Colorado Events

september, 2014

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6jun - 20sepjun 611:00 amsep 20- 5:00 pmAlaska—Enduring Traditions Exhibit(june 6) 11:00 am - (september 20) 5:00 pm Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures
8jun - 12octjun 82:00 pmoct 12- 4:00 pm2nd Sunday Mesa Junction Art Bash(june 8) 2:00 pm - (october 12) 4:00 pm Robert Hoag Rawlings Public Library
8aug - 14sepaug 87:30 pmsep 14- 9:45 pmVintage Theatre presents "Mack and Mabel: The Musical"(august 8) 7:30 pm - (september 14) 9:45 pm Vintage Theatre
14aug - 6sepaug 147:30 pmsep 6- 10:00 pmThe Avenue Theater presents "Sylvia"(august 14) 7:30 pm - (september 6) 10:00 pm Avenue Theater
15aug - 6sepaug 157:30 pmsep 6- 10:00 pmTheater Company of Lafayette presents "Dead Man's Cell Phone"(august 15) 7:30 pm - (september 6) 10:00 pm Mary Miller Theater
26aug - 11octaug 2610:00 amoct 11- 4:30 pmOuray County Historical Society Vintage Quilt Show(august 26) 10:00 am - (october 11) 4:30 pm Ouray County Museum
29aug - 28sepaug 298:00 pmsep 28- 6:00 pmThe Edge Theater presents "A Steady Rain"(august 29) 8:00 pm - (september 28) 6:00 pm The Edge Theatre
29aug - 27sepaug 298:00 pmsep 27- 8:00 pmRocky Mountain Repertory Theatre presents "Double Trouble (A Musical Tour de Farce)"(august 29) 8:00 pm - (september 27) 8:00 pm Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre
3sep - 7sep 37:00 amsep 7- 4:00 pm28th Annual Meeker Classic Sheepdog Championship Trials7:00 am - 4:00 pm (7) Ute Park
3sep - 4sep 31:00 pmsep 4- 3:00 pmRMNP 100th Anniversary Celebration1:00 pm - 3:00 pm (4) Rocky Mountain National Park
3sep5:30 pm- 9:00 pm{EAT} Catering Farm to Table Dinner5:30 pm - 9:00 pm Lyons Farmette
3sep6:00 pm- 8:00 pmPACE Patio Party Concert: Ben Marshall6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PACE Center
4sep - 7sep 49:00 amsep 7- 5:00 pmLongs Peak Scottish Irish Highland Festival9:00 am - 5:00 pm (7) Fairgrounds at Stanley Park
4sep10:00 am- 10:00 amGreat Sand Dunes Quarter Release Celebration10:00 am Great Sand Dunes National Park
4sep6:00 pm- 9:00 pm4th Annual Fashion's Night Downtown Boulder6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Pearl Street Mall
4sep - 27sep 47:30 pmsep 27- 2:00 pmSilhouette Theatre Company presents "Grace"7:30 pm - 2:00 pm (27) John Hand Theater
5sep - 27sep 510:00 amsep 27- 6:00 pmElsa Sroka Art Exhibition10:00 am - 6:00 pm (27) Abend Gallery
5sep - 7sep 55:00 pmsep 7- 6:00 pmVail Oktoberfest (Lionshead)5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (7)
5sep7:30 pm- 9:30 pmKatharine Hayhoe: Climate Change with Mind & Heart7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Chautauqua Auditorium
6sep7:30 am- 3:00 pmImogene Pass Run7:30 am - 3:00 pm Imogene Pass, Ouray to Telluride
6sep - 7sep 69:00 amsep 7- 4:00 pm3rd Annual Salida Fiber Festival9:00 am - 4:00 pm (7) Riverside Park
6sep - 7sep 69:00 amsep 7- 5:00 pm25th Annual Colorado ArtFest9:00 am - 5:00 pm (7) Town Hall & P.S. MIller Library
6sep - 7sep 610:00 amsep 7- 3:30 pm5th Annual Wheels and Wings Show10:00 am - 3:30 pm (7) Vail Valley Jet Center
6sep10:00 am- 6:00 pm2014 Frisco Fall Fest10:00 am - 6:00 pm
6sep - 7sep 610:00 amsep 7- 5:00 pm19th Annual WholeExpo10:00 am - 5:00 pm (7) La Plata County Fairgrounds
6sep - 7sep 610:00 amsep 7- 5:00 pm16th Annual Rio Costilla Studio Tour10:00 am - 5:00 pm (7) Costilla Plaza
6sep4:00 pm- 9:00 pm16th Annual Harvest Beer Festival4:00 pm - 9:00 pm Parque de Vida Pavilion
7sep10:30 am- 6:00 pm13th Annual Big Chili Cook-off, Music and Arts Festival10:30 am - 6:00 pm Buchanan Park
11sep - 14sep 117:00 amsep 14- 6:00 pmSalida Bike Festival7:00 am - 6:00 pm (14) Riverside Park
11sep5:30 pm- 9:00 pmCrust Wood Fired Pizza Farm to Table Dinner5:30 pm - 9:00 pm Lyons Farmette
11sep - 12sep 117:30 pmsep 12- 10:15 pmREEL Rock 97:30 pm - 10:15 pm (12) Chautauqua Auditorium
12sep - 14sep 1210:00 amsep 14- 3:00 pmBeaver Creek German Auto Fest10:00 am - 3:00 pm (14) Beaver Creek Resort
