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July 1st,8th,15th,22nd,29th

Summer Concerts in the Park-6:00 pm - 7:30 pm, Location:McPhelemy Park, Main & 24, Buena Vista,CO.

FREE Thursday Concerts in the Park showcase local and regional performers at the beautiful McPhelemy Park right on the Buena Vista Town Pond. Gather your family, pack a picnic, grab your beach chair, and come enjoy the atmosphere of our free Concerts in the Park!  A great variety of musical acts each week.  Gratuities for the performers are always welcome.

Comanche Drive In Theatre

3 Miles West on Highway 306   Buena Vista, Co  719-395-2766​​
July 2nd through Sunday July 4th-Top Gun
​1986 Action Drama  Rated PG
Stars: Tom Cruise, Tim Robbins, Kelly McGillis
July 5th through Sunday July 11th-The The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard
2021 Action Comedy   Rated R
Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Salma Hayek
Showtime is dusk, approx  9:00 PM  Gate opens at 8:00 PM

Admission:   Adult  $10.00  Child  $5.00 (12 and under)  (Kids under 5 are free) 

July -August 27th

Friday Concerts at Turner Farm

6:00pm – 8:00PM | 6829 West Main Street

Admission by donation | Bring your own chair & picnic​

July 2 – featuring CARIN MARI


July 16 – featuring TRACEY EGOLF

July 23 – featuring BRIAN BISHOP

July 30 – featuring JOYCE & LLOYD WOODS

August 6 – featuring GENE FARRAR

August 13 – featuring KEVIN CARDINAL

August 20 – featuring CEC HOGARTH

August 27 – featuring RICHARD MAAS

For more information:

July -Aug.

Buena Vista Roastery Cafe Stage-409 East Main Street - BUENA VISTA-(719) 966-5500




Sat. July 17th-BLUE ROOSTER

Sun, July 18th-THAWIND MILLS

Sat. July 24th-NASCA LINES


July 3rd,10th,17th,24th,31st

Salida Farmers Market

8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Alpine Park, 5th & E Street Salida, CO
Saturdays, June 12 – October 16

July 4th

Buena Vista Farmers Market

July 4 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

McPhelemy Park – New Location! 409 E Main St Buena Vista, CO
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July 4th

The annual July 4th Kids Fishing Derby at Frantz Lake returns for 2021. The free event, for kids 13 and younger, is sponsored by Trout Unlimited and Colorado Parks & Wildlife. Registration begins at Frantz Lake at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 4th, followed by fishing from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Packaged snacks and sodas will be available for contestants and their families. Special prizes will be awarded, including first fish caught, longest fish caught, and contestant who traveled the farthest to participate. All contestants will receive a derby souvenir. Kids should bring their own fishing gear, water, and sunscreen. At 11:15 derby winners will be announced. Parking is available near the lake. Frantz Lake is located just outside Salida on CR 160 just beyond the golf course. For the duration of the derby event (8:30 am until noon),
adults accompanying derby contestants are exempt from the State Wildlife Area (SWA) requirement to possess a hunting or fishing license. For more details:


4th Of July Celebration!

from 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This year the city of Salida will be putting on multiple events during the 4th of July!

Celebrate July 4 in Salida!

Join us in Riverside Park for FUN including:

Something for everyone!

Salida Circus: 2:00-3:00 pm

Chalk Art: 2:00-4:00 pm

Freedom Singers: 3:30-4:15 pm

Roundhouse Assembly: 4:30-6:00 pm

Blue Recluse Band: 6:30-8:30 pm

Bike Light Parade: 9:00 pm

Fireworks: 9:30 pm

Salida Rotary Beer Garden

More details at:

July 4th

Pancake Breakfast- in Columbine Park, 7:00 am - 10:00 am

The Optimist Club of Buena Vista presents…Pancake Breakfast in Columbine Park!

All you can eat!! Pancakes, sausage, OJ, Coffee, and Hot Chocolate. Milk will be available

for the kids. $8 for adults (12 & older), $3 for kids (5 – 11), Kids under 5 are free

Proceeds benefit Buena Vista Youth projects!

July 9th,16th,23rd,30th

Bingo-6:00 pm - 9:30 pm, American Legion Post 55, 338 N. RAILROAD ST - Buena Vista,CO.

We will start at 6pm selling packets and play will start at 7pm.

July 9th & 10

Arkansas River Overnight ‘Bluegrass Roustabout’-Reservations only!

Yep, that’s Banjo Music! We are on the Arkansas River – Browns Canyon National Monument in Colorado. Dvorak Expedition’s July 9-10: Bluegrass Roustabout Concert.

The finest Bluegrass overnight trip this side of the South Platte River, it’s Dvorak’s ‘Premier Roustabout’. Old Mose has been called “high-country grass” or “whisky grass”, some of the best pickers ever. The name “Old Mose” pays tribute to the legend of the last great grizzly bear in Colorado.

Musicians: Kurt Beddingfield standup base, Jason Lapointe guitar, Kurt Snyder open back banjo, Josh Rogers rhythm guitar, Adam Taubman mandolin.

