New events, updated schedule for superhero-themed Eagle Flight Days |

New events, updated schedule for superhero-themed Eagle Flight Days

Local kids enjoy the traditional fire truck spray down at the conclusion of the Eagle Flight Days parade. There's several changes on tap for this year's celebration, planned Friday, June 24, and Saturday, June 25, but the parade will march down Broadway, as always, at 10 a.m. sharp on Saturday.
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Eagle Flight Days schedule

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Friday, June 24

4 p.m. — Adventure Carnival Powered by Holy Cross Energy & You! opens

5 p.m. — Castle Peak Pet Show

5 p.m. — Batson Baby Contest

6-8 p.m. — Lip Sync Like a Hero: Battle for the Cape

8-10:30 p.m. — Free concert with Already Gone

Saturday, June 25

7-9 a.m. — 5K Run presented by Eagle Valley High School Booster Club

7:30-9:30 a.m. — Lions Club Pancake Breakfast

10 a.m. — Adventure Carnival Powered by Holy Cross Energy & You! opens

10 a.m. — Flight Days Parade sponsored by Stucco Works

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Silent Auction

11 a.m. — Lawn Chair Brigade and Horseshoe Tournament sponsored by State Farm Insurance-Will Comerford office

11 a.m. to noon — Live music with Gora/Gora Orkestar

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Kids Craft Tent

Noon to 1 p.m. — My First Superhero: Mom’s Recipe Bake Off

Noon to 12:30 p.m. — Cheer: Dance Demos & Line Dance

12:30-2 p.m. — Bucket Jam Band

2-3 p.m. — Joe Walsh

3-4:30 p.m. — Basketball Shootout sponsored by R&H Mechanical

3-5:30 p.m. — Talent Show

6-8 p.m. — Free concert with Instant Cash

8:30-11 p.m. — Free concert with Diamond Empire Band

EAGLE — Flight Days, Eagle’s signature summertime celebration since 1922, will return this year with some new events and a tweaked schedule.

This year, Eagle Flight Days encourages partygoers to “Get Your Cape On” with its superhero theme. All of the Flight Days fun will be condensed into two days — Friday, June 24, and Saturday, June 25. In previous years, the event included Sunday activities, but beginning this year, those events will be part of the Saturday lineup.

“We just felt that Flight Days would be more successful as a two-day rather than a three-day celebration,” said co-chair. “In past years, after the fun run, the celebration would just gradually wind down through Sunday afternoon, so beginning this year, the fun run will be held Saturday morning, followed by the parade.”

The kids’ talent show will still be part of the Flight Days schedule, but instead of Sunday, the show will be held at the Centennial Stage from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

“We just felt that Flight Days would be more successful as a two-day rather than a three-day celebration.”Roxie DeaneEagle Flight Days co-chair

Here’s some of the other changes planned for Flight Days this year:

Adventure Carnival

Carnival fun has long been part of the Flight Days tradition, but this year, the carnival will be a marked change from midways of previous years.

Rather than carnival rides, the Holy Cross Energy & You Adventure Carnival will feature mountain biking, canoeing, climbing and other physical activities for kids. Wrist bands will be sold at the Eagle Chamber office and Alpine Bank prior to Flight Days at a cost of $20 or can be purchased at the event for $25. The bands will allow kids access to all of the adventure carnival activities.

Get Your Cape On Flight Days Parade

Sponsored by Stucco Works, the traditional parade will march down Broadway Street at 10 a.m. sharp. In keeping with this year’s theme, local emergency services personnel and military members will serve as grand marshals. Community groups and businesses are encouraged to participate by entering a float, vehicle or marching group in the parade.

The largest change for this year’s parade is that no candy can be thrown to the crowd from parade participants. There will be a candy station set up at the entrance to the town park so local kids won’t miss out on their sweet treats.

The entry fee to have a float is $10 and a bag of candy, and entry forms are available online at http://www.townof or at Eagle Town Hall. Completed forms and fee can be sent to Maureen Henderson, PO Box 3322, Eagle, CO 81631, or returned to Town Hall by Thursday, June 23.

Lip sync like a hero: Battle for the Cape

Friday afternoon will feature a brand-new Flight Days event — a lip sync contest for adults from 6 to 8 p.m.

Work up a routine to your favorite tune and you may come home with a special prize. More details are online at

5K Run

The fun run has moved from Sunday to Saturday. As always, the fun run honors the memory of Jake Brock, and this year’s proceeds will go to the Tiffany Robinson Myers memorial. Myers was a dedicated member of the Eagle Valley High School Booster Club who lost her nine-year battle with cancer earlier this year.

The 5-kilometer run/walk will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the intersection of Fourth and Broadway streets. There is a 90-minute time limit for runners and walkers, and the finish line will also be at Fourth and Broadway. At 9:15 a.m., the 1K Kids Fun Run will take off from downtown.

The cost for early registration is $25 and includes a T-shirt. The fee on race day is $30 and there is no guarantee runners or walkers will receive a T-shirt. This year there is also a $75 early registration family fee for four runners and/or walkers with four T-shirts.

Register before the event at Alpine Bank, Eagle Pharmacy or the Town Hall by 5 p.m. Friday, June 24.

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. Awards will be mailed to top three overall finishers. All participants in the 1K Kids Fun Run and top three finishers in each age group will receive a ribbon, and cash prizes will go to the overall winners.

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