The annual ten day Western Welcome Week took place in my area of Littleton, Colorado, with Sunday, August 18, as the final wrap up day. More than 40 events take place during the celebration, on and around historic Main Street,which benefits dozens of local non-profit organizations and encourages community spirit in the greater Littleton area. There were many local food concessions and arts and crafts vendors, a juried art exhibit, "bags of books" sale at the local library, a quilt show, an antique and vintage sale, amusements and entertainers, and The Festival Day Grand Parade has been held for the last 85 years! The 33rd annual Littleton Firefighters Children's Parade also took place during Western Welcome Week.
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Unfortunately, I did not spend as much time at this wonderful event as I would have liked to, as I was recuperating from a long and tiresome dental visit that took place last week. However, I did have fun walking around the Historic Downtown Littleton.
There were so many antique shops that I can't wait to explore in the future!
I also spied a cozy Tea Room, and I'd like to try their afternoon tea one day soon.
There are some wonderful restaurants in Littleton....
...as well as a variety of specialty shops like this Irish Goods store! Did you notice the clever use of a vintage claw foot bathtub on the front lawn that was made into a planter?
I enjoyed seeing the wonderful cottage style houses that peppered the local streets.
I think this sweet little yellow cottage was my favorite.
There was also some more updated houses in the historic districts...
...as well as modern townhouses and apartments.
I know I'll be visiting Littleton frequently in the future, as this is the closest town in my area,
Isn't it such a charming place? I can't wait to explore it more!
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