Celebrate the Holiday Season in Southwest Colorado!
As Fall fades into winter and all of the leaves have created a blanket on the forest floors in preparation for snow, November and December offer the weary traveller a perfect getaway for a peaceful visit enjoying the spectacular beauty around you. See Ouray and meet its townspeople when the hustle and bustle of summer is over, and the focus turns to winter recreation and family fun.
August 19 through November 19, 2011:
"A century of Ouray County Farming and Ranching: 1875-1975", Special Exhibit
The Ouray County Historical Society presents it's special exhibit of the 2011 season at theOuray County Museum. A Century of Ouray County Ranching: 1875-1975 runs from April 15th to July 5th and August 19 to November 19. Learn about the various types of ranching and farming that took place in Ouray County during the counties first 100 years.
Saturday, November 5, 2011, 5:30pm
Karaoke Contest at the Ouray Elks Lodge
Contest entry fee will be $10 with 1st, 2nd, 3rd place prizes a percentage of the pot.Taco Dinner starts at 5:30, with contestants beginning at 6:00pm
Tuesday, November 8, 2011, 6:00pm
Ouray County Nordic Council Banquet at the Ouray Community Center
Annual fundraiser and membership dinner to benefit the Ouray County Nordic Council and trail maintenance.
Saturday, November 12, 2011 , 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Friends of the Library Christmas Carol Luncheon and fashion Show at the Ouray Community Center
Support the public library at a fun filled luncheon and fashion show!
Saturday, November 12, 2011, 5:30 pm
Veterans Dinner, Turkey Bingo and Cash Raffle at the Ouray Elks Lodge
Annual Veterans' recognition dinner and turkey bingo, open to the public. Dinner and bingo proceeds go directly to VA hospital in Grand Junction. In addition, drawing for annual cash raffle to assist lodge with insurance
Sunday, November 13, 2011, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Friends of the Library Afternoon Delight at the Ouray Community Center
Join the Friends of the Ouray Library for a parent-child event.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011, all day
Ouray School Library fundraiser at the Ouray Brewery
Enjoy lunch or dinner at the Ouray Brewery, and help out the kids at Ouray School on Wednesday! Ouray Brewery’s monthly non-profit day will donate 10% of all sales to the Ouray School Library, so eat drink and enjoy!
Thursday, November 17, 2011, 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Open Mic at the True Grit in Ridgway
Share your talent, or just come and enjoy an eveniing of music and fun at the True Grit!
Saturday, November 19, 2011, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Fourth Annual Ouray County Non-Profit Holiday Bazaar at the Ouray County 4H Event Center
Bring the kids to see Santa as you peruse the assortment of gift ideas presented by a number of local merchants and non profit organizations in Ouray County. Santa Paws, sponsored by the Second Chance Humane society, will be on hand to take pictures of Santa with kids and pets alike!
Thursday, November 24, 2011, 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm Happy Thanksgiving!
Thanksgiving Dinner at the Beaumont Hotel
Traditional American style Thanksgiving buffet. $29.95 for adults, $16.95 children
Thanksgiving Dinner at the Bon Ton
Traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings, or order off of a limited menu of ulinary delights! Thanksgiving dinner is $21.95 for adults, $13.95 children
Thanksgiving Dinner at the Outlaw Restauraunt
Traditional American style Thanksgiving dinner.
Sunday, December 4, 2011 All Day
Ouray Elks Lodge Memorial Day Ceremony
Open to the public
Friday, December 9, 2011, 7:30 pm
Christmas Jazz Conert at the Wright Opera House
The North Fork Flyers return to the Opera House for Christmas Jazz.
Saturday, December 10, 2011, 5:00 pm
Ouray Annual Yule Night Celebration, Main Street, Ouray
Be sure to dress warmy, and get a good spot on Main Street when Santa arrives, leading a parade through Main Street. After the parade, wander through the shops on Main Street, to find a number of treasures for your loved ones this Christmas! Santa Paws will be at the Wright Opera House, and The Ouray Elks Lodge will be having a great dinner with Santa in attendance!
Saturday, December 10, 2011, 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Wine, Chocolate and Cheese Fest at the Wright Opera House
Third annual festival celebrating Western Slope Wineries and local chocolate creations. Taste the fantastic wines, chocolates and appetizers, then take some home with you for your holiday celebrations!
Sunday, December 11, 2011, 7:00
Ouray County Chorale Chistmas Concert at the Ouray County 4-H Event Center
Enjoy a wonderful evening of carols and fun at the annual Christmas Concert presented by the Ouray County Chorale Group.
Sunday, December 18, 2011, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Winter Sing Concert at the Wright Opera House
Winter concert presented by the Telluride Choral Society.Tickets are $10 for Adults & $5 for Students (16 & under). Tickets are available atwww.ocapg.org, and at the following locations mid-November: Ouray - Buckskin Booksellers & Mouse's Chocolates, Ridgway - Cimarron Bookstore & Coffeehouse, Montrose - The Coffee Trader.
SaturdayDecember 24, 2011, All day
Be sure to contact the Ouray Elks to have Santa visit your home or room throughout Ouray County!
Saturday, December 31, 2011, non timed event
Ouray Elks Lodge New Years Eve Party
Ouray Elks Lodge New Year's Eve Party with karaoke is open to the public.
Saturday, December 31, 2011, Midnight
Celebrate New Years Eve with a spectacular fireworks display put on by the Ouray Fire Department and sponsored by the city of Ouray!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!