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2019 August/September
Pg 14 - The Sunshine Express
Happenings
Gunnison, Crested Butte, Lake City
--Gunnison Car Show, Aug 16-18, Fri 5-9p Show
Cruise In Car show on main street; Sat 8a-3p main
Car Show at Jorgenson Park, 100s of cars, free, live
music, art show, poker run, fun for every age; Sun
breakfast cruise 7:30a, cruise 28 miles to Crested
Butte, enjoy gourmet breakfast(1st come 1st served
120 limit), visit Crested Butte Heritage Museum,
tour around town, www.gunnisoncarclub.com
-KBUT Kampout Music Festival, Aug 23-24, 6p-12a,
IBar Ranch, Gunnison, the best local talent, major
acts, bring the family, camp out along the Tomichi
River, music line up, tickets & more info at: kbut.org
-North Face Grand Traverse Mountain Run, Aug 31,
Start 6a, Elk Ave, Racers climb over 6,000 vertical
ft, ascending both Star (12,507¡¯) and Taylor Pass
(11,928¡¯) in their odyssey across the Elk Mountain
Range, race ends base of Ajax Mountain, Aspen
-Grand Traverse Mountain Bike, Sept 1, 7a-5p,
point-to-point from Aspen to Crested Butte, bikers
travel 40 miles over the Elk Mountains, over 7,800¡¯
elevation gain, starts with 3000¡¯ ascent up Aspen
Mountain, ends in Crested Butte
-West Elk Bicycle Classic, Sept 1, 7a-8p, raising
funds for childrens groups, type 1 diabetes & West-
ern Athletics, 2 routes, Start in Gunnison, ride to
Blue Mesa dam and on back roads through Craw-
ford, Paonia, finish back in Crested Butte, over 135
mi., or 52mi loop from Crested Butte to Ohio Pass
& back, gravel & some steep climbs, supported &
timed w/food, beer & swag
-Mt Crested Butte Chili & Beer Festival, Sept 7,
11a-4p, Red Lady Stage, Mt Crested Butte, kick off
fall season w/locally made chili, tasty craft beer, live
music, not-to-be-missed party of the season
-Fall Ride & End Of Season Party, Sept 14, 9a-7p,
Help CBMBA celebrate a good season of riding &
trail work by joining us on a group ride, Route TBD,
wraps-up w/festive BBQ & annual awards, crested-
buttemountainbike.com
-Revolution Enduro Junior Series Finale, Sept 15,
8a-3p, Hartman Rocks, categories U10 thru 16-17,
race the clock for fastest timed segments through-
out day, event fee includes racer BBQ, raffle ticket,
chip timing, medical support and a high quality
event t-shirt, revolutionenduro.com/september-
15-2019junior-enduro
Hotchkiss Cedaredge Delta
--Delta County Fair, Aug 3-11, Delta County Fair-
grounds, 403 S 4th St, Hotchkiss, all details at:
deltacountyfair.com
-Beat Night, Aug 15, Sept 19, 6-9p, Louie¡¯s Loft,
202 Grand Ave, Paonia hosted by Jeanine Dev-
lin, 3rd Thur monthly, Bring your original music,
poetry, short stories or ?, Call Jeanine for info:
970.683.8242
-Peach Sunday, Orchard Valley Farms, Aug 18,
15836 Black Bridge Rd, Paonia, complimentary
sweet peach sundae, taste our Peach Wine, taste
our delicious Ripe Peach Balsamic Vinegar, pick
peaches from our orchard, 10% off any item in our
market that has the word peach
-Labor Day BBQ, Aug 31, Big B¡¯s Delicious Orchards
U-pick Cafe & Tasting Room, 39126 CO-133, Hotch-
kiss, Live music, contact Big B¡¯s for details
Cessna Fiesta, Sept 6-8, 8a-8p, Ultimate Skydiv-
ing Adventures, 870 1575 Rd, Delta, join us for our
first boogie, Margaritas Fri, Tacos & Burritos Sat, $5
Hop¡¯n¡¯pops Sun, Patrick Osbourne and Melissa Lowe
organizing multi-plane Cessna jumps, Raymond
Adams shooting outside video & pics
-DCMH Foundation Pea Green Pedal & Fun Run,
Sep 7, Confluence Park, Gunnison River Dr, Delta,
8a- 40 & 20 Mile Bike routes Start 9:30a- 5K starts,
10:30a- Youth Ride through Confluence Park trails,
11a- Corn Hole Tournament, Register online at:
www.dcmhfoundation.org/pea-green-registration
-RMPBS Kids Fun Fest, August 10, Lincoln Park, 910 N
