Alma festival this weekend
ALMA – Dance, eat and delight in the highest incorporated town in North America this weekend as our neighbor to the south celebrates the fifth annual Alma Festival in the Clouds.This free outdoor festival features live music, food, art and craft vendors, children’s activities and more. All proceeds go to community programs such as local parks, historical restoration, children’s programs and open space trails.New this year, everyone is asked to bring a school supply item to be donated to local schools.Folk, rock, blues, jazz and more will echo through the tiny town, presented by musicians from Colorado and beyond. In addition to formal performances, watch musicians from various bands combine talents in unique jam sessions. Musicians who happen to be passing through the area are encouraged to grab an instrument and join the fun. Saturday night will feature live jazz and dancing to the Red Hot Blues Katz.Fine arts and crafts, including area watercolor scenes, wood carvings, sculpture, jewelry and stained glass, will be presented by artists from throughout central Colorado and beyond. A separate Primitive Mountain Man Rendezvous traders area will feature traditional crafts and supplies of the 1800s mountain-men era.Kids Kamp will welcome young visitors with hands-on art and nature activities. Hungry visitors can look forward to an array of delicious snack and beverage options including Philly cheese-steak sandwiches and chicken fajitas.Visitors are encouraged to bring folding chairs or blankets and enjoy a fabulous day of music and fun.—When & WhereWhat: Alma’s Festival in the CloudsWhere: Town Hall Park, Buckskin Road., one block East of Highway 9 in AlmaWhen: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. SundayMore info: call South Park Pottery at (719) 836-2698 or (719) 836-0964.
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