Every Independence Day, Breckenridge comes alive with patriotism, parties and the annual Main Street Parade. It’s a day of celebration that includes athletic competitions, live music, art festivals, family activities and a few of our favorite small-town traditions.
Come out for the annual Chamber of Commerce Parade of Lights down historic Harrison Ave.Friday, December 2nd starting at 6pm heading south down Harrison Ave from 9th Street.
Join us for festive music, seasonal drinks, and other fun holiday activities as you watch the annual torchlight parade and fireworks display. Ski instructors and mountain patrollers put on a light show as they ski down the slopes to the base area with bright torches. Then, an impressive fireworks display lights up the night sky over a snow-covered mountain.
Returning in 2023 is the Manitou Springs Carnivale Weekend! Join us for the Mumbo Gumbo Jumbo Cook-Off and the Carnivale Parade. Local shops and restaurants will also be offering some sweet deals and food specials (to hopefully include some warm, tasty gumbo!).Dress up, dress down, and don’t forget to don your feathered masks while you enjoy all that Manitou Springs has to offer.
The Buena Vista Christmas Opening is a wonderful holiday tradition that unites our small businesses, residents, and visitors as we join together and share in the holiday spirit.
Parade of Lights at 6pm Lighting of the worlds largest Christmas Tree on Christmas Mountain to follow. Holiday Park open through the Holidays Christmas Mountain will be lit until the first Sunday in January.
In the early 1950’s the business community wanted to promote the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo prior to the event opening to increase commerce in their businesses. In its 37th year, the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo became even more grand when they included a fabulous parade to kick off and welcome the western heritage festivities. Following their success of putting on the parade the local business community decided they should join forces and create the Castle Rock Chamber in December 1955. Their purpose was to create an organization that would bring the business community together in promoting the very small community of Castle Rock and help their businesses grow. More than sixty five years later, the Chamber organization provides businesses the the opportunity to collaborate and work on solutions for the community and to connect with other business people.The Fair Parade, which originated in 1955 and has long since become a staple of the summer’s liveliest weekend of the Douglas County Fair & Rodeo’s public events. Represent your business and participate in the Chamber’s Fair Parade.
Saturday, July 29, 2023
Time: 9:30 AM
Downtown Castle Rock
Downtown Castle Rock
Parade starts at the south end of Town on Plum Creek
Turns Right and travels North down Wilcox St
Turns Right on 4th Street
Turns Right on Perry Street
Ends on 2nd Street
Bronc Day is a free one-day, one-of-a-kind family fun western themed event with a pancake breakfast, entertainment, a parade, live music, food trucks, kids’ games, face painting, vendors, horses, bright blue skies, a beautiful lake and so much more! Just a 20-minute drive up scenic Ute Pass (Hwy 24) from Colorado Springs.Bronc Day is one of the longest running historical events in Southern Colorado. It began in 1939 to welcome cowhands, tourists and families who were coming to the Ute Pass area to rodeo, vacation or work the summer trades. Bronc Day became an annual day for friends and family fun and memories. A Parade is again a highlight of the traditional festivities and this year includes horses, antique cars, firetrucks, and surprises! Free kids’ games, monster truck bounce house, vendors selling their wares and fabulous food from our local merchants and local food trucks along with live entertainment, western costumes, and much more. It truly is the friendliest day and a fun-filled event for your family to enjoy each summer!This year’s theme is: Ute Pass: Past Present & Future!The ever-popular Pancake Breakfast is returning this year! This will take place at the Church in the Wildwood from 7-10am before the parade. The Friends of the Ute Pass Trails will be sponsoring this loved annual breakfast with proceeds going to enhance their work on the local trail systems.The Grand Marshall for this year’s parade is Margaret Peterson-long-time resident of Green Mountain Falls, Margaret says, “Bronc Day is my favorite day; it makes me feel like I’m 8 years old again.” She has worked tirelessly as a volunteer for many organizations and has served on numerous boards, including Bronc Day, for many years. The Parade starts at 10am.The evening Barn Dance on Friday July 28th 7-9pm, is located in the Green Box Farm Stand featuring long time local band Friends of the Riders. The Firebird food truck will be there too.So put July 28th and 29th on your calendar for a drive to the beautiful town of Green Mountain Falls for the 85th Annual Bronc Day Festival!