There are few opportunities to consume bull testicles, get sprayed by a firetruck and watch a brilliant fireworks display in the course of one day—but if that happens to be on your bucket list, get ready to cross off an item.
Eagle's annual celebration of summer, Eagle Fun Days, brings family friendly activities to town Friday, July 12-Saturday, July 13.
Things get going on Friday at 4 p.m., when food and drink vendors set up shop. Opening ceremonies begin at 6:30 p.m. in Harrison Park with live music and a food court. Stuff your belly and check out the sounds of local group iRock as you relax in the summer air.
The day gets started when vendor booths open at 10:30 a.m., followed by live entertainment at Heritage Park at 11:30 a.m.
But the real highlight of the festival begins at 2 p.m., when the Wet and Wild Parade hits the streets of downtown Eagle with an army's worth of squirt guns and a chance to get hosed down by the city's firetruck. Play it safe and wear something you don't mind getting soaked. The parade begins at Iron Eagle Drive and Old State Street and continues west on Old State Street.
If getting soaked in the summer sun ignites your appetite for nontraditional eats, head to Merrill Park for the Eagle Fire Department's annual Rocky Mountain Oyster Feed from 5-10 p.m. Tickets cost $20 for adults or $10 for kids for all-you-can-eat bovine privates in true Wild West fashion. After gorging on bull cojones, head back to Heritage Park to catch a concert, then cap off the day with a fireworks display at dusk.