VALLEY — Although fireworks are prohibited this Fourth of July and public fireworks displays have been put on hold, San Luis Valley communities are still holding festivities for the Independence Day holiday with parades, food and entertainment. Some of the special events celebrating this special holiday in the Valley include:
The Kiwanis Club of Alamosa is hosting its 44th Annual Kowboy Breakfast. The breakfast fundraiser will be held Wednesday, July 4th at the SLV Federal Bank parking lot from 7-10 a.m. The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children ages 12 and under. Children under age 4 eat free. Advanced breakfast tickets are available for individual purchase through any Kiwanis member, or purchase at the same price on site. Come get all the pancakes, sausage and eggs you can eat! Coffee and orange juice will also be served.
After breakfast enjoy Alamosa’s Fourth of July parade down Main Street at 10 a.m. The evening fireworks show has been postponed.
Celebrate Independence Day in Creede with a variety of activities including:
• Dance at Elks Lodge, 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 3 and Thursday, July 5
• Colorado State Mining Championships (beginning at 9 a.m. July 4) and Days of ’92 Mining Championship (beginning at 9 a.m. July 5)
• Creede ChuteOut Rodeo, 6:30 p.m. at fairgrounds, July 4
• Parade at 10 a.m. July 4
• “Wizard of Oz” at Creede Repertory Theatre, 1:30 p.m. July 4 and “Boomtown” at Creede Repertory Theatre at 6 p.m. July 4.
• Creede Arts Council’s “Artists in the Park” series with artists Robyn Nichols, Jane Clark, Kathy Killip and Cindy Price demonstrating, painting and selling their art in Seaborn Collins Art Park in downtown Creede the week of July 4. Contact www.creedeartscouncil.com.
Celebrate the 4th of July in Crestone with a 5K race at 8 a.m., pie tasting contest at 11 a.m. at Little Pearl Park, parade at noon, soap box derby race at 4 p.m. and bands, food and fun in the park all day.
Starting with the 5K “Run, walk or crawl” race, the day’s activities will continue with a variety of vendors lining the park area, a pie-tasting contest, a kids’ zone (including the dunking booth and bounce house), traditional parade (including a wet zone for the water balloon fight—BYO water balloons) and the return of the soap box derby!
• 5K Race Start time: 8am
Contact Nick Nevares at [email protected]
In SOUTH FORK
Due to dry conditions the July 3rd Fireworks Show has been cancelled this year in South Fork. All other events planned for the celebration on July 3 will continue as scheduled, including the parade at 3 p.m. and the South Fork Fire Rescue Catfish Fry, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the South Fork Fire Department, farmers market, 4 p.m. Summer Soiree with live music, brews and food, and 6 p.m. rodeo at Rickle Arena. See www.southfork.org
The Kiwanis Club of South Fork Independence Day Barbecue Brisket Dinner will be on Saturday, June 30 from 2-6 p.m. at the South Fork Community Building. Cost will be $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Call Karen at 719-873-5466.
The South Fork Music Association will hold a mini music fest July 3 at the South Fork Visitor’s center (at the “Y” on 149 and 160) at 4 with live music, food, and beer! Shawn Nelson will be performing classic country and new country.
The Saguache County DSS is teaming up with HEART of Saguache/KV to host a fundraiser for the Saguache Sharing Christmas program.
On July 4, beginning at 8 a.m. in at Otto Mears Park, they will be hosting “Christmas in July” with live music, food, vendors as well as a donation drawing and a toy and food drive.