Quick Picks: Aug. 18, 2017
Friday and Saturday, Aug. 18–19
The Palisade Peach Festival is in full swing with its Festival in the Park at Riverbend Park, live music and all kinds of peach food and fun.
The Festival in the Park goes from 3–10 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday.
For a list of activities, check the schedule at palisadepeachfest.com.
Friday and Sunday, Aug. 18–20
So what if Delta is landlocked. Pirates have found it ... perhaps by river?
Thus the three-day Pirates Invade the Fort Festival at Fort Uncompahgre, 440 N. Palmer St., in Delta.
There will be sword fighting, artisans and merchants, tarot and psychic readings and other live entertainment. The young ones can occupy themselves at the Pirates Quest for Kids and all who are hungry and thirst can find food and drink and a beer garden.
The festival goes from 1–6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for youth ages 13–18 and children 12 and younger get in free.
For information go to fortuncompahgre.org or call 874-8349.
Friday through Sunday, Aug. 18–20
Here, then gone
The Gaden Shartse Buddhist Monks began work on a Green Tara sand mandala on Thursday but they won’t be done until Sunday, so there is time to catch them creating the colorful sand masterpiece at The Art Center, 1803 N. Seventh St.
The monks are set to work on the mandala from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and then there will be a sweeping up ceremony at 9 a.m. Sunday that will move from The Art Center to Eagle Rim Park, 2746 Cheyenne Drive, for a blessings of the Colorado River and the Grand Valley.
For information about the creation of the mandala or the monks’ other activities during their visit, go to gjartcenter.org.