Victor Events – Summer 2012

Been To Victor Lately? Victor Events, Summer 2012

June 9 & 23, July 7 & 21, August 4 & 18

– Victor Elks Club Bingo: Every other Saturday at 7 p.m. Elks Club at 3rd and Diamond. Open to the public, children welcome. Reusable cards $1. The 50/50 game is $1 per card or 6 for $5. Raffles. Door Prizes.

June 9th, July 14th, August 11th, and Sept 8th Gold Bowl Days:

11am-2pm on 2nd Saturday of each month at the Gold Bowl. Fun activities for children and adults. Sponsored by the Victor Police Dept. and Gold Belt Communities Build-A-Generation. Lunch provided.

June 9 Victor Fire Department Volunteer Recruitment Fair: The Victor Fire Department needs you! Join the team that protects your community. Look for the table at Gold Bowl Days on June 9 from 10 am to 2 pm or contact Sandy Honeycutt at 719-689-2284.

June 13 – A Touch of Victor: Grand Opening of Motherlode Liquors at 415 Victor Ave from 5-8 p.m. A Touch of Victor is a rotating monthly business open house. Visit to see what’s happening in July, August, and Sept.

June 16 -Gold Camp Fishing Club Kid’s Fishing Contest: Father’s Day Wknd at Bison Reservoir. FREE and open to public. Ages 0-18 welcome. Registration 8:00 a.m. Contest from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Lunch at noon. Please bring a dish to share. Dress for the weather.

June 23 & 24 – Junk Motherlode Sale: Do you like rusty metal, weathered wood, and chippy paint? 106 N. 4th St in Victor under the Olympia Hotel. Sat. 9-6 / Sun. 9-3. Free admission and parking. Rain or shine, indoor event. Sponsored by Marigold Mercantile. Contact Judy Akins at 574.524.0833 or

June 30 – Lowell Thomas Revisited: History re-enactor Richard Marold will highlight Victor’s famous news broadcaster and author. A reception and L. Thomas book sale will follow. 4 p.m. at the Stratton Outdoor Amphitheater. Sponsored by the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum. $15 per person. Reservations suggested at June Thru Sept 3 –

Gold Mine Tours: The CC&V Gold Mine offers 2 hour tours starting from the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum at 3rd & Victor. 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. $7.50 per person. No kids under 5. No tours on Thursdays. Online reservations recommended at Contact (719)689-5509. July 3, August 3, Sept 3 –

Third on Third: The merchants on South Third Street are open until 8 p.m. on the third of every month. Includes Sue’s Fortune Club, the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum, the Victor Trading Co., and Marigold Mercantile. Specials and refreshments from 5 to 8 p.m. Questions? Contact Karen Morrison 689-2346 or Judy Akins 574.524.0833.

July 7 – Fourth Annual Gold Rush – Gold Rush 9 Mile Mountain Race: Presented by the Victor Elevation Club. 9 mile foot race. Starts at 9693 feet in downtown Victor. Includes paved streets, dirt roads, and mountain trails. Runners will climb to 10,800. Early registration ends June 23. Contact Glori 360-9529, Gary 689-3354, or Mark 689-5547 or register at

July 9-12, 16-19, and 23-26 Rocky Mountain Soccer Camps:

July 9-12 High School & High School Goalkeeper Camp, July 16-19 Open Camp #1 & Open Goalkeeper Camp, July 23-26 Open Camp #2. Details at or call Mark Perdew at 719-689-5547 or 1-800-831-6749.

Compete in the Victor Downhill Gravity Race on July 21: Enter the Victor Gravity Race! Vehicle must be gravity powered and include steering, braking, and driver safety measures. Racers will be judged on showmanship, creativity, and speed. Contact Doug Schroer of Fortune Club Liquors at or (719) 689-5701 to enter.

July 20-22 – Gold Rush Days: 3 day event includes Elks Chili Dinner, Victorian Olio, Street Dance, VFD Pancake Breakfast, CC&V Mining Games, Tractor Pull, Kids Old-Fashioned Games, Historic Home Tour, Downhill Gravity Race, Reunion Dance, Parade, Vintage Baseball, Street Vendors, and live entertainment. Visit or contact Ellen Barry at or 329-8918. August 12 – Star Gazing: Explore the night sky above Victor starting at 9 p.m. Park at the Victor Helipad and walk up to the Stratton Outdoor Amphitheater at the Independence Mill site. Weather permitting. More info at

Sept 1-3 – Victor Celebrates the Arts: Labor Day Weekend Open Art Show & Sale at the Victor Elks Lodge. Sat/Sun 9-5 and Mon 9-2. Artists’ pre-events starting August 24. Details at or contact 689-6373 or