The Los Alamos Old Days Celebration is held each year to honor, preserve and celebrate the town’s authentic Western heritage. Highlights of the weekend celebration include free entertainment, two-day Peddlers Mart, and Sunday morning’s Greatest Little Small Town Parade!

The 2017 celebration will take place on September 22nd-24th on Bell Street in Downtown Los Alamos.

6:00 p.m – 8:00 p.m. (or till the food runs out!)
Old Days Chili Kick-Off Party: Enjoy chili, corn bread, and all the fixings to begin the celebration with a tasty kick. Featuring chili by several local businesses and LAVMC members. No host, cash only, full service bar. Chili cook-off winner announced. Tickets $7 per bowl at the door. Los Alamos Valley Men’s Club, 429 Leslie Street, corner of Centennial & Leslie St, Downtown Los Alamos.

8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Dance: Featuring a local band (21 and over) $10 per person at the door.

7:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Pancake Breakfast on the patio at the Men’s Club. Prepared by and proceeds going to the Los Alamos Jr. Grange. $10 adults and $6 children under age 12.

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Peddlers Mart and Food Booths along Bell Street (Hwy 135).

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Car Show along Bell Street

11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (or till the food runs out!)
Tri -Tip Beef Sandwich BBQ & Beer Garden and music on the patio at the Men’s Club. Sandwich $8 (chips and drinks sold separately). Cold drinks and shaded tables available!

12:00 p.m.
Cow Pie Bingo on Bell Street! Pick a square, watch a cow… er, do it’s business! Look for the cow on the West end of Bell Street!

5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Old Days “Happy Hour” and silent auction at the Men’s Club. No host, cash only bar (until 9:00 p.m.) and music. Light fare will be available for purchase. All proceeds support LAVMC youth activities. (21 & over only please);


9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Non-Denominational Worship Service in Ferrini Park, led by Rev. Warren Einolander from the Cottonwood Community Fellowship, Los Alamos. All ages invited.

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Peddlers Mart and Food Booths along Bell Street (Hwy 135).

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Los Alamos Old Days Stampede 5K Run/Walk. Meet in Ferrini Park. Awards in 5 divisions (Male & Female- 10 & under, 11-19; 20-39; 40-59 and 60+). $20 per runner. All proceeds benefit Cal Swoosh Sports, a non-profit organization providing sports opportunities for youth.

11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Greatest Little Small Town Parade Starts at Bell Street (HWY 135) & Augusta Street and continues west down Bell Street, ending at St. Joseph Street. Free to participate.

12:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (or till the food runs out!)
The LAVMC Famous Tri-Tip BBQ with all the fixin’s including beans, bread, salad, & salsa (drinks sold separately). $10 Adults, $8 seniors age 55+ or kids 10 & under on the Men’s Club patio. Live music, cold drinks and shaded tables!

3:00 p.m.
Celebration concludes. Thank you for joining in the 71st annual Los Alamos Old Days celebration!