12th St, Gr Jct, largest free kids event in Western CO,
engaging, inspiring, educational, 970.245.1818
-Cops & Cars car show to benefit Special Olympics,
August 10, Little Salt Wash Park, 651 N Pine St, Fruita,
970.858.2250
-Sunday Brunch on the Vineyard, August 11, Maison La
Belle Vie Winery & Bistro, 3575 G Rd, Palisade, delicious
food & wine served patio side, 970.464.2244
-Palisade Peach Festival, August 15-18, Riverbend Park,
451 Pendleton St, Palisade, known for its perfectly juicy
peaches, no better way to celebrate, 970.244.1480
-Just Peachy Run Races 5k, 10k, 1k Kids, August 17,
Riverbend Park, 451 Pendleton St, Palisade, MAD Racing
Colorado, work up an appetite right before the Peach
Festival, fun cross-country style course, 970.744.4450
-Grand Junction Rockies vs Orem Owlz, Suplizio Field,
1315 North Ave, Gr Jct, August 17-20, Pro Baseball
-Grand Junction Rockies vs Ogden Raptors, Suplizio
Field, 1315 North Ave, Gr Jct, August 21-24, Pro Base-
ball
-Rocky Mountain Open, August 22-25, Tiara Rado Golf
Course, 2057 S Broadway, Gr Jct, longest running golf
tournament east of the Mississippi, 970.254.3830
-Hangar Dance, ¡®Keep ¡®Em Flying¡¯ CAF Benefit Dance,
August 24, Commemorative Air Force Museum, 380
Heritage Way, Gr Jct, dress in your 40¡¯s best, dance in
a hangar with WW2 era planes on display, live music,
dance lessons available, 970.256.0693
-Peach Promenade Square/Round Dance, August 24, Mt.
Garfield Middle School, 3475 Front St, Clifton, Round
Dance workshop Sat AM, 970.434.0868
-Master Magician Lance Burton, August 24, Live at the
Avalon, 645 Main St, Gr Jct
-Local Jam, August 24-25, Amphitheater at Las Colonias
Park, 925 Struthers Ave, Gr Jct, showcase of the best
live music GJ has to offer, old favorites, new music &
performers, 970.263.5700
-Stargazing, Aug 30, Highline StatePark, 1800 11 8/10
Rd, Loma, Western CO Astronomy Club, telescopes
available to view the Moon, Planets, Galaxies, etc,
970.201.2865
-Back to the Books Beer Fest, August 31, Kannah Creek
Brewing Company, 1960 N 12th St, Gr Jct, students,
faculty & their biggest fans invited to celebrate the start
of the school year, 970.263.0111
-GJ Rockies vs Rocky Mountain Vibes, Suplizio Field,
1315 North Ave, Gr Jct, August 31-Sept 2, Pro Baseball
-Drones in the Desert, Sept 1, Gr Jct Modelers Flying
Field, 3320 Whitewater Hill, THE race for quads & FPV
racers of all skill levels, only AMA sanctioned race in
Western CO, 970.245.8484
-Desert¡¯s Edge Triathlon Festival, Sept 7-9, Highline
Lake State Park, 1800 11 8/10 Rd, Loma, 970.744.4450
-Kick-off for WCLCC Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept 13,
Art Center, 1803 N 7th St, Gr Jct, family-oriented series
of events all month, 970.852.9605
-Car Show, Main St, Sept 21, Downtown Grand Junction
-Tour de Vineyards, Sept 21, Downtown Palisade, 113
W 3rd St, Palisade, recreational & competitive cyclists,
beautiful lush vineyards, food & beverages authentic to
the region, 303.282.9015
-Colorado Mountain Winefest, Sept 21, Riverbend
Park, 451 Pendleton St, Palisade, food & wine pairings,
chocolate & wine tastings, educational seminars, more,
970.464.0111
-Fruita Fall Festival, Sept 27-29, Downtown Fruita, 325
E Aspen Ave, a celebration of the harvest for the farm-
ing community, 970.858.3894
-WCLCC Youth Talent Night, Sept 27, University Center
CMU, 1455 N 12th St, Gr Jct, our youth inspires the
community by exhibiting talent through fine arts, sing-
ing & dancing, 970.852.9605
-Colorado State BMX Finals, Sept 28-29, Grand Valley
BMX, 2785 US Hwy 50, Gr Jct, 970.812.3394
-Tour of the Moon, Grand Cycling Classic, Sept 28, Two
Rivers Convention Center, 159 Main St, Grand Junction
-Aspen Backcountry Marathon & Half Marathon, Aug 10,
