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Join us for "The Premier Constitution Week Celebration in America!"

WELCOME to the Offical Web Page for Grand Lake, Colorado's annual Constitution Week Celebration.  Come experience the premier "Constitution Week" Celebration in America, as Grand Lake celebrates the world's greatest governing document like no other town! Look around and discover why YOU should make YOUR plans TODAY, to come be a part of our 8th Annual Constitution Week Celebration, Sept. 16th-21nd, 2019.

This unique week-long event, celebrates the U.S. Constitution in one of the most spectacular settings you can imagine. There are events every day, then on Friday we begin the US Constitution Week BBQ and Music Festival portion of our celebration and we then finish with a spectacular FIREWORKS display over the picturesque Grand Lake. The 2019 firework display will fall on Saturday, September 21nd, 2019.

Grand Lake, Colorado is located just a few hours from Denver and the Front Range, and acts as the western gateway into the Rocky Mountain National Park. Constitution Week is another great reason to come spend time in beautiful Grand Lake, Colorado in the Autumn.

Our Constitution Week Celebration includes events every day during the week that highlight, educate, and celebrate the U.S. Constitution. This includes having current U.S. Constitutional Experts speak and answer questions about this important document. Check back here for news and updates!

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Constitution Week is excited to share the lineup for the 2019 MUSIC FESTIVAL:
HEADLINING:
The Lowdown Drifters

This is an image of the Lowdown Drifters Band • CLICK HERE to open their webpage.

The Lowdown Driftersis a country folk rock band from Stanwood, WA. They formed around a shared love of songwriting with the goal of fostering and furthering the tradition of country music. The Drifters built up a solid fan base and core group of original songs leading up to the 2016 release of their album Wood & Water which resulted in opportunities to play with artists such as LeAnn Rimes, Parker McCollum, Jason Boland, and the Randy Rogers Band. The past few years have taken the Drifters from writing and playing their original songs for friends to playing at venues and festivals across the Pacific Northwest and beyond. And in April of 2019 THE LOWDOWN DRIFTERS JUST RELEASED the 2nd album LAST CALL FOR DREAMERS.



This is an image of the BUCKSTEIN on stage at the 2018 US Constitution Week Music Festival • CLICK HERE to open his webpage.FEATURING:
BUCKSTEIN


BUCKSTEIN is returning for his 2nd year, Colorado grown - Born and raised at 5280. With the help of his band, "The Heard", he has rocked crowds opening for Charlie Daniels, Dustin Lynch, Old Dominion, Eli Young, John Michael Montgomery, Mark Chesnutt, Vanilla Ice, and many, many others. He’s gained local fame as a regular guest star on Denver’s hottest country station 98.5 KYGO and also as the writer and performer of “The Grizzly Rose,” which is a popular song about the famous Denver nightclub, and he produced a music video for the track. He's a 6’4” bass-baritone powerhouse who once hit 200 million television sets worldwide as a contestant on “American Idol.” With each performance he fights to create something electric, something that grabs you and makes you look up.



This is an image of the Peggy Mann on stage at the 2018 US Constitution Week Music Festival • CLICK HERE to open her webpage. OPENING:
Peggy Mann


Peggy Mann is returning for her 2nd year, Grand Lake's own Peggy Mann has recorded 7 CDs in the last 10years, while recording over 250 radio commercials in Colorado and California. Peggy is a song writer and performer born in Cleveland, OH, raised in Downers Grove, IL but has lived in Colorado for her entire adult life. So come join this singer, performer, composer, arranger, recorder, producer and a lover of life; for what is always a super fun show!!!

