Chaffee County Events


 Cancellations or postponements can happen, so if you see

 an event you wish to go to Please verify its still happening


November 28th

Walden Chamber Music Society LIVE CONCERT-3:00 pm, Salida

Steam Plant Theater. Musicians: AAron Boyd & Matt Diekman,

Violin, Camilla Bonzo, Cello,  Jo Boatright, Piano. Tickets available online, $20,


December 1st,8th,15th, 29th

Buena Vista Open Mic, Every Wednesday

310 E Main St Buena Vista, CO. (217) 415-2645

Open Mic eve! It’s even better than being excited for Santa to slide down the chimney! Here’s a look at just a FEW of last weeks awesome lineup. This week we are gearing up for some awesome upgrades, options, and changes to our current open mic.

December 2nd,9th,16th

Area of Ageing brings Seniors game day! A Free Event! Bridge, pool, ping pong and chess are only a few of the games to be played. Coffee, tea, soda and light snacks will be offered. Thursdays 1-4 p.m. At: A CHURCH, 419 D. Street,Salida,CO. 970-309-9145

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

FRIDAY NIGHT BINGO--6:00 pm - 9:30 pm, Location:American Legion Post 55, 338 N. RAILROAD ST - Buena Vista.  We will start at 6pm selling packets and play will start at 7pm.

December 4th

Holiday Sampler Craft Show-9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Chaffee County Fairgrounds, 10165 County Road 120, Salida,CO.

December 4th

Christmas Opening

The Buena Vista Christmas Opening is a wonderful holiday tradition that unites our small businesses, visitors and residents to join together and share in the holiday spirit. 

We will continue to monitor the pandemic and stay hopeful that we can bring back all of our past traditions in 2021…so save the date!

Event Day Activities

  • The Chocolate Walk

  • Photos with Santa

  • Holiday Craft Fair

  • Parade of Lights

  • The Polar Plunge

  • Mt. Princeton Punch Passes

  • Purchasing your Christmas Tree Permit from the Forest Service

  • Carolers, entertainment, and more

December 4th

The Star, Free Movie at Christmas Opening

The movie The Star will be showing at the Community Center during Christmas Opening. Sponsored by First Colorado Land, the movie will have two showings - 10a and 12:30p. So bring the family by and get into the holiday spirit.

Rated PG

A small but brave donkey and his animal friends become the unsung heroes of the first Christmas. Buena Vista Community Center

715 East Main Street, Buena Vista, CO


December 4th & 18th

Foodshed Alliance Winter Farmers Market @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Salida Community Center, 305 F. Street, Salida,CO. 719-398-0301

 December 10th,11th,12th

 Celebration of Lite

 Music for the Holiday Season Featuring: Oso Banco, drums & percussion, Kate Chiras, Bass Brenda Covert, Flute, Andre Wilkins, Sax. Different Locations playing

 Dec.10th-Clearview Community Church,

Rodeo Rd, Buena Vista, CO. 7 pm

 Dec.11th-Presbyterian Church,

7 Poncha Blvd, Salida, CO. 7 pm

 Dec.12th-Steamplant Event Center,

220 E Sackett Ave, Salida, CO. 3 pm

Note: Require people to wear face mask, and show proof of vaccination Sugested donation: $10, 719-539-2428

December 11th

Holiday Market on The Creek

16850 County Road 306, Buena Vista, CO 

10 AM – 2 PM, Shop small, shop local! We

will have 5+ vendors with a WIDE range of

gifts and products by women makers.

December 18th

Winters Farmer Market, 11am-2pm, Salida Community Center,

305 F. Sreet, Salida,CO.


December 24th

Santa Skis Monarch-8:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monarch Mountain, #1 Powder Place
Monarch, CO (719) 530-5000