Aspen Music Festival & School students present chamber recitals July 19 and 26 at 5:15 p.m. Performances are free and open to the public. BasaltLibrary.org
The first run of its kind to be held at Sunlight, the Sunny Half's 13.1 mile course features double and single track trail ascending Sunlight Mountain and descending into the Babbish Gulch trail system. All ages and abilities welcome! The first 150 to enter receive a free t-shirt. Proceeds benefit Glenwood Springs High School's cross country team. Register at SunlightMtn.com.
In the beautiful alpine wilderness just east of Aspen, Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers will reconstruct wet sections of alpine trail to make Lost Man Trail more sustainable. Volunteers will also be restoring damaged trail for a healthy, happy trail. Day begins at 8:30 a.m. Dinner is provided. Sign up at RFOV.org.
Aspen Valley Land Trust's annual summer gala features an evening of special wines and cocktails, a farm-to-table dinner by Chef Andrew Helsley, dancing, live music, and more at the home of Catherine and John Maas in beautiful Emma. Proceeds benefit AVLT's mission to protect the places you love. For ticket information and more, visit AVLT.org.
Help Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers build a new access trail leading to the Red Hill trail system in Carbondale! Tuesday evenings from 4 p.m. to dusk, July 24 through August 22. Dinner and drinks provided after every project. Sign up and get details at RFOV.org.
Carbondale's 47th annual Mountain Fair, one of Western Colorado's leading cultural festivals, is back in 2018 with its creative flair and famous mountain town spirit. Art, food, local vendors, live music, kids' experiences, friendly competitions, and so much more all weekend long, July 27-29. Visit CarbondaleArts.com for times and entertainment lineup.
Valley Cruisers Car Club and Vicco's Charcoal Burger Drive-In host the 15th annual Glenwood Springs Car Show. Free kick-off BBQ on July 27 at Vicco's from 6-9 p.m., followed by the show on July 28 in the GSHS parking lot from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Classic cars, motorcycles, music, and more! Find Valley Cruisers Car Club on Facebook.
Aloha Mountain Cyclery and Stomparillaz Creative Cycling Collective keep the fun factor high during this casual race by requiring costumes and creative obstacles. Race begins at 8 a.m. Meet on east side of Sopris Park in Carbondale. Entry fee is $20 and all proceeds go to Carbondale Arts. CarbondaleArts.com
A juried selection of brilliant student musicians from the Aspen Music Festival and School play chamber music masterworks. Presented Thursdays, August 2-16 from 5:15-6:30 p.m. Free and open to the pubilc. Doors open 20 minutes before concert. See the stars of tomorrow! BasaltLibrary.org
"Out of the Mold" Carbondale Clay National XIII is a national juried and invitational exhibition of ceramic art held annually at the Carbondale Clay Center Gallery. It is open to ceramic artists throughout the United States. For exhibition information visit CarbondaleClay.org.
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Come to gorgeous Redstone and enjoy free live music from 6-8 p.m. every Saturday evening in August. Listen to Scones Summer of Love (August 4), country artist Jake Gill (August 11), bluesy Cody Jeffryes & The Blissful Few (August 18), and Americana group Moors & McCumber (August 25). Contact Lisa Wagner at 970.963.8240 for information or visit RedstoneColorado.com.
Bring the family for a screening of "Wonder Woman" in downtown Basalt. Gates open at 7 p.m. for picnics and socializing. Film begins at sundown, approximately 8:30 p.m. Free to the public.
