SALIDA HERITAGE DAYS
Celebrating 140 Years
ABOUT SALIDA HERITAGE DAYS
In 1880, the railroad arrived at a mostly empty patch of dusty land. In a few short years, Salida, Colorado became a regional economic force. Join us for a three-day celebration of our 140th Anniversary.
Live music, an art show, speakers, films, and plenty of events jam this once-a-year commemoration of our fascinating past and rich history.
In July, watch for a major event announcement. Plus, we'll unveil a national act for the Saturday concert.
VOLUNTEER AT SALIDA HERITAGE DAYS
Three Days of Fun
3 DAYS OF LIVE MUSIC
The celebration kicks off Friday, October 2 at 146 Taphouse with live music from Bonnie & The Riff-Raff. Saturday, the evening music continues with a surprise nationally-known band. Sunday, the weekend winds down with a jam-session of local musicians.
PARADE, WILD WEST MEDICINE SHOW, SPEAKERS & EVENTS
Enjoy engaging experts as they discuss details of Salida's past in entertaining presentations. Watch fascinating movies about Salida. Buy some snake oil at the Wild West Medicine Show. Or, sit down with a beverage and join in History on Tap, a casual exploration of key moments in our history.
TOURS, LIVE SHOWS, CONTESTS, & A RETURN OF THE BED RACES
Join a historical tour of our fascinating past. Take advantage of free tours of the historic Salida Palace Hotel. Put together a team for the tug-of-war contest. Don't miss the Quick Draw Invitational Art Show. And do not miss the Madams of Salida Memorial Bed Race.