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FAQ

  • Where and when?
    At the new Roosevelt High School - 3349 Roosevelt Pkwy, Johnstown, CO 80534 Food Trucks will be on site - 6:00 PM - Community Play "A Meteor, Right?" (Performing Arts Auditorium) - $5/ticket - 7:00 PM - Suzy Bogguss (Outdoor stage) - FREE - Dusk/9:00 PM-ish - Fireworks
  • Where can I park?
    WE HIGHLY ENCOURAGE CARPOOLING TO THIS EVENT! There is limited parking at the high school and the fields surrounding it. Clearview neighborhood: please be aware that many people will likely park in the neighborhood and walk over as well. Elwell Elementary School is also within walking distance of the event. We appreciate the community’s patience, understanding and grace. It is extremely challenging to find a place in our town that has enough parking for an event of this size and still follows all guidelines required for a great fireworks show. The BBQ Day Committee has worked very hard to make sure we give you a great experience throughout the day and we look forward to celebrating our community with you.
  • Where is the event?
    BBQ Day is held in and around historic Downtown Johnstown. Portions of Parish Ave, and Charlotte St between Parish Ave and Parish Park, are blocked off allowing for open wanderings around food trucks, vendors, and entertainment options.
  • Is there a cost to attend or for any activities?
    No, admission to BBQ Day is free and includes access to all activities and entertainment, such as rides and kids activities. However, booths and vendors may charge fees for the products and services they offer, including food trucks and food items.
  • Where is the fireworks show?
    Our fireworks show starts at dark (about 9pm) at the new Roosevelt High School. If you were able to take in our 'Take 2' concert and fireworks in Sept 2023, it will be very similar. If not, we will have additional details available here very soon.
  • Is this a dog friendly event?
    We encourage everyone to please leave dogs and any other pets at home.
  • Where are the handicap and accessible parking spots?
    Just south of Charlotte St, east of Parish and on S Rutherford. And after the parade, at Columbine just north of Charlotte St. This is subject to change in 2023 due to various road improvement projects in progress. We will provide updates as soon as we have them.
  • Are there business license requirements to be a vendor?
    We do not require proof of license or permits for standard commercial vendor booths. If you are an established local commercial business participating, you need to consider the Town of Johnstown Business License requirements. For more information, see the Town Code.
  • Do you require Sales Tax to be collected?
    We do not track or collect sales tax at the event. Each vendor is required to know, understand, and adhere to any/all tax collection requirements for their specific business. The Town of Johnstown Sales Tax is 3.5% For State information and requirements, refer to Colorado State Sales Tax Guide
  • Can I sell hot/cold food items?
    The Weld County Health Department has increased inspection and permit requirements, so only designated food vendors are allowed to sell hot or cold food items. If you have any specific questions, please send email to info@johnstownbbqday.org. Pre-packaged, non-perishable food items are allowed at standard commercial vendor booths without special designation. This includes baked goods such as cookies, brownies, and jerky, as well as bottled or canned items like jams, jellies, salsas, dips, and honey. If you have any questions, please contact us via the email above.
  • Is electricity included with a booth?
    No. We are unable to provide standard booths/vendors with electricity.
  • Do you provide Internet/WiFi access?
    We do not have WiFi sponsor for 2023, so we encourage vendors that require internet connectivity to make necessary arrangements.
  • What are the vendor booth space details?
    Booth space: We allocate enough space for vendors to setup a standard 10x10 ft shade tent, with some additional room in between where possible as to not crowd vendors. Tent anchoring: Vendors are required to anchor each corner of a tent with a minimum of 40 lbs. We have the right and responsibility to turn away any vendor unable or unwilling to comply. Please do not take this requirement lightly.
  • Are here any items not allowed to be sold?
    We are, and will continue to be, a very family focused event. We have the right, and responsibility, to maintain the integrity of our event. To that end the below items are not allowed (this list may be appended at any time). Any violations will be addressed the day of the event and you could be banned from future participation. * Toy weapons * Unsavory or illicit materials of any kind
  • What time does the parade start?
    Parade participants need to check-in and lineup at 9am. The parade starts at 10am and usually lasts about 1 hour.
  • What is the parade route?
    Please visit the Parade page for details
  • What are the rules for participating parade floats?
    If registered for the parade, full details and participant guidelines will be sent via email. Highlights are: a) No wheelies or burnouts while driving in the parade b) No cell phone use or smoking while participating in the parade c) No throwing of candy or other objects (they must be handed out by walkers along the parade route)
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