Ouray County Mud Fest – April 26-27, 2013
The second annual Ouray County Mud Fest, April 26 – 28th, celebrates the mud season by combining the mud with our passion for 4x4 adventures. Come watch the competitions and exhibitions or bring out your own 4x4 vehicle and sign up for the obstacle course, mud runs, or truck pull. There will be plenty of clean and dirty fun for the kids and adults, including a Mud Fest 5K, mud volleyball, tug-of-war, pedal-cars, and much more.
Balloons & Varooms, Ridgway - May 10-12, 2013
Three days of fun for the whole family. Hot air balloons, classic cars, Friday evening concert and balloon glow in Hartwell Park. Saturday evening dinner in Ridgway State Park with entertainment and Alpenglow.
Love Your Valley Brew Fest, Ridgway - May 18, 2013
Music, food and fun in the park -- an annual event.
Mountain Air Music Series – Month of June
A FREE outdoor concert series held in Fellin Park in beautiful Ouray, Colorado. Each Thursday in the month of June, 6 - 9 pm, the series will feature incredible live music along with great food, non-alcoholic beverages, and beer, wine and spirits for purchase. Local non-profit organizations will benefit from beverage and food sales during the concerts. Each concert will be a multi-faceted family-friendly affair, with great kids' entertainment to go along with the music.
40th Annual Telluride Blue Grass Festival - June 20-23, 2013
The 40th Annual Telluride Bluegrass once again coincides with the Summer Solstice; the longest day of the year; the beginning of summer. It's a magical time of sun and light, when the the high country of Colorado puts away its skis and grabs hiking boots, kayaks, and a low-back festival chair to take in "Bluegrass." http://www.bluegrass.com/telluride
Telluride Wine Festival - June 27-30, 2013
Four wonderful days where indulgence is accepted and expected. Take delight in expanding your wine knowledge by attending winemaker luncheons and dinners, reserve tastings and special seminars. Complement the experience by attending one or more of our culinary demonstrations featuring the industry's most talented personalities.
Independence Day Celebration, Ouray - July 4, 2013
A fantastic, fun small town celebration! Parades, kids' games, firehose waterfights, and spectacular fireworks display! Main Street in Ouray. Come join in the fun! Info: 970-325-4746.
Telluride Jazz Celebration - August 2-4, 2013
Telluride Jazz Celebration is enjoying the 36th Anniversary year of bringing world-class jazz to the town of Telluride. A not-to-be-missed musical event, Telluride Jazz Celebration has earned national and international favor for featuring the best in classic, mainstream, blues, Brazilian, African and Latin jazz music. Performances are staged outdoors in the daytime and in intimate clubs and historic concert halls at night. Telluride Jazz is in fact, a "Celebration" of the art, soul, history, and future of Jazz. We take immense pride in honoring jazz music's finest artists, and strive to create a platform year round for the discovery of the new voices of today.
Mt. Sneffels Half Marathon/Marathon, Ouray – August 10, 2013
29th Annual Arts and Crafts Festival , Ridgway - August 10-11, 2013
29th Annual Ridgway Arts & Crafts Show. Free admission. Entertainment and vendors. Info: Ridgway Chamber of Commerce, 1-800-220-4959.
Heritage Weekend - Grillin’ and Chillin’ & Highgraders Mining Contest, Ouray – August 24, 2013
Ouray Heritage Weekend with Chillin and Grillin, kicks off on Saturday, August 24. The weekend features county-wide events that celebrate Ouray’s rich mining, ranching and cultural heritage. The festivities begin at 2:00 PM with live music, regional craft brewers, a BBQ competition and a wide selection of BBQ and festival food served by local vendors and non-profits. The price is $25 for the beer tasting, which comes with a commemorative tasting glass and runs for the duration of the event. The festival and live performances are free.
Be sure to spend the weekend mornings and early afternoons at the Highgraders Mining Competitions in Miner’s Park (next to Fellin Park) to witness some “friendly” competition in traditional mining skills like single-jacking, team drilling and mucking. History in Action! Celebrate Ouray's mining heritage and participate in the miners' games and contests. Takes place at Ouray Hot Springs Pool parking area. Contact Elli 901-9924 for more information.
Telluride Film Festival - August 29-September 2, 2013
Telluride Film Festival is celebrating its 40th Anniversary August 29 – September 2, 2013 and to commemorate this special occasion an additional day has been added to the usual four-day Festival, making room for a five-day bounty of special programming and festivities.
Ouray County Fair & Rodeo, Ridgway - August 29-September 2, 2013
Imogene Pass Run, Ouray to Telluride - September 7, 2013
The Imogene Pass Run course is 17 miles, 2.5 blocks long (17.1 miles). The Run has increased greatly in size and importance from its humble origins in 1974. Where once it was an adventure run for a few pioneers, today the race is immensely popular and the number of registered participants is by necessity restricted, due to safety and logistics reasons. From the original field of six, it has grown to encompass more than 1500 participants!
Blues and Brews Festival , Telluride - September 13-15, 2013
One of the most scenic music festivals in the country, the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival is a three day celebration of music and microbrews, held in Telluride Town Park , an outdoor music venue with breathtaking mountain peaks for a backdrop. By day, experience live blues, rock, funk, gospel, and soul, the best microbrews from over 50 microbreweries during Saturday's Grand Tasting, a wide variety of food and craft vendors, children's activities, and more - all on the festival grounds. By night, follow the festival as it flows into the town of Telluride and Mountain Village, with late night juke joints and after-hours jams.
Ouray Ice Festival - Janary 5-8, 2014
The Ouray Ice Festival, held annually since 1996, is the largest ice climbing event in North America, bringing together ice climbers from across the globe. Aside from inspiring over 30,000 outdoor enthusiasts the Ice Festival is also the main fundraiser for Park maintenance and operations.