Date Night Done Right 11

A Guide to the Best June Events for Couples

Gentlemen, we know you want to treat your special lady to a night out. Whatever she loves to do, the valley has a fabulous offering to match her interests this month.

GREAT BEER: Wild West Fermentation Fest

Glenwood’s third annual festival is a must-do for all lovers of craft beer and other fermented beverages. A $35 basic-entry ticket for the June 30 event gets you unlimited tastings of libations from a host of fantastic regional breweries, cideries, distilleries, and wineries. Pair drinks with food, live music, and a fun atmosphere under the Colorado summer sun and you’ve got yourself an amazing date night. See RoaringForkEvents.com for everything you need to know.

LIVE THEATRE: "Yankee Tavern" at TRTC

Grab front-row seats at Thunder River Theatre Company’s summer production of “Yankee Tavern” and prepare for an evening of powerful, mind-bending theatre. Featuring a cast of talented local performers, this dramatic thriller focuses on a young couple caught up in the intriguing 9/11 conspiracy theory of a stranger at a bar. The play opens June 15 and runs for three weekends; check ThunderRiverTheatre.com for ticket information and full schedule.

CONSCIOUS DINING: ACES Farm-to-Table Dinner

The Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) presents two dinners at Rock Bottom Ranch in Basalt on June 29 and 30. Each evening features a five-course meal with regionally-produced foods, cheeses, beer, wine, and spirits in the ranch’s lovely open-air pole barn. A guided farm tour is included and guests will have the opportunity to meet local food producers. Tickets ($99/members, $125/non-members) and other details are at AspenNature.org.

WESTERN THRILLS: Carbondale Wild West Rodeo

Pull on your cowboy boots and head to the best small-town rodeo around. On Thursday evenings starting June 7, Carbondale’s Gus Darien Arena will fill with rodeo fans of all ages who cheer for the bull and bronc riding, barrel racing, mutton busting, calf scrambling, and more. Rain or shine, this tradition of Western spectacle, grit, and glory never disappoints. Visit CarbondaleRodeo.com for information and a breakdown of weekly events.

And More: If She Loves…

’90s Music: Cowboy Mouth headlines Strawberry Days in Glenwood’s Sayre Park on June 16 at 7:30 p.m.

Local Trails: Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers tackles maintenance of the Skyline Ridge Trail in Snowmass on Tuesday evenings starting June 19.

Aspen Romance: “Georgia on my Mind: A Tribute to Ray Charles” is presented by Jazz Aspen Snowmass and the Aspen Music Festival and School at 8:30 p.m. on June 30 in the Benedict Music Tent.