Welcome to Salida!
Get ready for fun in the snow! Monarch Mountain Ski Resort has announced it will open on Thanksgiving Day! The huskies at Monarch Dog Sled Rides are ready to run! And local snowmobile companies invite you to hit the trails! In Salida, the sun is shining and the streets are clear!
If shopping is more your style, it’s a year-round sport in Salida. Our downtown Creative District is home to numerous artist-owned art galleries with everything on your Christmas list, from fine art to toys. Specialty boutiques, restaurants, coffee shops, spas, microbreweries, a distillery and other shops around town glow with twinkling lights.
If you’re lucky enough to be in Salida for Thanksgiving, don’t miss the downtown Christmas Parade held each year on the Friday after Thanksgiving (Nov. 28 at 6 p.m.). Brightly lit floats and fire trucks herald Santa’s arrival. Afterward, join in the lighting of Holiday Park and Christmas Mountain, followed by fireworks and a Community Open House at the Salida SteamPlant with free cookies, hot chocolate and holiday music.
On New Year’s Eve, watch the beautiful glow of skiers in the Monarch Torchlight Parade (or participate!) and kick off 2015 with a walk or run in the New Year’s Day 5k.
Whatever your interest, or whatever the season, you’ll have fun in Salida!
- Skiing, snowshoeing
- Sleigh Rides, Hay Rides, Horseback Rides
- Hot Springs
- Ziplines/Aerial Parks
Friday Enrichment Programs For Students
To be successful, children need support not just from home and school, but also from the community. We know a strong partnership with the community will make a great difference in your child’s outcome.
This year Salida Recreation, the city of Salida and private providers are building a calendar of events and activities, www.salidarec.com/fridays. You will also be reminded of Friday happenings on Facebook. “Like” Salida schools or Salida Recreation, and we will update Friday activities regularly. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to list a Friday activity or to offer a Friday Enrichment activity through the Recreation Department.
This fall you can look forward to Hula Hooping, Camp Fridays, Rowdy at Riverside, Tumbling from the Rec Department. Check out the flyers on www.salidarec.com and keep your eyes out for a special insert in The Mountain Mail and Mountain Guide!
Remember that the Salida Rec department has youth scholarships, supported by donations from High Country Bank, for any Friday activity operated through the Rec department.
Other Friday programs include: Absolute Bikes Two Wheel Adventure Fridays, a host of activities from our local Boys and Girls Clubs, numerous dance opportunities at Tenderfoot Dance Co-Op and Salida Dance Studio, hands-on educational activities through Guidestone and the Salida School Garden, and much more!
Thank you to our friends at High Country Bank. Their support for Friday Enrichment allows you to consistently find out all the happenings for children on any Friday during the school year.
This commitment to education is a partnership that should be commended, because like I mentioned before … “We recognize that in order to be successful, our children need support from not just home and school, but also from the community.” Thank you HCB for contributing to the success of our children!
Robin NeJame is outreach coordinator for the Salida Friday Enrichment program.
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Please Support the Salida Community Blood Drive
Salida Community Blood Drive 2014:Tuesday, May 20; Tuesday, July 15 (at SteamPlant Event Center); Tuesday, September 16; Tuesday, November 11; from 11 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Held at the Salida Masonic Lodge at 140 W. 3rd Street (except at the SteamPlant on July 15) To schedule your appointment, call the Bonfils Appointment Center at 800-365-0006, Ext. 2.