Hot Sulphur Days celebrates 48th Annual
May 31, 2012
HOT SULPHUR SPRINGS – The Town of Hot Sulphur Springs together with this year’s title sponsor Climax Molybdenum, announces the 48th Annual Hot Sulphur Days event, June 8-10.
The celebration kicks off with the famous street dance on Friday night. Music will be provided by The Kenny Perkins Band. There will also be a free children’s carnival, a pie-baking contest and a silent auction.
Saturday starts off with the traditional pancake breakfast sponsored by the Hot Sulphur Springs Volunteer Fire Department. Throughout the day activities for everyone will include Frisbee golf, kids games, basketball tournaments, league T-ball, baseball and softball games.
The Jim and Larry Hunter Memorial Horseshoe Tournament and the always popular Fireworks Duck Race on the Colorado River will be back as well.
In honor of Hot Sulphur Days, the Grand County Historical Association is granting free admission to its Pioneer Village Museum on Saturday.
History will repeat itself with the Texas Charlie Shootout re-enactment at high noon, followed immediately by the parade. Businesses, organizations and individuals in Grand County are invited to participate in the parade. There are multiple award categories including a $50 prize for best of show. Details and forms are available online or at the Hot Sulphur Springs town hall.
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Amber Flames BBQ will return to serve a smoked meat lunch for the community. The smoked meat will include pulled pork, bratwurst, hot dogs and ribs with sides of ranch style beans, potato salad, beverages and dessert.
New this year is an afternoon musical treat from local Irish artists Claddagh, as well as an entertaining bouncy house for kids.
Saturday at dusk will be the fireworks display, paid for by proceeds from the Fireworks Duck Race. Watch from the Town Park while listening to local band Bad Water.
Sunday morning starts with the Sulphur Stroll, a guided historical walking tour, followed by church services in the Town Park with the Hot Sulphur Springs Community Church.
Don’t forget the local tradition of community softball on Sunday afternoon.