Arts nonprofit Dance Initiative hosts Crossman Dans(c)e, a thrilling New York-based contemporary dance company, in Carbondale. Free Q&A with founder Dylan Crossman at Beerworks on August 7 at 7 p.m., followed by two events at the Launchpad on August 11: an all-levels workshop from 10-11:45 a.m. and an artists' performance at 7 p.m., both $15 for entry. DanceInitiative.org
Fresh local produce, prepared foods, desserts, crafts, artisans, live music, and more at the downtown market every Tuesday this month from 4-8 p.m. in Centennial Park (at 9th Street and Grand Avenue). A Glenwood Springs summer tradition. GlenwoodMarket.com
Soak up the sunset and the music while you swim on Tuesday evenings this month from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Performers include Vid Weatherwax (August 7), Aspen 440 (August 14), and Vidicus Maximus (August 21). Music is included with regular pool admission cost of $13.50/child, $19.75/adult. HotSpringsPool.com
Don't miss an evening of dance and live music with works by Philip Glass and Janáček, featuring a brilliant new dance work by Jorma Elo set to Schumann's Carnaval. Performed by Aspen Santa Fe Ballet dancers and pianist Joyce Yang. Tickets: $36 and up. 8 p.m. both evenings. Presented in association with the Aspen Music Festival and School. AspenMusicFestival.com
Celebrate the dog days of summer in Glenwood. Amazing lineup of musicians, food vendors, kids' area, art station, and games sponsored by local businesses including human foosball and giant beer pong. Free and open to the public at 8th Street and Cooper Avenue. Friday: 5-10 p.m., Saturday: 12-10 p.m. RoaringForkEvents.com
Auctionettes are fun, high-energy affairs offering a wonderful opportunity to buy original artwork by Anderson Ranch faculty, visiting artists, students, and staff while supporting the Ranch’s educational programs. BBQ lunch is from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. ($10). Auctionettes are free and open to the public, beginning at 12:15 p.m. AndersonRanch.org
Join Glenwood Caverns for the very last Friday Afternoon Club of the summer with live music from Campbell & Campbell. The band is committed to producing meaningful Americana music through extraordinary songwriting, soulful vocals, and guitar mastery. Music begins at 5 p.m.! GlenwoodCaverns.com
Head to Ritter Plaza for free live music in New Castle! This walk- and bike-friendly event is a great opportunity to socialize with friends and neighbors, and support the community. 6:30-8 p.m. Wine and beer available for purchase, and Simon's Spot will be selling ice cream.
Come out and eat with neighbors at the Basalt Community Picnic from 4-7 p.m.! Bring potluck dishes and picnic essentials (including plates and cutlery) to share with your friends and family. Free BBQ sliders available at 4:30 p.m. for those who register before August 7. Denver bluegrass band Lineage will perform throughout the afternoon.
The 42nd annual Basalt Half Marathon begins at Lions Park with day-of registration from 6:15-7 a.m. Racers will then board buses to Reudi Reservoir, where the race begins. The course runs down valley along beautiful Frying Pan Road, until finishing back at Lions Park. $75 pre-registration/$80 day-of. Proceeds benefit the Basalt High School Cross Country program. BasaltHalfMarathon.com
It's Music on the Mountain featuring Fifty50! Playing classic, modern, and original rock, this band brings a unique blend of vocal harmonies and instrumental energy. Guests should bring at least one canned food item for the LIFT-UP community food pantries for a free ride up the mountain after 4 p.m. Music starts at 6:00 p.m. GlenwoodCaverns.com
Event Chairs Eric Calderon and Newton Bartley invite you to the 2018 pARTy at the Art Base! 5:30 p.m. cocktail reception presented by Woody Creek Distillers, 10X10 Name Unseen Silent Auction generously sponsored by Harry Teague Architects. 7:00 p.m. fine dining and Melva Bucksbaum Dedication to the Arts award presentation honoring Isa Catto, 8:00 p.m. dessert and live music. TheArtBase.org
Featuring Spanish language films for mountain lovers at The Temporary in Willits, this Spanish-language program includes English subtitles and a Q&A in English and Spanish. Films include "Ride of the Dead," "Yojani: A Cuba Skate Story," and "Free Like the Birds." Doors at 6:30 p.m., show at 7 p.m. Tickets ($30 "Downvalley Pick 2 Pass") at TACAW.org.
Bring your friends and family for a fun evening enjoying this friendly game of chance. Similar to bingo, the traditional Mexican lotería uses cards with different images and meanings. Event begins at 6 p.m. BasaltLibrary.org
A Labor Day weekend celebration of DIY creativity, the great outdoors, and sustainable living, Sunlight's inaugural Orpheus Arts + Music Festival is the brainchild of two Denver-area college students. Come for live music from Denver's top emerging musicians, and enjoy one of the most beautiful times to visit Sunlight during the off-season. Tickets and more at OrpheusFest.com.