Carbondale’s 48th Mountain Fair starts Friday. The festival, which includes art vendors and live music, also aims to emphasize diversity and inclusion.
Mountain Fair’s theme this year is “Rainbow Connection.” Nonprofit Carbondale Arts organizes the three-day festival, and partnered with three LGBTQ advocacy groups: AspenOUT, Gay For Good and One Colorado.
These groups will be highlighted in The Rainbow Lounge, a new space for patrons to relax and learn about the LGBTQ communities in the Roaring Fork Valley.
Live music acts include local band Let Them Roar, which recently released a song celebrating immigrants, as well as Jyemo Club, a multi-cultural group who sings in Spanish and English.
Mountain Fair runs through Sunday in Sopris Park.