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Strawberry Days Festival



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The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association and Alpine Bank present the 121st Annual Strawberry Days Festival June 15-17, 2018.

Make it an annual tradition & join us in Glenwood Springs, Colorado the 3rd weekend in June every year for Strawberry Days!

​The festival features live music & main stage entertainment, the crowning of the 2018 Miss Strawberry Days sponsored by Bighorn Toyota and Fashion Show sponsored by Glenwood Hot Springs; the FamilyFest area sponsored by Holy Cross Energy with interactive, entertaining and creative experiences for the kids.

Roaring Fork Sotheby's will join Safeway and offer up FREE STRAWBERRIES & ICE CREAM on Saturday! Safeway will also host the COOL ZONE TENT providing a shaded/cooled oasis, FREE STRAWBERRIES all weekend!cool games & prizes from Xfinity, Iron Mountain Hot Springs, T-MobileDefiance Rafting Company,  Bishop Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning , Solstice Senior Living At Mesa ViewRenewal by Anderson, Peregrine Senior Living, and tons of cool swag and giveaways!

Special thanks to SGM for everything you do in support of Strawberry Days.

Enjoy a Fine Arts and Crafts Fair, Food Court, live music and a parade down Grand Avenue sponsored by Phil Long Honda.


What is the Miss Strawberry Days Competition?
Miss Strawberry Days is probably the oldest civic festival competition west of the Mississippi! The program has evolved over the years from a beauty pageant where contestants modeled bathing suits at the Hot Springs, to a scholarship competition.

Miss Strawberry Days is not a beauty pageant or a popularity contest. While the winning contestants earn substantial scholarships, they are not judged on academics but must plan on attending college or some type of continuing education within two years succeeding the competition.

Miss Strawberry Days is designed to provide an opportunity for local high school girls to acquire substantial scholarships to help pay for college.  Scholarship recipients are selected based upon leadership skills exhibited during the competition, volunteerism, poise, and representation as a community ambassador.

Through a fun and interactive judging process, judges who are new to the community or have no special interest, select the best possible representative of Glenwood Springs.

For more information contact Joni Bates, IOM, VP of Membership Development at 945-1514 or joni@glenwoodchamber.com.

About the Carnival

There will not be a carnival associated with the 2018 Strawberry Days Festival. The Glenwood Springs Mall has graciously hosted the event in their parking lot for nearly a decade, but it is not available this year. Organizers were unable to find a suitable alternative location for this year’s event, but they hope to bring it back in the future.

Please join us at Sayre (Strawberry) Park June 15-17 for a full weekend of fun.   Enjoy an arts & crafts fair, food booths, live music and entertainment. FamilyFest offers interactive, entertaining and creative experiences for the whole family. The parade takes place Saturday at 10 a.m. on Grand Ave., followed by FREE strawberries and ice cream at Sayre Park.

Este año no habrá carnaval asociado con el Festival de los días de Fresa 2018 (Strawberry Days).  El Mall de Glenwood Springs ha albergado muy amablemente este evento en su parqueadero durante casi una década, pero este año no está disponible.  Los organizadores no pudieron conseguir otro lugar apropiado para llevar a cabo el evento este año, pero esperan poder celebrarlo otra vez en un futuro.

¡Si gusta, venga a encontrarnos al Parque Sayre (Sayre Park) del 15 al 17 de junio, para un fin de semana lleno de diversión!  Disfrute de la feria de arte y manualidades, kioscos de comida, música en vivo, y entretenimiento.  FamilyFest ofrece experiencias interactivas, entretenidas y creativas para toda la familia.  La parada se llevará a cabo el día sábado a las 10am en Grand Avenue, seguido de fresas y helado GRATIS en el Parque Sayre.


Oh, the Places She’ll Go!

