles, 303.249.1112
-Pro Baseball, GJ Rockies vs. Rocky Mountain Vibes, June
18-19, Suplizio Field, 1315 North Ave, Gr Jct
-Much Ado About Nothing, June 21, Edgewater Brewery,
905 Struthers Ave, Gr Jct, Summer Shakespeare Series
presents modern staging, 970.257.7354
-Pro Baseball, GJ Rockies vs. Orem Owlz, June 25-26,
Suplizio Field, 1315 North Ave, Gr Jct
-Pro Baseball, GJ Rockies vs. Ogden Raptors, June 27-29,
Suplizio Field, 1315 North Ave, Gr Jct
-Colorado Lavender Festival, Downtown Palisade & West-
ern Colorado, June 29, Lavender Association of Western
Colorado, 970.361.7876
-Pro Baseball, GJ Rockies vs. Rocky Mountain Vibes, July
2-3, Suplizio Field, 1315 North Ave, Gr Jct
-Pro Baseball, GJ Rockies vs. Orem Owlz, July 4-5, Suplizio
Field, 1315 North Ave, Gr Jct
-CO BMX State Qualifier, July 5-7, Grand Valley BMX, 2785
US Hwy 50, Gr Jct, 970.812.3394
-Pro Baseball, GJ Rockies vs. Great Falls Voyagers, July 10-
13, Suplizio Field, 1315 North Ave, Gr Jct
-Pro Baseball, GJ Rockies vs. Billings Mustangs, July 14-
17, Suplizio Field, 1315 North Ave, Gr Jct
-Mesa County Fair, July 17-20, Mesa County Fairgrounds,
2785 Highway 50, Gr Jct, premier event, 970.256.1532
-Pro Baseball, GJ Rockies vs. Rocky Mountain Vibes, July
25-27, Suplizio Field, 1315 North Ave, Gr Jct
-Grand Junction Air Show, July 27-28, GJ Regional Airport,
2828 Walker Field Dr, featuring US Navy Blue Angels
-Fight for Awareness, July 27, hosted by Rival Boxing Gym
of GJ for Voices for Awareness Foundation, CMU University
Plaza, 1100 North Ave, Gr Jct, 970.250.8449
-Pro Baseball, GJ Rockies vs. Ogden Raptors, July 29-31,
Suplizio Field, 1315 North Ave, Gr Jct
Gunnison, Crested Butte, Lake City
--Yoga in the Park, June 4, 12:15-1p, Legion Park, Gunni-
son, twice a week thru Aug, Tue & Thu
-Summer Opening Day, Crested Butte Mountain Resort,
June 8, evolution bike park opening, lift-served biking, hik-
ing, disc golf & archery
-Marimba Music Workshop, June 8, 9a-12p, $20-$25, Ages
10+, Learn the uplifting music of Zimbabwe, taught by lo-
cal troupe members from Marimba Mu Gomo (Marimba in
the Mountains), Gunnison Arts Ctr, bring a hat, sunscreen,
water & small snack, last 15 min will be mini-performance
for friends & family, Max 12 students, 970.641.4029
-Ride the Rockies, June 8, 12p, kicking off 2019 in Crested
Butte, vendor village, food, beer, gear, games, Alpenglow
Field by Center for Arts stage, sidewalk sale Elk Ave,
2,000+ riders w/friends & families
-Ride the Rockies, June 9, 9a, riders to Taylor Park & down
to Gunnison, come out & cheer them on, make posters at
Good Life Girls tent Sat in Vendor Village for Sun morning,
riders headquarters Jorgensen Park, vendor expo 11a-6p,
Legion Park, Gunnison, music, food, fun, Free
-Ride the Rockies, June 14, 5p, Free, in Gunnison, Gun-
nison Chamber with KBUT hosts Street Dance, music, beer
garden, dancing in the street, Main & Virginia at IOOF Park
-Ride the Rockies, June 15, 12p, wraps up in Mt Crested
Butte, party & hang out, vendors, food from Burnell¡¯s food
truck, enjoy the adventure park
-World Tour Paddling Film Festival, June 21, 5:30-9p, $15,
Water enthusiasts celebrate Summer solstice & water, pad-
dling films submitted from around the world, I Bar Ranch,
Live local music 6p, Films start sundown 8p, food & bever-
ages on site, No outside alcohol allowed, on site camping
avail, 850 Co Rd 49, Gunnison
-Oh Be Joyful Race, June 22, 9a, $40, test your skills,
compete against friends on Oh Be Joyful Creek, seize glory
or crash hard while trying, registration $40, proceeds from
