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150th Anniversary of San Luis

The San Luis Sesquicentennial Planning Committee has announced preliminary plans to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the founding of San Luis, Colorado's first town.

The following events are subject to change:

Wed, July 25, 2001
Feast Day of Santiago, Chama

6 p.m. - Horse Procession
6:30 p.m. - Mass
7:30 p.m. - Potluck dinner in the church yard followed by a street dance

Thurs, July 26, 2001
Feast Day of Santa Ana,
San Luis

2 p.m. - Genealogy presentation by Maria C. Martinez, at museum
6:30 p.m. - Procession
7 p.m. - Mass
8 p.m. - Mariachi San Luis in the church yard, street dancing, and barbecue

Fri, July 27, 2001,
San Luis

9 a.m. - 5k Walk
2-8 p.m. - Art Walk
5 p.m. - Art reception, music by Bro. Antonio
7 p.m. - Santa Ana y Santiago Queen Coronation, El Convento grounds
9 p.m. - Al Hurricane dance at Moe's Place in Garcia, Tickets $15 - proceeds support the development of the Culebra Community Rec Center

Sat, July 28 2001,
San Luis

Carnival and animal farm open all day
7:30 a.m. - 5k Run
7:30 a.m. - Bread and soap making demonstrations, Parish Hall
10 a.m. - Parade
11:15 a.m. - Ceremonial blessing and Aztec dance
12:15 p.m. - Introductions of 2001 and former Santa Ana Queens
12:30 p.m. - Performance by 2001 Santa Ana Queen
12:45 p.m. - Mt. Blanca Tae-Kwon Do
1 p.m. - Traditional music by the Vialpando Family
1:20 p.m. - Judging of the Beard Contest
1:30 p.m. - Juggling by Miles Eddy
2 p.m. - Boxing exhibition at the Covered Wagon and Mariachi San Luis
3 p.m. - Ballet Folklorico de Pueblo
3:45 p.m. - Magic show by Kevin Jenkins
4 p.m. - Mariachi Campesino San Luis and demonstrations by Rose Gonzales - weaving, Carlos Atencio - santero, Josie Lobato - colcha embroidery, Suzanne Quintana - spinning wool
6:30 p.m. - Prize Bingo, Parish Hall
7 p.m. - Mass
9 p.m. - Dance at the Covered Wagon, live music by Sangre Joven

Sun, July 29, 2001,
San Luis

Carnival, food, and arts and crafts vendors open all day
10 a.m. - Parade
11:30 a.m. - Mariachi Mass, Sangre de Cristo church yard
12:30 p.m. - Pit Barbecue, Parish Hall
Entertainment in the museum courtyard
1:00 p.m. - Presentation of the Parade trophies
1:15 p.m. - Introduction of the 2001 and former Santa Ana Queens
1:30 p.m. - Intro of Colorado State Fair Queen Crisanta Duran and dance by Crisanta Duran
1:45 p.m. - Intro of Miss San Luis Valley, Tania Maestas
2 p.m. - Mariachi San Luis
3 p.m. - Music by Freddie Jaquez and James Mondragon
3:30 p.m. - Music by Glenda Maes and Dr. Rudy Arguello
4 p.m. - Mariachi Campesino
6:30 p.m. - Cash Bingo in the Parish Hall

To volunteer, contact the San Luis Town Hall at 719-672-3321 or the Sangre de Cristo Parish at 719-672-3685.

 
Page last updated: July 18, 2001