12sep - 14sep 1212:00 pmsep 14- 12:00 pm21st Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival12:00 pm - 12:00 pm (14) Town Park
12sep - 14sep 122:00 pmsep 14- 5:00 pm20th Annual Breckenridge Oktoberfest2:00 pm - 5:00 pm (14)
12sep - 15sep 123:00 pmsep 15- 8:15 pm3rd Annual Yampa Valley Crane Festival3:00 pm - 8:15 pm (15) Bud Werner Memorial Library
12sep - 13sep 124:00 pmsep 13- 10:00 pmColorado Pork'n Hops BBQ Challenge4:00 pm - 10:00 pm (13) Lincoln Park
12sep - 14sep 125:00 pmsep 14- 4:00 pm30th Annual Summerset Festival5:00 pm - 4:00 pm (14) Clement Park
12sep - 14sep 125:00 pmsep 14- 6:00 pmVail Oktoberfest (Vail Village)5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (14)
12sep - 14sep 125:00 pmsep 14- 10:00 amArtoCade Festival5:00 pm - 10:00 am (14)
12sep - 14sep 127:00 pmsep 14- 1:00 pmColorado Pro Rodeo Finals7:00 pm - 1:00 pm (14) Mesa County Fairgrounds
12sep - 27sep 127:30 pmsep 27- 4:00 pmAurora Fox Theatre Company presents "Once on This Island"7:30 pm - 4:00 pm (27) Aurora Fox Arts Center
13sep - 28sep 138:30 amsep 28- 5:00 pmDay Out With Thomas Train Rides8:30 am - 5:00 pm (28) Colorado Railroad Museum
13sep10:00 am- 5:00 pm4th Annual Pastels on 5th10:00 am - 5:00 pm Loveland Museum/Gallery
13sep10:00 am- 4:00 pm30th Annual Historic Homes Tour10:00 am - 4:00 pm The Avery House
13sep10:00 am- 4:00 pm28th Annual Potato Day10:00 am - 4:00 pm Centennial Village Museum
13sep10:00 am- 10:00 am2nd Annual Fremont County Italian Festival10:00 am Macon Plaza
13sep10:00 am- 3:00 pmApple Fest10:00 am - 3:00 pm Turner Farm and Apple Orchard
13sep7:00 pm- 11:00 pm2nd Annual Glow in the Dark Disc Golf Tournament7:00 pm - 11:00 pm Cerise Park
13sep7:30 pm- 10:00 pmColorado Symphony's Red Rocks on a High Note7:30 pm - 10:00 pm Red Rocks Amphitheatre
13sep8:00 pm- 10:30 pmAn Evening with Steven Wright8:00 pm - 10:30 pm Chautauqua Auditorium
17sep5:30 pm- 9:00 pmBlackBelly Farm to Table Dinner5:30 pm - 9:00 pm Lyons Farmette
17sep7:30 pm- 9:30 pmConcert: Hélène Grimaud, piano7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Gates Hall, Newman Center for the Performing Arts
18sep - 21sep 189:00 amsep 21- 9:30 am Telluride WOW—Work Out Weekend Fitness Festival9:00 am - 9:30 am (21) The Peaks Resort & Spa
18sep - 21sep 1810:30 amsep 21- 5:00 pm23rd Annual Colorado Mountain Winefest10:30 am - 5:00 pm (21) Riverbend Park
18sep - 21All Day3rd Annual Trindiefest Film Festival(All Day) Massari Performing Arts Center (on the Trinidad State Junior College Campus)
18sep - 21All Day34th Annual Breckenridge Festival of Film(All Day)
19sep - 21sep 1910:00 amsep 21- 4:00 pm3rd Annual Pedal the Plains10:00 am - 4:00 pm (21) Various locations in Wiggins, Fort Morgan, & Sterling
19sep - 21sep 1910:00 amsep 21- 5:00 pm2014 Colorado Fall Home Show10:00 am - 5:00 pm (21) Colorado Convention Center
19sep - 21sep 1910:00 amsep 21- 6:00 pm20th Annual Chile & Frijoles Festival10:00 am - 6:00 pm (21)
19sep - 11jansep 1911:00 amjan 11- 4:00 pmPicasso, Matisse, and Chagall Art Exhibit11:00 am - (january 11) 4:00 pm Sangre de Cristo Arts Center
19sep - 21sep 1911:00 amsep 21- 6:00 pmTelluride Barbeque Festival11:00 am - 6:00 pm (21) The Plazas of Mountain Village
19sep - 20sep 195:00 pmsep 20- 10:30 pmRendezvous Music Festival5:00 pm - 10:30 pm (20) Strawberry Park
19sep - 21sep 195:00 pmsep 21- 5:00 pm27th Annual Downtown Boulder Fall Fest5:00 pm - 5:00 pm (21) Pearl Street Mall
19sep - 21sep 195:00 pmsep 21- 12:00 pmFall Harvest Car Show 20145:00 pm - 12:00 pm (21)
19sep - 20sep 195:00 pmsep 20- 10:00 pmFORToberfest5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (20) Old Town Square
19sep - 21sep 196:00 pmsep 21- 8:00 amColorFest Weekend 20146:00 pm - 8:00 am (21) Town Park
19sep6:00 pm- 9:30 pmCelebrate Fashion in Cherry Creek North6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
19sep - 20sep 197:00 pmsep 20- 1:30 amHot Night Fusion Dances7:00 pm - 1:30 am (20) McNichols Building, Civic Center Park
19sep7:30 pm- 10:00 pmCU Presents presents "Step Afrika!"7:30 pm - 10:00 pm Macky Auditorium Concert Hall, University of Colorado at Boulder
