Chaffee County Events & more...

November 6th

Bikes Boots Beer Social-at 5:30 PM – 7 PM, Eddyline Restaurant at South Main

926 S Main St, Buena Vista, CO. (719) 966-6000

The 2019 trails season is winding down as snow and cold move in to the valley. 2019 has been a flurry of activity for Beuna Vista Singletrack Coalition (BVSC) with three brand new trails built, new trailheads established on the “Vitamin B” trail, many volunteer hours of restoration work completed, maintenance of existing trails and seasonal closure gates installed on “Vitamin B” and “Unchained”. BVSC is celebrating the incredible season by holding the 3rd Bikes. Boots. Beer. Social at 5:30pm on Wednesday, November 6th at Eddyline-South Main. Everyone is welcome to join us as we review the action-packed summer, preview the upcoming season and provide information on how YOUR skills can help BVSC. Of course, socializing with trails enthusiasts, whether hikers, bikers or runners is a big part of the evening and Eddyline will be extending Happy Hour pricing.
Prior to the social event, the public is also invited to join BVSC for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to formally open the new trails as a part of the local singletrack system. Meet at the upper 304 Midland trailhead at 4pm to help us recognize our many incredible partners: Town of BV, Colorado Mountain Club, Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, Southwest Conservation Corps, Royal Gorge Field Office-BLM, Salida Ranger District USFS and all of our amazing community volunteers!
BVSC couldn't function without the amazing support of our 1% for Trails businesses: Eddyline Brewery, Eddyline Restaurant-South Main, The Trailhead, Boneshaker Cycles and Louie's Ice Cream Shoppe.

November 9th

Matchstick Productions: Return to Send'er-at 6 PM – 9 PM, Surf Hotel, 1012 Front Loop, Buena Vista, CO. (719) 966-7048 Lets break some records this year! The annual ski movie premier and fundraiser is back. The take goes towards helping students with disabilities ski in the 2019-20 season at the BOEC in Breckenridge Colorado. The raffle is looking solid and this year! November 9th we will again be premiering Matchstick Productions newest ski film:“Return to Send'er”, Four elite freeskiers—a veteran, a rookie, an innovator and a big mountain skier carrying on his father’s legacy—put together powerful, insightful individual segments before joining forces for the mother of all heliskiing trips. This year we will return to one single showing of the film with a larger space in the Ivy Ballroom we can do one large group showing doors at 6:00 pm and the show starts at 7:00 pm. We will have an intermisson part way through and have our HUGE Raffle! We will have all sorts of gear and swag to raffle off. Each movie ticket comes with one raffle ticket and more will be available to purchase the day of. You can purchase your film tickets in advance at CKS Main Street or The Trailhead. Adults $10 and Kids under 12 $5. CKS Main Street will also be having a ski swap all day the day of. So come check out used gear or drop some gear off with them. More details on The CKS Main Street page. The proceeds are going to the BV School Special Ed class to go alpine skiing at the in Breckenridge ( there are no options for adaptive skiing yet at Monarch or Ski Cooper ) We will be keeping 100% of the funds raised from the door donations to go directly to BV Schools Special Ed. Tickets at:

November 9th

Heart of the Rockies Wedding Show-at 11 AM – 4 PM, Heart of the Rockies Wedding Association Salida, CO. Location: The Barn at Sunset Ranch. We’re so thrilled to be hosting our fall wedding show this November for all of our incredible couples! If you’re going to get married in Colorado, then get married in COLORADO! The Heart of the Rockies Wedding Show brings our most talented wedding vendors to couples planning their epic mountain wedding in the towns of Buena Vista, Salida, Leadville, Howard, and Westcliffe. Come out and meet our wildly talented wedding vendors at this years fall wedding show. For more information and to register, visit our website:

November 9th

Vino Salida - Soulful Ballads Concert- at 5 PM – 7 PM,Vino Salida Wine Cellars. 10495 County Road 120, Poncha Springs, CO. (719) 539-6299 Beautiful Soulful ballads sung and backed on a multitude of guitars.

