Chaffee County Events



May 19th

BBQ PARTY-This month’s event will be family-friendly as we kick off the season with a fun, old-fashioned BBQ! We will be grilling burgers & hot dogs, drinking beer & margaritas, Cornhole Tournament and MORE! FOOD | BEER | MUSIC | GAMES. Bring the family! 5-7pm, Vista Court Cabins, 1004 West Main St., Buena Vista, CO.
(719) 395-6557 ** $10 Cash at the Door **

May 19th,26th

Seniors Game Day-1pm-4pm, at A Church, 419 D. Street, Salida,CO.

Board games, pool, card games, ping pong, art activities. Meet new

people & have fun. Coffee, tea, soda and light snacks will be offered.

For more info call: 970-309-9145 (Thursdays)

May 20th-22nd

Comanche Drive In Theatre,  

27784 County Road 339

Buena Vista, CO. (719)395-2766

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

R 2022 ‧ Action/Comedy ‧ 1h 46m

Unfulfilled and facing financial ruin, actor Nick Cage accepts a $1 million offer to attend a wealthy fan's birthday party. Things take a wildly unexpected turn when a CIA operative recruits Cage for an unusual mission. Taking on the role of a lifetime, he soon finds himself channeling his most iconic and beloved characters to save himself and his loved ones.

Movie show time is approximately at dusk.

Admission: Adult  $10.00  Child  $5.00(12 and under)(Kids under 5 are free). Credit/debit and cash are excepted, credit/debit cards will have a small fee applied to the transaction at the box office for tickets.Sound is by FM Radio  Use your car radio or bring your own portable radio. Concessions are available with outside window pick up only. Pets are allowed but must be well behaved and remain in your vehicle. Movies show at dusk, rain, snow or shine.

May 20th-Jesh Yancey, 7pm

May 21st-Roots & Rhythm, 7pm

May 22nd-Julia Riback, 1 pm

May 27th-SLEAZY GREASE, 7pm

May 28th-BLUE RECLUSE, 7pm

May 29th-Bonnie Culpeper & Friends, 1pm

Live Music at Location: High Side Bar & Grill, 

300 West Sackett Ave Salida, CO. (719) 539-4742


May 28th-JUSTIN ALLISON, 5pm


10495 County Road 120, Poncha Springs, CO.Phone: (719) 539-6299

May 21st

BV Overlook Summer Kickoff Party-5pm to 9 pm, Come celebrate the start of summer with live music, food, and drinks at BV Overlook!

27700 County Road 303, Buena Vista,CO.  719-207-4450

May 28th 29th

Bluegrass On The Arkansas

Bluegrass on the Arkansas is a music festival, held on Memorial Day Weekend in Riverside Park, Salida, Colorado, hosted and produced by the Rotary Club of Salida. This festival is a fundraiser for scholarships for graduating high school seniors. AT: Riverside Park in Salida

Live Music Schedule:

May 28th

Pint & a Half-4.30pm to 5.30pm

Floodgate Operators-6pm to 7.30 pm

Blue Canyon Boys-8pm to 9.30pm

May 29th

Bonnie Culpepper & Alex Johnstone-noon to 1pm

Ragged Mountain-1.30pm to 2.45pm

Big Meadow-3.15pm to 4.15pm

Red Mountain Boys-4.45pm to 6.15pm

Rapidgrass-6.45pm to 8.45pm



June 1st (many more dates available)

Sunrise Ride-5am, One hour ride through our beautiful pastures in the famed Wet Mountain Valley. Wake up with the sun on this ranch ride, just like the cowboys of yesteryear. Check the fences, drink the coffee and swap adventure tales.

Refreshments served after the ride around the fire pit.

Plan on two hours for this experience. $70 and up.

For groups over 5 please call 719-280-2889

$70 per person Ages 7 & up. 220lb weight limit. No horse or riding experience needed. No riding experience needed. Location: 

4613 County Road 160, Westcliffe, CO. For tickets & more details:

June 4th

My Blue Sky-9pm, The Allman Brothers Band have a unique blend of southern rock, blues, and jazz, $10. Location: The Lariat in Buena Vista

206 east main street, Buena Vista, CO.

For tickets & more details go to:

June 8th

WINE and WOO SALIDA!-A Night Of Spirited Psychic Readings and HUMOR! Bring your friends, your curiosity, your questions for the divine and enjoy a night of comedy, psychic readings and more.

6:00 PM – 9:30 PM, $29. Location: The Velveteen, 115 G Street

Salida, CO.  For tickets and more details go to:

June 10th

Split Window - Live at The Lariat-9:00 PM , Split Window is a large ensemble. Performing with as many as 12 musicians, the band is able to approach many genres. $10, The Lariat in Buena Vista

206 east main street, Buena Vista, CO.

For tickets and more details, go to:

June 11th & 12th

Gravity Haus Overnight Rafting on the Arkansas-Many have rafted, but few have spent a night riverside under the stars, surrounded by the beauty of Brown's National Monument. Jun 11, 2022, 10:00 AM –Sun, Jun 12, 2022, 3:30 PM

Saturday, June 11

  • 11 am Check-in and Quesadilla Lunch feast

  • Privately raft 22 miles of Class III rapids in Browns Canyon National Monument

  • Cowboy dinner - steaks, potatoes, and all the fixin’s

  • Nightcaps and s’more around the fire

  • Sleep under the stars riverside in Brown’s Canyon

Sunday, June 12

Location: AVA Rafting & Zipline, 40671 US-24, Buena Vista, CO.

