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.

November 2014

Nov 27. Turkey Trot hosted by the Hinsdale County Museum. 2 mile fun run/walk begins at 10am at Museum. Benefits Toys for Tots. $5 entry fee. Starts (and ends) at Museum, 10 a.m. Hosted by Hinsdale County Historical Society & Museum, Silver World Newspaper, and Keep in Touch Spa Salon.


December 2014

December 4th. Open House at Hinsdale County Public Health (3 p.m. to 5 p.m.), at the Miner’s & Merchants Bank (4 p.m. to 6 p.m.), and the Lake City Public Library (5 p.m. to 9 p.m.) The Town of Lake City offices will be under construction so the Town will be co-hosting at the Bank.

December 6th Christmas in Lake City Local businesses will be open for shopping.
Armory events (bathroom will be available in Town Hall) – 10 a.m. to noon

  • Artists Market – 10 a.m. to noon
  • Wee Care Kid Crafts – 10:30 a.m. to noon 
  • Ornament & Holiday Décor Exchange, Pioneer Jubilee Women’s Club Cookie Auction, Moseley Arts Center, silent auction hosted by Pioneer Jubilee Women’s Club, proceeds benefit Toys for Tots – 12 to 9 p.m. Drop off cookie donations between 11 a.m. and noon at lobby. 
  • Tree & Wreath Silent Auction, Anthony Gallery – hosted by Chamber, 12 to 5 p.m. 
  • Vintage Fruit Cake Toss, 1 p.m., Town Park, hosted by LC DIRT 
  • Parade of Lights, hosted by Chamber. Line-up at 5:45 p.m. at Fifth & Silver, parade begins at 6 p.m. 
  • Tree Lighting, 6:30 p.m. followed by Children’s Caroling 
  • The Lakettes, Clogging Show & Zumba Fitness Dancers, Arts Center, 7 p.m. 

December 12th Christmas Around the World School Play presented by Lake City Community School at the Moseley Arts Center. Performances at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

December 12th. Community Christmas Dinner, Armory (bathroom facilities will be available at Town Hall) 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Potluck dinner, stuffed stocking silent auction. Dinner starts at 5 p.m. until 6:45 p.m. when Santa arrives. Stocking and quilt raffle ends at 7:30 p.m.

December 17th Hinsdale County Holiday Lunch, noon to 2 p.m. at Coursey Annex

December 21st Lake City Community Choir presents a Christmas Concert, Presbyterian Church, 7 p.m.

December 20th Goodies & Gifts Bake Sale and Craft Show. 10:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lake City Arts Center. Get delicious baked goods and last minute gifts and stocking stuffers from local artists / craftspeople. Sponsored by Pioneer Jubilee Women’s Club. For information or to sign up, call Mary Ann at 970-944-3015.

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.


August 2015

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