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Salida Chamber Calendar


Calendar subject to cancellations or postponements due to COVID-19.

CCCF Community Summit

Chaffee County Fairgrounds

The Chaffee County Community Foundation is excited to announce the 2024 Community Summit for nonprofit professionals and community leaders on April 30 at the Chaffee County Fairgrounds. This year's theme is Building Bridges - Strengthening Community Connections. This full day event includes sessions on a variety of topics critical to nonprofit success such as fundraising, nonprofit management, setting your board up for success, volunteer engagement and more. Keynote Speaker, Denise Ackert, will lead us through sessions that will challenge us to increase our community impact. In the afternoon, we will welcome panels from local business owners and funders to explore creating strong partnerships and aligning funder priorities. Visit our website for the full agenda and register today: https://www.chaffeecommunity.org/summit.

Maryanne Rozzi, Celtic Harpist, is performing at the Creative Mixer!

Salida SteamPlant

Maryanne Rozzi, Celtic Harpist, will be performing background music for the Creative Mixer on Wednesday, May 1st from 5-6:30pm.  (Please note the date change from May 2nd.) Featured artist is Dania Pettus. The mixer is sponsored by Salida Council for the Arts, and will be held at the Paquette Gallery at the Steamplant. If you would like to book Maryanne for your upcoming special event, contact her at (719)838-0279 or email solarozzi@yahoo.com.

Salida Mountain Trails Spring Kickoff Party

Soulcraft Brewing 248 W. Hwy 50, Salida, CO, United States

Join Salida Mountain Trails and Soulcraft Brewing on Thursday, May 2nd for their Spring Kickoff Party from 5-8pm.  Renew your membership, pick up fresh SMT swag, and celebrate Salida's trails! Bring your friends, and meet new ones. Door prizes: You could win cool stuff just by showing up! This event is FREE and open to the public.

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Valley Visions Art Showcase

Salida SteamPlant

The 12th Annual Valley Visions Art Showcase will be held May 3-5th! Applications will be open on April 1st! First come first serve! We had to turn people away last year. Don't let that be you! Click HERE for more info.!

First Friday in Salida Creative District

Downtown Salida

Join us for First Friday Luau Night! Galleries and creative businesses in downtown Salida’s historic downtown stay open late. From painting to sculpture, ceramics, photography, plein air, jewelry, and more, drop into one of Salida’s twenty+ art galleries and creative businesses.  

The Noteables: Make Space to Live – BV

Clear View Community Church 457 Rodeo Road, Buena Vista, CO, United States

Under the animated direction of Linda Taylor, the chorus will perform a wide variety of music that reflects the theme of making space for opportunities in our busy lives: allowing ourselves to make U-turns when things don’t work out, being brave enough to embrace the unknown and loving life enough to explore the mysteries before us. The show will feature guest instrumentalists: Oso Blanco, drums; Yufen Chou, violin; Kathleen Chiras, electric bass; and Brenda Covert, flute Performances:  Friday, May 3, 7:00pm, Clearview Community Church, Buena Vista Saturday, May 4, 7:00pm and Sunday, May 5, 3:00pm, SteamPlant Event Center, Salida Please join us for our spring concert series. The Noteables’ productions are so much more than concerts, including theater, humor and audience participation. Don’t be shy. You’ll love them! This is an opportunity to Make Space For Life To Live! Suggested donation is $15 to help pay for the cost of music and publicity. For more information, call Linda Taylor, 719 539-2428. Tax deductible contributions are appreciated. Visit www.salidasings.org

E-Waste Event- Recycle Your Obsolete Electronics

Chaffee County Fairgrounds

Save May 4 as the date for the 2024 E-Waste Event at the Chaffee County Fairgrounds! Thank you to our sponsors of this event: City of Salida, Collegiate Peaks Bank, a division of Glacier Bankcorp Inc., Chaffee County, and  Lifestream Water Systems .  

