Even the most avid outdoor enthusiast needs a day off every now and then. In Lake City, there is no shortage of ways to fill your days off and nights on the town. Lake City's organizations and businesses offer a wide variety of events, including music performances, exercise classes, arts and crafts, festivals, plays, kid friendly activities, races, and historic tours. Stop by and see what all is going on!


Do you have an event to add to the calendar, or have your event plans changed? Please call 944-2527 or email the details to the Chamber.




Library Hours - Mon-Fri 1-5 pm, Sat 10-1pm.


Lake City Area Recreation Department. 944-5227 

  • Everyday - Armory Walking 9-10am
  • Mon - Open Basketball, Armory 10-:30am-Noon, Climbing Wall & Inflatables, Armory 1:30-3pm, Open Basketball, Armory 6-8pm, Teen Weight Lifting, Armory 7pm
  • Tues  - Kids Gym 5 and under, Armory 12:30-1:30pm, Softball, Memorial Park 5:45pm, Movie Night/Teen Night, Armory 9pm
  • Wed - Tai Chi, Armory 8-9am, Open Basketball, Armory 10-:30am-Noon, Teen Weight Lifting, Armory 7pm, Bingo, Armory hosted by Chamber 7pm
  • Thur - Softball, Memorial Park 5:45pm
  • Fri - Tai Chi, Armory 8-9am, Kids Gym 5 and under, Armory 12:30-1:30pm, Climbing Wall & Inflatables, Armory 1:30-3pm, Teen Center, Armory 7th to 12th grade 7-10pm
  • Sat - Teen Weight Lifting, Armory 7pm
  • Sun - Adult Soccer, Memorial Park 3-4:30pm


Lake City Arts schedule online at 

Creede Repertory Theatre schedule online at


Special Events ( some up until Christmas)

Letters to Santa Drop-off box at the Post Office from December 1st to 21st. Include your name and mailing address. Santa will send a letter back to you! Sponsored by the Lake City Post Office.

Parade of Lights Contest Deck out your vehicle in lively lights and show your holiday spirit during our Parade of Lights. Sign up by December 5th to be considered for the cash prizes. Parade begins at corner of 5th and Silver at 5:45 p.m., parade will start at 6 p.m. Lake City DIRT’s float sponsored by Lake City Auto & Sports Center.

Lake City Ski Hill Regular hours 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays. The Ski Hill will be opening the Saturday before Christmas (snow dependent). The Ski Hill may be open additional days over the winter break.

Lake City Ice Rink Located at Memorial Park, available for use any time, dependent on cold weather.

Toys for Tots Donations accepted at Hinsdale County Sheriff’s Department on Henson Street. Please check the Lake City Arts website ( and marquee for additional holiday events.


December 2014

December 31st New Year’s Eve Dinner at Packers Saloon. Call for reservations, 970-944-4144.

Fireworks at midnight by Lake City Pyrotechnics Team.


February 2015

Feb 6-8. Frozen Film Festival hosted by Lake Fork Valley Conservancy. More details to come.

Feb 7. Lake City Ice Climbs Event. More details to come.


NOTE: No balloon festival or ice fishing event in 2015.


JUNE 6, 2015

Lake San Cristobal Race 5K/10K. Online Registration begins: March 1, 2015 on I’ Morning Registration begins: 7:30 am. More info at

JUNE 27th, 2015

The San Juan Solstice 50 Mile Run. Registration opens at 7am, January 15, 2015 and closes at 7pm January 22, 2015. More info at


JULY 4, 2015

Annual 4th of July Celebration. Parade, races, BINGO, street dance and more!


JULY 21, 2015

40th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lake City Town Park and along Silver Street. Fine art and crafts, and good food. More info at


JULY 25, 2014

Duck Derby Race on Henson Creek hosted by LCHC Chamber of Commerce.



August is History Month - lots of great history events. Check lakecitycom for more details in the spring.

August 2. Lake City Stinger Band concert, venue TBA.

SEPTEMBER 4-7, 2015

OHV Rally & Festival hosted by LCHC Chamber of Commerce. Enjoy 4 days of access into historic downtown and on specific parts of HWy 149 for all OHV vehicles over Labor Day Weekend. Lots being planned - live music, ghost town tour on Alpine Loop, OHV contests, and more! Check back in early spring for more details on the full weekend events, or call 970-944-2527 for more details.


SEPTEMBER 12, 2105

Colorfest Arts and Crafts Festival hosted by Lake City Arts.


SEPTEMBER 19, 2015

Uncorked Wine and Music Festival hosted by Lake City DIRT. More details at Check for updates on all events or the business directory for community groups hosting other events in 2015!