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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, citizen’s races or seasonal events. Check out our event calendar below.

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.

This free 6-week concert series takes place in Two Rivers Park every Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. beginning in July. Over the years it has become a venue for both established performers and up-and-coming musical talent.

Glenwood Springs Historical Society presents its annual Historic Ghost Walk through Linwood Cemetery in Glenwood Springs the last two weekends of October.  Tours each night will 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.

Lear more here: https://www.glenwoodhistory.com/

The Glenwood Springs Cruise-a-Thong is a race for the average Joe. This triathlon designed for the not-so-hardcore athlete usually occurs in late July

Old fashioned games, a community BBQ, 4k Firecracker Run, live music and a DJ are all part of Glenwood Springs’ annual celebration of American independence. The evening is capped off by a one-of-a-kind laser performance.  The show will bring Red Mountain alive with waves of color, choreographed to classic rock, country, classical and pop hits from today!

On select Saturdays nights, in May, June, August and September, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park hosts Music on the Mountain, a concert series that features dance bands, drink specials and a free tram ride up the mountain in exchange for bringing a canned food item to help support the local food bank.

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.

Bring a blanket and listen to bands from around the country at the annual Summer of Music, every Wednesday night in July in Two Rivers Park. Local talent warms up the crowd starting at 6:30 p.m., with headliners taking the stage at 7:30 p.m., running through July 31.

Motor-heads descend regularly on Glenwood Springs to compare notes, show off their own and admire other classic cars and bikes. Events that get car-crazed enthusiasts to rev their engines include the MG Car Club Rallye, the Grand River Classic Car & Motorcycle Show, and the Glenwood Springs Ford Classic Car Show.

Glenwood Springs is an outdoor playground, making it a natural location for a little friendly competition. Consider participating in one of these events: the Day of Infamy Snowshoe Race, citizen’s races at Sunlight Mountain Resort, the Tri-Glenwood Triathlon, the Strawberry Shortcut, the Mother’s Day Mile, the MS Walk in Glenwood Canyon, and the Cruise-A-Thong.

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