Arvada Days

When the West came alive in Arvada!

First Annual Arvada Days – 2017!

Day & Time: August 25th 6:30 – 10:00 PM – Barn Dance, Farm to Table Dinner, BonFire (Tickets purchased before event)

                    August 26th – 7:30 – 10:00 AM – Chuck Wagon Breakfast

                    August 26th – 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM  – Festival Activities

Rain Date: No Rain Dates

Location: Clear Creek Valley Park 5900 Tennyson St. Arvada – One of Arvada’s Newest Parks! Opens March, 2017!

Get ready for some Old Time fun at this event!  We encourage you all to dress in 1800’s costumes!

Vendors: Great news! Registration is FREE for our Inaugural year for Arvada Days!  Please see the qualifications that are being accepted at this event! Click HERE to apply!

Volunteers: Stay tuned for information on how to volunteer!

 

Pictures Courtesy of the Historical Society.

 

Join us for the 1st Annual Arvada Days where we invite you to take a walk back in time to those earliest days of Arvada.  Arvada has a long history in the Denver metro area and was a key community to our State’s gold mining history, earlier farming communities and helping to make Colorado the prosperous state that it is today!  We’ll step back in time to the mid 1800s (1850-1900) and celebrate the rich history that Arvada holds while also sharing those activities of the era and helping our community learn first-hand what it was like to live in Arvada during the “golden days.”

This two day event will kick-off Friday evening with a down home barn dance including square dancing, farm-to table dinner and bonfire fun. We’ll open day 2 (Saturday) with a chuck wagon breakfast (flapjacks, cowboy coffee and more) and then head into a full day of festival activities including: historical reenactments, hay rides, pony rides, gold panning, costume contest with prizes for those best costumes of the era, baking contests, live music, kids activities and more!

The event will take place at one of Adams County newest parks – Clear Creek Valley Park – which boasts exploration and adventure play areas, a community garden, trails and pond fishing.  This park is located in Adam’s County, but did you know that several thousand of Arvada’s residents are in Adams County? To help make them feel at home, and in partnership with the Hyland Hills Park and Rec District, we’re combining our efforts to bring the old west back in style! It is also a short distance from Arvada’s first site of gold discovery. Clear Creek Valley Park was designed to commemorate Arvada’s rich agricultural and farming history and is a perfect location for this inaugural event since those county borders weren’t even set until after the turn of the century, anyway!

Are you a history enthusiast? We welcome your memories of Arvada. This includes pictures, books and any other artifacts that have helped to make Arvada the unique community that it is today.

This can’t miss event is an opportunity to re-visit our roots and share some of the special memories of Arvada’s days past!

Activities: historical reenactments, hay rides, log rolling, pony rides, gold panning, square dancing (Friday night only), costume contest with prizes for those best costumes of the era, baking contests, kids activities, live music and more!

Parking: Yes

Event producer(s): Arvada Festivals Commission

Types of vendors: Period type vendors – old fashioned candy makers, homemade ice cream, kettle corn or popcorn, butter churners, home made jams and more.

Pricing: Fee for Farm To Table Dinner and Chuck wagon Breakfast. Most festival activities free!

For details and more information visit: call 720-898-7403 or email brenda@arvada.org.

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