The annual Buffalo Bill Days festival brings rootin’ tootin’ FREE Wild West fun to Golden, July 28 to 30, 2023. The weekend includes western-style entertainment, Best of the West Parade, Mutton Bustin’ competition, arts and crafts festival, children’s activities and live concerts by local bands filling Golden’s downtown streets.
The festival officially opens at 5 p.m. on Friday with in Parfet Park (710 Tenth St.), followed by performances by Hazel Miller at 6 p.m. and Chris Daniels & The Kings at 7 p.m.
Ronnie Raygun and The Big Eighties headline Saturday night at 7 p.m. The Long Run closes out Sunday starting at 2 p.m.
This year’s Best of the West Parade steps off on Saturday at 10 a.m. at 9th & Washington. The parade boasts more than 70 horses, plus collectible cars, creative floats, fire and emergency vehicles, and several local performing groups.
It last about an hour. Arrive early for the best viewing. Keep in mind that parking will be challenging and Washington Ave. will be closed for the parade.
The parade route will be the same as in years past. Here’s a map. There will be two parade announcers stationed on Washington at 10th Street and 13th Street to add to the viewing experience.
Friday festivities are 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Weekend hours are Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.