The parks main living history event for the year will feature historic interpretations of Santa Fe Trail traders, U.S. Army soldiers, and Plains Indians. Experience the hey-day of the trail through ongoing demonstrations. Camps, set up near the fort, will be open for touring. Sunday, June 5 will feature a 3 mile excursion on the Santa Fe Trail. For more information, call (719) 383-5023.
Join in with the trappers, traders, and Bent and St. Vrain company employees as they celebrate Independence Day the way it was done in the 1840s. A parade, period speeches, cannon firings, games, and debates will dominate the scene.
In celebration of Independence Day, the city of La Junta will be lighting off fireworks! Be sure to join in the fun!
Witness for yourself the joys, pleasures and pastimes of the 1840s at an isolated trading post. The spirit of the season comes alive with wagon rides, games, toy making, taffy pull, pinata break, frontier cooking, storytelling, and other holiday festivities.