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Labor Day Weekend Events in Colorado Springs

Be sure to check back in July 2016 for Labor Day Weekend 2016 celebrations!

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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.

2015 Labor Day Weekend Events

Colorado Springs Labor Day Lift Off

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Celebrate the 39th year of a balloon festival at Memorial Park this Labor Day weekend. Start your morning off with the mass balloon ascension, then stick around to see the Wings of Blue parachutists, a wakeboarding exhibition, and of course check out the fabulous food vendors and concessionaires. Come back in the evening to hear live entertainment from Suga Bear and the Show Time Band before the Balloon Glow. Continue or start this Colorado Springs family tradition this year.

When: September 4-7, 2015
Where: Memorial Park in Colorado Springs
Cost: FREE admission

Commonwheel Artists Weekend Art Festival

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Commonwheel Artists Co-op celebrates their 41st annual Labor Day Weekend Art Festival in Manitou Springs. 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.

When: September 5-7, 2015
Where: Memorial Park in Manitou Springs
Cost: FREE admission

Native American Day

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Come out and enjoy Native American Day at Dinosaur Resource Center. See Rocky Mountain Wildlife Wolves and the Seven Falls Dancers perform. Face painting, balloons, food and shopping will all be available. Enjoy a day of fun and culture.

When: September 5, 2015
Where: Dinosaur Resource Center
Cost: FREE with paid admission

Victor Celebrates the Arts

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The 16th Annual En Plein Air Artists Competition will be held Labor Day Weekend in Victor, Colorado. Artists from around the country gather to paint on location in this historic town. Judging is done by an established and respected professional Colorado artist. More than 20 awards will be presented with total cash prizes of nearly $4,000.

When: September 5-7, 2015
Where: Victor, CO
Cost: FREE 

Georgia O'Keeffe Exhibit

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Visit the Eloquent Objects: Georgia O'Keeffe and Still-Life Art in New Mexico temporary exhibit at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. The traveling exhibition features more than 40 paintings by the famous artist and her contemporaries.

When: June 27-September 20, 2015
Where: Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
Cost: Varies

Light the Night Air Show & Golf Event

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The Air Show general admission tickets are limited to seating for 1000 and are available for ONLINE PURCHASE ONLY. There will be no tickets sold at the show. So act now and buy your tickets to this premier event! Your ticket includes dinner - Hot Dogs & Hamburgers and a soft drink, a chair to sit on, and a great air show that concludes with fireworks over the lake. Seating is on the Driving Range of the golf course so you will be up close to the flying action. No need for you to carry anything in!

On Friday, September 4th at the Country Club of Colorado at Cheyenne Mountain Resort, In Their Honor will host our community’s first ever night-time aerial event for the benefit of Colorado Springs’ new Veterans resource organization, the “Mt. Carmel Center of Excellence.”  We are planning a full day of activities for our sponsors; Flights in WWII aircraft in the morning, 18 holes of golf in the afternoon, a reception and dinner for our sponsor and guests and a “Dusk to Dark” air show featuring the top 2 aerial acts in the United States Bob Carlton and Matt Younkin. What a great way to start the Labor Day weekend.

When: September 4, 2015; 6-10pm
Where: Country Club of Colorado - By the Lake
Cost: $50 per person

Labor Day Vintage Baseball Game

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Cheer loudly at our annual vintage base ball match between the Camp Creek Cloud Busters (your home team) and the Colorado Territorial All-Stars from Denver. The Cloud Busters is no “farm team,” but needs your support to cheer them on to another victory! The first pitch will be at 1:00 pm.

The rules are different; no one wears a mitt or glove (except the catcher), and “cranks” (that’s you, the spectators) can influence the umpire’s call in your team’s favor!

Picnics are welcome, but don’t miss the opportunity to sip a cold cream soda or root bear available for purchase at the Heritage Shop. Vendors will be here to supply hotdogs, popcorn and ice cream as well. It may be the end of summer, but not the fun!.

When: September 7, 2015; 10am-3pm
Where: Rock Ledge Ranch
Cost: Regular park admission: Adults (18-54): $8; Seniors (55+): $5; Students (Ages 6-17): $4; Children 5 and under are Free

Downtown Farmer's Market

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Get ready to stock your pantry with fresh foods from the Downtown Sunday Market in Acacia Park. 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.

When: September 6, 2015; 9am-2pm
Where: Acacia Park, Downtown Colorado Springs
Cost: Varies

Pig Roast with Stay

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This Labor Day weekend, plan a staycation at the Garden of the Gods RV Resort. On Sunday, enjoy the annual Pig Roast and enjoy all the amenities this resort has to offer.

