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JOHN MELLENCAMP @ Ellie Caulkins Opera House
Jul 31 @ 7:30 pm
Challenge By Choice Adventure Retreat III
Aug 1 – Aug 6 all-day

The Challenge by Choice Adventure Retreat, run in partnership with the Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado, features six days of outdoor adventure for survivors of an injury to the brain.   Come stay in our accessible lodge and enjoy activities such as accessible ropes course, hand cycling, white water rafting, canoeing, fishing, hiking, rock-climbing, and even a wild dance party!

This retreat is custom designed for adults, age 17 and above.  All abilities are welcome to apply. For more information or to get a application please contact Linda Heesch at the Brain Injury Alliance:  [email protected]  or call (303) 562-0401

Volunteer Buddies

BIA Buddies are assigned as one-on-one partners with the participants.  Their primary role is to participate in all the activities and be an active “friend” who ensures that their partner is supported as needed.  The buddies work with the staff to make the retreat successful and enjoyable for all the participants.  Please contact Linda Heesch for a Buddy application at [email protected]

To get an application click here: or call (303) 562-0401.

Keystone Bluegrass & Beer Festival
Aug 1 – Aug 2 all-day

Keystone brings the wonders of Appalachia to the Rockies. Down-home cooking, frothy flavors and mountain music are just a pieces of the pie. In a whirlwind of hillbilly luxuries, folks gather while 30+ craft breweries from Colorado and beyond showcase their unique blends of hops and barleys while 13 national and regional bluegrass acts entertain on three different village stages. The kids zone will delight the littlest festival goers as all our events are truly…fun for the entire family.

LAPS Canine 4K
Aug 1 all-day

Dogs and their humans run or walk the fun 4K course at this annual event benefitting League for Animals and People of the Summit.

Photo: Todd Powell


Farmers Market @ Steamboat Springs
Aug 1 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Steamboat Farmers Market is now in its 11th year, now located at the intersection of 7th and Yampa Street.  The market was moved to it new location in 2014 and has proven very successful for both vendors and shoppers with more than 80 booths, featuring local and regional foods and products.

The Market includes fresh produce, meats, cheese, baked goods, canned and prepared foods, plants and other consumables.  In addition, there is a limited number of handcrafted-by-the-vendor arts and crafts as well as several non-profit organizations participating.

Vendor registration for the market opens on January 15, 2015.  To register as a vendor, go to


The Market is held, rain or shine from 9am to 2 pm, every Saturday from June 13 to September 19, 2015. The Markets new location is at  7th Street and Yampa Street, near the river, in downtown Steamboat Springs.

For more information, email: [email protected] or call 970-846-1800.

28th Annual Beaver Creek Art Festival
Aug 1 @ 10:00 am – Aug 2 @ 5:00 pm

Art lovers and collectors converge in Beaver Creek Village to meet local and national artists from 30 different states who will showcase their works including glass, mixed media, paintings, jewelry, and pottery. A unique blend of contemporary, original works at affordable prices. Admission: FREE Guests should park in the Bear Lot located along Highway 6 and ride the free shuttle up to Beaver Creek Village.

Heroic Families Colorado River Trip
Aug 2 – Aug 8 all-day

Come spend 3 days and 2 nights on the Colorado River traveling down scenic Ruby- Horse Thief canyon in SW Colorado.  From the seat of your canoe you will be quickly  immersed in the start of canyon country with the glow of red rocks, bald eagles and beautiful sunsets on the mighty Colorado. After 3 days of a mellow scenic float your river adventure will be elevated as we take guided tour through ‘The West’s Best Short Whitewater Trip’ that is Westwater Canyon. On this 17 miles stretch the river quickly narrows and you will awed by the Precambrian rock, the same rock found in the grand canyon,  be challenged with class III-IV whitewater and finish as the river widens to take in the last views of this scenic stretch of river. Invited on this adventure are wounded warriors and one friend or special guest.  After spending 4 days this trip will include all travel from Denver or Grand Junction, river and camping gear, instruction, meals, 24 hr. staffing and a fun relaxed atmosphere.  Travel will be in canoes, inflatable kayaks, and support raft.
Please apply here for Wounded Warrior Program.

Lake Dillon Challenge Rowing Regatta
Aug 2 all-day

The Frisco Rowing Club’s Lake Dillon Challenge is a celebration of green, healthy recreational uses of the lake and environment.

Photo: Todd Powell
Aug 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

National Night Out Logo

Get to know your neighbors & emergency responders at National Night Out August 4th 6-8PM.  National Night Out is a community & Police awareness raising event held the first Tuesday of August since 1984.

Book Sale Set-Up.
Aug 6 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm