The dates? Friday through Sunday, June 17th through the 19th, 2016. It’s the 119th (119th!) Annual Strawberry Days in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Pie Day is Friday at 9 am at the First United Methodist Church. The food booths open at noon Friday in Sayre Park. There will also be a beer garden. The food highlight of Strawberry Days has to be the free strawberries and ice cream handed out on Saturday after the 10 a.m. parade, in Sayre Park (named Strawberry Park for the weekend). Fresh, local strawberries will be available for purchase all weekend. And don’t skip the Rotary Pancake Breakfast Sunday morning.

The 1910 Strawberry Days celebration!

The way it was in 1910

You can get a jump on Strawberry Days Wednesday evening, the 15th, when the carnival opens at Glenwood Springs Mall. Throughout the weekend you’ll find artisans, dancers, bands, choirs, auctions, and the crowning of Miss Strawberry Days on Friday. For more information see the festival website.