63rd Annual Western Weekend and Buffalo Barbecue
July 15, 2010
Grand Lake celebrates summer this weekend with its 63rd Annual Western Weekend and Buffalo Barbecue. Events begin at noon Friday, July 16, with barbecue at Lakeside Park. A used book sale to benefit Juniper Library will be ongoing throughout the weekend. Music will accompany the vittles will enliven Lakeside Park all day long, with the Acme Tribute Band at noon, the Jazz Cookers at 2 p.m., the 17th Avenue All Starts at 4 p.m., the Ashley Buchart Band at 6 p.m. and the Jones & Raine band at 8 p.m. Also on Friday, the Grand Lake Historical Society will take vintage family photos from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Cottage Court Cabins at the corner of Vine Street and Lake Avenue. The Never Summer Squares Dance Club Square Dance will kick off at 7 p.m. at Grand Lake Elementary and the Rotary Club will host a game of bingo at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 17, starts bright and early with a pancake breakfast in Town Park from 7 to 11 a.m. Those who eat too much can sit back and watch the start of a 5K run and walk that begins at 8 a.m. from the same location. Mayor Judy Burke will measure the clarity of the lake during a ceremony at 10 a.m.The barbecue continues Lakeside from noon to 8 p.m. with performances by Sandra Dee Country at 10 a.m., Claddagh at noon, Jazz Cookers at 2 p.m., Brad Pregeant’s Blue Rhythm Kings at 4 p.m., Grass It Up at 6 p.m., and GT & The Sidewinders at 8 p.m. Admission to the music is free all weekend long. The Never Summer Square Dance Club Square Dance will be at Grand Lake Elementary again at 7 p.m. and for those who didn’t get their fill, Rotary will sponsor another round of bingo at 7:30 p.m. in Town Park. Sunday starts off with worship down by the lake. “Cowboy Church” with Pastor Jim Weber starts at 10:15 a.m. and features music by Sandra Dee.The barbecue continues from noon to 8 p.m. with Jazz Cookers at 11:30 a.m., Delta Sonics at 2 p.m., Pulaski High School Marching Band at 3:30 p.m., Claddagh at 4 p.m., and Fredi & the Soul Shakers at 6 p.m.The highlight of the weekend will be the 63rd Annual Buffalo Barbecue Parade down Grand Avenue at 1 p.m.Gubernatorial candidate John Hickenlooper will walk in the parade at 1 p.m. and then will be available for conversation at the barbecue following the parade.The Never Summer Squares will do a demonstration in Town Park Gazebo at 2 p.m., following the parade.