Rifle’s annual celebration of the season, Hometown Holidays, is scheduled to run from Friday, December 2nd, through Sunday, December 4th. The official tree lighting will be Saturday, December 3rd, at 5:00pm in Centennial Park. Fireworks begin at 5:30pm and the Parade of Lights at 5:45pm.
The fireworks will be set off at Rifle Middle School, which will necessitate the closure of Rifle Creek Trail beginning at 5:15pm. Railroad Avenue will also close at the same time in both directions from 14th Street to Centennial Parkway. These closures will remain in place until after the parade. Citizens who park in the lot at Rifle Middle School will not be able to leave until after the parade has ended and Railroad Avenue has been officially reopened. Vehicles exiting from that location will only be allowed to make a right turn onto Railroad Avenue to facilitate expeditious traffic flow.
Please be aware of this event and drive carefully as a large crowd of spectators is anticipated.
A full list of Hometown Holiday activities can be found at https://visitrifle.com/hometown-holiday/.