When: September 6, 2015
Where: Garden of the Gods RV Resort
Cost: Varies

Watch History Come to Life

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Watch America's Pastime as it was played in the Colorado Territory! This vintage baseball exhibition game will be played by 1864 rules between The Denver and Rio Grande Reds and The Heritage Center Lungers. Admission is free, but donations, concession and photo sales all go to benefit the Manitou Springs Heritage Center. Start your Labor Day Weekend a few days early and support the history of our region. 

When: August 29, 2015
Where: Roger Maestes Field at El Paso Blvd & Beckers Lane; Manitou Springs
Cost: FREE Admission

6th Annual First Saturdays Car Show

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Alpine Mountain Region of Porsche Car Club is the host club for the September 5th event. Whole Foods will be onsite selling their premium coffee and breakfast goodies. See cars from all makes, models and ages. 

When: September 5, 2015; 8-10am
Where: Dick's Sporting Goods west parking lot
Cost: FREE Admission

Colorado Farm and Art Market

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Most produce at this amazing market is grown organically and many of the prepared foods are made by local residents start-ups. Held at the Margarita at Pine Creek, the Margarita serves food from 9am-1pm. 

When: September 5, 2015; 9am
Where: Margarita at Pine Creek; 7350 Pine Creek Rd.
Cost: FREE Admission

Star Days

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Celebrate the International Space Station (ISS) in a day filled with interactive, education fun for all ages. Learn about being an astronaut and how to spot the ISS from your own backyard! 

When: September 5, 2015; 10am
Where: Space Foundation Discovery Center; 4225 Arrowswest Dr.
Cost: $4.50-$10

Discovery Hike

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A naturalist leads this one mile easy trail hike using binoculars, magnifying lenses and other tools. Recommended for ages 4 and up. 

When: September 5, 2015; 1-2pm
Where: Cheyenne Mountain State Park; 410 JL Ranch Heights
Cost: Contact 719-576-2016 for more information

Ute Pass History Park Tour

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A 90-minute walking tour of historic Woodland Park begins at the History Park Museum Center at 9:30am Sept. 5. This is followed by an hour-long tour of History Park beginning at 11. History Park consists of 5 historic buildings and the Museum Center/Gift Shop. On display are documents and artifacts related to the development of the Ute Pass area. 

When: September 5, 2015; 9:30 am
Where: 231 E. Henrietta Ave, Woodland Park
Cost: FREE but donations are gratefully accepted

Sunset Tour at Garden of the Gods

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Go back in time, around 1910, and learn the geology and history of the area, and hear the funny stories and experiences of "Prairie Dog" and the people he's met, including Katherine Lee Bates, Sgt. John Timothy O'Keefe, "Soapy" Smith, Will Rogers and more! Advanced Reservations Only - call 719-505-2151.

When: September 4-5, and 7th, 2015; 7-9pm
Where: 1805 N. 30th St, Garden of the Gods Visitor Center parking lot
Cost: $21 per person; Advanced reservation only

Murder Mystery Dinner Show

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Enjoy a unique murder mystery dinner show this Labor Day weekend at the Antlers Hilton Hotel. Our performers are dressed like everyone else, leaving everyone to suspect who is a part of the show and who is not. Many times, guests are seated with performers and don't even realize it until they die. Detectives proceed to interrogate everyone and find clues as more people die. At the end of the night, prizes are awarded to the Top Sleuth who solves the crime. 

When: September 4-7, 2015; 6-9pm
Where: 4 S. Cascade Ave.; Antlers Hilton Hotel
Cost: $49.95 and up

Woodland Park Fine Arts & Crafts Fair

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Local artist and crafters make and sell their good at this fun marketplace. 

When: September 4, 2015; 7am-1pm
Where: 116 West St.; Our Lady of the Woods Catholic Church, Woodland Park
Cost: FREE admission

The 39 Steps

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This madcap stage adaptation of the famed 1935 Alfred Hitchcock film, The 39 Steps, trails unsuspecting Englishman Richard Hannay as his is inadvertently drawn into an elaborate plot by a beautiful female spy. A whirlwind adventure, this play pays homage to Hitchcock and the classic film mysteries with an unapologetic, tongue-in-cheek flare that has won over audiences around the world. 

When: September 4 (Opening night!) - September 6, 2015 (other nights past Labor Day weekend available); 7pm
Where: 139 E. Bennett Ave.; The Butte Theater, Cripple Creek
Cost: $12, $14, $18

Labor Day Weekend Lodging Deals

The Broadmoor

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Labor Day Family Celebration Four Night Package includes:

-Classic accommodations for four nights with upgrade options available
-One $300 dining credit
-Discount on admission price to Seven Falls
-One hour horseback trail ride or one Garden of the Gods Jeep Tour
-Discount on the adult ticket price at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
-25% discount on published suite rates.

Offer is based on space availability for limited select dates. 
Three night package also available.

When: September 4-7, 2015
Where: Memorial Park in Colorado Springs
Cost: Starting at $920 per person, based on double occupancy