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Strawberry Days Festival

122nd STRAWBERRY DAYS

June 14-16, 2019

The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association and presents the 122nd Annual Strawberry Days Festival June 14-16, 2019.

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 2019 Miss Strawberry Days, a Fashion Show sponsored by Glenwood Hot Springs; the FamilyFest area sponsored by Holy Cross Energy with interactive, entertaining and creative experiences for the kids.

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

Enjoy a Fine Arts and Crafts Fair, Food Court, live music and a parade down Grand Avenue.

MISS STRAWBERRY DAYS

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.

STRAWBERRY PRINCESS

Strawberry Days, returning for the 122nd year, and the 2019 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

Application Deadline: June 1, 2019

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Strawberry Days Parade

Parade Registration will open in May 2019.

Please join us on Saturday, June 15 at 10 a.m. for the Strawberry Days Parade.

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!

FREE Strawberries and ice cream will be served by the Kiwanis Club Saturday at Sayre Park after the parade until supplies run out.

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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.