“May The Fourth Be With You Film Festival” at 2 pm on May 4th at High Side Bar & Grill

High Side! Bar & Grill 300 W. Sackett Ave., Salida, CO

Attention all Jedi, Sith, and galactic enthusiasts! Salida Regional Library is thrilled to announce the "May The Fourth Be With You Film Festival" at 2 pm on May 4th at High Side Bar & Grill. This year, we ask individuals, businesses, and organizations to create their own TikTok or YouTube Star Wars 15-60 second training video showcasing their unique work or home galaxy. Competing for the title of the galaxy's best with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies is a great way to connect with the community and get your message out. Examples from last year. Light Saber Hacks, Equal Representation Whether you're a Padawan mastering the Force or a seasoned Jedi Knight, this is a chance to share your message with our community using a Star Wars twist. Even if you don't make a film, gather your droids and join us to watch the film submissions, make fun crafts, get temporary tattoos, and hang out at High Side! May the Force guide you to victory!

The Noteables: Make Space to Live- Salida

Salida SteamPlant

Under the animated direction of Linda Taylor, the chorus will perform a wide variety of music that reflects the theme of making space for opportunities in our busy lives: allowing ourselves to make U-turns when things don’t work out, being brave enough to embrace the unknown and loving life enough to explore the mysteries before us. The show will feature guest instrumentalists: Oso Blanco, drums; Yufen Chou, violin; Kathleen Chiras, electric bass; and Brenda Covert, flute Performances:  Friday, May 3, 7:00pm, Clearview Community Church, Buena Vista Saturday, May 4, 7:00pm and Sunday, May 5, 3:00pm, SteamPlant Event Center, Salida Please join us for our spring concert series. The Noteables’ productions are so much more than concerts, including theater, humor and audience participation. Don’t be shy. You’ll love them! This is an opportunity to Make Space For Life To Live! Suggested donation is $15 to help pay for the cost of music and publicity. For more information, call Linda Taylor, 719 539-2428. Tax deductible contributions are appreciated. Visit www.salidasings.org

The Noteables: Make Space to Live- Salida

Salida SteamPlant

Under the animated direction of Linda Taylor, the chorus will perform a wide variety of music that reflects the theme of making space for opportunities in our busy lives: allowing ourselves to make U-turns when things don’t work out, being brave enough to embrace the unknown and loving life enough to explore the mysteries before us. The show will feature guest instrumentalists: Oso Blanco, drums; Yufen Chou, violin; Kathleen Chiras, electric bass; and Brenda Covert, flute Performances:  Friday, May 3, 7:00pm, Clearview Community Church, Buena Vista Saturday, May 4, 7:00pm and Sunday, May 5, 3:00pm, SteamPlant Event Center, Salida Please join us for our spring concert series. The Noteables’ productions are so much more than concerts, including theater, humor and audience participation. Don’t be shy. You’ll love them! This is an opportunity to Make Space For Life To Live! Suggested donation is $15 to help pay for the cost of music and publicity. For more information, call Linda Taylor, 719 539-2428. Tax deductible contributions are appreciated. Visit www.salidasings.org

Red Day Food Drive at Tres Litros- hosted by Bradfield/Ramsey Real Estate Team with Kellar Williams

Tres Litros Beer Company

On Sunday, May 5th, 2024, Cinco de Mayo, Bradfield/Ramsey Real Estate Team with Kellar Williams will be hosting a Red Day Food Drive at Tres Litros Beer Co. from 4-7pm. Bring five pounds of food in exchange for a token to receive a free beer or taco! The donated food will be going to The Grainery. Peak to Peak Pickleball will also be supporting this event.

¡Radio Free Bassanda! 

A Church

¡Radio Free Bassanda! is performing at A Church, on Sunday May 5th. A Church is located on 419 D. Street Salida, CO Doors open 6:30 Music 7:00 Globally renowned ¡Radio Free Bassanda! returns to the Arkansas Valley! They bring their eclectic mix of exotic Eastern rhythms and dizzying melodic frenzy. Music from Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria, Macedonian, Persia, Armenia, North Africa, and Medieval Spain, all delivered with RFB’s trademark take-no-prisoners approach. ¡Radio Free Bassanda! presents a wide-and wild repertoire and range of instrumentation to their performances. Their use of both Eastern and Western instruments affords them a broad timbral palette with which to weave their sound landscape. Energetic and complex rhythms challenge the mind, ear and feet! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5asVYrTT00  (a brief and wonderful intro to RFB) Event Website: www.facebook.com/ClarkProductions Venue Website:www.achurchsalida.org Advance Ticket Sales ¡Radio Free Bassanda! | ACHURCH achurchsalida.org) $25 in adv $30 at door

