Ouray Colorado Vacation Guide and Trip Planning Information for SW Colorado

Love Your Valley Festival in Ridgway, May 13, 2017

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Mon, May 01, 2017 @04:56 PM

Spring is here, and Ridgway is ready to welcome the season with music and fun!

This year, The Town of Ridgway, with One Ridgway, The Alpenglow Arts Allianceand the Ridgway Creative District welcome  you to celebrate the season at the 21st Annual Love Your Valley Festival on Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Hartwell Park in the center of town! 

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Budget Friendly Family Fun Abounds in Southwest Colorado this Winter!

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 @12:55 PM

A Winter Wonderland of Adventure awaits in beautiful Ouray, Colorado!

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Ouray County to Host First Annual Ski Joring Event!

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Tue, Dec 27, 2016 @10:38 AM

The sport of Ski Joring is gaining popularity as a high adrenaline winter sport which involves a cowboy, a horse, and a skier. Racers and riders alike depend on the speed and capability of their entire team, as the horse races an obstacle course through the snow, pulling an expert skier who is gathering points as he navigates jums and challenges at high speed. The rider is taxed as he guides his mount in sometimes treacherous conditions to greater speed, while at the same time ensuring the safety of the hitchhiker on skis behind them.

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Outdoor Movies in Ridgway on Townie Tuesdays!

Posted by Karen Avery on Sat, Jun 25, 2016 @07:20 AM


Ouray, southwest coloradoTuesdays in Ouray County will be Fun this Summer.  Ridgway is once again sponsoring Free Outdoor Movies in the Park on Tuesdays this summer.  

Visitors and townies alike are encouraged to bring their own lawn chair or blanket and watch these movies under the beautiful skies over town.  Everyone is encouraged to wear film-inspired costumes.

An evening in the park with family and friends, enjoying a great movie from the 80's and 90's is a great way to get together, and celebrate togetherness.

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Love Your Valley Fest Celebrates 125th Birthday of the Town of Ridgway!

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Tue, May 03, 2016 @04:07 PM

coldrivercity.jpgFeaturing the band 'Cold River City' out of Boulder, this years Love your Valley Fest will be held on Saturday, May 21st,  from 1pm to 6 pm in Ridgways Town Park.

Ridgways Annual Love Your Valley Fest is a free event, with $20.00 tickets available for beer tasting from over 20 Colorado Breweries. All proceeds from the event are to benefit the Ridgway Concert Series, free concerts in the park held every Thursday in July!

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Ouray Colorado Hot Springs Historic Pictures from Ouray Museum

Posted by Karen Avery on Wed, Mar 16, 2016 @03:02 PM

The Ouray Museum is a glorious treasure filled to the brim with artifacts from earlier times.  All three floors of the former St. Joseph's Miner's Hospital are filled with artifacts, clothing, domestic appliances, books, newspaper articles, medical equipment, pictures, displays, and small diaramas seeking to explain the history of Southwest Colorado and specifically of Ouray and Ridgway.  

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Wine & Whiskers Annual Fundraising Gala Returns to Ouray County

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Sat, Feb 27, 2016 @12:51 PM

Wine & Whiskers is an event not to be missed!secondchancelogo-2.jpg

From fashion shows and live music, to great food and fun, it doesn't feel at all like a fundraiser for our furry friends!

The weekend of March 10 - March 13, 2016 is sure to be yet another fantastic celebration, filled with music, laughter and great times for all!

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Free Concerts Continue this July In Ridgway!

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Thu, Jun 11, 2015 @01:14 PM

Free Music in the Park Continues this July in Ridgway, Colorado!

Summer in Southwest Colorado is filled with wonder and beauty. What better way to celebrate the season than by dancing blithely at the base of the San Juans.

As the music takes you away, The majesty of the mountains and scenery create an almost surreal sense of oneness with each other.

Children run about, dancing to the tunes, and enjoying the many activities, while parents can enjoy a cold craft beer as they tap their way to the center field or sit in lawn chairs and on blankets, just soaking it all in.

The month of June brings a variety of great talent to Ouray. Fellin Park is filled with joy and music every Thursday night. But the music goes on.

The Ridgway Concert Series invites you to celebrate summer concerts for another month in a new park!

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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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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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