Take a Ride on the Rail


Starting at 3:00 pm, you can park south of town (at the designated parking area near the  Alamosa County Administrative Building) and take the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad shuttle to the Depot. The train will depart from the station every 30 minutes.  Final departure will be at 10:00 pm from the Depot.

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Meet Karen Lemke


Karen Lemke has been keeping bees in the San Luis Valley since 2006. She teaches workshops on beekeeping and making gifts from the hive using beeswax and honey. Come meet Karen and see her beekeeping demonstration tomorrow at Cole Park.

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Young Weavers Compete for Prizes

Weaving Marianne (2)

When Alamosa Centennial organizers sought to involve local children in the County’s 100 year celebration, organizers wanted to capture the spirit of our children’s imaginations. Commissioner Dunne and other organizers created a weaving contest. According to Commissioner Dunne,  “art is one of the best ways to engage children”  and “weaving is a good expression of the heritage tradition here in Alamosa County and the San Luis Valley.

Children, grades 3 -5, participated in contest. One winner from each grade will be selected and will receive four train tickets (Generously donated by the Rio Grande Scenic RailRoad). Winners will be announced at the Celebration’s Opening Ceremony (beginning at 12:00  pm).

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Think You Know Alamosa History?!

If you think  you know the Alamosa and its rich history, stop by the Welcome Center or the Information Booth in Cole Park tomorrow to pick up an entry form. You’ll be entered in a prize drawing.

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Meet One of the Artists


Pamela Pereyra has been designing and working as a professional artist since 2003. A native to La Paz, Bolivia, Pamela earned a degree in Media Studies from the University of South Florida. After college, she went back to the mountains and ended up in the inspirational land of Taos, NM in 1996. It wasn’t long before the art mecca of Taos influenced her to receive formal training in metal-smithing at the University of New Mexico/Taos.

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Good Ol’ Fashion Foot Race

Old fashioned 1 mile footrace down the spectator-lined Main Street of small town Alamosa, Colorado just before the 4th of July Parade starts! Kid’s race of 1/4 mile sprint just before the mile race. Elite race just, just before the parade with prize money of $100 for 1st, $75 for 2nd and $50 Male/Female.

Click here to sign up: http://www.runningguru.com/EventInformation.asp?SourceCode=1200&eID=6054

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Fireworks Postponed

In light of the recent fire events on the West side of the San Luis Valley, the 4TH of July Fireworks will be postponed until a later date.

Other events around the July 4th Celebration will continue as normally scheduled. For more information on the schedule of events, the public may log on to alamosacountycentennial.wordpress.com or by liking our facebook page at Alamosa County Centennial – 100th Celebration.

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Designated Parking

Parking map

Download the Parking map

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Sign up for Text and Twitter Information

Sign up to get the latest information about the County’s Celebration via text message and Twitter.  You don’t have to have a Twitter account to sign up and receive information.

 Here’s how:

  1. Send the following text message to 40404:

                              “ON Alamosa100″

  1. If you want to stop receiving event-related test messages, send the following text to 40404:

                             “OFF Alamosa100”

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Taiko Performance Added To Entertainment Line-up

Taiko with Toni has been added to the live entertainment line-up. Taiko

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