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Environmental Education Lecture Series - Environmental Education Lecture Series (every Friday & Saturday evening) & Nature Detectives (perfect for the kids - every Saturday morning at the park) from Memorial Day to Labor Day-at the Ridgway State Park just outside of Ridgway, CO. Very popular with visitors as well as locals!

Address: Ridgway State Park , Ouray, Colorado
Ph: 970-626-5822 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: parks.state.co.us/Parks/Ridgway/ParkActivities

San Juan Odyssey - June through September. The Silver Anniversary Edition of the San Juan Odyssey is a multi-media presentation narrated by C.W. McCall. It showcases the mountains and wildflowers of the San Juan Mountains. It is shown every night at 7:30 from June through September.

Address: 630 Main Street , Ouray, Colorado
Ph: 970-325-4940 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: ouray@ouraycolorado.com
Fee: $8.00/adult; $5.00/children (under 5 free)

January

1 - 4 Annual Ouray Ice Festival - Premiere ice climbing event. Internationally known as "leader of the pack." Open competition with qualifying rounds and finals. The Ouray Ice Festival is an international gathering of ice climbers, gear manufacturing exhibitors, and ice climbing voyeurs simply thrilled to watch at a safe distance from the precipitous edge. Events over this incredible weekend include various climbing clinics from beginning to advanced, an opportunity to check out and try the latest and greatest gear and catch up with some of the world's most famous and experienced climbers. During the Festival, we offer one of the best competition routes that continues to challenge the best climbers in the world.There are also live auctions, lectures, and more.

Address: Ouray Ice Park , Ouray, Colorado
Ph: 970-325-4288 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: oipi@ouraynet.com
Web: www.ourayicefestival.com
Fee: Fee

31 - 4 Chicks with Picks "Totally Chick" - Totally Chick is open to women of all abilities from beginners to more advanced climbers. If you are totally addicted to ice climbing, attend the Ouray Ice Festival. The four-to-one ratio with two ropes offers you lots of climbing. We include a "Skills Day" that enables you to sign up for instruction in rescue techniques, mixed climbing, alpine skills and more.

Address: Ouray Ice Park, Ouray, CO , Ouray, Colorado
Ph: 970-626-4424 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@chickswithpicks.net
Web: www.chickswithpicks.net

13 - 17 Chicks with Picks "The Complete Chicks" - Before you sign up please read our CLINIC LEVELS.
This is it gals - our most popular clinic and the one we've been doing the longest. The four-to-one ratio with two ropes offers you lots of climbing. We include a "Skills Day" that enables you to sign up for instruction in rescue techniques, mixed climbing, alpine skills and more.

Address: Ouray Ice Park, Ouray, CO , Ouray, Colorado
Ph: 970-626-4424 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@chickswithpicks.net
Web: www.chickswithpicks.net

18 - 21 Annual Betty Ice Ball - Annual Betty Ice Ball, a Women's Festival of Ice; put on by Chicks with Picks, the premiere women's ice climbing program. Live auctions, lectures, and more.

Come one, come all to the annual full-on, women's ice climbing festival! The Betty Ice Ball offers half-day ice climbing clinics at wicked affordable prices, yummy catered dinners, public events and a networking frenzy. We are offering the opportunity to be a "Chick" without having to sign up for one of our longer, standard, (more expensive) clinics. For those of you totally addicted to ice climbing and/or Chicks with Picks, you can attend one of our intensive clinics AND stay for the festival.

Address: Ouray Ice Park , Ouray, Colorado
Ph: 970-626-4424 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@chickwithpick.net
Web: www.chickswithpicks.net

February

21 - 24 Chicks with Picks "The Mixer" - Rumor has it (and it's true), we are inviting the guys to join us at the inaugural Mixer of the genders. This year we are offering our first-ever coed ice climbing clinic (naturally) called "The Mixer!" Are you surprised? FYI - this is not a "couples thing" ...come alone or bring your favorite climbing partner, girl or guy, boyfriend, husband, anything goes.

