Deltarado Days,July 16 through 19, is a great four-day community celebration in Delta. Saturday, the main day of the annual festival, is packed full of activities.

There is just something special about small-town festivals and celebrations. It seems like everybody knows everybody, there is community-wide participation, and it really brings the community together. Even if you aren't from Delta, you are welcome to take in many of the fun events this weekend at Deltarado Days.



    *The weekend celebration gets started with the Farmer-Rancher Luncheon. Anyone who works in the agriculture industry in the Delta area is welcome to attend a free BBQ.

    *From 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. there will be activities at Cleland Park including the Altrusa Club of Delta's annual scholarship fundraiser BBQ, plus the Ute Trails Car Club annual car show.

    *At dusk there will be a movie in the park "Home on the Range" presented by Grace Community Church.

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    *After work on Friday, everyone is invited downtown for a Street Dance and Beer Garden on East 4th from 6pm-11 p.m. DJ Duck Dynasty - White Tie Entertainment will take requests from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., and the Tankerays will take the stage at 8 p.m.

    *There is also the Delta HighSchool Key Club's annual BBQ fundraiser.


    It's a full day!

    *Deltarado Days Dash 5k at Confluence Park -- 7 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

    *Pancake Breakfast at Confluence Park at 7 a.m.

    *12th Annual Hellman Motor and Delta Street Rodders annual car show 7 a.m. - 2 a.m. at Confluence Park

    *Parade at 9 a.m. down Main Street.

    * A Day at Cleland Park featuring vendors, food, kids activities, live music and more.

    *Thunder Mountain Flywheelers Tractor Pull at Uncompahgre parking lot at 1 p.m.

    *Round Up Club Arena Activities from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. including mud volleyball, beer garden, horseshoe tournament, food, music, and more.

    *Deltarado Days Rodeo is at 7:30 p.m. with the High Rollers concert to follow.


    *The perfect way to wrap up the weekend is the non-denominational community church service at 10 a.m. at Cleland Park.