• Constitution Week welcomes back in 2019:
An Official Sanctioned KCBS BBQ Competition with a $10,000 guaranteed prize pool.
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Click on the logo on the left to learn how you can participate in this BBQ Competition.This is an Official Sanctioned Event of the KCBS, with a guaranteed $10,000 prize pool. Half of the 40 competitors will be vending BBQ to the public. We expect there will be plenty for all to enjoy.
Constitution Week in Grand Lake, Colorado, is proud to ANNOUNCE:

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TITLE: Constitution Week in Grand Lake, CO This is a 2019 September Calendar used to remind people of the 2019 Constintution Week dates of September 16-21nd.
The US Constitution Week Committee
is looking forward to hosting the following!

Please Check our EVENTS PAGE for dates, times, locations and all the details.

2019 KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

KEVIN SORBO, Director/Producer/Director/Actor and Free Speech Advocate. • Kevin is excited to attend and we will update more on his appearance soon.

2019 GLUSCW Board are pleased to welcome back the following
Speakers:

Thomas Krannawitter PhD. • Fellow at the Claremont Institute with a Ph.D. and M.A. in political science from the Clarmont Gradutate Universtity. Dr. Krannawitter is a speaker, teacher, the President at Speakeasy Ideas and author the book Crisis of Our House Divided • A Guide to Talking Politics Without the Noise.
Brian Blumenfeld J.D., M.A. • Brian is an attorney for the marijuana industry and a proud resident of Grand Lake. He has published original scholarship on federalism and marijuana legalization with the University of Virginia's Virginia Journal of Social Policy & the Law. He now consults for marijuana-related business nationwide and writes on the law and politics of marijuana reform for the Cannabis Industry Journal. Brian graduated from Rutgers Law School in 2011 and also holds a master's degree in American Studies from Rutgers.
Professor Rob Natelson • a Senior Fellow in Constitutional Jurisprudence at the Independence Institute who is a retired professor of Constitutional Law at University of Montana Law School and the author of many books including The Original Constitution • What it Actually Said and Meant.
2016 Keynote Speaker: Sheriff David A. Clarke, Jr. shared his thoughts with a huge audience.
This is a picture of Sheriff David A. Clarke, Jr. speaking as the Constitution Week Keynote Speaker in 2016.
This is a Thumb Nail Image of an article written by Prof. Robert Natelson about the 2015 Constitution Week Events; if you click on this image it will open a larger image of the article that can be read.     Read all about it! This is an article about Grand Lake's "CONSTITUTION WEEK" written by Rob Natelson that was printed in the Fall 2015 edition of Independent Inking. Featured Imaged highlighting and LINKing our FEATURED page.
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Slide 1 - Picture of Sail boat looking down the channel from Shaddow Mountin Lake to Mt. Craig (Baldy) covered in snow in this fall picture taken in Grand Lake, Colorado Slide 2 - Picture of Sail boat looking down the channel from Shaddow Mountin Lake to Mt. Craig (Baldy) covered in snow in this fall picture taken in Grand Lake, Colorado - Now with text supporting Constitution Week and why you should be here in the fall. Slide 3 - Picture of the Constitution Week Parade of the Rangers from the Rocky Mountainal National Park taken in Grand Lake, Colorado Slide 4 - Picture of the Constitution Week Parade of the Rangers from the Rocky Mountainal National Park taken in Grand Lake, Colorado - Now with text that would indicated that everyone loves a parade. Slide 5 - Picture of speaker and constitutional expert David Kopel taken in Grand Lake, Colorado during Constitution Week. Slide 6 - Picture of speaker and constitutional expert David Kopel taken in Grand Lake, Colorado during Constitution Week - Now with text supporting Constitution Week and exclaiming that learning from constitutional scholars is fun. Slide 7 - Picture of the fireworks display celebrating Constitution Week exploding over Grand Lake taken in Grand Lake, Colorado. Slide 8 - Picture of the fireworks display celebrating Constitution Week exploding over Grand Lake taken in Grand Lake, Colorado - Now with text supporting Constitution Week and inviting everyone to come experience this fireworks show over this beautiful mountain lake. Slide 9 - Picture of the town mascot Bruce the Moose in support of our local merchants taken in Grand Lake, Colorado. Slide 10 - Picture of the town mascot Bruce the Moose in support of our local merchants taken in Grand Lake, Colorado - Now with text that asks for everyone to support our local merchants. Slide 11 - Picture of a moose grazing on the plants along one of the shops on the board walk in downtown in Grand Lake, Colorado. Slide 12 - Picture of a moose grazing on the plants along one of the shops on the board walk in downtown in Grand Lake, Colorado - Now with text supporting Constitution Week and why you should go shopping here in Grand Lake. Slide 13 - Picture of the Rocky Mountain National Park Sign taken just outside Grand Lake, Colorado. Slide 14 - Picture of the Rocky Mountain National Park Sign taken just outside Grand Lake, Colorado. - Now with text supporting Constitution Week and that this is a good time to visit the Rocky Mountain National Park. Slide 15 - Picture of a large bull moose resting in the town park between the library and the Grand Lake Community House picture taken in downtown Grand Lake, Colorado. Slide 16 - Picture of a large bull moose resting in the town park between the library and the Grand Lake Community House picture taken in downtown Grand Lake, Colorado - Now with writing supporting Constitution Week and why Grand Lake is a good place to come and relax. Slide 17 - Picture of the aspen trees as they change beautiful colors during the fall. Slide 18 - Picture of the aspen trees as they change beautiful colors during the fall - Now with text supporting Constitution Week and why you should be here in the fall.

