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Colorado Springs Memorial Day Weekend

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Memorial Day in Colorado Springs
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 41st annual Territory Days going on all weekend long. Check out these other Colorado Springs Memorial Day Weekend activities for your family to enjoy!


Territory Days

One of the most popular Colorado Springs Memorial Day activities is Territory Days. Celebrating 40 years in 2015, this free family-friendly event held in Old Colorado City has been bringing in top-notch live performers and entertaining the masses. Enjoy 180 vendor booths with food, drinks, crafts, activities and more. A National Moment of Remembrance will be held in Bancroft Park on Monday, May 30th at 3pm.

When: May 28-30, 2016; 10am-7pm
Cost: Free admission

Create Canon City Balloon Classic

The 3rd 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 28-30, 2016; 6:30-8:30am Balloon launch, weather permitting. Events and vendors throughout the day. 
8:00-9:00pm Balloon Glow and Abbey Glow
Cost: Free admission

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

This annual event at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo has the largest plant selection on the mountain, with incredible prices. Proceeds from the event go toward supporting the Horticulture Department, and the Zoo’s Horticulture Staff is on hand to answer gardening questions. The Plant Sale features over 250 varieties of resource-wise perennials, grasses, and herbs that perform well in the Pikes Peak region. Check online for pre-ordering. If you have any questions, concerns or comments regarding your pre-orders please contact the Horticulture Department, 719-484-7842.

When: May 28-30, 2016; 9am-5pm
Cost:  No Zoo admission is required to attend the plant sale. Plant prices vary.

MeadowGrass Music Festival

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 8th 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 27-29, 2016; 10am-10pm
Cost: Ticket prices vary. Please see website for details.

Evergreen Cemetery Benevolent Society

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

PPIR Lantern Glow

Join this stunning visual celebration of community and inspiration at Pikes Peak International Raceway, and be entertained with performances and activities in partnership with My 99.9 and the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region. At nightfall, you and thousands of others will release your lanterns into the sky for the finale, creating a moment you'll never forget! Each registration (ages 16+) includes admission, lantern supplies and glow gifts.

When: May 28, 2016; 3:00 - 9:30pm
Cost: $41 ($5 for children 4-5; free for 3 and under)

Royal Gorge Rafting

Reserve an exhilarating whitewater rafting trip or zip line tour for 20% off if you book by May 31st. Make this one of your most exciting Memorial Day weekends yet. Use code MEM16 to take advantage of this offer.

When: Book by May 31st
Cost: 20% off activity listed above. See website for various costs.

Manitou Springs Heritage Center

The Manitou Springs Heritage Center's newest exhibit, Manitou and Pike's Peak Railway 1891-2016: 125 years on the Peak opens Friday, May 27th. In 1891, the Cog Railway operated the first steam train to climb from Manitou Springs to the Summit of Pikes Peak. Step back in time at this historic exhibit.

When: Opening Reception May 27, 2016 from 5-8pm
Cost: Free admission but donations encouraged.

Pikes Peak Center

Global music sensation Celtic Woman is bringing their enchanting world concert tour to the Pikes Peak Center. Featuring music from their brand new album, Destiny, these four sublimely gifted Irish women - three volcalists and a violinist are accompanied by a group of equally talented musicians and dancers.

When: May 28, 2016; 7:30pm
Cost: $51.50-$113

Angler's Covey

Now's your chance to learn fly fishing basics in a free fly fishing Orvis 101 class. Free lessons on fly fishing basics, equipment and outfit rigging and some casting instruction. This is a one-hour class that includes 20-30 minutes of casting designed to give you a taste of fly fishing. Presented by Angler's Covey.

When: May 28, 2016; Start times 8am, 9am, 10am and 11am
Cost: Free. Please note a minimum number of students is required for class. Depending on attendance, students may need to be moved to another class time.


Broadmoor Hotel

Memorial Day Family Escape
May 26-31, 2016
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.

Package prices starting at $840 per person, based on double occupancy. 

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

M Lazy C Ranch/Mule Creek Outfitters

Cabins and Camping spots are available for this Memorial Day weekend at M Lazy C Ranch. Enjoy the serenity that only a stay in a wooded forest can provide.

Call 748-3398 to reserve today!

When: Every day - see our website or call for more information
Cost: Varies

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