Balloons & Blooms, Ridgway - May 9-11, 2008
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.
Telluride Jazz Celebration - June 5-8, 2008
Love Your Valley Brew Fest, Ridgway - June 14, 2008
Music, food and fun in the park -- an annual event.
34th Annual Telluride Blue Grass Festival - June 19-22, 2008
Telluride Wine Festival - June 26-29, 2008
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, 2008
Parades, kids' games, firehose waterfights, and spectacular fireworks display! Main Street in Ouray. Come join in the fun! Info: 970-325-4746.
24th Annual Arts and Crafts Festival , Ridgway - August 9-10, 2008
24th Annual Ridgway Arts & Crafts Show. Free admission. Entertainment and vendors. Info: Ridgway Chamber of Commerce, 1-800-220-4959.Telluride Film Festival - August 29-September 1, 2008
Ridgway Railroad Days - September 1-4, 2008
Seventh annual railroad history weekend. Guided hikes on Red Mountain, rides on RGS Motor No. 1, narrow gauge symposium, evening of history talk, and guided tours of RGS and Ouray Branch railbeds. See the Ridgway Railroad Museum website at www.ridgwayrailroadmuseum.org or call 970-626-4239 or 970-626-4373 for information.
Imogene Pass Run, Ouray to Telluride - September 6, 2008
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!
2nd Annual True Grit Days, Ridgway - September 6-7, 2008
Western music and cowboy poetry, western art and vendors and much, much more. Check our site for details www.truegritdays.com.
Blues and Brews Festival , Telluride - September 12-14, 2008
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.
1st Annual La Sportiva Ouray Mountain Trail Run - October 4, 2008
1st Annual La Sportiva Ouray Mountain Trail Run. This inaugural run circumnavigates a 13.9 mile loop around the City of Ouray on USFS trails. It is scheduled for October 4 in coordination with Ouray Oktoberfest. For information, visit www.ouraytrailrun.com.
Octoberfest, Ouray - October 4, 2008
A fun evening that includes the 44th Annual Jeep Raffle Drawing. Dancing, food, door prizes, Museum Quilt Raffle. For information call Ouray Chamber 800-228-1876 or 970-325-4746.