Summer event kicks off concert series in Westminster


A new event is debuting in Westminster this month — the Summer Solstice Celebration and Bike Ride.

Starting with the longest day of the year — June 21 — the celebration will feature a community bike ride, live music and free activities.

Coinciding can either meet up at City Park or Big Dry Creek Park at 6 p.m. before making their way to the Westfield Village, 115th Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard, for live a concert by local band The Nacho Men.

Food vendors, a bounce house and free activities will also be available during the concert.

Heather Hammarstrom, recreation specialist for the city of Westminster, said both bike rides are fairly short and will be led by trail hosts, volunteer bikers who ride the trails on a regular basis.

“We really wanted to have an event where people could enjoy the weather and get in some good exercise,” she said.

“It’s really just a fun night out in the park.”

City council members will also be in attendance and available to answers questions from residents. Hammarstrom said after the concert ends at 9 p.m. the trail hosts will lead the bikers back to their beginning destination.

She said for those not in the mood to ride, residents can just attend the concert at the park, which is also the kick-off to the summer concert series.

“This is the first of a few more concerts happening in the city this summer,” she said.

“All of the bands are great and they play a variety of music. There is really something for everyone.”

The next summer concert will feature Heartbeat, a popular variety band, on July 4, followed by a concert by Soul School on July 18.

Both concerts are from 7-9 p.m. at City Park, 10455 Sheridan Blvd.

“We’re hoping to have a third concert after the Westminster Faire in August, but that is still in the works,” Hammarstrom said.


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