Strawberry Days Festival

Annual Events in Glenwood Springs

Anytime is a great time to visit Glenwood Springs where there’s always something engaging going on. Plan a trip to Glenwood Springs that includes attending or participating in concerts, festivals, citizens’ races or seasonal events. Check out the annual events and event series in the Land of Water!

Annual Event Highlights

From family-friendly happenings like Strawberry Days, the annual historic Hotel Colorado Lighting Ceremony and Oktoberfest’s to the annual historic Ghost-Walk and MG Car Rallye. Glenwood Springs has the perfect event mix for you!

Events by Month

Please visit the Event Calendar or the link to each event for exact dates and details!


Skier Appreciation Day at Sunlight Mountain Resort


Ski Spree:  Sunlight Mountain Resort and Glenwood Springs join together in February to celebrate winter fun on the slopes and in town. The weekend extravaganza includes events at Sunlight, a fireworks show and a highly competitive chili cook-off.

Snowshoe Shuffle at Sunlight Mountain Resort

March & April

Defiance Challenge: The ultimate endurance ski race and fundraiser at Sunlight Mountain Resort

Easter Happenings: Check with the Hotel Colorado and Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park for special Easter Events!


Annual MG Car Club Rallye: Rallye Glenwood Springs is the oldest continually held Time-Speed-Distance Rallye in the United States. Learn more!

Strawberry Days – Oldest Festival in Colorado: The oldest continuously held civic celebration west of the Mississippi is celebrated in June with an artisan’s fair, parade, music, a running race and more. The town sells out during the festival, so make lodging reservations early. More about this Glenwood Springs signature festival at StrawberryDays.com 

Mountain to Valley Half-Marathon by Roaring Fork Leadership


4th of July Celebration: Live Music, Family-Friendly Activities and more at Two Rivers Park!

Old fashioned games, 4k Firecracker Run, live music and more are all part of Glenwood Springs’ annual celebration of American independence. Event activities and entertainment varies year-to-year. Check the calendar of events for information.

Total Archery Challenge at Sunlight Mountain: National 3D archery experience.

Sunlight Showdown: Marathon and cycling event at Sunlight Mountain Resort.


Glenwood Springs Car Show: Learn more!


Oktoberfest by Glenwood Canyon Brew Pub

Oktoberfest by City of Glenwood Springs


Octoberfest at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park: Event Info

Annual Ghost Walk at Linwood Cemetery: Glenwood Springs Historical Society presents its annual Historic Ghost Walk through Linwood Cemetery in Glenwood Springs the last two-three weekends of October.  Tours each night lead you up the hill by lantern light to the old cemetery where costumed actors portray pioneers from Glenwood Springs’ past. Participants need to carry lanterns or flashlights for the moderately strenuous 1/3 mile hike up to the cemetery. The annual ghost walk is a must do bucket list item for visitors and locals alike. More info & tickets!


Winter on the Mountain Kickoff at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park: Lights, Music and Holiday Festivities at America’s Only Mountaintop Theme Park! More info!

Hotel Colorado Annual Lighting Ceremony: For more than 30 years Glenwood Springs residents and visitors have gathered at one of the town’s most recognizable landmarks – the Hotel Colorado –for the official start of the holiday season. The free event, held on the Friday after Thanksgiving, draws thousands of people to watch as the magic happen. Festivities include a fun-filled day and night of holiday cheer complete with music, visits from Santa, a fireworks display and the illumination of thousands of lights.

Event Series & Live Music Concert Series

Below is a list of Glenwood Springs event series, such as Summer of Music and more!

This free concert takes place in Two Rivers Park at 6:30 p.m. Over the years, Summer of Music has become a venue for both established performers and up-and-coming musical talent.
Free admission, bring your own chair, blanket and beverage (no glass!). 

Updates and Line-up

Live music, food and drink specials on top of the mountain.
Friday Afternoon Club Dates and Line-UP

On select Saturdays nights, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park hosts Music on the Mountain, a concert series that features dance bands, and drink specials .

Summer of Music Line-up

Concert & Entertainment Venues in Glenwood Springs

  • Glenwood Vaudeville Revue: This dinner-theater comedy show consistently gets rave reviews for its hilarious Vaudeville-style skits performed by a cast of professionally trained actors, singers and musicians.

More Glenwood Springs’ Venues with Regular Live Music

Please visit the Event Calendar for the latest event information!

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