Calendar check - Westside festivities aplenty through end of September
Below are capsule summaries. See the Westside Pioneer's Westside Happenings for times, contact numbers, costs (if any) and other details at this link.
Sept. 15-17 - Folk Art Festival. Under large tents at Rock Ledge Ranch, 160-some crafters from around the country offer their wares. Organized by Old Colorado City's Holly Berry House, the event is a major Rock Ledge Ranch fundraiser.
Sept. 16 - Coronado High School Homecoming Parade. The avenue will be closed between 30th Street and Bancroft Park for morning marchers, floats and bands representing Coronado and its feeder schools. Beforehand, in the park, is a breakfast fundraiser.
Sept. 16 - Carnegie Day Ice Cream Social. Coinciding with the end of the Coronado parade in Bancroft Park, free ice cream is given away outside the Old Colorado City Carnegie Library, in honor of Andrew Carnegie, whose donation allowed its construction in 1904.
Sept. 23 - Intertribal Powwow. Organized with the help of the Rock Ledge Ranch Living History Association, this highlights American Indian culture, including dancers and drummers from the region as well as outlying states.
Sept. 23 - Haunted Histories of Old Colorado City. Put on by the Old Colorado City Historical Society for education and entertainment, this evening event at Fairview Cemetery features actors “ghosting” colorful, deceased Westside individuals beside their tombstones.
Sept. 28 - Bear Creek Regional Park Celebration. Free food/drink opportunity to meet friends-group volunteers at the Bear Creek Nature Center.
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