Saturday events

Saturday is a full day of fun in Hot Sulphur Springs! It starts with the Pancake Breakfast at the Fire Station and ends with Live Music and Fireworks! There are events for everyone in the family as well as a delicious BBQ Lunch cooked up just for you.


Flag Ceremony

Flag CeremonyKick off your day with a Flag Ceremony at 8:00 am right before the pancakes start flying. Boy Scouts will be presiding.

When?8:00 am
Where?HSSP Fire Station

Pancake Breakfast

Pancake BreakfastDon’t miss our big pancake breakfast! It’s the most important meal of the day. Best of all, you don’t have to prepare it!

Pancake Breakfast

Our Firefighters and their volunteers will be serving up maple-coated goodness all morning along with piping hot coffee and a whole lot of friendly smiles.

Cost?Donations are always welcome
When?8:00-10:00 am
Where?HSSP Fire Station

Pioneer Village Museum — Free Admission

Pioneer Village MuseumGet your history on and enjoy FREE ADMISSION at the Pioneer Village Museum (courtesy of the Grand County Historical Association). Indoor and outdoor exhibits shed light on our little town and the role it plays in Grand County.

When?10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where?Pioneer Village Museum

Silent Auction LAST CHANCE

Silent AuctionLast chance to get your bid into the silent auction and pick up your swag! Mosey over to the Town Hall and see if you won!

 Get the details here.

Donate a silent auction item

When?10:00-11:00 am
Where?Town Hall

Texas Charlie Shootout

Texas CharlieHere in Hot Sulphur Springs, we have always had a lot of colorful characters. Come see the reenactment of the Texas Charlie Shootout held “downtown” right before the parade.

When?High Noon
Where?Grand & Aspen


ParadeLots of waving, laughing, and candy tossing happening right after the Texas Charlie Shootout.

Award Categories:

  • Best entry with a costume
  • Best motorized entry
  • Best non-motorized entry
  • Best entry by an organization
  • Best entry by a youth organization
  • Best of show

Download/Print a parade entry form

Cost?No entry fee
When?12:00 pm (after Texas Charlie)
11:30 lineup for entries in Pioneer Park
Where?Route from Pioneer Park to Town Park

Horseshoe Tournament

Horseshoe Ringer Contest

Try your hand at an age old game of horseshoes!

The time-honored event is finally back with Hot Sulphur Days. Get ready for some good old fashioned fun and see if you can be the winner!

Remember, this is a family event. Behave accordingly!

When?12:15 pm (after Parade)
10:30 Signup at Town Park Horseshoe Pits
Where?Town Park Horseshoe Pits

Smokin' BBQ Lunch

Men will cook when danger is involved! Bring a lawn chair or pull up a patch of lawn and dig into the start of BBQ season.

New this year—credit cards will be accepted! Chef Rod is cooking up some delicious chicken for lunch in addition to all of his amazing faves.

Food provided by Amber Flames BBQ.

Amber Flames BBQ Menu

DinnerAla Carte
Pulled Pork$8$5
Hot Dog (with chips & drink)$4$3
Drinks & Sides—$1

All dinners (except hot dog) include ranch beans, homemade coleslaw, beverage, and brownie.

Cash, checks, or NEW this year-credit cards accepted for BBQ.
(Checks payable to Town of Hot Sulphur Springs.)

When?12:30 pm
Where?Town Park Pavilion

Live Music — Tight Like That

Street DanceFeaturing Tight Like That

Enjoy music from along with your BBQ lunch for a picture perfect afternoon.

When?12:30-3:00 pm
Where?Town Park

Pony Rides

event-Parade-02Enjoy pony rides!

When?12:30 pm
Where?Town Park

Family Activities

Kids races and gamesFun, homespun activities to keep the kids busy and burning off energy while you enjoy a peaceful bit of BBQ.

When?2:00 pm (or earlier)
Where?Town Park

Outlaw Salsa Contest

Outlaw Salsa ContestPut your family favorite to the test and see if our fair citizens can survive the heat!

Judging is People’s Choice! Everyone is welcome to buy 4 tokens for $1.00 and help your favorite salsa win. (Each token purchase is good for one taste test session.)

Download/Print the contest flyer

Download/Print the entry form

Cost?All Entries are Free
$1 judging ticket (per taste session) for participants
When?Judging starts at 3:30 pm
Set up entries 12:30 pm – 3 pm
Where?Town Park Horseshoe Area

Open to all ages.

Buy 4 tokens for $1 to vote
When?Judging starts at 3:30 pm
Where?Town Park Horseshoe Area


Fireworks Duck Race

Fireworks Duck RaceThe annual duck race is on! Cheer your duck on to the finish line and Hot Sulphur Days glory!

Ducks are for sale right up until the event. Watch for sales at various events (especially the Pancake Breakfast). Buy early and don’t miss your numbers!

 Remember, these lil’ ducks fuel our fireworks!

The event won’t be held on the river this year. We don’t want to risk those ducks’ lives! Watch for the “race” at the Town Park instead.

Cost?1 duck for $5
3 ducks for $10
When?3:00 pm
Where?Town Park


Live Music — Thin Ice

The Thin Ice BandFeaturing Thin Ice

Listening to old favorites in the park while watching fireworks. Sure to be a great time! Thin Ice plays some blues fed, soul surfin’ original rock — features our own local Steve DiSciullo!


When?7:00 pm
Where?Town Park


FireworksWe save the best for last! Enjoy some of the best fireworks in Grand County! Hopefully, they won’t be the last fireworks of the summer season.

Remember to buy those ducks so we can afford another great show next year.

Where?Town Park

Need more information?
You can always email us at with your questions.

We’ve asked Mother Nature to cooperate, but sometimes she just doesn’t play well with others. Outdoor events are always held at her whim. Please check back for updates.