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Foodies Relish Fare At Ridgway’s Outdoor Events

When you think of festival food, what comes to mind? If grease and oil as well as over-salted and sugary foods popped into your head, you obviously haven’t been eating at the summer festivals and concerts in Ridgway, which feature fresh, healthy eats as well as hearty meals.

Probably the most popular and frequent local festival vendor is Melry’s Lunchbox, with delicious food served by Melissa and Ryan Bailey. They were hired for the Love Your Valley Festival in May, RAT (Ridgway Area Trails) Fest! In June, and Ridgway Summer Concert Series in July, all in Hartwell Park. They were also serving at the Ridgway RiverFest in Rollans Park this past June and the June before, plus they opened up a restaurant on Sherman Street this past spring.

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Orvis Hot Springs Ridgway Colorado

Why Orvis Hot Springs Doesn't Stink

 Orvis Hot Springs in Ridgway is blessed with naturally flowing lithium-based hot spring water that does not smell like sulphur. The Tabagueche Indians, led by Chief Ouray, soaked in the hot springs of the Uncompaghre river valley for its calming affects as well as medical healing for such ailments as rheumatoid arthritis. Today the soothing waters of Orvis Hot Springs are still sacred to our guests. 

There are several sources of water at Orvis Hot Springs. Each has a different mineral content, which is why the water can look and feel different from the last time you were here. You can find out more about the different minerals on the Orvis website

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New Fitness Studio Strengthens Ridgway’s Core

Whether you are a local or a visitor, maintaining or increasing your fitness level, or preparing for an upcoming athletic competition, the Ridgway area has many options for training on your own. For those seeking a little guidance plus a bit of positive comradery, REV. – Ridgway’s newest fitness studio is an even better alternative.

The motto of REV. at 640 Sherman Street (next to Taco del Gnar) is Be Strong. The studio was created so “we can all train, recover, and rediscover movement in a fun, supportive atmosphere.” Workouts and classes, offered by five world-class athletes, are “designed to enable and inspire health, giving individuals the tools, confidence, and support needed for any goal, passion, or upcoming adventure they may have.” Each instructor has the philosophy that they “work out here so we can play out there.”

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Dennis Weaver Local Hero Ridgway Colorado

Dennis Weaver: Captain Planet

A person driving a Toyota Prius through Ridgway wouldn’t garner a second glance nowadays — but when a Hollywood cowboy famous for riding his horse through the streets of New York City brought one of these full-hybrid electric vehicles to town shortly after they were released stateside in 2000, people took notice. Actor Dennis Weaver first purchased property in the town of Ridgway in 1988, wanting to escape the hustle-bustle of L.A. and find a place to grow his own food. He made the move permanent in 1990, and two years later, Weaver was living in the most luxurious Earthship house that New Mexico architect Michael Reynolds could construct, an ode to Weaver’s values of environmental sustainability.

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Annual Events

Arts & Entertainment in Ridgway Colorado

Annual Events

Ridgway hosts a wide range of events through out each year

Ridgway has a unique collection of community events throughout the year. Below are some of the major annual events on the calendar in the Ridgway area, along with links to our partners for additional events and information. Looking for arts and entertainment? Check out the Alpenglow Arts Alliance for upcoming events

January / February / March






October / November / December

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2019 Career Experience Fair For Ridgway Businesses And Students

2019 Career Experience Fair For Ridgway Businesses And Students


On Monday, May 13, 2019, the Ridgway Secondary School is hosting a Career Experience Fair to connect middle and high school students to nonprofit volunteer opportunities and to introduce high school students to part-time work opportunities in our community.

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Ridgway Old West Fest Plans Take Shape

Ridgway Old West Fest Plans Take Shape

Plans are well underway for the first Ridgway Old West Fest to be held October 11-13, 2019 in Ridgway, Colorado.  The festival, which will become an annual event, is intended to highlight the town's film, ranching and railroad heritage and to celebrate all things Western.

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Spring 2019 Youth Volunteer Fair

Spring 2019 Youth Volunteer Fair

Volunteer and community service are often requirements for scholarships, college entrance and other goals of students. In fact, National Honor Society members are required to volunteer 10 hours per semester. However, it can be difficult or confusing for youth to know which nonprofits need volunteers and how and when to volunteer.

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Come Out & See What's Happening on Ridgway First Fridays

Come Out & See What's Happening on Ridgway First Fridays

Deals, Demos, Art, Treats, Fun & Frolic!
Fridays: July 6, August 3, September 7
5 – 9 p.m.

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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).

P.O. Box 544
Ridgway, Colorado 81432

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