Salute to American Veterans Rally & Festival
- Updated: 19 January 2017
25th Annual Salute to American Veterans Rally & Festival
Cripple Creek, CO
Celebrating it's 25th year!
The oldest and largest Veterans / Motorcycling event
west of the Mississippi returns August 18 through 20
to the Old West mining town of Cripple Creek, Colorado.
Here’s a few of the rally’s major features of note:
- The 30th ANNUAL POW/MIA RECOGNITION RIDE will stage at the Woodland Park High School on Saturday morning. What has become “Colorado’s largest procession of motorcycles” will roll through the mountains under police escort and arrive in style to the cheering supporters at the Rally.
- Two VETERANS / MILITARY REMEMBRANCE CEREMONIES will be part of this year’s Rally. The first is the 30th annual POW/MIA Remembrance Ceremony in Cripple Creek’s City Park at noon on Saturday. This is the centerpiece of Salute to American Veterans Rally and everyone is encouraged to attend. The second will take place Sunday at 1:00 pm at Cripple Creek’s War Memorial on the west end of town near the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery . At this important service, the names of servicemen killed in the last year from the local area who were killed in action over the past 12 months will be added to the Memorial.
- SATURDAY NIGHT STREET DANCE returns courtesy of our friends at Century Casino. The intersection of 2nd Street & Bennett Avenue will be closed off at 7:00 pm and transformed into a giant beer garden and dance floor. The music will be rockin'!