by Shelly McManus
Kremmling Chamber Director
This year, in an attempt to draw people and keep them in Town Square Saturday night June the 17th, we’re bringing back the good old fashioned Street Dance! That’s right. It’ll be a fun for all ages, 3rd street closing, band playing on stage, boogying in the streets, boot stomping, foot tapping, knee slapping, Yee Haw, good time celebration!
In my conversations with people, it seems that many missed “the good old days” where it was still a (somewhat) Wild West atmosphere. Folks and families were allowed to walk around freely, eat their food, drink their beverages, and not feel constrained. That main attraction drawing people from all over Grand County, and elsewhere, was the beloved Street Dance.
Since I moved to Kremmling in 2013, there has not been a true Street Dance held here during that time, so I am relying heavily on people that were born and raised here for input on how to make this year’s dance a success.
First and foremost, we will start with an expanded footprint for the beer garden covering the entire square. This will allow those that are 21 or older to move about freely consuming their adult beverages instead of being confined to a fenced in beer garden. Whole families will be able to leisurely stroll the Kremmling Days grounds so that mom and dad will no longer have to take shifts to quench their thirst in the beer garden. This will also be great for people wanting to view their children in the KidZone, and really good for our wonderful vendors that rely on people walking around to view their items and purchase them with cash in hand.
To make this Street Dance something that all of Grand County will want to attend, I’ve booked Left of Centre to play, the house band from Toby Keith’s Bar and Grill in Las Vegas. This talented quartet of musicians can really get the crowd pumped up with their renditions from many artists. They can perform songs from various genres including Country Western, Classic Rock, Pop, and Reggae, all to get people on their feet and dancing. If you’ve ever seen them perform in Las Vegas, you know what I’m talking about.
Since we are having the beer garden expanded to include the entire Town Square on Friday night, and then Town Square plus 3rd street for the Street Dance on Saturday night, Scott Spade, our local Police Chief, is allowing us to try something other than fencing for a barrier. For those of you that attended Cinco de Mayo, you may have noticed that a decorative pennant banner was attached to fence posts to delineate the boundaries for the festivities. Although we did have some issues with people (both adults and children) going through the pennant banner, Scott has said that we can try it again at Kremmling Days. This is a huge deal and we need to be sure not to violate the pennant banner boundaries at Kremmling Days. There will be two entrances into Kremmling Days so people won’t have to walk around the whole Town Square looking for an entrance. We would appreciate everybody’s help in obeying the barriers so that we don’t have to revert back to the fencing we’ve used in the past.
Kremmling Days Activities:
Friday night, June 16
5:00 p.m. – Town Square is open for business. Come check out the vendors, KidZone, beer garden, and enjoy both live music and D.J. music performed by Paul Christian.
6:00 p.m. – Fireman’s BBQ Dinner
Saturday, June 17
7:30 a.m. – Pancake Breakfast sponsored by the Friends of Grand County Library
9:45 a.m. – Mustang Mile Race
10:00 a.m. – A Step Back in Time, Kremmling Days parade. Get your entries in now, only $5 per float
11:00 a.m. – Fireman’s Kids Games in Town Square
11:00 a.m. – KidZone opens!! Expanded with even more activities for all ages this year
11:00 a.m. – Horseshoe Tournament at the Rocky Mountain Bar and Grill
11:00 a.m. – Cliff Golf begins! Come smack golf balls off the Kremmling Cliffs, a local’s favorite!
6:00 p.m. – Street Dance on 3rd Street. Kick up your heels to Left of Centre!
6:00 p.m. – Redneck Mudshuffle at the Fair Grounds
Sunday, June 18th (AKA Father’s Day)
8:00 a.m. – Treat dad to a delicious pancake breakfast hosted by The Friends of Grand County Library!
10:00 a.m. – Church service in the Park
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Father’s Day Shoot with Rocky Mountain Armament at Mulberry Hill (970-513-9596) for more info.