Ouray Colorado Vacation Guide and Trip Planning Information for SW Colorado

Ouray is the Place to Play this Halloween Weekend!

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Mon, Oct 17, 2016 @10:09 AM

Relax in the Hot Springs, and Have a Howling Good Time Supporting the Arts in Southwest Colorado!

Just because Halloween falls on a week night this year is no reason to stay in. In fact, it just means there are so many more options to celebrate and dress up! Spend a weekend with us at the Box Canyon Lodge and take in some entertainment!

 

Wondering what to do in Ouray on the last weekend of October? Well wonder no more! The Wright Opera House and other local venues have a full calendar of entertainment ready for you.

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Ridgway Creative District MoonWalk: Farm-to-Table Community Potluck Dinner in Conjunction with Ouray County Fork Fest 2016 - Press Release

Posted by Diedra Silbert for the Ridgway Creative District Commitee on Wed, Aug 03, 2016 @05:35 PM

From: Diedra Silbert for the Ridgway Creative District Committee

Date: August 3rd, 2016

Join the community for a fun dinner in the park and the grand finale of Ouray County Fork Fest 2016, followed by Mountain Film on Tour! On Saturday, August 20th, starting at 5:00pm, the Ridgway Creative District and Weehawken Creative Arts will host a Farm-to-Table Community Potluck Dinner in Hartwell (Town) Park-- near the park pavilion close to Charles Street. This MoonWalk brings together community and visitors for a sit-down potluck meal in the park with live music by Heather and Douglas and thirst-quenching libations.

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Monday Night Melodrama at the Wright: The Great Ice Cream Scheme

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Mon, Jul 25, 2016 @05:58 PM

The Wright Opera House Presents a new Melodrama this July and August!

In 2007, a group of voluteers  formed the 'Friends of the Wright Opera House', a non profit group focused on the restoration of the historic entertainment venue.

From acclaimed musicians and performers to movies and local productions, the Friends of the Wright have successfully begun to achieve their goal of making the theater a crowning jewel for the City and County of Ouray, providing arts, entertainment and culture for all.

The last Monday of July and through August 15, the Wright Opera House brings us a new and entertaining Melodrama:  The Great Ice Cream Scheme!
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Mountain Air Music Series Returns to Ouray this June!

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Tue, May 17, 2016 @04:03 PM

Ouray, Colorado is one of the most beautiful places in the country. Nestled in a tiny box canyon, the mountains loom on all sides, providing majestic views in every direction. A day at Fellin Park is a wonderful way to spend some quality family time any day, but Thursdays in June are extra special. The Ouray Mountain Air Music Series is just about to begin again, with an amazing collection of talented artisits performing free concerts!

Friends and family gather to enjoy fun activities, great food and local beer, all to the toe tapping talent of two new bands each week!This year, the line-up has been announced, and if you haven’t already set aside the dates, now is the time to do so!

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Halloween in the High Country - A Howling Good Time!

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Tue, Oct 20, 2015 @01:13 PM

October has been a hauntingly beautiful month!


Halloween is the one day of the year to be something different just for a few hours. Scary goblins and witches fearlessly roam the street, demanding treats from neighbors and friends. Fairy princesses and cowboys mingle with zombies, and dance the night away to the "Monster Mash" among other Halloween Classics.

Ouray takes pleasure in the holiday, with dances and plays and a fabulous haunted house.
There is no telling how much fun there is to be had!
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“This Land is Your Land — an Evening of American Folk Songs” — July 31st, 7:00 at the Wright

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Mon, Jul 06, 2015 @01:03 PM

Ouray County Performing Arts Guild Presents an evening of Music and Fun to Southwest Colorado!

davidlutkin2Enjoy an evening of some of the best-known and some of the not-so-familiar songs which make up the genre of American folk.  Among the music will be:  This Land Is Your Land, Puff the Magic Dragon, Some Day Soon, Blowing in the Wind, Freight Train, Where Have All the Flowers Gone?, 500 Miles, Irene Goodnight, Mr. Tambourine Man, Departee, Lemon Tree, For Lovin me, If I Had a Hammer, Turn  Turn  Turn, and many others.  

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Free Concerts in the Park this June in Ouray!

Posted by Guest Blogger on Wed, May 27, 2015 @08:55 AM

Mountain Air Music Series Returns to Southwest Colorado

  • It’s that time of year again….SUMMER!! And we all know what that means, it is time to set aside your Thursday evenings from 6-9pm to enjoy the Annual Mountain Air Music Series in Ouray County. For those that have never been, this is a series of FREE outdoor concerts that are held in Fellin Park in Ouray during the month of June and in Hartwell Park in Ridgway through the month of July. Each Thursday concert features fantastic live music as well as tasty food, non-alcoholic drinks, with spirits, beer, & wine also available for purchase. This is a family-friendly affair that includes fun kid’s entertainment to go along with the music, so make sure to bring the little one’s along and have a blast watching them dance and enjoy the entertainment.

     

    There is a great lineup of musicians and bands that have signed on to entertain us this year:

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Ridgway Event - Love Your Valley Festival May 16, 2015 from 1pm -6pm

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Fri, May 08, 2015 @10:17 AM

Music and brews in Ridgway Hartwell Park next weekend!

With 18 Colorado Micro Breweries in attendance the $20 tasting fee will get you a lot of tastings and a souvenir glass. If you don’t want to drink the event is free. There will also be food vendors serving BBQ or Thai.

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Five Reasons to Make Ouray, Colo., Your Summer Vacation Destination

Posted by Karen Avery on Tue, Apr 21, 2015 @10:17 AM

Festivals, Hiking, Biking, Historic Mining Highlight ‘Switzerland of America’

Winter won’t last forever (really). Despite the low temps, short days and seemingly endless snow shoveling ahead for much of the country, it is never too early to start dreaming about your summer vacation plans. Here are five reasons to put Ouray, Colo., the top of your to-do list this summer.

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Whine & Whiskers Weekend in Ouray County

Posted by Guest Blogger on Thu, Feb 26, 2015 @02:19 PM

Since 1994, the Second Chance Humane Society has worked in Ouray, Montrose and San Miguel Counties to provide a safe refuge for lost and displaced pets.

With strong community support, they have grown from a small group of volunteers offering foster services, to a new facility able to provide shelter to a large number of pets as they wait to find their forever homes.

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