The City of Thornton is one of the first to kick-off the flurry of fall festivals on the way. On Saturday, September 8, families can enjoy lots of fun activities at the Thornton Harvest Fest from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is FREE. Festivities take place at Community Park located at the intersection of York St. and Thornton Pkwy.
For those early risers, there’s a Fishing Derby at 7 a.m., Pancake Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and Skatepark competition at 9 a.m. — each with a nominal fee. The Great Chili Cook-Off returns at 11:30 a.m. During the day, there’s a Cultural Expedition (celebrating Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Jamaica and the Philippines), Harvest Fest Bazaar, Playful City USA Play Day, food court, beer garden and live entertainment.
On the Entertainment Stage
Milestone — 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Groove A Licious — noon to 1 p.m.
Mighty Nice Band — 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Soul School — 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Phat Daddy — 3:45 p.m. to 5 p.m.
On the Cultural Expedition Stage
Kalama Polynesian Dancers — noon
Barrio E — 1 p.m.
Filipino-American Community of Colorado — 2 p.m.
Strings & Steel — 3 p.m.
If Fido needs his shots, you can even visit the low-cost vaccination clinic from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the top of the hill, on the north side of the Community Center. Cost is $10 for rabies vaccine and $10 for the distemper vaccination. Staff from the Huron Animal Hospital are donating their time for this event.