19sep - 4octsep 197:30 pmoct 4- 4:00 pmLongmont Theatre presents "Driving Miss Daisy"7:30 pm - (october 4) 4:00 pm Longmont Theatre
20sep7:00 am- 12:30 pm21st Annual Tour de Vineyards7:00 am - 12:30 pm Peach Bowl Park
20sep7:45 am- 11:00 amColorado Symphony 5K Run/Walk 7:45 am - 11:00 am Sloan's Lake Park
20sep8:00 am- 12:00 pm10th Annual Wag `n Trail 8:00 am - 12:00 pm Glendale Farm Open Space
20sep8:00 am- 2:00 pm30th Annual Autumn Color Run8:00 am - 2:00 pm
20sep8:00 am- 8:00 am7th Annual Feds Chippin' In Charity Golf Tournament8:00 am Applewood Golf Course
20sep8:00 am- 6:00 pmCruisin' The Canyon Fall Color Truck, Motorcycle & Car Show8:00 am - 6:00 pm
20sep - 21sep 2010:00 amsep 21- 2:00 pmMt. Pisgah Speaks Cemetery Walk10:00 am - 2:00 pm (21) Cripple Creek District Museum
20sep10:00 am- 11:30 amTiny Tots Series Concert10:00 am - 11:30 am PACE Center
20sep10:00 am- 2:00 pmDinosaur Discovery Day: Geohazards and Preparedness10:00 am - 2:00 pm Dinosaur Ridge
20sep - 21sep 2010:00 amsep 21- 5:00 pm22nd Annual Autumn Gold Festival10:00 am - 5:00 pm (21) Bond Park
20sep - 21sep 2010:00 amsep 21- 5:00 pm32nd Annual Fall Holistic Fair10:00 am - 5:00 pm (21) Larimer County Fairgrounds/ The Ranch - McKee bldg
20sep - 21sep 2010:00 amsep 21- 5:00 pm20th Annual Durango Autumn Arts Festival10:00 am - 5:00 pm (21) Durango Arts Center
20sep10:00 am- 3:00 amHarvest Festival 201410:00 am - 3:00 am Gardens on Spring Creek
20sep - 21sep 2010:00 amsep 21- 4:00 pm5th Annual Buckeye Fabric Arts Festival 10:00 am - 4:00 pm (21) Historic Buckeye Elementary School
20sep11:00 am- 8:00 pmUncorked Wine & Music Festival 201411:00 am - 8:00 pm Town Park
20sep11:00 am- 10:00 pmLoveland Oktoberfest11:00 am - 10:00 pm Thunder Mountain Harley-Davidson
20sep - 21sep 2011:00 amsep 21- 6:00 pm17th Annual Rocky Mountain OktoberfestPlus11:00 am - 6:00 pm (21) Ute Pass Cultural Center
20sep12:00 pm- 4:00 pm16th Annual Mt. Crested Butte Chili and Beer Festival12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Crested Butte Mountain Resort
21sep6:00 am- 8:00 pmManiFest Colorado 20146:00 am - 8:00 pm Memorial Park
23sep7:30 pm- 9:30 pmTaraShea Nesbit: The Wives of Los Alamos7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Chautauqua Community House
25sep - 28sep 259:30 amsep 28- 2:00 pm10th Annual Spanish Peaks Celtic Music Festival9:30 am - 2:00 pm (28)
25sep - 28sep 255:00 pmsep 28- 5:00 pm14th Annual Mountain Harvest Festival5:00 pm - 5:00 pm (28)
26sep - 5octAll Day2nd Annual Vail Beaver Creek Restaurant Week(All Day) Various locations
26sep - 28sep 263:00 pmsep 28- 4:00 pm100th Annual Fruita Fall Festival3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (28) Civic Center Park and Pavilion
26sep - 27sep 265:00 pmsep 27- 9:00 pmOktobrewfest5:00 pm - 9:00 pm (27) Lincoln Park
26sep - 28sep 265:00 pmsep 28- 3:00 pm2nd Annual Sneffels Fiber Festival5:00 pm - 3:00 pm (28) 4H Event Center
26sep - 27sep 266:30 pmsep 27- 9:00 pm32nd Annual Oktoberfest & Car/Motorcycle Show6:30 pm - 9:00 pm (27)
26sep7:00 pm- 9:00 pmHot Rize Concert featuring Red Knuckles7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Chautauqua Auditorium
26sep - 2novsep 267:30 pmnov 2- 4:45 pmVintage Theatre presents "I Do! I Do!"7:30 pm - (november 2) 4:45 pm Vintage Theatre
27sep7:30 am- 5:00 pmMountain Chile Cha Cha 20147:30 am - 5:00 pm Town Park
27sep8:00 am- 6:00 pmAmerican Truck Historical Society Antique Truck Show8:00 am - 6:00 pm Adams County Regional Park
27sep9:00 am- 3:00 pmFuoco Motor Co. Car Show9:00 am - 3:00 pm Main Street
27sep - 28sep 2710:00 amsep 28- 6:00 pmAmerican Indian Festival10:00 am - 6:00 pm (28) Good Shepherd United Methodist Church
27sep - 28sep 2710:00 amsep 28- 5:00 pm13th Annual 1830s Rendezvous & Spanish Colonial Art Market10:00 am - 5:00 pm (28) The Fort Restaurant
27sep - 28sep 2710:00 amsep 28- 5:00 pm13th Annual Harvest Festival10:00 am - 5:00 pm (28) Winery at Holy Cross Abbey
27sep1:00 pm- 6:00 pm9th Annual Montrose Oktoberfest1:00 pm - 6:00 pm Centennial Plaza

