Quick Picks: Sept. 6-12

Saturday, Sept. 7

African celebration

Learn about African culture and music during the free African Festival at Lincoln Park. Starting at 10 a.m. there will be vendors and activities. The day will culminate with a Talking Rhythms concert at 6 p.m. and a main concert with Ugandan artist Mathias Mulumba at 7 p.m.

The event is meant to educate and highlight the art, music and other entertainment components of African culture.

Clothing commonly worn in Africa will be for rent for $5 per outfit for those who really want to get into the festive mood.

Saturday, Sept. 7

Love a parade

Join the Mesa County Sheriff Posse in a parade at 10 a.m. on Main Street from Ninth Street to First Street. The parade is the beginning of Western Heritage Days and the associated rodeos.

The Sheriff Posse is a local nonprofit that helps Mesa County Search and Rescue when the need arises for missions that need horses and “preserves the customs and traditions of our western heritage,” according to its website.

Sunday, Sept. 8

Dog splash

In what has become a sort-of tradition for area dogs, particularly those fond of fetching toys in water, the ninth annual Dog Days is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Lincoln Park-Moyer Pool.

Dogs will get the last laps before the pool closes for the year.

Cost is $5 per dog and only dogs are allowed in the water.


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