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6/27/2013 Westcliffe’s July 4th celebration: car show, parade, fireworks, fun!

Fourth of July events include a pancake breakfast, parade, flea market, car show, fireworks and, now sponsored by the town of Westcliffe, the Main Street parade.

 Independence Day starts with an All Aborad Westcliffe breakfast served from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Interested participants can find flapjacks, sausage, juice and coffee at the event center by the flea market.

The parade begins at 10:30. It will be interesting to see how the scene plays out considering the guns kafuffle surrounding the event. We hope to see families, residents and tourists enjoying the parade, with kids catching candy thrown to them, as in parades of the past.

 Open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. the flea market offers shoppers antiques, handcrafted items and other interesting commodities for purchase. Food venders will be on site, and local restaurants open to cater to locals and visitors.

 The car show can be found at the west end of town at the Bluff. Classic cars will be on display from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 Kids will have their own recreational all day space at the Kids Corner, also at the Bluff. While children splash and cavort, adults can peruse the many shops on Main Street.

For a more patriotic flare, Valley Parks and Recreation is hosting a sing-a-long and ice cream social from 2 to 4 p.m. at the historic “Westcliff” schoolhouse and museum adjacent to the Veterans Memorial Park on Fourth Street. The cost is $3.00.

Despite the stage two fire ban, fireworks will commence at dusk at Lake Deweese. To reach the lake, go five miles north of Westcliffe on Lake Deweese Road, accessed from Highway 69 north of town.

For more information on the Valley’s Fourth of July frolic and festivities, call the Chamber of Commerce at 719/783-9163 –  Cyn Williams