Film Club: The Quiet Epidemic

The Stardust Event Center 16450 CR 306, Buena Vista, Colorado

Cost: FREE! Time: 2pm-4:30pm Location: The Stardust Event Center- 16450 CR 306 Buena Vista

Salida Film Festival: American Fiction

Salida SteamPlant

Director: Cord Jefferson Opening Night Film – Sponsored by Colorado Office of Film Television Media Salida SteamPlant 7:00pm - Thursday, May 9 Thelonious “Monk” Ellison’s writing career has stalled because his work isn’t deemed “Black enough.” Monk, a writer and English professor, writes a satirical novel under a pseudonym, aiming to expose the publishing world’s hypocrisies. The book’s immediate success forces him to get deeper enmeshed in his assumed identity and challenges his closely-held worldviews. Film is Rated R. Winner of the 2024 Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Burmac Camping Installation with GARNA, Chaffee Rec. Adopters and Friends of Fourmile

The BLM is converting Burmac to designated dispersed camping! Join the Rec Adopters, Salida Mountain Trails and Friends of Fourmile to come help breakdown old sites, install posts and other projects to get the site cleaned up and ready for camping! 9am. Crews will be working all day, come for as long as you can! Sign Up Here  https://forms.gle/HzwmUnr5iZkMn6Q78

Salida Film Festival: “A Home in Paradise” Premier

Salida SteamPlant

The Chaffee County “We Are Chaffee” storytelling initiative has been developing a community-focused documentary for the past year and is hosting two film premieres and several free showings throughout the county this summer and fall. The dates for the premieres of “A Home in Paradise” have been set for Friday May 10th as part of the Salida Film Festival and will include a panel discussion with the people who share their stories in the film, the directors and producers, and local experts on housing and health. Join us after the premiere for an upscale social with appetizers & desserts by Kalamatapit & a cash bar. Take your turn on the red carpet & photo booth. ~ Red Carpet Attire Encouraged ~ Music provided by the local musicians who created the music for the film. Tickets can be purchased at the Salida SteamPlant website, April 22nd. The second premiere date is Wednesday, June 5th at the Salida SteamPlant and will be a free community event with only registration required. After the movie showing, We Are Chaffee will host a complimentary dinner and facilitated community discussion. Read the press release here!

Aging Gracefully

A Church

Salida Dermatology presents an evening of education about skin care and procedures May 10th at 5:30.  RSVP for there will be appetizers provided by Michelle Gap of Kalamatapit Catering. Click here for the link to RSVP

Salida Film Festival: THE ARC OF OBLIVION with Short Film: THE LOST SEASON

Salida SteamPlant

Director: Ian Cheney Salida SteamPlant 7:45pm - Friday, May 10 THE ARC OF OBLIVION explores a quirk of humankind: in a universe that erases its tracks, we humans are hellbent on leaving a trace. Set against the backdrop of the filmmaker’s quixotic quest to build an art in a field in Maine, the film heads far afield – to salt mines in the Alps, fjords in the Arctic, and ancient libraries in the Sahara – to illuminate the strange world of archives, record-keeping, and memory. Film is Not Rated. Preceded by THE LOST SEASON (directed by Kelly Sears, filmmaker and CU-Boulder Cinema Studies & Moving Image Arts professor), the film premiered at 2024 Sundance Film Festival.

Salida Film Festival: True Stories

Salida SteamPlant

TRUE STORIES Director: David Byrne Late Night Looks – Songs on Screen Salida SteamPlant 10:00pm - Friday, May 10 This Late Night Looks section of Salida Film Festival revisits a visual and musical gem. Talking Heads’ David Byrne uses a fictional Texas town as the backdrop to satirize the eccentricities of America in TRUE STORIES. Starring John Goodman, Swoosie Kurtz and Spalding Gray. Film is Rated PG.

