Ouray Colorado Vacation Guide and Trip Planning Information for SW Colorado

2012 Mountain Air Music Series comes to Ouray this June!

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Tue, May 29, 2012 @02:33 PM

Celebrate family, fun and music in the park every Thursday in Ouray, Colorado this June!


Every Thursday in June, enjoy a free concert and family fun in the park in Ouray Colorado!
For the past few years, Ridgway and Paonia have been a part of the Western Slope Music Series every Thursday in July and August.These free concerts in the park provide an opportunity for families to enjoy great music, family fun, and a variety of non-alcoholic drinks and food, as well as beer and wine for sale to benefit several non profit organizations in the area.
This year, the Ouray Chamber Resort Association (OCRA) and the Ouray Parks and Recreation Committee (PARC) have joined in the fun, adding one more month of music and entertainment to the outdoor concert series. Whether you are a year round resident, or a part time visitor to the area, concerts in the park are a great way to meet new people, experience local craft brews and food, and offer support to this great community.
The concerts in Ouray will feature two talented musical groups each Thurday, and the opening band will then head on over to O'Brien's Pub & Grill to keep the music playing til 1:00 am!

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Local Hotels Sponsor July Photo Tour in Ouray, Colorado

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Wed, May 23, 2012 @11:12 AM

Take a photographic journey with renowned Nature Photographer Robert Floyd in the San Juan Mountains this July!


With over forty years of experience, Robert Floyd has a lifetime of knowledge to share. His July Photo Tour in Ouray, Colorado this year is a fantastic opportunity to learn the subtle nuances of truly spectacular photography in one of the most beautiful places on earth.
Join Robert and your fellow enthusiasts on July 24, 2012, for a two day, three night experience you won't soon forget (perhaps never, considering the amazing pictures you will take home with you!)

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Folk Sensation 'Red Horse' to play in Ouray, Colorado

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Thu, May 17, 2012 @09:41 AM

Wright Opera House Summer Concert Series Presents Red Horse this June

Concerts in the Park in Ouray and Ridgway are becoming a standard in the warmer months, and with venues such as the Wright Opera House making a strong comeback, hearing popular performers in an historic theatre seems much the norm. This summer, The Friends of The Wright Opera House are proud to present the 2012 Summer Concert Series; featuring an exciting line up of entertainers sure to please!

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Ouray and Ridgway Colorado: June 2012 Events

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Sun, May 13, 2012 @10:37 PM

June in the San Juan Mountains heralds a season of outdoor splendor!

The snow is melted, wildflowers are blooming, and the High Country is calling. This year is the first season Ouray has joined the Summer Concert Series, a series of free concerts in the park every Thursday. Ridgway has been hosting concerts each Thursday in July for a couple of years now, and with the addition of Ouray to the line-up, it's just more fun for everyone! Of course, concerts in the park are fabulous, but there is so much to do in Ouray and the surrounding area, they are just the tip of the iceberg! Jeep trails are opening and wildlife is prolific. The wildflowers in Yankee Boy Basin are an incomperable sight, not to mention the eclectic assortment of restaurants and shops where treasure await!

Thursday April 19 - June 30 - Bridal Exhibit at the Ouray Museum

 

Bridal Exhibit, "A sampling of Bridal Gowns 1883-1966," opens and runs through June 30th.

Location: 420 6th Avenue, Ouray, CO

Thursday April 19 - July 5 - Otto Mears Exhibit at the Ouray Museum

Otto Mears Exhibit opens. Most Ouray County residents are familiar with the name Otto Mears. He is most famous for building toll roads and railroads. However, Otto was involved in many other endeavors including founding newspapers, mining investing, military service, Colorado politics, and numerous others. Learn about the career of this famous Colorado entrepreneur. The exhibit closes July 5th and reopens August 17th thru November 19th.

Location: 420 6th Avenue, Ouray, CO

Saturday, June 1, 2012: 10:00 pm - 1:00 am - Live Music at O'Brien's Pub & Grill

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Make it a Memorial Day Weekend to remember in Southwest Colorado!

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Thu, May 03, 2012 @09:41 PM

Annual Balloon and Classic Car Festival in Scenic Ridgway, Colorado not to be missed.

There is no way to describe the awesome beauty of watching over twenty hot air balloons acsend over the valley of Ridgway at night, glowing in a magnificent display, and this is just a small portion of the Annual Balloons-N-Vrooms Festival in Ridgway, Colorado. Two dozen hot air balloons complement an auto show featuring over 100 classic autos from all over the region, with a wonderful bazaar at the Ridgway Town Park, showcasing jewelry, art and an assortment of treasures from local proprietors. Don't eat before you go though! There will also be booths offering a variety of culinary delights and brews!

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