The inaugural Salida Heritage Days, celebrating Salida’s rich history, are set for Sept. 27-29 with events scheduled throughout town.
Chaffee Arts is collaborating with the Buena Vista Recreation Department to offer free art classes this fall for middle school students, with topics including fabric art, collage and newspaper weaving.
“Focus On Salida,” a pocket-sized guide to the city, was so successful after its original printing 18 months ago that it is now in its second printing.
The Historic Ute Theatre, 410 Fourth St. in Saguache, will host the Red Thread Playback Theatre Company from the Front Range for a performance at 7 p.m. Saturday and a workshop from 1-5 p.m. Sunday.
The second Kent Haruf Literary Celebration, which honors the late Salida author, will take place Sept. 27-29 at Salida SteamPlant, 220 W. Sackett Ave.
Peggy Godfrey of the San Luis Valley and Art Goodtimes of San Miguel County will be the featured poets for Poetry Live at the Paquette at 7 p.m. Sunday in the Salida SteamPlant Paquette Gallery, 220 W. Sackett Ave.
In the past, Summerdaze kicked off summer celebrations in Salida. This year, it helped locals celebrate the end of the summer season.
“We like being the party to close out the summer rather than kicking it off,” said the event’s co-producer, Lindsey Sutton. “I think it was a really good choice.”
Grab the family, find a fun costume, decorate your bicycle and prepare to pedal through Salida for the third annual Soulride, which begins at 6 p.m. Friday at Soulcraft Brewing, 248 W. U.S. 50.