racer fees to HCCA
Eagle/Gypsum/Edwards/Avon/Vail:
--Chip In For Kids Golf Scramble, June 11, 10a-7p,
Frost Creek Golf Course, Eagle, CASA of the Conti-
nental Divide, Bloody Mary bar while registering, Shot
Gun start 11a, 2 lunch stations on course, beer coolers
every 3rd hole, beverage cart, longest marsh mal-
low drive, longest putt, betting hole, chipping contest,
Social hour & buffet dinner w/awards, silent auction,
register or sponsor at: www.mtncasa.org/events-golf
-Purina Pro Ultimate Dog Challenge, June 20-22, Harry
A Nottingham Park, Avon, Thu 11a-1p, Fri 9a-4p, Sat
11a-3:30p, nationally televised, the best dogs in the
country compete, Bleacher seating, free admission, well
behaved dogs on leash welcome
-Salute to the USA, July 3, 5-10p, Harry A Nottingham
Park, families, face painters, fire jugglers, stilt walkers,
balloon sculptors, magicians, much more, bring a blan-
ket, amazing fireworks display w/10,000 shells
-Cow Patty Bingo, July 27, 11a-1p, Eagle River Ctr,
Eagle County Fairgrounds, 426 Fairgrounds Rd, present-
ed by American Gypsum, held during Junior Livestock
Auction lunch at Eagle County Fair & Rodeo, live music,
food, games, family fun, free
Glenwood/Aspen/Carbondale/Rifle:
--June 10, 5p, Join former Ute tribal chairman Roland
McCook for an evening discussing the relationship
between indigenous peoples & animals of Western
Colorado, Aspen Art Museum, 637 E Hyman Ave, Free,
970.925.8050, info@aspenartmuseum.com
-Holden/Marolt Mining & Ranching Museum Hoedown,
June 11, 4:30p, machine demos, farm animals, mining
& ranching games, beer garden, Hickory House BBQ,
live music w/line dancing, guided tours of Zupanics
homestead, 40180 Highway 82, Aspen, $20 adult/ad-
vance $25/day of, $10/kids, includes dinner & a beer
for adults, $15 adult with a beer no dinner, additional
beer $5, aspenhistory.org
-Food & Wine Classic Aspen, June 14-16, base of Aspen
Mountain, Wagner Park, S Mill St, Aspen, 1.877.900.
WINE, www.aspenchamber.org/events/acra-annual-
events/food-wine-classic-aspen
-Jun 21-Aug 17, Guys and Dolls, Hurst Theatre, 470 Rio
Grande Pl, Aspen, 970.925.9313
-Aspen Old Fashioned 4th of July, parade, kid carnival,
live music, picnics, drone show, more, 970.925.1940,
www.aspenchamber.org/events/acra-annual-events/
old-fashioned-4th-july
-July 13, Audi Power of Four trail run, endurance
race, all 4 Aspen Snowmass mountains, elite & rec-
reational athletes, VERTICAL K, 10K, 25K, 50K Ultra,
970.923.1227
-July 13, 6a, Aspen Valley Marathon, run along Rio
Grande Trail, a Boston Marathon Qualifier, Aspen Wag-
ner Park, Finish at Basalt Lions Park, Half Marathon
7:30a at W/J Ranch Woody Creek, Finish at Basalt Lions
Park, 5K 10:30a Basalt Lions Park, aspenvalleymara-
thon@gmail.com
Grand Junction Area/Fruita/Mesa/
Parachute:
--Moonlight Movies, Jun 5, Las Colonias Park Am-
phitheater, 925 Struthers Ave, Gr Jct, free family
friendly, Wednesdays, bring friends, a blanket or chair,
970.263.5700
-Backcountry Hunters & Anglers Public Land Owner
Filmfest, June 6, 6-9p, Edgewater Brewery, 905
Struthers Ave, Gr Jct, 719.322.7050
-Colorado Special Olympics Games, June 7-9, Colo-
rado Mesa University, 1100 North Ave, Gr Jct, athletes
compete in Aquatics, Gymnastics, Powerlifting, Soccer,
Track & Field, 720.359.3116
-Ed Bozarth Mark Miller Chevrolet Car Show, June 8,
2595 Hwy 6 & 50, Gr Jct, benefits local charity, 10a-
2p, Free, Vehicle entry $15, registration starts 8a,
970.712.4935
-Stand-Up Comedy, Jun 8, Western CO Ctr for the Arts,
1803 N 7th St, Gr Jct, David Testroet w/Terri Barton
Gregg, 970.243.7337