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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: Northeast Colorado Springs
    A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare directed by Murray Ross There’s a moon out tonight, and it’s shining on lovers, clowns, and fairies hip-hopping through the enchanted woods. An entirely new look at Shakespeare’s most extravagant, magical and best loved play.
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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: River Communities
    The Canon City Music Blossom Festival (May 1-3) is celebrating its 77th anniversary. This Festival offers three days of family fun. The festivities include a band competition, craft fair, parade, rodeo, carnival, music and more!
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    Area: Northwest Colorado Springs
    See our website calendar for fun and education events. Buy your tickets online or over the phone with Chris at 719-471-0910 x106.
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    Area: Southwest Colorado Springs
    July 8-11, 2015 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
    Please join us for, Everybody Welcome, an annual celebration of culture and diversity. Festival at America the Beautiful Park includes music, international cuisine, and multicultural activities. Sunday, August 10th from 11:00am - 4:00pm
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    Area: Northeast Colorado Springs
    The Colorado Springs Event Center is Southern Colorado's most versatile full-service event facility, offering over 40,000 square feet of flexible event space. The Event Center is conveniently located at the heart of Colorado Springs with easy access from all of the Front Range.
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    Area: Northeast Colorado Springs
    Price: FREE
    Colorado Springs Science Festival October 3-11, 2015 - For a complete listing of Science Festival events tune into our website at www.cssciencefestival.org to get your plans. Most Events Free! Various locations
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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 special memories at this unique, family friendly event. The Create Canon City Balloon Festival, held Memorial Day weekend on the grounds of The Holy Cross Abbey in Canon City, will have daily morning launches, evening Balloon Glow, concessions, sky divers, music and much more.
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    Area: Northeast Colorado Springs
    Come to the county fair July 18-25, 2015! 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 30th Annual Festival of Lights Parade begins at 5:50 p.m. on Dec. 6, 2014, 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 Santa Claus.
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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: River Communities
    Wine, artisans, food and entertainment come together at this year’s 13th annual Harvest Festival on the grounds at the Winery at Holy Cross Abbey. This is a wonderful way to spend a beautiful fall day.
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    Area: Southwest Colorado Springs
    Cheyenne Canon Hummingbird Experience, May 9-May 10, 2015: The Friends of Cheyenne Canon announces a new event at the Starsmore Visitor and Nature Center. The Hummingbird Festival, now the Cheyenne Canon Hummingbird Experience.
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    Area: Northeast Colorado Springs
    Colorado Springs Mortgage Solutions 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: Southwest Colorado Springs
    Price: $$
    Airstrip Attack is a half-mile side-by-side roll race and trap speed competition featuring more than two hundred of the fastest, most powerful street cars in the nation. June 27 28 at the Colorado Springs Airport.
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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 Art Music Festival 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: River Communities
    Come visit the Royal Gorge Region and experience the perfect combination of outdoor adventure, Old West history, and small-town hospitality.
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    Area: River Communities
    Royal Gorge Bridge Park is now open and proudly rebuilding. Marvel at views from America’s highest suspension bridge. The park and new Visitor Center are open year round. Watch for brand new gondolas, zip line, and children’s play area along with the new Visitor Center.
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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 on July 5, 2014 at Norris-Penrose Event Center. Chuck Wagon Cookoff Dinner starts at 4:30PM, Rodeo 6:30PM.
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    Area: River Communities
    Join Rio Grande Scenic Railroad in its eighth 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 12 and 13.
  • Area: River Communities
    The Royal Gorge Whitewater Festival (June 26 27) is held on the Arkansas River in Canon City. This premier whitewater and river event of the summer will have 20-events during the festival and just about anyone can compete and everyone will enjoy.
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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 28, 2015
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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: 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
    Browese 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.