November 9th

19th Annual Two Turkey Relay ( Hosted by Chaffee County Running Club), at 9 AM – 11 AM, Riverside Park, Salida, CO. 19th Annual Two Turkey Relay! This event is a mostly for fun, two person relay. First team member will run a 2 mile road loop, then tag their partner, who will then run the same loop. Cost is only $3 for CCRC members and $5 for non members. Registration begins at 9am in Riverside Park in Salida; we will begin picking teams, by random drawing, at 9:30am. Anyone who is capable of running continuously for two miles is encouraged to enter. Two minute handicaps are given to all females, anyone 13 or younger, and anyone 60 or older. We’re also looking for volunteers to bake pies or any other baked goods as prizes. If you’re interested in donating a pie, or have any questions, please contact Kristy at

November 11th-14th

Book Fair and Book Feast (Hosted by Salida Middle School Parent Teacher Organization)-at 7:30 AM – Nov 14 at 5 PM, Salida Middle School, 520 Milford St, Salida, CO. (719) 530-5300 Join the SMS PTO in our Annual Book Fair to earn money for books for the library and classrooms - Monday, November 11 through Thursday, November 14 with two nights of extended hours! Book Fair open Monday-Thursday 7:30-8:00am, 11am-1pm, 4-5pm. Extended hours on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings 4-7pm.
Public welcome. Book Feast Tuesday, November 12, 5:30-7pm
Come and sample some tasty morsels that have been prepared by students. Their food choices have been based on a book they are currently reading. Parents and students welcome.

November 13th, 20th, 27th

Family Movie Night-at 6 PM – 10 PM, Surf Hotel, 1012 Front Loop, Buena Vista, CO.    (719) 966-7048 Buena Vista’s newest weekly film night will be played on our BRAND NEW 4k projector! Starting in November, the Ivy Ballroom will be showing a family-friendly movie EVERY WEDNESDAY during the winter season. The South Main Arts & Parks Foundation will reinvest all proceeds from Family Movie Night into the arts and local community building programs and activities.
Tickets are only $5 and kids under 6 are free!! Doors: 5:30 pm, Showtime: 6 pm
Bring your family, friends, and your favorite chair (if you'd like!) to the next Family Movie Night! Film Schedule:
- November 13th – Toy Story 4 (2019)
- November 20 - Lion King (2019)
- November 27 - Dumbo (2019)

November 14th

Patrick Sweany with A.J. Fullerton-at 8:30 PM – 11:30 PM, The Lariat , 206 E Main St, Buena Vista, CO. (719) 395-9494  Nashville vocalist/guitarist Patrick Sweany doesn’t hold back on his latest studio album, Ancient Noise. Nashville vocalist/guitarist Patrick Sweany doesn’t hold back on his latest studio album, Ancient Noise.
Sweany recorded the new tunes with GRAMMY® Award-winning engineer/producer Matt Ross-Spang after Ross-Spang invited Sweany to check out his new homebase at legendary Sam Phillips Recording in Memphis. The studio that Phillips had custom built in the 70s has been meticulously refurbished by the Phillips family. For tickets or call:

November 15th

The Jive Tribe - Live at The Lariat-at 9 PM – 12 AM, The Lariat , 206 E Main St, Buena Vista, CO. (719) 395-9494 The Jive Tribe was formed in 2015 with the goal of bringing enjoyable, soulful music to listeners. Four years down the line, they find themselves creating more original music than ever before, with a Fall 2019 tour hot on the heels of a sophomore album release. Catch any of their live performances and you’ll find them moving seamlessly between funk, soul, and hip-hop beats. As the members grow, so does the sound, which remains modern and fresh through the use of synthesizers and on-stage effects.

November 16th

3rd Annivesary Party w/ The River Arkansas -at 5 PM – 9 PM, Soulcraft Beer

248 W Rainbow Blvd, Salida, CO. (719) 539-5428

Come celebrate our third anniversary with us! Details are forthcoming, but we do know one thing for sure, The River Arkansas will be providing the entertainment!!!!delivering their distinctive mixture of Country, Blues, Folk and Americana.

