Time for Strawberry Days in Glenwood

Looking for a berry good time?

Look no farther than the 116th Strawberry Days Festival, set for Wednesday through Sunday, June 19–23, with a number of events around Glenwood Springs.

The festival’s carnival will open with “Buddy Day” (buy one all-day access pass for $30 at the carnival and get another one free) at 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, in the Glenwood Spring Mall parking lot.

The carnival will continue through the festival, opening at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 20; 3 p.m. Friday, June 21; 10 a.m. Saturday, June 22; and 11 a.m. Sunday, June 23.

The singing competition Glenwood Idol will get an early start on the festival with auditions from 5:30–8:30 p.m. Monday, June 17, at Glenwood Springs High School. The competition is open to talented amateurs ages 15 and older. The winner will perform at 6:45 p.m. Saturday, June 22, on the Main Stage in Sayre Park.

The festival parade will be from 10–11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 22, on Grand Avenue with the theme “Celebrating 125 Years of Soaking it Up at the Glenwood Hot Springs.” Watch the parade and stay for the 100-year tradition of free strawberries and ice cream, served after the parade in Sayre Park, while supplies last.

Sayre Park will be site for many of the festival’s events and is where live music will be performed on the Main Stage from Friday through Sunday with Funkiphino and Ashley Red among the acts to play.

There will be arts and crafts vendors, food and the FamilyFest, which features interactive, entertaining and creative activities for families.

Go to strawberrydaysfestival.com for a complete schedule of events, including Sunday’s Rotary pancake breakfast and the Strawberry Shortcut 10K, 5K and 1-mile fun run.


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