Left Handers have much to celebrate here in Niwot. Our town was named after Chief Niwot, whose name translates to "Left Hand" in the Arapaho language. It's only fitting that we embrace a holiday that celebrates our namesake. International Left Handers Day is August 13th and we intend to make this an out of the ordinary celebration for years to come!
This year the event will take place in Cottonwood Square on the corner of Niwot Rd. and 79th Street. Come out early and stay late.
Date to be Determined - August 2013
August 11, 2012 - see us on 9 News - http://www.9news.com/news/local/article/282575/222/Niwot-celebrates-lefties
9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Farmers Market - 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Art Show 11 a.m. - 4 p.m presented by Katwalk's ARtisan Jewelry
Food from local restaurants will be available all day!
Pie Eating Contest judged by My Mom's Pies
Kids GAmes 3 -6 p.m. with Ollin Farms
Sparky the Fire dog 3 - 6 p.m.
Low Rider show 2–6 p.m. presented by the Rollerz Only Car Club. A special event for car owners and viewers. Bring the Kids! Room for more entries! Register at 303-652-0200. Best in show will win a prize!
Beer Tent 4 - 9 p.m. featuring Left Hand Brewery and Bootstrap Brewing
The Niwot Community Semi-Marching Free Grange Band 4 - 5 p.m.
Dance to blues and rock and roll by Mary Jones Russes - 5 - 9 p.m.
International Left Handers Day was started on August 13, 1976 (Wikipedia). The organization that started Left Handers Day is now defunct, so not much is known about the past 34 years of celebrations. We pick up where they left off!
7-10% of the world's population are Left Handers
Famous Left Handers include: President Obama, Sir Paul McCartney, Judy Garland and Michelangelo.
Fun Left Hander Articles
Famous Left Handers
Left Handed Fascinating Facts
MSNBC: Want to know what really Obama thinks? Look at his hand
The Washington Post: For One Minority, a Bias That's So Not Right
ABC News (Australia): Lefties urged to show their hand
Products & Stores for Left Handers
For more information, contact Tara at Niwot Tavern: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303-652-0200.