Lake City History Month PhotosThis collaborative marketing campaign bundles heritage-themed events such as Ghost Tours, special program and presentations, and brings together many community partners. Colorado’s birthday is August 1st, 1876. Lake City & Hinsdale County celebrates our heritage and regional and national significance throughout the month of August. Businesses are encouraged to offer special history-themes events or displays / products.

Many events begin at the Museum: www.lakecitymuseum.com

2021 Calendar of Events

August 1, 2021– Colorado Day

  • Lake City Old West Shooters Shoot-out, downtown Lake City, 1 pm

August 6, 2021

  • Pub Crawl - start at Museum and visit three local watering holes. 3 p.m. $40 per Ticket which includes a beer mug.
  • Ghost Tour - start at Museum, bring flashlight and a coat. 7:30 p.m. $10 adults and $2 for kids under ten years.

August 8, 2021

  • Lake City Old West Shooters Shoot-out, downtown Lake City, 1 pm

August 13, 2021

  • Walking History Tour with Grant Houston - start at Museum. 2 p.m. $8 for adults and $2 for kids under ten years
  • Ghost Tour - start at Museum, bring flashlight and a coat. 7:30 p.m. $10 adults and $2 for kids under ten years

August 14, 2021

  • Cemetery Tour - meet at museum; 2 p.m. $8 adults and $2 for kids under ten years

August 15, 2021

  • Lake City Old West Shooters Shoot-out, downtown Lake City, 1 pm

August 20, 2021

  • Ghost Tour - start at Museum, bring flashlight and a coat. 7:30 p.m. $10 adults and $2 for kids under ten years

August 22, 2021

  • Lake City Old West Shooters Shoot-out, downtown Lake City, 1 pm

August 29, 2021

  • Lake City Old West Shooters Shoot-out, downtown Lake City, 1 pm

Self-guided Ute Ulay brochures offer an insight into life in a mining camp; 3 miles from Lake City. Upper and middle trail now open.

“Images of America - Lake City” by Grant Houston and Duane Vandenbusch is a 127-page photographic delight for sale in the Museum bookstore. Check out new exhibits at the Lake City Museum including world’s only florescent rocks inside a CCC outhouse www.lakecitymuseum.com

August is Lake City History Month is sponsored by Blue Spruce Building Materials, Climb Elevated Eatery, Hinsdale County Lodging Tax Board, Inklings in the Mountains, Keep in Touch Spa Salon, Lakeview Vacation Rentals, Lake City DIRT, Silver Spur Liquor, Gifts & Motel, Sportsman’s BBQ & Backyard, and Slumgullion Gift Gallery.