Events in Ouray, Colorado

Even though Ouray, Colorado is just a small mountain town, we have plenty of events and activities throughout the year to keep you entertained. With annual events people can look forward to every year, make sure you plan your stay ahead of schedule.

We also have new events that come at different times throughout the year. Be sure to check in to our page for details on the events and links to the correct pages. While you are in town, please remember to be respectful to the people and animals that live here.

County Events Calendar

January Events

  • Wood sign reading "poetry at the tavern"

    Poetry at the Tavern: Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer 1/4/24

    January 4 // 7 pm // $5, Students FREE (18 & under)

    January's featured poet: Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer

    A community literary series offering readings by established regional poets as well as opportunities for local poets to share their work in a supportive setting.

    Purchase Tickets below

  • outline of mountains with lettering stating "ouray international film festival june 20-23 2024"

    Ouray International Film Fest Passes Go Live 1/8/24

    Passes for the 5th annual Ouray International Film Festival will go live on January 8! Join us from June 20-23, 2024, for four days of transformative films, panel discussions, awards and parties. Join a community of artists and movie lovers and bond over the power of cinematic stories; because movies and mountains can change your life.

  • Green tent in the snow with sun setting behind mountains

    OIFF Special Screening of Dhaulagiri 1/10/24

    January 10 // 7 pm // $5

    An Ecuadorian mountaineer balances friendship, love, and luck in his quest to climb a new route on one of the tallest and most dangerous mountains in the world.

    This film is the first in a five-month series highlighting award-winning films from past Ouray International Film Festivals, and will feature a pre-recorded Q&A with the filmmakers after the screening. The 5th Annual festival is to take place at the Wright Opera House June 20-23, 2024.

    With thanks to Triage Creative and Director Tommy Joyce

  • Mount Sneffels with reflection of sneffels in water

    OCAA Art Show in the Tavern 1/13/24

    January 13 // 4-6 pm // Opening Reception

    “A Walk in Nature"

    Featuring works by Natalie Heller, Rod Martinez, & Angela Moyer

    On Display January 12th through February 21st

  • Image with 2 saxophones and it says, "the two tenors"

    The Two Tenors; Saxophone Duets 1/13/24

    January 13 // 7 pm // $10

    Join us for this silver-haired saxxy duo featuring Ouray County locals, Jim Pettengill and John Ast!

    Jim and John met at a dinner at the Ouray, Colorado Elks Lodge several years ago and discovered that they both played saxophone. Since that time, both have played regularly with the Montrose community concert band and Saxophone Ensemble and the Lake City Stinger concert band. Jim also plays with Alive in the Woods, a local classic rock, blues and country band, and has played with jazz and country bands in New Mexico prior to retirement. John has also played with the Sun City Arizona concert band.

  • White vase with white flowers, bottle of wine and wine glass

    Winter White and Wine Flower Arrangement Class at Little Bucket of Flowers 1/13/24

    January 13, Saturday 2-4 $30

    Glass of wine included

    Call to make reservation


  • Image of board games and card games

    After School Club at O'Toys 1/19/24

    After School Club Friday 1/19/24

    4:00pm - 5:00pm

    Join us after school for snacks and games!!

  • Ladies putting together flower arrangement by window

    Teacup and Saucer Floral Arrangement Class at Little Bucket of Flowers 1/20/24

    January 20, Saturday 2-4 $30

    Cup or tea, crumpets and flowers are included

    Provide your own tea cup and saucer

    Call to make a reservation


  • Colorful Cartoon Lady Ice Climbing

    Ouray Ice Fest 1/18/24-1/21/2024

    Evenings: Presentations and films by Vince Anderson, Will Gadd and Graham Zimmerman.

    Competition: UIAA Ice Climbing Continental Open.

    Daily: Gear demos, Climbing Clinics, Walk-up climbing wall, Kids’nClimbing College and fireside chats.

  • Picture of puzzles on Shelf

    Puzzle Club Sunday at O'Toys 1/21/24

    Puzzle Club Sunday 1/21/24 2:00-3:00

    Meet up with your friends or come meet someone new while solving one of our many puzzles!

  • Cute picture of snowman and penguin with scarf

    Toddler Tuesdays at O'Toys 1/9/24 & 1/23/24

    Toddler Tuesdays 1/9/24 & 1/23/24

    10:00am - 11:00am

    Don’t miss meeting up with other little ones and exploring wintery fun sensory bins and crafts!

