Featured Events


Walden Chamber Music Society – May 7

Walden Chamber Music Society – May 7

Apr 27, 2017

Walden Chamber Music Society Final concert of the 2016-2017 Season Sunday May 7, 3:00pm Zack Reaves, cellist with the Altius String Quartet, now String Quartet in Residence at University of Colorado, will be joining Emanuel Borok, Concertmaster Emeritus of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Jo Boatright, pianist for the last...

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Salida Museum Open House – May 13

Salida Museum Open House – May 13

Apr 26, 2017

Come to the second annual Salida Museum Open House, featuring new exhibits under all new lighting, a special presentation on railroad history and a salute to the smelter smokestack, Chaffee County’s tallest landmark constructed 100 years ago. Admission will be FREE all day. The museum is located Centennial Park next to the Chamber of Commerce visitor center and Hot Springs Pool.


Arkansas River Clean up Day / Colorado Public Lands Day – May 20th

Arkansas River Clean up Day / Colorado Public Lands Day – May 20th

Apr 25, 2017

Please save the date on May 20th to celebrate the first ever Colorado Public Lands Day. GARNA, SPOT, and the Conservancy will once again be teaming up with Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area for their annual Clean Up Green Up event. Volunteer sign-up will take place Saturday, May 20 at the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area building at 307 West Sackett Ave in Salida from 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. Volunteers will receive trash bags and a collectible CUGU button. Starting at noon there will be a Volunteer Picnic at Riverside Park with food and fun for all!



GARNA – May

Apr 24, 2017

  GARNA Bloomin’ Fundraiser now through May 9 GARNA is partnering with Salida Greenhouse to sell annual flower bowls, hanging tomato plants and vegetable and herb starters to help welcome spring and celebrate Mother’s Day. With every purchase of these colorful arrangements, Salida Greenhouse is graciously donating a generous portion...

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9th Annual Riverside Fine Arts & Music Festival – Special Announcement

9th Annual Riverside Fine Arts & Music Festival – Special Announcement

Mar 20, 2017

A Premier Festival in Riverside Park! National & Local Juried Fine Artists Live Music Stage . Creation Station For All Ages Phat Fahitas . Big Daddy Dogs Community Biz Booths Free Admission Family Friendly ~ Community Oriented Inspired Events Since 2009 Colorado Event Design is proud to announce our partnership with the Non Profit Organization Colorado School of rock and Wounded Warrior music Program. A music curriculum program for military men and women to reconnect with their families, through a hands on music program that restores relationships and facilitates the return to domestic life. A portion of Sponsorship funds from our 7 Colorado festivals and events is donated to CSR. Call us for info about how your organization can sponsor CSR’s Wounded Warrior Music Program in your community. 303.916.5711


ReCreate Kids Showcase

ReCreate Kids Showcase

Jan 21, 2017

Fri., June 23rd & Sat., June 24th (start creating now) ReCreate is a kids art contest showcasing the amazing artistic talents of the youth in our community utilizing material provided from Serving Slabs. Serving Slabs works with the remnants from countertop installations. We encourage the children of the community to express themselves with all the cool materials that we have. Start Creating Now! Stop by Mountain Made (9996 W Hwy 50) and pick up FREE material and an entry form.



Kent Haruf Literary Celebration 2017

Sep 20, 2016

Kent Haruf Literary Celebration September 22 – 24, 2017 Salida SteamPlant Event Center Salida, CO  81201 *** !!! SAVE THE DATE !!! *** Formal Registration will begin in January, 2017. Cost of Celebration is $100 per person. Space is limited to 200 attendees. Preliminary Schedule: Friday, September 22   3:00 –...

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21st Annual Colorado Brewers Rendezvous – July 8, 2017

21st Annual Colorado Brewers Rendezvous – July 8, 2017

Jun 20, 2016

The 21st Annual Colorado Brewers Rendezvous takes place on Saturday, July 8th from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Riverside Park in historic downtown Salida, Colorado, surrounded by soaring mountains and hugged by the Arkansas River.  You will enjoy live music throughout the event with great food vendors offering up tasty...

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