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Join us for the 87th Annual Western Welcome Week

Join us for the 87th Annual Western Welcome Week

Jul 16 2015

Photo courtesy of Cathy Weaver

The beginning of August means Western Welcome Week! A family favorite, the 87th Annual Western Welcome Week runs August 7- 16, and attracts people from throughout the Denver metro area and beyond. We're proud to once again be a sponsor of this week long celebration in Littleton.

Throughout the week, we'll be hosting several events. Join us for your favorite or for them all!

Friday, August 7

6 pm - 26th Family Night Concert in the Park and Fireworks - Sterne Park
We're excited to be a co-sponsor of the WWW Kick-off event. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs. Pack a picnic or enjoy delicious barbecue from the Lions Club Community BBQ. The  evening begins with the introduction of the WWW Board of Directors, WWW Grand Marshal and the 2015 Western Welcome Week Gran Partnership. They'll be plenty of fun activities, including our Fitness Van. And starting at 7:45 pm, enjoy live music from the Denver Municipal Band. The finale will be a fabulous fireworks display, which starts at approximately 9 pm.

Saturday, August 8

9 am-12 pm - 20th Annual Gold Panning on the Platte - South Platte Park
Experience Colorado’s heritage by trying your hand at panning for gold in the South Platte River near South Suburban’s Carson Nature Center. Keep whatever gold you find. 

9 am-12 pm -  22nd Stampede! For Open Space - South Platte Park
Explore South Platte Park and learn what is happening with natural open spaces in your neighborhood. Play the Stampede! Stumper and win a Stampede! Bandanna. Make a craft to take home and play old fashioned games. Presented by South Metro Land Conservancy.

Sunday, August 9

8 am - Pancake Stampede 5K - Hudson Gardens
Work up an appetite for a deluxe pancake breakfast with this family-friendly fun run. The course runs along along the beautiful Platte River on the Mary Carter Greenway. Learn more and sign up on RunningGuru.com.

6 pm - Clint Black Concert - Hudson Gardens
Listen to the smooth baritones and traditional country music sounds of singer-songwriter and multi-instrumental performer, Clint Black. His hits include: Killin' Time, "Better Man," and "Good Run of Bad Luck." You can purchase your tickets on AltitudeTickets.com.

Tuesday, August 11

9 am-12 pm - 18th HawkQuest Family Night Out - Carson Nature Center
Enjoy an exciting opportunity to get an up-close view of a live eagle, owl, falcon and hawk and hear about the fascinating lives of these native birds of prey. Register today.

Saturday, August 15

6 pm - Bret Michaels Concert - Hudson Gardens
Lead vocalist of glam metal band, Poison, and reality TV star, Bret Michaels is sure to entertain as he rocks Hudson Gardens. His hits include: "Every Rose has its Thorn," "Talk Dirty to Me," and "Unskinny Bop." You can purchase tickets on AltitudeTickets.com

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There are more than 50 events and activities happening throughout the week. Explore them all at www.westernwelcomeweek.org.