What to do this season in Salida

With the coming cold weather still ahead of us, Salida has plenty of exciting events to offer in order to get you out of the house and out in our beautiful mountain town. From plays and concerts to holiday events, here are a handful of exiting activities to attend or participate this season in Salida.

From Friday, October 21 through Sunday October 22 the Stage Left Theatre presents Boston Marriage, an Edwardian romantic comedy written by American playwright David Mamet. The venue for this play is Salida’s SteamPlant Event Center. For more information, times, and tickets, visit www.stagelefttheatre.org.

Beginning at 6:00 pm on Saturday, October 22nd, The Greater Arkansas River Nature Association (GARNA) and Land Trust of the Upper Arkansas (LTUA) are teaming up once again to bring an evening of film from Telluride Mountainfilm Festival. This documentary film festival showcases nonfiction stories about environmental, cultural, climbing, political, and social justice issues. This event is held at the Salida High School auditorium. Tickets are available online at www.mountainfilmsalida.brownpapertickets.com, and can be purchased at the GARNA and LTUA offices at 128 E. First St. or at Salida Mountain Sports, 110 N. F St., in Salida.

For those of you with children, bring your costumed little ones to the Columbine Manor (530 W. 16th St. Salida, CO) for Trick or Treat Street on Friday, October 28th between 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm, and enjoy this longstanding Halloween tradition.

Come to the Chaffee County Fairgrounds on Saturday, October 29th to watch the Ark Valley High Rollers (AVHR) Halloween Bout. This all-female roller derby event includes a costume contest, trick or treat circle of doom with candy for kids, and an audience participation half-time show. Tickets are being presold at Moonlight Pizza and Café Dawn, and can purchased at the door, based on availability. Doors open at 5:30 pm.season in Salida

On Friday, November 4th The Alpine Orchestra will be performing a “Salute to Veterans” featuring well-known military vocalist Sergeant First Class (SFC) Mario Garcia. This free concert (donations are welcome) begins at 7:30 pm and is held the Salida SteamPlant Event Center. Please come and celebrate our U.S. Veterans.

The annual Christmas Mountain Lighting & Parade of Lights held in historic downtown Salida is on Friday, November 25th this year and starts at 6:00 pm. The event is followed by a community gathering at the SteamPlant Event Center complete with free cocoa, cookies, and entertainment.

From Thursday, December 15th through Saturday, December 17th, at the SteamPlant Event Center, the Stage Left Theatre Company will present the heartfelt and hilarious Miracle on South Division Street. For ticket information and times call (719) 530-0933 or visit www.salidaSteamPlant.com

For a listing of more Salida fall events, visit the Salida Chamber of Commerce events calendar at www.salidachamber.org/salidaevents/.