background image
Happenings
2019 August/September
Pg 13 - The Sunshine Express
-Grand Summer Nights, August 17, 4-6:30p, Down-
town Mancos
Gallery Walk, Fun, Food, Art demonstrations, kids ac-
tivities, carriage rides, Live Music 7p, Fenceline Cidery,
970.533.7725, Mancos Creative District, mancoscre-
ativedistrict.com
-Car Races, Aug 23-24, Sep 13-14, Montezuma
County Fairgrounds, montezumacounty.org
-August 25, Sept 28, Mesa Verde National Park, Fee
Free Day
-Medicine Horse Golf Tournament, Aug 31, 7:30a-2p,
South Fourty Golf Course, 25500 Co Rd H , Cortez,
fundraiser benefits Medicine Horse Center Programs,
driving range open 7:30a, tee-off 8:30a, Scramble
format Shotgun start, pre-registration encouraged,
Lynne Howarth/Lesya Krasnikova 970.533.7403, info@
medicinehorsecenter.org
-100 Club of Montezuma Barn Dance, Sept 7, 2-7p,
Cottonwood Park, 275 S Spruce St, Mancos, Contact
Town of Mancos: 970.533.7725
-Open Studio Tours, September 21, Local artists open
their studios, visit local galleries, art demonstrations,
Downtown Mancos, Grand Ave, www.mancoscreative-
district.com
Durango/Silverton/Hesperus/Pagosa Springs:
--La Plata County Fair, August 7-11, 10a-7p, La
Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave, Durango,
view goats, poultry, rabbits, pigs, quilts, agriculture,
carnival, Family Fair Dance, Demolition Derby, draft
horse competition, rooster crowing contest, rabbit
costume contest, 4-H dog show, fun, family friendly,
970.382.6465
-4corners Riversports Free demo of all SOL Stand
Up Paddle Boards, Lake Nighthorse, August 7, 12-
6p, perfect opportunity to try before you buy, each
customer gets 15 min. per SOL board, no limit on
number of times you can demo, just get back in line to
try another one, all for FREE, You still need to pay lake
entry fee
-Carve Wars, August 9-11, 9a-5p, HIGH OCTANE
chainsaw carving competition, family-friendly FREE
event, base area at Purgatory Resort, 1 Skier Pl,
Durango, Kroegers Ace Hardware sponsor, renowned
chainsaw artists compete for prizes & awards creating
masterpieces, meet & greet w/artists, live demonstra-
tions, 2 exciting live auctions for the carvings
-Bayfield Downtown Block Party, August 15, 6-8:30p,
showcases downtown Bayfield and its small-town
atmosphere, Bring your lawn chairs, live music, danc-
ing, food vendor booths, more, Beer sales benefit local
community partners, Fun for the whole family
-Mushroom & Wine Festival, August 16-17, Purgatory
Resort, 1 Skier Pl, Durango, 9:30a-4:30p, The for-
ested area around the Resort is known far & wide for
having an abundance of wild mushrooms
-Animas Splash & Dash, August 17, La Plata Co Fair-
grounds, 10a-12p, 5K and 1K fun run, Registration at
9a, www.lpys.org
-Meltdown on the Mesa, August 17, Ewing Mesa, 1-4p,
the ONLY outdoor and camping bluegrass festival in
Durango, Kids 12 & under FREE, www.DurangoMelt-
down.com
-San Juan Brewfest, Aug 24, Buckley Park, Downtown
Durango, 12th St & Main Ave, 1-5p, the biggest & best
beer tasting festival in the Four Corners, 50 brewer-
ies, 100+ beers to sample, 3 bands, all proceeds help
people in need through United Way of SW Colorado,
General Admission $40, VIP $80, DD $20, VIP DD $50,
info & tickets at: www.SanJuanBrewfest.com
-Four Corners Motorcycle Rally, Labor Day weekend
Aug 30-Sept 1, Poker Runs, Veteran¡¯s ride, live music,
vendors, motorcycle parade, much more, for full
schedule of events check out:
www.fourcornersmotorcyclerally.com
-Fall Photography Train, September 20, Durango & Sil-
verton Narrow Gauge Railroad, www.durangotrain.com
-Mercy Foot & Ankle Ctr Mountain Marmot Trail Run,
September 21, 1 Skier Pl, Durango, 9a-12:30p, pre-
sented by Durango Running Company, Learn More:
www.purgatoryresort.com
-Oktoberfest, September 28, Purgatory Resort, 9a-
4p, Enjoy a cold beer from 1 of 6 breweries on site
or visit 1 of many vendors, LIVE music from Devin
Scott, State 38, The Alpiners,
www.ockoberfestdurangocom
Eagle/Gypsum/Edwards/Avon/Vail:
--One Nation Under God: Religious Freedom In The
U.S., Aug 13, Doors open 5:30p, program 6-7:30p,
Beaver Creek Chapel, Beaver Creek, Constitutional
lawyer Kelly Shackelford & former general coun-
sel for United Church of Christ Don Clark address
religious freedom in America, Susan Thistlethwaite,
former president of Chicago Theological Seminary,
moderates
-Rally In The Valley, Aug 16-17, Battle Mountain
High School, 151 Miller Ranch Rd, Edwards, Fellow-
ship of Christian Athletes and Dare 2 Share Min-
istries host: G.O.S.P.E.L. Worldview Forum 2019,
540.908.7081
-Circus Bella, Aug 16- 4p, 7p; Aug 17- 1p, 4p,
7p; Aug 18- 1p, 4p, Nottingham Park, aerialists,
acrobats, family foot jugglers, clowns, wire walk-
ers, more, performed to original music written by
Rob Reich & performed by a 6-piece band, Big Top
seating for 600, 7 amazing performances, Free lap
passes for kids 2 & under, discount family & group
pricing avail online, purchase in advance at: www.
