Upcoming Events in Ouray and Ridgway, Colorado: March 2012
Believe it or not, the best time to visit Southwest Colorado for a quiet escape filled with snow is in March!
When considering a winter getaway with snow covering the ground in a pristine blanket of fresh powder ripe for snow angels and ski trails, the image of Christmas trees and New Year’s resolutions may come to mind.
Not only is March the snowiest month in Colorado, offering the most prime skiing conditions, it is also one of the most serene times to visit the hot springs! Imagine soaking in the soothing 103 to 108 degree waters as snow falls lightly all around you, draping the trees and walkways in a surreal world of steam and beauty.
Friday, March 2, 2012 - Mountain Film Festival 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at the Ouray Community Center
Offering the opportunity to enjoy films previewed at the Telluride Mountain Film Festival, Mountainfilm on Tour travels to over 70 locations across the globe with a selection of films sure to inspire audiences with documentaries from around the world.
Contact: dZi Foundation
Saturday, March 3, 2012 - Annual Elks Chili Cook-off 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm at the Ouray Elks Lodge
The Ouray Elks once again presents its annual Chili Cook-off! Bring your secret recipe, and enter to win the title of Best Chili, but be sure to bring a big pot, because the public votes at the dinner beginning at 5pm. Of course, it may be more fun to enjoy the sampling of all of the great food, vote for your favorites, and enjoy the Silent Auction and raffle!
$10 adults, $5 for kids 5 - 12 years, and $25 for a family of 4.
Contact: Danny Wesseling
More Info: http://www.ourayelks.org
Saturday, March 3, 2012 - Mountain Film Festival, 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at the Ouray Community Center
Day Two of Mountainfilm on Tour, travelling to over 70 locations across the globe with a selection of films sure to inspire audiences with documentaries from around the world.
Backcountry Skiers meet in the morning at the Last Dollar Trailhead for this Nordic race across some of the most beautiful and challenging terrain in the San Juan Mountains.
Contact: KARA TATONE
Phone: 970-626 3033
Saturday, March 10, 2012 5th Annual Wine & Whiskers Carnival, 5:30 pm to 12:00 am at the Ouray County 4H Event Center
Dancing, fashion, food and cocktails Mardi Gras style kick off this evening of fun and frivolity sponsored by the Second Chance Humane Society, providing a safe haven for our furry friends in search of forever homes.
Contact: Kelly Goodin
More Info: http://www.adoptmountainpets.org
Friday, March 16, 2012 ROCC Talk: History of the Ute People, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Ridgway Community Center at Town Hall
Join Roland McCook, member of the Uncompahgre Band of the Ute Indian Tribe of Uintah and Ouray Reservation, Utah in a lecture on the tribal history of the Ute People.
More Info: http://www.roccnet.org/
Saturday, March 17, 2012 St Paddy's Day Celebration all day at O'Brien's Pub & Grill
Where else would one celebrate St Patrick's Day? Excellent Irish food, and drink specials all day, then Happy Hour starts at four. Don't have too much fun too early though, Funkdafari will be there for a night of dancing and fun!
Friday, March 23, 2012 James McMurtry Live 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm at the Wright Opera House
Enjoy an exclusive performance from renowned singer song writer James McMurtry. Tap your feet to his unique blend of Texas Rock and Country.