Federal Heights council hosting summer events

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The city of Federal Heights is gearing up for spring and summer events, beginning with a Cinco de Mayo event on Thursday, May 1. The event is the first of four and is hosted by Mayor Joyce Thomas and the entire city council.

The Cinco de Mayo celebration, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Carstens Park at 2575 W. 90th Ave., will feature a May Day ice cream social and live music from Jon Romero y Amanecer and entertainment from No “Mo” Violence Dance Group. Economic Development Marketing Specialist Kendra Fernandez said this first event is a great way to kick off the series of events.

“We though the Cinco de Mayo event would be a great way to engage the community with some great music and entertainment,” she said. “It’s hosted by the whole council, which is something new this year.”

Fernandez said during each event, community members will have the opportunity to speak one-on-one with council members and staff, who will be wearing bright colored shirts to distinguish them from the crowd. She said attendance last year grew and she expects the same for this year.

“People in the community are telling each other about the events which is great,” Fernandez said. “We want everyone in Federal Heights to come out and enjoy spending time with their neighbors and their city officials.”

The next summer event, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Carstens Park, is hosted by Ward I councilor Harold Thomas and mayor pro tem Tanya Ishikawa on July 10. This is a hotdog cook out and concert. In August there are two summer events, the first on Aug. 14 and the second on Aug. 23.

The Aug. 14 event, hosted by Ward II councilors Daniel Dick and Dick Hutchinson, is from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Carstens Park and will be another ice cream social and concert.

The final summer celebration on Aug. 23 is the Federal Heights Fair hosted by Ward III councilors Ted May and Ken Murphy. The morning event is 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at an area next to Ace Hardware at 2685 W. 103rd Ave. and will feature local vendors and a farmer’s market. Fernandez said the fair is an effort to encourage people to shop locally. All booth rentals are free of charge.

“The city is inviting all local vendors to participate in this free opportunity to sell their products or services as well as local nonprofits,” she said. “This fair is a nice way to remind people to support their local businesses.”

For more information on the Federal Heights summer events, visit www.fedheights.org.