Arbor Day on S Mountain 2024

The Salida Parks department has 270 native tree saplings to plant, and they need your help!  This is our first year in a multiyear effort to begin a reforestation project on S Mountain, in collaboration with GARNA, Colorado Conservancy, and Colorado State Forest Service . We will be planting Pine and Juniper saplings in two different locations on the mountain, so please be prepared to be involved in digging, walking, and carrying materials - tools will be provided, bring gloves if you have them, and dress appropriately (closed toe shoes, layers, etc.)! The group will meet at Mountain Heritage Park at 9am on Saturday May 11th. Thank you for joining us! Click HERE to sign up to volunteer!

Salida Film Festival: Thelma

Salida SteamPlant

THELMA Director: Josh Margolin 12:30pm - Saturday, May 11 Inspired by a real-life experience of filmmaker Josh Margolin’s own grandmother, THELMA shines a spotlight on an elderly grandmother as an unlikely action hero. The film features Oscar® nominee June Squibb (NEBRASKA) in her first leading role, as well as the final performance of trailblazing actor Richard Roundtree (SHAFT). Film is Rated PG-13.

Salida Film Festival: Environmental Shorts

Salida SteamPlant

Sponsored by GARNA, High Country Bank, Protect Our Winters, Salida Mountain Sports 3:00pm - Saturday, May 11 Salida SteamPlant A package of documentary shorts that will bring you outside and get you thinking about the individual forces that impact our lives. RIVER MAMMA (dir. Sarah Hamilton) – Ride along on a lifelong raft guide’s journey through single motherhood, bringing her 8-month-old to the only job she ever knew while grappling with societal expectations. BODY OF A LINE (dir. Henna Taylor) – In this animated documentary, Madeleine Sorkin undertakes an intimate and creative journey to climb the most difficult rock climb above 13,500 feet in the world: the Dunn-Westbay Direct on Longs Peak in Colorado. THE HYPOCRITE (dir. Amie Engerbretson) – A film that aims to squarely address imperfect advocacy in the world of snow sports. SVALBARD: FELT ESSENCE OF (dir. Alexandra Lockhart) – This choreographic expression filmed in Svalbard, Norway immerses us in the environment, in hopes of learning from and experiencing the essence of the place, and then respond. CLIMATARIUM: A RURAL EDUCATION ROADMAP (dir. Julie Jackson) – Discover three communities in rural Colorado coming together to solve the climate crisis, one student career pathway at a time.

Salida Film Festival: Holy Frit

Salida SteamPlant

HOLY FRIT Director: Justin S. Monroe Closing Night Film Salida SteamPlant 6:30pm - Saturday, May 11 A talented yet unknown Los Angeles artist bluffs his way into a commission for the largest stained glass window of its kind. Yet, he doesn’t know how to make it and seeks help from an Italian glass maestro to complete the project in time. Film is Not Rated.

Mother’s Day Brunch at Mount Princeton’s Mary Murphy’s Steakhouse

Mary Murphy Steak House @ Mount Princeton

Join us on May 12, 2024, from 9am-2pm for a delightful Mother's Day celebration at Mary Murphy Steak House, nestled within the serene surroundings of Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort. Treat your mom to a memorable brunch experience that will make her day truly special.   After indulging in a delectable brunch spread, why not extend the celebration with a relaxing spa day? Pamper your mom with the ultimate gift of rejuvenation amidst the soothing waters of the hot springs. Imagine unwinding together in nature's embrace, letting go of all worries and embracing pure relaxation. Show your mom just how much she means to you by treating her to a day filled with love, laughter, and cherished moments at Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort. Reserve your spot for Mother's Day Brunch today and give the gift of a magical experience that she'll treasure forever. Don't miss this opportunity to celebrate the most important woman in your life in a truly spectacular setting. Book your table and purchase your gift cards now for an unforgettable Mother's Day at Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort!

Maryanne Rozzi, Celtic Harpist, performing for a Mother’s Day “High Tea”!

Salida Scout Hut

Maryanne Rozzi, Celtic Harpist, will be performing for a Mother's Day "High Tea" May 12th from 11am to 1pm. This event is presented by "A Day To Remember Events" at the Scout Hut in Salida Colorado, located in Riverside Park at 210 East Sackett Avenue. Cuisine by Kalamata Pit. Best in Show Hat contest. And much more. $40/person. If you would like to book Maryanne for your next special event, contact her at (719)838-0279 or email solarozzi@yahoo.com.

