Quick Picks: Mexican Heritage Day; Colorado West Marching Band Festival; and EntreFlemenco Sante Fe


Saturday, Sept. 24

Run for the fort

Spend part of your Saturday at Fort Uncompahgre in Delta as it celebrates Mexican Heritage Day.

The fort, which is on the Old Spanish Trail and operated from 1829 to 1844, will offer 19th century re-enactors, demonstrations, food, music, kids and activities at this event in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.

The free festivities will go from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the fort, 440 N. Palmer St., in Delta.

The VGW in Delta also will have its annual U.S. flag retirement ceremony at 10 a.m. at the fort.

Go to fortuncompahgre.org or call 874-8349 for information about the event or the fort.

Saturday, Sept. 24

Field shows

A number of high school marching bands will converge on Stocker Stadium for the annual Colorado West Marching Band Festival.

Cheer on local marching bands as well as bands from around Colorado and New Mexico that will be performing their field shows at the stadium beginning at 10:15 a.m. and ending at 3:15 p.m. with the awards presentation.

Tickets to the event cost $8 for adults, $6 for students, active military and seniors older than 55, and free for children younger than 5.

Sorry, parade fans. This year’s festival doesn’t include a downtown parade.


Thursday, Sept. 29

Ready to dance

After a sold-out concert last year, dancers Antonio Granjero, Estefania Ramirez and their company are returning to Grand Junction and to a bigger stage.

EntreFlemenco Sante Fe will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Avalon Theatre.

Be prepared to barely keep to your seat as this performance will “ignite your senses” with “world-class Spanish dance,” according to a news release from the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra.

Tickets cost $35 or $25 for adults depending on seating, $10 for students and children. Tickets can be purchased at gjso.org, by calling 2430-6787 or at the symphony office, 424 Main St.


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