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Main in Motion. From 6–8:30 pm every Thursday in the summer, Main Street in Montrose is the place to be. Street performers and other artisans join Historic Downtown Montrose restaurants and shops to make for a pleasant evening stroll. 970/964–9304. www.maininmotion.com.
Paonia Cherry Days. One of Colorado's longest-running annual events, this small-town festival on the 4th of July includes a parade, food, crafts, sidewalk sales, and a variety of entertainment celebrating local cherry crops (and the other fruits that have made Paonia famous). 970/527–3886. www.paoniacherrydays.com.