CALENDAR

January

Skiing at Powderhorn, Telluride, Crested Butte or Aspen

Nordic Council Cross Country Skiing on The Grand Mesa
Ice Fishing at Crawford, Blue Mesa or Island Lake
Ouray Ice Climbing Festival

 

February

Grand Mesa Challenge Dog Sled Races

Chocolate Loverís Affaire, Montrose
Valentineís Day on February 14th
Extreme Skiing Championships, Crested Butte
Skiing at Powderhorn, Telluride, Crested Butte or Aspen
Ice Fishing at Crawford, Blue Mesa or Island Lake

March

Home & Garden Show, Delta

Eckert Crane Days (Return of the Sandhill Cranes 

      at Fruitgrowers Reservoir)

Taste of Delta youth fundraiser

 

April

Blooms on the Trees Start 

Grand Mesa Snowmobile Races
Colorado Logging Day, Delta
Fort Uncompahgre opens

May

Mountain Film Festival, Telluride

North Fork Sheep Camp Stock Dog Trials, Hotchkiss
Johnny Shea Memorial Bull Ride, Delta

Ute Trail Car Show, Hotchkiss
Pioneer Town Opens, Cedaredge

 

June

Mountain Man Rendezvous, Delta
Telluride Jazz Celebration, Telluride
Gunnison River Raft Race, Pleasure Park to Delta
Pioneer Days, Crawford
North Fork Bluegrass Festival, Hotchkiss
Telluride Wine Festival, Telluride
Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Telluride
Country Jam USA, Grand Junction

Delta County Memorial - Mountain Vineyards Winefest

July

Cherry Days Festival, Paonia
Independence Day Fireworks at Confluence Park, Delta

Little Britches Rodeo, Cedaredge
Top Oí the Rockies BMW Motorcycle Rally, Paonia Town Park
Deltarado Days (Parade, Rodeo, BBQ, Booths, Melodrama, Mud          Volleyball, etc.),          
Wildflower Festival, Crested Butte

 

August

Olathe Sweetcorn Festival, Olathe
Serenity Run Motorcycle Rally, Cedaredge
Arts & Crafts Rendezvous, Ridgway
Delta County Fair, Hotchkiss
Montrose County Fair, Montrose
Gunnison Car Show, Gunnison
Devilís Thumb Golf Course Menís & Ladiesí Best Ball Tournaments

September

Labor Day Trap Shoot, Delta Trap Club
Telluride Film Festival, Telluride
Rock Jam Music Festival, Grand Junction
Council Tree Powwow and Cultural Festival, Delta Confluence Park
Mountain Harvest Festival, Paonia
Color Sunday, Drive The Grand Mesa
Uncompahgre Blues Festival, Delta Confluence Park
Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, Telluride

 

October

Applefest, Cedaredge
Octoberfest Celebration and Jeep Raffle, Ouray
Oktoberfest, Telluride
Devilís Thumb Golf Course Couples Tournament
Devilís Thumb Golf Course Senior Tournament

November

Black Canyon Balloon Classic, Montrose
Art Center Activities, Gunnison
Village of Lights & Parade, Crawford

 

December

Annual Parades of Lights, Delta, Cedaredge, Montrose, Grand Junction
Winter Wonderland, Ridgway
Sled Dog Races, The Grand Mesa
Nordic Council Cross Country Skiing on The Grand Mesa
Skiing at Powderhorn, Telluride, Crested Butte or Aspen

In Deltaís City Limits:

Delta Area Chamber of Commerce, (information, brochures, taxidermy   fish display, historical building once housed law offices of Millard      Fairlamb), 301 Main Street, www.deltacolorado.org , 970-874-8616.

Cleland Park, (tennis courts, chainsaw art displays, covered picnic area, one block walking distance from The Fairlamb House Bed & Breakfast).

Confluence Park, (fishing lake, jogging/walking paths, picnic areas, tennis courts, indoor recreation center, 530 Gunnison River Drive.

Bill Heddles Recreation Center, (Olympic size pool, weight room, racquet ball courts, dance, aerobics, basketball, snack bar, meeting rooms, etc.), 530 Gunnison River Drive, 970-874-0923.

Fort Uncompahgre Living History Museum, 205 Gunnison River Drive,  http://www.delta-fort.org , 970-874-1718.

Confluence Golf-N-Fun, miniature golf course, 227 North Palmer Street, 970-874-1857.

Delta County Museum, (Delta County Historical Society), 251 Meeker Street, 970-874-8721.

Egyptian Theatre, (historical designated site), 452 Main Street



Within a Few Miles (1- 5) of Delta:

Tru Vu Outdoor Drive-In Theatre, (one of the few remaining movie drive-ins in the USA), 1001Highway 92.

Devilís Thumb Public Golf Course
, (18 holes, www.deltagolf.org , 970-874-6262.

Sweitzer Lake State Park, (day use only, open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., May 1 to Sept. 30, playground, swim area, boating, water skiing, [release] fishing, picnicking).

ďThe DobiesĒ, (unusual Ďmoonscapeí adobe earthen hills north of Delta, used for hiking, ATV riding, target shooting, etc.).

Delta Trap Club, (regular events and tournaments), 1670 I Road,  970-874-7424

Valley Lane 5th Frame Bowling, (bowling alley) 7530 Highway 65, 970-874-3730

Black Canyon Wing & Clay, (5 stand clay target range & pheasant hunting by arrangement), www.bcwandc.com , 970-874-7195.



