Bloomfield Days returns with duck races

Hannah Grover
Maddison James plays a game of tic-tac-toe May 8, 2015, with her mother Tiffany James during Bloomfield Days at Salmon Park in Bloomfield.

FARMINGTON – Bloomfield's annual community event takes place this weekend.

The event, known as Bloomfield Days, includes a kids' carnival and rubber duck races on the San Juan River. Bloomfield Days will begin with Kids Night starting at 4:30 Friday at Salmon Park, 301 N. Fifth St.

Janet Mackey, the president of the Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce, said the Kids Night will include carnival games such as ring toss and tic-tac-toe, and is a free event.

In addition to the games, Kids Night will include a karaoke show, and a sand and coin dig.

Kids Night will end at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Bloomfield Days will continue at 7 a.m. Saturday with the 5K and 10K race put on by the Bloomfield Police Athletic League.

Other Saturday events include a pancake breakfast at 8 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1105 N. First St., a horseshoe tournament starting at 11 a.m. and a rubber duck race. The majority of events, including the horseshoe tournament, will take place at Salmon Park, but the duck race will be at Verde del Rio San Juan Park at the end of South First Street.

Mackey said Bloomfield Days is an opportunity for residents to get out and socialize.

"It's kind of Bloomfield's unofficial start to summer," Mackey said.

Hannah Grover covers Aztec and Bloomfield, as well as general news, for The Daily Times. She can be reached at 505-564-4652.