We Are Chaffee – Live Podcast

Salida SteamPlant

We Are Chaffee podcast host Adam Williams engages in an in-depth conversation with Chaffee County Film Commissioner Julie Jackson.

Salida Film Festival: Scripted Shorts

Salida SteamPlant

2:30pm - Sunday, May 12 Salida SteamPlant Sometimes memories and heartache compel us forward, making new connections and strengthening old ones, and often brings a smile. THE MOVE (dir. Eric Kissack) – A couple moving in together for the first time learn new things about each other, their apartment and the universe. DEATH & RAMEN (dir. Tiger Ji) – On his final night alive, a ramen chef goes on an unintended odyssey with the Grim Reaper. BIG GEORGE (dir. Jamie Effros) – A working actor struggles in the “business” and finds himself trying to justify to his nine-year-old daughter – and to himself – why he’s still chasing his dream. REST STOP (dir. Noah Sellman) – In the near future, a young auto mechanic struggles to keep his family’s roadside rest stop afloat and find his place in a newly mechanized world. DEEP IN MY HEART IS A SONG (dir. Jonathan Pickett) – Based on the life of singer Johnny Bencomo, an aging country musician who’s struggling to make ends meet receives an offer for an unusual private gig.

Salida Film Festival: Remembering Gene Wilder

Salida SteamPlant

REMEMBERING GENE WILDER Director: Ron Frank Last Look Presentation Salida SteamPlant 4:30pm - Sunday, May 12 This loving tribute to Gene Wilder celebrates his life and legacy as the comic genius behind an extraordinary string of film roles, from his first collaboration with Mel Brooks in THE PRODUCERS, to the enigmatic title role in the original WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, to his inspired on-screen partnership with Richard Pryor in movies like SILVER STREAK. It is illustrated by a bevy of touching and hilarious clips and outtakes, never-before-seen home movies, narration from Wilder’s audiobook memoir, and interviews with a roster of brilliant friends and collaborators. Film is Not Rated.

Salida Walking Tours

DAILY MARCH 1 - MAY 15 Outlaws, Whores & History Tour - 11 a.m. History on Tap - 3 p.m. Ghost & Murder Walking Tour - 7 p.m. Haunted Pub Crawl - 7:30 p.m. DAILY MAY 15 - SEPTEMBER 1 Outlaws, Whores & History Tour - 11 a.m. History on Tap - 3 p.m. Ghost & Murder Walking Tour - 8 p.m. Haunted Pub Crawl - 7:30 p.m. DAILY SEPTEMBER 1 - DECEMBER 31 Outlaws, Whores & History Tour - 11 a.m. History on Tap - 3 p.m. Ghost & Murder Walking Tour - 7 p.m. Haunted Pub Crawl - 7:30 p.m.

League of Women Voters May Meeting to Highlight 2024 Colorado Climate, Environmental Legislation

Colorado Citizens’ Climate Lobby volunteers Susan Campbell and Bob Blackburn are the featured speakers for the May 13th, Chaffee County League of Women Voters Meeting at the Poncha Springs Town Hall, 330 Burnett Ave, Poncha Springs, CO  81242.  The meeting will begin with an 11:15 am social and business hour followed by the speakers’ presentations from 12 to 1 pm. The speakers will provide information about the climate and environmental bills that passed the 2024 Colorado Legislative Session which concludes on May 8. These bills are in the areas of agricultural tax credits, water quality, electric vehicle charging permitting reform, energy and carbon management regulation, wildfire mitigation and more. Susan Campbell is involved in climate policy and advocacy and serves as co-chair of the Colorado Citizens’ Climate Lobby State Legislative Committee.  She also engages in project work on ecological systems and habitat restoration with Wildlands Restoration Volunteers. Bob Blackburn, a retired contractor and IT manager, co-chairs the Colorado Citizens’ Climate Lobby Legislative team. “This will be a highly informative session pertinent to many of the climate and agricultural issues facing our county,” said League program organizer Bonnie Davis.  She added, “The general public is welcome to attend and learn about the latest updates in this fast-changing area." For more information about the League and its programs, visit lwvchaffeecounty.org Lynn Schultz-Writsel 571-228-8309 lwritsel@hotmail.com

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This Isn’t What I Expected, Caregivers and Parents Weekly Group

Salida Early Childhood Center 516 Teller Street, Salida, CO, United States

A weekly group for parents or caregivers of young children. Offering a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental space to gather with a professional and other parents. This group will provide empathy, information and resources and practical help to parents as they navigate the challenges of raising small children. FREE CHILDCARE and light snacks will be provided. Please register!