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    Trivia Night at the Wright 1/27/24

    Do you know the Wright Answer? Bring your friends, drink, and THINK at the Tavern at the Wright, hosted by Erin McIntyre! Half off bar tab for the winning team.*

  • 2 people reaching to catch frisbee

    Ultimate Frisbee in the Park 1/28/24

    PARK - Ultimate Frisbee

    Sunday, January 28⋅2:00 – 4:00pm

    Held in Fellin Park

February Events

  • Wood sign saying "poetry night at the tavern"

    Poetry night at the Tavern 2/1/24

    February 1 // 7 pm // $5, Students FREE (18 & under)

    February's featured poet: Joanna Yonder

    A community literary series offering readings by established regional poets as well as opportunities for local poets to share their work in a supportive setting.

  • Animated picture of men sitting around a fire

    Heroes of the Fourth Turning 2/2-2/5, 2024

    February 2-5 // Fri, Sat & Mon 7:30 pm; Sun 4 pm

    Beyond belief, here is a place we might meet.

    It's nearing midnight in Wyoming, where four young conservatives have gathered at a backyard after-party. They've returned home to toast their mentor Gina, newly inducted as president of a tiny Catholic college. But as their reunion spirals into spiritual chaos and clashing generational politics, it becomes less a celebration than a vicious fight to be understood. On a chilly night in the middle of America, Will Arbery's haunting play offers grace and disarming clarity, speaking to the heart of a country at war with itself.

    **Content warning: Heroes of the Fourth Turning contains strong language, adult themes, and loud noises. Viewer discretion advised.

  • Lady posing with gily, pink flowers in shop

    Galentines Day Flower Class 2/10/24

    Galentines day flower class at little bucket of flowers from 2-4

    $50, Includes flower arrangement, 1 glass of wine, 2 truffles. Will be at the Elks Lodge

    Call 970-318-0310 to reserve

  • Mardi Gras Smile For Kids at O' Toys

    Mardi Gras Slime for Kids at O' Toys 2/16/24

    4:00pm - 5:00pm

    Join your friends in making some Mardi Gras or Valentines slime! We’ll have delicious treats and a great time! Free for everyone to join the fun!

  • Icicle with the words "Ouray Winter Wine Festival" in the middle

    Ouray Winter Wine Festival 2/17/24

    Held in the beautiful and historic mining town of Ouray, Colorado, the 2nd annual Ouray Winter Wine Festival boasts unique and upscale offerings from Western Colorado’s vineyards and local purveyors within the culinary and retail markets. Attendees must be 21+

  • People staning in the snow helping and injured person

    Avalanche Safety Talk 2/17/24

    Join us for an evening of free avalanche education with free food and drinks.

    Chris Dickson, Avalanche Educator and Host of "San Juan Snowcast"

    • CAIC Forecasters

    • Prize drawings

    • Free beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages

    • Free chili and homemade sourdough bread

    • Open to all

    February 17, 2024 • 6PM (Doors open 5.30PM)

    Ouray Community Center, 320 6th Avenue, Ouray, CO

    $15 Roundtrip Ridgway-Ouray Shuttle Available

    Call TelluRides 970-626-5121 for info

  • Man riding horse pulling someone on skis

    Silverton Skijoring 2/17 - 2/18, 2024

    At high noon in February each year on Blair Street in Silverton, spectators can witness a sport unlike any other: Skijoring. Free and open to the public to watch, Silverton Skijoring is a local showing of a competitive sport previously seen around the world in events such as the Nordic Games. Returning after a year-long hiatus, this winter event is one you will not want to miss, so book your hotel and make plans to attend this year.

  • Picture of flags in mountains

    Mountainfilm On Tour 2/18/24

    Join us for an evening of culturally rich, adventure-packed and incredibly inspiring documentary films.

    When: Sunday, February 18th, 2024

    Time: Doors open at 5:30pm | Showtime 6pm (runs about 2 - 2 ½ hours + raffle at the end)

    Location: Ouray Community Center

    Tickets: Ice Park Members $15 + raffle ticket | Non-members $30 | Buy Tickets: At the Door

    Films: Indomitable Spirit Playlist:

    To Be Frank

    Well Worn Life with Dani Reyes-Acosta


    Rosalie Fish

    Pass It On: Tami Knight


    High Road


    Georgia Astle: Flip the Switch

  • Picture of woman holding martini

    Martini and Board Game Night at the Dead Canary Bar 2/19/24

    Every Monday we have $9 martini specials. Come check out our new exciting board game collection!