circuscolorado.com
Glenwood/Aspen/Carbondale/Rifle:
--Orpheus Music & Arts Festival, Aug 9, celebration
of DIY creativity, the great outdoors & sustainable
living, $35-$96, Two Rivers Park, 740 Devereux Rd,
Glenwood Springs
-Rotary Club of Aspen Ducky Derby, Aug 10, Festivi-
ties 10:30a-4p, Duck Drop 2:19p, All Day Youth
Games & Booths, Silent Auction, Music, Food Court,
Skateboard Jam, Duck Race Launch No Problem
Bridge, 3:04p Duck Race Finish below Mill St Bridge,
4p Ducky Derby Winners Announced, Grand Prize
$10,000 or a Special Lucky Duck Worth a million
dollars, more prizes, Rio Grande Park, Mill St & Rio
Grande Pl, Aspen, Free, 970.309.9753
Cortez/Dolores/Dove Creek/Mancos:
--Raising Readers Storytime, every Thur 10:30a, Cortez
Public Library, 202 N Park St, Cortez,older children wel-
come to join for a craft 11:15a, songs, stories, crafts &
silliness, for more info contact the library: 970.565.8117
-Montelores Early Childhood Council, monthly luncheon
meeting, 1st Monday monthly, 11:45a, downstairs meet-
ing room 110, Johnson Building, 925 S Broadway, Cortez,
public invited especially parents, bring your own bever-
age, lunch provided so please RSVP to Vangi McCoy:
970.749.7017
--Escalante Days, August 9-11, Biggest annual event in
Dolores, Parades, vendors, Duck Race, Mountain Bike
Race, Softball tournament, Chain Saw & Arm Wrestling
Competitions, casting/fishing demos, live music, food,
arts & crafts, Galloping Goose Train rides, Flanders Park,
420 Railroad Ave, Joe Rowell Park, 100 Railroad Ave, Riv-
erside Park, Dolores, doloreschamber.com
-Dolores Rotary Club Escalante Days Mountain Bike Race,
August 10, Beginner, Sport, Expert & Endurance, up to 50
miles connected single-track alpine trails on Boggy Draw
Mountain Bike Trail system in scenic San Juan Mountains,
doloresrace.com
-Community Dinner, Mt Lookout Grange, Aug 11, Sept
8, 6-9p, every 2nd Sunday monthly, the Grange pro-
vides main dish, please bring a dish to share, a neigh-
bor & a friend, 680 Grand Ave, Mancos, Jordan Lang,
719.440.1890, jordan.ann.lang@gmail.com
-Aug 12, Sept 9, Healing Share, 5:30-6:45p, Hands on
energy healers invited to participate in monthly group
treatment sharing, main purpose is for energy practi-
tioners to give & receive energy healing in casual at-
mosphere of friendship, honor & positive energy, $5/
donation, Essence of Healing, 164 E Frontage St, Mancos,
Kimberly Cox: 970.560.5677, kimkaycox@gmail.com
-Mancos Summer Brewfest, Aug 17, 12-7p, Cottonwood
Park, 275 S Spruce St, Mancos, 970.533.7725
Events, Fairs, Festivals, Fun
September 17
Gary Clark Jr. w/Los Coasts (sold out), Belly Up,
Aspen, 970.544.9800
September 18
Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, Ford Amphitheater, Vail,
970.476.5612
September 19
Sail On: Beach Boys Tribute, GJ High School, Gr Jct,
970.243.1979
September 20
Rising Appalachia, Sheridan Opera House, Telluride,
970.728.6363
September 21
Rising Appalachia, Sheridan Opera House, Telluride,
970.728.6363
The Missing Link Band (Free w/canned food
donation), Glenwood Adventure Park, Glenwood Springs,
800.530.1635
Reverent Rhythms Redeem Tour, Delta Performing
Arts Ctr, Delta, 970.921.4142
September 27
Rising Appalachia, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
Sawyer Brown, Amphitheater at Las Colonias Park,
Gr Jct, 970.263.5700
Get the Led Out, FLC Community Concert Hall, Durango,
970.247.7657
September 28
San Juan Symphony Absolute Refinement Concert,
FLC Community Concert Hall, Durango, 970.247.7657
Get the Led Out, Amphitheater at Las Colonias Park,
Gr Jct, 970.263.5700
RFS Du Sol: Solace Tour w/Lastlings (sold out),
Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
September 29
Ziggy Alberts w/Emily Brimlow, Belly Up, Aspen,
970.544.9800