Refresh both your palate and playlist for summertime in Glenwood Springs. Seasonal flavors and laid-back outdoor concerts are at their peak right now in your favorite Colorado hot springs town.
Summer is peak time for organically grown good eats in Glenwood Springs
From June through October, Glenwood Springs Downtown Market is a weekly stop for locals who like to eat well and a vacation highlight for out-of-towners who happen by. Shop for the freshest ingredients at the market held every Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. on Seventh Street. Along with a bounty of food, the Downtown Market also hosts vendors that sell a cornucopia of unique gifts and tasty artisanal goodies such as native honey, olive oils, infused vinegars, small-batch wine, bakery bread, gourmet mushrooms, herbal teas and specialty roasted coffees.
A sampling of what you can expect to find at Glenwood Downtown Market
- June: Bing cherries, fresh herbs, tender lettuce, microgreens and sweet strawberries
- July: Cucumbers, green beans, tomatoes including heirloom varieties, potatoes and shallots
- August: Apricots, cantaloupes and melons, chilis, kale, Olathe sweet corn, Palisade peaches, peppers and zucchini
- September: Apples, beets, broccoli, grapes, pears, pumpkins and winter squash
Five Glenwood Springs restaurants tap local farmers for the best ingredients
When it comes to serving up delicious, satisfying meals for locavore-loving patrons, Glenwood Springs restaurants rely on area farmers and regional suppliers for the freshest fixings.
- CO Ranch House. Specializing in simple food with a modern twist, not only does the restaurant grow their own herbs and tomatoes, the menu also features Rocky Mountain specialties including duckling, elk and trout.
- Hugo’s. The plate presentation is pure artistry that showcases recently picked ingredients. For summer try the watermelon gazpacho, quinoa kale salad or tuna poke.
- Juicy Lucy’s Steakhouse. Renowned for their minimally processed “Sterling Silver” Colorado-sourced steaks, the restaurant partners with local farmers to deliver garden-fresh produce.
- The Pullman. The award-winning restaurant’s menu is obsessively market-driven depending on what is seasonally available. Tender asparagus, wild mushrooms and heirloom tomatoes are just a few highlights.
- Riviera Supper Club & Scratch Kitchen. Every season, Chef Travis designs a new menu around choice local ingredients—the Farmers’ Market Pasta featuring vegetables in a white wine and basil sauce for example!
Finger-pickin’ good music all summer long in Glenwood Springs
Along with farm-fresh food, Glenwood Springs Downtown Market is also a concert venue that showcases talented musicians Tuesdays from 4 to 7 p.m. Like the produce, each week brings a tantalizing new experience. The vibe is laid-back with genres that run the gamut from cool jazz to acoustic Blues and Celtic to Southern folk. Other places to catch a casual concert in Glenwood Springs include:
- Hotel Colorado. The courtyard at the historic hotel is a gorgeous setting for a strum session. Listen to live music Thursdays from 7 – 9 p.m. and Sundays from 4 – 7 p.m.
- Friday’s on Seventh. This weekly celebration on Bethel Plaza, beneath the Grand Avenue Bridge, includes a variety of artists performing Fridays from July 2 through August 13, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
- Summer Music @ Two Rivers Park. The music returns for one special night only, August 4th at 6:30 pm. Free to the public, rain or shine, donations accepted!
- Music on the Mountain at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park has four concerts scheduled for late summer and fall: August 21 and 28 and September 11 and 18.
- Friday Afternoon Club also at Glenwood Caverns, gets the weekend party started on Fridays with music spotlighting local talent from 4 to 7 p.m.
Experience summer in Glenwood Springs like a local with good clean food and casual outdoor concerts from June through September. Learn more and make plans to visit Glenwood Springs today!
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