Celebrate Labor Day in Colorado Springs

Celebrate Labor Day with a Splash

Summer’s winding down, but there’s still time to squeeze in that one last hurrah! Check out all the exciting things going on around Colorado Springs this Labor Day weekend.

Commonwheel Artists Art Festival in Manitou Springs

Celebrating its 47th annual Labor Day Weekend, the Art Festival invites attendees to wander among booths filled with high-quality, affordable artwork. Artists of all mediums are coming from all over Colorado and neighboring states to display their work and share their creations. Local musicians will fill Memorial Park with beautiful tunes as patrons shop from booth to booth. Admission is free, and the festival runs September 4–6, from 10 am to 5 pm in the park each day! Learn more at their website.

American Discovery Trail Races/Two Shoes Trek Challenge

The Pikes Peak Road Runners (PPRR) and the Trails and Open Space Coalition (TOSC) have teamed up once again to bring a new and unique challenge in 2021: in place of the American Discovery Trail races, participate in a new hybrid challenge! The live event will be hosted in El Paso County’s Fox Run Regional Park, with virtual events in Monument Valley and Palmer Parks. Pick your park, your distance and your time as you compete against other runners either in-person or virtually! Click here for more details.

Labor Day Lift Off

Labor Day Lift Off is back for 2021! For more than 40 years, the Lift-Off has made Labor Day Weekend the most colorful weekend of the year in Colorado Springs. Whether you’re up early for the morning balloon launches or come a little later for the vendors and live music, there’s no wrong way to celebrate! Events are scheduled in Memorial Park the entirety of the weekend, with the Opening Ceremony scheduled for 6:30 am on Saturday and a final morning session on Monday.

Dragonfly Paddle Yoga

Want a unique view of the hot air balloons flying above Colorado Springs? Reserve a spot with Dragonfly Paddle Yoga for their special Alpine Paddle Yoga & Brunch! Enjoy a morning of paddling, yoga and brunch - including a leisurely paddle across the pristine lake. Time your class right and you might just catch a glimpse of the balloons from Labor Day Lift Off! Click here to learn more.

Air Force Football Game

The Air Force Falcons kick off their 2021 football season with a game against Lafayette on Saturday, September 4th. Get your family and friends together to cheer on the Falcons to kick off your Labor Day weekend. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit their website.

Get Outdoors!

Looking to use the long weekend to explore? Book an excursion with Great Outdoors Adventures or Pikes Peak Bike Tours to get your adrenaline pumping. If you're looking to discover your own adventure, check out some of the most difficult trails around the region! 

Trails & Open Space Coalition

Trails & Open Space Coalition

The Trails and Open Space Coalition is a 501c3 nonprofit created in 1987, and committed to preserving open space and parks and creating a…

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Dragonfly Paddle Yoga

Dragonfly Paddle Yoga

ACTIVITIES: Paddle Yoga | Standup Paddleboard (SUP) Rentals | Excursions | Evening Glow Paddling and Paddle Yoga | SUP Skills Lessons |…

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Memorial Park

Memorial Park

Memorial Park in Colorado Springs is a multi-use park that features multiple baseball fields, tennis courts, an aquatic center, the a bicycle…

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Great Outdoors Adventures

Great Outdoors Adventures

This one-of-a-kind "autocycle" is a manual transmission vehicle with a lightweight design. The Slingshot is outfitted with Smart Technology,…

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Pikes Peak Bike Tours

Pikes Peak Bike Tours

We hear every day during the summer from guests that our bike trips were the highlight of their vacation. Get ready for adventure! If you are…

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