EVENT DATE : July 19, 5:00PM
Basalt Regional Library

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

EVENT DATE : July 21, 2:32AM
Sunlight Mountain Resort

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. 

EVENT DATE : July 21, 8:30AM
Lost Man Trail

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.

EVENT DATE : July 21, 5:30PM
The Ranch at Mountain Primal Meat Co.

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. 

EVENT DATE : July 24, 4:00PM
Red Hill

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.

EVENT DATE : July 27, 12:00PM
Sopris Park

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.

EVENT DATE : July 27, 6:00PM
Glenwood Springs High School

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.

EVENT DATE : July 29, 8:00AM
Prince Creek Trails

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

EVENT DATE : July 29, 6:30PM
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EVENT DATE : 2, 9 & 16
Basalt Regional Library

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

Carbondale Clay Center

"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.

EVENT DATE : August 3, 5:00PM
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EVENT DATE : 4, 11, 18 & 25
Redstone Park

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. 

EVENT DATE : August 4, 7:00PM
Lions Park

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.

EVENT DATE : 7 & 11
The Launchpad

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

EVENT DATE : Tuesdays
Centennial Park

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

EVENT DATE : 7, 14, 21
Glenwood Hot Springs Pool

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

EVENT DATE : 10 & 11
Aspen District Theater

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

EVENT DATE : 10 & 11
Downtown Glenwood Springs

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

EVENT DATE : August 10, 11:30AM
Anderson Ranch Arts Center

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

EVENT DATE : August 10, 5:00PM
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park

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

EVENT DATE : August 10, 6:30PM
Downtown New Castle

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.

EVENT DATE : August 11, 4:00PM
Basalt River Park

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. 

EVENT DATE : August 18, 6:00AM
Reudi to Basalt

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

EVENT DATE : August 18, 4:00PM
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park

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 DATE : August 18, 5:30PM
The Art Base

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

EVENT DATE : August 22, 7:00PM
The Temporary

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. 

EVENT DATE : August 23, 6:00PM
Basalt Regional Library

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

EVENT DATE : 8/31-9/1
Sunlight Mountain Resort

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.