Los Alamos Old Days 2018
The 2018 celebration will take place on September 28-30 on Bell Street in Downtown Los Alamos.
The Los Alamos Old Days Celebration 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!
Friday, September 28, 2018
Chili Cook-Off Dinner & Silent Auction: Enjoy chili, corn bread and all the fixings to begin the celebration with a tasty kick at the Men’s Club, 429 Leslie Street, corner of Centennial & Leslie Streets in downtown Los Alamos. Featuring chili crafted by area restaurants and LAVMC members. Full service cash-only bar available. Tickets are $12 per person at the door. All proceeds benefit local youth & families.
Saturday – September 29, 2018
7:00– 11:00 a.m.
Pancake Breakfast at the Men’s Club, 429 Leslie Street: $10 adults and $6 children (under age 12) sponsored by and benefiting the Los Alamos Valley Grange—supporting youth in agriculture and ranching.
9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Old Days Car Show “A Time to Remember” featuring Vintage, Imports, Rods, Customs, Race Cars and Motorcycles in downtown Los Alamos all along Bell Street (Hwy 135). Info and entry forms at www.facebook.com/LosAlamosValleyMensClub/
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Peddlers Mart, Artisan Faire & Food Booths featuring arts & crafts, collectibles and more along Bell Street (Hwy 135).
7:00 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
Tri-Tip BBQ Dinner & Dance with Tex Pistols featuring live country-western music to kick-up your heels at the Men’s Club. Dinner & fixings served 7:00-9:00 p.m. and Dance is 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Tickets at the door are Combo Tri-Tip Dinner & Dance for $20 per person and Dance Only at $10 per person. (21 years and over please). Full service cash-only bar available.
Sunday, September 30, 2018
9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
Los Alamos Valley Old Days Stampede 5K Run/Walk. Meet in Ferrini Park (corner of Bell and Centennial Streets). Awards in 5 divisions (Male & Female- 10 & under, ages 11-19; ages 20-39; ages 40-59 and ages 60+). $25 per runner fee. All proceeds benefit Cal Swoosh Basketball, a non-profit organization providing opportunities for youth athletes.
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Peddlers Mart, Artisan Faire and Food Booths along Bell Street (Hwy 135).
Non–Denominational Worship Service in Ferrini Park, led by Rev. Warren Einolander from the Cottonwood Community Fellowship, Los Alamos. All ages welcome.
11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Greatest Little Small Town Parade” starts at Bell Street (Hwy 135) & Augusta Street and rolls west down Bell Street, ending at St. Joseph Street—featuring more than 50 entries of equestrians, bands, floats, and community groups. 2018 Grand Marshal is Mary Cesco, 106 years young Los Alamos resident.
12:15 -2:30 p.m.
Tri-Tip Beef BBQ at the Men’s Club includes delicious grilled beef, beans, bread & fresh salsa. Adults $12, seniors age 55+ and kids (under age 10) for $8 each. Full service cash-only bar available.
Chicken Poop Bingo Finale at Ferrini Park (corner of Bell & Centennial Streets). Find out where three chickens will do their “do” for the first, second and third times on a 4’x8’ area and win cash prizes. Only 512 tickets available for $5 each (advance purchase recommended).
5:00 p.m. 72nd Annual Celebration concludes.