Southwest Colorado

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  • 1. Telluride Film Festival

    Festivals

    Held each year over Labor Day, the Telluride Film Festival is up there with Sundance as one of the world's leading showcases for foreign and...Read More

  • 2. Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers

    Theater

    This old-style-cowboy venue, about 10 miles from Durango, serves steaks, barbecued beef and chicken, and biscuits under the stars every summer...Read More

  • 3. Cattlemen's Days

    Festivals

    Don't miss Gunnison's Cattlemen's Days, the state's oldest rodeo, held every July at the Fred R. Field Western Heritage Center. Check out traditional...Read More

  • 4. Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College

    Theater

    This 600-seat auditorium on the campus of Fort Lewis College hosts a variety of local, regional, and touring performers. The theater operates...Read More

  • 5. Creede Repertory Theatre

    Theater

    Housed in the beautifully restored 1892 Creede Opera House, this theater stages at least seven plays, plus concerts and other events, every...Read More

  • 6. Crested Butte Music Festival

    Festivals

    From end of June to mid-August, the Crested Butte Music Festival presents a seven-week concert series featuring opera, gypsy jazz, rock, funk...Read More

  • 7. Crested Butte Wildflower Festival

    Festivals

    Such abundant foliage carpets the surrounding mountains that Crested Butte has been nicknamed the "Wildflower Capital of Colorado." For one...Read More

  • 8. Durango Arts Center

    Theater

    You can see stage productions as well as visual arts exhibits, concerts, and films at the Durango Arts Center. Its resident performing groups...Read More

  • 9. Durango Melodrama and Vaudeville

    Theater

    This group stages rip-roaring productions in the classic Victorian music-hall style, all summer long, in the historic Henry Strater Theatre. ...Read More

  • 10. Fort Lewis College Art Gallery

    Art Galleries–Arts

    During the school year, the college's art department fills a beautifully lighted, contemporary space with local, regional, and national exhibitions...Read More

  • 11. Sheridan Opera House

    Music

    Miners built the opera house in 1913 as a venue primarily for vaudeville acts. Today the landmark opera house presents a variety of shows year...Read More

  • 12. Telluride Bluegrass Festival

    Festivals

    The Telluride Bluegrass Festival in June has gone far beyond its bluegrass roots and is now one of the country's premier acoustic folk–rock...Read More

  • 13. Telluride Theatre

    Theater

    This semiprofessional group performs a variety of shows year-round in various venues. Productions include popular musicals, Shakespeare-in-the...Read More

  • 14. Gunsmoke-n-Gunnison

    Festivals

    For an amazing display of marksmanship and horsemanship, attend Gunsmoke-n-Gunnison, held at the Fred R. Field Western Heritage Center during...Read More

  • 15. Wild Mushroom Festival

    Festivals

    In August you might pop up at the Wild Mushroom Festival, with workshops, talks, seminars, cooking, and the thrill of the hunt for the finest fungi. ...Read More

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