Trinidad offers an ever-growing number of outdoor activities at Trinidad Lake State Park or the brand new Fisher’s Peak State Park (opening soon!), shopping, music, nightlife, well-known annual events such as Santa Fe Trail days, Trinidaddio, and ArtoCade, and a burgeoning art and music scene that provides entertainment and opportunities to engage for both visitors and residents alike. Trinidad is also the proud home of well-known architecture, such as the Fox West Theatre, which will soon be undergoing a significant renovation, Fisher’s Peak, which is Colorado’s newest state park, Art Cartopia, a one-of-a-kind artcar museum, and arts endeavors like the Space to Create, an Artspace project designed to support the arts community by providing affordable housing for artists. For additional information on Trinidad events, please see the calendar below and contact us with any questions. Happy exploring!
Various musical events and activities are available in Trinidad. Musicians and listeners alike can enjoy events like Open Mike Night on Fridays at Walter’s Beer Garden and Grill, where local and traveling players of all levels jam and perform. On Saturdays, Walter’s also frequently hosts live music played by various local and regional groups. If you enjoy hand-drumming, you can connect with the Trinidad CO Drumming group on Facebook and join in on a jam—all levels welcome! Other venues in town that feature music are Gino’s and Moose’s Social Club and Martini Bar, and just over the pass in Raton, NM, you may also find live music at Colfax Ale Cellar, Gate City Craft Bar, and The Historic Ice House.
Come and create. Come and enjoy. Trinidad’s ever growing creative community has a place for you.
In June, 2013, Trinidad became a certified Colorado Creative District. In 2015, the city also became a Colorado Main Street community, known as Trinidad Historic Main Street. In 2016, the Space to Create project was added to the ongoing rejuvenation of Trinidad. Trinidad Space to Create is the demonstration project for Space to Create Colorado, a state-led initiative to create affordable creative sector and workforce housing and workspace in rural Colorado communities.
Trinidad Artspace is transforming an entire block of downtown Main Street into a dynamic complex that combines three historic structures with distinct exteriors, linking the second stories of all three with 13 affordable, live/work apartments for creatives, which are now available for leasing. Street-level amenities feature a “dirty” makerspace for tenants to utilize, and the city’s own 25,000 square foot cultural facility. Six blocks away, next to a historic train depot and across from a park, Artspace is constructing a brand new building with 28 more units of affordable live/work apartments.
BEHIND THE SCENES
CORAZÓN DE TRINIDAD CREATIVE DISTRICT
The Trinidad Creative District is defined on paper by a loose boundary that encompasses the historic Corazon de Trinidad (Heart of Trinidad) business district. In spirit, The Creative District is an inclusive effort to support creatives throughout our area and help our rural economy find new vibrancy and diversity through the hands and minds of the creative people who reside here.
The Corazon de Trinidad Creative District is organized to attract artists and creative entrepreneurs to the area, infusing new energy and innovation to promote the economic and civic capital of the community. The District works to create economic activity hubs and provides a focal point for celebrating and strengthening Trinidad’s unique identity and sense of place.
Meet the Board
Marilyn Leuszler, Doug Holdread, Harriet Vaugeois, Hilary DiPolo, Pat Fletcher, Ily Reiling, Suzanne Magnuson, and Elizabeth Holloway