Parade of Homes scheduled to continue Oct. 9 to 11

The Housing & Building Association of Western Colorado has scheduled its annual Parade of Homes to continue Oct. 9 to 11.

The self-guided tour will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. The tour also will be offered virtually. Tickets sell for $15 and are available at Safeway locations in Grand Junction and online at www.gjparade.com.

“We’ve created a hybrid version of the parade. We are giving parade-goers an option to tour homes from the comfort of their own homes virtually or they can view them in person,” said Traci Weinbrecht, executive director of the HBA of Western Colorado.

Those who view homes in person are required to wear masks and refrain from touching door handles, countertops and other surfaces.

Prior to touring homes, participants should download the Parade of Homes application, Weinbrecht said. “The app is a wealth of knowledge. It’s great to preview homes, plan your day, get builder information and receive map and navigation assistance.”

Participants touring homes also will vote on people’s choice awards in three price categories and may participate in a scavenger hunt to win $500 and $250 gift certificates from American Furniture Warehouse.

The HBA of Western Colorado is a professional organization promoting the home building industry. For more information, call 245-0253.