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Summerfest on the Rio
Summerfest on the Rio was started in 2001 as a way to promote the San Luis Valley's eclectic arts and crafts community. Since then, the annual festival has been held along the winding Rio Grande each year on the first full weekend of June, a kick-off to summertime in Alamosa's spacious and picturesque Cole Park. The fun begins Friday night with Summerfest's signature Concert in the Park. On Saturday morning, visitors return for delicious food, entertainment, and activities provided by more than 150 vendors and food booths around the park. On Sunday, Summerfest hosts a morning outdoor praise and worship service featuring local Christian bands - a special way to begin a Sunday with neighbors and friends. Summerfest Weekend is jam-packed with live entertainers with something for everyone; rock and roll, bluegrass, jazz, Mariachi bands, country, belly dancers, jugglers and more.
Rio Grande Scenic RR Rails and Ales 2015
Rails & Ales combines some of our favorite things: classic rail equipment, rustic Rocky Mountain setting, live music, smoking hot BBQ and handcrafted brews from the region's best. There's just something so special about hopping on a train with friends to the wide open space we call Fir Station - our "little piece of Heaven" custom-built for the railroad meant to highlight how nature can so perfectly complement music. The Rails & Ales Brewfest brings together brewers and their devoted fans, a hardy group that understands the simple truth of this event - you only get here by rail and it doesn't get any better than this.
Sundays at Six
One of the mainstays of the Alamosa Live Music Association is its free summer concert series, known locally as Sundays @ Six. Sundays @ Six started a few years back and has grown into a hallmark of the San Luis Valley summertime season. For two of the most beautiful months in our fair valley the community is exposed to all kinds of music, performed by everyone from the neighbor down the street to nationally recognized touring musicians.
The Ski-Hi Stampede, Colorados oldest pro rodeo, has roots as deep as the San Luis Valley itself. It began in 1919, but two years were deducted because of World War II, when no events were held. The first rodeo was held August 11-13, 1919, and was called the Ski-Hi Stampede. Old newspapers reported that more than 10,000 people assembled to watch the local competition. It has continued for nine decades as an annual event and is an important piece of western history that can still be lived.
Early Iron Festival 2015
e Early Iron Festival is your chance to see over 300 vintage vehicles painstakingly restored, heavily modified, or gently used. Take in the sunshine and sights as you explore machinery of yesteryear. The rodders circle Cole Park early Saturday morning looking forward to a day of talking, swapping, and catching up with old friends. Car buffs from Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Kansas swarm the park, oohing and aahing, choosing their favorite and trading stories about their first car. After an enjoyable day in the autumn sun, the Early Iron Club hosts a rodders banquet to a capacity crowd of 650. Food and beverages are available the main day of the event throughout the park.