Quick Picks: Paonia Cherry Days, opening of Las Colonias
Saturday through Tuesday, July 1–4
Pick one, or three
While celebrating the Fourth of July, several communities on the Western Slope make the party even bigger.
■ Paonia Cherry Days in Paonia fills all four days with tournaments and contests, live music, a parade, fireworks and more. Go to paoniacherrydays.com for a full schedule.
■ In Meeker, the 132nd annual Range Call somehow blends art and rodeo, dancing and motocross for a wild variety of events. Go to meekerrangecall.com to learn more.
■ At Plateau Valley Heritage Days in Collbran you’ll find bull riding, a street dance, Running of the Horses, kids carnival, parade, fireworks and more. Go to pvheritagedays.com for information.
Thursday, July 6
It’s finally time to check out the new Las Colonias Amphitheater, 925 Struthers Ave.
At 6 p.m. Thursday the ribbon will be cut, free ice cream will be served and Collin Reese and Stray Grass will play. Gates open at 5 p.m.
Additional concerts are coming up for this venue, so learn about this event and more at lascoloniasamphitheater.org.