Arvada residents can take a walk back in time and celebrate Arvada’s pioneering heritage during the first Arvada Days festival, produced by the Arvada Festivals Commission and Hyland Hills Parks and Recreation District, on Aug. 25 and 26 at Clear …
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WHAT: Arvada Days
WHERE: Clear Creek Valley Park, 5900 Tennyson St., Arvada
WHEN: Friday and Saturday, Aug. 25-26
Schedule of events:
6:30-10 p.m. Aug. 25 — Farm-to-table dinner with square dancing and s’mores roast. Must RSVP in advance. Tickets are $40 per adult and $15 for children 12 and under.
7:30-10 a.m. Aug. 26 — Country Breakfast. Must RSVP in advance. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under.
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 26 — Festival activities include historical re-enactments, an Annie Oakley-style shoot-out show, pie contest, gold panning, pony rides, live music and a children’s play area.
Arvada residents can take a walk back in time and celebrate Arvada’s pioneering heritage during the first Arvada Days festival, produced by the Arvada Festivals Commission and Hyland Hills Parks and Recreation District, on Aug. 25 and 26 at Clear Creek Valley Park.
Arvada has a long history and was a key community in Colorado’s rich history. The festival will step back in time to the mid-1800s and celebrate that history.
The two-day event will kick off Aug. 25 in the evening with a down-home farm-to-table dinner, square dance and s’mores roast. The second day will open with a savory country breakfast that includes flapjacks and cowboy coffee.
A full day of festival activities begins at 10 a.m. and will include historical re-enactments, an Annie Oakley-style shoot-out show, pony and hay rides, gold panning, live music, community and food vendors. Attendees can also explore a full-size teepee, character cutouts and enjoy the playground area, which includes a Zipline, tree-house style slides, water fun and more.
The event location is one of Arvada’s newest parks, Clear Creek Valley Park, which is a short distance from Arvada’s first site of gold discovery, which plays into the weekend events.
“I don’t think anyone is really doing this,” said Sharon Kohnen, event chair and member of the Arvada Festivals Commission. “We really want to celebrate Arvada and how it was started.”
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