The Salida Colorado Chamber of Commerce
“Sweetly unpretentious” that’s Salida. We wouldn't say that ourselves, of course. Those are the words Outside Magazine used to describe Salida in 2004 as one of their “Dream Towns and Adventure Hideouts.” You might agree.
Salida does have a lot to offer – to residents, visitors, and those considering relocation. Our community of 5,500 is surrounded by Forest Service and Department of Wildlife lands, a haven for bikers, campers, hikers, skiers, and hunters. It is a lovely natural setting with several converging mountain ranges that boast 15 peaks that reach over 14,000 feet in elevation. The Arkansas River winds its way through the valley and along the downtown of Salida; inviting rafters, kayakers, fishers, and “beach lovers” alike. Known for a mild climate, Salida is a perfect setting for your outdoor adventure.
Salida’s charming downtown area, the largest historical downtown district in Colorado, is home to blocks of Victorian buildings with fantastic restaurants, inspiring galleries, tempting boutiques, outdoor sports stores, and an array of shops for kitchen, kids, books, knitters and quilters. It’s a great place to stock up or find a unique gift to take home.
Salida hosts an impressive calendar of performing arts and special events including great theater productions, a fantastic array of music at coffee shops, taverns, Salida High School’s John Held Auditorium, or the Salida Steamplant Performing Arts Center and Conference Center.
Sweetly unpretentious? Maybe. A vibrant community? Absolutely. Take a look at what Salida has to offer you:
Business After Hours Friday, May 10 at the Salida Bar & Grill
Join us for the golf scramble at the Salida Golf Course and stick around for
a great Business After Hours!
Everyone welcome to join! Network, Socialize and have a bite to eat.
5-7 pm., $7 food & drinks
Those signed up for golf tee times need not pay for BAH.
2013 Ride The Rockies * June 8 - 15
The 28th annual tour will feature 3 scenic mountain passes, a trek over the highest suspension bridge in the U.S. and 20,400 vertical ft. over 7 days and 513 miles. Cyclists will begin their journey in the picturesque town of Telluride; ascend Lizard Head, Wolf Creek and Poncha Pass; and visit the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park, before crossing the finish line at Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs. Other host communities include Cortez, Durango, Pagosa Springs, Alamosa, Salida and Canon City.
Lottery applications will be accepted Sunday, February 3 – Friday, February 22. For more information and to register, please visit ridetherockies.com. Event proceeds benefit The Denver Post Community Foundation; all funds raised are returned directly to Colorado nonprofits.
Salida Artwalk 2013 - June 28 - 30
Salida Art Walk announces it’s 21st year of celebrating the area arts slated for June 28th, 29th and 30th! Join the fun.
Galleries will be hosting special receptions, entertainment and artist demonstrations. Don't miss the Miniature Art Auction where you can bid on area artists' mini creations.
Reserve the date! Make the time. Support your favorite artists. Shop locally. Visit SalidaArtWalk.com for all the weekend's activities and information.
Please support the Salida Community Blood Drive
Salida Community Blood Drive 2013
Tuesday, January 22
Tuesday, March 19
Tuesday, May 21
Tuesday, July 16 (at the SteamPlant)
Tuesday, September 24
Tuesday, November 19
From 11:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Held at the Salida Masonic Lodge on 140 W. 3rd Street (except at the SteamPlant on July 16)
To schedule your appointment, call the Bonfils Appointment Center at 800-365-0006, ext 2 or sign up online at www.bonfils.org, enter site code #0328.
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