Lewis Street will close June 7 and 8


The 400 block of Lewis Street will close June 7 and 8 for multiple events. 

The first event will be the 15th annual Pagosa Springs Car Show. The street will close at 10 a.m. on June 7 to prepare for the car show.

Businesses should alert their customers and staff to use the alleyway between Lewis Street and U.S. 160 or park on U.S. 160 or South 5th Street. 

The street will remain closed overnight on the June 7 and remain closed on June 8. Car show attendees will start arriving early on the June 8, and the car show will be in full swing from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. 

The street will reopen briefly to allow the show vehicles to exit the street after the awards ceremony. The street will then remain closed for the next event, which is a dinner and street dance celebrating the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church’s 75th anniversary. These festivities will start at 5 p.m. with Mass and then dinner, dancing and a beer garden until 10 p.m.

Both of these festive occasions will bring a plethora of activity to Lewis Street, including live music, food vendors and catered food, and lots of foot traffic. 

The car show on Friday evening highlights the start of the arrival of dozens of classic and more modern cars. The big attraction that night will be a free concert with Austin musician and a regular to Pagosa, Garrett LeBeau. There will be delicious food vendors, some retail vendors and a beverage garden with alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages. 

While on Lewis Street, get a peek at and see the progress of the stunning, new Tennyson Sculpture Garden, which will open at the end of the month. 

Admission to the car show and concert are free on Friday evening. Admission to the car show on Saturday is also free. Enjoy even more cars, a demonstration on protecting your vehicle investment with paint protection, food and retail vendors, the beverage garden and more. 

The Pin Up Girl awards ceremony takes place at 2:15 p.m., and the car awards take place at 2:30 p.m. Make sure while there you vote for your favorite car for the People’s Choice award.

The Immaculate Heart of Mary anniversary party will begin at 5 p.m. and continue until 10 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person or $40 for a family. Ages 80 and over and 15 and under are free. You can prepurchase tickets by calling Kindy Martinez at (505) 328-7645 or Leonard Martinez at (505) 506-7649. Enjoy dinner, live music and a beverage garden and celebrate this iconic community organization.

We appreciate the surrounding businesses adhering to the street closure and notifying their clients. Should you have any questions, contact the Chamber at (970) 264-2360.

As a reminder to the community, the Chamber offices will be closed Memorial Day, May 27, in observance of the holiday. Our offices will reopen on Tuesday, May 28, at 8 a.m.