Strawberry Days, returning for the 121st year, and the 2018 STRAWBERRY PRINCESS CELEBRATION welcomes all girls ages 5-11. This is not a contest but a celebration of the strength and spirit of the Roaring Fork Valley’s daughters. All participants will receive a free t-shirt and create a work of art inspired by the Strawberry Days theme, “Oh, the Places You’ll Go” by Dr. Seuss. Application Deadline: June 1, 2018


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 6-7 p.m. Crowning of Bighorn Toyota Miss Strawberry Days and Strawberry Princess Celebration

7-10 p.m. Chris Daniels and the Kings with Freddi Gowdy



12-3 p.m. – 101st Army Band: Rock Band, Country Band and Dixieland Band

 3:30-5 p.m. – A Band Called Alexis

5:30-7 p.m. – The Mixx

7:30-10 p.m. – Cowboy Mouth


10-11 a.m.- Emma Marie

11:30-1:30 p.m. – Union of None FKA Bicycle Annie

2-4 p.m. – Goodman Band



11-11:45 a.m.  Jammin’ Jim Show
12-12:45 p.m. Strawberry Princess Celebration
12:45-1:30 p.m. Emma Marie
1:30-5:30 p.m. Salida Interactive Circus


10-11 a.m Family Yoga
11:15-12 p.m Jammin’ Jim Show
12-12:15 p.m. Aerialists
12:15-1 p.m. Bubble Dancing
1:10-1:20 p.m. Aerialists
1:25-1:35 p.m. Pie Eating Contest (U8)
1:40-1:50 p.m. Pie Eating Contest (8-12)
2:00-2:15 p.m. Pie Eating Contest (13-17)
2:30-2:50 pm. Pie Eating Contest (18+)
3-3:45 p.m. Aerialists


Salida Circus

Rocky Mountain Mini Train



Balloon Twister

Freckle Farm Pony Rides & Petting Zoo

Water Bubble

Bungee Trampoline

Inflatable Dragon Bounce House

Strawberry Days Parade

Parade Registration is closed for 2018.

Please join us on Saturday, June 16 at 10 a.m. for the “Oh the Places We’ll Go” Parade sponsored by: Phil Long Honda

The parade will begin at 9th and Grand and ends at Sayre Park. Don’t miss this fun, local tradition featuring creative community floats, the Miss Strawberry Days entourage, the 101st Army Band and more!

Grand Marshals: Marianne and John Virgili
Parade Emcees: Ron Milhorn and Shannon Stowe, KMTS

FREE Strawberries and ice cream sponsored by Safeway and Roaring Fork Sotheby’s, served by the Kiwanis Club Saturday at Sayre Park after the parade until supplies run out.

2018 Parade Route

Things to Know

Beer Garden: The beer garden is contained in the fenced ball park area.  Bring your ID if you plan on drinking alcohol. No outside alcohol or glass can be brought in or removed from the beer garden.

ATM: There are two Alpine Bank ATMs.  One is located in the food court area and the other is in the arts and crafts area.

Emergency Services & Lost & Found: The Glenwood Springs Police Department is located at the gazebo on the northwest corner of the park.

Information & T-Shirt Booth: Available near the gazebo in the northwest corner of the park.

Parking and Bus: Vehicle parking around the park is limited, but there is plenty of FREE parking downtown and in the vicinity: Glenwood Springs High School, 1521 Grand Ave.; 9th & Cooper (parking structure); 8th & Cooper, CMC parking garage on 8th St. between Grand and Cooper.  There are designated handicapped parking spaces at Sayre Park along South Hyland Park Dr.
Ride Glenwood has added a bus stop across the street from Sayre Park on Grand Ave. for the weekend.  The bus will run its regular schedule. Walmart will be offering a Park & Ride location in its north parking lot. Walk 1 block south to the Roaring Fork Marketplace Bus Stop, hop on and tell the driver you are headed to Strawberry Days! ​Rides are only $1 each way.

Find a Ride Glenwood schedule at:  www.gwsco.gov/187.

Bike Parking:This year, bicyclists will get a boost during Strawberry Days with BYOL (Bring Your Own Lock) bicycle parking. Check in your bicycle, enjoy the festival, then pick it up when ready to depart. The bicycle parking service will be at the north entrance to the park.
​Bike parking will not be valet. ​
Information will be available there on better, safer bicycling opportunities in Glenwood Springs.