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Eagle Flight Days: Get your cape on

And they're off. The Eagle Flight Days Parade marches down Broadway. A centerpiece of the annual event, the parade is planned for 10 a.m. Saturday, June 25.
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EAGLE — Channel your inner superhero and Get Your Cape On for Eagle Flight Days 2016

The community celebration, which was first held back in 1922 and has been presented without fail since 1961 is back this weekend with a few changes and big plans for family fun.

The biggest change is that Eagle Flight Days has reorganized to fit all its schedule into two days. The festival begins on Friday, June 24 and continues through Saturday, June 25. From the baby contest and pet show that launch the fun on Friday afternoon to the main stage concert that concludes the party on Saturday night, there is something for all ages.



All activities are held at Eagle Town Park unless otherwise noted, and here is a rundown of the Flight Days events:

Adventure Carnival



When: Open Friday and Saturday during other events

Details: Powered by Holy Cross Energy and you, the Adventure Carnival is new to Eagle Flight Days this year and it features an animal land toddler zone, a ropes course, kayaking, a mountain bike course, bouncey castles, a giant slide and peddle go karts. A $25 wristband give full access to the carnival for the entire weekend. Wristbands will also be sold in advance at Alpine Bank and the Eagle Chamber for $20.

Centennial Stage Free Concerts



Friday: 8 p.m. featuring Already Gone

Saturday: 6 to 8 featuring Instant Cash. 8:30 to 11 featuring Diamond Empire Band

Castle Peak Veterinary Pet Show

When: Friday, June 24

Time: 5 p.m.

Details: Hosted by Castle Peak Veterinary Service. Local kids are invited to bring their pets — anything furry, feathery, scaley or slimy. A slew of prizes will be awarded, including best costume.

Contact: Castle Peak Veterinary at 970-328-5444

Batson’s Baby Contest

When: Friday

Time: 5 p.m.

Details: Batson’s Corner Store/Eagle Pharmacy is sponsoring this contest is for babies younger than the age of 2. Ribbons and prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

Best smile

Best eyes

Biggest dimples

Best theme wear (Get your Cape On)

Chubbiest feet

Best hat

Best swim suit

Most vocal

Baby relative look alike

Best hair

Contact: Mary Lou Yeik at 970-390-2843

Lip Sync Like a Hero/Battle for the Cape

When: Friday

Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

Details: Got the moves, but not the pipes? This new event invites adults to perform without actually singing. Walk-ups are welcome by preregistration is preferred. For more information to register as an individual or a group, contact jbirdweaver@gmail.com

5K Fun Run

When: Saturday

Time: 7:30 a.m. run/walk

9 a.m. 1K kids fun run

Where: Start and finish on Wall Street between Sixth and Seventh streets.

Details: Presented by the Eagle Valley High School Booster Club. Pre-register at Alpine Bank-Gypsum, Eagle Pharmacy or Eagle Town Hall by 5 p.m. June 24 with $25 individual or $75 family fee. Registration will be accepted on the day of the race beginning at 6:45 a.m. and up to 15 minutes prior to race start time. Fee on day of race will be $30 and there is no guarantee of receiving a T-shirt, quantities are limited. Race day registration will be located near the run start. The course will loop through Eagle Ranch. Kids 1K Fun Run will also start at on Wall Street and circle the bike path between the Golden Eagle Senior Center and the Bull Pasture, with all the participating kids receiving a ribbon.

Pancake Breakfast

When: Saturday

Time: 7:30 to 9 a.m.

Details: Members of the Eagle Lions Club will serve up their signature flapjacks.

Contact: Look for the Lions Club trailer and the folks wearing purple vests.

Flight Days Parade

Theme: Get your Cape On

When: Saturday

Time:10 a.m.

Where: Broadway

Details: Entry fee is $10 plus one bag of candy that will be handed out following the parade. No candy can be thrown along the parade route. The parade begins at the corner of Fifth and Broadway and ends at Second Street. Entrants can pick up their number at the registration table located at Fifth and Broadway beginning at 8 a.m. Volunteers will assist with the lineup. Judging will begin at 9:45 a.m. Everyone will be considered for the Judge’s Award (the entry that best represents the parade of the theme.) In addition, ribbons will be awarded for the following categories:

Children’s Group

Marching/ Walking Group

Floats

Vehicles

Equestrian

Novelty (Clowns, animals, non-motorized vehicles)

Completed forms and fees may be sent to: Maureen Henderson, P.O. Box 3322, Eagle, CO. 81631 or returned to Eagle Town Hall by Thursday, June 23.

Vail Precision Lawn Chair Brigade

What: Performance by the team following the parade

Time: 11 a.m.

Kids Crafts Tent

When: Saturday

Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Details: Free kids craft activities, sponsored by the Eagle Flight Days Committee.

Horseshoe Tournament

When: Competition is Saturday, beginning immediately after the parade.

Details: Entry fee is $10 per person

Silent Auction

What: Silent auction prizes include everything from golf and lodging packages to landscaping materials. Proceeds from the auction will help defray costs for the 2017 Flight Days celebration

When: Saturday

Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

My First Superhero: Mom’s Recipe Bake Off

When: Saturday

Time: Noon to 1 p.m.

Details: Whip up your mom’s best confection for this competition. Please provide enough for 100 small tastings. Serving supplies will be provided. Tasters will vote on first, second and third place.

Bucket Jam Band

When: Saturday

Time: 12:30 to 2 p.m.

Details: Led by former Eagle Valley schoolteacher Gerry Lell, this participation event is for kids ages 6 – 12. Sign-up will take place at noon near the stage. Participants will play bucket drums, “Boomwhackers” (pitched percussion tubes) and other percussion instruments. Two to three jam band sessions will be offered depending on turnout. By the end of each session, the participants will perform a song or two in genres including rock and roll, rhythm and blues, and country. For more information contact Gerry Lell, 970-874-8777.

Basketball Shoot Out

When: Saturday

Time: 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Details: Register on site prior to competition start time. Prizes will be awarded.

Talent Show

When: Saturday

Time: Registration beings at 2 p.m. and ends at 2:45 p.m. The show starts at 3 p.m.

Details: Competition divisions are:

Preschool to age 6

Ages 7 to 9

Ages 10 to 13

Ages 14 to 17

Cash prizes for the top-three finishers in each category.

Contact: Dawn Poff at 970-390-9478 or dawnpoff@vail.net.


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