Celebrate the good old ’62 Days

The Whiskey Gulch Gang, organizers of the annual '62 Days Celebration, have a rootin' shootin' time during the parade in 2015. This year's event will be Friday and Saturday, June 10 and 11, in Canyon City.

CANYON CITY — Missing the good old days?

Celebrate them with a good old time at the ’62 Days Celebration Friday and Saturday, June 10 and 11, in Canyon City.

The festivities kick off Friday evening with highlights from the documentary concert “Romancing the West,” presented by the Grant County Chamber of Commerce, at 6 p.m. at the Canyon City Community Center. Tickets to the show cost $15, or two for $25.

Saturday’s schedule starts bright and early with breakfast at 6 a.m., and the Gold Rush Walk/Run at 7 a.m.

The parade begins at 11 a.m. with this year’s theme, “Tell me About the Good Old Days.” Lifelong Grant County resident Mary Ellen Brooks will be riding and waving in style as the parade grand marshal.

Afternoon activities include a barbecue and ice cream social from noon to 3 p.m., the mock hanging of “Berry Way” at 1 p.m., a “Voices from the Past” presentation at 2 p.m. in Canyon City Community Hall and kids games in the park throughout the afternoon.

Vendors and live music will be at Sels Brewery Friday and Saturday evening, with The People Mover offering free transportation from Sels both nights.

’62 Days commemorates the discovery of gold on June 8, 1862, near Canyon City. The event, organized by the Whiskey Gulch Gang, has been running every year since 1922.

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