November 20th

FOBP Avalanche Awareness Classroom -at 7 PM – 9 PM, Wood's High Mountain Distillery, llc, 144 W 1st St, Salida, CO. (719) 207-4315

FREE Avalanche awareness classroom, covering topics such as identifying hazards, observing weather, terrain and snowfall, and self-rescue. This class is a perfect introduction for novices and also a great early season refresher for more experienced BC travelers. Open to the public and FREE of charge, no registration is required, seating is first come first serve.

November 23rd

Rocky Mountain Christmas Fair-at 9 AM – 3 PM, Buena Vista High School 

Buena Vista, Colorado 81211 (719) 395-7100 The XiMu Chapter sponsored Rocky Mountain Christmas Fair will be held Saturday.
Shop over 55 vendors of handmade and small business gifts and accessories to start your holidays. While there make sure to bid on that special gift at our silent auction!
All monies for the booth spaces helps sponsor two $1,000.00 scholarships for high school seniors. And don't miss our special guest appearance by Santa Claus!
If you are interested in booth space, please email Lora at for an application.

November 23rd

Wood Belly Band-at 8:30 PM – 11:30 PM, The Lariat, 206 E Main St, Buena Vista, CO. (719) 395-9494 Bluegrass has become a mainstay in Colorado. The music of the mountains speaks to us and we can feel it in our souls.  General Admission

Sales end on Nov 23 at 8:30 PM

November 30th

Roots & Rhythm-at 7 PM – 10 PM, The 146 Taphouse, 146 West 1st Street, Salida, CO.

Dig the gritty & soulful vocals & guitar of James Speiser and sultry & sophisticated saxophone of Pattie Melt of the Roots & Rhythm band. They'll be playing blues, swing, New Orleans funk & soul & 50's Rock N Roll. Authentic old school R&B that will move you. (719) 539-8629

November 30th

Next Last Waltz-at 7 PM – 11:30 PM, Surf Hotel, 1012 Front Loop, Buena Vista, CO.      (719) 966-7048 Join us on Saturday, November 30th for a theatrical re-creation of The Band’s historic 1976 farewell concert music, at the Surf Hotel's Ivy Ballroom. Last year the event sold out in just three days so be sure to get your tickets ahead of time! All ages are welcome. TICKETS $30 in advance // $35 at the DOORS @ 7:00 PM // SHOW @ 7:30 PM Purchase tickets here:
Salida’s Next Last Waltz features 32 local musicians in a theatrical re-creation of The Band’s historic 1976 farewell concert. Tickets at:



December 6th & 13th

Free Quick Comics Class-at 12 PM – 2 PM, Box of Bubbles, Inc.

206 E Street/135 East 2nd, Salida, CO. (719) 539-7443

TO REGISTER: contact Kat Sanford (808) 721-3443
Learn about visual storytelling through making short comics. The comics made in the class can be scanned or copied, and shared with friends. You’ll learn how to create a little "book" any time you have paper, scissors and a pencil!
All ages. Limit 10. Students will see a short demonstration (15~30 minutes) at the start of each class to learn about various aspects of comics (such as drawing cartoon characters and how to use proportions) At the end of the class, we’ll compile all of the comics created into a PDF that anyone can download to highlight the talent and creativity in our community. This class is offered for free to the public thanks to the William Boddy Passion to Learn Scholarship. Pre-registration is required.

December 7th

Parade of Lights-Buena Vista,CO.A home town tradition which is open to one and all; businesses, non-profits, churches, schools, neighborhoods, horses and carriages are all welcome to enter the parade with a float, bike or illuminated idea. Parade participants meet and queue at the south parking area in South Main St. and sign a waiver. Parade queue will start at 4:30pm. We are encouraging EVERYONE to join or merge with the Parade of Lights as it passes you by as we all then meet at the East Main St. Community Tree Lighting (Optimist Splash Park). Organize your neighborhood, business, street center, church or school or family to join the celebration with your illuminated group.


December 10th

BV Celtic & Old-time Music Jam-6:30 pm - 8:30 pm,Creekside Gathering Place
203 Cedar St -
Buena Vista,CO. All abilities are welcome to the Buena Vista Celtic & Old-time Music Jam held the second Tuesday of each month! Bring your instrument(s) and a tune to share. Free with donations appreciated. Call Carole Barnes for more info:        719-395-6704.

