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Upcoming Events in Ouray Colorado: April 2012

Posted by Karen Avery on Thu, Mar 22, 2012 @11:09 AM

Ouray Colorado Calendar of Events: April 2012

bighorn in ouray coloradoWhile it is true that April is quiet in Ouray, we continue to serve visitors at our hotel in southwest Colorado all year long.  And, although it can be nearly buttoned up, a closer look reveals many gems.  The weather in the San Juan Mountains tends to be a little unpredictable, but it is a wonderful time of year for rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation.  The hot springs are just as warm, the daffodils grace the hillside and the first migratory birds start to arrive for the season.

There are also some interesting events in April too.  

April 1 - May 15 - Tax Professional Special

To reward accountants, tax preparers and CPAs, the Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs has special rates for accountants to help them relax after the busy tax season finally ends.

Location:  Ouray Colorado, Box Canyon Lodge

Sunday, April 8 - Easter Egg Hunt

45th annual free Easter Egg Hunt, presented by Ouray Elks Lodge 492 in Ridgway's Hartwell town park. Start promptly at 2 PM. More than 1000 candy-filled eggs, with stuffed animals for those children who collect special prize eggs. In case of REALLY bad weather the hunt will be held at the Elks Lodge in Ouray. Open to all children 12 years old and under.

Location: Ridgway Hartwell Park (Town Park), Sherman Street, Ridgway CO

April 16 - April 23 Ouray Hot Springs Pool Closure

Each April, the Ouray Hot Springs Pool closes for mid year cleaning.  It is an indepth scrub down and time for maintenance.  The pool will be open during all the other days of April.  We will also have 1/2 price pool passes should you care to soak.

Location: Ouray Hot Springs Pool, 1230 Main Street, Ouray 

ouray county museum evelyn walsh mccleane roomThursday, April 19 - Ouray Museum Opens for the 2012 Season

It has been dubbed "One of the Best Small Museums in the West" by the Smithsonian and should not be missed.  It has 27 rooms of Ouray County History on display as well as old photographs and other exhibits of early mining history in the Uncompagre River Valley and the surrounding mountains.  The Ouray Museum will be open each Thurs, Fri and Sat from 10:00 - 4:30 PM for the remainder of April.  

Location: 420 6th Avenue, Ouray, CO

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

Friday, April 22 - Earth Day Special at the Box Canyon Lodge and Hot Springs

To demonstrate our commitment to Mother Earth and to reward those with electric or hybrid cars, we offer the best Earth Day getaway each year.

Location:  Ouray Colorado, Box Canyon Lodge

Friday, April 27 - Colorado Children's Chorale

The Colorado Children's Chorale from Denver will sing in Southwest Colorado in April.  As noted by Adrian Partington, BBC Music Director, Royal Albert Hall, London, "Their stage manner, discipline, enthusiasm, and vigorous singing were of the highest order. They gave a bravura performance, which those present will not forget."  Tickets at $15 for adults, $5 for students, are available at Buckskin Booksellers located at the Beaumont Hotel in Ouray, and Cimarron Books and Coffee in Ridgway. The Box Canyon Lodge is also pleased to arrange tickets in advance to those interested in attending. The tickets online are also available.

Location: Wright Opera House, 470 Main Street, Ouray, CO 

Saturday, April 28 - Ouray County Mud Fest

It’s time to celebrate OURay mud! If watching (or participating in) 4X4 vehicles navigating obstacle courses and racing in the mud, motorcycles doing crazy things in the mud, antique tractors pulling in the mud, and other muddy activities sound exciting, then this is your time to come have fun in Ouray County!

Location: Ouray County Fairgrounds, 22739 Highway 550, Ridgway CO

Saturday, April 28 - Glass Studio Tour 

Free studio tour from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm featuring Sam Rushing, glassblower.  Demonstration and light refreshments sponsored by Weehawken Creative Arts.

Location: Ouray Glassworks and Pottery, 619 Main Street, Ouray CO

Saturday, April 28 - Mud Fest Dance 

Continue the revelry after the Mudfest in Ouray at the Dance at the Ouray Community Center.  The dance will showcase live music and libations to help you dance the night away.  Fun starts at  7:00 pm.

Location: Ouray Community Center, 2nd Floor, Ouray CO

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