With late snow and a deep snow pack, the high meadows are just melting, but promise an abundant showing of wildflowers this year. High passes are starting to clear to open to our jeeping season for wildflower viewing. July and August should be exceptional this year in delivering a rainbow of colors and varieties! As “visual dessert,” count on spectacular views of the San Juan and Cimarron Mountains.
Southwestern Colorado’s Summer Heats Up With Cool Events
Top Summer Events In Ridgway, Colorado
It’s easy to have fun for the entire family when visiting Ridgway, Colorado in July! Aside from all of the great summer recreation in this Southwestern Colorado town, visitors can tap into concerts, farmers markets and movies in the park.
1) 12th Annual Ridgway Summer Concert Series
Join the Ridgway community’s favorite annual summer celebration each Thursday from July 4-25 at Hartwell Park. Free to the public, the Ridgway Concert Series includes a children’s activity area to keep the little ones engaged while the adults get into music, dancing, and vendors serving local nosh and adult libations that include micro-brews, wine and margaritas.
With three-plus hours of live music, Ridgway Concert Series events begin at 6pm. The 2019 roster lets diehard music fans plug into a curated mix of eight bands that include:
- July 4–Aaron Lee Tasjan with Tiffany Christopher and the Hunting Party
- July 11–Les Poules à Colin with Rushad Eggleston
- July 18–Reverend Sekou and the Freedom Fighters with John Fullbright
- July 25–Shinyribs with Amy Helm
As “visual dessert,” count on spectacular views of the San Juan and Cimarron Mountains.
2) Ridgway Farmers Market
Every Friday from May 24-Oct. 11, the Ridgway Farmer’s Market seduces foodies from 10am-3pm in Hartwell Park. Providing live music as an appetizer in its 19th year, the colorful event features local fruits and vegetables, flowers, plants, sustainable meats, dairy products, baked goods, full meals, natural body care products, artisan crafts and more.
Since vendors change weekly, each market provides a fresh experience.
3) Family Fridays
Mark your calendar! Beginning July 6, Ridgway’s Family Fridays with Movies in the Park returns with fun and frolicking for the entire family. Held each Friday until Aug. 3 from 5-9pm, this free outdoor movie event at Hartwell Park begins at dusk with a new weekly screening of recently released flicks.
- July 5: A Wrinkle in Time
- July 12: The Crimes of Grindlewald, Who Will Change the Future?
- July 19: Solo: A Star Wars Story
- July 26: Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom
Chipeta Resort Summer Saturday Barbecues!
Join us for a delicious barbecue meal, drink specials and live entertainment:
Saturday, July 13, 2019 | 6-9pm | T Lazy P Ti Pi Courtyard, Chipeta Resort
Saturday, August 17, 2019 | 6-9pm | T Lazy P Ti Pi Courtyard, Chipeta Resort
Steak and chicken skewers, brats, Traditional potato salad, fresh green salad, seasonal fruit pies $15
Moscow Mules and Mojito’s $5
Mixed Drinks: Call $7 | Well $6
Craft Beer $4
Domestic Beer $3
Ridgway, Ouray & Telluride July Events At A Glance
June 30-July 6: Annual Telluride Plein Air
July 1 & 2: Sherbino Presents Second City Touring Company (Montrose and Ridgway)
July 4, 11, 18 & 25: Ridgway Concert Series–Free Concert in the Park
July 4: 36th Annual OURAYCE 10K Race for Ouray Schools, 8am (UltraSignUp.com)
July 4: Old Fashioned Fourth Of July In Ouray (with fireworks), 6:30am-11pm
July 4: Telluride Fourth of July Celebration, 11am on Main Street
July 5, 12, 19 & 26: Ridgway Family Friday Movies
July 5-26: Ridgway Farmers Market
July 5: A Wrinkle in Time–Family Fridays Movies In The Park at Hartwell Park
July 7: Sunday in the Park at Hartwell Park
July 12: Running Wild Retreat, 9am-5pm at Clinton St.
July 12: The Crimes of Grindlewald, Who Will Change the Future?–Family Fridays Movies In The Park at Hartwell Park
July 16-20: Simply Stilt Walking with Heather Toth at Sherbino Theater (ages 8-15)
July 17-20: Telluride Americana Music Festival, 7-10pm, Telluride Ski Resort
July 19: Solo: A Star Wars Story–Family Fridays Movies In The Park at Hartwell Park
July 23-27: Stilt Dancing with Heather Toth at Sherbino Theater (ages 8-15)
July 26: Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom–Family Fridays Movies In The Park at Hartwell Park
July 29: The Black Lillies, 7pm at Sherbino Theater
July 30-Aug. 3: Art Explorations with Ann Cheeks in Ridgway (ages 9-14)
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