EnCompass TV with Dan Davis

AAA Presents EnCompass with Dan Davis. Watch Dan Davis every Sunday, 9:30 PM, Channel 20 KTVD after 9NEWS (Outside Denver, check local listings).
Join Dan Davis as he tours the Mother Road—Route 66—and its unique and enduring culture.

Read Sept/Oct 2014 issue online

Editor’s Note

Colorado in autumn is like a fruit bowl, says Denver-based author Dan Leeth, describing the many hues Colorado’s San Juan Skyway—this issue’s cover feature. As Rocky Mountain National Park celebrates its centennial, explore some of the most colorful and solitary scenery available deep within the park. Plus, drought has revealed many new adventures, while houseboating on Lake Powell. And much more!

COVER FEATURE: Gold rush 2014

Eye Candy

Four days of relaxed immersion reward this Colorado couple with a fall foliage drive like no other.

Hidden gems of a centennial park

As Rocky Mountain National Park celebrates its 100th anniversary, this photo essay takes a fresh look at this impressive national treasure.

Low water, high aspirations

Under drought conditions, Lake Powell remains below full pool—a blessing for the curious, because it gives them access to hidden features, some unseen for decades.

Online Feature

The Woodstock of beer

The Woodstock of beer, officially known as the annual Great American Beer Festival (GABF), has grown into America’s biggest beer showcase. Find out how.

Colorado First

Dog-friendly hikes

Dog-friendly trails abound in Colorado, and you’ll find everything from paved city pathways to demanding routes with extreme elevation gains—all within an easy drive.