Salida Heritage Days kicks off THIS weekend!

Celebrating Salida's fascinating history, Salida Heritage Days begins this weekend with events scheduled Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

FRIDAY 5-7 p.m. Kick-off concert at 146 TaphouseLive music by Bonnie Culpepper. Costumed characters from Salida's past (including Madam Laura Evans, Harriet Alexander, Governor Hunt, Byrd Fuqua, and Marshal Baxter Stingley). A performance by the Starlettes. More! Free.

7-10 p.m. Costume Party & Concert (the 1950s and earlier suggested). Music by Bonnie Culpepper & the Riff-Raff (Chris Nasca & Bruces Hayes). Free.

SATURDAY 12 - 4 p.m.Costumed characters from Salida's past roam downtown, including Madam Laura Evans, Marshal Baxter Stingley, Harriet Alexander, Byrd Fuqua, and Governor Alexander Hunt

1 p.m. Presentation on local ski history with Dr. Vandenbusche, sponsored by Monarch Mountain, at Victoria Tavern. Free.

**4-7:30 p.m.An evening of cowboy music **with Bob Bovee at Hutchinson Homestead & Learning Center. Includes a tour of the homestead and cowboy appetizers. $20 for adults, $10 for children. Tickets www.guidestonecolorado.org

SUNDAY 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Community picnic (bring your own everything). Costumes encouraged! Family-friendly games (sack races, three-legged races, and more), pie baking contest, and live music.

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tin-type pop-up photography by Tim Brown at Salida Palace Hotel. $39-$49

DAILY 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.(Saturday/Sunday) Free admission to the Salida Museum

**3 p.m. Live demonstration of a 1919 printing press **at The Book Haven

9 & 9:30 a.m. (Saturday/Sunday only) Free tour of Salida Palace Hotel

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Poster Art Contest. View entries at area galleries** (look for the poster in window) & Salida Palace Hotel

10 a.m. & 2 p.m.Wild West History Tours by Salida Walking Tour

8 p.m. Ghost & Murder Tours by Salida Walking Tours

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