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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: Old Colorado City
    First Friday Artwalk
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    Area: Southwest Colorado Springs
    July 12-15, 2017 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: Downtown Colorado Springs
    Labor Day Lift Off in Colorado Springs - September 3 - 5, 2016
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    Area: Southwest Colorado Springs
    Colorado Springs Summer Rodeo Series 2017at Norris Penrose Equestrian Center. 2017 Western Wednesdays: June 14th, 21st, and 28th | July 5th, 19th, and 26th | August 2nd, 8th, and 16th.
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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
    2017 El Paso County Fair dates are July 22 – July 29; celebrating the 112th year of the Fair. Located in Calhan, CO – 30 minutes east of Colorado Springs on HWY 24.
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    Area: Old Colorado City
    Price: FREE
    Saturday, October 22, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. come see the biggest pumpkins in Colorado roll into Old Colorado City. Kid’s Zone, including characters from Wizard of Oz, spinning wheels, games, prizes, a pumpkin patch, and more. Come dressed for the annual costume contest.
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    Area: Northeast Colorado Springs
    Price: FREE
    Plan to attend the 19th Annual Greek Festival - August 2017! 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
    The What IF…Festival of Innovation and Imagination, is an annual downtown Colorado Spirngs event. Coming again in September 2017. The festival connects rural, suburban, and urban residents in the Pikes Peak Region and showcases the innovation and creativity of our region.
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    Area: Southwest Colorado Springs
    The Annual Cheyenne Canon Hummingbird Experience - coming again in May 2017; presented by The Friends of Cheyenne Canon.
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    Area: Services
    The PPAC's advocates for and supports the artists and arts organizations of the Pikes Peak Region. Please visit our website for information about upcoming events and celebrations.
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    Area: Southeast Colorado Springs
    Check back for information about the 2017 Annual Pikes Peak Birding and Nature Festival at Fountain Creek Nature Center.
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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: Southeast Colorado Springs
    The Pikes Peak Regional Air Show returns in 2017! September 23 and 24, 2017 Besides the many fabulous Warbirds the amazing USAF Thunderbirds will be there! Mark your calendar!
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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
    The Annual Royal Gorge Whitewater Festival is held in June 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
    Price: $
    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 26, 2016
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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
    Price: $
    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.