6th Annual BV Strong Community Dinner
Monday, September 23, 2019
5:30 – 7:00 pm

About #BVStrong


The 6th Annual BV Strong Community Dinner is Monday, September 23, 2019 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm. Join us with your friends and neighbors at dinner down the middle of Main Street, with the majestic Collegiate Peaks as our backdrop.

We are a community that’s diverse in opinions and ideas; yet on this night, we focus on all we have in common as we eat together at one table. We embrace the people we love and celebrate those we’ve lost, cheer our accomplishments, and anticipate the return to “just us” as the summer season winds down.

All are welcome, and there’s a seat for everyone at our table. Our beautiful views are surpassed only by the beautiful people who call BV home!


6th Annual BV Strong Community Dinner, 9/23/2019









“Just dinner.”


The simple mission of the BV Strong Community Dinner Planning Team is, “Just dinner!” We strive to create a locally-funded and locally-organized annual activity where the residents of Buena Vista come together in a nonpolitical, noncommercial, non-promotional event to share food and friendship as we celebrate and nurture a sense of community.



The dinner is free to attend and is funded entirely by donations.

Click here to GIVE.


Table Hosts welcome guests and provide place settings and food.

Click here to HOST. 


A team of volunteers coordinates the dinner, sets up and cleans up.

Click here to HELP.

T-Shirt Fundraiser

Thank you for ordering your #BVStrong t-shirts! 


If you placed an order, it will be available for pick up at Souled Out T-Shirts, 109 Cottonwood Avenue, on the following dates:

  • Saturday, September 21, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Sunday, September 22, from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm


The order period for shirts has ended, and no additional shirts will be produced. Thank you for your support of the BV Strong Community Dinner by purchasing these great tees! We can’t wait to see them all over town!





The dinner is FREE to attend for all our guests, and there is no cost to host a table! This is only possible through generous donations from your fellow neighbors and local businesses right here in BV. 


Your gift will be used for expenses such as table and chair rentals, sanitation, centerpieces, table signage, and other set-up costs.


The BV Strong Community Dinner is a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity, and your gifts are tax-deductible. 

THANK YOU! Please make checks payable to “BV Strong Community Dinner.”


Secure online donations are accepted through PayPal. Click here to give online:


Drop off donations at:

High Country Bank
516 US Hwy 24 N
Buena Vista, CO 81211


Contributions may be mailed to:

BV Strong Community Dinner
PO Box 5264
Buena Vista, CO 81211

#BVStrong by the numbers



Years Strong

Dollars Budgeted

Table reservations have ended.

We are currently finalizing our order for tables and chairs and assigning table numbers. The list of Table Hosts and the Table Map will be published by September 21. 

To make changes to a prior registration, please reply to the confirmation email you received or contact bvstrongcommunitydinner@gmail.com.

Table Hosts fill their table with  guests. If you have open seats at your table, we will introduce you to new friends who are looking for a place! We encourage you to have your guests help with the meal to embrace the true community aspect of the Dinner.

 Table Hosts provide the following:

  • All food
  • All tableware including plates, silverware, napkins

DRINKS HAVE BEEN DONATED! Please pick up water or soda at the north intersections of Railroad, Colorado and Court Streets the night of the dinner. You do not need cups. Recycling is available.

BV Strong will provide:

  • Table and 8 chairs
  • White tablecloth
  • Garbage bag and recycling bag
  • Reusable bag for each host

Need a seat?

There’s a seat for everyone at BV Strong! We encourage you to talk to your neighbors, friends and coworkers to find available seats. You can also use our Facebook group to find seats – just post what you need, and someone will reply with an invitation. It’s pretty neat, but that’s just how BV Strong works.

Help at #BVStrong

Seating 3,600 neighbors at 450 tables takes an epic team of volunteers! Please consider donating your time to help with special projects, set up before the dinner, and tear down after the event.

Please join our Facebook group for ongoing information about helping at BV Strong.

Special Projects

Special projects will be posted at our Facebook group as needed. We also have an email list where you can receive updates. Sign up below!

Set Up

Set up is on Main Street on Monday, September 23, at 1:00 pm. Volunteers unload tables and chairs and place them according to our map. We will also place a bag with information on each table. 

Clean Up

Clean up begins at 7:00 pm, so feel free to stick around after dinner! Volunteers carefully stack chairs and return tables to the delivery trucks. We also make sure no trash is left on Main Street. 

Can you hear me now?

One of the most challenging parts of serving dinner to thousands of people stretched for blocks along Main Street is broadcasting the announcements so that everyone can hear. This year we’re trying something different: a live radio broadcast! Bring your transistor radios or download the Heart of the Rockies Radio app and tune in to Eagle Country 104.1 for live announcements during the BV Strong Community Dinner. 

Sign up to receive updates about the BV Strong Community Dinner.



You can also join our Facebook group!

 Contact us at info@bvstrong.com