Salida Walking Tours

DAILY MARCH 1 - MAY 15 Outlaws, Whores & History Tour - 11 a.m. History on Tap - 3 p.m. Ghost & Murder Walking Tour - 7 p.m. Haunted Pub Crawl - 7:30 p.m. DAILY MAY 15 - SEPTEMBER 1 Outlaws, Whores & History Tour - 11 a.m. History on Tap - 3 p.m. Ghost & Murder Walking Tour - 8 p.m. Haunted Pub Crawl - 7:30 p.m. DAILY SEPTEMBER 1 - DECEMBER 31 Outlaws, Whores & History Tour - 11 a.m. History on Tap - 3 p.m. Ghost & Murder Walking Tour - 7 p.m. Haunted Pub Crawl - 7:30 p.m.

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Embracing Aging Chaffee: Yoga for Grown Ups!

Salida Community Center

Come out for Yoga for Grown Ups at the Salida Community Center! What: Yoga for Grown ups! If you can breathe you can practice yoga. Bring a water bottle, yoga mat if you have one, and an open mind. When: Tuesday’s 10:30am-11:30am Where: Salida Community Center, 305 F Street

Emergency Preparedness & Go Kit Distribution (RSVP Required)

A Church

This event is sold out.  If you are interested to be put on a wait-list, or to be contacted for their next presentation, please email sgibb@chaffeecounty.org or call 719-207-6563. Chaffee County Public Health (CCPH) is excited to announce that due to high demand and a sold out event in March at the library in Salida, CCPH will be presenting a workshop on emergency preparedness and go- kit distribution open to all ages at A Church in Salida on Tuesday, May 14th from 11am-noon. The workshop will be presented by CCPH Emergency Preparedness and Response Coordinator, Sophia Gibb, and CCPH Director, Andrea Carlstrom. The go-kits include essential items and necessary supplies that you can easily grab during an emergency. Supplies include: flashlights, water bottles, and first aid kits. Recipients would put all supplies in a backpack or “Go-Bag” to easily grab in case of an emergency like a wildfire. There will also be information presented on evacuation checklists, insurance coverage, preparing pets for disaster, and much more. “Chaffee County Public Health is excited to be able to offer this presentation again, due to the high demand we had for the initial presentation. It is crucial that every household has a go-kit ready in case of emergency. We hope that all Chaffee County residents who are interested in what to do and what to bring during an emergency will register to attend. Free go-kits will be available for those who register for the event” says Sophia Gibb, CCPH Emergency Preparedness and Response Coordinator. For more information and to reserve your spot at the Emergency Preparedness Workshop and Go-Kit Distribution at A Church on May 14th, please contact Sophia Gibb at sgibb@chaffeecounty.org or 719-207-6563. Space is limited to the first 30 people.

Silent Book Club at A Church

A Church

Read together in quiet camaraderie. At Silent Book Club, there's no assigned reading. All readers are welcome—ebooks, audiobooks, textbooks, comic books... it's BYOBook. Friends and strangers gather share what they're reading, and settle in for an hour of silent, sustained reading. At the end of the hour, attendees can socialize—or not! Free event!

Salida Walking Tours

DAILY MARCH 1 - MAY 15 Outlaws, Whores & History Tour - 11 a.m. History on Tap - 3 p.m. Ghost & Murder Walking Tour - 7 p.m. Haunted Pub Crawl - 7:30 p.m. DAILY MAY 15 - SEPTEMBER 1 Outlaws, Whores & History Tour - 11 a.m. History on Tap - 3 p.m. Ghost & Murder Walking Tour - 8 p.m. Haunted Pub Crawl - 7:30 p.m. DAILY SEPTEMBER 1 - DECEMBER 31 Outlaws, Whores & History Tour - 11 a.m. History on Tap - 3 p.m. Ghost & Murder Walking Tour - 7 p.m. Haunted Pub Crawl - 7:30 p.m.