75th Annual Los Alamos Old Days
The Los Alamos Old Days Celebration is back in the saddle again, celebrating its 75th year as it honors and preserves the town’s authentic Western heritage.
Highlights of the weekend celebration include free entertainment, two-day Peddlers Mart, and Sunday morning’s Greatest Little Small Town Parade!
The 2021 celebration will take place on September 24-26 on Bell Street in Downtown Los Alamos.
Friday, Sept. 24
5 – 10 p.m.: Old Days Kick-off/Chili Cook-off Dinner. Enjoy chili, corn bread and all of the fixings prepared by local restaurants and Santa Ynez Valley chefs. A full-service bar will open at 5 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door. The event will take place at the Men’s Club at 429 Leslie Street in downtown Los Alamos.
Saturday, Sept. 25
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Old Days Classic Car Show. Vintage cars, hot rods, race cars and many more will be featured on Bell Street (Highway 135) in downtown Los Alamos.
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Peddlers’ Mart, Artisan Faire and Food Booths. Booths selling hand-made artwork, collectibles and much more will line Bell Street.
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Tri-Tip Dinner and Beer Garden. Tri-tip beef barbecue sanwhiches will be served until 2 p.m., along with a wonderful beer garden!
5 p.m. – 11 p.m.: Dinner Dance and Live Band. Tri-tip beef barbecue dinner will be served, followed by dancing and live music until 11 p.m. A full-service bar will be available as well.
Sunday, Sept. 26
8:30 a.m.: “Stampede” 5K Run/Walk. Registration will take place in Ferrini Park from 7 – 8:15 a.m. Medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in seven divisions and trophies will be awarded to the first overall finishers.
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Peddler’s Mart, Artisan Faire and Food Booths. Booths selling hand-made artwork, collectibles and much more will line Bell Street.
10 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.: “Greatest Little Small Town Parade.” The parade will start at the corner of Bell Street (Highway 135) and Augusta Street, travel west down Bell Street and end at the intersection of St. Joseph Street. Equestrians, bands, floats and other community groups!