August Roundup: 10 Not-to-Miss Events - Visit Colorado Springs Blog

August Roundup: 10 Not-to-Miss Events

Make the most of Colorado's summer days.

People's Tiny House Festival – Friday-Sunday, August 2-4, 2019 – Explore a full exhibit of simple-living housing to fit the perfect minimalist lifestyle. Talk with contractors, enjoy food, music and vendors. 

When: Times vary depending on day
Where: Pikes Peak International Raceway
Cost: $15

Ride for the Brand Championship Ranch Rodeo – Friday-Saturday, August 2 - 3, 2019 – This unique event shows off the skills of real working cowboys from around the region. After the rodeo, hear a live concert by Exist West. All proceeds benefit local military charities, WRCA Scholarship Fund and the WRCA Crisis Fund. 

When: Times vary depending on the day
Where: Norris-Penrose Event Center
Cost: $15-55

Vino and Notes – Saturday, August 3, 2019 – Enjoy food, wine and jazz at this Woodland Park festival. Sip a wide variety of tastings from 25 of the region’s best wineries (and some cideries). Stay and play for the entire weekend at the Mountain Arts Festival and Critterfest.

When: Noon - 6 p.m.
Where: Memorial Park in Woodland Park, CO
Cost: $40

The Ephemera Farm Dinner with Chefs Ian Dedrickson & Adam Ridens  – Saturday, August 10, 2019 – Ephemera, whose mission is to stimulate conversation and ideas in Colorado Springs through culinary experiences, joins A Grazing Life on the farm at Frost Livestock in Fountain, Colorado and Chef duo Ian Dedrickson & Adam Ridens, along with the Axe & the Oak Distillery alongside Red Leg Brewing Company with tunes courtesy of Ashlee and the Longshot Revival to keep the party going strong.

Where: Frost Livestock
When: 5 - 9:30 p.m.
Cost: $135 per person

Salute to American Veterans Rally –Saturday - Sunday, August 16-18, 2019 – From an annual pancake breakfast to a POW/MIA recognition ride, the weekend offers several ways to pay tribute to our armed forces.

Where: Cripple Creek, CO
When: Varies depending on the day
Cost: Free to attend

Edelweiss Summerfest Friday - Sunday, August 16-18, 2019 – Enjoy live music, authentic German food, beer and so much more at this summer celebration.

Where: Edelweiss Restaurant
When: Time depends on the day
Cost: Free to attend

FARmmm to Table Fun Run and Dinner Saturday, August 17, 2019 – Sample the best of what historic Cañon City has to offer serene back roads, beautiful views, and home-grown farm-to-table food. Run a 5K course at the historic Abbey Winery property, then join us at The Winery At Holy Cross Abbey's lawn for a delicious meal. Music and relaxation to follow.

Where: The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey
When: 4:30 - 7 p.m.
Cost: $30 per person, $25 for youth or no wine

Greek Festival – August 23-25, 2019 – Opa! The one and only Colorado Springs Greek Festival celebrate the Greek culture over the course of this three-day, family-friendly event. Take part in traditional Greek dancing, hear musical performances, and of course, food.  

When: Times vary depending on the day 
Where: Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church
Cost: Free

International Dragon Boat Festival – Saturday - Sunday, August 22-25, 2019 – Enjoy a mix of Chinese culture, sport, food and entertainment at the International Dragon Boat Festival. Watch outdoor enthusiasts and amateur rowers take on the waters of Prospect Lake or explore Dragonland to learn things like calligraphy.

When: 10:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Where: Memorial Park
Cost: Free to spectators

Michael Martin Murphey - Friday, August 30, 2019 - Enjoy the sounds of America’s #1 singing cowboy with love songs, country songs and cowboy songs performed with his Rio Grande Band.

When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Boot Barn Hall
Cost: Starting at $49