ing at 10am on the 4th of July, the Pagosa Springs
Rotary will host their annual Parade to celebrate
our country’s independence.
4 Pagosa Springs Fireworks
Weather permitting, fireworks will be set off from
downtown Pagosa Springs, near the high school,
just after sunset on the 4th of July. Many locations
in the downtown area provide impressive
4 Old Fashioned Fourth of July in Ouray
Festivities begin at 6:30am for a pancake breakfast
and continue throughout the day eith a 10k
race, parade, BBQ, Lawn games, water fights, and
ending with fireworks after dark.
4 Telluride 4th of July Celebration
All day celebration featuring a “rundola”, parade,
BBQ, and of course fireworks. Parade begins at
11am on Main Street and fireworks just after
6-8 Four Corners Gem & Mineral Show
Admission is $2 for adults, children under 15
accompanied by an adult are admitted free. Your
admission fee is a 3 day pass, if you wear the
bracelet purchased at admission on subsequent
show days. www.durangorocks.org/gem-show.
7-29 Music in the Mountains
For over 30 years, Music in the Mountains has
produced an exceptional summer music festival.
We have entertained, educated and delighted
audiences with the richness of classical music,
and complemented concerts with year-round
educational programs for youth. Visit www.
musicinthemountains.com for more info.
13 100’s in the Hills Land Cruiser Summit
100s in the Hills is a grassroots, family-friendly
event, for those looking to enjoy the peace and
quiet of the San Juan Mountains while hitting the
trails with like-minded Land Cruiser enthusiasts.
14-17 Pagosa Springs Duathlon
This Epic Race has something for every level of
athlete. Food, music, and a kids activity area to
make it festive and even more family friendly!
14-15 SCOTT Enduro Cup
Making its inaugural stop in Durango for the third
round of the 2018 season, round 3 will feature
one day of backcountry riding and one day of
lift-accessed racing at Purgatory Resort. http://
20 KSUT Party in the Park
Featuring the ska and reggae music of The Big
Takeover and the Latin sounds of Baracutanga
from 5-9pm in Durango’s Buckley Park. Beer,
wine, spirits, and food vendors will be on-site.
Bring your own chairs, tarps, blankets, etc. Rain
or shine event. Children 12 & under admitted free
with paying adult. http://ksut.org
20-22 Silverton Hardrock 100 Endurance Race
This race is a 100-mile run with 33,992 feet of
climb and 33,992 feet of descent for a total
elevation change of 67,984 feet with an average
elevation of 11,186 feet. For a complete list of
events visit hardrock100.com
21-22 Pagosa Springs Cruise-a-Thong/
Average Joe Race
The highly anticipated annual Pagosa Springs
Cruise-A-Thong, will be held in Town Park & Reservoir
Hill. Three main events over the weekend
that any “Average Joe” can compete in.
21-22 The First Annual Arts & Crafts Festival
Hosted at Ute Mountain Casino, come enjoy local
bead work, crocheting, embroidery, tapestry art,
pottery, jewelry, and so much more. Visit www.
utemountaincasino for more information.
21-29 Durango Fiesta Days
Fiesta Queen Contest, team roping jackpot,
Special Olympics Rodeo, open barrel races,
NMRA team Roping, Fiesta Days Parade, and
MORE!! www.durangofiestadays.com for the full
24 Wailin’ Jennys
7:30PM Starting as a happy accident of solo
singer/songwriters getting together for a onetime
only performance at a tiny guitar shop in
Winnipeg, Manitoba, The Wailin’ Jennys have
grown over the years into one of today’s most
beloved international folk acts. www.durangoconcerts.
26-29 2018 Cowboy Fast Draw State
The 2018 Colorado State Championship in the
Cowboy Fast Draw Competition in Town Park
in downtown Pagosa Springs. www.visitpagosasprings.
27-28 59th Annual Mancos Days
Bring the entire family to celebrate Mancos with
parades, kids and adult games, sports tournaments,
live music, vendors and more! http://
27-August 5 Montezuma County Fair
Located in Cortez at the Montezuma Fairgrounds.