Bill & Jaci Dvorak are Colorado’s 1st Licensed Outfitter. With a personal penchant for Bluegrass music, taking Old Mose down the river will be in a natural Alpine setting. Your night on the river allows guests / performers to mingle over campfire, laugh, sing and, dance. Gourmet dinner and Dutch oven dessert, hors d’oeuvres, Soulcraft Brewery beers / local wines.

You will raft for 2-days Arkansas River – Browns Canyon Class II-III+ rapids. Bill recently received a number of awards for his more than 20 years of conservation work to secure “Browns Canyon National Monument and awarded from American Rivers as the “River Champion of the West”. Concert the night of July 9th, departing afternoon of the 10th.

This rafting trip is $595. Includes professional staff/guides, boating equipment, meals (4), camp gear (tent, sleeping bag-pad), or BYO. Transportation by DVK to river/return..

Click HERE to learn more about the trip and Dvorak’s!

July 10th

the 37th Mountain Mania Car Show- 9:00am to 3:00pm, A group of local car enthusiasts, the Arkansas Valley Car Club started this incredible car show on East Main Street and the tradition continues today, now powered by the Buena Vista Optimist Club. This event showcases some of the finest and most unique vehicles in all of Colorado! Car Show Details


7:00 am Cars Check In

9:00 am Show begins with Color Guard

12:00 pm Ballots due

11:00 am - 2:30 pm Maynard Mills Blues Band performs

1:00 pm Car wrapping demo

2:30 pm Awards presentation

3:00 Show concludes

July 17th

American Brass Quintet Concert -6:30 pm - 8:30 pm,Location: Salida Riverside Park,

Sackett Avenue and F Street - Salida

Join Salida Concerts for an evening of music with the American Brass Quintet. Described by Newsweek as “the high priests of brass”, the Quintet has nearly 60 recordings to its credit and have played more concerts in Salida than any other group we have had from the Aspen Music Festival and School. We are excited to offer this concert at no cost to the public as a thank you for your continued support of our organization and classical music.

July 17th & 18th

Salida Arts Festival

July 17 @ 10:00 am - July 18 @ 5:00 pm

The “Salida Arts Fair” is one of the premier arts destinations in Colorado. Salida was rated #30 in John Villani’s book “The 100 best art towns in America”. After taking 2020 off from life, like everyone, we’re thrilled that our 7th annual Salida Arts Festival will be held in Riverside Park adjacent to the pedestrian mall in downtown Salida. We will be hosting new artists and many of our favorite returning artists with new work. Come join us, it’s going to be Great! July 17th, 10-5 and July 18th 10-4. See you there.

The Arts Fair is run by and for artists. Jerry Scavezze has done shows for over 30 years. He understands the needs of artists and the importance of a show’s location. The new Salida “pedestrian mall” has become wildly popular and the show is right on it. The show will be limited to 80 juried artists. Red Tischer will be playing music both days. Thanks Red!

for more details:

July 23rd thru August 1st.

Chaffee County Fair & Rodeo

Visit the Chaffee County  Fair for more details and updates.

10165 County Road 120, Salida, CO

The RODEO will run from July 23rd thru August 1st.

July 29th

7th Annual Mac & Cheese Bake-Off/Silent Auction fundraiser presented by Fading West Building Systems on Wednesday, July 29th from 5:30-7:30 PM. All proceeds from this event will benefit Chaffee County Habitat for Humanity’s mission of building homes, communities, and hope. Individuals, church groups, businesses, and restaurants will supply their best macaroni and cheese recipes. The silent auction is sponsored by donations from local businesses. Attendees will vote on their favorite dishes and prizes will be awarded for the winning recipes in the individual and restaurant categories for first, second, and third place. Salad, dessert, and a cash bar will be provided. Adult tickets for the event are $15 if purchased in advance and $20 at the door; tickets for children ages 12 and under are $5. Where: Mount Princeton Hot Springs, 15870 County Road 162,

Nathrop,CO. For more details go to:

July 31st & August 1st

Gold Rush Days – Celebrating our Heritage, All Day, Location:Buena Vista River Park, East Main Street
We are excited to host Gold Rush Days once again in 2021! We missed everyone last year. 

Every year Gold Rush Days is a celebration of our Town’s heritage. Festivities include:
Free Live Music, Art & Craft Fair with over 100 vendors,  Beer Garden & Food, Historical Reenactments and the Burro Race Triple Crown.  Plus, many local businesses in Buena Vista offer great shopping, incredible food selections and live music throughout the weekend as well.


Buena Vista Roastery Cafe Stage-409 East Main Street - BUENA VISTA-(719) 966-5500


Sat. Aug. 14th-BLUE RECLUSE

Sat. Aug. 21st-BLUE ROOSTER


August 12th-15th

Buena Vista Contin-Tail Gem, Mineral, & Fossil Show, 9:00 am - 7:00 pm, Location: Buena Vista Rodeo Grounds, Gregg Dr. The Buena Vista Contin-Tail Rock, Gem, and Mineral Show has been running annually for over 30 years! Each year over 100 gem, mineral, fossil, and rock dealers gather together near the Continental Divide in Buena Vista Colorado to share their wares with the public.