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March 2020

Veronika String Quartet

March 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Westcliffe Center for the Performing Arts and Historic Jones Theater, 119 Main St.
Westcliffe, CO 81252 United States
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The award-winning Veronika String Quartet (VSQ) established itself as an outstanding ensemble very early after its formation in Moscow in 1989. The group is known for its versatility and extraordinary musicianship. The unique sound of the VSQ has led to success in international competitions as well as in concert halls throughout the U.S. and abroad. Known for its innovative programming, the Quartet is committed…

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May 2020


May 2 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
3rd Street Gallery, 59000 N. Highway 69
Westcliffe, CO 81252
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RECEPTION - STARS OF CUSTER COUNTY Art Show SAG Calendar Art Show @ 3rd Street Gallery 59000 N Highway 69 Westcliffe, CO  81252 Opening Reception May 2, 4-6pm Sponsored by Sangres Art Guild Artists, Collectors and Art lovers as well as the Public is invited to attend! Show Runs: May 2 – June 15 SAG’s 2020 gallery season opening show of original 2D, 3D…

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Public Star Party: Spring Constellations Arrive

May 23 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Smokey Jack Observatory, 100 S. Adams Blvd.
Westcliffe, Colorado 81252
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The Water Snake, Crow, Lion, Herdsman, Bears, and Dragon constellations are bright in the sky this month. Immense galaxies located millions and millions of light years apart are numerous in the night sky. It is also a great time to observe a wide variety of star clusters and nebulae, which are giant clouds of gas and dust where new stars are forming. Nebulae can…

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June 2020

Shakespeare in the Sangres

June 12 - July 5

Imagine an evening of Shakespeare in an outdoor amphitheater, watching the sun set over the Sangre de Cristo Mountains as you enjoy a family picnic on the lawn. The Westcliffe Center for the Performing Arts presents two plays each summer (2020 lineup to be announced).

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Alla Prima Westcliffe: 14th Annual Plein Air Paint-Out

June 13 - June 21

Treat yourself to a week of spectacular spring days painting in the picturesque Wet Mountain Valley of Colorado. Bright spring greens, snow-covered mountains, fresh wildflowers. Sweeping scenic views of the magnificent Sangre de Cristo mountains, intimate outdoor scenes, historic architecture and special events await your creativity. This paint-from-life event includes alla prima painting created from life in the manner of plein air, but not…

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Sangre Star Festival

June 19 - June 21

See the stars as our ancestors did as we celebrate five years as Colorado’s first certified Dark Sky Community! The Sangre Star Festival is for everyone – from serious stargazers to amateur astronomers and casual star seekers. Get ready for an awesome astro-experience: festivities, stellar speakers, music, workshops, camping, day and night time activities. Tickets go on sale December 21, 2019. For more information…

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High Altitude Horsepower Car Show

June 27 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Enter your antique, vintage, classic, rat rod, or hot rod/muscle car, while you share the day with other car enthusiasts, or just come enjoy the cars and vote for your favorites. Features a pancake breakfast provided by the local Rotary Club, food vendors, bounce house for the kids, fabulous shops...and don't forget to pick up a Car Show t-shirt! Contact the Custer County Chamber…

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July 2020

Westcliffe Stampede Rodeo

July 17 - July 19
bronc, rodeo, Westcliffe, cowboy

Rodeo, ranch rodeo, parade and dance. Full details to come. Save the dates!

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Public Star Party: All Hail the Milky Way!

July 17 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Smokey Jack Observatory, 100 S. Adams Blvd.
Westcliffe, Colorado 81252
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The Milky Way and summer constellations are featured this month. The Swan and the Eagle soar through the Milky Way. The Summer Triangle is now straight above us, featuring the Stars Altair, Deneb, and Vega. The Hero, Scorpion, Teapot, and Harp constellations are demanding to be seen, showing themselves big and bright, Jupiter and Saturn will rise late in the night. There will also…

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August 2020

Public Star Party: Perseid Meteor Shower

August 12 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Celebrate one of the years biggest, brightest, and most awe-inspiring astronomical events: the Perseid Meteor Shower! The Perseids are a prolific meteor shower associated with the comet Swift–Tuttle. The meteors are called the Perseids because the point from which they appear to hail lies in the constellation Perseus. The Moon won’t rise until 1 AM, giving us plenty of time to see meteors streak…

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