in the heart of the san juan mountains of Colorado


Our 2018 Spirit Fest is now over and by all accounts it was resounding success - thank you all for attending! For 2019, our main presenter will be Charles Eisenstein, described as a sacred activist. In addition to his book on economics, his more recent books include “The more beautiful world our hearts know is possible” and “Climate - A new story.” His website is: Charles


An Annual Affair

Ridgway spirit fest

The purpose of Ridgway Spirit Fest, Inc. is to advance awareness by offering presentations, speakers, discussion groups, movement, art and music, thereby increasing understanding of the many paths, faiths, traditions, cultures, philosophies and wisdom leading to the One Source.


a spiritual journey

bringing dimension to a region of Western Colorado that is already known for its inspired and creative lifestyle

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Schedule of Events

& Workshops

With Father Richard Rohr, founding director of the Center for Action and Contemplation coming to Ridgway for 2018, this Spirit Fest promises to inspire and enlighten. But even though he will be the highlight, appearing on Friday evening September 21st for the Keynote from 7:00 to 8:30 pm and on Saturday September 22nd from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm for follow-up talks and break-out sessions, we will be offering much, much more for the weekend.

Already planned for Saturday evening September 22nd is a wonderful Sufi-based movie entitled “Bab’Aziz” - The Prince Who Contemplated His Soul (filmed in Tunisia and Iran).

Plus, on Sunday September 23rd, from noon to 6 pm, we will have a wonderful cast of gifted experts, each providing presentations, in separate sessions, under the overall title of “Expressions of Sacred Art.” These will include poetry, music, theater and visual arts.

For the full schedule of events, see schedule page under 2018 Fest dropdown. Please note that the online tickets are for Richard Rohr events only. The other activities will be on a donation basis (cash or checks only).

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scenes from last year's event

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our lovely town

Ridgway, colorado


Ridgway is a town of only 980 people with one traffic light. At 7000 feet elevation, it is beautifully nestled in a pristine valley in front of the spectacular San Juan Mountains to its south; dominated by our local fourteener, Mount Sneffels.  Directly east lie the rugged Cimarron Mountains. Ten miles south, is Ouray (the Switzerland of America) and the iconic Red Mountain Pass.

The town has become a gateway to Montrose, Telluride and Ouray and evokes a strong creative spirit. In 2017 the Ridgway Streetscape project was completed and this has added a new dimension to its vibrant and social environment. There are numerous good eating establishments in Ridgway and the town has become a magnet for creative arts.

 Without a doubt, Ridgway is a growing, progressive community which is now attracting a wonderful cross- section of outdoor-oriented enthusiasts and young, talented people who seek a lifestyle that is rewarding and wholesome, economically sustainable and ecologically responsible.

September is the perfect time to see Ridgway. The days are still warm; the first snows can usually be seen higher up and the Fall colors are starting to appear.