Colorado Weekend Events: May 6th-May8th

Grand Junction Jazz Fest

Downtown Grand Junction Art & Jazz Festival

Main Street comes alive Mother’s Day Weekend with jazz music performed by local and national artists, artist demonstrations in a variety of mediums and artists selling beautiful, high-quality work. This three-day festival surrounds the installation of Art on the Corner sculptures. A celebration of art and music, this outdoor event features high quality street vendors, live music, extended shopping hours and other fun activities.  http://www.downtowngj.org/  


The 5th Annual Durango Wine Experience! Three days of educational seminars, wine dinners and unique tastings. Hundreds of wineries, artisan spirits and craft beers. The “Walk-About Durango” is our signature, multi-location, tasting event on Friday. Top local chefs and wineries from around the world are featured at Grand Tasting on Saturday. We truly have the perfect environment for a wine event. Durango has multiple Wine Spectator acclaimed restaurants, over 50 licensed establishments, 600 Hotel Rooms, 200 galleries, boutiques & shops. All right Downtown Durango, Colorado. Join us for the fifth annual Durango Wine Experience held May 5, 6, & 7, 2011.  http://durangowineexperience.com/

Hotchkiss Sheep Camp  Stock Dog Trials
May 6, 7, 8, 2011  Hotchkiss, Colorado
Runs start 8:00 AM on Friday  and 7:00 AM on Saturday & Sunday

 The Stock Dog Trials are conveniently located just one block from downtown Hotchkiss.  Sheep shearing demonstrations will be held throughout the day on Saturday.  Other demonstrations, events and activities will be held in and around Hotchkiss to make your visit even more memorable.  http://www.hotchkissdogtrials.com/

Opening weekend for the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.  http://www.durangotrain.com/

This is the 13th year for the Barkin’ Dog DuathlonColorado’s largest duathlon, and consistently the largest duathlon in the Western United States.   This race serves as the unofficial season opener for Colorado multi- sport athletes, attracting some of the top pro’s in the country as well as a whole slew of first-time multi-sport athletes trying something different.

We hope you’ll join us on May 7th for a quality race, a fun post-race picnic, terrific gear drawing, and the start to the 12th year for the Mile-High Duathlon Series! http://www.racingunderground.com/milehighduseries/barkindogdu/index.html


The 23rd Duck Race will be held on May 7th, 2011, and continues a tradition started in 1989 to support the local charities of the Estes Valley.

The Duck Race is simple. You “adopt” little rubber duckies and select one of 69 different Estes Valley charities to benefit from your adoptions. These charities will receive 95% of the monies collected from your adoptions. The more ducks that are adopted for a particular charity, the more money that charity makes.  http://www.epduckrace.org/ & http://www.facebook.com/EPDuckRace


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