What's Happening

Learn about all that's going on in Ridgway, Colorado. Once considered a sleepy little town, our creative district and expanding business and nonprofit scenes are ramping up!

Creatives After Hours Meet And Greet Celebration

Thursday, May 31 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Hartwell Park in Ridgway, Colorado
Do you polish rocks?
Can you hand spin socks?
Paint a picture of a fox?
Carve a cuckoo for tick-tocks?
Calling all makers, and movers and shakers
Weavers and welders, and cake decorators
Crocheters and tanners and jewelry makers
Writers, designers and innovative creators.
Come mingle and munch, and enjoy a libation at our first ever “Creatives’ After Hours” meet and greet celebration.
Sponsored by Ridgway Creative District Creative Advocacy Team

Memorial Day Weekend Brings Business Grand Openings

Ridgway is coming alive for the summer. Several businesses will celebrate grand openings (and re-openings) during the Memorial Day holiday week. Check out these events and plan to visit each location, meet the business owners and managers, and check out their products and services!
Ridgway Adventure Sports Opening Party
Thursday, May 24, 4-8 p.m.
Come have a beer, meet the staff and see the new space. RAS is excited to open its doors to the community and meeting all of you.
Ridgway Adventure Sports, 109 N. Lena Street, Ridgway
Business hours: (starting May 25) Open daily from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (closed Tuesdays)
Crumb Bakery & Cafe Grand Opening Party
Saturday, May 26, 2 – 5 p.m.
Crumb Bakery & Café, 618 Clinton Street, Ridgway
Business hours: Wednesday - Monday 7:00AM to 5:00, Closed Tuesdays

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Weehawken Offers Summer Full Of Fun & Learning

Check Out All the GREAT Upcoming Classes and Events from Weehawken in Ridgway and Montrose! 

For More Info, go to weehawkenarts.org or call (970) 318-0150. Many classes offer multiple child/multi session discounts, and many have scholarships available!

May 27: Master Guitar Class for All Levels with New West Guitar Group at Wright Opera House

June 2: Michael McCullough's 6th Annual Amatuer Sculpting Contest in Ridgway- ages 7 and up

June 4: June Summer Dance Session begins- ages 2.5-18, plus adult ballet barre and adult jazz in Montrose

June 4-23: The Hobbit Youth Theater Workshop with Kathleen O'Mara in Montrose- ages 7 and up

June 4-8: Summer Art Explorations with Ann Cheeks in Montrose- ages 9-14

June 11-14: STEM Spanish Camp with Sra Christi Berry in Montrose- ages 5.5-11

June 11-14: Art Around The World with Shannon Dean at in Ridgway- NEW TIME!!- ages 7-11

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11th Annual Free Summer Concert Series Band Line-Up

The 2018Ridgway Concert Series begins this year on July 5th and continues each Thursday through July 26thThe series is free to the public and features a wonderfully curated mix of eight bands over four nights. The events are family friendly and include a children’s activities area to keep the kids entertained, while the parents dance and mingle with new and old friends. Expect spectacular views of the San Juan and Cimarron Mountains, stellar music, and lots of dancing. Delicious food and regionally brewed beer and other libations will be available. The audience is welcome to bring (short backed) lawn chairs, blankets, coolers and picnics. Please note, no glass or outside alcohol & no dogs are allowed in the park. The Ridgway Concert Series is presented by the Town of Ridgway in conjunction with Pickin’ Productions and is funded entirely by community sponsors, fundraisers and donations. The on-site beer sales benefit a local not-for-profit.

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Orvis Hot Springs Launches New Customer-Friendly Website

Orvis Hot Springs, Ridgway's historic natural hot springs resort, launched a new website in March 2018, to better provide customers with useful information about its amenities, which include seven hot springs pools and tubs – indoors and outdoors, massage, lodging and camping. 
The new website was created by a team from the Kindred Collective, a Ridgway-based graphic design, marketing and branding collective specializing in highly functional websites with top search results. The team was led by Traci Kindred Schalow doing design and coordination, with support from web developer Josh Gowans and content editor Tanya Ishikawa.

Spring 2018 Youth Volunteer Fair at Ridgway Secondary School

On Tuesday, May 8, 2018, the Ridgway Secondary School is hosting its second Youth Volunteer Fair to connect middle and high school students to nonprofits from around the community. This one-hour event from 12:10 to 1:10 p.m. is a great opportunity for nonprofits to share information about your nonprofit and volunteer needs.

Not only do students make enthusiastic volunteers, engaging them in your nonprofit activities can spread your message further through their families and friends. As this article, 5 Tips for Recruiting Young Volunteers, points out: "No matter what your volunteering program does, there are ways to incorporate young people into it and benefit from their energy, ideas and skills." (Click on the article title to read more.)

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"Welcome to Ridgway – Think Outside" Photo Contest 2018

What’s better than getting your photo seen and business credited, by thousands of Facebook and Instagram followers? How about getting to say a big hello to 6,000 travel professionals from more than 70 countries? And top that off with a $200 cash prize!

You're invited to enter photos into the 2018 “Welcome to Ridgway – Think Outside” Photo Contest to help promote Ridgway as a destination during National Travel and Tourism Week. The Ridgway Area Chamber of Commerce will select one photo to send to the Colorado Tourism Office to display on several online channels leading up to the U.S. Travel Association's annual show, in Denver on May 19-23, 2018. The chamber will award the winner with $200 and send the photo to our media contacts in a news release about the winning photographer and business. Plus, selected non-winning entries will get posted on the chamber’s Facebook page and new Instagram and Twitter feeds. 

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Visitors Center & Ridgway Area Chamber

The Ridgway Area Chamber of Commerce promotes business and community development in the Town of Ridgway and the surrounding area. The chamber operates the Visitors Center, which is open from May 1 through October 1 and is located at 150 Racecourse Road, Ridgway, Colorado 81432 (across from Citizens Bank off of HWY 62).

Mailing address: P.O. Box 544, Ridgway, Colorado 81432


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Visitors Center and Ridgway Area Chamber of Commerce

The Ridgway Area Chamber of Commerce is organized to achieve the objectives of promoting business and community growth and development in the Town of Ridgway and the surrounding area. The Visitors Center is located at 150 Racecourse Road, Ridgway, Colorado 81432 (across from Citizens Bank off of Sherman Street/Highway 62).

Mailing address: P.O. Box 544, Ridgway, Colorado 81432


Ridgway Area Chamber of Commerce. Managed by Peak Media Company LLC

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Ridgway is ideally situated between six major trout streams and Western Colorado’s best fly fishing, rafting, kayaking and standup paddle boarding for novices to experts.

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  • Elevation: 6.985'
  • Population: 932 (2013)
  • Sunshine: 300 days / year
  • Summer Temps: 82º / 55º F
  • Winter Temps: 45º / 6º F

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