U.S.Constitutional Facts Slide 1 of 12 - The U.S. Constitution was written in the same Pennsylvania State House where the Declaration of Independence was signed and where George Washington Received his commission as Commander of the Continental Army. Now called Independence hall, the building still stands today on independence Mall in Philadelphia, directly across from the National Constitution Center. U.S.Constitutional Facts Slide 2 of 12 - Written in 1787, the Constitution was signed on September 17th. However, it was not until June 21, 1788 that it was ratified by the necessary nine states; and 1790 before it was ratified by all thirteen.Delaware 12.7.1787 • Pennsylvania 12.12.1787 • New Jersey 12.18.1787 • Georgia 1.2.1788 • Connecticut 1.9.1788 • Massachusetts 2.6.1788 • Maryland 4.28.1788 • South Carolina 5.23.1788 • New Hampshire 6.21.1788 • Virginia 6.25.1788 • New York 7.26.1788 • North Carolina 11.21.1789 • Rhode Island 5.291.1790 U.S.Constitutional Facts Slide 3 of 12 - The U.S. Constitution was prepared in secret, behind locked doors that were guarded by sentries.Of the written national constitutions, the
U.S. Constitution is the oldest and shortest. Some of the original framers and many delegates in the state ratifying conventions were very troubled that the original Constitution lacked a description of individual rights. In 1791, Americans added a list of rights to the Constitution. The first ten amendments became known as The Bill of Rights Established on November 26, 1789, the first national “Thanksgiving Day” was originally created by George Washington and a Congressional Deligation as a way of “giving thanks” for the U.S. Constitution. More than 11,000 amendments have been introduced in Congress. Thirty three have gone to the states to be ratified and twenty seven have received the necessary approval from the states to actually become amendments to the Constitution. At 81, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania was the oldest delegate at the Constitutional Convention and at 26, Jonathon Dayton of New Jersey was the youngest. Thomas Jefferson did not sign the U.S. Constitution. He was in France during the Constitutional Convention, where he served as the U.S. Minister. It took one hundred days to actually “frame” the U.S. Constitution. The Constitution was “penned” by Jacob Shallus, A Pennsylvania General Assembly clerk, for $30 ($789 today). John Adams did not sign the U.S. Constitution. He was in Great Britain during the Constitutional Convention, where he served as the U.S. Minister. George Washington and James Madison were the only U.S. Presidents who signed the U.S. Constitution.The word DEMOCRACY does not appear once in the U.S. Constitution.
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