4-H events, Music, Farmers Market, Food, and
so much more, a family tradition that can’t be
2-5 Archuleta County Fair
The Fair is chock full of events and entertainment
for all to enjoy. From rodeos to bands to roving
bands of performers, you can’t ask for more than
spending a wonderful weekend in the mountains
3-5 Telluride Jazz Festival
The Telluride Jazz Festival is a celebration of the
art, soul, history, and future of the genre of jazz
music. The festival seeks to honor jazz’s finest
historic artists and create a platform from which
new artists can voice their sound.
4 Silverton Barbershop Music Festival
The Silverton Barbershop Music Festival brings
together singers from all over the Rocky Mountain
District, but especially those from the Western
Slope cities. The big event begins at 7pm and has
3-5 Cortez Rendezvous Hot Air Balloon Rally
Located in Cortez at Parque de Vida. Come out to
see dozens of hot air balloons take flight to the
10-12 Escalante Days
Escalante Days is a celebration to commemorate
the founding of the Dolores area, and a celebration
of the Dolores community. You won’t want to
miss out on the biggest party of the year!
10-12 44th Annual Hardrockers Holidays
Celebrate Silverton’s mining heritage at this annual
three-day competition. Events for men, women,
and children including horseshoes, hand mucking,
tug-of-war, arm wrestling, food, drinks, and so
much more. www.silvertoncolorado.com
11 George Geer Memorial Car Show
Come out to Centennial Park in Cortez to see
some of the coolest cars around. Enjoy the great
weather with food, music, and enough classic cars
to keep you busy all day!
16-19 38th Annual Telluride Mushroom Festival
The festival is a celebration of all things fungal -
connoisseurs find themselves in good company
amongst enthusiasts, experts, and scientists.
18 4th Annual Mancos Summer Brewfest
Hosted by Mancos Brewery at Cottonwood Park
in Mancos, come enjoy local beer and live music.
18 The Taste of Silverton
5pm-8pm. Come sample food and beverages from
Silverton’s local restaurants. Live music! Tickets
sold in the Silverton Area Chamber of Commerce
18 35th Anniversary Festival Concert of the
San Juan Chamber MusicFest
Featuring Dave and Mary Wood Classical Concert
Series. The evening will conclude with a Champagne
24-26 Ute Mountain POWOW and Handgame
Visit Ute Mountain Casino for an authentic
PowWow and Handgame Tournament with real
contest payouts. For reservations and info call
25 San Juan Brewfest
Held at Buckley Park in Historic Downtown Durango.
The largest beer tasting festival in the region!
50 breweries will attend, each will bring at least
two beers for you to taste. Live music. Food available
for purchase. http://sanjuanbrewfest.com
31-Sept 2 Four Corners Motorcycle Rally
Returning to Durango on Labor Day weekend as a
revitalized 3-day event full of fun and entertainment.
For a full schedule of events visit
31-Sept 2 Silverton Western Movie Festival
Western movies filmed in and around Silverton
in the late 1940s and 1950s will be shown over Labor
Day weekend during the 6th Annual Silverton
Western Movie Festival.
31-Sept 2 Four Corners Folk Festival
This incredibly fun and family-friendly outdoor
music festival is famous for its scenic on-site
camping and ubiquitous pickin’ circles, plus music
workshops, a free children’s program with arts
and crafts and entertainment, and a selection of
micro-brew beer, food and crafts vendors.
31- Sept 3 Telluride Film Festival
The festival debuted in 1973 and has since been a
gathering place for industry professionals and film
enthusiasts alike. In addition to film screenings,
the weekend includes guest speakers, symposia,
discussions, and informal meet and greets.
8 20th Annual Harvest Beer Festival
Located at Parque de Vida in Cortez. 12 local
breweries and local cideries, Music, food, kids
activities and, our Super Silent Auction with
over 100 items. Please join us but leave your
pets at home. www.colorado.com/events/
8-9 WholeExpo 2018
The Four Corners annual showcase of holistic and
ecological products, services and seminars that
support health, harmony and spiritual awareness.
Hosted at La Plata Fairgrounds.
14 Colorfest Weekend 2018
Come to Pagosa Springs where ColorFest Weekend
features hot air balloons, music, beer, wine,
food and more! www.visitpagosasprings.com