They say when it rains, it pours. We’ve always been a little spoiled here in Buena Vista with light showers and generally sunny weather. Same with our summer events. While we regularly have an event on our weekends throughout summer, this August has really turned into a downpour.
We started with a quiet weekend as we ended July and moved into August. Then, the 4th of August hits, and huge crowds will flow into our town for our first big music event. The event is called Vertex, and features bands like Alabama Shakes, Odesza, and the Trey Anastasio Band. This three day event is organized by Madison House out of Boulder, CO. This is the second event that Madison House has run in the area, and they typically do a great job with their events.
Right after that we roll into the 10th anniversary of the Transrockies Run. This is a major trail running event, lasting for 6 days and extending from Buena Vista up to Beaver Creek. Here’s an excerpt from their website:
The TransRockies Run course runs from Buena Vista to Beaver Creek, through the heart of the White River and San Isabel National Forests. The course includes a mix of singletrack and forest road with nearly 20,000 feet of elevation gain, reaching altitudes of over 12,500 ft.
Then, this whirlwind of two weeks ends with Gold Rush Days, an annual Buena Vista event that showcases vendors from around the country, free music, games, historic reenactments, and more. This year it also coincides with Second Saturday, a local event that happens the second Saturday of every month. Second Saturday features local businesses, music, art receptions, and more.
And then the town quiets down as kids go back to school, summer vacations wind down, and we’ll have a brief reprieve before the colors start changing, (and our Historic ATV Color Tour starts). So we all enjoy the ‘rain’ while it falls (and hope it stops actually raining for the events!).