June 14th

Ride the Rockies After-Party-6:00 pm - 9:00 pm, 

Beer, food trucks and music!  Join us in welcoming in the Ride the Rockies riders as they enter Salida, after riding 107 miles from Basalt.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.  Be prepared to show ID.The Milo Hayes Meld performance, 6:30 to 8:00pm at Riverside Park, Salida, CO.

June 16th-19th

74th Annual FIBArk Salida, CO.

List of all going on:

CARNIVAL-Join us downtown for thrilling rides, games and more! 

June 18th-parade, F and 6th, 10am

Live Music CONCERTS Line up:

June 16th-AT THE WATER TOWER, 5:30-7:00 pm (Free Admission)

June 16th-roundhouse assembly,7:30-9:00 pm (Free Admission)

June 17th-joe johnson and the wildfire,3:30-5:00 pm (FEE)

June 17th-leadville cherokee,5:30-7:00 pm (FEE)

June 17th-tejon street corner thieves,7:30-9:00 pm (FEE)

June 18th-drunken hearts,3:30-5:00 pm (FEE)

June 18th-the altitones,5:30-7:00 pm (FEE)

June 18th-big sam's funky nation,7:30-9:00 pm (FEE)

June 19th-float like a buffalo,12:30-2:00 pm (Free Admission)

June 19th-the jauntee, 2:30-4:00 pm (Free Admission)

*Online ticket sales will be available on May 6, 2022 at 12 AM. Tickets may also be purchased at the door on the day of the event for a raised fee.

*ADMISSION FEES, FRIDAY & SATURDAY CONCERTS: $5 online at, or $10 per person at the door. THURSDAY & SUNDAY: FREE ENTRY. No ticket purchase necessary on those days.

FREE ENRY for 18 and under, and 65 and older. IDs will be required to receive free admission for 18 yo and under as well as 65 yo and over.

*WRISTBANDS-Tickets purchased online will be exchanged for a wristband the day of the event. The purchase of a ticket grants you access to Riverside Park on either Friday, June 18 or Saturday, June 19, 2022 to see the full music lineup. Once guests have wristbands on, they will be able to leave and re-enter the event throughout the day

*ALCOHOL-No outside alcohol will be allowed within the Riverside Park. IDs will be required to receive a 21 and up wristband for the purchase of alcohol.



June 18th-Hooligan Race (whitewater paddling), 5:30 PM, Salida Whitewater Park, Downtown Salida, Salida, CO

Hooligans- dress up in costume and the winner is usually not just the fastest but often one of the few left standing, or, floating.


DOWNRIVER RACE (Big List) go to:


June 16th-RAFT RODEO, Salida Boat Ramp


June 17th-Raft Sprint, Salida Whitewater Park, Downtown Salida, Salida, CO


June 18th-Freestyle Throwdown, Salida Whitewater Park, Downtown Salida, Salida, CO


June 18th-Slalom Races,Salida Whitewater Park, Downtown Salida, Salida, CO 


*The Pine Creek Race- is an experts-only race, where paddlers navigate a giant slalom course through the rapid.

*sup boxing-A GIANT stand-up paddle board, oversized boxing gloves and a raging river, what’s not to love?!?

*sup surf competition-Come check out these amazing athletes as they surf river waves on their shortboards and body boards. 

*colorado sup championships-During FIBArk weekend we will crown the overall top Man and Woman in the emerging sport of river stand up paddling. Top athletes will compete in three disciplines competing for a cash purse.

*crazy river dog-This fun event celebrates our fearless, dedicated pooches as they retrieve items from the roaring Arkansas River.


running races

*Tenderfoot Hill Climb

*5k & 10k Road Races

*10K Trail Run



kid's oasis

We have decided to step up our kids oasis this year as a treat for adults and kids alike. Keep an ear out for all of the kid-centric specialties coming to the play-ground side of Riverside Park.


vendor village

If you were a fan of our long loved “vendor alley”, you will love our new “vendor village”.

For a lot more Datails & tickets and more, go to:

June 18th

Monster Truck Racing League-(showing 2 different times), 

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM  & 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM. Featuring Professional Monster Trucks performing iconic jumps and stunts as part of our action-packed edge of your seat family entertainment. 

$20 – $30, Location: Chaffee County Fairgrounds

185 Quigot Court, Salida, CO. For tickets, go to:

June 25th

Jeremy Garrett (Infamous Stringdusters) Bluegrass Band-9:00 PM ,

Jeremy Garrett is known as an innovative fiddle player, expressive singer. $25. Will be playing at the: The Lariat in Buena Vista

206 east main street, Buena Vista, CO.

June 25th

Afterparty & KHEN Fundraiser-5:00 PM – 7:00 PM, Join us at the Salida SteamPlant for an afterparty and KHEN fundraiser following the Colorado Humanists' event with Clay Jenkinson from Prairie Public Radio's Thomas Jefferson Hour. 

Salida Steam Plant Theater, 220 West Sackett Avenue

Salida, CO. For details & info go to:


NOTE: All events that are posted, could change without notice, might be cancellation, change of dates, or times, so please call ahead to the event your interested in, to make sure its still on or no changes happening And its best to look into details, if not sure if event is Free or not. The post sent to me may not always say it.