Address: Ouray Ice Park, Ouray, CO , Ouray, Colorado
Ph: 970-626-4424 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@chickswithpicks.net
Web: www.chickswithpicks.net

1 - 3 Winter Arts & Crafts Fest - This unique event includes original arts and crafts by local artists. Excellent opportunity to purchase art for your home! This is a non-juried show. There will be one award of $50 for People's Choice. See website or call for entry rules and registration form.

Address: Ouray Community Center, 320 6th Ave. , Ouray, Colorado
Ph: 970-325-0808 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.ourayarts.org
Fee: Free admission.

May

25 The Indian Subcontinent - Little understood and greatly underrated - Lecture by Kelvin Kent on the Indian subcontinent

Address: Call or e-mail for directions. , Ouray, Colorado
Ph: 970-325-4005 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Fee

June

29 Taste of Ouray - Taste of Ouray - tantalizing, delicious samplings of local cuisine, music and beverages! Yummy! Come give your taste buds a real treat! This evening has been a tradition in Ouray for many years. 5-9pm

Address: Ouray Community Center, 320 6th Avenue , Ouray, Colorado
Ph: 970-325-4746 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: ouray@ouraycolorado.com
Web: www.ouraycolorado.com

July

4 - 5 Traditional Hand-Painted Photography and Beyond - Learn the traditional method of painting a black and white photograph.

Address: Call or email for directions , Ouray, Colorado
Ph: 970-325-4005 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Fee

2 - 5 Vibrant Color-Strong Design: Watercolor, Acrylic and Oil - Create exciting paintings by editing photo and reference materials.

Address: Call or email for directions , Ouray, Colorado
Ph: 970-325-4005 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Fee

4 Old Fashioned 4th of July - Main Street Parade, kids' games, fire hose water fights (everyone watching gets wet!), Pancake Breakfast, Elks Club BBQ, Mountain Men brownies & lemonade at the Museum, flare parade, and spectacular fireworks display! Fun and excitement all day for the whole family!

Address: Main Street and all over town , Ouray, Colorado
Ph: 970-325-4746 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: ocravg@ouraycolorado.com
Web: www.ouraycolorado.com

4 - 6 Wildflower Photography - Capture breathtaking wildflowers in the spectacular San Juans.

Address: Beaumont Hotel: corner of Main Street and 5th Ave. in downtown Ouray , Ouray, Colorado
Ph: 970-325-4005 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Fee

19 - 20 Annual Artists Alpine Holiday - Artists Alpine Holiday Annual National Juried Art Show! 9 days! Enjoy the creative and unique art work of many artists in various mediums - oils, watercolors, photography, digital art, drawing, sculpture, etc. Wonderful opportunity to purchase a beautiful piece of art for your home! Great show, great artists, outstanding attendance! For more information and entry details see website.

Address: Ouray Community Center 6th Avenue, 2nd floor , Ouray, Colorado
Ph: 970-325-0808 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.ourayarts.org

August

21 - 27 Artists Alpine Holiday - Artists Alpine Holiday Annual National Juried Art Show! 9 days! Enjoy the creative and unique art work of many artists in various mediums - oils, watercolors, photography, digital art, drawing, sculpture, etc. Wonderful opportunity to purchase a beautiful piece of art for your home! Great show, great artists, outstanding attendance! For more information and entry details see website.

Address: Ouray Community Center, 6th Ave., Ouray, CO , Ouray, Colorado
Ph: 970-325-0808 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.ourayarts.org

26 - 30 San Juan Chamber MusicFest - Chamber music concerts with Max Levinson, Artistic Director.

Fee: Fee

10 Annual Mt. Sneffels Half Marathon Run/Walk - The 13.1 mile Run/Walk begins at Ouray Hot Springs Park, winds through the City of Ouray, and follows the Uncompahgre River Valley to Ridgway 10 miles north. Registration is 6:30am; Race begins at 7:30am on Sat., August 23. Entry fee $30.

