Join Carbondale's Wilderness Workshop for a dinner celebrating 50 years of local conservation with guest speaker Michael Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club. Enjoy cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, live music from Pearl & Wood, and a three-course seasonal meal by chef Miles Angelo. Contact Rebecca Mirsky at 970.963.3977 or Rebecca@WildernessWorkshop.org for tickets and table reservations.
Join Roaring Fork Conservancy for the first of their summer "Family Nights at Filoha" series outings near Redstone. Appropriate for families with kids of all ages! The June 28 program will introduce families to fireflies, bats, and bugs. Cost is free, but registration is required. Register and learn more at RoaringFork.org or call 970.927.1290.
New Castle hosts its evening community market every Thursday, July through September, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. in Burning Mountain Park. Prepared foods, fresh produce, locally-made products, and music will be featured each week. Visit NewCastleColorado.org for more information.
Free summer concerts in beautiful Redstone Park! Bring the family from 6-8 p.m. Saturday evenings for the Steve Manshel Band (July 1), Whiskey Stomp (July 15), Cowboy Brad Fitch (July 22), and Moors & McCumber (July 29). See RedstoneColorado.com.
Locals bring their true stories to life in this storyslam featuring Lynn Aliya, Wewer Keohane, Gregory Pickrell, Patrick Curry, Mike Marolt, and Roaring Fork Lifestyle contributor Genevieve Villamizar. The event is curated and hosted by Alya Howe of other valley performance series The Salon and Poetry Brothel. The stories start at 6 p.m. with no scripts or notes!
Celebrate your patriotic spirit and join the fun for the Fourth of July Celebration hosted by the City of Glenwood Springs. This family-focused celebration kicks off at 5 p.m.with live music, games, crafts, swag gifts, and food from local vendors. Enjoy low-altitude fireworks beginning at 9:20 p.m.!
Enjoy fantastic live entertainment with the Glenwood Summer of Music Series, which continues rain or shine every Wednesday evening in July! Local opening acts begin at 6:30 p.m. and headliners go on at 7:15 p.m. Bands include Battle of Santiago (July 5), Major & the Monbacks (July 12), Taylor Scott Band (July 19), and The Black Lillies (July 26).
Arts educator Pam Porter will host three Saturday classes for kids aged five to 10 years old this month at The Creative Flow Studio in Carbondale. Classes are held from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Themes include "The Secret Garden" (July 8), "Aladdin" (July 15), and "Finding Dory Treasure Hunt" (July 22). Each class costs $30 per child. Register online at TheCreativeFlowStudio.com.
Come join this fun, inspiring dance class to live drumming! The class will learn and celebrate rhythms from Africa, the Caribbean, Brazil, and Hawaii. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Classes are held from 6:30-8 p.m. and cost is $12 per class. Visit CarbondaleRhythmCollective.org, or email Leeza at email@example.com to join the email list.
Roaring Fork Conservancy (RFC) hosts its 18th annual River Rendezvous fundraiser at Dallenbach Ranch in Basalt. Hosted by RFC's National Council, the event raises funds to support RFC programs that serve the area from Aspen to Glenwood and Marble to Meredith. Register online at RoaringFork.org.
The Art Base hosts an opening reception for the work of Diane Light and Sally Cole, featuring an elegant and sophisticated mix of functional ceramics combined with floral transfers on aluminum—with a definite pull from the garden and nature. The artwork will be on display through August 5. For information, visit TheArtBase.org.
Support the valley's young entrepreneurs as they peddle creative lemonade creations at homemade stands from Aspen to Glenwood! The Lemonade Day Roaring Fork Valley program helps introduce young people to starting, owning, and operating their own small business. Check LemonadeDay.org for details on events in each town.
Come celebrate and support the Aspen Camp for the Deaf* and Hard of Hearing in Snowmass! Great music, delicious food, and beautiful scenery add up to an amazing day--and all for a great cause. This year’s event will be extra special as it is Aspen Camp’s 50th Anniversary! See AspenCamp.org for event details.
YogArt is a week full of self exploration and creative expression in art, movement, games, and yoga on the Rosybelle Bus and at The Launchpad in Carbondale! Kids ages 6+ will join teacher Rochelle Norwood to learn about their bodies through age appropriate yoga basics and creative movement. $155 members/$160 non-members. Participants must pre-register by July 10 at CarbondaleArts.com.
Stage of Life (SoL) Theatre Company presents its summer teen production of hit musical RENT on July 20-22 at 7 p.m. and July 22-23 at 2 p.m. at Thunder River Theatre in Carbondale. Teen cast members hail from Glenwood to Aspen! Not recommended for audiences under the age of 14. Tickets and information are available at SoLTheatreCompany.org.
Glenwood's most fun "don't-try-athlon" is back! Bike, walk, and float with your friends in flip-flops ("thong" sandals) and outrageous costumes while enjoying treats and surprises along the way. Space is limited, so sign up (regular adult registration $27) early at CruiseAThongGlenwood.com. Proceeds benefit local outdoor improvement projects.
Join Valley Cruisers Car Club and Vicco's Charcoalburger Drive-In for the 14th annual Glenwood Springs Car Show! Enjoy classic cars, vintage snowmobiles, motorcycles, and more. Vicco's Charcoalburger hosts a free kick-off BBQ at the drive-in on July 28 from 6-9 p.m., and the fun continues in the high school parking lot on July 29 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Carbondale's largest and most colorful annual event celebrates art in all forms of expression, and is known for its diverse range, non-stop entertainment, great food, and amazing spirit! Some 20,000 people from around the community, the state, and the country attend each year. In 2017 the fair features a theme centered around water. Check CarbondaleArts.com for event information and schedule.
"Stars, Stripes, and Fair Delights" is the theme of Garfield County's 79th annual fair! Come out to the county fairgrounds in Rifle for the rodeo, demolition derby, 4-H and Future Farmers of America (FFA) shows, great food, and so much more. American Idol winner Scotty McCreery will perform August 4. Check GarfieldCountyFair.com for the full schedule of events!