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This Labor Day Weekend, watch balloons soar above Colorado Springs, check out the arts and craft fairs, and so much more. There are numerous ways to enjoy this 3-day weekend in Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Region.
The 38th annual Colorado Balloon Classic will be held Aug 30-Sept 1 and admission as always is FREE. Walk amongst the balloons, meet pilots, grab some funnel cakes along with other fabulous food, and enjoy activities for child and adult alike. But most of all stand amazed as more than 80 balloons take flight from Memorial Park, and if the winds are blowing the right way, a Splash-N-Dash in Prospect Lake.
Commonwheel Artists Co-op celebrates their 40th annual Labor Day Arts and Crafts Festival in Manitou Springs Aug 30-Sept 1. Art patrons will find over 100 juried art & craft booths with high quality, yet affordable artwork. There will be live entertainment, prizes, Bristol Beer/Wine Garden, food booths, and kids art & craft activities. Free admission and free shuttles. Don't miss this extraordinary event.
The Royal Gorge Bridge and Park will be re-opening its gates to the public on Labor Day Weekend. Guests will once again be able to walk and drive across the bridge to enjoy the excitement of standing 956 feet above the Arkansas River. The new Visitor Center is bigger, better and has a spectacular new observation deck looking toward the bridge and gorge. Make this Labor Day one you'll never forget!
Wrap up a fun-filled weekend with the Labor Day Kinetic Festival from Monument to Palmer Lake. Build and race your own contraptions, or watch as they either sink or swim! There will be a Street Fair and Food Court on Front Street, and music, games, a Beer Garden and Cornhole Toss competition at Limbach Park. Sept 1 from 10am-3pm
Victor Celebrates the Arts is a plein air artists competition held Labor Day Weekend in Victor, Colorado. Artists from around the country gather to paint on location in this historic town. In its 15th year, judging is done by an established and respected professional Colorado artist.
Let the kids enjoy a Wild Night with an overnight stay at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo on Aug 30! Drop off the kids (must be 5 years or older) for a special overnight zoo experience. They'll enjoy a pizza party and s'mores, and an evening tour with games and activities. After breakfast Sunday morning, they'll get another tour before you pick them up! 6pm-8pm
Take some time out to appreciate the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center's Chihuly Rediscovered exhibit before it ends Sept 28. This dazzling exhibition builds on the state’s largest permanent collection of Chihuly artwork. The exhibition features more than 50 works of art, including Chandeliers, Macchia Forest, Baskets, Seaforms, Persians, Drawings and more. Admission includes entrance to all other galleries in the museum.
Get ready to stock your pantry with fresh foods from the Downtown Sunday Market in Acacia Park Aug 31. Featuring fresh, local produce and other edible treats from local artisans, food producers, and urban homesteaders, there will also be music, entertainment, and more for the whole family to enjoy. 9am-1pm
Take a ride on the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad's Labor Day Train on Saturday, August 30. Train departs at 5 p.m. Good entertainment, good food, good memories! This Saturday, we have DJ El Norteno with his charming personality! Call 888-286-2737 or visit us online for more information or to reserve your seat!
Join in on the Hometown Festival at BassPro Shops, August 30 & 31. From noon-5pm, enjoy FREE activities such as face painting, duck pond, metal detector treasure hunt, casting buckets and a photo download of you looking like you are in Tony Stewarts #14 Bass Pro Shops car! And don't forget the free hot dogs and other food samplings like ice cream!
Head over and enjoy a pint August 30th at Ivywild School in celebration of Bristol Brewing's 20th Anniversary Beer Release and Barbecue. 3-6pm
Enjoy a parade, entertainment, food, crafts and more at the 45th annual Fountain Valley Fall Festival in Metcalfe Park from 11am-4pm. Find the schedule of events online, and prepare for a weekend of fun!
August 30th from 10a-3:30pm is Native American Day at the Dinosaur Resource Center. Watch the Seven Falls Indian Dancers perform at 1pm and 2:30pm, enjoy food and shop for some amazing jewelery and beadwork.