Salida Palace Hotel News & Events

Salida – A River Town for all Seasons

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Thanks for the shoutout, Mtn Town magazine!

Bluegrass on the Arkansas

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Bluegrass on the Arkansas, an annual fundraiser for the Salida Rotary Club, will be back Memorial Day weekend!

Best of Salida 2016

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Thank you, Salida!


Christmas Mountain Lighting and Parade of Lights – November 25th

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Christmas Mountain Lighting & Parade of Lights on November 25th – The Parade of Lights will begin at 6:00 p.m. beginning at 5th Street and moving down F Street to Riverside Park for the lighting of Holiday Park, followed by the lighting of Christmas Mountain and a community gathering at the SteamPlant Event Center with free cocoa, cookies and entertainment.

Spend your Thanksgiving holiday in Salida, CO at the Palace Hotel and experience this tradition from our doorstep! Photo courtesy of The Mountain Mail.


5th Annual Salida Fiber Festival – Saturday, September 10th and Sunday, September 11th

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Join us for the 5th annual Salida Fiber Arts Festival, located in one of the most historic, creative and active mountain towns in the West. The festival sits only feet form the Arkansas River in Riverside Park. The Salida Fiber Festival includes a variety of fiber based vendors, offers classes, demonstrations, and activities to keep the entire family entertained.

Salida WineFest – Saturday, September 3rd

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The 5th Annual Salida WineFest is Saturday, September 3rd from 1-6pm in Riverside Park. A variety of Colorado Wine with wonderful food pairings, merchandise and art. For additional information, call 719-539-2068, email, or visit

Colorado Vacation Giveaway – Enter to Win!

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Colorado Vacation Giveaway

Salida Chamber of Commerce’s Business of the Month

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The Palace Hotel was honored with being nominated by their peers as June’s Business of the Month. A family owned and operated business, the Palace is a boutique hotel, refurbished back to it’s stately manner, offering comfortable suites with all the amenities. The community recognizes how you continue to give back via volunteer efforts, in-kind donations and support for your neighbors. Congratulations! Business of the Month

Fourth of July Weekend

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The Fourth of July weekend is shaping up to be one of the best ever in 2016!

Five days of FREE live music from Pint and a Half, Hazel Miller, Hairitage, Phat Horn Doctors and the US Air Force Academy Concert Band!

Don’t miss out on all the fun!


Palace Hotel – History and Roots

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Delacey and Mamie Ramsey, former and second owners of the Palace Hotel (circa 1935). Photo provided by Delacey’s niece, Sandy Hagen Van Horn.

Delacey Ramsey also has a claim to fame as having set the record for a race up and down Tenderfoot Hill in 1914, in his street clothes. Apparently he was at work at a downtown clothing store and spontaneously decided to join the race after being prompted. His record time of 15 minutes and seven seconds held for 60 years.


June 24th through June 26th – Salida ArtWalk

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Salida ArtWalk celebrates its 24th year of art receptions, music, entertainment and artist demonstrations in numerous participating venues around town. Don’t miss the Mini Masterpiece Auction on June 25. For additional information call 719-207-4150, email or visit

June 16th through June 19th – FIBArk

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Join us for the 68th Annual FIBArk Festival, starting Thursday, June 16th through Sunday, June 19th. FIBArk (First in Boating on the Arkansas) is America’s oldest and boldest whitewater festival, features everything from a Crazy River Dog competition and Hooligan Race to a downtown parade and world-class competitions in slalom, rafting, kayaking and standup paddleboarding. For additional information visit

May 29th – Bluegrass on the Arkansas

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Come to Bluegrass on the Arkansas on May 29th and enjoy bluegrass music, food, drink, and fun for all ages at Riverside Park in historical downtown Salida. Visit for more information.

April 16th and 17th – Chaffee Home and Garden Show

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Chaffee Home and Garden show will include more than 80 booths, free educational seminars and how-to demonstrations, you will learn, see, and discuss innovative gardening and home improvement ideas, products and services. You will be able to speak with experts from Chaffee County and the surrounding areas about the best ways to move your home and garden projects forward. Organized by the Salida Sunrise Rotary Club to benefit the community with proceeds directed toward scholarships and donations to non-profit organizations. For additional information email