Parades, Antiques, Big Band, Airplanes, and Art Auctions!

By Paula Svincek
   September is brimming with events and activities in Florence, considered by many as the Antique Capital of Colorado. If history and bicycling are your passions, we have the Tour de Coal Towns sponsored by the Florence Pioneer Museum and Research Center on Sept. 14th.
   The first Florence Pioneer days festival was held in 1928. Since then, it has expanded to include a parade, festivities in the park, a flyover, food vendors, and a tractor pull. This year, the coronation of the Pioneer Day Royalty on Sept. 20th will be held at the G.I. Jive Big Band Bash at the Fremont County Airport in coordination with the Fremont County Airshow the following day. The annual parade and semi-annual airshow will be on Sept. 21st. Many of our local antique stores carry vintage clothing that will assist you with your costuming or accessorizing needs. The nostalgia of radio broadcasts can be revisited with the vintage radios in several of our stores. Memorabilia from past military conflicts can be found in Florence’s unique emporiums.
   The Junktique Antique Show and Market will be “in the street” Sept. 27-28. After a full day of shopping, the 2019 Florence Arts Council Bi-Annual Art and Antique Auction will be held Friday Sept. 27th with a preview of artwork by regional artists beginning at 5 PM with the auction at 7 PM at the Bell Tower Cultural Center on 201 E. 2nd St. Proceeds this year will be dedicated to finishing the roof replacement at the bell tower.

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