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Ouray Colorado Vacation Guide and Trip Planning Information for SW Colorado

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

  
  
  

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

balloonfest ridgwayThere 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!

The schedule of events for this three day spectacular are as follows:


Friday, May 25 - Event Opens at 4:00 pm until 9:30 pm


Car Cruise - 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join the crowds and watch a parade of classic cars from all over! Ooh and aah at each of these examples of auto excellence!


classic carsMusic by Ralph Dinosaur - 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Dance and celebrate in the park to the rock n roll antics of this performing icon of the Western Slope!

Balloon Glow - half an hour after sunset

Look toward the intersection of Hwy 550 & 62, or take a break from the frivolity at the park for a moment to drive over and watch as 2 balloons lift off with special glows. Definately a sight to remember.


Saturday, May 26 - 7:00 am - 9:30 pm


Mass Balloon Lift - 7:00 am

Bright and early, watch a variety of balloons off in the bright morning sun.

balloons n vrooms ridgway2Pancake Breakfast - 7:30 am - 9:30 am  at the Ridgway Firehouse

Enjoy a great full breakfast to get you going for the festivities of the day!

Tethered Balloon Rides - 7:00 am - 10:00 am

If taking a hot air balloon ride has always been on your bucket list, but you didn't want to go on a full ride, then this is the opportunity of a lifetime!

Art and craft festival - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wander the booths at the park and find that special something either for that special someone or for yourself!

Car Show - 10:00 pm - 4:00 pm

After you picked your favorite car or truck out of the parade last night, see if you can find it...or perhaps a new favorite!

Live Music - 10:30 am - 8:00 pm

All day as you enjoy the art show and looking at the cars, dance to the beat of a number of local and regional talents!

10:30 - 12:00 Bassie and Walter
12:30 - 2:00 Midnight Mesa
2:45 - 4:15 North Fork Flyers
5:00 - 7:30 Stronghouse Blues Band


Sunday, May 27 - 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Mass Balloon Lift - 7:00 am

Bright and early, watch a variety of balloons off in the bright morning sun.

ridgway car showCar Show Cruise to the Divide Ranch & Country Club; Brunch

Follow the cars to the Divide Country club and enjoy spectacular views as you enjoy a lovely brunch.

Art and craft festival - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wander the booths at the park and find that special something either for that special someone, or yourself!

Live Music - 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

Steve Felberg 9:00am - 11:00am
Gregory Eagle And The Sky Ponies 11:00am - 1:00pm
Doug And Heather 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Cimarron 3:00pm - 5:00pm

While you are in the area, take a scenic drive, hike a couple of trails, fish in the river or the reservoir, and of course soak the day away in our natural mineral hot springs!

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