Los Alamos Old Days Celebration
"Viva Los Alamos, Ranchos y Vino" theme for the 67th Annual celebration.
When: Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Downtown Los Alamos, US Highway 101 and State Route 135 (Bell St.)
Cost: Not available
Age limit: Not available
September 27 through Sunday, September 29, 2013, with fun for the entire family in the heart of this traditional old-west style community. This year’s theme is "Viva Los Alamos, Ranchos y Vino.” Admission is FREE and the entire public is invited to join residents and visitors who gather each year to honor, preserve and celebrate the town’s authentic Western heritage. Los Alamos is located at the intersection of US Highway 101 and State Route 135 (Bell Street); just an hour north of Santa Barbara and twenty minutes south of Santa Maria.
Los Alamos Old Days is sponsored by the Los Alamos Valley Men’s Club (LAVMC)—a local philanthropic not-for-profit membership group of men, women and families—dedicated to preserving the town’s unique character and hospitality; as well as providing scholarships and funding to local students and organizations. Additional support for Old Days is being provided again for the second year by the Santa Ynez Valley Hotel Association (www.syvha.com)
Highlights of the Old Days weekend-long celebration include plenty of FREE entertainment, two-day Peddlers Mart, Saturday’s All American Classic Car Show and Sunday morning’s “Greatest Little Small Town Parade.” This year’s Parade Grand Marshal is Martin Chavez, a life-long resident of Los Alamos for 77 years (born 4/21/36). He attended Olga Reed Elementary School in Los Alamos and graduated from Santa Maria High School in 1954, the same year he married his sweetheart Lola Jean Ford. They proudly raised seven children (six boys and a girl) in Los Alamos. Chavez founded his own trucking business and hauled for local farmers in the Los Alamos Valley as well as far south as El Centro and into Madera, California for the past 56 years and states, “I’m honored to be a part of this wonderful community.”
Event posted Aug. 20, 2013
Last updated Aug. 20, 2013