  • Image of words saying O'Toys

    Toddler Tuesday at O'Toys 2/20/24

    10:00am - 11:00am

    Fill your senses with sparkles and color!! Put together a sensory bag or bottle to take home! Free for everyone to join the fun! Come make a new friend or two!

  • Picture of a mountain peak

    A Walk in Nature 1/12-2/21, 2024

    OCAA presents "A Walk in Nature"

    Featuring works by Natalie Heller, Rod Martinez, & Angela Moyer

    On Display January 12th through February 21st

  • Sign with sunset in the background

    Karaoke at the Silver Eagle Saloon 2/21/24

    Come sing karaoke at the Silver Eagle Saloon from 9pm-11pm!

  • Photo of Book cover

    Ouray Bookshop presents The Delta in the Rearview Mirror by Di Rushing 2/24/24

    Ouray Bookshop Presents The Delta in the Rearview Mirror by Di Rushing

    Saturday, February 24th

    Admission $5

    Box Office @ 6:30pm | Reading @ 7pm

    Join Ouray Bookshop and The Tavern at The Wright Opera House as beloved Ouray local author Di Rushing reads an excerpt from her work The Delta in the Rearview Mirror: The Life and Death of Mississippi's First Winery

  • Graphic Image of Snowy House

    Cabin Fever Day at Lee's Ski Hill 2/24/24

    Saturday from 12-4.

    Kids skiing and snowboarding event includes contests for




    Concessions Available

    Weather Depended, think snow!

  • Group of people in Ice Climbing gear posing for picture

    Paradox Sports "Got Stump" 2/23 – 2/25, 2024

    The annual Paradox Ice trip to Ouray is one you don’t want to miss! There is a reason this is our longest running program and why it sells out every year – climbing at the Ouray Ice Park, instruction and guidance from world-class ice climbers, and one of the best mountain communities in Colorado make this one unforgettable weekend.

March Events

April Events

May Events

June Events

  • Mountain Air Logo

    Thursday's In June

    Join us every Thursday night in June for free shows in Fellin Park: emerging bands, food & fun for the whole family!

  • Evenings of History- June 20 - August 8

    Evenings of History- June 20 - August 8

    Ouray County Historical Society presents Evenings in History for 2023.

  • OIFF Poster

    Ouray International Film Festival 6/20/24 - 6/23/24

    The Ouray International Film Festival is an intimate and cinematic experience showcasing transformative films from all over the world. With a high number of artists in attendance, you will have the opportunity to talk with filmmakers and learn from industry professionals and scholars. We hope you will join our community from June 20-23, 2024, for four days of jury selected films, panel discussions, awards, and parties.

July Events

  • cars driving on dirt road through the mountains

    Rocky Mountain Toyota Roundup

    Rocky Mountain Toyota Roundup (RMTR) is a family friendly event and was formed to meet the needs of Toyota 4X4 enthusiasts who enjoy wheeling in and around beautiful Ouray, Colorado. Registration opens Saturday, February 24 at 10am MT and sells out quickly! Make sure to sign up for our newsletter on our website to stay up-to-date!

August Events

September Events

  • Fall Maker’s Market 2023 Fellin Park - Ouray, CO September 3rd, 2023 - 10 am to 5 pm

    Maker’s Market 2023 Fellin Park - Ouray, CO September 3rd, 2023 - 10 am to 5 pm

    Join us for our Fall Maker's Market on September 3rd from 10am-5pm. Enjoy goods from local creatives, live music and local performers, and great food.

  • Poster for chili cook-off

    9/30/23 | Chili Cook-Off

    Come one, come all to witness the smackdown and vote for your best chili.

    $10 to sample all

    3:30 pm, winners announced at 5:30 pm

  • 9.30.23 | Oktoberfest poster

    9.30.23 | Oktoberfest

    12 - 7 pm in Fellin Park

    Listen to Cabin Dragon, Courthouse Blues Band, and Neon Sky Band

    Steinholding contest, local food, pet costume contest, face painting, mini horses, games, and second chance pets to adopt.

    FREE admission with a full bar!

October Events

  • Trick or Treat Main Street Flyer

    10.31.23 | Trick or Treat Main Street

    Join the Ouray Main Street businesses for Trick or Treating on October 31 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

November Events

December Events