2017 Theme:

Families, Farms & Friends

Dates/Times/Location

Friday, July 28th and Saturday, July 29th, 2017, at 10:00 AM.

Route will be down 1st Avenue to Davis Street and then back up 2nd Avenue to the Safeway parking lot.

How to Enter

Parade Entry Form: Find it here

Kandy Freeman at 719-852-5424 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For information about entry forms, please contact the Colorado Potato Admin. office at 719-852-3322


Sand Dunes Shrine Club - A Favorite in the Parade

For those who have been attending the Ski Hi Stampede parade for years or even those who have just been fans for a little while, one of the most memorable entrants is the Sand Dunes Shrine Club, as well as Shriners from throughout this part of the state. It looks like fun, but there is a greater purpose. The Shrine’s charitable arm is the Shriners Hospitals for Children, a network of 22 hospitals in the United States, Mexico and Canada. It was originally formed to treat young victims of polio, but as that disease was controlled, they broadened their scope. They now deal with orthopedic care, burn treatment, cleft lip and palate care, and spinal cord injury rehabilitation. All treatment offered at Shriners’ Hospitals for Children is offered without any financial obligation to patients and their families, and there is no requirement for religion, race, or relationship to a Shriner. Patients must be under the age of 18 and treatable. In 2008, Shriners Hospitals had a total budget of $826 million. In 2007, they approved 39,454 new patient applications and attended to the needs of 125,125 patients.