Memorial Day

Memorial Day honors those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country and is the unofficial kick-off to summer.


Wondering what to do on Memorial Day in Colorado Springs? Head over to Old Colorado City to enjoy live music, delicious food and much more at the annual Territory Days going on all weekend long. Check out these other Colorado Springs Memorial Day Weekend activities for your family to enjoy!

COLORADO SPRINGS MEMORIAL DAY ACTIVITIES

One of the most popular Colorado Springs Memorial Day activities is Territory Days. Celebrating 42 years, this free family-friendly event held in Old Colorado City has been bringing in top-notch live performers and entertaining the masses. Enjoy vendor booths with food, drinks, crafts, activities and more.

Keep an eye out for the Festival Mayor of Old Colorado City, Johnathan Tabler, walking about or catch him around 10 a.m., noon, and 2 p.m. by Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.

When: May 27-29, 2017; Sat. & Sun. 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Mon. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Cost: Free admission

The 4th annual Create Canon City Balloon Classic is a not-to-be-missed event held on the grounds of The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey (2951 US Highway 50). Enjoy great food, award winning wines and see the works of local artisans. Watch balloon launches, skydivers and kite flying by Connor Doran. Enjoy a great music lineup on Saturday and Sunday. Participate in a 5K Run/Walk on Skyline Drive on Saturday. Take a Monastery Tour Saturday or Sunday. Bring the kids! They can launch model rockets and play in the Kids' Zone. Stay in the evening for Balloon Glows and the Abbey Glow.

When: May 27-29, 2017; 6:30-8:30 a.m. Balloon launch, weather permitting.
8-9 p.m. Balloon Glow and Abbey Glow
Events and vendors throughout the day. 

Cost: Free admission and Free parking

This year’s plant sale at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo  will offer many varieties of grasses, perennials, herbs and more! With plants ranging from perennial favorites to freshly picked additions, you’re sure to find a variety of plants to fit your application and location. All of the plants are Colorado grown, with the majority grown right at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Pricing is competitive with garden outlets and all of the proceeds benefit Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. 

When: May 27-29, 2017; 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily
Cost:  No Zoo admission is required to attend the plant sale. Plant prices vary.

3 Days, 20+ Bands, 1 Big Tent! One of Colorado's most eclectic music festivals will be held at the LaForet Conference & Retreat Center in Black Forest. The 9th annual MeadowGrass Music Festival will feature performances from more than 20 national, regional and local artisits, music workshops, yoga, kid's activities, and camping. Bring your blankets and camp chairs - the festival takes place rain or shine.

When: May 26-28, 2017; 10am-10pm
Cost: Ticket prices vary. Please see  website for details.

Evergreen Cemetery Benevolent Society will be hosting a Buffalo Soldier Commemoration at the Spanish American War site from 11:45am-12 Noon with the 10th US Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers. The event begins at approximately 9:30am and will conclude 12:30-1:00pm. Events include the Pikes Peak Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution at 10am, watch historic reenactors, view World War II history displays in the historic Evergreen Chapel and reflect on the lives who gave all. A butterfly release will end the ceremonies at approximately 12:30-1:00pm.

When: May 30, 2016; 9:30am-1pm
Cost: Free

Treat the family to an amazing Memorial Day weekend. Enjoy a classic guest room for four nights, one $300 dining credit, one (1 hour) horseback trail ride or one Garden of the Gods Jeep Tour for each person on the package, one time admission to Seven Falls for each person on package, discount on the adult ticket price at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and 25% discount on published suite rates.

Offer is based on space availability for limited select dates. Not applicable to groups. Rates do not include applicable taxes and fees.

When: May 25-30, 2017
Cost: Package prices starting at $950 per person for the four nights, based on double occupancy. 

Dickey's Barbecue is honoring veterans this Memorial Day by providing free specials to the military. Stop in for more details.

When: May 29, 2017
Cost: See store for details

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