Veterans Day Weekend to Provide Plenty of Family-Friendly Fun
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- The annual Veterans Day Parade will be marching down Main Street Saturday.
The parade will start at 2 p.m. and will run east to west from Eighth to Third streets along Main Street.
This year's parade will feature multiple honor guard units, marching bands, veterans and much more.
Spectators are asked to show up early since there will be an effort to have troops and marchers meet with spectators and children.
Meanwhile, runners are gearing up for the the annual Rim Rock Marathon this weekend.
As a result of the marathon traffic, Rim Rock Drive in the Colorado National Monument will be limited to one way.
Only traffic traveling from the Fruita entrance to the Grand Junction entrance will be permitted.
The traffic restriction will go into place Saturday starting at 8 a.m. and last until 1 p.m.
Serpents Trail will remain open even though the parking area will be temporarily closed.
In honor of Veterans Day, people visiting the park will not have to pay to enter the park starting Saturday.
In fact, all fees will be waived this weekend for most federal lands, including U.S. Forest Service land, BLM land and National Park Service land.
The free weekend only extends to the day-use recreation sites.
It won't just be the parks that are free this Veterans Day.
Supercuts salons in the Grand Junction area will be giving free haircuts to veterans and active duty military personnel.
There are several Supercuts in Grand Junction.
The hours on Sunday are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Please bring you military ID or proof of previous military service.
Along with all the festivities, all state offices will be closed, and parking downtown will be free.