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.
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!