Within Several Miles (6-20) of Delta:

The Grand Mesa, (over 200 trout filled lakes, several lodges, winter access to lodges, fishing, hiking, cross country skiing, downhill skiing at Powderhorn, snowmobiles, ATVs, boating, visitorsí center:                       http://www.grandmesabyway.org 

Deer Creek Village Golf Course, 500 Southeast Jay Avenue, Cedaredge,
www.deercreekvillage-golf.com , 970-856-7781.

Delta County Fair Grounds, (camping, picnicking, exhibits, rodeo grounds), Hotchkiss. http://www.deltacounty.com/index.asp?nid=25 

Gunnison River Pleasure Park, (near Hotchkiss, gold medal fishing, rafting, sporting goods, bar & restaurant, 970-872-2525). http://www.troutfisherman.net 

Cedaredge, CO, (Deer Creek Village Golf Course,Pioneer Town, art galleries, skating park, rodeos)  http://www.cedaredgecolorado.com 

Orchard, City, CO, Field of Dreams baseball and soccer, Eckert Crane Days, Drostís Chocolate Factory, Surface Creek Winery and Art Gallery, http://www.orchardcityco.org 

Hotchkiss, Colorado, (Delta County Fair, rodeos, art galleries, sheep dog trials, wineries, National Fish Hatchery http://www.hotchkisschamber.com 

Olathe, Colorado, (Sweetcorn Festival, wineries)                                    http://www.olathesweetcornfest.com 

Montrose, Colorado, Ute Indian Museum, Russell Stover Candy Factory, golf courses, shopping & dining)  http://www.visitmontrose.net 

    
    
Local Art Galleries:

Creamery Arts Center, 155 West  Bridge Street, Hotchkiss.

Posh Buffalo, 122 East Bridge Street, Hotchkiss.

The Appleshed, 250 South Grand Mesa Drive, Cedaredge.

Cedars Edge Gallery, 25 Southwest 7th Street, Cedaredge.

Donnaís Gallery and Framing, 8260  1950 Road, Austin.

The Magpie, 335 East Bridge Street, Hotchkiss.

Munsonís Main Sreet Gallery, 260 West Main Street, Cedaredge.

Local Wineries:

Terror Creek Winery, 17445 Garvin Mesa Rd., Paonia, 970-527-3484.

Alfred Eames Cellars, 11931 4050 Rd., Paonia, 970-527-3269.

Stone Cottage Cellars, 41716 Reds Rd., Paonia, 970-527-3444.

Surface Creek Winery & Gallery, 12983 Highway 65, Eckert, 970-835-9463.

Stoney Mesa Winery, 16199 Happy Hollow Rd., Cedaredge, 970-856-9463.

Cottonwood Cellars, 5482 Hwy. 348, Olathe, 970-323-6224.

Mountain View Winery, 5859 58.25 Rd., Olathe, 970-323-5990.

Jack Rabbit Hill Winery, 26567 North Rd., Hotchkiss, 970-872-4250.

Black Canyon Vineyards, 29987 Stingley Gulch Rd., Hotchkiss, 970-872-4250.
    
Leroux Creek Inn and Winery, 1220 3100 Rd., Hotchkiss, 970-872-4746

    
Within ĎDay Tripí Traveling Distance (21-100 miles) of Delta:
    
The Black Canyon, (awe inspiring national park, visitor lookouts and Visitorsí Center included on several miles of viewing area, per car fee,  located between Montrose and Gunnison off of Hwy. 50)  http://www.nps.gov/blca 

Colorado National Monument, (23,000 acres of breath taking views, with steep    canyons and towering monoliths,  Vistorsí Center, per car fee, located between GrandJunction and Fruita)  http://www.nps.gov/colm 

Dominguez and Escalante Canyons, (historic canyons west of Delta named after early exploring friars in the area, look for Indian pictographs on the canyon walls, original wikiups of the Utes, and other pioneer lodgings.) 
    
Paonia, CO, (Cherry Days, BMW Motorcycle Rally, Paonia Reservoir, wineries) http://www.paoniachamber.com 

Crawford, CO, (Pioneer Days, Needle Rock, Joe Cocker home, Crawford Reservoir) http://www.crawfordcountry.org 

Ridgway, CO, (Arts & Crafts Fair, True Grit Saloon & Restaurant, Sherbino Theatre, Orvis Hot Springs, Ridgway Reservoir) http://www.town.ridgway.co.us 

Ouray, CO,  (Natural Hot Springs Pool, The Weisbaden Hot Springs & Spa, Box Canyon Falls, Ice Climbing Festival, jeep tours, County Museum), http://www.ouraycolorado.com 

Gateway, CO, Auto Museum, picturesque land forms, restaurant and inn), http://www.gatewaycanyons.com 

Grand Junction, CO, (Colorado National Monument, golf courses, art  centers and Art on the Corner, museums, concerts, dining, shopping),      http://www.gjchamber.org/index.asp 

Fruita, CO
, (Colorado National Monument, golf courses, Dinosaur Journey Museum, festivals, Rimrock Rodeo June-August every Tuesday, 7 p.m.),  http://www.fruita.org/cityhome.htm 

Telluride, Colorado, (film and music festivals, skiing, hiking, art centers, dining) http://visittelluride.com/telluride/index.php 

Crested Butte, CO, (skiing, hiking, biking, unique festivals),
http://www.visitcrestedbutte.com 

Gunnison, Colorado, (Blue Mesa Reservoir,Western State College, art center, antique car museum), http://www.gunnison-co.com 

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