December 10th

Trivia Night-at 6 PM – 8 PM, Soulcraft Beer, 248 W Rainbow Blvd, Salida, CO.             (719) 539-5428 Join us for an evening of fun and games! 6 categories, 6 questions     per category, 4 chances to win.

December 13th

El Camino -at 6 PM – 8 PM, Soulcraft Beer, 248 W Rainbow Blvd, Salida, CO.              (719) 539-5428 Formally The Riff, El Camino is a Salida-grown power 4 piece          serving up an eclectic mix of danceable rock, rhythm and blues.

December 13th

BV Community Dance-7:00 pm - 9:30 pm, Congregational United Church of Christ
217 Crossman St -
Buena Vista,CO. As always, no experience or partner is needed to enjoy the great tunes and instruction from local musicians and callers. $4 ($2/students). Call Carole or Randy at 395-6704 for more info. Sponsored by Arkansas Valley Music and Dance and the Country Dance and Song Society.

December 14th

Roots & Rhythm at 7 PM – 10 PM, The 146 Taphouse, 146 West 1st Street, Salida, CO. (719) 539-8629 Dig the gritty & soulful vocals & guitar of James Speiser and sultry & sophisticated saxophone of Pattie Melt of the Roots & Rhythm band. They'll be playing blues, swing, New Orleans funk & soul & 50's Rock N Roll. Authentic old school R&B that will move you.

December 14th

Book Signing, "Focus on Salida" fearturing Wallace K. Ewing-at 11 AM – 1 PM

Salida Museum406 1/2 W. Rainbow Blvd., Salida, CO. (719) 539-7483

The museum will host a book signing for the second printing release of this wonderful little book that presents "an historical and photographic tour of Salida". Wally's text and James' photographs give the reader a modern glimpse of historical places in and around Salida

December 19th

Salida Soup - Ark Valley's Microgranting Potluck-at 6 PM – 8 PM, Salida SteamPlant Event Center, 220 W Sackett Ave, Salida, CO. (719) 530-0933

To register to present and for event details visit
Salida Soup is a monthly community-based potluck where participants, through this microgranting dinner, assist creative projects in the Arkansas River Valley.
A potluck item and a $5 donation is all it takes to be eligible to vote on the evening’s presentations. As a diner, you will hear 2 to 3 five-minute pitches from community members who need funding for projects that are beneficial to the community. Enjoy food, drink, art and music, then choose the winning proposal to receive the evenings donations.

December 21st-27th

Adult & Family – Christmas Camp-A/U Ranches, 18325 CR-366, Buena Vista, CO.      (888) 543-4849 You are warmly invited to a uniquely traditional Christmas celebration at the A/U Ranches. Whether you are celebrating with family or uniting with friends, we’ll take care of everything – housing, food and festivities, allowing you time to cherish the spirit of the holiday in a loving, inclusive atmosphere.

Call them for times & any additional info.

December 27th

The Hazel Miller Band - Christmas Special-at 8 PM – 11 PM, The Lariat , 206 E Main St, Buena Vista, CO. (719) 395-9494 Hazel Miller is not just a great singer, “she is a force of nature!” quotes the Rocky Mountain News. Her voice has been called “stunning, moving and powerful.” Hazel has been a sought after performer in Colorado for the past 24 years. Whether she is singing blues, jazz, pop, or Gospel, her voice charges the songs with a primal dose of genuine soul. Call or check out for tickets

December 28th

Pint & a Half-at 5 PM – 7 PM, Soulcraft Beer, 248 W Rainbow Blvd, Salida, CO.            (719) 539-5428 Pint & a Half’s music rings out with memorable melodies, expansive vocal harmonies and lingering rhythms that celebrate the colorful tradition of folk, blues and country music

December 31st

Ivy Ballroom & The Lariat celebrate NYE together-Surf Hotel, 1012 Front Loop, Buena Vista, CO. Ring in the New Year with the Ivy Ballroom and The Lariat!  From 7 pm-10 pm come jam out to Rapidgrass at the Ivy Ballroom and watch the ball drop from New York on their new 4k screen projector. Then at 10 pm head over to the Lariat to check out Leadville Cherokee and ring in the New Year! For tickets & details: