A chilly breeze, a warm bonfire, and an afternoon cocktail make the Creede, Colorado Pond Hockey tournament one of the most loved winter events in town. Called “The Golden Pick,” it is sponsored by Tommyknocker and Kip’s Grill for Creede Athletics. The Pond Hockey tournament draws amateur teams from all over the United States. Some travel from as far as Dallas, Detroit, and Albuquerque. The tournament is held on the frozen Willow Creek drainage ponds, right underneath the famous Creede cliffs. From the stands, observers can enjoy the unique rock formations while watching local Creede folk battle out-of-town teams for the puck, as well as yearly bragging rights.
Mountainfilm is coming to the San Luis Valley! The Fundraiser starts at 5 pm for the Del Norte Trails Organization, Vali Theater, and the San Luis Valley Rattlers Mountain Bike Team. Join us for some music, locally brewed ales, appetizers; and your generous donations, bids on silent auction items, even your purchase of brews this evening will benefit these great San Luis Valley organizations. The fundraiser will be held in the Fasset Building, 102 Adams St. Monte Vista. Look for the green sign on the door.
Show Time is at 7pm at the Vali Theater! Inspiring and captivating films handpicked from the 2018 Mountainfilm festival in Telluride, Colorado. Mountainfilm’s mission is to use the power of film, art, and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world. The selection of documentary short films are culturally rich, enlightening, and excitingly full of adventure, action, and ideas.
Parents please be aware that a few films may occaisionally contain some strong language.
Save the date: Thursday, January 24, 2019 from 5 to 9 pm
Where: Vali 3 Theater in Monte Vista – 139 Adams Street
What: Mountainfilm on Tour – films curated from the 2018 Telluride Film Festival – Showtime at 7 pm!
Hosts: Hosted by Monte Vista and Del Norte Chambers of Commerce
Why: This Film Fest Supports Del Norte Trails Organization
Get Tickets Now: www.montevistachamber.org/mountainfilm-festival-2019
Donate to the silent Auction: call Jerry Apker at 719-852-2731, Monte Vista Chamber
Standard Ticket: $15 Student Ticket: (with College ID): $10
Mountainfilm on Tour visits the San Luis Valley on January 24, 2019 at the Vali Theater in Monte Vista. The show starts at 7 pm – doors will open at 6:30 pm. Join us for an evening of inspiring and captivating films handpicked from the Mountainfilm festival in Telluride, Colorado.
Founded in 1979, Mountainfilm is one of America’s longest-running film festivals. Mountainfilm on Tour | San Luis Valley will feature a collection of culturally rich, adventure-packed and enlightening documentary short films that align with Mountainfilm’s mission to use the power of film, art and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world. A Mountainfilm presenter will guide the audience through the program providing insight on the films, filmmakers and subjects.
A pre-show fundraiser kicks things off; starting at 5 pm at 102 Adams St, Monte Vista. Located in the historic Fassett Building please enjoy some appetizers and a glass of wine or some locally brewed ale (cash bar). Mingle with your friends and please bid on Silent Auction items!
Get your Tickets Now:
Hosted by Monte Vista and Del Norte Chambers of Commerce in partnership with Rio Grande Savings and Loan Association and the Rio Grande Tourism Board.
All Proceeds will benefit these non-profit groups:
Del Norte Trails Organization
Vali 3 Theater
SLV Rattlers Mountain Bike Team
Ahoy and behold! The 10th Annual Rio Frio Ice Fest is on the horizon! Join us in Alamosa, the hub of the San Luis Valley, for a pirate-themed winter festival! Activities include, cross-country skiing, ice sculptures portraying the “Pirates Life”, the famous Rio Frio 5k on Ice, an Icy Bonfire, the savory Grub N’ Pub, the Polar Plunge and Ice Carousel + the new Fat Bike races!
The Southern Rockies premier conference & show for agriculture industry suppliers, equipment makers, producers, and all manner of folks involved in producing food and fiber. This is a great opportunity to see and hear about the latest technologies & newest developments from seed to harvest; monitoring, equipment & integrated pest management.
Featuring renowned guest speakers, equipment demonstration, advances in drone platforms for monitoring, computer software applications in water, nutrient, and herbicide-pesticide management. This conference has information for livestock producers, forage producers, vegetable, and grain production management.
This Expo is a unique opportunity for the citizens of the San Luis Valley to connect with businesses that provide all you might expect for home improvement, building or improving a homeowner’s outdoor living space. These include; construction and renovation businesses, plumbers, electrician services, home inspection, landscape designers, residential irrigation specialists, and designers and builders of outdoor kitchens and living spaces.
What would living in the San Luis Valley be without enjoying our great outdoors? The Expo celebrates the amazing opportunities we have living so close to the mountains and our waters. Fishing, rafting, hiking, biking, golfing, outdoor concerts; you name it and we are inviting the experts in these fields to show their services and products at the Expo.
It is not just about seeing what is on offer: Demonstrations and presentations will allow guests to also feel, smell, hear, and experience a sampling of the business and services available.
Guests will also enjoy food and beverages provided by several food trucks, because who wants our visiting friends to leave the place hungry or thirsty before they are finished experiencing all that is for sale at the Expo.
The 36th year of the Monte Vista Crane Festival is better than ever. Morning and afternoon crane and raptor viewing tours. Special tours to natural and cultural areas. World renowned guest speakers will provide their perspectives on crane and other species conservation. And, a special movie is always provided as a Saturday matinee at the Vali 3 Theater.
This year’s 31st Taste of Creede Festival will showcase local art and cuisine on Main Street. This annual event was envisioned by local artist Steven Quiller and the Taste of Creede Festival will delight visitors with inspired local art and great food.
Pick a bench in Basham Park and enjoy listening to live, local music while noshing delectable treats. Then be sure to watch the Silver Chef competition, which pits local chefs against one another in a cook-off to create a winning dish. Each chef is provided with surprise ingredients, provided by Shamrock Foods, and has forty-five minutes to prepare an offering meant to delight the judges. The winning entry earns bragging rights for the ensuing year until next year’s Silver Chef cook-off.
Join us in waking the dirt. Bring your 1950’s vintage bobber, hot rod, or custom and help set the scene for what has become widely known as the best Traditional Hot Rod Event west of the Mississippi!
Saturday and Sunday 1/8 mile drags. Drive-in movies Friday and Saturday nites. Live Music. Food. Tent camping. RV camping and more!
The Creede Donkey Dash will abide by the basic rules of burro racing as established by the Western Pack Burro Association. Competitors will run the entire distance, leading their pack burro.
Creede’s Burro race will start and end on Main Street, looping up the historic Bachelor Loop and down the winding West Willow Creek 4×4 road, about 10 miles! Competitors will pass by the Commodore Mines, up the Black Pitch, through the Weaver townsite and past Amethyst Mine (with a view of the Last Chance mine). The course leaves the Bachelor Loop Road at the Midwest Mine site, where runners will climb up-and-over Campbell Mountain and traverse down into the East Willow Creek. Several mines can be seen along this part of the race, including the remnants of the Kentucky Belle, gripping the cliffs hundreds of feet above the road. Finish off the final three miles of the race with a gradual downhill that ends on a cheering Main Street!