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What’s happening in Glenwood

Crowds mingle around the Strawberry Days carnival and booths.
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Strawberry Days

The 117th Annual Strawberry Days Festival is June 20-22 all day and into the evening at Sayre Park (aka Strawberry Park).

Strawberry Days takes place the third full weekend in June, and the theme for the 2014 event is “95th Anniversary of the Glenwood Springs Chamber – Celebrating Business and Community.”

Strawberry Days has been entertaining generations for more than 100 years. The festival features a FamilyFest area with interactive, entertaining and creative experiences for the kids; an arts and crafts fair and food court; an old-fashioned carnival; a parade down Main Street (Grand Avenue) and a full entertainment line-up. As always, there will be free strawberries and ice cream on Saturday.

For more information, contact the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association at (970) 945-6589.

Play dates

On June 20, the Small Fry, Big Fry and Fry-To-Be play date for kids and parents will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the playground area of Veltus Park in Glenwood Springs.

Quilt Show

Also on June 20, the Roaring Fork Quilt Guild is presenting its annual quilt show – The Colors of Colorado Quilt Show – displaying a variety of hand and machine pieced and quilted quilts of all types and sizes.

From 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 1630 Grand Avenue (included in the Strawberry Days crafts booths), see tiny “Postcard Challenge” quilts, no bigger than 6 inches. Purchase tickets to win their “Amish with a Twist II” raffle quilt.

Admission is $2 with children under 6 being free. For more information, call 970-945-7245.

Music at the Hotel Colorado

Come join the Hotel Colorado on June 21 from noon to 9 p.m. for Summer Music and BBQ in the Courtyard.

Live music will begin at 5:30 p.m. The Hotel Colorado is located at 526 Pine Street. For more information, call 970-945-6511.

Strawberry Shortcut

On Sunday, June 22, the 2014 Strawberry Shortcut starts at Centennial Park (located at 9th and Colorado Avenue).

The 10K starts at 7 a.m.; the 5 K at 8:15 a.m. and the 1-Mile Fun Run at 9:30 a.m.

To register, visit http://www.runningguru.com.

Downtown Market

Glenwood’s Downtown Market takes place next Tuesday, June 24 in Centennial Park at Ninth Street and Grand Avenue from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Gourmet carts, great music and local art are all available and vendors are accepting WIC and SNAP benefits.

Visit the Glenwood’s Downtown Market website for events and information, including a list of local sponsors for the 2014 season at www/glenwoodmarket.com. The market will continue for 14 weeks, rain or shine, with the last market on Sept. 9.

Bike to Work Day

The 2014 Annual Bike to Work Day is Wednesday, June 25, and all Glenwood Springs residents are encouraged to participate.

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