What's New At Western Days?


By Joey Martin

Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) - The 31st annual Western Days celebration kicked off this Friday with opening ceremonies down at the Twin Falls City Park.

The 3–day annual event features anything and everything you could want from a city wide celebration.

Friday afternoon, an opening ceremony was held down at the park, along with that, the announcement of this year's pioneer of the year... Jim Vickers.

Following the opening ceremony, the 2nd annual karoke contest was held with the first place prize bring in a $500 purse.

Starting Saturday, the annual Western Days Parade will kick off at 10 a.m. starting at the corner of Falls and making its way down Blue Lakes to the City Park.

We talked with one Western Days official and asked what is something new this year’s event that people can look forward to for the rest of the weekend.

“We have the fun time amusement carnival, that’s over in the south-east corner of the park. They have different rides for a lot of the kids. They have a wrist band that’s a pay one price for unlimited rides. And our theme this year is 116th we salute you red, white and blue. So were really honoring some of those people and we have special events set up for them 116th. We have a special tent area out of the sun for them. So really it’s just a celebration for them and acknowledging them for everything that they do.”

Said Dawn Otero – entertainment coordinator for Western Days.

The celebration will continue on Saturday with the annual 3 on 3 basketball tournament over at CSI.

The festivities will continue all day Saturday and Sunday down at the park, with some of the best food, music and vendors found anywhere in the state of Idaho.

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