Thursday, August 20, 2009

What’s Happening in Ouray

Friday, August 21st : Friends of the Wright Opera House are having a fund raiser at the Wright Opera House on Friday August 21st at 7.30 PM. Sweet Sunny South, the very very popular bluegrass band from Paonia will be returning to Ouray County to give another fabulous performance. Tickets are $15 at the door or can be purchased at various stores in Ouray and Ridgway. A great event for visitors and tourists alike.

Saturday, August 22, the award winning troupe "Legendary Ladies" brings an evening of "unconventional women of the west" show under the artistic direction of Kyle Neidt, also academic advisor for theater and dance at the University of Colorado at Boulder. The program is preceded by an optional reception at Venue Roscoe Fox and a dinner in the historic Beaumont Hotel.
Info: Ouray County Historical Society, 970-325-4576

Saturday and Sunday, August 22 & 23, Author Kent Nelson will offer a Fiction Writing Workshop with Weehawken Creative Arts that will be all about the exploration of the facets of fiction writing for writers of all levels.   

Saturday, August 22 : The 3rd Annual Creek Palooza will be held on Saturday, August 22nd from 11 am to 9 pm at Canyon Creek Bed & Breakfast, located at 820 Main Street in Montrose!  Ten local bands and solo artists will be performing all day on two stages.  Proceeds will benefit our local Partners mentoring program!  Free admission.  For more info, call 249-2886 or 249-1116.

Sunday August 23rd  4.00 pm. Ouray County Performing Arts Guild present a Concert in the Park. Featuring the Dallas Divide Bluegrass Band. At Ridgway Hartwell Park. This is a free concert. Bring chair and/or blankets.

 August 29: 2nd Annual Grillin Chillin Thrillin Festival. 13Western Slope Breweries,$20 to drink beer, all others free! Live music, zip and slack lines,  kick  ball teams (cheer them on!), kids puppet show, BBQ food and Grilled desserts! Picnic in Fellin Park with some of the best brews Colorado has to offer! Vegetarian food and NA beverages available. Public transportation provided by Ouray Mule and Carriage. This event is sponsored by the Ouray Chamber and the Festival Committee for CHANGE! 970-325-4746 for more info.

 SATURDAY, AUGUST 29:  PIG ROAST (AND ITALIAN BEEF, TOO).  Presented by Ouray Elks 492 at Grillin' and Chillin' in Fellin Park, 12 PM – 6 PM.

 August 29:  Mount Sneffels Education Half marathon on Sat Aug 29th. Ouray to Ridgway. Register online at or pick up a form at many locals in Ouray or Ridgway, We will accept registrations the night before at the Hot Springs pool or on the morning of the race. Any questions please contact Glynn Williams at the Variety Store 325-4469 or at home 325-4932. Cell phone 596-3001. It is a major fund raiser for us so any help you can give us will be much appreciated

 Fall Activities:

 Nestled in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. This beautiful town and ranch, Jossi Ranch, has been compared to Switzerland. Offering mountains, ghost towns, waterfalls, lakes and streams to paint. Lots of places to dine and several hotels, B & B and camping. At 8am we will begin painting on the Jossi Ranch and then we will be served lunch ($12.00 per person) from 12:00 – 1:00pm.  Paint in the town of Ouray 1:30 – 4:30pm. At this time artists will be able to sell their own works and are responsible for their own sales.  Dinner will be at Secret Garden Bed & Breakfast for $24.00 per person. All costs must be paid by September 1, 2009.  Mail your check for $36.00 made out to Romagean Personne; PO Box 313, Ouray, Colorado 81427.

 September 25-27: Autumn Color Workshop & Photoshop Elements. $299. Join Steve for a magical photo experience in Ouray at the height of autumn color. See for details.

 October 3, 2009, 2nd Annual La Sportiva Ouray Mountain Trail Run 10am – 2pm, Hot Springs Park, Ouray. 2 nd Annual La Sportiva Ouray Mountain Trail Run - This run circumnavigates a 13.9 mile loop around the City of Ouray on USFS trails. The run is scheduled to coincide with the Ouray Oktoberfest for even more enjoyment! Pre-registration required. For information, visit

 October 3, 2009: 45th Annual Jeep Raffle Drawing and Oktoberfest celebration! Beer, Brats and Bavarian Music: Return of the popular Bavarian band, The Austrian Connection!!!!!!!!  Ouray Community Center 5-10 pm! Join us for spectacular San Juan Mnt Color then stop in for an evening celebration with live music, local brews and more! Sponsored by the Ouray Chamber Resort Association.

Ouray Mule and Carriage: starting this weekend will provide Stage Coach Rides on MAIN St!!! Call to arrange a guest pick up from your hotel to dinner!

A New Service offered by River Side Inn and Cabins in collaboration with Peak to Peak Bikes! Bike rentals, Bike shuttle service and more! Contact River Side Inn or Peak to Peak for more info!


ONNO said...

Just wondering how you like Ouray. I've been in Steamboat for 8 years and am looking for a new place to live. How's the job market? Sounds like Ouray is into the arts (I'm a writer).


Old Woman on the Hill said...

Ouray is a wonderful place to live. It is smaller than Steamboat so jobs are not plentiful. What sort of job do you want?

There is considerable activity among the many writers in the area. Check out for the calendar of things they offer, along with the many categories of subjects for which they provide workshops, education and ongoing groups.

Let us know if there are ways we can help you!