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Glenwood Springs: What’s New for Summer 2017

Glenwood Springs, Colorado is revving up for a supercharged season of summer activities, music and events.

Summer in Glenwood Springs is just around the corner and there’s so much to look forward to, whether it’s attending a free concert, busting out of an escape room or being among the first visitors to experience of the most highly anticipated theme park thrill ride in the US. You’re not going to want to miss this!

Haunted Mine Drop. Hold on to your seats. The world’s first drop ride to go underground opens at the mountain-top Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park this summer. You’ll hear ghostly mining tales as you enter the Haunted Mine Drop. When you’re least expecting it, the floor disappears and you plummet 110 feet down inside Iron Mountain. Follow Glenwood Caverns on Facebook for updates on the mid-summer opening date.

Escape Room. Do you have what it takes to unlock the door and getaway? Find out; at the Glenwood Escape Room. You’ll need to be able to solve riddles, uncover clues and crack codes in time to escape Pharaoh’s curse, slip getting nabbed by the cops, or win an ailing relative’s fortune before someone else steals it!

Piano Bar. Well, when you’re in the mood for a melody, there’s no place like the Riviera Supper Club for ragtime, jazz and show tunes. Sing along to Billy Joel’s signature song and other favorites as you sip wine and enjoy your meal.

Melodrama. Hiss. Boo. Swoon. Trouble Bubbles at Iron Mountain Hot Springs is part ghost story, part mystery, part romantic comedy. The new, original melodrama is free to guests at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, with shows Friday through Monday at Noon and 2:30 p.m.

Vaudeville Show.  Get ready for a new rib-splitting season of hilarity at the Glenwood Vaudeville Revue beginning on June 16. The family-friendly dinner theater features a cast of talented professionals performing a variety of comedy skits, jokes, high energy dance numbers and so much more.
Pedestrian Bridge. Glenwood’s new pedestrian bridge is open for foot and bike traffic; it connects the downtown shopping and dining district with North Glenwood, where businesses including the Hotel Colorado, Glenwood Hot Springs, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, Iron Mountain Hot Springs, the Yampah Spa and Vapor Caves, several outfitters and many of the town’s motels are located. The pedestrian bridge is part of the larger Grand Avenue Bridge project which is currently underway and on schedule.
New Music. It’s official! The bands have been booked and music is on the calendar in Glenwood Springs from May through September. Check out the lineups and schedules for Glenwood Springs Summer of Music, held Wednesday evenings at Two Rivers Park and Music on the Mountain at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park. Also, Rhythm on the River at Iron Mountain Hot Springs features local artists performing acoustics, vocals, jazz, keyboards and saxophone on select Thursday evenings starting May 18. Sunset Sounds at the Glenwood Hot Springs on Tuesday evenings begins June 20. The poolside music features bluegrass, smooth jazz, soul, funk, blues and more.

New Events. Summer is a great time to be outdoors sipping, celebrating and dancing in the streets! That’s exactly what’s happening in Glenwood Springs with these three fun-filled events. The Wild West Fermentation Fest on June 30, and July 1, is your chance to sample craft beers, hard ciders and finely crafted liquors. The Glenwood Springs Fourth of July is all about family fun with games, activities, music and, of course fireworks all taking place at Two Rivers Park. On August 12, it’s time to officially say good bye to the Grand Avenue Bridge with a huge community Summer Block Party that includes dancing, a beer garden, food booths and kids activities.

Summer’s practically here. Make plans today for an action-packed, entertainment-filled, thrilling summer in Glenwood Springs!

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