San Ignacio returns for 119th year

2018-2019 San Ignacio Fiesta Queen, Ylana Cloud throws candy out to parade participants during the 119th annual San Ignacio Parade on Saturday, July 27.
Veterans from the Southern Ute and Ute Mountain Ute Veterans Association carry the colors in the San Ignacio Parade on Saturday, July 27. The flags are carried in by Bruce LeClaire (the American flag), Howard Richards Sr. (Southern Ute Tribal flag) and Gordon Hammond (the So. Ute Veterans Association flag).
Dancers from Los Colores De Ignacio hand out frozen treats for San Ignacio parade watchers to enjoy in the heat on Saturday, July 27.
Southern Ute Chairman, Christine Sage helps her granddaughter Ava Sage-Morgan pick up candy during the San Ignacio Parade.
Sibrya Larry and her younger sister O’hozhoni Larry throw candy during the San Ignacio Parade with the Boys and Girls Club float.
Southern Ute Tribal member, Bobbie Rosa waves to the crowds as she walks in the San Ignacio Parade with the Southwest Rainbow Youth float on Saturday, July 27.
Miracle Ortiz attempts to catch her teammates egg while participating in the park games “Egg Toss Challenge” on Saturday, July. Ortiz made it to the top 10 before their egg broke.
Romeo Thomas stops to finish chewing his bite of melon while competing in the watermelon eating race.
Ignacio School District Superintendent, Rocco Fuschetto and Farmers Fresh Market General Manager, Amos Lee share a conversation while eating fresh brisket and corn on the cob at the Brisket Cookoff hosted by Farmers Fresh.
Ernest “Muz” Pinnecoose and his wife Veronica Pinnecoose take their time visiting each booth of the Brisket Cookoff hosted by Farmers Fresh Market.
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum

The annual San Ignacio Fiesta returned to Ignacio, Colo. for the 119th year of celebration. Families, friends and royalty graced Ignacio’s Main Street for the 74th annual San Ignacio Fiesta Parade. Festivities kicked off on Saturday, July 27 with park games, food venders and live music taking place after the parade in Shoshone Town Park. Raffle tickets were also sold by the fiesta committee for the chance to win cash prizes, handmade pieces and gift baskets.

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