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Colorado Springs Festivals & Events

Colorado Springs festivals and events are a great way to get out and explore the area. With fantastic variety, no matter what the time year there is a perfect festival or event for you. 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 at a Colorado Springs festival during your next vacation.

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(per person)
$= $1-$9     $$ = $10-$24     $$$ = $25+

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    Area: River Communities
    The Canon City Music Blossom Festival (May 1-4) is celebrating its 76th anniversary. This Festival offers four days of family fun. The festivities include a band competition, craft fair, parade, rodeo, carnival, music and more!
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    Area: Southeast Colorado Springs
    The Colorado Balloon Classic is held each Labor Day weekend and has grown to be the largest and continuously running hot air balloon festival in the Rocky Mountain Region and the State of Colorado. It is a family event and admission is free.
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    Area: Northeast Colorado Springs
    Price: FREE
    October 5-13, 2013 Join in the excitement during a full week of science-related events for all ages at multiple venues throughout Colorado Springs. Participate in a hands-on Science Carnival, Science Film Festival, stargazing and sungazing, SCVNGER hunt, Rubik’s competition, evening lectures, many daily events and more! Various locations
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    Area: Northeast Colorado Springs
    Come to the county fair! A multi-use event facility which serves agricultural, business, educational, recreational, urban and youth interests.
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    Area: Downtown Colorado Springs
    Price: FREE
    The 28th Annual Festival of Lights Parade begins at 5:50 p.m. on Dec. 1, 2012, in downtown Colorado Springs. This traditional holiday event delights thousands of children of all ages who line the streets to view the spectacular floats, bands, horse units and of course, Santa Claus.
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    Area: Northeast Colorado Springs
    Colorado Springs Freedom Financial Expo Center hosts events year-round, many open to the public. Whether you are looking to attend an event or needing a home for your event, you've come to the right place.
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    Area: Northeast Colorado Springs
    Price: FREE
    Plan to attend our 15th Annual Greek Festival, August 23-25, 2013! 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: Southwest Colorado Springs
    Price: FREE
    North Cheyenne Cañon Hummingbird Festival on Saturday, May 11. Crafts for children, magicians, music, arts and crafts vendors, educational booths, plus food and beverages. Free, donations to Friends of Cheyenne Cañon encouraged. Starsmore Discovery Center 2120 N Cheyenne Canyon Rd, Colorado Springs 80906 (719) 385-6086
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    Area: Mountain Communities
    Enjoy an afternoon at one of Colorado's most beautiful resorts! Enjoy a variety of delicious food and live music in an outdoor or indoor setting.
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    Area: Services
    The PPAC's mission is to advocate for and support the artists and arts organizations of the Pikes Peak Region. We welcome you to join us at the 10th annual Pikes Peak Arts Fest July 4-6, 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
    July 11 - 14, 2012 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: Southwest Colorado Springs
    Cowboys working on active ranches ride for the legendary brands that still represent the heart of America’s livestock industry today. July 6th, 2012 is the longhorn cattle drive at high noon, downtown Tejon St. Ride for the Brand Rodeo will be held on July 7th at the Norris-Penrose Event Center.
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    Area: Northwest Colorado Springs
    The Space Foundation Discovery Center is an interactive, museum-quality destination advancing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in the exciting context of space exploration, development and utilization.
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    Area: Southeast Colorado Springs
    Springs Spree is one of Colorado Springs’ oldest community celebrations. This celebration has been the region’s most anticipated events of the year with tens of thousands in attendance, enjoying 2 days of Free Family Fun!
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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 39th 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.