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February

Backcountry Film Festival – The 12th annual Backcountry Film Festival is coming to the San Luis Valley on February 11th, 2017 to celebrate winter recreation! Join us at Carson Auditorium on Adams State University’s campus between 6:30pm and 7:00pm for the film starts at 7:00pm. Tickets are available online or at the door. For more information and ticket sales visit cmc.org/bcffemail or call us at 513-600-8053.

April

Summitville – The Rio Grande County Museum’s opening event is scheduled to be a reception on April 22 from 10 to 4 with an afternoon program featuring individuals who have lived and worked in Summitville and the work that is being done through the State of Colorado and Rio Grande County with interpretative signs, a kiosk and picnic tables.  The “Historic Summitville – Then and Now” exhibit will be on display through June.  Learn more about the exhibit at museumtrail.org/news

May

Veterans in the Valley – On May 20th at the Rio Grande County Museum – “The Civil War Part I”, will be presented by Museum Assistant, Mikala Baird, who will explore the Civil War through stories, maps and music, its historical impact on the nation and how this relates to the veterans who settled in the San Luis Valley and those buried in cemeteries in our county. The overall program “Veterans of the Valley” will be a continuing exhibit in the museum.  Follow us on Facebook.

June

Ride the Rockies – Kicks off in Alamosa to Salida on June 10th – http://www.ridetherockies.com

July

Wade Collins Exhibit – On July 15 the Rio Grande County Museum will host an exhibit of Wade Collins, western artist and storyteller from Saguache will open his art show that will run into August and be part of the exhibit for Covered Wagon Days.  You can contact us at: rgmuseum@riograndecounty.org

Ride The Cosmic Highway 2017 Conference – Beginning Friday, July 28 and ending July 30. Go to ufowatchtowerevents.com for the list of speakers, activities, fees and registration.

Saguache’s Hollyhock Festival – We also actively support other events and produce a Community Calendar which is available on the Chamber website www.saguachechamber.org.

August

Rhythms on the Rio – August 4-6th – More info coming…http://rhythmsontherio.com

Hayride into History – On August 5th the Rio Grande County Museum will be partnering with the Covered Wagon Days and the Old Spanish Trail’s La Vereda del Norte Chapter.  “Hayride into History” will be researched by the Museum staff and will be featured with hay wagon rides through town.  This may be a two-day event if there is enough interest.  Stop in and enjoy a serving of ice cream.  Follow us on Facebook.

Old Spanish Trail – On August 5th during the Covered Wagon Days the Old Spanish Trail’s La Vereda del Norte Chapter will host outdoor events on the patios of the Rio Grande County Museum and will be coordinating with exhibits inside the Museum that will feature the Rio Grande blankets that traders on the trail would have taken from Santa Fe to Los Angeles.

Saguache’s Art Festival – We also actively support other events and produce a Community Calendar which is available on the Chamber website www.saguachechamber.org.

September

Saguache’s Fall Festival & Quilt Show – We also actively support other events and produce a Community Calendar which is available on the Chamber website www.saguachechamber.org.