Glenwood Springs Events Ahead July-September 2019

Events Ahead: What’s Happening in Glenwood Springs, July – September 2019

It’s time for music festivals, farmers’ markets, car shows and more! Fill your calendar with these things-to-do in Glenwood Springs.

JULY Events in Glenwood Springs

In addition to vaunted events in Glenwood Springs, mid-summer is the perfect time to play on the town’s two rivers. Go rafting and kayaking or fly fishing. There’s no better way to cool off!

6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28   Historic Walking Tours at the Hotel Colorado

Glenwood Springs downtown market poster

9, 16, 23 & 30   Glenwood’s Downtown Market lights up downtown every Tuesday from 4 – 8 p.m. at Centennial Park at Ninth St. and Grand Ave. Fresh produce, live music, hot food and artisan booths.

11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26  Under the Bridge Troll Theater: Glenwood Springs Performing Artist’s Association will coordinate entertainers by showcasing local talent. Performances will be under the Grand Avenue Bridge Thursday & Friday nights from 5:30-8:30pm. Activities include art, dance, theatre, music, magic, & more.

5, 12, 19 & 26  Fridays on 7th, hosted by the City of Glenwood Springs, is held at Bethel Plaza under the Grand Avenue Bridge from 4 – 5:30 p.m. The weekly event includes bands, dancing, kid’s activities, life-sized games and local business specials.

sunset sounds at glenwood hot springs

9, 16, 23 & 30   Sunset Sounds at Glenwood Hot Springs takes place Tuesdays from 6 – 9 p.m. The concert series showcases local performers playing a variety of musical genres, from classic and rock n’ roll to blues and soul.

5, 12, 19 & 26    Friday Afternoon Club at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park features live music and food and drink specials from 5 – 8:30 p.m. on Fridays. The park’s FAC also includes a free gondola ride with a coupon that appears in the Post Independent on Fridays. The coupon is valid for a free gondola ride for up to four people starting at 4 p.m.

6, 13, 20 & 27    Music on the Mountain is a concert series that takes place on the main stage at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park. Guests can ride the gondola free with the donation of a canned food item for the Lift-Up community food pantry starting at 4 p.m. and music from 6 – 10 p.m.

10, 17, 24 & 31   Summer of Music draws the community together every Wednesday at Two Rivers Park, starting at 6:30 p.m. Bring a picnic or purchase food and drinks from a vendor. Remember to leave glass, alcohol and pets at home.

11, 18, 25      Free 80s Movie Night under the Bridge

27    The annual Cruise-A-Thon is billed as a race for the “Average Joe.” This bike-walk-float triathlon is designed for the not-so-hardcore athlete in all of us! Wacky costumes are encouraged. Invite your friends to this fun event HERE!

26 & 27     16th Annual Glenwood Springs Car & Motorcycle Show starts off with a cruise-in and barbecue at Vicco’s Charcoalburger Drive-In on Friday night. Classic cars and trucks will be on display outside Glenwood Springs High School on Saturday from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

AUGUST Events in Glenwood Springs

Before the kids head back to school, fill the remainder of summer with outdoor adventures, including hiking and biking on Glenwood Springs trails. Remember to make reservations to hike or bike to Hanging Lake.

1      Free 80s Movie Night under the Bridge

2      Fridays on 7th

3, 4 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31  Historic Walking Tours at the Hotel Colorado

6, 13, 20 & 27  Glenwood’s Downtown Market lights up downtown every Tuesday from 4 – 8 p.m. at Centennial Park at Ninth St. and Grand Ave. Fresh produce, live music, hot food and artisan booths.

6 & 13    Sunset Sounds

2 & 9      Friday Afternoon Club

3, 10, 17, 18, 24  Music on the Mountain

9-11      Orpheus Music & Arts Festival is a ticketed event that takes place in Two Rivers Park. It celebrates DIY creativity, the great outdoors and sustainable living and includes bands, a treasure hunt and craft beer.
men with water guns on rafting boat

16-18     Big Gay Raft Trip -August 2019 Lazy River Trip: Sit back, relax, and check out the scenery in Glenwood Canyon. There are still a couple of good rapids to toss you into the river. Calmer and warmer leads to more swimming and water fights, so bring a water gun! Get Tickets Now:

24     Join us for our 2nd annual Raftoberfest. Lets come together to have some fun and raise some money to change the lives of adult cancer thrivers. We love partnering with the Team at White Water Rafting any time. We will start off with a ride down the Colorado River and end at White Water Rafting enjoying some great beers from around Colorado!! Mark your calendars and join in the fun. Learn more & RSVP HERE!

31     AmericART: Join AmericArt 2019 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM at the Bethel Plaza. Talk about how art & culture have impacted your life! Help paint and watch a traveling canvas mural develop in front of you!

SEPTEMBER Events in Glenwood Springs

Fall colors will peak this month, so plan a fall foliage color drive that includes a stop in Glenwood Springs and a post-drive soak in the hot springs for the perfect season finale!

1   Historic Walking Tours at the Hotel Colorado

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3, 10 & 17     Glenwood Downtown Market & Music

7, 8, 14 & 21   Music on the Mountain

21     Oktoberfest at the Glenwood Canyon Brewpub, in association with Jennetta Howell Theatricals, is a German-themed festival with live polka music, a beer garden, Bavarian fare and kids’ activities. The event takes place outdoors behind the Hotel Denver.


28   Oktoberfest Block Party: Break out the Dirndls and Lederhosen!! The City of Glenwood Springs, Colo. Government and Glenwood Springs Brew Garden are celebrating Oktoberfest on 6th Street! This free, family friendly event brings together the best elements of a traditional German/Austrian Oktoberfest! Including Glenwood Springs Brew Garden refreshments from specially selected breweries, food vendors, contests with prizes and of course, LIVE MUSIC!


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