[July 2019 | San Juan Silver Stage]
Written by Ashley King-Grambley.
THE BEAUTIFUL TOWN OF RIDGWAY is known for spectacular scenery, railroads, ranching, recreation, and of course: the Ridgway Rendezvous Arts and Crafts Festival held every year in August for the past 34 years.
In its 35th year, Weehawken Creative Arts will welcome over 140 juried artists and vendors from across the United States on August 11th and 12th in the Town of Ridgway’s historic park. The 2019 Rendezvous is sure to be the best Rendezvous yet, with an abundance of new artists and craftsmen’s work to enjoy.
All types of fine arts and original crafts will be represented at this show. Additionally, there will be a diverse assortment of food concessions offering everything from barbecue to salmon tacos. This year’s event will also feature the delicious brews from regional breweries and signature drinks such as margaritas, bloody marys, and mimosas; as well as wine at the event.
This two-day festival offers plenty for you to enjoy all day long throughout each day. The entertainment on the Main Stage runs continuously on both days of the show with music ranging from jazz to rock and roll. Watch art transpire as demonstrations of all types are scheduled by the vendors throughout each day. The entertainment lineup this year includes Gypsy Jazz Social Club, Till Willis, Donny Morales, David Nunn, Jazz by Yaz and a children’s theatre performance of ‘Gleekers’.
These events are perfect for all ages; having plenty of extra special things for families and kids to do–even just playing in the incredible park or walking on the gorgeous river trail between events! On Saturday and Sunday, children will enjoy riding the Ridgway Fire Department train, a magic show, face painting, a free arts and crafts booth, and several kids’ booths, too.
This annual show is located at the junction of Highways 550 and 62 in Southwest Colorado, Gateway to the beautiful San Juan Mountains. The show runs on Saturday from 9 am until 5 pm and on Sunday from 10 am until 5 pm. There will be a free shuttle service available on Saturday from 11 am to 4 pm, running regularly from the Ridgway Post Office to the rodeo/fairgrounds entrance on Hwy 62 as you enter Ridgway.
Admission to the Ridgway Rendezvous on Saturday and Sunday is FREE, so make plans to bring your whole family and a car load of friends for a fun weekend in Ridgway, Colorado!
Weehawken Arts, Ridgway, CO.