Address: Hot Springs Park , Ouray, Colorado
Ph: 970-325-0312 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.mtsneffels.org
Fee: $30 entry fee

17 Annual Grillin', Chillin', & Thrillin' Music and Brewfest - Live music, BBQ, and microbrews on site. Take a thrilling ride on the zip line! Everyone has a great time! Fellin Park, next to the Hot Springs Pool. Sponsored by the Ouray Chamber Resort Association.

Address: Fellin Park, Ouray, CO , Ouray, Colorado
Ph: 970-325-4746 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: ouray@ouraycolorado.com
Web: www.ouraycolorado.com

September

31 Annual Imogene Pass Run - Rugged 17 mile race from Ouray over 13,114 ft. Imogene Pass to Telluride. The Imogene Pass Run is one of the top mountain races in the U.S. Pre-registration only. 15 yrs and older.

Address: Ouray City Hall area on 6th Ave , Ouray, Colorado
Ph: 970-728-0251 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.imogenerun.com

6 - 8 Fall Landscape Photography - Capture autumn colors in the San Juan Mountains.

Address: Call or email for directions. , Ouray, Colorado
Ph: 970-325-4005 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Fee

12 - 15 Luminous Landscapes - Make your paintings glow using the versatility of acrylic paints.

Address: Call or email for directions. , Ouray, Colorado
Ph: 970-325-4005 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Fee

October

21 Annual La Sportiva Ouray Mountain Trail Run - This run circumnavigates a 14 mile loop around the City of Ouray on USFS trails. The course follows steep and rugged, singletrack trails in the high altitude mountainous terrain around Ouray (base elevation 7,700-feet). The course gains over 3,600 vertical feet and includes many steep and loose sections. The run is scheduled to coincide with Ouray Oktoberfest for a relaxing and enjoyable evening! For information and to register, visit the website.

Address: Meet at the Ouray Hot Springs Park , Ouray, Colorado
Ph: 970-325-4746 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: trailrun@ouraynet.com
Web: www.ouraytrailrun.com

21 Annual Oktoberfest Celebration & Jeep Raffle Drawing - A wonderful evening with German food, dancing, music, door prizes, and the jeep drawing! Many door prizes too! Sponsored by the Ouray Chamber Resort Association. 6pm - 11pm.

Address: Ouray Community Center, 320 6th Ave. , Ouray, Colorado
Ph: 800-228-1876 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: ouray@ouraycolorado.com
Web: www.ouraycolorado.com
Fee: 5.00

5 Dramatic Voice in Poetry - Getting beyond technique — take your poetry to a new level.

Address: Call or email for directions , Ouray, Colorado
Ph: 970-325-4005 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Fee

December

22 - 24 Nutcracker Suites - The Christmas Spirit will descend upon Ouray County with Weehawken Dance's production of "The Nutcracker". This deliciously lush production is a feast for the eyes as much as it is a feast for the heart and soul. Evening performances 6-7:30pm Fri. and Sat. Matinee on Sun., 2-3:30.

Address: Wright Opera House, Main Street , Ouray, Colorado
Ph: 970-325-4746 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.weehawkenarts.org
Fee: $10/Adult, $5 Children under 12

30 Yule Night in Ouray - Parade, bonfire, Caroling, live Nativity scene, visit and pictures with Santa & Mrs. Claus. Fun for the whole family! Beautiful mountain town Christmas scene.

Address: Main Street , Ouray, Colorado
Ph: 970-325-4746 (Always call and confirm events)
Fax: 970-325-4868
Email: ouray@ouraycolorado.com
Web: www.ouraycolorado.com

8 Festivus Street Party - Festivus Street Party - 6th avenue by City Hall; 3-9pm. Fire performance, carols, warm beverages, and more. Come join the fun!

Ph: 970-325-4746 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: ouray@ouraycolorado.com
Web: www.ouraycolorado.com

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Things to do near Ouray, CO

Cottonwood Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: 14 days...

Dalton Ranch & Golf Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

Montrose Golf Course

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 3 days...

Pagosa Springs Golf Club -Pinon/Ponderosa

Course Access: ResortHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 14 days...

Conquistador Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 3 days...