July 15 Ah Haa Family Summer BBQ Celebrate summer with the Ah Haa School for the Arts at a family barbecue from noon to 2 p.m. 970.728.3886
June 16 Mesa Verde Trip Visit ancestral Pueblo Indian ruins, the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center and Goodman Point excavation site; transportation, guides and lunch provided. Sponsored by Telluride Historical Museum. 970.728.3344
July 15-18 Telluride Playwright’s Festival/ Telluride Repertory Performance The festival and the Telluride Repjoin forces to present This Isn’t What It Looks Like, a comedic work in progress by Philip Gerson. Performances nightly at 7 p.m. at the Palm Theatre. 970.728.4539
June 23-July 3 Telluride Musicfest Musicfest brings classical musicians from all over the world to Telluride to play in intimate local venues. The final performance is in the Palm Theatre. 888.605.2578 June 24-27 Telluride Wine Festival Soak up everything about fine wine at this four-day event, with seminars, tastings, winemakers’ luncheons and cooking demonstrations. Musical guests include Jackie Green and DeVotchka. 212.766.4335 June 28-July 4 Telluride Plein-Air Landscape artists from across the nation come to paint the region’s vistas. Plein-air painting is done outdoors and artists brave the fickle weather to create work which is exhibited and auctioned as a benefit for the Sheridan Arts Foundation. 970.728.6363 J U LY July 1 Art Opening Ah Haa shows a retrospective of artist/instructor Brooke Ahana’s work. Stronghouse Studios has an opening reception for artist David Brankley. 970.728.8959 July 3 & August 14 Schmid Ranch Tour Visit the centennial ranch on Wilson Mesa and learn how the family homesteaded in 1882. Sponsored by Telluride Historical Museum. 970.728.3344
June 17-20 Telluride Bluegrass Festival Celebrate bluegrass with four days of music in Telluride Town Park. This year’s lineup features Lyle Lovett, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Court Yard Hounds, Yonder Mountain String Band, Leftover Salmon, Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain, Edgar Meyer, Del McCoury Band, Hot Rize, Josh Ritter, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas and Bryan Sutton. 800.624.2422.
July 3 Red, White & Blues Mountain Village hosts a free concert on the outdoor Sunset Stage to celebrate the nation’s independence. 970.728.8000 July 4 Firemen’s Fourth of July Telluride holds a quaint and quirky bash for Independence Day with an elaborate parade down main street, an old-fashioned community barbecue and picnic in Town Park, games for kids and amazing fireworks. July 5-14 Telluride Playwright’s Festival Talented playwrights, actors and directors from all over the world gather to work and discuss new “made in Telluride” plays. There will be free public readings at the Sheridan Opera House, July 11-13, at 7 p.m. 970.708.2839 July 8-11 Telluride Yoga Festival Acclaimed yoga instructors from around the globe convene in Telluride to offer workshops in all types of yoga, meditation, kirtan and other practices. 970.728.2477
[ get more ] get a full list of Yoga Fest guests & events www.tellurideyogafestival.com
July 9-10 Hardrock 100 This grueling 100-mile endurance run starts in Silverton and navigates through high mountain passes and peaks, passing through Ophir, Telluride, Ouray and Lake City before returning to Silverton. (See story, page 32.) 970.259.3693 July 12-16 Young People’s Theater Summer Academy Sheridan Arts Foundation’s Young People’s Theater holds a weeklong session for kids on the dramatic arts. 970.728.6363 July 12-17 San Miguel Basin Fair & Rodeo Traditional county fair held in Norwood, with 4-H competitions, livestock auctions, arts and crafts and a dessert contest. The fair ends with a professional rodeo featuring bull riding, calf roping and “mutton busting,” where toddlers ride sheep. 970.327.4321 July 14 Play for Pink Golf Tournament Sponsored by the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, the Play for P.I.N.K. (Prevention, Immediate diagnosis, New technology, Knowledge) Golf Tournament is open to the public and raises money to fight breast cancer. 970.728.2606
July 22-24 Telluride Americana Music Weekend Americana music, a meld of folk, country, rock-n-roll and blues, takes center stage at the Sheridan Opera House. Guests include Joe Ely, The Band of Heathens, Jason Eady & the Wayward Apostles, Stacey Earle & Mark Stuart, Rod Picott & Amanda Shires. 970.728.6363 July 23 Ah Haa Art Auction Bid on something unique and locally made at this high-energy fundraiser, which features an entertaining live auction, a vast array of goods and art for sale and irreverent fun. This year’s event starts at 5 p.m. and the theme is “Artopia.” 970.728.3886 July 23-25 Rotary 4X4 Rally in Telluride Jeepers tour the high-altitude passes. 970.708.2202. July 24 Hike Into Historical Flowers John Sir Jesse hosts a hike into Bridal Veil Basin and discusses which flowers and herbs were utilized by the native Utes and earliest pioneers. Meet at 7:45 a.m. at Telluride Historical Museum. 970.728.3344
[ get more ] Telluride Historical Museum hosts a wide array of summer events
www.telluridemuseum.org July 30 Music on Main Street Enjoy music and special food at this one-day concert on the east end of the town’s main street, surrounded by the natural amphitheatre of the San Juan Mountains and the Telluride valley. 970.728.1175 ▶▶
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