Join us for the County Fair Parade on Saturday, August 3
March with GSCA in the County Fair Parade in Rifle
Please join Glenwood Springs Citizens’ Alliance to march in the Garfield County Fair parade. It’s fun and easy!
Together we can bring attention to the proposed strip mine, express our support for Garfield County, and demonstrate our unified spirit of opposition. As a regional community, we can make a difference.
We need everyone’s help to be successful and move our cause forward. We need you!
Saturday, August 3: Garfield County Fair Parade, Rifle
Assemble by 9:30 a.m., parade starts at 10 a.m. DETAILS BELOW.
Saturday, September 7: Burning Mountain Festival Parade, New Castle
Assemble by 9:30 a.m., parade starts at 10 a.m. Details coming in August.
Garfield County Fair Parade info
Saturday, August 3, Rifle
The parade route runs down Railroad Avenue in Rifle from 18th Street to 3rdStreet, passing by an audience of thousands of people.
Signs and swag. We will have 50 “No Strip Mine” yard signs for people to carry, and we will have 500 “No Strip Mine” hand fans to give to people along the route.
Clothing. Please wear your “LoveGlenwood” t-shirt or a white shirt. We will also have a few “No Strip Mine” t-shirts available for loan.
Assembly info. Walking ‘floats’, including ours, will assemble in Rifle Metro Park (at 16th and Railroad), in the parking lot along 16th Street, directly south of the tennis courts. Please arrive at the assembly location between 9:30 and 9:45 a.m. The parade starts at 10 a.m.
Parking info. When you pull into Rifle from I-70, cross over the Colorado River and take the first right turn onto Whiteriver Avenue, instead of going on to Railroad Avenue. Drive north on Whiteriver. Public parking is available at New Life Fellowship Church, 2090 Whiteriver, four blocks north of the assembly location. Or you can try for on-street parking along Whiteriver or side streets closer to the parade end point on 3rd Street, and walk up to Metro Park.
No need to RSVP. Just pack a car with your friends and family and help us spread the word about the strip mine threat. We also want to show our support for Garfield County, host of the Fair, which is being sued by Rocky Mountain Resources in both state and federal court. Click here for more about GarCo legal battle with RMR.
A robust group of marchers in Rifle will send a strong message about our unified community opposition and show the impact we can make working together.
See you in Rifle on Saturday, August 3!