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Festivals in Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs festivals and events are a great way to get out and explore the area. With fantastic variety, there are perfect festivals in Colorado Springs no matter what the time of year. From fantastic holiday celebrations, to high flying balloon festivals, to professional rodeos; get out and find some fun!  Don't miss out on the action and excitement of these festivals in Colorado Springs during your next vacation.

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    Area: Southwest Colorado Springs
    Join us for the Mountain Post Historical Association's annual golf tournament at 8:00 a.m. on September 16, 2016 at the Fort Carson golf course. Proceeds go toward building a new museum.
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    Area: Old Colorado City
    First Friday Artwalk, Nov. 7, 5-8pm. Watercolors Across the World, Larry Haught Lorraine Watry, are award-winning painters and Signature Members of the National Watercolor Society. Experience views of the world, masterfully depicted scenes will draw you in and transport you to another place.
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    Area: Southwest Colorado Springs
    July 13 - 16, 2016 at the Norris-Penrose Event Center. One of the nation's premier rodeo competitions includes steer wrestling, bareback broncs, tie-down roping, bull riding, saddle bronc riding, team roping, women's barrel racing and many more exciting events to be announced!
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    Area: Services
    Everybody Welcome: A Celebration of Culture and Diversity Colorado Springs Diversity Forum's Everybody Welcome is a free multi-cultural festival highlighting our rich diversity. Visit our website for more information about the annual event and other upcoming events.
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    Area: Downtown Colorado Springs
    Labor Day Lift Off in Colorado Springs - September 3 - 5, 2016
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    Area: Southwest Colorado Springs
    Rodeo just became an adventure out west at the Colorado Springs Summer Rodeo Series! Opening in 2016 at Norris Penrose Equestrian Center. Series dates: June 15th, 22nd, 29th | July 6th 27th | August 3rd, 10th, 17th.
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    Area: Manitou Springs
    Commonwheel Artists Co-Op's 41st Annual Labor Day Weekend Art Festival in Manitou Springs is always filled with art and music the whole family can enjoy. We are happy to announce the return to Memorial Park in Manitou Springs for the 2015 Art Festival.
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    Area: River Communities
    Price: FREE
    Create Canon City Balloon Classic is Memorial Day Weekend at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey. Enjoy food, wines, local artists, music, and a Kids' Zone! Stay for the evening Balloon Glows and the Abbey Glow. Open to the public, with free admission and parking.
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    Area: Northeast Colorado Springs
    Come to the county fair July 16-23, 2016! We have something for everyone!
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    Area: Mountain Communities
    Junior Ranger Day: Saturday July, 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be face painting, crafts, photobooth and more! Fire Fighters on-site 11 am to 2 pm and Junior Ranger Concert 1 pm. Activities at Hornbek Homestead 10 am to 2 pm.
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    Area: Old Colorado City
    Price: FREE
    Come see some of Colorado's largest pumpkins as they try to break the record. There will be awards for pumpkins, squash and gourds. For the kids, enjoy clowns, face-painting and more! Saturday, October 17, 2015.
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    Area: Northeast Colorado Springs
    Price: FREE
    Plan to attend our 17th Annual Greek Festival, August 21-23, 2015! Enjoy Greek Foods, Pastries, Music, Dancing, and Greek Imports. Greek music will be playing throughout the festival for your enjoyment and dancing! OPA!!
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    Area: Southeast Colorado Springs
    Give your imagination some space! Imagination Celebration's community center for creative engagement. iSpace and Celebration Place at The Citadel. iSpace provides space to play, explore, adventure, or relax, reflect, and observe. Imagination Celebration at iSpace phone: 719-387-9015. Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10:00a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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    Area: Southwest Colorado Springs
    Cheyenne Canon Hummingbird Experience, May 21, 2016: The Friends of Cheyenne Canon announce a new event at the Starsmore Visitor and Nature Center. The Hummingbird Festival, now the Cheyenne Canon Hummingbird Experience.
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    Area: Services
    The PPAC's advocates for and supports the artists and arts organizations of the Pikes Peak Region. We welcome you to join us at the annual Pikes Peak Art and Music Festival July 2-4, 2016 at America the Beautiful Park in Downtown Colorado Springs.
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    Area: Southwest Colorado Springs
    The Race to the Clouds is the second oldest motor sports race in America. The race is run on a 12.42 mile course that begins at 9,390 feet and finishes at the 14,115 foot summit of Pikes Peak!
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    Area: Southwest Colorado Springs
    Cowboys working on active ranches ride for the legendary brands that still represent the heart of America's livestock industry today. Ride for the Brand Rodeo will be held in July at Norris-Penrose Event Center.
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    Area: River Communities
    Join Rio Grande Scenic Railroad in its ninth season of Mountain Rails Live summer concert series. The fun begins with the train ride to the Fir Summit Amphitheater mountaintop concert location. A new concert each weekend through September 10 and 11.
  • Area: River Communities
    The 2016 Royal Gorge Whitewater Festival (June 24 and 25) is held on the Arkansas River in Canon City. This premier whitewater and river event of the summer has lots of events for participation and enjoyment.
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    Area: Old Colorado City
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    Shop. Eat. Drink. Be Merry. Enjoy Old Colorado City as we begin the season with carolers, music, lights, sleigh rides and more holiday fun all while you shop local! Saturday, November 28, 2015
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    Area: Southeast Colorado Springs
    Springs Spree is one of Colorado Springs' oldest community celebrations and one of the region's most anticipated events of the year, with tens of thousands in attendance, enjoying 2 days of Free Family Fun! Saturday, August 13 and Sunday, August 14 in Memorial Park.
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    Area: Southwest Colorado Springs
    June 20th, 2015. This fun night-time bicycle ride is suitable for most ages and abilities. Starts and ends at Garden of the Gods Visitor Nature Center. Choose your route - 14 to 22 miles.
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    Area: Northwest Colorado Springs
    Summer of Discovery 2015 is eight weeks of space educational activities and fun for all ages at the Space Foundation Discovery Center! It consists of four two-week segments, each focusing on a specific theme, culminating with a full day of special activities each Saturday.
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    Area: Old Colorado City
    Taste of OCC is a festival of food, drinks, music and art celebrating the Westside in Bancroft Park.
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    Area: Old Colorado City
    Territory Days is a historic old west street festival held each Memorial Day Weekend. Now in its 40th year, this is one of the state's largest craft fairs highlighted with live music, kids' activities, period costumed characters, Native American dancers and more. Free admission.
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    Area: Mountain Communities
    Browse our website at to see all we have to offer: reprints of historical photos, research services, volunteer opportunities, a fully loaded Gift Shop, Ute Pass History Park tours, and best of all, the chance to become a patron of UPHS. Visit us!
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    Area: Old Colorado City
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    Vintage, Antiques, and Art in the Park takes place in Bancroft Park in Historic Old Colorado City. Celebrating, supporting, and featuring many local, Westside Artists. Organized by the Old Colorado City Foundation, to raise funds for improvements in Old Colorado City. Sunday, September 20, 2015
  • Area: Downtown Colorado Springs
    Several years ago, a small group of patriotic volunteers formed a non profit organization to host an annual Colorado Springs Veterans’ Day Parade. Our mission is simple: To honor all veterans.
  • Area: Southwest Colorado Springs
    June 18 and 19 – see some of the fastest and most powerful cars and exotics. High-octane and high-speed auto racing at the Colorado Springs Airport.