Local Events

2018 Events





Collegiate Peaks Stampede Rodeo

This award-winning rodeo is a great experience for the entire family. “It’s Not Our First Rodeo” this marks the Rodeo’s 97th year in action. The CPSR is a great activity for one an all.  Kiddos can even enter the mutton bustin’ competition! It is a rich part of Buena Vista’s history, and you won’t want to miss it!

Rodeo Times:
June 9th at 6:00pm at the Rodeo Grounds
June 10th at 1:30pm at the Rodeo Grounds

Rodeo Dance: June 9th (immediately after the Rodeo Performance) around 9:00pm until 12:00 pm
Music by the Alan & Martin Band
Held at the Lariat on East Main Street, Buena Vista, CO

Rodeo Tickets:
Pre-sale tickets sold at the Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center.
Adults $15.00 pre-sale $12.00
Youth 6 to 12 years old $10.00 pre-sale $8.00
children 5 and under FREE.
Local Entry June 1st 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. 719.539.8345

CPR Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Buena-Vista-Rodeo-Collegiate-Peaks-Stampede-Rodeo-819942814710209/


2018 marks the 70th anniversary of FIBArk, the nation’s oldest whitewater festival and Salida’s signature event. Since 1949, every June during the Spring snow runoff, Salida has hosted FIBArk, “First in Boating on the Arkansas.” For more information, visit fibark.com

Mt. Mania Car Show in Buena Vista


Independence Day Celebration in Buena Vista

Pancake breakfast, 5K race, parade, fireworks (weather permitting), and more. Visit http://www.buenavistacolorado.org/2018-4th-of-july-celebrations/ for details.

Independence Day Celebration in Salida

On July Fourth our small town celebrates in a big way with a kids fishing derby, hometown parade, pancake breakfast, free live music and activities for kids of all ages at Riverside Park, with fireworks (weather permitting) at dusk from the “S” Mountain. Make sure you have a great view!


Buena Vista Contin-Tail Gem & Rock Show

Free admission, free parking. 9am-5pm.

Click here for more information

Gold Rush Days 2018

Celebrating Buena Vista’s Old West and mining heritage, Gold Rush Days has been a
town signature event since 1980. Live music, blacksmith demonstrations, the rubber
ducky race, kids train, and a variety of vendors are just some of the attractions. There’s
fun for all ages. Highlights of the two-day event include the burro race, complete with
packs of mining equipment, and the reenactment of a gunfight outside of the historic Town Hall.
Both Main Street and McPhelemy Park are the scenes of most of the events, so be sure
to join the fun at both venues, just steps away from each other.


14er Fest

14er Fest is a multi-sport mountain festival for all trail users, ages, and abilities!