starting & finishing in downtown Aspen, cash prizes,
www.aspenbackcountrymarathon.com
-Aspen BBQ Cook-off Benefit For Aspen Homeless Shelter,
Aug 15, 6-9p, chefs from Aspen¡¯s top restaurants show-
case their best BBQ, you be the judge, Admission includes
food, drinks, dancing & premium auction items, Ajax
Tavern, 685 E Durant Ave, 970.315.2874
-Dog Day 5K, 8a, Aug 17, Two Rivers Park, 740 Devereux
Rd, Glenwood Springs, registration 8a near bandstand,
race 9a, Friendly on-leash dogs welcome, $30, t-shirts
guaranteed to 1st 100 entries, snacks & refreshments
provided after race, Children under 8 race free, all pro-
ceeds benefit Colorado Animal Rescue
-Men¡¯s Open lacrosse-tournament, Aug 17-18, Rio Grande
Park, Aspen, 970.309.3019, AspenMensLacrosseClub@
Gmail.com
-MotherLode Volleyball Classic, Aug 28-Sept 2, players
from all over the United States & Canada compete in 21
different divisions, Aspen, www.motherlodevolleyball.com,
johnt@motherlodevolleyball.com
-North Face Grand Traverse Mountain Run, August 31,
Start 6a, Elk Ave, Racers climb over 6,000 vertical ft,
ascending both Star (12,507¡¯) and Taylor Pass (11,928¡¯)
in their odyssey across the Elk Mountain Range, race ends
base of Ajax Mountain, Aspen
-Grand Traverse Mountain Bike, September 1, 7a-5p,
point-to-point from Aspen to Crested Butte, bikers travel
40 miles over the Elk Mountains, over 7,800¡¯ elevation
gain, starts with 3000¡¯ ascent up Aspen Mountain, ends in
Crested Butte, not for the feint of heart
-Rocky Mountain Oyster Festival, Sept 2, 6-9p, Ajax
Tavern, 685 E Durant Ave, Aspen, featuring raw bar, BBQ
favorites, sides & desserts, wine & beer, live music, danc-
ing, $99++, 970.920.6334
-Snowmass Balloon Festival, Sept 6-8, 30 pilots compete
in challenges & races, Sat evening Glow Show in Snow-
mass Base Village, free concert, all events free & open
to all ages, free parking in Town Park Station lot, 2835
Brush Creek Rd, Snowmass Village, www.gosnowmass.
com/event/snowmass-balloon-festival
-Aspen Ruggerfest, Sept 19-22, world¡¯s only all-age, full-
contact rugby tournament, Wagner Park, Rio Grande Park,
Aspen, Free to watch & cheer, info@aspen-ruggerfest.com
-Aspen Film Fest, Sept 23-29, non-competitive festival
showcasing narrative & documentary features & ac-
claimed independent films, Various Locations, Aspen,
$20+, 970.925.6882
-Golden Leaf Half Marathon, Sept 28, one of ¡°America¡¯s
14 Most Scenic Races¡±, challenging course from Snow-
mass to Aspen, 970.429.2093, www.goldenleafhalfmara-
thon.com
Grand Junction Area/Fruita/Mesa/
Parachute:
--Palisade Tasting Room Grand Opening, August 5, Book-
cliff Vineyards, 670 39 Road, Palisade, new tasting room,
free tasting of our wines, stay for a bite to eat, awesome
view & sunsets, 970.261.0071
-Firkin Fundraiser, August 5, Kannah Creek Brewing
Company, 1960 N 12th St, Gr Jct, 5p we tap the firkin
specialty cask of beer, proceeds from pint sales ben-
efit CMU Student Nurses Association, no need to RSVP,
970.263.0111
-Summer beer pairing dinner, August 7, Kannah Creek
Brewing Company, 1960 N 12th St, Gr Jct, 5 craft beers &
4 courses grilled on the patio, limited seating reservations
required, call 970.263.0111 for tickets
-Burger Night on the Vineyard, Maison La Belle Vie Winery
& Bistro, 3575 G Rd, Palisade, August 9, 16, 23, 30, lo-
cally sourced beef, a lively atmosphere on our beautiful
patio, amazing wine, 970.464.2244
-KAFM Radio Daze festival, August 10, Edgewater Brew-
ery, 905 Struthers Ave, Gr Jct, 2-9 p, 970.241.8801
-Back to School Family 5k & Beach Party, Primary Care
Partners, 3150 N 12th St, Gr Jct, August 10, raising funds
for We Can! Mesa County, 5k Family Fun Run/Walk fol-
lowed by family field day events, 970.243.5437