Yee-haw! Western Welcome Week starts today!!
Visit the schedule of events to see the status of events – updated on a regular basis.
Update July 23 – Cancellation of Craft Fair
It is with sincere regret that we inform you of the cancellation of the WWW 61st Annual Craft & Home Improvement Fair scheduled for Saturday, August 15, 2020. We have been unable to secure enough vendors to make the event viable, in addition, the current conditions with recent COVID-19 developments and restrictions would have precluded us from moving forward with the event.
However, we are happy to report that we are creating a Vendor Page for Fair participants, that are interested, on the Western Welcome Week website. Watch your email for more information about this unique advertising opportunity!
On a brighter note, there are other opportunities to support our 92nd year. WWW is having the Pancake Breakfast as well as the Brad & Mary Bradford Memorial Duck Race. These are ways you can show your support for WWW; visit our website for an up to date listing of happening events by WWW and other organizations and cancellations https://westernwelcomeweek.org/events/ .
We want you to know that we greatly appreciate your continued support of Western Welcome Week during these challenging and changing times. We look forward to seeing you in 2021 for the 62nd Annual WWW Craft & Home Improvement Fair. Stay safe and well.
Thank you for your understanding and patience. Please feel free to contact the Western Welcome Week office if you have any questions.
Update July 2 — WWW Fireworks Have Been Cancelled
The Western Welcome Week (WWW) Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to discontinue their annual fireworks show in Sterne Park. “It is with heavy hearts that we made this decision,” said WWW Board President Shannon Paul. “We understand the public’s disappointment and believe me, we feel it too.”
In 2019, WWW’s fireworks display not only doubled in cost (unforeseen and therefore not budgeted), but the type of fireworks had to be modified due to the aging vegetation in Sterne Park. These changes were unpopular, and many fireworks fans made their dissatisfaction known. The type of fireworks display now allowed in Sterne Park is very expensive. WWW’s primary funding sources — donations, sponsorships, and event fees — are not enough to cover the increased cost.
“Unfortunately, it is not up to Western Welcome Week to determine the size and type of fireworks that are allowed in the park,” said WWW Executive Director Cindy Hathaway. “We have to listen to our pyrotechnician (fireworks) experts, and they abide by the fire code.”
Western Welcome Week, Inc. is a stand-alone 501(c)3 non-profit public charity. To make a donation or become a sponsor, visit the Donation page
Update June 11 — The 92nd WWW Grand Parade Has Been Cancelled
After considerable discussion, both internally and externally, the Western Welcome Week board has made the difficult decision to cancel the 92nd Grand Parade due to the impact of COVID-19. With social distancing protocols and public health orders that prevent large gatherings, this is the appropriate decision in order to keep both participants and the community safe.
Western Welcome Week is planning on continuing several regular Western Welcome Week events in a revised or scaled back form during the annual celebration, August 7-16. Check out the schedule of events page on our website for updates on events. We look forward to bringing back the Grand Parade in 2021.
The board and staff thank the community for its understanding and support.
We continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 situation and are making adjustments to our event schedule as decisions are made. We are busy planning and make contingency plans as needed for the 92nd Western Welcome Week “Past, Present, Future.” We hope that we will be Celebrating Community in some fashion August 7-16! Please bear with us as this is new to all of us. Western Welcome Week will comply with all recommended government and CDC protocols to keep everyone safe.
We want to thank our sponsors and the community for your continued support. Take care, stay safe, stay healthy.
**Note: Event information may change and all events are contingent on COVID 19 restrictions**
The 2020 Western Welcome Week “Past • Present • Future ~ The Tradition Continues” is planned for August 7-16.
Do you LOVE Western Welcome Week? Show your support by becoming a WWW sponsor! For sponsorship opportunities visit our Sponsor page or contact the WWW office at 303-794-4870.
Did you know…?
Western Welcome Week is an independent stand alone 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that relies on community generosity. Thank you for continuing to support 91 years of WWW with your donations, sponsorship&ns, event attendance, and your heart! Please visit our “Support WWW” page to see how you can help support Western Welcome Week and continue the tradition!
Western Welcome Week, Inc. is not a department of the City of Littleton, nor South Suburban Parks & Recreation District, but both organizations are valued Community Partners providing in-kind services.
Western Welcome Week is dedicated to continuing the annual tradition of celebrating greater Littleton and nurturing community spirit.